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Modeling As Teaching: Preparing Preservice Teachers To Implement Universal Design For Learning, Eric Jordan Moore Jul 2018

Modeling As Teaching: Preparing Preservice Teachers To Implement Universal Design For Learning, Eric Jordan Moore

Jordan Moore

Increasing diversity and growing achievement gaps among diverse groups in U.S. public schools has resulted in increased pressure on teacher education programs to prepare teachers effectively to meet the needs of contemporary students. Research is needed to establish best practices of teacher education that carry forward into future practice. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has been proposed as a framework to help address the need for more flexible learning environments, but limited research has been conducted to determine best practices for supporting preservice teachers in learning this complex framework. In this dissertation study, I examine the notion that education ...


Collaborative Online Catalogs And Open Access Repositories: How They Benefit Researchers, Michaela Eileen Volkmar, Deann Brame Jun 2017

Collaborative Online Catalogs And Open Access Repositories: How They Benefit Researchers, Michaela Eileen Volkmar, Deann Brame

DeAnn Brame

Libraries can help researchers in a multitude of ways, but we want to focus on two resources in particular that can benefit researchers: collaborative online catalogs and open access repositories. A collaborative online catalog is different from a traditional catalog, in that you can find materials beyond what your home library contains. You’ve probably heard about open access repositories, but did you know that your scholarship can be discovered by many if it’s located in an open access repository, such as Digital Commons at Winthrop?

Join this session to learn about the ways that your university library might ...


Gamification: It's In The Game, Lukas K. Danner Jun 2016

Gamification: It's In The Game, Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Cognitive Apprenticeships: An Instructional Design Review, Brent Wilson, Peggy Cole Mar 2016

Cognitive Apprenticeships: An Instructional Design Review, Brent Wilson, Peggy Cole

Brent Wilson

This discussion of the relationship between two related disciplines--cognitive psychology and instructional design (ID)--characterizes instructional design as a more applied discipline, which concerns itself more with prescriptions and models for designing instruction, while instructional psychologists conduct empirical research on learning and instructional processes. It is posited that a problem-solving orientation to education is needed if schoo]s are to achieve substantial learning outcomes, and the concept of cognitive apprenticeships, which emphasize returning instruction to settings where worthwhile problems can be worked with and solved, is proposed as a possible solution to this problem. A brief review of ID models ...


Facilitating Changes In College Teaching Practices: Instructional Reform, Identity Conflict And Professional Community In A K-20 Partnership, Stacy Olitsky Oct 2015

Facilitating Changes In College Teaching Practices: Instructional Reform, Identity Conflict And Professional Community In A K-20 Partnership, Stacy Olitsky

Stacy Olitsky

In this paper, I explain variation in the adoption of student-centred teaching practices among college faculty members in a program designed to promote K-20 instructional reform. I analyze data from a qualitative study of a Math and Science Partnership in order to understand why some faculty members had undergone extensive changes to their practices whereas others had not, even though both groups had demonstrated changes in their beliefs. Findings show that when collective identities focused on reform become more salient than the role identities associated with their teaching positions, faculty members are able to persist through the loss of self-efficacy ...


Research Methodologies In The “South”, Anjum Halai, Dylan Wiliam Apr 2015

Research Methodologies In The “South”, Anjum Halai, Dylan Wiliam

Anjum Halai

No abstract provided.


Turkish And Lithuanian Efl Instructors' Professional Development Experiences: Worth The Effort, Or Waste Of Time?, Servet Celik, Nemira Mačianskienė, Kübra Aytin Dec 2013

Turkish And Lithuanian Efl Instructors' Professional Development Experiences: Worth The Effort, Or Waste Of Time?, Servet Celik, Nemira Mačianskienė, Kübra Aytin

Servet Celik

Effective EFL instructors must have a good command of English, as well as sound pedagogical knowledge and adequate communication and classroom management skills. Professional development has been indicated as significant in developing these attributes. This comparative study was designed to analyze the viewpoints of EFL professionals working in Turkey and Lithuania using a scalar survey. The results revealed that Turkish instructors found their professional development experiences to be largely irrelevant, while the Lithuanian instructors perceived professional development as beneficial. In both groups, obstacles such as financial concerns and heavy teaching loads impaired the participants’ ability to grow professionally. The findings ...


Twenty-First Century College Commentaries, Mary Ferguson Feb 2013

Twenty-First Century College Commentaries, Mary Ferguson

Mary J. Ferguson, Ed. D.

My parents were children of second generation post slavery parents; they valued the educational basics of math, reading and writing. When I revisited the requirements my parents demanded from us as child scholars, it reminded me of how simple things use to be in order to live an educated, simple and responsible life. ‘Go to college’ was their number one educational demand; having lived through the Great Depression, they valued God, education and our country. My siblings were the first generation of college students to obtain higher education or should I say four-year degrees in my family. School was a ...


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 ...


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

Imran Anjum Chaudary

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 ...


Building International Faculty-Development Collaborations: The Evolving Role Of American Teaching Centers, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Deborah Dezure, Nancy Van Note Chism, Grace Cheong, Aziza Ragai Ellozy, Matthew Holley, Bahaa Kazem, Dawood Atrushi Jun 2012

Building International Faculty-Development Collaborations: The Evolving Role Of American Teaching Centers, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Deborah Dezure, Nancy Van Note Chism, Grace Cheong, Aziza Ragai Ellozy, Matthew Holley, Bahaa Kazem, Dawood Atrushi

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Analyzing Correct Versus Incorrect Student Work Samples On Students’ Mathematical Proficiency, Lauren Jeneva Moseley Apr 2012

The Impact Of Analyzing Correct Versus Incorrect Student Work Samples On Students’ Mathematical Proficiency, Lauren Jeneva Moseley

Lauren Jeneva Moseley

The purpose of this study is to determine if any gains in mathematical understanding differ if calculus learners analyze correct or incorrect student work samples and to investigate students’ perceptions of the effect of analyzing student work samples on their understanding of mathematical concepts. Calculus students will be assigned to two groups: one group analyzing correct student work samples and one group analyzing incorrect student work samples. What difference, if any, exists between groups in determining correct solutions to problems similar to the work samples analyzed? What difference, if any, exists between groups in whether they replicate errors similar to ...


Resource Guide For Faculty Of Color At The Five Colleges, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Enobong Branch, David Cort, Patricia Banks, Amber Douglas, Becky Packard Jan 2012

Resource Guide For Faculty Of Color At The Five Colleges, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Enobong Branch, David Cort, Patricia Banks, Amber Douglas, Becky Packard

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

In 2012, the Supporting Faculty of Color Through Tenure & Beyond Mutual Mentoring Grant Team produced a Faculty of Color Resource Guide to facilitate mentoring connections among faculty at the Five Colleges, share information on setting up academic work groups, and provide guidance on productive mentoring relationships and career development.


Technology Enhanced Learning: Students' Views, Eileen O'Donnell, Mary Sharp Dec 2011

Technology Enhanced Learning: Students' Views, Eileen O'Donnell, Mary Sharp

Eileen O'Donnell

User feedback is very important in all areas of computer science especially in the development of computer applications. Hence, student feedback on the use of technology enhanced learning in higher education in Ireland is relevant to the quality of the learning resources to be created by learning designers and academics in the future. The book “Student Reactions to Learning with Technologies: Perceptions and Outcomes” (Moyle & Wijngaards, 2012) was published by IGI Global in October 2011. This book includes contributions from various authors who are interested in students’ feedback regarding how technology has impacted on their educational experience. This book provides feedback from students located in different countries. Chapter 10: “Students’ views of E-Learning: The impact of technologies on learning in higher education in Ireland ” (O'Donnell & Sharp, 2012) provides feedback from three hundred and twenty students to inform learning designers and academics about students’ thoughts and opinions on the impact of technologies on learning in higher education in Ireland. This research was conducted in both Trinity College Dublin and the Dublin Institute of Technology. The responses received from the students who kindly participated in this study were analyzed and the findings are presented in this chapter. Analysis of the responses received from these students indicates that students are of the opinion that the use of technologies in higher education can beneficially transform learning; however, technologies will never replace lecturers.


Core Competencies Of Health Education Teachers, Sharon Moynihan, Leena Paakkari, Raili Välimaa, Patricia Mannix Mcnamara Nov 2011

Core Competencies Of Health Education Teachers, Sharon Moynihan, Leena Paakkari, Raili Välimaa, Patricia Mannix Mcnamara

Sharon Moynihan

No abstract provided.


The Human Computer Interaction Issues Associated With The Creation Of Personalized Role Playing Simulations, Eileen O'Donnell, Catherine Mulwa, Mary Sharp, Vincent Wade Sep 2011

The Human Computer Interaction Issues Associated With The Creation Of Personalized Role Playing Simulations, Eileen O'Donnell, Catherine Mulwa, Mary Sharp, Vincent Wade

Eileen O'Donnell

The human computer interaction issues associated with the creation of personalized role playing simulations are discussed in this paper. This paper is aimed at those who are interested in building authoring applications which enable educators to build role playing simulated e-learning resources to use with their students. One of the main issues which have come to our attention is that many learning designers and educators do not understand what exactly it is we are trying to achieve by creating personalized role playing simulations. Also, how to gauge the pedagogic merits which can be achieved by using these e-learning resources. Potential ...


A New Vision Of Professional Development For Tertiary Teachers In Pakistan, Imran Anjum Chaudary Sep 2011

A New Vision Of Professional Development For Tertiary Teachers In Pakistan, Imran Anjum Chaudary

Imran Anjum Chaudary

No abstract provided.


Critical Decisions In Research: Design, Practice, And Analysis, Imran Anjum Chaudary Jan 2011

Critical Decisions In Research: Design, Practice, And Analysis, Imran Anjum Chaudary

Imran Anjum Chaudary

No abstract provided.


Is It Really Sink Or Swim For Tenure Tracks?, Crystal Goldman, Valeria E. Molteni, Y. Diana Wu Mar 2010

Is It Really Sink Or Swim For Tenure Tracks?, Crystal Goldman, Valeria E. Molteni, Y. Diana Wu

Yuhfen Diana H. Wu

A panel consisting of a mentor and two mentees will share their experiences and tell their stories. They seek to exchange ideas on surviving a fast-changing environment with librarians from other academic libraries where librarians have faculty status. The San Jose State University (SJSU) experience is easy to duplicate and aims to help junior librarians achieve her/his full potential, to design/develop personal goals that fit into personal career expectations, to take one step at a time to reach those goals, to better support organizational goals and objectives, to develop leadership within the organization, to boost morale and productivity ...


Teacher Professional Development: Myth And Reality, Imran Anjum Chaudary Jan 2010

Teacher Professional Development: Myth And Reality, Imran Anjum Chaudary

Imran Anjum Chaudary

No abstract provided.


The Case For Excellence In Diversity: Lessons From An Assessment Of An Early Career Faculty Program, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Dorothe J. Bach Jan 2010

The Case For Excellence In Diversity: Lessons From An Assessment Of An Early Career Faculty Program, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Dorothe J. Bach

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

Many colleges and universities have come to understand the added educational value of having a more diverse faculty, and some have created specific programs to enhance recruitment, development, and retention of underrepresented faculty. How do these programs help underrepresented faculty start a successful career? How can they help a diverse faculty build thriving, long-term careers in academia? This chapter addresses these questions by sharing the findings and lessons learned from an internal and external assessment of the Excellence in Diversity Fellows Program at the University of Virginia.


Office Of Faculty Development Mutual Mentoring Guide, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Jung H. Yun Jan 2010

Office Of Faculty Development Mutual Mentoring Guide, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Jung H. Yun

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

No abstract provided.


Getting Boys To Read: A Look At The Research And The Books They Love, Carrie Lynn Cooper Dean Of Libraries, Kathy Cox Watson Jul 2009

Getting Boys To Read: A Look At The Research And The Books They Love, Carrie Lynn Cooper Dean Of Libraries, Kathy Cox Watson

Kathy Cox Watson

This session focuses on what the research says about males as readers and introduces the audience to great boy books and other types of text that appeals to male readers. The presenters have chosen titles from the Kentucky Bluegrass Awards program that are of interest to young male readers. Presenters also introduce and promote Kentucky’s children’s choice reading program, the Kentucky Bluegrass Awards. To misquote George Ella Lyon, the presenters woudl like to get boys to "shake hands with a book."


Finding A Mentor, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Jung H. Yun Apr 2009

Finding A Mentor, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Jung H. Yun

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

No abstract provided.


When Mentoring Is The Medium: Lessons Learned From A Faculty Development Initiative, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Jung H. Yun Jan 2009

When Mentoring Is The Medium: Lessons Learned From A Faculty Development Initiative, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Jung H. Yun

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

No abstract provided.


Understanding Cpd Of Adults Through An Insider's Narrative, Imran Anjum Chaudary Oct 2008

Understanding Cpd Of Adults Through An Insider's Narrative, Imran Anjum Chaudary

Imran Anjum Chaudary

No abstract provided.


From Mentor To Mentoring Networks: Mentoring In The New Academy, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Jung Y. Yun Nov 2007

From Mentor To Mentoring Networks: Mentoring In The New Academy, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Jung Y. Yun

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

No abstract provided.


The Faculty Writing Place: A Room Of Our Own, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Peter Elbow Dec 2006

The Faculty Writing Place: A Room Of Our Own, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Peter Elbow

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

The article presents information about the program called "Professors as Writers" at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. The objective of the program is to provide a quiet and comfortable working place for faculty to write. This program was started 15 year back to help the faculty members to write more productively. The organizers of the program invite all college teachers to sign up for the dates and times that suit them at the beginning of the semester. The program sets aside structured time and space for the faculty to write.


The Highly Questionable "Highly Qualified" Label, Elaine Hampton Dec 2003

The Highly Questionable "Highly Qualified" Label, Elaine Hampton

Elaine Hampton

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is instrumental in the national movement toward the use of one short-answer test as the gate-keeping instrument to prevent or allow university graduates trained in education to enter the teaching profession. This investigation questions the wisdom of this test-based certification by looking at the impact on recent (university education program) graduates who have had difficulty passing the tests. Four of these graduates provided information via in-depth interviews. The interview data provide evidence that raises questions about the value of taking these people out of the teaching profession. The individuals provide evidence of ...


Principles Of Good Practice: Supporting Early-Career Faculty. Guidance For Deans, Department Chairs, And Other Academic Leaders, Mary Deane Sorcinelli Jan 2000

Principles Of Good Practice: Supporting Early-Career Faculty. Guidance For Deans, Department Chairs, And Other Academic Leaders, Mary Deane Sorcinelli

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

The "Heeding New Voices" study, a year-long series of structured interviews with new faculty and graduate students aspiring to be faculty members around the country, sought both to give voice to those who are just beginning their academic careers and to provide guidance for the senior faculty, chairs, deans, and others in higher education responsible for shaping the professoriate of the future. This booklet, drawn in part from the study's findings, includes: (1) ten principles of good practice; (2) inventories to prompt department chairs, senior colleagues, and other academic leaders to examine their individual and institutional practices; and (3 ...