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Vieyra, Rebecca E.; Springer, Tony – National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2015
The invention of aviation has made it possible for people to travel faster and farther than ever before, and has led to a global increase in connection of commerce, people, and ideas. However, economic growth and social changes have also led to challenges for the aviation industry. NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) works…
Descriptors: Air Transportation, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Aviation Education
Livingston, Samuel A. – Educational Testing Service, 2014
This booklet grew out of a half-day class on equating that author Samuel Livingston teaches for new statistical staff at Educational Testing Service (ETS). The class is a nonmathematical introduction to the topic, emphasizing conceptual understanding and practical applications. The class consists of illustrated lectures, interspersed with…
Descriptors: Equated Scores, Scoring, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Scores
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Soundranayagam, Luxshmi – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2014
College students in the non-English-speaking world have to overcome formidable barriers in reading and writing when their medium of instruction is English. One particular problem faced by science majors is the writing of lab reports, a demanding task that might not be effectively supported by the standard guides and manuals available. This paper…
Descriptors: Guides, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Science Education
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McGuire, Linda – PRIMUS, 2014
This article will describe a writing assignment designed for use in a liberal arts college whose mission stresses effective written communication both within and across disciplines. In this assignment, students write three separate solutions to the same mathematics problem: one for a mathematical peer, a second for a contemporary that does not…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Undergraduate Study, Writing Assignments, Problem Solving
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Jacobs, Ronald L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
The one constant for all dissertations, and for all research for that matter, is the need to state the problem of the study based on the scholarly literature. Doctoral programs commonly require that students take a sequence of research courses that usually focus on how to carry-out a study. That is, the design, the methodology, and the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Adult Education, Labor Force Development, Educational Research
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Rossi, Robert D. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2013
Many students find the transition from first-year general chemistry to second-year organic chemistry a daunting task. There are many reasons for this, not the least of which is their lack of a solid understanding and appreciation of the importance of some basic concepts and principles from general chemistry that play an extremely critical role in…
Descriptors: College Science, Undergraduate Study, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles
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Bernstein, Eve; Rasmussen, Jennifer F. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2013
The idea of actively involving children in the learning process can be beneficial for both teacher and student on a number of levels. Allowing students in physical education class to make choices has been incorporated into elementary-age teaching successfully. As a way to invite students to become more active participants in their learning,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Competition, Physical Education, Skill Development
Andres, Susan; Pine, Felicity – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
In nine cohesive chapters, "Success in School" covers the essential skills and strategies that are prerequisites to student success: how to promote a positive attitude, how to organize a work space, how to manage time, how to heighten reading comprehension, how to take notes, how to study for exams, how to approach and complete writing…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Reading Comprehension, Reference Materials, Language Skills
Lieberman, David A. – Cambridge University Press, 2012
This innovative textbook is the first to integrate learning and memory, behaviour, and cognition. It focuses on fascinating human research in both memory and learning (while also bringing in important animal studies) and brings the reader up to date with the latest developments in the subject. Students are encouraged to think critically: key…
Descriptors: Memory, Learning Processes, Classical Conditioning, Reinforcement
Machi, Lawrence A.; McEvoy, Brenda T. – Corwin, 2012
This new edition of the best-selling book offers graduate students in education and the social sciences a road map to developing and writing an effective literature review for a research project, thesis, or dissertation. Organized around a proven six-step model and incorporating technology into all of the steps, the book provides examples,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Vocabulary, Social Sciences, Literature Reviews
Actuarial Foundation, 2012
The purpose of these modules is to provide an introduction to the world of probability and statistics to accelerated mathematics students at the high school level. The materials are centered on the fictional town of Happy Shores, a coastal community which is at risk for hurricanes. Actuaries at an insurance company figure out the risks and…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Probability, Statistics, Learning Modules
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Black, Ronald – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2012
We all think of a marathon as a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers (26 miles and 385 yards). Throughout time marathon runners have pursued their longest goals by allowing their body to adapt to the new stresses through training. Training for a marathon takes intense preparation, dedication and skill. It is…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Students, College Faculty
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2012
The graduate of the Agricultural Equipment Technician apprenticeship program is a certified journeyperson who will be able to: (1) repair, diagnose and maintain by skill and knowledge gained through training and experience any of the working parts of diesel engines as well as the various components of mobile farm machinery; (2) use, competently,…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Engines, Paraprofessional Personnel, Apprenticeships
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2012
The graduate of the Baker apprenticeship program is a certified journeyperson who will be able to: (1) prepare and bake all types of high quality yeast raised products in commercial quantities; (2) produce and decorate various types of cakes, cookies and pastries commonly available in commercial bakeries; (3) use efficiently and safely all hand…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food Processing Occupations, Apprenticeships, Industry
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2012
The graduate of the Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship program is a certified journeyperson who will be able to: (1) repair, maintain and overhaul or modify a motor vehicle; (2) comprehend work orders, technical bulletins and estimates, and relate the information to the job at hand; (3) interpret warranty policy in terms of service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Paraprofessional Personnel, Apprenticeships, Motor Vehicles
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