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Kemppainen, David; Kopera-Frye, Karen; Woodard, Julie – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
This essay describes the utility of employing the medicine wheel with university students in both counselling and instructional contexts. A brief description of the medicine wheel, its history, symbolic significance, and use in diverse contexts is discussed. The preliminary data suggest this to be a valuable tool in addressing both the academic…
Descriptors: College Students, Context Effect, Educational Environment, Student Adjustment
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Kopera-Frye, Karen; Mahaffy, John; Messick Svare, Gloria – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
Curriculum mapping is a versatile process tool that can help faculty discern whether different curriculum components align; and if not, what adjustments can be made. Through this process faculty create a graphic portrayal of the program outcomes, the courses that comprise the program, and their relationship to the program's purpose. This article…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Alignment (Education), College Students, College Faculty
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Kopera-Frye, Karen; Hilton, Jeanne – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
The purpose of this paper is to share our experiences involving a creative approach to service learning that was implemented in a Human Development and Family Studies graduate course. In our departmental pursuit of evolving scholarship and promoting scholarly teaching and learning (Kopera-Frye, Hilton, & Cavote, 2003), this course represents…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Graduate Study, Program Evaluation, Needs Assessment