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Assessing An Environmental Education Program, Gregory Schraw, Lori Olafson, Jeanne A. Klockow Dec 2005

Assessing An Environmental Education Program, Gregory Schraw, Lori Olafson, Jeanne A. Klockow

Presentations (DM)

We developed a comprehensive assessment plan and tested the curriculum to determine whether hands-on outdoor recreation events promote knowledge, attitudes, and performance among at-risk urban children. Knowledge, attitude, and performance assessments were developed, refined and implemented with a variety of age groups participating within the events. Findings revealed that knowledge, attitudes, and performance increased substantially as a result of participating in the outdoor recreation events.


21st Century Literacies: Transforming Education For Next Generation Learners, Patricia A. Iannuzzi Dec 2005

21st Century Literacies: Transforming Education For Next Generation Learners, Patricia A. Iannuzzi

Library Faculty Presentations

- 21st Century Literacies

- Millennials as Learners

- Engaging the Digital Native

- A Vegas Perspective


Looking Beyond The Curriculum In Jamaica, Jon T. Jacobsen, Michael E. Orrison Jr. Dec 2005

Looking Beyond The Curriculum In Jamaica, Jon T. Jacobsen, Michael E. Orrison Jr.

All HMC Faculty Publications and Research

In August 2004, we had the opportunity to travel to Jamaica to lead a pilot workshop for Jamaican high school math teachers. The workshop focused on the importance of mathematical context in the teaching of mathematics. It was sponsored by the Gibraltar Institute, a Jamaica-based nongovernmental organization led by Trevor Campbell (Pomona College) and Reginald Nugent (Cal State Pomona), Jamaica’s College of Agriculture, Science and Education, and Harvey Mudd College.


What Is Comprehensive Sexuality Education Really All About? Perceptions Of Students Enrolled In An Undergraduate Human Sexuality Course, Eva Goldfarb Dec 2005

What Is Comprehensive Sexuality Education Really All About? Perceptions Of Students Enrolled In An Undergraduate Human Sexuality Course, Eva Goldfarb

Department of Public Health Scholarship and Creative Works

The purpose of this study was to use qualitative evaluation techniques to explore the perceptions of students enrolled in undergraduate human sexuality classes regarding their expectations for the course as well as outcomes. One hundred forty-eight students were surveyed at the beginning and again at the end of the semester-long course. While pregnancy and STI prevention were considered important components of their courses, other outcomes associated with positive, healthy sexuality were given greater emphasis. Results suggest that while primary and secondary level sexuality education have been increasingly focused on abstinence-only education with a focus on pregnancy and STI reduction, this ...


Education In The Environment: A Hands-On Student Research And Outdoor Learning Experience: Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending November 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Nov 2005

Education In The Environment: A Hands-On Student Research And Outdoor Learning Experience: Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending November 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Reports (PLI Education)

During the past three-months, the focus of the university’s efforts has included the following highlights:

  • Forever Earth was scheduled 15 times in the past quarter.
  • Twelve Discover Mojave Outdoor World events were completed; a draft Year 2 schedule was completed.
  • An Outdoor World assessment report compiled and results were presented at a professional academic conference.
  • The Phase I Education in the Environment Strategy document was completed.
  • A Phase II action plan is underway by the Environmental Education Committee.
  • A place-based education conference, “Our Places Tell Stories,” will be held in January 2006.
  • Survey data is being collected from Clark ...


Learning Streams: A Case Study In Curriculum Integration, Mani Mina, Arun K. Somani, Akhilesh Tyagi, Diane T. Rover, Matthew Feldmann, Mack C. Shelley Oct 2005

Learning Streams: A Case Study In Curriculum Integration, Mani Mina, Arun K. Somani, Akhilesh Tyagi, Diane T. Rover, Matthew Feldmann, Mack C. Shelley

Political Science Presentations and Posters

During 2004-2005, the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University in collaboration with educational colleagues in the Research Institute for Studies in Education piloted a new curricula model to improve student learning through vertical integration of educational activities using new program structures. We offered an experimental course sequence during Fall 2004 and Spring 2005, defined as a “learning stream.” A learning stream is a basic element of a novel program structure designed specifically to vertically integrate subject matter across courses. A learning stream merges and re-organizes material to more effectively present and reinforce key ...


Assessing “Discover Mojave” Instrument Development And Analysis: Final Report, Lori Olafson, Gregory Schraw, Michelle L. Weibel Oct 2005

Assessing “Discover Mojave” Instrument Development And Analysis: Final Report, Lori Olafson, Gregory Schraw, Michelle L. Weibel

Reports (DM)

We developed curriculum and a comprehensive assessment plan to determine whether hands-on outdoor recreation events promote knowledge, attitudes, and performance among at-risk urban children. Knowledge, attitude, and performance assessments were developed, refined and conducted through various stages based on cultural and language barriers as well a variety of age groups participating within the events. Findings revealed that knowledge, attitudes, and performance increased substantially as a result of participating in the outdoor recreation events. We conclude that the implementation and assessment of the program is strong. We also make several recommendations for future programs.


Faculty-Librarian Collaboration To Teach Research Skills: Electronic Symbiosis, Navaz P. Bhavnagri, Veronica Bielat Oct 2005

Faculty-Librarian Collaboration To Teach Research Skills: Electronic Symbiosis, Navaz P. Bhavnagri, Veronica Bielat

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

This article discusses faculty-librarian collaboration to integrate technology in a course that focuses on teaching empirical research methodologies and library research skills to elementary and early childhood education graduate students. Vygotsky’s theory, standards in teacher education, and information literacy standards form the conceptual framework that supports this collaboration. The purpose and procedures of this collaboration, as well as student, faculty, and librarian outcomes, are discussed. This present collaboration on bibliographic instruction and the use of Blackboard courseware is framed within the context of past history of collaboration and future plans to expand this collaboration.


Flarr Pages #44: Uses Of Imovie, Brenda Romereim Oct 2005

Flarr Pages #44: Uses Of Imovie, Brenda Romereim

FLARR Pages

Need a new idea to involve technology and fun? Using the Macintosh "iMovie" program or other movie making software, students can create movies in Spanish. You can use any topic to make a movie and the choice aspect is very attractive to students.


Teaching Lessons Learned: The Exceed Teaching Model, Allen C. Estes, Ronald W. Welch, Stephen J. Ressler Oct 2005

Teaching Lessons Learned: The Exceed Teaching Model, Allen C. Estes, Ronald W. Welch, Stephen J. Ressler

Architectural Engineering

While the first five articles in this Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice (JPI) series covered a variety of teaching tools and techniques such as the chalkboard, questioning, drama, board notes, physical models, and demonstrations, the previous issue took a broader view and introduced a model instructional strategy. This strategy provides a conceptual framework that an instructor can use to develop classroom instruction in an organized and coherent manner. The strategy reflects the way that students actually learn and prompts the instructor to make conscious decisions about allocating responsibility for student learning and sequencing the contributing activities ...


Four Dimensions Of Student Leadership: What Predicts Students' Attitudes Toward Leadership Developrnent?, John Shertzer, Vernon Wall, Alisa Frandsen, Yan Guo, Donald F. Whalen, Mack C. Shelley Ii Oct 2005

Four Dimensions Of Student Leadership: What Predicts Students' Attitudes Toward Leadership Developrnent?, John Shertzer, Vernon Wall, Alisa Frandsen, Yan Guo, Donald F. Whalen, Mack C. Shelley Ii

Political Science Publications

Multiple regression was performed on four dependent variables derived from the results of a student survey measuring attitudes about student leadership: (a) leadership is important to the student, (b) the student considers himself or herself to be a leader, (c) leadership will be important to the student after college, and (d) leaders need to be able to work in teams or groups. Each of 10 independent variables was a significant predictor of one or more dependent variables.


Cultivating Alliances With Other Helping Professionals: Interprofessional Training With The Curriculum, Dr. Jill D. Duba, Susan B. Paez Oct 2005

Cultivating Alliances With Other Helping Professionals: Interprofessional Training With The Curriculum, Dr. Jill D. Duba, Susan B. Paez

Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications

Counselor educations are called to provide some kind of interprofessional training so that students are better equipped at working with other helping professionals on various client cases. This article provides several other reasons why interprofessional training is relevant in counselor education. In addition, several interprofessional training strategies are addressed.


Unlv Magazine, Erin O'Donnell, Gillian Silver, Lori Bachand, Regina Barcolas, Tony Allen, Gian Galassi, Suzan Dibella, Diane Russell, Doug Mcinnis, Cate Weeks, Jennifer Robison, Holly Ivy De Vore Oct 2005

Unlv Magazine, Erin O'Donnell, Gillian Silver, Lori Bachand, Regina Barcolas, Tony Allen, Gian Galassi, Suzan Dibella, Diane Russell, Doug Mcinnis, Cate Weeks, Jennifer Robison, Holly Ivy De Vore

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


Whether Student Or Paralegal, Balance Is Key, Marissa Moran Oct 2005

Whether Student Or Paralegal, Balance Is Key, Marissa Moran

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Review Of After Education: Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, And Psychoanalytic Histories Of Learning By Deborah Britzman, Marla Morris Oct 2005

Review Of After Education: Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, And Psychoanalytic Histories Of Learning By Deborah Britzman, Marla Morris

Curriculum, Foundations, & Reading Faculty Publications

This review was published in the Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Cate Weeks, Carol C. Harter, Mamie Peers Sep 2005

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Cate Weeks, Carol C. Harter, Mamie Peers

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Assessing The Quality And Quantity Of Student Discourse In Mathematics Classrooms, Dave Weaver, Tom Dick, Nicole R. Rigelman Sep 2005

Assessing The Quality And Quantity Of Student Discourse In Mathematics Classrooms, Dave Weaver, Tom Dick, Nicole R. Rigelman

Curriculum and Instruction Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper will discuss the study design, observation protocol, efforts to increase inter-rater reliability, challenges to data collection, and findings from baseline data collection efforts. The paper will also summarize the types of analyses that will be performed with the data and will present other research questions that can be addressed through these analyses.


Education In The Environment: A Hands-On Student Research And Outdoor Learning Experience: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending August 31, 2005, Environmental Education Strategy For Nevada Aug 2005

Education In The Environment: A Hands-On Student Research And Outdoor Learning Experience: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending August 31, 2005, Environmental Education Strategy For Nevada

Reports (PLI Education)

During the past three-months, the focus of the university’s efforts has included the following highlights:

  • Data compiled, summarized, and analyzed from survey of existing environmental education programs in Southern Nevada.
  • Planning underway for place-based education conference to be held in January 2006.
  • Survey of Southern Nevada teachers developed and ready to be administered in October 2005.
  • Vision, mission, and goals set for area-wide Environmental Education Committee.
  • Planning for pre-service teacher training in environmental education and master’s degree environmental education program initiated.
  • Coordination efforts underway between the Interagency Environmental Education Team and other interagency teams that have identified education ...


The University Of Iowa General Catalog 2005-2006, University Of Iowa Aug 2005

The University Of Iowa General Catalog 2005-2006, University Of Iowa

University of Iowa General Catalogs

No abstract provided.


Technology Professional Development For Principals : Impact On The Integration Of Technology In Elementary Schools, Tarek Chebbi Jul 2005

Technology Professional Development For Principals : Impact On The Integration Of Technology In Elementary Schools, Tarek Chebbi

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The use of technology in schools is no longer the topic of educational debates, but how to ensure that technology is used effectively continues to be the focal point of discussions. The role of the principal in facilitating the successful integration of technology in the school is well established. To that end, the Florida Department of Education implemented the FloridaLeaders.net: a three-year professional development project in technology for school administrators. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of this professional development project on integrating technology in elementary schools.

The study compared a group of schools whose ...


Agenda Davinci Institute: July 15, 2005, The Davinci Institute Jul 2005

Agenda Davinci Institute: July 15, 2005, The Davinci Institute

Minutes and Agendas

Agenda of the meeting of The DaVinci Institute on July 15, 2005.


Dottie’S Story: Teaching Complex Instruction, Charles Rathbone, Dottie Olio Jul 2005

Dottie’S Story: Teaching Complex Instruction, Charles Rathbone, Dottie Olio

College of Education and Social Services Faculty Publications

Analyzing the structures that frame classroom interactions and learning, and designing, implementing, and analyzing a Complex Instruction (CI) rotation were two requirements for completion of the senior seminar I taught to elementary education majors from 2002-2009. Dottie’s Story relates how the seminar was organized and how one student, Dottie, implemented and reflected upon her learning and the learning of her students. Upon reading this paper, the reader will have a good understanding of how undergraduates were taught CI. We see the various steps of Dottie’s progress through her reflective journal and note the academic and social effects of ...


Teaching Lessons Learned: A Model For Instructional Design, Ronald W. Welch, Stephen J. Ressler, Allen C. Estes Jul 2005

Teaching Lessons Learned: A Model For Instructional Design, Ronald W. Welch, Stephen J. Ressler, Allen C. Estes

Architectural Engineering

For the past five issues of the Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, we have examined a variety of teaching tools and techniques: the chalkboard, questioning, drama, physical models, and demonstrations. All of these tools are focused on the delivery of classroom instruction. All are valuable, and mastering them will undoubtedly improve your teaching. However, effective teaching entails more than just the application of effective classroom techniques. Exemplary teachers must also master the broader endeavor of instructional design— the process of crafting coherent learning activities and experiences that ultimately result in students’ achievement of desired instructional objectives.


Cross-Disciplinary Prospecting: Educational Technology Offers Up Gold For Library And Information Science Curricula, Michael J. Miller Jul 2005

Cross-Disciplinary Prospecting: Educational Technology Offers Up Gold For Library And Information Science Curricula, Michael J. Miller

Publications and Research

This article provides an overview of the current trends in information and communication technology affecting library services and recommends how, because of these trends, library and information science (LIS) curricula should turn an inquisitive, interdisciplinary eye toward the field of educational technology. Gaps in current LIS professional training and practice are cited, curriculum standards in LIS and educational technology programs are described and compared, and examples are presented to demonstrate how educational technology pedagogy and practice help to successfully augment library skills, service, and practice.


Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Diane Russell, Erin O'Donnell, Carol C. Harter, Mark Wallington Jul 2005

Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Diane Russell, Erin O'Donnell, Carol C. Harter, Mark Wallington

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


A Social Cognitive Perspective Of Physical-Activity-Related Behavior In Physical Education, Jeffrey J. Martin, Pamela Hodges Kulinna Jul 2005

A Social Cognitive Perspective Of Physical-Activity-Related Behavior In Physical Education, Jeffrey J. Martin, Pamela Hodges Kulinna

Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies

The purpose of the current study was to examine student and teacher physical-activity-related behavior using the theory of planned behavior and self-efficacy theory. Although teachers reported an overwhelmingly positive attitude toward teaching physical activity lessons to promote fitness development, they only devoted 4% of their class time to actually demonstrating and promoting fitness. Students were quite sedentary during class spending 61% of class time sitting, standing, or lying down. Using hierarchical regression analyses, teachers' attitudes toward teaching physically active physical education classes accounted for 50% of the variance in teachers' intention. Teachers who demonstrated/promoted fitness and who limited their ...


"Varying Realities Of The Human Experience": University Studies Program At Portland State University, Charles Ryan Brown, Grace L. Dillon, Celine Fitzmaurice, Greg Jacob, Yves P. Labissiere, Antonia Levi, Cherry Muhanji, Candyce Reynolds, Jack C. Straton Jul 2005

"Varying Realities Of The Human Experience": University Studies Program At Portland State University, Charles Ryan Brown, Grace L. Dillon, Celine Fitzmaurice, Greg Jacob, Yves P. Labissiere, Antonia Levi, Cherry Muhanji, Candyce Reynolds, Jack C. Straton

University Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

Like many institutions of higher education, Portland State University (PSU) has engaged in initiatives to promote a more equitable and democratic society, from curricular changes to institutional policy implementation. In the late 1980s, PSU required students to complete a certain number of “diversity” credits as part of its general education requirements. During the 1990s, PSU radically revised its approach to general education, creating the University Studies Program that places diversity awareness among its core goals. Most recently, current President Daniel O. Bernstine has instituted a comprehensive “Diversity Initiative” as part of a series of initiatives aimed at improving the quality ...


Summary Of Executive Committee Planning Retreat: June 17, 2005, The Davinci Institute Jun 2005

Summary Of Executive Committee Planning Retreat: June 17, 2005, The Davinci Institute

Minutes and Agendas

Summary of Executive Committee Planning Retreat: June 17, 2005


Standards Deviation: How Schools Misunderstand Education Policy, James P. Spillane Jun 2005

Standards Deviation: How Schools Misunderstand Education Policy, James P. Spillane

CPRE Policy Briefs

Instructional policy reforms that focus on standards and assessments have gained popularity in the last two decades. State governments, which had previously left most instructional matters to local governance, set challenging learning standards and developed related assessments and curricular frameworks. Despite their popularity and persistence, standards-based reforms face the challenge of successful local implementation. Occupying an intermediary position between the statehouse and the schoolhouse, the local school district has significant potential to influence standards implementation. It is important to consider the consequences for classroom instruction of what districts do in response to standards. While states may set standards and provide ...


Major Elements Of Re-Orienting A Higher Education Institution Toward A Focus On Lifelong Learning: An Update, John A. Henschke Edd Jun 2005

Major Elements Of Re-Orienting A Higher Education Institution Toward A Focus On Lifelong Learning: An Update, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

This paper focus on making a shift from a traditional higher education institution toward a focus on lifelong learning, including the following: Research on the background and experiences of various institutions in this regard, developing a policy statement on elements of this re-orientation as a product of a worldwide conference, and ultimately constructing "measurable performance indicators" for the seven elements - overacting frameworks, strategic partnership, and linkages research, teaching and learning, processes, administration policies and mechanism, decision support systems, and student support systems and services.