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Journal Of Qualitative Research In Sports Studies Issn 1754-2375 Overview: Guide To Contents, Editorials And Themes By Volume, Clive Palmer Nov 2018

Journal Of Qualitative Research In Sports Studies Issn 1754-2375 Overview: Guide To Contents, Editorials And Themes By Volume, Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer

The Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies presents a valuable opportunity for students; undergraduates and postgraduates alike to write mentored publications of their research activities within the sport’s world. The papers are externally reviewed by academics from institutions (UK and overseas) who have an interest in researching sport and physical education. They also share a similar vision for raising confidence in students’ writing and encouraging greater involvement with researching sport from a qualitative standpoint. Towards these ends the journal has three core aims which the Editorial Board hope the reader will recognise as being educationally valuable in terms of …


How Are They Going?: A Project To Monitor Student Engagement, Anthony Williams, Maria T. Northcote, John Reddin Aug 2018

How Are They Going?: A Project To Monitor Student Engagement, Anthony Williams, Maria T. Northcote, John Reddin

Maria Northcote

The transition from school or work to university studies is not always a smooth change for many students. The university context may appear threatening, strange and isolating for some students, whether the courses be offered in on-campus or online contexts. While most modern day universities offer a raft of support services for students, including both academic and non-academic services, problems of low retention and high attrition rates still plague some institutions and some sections of particular institutions in the higher education sector. This paper presents an innovative program that uses technology-supported strategies within a regular learning management system (LMS) to …


Getting On The Online Education Train: The Journey Of A Small Higher Education Institution, Anthony Williams, Maria T. Northcote Aug 2018

Getting On The Online Education Train: The Journey Of A Small Higher Education Institution, Anthony Williams, Maria T. Northcote

Maria Northcote

Many universities have instituted professional learning centres that support academic teaching staff in their capacity to facilitate student-centred learning. Some of these centres also extend their reach to incorporate scholarship and research. This paper reports on one such case, in which a small higher education institution in Australia established what has become known as the Centre for Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL). From its inception, the CASTL’s intentions have been multi-dimensional, in that its programs, activities and resource development span the following areas of scholarship: 1) learning and teaching; 2) researcher education and support of postgraduate …


Integrating The Scholarship Of Teaching, Learning And Assessment Into One Institution’S Homegrown Professional Learning Resources, Maria Northcote, Anthony Williams, Kevin Petrie, John Seddon, Sherene Hattingh Aug 2018

Integrating The Scholarship Of Teaching, Learning And Assessment Into One Institution’S Homegrown Professional Learning Resources, Maria Northcote, Anthony Williams, Kevin Petrie, John Seddon, Sherene Hattingh

Maria Northcote

Many professional learning (PL) programs in universities aspire to support tertiary educators to perform duties associated with teaching, student learning and assessment. Additionally, because much of a university academic’s work is associated with conducting scholarly research and supervising students’ research, PL programs also need to provide support associated with supervision and research activities. Faced with these multiple PL demands, one small Australian higher education institution developed a suite of resources to support faculty teaching staff and researchers in their professional capacities using a heuristic (self-determined) approach to resource development. The content of the resources drew on the principles of the …


Currere, Unexpected Journeys, And Unplanned Destinations In Academia, Susan R. Adams Sep 2015

Currere, Unexpected Journeys, And Unplanned Destinations In Academia, Susan R. Adams

Susan Adams

A sudden change of teaching placements forced my return to graduate school at the age of 40. Transformative graduate school learning resulted in the completion of a Ph.D. and earning a tenure track position in teacher education. This essay uses Pinar’s four steps of currere provide a lens to examine the past, look toward the future, take opportunity to look backward to the past while examining the present, and then re-enter the present. Mezirow’s transformative adult learning theory lends guidance for understanding why older adults may be uniquely poised to navigate successfully the complex maze of academia.


Investing In Workforce Literacy Pays: Building Employer Commitment To Workplace Language, Literacy And Numeracy Programs, Justin Brown, Michael Taylor, Phillip Mckenzie, Kate Perkins Sep 2015

Investing In Workforce Literacy Pays: Building Employer Commitment To Workplace Language, Literacy And Numeracy Programs, Justin Brown, Michael Taylor, Phillip Mckenzie, Kate Perkins

Dr Justin Brown

In September 2012 the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) contracted the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to conduct this study into the financial return to employers from investing in workplace literacy training programs. The Australian Government, through its Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE), contracted the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) to manage the project. Over 2013-14, this study developed and trialled a set of data collection instruments in pilot mode with seven training programs funded under the Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) program. This report presents the results from the study in the …


Session A - Quality And Equity In Vocational Education And Training (Vet), Sheldon Rothman, David Curtis, Lori Hocking, David Tout Aug 2014

Session A - Quality And Equity In Vocational Education And Training (Vet), Sheldon Rothman, David Curtis, Lori Hocking, David Tout

Dr Sheldon Rothman

Concurrent Session


Session A - Quality And Equity In Vocational Education And Training (Vet), Sheldon Rothman, David Curtis, Lori Hocking, David Tout Aug 2014

Session A - Quality And Equity In Vocational Education And Training (Vet), Sheldon Rothman, David Curtis, Lori Hocking, David Tout

David (Dave) Tout

Concurrent Session


Social Media As An Educational Tool In University Level Geography, Elizabeth Hundey Apr 2014

Social Media As An Educational Tool In University Level Geography, Elizabeth Hundey

Beth J Hundey

Social media is not a passing fad—it is a new, versatile way of both information gathering and production. It is broadly defined as “networked tools that emphasize the social aspect of the Internet for communication, collaboration and creative expression” (Dabbagh & Kitsantas, 2012). Although many courses have online components (e.g. WebCT or other learning management systems), it is arguable that we as educators are not taking advantage of mainstream (i.e. applications and sites that are not education specific) social media to its full potential in the classroom. This short paper offers an outline of a seminar discussing the uses of …


Call For Papers - Book Of Readings On : Approaches To Early Childhood, Literacy And Special Needs Instruction In Developing Societies, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor, Dr Ngozi Anyikwa Jan 2014

Call For Papers - Book Of Readings On : Approaches To Early Childhood, Literacy And Special Needs Instruction In Developing Societies, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor, Dr Ngozi Anyikwa

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

CALL FOR PAPERS Approaches to Early Childhood and Special Needs Instruction in Developing Societies By Williams Emeka Obiozor, EdD. Ngozi E. Anyikwa, PhD. Faculty of Education Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka - Nigeria For book Chapters…..Forward/Submit your ABSTRACTS & FULL PAPERS to: onestreetprojects@gmail.com, and copy ngozianyikwa@yahoo.com Submission Deadline: August 30, 2013. Publication date: January 2014.


Diversity Case Study, Salma A. Hadeed Sep 2013

Diversity Case Study, Salma A. Hadeed

salma a hadeed

Diversity brings new talent and creativity in an organization with ideas and beliefs from different backgrounds. Diversity includes race, culture, age, disabilities, ethnicity, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender and sexual orientation. Imagine the workplace as a melting pot that includes all of these diverse affiliations. One would think that where diversity exists, there would be an amicable relationship amongst employees; a creation of colorful ideas being thrown together, however this is not always the case. Even though diversity is looked at as a broad spectrum, this case study would be focusing on only one: sexual orientation in the workplace.


Educating And Transforming The Future Public Health Workforce: Lessons Learned From Developing & Implementing An Innovative, Interdisciplinary Mph Graduate Course For Public Health Practice, Leah Neubauer, Kristin Jacobson Apr 2013

Educating And Transforming The Future Public Health Workforce: Lessons Learned From Developing & Implementing An Innovative, Interdisciplinary Mph Graduate Course For Public Health Practice, Leah Neubauer, Kristin Jacobson

Leah C. Neubauer

The Affordable Care Act allocated $250 million in 2010 for disease prevention via four critical priorities, including Public Health Training and Research & Tracking. Public health educators in academia have an opportunity to reexamine and reconstruct educative preparations for public health workers to adequately identify and address the environmental, social, and behavioral issues that impact health across the life span. Public health professionals are obligated to consider the larger political, social, and economic implications forces surrounding their work to affect the largest possible positive outcomes in communities ' health. This presentation will highlight the establishment of a graduate MPH course …


The Teaching Leader Series: Interprofessional Faculty Development, Amy B. Smith Phd, James P. Orlando Edd, Elissa Foster Phd, Jaan Naktin Md, Cynthia A. Cappel Msn, Rn-Bc1, Alexander J. Lemheney Med, Frazier T. Stevenson Md Apr 2013

The Teaching Leader Series: Interprofessional Faculty Development, Amy B. Smith Phd, James P. Orlando Edd, Elissa Foster Phd, Jaan Naktin Md, Cynthia A. Cappel Msn, Rn-Bc1, Alexander J. Lemheney Med, Frazier T. Stevenson Md

Amy B Smith PhD

No abstract provided.


Rethinking Classroom Participation, Rita Gardiner Mar 2013

Rethinking Classroom Participation, Rita Gardiner

Rita A Gardiner

Within the classroom, feelings of alienation can adversely affect students’ ability to speak, and thus serve to reproduce social inequities. This is especially the case with some first year students who may not have had many opportunities to speak, as well as students from different cultures where talking in class may not be the norm. To help mitigate power imbalances, it is necessary to develop a diversity of teaching practices and approaches to learning to ensure that each student feels that her class participation counts. In this workshop, I want to consider ways in which it is possible to encourage …


Adult Literacy Strategies For Women On Cocoyam Production, Use & Benefits In Igboland, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Jan 2013

Adult Literacy Strategies For Women On Cocoyam Production, Use & Benefits In Igboland, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

EMPOWERING WOMEN TO STRENGTHEN & DEVELOP GROWTH OF RAW MATERIALS TO ERADICATE POVERTY is a priority for every government if we have to attain the vision and goals of MDGs/EFA in 2015. Adult educators are contributing to this vision with extension service programmes to rural women via workshops like these.


Training Of Village Education Committees, Cbos, Ngos On Adult Literacy Center Advocacy: Methodology For Effective Nfe Supervision", Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Jan 2013

Training Of Village Education Committees, Cbos, Ngos On Adult Literacy Center Advocacy: Methodology For Effective Nfe Supervision", Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Community-based organizations (CBOs), Village Education Committees (VECs), NGOs, Town Association members are challenged to ensure that all adult learners experience coherent and engaging Non-Formal Education at the Adult literacy centers established in their communities. Our approach to the adult classroom must be developed with a clear understanding of: Who our adult learners are; Their felt needs & educational goals; Their patterns of participation and learning styles, And their expectations. The training materials provides us with details for effective facilitation and supervision as well as advocacy for more adult learner enrollment and management by the stakeholders.


. "Andragogical Methodology For Effective Nfe Program" Agency For Adult & Non-Formal Education & Unicef-Anambra State., Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Jan 2013

. "Andragogical Methodology For Effective Nfe Program" Agency For Adult & Non-Formal Education & Unicef-Anambra State., Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

How can we ensure that all adult learners experience coherent and engaging Non-Formal Education? Our approach to the adult classroom must be developed with a clear understanding of: Who our adult learners are; Their felt needs & educational goals; Their patterns of participation and learning styles, And their expectations. The training materials provides us with details for effective teaching-learning and supervision of adult and non-formal education activities in our rural communities.


Emergency Service Leader Perceptions Of Legitimacy, John R. Fisher, R. Jeffery Maxfield Dec 2012

Emergency Service Leader Perceptions Of Legitimacy, John R. Fisher, R. Jeffery Maxfield

Dr. John R. Fisher

This study adds to the qualitative data showing how leaders in the emergency services perceive legitimacy and the bases of power. The study examines leader perception of the reasons their subordinates view their leadership as legitimate. Two definitions of legitimacy are presented: the traditional viewpoint of French and Raven (1959) associating legitimate power “with having status or formal job authority” and the other proposed by Maxfield (2012) in the LEAP leadership model basing legitimacy more on the characteristics leaders bring to their positions. Emergency service students interviewed leaders in their career fields, determining their view of legitimacy. They found that …


Women Of African Descent: Persistence In Completing A Doctorate, Vannetta L. Bailey-Iddrisu Dec 2012

Women Of African Descent: Persistence In Completing A Doctorate, Vannetta L. Bailey-Iddrisu

Vannetta L. Bailey-Iddrisu

This study examines the educational persistence of women of African descent (WOAD) in pursuit of a doctorate degree at universities in the southeastern United States. WOAD are women of African ancestry born outside the African continent. These women are heirs to an inner dogged determination and spirit to survive despite all odds (Pulliam, 2003, p. 337).This study used Ellis’s (1997) Three Stages for Graduate Student Development as the conceptual framework to examine the persistent strategies used by these women to persist to the completion of their studies.


Women, Education & The Diaspora, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Nov 2012

Women, Education & The Diaspora, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Educating the woman is a challenge to many governments in sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigeria where successive governments have made efforts to promote and support women education and bridging the gender gap in the education, labor and economic sector. This position paper examined issues and challenges of women regarding education and the Diaspora: An experience coming from a Nigerian-American who spent more than a decade living and working in the United States of America. Motivations for leaving an individuals’ homeland are as varied as the immigrants themselves, especially women who leave for opportunity, some for adventure, education, marriage and some to …


Are Teacher Education Programs Failing The Nation’S Urban Schools? A Closer Look At Pre-Service Teachers’ Beliefs About Working With Inner-City Students, Servet Celik Oct 2012

Are Teacher Education Programs Failing The Nation’S Urban Schools? A Closer Look At Pre-Service Teachers’ Beliefs About Working With Inner-City Students, Servet Celik

Servet Celik

To address the issue of pre-service teachers being under-prepared for work in multicultural and impoverished environments in America’s urban schools, teacher education programs have taken steps to improve diversity-oriented curricula and provide relevant fieldwork experience. However, research indicates that a large proportion of teacher candidates still do not have the necessary skills to deal with students from divergent upbringings. This interpretive study investigated the beliefs of pre-service teachers about urban students and how well their teacher education programs are addressing the issues of working in inner-city schools. The results revealed that, although some progress has been made, a significant gap …


Instructor Spotlight: Leah C. Neubauer, Leah Neubauer Sep 2012

Instructor Spotlight: Leah C. Neubauer, Leah Neubauer

Leah C. Neubauer

No abstract provided.


Coping With The Senior Thesis Seminar: Some Thoughts For Both Students And Professors, Harlan M. Smith Ii, Arden K. Sansom Aug 2012

Coping With The Senior Thesis Seminar: Some Thoughts For Both Students And Professors, Harlan M. Smith Ii, Arden K. Sansom

Harlan M. Smith

Based on our experiences as professor and student. respectively, in. the undergraduate Senior Thesis Seminar, we offer our thoughts on the fundamental issues facing participants in this class. We speak to students about selecting a topic, choosing a supervisor, working with classmates, delivering the oral presentation, and coping with difficulties. We advise on professors helping students select a topic, monitoring student progress, adjusting to different types of students, approaching the oral presentations, interacting with faculty in the presence of students, and injecting themselves into student work. Consideration of these ideas-presented as a series of lessons--should promote more effective learning experiences …


Designing Professional Development For Better Pedagogy: A Higher Education Experience In Pakistan, Imran Anjum Chaudary, Shahida Imran Jun 2012

Designing Professional Development For Better Pedagogy: A Higher Education Experience In Pakistan, Imran Anjum Chaudary, Shahida Imran

Dr Imran Anjum

The mission of the Designing Professional Development for Better Pedagogy is to make a contribution to the understanding of Pakistani professional development in tertiary and higher education sectors. The inspiration for this book came from a research project on teacher development conducted by us in 2009 at the Melbourne Graduate school of Education, the University of Melbourne, Australia. This ethnographic case study, conducted in 2011, not only refreshes the results of our previous research, but also moves the debate forward by analysing the problems and practices of Pakistani professional development, cataloguing the voices of tertiary/higher education teachers, introducing a new …


The Green Growth Knowledge Economy: Implications For Technology And Design Teachers, Kurt W. Seemann, Jason Newcombe, Angela F. Turner Mar 2012

The Green Growth Knowledge Economy: Implications For Technology And Design Teachers, Kurt W. Seemann, Jason Newcombe, Angela F. Turner

Kurt W Seemann

How societies learn, design and develop a green growth focus in knowledge innovations are the keys to sustainable economic and social development. The unique characteristics of knowledge and the dynamics of the knowledge economy mean that, whether we like it or not, a cultural change is required from thinking in terms of production to thinking in terms of innovation. Inevitably, the teaching and learning of green knowledge innovations is a key factor for determining how well societies will sustain a quality life in the emerging resource constraints that populations face. This chapter outlines key ideas underpinning the nature of a …


Meaningful Inclusion And Involvement Of Men In The Elimination And Prevention Of Violence Against Mothers, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Mar 2012

Meaningful Inclusion And Involvement Of Men In The Elimination And Prevention Of Violence Against Mothers, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Keynote Presentation at the 2013 International Women’s Day- Paper on- Meaningful Inclusion and Involvement of Men in the Elimination and Prevention of Violence against Mothers By Dr. Williams E. Obiozor


Fibromyalgie, Douleur Et Fasciathérapie, Cyril Dupuis, Danis Bois Jan 2012

Fibromyalgie, Douleur Et Fasciathérapie, Cyril Dupuis, Danis Bois

Danis Bois

Ce travail porte sur la fasciathérapie appliquée aux douleurs de la fibromyalgie, et tente de répondre à la question « quels sont les effets de la fasciathérapie sur la douleur et ses consé- quences, ainsi que sur le vécu des patients qui souffrent de fibromyalgie ? » Pour cela, j’ai présenté le champ théorique des douleurs chroniques et du syndrome fibromyalgique, ainsi que celui des thérapies s’adressant aux fascias et notamment la fasciathérapie méthode Danis Bois. J’ai abordé cette recherche avec une posture double pour tenter d’appréhender la complexité de la douleur. La première, qualitative, est basée sur des entretiens …


Animation Overrides, Prims And Student Teaching: Managing And Collaborating With Undergraduate Teacher Candidates In Multi-User Virtual Environments, Randall S. Dunn Jan 2012

Animation Overrides, Prims And Student Teaching: Managing And Collaborating With Undergraduate Teacher Candidates In Multi-User Virtual Environments, Randall S. Dunn

Dr. Randall S. Dunn

The mid-two thousands hinged the future of education on the use of multi-user virtual environments. The frenzy over this clumsy but multimedia rich environment ran viral. Assumptions about the nature of the “traditional” college student (late teens to earl twenties) fed into the thought that we merely had to virtually build it for the students to come (and be engaged, motivated, and potentially learn). Now, we see the rise of mobile technologies, augmented reality and collaborative online social networks as replacements for this “old technology.” Where does that leave these virtual playgrounds for the socialites and potentially the learners?


The Need For Fire Service Professional Development, R. Jeffery Maxfield, John R. Fisher Dec 2011

The Need For Fire Service Professional Development, R. Jeffery Maxfield, John R. Fisher

Dr. John R. Fisher

The importance of fire and emergency services professional development standards has never been more apparent than during the last few years. With the events of September 11, 2001, the need for improved leadership in the emergency services has become evident. The International Association of Fire Chiefs has introduced a professional development standards model, based on a definition of professional development, which is “the planned, progressive life-long process of education, training, self-development, and experience” (IAFC, 2003). Their standard recognizes that emergency response training activities are more prevalent in the early stages of a career and that organizational skills grow with a …


Ageing And Women Disabilities In Sub-Sahara, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor, Uzoamaka Lucynda Koledoye Mrs. Dec 2011

Ageing And Women Disabilities In Sub-Sahara, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor, Uzoamaka Lucynda Koledoye Mrs.

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

In a typical African community, women age gracefully, as they bear children, care, train, provide natural support; as well as receive support from their children when they grow older. The presence of infirmities and disabilities affect aging and hinder effective livelihood, human performance and general well-being of sub-Saharan African women. Critical knowledge gaps exist for responding to the general needs of the disabled women which is a concern to the authors. This position paper addressed the issues concerning aging and women disabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa, the challenges, and roles of adult educators could play as support systems and in ensuring …