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Influences Of Reasoning And Achievement Motivation On Complex Problem Solving In A New Microworld Operationalization, Stephan Bartholdy, Ulrike Kipman Nov 2019

Influences Of Reasoning And Achievement Motivation On Complex Problem Solving In A New Microworld Operationalization, Stephan Bartholdy, Ulrike Kipman

Journal of Global Education and Research

Complex Problem Solving (CPS) can be defined as those psychological processes that enable a person to achieve goals under complex conditions, which are characterized by their complexity, connectivity, dynamics, lack of transparency, and polytely. Although many hypothesized influences have previously been tested concerning their relevance for the process of solving complex problems (e.g., general intelligence), results were often found to be rather heterogeneous. As this was found to be partially caused by fundamental differences between measurements of CPS, a new operationalization was used in the present study: Following the Microworld approach, CPS was assessed in the simulation game Cities ...


Once Upon A Time There Was A Mountain Of Paper, Robert P. Zaepfel Jr. Nov 2019

Once Upon A Time There Was A Mountain Of Paper, Robert P. Zaepfel Jr.

Showcase of Graduate Research and Creative Activities

Abstract

James Madison University and the Office of Human Resources recently faced a significant challenge in the arena of records management. As the department migrated to an electronic records management system a unique yet complicated situation arose from simultaneously storing unorganized boxes of duplicate paper records. This topic which was presented at the CUPA-HR (College and University Professional Association for Human Resources) Southern Regional Conference last April and again this year at the SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) National Conference will focus on the importance of a strategic and analytical approach to electronic records management, paper removal, sensitive data ...


Learners’ Perspectives On The Use And Support Of Student Created Video Assignments At James Madison University, Annette Bruff Liskey Nov 2019

Learners’ Perspectives On The Use And Support Of Student Created Video Assignments At James Madison University, Annette Bruff Liskey

Showcase of Graduate Research and Creative Activities

This research is an exploratory analysis of the use of student created video assignments at JMU, a pedagogical strategy that is increasingly common but not widely researched. The study collected quantitative data via an online survey of JMU students with the objective of examining the use, design, and outcomes of student created video assignments at James Madison University. Survey topics included the requirements of the assignment, the course that included the assignment, resources available and/or used to complete the assignment, students’ perceptions of the learning outcomes, as well as non-identifying information about each respondent’s demographics and academic experience ...


Leading Students And Teachers Away From Adversity And Towards Success, Joshua Covey, Amanda Pascale, Eve Miller, Matthew Ohlson Oct 2019

Leading Students And Teachers Away From Adversity And Towards Success, Joshua Covey, Amanda Pascale, Eve Miller, Matthew Ohlson

Amanda Pascale

There are nearly 3000 "Leader in Me" schools throughout the world and the hallmark of this transformational leadership program is developing student leaders. This proposal aims to share the best practices implemented and experienced through this innovative process that has helped to increase gains in students, especially those deemed at-risk. The session will NOT be promoting a particular product but rather facilitating the sharing of ideas and strategies for developing student leaders. Using engaging protocols and proven exemplars from schools throughout the country, this proposal will share the activities school leaders and teachers can infuse to encourage students to become ...


Library-Supported Scholarship: Increasing Faculty Scholarly Reach With Author Services, Russell Michalak, Monica Rysavy Oct 2019

Library-Supported Scholarship: Increasing Faculty Scholarly Reach With Author Services, Russell Michalak, Monica Rysavy

Charleston Library Conference

The researchers’ primary goal when working with faculty on the research and publication process is to empower them to independently write literature reviews, deploy surveys, collect data, analyze data, and submit manuscripts to peer-review journals and edited book collections. The authors coach faculty in doing so in a variety of ways, from one-on-one trainings to small group workshops. For faculty who have recently earned their PhD, librarians have worked with them to narrow their dissertation topic into a publishable product. As part of the publishing process, the authors have shown them how to select potential publication outlets by reviewing the ...


Understanding 5 Different Types Of Essays, Natalie Strong Oct 2019

Understanding 5 Different Types Of Essays, Natalie Strong

Natalie Strong

Essay writing is one of the most important requirements of academics, at the high school and college level. It is a source for the instructors to know about the learning, knowledge, and understanding of the students.

They also try to assess the argumentation and persuasion skills of the students. Most of the times, students get confused due to a number of different types of essay and wonder about the purpose of essay writing. The most important purpose of essay writing is that it enables the students to think about some issue from different perspectives. Also, they consult online essay writer ...


Prejudice Reduction In Public Schools: A Dialogic Approach, Maru Gonzalez, Michael J. Kokozos Oct 2019

Prejudice Reduction In Public Schools: A Dialogic Approach, Maru Gonzalez, Michael J. Kokozos

Journal of Educational Research and Practice

Increasingly, students are facing hostility and violence as a result of one or more of their social group memberships. Such prejudicial attitudes and actions contribute to antagonistic intergroup relationships in public schools (i.e., K–12). This article examines dialogic approaches to prejudice reduction, with a specific emphasis on intergroup dialogue in public K–12 schools. Evidence-based steps and strategies that educators can use to develop intergroup dialogue competencies and cultivate a more dialogic environment in their schools and classrooms are also introduced.


High-Growth Middle Schools In Arkansas Based On Performance On The Act Aspire Examinations, Charlene A. Reid, Sarah C. Mckenzie Oct 2019

High-Growth Middle Schools In Arkansas Based On Performance On The Act Aspire Examinations, Charlene A. Reid, Sarah C. Mckenzie

Arkansas Education Reports

The mission of the Office for Education Policy is to examine educational issues through the lens of academic research and disseminate our findings to educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders around Arkansas. Annually, we highlight excellent schools around the state in our Outstanding Educational Performance Awards, or the OEP awards.

This edition of the OEP Awards highlights schools in Arkansas based on student growth on the ACT Aspire exams in Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA). This is a departure from prior awards, which were based on student proficiency.


Persuasive Essay Writing (2).Docx, Natalie Strong Oct 2019

Persuasive Essay Writing (2).Docx, Natalie Strong

Natalie Strong

A persuasive essay is also popularly known as argumentative essays.  It is a genre of essay writing where the writer uses logic and information to support their claims to convince the reader to agree with their stance.  A good persuasive piece uses facts and other literary evidence to support their claims.

The persuasive subjects are not difficult to identify. You can easily recognize argumentative and persuasive terms and phrases if they are followed by interrogative statements.  These essays are call to action articles which require the reader to take a stance.
 
How to write a persuasive essay?

Still confused about ...


Perceptions Of Latino Students Who Enrolled In The Adult Basic Education/Under-Aged General Education Development Program: Searching A Caring High School Experience, Carlos Joseph Diaz Oct 2019

Perceptions Of Latino Students Who Enrolled In The Adult Basic Education/Under-Aged General Education Development Program: Searching A Caring High School Experience, Carlos Joseph Diaz

Carlos Diaz

The increasing number of Latino students presents unique challenges to and infinite possibilities for the educational system. Significant numbers of second-generation Latino students are considered at risk for completing a high school credentialing program. Latino students in public and private high schools were more likely to drop out than their White counterparts, and this has curtailed the advancement of Latinos into post-secondary settings. Ultimately, this impacts economic upward mobility. Furthermore, males are more likely than females to drop out of high school, are more frequently disciplined, suspended, and/or expelled from school than their gender counterparts (Perkins-Gough, 2006; Sacks, 2005 ...


Crossing Cultural Boundaries: Explorations In Multilingual Teaching And Learning, Patriann Smith Oct 2019

Crossing Cultural Boundaries: Explorations In Multilingual Teaching And Learning, Patriann Smith

Patriann Smith

A transdisciplinary notion of learning considers what is between, above, and beyond the disciplines. Adherence to such a perspective warrants examination of any research endeavor from multiple entry points and from openness to the changing nature and infinity of knowledge. In this dissertation, "Crossing Cultural Boundaries: Explorations in Multilingual Teaching and Learning," I approached the study of language and literacy teaching and learning across multilingual and multicultural contexts via an optional dissertation process that required completion of multiple studies. This dissertation option allowed me three entry points: (a) an understanding of literacy and language policy in relation to language learners ...


Welcome Readers, Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, Phd Oct 2019

Welcome Readers, Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, Phd

Optometric Clinical Practice

Interim provost would like to welcome you as readers to our new journal, Optometric Clinical Practice.


Promoting Mentally Healthy Classrooms: Evaluation Of Online Mental Health Literacy Instruction In Pre-Service Teacher Education, E. Robyn Masters Oct 2019

Promoting Mentally Healthy Classrooms: Evaluation Of Online Mental Health Literacy Instruction In Pre-Service Teacher Education, E. Robyn Masters

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

To better understand how to prepare large numbers of pre-service teachers for their role in creating and leading mentally healthy classrooms, this program evaluation explores outcomes related to an online mental health literacy course at a large central Canadian university. The course was delivered to 275 teacher education students simultaneously over 10-weeks and 20-hours of online instruction and professional reflection. Results indicated significant improvement in self-reported levels of mental health literacy, stigma toward mental illness, and self-efficacy for teaching students with diverse challenges. Qualitative reviews of participant feedback identified the most valuable aspects of the course and the ways in ...


Incorporating Home Visits In A Primary Care Residency Clinic: The Patient And Physician Experience, Mary Caitlin St. Clair, Jessica J. F. Kram, Glenda Sundberg Oct 2019

Incorporating Home Visits In A Primary Care Residency Clinic: The Patient And Physician Experience, Mary Caitlin St. Clair, Jessica J. F. Kram, Glenda Sundberg

Aurora Family Medicine Residents

Purpose: Home visits, once a popular but now uncommon form of health care delivery, are on the rise. Few studies have focused on the value the experience brings to resident physicians and their patients.

Methods: A 6-month pilot was conducted with 11 residents who participated in 32 home visits with 11 patients. Patient and resident experiences were captured through a survey following the home visits.

Results: In all, 100% of patients and a majority of residents were very interested in being a part of and incorporating future home visits, respectively. Every patient in the survey said that the visits resulted ...


Welcome Letter Of Introduction To Our New Journal - Optometric Clinical Practice, Timothy Wingert Od Oct 2019

Welcome Letter Of Introduction To Our New Journal - Optometric Clinical Practice, Timothy Wingert Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

On behalf of the entire editorial board, Timothy Wingert, OD, dean at the University of the Incarnate Word - Rosenberg School of Optometry, welcomes you to the inaugural issue of Optometric Clinical Practice. (ISSN: 2575-7717)


It Takes A Village: Delivering Education And Enabling Research In Mathematical Biology Via An Organized Community Approach, Hannah Callender Highlander, Olcay Akman Oct 2019

It Takes A Village: Delivering Education And Enabling Research In Mathematical Biology Via An Organized Community Approach, Hannah Callender Highlander, Olcay Akman

Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research

No abstract provided.


A Review Of The Biomathematics Program At Illinois State University: Benefits Of Pursuing A Graduate Degree At An Iba Institution, Alison Sifuentes, Aleksandra Majewski Oct 2019

A Review Of The Biomathematics Program At Illinois State University: Benefits Of Pursuing A Graduate Degree At An Iba Institution, Alison Sifuentes, Aleksandra Majewski

Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research

No abstract provided.


Beauty, Bees, And God: The Fibonacci Sequence As A Theological Springboard In Secondary Mathematics, John D. Brahier Oct 2019

Beauty, Bees, And God: The Fibonacci Sequence As A Theological Springboard In Secondary Mathematics, John D. Brahier

Journal of Catholic Education

Catholic schools primarily should be in the business of making saints. This article identifies and explores a meaningful, engaging point of contact between mathematics and theology for high school math classes, the Fibonacci Sequence. This sequence serves as an engaging introduction to sequences and series; more importantly, the topic can be used as a springboard to theological discussions. The paper will provide a brief historical background to the Fibonacci Sequence, an explanation of how it can be used in a high school math classroom, and an exploration of three different theological touchpoints that the Fibonacci Sequence offers.


Book Review: Deep Learning: Engage The World Change The World, William Loose Oct 2019

Book Review: Deep Learning: Engage The World Change The World, William Loose

Journal of Catholic Education

Review of Deep Learning: Engage the World Change the World by Michael Fullan, Joanne Quinn, and Joanne McEachen


The Influence Of School Catholicity On Sport Educator-Coaches, Matt Hoven, Trevor Egli Oct 2019

The Influence Of School Catholicity On Sport Educator-Coaches, Matt Hoven, Trevor Egli

Journal of Catholic Education

In practice, sports often play a major role in shaping the identity of Catholic schools. Theorists consider how to better integrate religious faith into sports programs. We argue that it is also imperative to investigate how the schools' catholicity influences educator-coaches experiences of sport. Based upon analysis of a phenomenological research project in Edmonton, Canada, our study uncovered factors of lift (i.e., feeling part of something bigger, mentor-coaches as doers of the Word, and communal or relational elements) and drag (i.e., treatment of non-Catholics, seeking an authentic faith, and a lack of reflection on the integration of sport ...


Remembrance Of A Christian Brothers’ Education, James R. Valadez Oct 2019

Remembrance Of A Christian Brothers’ Education, James R. Valadez

Journal of Catholic Education

This study describes the experiences of a group of individuals who attended a southern California Catholic boys’ high school, and the men who taught them. The goal of this study was to relate a narrative that explained how an education, steeped in the Christian Brothers’ mission provided a quality education for the poor, and shaped the lives, perspectives, and values of the graduates. The narrative, reported through a social perspective inspired by Catholic Social Teaching (CST), the philosophical writings of Jacques Maritain and Alisdair MacIntyre, showed how the graduates received a quality education from the Brothers, and absorbed a strong ...


Preparing Catholic Educators To Educate And Evangelize In 21st Century Schools, Action Research Of An Analysis Of Educator Preparation Program Requirements Including Professional And Pedagogical, Relational, Formational And Evangelistic Education For P-16 Students (Profess), Mary K. Mcvey Dr., Susan R. Poyo Dr. Oct 2019

Preparing Catholic Educators To Educate And Evangelize In 21st Century Schools, Action Research Of An Analysis Of Educator Preparation Program Requirements Including Professional And Pedagogical, Relational, Formational And Evangelistic Education For P-16 Students (Profess), Mary K. Mcvey Dr., Susan R. Poyo Dr.

Journal of Catholic Education

Abstract

The preparation of effective, knowledgeable and caring educators whose mission is to serve society through direct contact with and instruction of students, is the topic of this action research. We sought to determine how we as a teacher preparation program within a dynamic Catholic university could ensure that our Catholic identity was truly evident and nurtured in our teacher candidates as they prepare to engage in the extremely important job of offering what is a universal right to an education to PK-12 students, in a variety of learning environments. The analysis of this teacher preparation program included a review ...


Book Review: Educating In Christ: A Practical Handbook For Developing The Catholic Faith From Childhood To Adolescence—For Parents, Teachers, Catechists And School Administrators, Thomas V. Gourlay Oct 2019

Book Review: Educating In Christ: A Practical Handbook For Developing The Catholic Faith From Childhood To Adolescence—For Parents, Teachers, Catechists And School Administrators, Thomas V. Gourlay

Journal of Catholic Education

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Book Review: Into Silence And Servitude: How American Girls Became Nuns, 1945-1965, John White Oct 2019

Book Review: Into Silence And Servitude: How American Girls Became Nuns, 1945-1965, John White

Journal of Catholic Education

Book review of Titley (2014), Into Silence and Servitude: How American Girls Became Nuns, 1945-1965


Best Practices For Facilitating Difficult Dialogues In The Basic Communication Course, Kristina Ruiz-Mesa, Karla M. Hunter Sep 2019

Best Practices For Facilitating Difficult Dialogues In The Basic Communication Course, Kristina Ruiz-Mesa, Karla M. Hunter

Karla Hunter

Effective facilitation of classroom dialogue can stimulate open discussion and debate, challenge students to consider diverse perspectives, and promote critical student reflection and growth. Unfortunately, some instructors may be hesitant to approach controversial topics, for fear of losing face or risking chaos in the classroom. By learning and practicing established facilitation techniques, teachers can develop confidence and competence in harnessing the pedagogical power of difficult dialogue while maintaining classroom cohesion and community. This article provides 10 best practices for facilitating difficult classroom dialogues. These practices equip instructors with resources for building community, maintaining classroom immediacy, and grappling with disagreements without ...


Laughing Back: A Phenomenological Study Of Disability Humor Using Culturally Responsive Methodologies, Kinda Abujbarah Sep 2019

Laughing Back: A Phenomenological Study Of Disability Humor Using Culturally Responsive Methodologies, Kinda Abujbarah

Education (Ph.D) Dissertations

Historically, disabled people have not been viewed as innovators of humor because disability is associated with tragedy. My dissertation challenged the association of disability with tragedy by positioning disabled comedians as educators and ambassadors of disability rights. I reviewed the literature on disability and humor as well as disability oppression, which disability humor challenges. I used phenomenology as well as culturally responsive methodologies to examine what disabled comedians are achieving with their humor and what nondisabled audience members learned from attending their performances. Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory of learning was used to examine learning outcomes for audience members. I examined ...


“We’Re Doing Things That Are Meaningful”: Student Perspectives Of Project-Based Learning Across The Disciplines, Emily E. Virtue, Brandi N. Hinnant-Crawford Sep 2019

“We’Re Doing Things That Are Meaningful”: Student Perspectives Of Project-Based Learning Across The Disciplines, Emily E. Virtue, Brandi N. Hinnant-Crawford

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning

Supporters of project-based learning (PBL) argue that outcomes from the model include better performance in academic (Bell, 2010; Thomas, 2000) and non-academic outcomes (Saunders-Steward, Gyles, & Shore, 2010). The New Tech Network (NTN) is a school improvement network that provides training and development for high school faculty who commit to using project and/or problem-based learning as the primary instruction methodology (New Tech Network, 2017). This study uses qualitative data to investigate student perspectives of PBL across multiple disciplines at the high school level in NTN schools. Results suggest that students find value in the “hard work” they engaged in whilst ...


Fisher V. University Of Texas At Austin And The New White Nationalism, Jamel K. Donnor Sep 2019

Fisher V. University Of Texas At Austin And The New White Nationalism, Jamel K. Donnor

Jamel Donnor

Although Critical Race Theory (CRT) has been used to analyze difficult issues of race and racism in education for over ten years, the function of CRT in educational research is still not entirely clear. By bringing together the voices of various CRT scholars and education experts, this volume presents a comprehensive chorus of answers to the question of how and why CRT should be applied to educational scholarship. The collected chapters address CRT’s foundations in legal theory, current applications of CRT, and possible new directions for CRT in education. Appropriate for both students curious about CRT and established CRT ...


Parent(S): The Biggest Influence In The Education Of African- American Football Student-Athletes, Jamel K. Donnor Sep 2019

Parent(S): The Biggest Influence In The Education Of African- American Football Student-Athletes, Jamel K. Donnor

Jamel Donnor

Although Critical Race Theory (CRT) has been used to analyze difficult issues of race and racism in education for over ten years, the function of CRT in educational research is still not entirely clear. By bringing together the voices of various CRT scholars and education experts, this volume presents a comprehensive chorus of answers to the question of how and why CRT should be applied to educational scholarship. The collected chapters address CRT’s foundations in legal theory, current applications of CRT, and possible new directions for CRT in education. Appropriate for both students curious about CRT and established CRT ...


Derrick Bell, Brown, And The Continuing Significance Of The Interest-Convergence Principle, Jamel K. Donnor Sep 2019

Derrick Bell, Brown, And The Continuing Significance Of The Interest-Convergence Principle, Jamel K. Donnor

Jamel Donnor

Although he spent his career as a lawyer and law school professor, Derrick Bell had a profound impact on the field of education in the area of educational equity. Among many accomplishments, Bell was the first African American to earn tenure at the Harvard Law School; he also established a new course in civil rights law and produced what has become a famous casebook: Race, Racism, and American Law. The man who could rightly be called, «The Father of Critical Race Theory,» Bell was an innovator who did things with the law that others had not thought possible. This volume ...