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Dmochowski, Jane Ellen; Garofalo, Dan; Fisher, Sarah; Greene, Ann; Gambogi, Danielle – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: Colleges and universities increasingly have the mandate and motivation to integrate sustainability into their curricula. The purpose of this paper is to share the strategy used at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and provide an evaluation of its success and guidance to others creating similar programs. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Integrated Curriculum, Undergraduate Students, Course Content
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Surra, Alex; Litowitz, Len S. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
The authors describe a vocational training course that was developed to give more than just an overview of how aircraft work, or a course on how to fly. This training course was a half-year course in aviation technology. Powered flight is an area of interest for many students, and the intent of creating a curriculum rich with science, technology,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Aviation Education, STEM Education, Vocational Education
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Kilicay-Ergin, N.; Laplante, P. A. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2013
Requirements engineering is one of the fundamental knowledge areas in software and systems engineering graduate curricula. Recent changes in educational delivery and student demographics have created new challenges for requirements engineering education. In particular, there is an increasing demand for online education for working professionals.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Engineering Education, Design Requirements, Curriculum Design
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Russell, Ingrid; Markov, Zdravko; Neller, Todd; Coleman, Susan – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2010
Our approach to teaching introductory artificial intelligence (AI) unifies its diverse core topics through a theme of machine learning, and emphasizes how AI relates more broadly with computer science. Our work, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, involves the development, implementation, and testing of a suite of projects that…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Program Effectiveness, Computer Science, Teaching Methods
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Boomer, K. B.; Rogness, Neal; Jersky, Brian – Journal of Statistics Education, 2007
This article presents an overview of three undergraduate-level statistical consulting courses being taught at institutions of different size (small, medium, and large). Topics that will be discussed include the evolution of these courses, thoughts on what makes such courses successful, potential pitfalls to watch for, the necessary minimal skills…
Descriptors: Statistics, Undergraduate Study, Courses, Consultants
Olson, Lynn – Education Week, 2005
This article reports how Kaplan K12 Learning Services Group, a division of Kaplan Inc., has developed a new, standardized college-preparatory curriculum for the Philadelphia school district. The curriculum, which made its debut in the Philadelphia district in 2005, was a critical element in the district leadership's plan to improve secondary…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Course Content, Educational Change, High Schools
Walker, Thomas J.; And Others – 1995
Three Pennsylvania universities focused on defining the functional role and identifying the training needs of work-based mentors for Pennsylvania's system of school-to-work transition, in order to design a training protocol. Interviews were conducted with 81 experienced employees concerning their view of the mentoring role and the activities that…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cooperative Programs, Course Content, Course Descriptions
Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education. – 1988
A project developed computer software based upon Interstate Distributive Education Curriculum Consortium (IDECC) competency-based materials to produce a new curriculum management system for Pennsylvania secondary marketing education programs. During the project, an advisory committee composed of secondary marketing teachers, business people, and…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Software Evaluation
Bowser, Robert A., Comp.; Carr, Joseph, Comp. – 1983
Intended to assist district and school curriculum developers, this report offers clarification of the relationships among 12 state goals of education using information obtained through a survey of Department of Education staff and representatives of professional associations. Defined as the goals of education are the areas of communication skills,…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
Cromwell, Susan E. – 1984
This project was conducted to develop a systematic approach for writing secondary production agriculture courses of study. A review of literature identified the major concerns in course development and provided a basis for the initial design of a course of study planning guide. The initial guide was written, then reviewed by the Agricultural and…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Cooperative Programs
Switala, William J. – 1983
Guidelines to help elementary and secondary educators in Pennsylvania teach U.S. history and Pennsylvania state history are presented. Educators in other states can also use or adapt the guidelines. The first part of the guide contains educational objectives for Pennsylvania state history in the fourth grade and for U.S. history in the fifth…
Descriptors: Achievement, American Studies, Course Content, Curriculum Development
Garozzo, Joyce – 1987
This curriculum guide was developed as a result of a project conducted in Pennsylvania to review, update, and revise the vocational-technical manual on file in the Pennsylvania Department of Education and to develop sample curriculum for the preparation of a medical record technologist program using the skills developed in the manual. The guide is…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Behavioral Objectives, Clerical Workers, Course Content
Wojdylak, Michael A.; Filippelli, Anthony J. – 1987
This curriculum guide was developed as a result of a project conducted in Pennsylvania to review, update, and revise the vocational-technical curriculum for cardiovascular technologists. The guide is organized in five sections. The first section describes the project, while the second section lists the minimum essentials for a cardiovascular…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Anatomy, Behavioral Objectives, Cardiovascular System
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. – 1986
Pennsylvania's guide to help school districts develop programs for limited English proficient (LEP) students outlines considerations in using two different approaches, bilingual education and English as a second language (ESL) instruction, at the elementary and secondary levels. The issues addressed include appropriate instructional methods,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Check Lists, Course Content, Curriculum Development
Fiorelli, Joseph S., Ed. – 1979
A project was conducted in Pennsylvania to develop a stable and competent pool of Alternative Living Arrangement (ALA) direct service personnel to serve all developmentally disabled individuals in need of such services. This goal was to be accomplished through meeting the following process objectives: (1) conducting a comprehensive inventory of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Course Content, Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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