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Mathematics: A Good Predictor For Success In A Health Science Degree, Gregory S. C. Hine, Ryan Anderton, Christopher Joyce May 2016

Mathematics: A Good Predictor For Success In A Health Science Degree, Gregory S. C. Hine, Ryan Anderton, Christopher Joyce

Ryan Anderton

Research-based literature indicates that secondary school mathematics performance is highly predictive of university performance Moreover, scholars suggest that success in secondary mathematics courses translates into success in tertiary degrees where mathematics is required. This paper examines the extent to which the completion of secondary school mathematics courses is predictive of academic success for 57 first-year students enrolled in a Health Science degree at The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) (Fremantle Campus). Using the University’s databases, the level of mathematics completed at secondary school was examined against gender, Tertiary Entrance Ranking (TER) and Grade Point Average (GPA). A statistical ...


Unpacking The Beliefs And Attitudes Of Australian Hrec Members: An Examination Of Influences On Reviewer Decision-Making, Boris Handal, Kevin Watson, Marc Fellman, Marguerite Maher, Miya White May 2016

Unpacking The Beliefs And Attitudes Of Australian Hrec Members: An Examination Of Influences On Reviewer Decision-Making, Boris Handal, Kevin Watson, Marc Fellman, Marguerite Maher, Miya White

Kevin Watson

This paper examines beliefs and attitudes in the context of how they
influence the decisions of university Human Research Ethics Committees
(HRECs) as a preface to undertaking an empirical study in this area. It
also aims at establishing a conceptual framework to guide the design of a
questionnaire targeting beliefs about research ethics and the implications
of these beliefs on review practices of HREC members throughout
Australia.


Mobile Learning In Early Childhood Education: Can Pre-Service Teachers Help Practising Teachers Use New Technologies In New Ways?, Serena Davie, Frank Bate, Jean Macnish May 2016

Mobile Learning In Early Childhood Education: Can Pre-Service Teachers Help Practising Teachers Use New Technologies In New Ways?, Serena Davie, Frank Bate, Jean Macnish

Serena Davie

mLearning is not widely used in early years of education, although it has been
shown to be beneficial to children’s learning (Ciampa, 2014). This paper reports the initial
findings of a three-year longitudinal study that is investigating the costs and benefits of
implementing mLearning in early childhood education at two case study sites. The research
is using a partnership model; between a School of Education within a university and two
Department of Education primary schools in Western Australia. A mixed method approach
was used to collect data in the form of surveys, interviews, focus groups and field
observations from ...


Leadership And The Law, T. Mattocks Dec 2015

Leadership And The Law, T. Mattocks

T. C. Mattocks

No abstract provided.


Deconstructing Cultural And Social Norms In The Classroom, Kimberly Davis, Ann Brunjes, Sabrina Gentlewarrior, Margaret Lowe Dec 2015

Deconstructing Cultural And Social Norms In The Classroom, Kimberly Davis, Ann Brunjes, Sabrina Gentlewarrior, Margaret Lowe

Margaret Lowe

BSC’s strategic priorities emphasize our commitment to “achieving a heightened appreciation of social responsibility.” One way we can do this in the classroom is to raise, investigate, and potentially deconstruct unexamined and often limiting social and cultural norms. In this roundtable, presenters will share specific classroom and scholarly practices that encourage students to grapple with these complex issues. Informed by multidisciplinary perspectives, the presenters will discuss strategies for using films about racial conflict to critique white ways of seeing; strategies for teaching the idea that race, including “whiteness,” is a historically specific social construction; the use of literary texts ...


Contemplative Practices In The Classroom: A Cross-Discipline Discussion, Mark Brenner, Margaret Lowe, Michelle Mamberg, David O'Malley Dec 2015

Contemplative Practices In The Classroom: A Cross-Discipline Discussion, Mark Brenner, Margaret Lowe, Michelle Mamberg, David O'Malley

Margaret Lowe

Introducing contemplative practices, such as meditation, reflective listening, or directed silence, into the classroom can provide students with methods for the development of awareness, attentiveness and mindfulness. Higher education is traditionally grounded in a detached approach to learning, done in the service of fostering critical thinking. While objective analysis is a vital skill, such an approach may leave out the students’ lived experience. Incorporating contemplative practices fosters a student’s development of self- knowledge, compassion and the ability to embody theory in practice.

This roundtable discussion will provide attendees with an introduction to contemplative practices and their use in higher ...


Six Considerations For First-Year Superintendents, T. Mattocks Dec 2015

Six Considerations For First-Year Superintendents, T. Mattocks

T. C. Mattocks

No abstract provided.


Plenary 4: Engaged Student Learning Across Disciplines: Reflection Within And Beyond The Classroom, Michelle Mamberg, Margaret Lowe, David O'Malley, Laura Mcalinden Dec 2015

Plenary 4: Engaged Student Learning Across Disciplines: Reflection Within And Beyond The Classroom, Michelle Mamberg, Margaret Lowe, David O'Malley, Laura Mcalinden

Margaret Lowe

Contemplative pedagogy introduces a range of methods into our courses which aim to explore various mindfulness-based practices which have been shown to improve engaged student learning. By incorporating reflection on one's own immediate experience, faculty and students can better explore such analytic categories as objectivity, bias, point-of-view, acquired knowledge, and argumentation. In addition, supporting BSU's social justice initiative, recent research has demonstrated that training in reflective practices fosters development of self-knowledge, compassion (for oneself, others and the planet), and community-building. Based on the enthusiastic response to our 2010 roundtable, we plan to provide attendees further examples of such ...


Assessing Your Assessments: A Hands-On Test Evaluation Workshop, Brendan Morse Dec 2015

Assessing Your Assessments: A Hands-On Test Evaluation Workshop, Brendan Morse

Brendan J. Morse

Appropriate test design and evaluation are key components of effective pedagogy. However, the rigorous statistical analysis of exams and other learning assessments is often underrepresented in professors’ teaching repertoires due to statistical apprehension and a lack of access to analysis programs. The purpose of this workshop will be to demonstrate how to easily overcome both of these hurdles. Basic statistical evaluation techniques for multiple-choice exams using classical test theory and item response theory will be discussed with an emphasis on practical applications of test-level (e.g., reliability) and item-level (e.g., difficulty, discrimination, and bias) analyses. Workshop participants will engage ...


Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer Vandonkelaar Nov 2015

Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer Vandonkelaar

Christina Triezenberg

Despite the growing evidence of humanity’s impact on the natural world and the urgent need to shape citizens who understand the impact that their choices and actions have on their local and global environments, colleges and universities throughout the United States have been slow to add environmental education as a core component of their undergraduate curricula. Harnessing our shared interest in environment issues and the humanities, we designed and taught an experimental course in environmental literature for the honors program at Western Michigan University that we hope will become a template of what is possible in postsecondary environmental education ...


Exploring Reading Habits And Academic Success In Rural Kenya, Florence Mugambi Nov 2015

Exploring Reading Habits And Academic Success In Rural Kenya, Florence Mugambi

Florence N. Mugambi

This study explores the relationship between reading habits and reading materials, and academic success of primary school students in the Ontulili community of Kenya. The study revealed high levels of satisfaction and contentment among the participants with respect to the availability of resources, reading abilities, educational performance, and overall preparedness for further education; yet, the data pointed to severe scarcity of learning materials, low reading skills, poor infrastructure, below average educational performance, and low preparedness for further education. It was concluded that lack of exposure to relevant reading materials, educational resources, and opportunities leads to subtle contentment alongside individual inability ...


Useful Educational Results (Defining, Prioritizing, Accomplishing), Doug Leigh, Ryan Watkins, Roger Kaufman Nov 2015

Useful Educational Results (Defining, Prioritizing, Accomplishing), Doug Leigh, Ryan Watkins, Roger Kaufman

Doug Leigh

The accomplishment of meaningful results in education is achieved when the outcomes required by educational partners (including society) are defined and prioritized, and then used in effective decision-making by educational institutions and individual educators. Useful Educational Results provides a guide for educators who want to ensure that the results they accomplish in the classroom lead to useful contributions outside of the classroom.


Bilingualism In The Classroom: European Students In Australia, Beata Webb Nov 2015

Bilingualism In The Classroom: European Students In Australia, Beata Webb

Beata Webb

Tertiary education worldwide has undergone revolutionary changes in the last few decades due to student mobility resulting from the internationalisation of education. University student cohorts become increasingly diverse both culturally and linguistically. Students undertaking their education in another country often face challenges with not just mastering the contents of their programs, but often doing it in another language. These bilingual students strive to achieve two goals simultaneously; getting their degree and doing it in the language of instruction other than their first. This tests the ability to master the knowledge of the subject matter and their capability of successful language ...


Interprofessional Education, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Patty Roberts, Emily Suski, Robert Pettignano Nov 2015

Interprofessional Education, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Patty Roberts, Emily Suski, Robert Pettignano

Sylvia B. Caley

As legal educators consider how to improve the outcomes of legal education, maximizing the knowledge, skills, and values taught during the law school experience, consideration should be given to increasing interprofessional learning opportunities in the curricula. As Best Practices for Legal Education suggested, the creative thinking necessary for effective problem-solving includes an understanding of interprofessional dimensions of practice, but interprofessional opportunities are still the exception rather than the norm in legal education. Interprofessional legal education intentionally asks law students to blend the knowledge, skills, and values of two or more professions in order to address complex legal problems. Placing students ...


Undergraduate Music Therapy Students’ Experiences In Short-Term Group Music Therapy, Nancy Jackson, Susan Gardstrom Nov 2015

Undergraduate Music Therapy Students’ Experiences In Short-Term Group Music Therapy, Nancy Jackson, Susan Gardstrom

Susan Gardstrom

Education of undergraduate music therapy students poses numerous difficulties because of the need for personal development, as well as specific clinical and musical skills. This collaborative qualitative study examined the potential benefits of students’ participation as clients in short-term personal music therapy. Qualitative analysis of participants’ writings revealed the impact on the students’ personal and professional development, and raised questions about potential curricular changes.


Personal Therapy In Music Therapy Undergraduate Education And Training In The Usa: Prevalence And Potential Benefits, Nancy Jackson, Susan Gardstrom Nov 2015

Personal Therapy In Music Therapy Undergraduate Education And Training In The Usa: Prevalence And Potential Benefits, Nancy Jackson, Susan Gardstrom

Susan Gardstrom

No abstract provided.


Designing A Learning Module Within A Dynamic Assessment Tool, Gayl O'Connor Oct 2015

Designing A Learning Module Within A Dynamic Assessment Tool, Gayl O'Connor

Gayl O'Connor

This Work-in-progress report describes the conceptualization and design of a learning module within a dynamic assessment and learning research tool. The prototype module aims to provide learning opportunities and support as students aged 14 to 16 investigate the relationship between kinetic and potential energy, and the principle of conservation of energy. The six related tasks in the module will also provide opportunities for students to explore scenarios and develop science process (inquiry) skills, specifically the control of, and relationship between, experimental variables. In order to gain insight into the learning taking place, appropriate tasks were designed according to a blue-print ...


Black Male College Achievers And Resistant Responses To Racist Stereotypes At Predominantly White Colleges And Universities, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D. Oct 2015

Black Male College Achievers And Resistant Responses To Racist Stereotypes At Predominantly White Colleges And Universities, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

In this article, Shaun R. Harper investigates how Black undergraduate men respond to and resist the internalization of racist stereotypes at predominantly White colleges and universities. Prior studies consistently show that racial stereotypes are commonplace on many campuses, that their effects are usually psychologically and academically hazardous, and that Black undergraduate men are often among the most stereotyped populations in higher education and society. The threat of confirming stereotypes has been shown to undermine academic performance and persistence for Blacks and other minoritized students. To learn more about those who succeed in postsecondary contexts where they are routinely stereotyped, Harper ...


Select Methods For Teaching Reading To Ells [Book Chapter], Amy L. Boele Oct 2015

Select Methods For Teaching Reading To Ells [Book Chapter], Amy L. Boele

Amy Boele

No abstract provided.


Radical Academia: Beyond The Audit Culture Treadmill, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving Oct 2015

Radical Academia: Beyond The Audit Culture Treadmill, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving

Rowan Cahill

The pathos of radical academia: notes on the impact of neo-liberalism on the universities, especially the audit culture, the production-model, casualization, academic scholarship, academic writing, peer reviewing, and open access. The authors suggest ways scholars can be radical within, and outside, of neoliberal academia. Part I, 'Missing in Action' appeared as an Academia.edu session in May 2015, where it attracted many comments. Part II, 'What Can Be Done?' is the authors' response to these comments. The whole piece was posted on the Cahill/Irving blog 'Radical Sydney/Radical History' on 22 October 2015.


Writing For Publication, Nicole Mareno, M. De Chesnay Oct 2015

Writing For Publication, Nicole Mareno, M. De Chesnay

Nicole Mareno

Invited podium presentation


Discussing Findings From Young Black Male Story Circles At Ua, Philathia Bolton, Amber Hewitt, Carolyn Behrman, Geniro Dingle, Bill Lyons Oct 2015

Discussing Findings From Young Black Male Story Circles At Ua, Philathia Bolton, Amber Hewitt, Carolyn Behrman, Geniro Dingle, Bill Lyons

Amber A Hewitt

We ran pilot story circles this semester with young black male students at UA seeking information we might use to help white faculty better support black male students in their classrooms. We will present our preliminary findings and facilitate a conversation about the findings and our larger project.


Black Males And Counseling: Dispelling Myths, Kia-Rai Prewitt, Amber Hewitt Oct 2015

Black Males And Counseling: Dispelling Myths, Kia-Rai Prewitt, Amber Hewitt

Amber A Hewitt

Mental illness is marked by chronic and pervasive stigma within the African American community. Black males, in particular, are less likely to seek out mental health support, when compared with their female counterparts. Several myths about counseling exist for this population, which can lead to a reduction in help-seeking behavior. The current presentation will engage members in a dialogue which seeks to dispel myths about gender, race, and counseling services and further discuss how the intersection of these variables impact the seeking out of psychological services. The presenters will demystify the counseling process and provide a platform for individuals to ...


Film Screening Of "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats And Rhymes", Amber Hewitt, Naomi Drakeford, Anjni Patel, Sarah Sanders, April Barnes, Thomas Vance, William Osei Oct 2015

Film Screening Of "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats And Rhymes", Amber Hewitt, Naomi Drakeford, Anjni Patel, Sarah Sanders, April Barnes, Thomas Vance, William Osei

Amber A Hewitt

Hip-hop birthed in the 1970s in New York City began as movement of cultural expression. Today, hip hop is considered “mainstream” and has been criticized for its excessive violence, hypemasculinity, and homophobia. “Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes”, by film maker Byron Hurt, takes a critical look at hip hop and its impact on society’s perceptions of Black men. Hurt, a fan of hip hop, tackles tough questions about how hip hop is shaping our culture. The film screening will be moderated by a researcher and professor with expertise in Black male identity and resilience. After the screening, participants ...


A Learning Assessment Program Designed To Meet The Post-2015 Development Goals, Juliette Mendelovits, Maurice Walker, Ray Adams Oct 2015

A Learning Assessment Program Designed To Meet The Post-2015 Development Goals, Juliette Mendelovits, Maurice Walker, Ray Adams

Prof Ray Adams

No abstract provided.


A Learning Assessment Program Designed To Meet The Post-2015 Development Goals, Juliette Mendelovits, Maurice Walker, Ray Adams Oct 2015

A Learning Assessment Program Designed To Meet The Post-2015 Development Goals, Juliette Mendelovits, Maurice Walker, Ray Adams

Maurice Walker

No abstract provided.


The Corporate Conspiracy Vacuum (Formerly "Corporate Conspiracy: How Not Calling A Conspiracy A Conspiracy Is Warping The Law On Corporate Wrongdoing"), J.S. Nelson Sep 2015

The Corporate Conspiracy Vacuum (Formerly "Corporate Conspiracy: How Not Calling A Conspiracy A Conspiracy Is Warping The Law On Corporate Wrongdoing"), J.S. Nelson

J.S. Nelson

The intracorporate conspiracy doctrine immunizes an enterprise and its agents from conspiracy prosecution based on the legal fiction that an enterprise and its agents are a single actor incapable of the meeting of two minds to form a conspiracy. The doctrine, however, misplaces incentives in contravention of agency law, criminal law, tort law, and public policy. As a result of this absence of accountability, harmful behavior is ordered and performed without consequences, and the victims of the behavior suffer without appropriate remedy.
This vacuum at the center of American conspiracy law has now warped the doctrines around it. Especially in ...


Sustaining The Future Through Virtual Worlds, Sue Gregory, Lisa Jacka, Frederick Stokes-Thompson, Helen Farley, Sheila Scutter, Penelope Neuendorf, Shane Mathews, Jaime Garcia, Grant Meredith, Scott Grant, Angela Giovanangeli, Andrew Cram, Tracey Muir, Jenny Grenfell, Anthony Williams, Angela Mccarthy, Brent Gregory, Stefan Schutt, Denise Wood, Lindy Orwin, Ian Warren, Matt Bower, Des Butler, Jay Jay Jegathesan, Eimear Muir-Cochran, Clare Atkins, Karen Le Rossignol, Dale Linegar, Ben Cleland, Lyn Hay, Simeon Simoff, Mathew Hillier, David Ellis, Yvonne Masters, Ieva Stupans, Caroline Steel, Charlynn Miller, Merle Hearns, Ross Brown, Kim Flintoff, Belma Gaukrodger, Ian Larson, Xiangyu Wang, Edith Paillat, Ning Gu, Anton Bogdanovych Sep 2015

Sustaining The Future Through Virtual Worlds, Sue Gregory, Lisa Jacka, Frederick Stokes-Thompson, Helen Farley, Sheila Scutter, Penelope Neuendorf, Shane Mathews, Jaime Garcia, Grant Meredith, Scott Grant, Angela Giovanangeli, Andrew Cram, Tracey Muir, Jenny Grenfell, Anthony Williams, Angela Mccarthy, Brent Gregory, Stefan Schutt, Denise Wood, Lindy Orwin, Ian Warren, Matt Bower, Des Butler, Jay Jay Jegathesan, Eimear Muir-Cochran, Clare Atkins, Karen Le Rossignol, Dale Linegar, Ben Cleland, Lyn Hay, Simeon Simoff, Mathew Hillier, David Ellis, Yvonne Masters, Ieva Stupans, Caroline Steel, Charlynn Miller, Merle Hearns, Ross Brown, Kim Flintoff, Belma Gaukrodger, Ian Larson, Xiangyu Wang, Edith Paillat, Ning Gu, Anton Bogdanovych

Yvonne Masters

No abstract provided.


Open Badges - Openness Symposium, Chris Haskell Sep 2015

Open Badges - Openness Symposium, Chris Haskell

Chris Haskell

No abstract provided.


Family Participation Or Engagement: A Powerful Distinction That Supports Positive Outcomes For Kids, Shauna Adams Sep 2015

Family Participation Or Engagement: A Powerful Distinction That Supports Positive Outcomes For Kids, Shauna Adams

Shauna M. Adams

Pope Francis has declared 2015 the year of the family and the opportunities to be inspired by this message are great. Many families choose Catholic schools, in part, because they seek to be members of a faith community. In this session, participants will explore how to build community through research-based family engagement strategies. They will complete a self-evaluation tool designed to identify areas of strength and opportunities for growth in their school’s family engagement practices.