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Exploring Supports Provided For Student Eportfolio Development In A Professional Development Context, Muireann Okeeffe Dec 2012

Exploring Supports Provided For Student Eportfolio Development In A Professional Development Context, Muireann Okeeffe

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This small scale study aimed to explore and establish if support strategies implemented to enhance student ePortfolios were helpful to students and to identify useful ways of supporting ePortfolio development with future cohorts of students. This action research study was informed through focus group discussion and individual interviews with students.

The importance of reflection for the development professional practice and of creative abilities is discussed. The substantial benefits of creativity within education are investigated and characteristics of creativity that might be developed with students’ ePortfolios are revealed. Specifically this paper seeks to foster Crafts (2011) four characteristics of creativity, pluralities ...


Deliberate Use Of Creative Problem Solving In Art Making, Rebecca Dame-Seidler Dec 2012

Deliberate Use Of Creative Problem Solving In Art Making, Rebecca Dame-Seidler

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

This project explores the productivity of the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) tools in the visual art making process. The project offered the opportunity for high school student volunteer’s to participate in an after school program called Creative Art Group Experience (CAGE). Volunteers learned and made use of CPS tools to guide their art making. The project researched the effectiveness of using CPS tools in art making documenting volunteer progress and feedback. As an art educator, I had the opportunity to evaluate the impact of using CPS tools with the art-making process. The results of CAGE will benefit how CPS ...


Artist/Teacher: Toward A More Creative Curriculum, Matthew L. Auch Moedy Nov 2012

Artist/Teacher: Toward A More Creative Curriculum, Matthew L. Auch Moedy

Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

This thesis investigates the formation of my teaching identity. It seeks language for why I orient my teaching toward artistic thinking in my preparation and content. Features of artistic thinking discussed include students have personal interests, teachers need to expose and build on what students bring to class, artistic thinking is not linear and creativity invites the unexpected, play and creativity require both time and space and are best accomplished through situated freedom, process ought not be separated from product, making process visible and valuing process will make a positive difference in a student’s future. Vignettes from my teaching ...


Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens (Presentation), Connie I. Reimers-Hild Nov 2012

Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens (Presentation), Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Connie I Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC

Community leaders must learn how to successfully lead innovation. This presentation focuses on fundamental aspects of leading innovation, including the importance of self-awareness and self-confidence. The differences between creativity and innovation are also addressed.


Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens (Workbook), Connie Reimers-Hild Nov 2012

Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens (Workbook), Connie Reimers-Hild

Connie I Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC

Workbook for Merrick County's Leading Locally class, "Innovation Begins with People: Leading with a New Lens."


Sustainability Through Profitability: The Triple Bottom Line, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Nov 2012

Sustainability Through Profitability: The Triple Bottom Line, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Connie I Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC

Today’s highly competitive, globalized world requires organizations and businesses to think differently about how they are going to stay in business. Businesses can no longer afford to focus on profits as their sole purpose for existence. Organizations must instead think about the “Triple Bottom Line” and its implications for their ability to grow their brand, customer loyalty and profits.


Six Questions For Entrepreneurial Leadership And Innovation In Distance Education, Connie Reimers-Hild, James King Nov 2012

Six Questions For Entrepreneurial Leadership And Innovation In Distance Education, Connie Reimers-Hild, James King

Connie I Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC

Institutions offering distance education courses and programs may benefit by encouraging administrators, faculty, staff and students to be more entrepreneurial. Organizational cultures designed to support this type of environment are characterized by entrepreneurial leadership, innovation and change. This article provides information on how distance education institutions can incorporate entrepreneurial leadership and innovation into their organizations. Six questions for administrators of distance education to consider are presented in an effort to provoke discussion and thought on the importance of incorporating entrepreneurial leadership and innovation throughout distance education organizations.


An Entrepreneurial Approach To Career Development, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Nov 2012

An Entrepreneurial Approach To Career Development, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Connie I Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC

This article explains how people can use an entrepreneurial approach to career development in and effort to advance their careers and employment opportunities.


Leadership & Innovation Programs By Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild, Phd, Cpc, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Nov 2012

Leadership & Innovation Programs By Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild, Phd, Cpc, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Connie I Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC

Download to learn more about: Leadership Coaching: If you are looking to strengthen your inner leader, then this is for you! Dr. Connie’s leadership coaching begins with clients exploring their inner most thoughts and beliefs. This transformational approach to coaching helps people discover their true intentions on their personal path of leadership. After clients achieve inner-clarity, Dr. Connie provides clients with tools and structures designed to help them achieve success on their new path. Innovation Coaching: Leadership is about making innovation happen. Innovation coaching is designed to help individuals and organizations create clarity around their definition and understanding of ...


Coaching For Personal Innovation: The Role Of Intuition, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Nov 2012

Coaching For Personal Innovation: The Role Of Intuition, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Connie I Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC

Innovation has become essential to survival and success in the 21st Century. Globalization combined with the rapid rate of change and explosive population growth have created a need for entrepreneurial activity, both inside and outside of new venture creation, that leads to continuous innovation while considering social and environmental impacts. Entrepreneurs are needed to establish new ventures and to employ others while developing new products, services and solutions. Entrepreneurial individuals, who may or may not start a business, are needed because they are innovators who behave or act in a proactive manner and move organizations forward. Many different structures, policies ...


Entrepreneurial Leadership And Innovation: One Key To Personal And Organizational Success In The 21st Century, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Nov 2012

Entrepreneurial Leadership And Innovation: One Key To Personal And Organizational Success In The 21st Century, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Connie I Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC

No abstract provided.


Dr. Connie's 6 Keys To Becoming A Successful Learner, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Nov 2012

Dr. Connie's 6 Keys To Becoming A Successful Learner, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Connie I Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC

I have learned a great deal about students by teaching and advising learners at the University of Nebraska. The fact that I was working on my Ph.D. on a part-time basis while being employed full-time broadened my knowledge about how to be a successful learner. My professional and personal experiences in the world of higher education have enabled me develop some powerful insights on what it takes to be a successful learner. I would like to share my insights with as many people as possible, so here are Dr. Connie’s 6 Keys to Becoming a Successful Learner:


(Presentation) Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Nov 2012

(Presentation) Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Connie I Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC

Innovation always begins with people. This workshop focused on the importance of creativity and innovation for Nebraska leaders and communities.


An Exploration Of The Effects Of Student-Directed And Teacher-Directed Inquiry Learning On Creative Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, And Civic Responsibility, Stephanie L. Bell Aug 2012

An Exploration Of The Effects Of Student-Directed And Teacher-Directed Inquiry Learning On Creative Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, And Civic Responsibility, Stephanie L. Bell

Education Dissertations

In this quasi-experimental study, a convenience sample was selected from eighth grade social studies students. There were 28 students who participated in the Student-Directed Inquiry group utilizing problem-based service learning, and 32 students in the Teacher-Directed Inquiry group.

This study was designed to measure the extent of the effects of problem-based service learning (PBSL) as a Student-Directed Inquiry approach as compared to a Teacher-Directed Inquiry not utilizing problem-based service learning, on eighth graders’ motivation to apply creative problem solving and critical thinking, and as a measure of its impact on students’ sense of civic responsibility.

Three research questions were examined ...


Beyond Competition--Innovation For A Sustainable Future, Stephanie Marshall Jul 2012

Beyond Competition--Innovation For A Sustainable Future, Stephanie Marshall

Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.

Dr. Marshall outlines her belief that the current context and conditions of schooling are far too constrained, prescribed and risk-averse for our children’s imagination, and as a result, actually mitigate against innovative thinking and creative and collaborative problem-solving. Authentic learning is a live encounter. She feels that we cannot mandate, punish or test our children into greatness and provides recommendations for educational transformation--not reform--to design the educational experiences needed by today's children.


Using Found Object Visuals To Crystallize Learning, Roben Torosyan Jun 2012

Using Found Object Visuals To Crystallize Learning, Roben Torosyan

Roben Torosyan Ph.D.

To help learners consolidate learning before the end of a classroom session, they can be instructed to use found objects at hand to illustrate the most salient ideas they are taking away. Such deliberate veering from verbal language alone provides easy entry to challenging material and a way to capture knowledge using mental channels other than typical verbal-linguistic ones—making learning more likely to be transformative and lasting.


An Action Study Of The Design, Delivery And Evaluation Of An Undergraduate Course In Creative Problem Solving, Blake Steven Godkin May 2012

An Action Study Of The Design, Delivery And Evaluation Of An Undergraduate Course In Creative Problem Solving, Blake Steven Godkin

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

The purpose of this project was to prepare and carry out a formal action study documenting the design, delivery and evaluation of an undergraduate course that emphasized the development of students’ understanding of creative thinking and the Creative Problem Solving process. This research project focused on a specific course that was available to junior and senior students at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. The title of the course was “Applications of Creativity and Creative Problem Solving” and the course was offered by the Department of Educational Psychology. This project contains an investigation of selected literature sources that could serve as key texts for such a course in creativity and Creative Problem Solving. Detailed annotations were developed based on a set of specific criteria. The annotations summarize the key elements covered in the text, as well a point out potential challenges that might arise from the use of the text as a textbook for a creativity course. The two qualitative analysis methods that were used in order to reach the recommendations and conclusions for this study were Within-Site Analysis and Cross-Site Analysis (Miles & Huberman, 1994). The author of this work, who served as instructor for the course, took detailed journal entries; detailing the design, delivery and evaluation of each class. Three major pieces of data were collected and analyzed as part of the final Cross-Site Analysis: lesson plans from each class, the journal that was kept about the design, delivery and ...


Effects Of An Inquiry-Based Science Program On Critical Thinking, Science Process Skills, Creativity, And Science Fair Achievement Of Middle School Students, Christopher M. Longo May 2012

Effects Of An Inquiry-Based Science Program On Critical Thinking, Science Process Skills, Creativity, And Science Fair Achievement Of Middle School Students, Christopher M. Longo

Education Dissertations

This study investigated the impact of an inquiry-based science program on the critical thinking skills, science process skills, creativity, and science fair achievement of middle school students. Although research indicates the connection between inquiry and achievement, there is limited empirical research relating specific inquiry-based programs to critical thinking, creativity, and science fair achievement in middle school classrooms.

The research took place in a small, suburban middle school in the northeast from November 2010 to May 2011. A sample of convenience was comprised of seventh and eighth grade students. The study was quasi-experimental in nature, with a pretest-posttest comparison group design ...


Leadership & Innovation Programs By Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild, Phd, Cpc, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Mar 2012

Leadership & Innovation Programs By Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild, Phd, Cpc, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

Download to learn more about:

Leadership Coaching: If you are looking to strengthen your inner leader, then this is for you! Dr. Connie’s leadership coaching begins with clients exploring their inner most thoughts and beliefs. This transformational approach to coaching helps people discover their true intentions on their personal path of leadership. After clients achieve inner-clarity, Dr. Connie provides clients with tools and structures designed to help them achieve success on their new path.

Innovation Coaching: Leadership is about making innovation happen. Innovation coaching is designed to help individuals and organizations create clarity around their definition and understanding of ...


Coaching For Personal Innovation: The Role Of Intuition, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Jan 2012

Coaching For Personal Innovation: The Role Of Intuition, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Faculty & Staff Publications

Innovation has become essential to survival and success in the 21st Century. Globalization combined with the rapid rate of change and explosive population growth have created a need for entrepreneurial activity, both inside and outside of new venture creation, that leads to continuous innovation while considering social and environmental impacts. Entrepreneurs are needed to establish new ventures and to employ others while developing new products, services and solutions. Entrepreneurial individuals, who may or may not start a business, are needed because they are innovators who behave or act in a proactive manner and move organizations forward.

Many different structures ...


Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens (Presentation), Connie I. Reimers-Hild Jan 2012

Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens (Presentation), Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

Community leaders must learn how to successfully lead innovation. This presentation focuses on fundamental aspects of leading innovation, including the importance of self-awareness and self-confidence. The differences between creativity and innovation are also addressed.


Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens (Workbook), Connie I. Reimers-Hild Jan 2012

Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens (Workbook), Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

Workbook for Merrick County's Leading Locally class, "Innovation Begins with People: Leading with a New Lens."