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Photo-Voice As A Reflexive Method, Nan Stevens 2019 TRU

Photo-Voice As A Reflexive Method, Nan Stevens

Teaching Practices Colloquium

Photo-voice is rapidly becoming a popular and accepted research method in the social sciences (Holm, 2008). Developed by Wang and Burris (1994), Photo-voice is a participatory method through which research participants identify and represent their lived experiences and contexts through the use of photo imagery. Reavey and Johnson (2013) claim that visual methods “hand over agency to the participants (p. 302). Participants are provided cameras or electronic devices to document images that resonate for them (consciously or unconsciously). Participants then share verbal associations about the photos in order to communicate feelings, ideas, and information about personal and community relationships, issues ...


Judgment Doesn't Heal The Hurting, Kara Lasater 2019 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Judgment Doesn't Heal The Hurting, Kara Lasater

Educational Considerations

Judgment interferes with the development of all relationships. For students and families who have experienced trauma, judgment can be particularly devastating as it may further damage the survivor’s already compromised sense of safety, trust, and belonging. As educators, we must develop non-judgmental attitudes toward students and families, yet sometimes our lack of self-awareness and problematic ideological positions lead us to judge. In this essay, I describe my personal journey with families and the ideological shift I experienced as I became more self-aware and attentive to others’ stories. It is my hope that my experiences will challenge other educators to ...


Brookings, South Dakota: Learning Lab, Doriane Paso 2019 South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota: Learning Lab, Doriane Paso

Empowering Research for Educators

The following paper explores the possibilities of education in one local setting using both an insider and outsider perspective. Education is a part of society, and as society changes, why should education not change with it?


Alexa?: Possibilities Of Voice Assistant Technology And Artificial Intelligence In The Classroom, Patrick D. Hales, Melissa Anderson, Tonya Christianson, Amber Gaspar, Billi Jo Meyer, Beth Nelson, Krista Shilvock, Mary Steinmetz, Makenzi Timmons, Michelle Vande Weerd 2019 South Dakota State University

Alexa?: Possibilities Of Voice Assistant Technology And Artificial Intelligence In The Classroom, Patrick D. Hales, Melissa Anderson, Tonya Christianson, Amber Gaspar, Billi Jo Meyer, Beth Nelson, Krista Shilvock, Mary Steinmetz, Makenzi Timmons, Michelle Vande Weerd

Empowering Research for Educators

The following paper represents the combined effort of 10 educators exploring the experience and use of voice assistant technology in classrooms. This reflection and study of our classrooms looks to better understand both our use of technology and students’ use of technology in very specific ways. Is there a place for voice assistant technology in our classrooms? What benefits are there? What obstacles exist? We tell our stories and experiences here with the intent to provide context and continue the discussion among more of our colleagues.


From Assertion To Conversion: Classroom Management For 21st Century Teachers, Benjamin Halbkat 2019 South Dakota State University

From Assertion To Conversion: Classroom Management For 21st Century Teachers, Benjamin Halbkat

Empowering Research for Educators

The following position paper provides a new teacher's perspective on modern classroom management. Where is there room for improvement? What might the future hold?


High School Biology Preparation: Do Students Feel They Have Been Adequately Prepared For Introductory College Biology?, Mara Neitzel 2019 South Dakota State University

High School Biology Preparation: Do Students Feel They Have Been Adequately Prepared For Introductory College Biology?, Mara Neitzel

Empowering Research for Educators

The purpose of this study was to determine how well students are being prepared in high school for introductory college biology courses. Specifically, the objectives of the study are as follows: To gain a better understanding about how well students feel they have been prepared for college science classes based on their high school education, to gain insight on how college preparation in high school impacts students’ self-confidence, and to determine if the accessibility of advanced education courses is influenced by the size of a high school. A mixed methods survey was distributed to freshman in the fall semester of ...


In Support Of The Tinker V. Des Moines Decision, Matthew Olson 2019 South Dakota State University

In Support Of The Tinker V. Des Moines Decision, Matthew Olson

Empowering Research for Educators

The following position outlines a case for the Tinker v. Des Moines decision, including a historical and modern perspective. With freedom of speech and protest being a regular part of the discussion about U.S. society and schools, now is a good time to look back.


What Are Funds Of Knowledge? A Collaborative Approach To Education, Janna M. Bernstein 2019 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

What Are Funds Of Knowledge? A Collaborative Approach To Education, Janna M. Bernstein

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

It is important as educators to have a holistic understanding of students’ identities as these experiences influence classroom dynamics. As noted by Dugan (2017), “…identity, knowledge, and power are influenced profoundly by ideology and hegemony and in turn play a role in shaping people’s stocks of knowledge” (p. 40). “Stocks of knowledge” are characterized by five principles: they are familiar, serve to help navigate the world, “shaped by lived experience, altered only through novel situations, and socially constructed based on identity” (Dugan, 2017, p. 34). These “stocks of knowledge” are also known as “funds of knowledge” by multicultural educators.


Education For Civic Life, Daniel N. Robinson 2019 Brigham Young University

Education For Civic Life, Daniel N. Robinson

Brigham Young University-Public School Partnership Occasional Papers

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Perspectives Of Student Dis/Engagement In Youth Attending An Alternative School As Viewed Through A Lens Of Respect And Relationships, Daniel Vallee 2019 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Perspectives Of Student Dis/Engagement In Youth Attending An Alternative School As Viewed Through A Lens Of Respect And Relationships, Daniel Vallee

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This study enlists the voices of youth attending an Alternative School in a small town in Western Canada to further theorize what it means to be dis/engaged with/from school. Findings suggest that school relationships with both staff and peers are key to understanding student dis/engagement, and that relationships are understood in terms of their degree of respect or un/fairness.


Finding Teaching Inspiration From Gorgias: Mathematics Lessons From A Sophist, Ann L. von Mehren 2019 Bowling Green State University

Finding Teaching Inspiration From Gorgias: Mathematics Lessons From A Sophist, Ann L. Von Mehren

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

The logos or rational language of the fifth-century BCE teacher, Gorgias, as contained in the fragment On the Nonexistent, challenges a reader to understand the relationship between the existent and the nonexistent; yet the text also offers an accessible idea of logos. Inspired by William M. Priestley's approach to the study of logos through ratios, and by Ivor Grattan-Guinness's recommendation to broaden the study of historical texts in the history of mathematics and mathematics education, and pursue their significance in a heritage sense, this article suggests that this ancient non-mathematics text by Gorgias may inspire and refresh elementary ...


Piloting Pbl For Senior Military Leaders, Megan J. Hennessey Ph.D., Celestino Perez 2019 United States Army War College

Piloting Pbl For Senior Military Leaders, Megan J. Hennessey Ph.D., Celestino Perez

SoTL Commons Conference

The U.S. Army War College is an accredited professional military education institution that develops strategic leaders and skilled problem solvers in order to achieve national security objectives. During the 2018-2019 academic year, faculty piloted a problem-based learning (PBL) design in the Introduction to Strategic Studies course to explore how executive-level students: (1) translate knowledge of strategy into performance and (2) how engagement in PBL influenced students’ sense of belonging in the seminar environment using Walton and Cohen’s (2007) Sense of Belonging instrument.


When Homework Management Systems Work Best: The Role Of Tenacity, Kathy K. Archer 2019 Grand Canyon University

When Homework Management Systems Work Best: The Role Of Tenacity, Kathy K. Archer

SoTL Commons Conference

The literature is clear: Homework management systems enhance student learning under some circumstances. What circumstances? Does the topic matter? Does student tenacity matter? This study of 917 online students measured subject matter effect by increase in exam scores for various topics. It measured student tenacity by how many students took advantage of all three homework attempts available to them. The results show the subject matter effect increased as the course went along, with the greatest effect on later exams. This correlated with steadily increasing student tenacity, as more students took advantage of all three homework attempts with each successive module.


Help Gilligan Get Off Sotl Island!, Catherine L. Ford, Deidra Peaslee 2019 Anoka Ramsey Community College

Help Gilligan Get Off Sotl Island!, Catherine L. Ford, Deidra Peaslee

SoTL Commons Conference

Do you feel stranded on an island without colleagues who understand and value SoTL? How can you initiate campus conversations to change SoTL work from an individual endeavor to an institutional priority? This session identifies steps faculty members can take to encourage their institutions to develop or expand institutional support systems through communities of practice. In our SoTL journey we’re asked “How do I do something like this at my institution? What steps can I take to expand SoTL now and in the future?” Using dialogue and activities participants will leave with steps to help get Gilligan to the ...


Retrieval-Based Learning: A Powerful Way To Improve Learning And Memory, Jeffrey D. Karpicke 2019 Purdue University

Retrieval-Based Learning: A Powerful Way To Improve Learning And Memory, Jeffrey D. Karpicke

SoTL Commons Conference

Recent advances in the cognitive science of learning have important implications for strategies that all learners can use. For example, cognitive research has identified one strategy that promotes complex learning called retrieval practice: Practicing actively reconstructing one’s knowledge while studying has potent effects on long-term learning. Yet when people monitor and regulate their own learning, they often choose to engage in inferior strategies like repetitive reading, and the ultimate consequence is poor learning. This talk provides an overview of our research program on retrieval-based learning. In recent work, we have extended retrieval practice to meaningful learning of complex educational ...


Adult Learners In Higher Education: An Examination Of Academic Experiences, Jyotsna (Josi) M. Kalavar, Ruth Ann Herstek, Charles Ronald Brua 2019 Georgia Gwinnett College

Adult Learners In Higher Education: An Examination Of Academic Experiences, Jyotsna (Josi) M. Kalavar, Ruth Ann Herstek, Charles Ronald Brua

SoTL Commons Conference

Adult learners are a unique student population at high-risk for academic underachievement and dropping out. An online survey was designed to assess preferred pedagogical techniques of as well as to understand perceived barriers that may influence quality of academic learning. Results show a strong preference for classroom discussion, lecture based presentations, and internship opportunities as preferred pedagogical approaches. The lack of flexibility in course offerings, balancing work/life demands, and chronological age were identified as barriers by these students. By better understanding this group, we can be more proactive in our efforts to maximize retention and foster an engaged learning ...


Redesigned Social Work Practice Courses Results In Improved Student Academic Resilience, Kareema J. Gray 2019 Johnson C. Smith University

Redesigned Social Work Practice Courses Results In Improved Student Academic Resilience, Kareema J. Gray

SoTL Commons Conference

The profession of social work acknowledges that social workers need to develop personal resilience to manage the emotional demands of the job effectively and sustainable. In the social work practice courses we discuss the importance of these non-cognitive skills, but we do not call them such. By operationalizing them, students will be able to clearly identify these skills and better understand which areas they need to grow in both academically and professionally. The redesigned SWK 708 and SWK 709 courses employed Design Thinking techniques to improve student outcomes including improved analytical and critical thinking skills around academic and personal resilience.


Promoting Critical Reading With Double-Entry Notes: A Pilot Study, Helena D. Hubl, Lindsey Ives, Taylor Mitchell, Sally Blomstrom 2019 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Promoting Critical Reading With Double-Entry Notes: A Pilot Study, Helena D. Hubl, Lindsey Ives, Taylor Mitchell, Sally Blomstrom

SoTL Commons Conference

Abstract

Double-entry note-taking is an active reading strategy that enables students to record their responses to texts as they read. While this strategy has been used in a variety of contexts since the 1980s, mainly for literature analysis and improving writing, its efficacy in developing student critical thinking and information literacy has not been widely studied. This pilot study examines student artifacts from a range of humanities and communication courses to determine whether, and in what ways, double-entry notes promote critical thinking about primary and secondary source material. This presentation explores preliminary results, including potential drawbacks and benefits for students ...


Formative Asynchonous Feedback For Faculty: A Case Study, Chad Rohrbacher, Jessica McKee Dr 2019 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Formative Asynchonous Feedback For Faculty: A Case Study, Chad Rohrbacher, Jessica Mckee Dr

SoTL Commons Conference

While student evaluations provide a snapshot of feedback for faculty, successful teachers regularly seek feedback from other sources, including their peers. This case study at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University describes a process of instituting a video recording and web-based technology to provide faculty peers and developers opportunity to asynchronously observe, reflect, and comment on peers’ teaching and classroom experience. Additionally, faculty developers were able to view courses on a larger scale and provide directed pedagogical feedback in new ways. This presentation explores the preliminary results including benefits and drawbacks to asynchronous formative feedback for improving teaching.


Graduate Students' Perceptions Of Master Teaching, Jon Mitchell Edge 2019 Auburn University

Graduate Students' Perceptions Of Master Teaching, Jon Mitchell Edge

SoTL Commons Conference

This study examined graduate students’ perceptions of master teaching qualities and behaviors exhibited by graduate-level faculty. The Teacher Behavior Checklist (Buskist, Sikorski, Buckley, & Saville, 2002) was administered to graduate students who were asked to rate the extent to which their graduate-level faculty exhibited each of the 28 items using a Likert rating method. Result indicated that Masters and Doctoral students agreed on seven of the top-ten TBC qualities. Academic demographics were examined to determine their effects on item ratings. Comparisons between graduate students and selected undergraduate student samples highlighted differences between different levels of students.


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