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Exploring The Linguistic And Cultural Impact Of An E-Mentoring Project, Debra Coffey, Karen Kuhel, Linda Evans Mar 2016

Exploring The Linguistic And Cultural Impact Of An E-Mentoring Project, Debra Coffey, Karen Kuhel, Linda Evans

Debra Coffey

No abstract is available.


An Investigation Of Volunteer-Student Relationship Trajectories Within School-Based Youth Mentoring Programs, Thomas Keller, Julia Pryce Feb 2016

An Investigation Of Volunteer-Student Relationship Trajectories Within School-Based Youth Mentoring Programs, Thomas Keller, Julia Pryce

Julia Pryce

This prospective, mixed-method study investigates the development of school-based mentoring relationships using direct observations, in-depth interviews, and questionnaires from the perspective of mentors and students. A pattern-oriented analysis of qualitative data explores the diversity observed in the life-course of mentor-student relationships. Systematic variation in developmental trends across relationships revealed four distinctive groupings. Some relationships showed progressive improvement in strength and quality. Others started well but reached a plateau and did not become particularly close. A third group struggled throughout to make a connection. Finally, some relationships succeeded after a breakthrough to overcome their challenges. These inductively derived categories are corroborated ...


Factors That Influence The Difficulty Of Problem Solving Items, Dara Ramalingam, Ray Philpot Sep 2015

Factors That Influence The Difficulty Of Problem Solving Items, Dara Ramalingam, Ray Philpot

Ray Philpot

Computer-based assessment of problem solving allows problems of both static and interactive natures to be posed. Examples of static problems are scheduling and logic puzzles in which all relevant information is available to the solver at the outset. Problems of an interactive nature, on the other hand, require exploration of the situation to acquire additional knowledge needed to solve the problem. Examples include discovering how to use an unfamiliar mobile telephone or automatic vending machine. This study used data from the 2011 Field Trial of the PISA 2012 computer-based assessment of problem solving which comprised 34 static and 45 interactive ...


Engineering Assessment Development Report: Ahelo Feasibility Study, Jacob Pearce, Julian Fraillon, Hamish Coates, Sarah Richardson Aug 2015

Engineering Assessment Development Report: Ahelo Feasibility Study, Jacob Pearce, Julian Fraillon, Hamish Coates, Sarah Richardson

Julian Fraillon

No abstract provided.


Conveying Knowledge, Resources, And Opportunities For Doctoral Students Of Color, Kimberly Truong, Tryan Mcmickens, Ronald Brown Aug 2015

Conveying Knowledge, Resources, And Opportunities For Doctoral Students Of Color, Kimberly Truong, Tryan Mcmickens, Ronald Brown

Ronald Brown

No abstract provided.


Critical Race Theory: A Case Study Of Leadership In Three Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Ronald Brown, Tryan Mcmickens, Kimberly Truong Aug 2015

Critical Race Theory: A Case Study Of Leadership In Three Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Ronald Brown, Tryan Mcmickens, Kimberly Truong

Ronald Brown

No abstract provided.


The Connections Between Latino Ethnic Identity And Adult Experiences, Vasti Torres, Lisa Wallace, Christianne Medrano, Andrea Robledo, Ebelia Hernandez Jul 2015

The Connections Between Latino Ethnic Identity And Adult Experiences, Vasti Torres, Lisa Wallace, Christianne Medrano, Andrea Robledo, Ebelia Hernandez

Vasti Torres

No abstract provided.


Beauty In The Struggle: Realizing Full Access To Higher Education, Julia Van Der Ryn, Lynn Sondag Jan 2015

Beauty In The Struggle: Realizing Full Access To Higher Education, Julia Van Der Ryn, Lynn Sondag

Lynn Sondag

Presentation focused on the relationship between access to a dynamic education, which includes the arts and engenders creative and critical thinking, and a thriving democracy.


Exploring The Linguistic And Cultural Impact Of An E-Mentoring Project, Debra Coffey, Karen Kuhel, Linda Evans Apr 2014

Exploring The Linguistic And Cultural Impact Of An E-Mentoring Project, Debra Coffey, Karen Kuhel, Linda Evans

Karen A Kuhel

No abstract is available.


Is The Postcolonial Possible?: Shifting From Diversity Education To A Global-Local Framework In Teacher Education, Amanda Richey, Leena Her, Linda Evans Dec 2013

Is The Postcolonial Possible?: Shifting From Diversity Education To A Global-Local Framework In Teacher Education, Amanda Richey, Leena Her, Linda Evans

Leena N. Her

No abstract is currently available.


Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler Oct 2013

Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler

Andi Damewood

The objective of this research is to understand what leaders of local organizations mean by the phrase changing people's lives as it occurs in their mission statements or in their materials for public distribution.


Self-Regulation Or Self-Direction? An Investigation Of Learner Personality, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Jeffrey Beard, Andi Damewood Oct 2013

Self-Regulation Or Self-Direction? An Investigation Of Learner Personality, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Jeffrey Beard, Andi Damewood

Andi Damewood

This paper examines self-regulated learning (SRL) as a personality trait; that is, as a relatively enduring, trans-situational, dispositional attribute of individual learners. We first review our rationale for doing so, then present of empirical findings that illuminate the nomological network and construct validity of SRL.


Knowledge Of Future Primary Teachers For Teaching Mathematics : An International Comparative Study, S Senk, M Tatto, M Reckase, Glenn Rowley, Ray Peck, K Bankov Jul 2013

Knowledge Of Future Primary Teachers For Teaching Mathematics : An International Comparative Study, S Senk, M Tatto, M Reckase, Glenn Rowley, Ray Peck, K Bankov

Ray Peck

This article reports the results of the Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M) that are related to prospective primary teachers’ knowledge for teaching mathematics. TEDS-M was conducted under the auspices of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement with additional support from the US. National Science Foundation and the participating countries. In 2008 more than 15,000 future primary teachers, enrolled in about 450 institutions that prepare future primary teachers, were surveyed. Two domains of knowledge for teaching mathematics were assessed using items that had been developed and validated in a cross-national field trial. Large differences ...


Statement By The Provost, Robert Brown Dec 2012

Statement By The Provost, Robert Brown

Dr Robert Brown

No abstract provided.


A Critical Examination Of Food Technology, Innovation And Teacher Education: A Technacy Genre Theory Perspective, Angela Turner Dec 2012

A Critical Examination Of Food Technology, Innovation And Teacher Education: A Technacy Genre Theory Perspective, Angela Turner

Dr Angela Turner

The broad goal of this thesis was to examine the extent to which Food Technology in secondary schooling enables a pathway into the study of Food Technology at a higher education level. The study was guided by Technacy Genre Theory as it was assessed as offering the most contemporary approach in the literature for examining forms of technological knowledge through measuring the relationship between Human, Tool and Material/Ingredients of technological practice. The research found that Food Technology teaching in many secondary schools was significantly different to the genre practiced by the vast majority of professional Food Technologists.


How Do You Do What You Do? Examining The Development Of Quality Teaching In Using Gca In Pete Teachers, Gregory Forrest, Jan Wright, Phil Pearson Dec 2012

How Do You Do What You Do? Examining The Development Of Quality Teaching In Using Gca In Pete Teachers, Gregory Forrest, Jan Wright, Phil Pearson

Greg J Forrest

Background: The move for educational reform to improve student outcomes and learning has been the subject of ongoing debate over the last 15 years in Australia and internationally. In Australia, Game Centred Approaches (GCA) such as Game Sense have been positioned by advocates as having the capacity to achieve these characteristics in physical education. However, despite some 15 years of exposure to, and professional development in, GCA in Australia, there has been very little change in teaching practices in games and sports. Purpose: The paper will focus on physical education teacher education (PETE) undergraduates' attitudes to games and sports and ...


Twice Exceptional: Gifted Students With Asperger Syndrome, Nola Norris, Rose Dixon Dec 2012

Twice Exceptional: Gifted Students With Asperger Syndrome, Nola Norris, Rose Dixon

Rose Dixon

No abstract provided.


Cooperative Learning In The Inclusive Physical Education Setting: A Case Study, Wendy Dowler, Roselyn Dixon, Gregg Rowland Dec 2012

Cooperative Learning In The Inclusive Physical Education Setting: A Case Study, Wendy Dowler, Roselyn Dixon, Gregg Rowland

Rose Dixon

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine the development and implementation of a six-week cooperative learning intervention in a secondary school inclusive physical education class that included a student with a mild intellectual disability. The social interaction behaviours of this student with her peers were the dependent variables for analysis. Participants were a 14year old female student with a mild intellectual disability, 26 of her peers without a disability and the Head Physical and Health Education teacher. Data were gathered through interviews, focus groups, observation and a teacher journal. The following themes emerged from the study and ...


Learning Preferences And Impacts Of Education Programs In Dog Health Programs In Five Rural And Remote Indigenous Australian Communities, Roselyn Dixon, Sophie Constable, Robert Dixon Dec 2012

Learning Preferences And Impacts Of Education Programs In Dog Health Programs In Five Rural And Remote Indigenous Australian Communities, Roselyn Dixon, Sophie Constable, Robert Dixon

Rose Dixon

As part of strategies to improve dog and community health in rural and remote Indigenous communities, this study investigated preferences and impacts of dog health education programs. Semistructured interviews with 63 residents from five communities explored learning preferences. Though each community differed, on average yarning was preferred by most (68.4%) respondents, followed by visual (65.0%) and practical learning (46.9%). Text-based and computer/screen-based learning were important to 16.2% and 14.6% of respondents respectively. With paper-based visual and text resources, respondents reported a preference for locally made (28/36 or 78%) over mainstream resources. Twenty eight ...


Assessing Creative Thinking Skills - An Interdisciplinary Approach, Mark Butler Nov 2012

Assessing Creative Thinking Skills - An Interdisciplinary Approach, Mark Butler

Mark Butler

The Australian Council for Educational Research (A.C.E.R.) is a not-for-profit organisation that works with Australian and international governments to develop and improve learning and assessment practices. In 2012 A.C.E.R. was contracted by the Victorian government to undertake research in the assessment of critical and creative thinking skills for students aged 8 to 18. Over 300 test items were developed for this purpose and these items were used to form a developmental scale for thinking. The research highlights the how critical and creative thinking skills can be incorporated into lessons which transcend traditional subject boundaries ...


How Does Student Performance On Process Items Compare To That Of Knowledge Items In Science Assessments?, Ross Hudson, Stewart Monckton Nov 2012

How Does Student Performance On Process Items Compare To That Of Knowledge Items In Science Assessments?, Ross Hudson, Stewart Monckton

Dr Ross Hudson

No abstract provided.


Are Charter Schools A Viable Educational Model As An Alternative To Public Education? Counterpoint., Zorka Karanxha Nov 2012

Are Charter Schools A Viable Educational Model As An Alternative To Public Education? Counterpoint., Zorka Karanxha

Zorka Karanxha

No abstract provided.


Math Content & Els: What You Need To Know & Do To Impact Academic Achievement, Karen Kuhel Nov 2012

Math Content & Els: What You Need To Know & Do To Impact Academic Achievement, Karen Kuhel

Karen A Kuhel

Workshop at Noyce Mathematics Scholar Seminar


Where Equity Is A Dirty Word: Contradictions In Hong Kong's Policy Of Support Measure For Ethnic And Linguistic Minority Students, J. Connelly Nov 2012

Where Equity Is A Dirty Word: Contradictions In Hong Kong's Policy Of Support Measure For Ethnic And Linguistic Minority Students, J. Connelly

Dr. CONNELLY, Jennifer

No abstract provided.


Swimming Upstream: Preparing Future Teachers To Effectively And Compassionately Teach Latino(A) Children, Claudia Peralta, Patricia Whang Nov 2012

Swimming Upstream: Preparing Future Teachers To Effectively And Compassionately Teach Latino(A) Children, Claudia Peralta, Patricia Whang

Claudia Peralta

As teacher educators, we struggled to prepare our predominantly white teacher education students to effectively and compassionately teach Latino/a children. We designed a stream of lessons that afforded preservice teachers an opportunity to explore the potential inherent in learning about the in- and out-of- school lives of Latino students, and the power of incorporating what they learned into culturally and contextually relevant lessons. A critical analysis of our students' work, transcribed discussions, and fieldnotes will be used to examine the benefits and challenges that arose in response to our efforts to more effectively prepare future teachers to teach linguistically ...


Establishing A Low-Fidelity Simulated Hospital Setting: Upgrading Nursing Skills Lab (Poster), Margaret Fink Nov 2012

Establishing A Low-Fidelity Simulated Hospital Setting: Upgrading Nursing Skills Lab (Poster), Margaret Fink

Margaret Fink

No abstract available


Establishing A Low-Fidelity Simulated Hospital Setting: Upgrading Nursing Skills Lab (Poster), Margaret Fink Nov 2012

Establishing A Low-Fidelity Simulated Hospital Setting: Upgrading Nursing Skills Lab (Poster), Margaret Fink

Margaret Fink

No abstract available


Plenary 4: Classroom, Campus, Civic Life And Culture: The Battleground Of Political Correctness In Pathways Of Discourse, Stephen Nelson, Jordan Barkalow, Jodi Cohen, Sabrina Gentlewarrior, William Lewis, Henry Vandenburgh Nov 2012

Plenary 4: Classroom, Campus, Civic Life And Culture: The Battleground Of Political Correctness In Pathways Of Discourse, Stephen Nelson, Jordan Barkalow, Jodi Cohen, Sabrina Gentlewarrior, William Lewis, Henry Vandenburgh

Stephen J. Nelson

Ideologies have ever been part of the life of the academy. Tension among ideologies may well have become more pronounced in the latter decades of the previous and the first decade of the present century. It is alleged that college professors are inordinately liberal and Left leaning. Forces on the Right push back against what they believe are excesses of campus leaders and professoriate – speech codes, liberal bias and outright politicization in the classroom, brain washing students, stifling free debate, discourse, and speech, anti-harassment measures – and bemoan the university as an institution no longer capable of maintaining its stature and ...


Leaders In The Labyrinth : College Presidents And The Battleground Of Creeds And Convictions, Stephen Nelson Nov 2012

Leaders In The Labyrinth : College Presidents And The Battleground Of Creeds And Convictions, Stephen Nelson

Stephen J. Nelson

Leaders in the Labyrinth sheds light on the ways presidents conduct the influence and power of their office, especially in the use of their pulpits, how they navigate issues of political correctness, and how they hold the center of the university together in contentious times and against competing ideological forces. Nelson has formulated a comprehensive image of the tenor, talents, and temperaments essential for today's presidency, for those who aspire to assume leadership in the future and for those --administrative and alumni leaders, trustees, and senior faculty--who fix on and select the leaders of our colleges and universities.


Contemplating Writing A Book?, Marcia Anderson, Thomas Mickey, Stephen Nelson, Erin O'Connor Nov 2012

Contemplating Writing A Book?, Marcia Anderson, Thomas Mickey, Stephen Nelson, Erin O'Connor

Stephen J. Nelson

The process of writing a book can be daunting, but many of our Bridgewater State College faculty are accomplished book authors. Authors’ published works include a clinical allied medical textbook, a monograph and documentary history reader, academic scholarly books, and popular works. This panel of authors will share their perspectives on the following questions regarding the process of writing a book: 1) why did you decide to write a book and how did you know the time was right, 2) what were the first steps once you made the decision, 3) how did you find a publisher, 4) how did ...