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Goodwin, Mark; Kramer, Cas; Cashmore, Annette – Journal of Biological Education, 2012
Bioethics is an increasingly important part of the biosciences curriculum at school and in higher education, but few science teachers have much experience of teaching the subject in an engaging or interactive manner. This article sets out a session that allows students to practise the skills of ethical thinking and ethical debate in a relevant…
Descriptors: Audiences, Science Teachers, Ethics, Biology
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Alexander, Hannah; Waldron, Anna M.; Abell, Sandra K. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2011
The increasing need for communicating science to the public suggests that future scientists and science educators should be educated in science outreach and trained to communicate with lay audiences. We present a recently developed novel graduate course, which trains students in outreach efforts aimed to increase the public's understanding of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Outreach Programs, Audiences, Science Education
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Kresevic, Denise; Burant, Christopher; Denton, Jennifer; Heath, Barbara; Kypriotakis, George – Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 2011
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has found distance education to be particularly valuable as a means to disseminate information to large numbers of busy learners in geographically diverse settings. Specifically, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Centers (GRECCs) of the VA have used various forms of distance learning to provide…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Educational Strategies, Distance Education, Learning Modalities
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Sankar, Chetan S.; Raju, P. K.; Alur, Ramachandriah; Venkateswaran, Rajan; Elangovan, Rajasekar – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2011
The architect for the Mauritius Auditorium project sat in his office at Larsen & Toubro's headquarters in Chennai, India, pondering the phone call he had just received from the vice president, Mr. K.P. Raghavan. The polyvalent hall of the conference center was about to be used to host its first rock concert in February 2005, but during a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Facility Improvement, Acoustics
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Nazarinia Roy, R. Roudi; Schumm, Walter R. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2011
As noted by Moore (2007, xxiii), the fifth section of the second edition of the "Handbook of Distance Education" focused on "some of the main consumers and suppliers of distance education programs," including elementary and secondary education, community colleges, universities, the corporate sector, continuing professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Distance Education, Audiences
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Thielke, Stephen; Tumosa, Nina; Lindenfeld, Rivkah; Shay, Kenneth – Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 2011
The scope of geriatrics-related educational offerings in large health care systems, in either the target audiences or topics covered, has not previously been analyzed or reported in the professional literature. The authors reviewed the geriatrics-related educational sessions that were provided between 1999 and 2009 by the Geriatrics Research,…
Descriptors: Veterans, Geriatrics, Educational Opportunities, Federal Government
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Price, David W.; Miller, Elaine K.; Rahm, Alanna Kulchak; Brace, Nancy E.; Larson, R. Sam – Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2010
Introduction: Continuing medical education (CME) is meant to drive and support improvements in practice. To achieve this goal, CME activities must move beyond simply purveying knowledge, instead helping attendees to contextualize information and to develop strategies for implementing new learning. CME attendees face different barriers to…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Professional Continuing Education, Qualitative Research, Barriers
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Fisher, Brian – New Directions for Higher Education, 2009
Whether intercollegiate athletics influence outside perceptions of institutional reputation and educational quality--and whether this translates into improvements in recruiting students and donors--is disputed in the research literature. Researchers have typically attempted to correlate success on the field or court with variables such as…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Reputation, Success, Literature Reviews