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Teaching Care Ethics: Conceptual Understandings And Stories For Learning, Colette Rabin, Grinell Smith Dec 2012

Teaching Care Ethics: Conceptual Understandings And Stories For Learning, Colette Rabin, Grinell Smith

Grinell Smith

An ethic of care acknowledges the centrality of the role of caring relationships in moral education. Care ethics requires a conception of ‘care’ that differs from the quotidian use of the word. In order to teach care ethics more effectively, this article discusses four interrelated ways that teachers’ understandings of care differ from care ethics: (1) conflating the term of reference ‘care’ with its quotidian use; (2) overlooking the challenge of developing caring relationships; (3) tending toward monocultural understandings of care; and (4) separating affect and intellect. Awareness of these conceptions of care supports teacher educators to teach care ethics ...


A Critical Look At The Role Of Technology As A Transformative Agent, Grinell Smith Jan 2011

A Critical Look At The Role Of Technology As A Transformative Agent, Grinell Smith

Grinell Smith

No abstract provided.


Developing A Sustainability Plan At A Large U.S. College Of Education, Grinell Smith Jan 2011

Developing A Sustainability Plan At A Large U.S. College Of Education, Grinell Smith

Grinell Smith

Despite growing awareness of its importance, most sustainability education efforts in tertiary institutions do not significantly impact curricula. This paper details some of the activities and processes used to draft a sustainability strategic plan designed to address sustainability at the curricular level rather than merely the operational level within a large college of education at a large U.S. public university. The plan is also presented. Our goal was not to articulate a fixed policy but rather to produce a coherent plan that (1) fosters awareness and encourage people to join the effort and (2) readily accommodates input as more ...


Introducing Stem Majors To The Teaching Profession Through Authentic Experiences As Tutors, Grinell Smith Jan 2010

Introducing Stem Majors To The Teaching Profession Through Authentic Experiences As Tutors, Grinell Smith

Grinell Smith

Recruiting people with rich backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) into the teaching profession has historically been difficult and remains so today. In this bounded instrumental case study, undergraduate STEM majors were trained and placed as science and math tutors in grades 9-12, with an overarching goal of encouraging them to consider teaching as a possible career path. Several themes emerged from the tutors’ experiences as significant in their willingness to consider a career in teaching, including altruism from helping others, satisfaction from tutees’ improved academic performance, and a more nuanced understanding of the complex nature of teaching.


Does Gender Influence Online Survey Participation?: A Record-Linkage Analysis Of University Faculty Online Survey Response Behavior, Grinell Smith Jan 2008

Does Gender Influence Online Survey Participation?: A Record-Linkage Analysis Of University Faculty Online Survey Response Behavior, Grinell Smith

Grinell Smith

No abstract provided.


Science Books For Professional Pleasure Reading: Round Out Your Content Knowledge And Foster Interest In Science With This List, Grinell Smith Jan 2008

Science Books For Professional Pleasure Reading: Round Out Your Content Knowledge And Foster Interest In Science With This List, Grinell Smith

Grinell Smith

The article lists several science books, including "The Origin of Species," by Charles Darwin, "The Whole Shebang: A State-of-the-Universes Report," by Timothy Ferris and "Silent Spring," by Rachel Carson.