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Honoring And Utilizing The Preoperational Thinkers' Artistic Processes In Art Education, J. B. Paquette Dec 2005

Honoring And Utilizing The Preoperational Thinkers' Artistic Processes In Art Education, J. B. Paquette

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

Examines the relationship between thought processes and artmaking in preoperational learners (children from about two to seven years of age). Suggests that these children learn and communicate in the art room in a natural, revelatory, and quite ephemeral, way. Includes a sample art lesson plan for preoperational learners and investigates ways to connect with children's youthful thought processes in elementary art instruction.


Mapping The Road To Proficiency, Thomas R. Guskey Nov 2005

Mapping The Road To Proficiency, Thomas R. Guskey

Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology Faculty Publications

A table of specifications provides a travel guide to help teachers move students toward mastery of standards


Review Of After Education: Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, And Psychoanalytic Histories Of Learning By Deborah Britzman, Marla Morris Oct 2005

Review Of After Education: Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, And Psychoanalytic Histories Of Learning By Deborah Britzman, Marla Morris

Curriculum, Foundations, & Reading Faculty Publications

This review was published in the Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies.


Repurposing Learning Objects As Assessment Instruments, S Atkins, Gayl O'Connor Sep 2005

Repurposing Learning Objects As Assessment Instruments, S Atkins, Gayl O'Connor

Gayl O'Connor

No abstract provided.


Fifty Years Later, Nicholas Wolterstorff Sep 2005

Fifty Years Later, Nicholas Wolterstorff

Pro Rege

This paper originated in an address presented at the March 8, 2005, Jubilee convocation at Dordt College, celebrating Dordt’s fiftieth anniversary.


Prepare Your Mind For Learning, Deborah K. Smith, Trevor T. Moores, Jerry Cha-Jan Chang Sep 2005

Prepare Your Mind For Learning, Deborah K. Smith, Trevor T. Moores, Jerry Cha-Jan Chang

Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology Faculty Publications

The learning process must evolve and expand throughout one's IT career. Most would agree that's often easier said than done. Here are some ways professionals can overcome mental blocks that may prevent learning.


Inst7150 - Advanced Topics In Learning Object Design And Reuse, Fall 2005, David Wiley Aug 2005

Inst7150 - Advanced Topics In Learning Object Design And Reuse, Fall 2005, David Wiley

Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences - OCW

This course is designed to help you understand and apply advanced topics in the design, creation, and reuse of learning objects. The course is structured around a practical, hands-on project using learning objects, intermingled with readings and discussion on a variety of topics.


Are There National Patterns Of Teaching? Evidence From The Timss 1999 Video Study, Karen Givvin, James Hiebert, Jennifer Jacobs, Hilary Hollingsworth, Ronald Gallimore Jul 2005

Are There National Patterns Of Teaching? Evidence From The Timss 1999 Video Study, Karen Givvin, James Hiebert, Jennifer Jacobs, Hilary Hollingsworth, Ronald Gallimore

Dr Hilary Hollingsworth

Why do teachers today teach as they do, and why has teaching evolved in the way that it has evolved? In order to improve teaching, it is important to understand why teaching looks the way that it now does and how its general form can be explained. One way to address this question is at the classroom level. In this article we build on ethnographic research by using the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) video archives. Here we consider two possible explanations for the general patterns that have developed in school teaching. One explanation is that there ...


Using A Diglot Reader To Teach Kanji: The Effects Of Audio And Romaji On The Acquisition Of Kanji Vocabulary, Kazumasa Aoyama Jul 2005

Using A Diglot Reader To Teach Kanji: The Effects Of Audio And Romaji On The Acquisition Of Kanji Vocabulary, Kazumasa Aoyama

All Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a computer-based Japanese/English diglot reader on the breadth and depth of the acquisition of kanji-words. On a diglot reader, L2 text is embedded in L1 text, thus allowing L2 learners to receive enough context to understand the L2 text and learn vocabulary in it. This study was also conducted to determine the effects of two methods of presenting pronunciation of kanji-words, audio recording and romaji, on the acquisition of the meaning and pronunciation of kanji-words as well as the overall effect of learning of pronunciation on the learning ...


Using Assessment For Learning (Formative Assessment) In Science And Resources For Learning – Mining Sear (Science Education Assessment Resource), Gayl O'Connor Jun 2005

Using Assessment For Learning (Formative Assessment) In Science And Resources For Learning – Mining Sear (Science Education Assessment Resource), Gayl O'Connor

Gayl O'Connor

No abstract provided.


Self-Efficacy & Technology: Teaching And Learning Using A Handheld Computer, Mildred M. Pearson Dr. Apr 2005

Self-Efficacy & Technology: Teaching And Learning Using A Handheld Computer, Mildred M. Pearson Dr.

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Reflective Learning, Future Thinking: Digital Repositories, E-Portfolios, Informal Learning And Ubiquitous Computing, George Roberts, Wijnand Aalderink,, John Cook, Jen Harvey, Vincent P. Wade, Stuart Lee Apr 2005

Reflective Learning, Future Thinking: Digital Repositories, E-Portfolios, Informal Learning And Ubiquitous Computing, George Roberts, Wijnand Aalderink,, John Cook, Jen Harvey, Vincent P. Wade, Stuart Lee

Other resources

No abstract provided.


Getting In Line: Justin Martyr, St. Augustine, And The Project Of Integral Christian Scholarship, Robert Sweetman Mar 2005

Getting In Line: Justin Martyr, St. Augustine, And The Project Of Integral Christian Scholarship, Robert Sweetman

Pro Rege

This article is part of a lecture series for The Association of Reformed Institutions of Higher Education (ARIHE), 2004-2005, as well as Ch. 2 in Dr. Robert Sweetman’s upcoming book, Delineations: Re-imaging the Adventure of Integral Christian Scholarship.


Prediction Of K-5 Student Achievement Using Teaching Candidate Performance On The Teacher Work Sample: A Predictive Validity Study, Gretchen Louise Braun Jan 2005

Prediction Of K-5 Student Achievement Using Teaching Candidate Performance On The Teacher Work Sample: A Predictive Validity Study, Gretchen Louise Braun

Theses and Dissertations

This study is a predictive validity study investigating if teaching candidate performance on the teacher work sample predicted post-assessment achievement of K-5 students. Teaching candidate scores on the teacher work sample for 124 pre-service teachers were matched with the post-assessment scores of the 1,321 K-5 students to whom they taught a one- to two-week instructional unit. The pre-service teachers were in a semester-long field placement prior to student teaching in four rural, low-income elementary schools. Three of the thirty-two individual indicators of the teacher work sample were significant predictors of K-5 student achievement: knowledge of community, school, and classroom ...


Educating The Net Generation, Diana Oblinger, James L. Oblinger, Joan K. Lippincott Jan 2005

Educating The Net Generation, Diana Oblinger, James L. Oblinger, Joan K. Lippincott

Brockport Bookshelf

Edited by Diana G. Oblinger and James L. Oblinger.

Includes a chapter by former College at Brockport faculty member Joan K. Lippincott: Net generation students and libraries.

The Net Generation has grown up with information technology. The aptitudes, attitudes, expectations, and learning styles of Net Gen students reflect the environment in which they were raised—one that is decidedly different from that which existed when faculty and administrators were growing up. This collection explores the Net Gen and the implications for institutions in areas such as teaching, service, learning space design, faculty development, and curriculum. Contributions by educators and students ...


A Decidedly Different Mind, Stephanie Pace Marshall Jan 2005

A Decidedly Different Mind, Stephanie Pace Marshall

Publications & Research

Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall explains the need for educational transformation grounded in the design of a generative and more natural system of learning and schooling.


Supporting The Development Of Pedagogically Sound Learning Environments Using Learning Designs And Learning Objects, Shirley Agostinho, Susan J. Bennett, Lori Lockyer, Barry M. Harper, Jason Lukasiak Jan 2005

Supporting The Development Of Pedagogically Sound Learning Environments Using Learning Designs And Learning Objects, Shirley Agostinho, Susan J. Bennett, Lori Lockyer, Barry M. Harper, Jason Lukasiak

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

In a climate where Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is becoming mainstream within the higher education sector, academics are faced with the ongoing challenge of incorporating World Wide Web and Internet technology within their teaching practices. Coupled with a “quality” agenda, academics will be required to examine their instructional strategies and to offer high quality learning opportunities. Reuse, in the form of sharing learning resources and modelling expert practice are seen as strategies to help academics in this change process. Whilst online repositories of learning resources (learning objects) are flourishing, what is lacking are tools to support academics to design ...


Scaffolding Clinical Problem Based Learning Within An Online Collaborative Environment, Lori Lockyer, John W. Patterson Jan 2005

Scaffolding Clinical Problem Based Learning Within An Online Collaborative Environment, Lori Lockyer, John W. Patterson

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

With a specific focus on addressing the health care needs of regional, rural and remote communities, the new medical school at the University of Wollongong will open the doors to its first cohort of students in January 2007. Clinical placements will see students spend substantial periods of time in general practices located in these target communities – which may be as far as 1200km from campus. Problem based learning (PBL) is the underpinning educational strategy used to facilitate students’ integration of medical science knowledge and clinical competencies. Educational technology has made a significant impact on the quality of the resources used ...


Authentic Tasks In E-Learning Designs, Janice A. Herrington Jan 2005

Authentic Tasks In E-Learning Designs, Janice A. Herrington

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

Constructivist approaches to learning design, while gaining increased acceptance in the higher education community, are the exception rather than the rule in the majority of web-based courses currently offered by universities throughout the world. The adoption of university quality standards and the widespread use of course management programs have inadvertently constrained more authentic and innovative approaches to online learning. Contemporary trends in e-learning designs are highlighting the value of authentic approaches to learning. This paper argues that authentic tasks that guide complex and sustained learning endeavours can be adopted in web-based courses, and provides guidelines for implementation, together with examples ...


Investigating The Factors That Influence The Use Of Digital Learning Resources In The K-12 Educational Context, Susan J. Bennett, Lori Lockyer, Ian M. Brown Jan 2005

Investigating The Factors That Influence The Use Of Digital Learning Resources In The K-12 Educational Context, Susan J. Bennett, Lori Lockyer, Ian M. Brown

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

Australian and New Zealand governments have made a significant investment in the establishment of an on-line repository that will make digital learning resources, also called learning objects, available to teachers in the K-12 sector. The focus of this, and similar learning object initiatives around the world, has been on content development and delivery. Much of the current learning object research has been concerned with resolving the technical issues to support these processes, with little attention paid to pedagogical and practical issues that might influence learning object use. This paper argues for research to address this gap and reports on a ...


Integrating Problem-Solving Strategies And Fieldwork Into An Authentic Online Learning Environment, Gwyn J. Brickell, Janice A. Herrington, Barry M. Harper Jan 2005

Integrating Problem-Solving Strategies And Fieldwork Into An Authentic Online Learning Environment, Gwyn J. Brickell, Janice A. Herrington, Barry M. Harper

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

In this project, a technology-supported learning challenge has been developed to replace a conventional visitation program at Sydney Olympic Park. The educational approach taken is based on a general social constructivist model of learning, challenging learners with a problem based perspective directly linked to specific syllabus outcomes. Students engage in work on the web, in class, in the field and in technology ‘pods’ with an emphasis on student-centred tasks and field activities that will require them to explore data and information, construct and test hypotheses, and present conclusions and solutions in the form of artefacts. This paper describes the learning ...


Curriculum Adjustments For Students With Learning Disabilities In Mainstream Clasrooms., Deslea M. Konza Jan 2005

Curriculum Adjustments For Students With Learning Disabilities In Mainstream Clasrooms., Deslea M. Konza

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

The stated policies or mission statements of many education systems around the world reflect the widespread realisation that students with learning difficulties and disabilities have both the ability and the right to learn in a normalised environment, and thus include a goal related to helping all students achieve to their potential. Indeed, education is viewed as one of the major ways in which individuals may achieve life goals, as it often holds the key to level of employment and financial security, level of housing and other life opportunities in addition to personal satisfaction and achievement (Allen, 2003; UNESCO, 2001).


Learning Designs To Support Educationally Effective E-Learning Using Learning Objects, Barry M. Harper, Susan J. Bennett, Jason Lukasiak, Lori Lockyer Jan 2005

Learning Designs To Support Educationally Effective E-Learning Using Learning Objects, Barry M. Harper, Susan J. Bennett, Jason Lukasiak, Lori Lockyer

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

This paper describes a design approach for integrating learning objects based on a strong pedagogical framework, the Smart Learning Design Framework (SLDF). The framework is based on the assumptions that good learning settings focus on pedagogically sound design and that reusable learning objects can be effectively located and incorporated into learning settings. This paper describes a tool developed to illustrate the framework through metadata tagging of learning objects using an application profile which incorporates a pedagogical vocabulary, and development of units of study based on high quality learning designs and the inclusion of learning objects.


Learning With The Arts: Palettes, Performance & Employability Skills, Claire Manning Jan 2005

Learning With The Arts: Palettes, Performance & Employability Skills, Claire Manning

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

This research explores the ways in which the arts and learning with the arts can motivate adults to learn and build the skills needed to succeed at work. Through several case studies it unveils the learning experiences of adults who participated in courses, which utilised the skills, techniques and environments offered by the performing and visual arts. This paper presents an analysis of the participants' perceptions of learning with the arts by applying the Employability Skills Framework developed by the Department of Education, Science and Training in 2002 which identifies the skills valued in the workplace. With the emergence of ...


Blended Learning: An Asian Tale, John G. Hedberg, Geraldine Lefoe Jan 2005

Blended Learning: An Asian Tale, John G. Hedberg, Geraldine Lefoe

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

Over the past few years increasing online learning is part of the normal educational experience of students. This paper examines the changes faced by two universities in different countries as they move to blend traditional face-to-face learning activities with those online. In particular, it reviews lessons that can be drawn for others moving into blended learning environments for successful implementation.


Operationalizing Nine Design Elements Of Authentic Learning Environments In A Classroom-Based On-Line Simulation, Brian Ferry, Lisa K. Kervin, John Hedberg, Janice B. Turbill, Brian L. Cambourne, David H. Jonassen Jan 2005

Operationalizing Nine Design Elements Of Authentic Learning Environments In A Classroom-Based On-Line Simulation, Brian Ferry, Lisa K. Kervin, John Hedberg, Janice B. Turbill, Brian L. Cambourne, David H. Jonassen

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

Herrington, Oliver and Reeves (2003) assert that many researchers and teachers now accept that well designed multimedia environments provide an alternative to real-life settings without sacrificing the authentic context. Further, researchers report that recent educational software advances have demonstrated that it is feasible to create a motivational simulation that supports pre-service teachers by providing them with tools that allow them to view the effects of their decisions within a virtual classroom context (Aldrich, 2004) However, limited research has been reported on the use of authentic simulations in pre-service teacher education.

This paper describes the on-line simulation that we developed to ...


Why Teachers Are Reluctant To Use New Technologies: Supporting Teachers' Action Learning Within A Web Environment, Garry Hoban, Anthony J. Herrington Jan 2005

Why Teachers Are Reluctant To Use New Technologies: Supporting Teachers' Action Learning Within A Web Environment, Garry Hoban, Anthony J. Herrington

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

Action learning involves a small group (6-8 people) who meet regularly to share reflections and discuss ideas that they try out in practice. Key to the process of action learning is the sharing of personally relevant issues or problems in relation to the action being attempted. In this study a web environment was designed to support the sharing of strategies by teachers which also included a discussion space to provide feedback on the strategies attempted. One web environment was designed for an action learning team in a high school and another for a group in an elementary school. It was ...


Reusable Learning Designs In University Education, Susan J. Bennett, Shirley Agostinho, Lori Lockyer Jan 2005

Reusable Learning Designs In University Education, Susan J. Bennett, Shirley Agostinho, Lori Lockyer

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

This paper discusses the application of reusable learning designs as a support mechanism to guide teachers in designing learning experiences for students. Learning designs, which describe a sequence of learning activities, together with the necessary resources and supports, can serve as a framework which a teacher can then adapt to suit the needs of his or her students. The paper draws on an ongoing study of university teachers using learning designs to design their subjects to highlight reusability issues and outline what further research is necessary.


Hanging Out In The School Ground : A Reflective Look At Researching Children's Environmental Learning, Paul Tranter, Karen A. Malone Jan 2005

Hanging Out In The School Ground : A Reflective Look At Researching Children's Environmental Learning, Paul Tranter, Karen A. Malone

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

The authors take a reflective journey to explore the research methodology utilised in a multi-method, multi-site research study of children’s environmental learning in schoolgrounds in Australia. Informed by an extensive literature review and dialogue with researchers around the world, the study constructed a research design and procedure that could be utilized by practitioner researchers and academic researchers as the foundation for further research on children’s learning in schoolgrounds. This paper has the specific task of sharing our research story and lessons learnt as a conversation to those who intend to conduct future research with children on schoolground greening ...


Simulation Technology In Pre-Service Teacher Education: 'Pleasurable Learning' To Inspire 'Passionate Teaching', Lisa K. Kervin, Janice B. Turbill, Brian L. Cambourne, Brian Ferry Jan 2005

Simulation Technology In Pre-Service Teacher Education: 'Pleasurable Learning' To Inspire 'Passionate Teaching', Lisa K. Kervin, Janice B. Turbill, Brian L. Cambourne, Brian Ferry

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

Reviews of beginning teacher programs over the past eighty years within an Australian context continually identify a number of key skills that are not well developed by traditional pre-service teacher preparation programs. In more recent times the teaching of literacy has been targeted as needing specific attention, especially at the pre-service level. Advances in educational software have demonstrated that it is feasible to create a representation of a real situation through simulation. The authors believe that creating a virtual classroom environment for pre-service teachers to interact with is one way to support them with understanding the theory of literacy learning ...