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Using Geospatial Thinking And Reasoning Skills To Examine Vector Borne Disease Transmission Through Web Gis In Undergraduate Students Studying Public Health, Rajika Emily Reed Jan 2017

Using Geospatial Thinking And Reasoning Skills To Examine Vector Borne Disease Transmission Through Web Gis In Undergraduate Students Studying Public Health, Rajika Emily Reed

Theses and Dissertations

Geospatial thinking and reasoning skills (GSTR) are currently not routinely integrated into public health curriculum for undergraduate students in institutions of higher education. However, integrating GSTR skills into curriculum has been shown to increase spatial thinking skills which leads to better cognitive thinking and problem solving skills. An Examining Vector Borne Disease Transmission (EVBDT) curriculum unit was developed using the geospatial curriculum approach to investigate malaria, dengue fever and zika disease patterns and spread in relation to the environment and to promote GSTR. The purpose of this design based research study was to understand public health content learning and GSTR ...


The Emergence Of Creativity As An Academic Discipline In Higher Education Institutions, Fatih Aktas Jan 2017

The Emergence Of Creativity As An Academic Discipline In Higher Education Institutions, Fatih Aktas

Theses and Dissertations

As a result of globalization and the digital revolution, the concept of creativity has become increasingly central to education policy and practice, particularly during the times of growing uncertainty and accelerating change. On the one hand, the calls for creativity are driven by an economic imperative and instrumental values. The argument is that there has been a shift from an industrial-based economy to a knowledge-based economy to a creative economy. In such an economy, accessing knowledge is much easier than ever before. While producing knowledge still forms the basis of a strong economy, it is argued that what one can ...


Making Online Learning Personal: Evolution, Evidentiary Reasoning, And Self-Regulation In An Online Curriculum, Robert B. Marsteller Jan 2017

Making Online Learning Personal: Evolution, Evidentiary Reasoning, And Self-Regulation In An Online Curriculum, Robert B. Marsteller

Theses and Dissertations

An online curriculum about biological evolution was designed according to the Promoting Evidentiary Reasoning and Self-regulation Online (PERSON) theoretical framework. PERSON is an attempt to develop online science instruction focused on supporting evidentiary reasoning and self-regulation. An efficacy study was conducted with 80 suburban high school biology students using a design-based research approach to develop a curriculum to promote biological evolution understandings, evidentiary reasoning, and self-regulation. Data sources and instruments included (1) the Biological Evolution Assessment Measurement (BEAM); (2) the modified Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ); (3) discussion forum posts; (4) formative assessments of evidence based reasoning; (5) Prediction ...


Developing Equity Literacy: A Collaborative Approach, Emily Aragona-Young Jan 2017

Developing Equity Literacy: A Collaborative Approach, Emily Aragona-Young

Theses and Dissertations

Historically, students of color, learners with special needs, non-English speakers, etc. are at risk for underperforming academically and behaviorally in school. To meet the needs of these marginalized populations and ensure academic and behavioral success for all students, it is necessary for teachers to develop equity literacy (EL). Equity literacy is the knowledge, skills, and awareness needed to provide equitable opportunities in the school setting. A great body of research has linked teacher efficacy with improved student performance. Yet little is known about how teachers develop efficacy regarding equity concepts. In this case study, a group of four teacher-leaders worked ...