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Building Leadership: The Knowledge Of Principals In Creating Collaborative Communities Of Professional Learning, Chad M. Dumas 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Building Leadership: The Knowledge Of Principals In Creating Collaborative Communities Of Professional Learning, Chad M. Dumas

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Research literature is replete with the importance of collaboration in schools, the lack of its implementation, the centrality of the role of the principal, and the existence of a gap between knowledge and practice--or a "Knowing-Doing Gap." In other words, there is a set of knowledge that principals must know in order to create a collaborative workplace environment for teachers. This study sought to describe what high school principals know about creating such a culture of collaboration.

The researcher combed journal articles, studies and professional literature in order to identify what principals must know in order to create a culture ...


Language Learning Through The Lenses Of An African Adult, Muchumayeli (Ishmael) Bhebhe 2010 SIT Graduate Institute

Language Learning Through The Lenses Of An African Adult, Muchumayeli (Ishmael) Bhebhe

Sandanona

Do you know that indigenous Africans are essentially pragmatic and/ or anthropocentric beings? Do you desire to meaningfully impact their lives through language learning? This session seeks to address such questions thereby showing why English language learning is most effective for African adults when directed towards meeting real needs.


Identifying Types Of Teaching And Learning In An Informal Community Of Practice, Shalane Balfour Navorska 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Identifying Types Of Teaching And Learning In An Informal Community Of Practice, Shalane Balfour Navorska

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify indicators of three different types of teaching and learning used within an informal community of practice. Peters and Armstrong’s (1998) article, Collaborative learning: People laboring together to construct knowledge, served as the basis for this case study, which expanded upon the types of teaching and learning as a framework for understanding practitioners’ interactions within communities of practice (CoP). No other research has comparatively examined these three types of teaching and learning, or examined the types of teaching and learning as a framework for understanding interactions within CoPs.

Eight members of a ...


Libraries Are The Answer To Difficult Times, Sally Reed 2010 American Library Association

Libraries Are The Answer To Difficult Times, Sally Reed

Georgia Library Quarterly

The author asserts that libraries are the answer to tough times, which provide job-seeking opportunities, free continuing education and learning opportunities. She cites the role of the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), in helping people who support libraries maximize their effectiveness at the local and state levels. She stresses the need for those who use libraries to exercise the power of their voices to make sure that libraries get the funding they need.


Innovative Reflection Tools For Hrd Training, Development, And Education, Susan R. Madsen, Katherine Tunheims 2010 Utah Valley University

Innovative Reflection Tools For Hrd Training, Development, And Education, Susan R. Madsen, Katherine Tunheims

Susan R. Madsen

The English word reflection is derived from reflectere, “to bend back” – as a mirror bends back the light, making apparent what is otherwise hidden or mysterious (Johnson, 2006). Reflection bends the light of our experiences back into our minds, to consider what the experience was about and what it meant. Reflection is also a critical element in transformational learning opportunities that should be part of effective training, development, and educational experiences (e.g., courses, workshops, programs). Since developing people is seeded in learning, HRD educators, scholars, and/or practitioners continuously work to understand the most effective methods and techniques to ...


Designing Successful Online Courses - Part 2, Kathleen P. King 2010 University of South Florida

Designing Successful Online Courses - Part 2, Kathleen P. King

Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career and Higher Education Faculty Publications

Once again, our major goal is to provide faculty with consistent guidance through the many instructional decisions and design steps they need to pursue in this process. This process is a fantastic opportunity to craft a virtual learning space in which people can engaging in learning beyond the constraints of time and space.


Designing Successful Online Courses - Part 2, Kathleen P. King 2010 University of South Florida

Designing Successful Online Courses - Part 2, Kathleen P. King

Kathleen P King

Once again, our major goal is to provide faculty with consistent guidance through the many instructional decisions and design steps they need to pursue in this process. This process is a fantastic opportunity to craft a virtual learning space in which people can engaging in learning beyond the constraints of time and space.


Five Strategies For Successful Writing Of Reports And Essays, Kathleen P. King 2010 University of South Florida

Five Strategies For Successful Writing Of Reports And Essays, Kathleen P. King

Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career and Higher Education Faculty Publications

Many people cannot get started with their literary projects because they do not know where to start. In this brief article, I share insight from years of teaching students and professionals of all ages how to prepare professional work.


Designing Successful Online Courses, Part 1, Kathleen King 2010 University of South Florida

Designing Successful Online Courses, Part 1, Kathleen King

Kathleen P King

By a long shot, the most frequent question faculty ask me about online courses is "Where do I begin to design online learning?" This is an excellent question because it demonstrates the need to contemplate planning and designing online learning rather than haphazard construction. The "seat of the pants" approach has lead to many confusing and unsuccessful distance learning course designs. This article provides a proven approach which fits different ways to ease into distance learning for novice and advanced alike.


Five Strategies For Successful Writing Of Reports And Essays, Kathleen P. King 2010 University of South Florida

Five Strategies For Successful Writing Of Reports And Essays, Kathleen P. King

Kathleen P King

Many people cannot get started with their literary projects because they do not know where to start. In this brief article, I share insight from years of teaching students and professionals of all ages how to prepare professional work.


Self-Directed Learning In Adults With Disabilities, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant 2010 University of South Florida

Self-Directed Learning In Adults With Disabilities, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant

Deborah K Sterner

This research investigated educated adults with identified disabilities and their self-directed learning efforts. It involved structured, in-depth interviews with disabled adults in higher education related to their attempts to learn on their own. Evidence of self-directed learning projects existed for each of the participants. All reported difficulties with finding the appropriate tools to improve their learning. A listing of specific techniques to assist their learning efforts was generated from the participants.


Teacher Professional Development: Myth And Reality, Imran Anjum Chaudary 2010 Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan

Teacher Professional Development: Myth And Reality, Imran Anjum Chaudary

Dr Imran Anjum

No abstract provided.


Enriching The Quality Of Consultation And Research With Small Community-Based Nonprofit Organizations Ten Insights And Understandings From The Work Of A University-Based Consulting Center, Leah Neubauer, Douglas Cellar, Gary Harper 2010 DePaul University

Enriching The Quality Of Consultation And Research With Small Community-Based Nonprofit Organizations Ten Insights And Understandings From The Work Of A University-Based Consulting Center, Leah Neubauer, Douglas Cellar, Gary Harper

Leah C. Neubauer

No abstract provided.


The Use Of Music To Teach Life Skills To Students With Emotional Disabilities In The Classroom, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor 2010 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka-Nigeria

The Use Of Music To Teach Life Skills To Students With Emotional Disabilities In The Classroom, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

This paper discusses the teaching of life skills to urban American youths who are highly fascinated with the hip-hop culture—songs, raps, miming, lyrics, dressing and musical rhythms, especially individuals with emotional disabilities in the public schools. This is an instructional curriculum strategy to encourage positive and active participation of these students, promote perfect school attendance, encourage good behaviors, deal with anger management and motivate committed learning in the classroom. The instructors’ understanding of students’ culture, learning needs and styles, and using such background knowledge to educate them become imperative in this setting. These urge for innovative and leadership projects ...


Integration And Innovation In Early Childhood Education In Nigeria, Onu V. C, Obiozor et al 2010 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka-Nigeria

Integration And Innovation In Early Childhood Education In Nigeria, Onu V. C, Obiozor Et Al

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

This survey research studied integration and innovation in early childhood education and implications for quality teacher preparation. The study was a descriptive survey research, with one hundred and twelve (112) sampled preschool teacher. Eight research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. Early Childhood Programme Instrument on Integration and Innovation (ECPAI) was constructed, validated and used in eliciting responses from the respondents. The data collected were analyzed using percentage, mean, and Paired Sample tests. The study revealed a significant difference in the opinions of public and private preschool teachers toward integration and innovative practices in early childhood education in Nigeria ...


Exceptional Black Students In American Colleges And Universities: Classroom Challenges, And Anticipated Support From Instructors And Professors, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor 2010 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka-Nigeria

Exceptional Black Students In American Colleges And Universities: Classroom Challenges, And Anticipated Support From Instructors And Professors, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

No abstract provided.


A Critical Reflection On The Research Into The Motives And Choice Behaviour Of Mature, Non-National Students Enrolling And Progressing In A Part-Time, Night Time Hospitality Management Program Within The School Of Hospitality Managa Critical Reflection On The Research Into The Motives And Choice Behaviour Of Mature, Non-National Students Enrolling And Progressing In A Part-Time, Night Time Hospitality Management Program Within The School Of Hospitality Management And Tourism, Technological University Dublin.Ement And Tourism, Technological University Dublin., Ann Conway 2010 Technological University Dublin

A Critical Reflection On The Research Into The Motives And Choice Behaviour Of Mature, Non-National Students Enrolling And Progressing In A Part-Time, Night Time Hospitality Management Program Within The School Of Hospitality Managa Critical Reflection On The Research Into The Motives And Choice Behaviour Of Mature, Non-National Students Enrolling And Progressing In A Part-Time, Night Time Hospitality Management Program Within The School Of Hospitality Management And Tourism, Technological University Dublin.Ement And Tourism, Technological University Dublin., Ann Conway

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This paper reviews a micro-research study into mature, part-time, night-time students’ motives and choice behavior as they enroll in, and progress in a third level institution. A critical reflection on this research process outlining the advantages of its design and implementation and also highlighting its limitations and ethical concerns will be conducted. It will briefly review some of the literature in the areas of students as consumers and their motives for learning and being part of an educational institution while guiding the focus from the research design, the methodology and methods employed to conduct the interviews. As transcripts or analysis ...


Adult Educators As Hrd Trainer, Moderator And Coach. Experiences Of A Chair For Andragogy In Bamberg., Jost Reischmann 2010 Bamberg University, Germany

Adult Educators As Hrd Trainer, Moderator And Coach. Experiences Of A Chair For Andragogy In Bamberg., Jost Reischmann

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

On occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Department for Andragogy at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade the lectures learned at the Chair of Andragogy at Bamberg University, Germany, throughout three decades of researching, teaching, and developing in the academic field of Andragogy are summarized.The focus is on the development of professional experts ("change agents"), the needed competencies, the curriculum, and the workplaces of the graduates. These experiences will be helpful for better planning of the future professional development of adult educators and to look forward to the strengths and challenges of the profession to be served in ...


Learning Styles And Entrance Requirements For Online Master's Programs, Dr. Stanley L. Lightner, Dr. Anthony Mark Doggett, Dr. Vesta R. Whisler 2010 Western Kentucky University

Learning Styles And Entrance Requirements For Online Master's Programs, Dr. Stanley L. Lightner, Dr. Anthony Mark Doggett, Dr. Vesta R. Whisler

Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences Faculty Publications

As more online graduate programs are created and traditional programs shift to an online format, the need to identify and understand skill sets necessary for students’ success becomes more apparent. Typically, graduate programs rely on entrance requirements such as the GRE, undergraduate GPA, and a writing sample to evaluate an applicant’s potential success. Is it reasonable to expect that other entrance requirements might be needed for student success in online graduate degree programs?
Research comparing learning and personality styles of online learners exists; however, application of this information as part of the admissions process for online graduate programs is ...


Development And Validation Of A Measurement Scale To Analyze The Environment For Evidence-Based Medicine Learning And Practice By Medical Residents, Fangqiong Mi 2010 Wayne State University

Development And Validation Of A Measurement Scale To Analyze The Environment For Evidence-Based Medicine Learning And Practice By Medical Residents, Fangqiong Mi

Wayne State University Dissertations

A growing number of residency programs are instituting curricula to include the component of evidence-based medicine (EBM) principles and process. However, these curricula may not be able to achieve the optimal learning outcomes, perhaps because various contextual factors are often overlooked when EBM training is being designed, developed, and implemented. The purpose of the study was to develop and validate an instrument, the EBM Environment Scale, to analyze the environment for EBM learning and practice as perceived by medical residents.

The development of the EBM Environment Scale underwent the process of content domain identification, item generation, review by content experts ...


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