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2007

San Jose State University

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Advocating For Languages - Lessons Learned, Anne O. Fountain Oct 2007

Advocating For Languages - Lessons Learned, Anne O. Fountain

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No abstract provided.


Assessment Of Multi Media & Web Based Instruction In A Science Technology & Society Course, Patricia Backer Jun 2007

Assessment Of Multi Media & Web Based Instruction In A Science Technology & Society Course, Patricia Backer

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Multimedia can be a powerful tool in exploring the nature of the world around us, including its technological systems. This paper describes the assessment of self-paced multimedia and web- based modules that are used in an advanced General Education (GE) course in the College of Engineering at San José State University. The development of these modules began in 1994 and has undergone many revisions. Currently, four of the seven units in this class are taught using either multimedia CDs or web-based material.The General Education course, Technology and Civilization (TECH 198), is designed to introduce students to the realm of ...


Technology And Gender Issues: Development And Assessment Of A Freshman General Education Course In The College Of Engineering, Patricia Backer Jun 2007

Technology And Gender Issues: Development And Assessment Of A Freshman General Education Course In The College Of Engineering, Patricia Backer

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This class, Technology VS Women, explores the interaction of gender with technology and answers questions such as: Is technology a “male” science? Is modern technology compatible to both male and female users? What does history tell us about the role of women at work relating to technology? The ideas presented in this course challenges some commonly held myths and misconceptions about technology in our society. This course focuses on the technological changes since 1900 and how they have affected both men and women. The effect of cultural biases and perspectives on the working and educational environments also are addressed. This ...


Masculinity In The Quad, M. Kaufman, Jason A. Laker Feb 2007

Masculinity In The Quad, M. Kaufman, Jason A. Laker

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No abstract provided.


La Discussió Deliberativa: Usar El Discurs De Classe Per Promoure El Pensament Crític, Mark Felton Jan 2007

La Discussió Deliberativa: Usar El Discurs De Classe Per Promoure El Pensament Crític, Mark Felton

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Per potenciar el pensament creatiu a classe cal comprendre les arrels d’aquest pensament en el raonament argumentatiu. El pensament crític inclou la recerca i l’avaluació de les raons que hi ha darrere d’una afirmació. Per prendre part en aquesta activitat d’investigació, cal entendre els elements sobre els quals es discuteix i com aquests es combinen per justificar una conclusió. Les investigacions es mostren cada vegada més unànimes en el fet que els estudiants experimenten una millora substancial en el desenvolupament del pensament crític (i que aquesta millora es transfereix també a nous temes) a mesura que ...


Book Review. One Size Does Not Fit All: Traditional And Innovative Models Of Student Affairs Practice, Jason A. Laker Jan 2007

Book Review. One Size Does Not Fit All: Traditional And Innovative Models Of Student Affairs Practice, Jason A. Laker

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No abstract provided.


Bridging The Abyss, Marianina Demetri Olcott Jan 2007

Bridging The Abyss, Marianina Demetri Olcott

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This paper seeks to explain the epistemological bases for the two cultures and to show why this disciplinary divide continues to plague American academic culture. Next, we discuss strategies for bridging the two cultures through general education curricula which promote mutual understanding of the two cultures while educating students in basic skills. Evidence is presented which shows the efficacy of these integrative, interdisciplinary curricula. In conclusion, we briefly mention some collaborative research efforts which indicate the enduring effects that such an education may have.