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Adcroft, Andy; Lockwood, Andrew – Teaching in Higher Education, 2010
The aim of this paper is to report on an experiment in the School of Management at the University of Surrey whereby the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is being promoted through an approach which is organic in nature. The paper argues that the nature of such scholarship means that its promotion is more likely to be successful when the…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Experiments
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Schwieger, Florian; Gros, Emmeline; Barberan, Laura – College Teaching, 2010
University education in the United States has become an increasingly global environment. In the classrooms of a modern university students and teachers from literally all corners of the world come together and reshape the face of higher education. Without a doubt the multicultural classroom of the 21st century necessitates fresh pedagogical…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Cross Cultural Studies, Ethnic Diversity
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Carbine, Rosemary P. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2010
This essay explores intersections among Jesuit, Quaker, and feminist theologies and pedagogies of social justice education in order to propose and elaborate an innovative theoretical and theological framework for experiential learning in religious studies that prioritizes relationality, called erotic education. This essay then applies the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Religion Studies, Feminism, Experiential Learning
Bruss, Mozhdeh B.; Dannison, Linda; Morris, Joseph R.; Quitugua, Jackie; Palacios, Rosa T.; McGowan, Judy; Michael, Timothy – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2010
This paper presents a community-school-higher education partnership approach to the prevention of childhood obesity. Public elementary school personnel, primarily teachers, participated in the design and delivery of a curriculum targeting primary caregivers of 8-9-year-old children. Theoretical framework and methodological approaches guided the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Community Needs, Obesity
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DeLuca, V. William; Carpenter, Pam; Lari, Nasim – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2010
For years, researchers have shown the value of using real-world data to enhance instruction in mathematics, science, and social studies. In an effort to help develop students' higher-order thinking skills in a data-rich learning environment, Green Research for Incorporating Data in the Classroom (GRID[subscript C]), a National Science…
Descriptors: Energy, Engineering, Mathematical Concepts, Thinking Skills
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Edlefson, Carla – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2010
A framework using concepts from systems theory, theories of power, and the garbage can model of decision-making was developed for the purpose of teaching aspiring school administrators to analyze situations using a political lens. The framework is demonstrated in an analysis of the process that led to Ohio's establishing a school facilities…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Educational Facilities, Models, Teachers
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Hlavaty, Greg; Townsend, Murphy – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2010
Modern composition instructors often use and teach research methods for Internet search engines and electronic databases. It is not their intent to turn back the clock. However, if they can help students connect the world of Internet searches and the university library, they can promote information literacy in its broadest sense by developing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Freshmen, School Orientation, Writing (Composition)
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Berg, Jill Harrison – Theory Into Practice, 2010
Given the importance of quality teaching for student success, it is clear that every child needs to be able to receive instruction from a teacher who possesses the knowledge and skills for quality teaching--an accomplished teacher. It is less clear, however, how current teacher development policies and practices can ensure that all students will…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Professional Development
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Castleberry, Gwen Troxell; Evers, Rebecca B. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2010
This column describes how technology can enrich the learning environment provided by the modern language classroom. Typically, modern languages taught in U.S. public schools are French, Spanish, and German. A general broadening of high school graduation and college and professional school admission requirements to include a certain level of modern…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Textbooks, Learning Disabilities, Graduation
Riddell, Richard, Ed. – Trentham Books Ltd, 2010
This book presents the evidence gathered from original interviews to show how the aspirations of young people develop in light of their social circumstances. Those who attend independent schools will find that the relationship between what goes on at home and at school makes it socially almost impossible not to have achievable aspirations for a…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Aspiration, Working Class, Social Status
Bhopal, Kalwant – Trentham Books Ltd, 2010
More Asian women are entering higher education in the UK than ever before, and the number looks likely to rise. Their engagement with higher education reflects widespread changes in the attitudes and cultural expectations of their various communities, as awareness grows of the greater long-term value associated with continuing in education. Today…
Descriptors: Asians, Females, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Eudey, T. Lynn; Kerr, Joshua D.; Trumbo, Bruce E. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2010
Null distributions of permutation tests for two-sample, paired, and block designs are simulated using the R statistical programming language. For each design and type of data, permutation tests are compared with standard normal-theory and nonparametric tests. These examples (often using real data) provide for classroom discussion use of metrics…
Descriptors: Statistical Distributions, Hypothesis Testing, Relationship, Statistical Significance
Bruce, Mary; Bridgeland, John M.; Fox, Joanna Hornig; Balfanz, Robert – Civic Enterprises, 2011
Over the past decade, schools, districts, and states have become increasingly savvy with data collection and analysis to drive student outcomes. The development and use of Early Warning Indicator and Intervention Systems (EWS) are at the cutting edge of the data- driven, outcomes-focused, high-impact education movement. These systems can increase…
Descriptors: Evidence, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Reading Instruction
American Association of University Professors, 2009
Each year, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) receives many inquiries about the legal status of faculty handbooks. To respond to some common inquiries, the Association's legal office prepared this overview of faculty handbook decisions. It is arranged by state and includes decisions of which the Association is aware and that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Faculty Handbooks, Lawyers, College Faculty
Burgstahler, Sheryl – DO-IT, 2009
Precollege and college students come from a variety of ethnic and racial backgrounds. For some, English is not their first language. Also represented in most classes are students with a diversity of ages and learning styles, including visual and auditory. In addition, increasing numbers of students with disabilities are included in regular…
Descriptors: Printed Materials, Learning Disabilities, Hearing Impairments, Visual Aids
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