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Herman, William E. – 2001
Nearly a quarter of a century ago, John G. Nicholls proposed the four developmental levels of motivational reasoning that focused upon the roles that ability and effort play in academic success. These levels theoretically begin at early childhood and end at adolescence. This report attempts to validate the developmental and predictive nature of…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Academic Achievement, College Students, Developmental Stages
Reppert, James E. – 2001
Interactive courseware applications are becoming more prevalent as instructional tools in the communication classroom. Prometheus, developed by George Washington University, allows instructors to post syllabi, course outlines, lecture notes, and tests online, in addition to giving students access to discussions and chat sessions. Other popular…
Descriptors: Broadcast Journalism, Course Descriptions, Courseware, Curriculum Design
Flanagan, Lynn; Hallett, Karin; Armstrong, Rhonda – 2000
This paper provides timesaving tips for information gathering. Part 1 presents the following tips for use of bibliographic databases: (1) read the help screens for the specific database you are using; (2) make use of the different access points and the limit features for the specific database you are using in order to focus your results; (3) learn…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Bibliographies, Citations (References), Computer Software
Reppert, James E. – 2000
The Internet has served to change, in a fundamental way, one educator's methods of instruction at Southern Arkansas University (SAU). Earlier this year, SAU became the third institution in the country to implement an interactive course syllabus system developed by George Washington University. Called "Prometheus," it allows instructors…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Feedback, Higher Education, Mass Media
Weaver, Belinda – 2000
This paper discusses personal resource discovery on the World Wide Web from the point of view of a reference librarian. Two key questions for finding information on the Internet are identified: (1) What are you actually looking for? and (2) Who is likely to have the information? Examples of this approach are provided, and some problems with using…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Library Services
Wilcox, Wayne C.; Wilson, Brent G. – 1979
This paper examines knowledge of studying--knowing how and when to apply study strategies. Study strategies may be classified into three categories: memory strategies, comprehension strategies, and problem-solving strategies. Memory-study strategies help students remember what they study. Five attributes often characterize memory strategies:…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Educational Needs, Memorization, Methods
Hudson, David D.; Neer, Michael R. – 1981
A basic speech course required of prospective teachers seeking admission to the University of Hawaii's College of Education is described in the first half of this paper. The described course focuses on interviewing, group discussion, and public speaking skills. The second half of the paper presents complete descriptions of four assignments that…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Course Descriptions, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Higher Education
Cohon, J. Donald, Jr. – 1979
The Indochinese Mental Health Project of the International Institute of San Francisco has as its major goal that of helping Indochinese refugees to receive training and to find employment in community mental health services in order that they may work with incoming refugee populations. Prospective trainees are evaluated and selected on the basis…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Community Health Services, Higher Education, Indochinese
Duncan, Patricia H. – 1979
The study of the role parents play in the reading development of their children requires a methodology that is unobtrusive, humane, objective, and natural. Ethnography, with its corresponding technique of participant observation, offers these characteristics. The distinctive features of an ethnographic research design include: formulation of the…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Ethnography, Observation, Parent Role
Dereshiwsky, Mary I. – 1992
Educational practitioners tend to resist or avoid doing educational research primarily for two reasons: their prior experience with statistics, computers, and research design has produced insecurity and anxiety; and, they have acquired a basic misunderstanding of the nature and purpose of research. Good research should be both technically sound…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Data Collection, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Kovach, Ron; McDonald, Bill – 1990
The "pining" for a sense of community, for roots, for a connectedness to others is a basic need that is felt but not understood, that is desired but not practiced, in either college settings or the greater society. Thus, the prevalent rootlessness and transience that students arrive with at college (due to a highly mobile society) is never…
Descriptors: College Students, Colleges, Community, Community Development
Waner, Karen K.; Winter, Janet K. – 1992
This paper discusses the problems surrounding intercultural business communication as well as approaches to teaching college level business students appropriate communication skills for intercultural settings. Considered are the classification of countries by cultural context, i.e. how large a role culture, social values, and traditional social…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Business Communication, Communication Skills, Cultural Awareness
O'Rourke, James S., IV – 1992
This paper argues the importance of preparing business managers for a global marketplace and addresses who is responsible for the training and how to go about it. The establishment of an MBA (Master of Business Administration)-level course in intercultural communication is examined. Areas discussed involve determining what the goals of the course…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Communication Skills, Course Content, Cultural Awareness
Thurman, Richard A.; Mattoon, Joseph S. – 1992
This paper discusses four areas in the psychology literature that have important implications for the instructional design of microcomputer-based simulations. The first one examined is cognitive structures, and the following suggestions for instructional design are offered: simulations should be appropriate for students' level of understanding;…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Structures, Computer Assisted Instruction
Gillespie, David; Simmons, Sharanne – 1995
This paper describes a classroom activity to demonstrate to undergraduate psychology students studying learning principles the principle of negative reinforcement. The students (n=25) were either enrolled in an introductory psychology course at a business college or the students (n=21) were enrolled in an educational psychology course at a state…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Class Activities, Demonstrations (Educational), Educational Psychology
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