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Journey Into Scholarly Teaching: Interdisciplinary Faculty Book Group, Mary Allen, Randy Magen Nov 2009

Journey Into Scholarly Teaching: Interdisciplinary Faculty Book Group, Mary Allen, Randy Magen

Randy Howard Magen

This presentation introduces the principles of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and explores the use of an interdisciplinary book group for supporting social work faculty in their journey toward scholarly teaching. Through SoTL, faculty engage in a process of self-reflection, investigation, and evaluation of teaching and student learning.


Student Staff: A Village Philosophy, Lisa Caughron Sep 2009

Student Staff: A Village Philosophy, Lisa Caughron

Lisa Caughron

No abstract provided.


Integrating An Opencourseware And Institutional Repository, Heather Leary, Brett Shelton Aug 2009

Integrating An Opencourseware And Institutional Repository, Heather Leary, Brett Shelton

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

This presentation was given at the 2009 Open Education Conference in Vancouver, BC. It shows how and why Utah State University chose to archive their OpenCourseWare. This was done in their Institutional Repository, DigitalCommons@USU. The presentation emphasizes the importance of the Open Education community to work with Librarians.


Getting Boys To Read: A Look At The Research And The Books They Love, Carrie Lynn Cooper Dean Of Libraries, Kathy Cox Watson Jul 2009

Getting Boys To Read: A Look At The Research And The Books They Love, Carrie Lynn Cooper Dean Of Libraries, Kathy Cox Watson

Kathy Cox Watson

This session focuses on what the research says about males as readers and introduces the audience to great boy books and other types of text that appeals to male readers. The presenters have chosen titles from the Kentucky Bluegrass Awards program that are of interest to young male readers. Presenters also introduce and promote Kentucky’s children’s choice reading program, the Kentucky Bluegrass Awards. To misquote George Ella Lyon, the presenters woudl like to get boys to "shake hands with a book."


Increasing Competition For University And The Challenge Of Access For Government School Students--Case Study, Daniel Edwards Jul 2009

Increasing Competition For University And The Challenge Of Access For Government School Students--Case Study, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

There is a wide variety of universities, university campuses and university courses in Australia available to those interested in pursuing a higher edu- cation degree. This paper examines the impact of increasing competition for entrance to university on the educational outcomes for students from the govern- ment school sector. Using Melbourne as a case study, the research shows that, over a four-year period of increased competition, entry to some of the more aca- demically accessible university campuses in the city became more difficult and this disproportionately affected the opportunities for university entrance among some groups. Despite the fact that there ...


Exploring Galileo: Search Strategies And Teaching Tips For Teachers, Sonya Shepherd Jun 2009

Exploring Galileo: Search Strategies And Teaching Tips For Teachers, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Academic Library Services For Users With Developmental Disabilities: Partnership Of Access And Syracuse University Library, Adina Mulliken, Ann Atkins May 2009

Academic Library Services For Users With Developmental Disabilities: Partnership Of Access And Syracuse University Library, Adina Mulliken, Ann Atkins

Adina Mulliken

Syracuse University Library and Access partnered to provide library orientations to six Syracuse University students who have developmental disabilities. Access is a service that supports college course attendance for students who have developmental or cognitive disabilities. Students with developmental disabilities are being included in college life more and more. As this occurs, academic libraries will be providing more services to this population. We hope Syracuse University’s experience will be useful for other libraries to build on as they develop services. Additionally, we discuss opportunities to improve services for all students by focusing on students with developmental disabilities.


Academic Library Services For Users With Developmental Disabilities: Partnership Of Access And Syracuse University Library, Adina Mulliken, Ann Atkins May 2009

Academic Library Services For Users With Developmental Disabilities: Partnership Of Access And Syracuse University Library, Adina Mulliken, Ann Atkins

Adina Mulliken

Syracuse University Library and Access partnered to provide library orientations to six Syracuse University students who have developmental disabilities. Access is a service that supports college course attendance for students who have developmental or cognitive disabilities. Students with developmental disabilities are being included in college life more and more. As this occurs, academic libraries will be providing more services to this population. We hope Syracuse University’s experience will be useful for other libraries to build on as they develop services. Additionally, we discuss opportunities to improve services for all students by focusing on students with developmental disabilities.


Internationalizing A Psychology Curriculum (Poster), A. Gharib, W. Phillips, L Bartolini Apr 2009

Internationalizing A Psychology Curriculum (Poster), A. Gharib, W. Phillips, L Bartolini

LeeAnn Bartolini

No abstract available


Incorporating International Research Into Psychology Classes: Three Case Studies (Poster), L. Bartolini, W. Phillips, A. Gharib Mar 2009

Incorporating International Research Into Psychology Classes: Three Case Studies (Poster), L. Bartolini, W. Phillips, A. Gharib

LeeAnn Bartolini

No abstract available


This Is An Independently Managed Website. The Views Expressed In The Pages Are Those Of The Contributors And Not Necessarily Those Of The Cape Peninsula University Of Technology, Michiel Moll Dec 2008

This Is An Independently Managed Website. The Views Expressed In The Pages Are Those Of The Contributors And Not Necessarily Those Of The Cape Peninsula University Of Technology, Michiel Moll

Michiel E Moll

No abstract provided.


An Innovative Study Of The Education Of Students At Risk In Kentucky, Norman Powell Dec 2008

An Innovative Study Of The Education Of Students At Risk In Kentucky, Norman Powell

Norman W. Powell

No abstract provided.


Connected Learning Schools Project: Acer Evaluation Report, Tim Friedman, Hamish Coates Dec 2008

Connected Learning Schools Project: Acer Evaluation Report, Tim Friedman, Hamish Coates

Dr Tim Friedman

Between 2006 and 2009, the New South Wales Partners in Learning Project was called Connected Learning Schools. This program began in June 2006 with 10 school teams and 120 teachers, in partnership with Department of Education and Training (DET) New South Wales and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Connected Learning Schools investigated how children in years 5-9 can shape their education by changing the emphasis from what they learn to how they learn.


Enhancing Authentic Assessment Through Information Technology, Beth Rubin Dec 2008

Enhancing Authentic Assessment Through Information Technology, Beth Rubin

Beth Rubin

This chapter provides a framework to analyze the opportunities to enhance authenticity when assessment is mediated by information technology (IT), as well as the limitations of IT mediation on authenticity. The potential degree of authenticity is determined by several aspects of the competence being assessed: the chronicity of access to and use of information; the durability of the display; the use of written, oral and non-verbal communication; and computer use. The framework is used to identify IT tools that enable more authentic assessment as well as sample approaches and limitations on authenticity.


Correspondence: Help-Negation, Coralie Wilson Dec 2008

Correspondence: Help-Negation, Coralie Wilson

Coralie J Wilson

It is positive that preliminary findings from the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing suggest that more Australians than in 1997 are seeking help for common mental disorders. However, the 2007 Survey also suggests that two in three Australians who had common forms of mental disorder and 41% of those with serious thoughts of suicide during the last year did not seek or engage in professional help for their condition [1]. Even more concerning are the preliminary results suggesting that 86% of those who didn’t seek help for their common mental disorders thought they didn’t need ...


Making Education Research More Policy Analytic, David Weimer Dec 2008

Making Education Research More Policy Analytic, David Weimer

David L Weimer

By adopting a more policy-analytic perspective, those producing research relevant to education policy would potentially increase the usefulness of their research and the prudence of their policy claims.


Shaping Success Among Black Males In An Hbcu: A Study Of Barriers And Benefits, Robert T. Palmer, T. Elon Dancy Dec 2008

Shaping Success Among Black Males In An Hbcu: A Study Of Barriers And Benefits, Robert T. Palmer, T. Elon Dancy

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

Attrition for Black men is a serious problem in higher education. While researchers have explored factors of retention for Black men attending predominantly White institutions (PWIs), less research explains factors underlying the success of Black men attending historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), particularly those men who are academically unprepared. Eleven Black men, who entered a public, urban HBCU through its pre-college program and persisted to graduation, indicated that their social networks play a vital role in facilitating retention and persistence. The results from this study are transferable to other HBCUs which seek to enhance retention among Black male collegians.


Systemic Corruption And The Programme On Basic Education In The Philippine Department Of Education, Vicente C. Reyes Jr Dec 2008

Systemic Corruption And The Programme On Basic Education In The Philippine Department Of Education, Vicente C. Reyes Jr

Dr. Vicente C Reyes Jr

This article contextualises corruption and implementation as it occurs in the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd). Described as a national agency suffering from 'systemic corruption,' an in-depth qualitative case study analysis of one of its programmes is imperative. The Programme on Basic Education (PROBE) hailed as a success and which has managed to be relatively free from corrupt activities is the focus. Providing findings from a study undertaken on PROBE participants from the three main islands of the Philippines, this article analyzes the various organizational factors that have an impact on the prevalence and absence of corruption and the enabling ...


Gatekeeper Training For Youth Workers: Impact On Mental Health Help-Seeking And Referral Skill, Coralie J. Wilson Dec 2008

Gatekeeper Training For Youth Workers: Impact On Mental Health Help-Seeking And Referral Skill, Coralie J. Wilson

Coralie J Wilson

The Youth Empowerment Series (YES!) Workshops (Wilson et al, 2000) were developed to improve gatekeepers' mental health literacy and skills for promoting effective help-seeking and social problem-solving among adolescents and young people. The curent study the skills of those attending the YES! Workshops 9 months after training.