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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 ...


“Take This Class If You Like To Be Brainwashed”: Walking The Knife’S Edge Between Education And Indoctrination, Chris Bobel Dec 2012

“Take This Class If You Like To Be Brainwashed”: Walking The Knife’S Edge Between Education And Indoctrination, Chris Bobel

Chris Bobel

This article presents a case study or, perhaps more accurately, a pedagogical memoir that interrogates life inside my classroom as yet another site of transformation, a place where inner works become public acts. This story illustrates Anzaldúa's seven stages of conocimiento collapsed into four moments. Through an examination of "data" derived from my students' (anonymous) reflections on interacting with course material during the 15 -week term of my introductory Women's Studies class, I demonstrate the process of conocimiento, the complex series of awakenings, reckonings and integrations that build the foundation of social justice. I end by noting that ...


An Ontological Notion Of Learning Inspired By The Philosophy Of Hannah Arendt, James Magrini Dec 2012

An Ontological Notion Of Learning Inspired By The Philosophy Of Hannah Arendt, James Magrini

Philosophy Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Learning: A Teaching Philosophy, Stephen Allen Warren Dec 2012

Learning: A Teaching Philosophy, Stephen Allen Warren

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

This portfolio presents the author’s current understanding of second language teaching. The main section of the portfolio consists of a teaching philosophy that expresses the author’s believe that definitions of learning direct second language teaching. Three artifacts explore language, culture, and literature and express the development of the author’s teaching philosophy. An annotated bibliography covers the essential readings done in the course of study and provides the foundations for the author’s ontological arguments.


A Descriptive Analysis Of The Effectiveness Of Faculty Inservice In Latter-Day Saint (Lds) Seminaries, Mark A. Mathews Dec 2012

A Descriptive Analysis Of The Effectiveness Of Faculty Inservice In Latter-Day Saint (Lds) Seminaries, Mark A. Mathews

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of professional development in the Seminaries and Institutes of Religion (S&I) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) through a descriptive analysis of the processes and outcomes of faculty inservice. To accomplish this purpose, 140 randomly selected LDS seminary teachers completed a survey measuring the processes and outcomes of faculty inservice training. Descriptive statistics were used to determine the frequency and variation that teachers reported five features of effective professional development (content focus, active learning, coherence, duration, and collective participation) as being part of seminary faculty ...


The Relationship Between Self-Directed Learning And Information Literacy Among Adult Learners In Higher Education, Tiffani Reneau Conner Dec 2012

The Relationship Between Self-Directed Learning And Information Literacy Among Adult Learners In Higher Education, Tiffani Reneau Conner

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between self-directed learning and information literacy. Participants completed the Personal Orientation in Self-Directed Learning Scale ([PRO-SDLS], Stockdale, 2003) and the Information Literacy Test ([ILT], James Madison University, 2003). The PRO-SDLS is a self-report scale consisting of 25 statements about self-directed learning preferences in college classrooms. The ILT is a 60-item multiple-choice test that assesses the information literacy skills of college students. Correlation, ANOVA, and multiple regressions were used to test relationships and differences between self-directed learning and information literacy. Despite claims that teaching information literacy creates self-directed learners, composite scores ...


An Ontological Notion Of Learning Inspired By The Philosophy Of Hannah Arendt, James Magrini Nov 2012

An Ontological Notion Of Learning Inspired By The Philosophy Of Hannah Arendt, James Magrini

James M Magrini

No abstract provided.


Hallmarks Of Quality Teaching, Timothy L. Heaton Nov 2012

Hallmarks Of Quality Teaching, Timothy L. Heaton

Education Faculty Presentations

Identification of what is effective teaching in the classroom in both the cognitive and affective domains.


Helping First-Year Teachers Survive, Timothy L. Heaton Nov 2012

Helping First-Year Teachers Survive, Timothy L. Heaton

Education Faculty Presentations

This workshop gives ideas to administrators from the research and actual experience of what really is helpful to first year teachers, including protecting them from over commitment, structured support systems in the school for the spouse, finances, locating resources for education, classroom management, positive mentoring from other teachers, and other helpful hints to keep the first year teacher from burning out and want to return to your school.


Influence Of Choice On Motivation To Learn For Students With Autism: Effect On Student Interest, Writing Achievement, Latency, And Behavior, Theresa M. Haskins Nov 2012

Influence Of Choice On Motivation To Learn For Students With Autism: Effect On Student Interest, Writing Achievement, Latency, And Behavior, Theresa M. Haskins

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

Improving learning outcomes and increasing motivation to learn for students with autism is a growing concern for educators today. While schools strive to fully include students with autism in general education classrooms, the number of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder continues to rise, increasing the need for effective interventions that educators can easily implement in their classrooms. This pilot study investigates the influence of choice on a second grade student with autism and his motivation to write. His teacher’s perception on the use and effectiveness of choice in her classroom is also examined. Using a single-subject baseline ...


Donna R. Danielson, Fashion Illustrator At Iowa State University, 1964-1991, Lan Zhou, Sara B. Marcketti Nov 2012

Donna R. Danielson, Fashion Illustrator At Iowa State University, 1964-1991, Lan Zhou, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

From the years 1964 to 1991, Donna Rae Danielson taught fashion illustration in the Applied Art Department and costume design in the Textiles and Clothing Department, College of Home Economics, Iowa State University. The purpose of this study was to understand her teaching and research methods during her tenure as a faculty member at ISU.


How To Turn Around Your Classroom, Jalae Ulicki, Arlene Westphal Oct 2012

How To Turn Around Your Classroom, Jalae Ulicki, Arlene Westphal

Jalae Ulicki

This presentation focused on how to:
  • Explore and create effective student response questions for use in class
  • Determine potential uses for data to create a higher level of engagement in the classroom
  • Determine how to use the data to enhance teaching


“I Would Not Consider Myself A Homophobe”: Learning And Teaching About Sexual Orientation In A Principal Preparation Program, Joanne Marshall, Frank Hernandez Oct 2012

“I Would Not Consider Myself A Homophobe”: Learning And Teaching About Sexual Orientation In A Principal Preparation Program, Joanne Marshall, Frank Hernandez

Education Publications

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to analyze the written reflections of aspiring principals in two principal-preparation courses where social justice is at the core of the content and which address sexual orientation as part of the responsibility of a social justice leader. Data Collection: Two instructors in a leadership-preparation program incorporated reflection assignments into their respective social-justice-related courses. One course was offered at the beginning of the program; the other offered at the end. Aspiring principals from two different cohorts of students participated in the study. The students’ reflections were coded to identify themes and patterns that were ...


It's Time To Connect: Twitter For Educational Purposes, Mutuota Kigotho, Helen Doyle Oct 2012

It's Time To Connect: Twitter For Educational Purposes, Mutuota Kigotho, Helen Doyle

Mutuota Kigotho

The expansion of the internet has enabled a free flow of information allowing the connection between educators and students where knowledge can be shared both ways. This growth in technology has led to an explosion in the use of social media. Data indicates that Twitter is one of the most common social media tools used by 25-54 age-group. Learning how this tool is used for educational purposes is useful in the area of higher education as most of the university students fit within this cohort. In this paper we look at the history and exponential growth of Twitter as a ...


Dialectic And Dialogue In Plato: Revisiting The Image Of "Socrates-As-Teacher" In The Hermeneutic Pursuit Of Authentic Paideia, James Magrini Oct 2012

Dialectic And Dialogue In Plato: Revisiting The Image Of "Socrates-As-Teacher" In The Hermeneutic Pursuit Of Authentic Paideia, James Magrini

James M Magrini

No abstract provided.


My Professor Is Hot! Correlates Of Ratemyprofessors.Com Ratings For Criminal Justice And Criminology Faculty Members, Richard R. Johnson, Angela D. Crews Oct 2012

My Professor Is Hot! Correlates Of Ratemyprofessors.Com Ratings For Criminal Justice And Criminology Faculty Members, Richard R. Johnson, Angela D. Crews

Criminal Justice Faculty Research

RateMyProfessors.com” ratings of the easiness, helpfulness, clarity, overall quality, and “hotness” of 407 criminal justice and criminology faculty members from across the United States were collected. Data were analyzed to determine what faculty characteristics determined these ratings. Experience working in the criminal justice field predicted higher ratings, while years of teaching experience was predictive of lower ratings. After controlling for instructors easiness and “hotness” ratings, the instructors’ ascribed characteristics (such as race and sex) explained the greatest proportion of variance in clarity, helpfulness, and overall quality scores. Professional characteristics, such as years of experience, publication rate, and possession of ...


Appropriate Social Behavior: Teaching Expectations To Young Children, Deborah Russell Carter, Juli Lull Pool Oct 2012

Appropriate Social Behavior: Teaching Expectations To Young Children, Deborah Russell Carter, Juli Lull Pool

Special Education and Early Childhood Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

Young children's challenging behavior can impact all aspects of the classroom environment, including relationships (peer–peer, student–teacher), learning, and safety. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a program that focuses on supporting pro-social behaviors and preventing challenging behavior. PBIS begins with building a foundation of universal practices and creating a common language that teachers, children, and families can use to talk about behavior. The identification and defining of appropriate behavioral expectations and the systematic teaching of those behavioral expectations is paramount to preventing challenging behavior. This article describes the steps involved in identifying classroom behavioral expectations and ...


Dialectic And Dialogue In Plato: Revisiting The Image Of "Socrates-As-Teacher" In The Hermeneutic Pursuit Of Authentic Paideia, James Magrini Oct 2012

Dialectic And Dialogue In Plato: Revisiting The Image Of "Socrates-As-Teacher" In The Hermeneutic Pursuit Of Authentic Paideia, James Magrini

Philosophy Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Dirty “S” Word: Innovative Teaching Techniques For Counselor Educators Facilitating Learning In Statistics And Research, Rebecca L. Tadlock-Marlo, Megan Michalak Oct 2012

The Dirty “S” Word: Innovative Teaching Techniques For Counselor Educators Facilitating Learning In Statistics And Research, Rebecca L. Tadlock-Marlo, Megan Michalak

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Innovative pedagogy will be presented and discussed to help make research a less painful class to both teach and learn. Foci include teaching methods, potential assignments, and suggestions for activities to help facilitate a more fluid learning process for counselors. Attendees will explore aspects of helping students overcome their fear of both statistics and research.


Appropriate Social Behavior: Teaching Expectations To Young Children, Deborah Russell Carter, Juli Lull Pool Sep 2012

Appropriate Social Behavior: Teaching Expectations To Young Children, Deborah Russell Carter, Juli Lull Pool

Juli Lull Pool

Young children's challenging behavior can impact all aspects of the classroom environment, including relationships (peer–peer, student–teacher), learning, and safety. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a program that focuses on supporting pro-social behaviors and preventing challenging behavior. PBIS begins with building a foundation of universal practices and creating a common language that teachers, children, and families can use to talk about behavior. The identification and defining of appropriate behavioral expectations and the systematic teaching of those behavioral expectations is paramount to preventing challenging behavior. This article describes the steps involved in identifying classroom behavioral expectations and ...


Challenging Student Satisfaction Through The Education Of Desires, R Scott Webster Sep 2012

Challenging Student Satisfaction Through The Education Of Desires, R Scott Webster

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This article challenges the practice of encouraging teacher educators to strive and raise the levels of student satisfaction in their classes as if such a criterion provides a measure of good teaching. Such a practice involves what Giroux describes as ‘corporate pedagogy’ which conforms to the neoliberal inclination to meet the demands of the customer in the market. However it is argued in this paper that educative teaching, as especially described by Dewey, ought to challenge and re-evaluate the expectations and desires that students bring with them to class. Rather than aiming to satisfy customer expectations, teacher educators ought to ...


Pursuing E-Opportunities In The History Classroom, Mark T. Tebeau Aug 2012

Pursuing E-Opportunities In The History Classroom, Mark T. Tebeau

Mark Tebeau

Provides information on utilizing electronic opportunities when teaching U.S. history. Factors influencing electronic opportunities for innovations in U.S. history teaching; Issues on historical content on the Internet and filtering information; Impact of information technology on how and when students learn.


Reformed And Traditional Mathematics Teaching Approaches: Are They Related To The Mathematics Achievements Of U.S. Students Across Racial Groups?, Qiang Cheng Aug 2012

Reformed And Traditional Mathematics Teaching Approaches: Are They Related To The Mathematics Achievements Of U.S. Students Across Racial Groups?, Qiang Cheng

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Promoting problem-solving and reasoning among all U.S. students and closing mathematics achievement gaps across different racial groups have become important foci in the current U.S. mathematics education reform. Framed through three contentious theoretical assumptions underlying reformed teaching, traditional teaching, and culturally relevant pedagogy, this dissertation investigates the relationship between the two kinds of teaching and the relevant mathematics achievements of students across racial/ethnic groups. The study examines specifically such a relationship drawing on U.S. eighth grade data set from the Trend in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2007 and using a two-level hierarchical linear modeling ...


Effects Of Controlling Versus Autonomy-Supportive Language On Learning A Novel Motor Skill And Cortisol Release, Andrew Mcmahon Hooyman Aug 2012

Effects Of Controlling Versus Autonomy-Supportive Language On Learning A Novel Motor Skill And Cortisol Release, Andrew Mcmahon Hooyman

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The purpose of this study was to compare how different types of instruction effect the learning of a novel motor skill and how salivary cortisol correlates to learning differences. Participants (N = 44), average age 22.3 years (standard deviation 2.37), were randomly assigned to an autonomy-supportive, controlling-language or neutral language group which was manipulated via instructional video. Saliva was collected before and after each session, and questionnaires were given after pitching was completed during each day. Results showed that there was a significant difference among groups in throwing accuracy on performance and retention. Questionnaire results also showed significant group ...


Pretending Teaching Is A Profession: Why Public School Teaching Will Never Be Considered A True Profession, Melissa Ann Harness Aug 2012

Pretending Teaching Is A Profession: Why Public School Teaching Will Never Be Considered A True Profession, Melissa Ann Harness

Masters Theses

My endeavor in this thesis is to discuss why teaching is not, and has never been considered, part of the true professions. Although much rhetoric is aimed at classifying teachers as true professionals and the teaching field as a true profession, the historical, sociological, and societal means that govern the ideological foundation of a true profession are lacking in the field of education. By using a historical, sociological, philosophical, and linguistic analysis of the words “true profession”, along with “unions”, private teaching organizations, etc., I am able to demonstrate not only why teaching is not a profession, but that teaching ...


The Gaise College Report: The American Statistical Association Meets Sound Pedagogy In Central Virginia, Beverly Wood Aug 2012

The Gaise College Report: The American Statistical Association Meets Sound Pedagogy In Central Virginia, Beverly Wood

Publications

Research in undergraduate statistics education often centers on the introductory course required for a large percentage of college students. While acknowledging the diverse setting, audience, and purpose of introductory courses, existing research assumes that courses offered by different disciplines share the same goals and teaching practices. The purpose of this study is to examine the objectives for student outcomes and pedagogical delivery of introductory statistics courses in various academic departments to provide explicit evidence for this assumption. The American Statistical Association’s Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) are meant to apply to all introductory courses. The ...


Ethics In Publishing (7 Presentations), Susan R. Madsen, Jim Davis Jul 2012

Ethics In Publishing (7 Presentations), Susan R. Madsen, Jim Davis

Susan R. Madsen

To begin raising awareness of ethics and publishing concerns and educate doctoral students (future professors and practitioners) within the Academy of Management, Davis and Madsen facilitated 60-minute segments for seven division's doctoral student consortium at the Academy of Management conference in Chicago. We brought journal editors/associate editors with us for each of our division presentation. Divisions: Entrepreneurship (ENT); Human Resource Management (HRM); Managerial & Organizational Cognition (MOC);Organization Development & Change (ODC); Organizational Behavior (OB); Public & Nonprofit (PNP); Technology and Innovation Management (TIM)


Creating Pioneers For An Unknown Land: Education For The Future, Stephanie Pace Marshall Jul 2012

Creating Pioneers For An Unknown Land: Education For The Future, Stephanie Pace Marshall

Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.

Today's students must be actively engaged in real-life experiences with educational designs that foster experimentation and collaborative inquiry so that they are enabled to link their natural and more intuitive ways of learning with more formal and disciplinary forms of knowledge creation.


How Design Can Get Kids On The Path To Tech Careers: A Conversation With Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall, The Founder Of A New Type Of Science And Math Academy, Stephanie Marshall Jul 2012

How Design Can Get Kids On The Path To Tech Careers: A Conversation With Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall, The Founder Of A New Type Of Science And Math Academy, Stephanie Marshall

Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.

An interview with Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall about educational design and the design of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. "IMSA sought not only to develop decidedly different scientific minds, but also to develop a decidedly different residential learning community -- one that was nurturing and innovative, and one that instilled a sense of stewardship, and an obligation to give back. As a dynamic teaching and learning laboratory, IMSA continues to evolve, yet the roots of our founding ideas and goals remain."


The Power To Transform: Leadership That Brings Learning And Schooling To Life, Stephanie Pace Marshall Jul 2012

The Power To Transform: Leadership That Brings Learning And Schooling To Life, Stephanie Pace Marshall

Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.

The Power to Transform is a call to re-conceive and re-design schooling. Rather than offer “best practices” or “prescriptive solutions,” it invites leaders of all ages and walks of life to think differently about learning and schooling. It illuminates the “why” and “what” of educational transformation and explores its deepest roots. It offers new language, new design principles, a new framework, and a new map for creating vibrant, imaginative and adaptive learning landscapes that integrate the dynamic properties of living systems with the generative principles of learning. It is from this natural integration that the new story of learning and ...