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Warren, James E.; Otto, Karen – English in Texas, 2019
The recently adopted TEKS for English I-IV that will be implemented in 2020-2021 require students to write for a variety of purposes and audiences, to practice the writing process, and to engage in reflective writing. These standards can be difficult to meet when literacy instruction is confined to classroom borders, where students often write…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Reflection, Writing Processes, Standardized Tests
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Warren, James E.; Otto, Karen – English in Texas, 2018
Composition researchers have become increasingly concerned with the issue of knowledge transfer: the use of knowledge and skills learned in one setting to complete tasks in a different setting. In terms of writing-related knowledge transfer, research suggests that rigid rules and formulas for writing do not transfer as successfully as flexible…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Writing Instruction, Rhetoric, Standardized Tests
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Otto, Sue E. K. – CALICO Journal, 2010
In this article, the author describes a series of projects that James Pusack and the author engaged in together, a number of them to develop CALL authoring tools. With their shared love of technology and dedication to language teaching and learning, they embarked on a long and immensely enjoyable career in CALL during which each project evolved…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, German, Teaching Methods
Funk, Carole – Phi Delta Kappan, 2003
Instead of teaching his fifth-graders a formula, a teacher leads them to discover an important mathematical concept on their own. Learning through discovery is probably the very essence of meaningful understanding and retention. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary Education, Grade 5, Mathematics Education
Hatfield, William N., Ed.; And Others – 1993
Papers in this volume are: "The Origin, Grittner); "What We Can Learn from Those Who Avoid Us: Why Some Students Do Not Study Foreign Language" (Mary Ann Pederson); "Exploring Student Beliefs about Language Learning" (Christine M. Campbell, and others); "Whole Language and Foreign Language Proficiency: Natural…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, FLES, Global Approach, Instructional Materials
Beecher, Henry K.; Altschule, Mark D. – 1977
An assessment of Harvard's contributions to medicine is less a chronology than an introduction to key discoveries and the ideas that made them possible, presented in the framework of medical education. The emphasis is on the men themselves as well as their medicine. Of major concern are the roles played by the University of Pennsylvania Medical…
Descriptors: Deans, Educational History, Higher Education, Medical Education
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Otto, James; Sanford, Douglas A., Jr.; Ross, Douglas N. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2008
This article explores the usefulness and validity of self-selected online student ratings of faculty. These ratings appear to be increasing in importance, particularly as students utilize them as guides in their choice of instructors. Validity is investigated by analyzing the pattern of relationships of online ratings for 399 randomly selected…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Validity, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Evaluation
Hughett, Harvey L. – 1984
The first half of this book focuses on the rationale, ideas, and information for the use of technology, including microcomputers, to improve language teaching efficiency. Topics discussed include foreign language computer assisted instruction (CAI), hardware and software selection, computer literacy, educational computing organizations, ease of…
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Higher Education
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Otto, Eric; Wohlpart, A. James – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
Ultimately, sustainability "must take root in the consciousness and cultures of society" to become an effective means of creating widespread change. Indeed, the participants at the 1997 UNESCO Conference on Environment and Society: Education and Public Awareness for Sustainability recognised "that radical social change must occur…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Service Learning, Social Change, Humanities
Madawaska School District, ME. – 1981
Project CAPABLE (Classroom Action Program: Aim: Basic Learning Effectiveness) is a classroom approach which integrates the basic learning skills with content. The goal of the project is to use basic learning skills to enhance the learning of content and at the same time use the content to teach basic learning skills. This manual illustrates how…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Biology, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development
Reeher, Grant, Ed.; Cammarano, Joseph, Ed. – 1997
These essays address education for citizenship at a specific, concrete level. The collection offers examples of efforts to create among students a new set of what Alexis de Tocqueville called "mores" or culturally defining "habits of the heart" that enhance citizenship, foster a sense of connectedness to a community, and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics
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Otto, Sue E. K.; Pusack, James P. – Modern Language Journal, 2009
Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) authoring refers to a wide variety of creative development activities using software tools that run the gamut from simple templates (easy-to-use predefined forms into which content is typed) to complex authoring environments (flexible but harder-to-use systems, requiring advanced skills and a great deal…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Professional Recognition, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
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National Elementary Principal, 1971
Descriptors: Administrators, Elementary Schools, Laboratory Training, Sensitivity Training
Morsy, Zaghloul, Ed. – 1997
This collection of essays targets universities, social science research institutes, teacher training colleges, and those who lecture and carry out research on the history of ideas and of education. It is the fourth volume in a series that presents, in English, French, and Spanish, a comprehensive view of great educators of every age and culture.…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
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Otto, Wayne – Journal of Reading, 1994
Discusses a startlingly current 1953 article called "Recent Trends in the Teaching of Reading" by Virgil Herrick, and a 1992 book by James Moffett called "Harmonic Learning: Keynoting School Reform." (SR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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