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Developing Students' Capacity For Innovation, Creativity And Critical Thinking Through Contemporary Forms Of Assessment, Sean P. Kearney, Tim Perkins 2011 University of Notre Dame Australia

Developing Students' Capacity For Innovation, Creativity And Critical Thinking Through Contemporary Forms Of Assessment, Sean P. Kearney, Tim Perkins

Education Conference Papers

In continuing with the forms and methods of assessment that for decades have pervaded higher education, are we devaluing the education we provide and disengaging students in the process?

Why do we assess? What is our purpose and for whose benefit do we assess? Are these benefits achieved through current practices? These are the questions that need to be addressed.

The demands on educators to provide valuable, student-centred assessment and feedback have never been greater. Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement (Hattie, 2007), and how we construct and evaluate these tasks to provide feedback ...


The Importance Of Induction Programmes For Beginning Teachers In Independent Catholic Secondary Schools In New South Wales, Sean P. Kearney 2011 University of Notre Dame Australia

The Importance Of Induction Programmes For Beginning Teachers In Independent Catholic Secondary Schools In New South Wales, Sean P. Kearney

Education Conference Papers

Beginning teacher induction is an important process in acculturating teachers to their new profession (Kearney, 2010). Researchers argue that the first year of teaching is crucial in the success, retention and development of teachers (Smith & Ingersoll 2004). The aim of this research is to ascertain the effectiveness of induction programmes in Catholic Independent High Schools in NSW; establish whether those programmes are congruent with what the literature deems as best practice; and to determine the implications this has for policy for the independent school sector. The study will comprise: an extensive literature review; a document review of induction/mentoring policies in NSW and in the schools chosen for the research; and in-depth interviews with administrators and participants of induction programmes. Researchers point ...


Development Of The New Academic: The Case For Blended Delivery, Boris Handal, Elaine Huber 2011 University of Notre Dame Australia

Development Of The New Academic: The Case For Blended Delivery, Boris Handal, Elaine Huber

Education Conference Papers

This case study reports the design, implementation and evaluation of an academic induction program, delivered using a blend of in campus and online environments at Macquarie University.


Designing Assistive Technology Training For Paraprofessionals, Dianne J. Chambers 2011 University of Notre Dame Australia

Designing Assistive Technology Training For Paraprofessionals, Dianne J. Chambers

Education Conference Papers

With an increase in the number of students with disabilities being included in regular education settings internationally, there has also been a subsequent increase in the number of paraprofessionals supporting these students (Ghere & York-Barr, 2007; Giangreco, Smith & Pinckney, 2006). In many school situations, the paraprofessional holds responsibility for assisting students with special needs to access the curriculum of the classroom, as well as to manage the social and emotional environment (Carter, O'Rourke, Sisco & Pelsue, 2009).


Student Ministry: Youth ‘Step Up’ To Lead And Serve, Chris Hackett, Shane D. Lavery 2011 University of Notre Dame Australia

Student Ministry: Youth ‘Step Up’ To Lead And Serve, Chris Hackett, Shane D. Lavery

Education Papers and Journal Articles

This article is about student leadership and service in Catholic secondary schools. Initially the concept of leadership through service is explored with particular reference to the educational setting. The concept of “student ministry” is then considered in the light of this leadership and service. The article subsequently reports on an exploratory research study that focused on the experiences and reflections of principals and selected staff from three Catholic secondary schools involved in student ministry. Their experiences and reflections indicate that student ministry has the capacity to offer all students the chance to develop their leadership potential through acts of service ...


Transactional, Transformative And A Servant!, Shane D. Lavery 2011 University of Notre Dame Australia

Transactional, Transformative And A Servant!, Shane D. Lavery

Education Papers and Journal Articles

Does leadership theory help a school principal become a better principal? He or she needs to be head teacher, chief administrator, creator of the vision, promoter of the cause, public face of the organization, counselor of staff, listener to parents, role model for students, and conduit with system authorities. While most have the support of a leadership team, invariably the buck, in whatever forms it might take, stops with the principal. The role is challenging, often demanding, and invariably requires a fine balancing act between the myriad of responsibilities that go with the job. So, what form of leadership should ...


Transitioning Year 7 Primary Students To Secondary Settings In Western Australian Catholic Schools: A Description Of The Process, Anne Coffey, Richard G. Berlach, Michael O'Neill 2011 University of Notre Dame Australia

Transitioning Year 7 Primary Students To Secondary Settings In Western Australian Catholic Schools: A Description Of The Process, Anne Coffey, Richard G. Berlach, Michael O'Neill

Education Papers and Journal Articles

In 2009 the Catholic education system moved to a six plus six model, even though the public education system in Western Australia decided to remain with a seven year primary and five year secondary school structural arrangement. Prior to implementation, a great deal of planning was undertaken by the Catholic Education Office and individual schools to ensure the smooth transition of Year Seven students to a secondary school setting. This system-wide shift presented a one-time opportunity to investigate the planning arrangements of six Catholic secondary schools that agreed to participate in the study. This study reports the unique challenges experienced ...


Brochure For Friends Of Murray Library, Murray Library 2011 Messiah College

Brochure For Friends Of Murray Library, Murray Library

Friends of Murray Library

This brochure highlights the many ways that Friends has served Murray Library and the support they've provided.

Friends of Murray Library at Messiah College was formed in 1993 for the following purposes:

  • To stimulate interest in the collections and facilities of Murray Library.
  • To provide an opportunity for those interested in the library to participate in exhibits, programs, and volunteer activities.
  • To attract gifts of books, manuscripts, and other materials for the library's enrichment.
  • To encourage and receive financial contributions for needs beyond the library budget, such as building special collections.


The Perceived Effectiveness Of Mentoring Or Induction Programs Of Rural/Suburban Schools In Western New York, Nicole Carpenter 2011 The College at Brockport

The Perceived Effectiveness Of Mentoring Or Induction Programs Of Rural/Suburban Schools In Western New York, Nicole Carpenter

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

In recent years mentoring programs have become very prevalent around the world, especially in the United States, in which in many states it is even state mandated. Many studies have been done to determine if teachers or schools have, in fact, implemented mentoring programs. Still, "there is little research to document what new teachers experience in [these programs]'' (Kardos & Johnson, 2010, p. 24). Additionally the actual statistics and data found on mentoring and induction programs are very skewed and varied, which raises the significant problem of addressing how effective mentoring programs really are. While it is important to see how ...


A Societal Analysis Of Females In Education, Mackenzie Marr 2011 The College at Brockport

A Societal Analysis Of Females In Education, Mackenzie Marr

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The current researcher became interested in whether or not the current trend of women earning degrees in higher numbers than men would continue through the early half of the twenty-first century. The researcher was also interested in finding out what subjects the current students are interested in. In order to determine this, the researcher surveyed local seventh and eighth grade students. The researcher was interested in finding ways to get male and female students interested in careers that they would usually not know about or be interested in. One method the researcher surveyed today' s students on was job shadowing ...


Making Art History Come Alive In The Online Classroom, Anahit Ter-Stepanian 2011 Sacred Heart University

Making Art History Come Alive In The Online Classroom, Anahit Ter-Stepanian

Art & Design Faculty Publications

Student engagement, development of critical thinking, and fostering original ideas are among the many challenges of online course design. This concern is particularly pertinent for courses in humanities, where the lack of face to face interaction and group discussions needs to be compensated with other methods resulting in similarly successful learning outcomes. Since most of the communication and exchange of ideas in the online classroom takes place in discussion threads, designing intellectually stimulating and motivating discussion topics is instrumental for fostering students’ enthusiasm for the subject. The paper discusses learner engagement strategies the author has developed, experimented with and found ...


Library Newsletter Volume 7, Issue 1, 2011 Sacred Heart University

Library Newsletter Volume 7, Issue 1

Library Newsletters

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A Phenomenological Approach To Examining Perceptions Of Middle School Students And Their Educators About Their Service-Learning Experiences, McCafferty, Anita J. Stewart McCafferty 2011 Walden University

A Phenomenological Approach To Examining Perceptions Of Middle School Students And Their Educators About Their Service-Learning Experiences, Mccafferty, Anita J. Stewart Mccafferty

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

A primary purpose of public education is to ensure that all citizens have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to participate in a democracy. Service learning is a democratic, constructivist, instructional strategy that connects academic learning with community needs. This phenomenological study described: (a) how youth, their educators, and community partners who experience service learning perceive its effects on themselves, their schools, and their community lives and (b) how professional-development opportunities need to be structured in order to encourage high quality civics education instruction. The problem this study addressed was how to solve youth civic and political disengagement. This study relied ...


Teacher Experiences With Credit-Related Finance Education, Nikan Arapoff 2011 Walden University

Teacher Experiences With Credit-Related Finance Education, Nikan Arapoff

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Recent financial problems have highlighted the portion of financial literacy classes related to credit and spending. The recent bursting of the real estate asset bubble and the ongoing economic crisis framed the research question for this study regarding the experiences of social studies and business teachers in teaching coursework in credit-related finance management. The purpose of this study was to understand teacher experiences in the classroom that involved teaching financial information related to consumer credit. The study was based on the theoretical foundations of constructivism and a synthesis of related economic and educational thought. A qualitative, constructivist, and interpretive case ...


The Perceptions Of High School Graduates Of Career And Technology Education Courses, Darryl Terrence Middleton 2011 Walden University

The Perceptions Of High School Graduates Of Career And Technology Education Courses, Darryl Terrence Middleton

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Career and technology education (CATE) courses were offered to high school students as an alternative form of education. The research problem at the study site, which is a high school located in southeastern United States was the lack of research-based findings on high school graduates' perceptions of CATE courses. The purpose of this study was to understand the participants' perceptions of the impact of CATE courses on career goals. The research question that guided this study was: What are the perceptions of high school graduates of a CATE program? The conceptual framework was based upon multiple intelligences, differentiated instruction, and ...


Female Students' Experiences In An Old Testament Bible Course At A Christian University, Janet K. Puls 2011 Walden University

Female Students' Experiences In An Old Testament Bible Course At A Christian University, Janet K. Puls

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Previous research has shown that 80% of college students have reported they are interested in spirituality. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the experiences of female students while studying Old Testament scriptures as part of their required liberal arts curriculum and to describe how their experiences affected their lives, spiritually or in other ways. While there is a small but growing body of survey data about students' interest in spirituality, a gap exists regarding how or in what ways required biblical curriculum affects students spiritually at Christian liberal arts universities. Fowler's faith stages, Gibson's model ...


A Phenomenological Exploration Of Teacher Training Regarding Academically Advanced/High-Ability Students, Carrie Olstad Sueker 2011 Walden University

A Phenomenological Exploration Of Teacher Training Regarding Academically Advanced/High-Ability Students, Carrie Olstad Sueker

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The needs of academically advanced/high-ability students may not be met in today's schools. When educational needs are not met, students may not reach full potential, may lose intrinsic motivation for learning, and may develop poor work and study habits. The rural school district involved in this study lacks a formal gifted and talented program. The purpose of this qualitative, phenomenological research study was to explore the lived experiences of 15 K-8 teachers in the identified school district via individual interviews. The National Association for Gifted Children's knowledge and skill standards in gifted and talented education served as ...


Tax Credits For Private School Tuition And The Relationship To Private School Enrollment, Joel Bohlken 2011 Iowa State University

Tax Credits For Private School Tuition And The Relationship To Private School Enrollment, Joel Bohlken

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Nine states have enacted education tax credit laws in the last 14 years, four states in just the past five years. More states are currently considering enactment of tax credit laws. This study provided data on enrollment trends in public and private schools in five of these states before and after education tax credits were made available. The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between education tax credits and school enrollment in K-12 public and private schools.

The study of the relationship between tuition tax credits and student enrollment in public and private schools ...


Contemplative Education Centerstage: Training The Mindful Performer, Linda Anne Sanders 2011 University of Denver

Contemplative Education Centerstage: Training The Mindful Performer, Linda Anne Sanders

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In the late 20th century and early 21st century, contemplative education/studies courses, concentrations, and initiatives have emerged in the academy. Although there has been significant discussion of postsecondary courses and programs that have integrated contemplative views and practices in the literature, there have been few studies of contemplative curricula and pedagogy in higher education. Additionally, there have been even fewer inquiries of the influence of contemplative education on performing arts training within conservatories and college and university departments. The aim of this qualitative study was two-fold: (1) to describe, interpret, and appraise the impact of contemplative education on the ...


Persisting To Graduation: A Grounded Theory Exploration Of Nontraditional Undergraduate Women's Enrollment, Danielle Ferioli Sulick 2011 University of Denver

Persisting To Graduation: A Grounded Theory Exploration Of Nontraditional Undergraduate Women's Enrollment, Danielle Ferioli Sulick

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

While women maintain a numerical majority in undergraduate college enrollments and degrees earned, they also represent the numerical majority among students over 29 years old, students of color, students who are in the lowest income category, students who are single parents, and students who attend college part-time (Peter & Horn, 2005; Planty, et al., 2008). The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) has identified seven characteristics that place students at risk of not completing an undergraduate degree; (a) delayed enrollment between high school and college, (b) part-time enrollment, (c) financial independence, (d) students with dependents, (e) students who are single parents, (f) students ...


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