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Rowland, Caroline F. – Cognition, 2007
The ability to explain the occurrence of errors in children's speech is an essential component of successful theories of language acquisition. The present study tested some generativist and constructivist predictions about error on the questions produced by ten English-learning children between 2 and 5 years of age. The analyses demonstrated that,…
Descriptors: Linguistic Theory, Language Research, Discourse Analysis, Constructivism (Learning)
Pellegrini, Anthony D., Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2010
The role of play in human development has long been the subject of controversy. Despite being championed by many of the foremost scholars of the twentieth century, play has been dogged by underrepresentation and marginalization in literature across the scientific disciplines. "The Oxford Handbook of the Development of Play" marks the first attempt…
Descriptors: Play, Child Development, Cultural Differences, Theories
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Morganti, Deena J.; Buckalew, Flora C. – Research Strategies, 1991
Discussion of team teaching focuses on librarians team teaching a course on information search strategy at the Pennsylvania State Berks Campus Library. Course requirements are described, planning for the course is discussed, grading practices are reviewed, and course and instructor evaluations are described. (two references) (LRW)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Course Content, Course Evaluation, Grading
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Berk, Louis J.; Muret-Wagstaff, Sharon L.; Goyal, Riya; Joyal, Julie A.; Gordon, James A.; Faux, Russell; Oriol, Nancy E. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2014
The most effective ways to promote learning and inspire careers related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) remain elusive. To address this gap, we reviewed the literature and designed and implemented a high-fidelity, medical simulation-based Harvard Medical School MEDscience course, which was integrated into high school…
Descriptors: Physiology, High Schools, Science Education, STEM Education
Chambers, Jack A., Ed. – 1997
These 19 papers were selected from the Eighth National Conference on College Teaching and Learning and focus on the theme of "Teaching, Learning, and Technology: Creative Uses of the World Wide Web." Titles include: (1) "Guided Web Exploration for Teaching Critical Thinking" (Judith A. Baker); (2) "Top Ten Strategies for Using Humor as an…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Cooperative Learning, Courseware
Jones, Rebecca, Ed.; Nixon, Carol, Comp.; Burmood, Jennifer, Comp. – 2000
This publication contains presentations, notes, and illustrative materials used in the annual KMWorld Conference and Exposition, "Knowledge Nets: Defining and Driving the E-Enterprise." Presentations include: "Knowledge Management Applied to the Manufacturing Enterprise" (Matthew Artibee); "Ryder Knowledge Center: Building…
Descriptors: Conferences, Development, Information Management, Information Science
Berk, Eric J. Vanden; Lohman, David F.; Cassata, Jennifer Coyne – 2001
Assessing the construct relevance of mental test results continues to present many challenges, and it has proven to be particularly difficult to assess the construct relevance of verbal items. This study was conducted to gain a better understanding of the conceptual sources of verbal item difficulty using a unique approach that integrates…
Descriptors: College Students, Construct Validity, Higher Education, Item Response Theory
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Van Engen, Kristin J.; Baese-Berk, Melissa; Baker, Rachel E.; Choi, Arim; Kim, Midam; Bradlow, Ann R. – Language and Speech, 2010
This paper describes the development of the Wildcat Corpus of native- and foreign-accented English, a corpus containing scripted and spontaneous speech recordings from 24 native speakers of American English and 52 non-native speakers of English. The core element of this corpus is a set of spontaneous speech recordings, for which a new method of…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Speech, Native Speakers, North American English
Vanden Berk, Eric J.; Cassata, Jennifer Coyne; Moye, Melinda J.; Yarbrough, Donald B.; Siddens, Stephanie K. – 1999
As an evaluation team trained in educational psychology and committed to participatory evaluation and its evolution, the researchers have found the parallel between evaluator-stakeholder roles in the participatory evaluation process and educator-student roles in educational psychology theory to be important. One advantage then is that the theories…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Psychology, Evaluation Methods, Evaluators
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Asarnow, Joan Rosenbaum; Baraff, Larry J.; Berk, Michele; Grob, Charles; Devich-Navarro, Mona; Suddath, Robert; Piacentini, John; Tang, Lingqi – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2008
The study examines ideators, single attempters, and repeats attempters of suicide to clarify optimal strategies for emergency department management and risk assessment to help them in reducing youth suicide and suicide attempts. Depression was found to be a strong predictor of suicide/suicide attempts along with substance use, externalizing…
Descriptors: Suicide, Patients, Depression (Psychology), Hospitals
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Kennard, Betsy D.; Clarke, Greg N.; Weersing, V. Robin; Asarnow, Joan Rosenbaum; Shamseddeen, Wael; Porta, Giovanna; Berk, Michele; Hughes, Jennifer L.; Spirito, Anthony; Emslie, Graham J.; Keller, Martin B.; Wagner, Karen D.; Brent, David A. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2009
In this report, we conducted a secondary analysis of the Treatment of SSRI-Resistant Depression in Adolescents (TORDIA) study to explore the impact of specific cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) treatment components on outcome. In TORDIA, 334 youths (ages 12 to 18 years) with major depressive disorder who had failed to respond to an adequate…
Descriptors: Therapy, Depression (Psychology), Adolescents, Cognitive Restructuring
Berk, Laura E.; and others – J Educ Psychol, 1970
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Comparative Analysis, Educational Experience, Elementary School Students
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Berk, Barbara; Mazurkiewicz, Albert J. – Reading World, 1976
Concludes that despite instructional emphasis on one correct spelling, a large segment of the sample populations in this study spell differently from that usually thought correct and that a number of students, teachers, and parents recognize the existence of equally correct alternatives. (RB)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Skills, Language Usage, Reading Research