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The Second Language Acquisition Of English Prepositions, Patricia J. Boquist Nov 2009

The Second Language Acquisition Of English Prepositions, Patricia J. Boquist

Senior Honors Theses

The acquisition of English prepositions is especially difficult for students learning English as a second language. This paper briefly discusses how prepositions are used in English and a few of the reasons prepositions cause problems for English language learners. It also analyzes the underlying system that governs prepositions and how this system might be represented to English language learners. Finally, it analyzes the current pedagogy and suggests a possible alternative to the status quo.


Through Support Of Mothers, Khush Funer Murtaza Nov 2009

Through Support Of Mothers, Khush Funer Murtaza

Professional Development Centre, Gilgit

No abstract provided.


Aligning Nietzsche's "Genealogical" Philosophy With Democratic Educational Reform, James Magrini Nov 2009

Aligning Nietzsche's "Genealogical" Philosophy With Democratic Educational Reform, James Magrini

Philosophy Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Learning Effects Of Examples Applied To College Algebra Student Interests, Carrie A. Campbell Nov 2009

Learning Effects Of Examples Applied To College Algebra Student Interests, Carrie A. Campbell

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

This mixed-methods investigation studied the learning effects of example problems based on college algebra student interests. The study spanned two semesters and included three groups of students. The first group was presented with algebraic procedural examples and assessments without context. The second group was presented with algebraic class examples in contexts related to student majors and hobbies, but assessments without context. The third group was presented with class examples in contexts related to student majors and hobbies and also assessments with context.

Learning growth as measured by performance scores on examinations was analyzed quantitatively. Student comments regarding learning progress were ...


Predictive Validity Of Measurements Of Clinical Competence Using The Team Objective Structured Bedside Assessment (Tosba): Assessing The Clinical Competence Of Final Year Medical Students., Frances M. Meagher, Marcus W. Butler, Stanley Dw Miller, Richard Costello, Ronán Conroy, Noel G. Mcelvaney Nov 2009

Predictive Validity Of Measurements Of Clinical Competence Using The Team Objective Structured Bedside Assessment (Tosba): Assessing The Clinical Competence Of Final Year Medical Students., Frances M. Meagher, Marcus W. Butler, Stanley Dw Miller, Richard Costello, Ronán Conroy, Noel G. Mcelvaney

Medicine Articles

BACKGROUND: The importance of valid and reliable assessment of student competence and performance is gaining increased recognition. Provision of valid patient-based formative assessment is an increasing challenge for clinical teachers in a busy hospital setting. A formative assessment tool that reliably predicts performance in the summative setting would be of value to both students and teachers. AIM: This study explores the utility of the team objective structured bedside assessment (TOSBA), a novel ward-based formative assessment tool, in predicting student performance in the final clinical examination. METHODS: The performance of a cohort of final year students (n = 191) in the TOSBA ...


Chemistry In Second Life, Andrew Lang, Jean-Claude Bradley Oct 2009

Chemistry In Second Life, Andrew Lang, Jean-Claude Bradley

College of Science and Engineering Faculty Research and Scholarship

This review will focus on the current level on chemistry research, education, and visualization possible within the multi-user virtual environment of Second Life. We discuss how Second Life has been used as a platform for the interactive and collaborative visualization of data from molecules and proteins to spectra and experimental data. We then review how these visualizations can be scripted for immersive educational activities and real-life collaborative research. We also discuss the benefits of the social networking affordances of Second Life for both chemists and chemistry students.


Chemistry In Second Life, Andrew Lang, Jean-Claude Bradley Oct 2009

Chemistry In Second Life, Andrew Lang, Jean-Claude Bradley

College of Science and Engineering Faculty Research and Scholarship

This review will focus on the current level on chemistry research, education, and visualization possible within the multi-user virtual environment of Second Life. We discuss how Second Life has been used as a platform for the interactive and collaborative visualization of data from molecules and proteins to spectra and experimental data. We then review how these visualizations can be scripted for immersive educational activities and real-life collaborative research. We also discuss the benefits of the social networking affordances of Second Life for both chemists and chemistry students.


Beyond Research: Opencourseware In The Institutional Repository, Heather Leary, Brett E. Shelton, Marion Jensen Oct 2009

Beyond Research: Opencourseware In The Institutional Repository, Heather Leary, Brett E. Shelton, Marion Jensen

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Presentation given at the 2009 LITA National Forum in Salt Lake City, Utah on archiving OpenCourseWare in the Institutional Repository.

The main function of OpenCourseWare is to provide open access to collections of educational materials used in formal courses. The main function of an Institutional Repository is to collect, preserve, and disseminate intellectual output of an institution. Since OCW is a significant portion of the intellectual output of a university, archiving OCW in an institutions repository seems a perfect marriage of means and opportunity.


Curriculum Reform: A Narrated Journey., Geraldine Maccarrick Oct 2009

Curriculum Reform: A Narrated Journey., Geraldine Maccarrick

Medical Education/Health Professions Education Articles

OBJECTIVES: Curriculum reform poses significant challenges for medical schools across the globe. Understanding the medical educator's personal and lived experience of curriculum change is paramount. This paper illustrates the use of narrative inquiry as a means of exploring the author's own evolving professional identity as a medical educator engaged in planning and leading curriculum reform and in understanding the meanings she and other medical educators attribute to their roles as agents of change in a medical school. CONTEXT: In 2002 it was decided to radically reform a school of medicine's (SoM) traditional 6-year medical degree course (converting ...


Under The Dome - Fall 2009, Mckissick Museum--University Of South Carolina Oct 2009

Under The Dome - Fall 2009, Mckissick Museum--University Of South Carolina

Under the Dome, McKissick Museum Newsletter

Contents:

Southern Satire: The Illustrated World of Jak Smyrl.....p. 1
Certificate in Museum Management.....p. 2
Preparing Future Professionals.....p. 2
Student News.....p. 2
Museum Receives Conservation Books.....p. 2
Looking for Alumni!.....p. 2
2009 Art Department Exhibition.....p. 3
Collections News.....p. 3
The Nature of Things Fall Nature Talk.....p. 4
Exhibits.....p. 4


Flarr Pages: Volume 2, Pages 44-68, Foreign Language Association Of The Red River Oct 2009

Flarr Pages: Volume 2, Pages 44-68, Foreign Language Association Of The Red River

FLARR Pages

FLARR Pages is the journal of The Foreign Language Association of the Red River of the North, an organization consisting of regional public school and private school faculty as well as faculty from Minnesota State University Bemidji, Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, North Dakota State University, the University of Minnesota Morris, the University of North Dakota, and the University of Winnipeg.


Ralph Bunche Community Center Oral History Project (Fa 455), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2009

Ralph Bunche Community Center Oral History Project (Fa 455), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 455. Interviews with ten African Americans who attended the Ralph Bunche School in Glasgow, Kentucky. Informants provide history and other information related to the importance of the school in Glasgow's African American community.


Moodling Around: A Tool For Interactive Technologies, Stacey Deloose, Kelly L. Unger, Lin Zhang, James L. Moseley Sep 2009

Moodling Around: A Tool For Interactive Technologies, Stacey Deloose, Kelly L. Unger, Lin Zhang, James L. Moseley

Administrative and Organizational Studies

Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are becoming a widespread means of facilitating learning. The Moodle VLE is one of many technology tools that enable and support online learning. It is a user-friendly, free, opensource tool used to deliver instruction online and to supplement face-to-face learning.


Benefits Of Continuing Professional Development In The Visual Communications Sector In Ireland, Con Kennedy Sep 2009

Benefits Of Continuing Professional Development In The Visual Communications Sector In Ireland, Con Kennedy

Other resources

This research is concerned with identifying the benefits of Continuous Professional Development for the Visual Communications sector in Ireland, with the aim of establishing what benefits exist for both the employee and employer. Research is undertaken to identify CPD programmes that currently exist in other industries in Ireland for the purpose of establishing commonalities and how this may apply to the Visual Communications sector. This is achieved through a combination of literature review, desk research, surveys of employees and employers in the Visual Communications sector and a number of semi-formal interviews with representatives from various industry sectors with established CPD ...


Characteristics Of A Healthy Environment, Saima Khalid Sep 2009

Characteristics Of A Healthy Environment, Saima Khalid

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

No abstract provided.


Environmental Hazards In School Structures And Role Of School Communities, Nilofar Vazir Sep 2009

Environmental Hazards In School Structures And Role Of School Communities, Nilofar Vazir

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

No abstract provided.


Riverside, Kentucky - Schools (Sc 1693), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2009

Riverside, Kentucky - Schools (Sc 1693), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Mansucripts Small Collection 1693. Enrollment and attendance book kept by teacher Mollie Sherry for the July-December, 1912 term at Riverside School in Warren County, Kentucky.


Remarks By Su Chancellor & President Nancy Cantor Chancellor's Convocation For New Students, August 2009, Nancy Cantor Aug 2009

Remarks By Su Chancellor & President Nancy Cantor Chancellor's Convocation For New Students, August 2009, Nancy Cantor

Office of the Chancellor

Just a few months ago, here in the dome, our graduating students heard from Vice President Joe Biden, a graduate of the SU College of Law. As I look at you today, some of his words keep going through my mind. He said that we are standing at an inflection point in history, where the curve shifts, everything comes together and everything changes. The same can be said for you today – this is your inflection point, when you can shape not only your future, but all of ours. As Biden said: “Absent … input and leadership, the world will continue to ...


When Does Retrieval Induce Forgetting And When Does It Induce Facilitation? Implications For Retrieval Inhibition, Testing Effect, And Text Processing, Jason C.K. Chan Aug 2009

When Does Retrieval Induce Forgetting And When Does It Induce Facilitation? Implications For Retrieval Inhibition, Testing Effect, And Text Processing, Jason C.K. Chan

Psychology Publications

Retrieval practice can enhance long-term retention of the tested material (the testing effect), but it can also impair later recall of the nontested material – a phenomenon known as retrieval-induced forgetting (Anderson, M. C., Bjork, R. A., & Bjork, E. L. (1994). Remembering can cause forgetting: retrieval dynamics in long-term memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 20(5), 1063–1087). Recent research, however, has shown that retrieval practice can sometimes improve later recall of the nontested material – a phenomenon termed retrieval-induced facilitation (Chan, J. C. K., McDermott, K. B., & Roediger, H. L. (2006). Retrieval-induced facilitation: initially nontested material can ...


A Strong Foundation, Khush Funer Murtaza Jul 2009

A Strong Foundation, Khush Funer Murtaza

Professional Development Centre, Gilgit

No abstract provided.


From Laboratory To Library: The History Of Wayne State University's Education Library, Suzan A. Alteri Jul 2009

From Laboratory To Library: The History Of Wayne State University's Education Library, Suzan A. Alteri

Library Scholarly Publications

The Education Library at Wayne State University has a long and storied history. From its beginning at the Detroit Normal School to its final merger with the general library, the Education Library has been at the heart of not only Wayne State University, but also in the development of the College of Education. This paper chronicles the history of the library, and the people who created it, from its very beginning to its final place among the volumes of the Purdy/Kresge Library.


Burns, William F. (Sc 1944), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2009

Burns, William F. (Sc 1944), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1944. Letters to O.O. Pillans, director of admissions at the Kentucky Military Institute, Lyndon, Jefferson County, Kentucky, related to the admission of his son Robert J. Burns.


The Spectral Game: Leveraging Open Data And Crowdsourcing For Education, Andrew Lang, Jean-Claude Bradley, Robert J. Lancashire, Anthony J. Williams Jun 2009

The Spectral Game: Leveraging Open Data And Crowdsourcing For Education, Andrew Lang, Jean-Claude Bradley, Robert J. Lancashire, Anthony J. Williams

College of Science and Engineering Faculty Research and Scholarship

We report on the implementation of the Spectral Game, a web-based game where players try to match molecules to various forms of interactive spectra including 1D/2D NMR, Mass Spectrometry and Infrared spectra. Each correct selection earns the player one point and play continues until the player supplies an incorrect answer. The game is usually played using a web browser interface, although a version has been developed in the virtual 3D environment of Second Life. Spectra uploaded as Open Data to ChemSpider in JCAMP-DX format are used for the problem sets together with structures extracted from the website. The spectra ...


Third District Education Association, 1903-1973 (Sc 1937), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2009

Third District Education Association, 1903-1973 (Sc 1937), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1937. Programs, publications and news clippings related to the Third District Education Association, a subordinate organization of the Kentucky Education Association.


Managing Conflict In The Classroom, Saima Khalid, Syeda Imrana Raza Jun 2009

Managing Conflict In The Classroom, Saima Khalid, Syeda Imrana Raza

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

No abstract provided.


Reforming Education In Pakistan – Tracing Global Links, Sajid Ali, Malik S. A. Tahir Jun 2009

Reforming Education In Pakistan – Tracing Global Links, Sajid Ali, Malik S. A. Tahir

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

This paper is about tracing global links in national education reforms in Pakistan. The paper tries to describe globalization and its general effects on national policies. It particularly highlights the effects of globalization on education reforms, which are: competitiveness-driven, finance-driven and equity-driven. In light of these global education reform patterns the paper explores the major educational reforms being pursued in Pakistan since 1990s. The paper argues that globalization has seriously challenged the national reform policies, which are now becoming more and more globally driven. Rather than out rightly rejecting all global policies, engaging critically with them is the stance of ...


Encouraging Criticality Through Academic Reading, Fariha Hayat Jun 2009

Encouraging Criticality Through Academic Reading, Fariha Hayat

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

The paper focus on the findings of one of the research questions of a larger research study. It explores the affordance of academic reading to invoke ‘criticality’ (Cope, 2002; Burns and Hood, 1998 and Brown 1999) amongst postgraduate students within traditional university classrooms. Anchored in a research study that roots itself in the broad area of English for Academic Purposes (or EAP), it probes into the process of reading and responding to academic texts written in English. With a qualitative orientation, the study uses a case study design to gather empirical evidence through the introspective method of ‘stimulated think alouds ...


What Is Self-Esteem, Nilofar Vazir, Syeda Imrana Raza Jun 2009

What Is Self-Esteem, Nilofar Vazir, Syeda Imrana Raza

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

No abstract provided.


Using Robotics To Equip K-12 Teachers: Silicon Prairie Initiative For Robotics In Information Technology (Spirit), Alisa Gilmore, Bing Chen, Neal Grandgenett Jun 2009

Using Robotics To Equip K-12 Teachers: Silicon Prairie Initiative For Robotics In Information Technology (Spirit), Alisa Gilmore, Bing Chen, Neal Grandgenett

Teacher Education Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

The Silicon Prairie Initiative for Robotics in Information Technology (SPIRIT) is a unique collaborative effort between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College of Engineering, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Education, and the local Omaha Public Schools (OPS) system. With funding from an NSF ITEST grant, from 2006 – 2008 the initiative recruited and trained 97 math and science middle school teachers through summer workshops and follow-up sessions during the school year, with the goal of equipping teachers in hands-on engineering design principles and providing curriculum development support for STEM instruction. The centerpiece of the training was the ...


Hines, George L. (Sc 1904), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2009

Hines, George L. (Sc 1904), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1904. Correspondence, teacher's certificates from the Shelby County, Tennessee public schools, and other materials related to Hines's work and family.