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  1. WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY STUDENT TEACHING

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    Bogaerts, Steven

    , and expectations of those involved in the student teaching experience. The Wittenberg Education Department and children toward the education of our future teachers. TABLE OF CONTENTS MISSION OF THE TEACHER EDUCATION1 WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY STUDENT TEACHING HANDBOOK 2012-13 MISSION OF THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM

  2. Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (for outstanding teaching fellows, teaching assistants and course assistants)

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    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    Fall 2013 Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (for outstanding teaching Jiannan Lu STAT 110 Brian C. Zhang STAT 110 Harvard University Certificate of Teaching Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (for outstanding teaching fellows, teaching

  3. University teaching - where next?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1999-03-01

    A one-day workshop will take place on 23 April 1999 at the University of Edinburgh's Conference and Training Centre to consider the topic `The future of university teaching? Multimedia, web and new technologies'. The workshop is being organized by Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre and will be attended by experts in distance learning from various institutions including the Clyde Virtual University and the Open University, plus a speaker from the USA. They will present case studies of the opportunities new technologies provide for higher education, covering all aspects from development of electronic courses through delivery mechanisms to user feedback. There is certainly an increasing need for quality teaching materials and new ways of learning. The workshop will aim to discuss how those involved in university teaching can benefit from new developments such as multimedia, the Internet, as well as new computing and networking technologies. Participation is free, with lunch and refreshments provided. More information and registration details can be found at http://www.epcc.ed.ac.uk/epcc-tec/JTAP/workshop/ or by e-mail to epcc-tec@epcc.ed.ac.uk.

  4. The Process of Innovation in University Teaching.

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    Brew, Angela

    1982-01-01

    Argues that teaching innovation in the university is influenced by teacher attitudes and the existence of satisfactory teaching materials. Teaching packages from the Open University in England are described. (JJD)

  5. Learning and Teaching on university teaching and learning

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    Dellaire, Graham

    Centre for Learning and Teaching on university teaching and learning Volume 21 Number 3 · Fall 2013 for Learning and Teaching #12;Page 2 FOCUS · Volume 21 Number 3 · Fall 2013 Whatever the impetus for curriculum PUBLISHED BY Centre for Learning and Teaching Dalhousie University PO Box 15000 Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Ph: (902

  6. Learning and Teaching on university teaching and learning

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    Brownstone, Rob

    Centre for Learning and Teaching on university teaching and learning Volume 20 Number 3 · Fall 2012 (Institutional Initiatives) Centre for Learning and Teaching #12;Page 2 FOCUS · Volume 20 Number 3 · Fall 2012 Michelle Soucy PUBLISHED BY Centre for Learning and Teaching Dalhousie University PO Box 15000 Halifax, NS

  7. Learning and Teaching on university teaching and learning

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    Brownstone, Rob

    highlights the ways in which we are using technology to foster deep learning through connectionCentre for Learning and Teaching on university teaching and learning Volume 22 Number 1 · Spring PUBLISHED BY Centre for Learning and Teaching Dalhousie University PO Box 15000 Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Ph: (902

  8. Teaching Geomorphology at University

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    Sugden, David; Hamilton, Patrick

    1978-01-01

    Geomorphology courses in British universities emphasize the main landform/process systems rather than more abstract concepts. Recommends a more theoretical focus on fundamental geomorphic processes and methodological problems. Available from: Faculty of Modern Studies, Oxford Polytechnic, Headington, Oxford OX3 OBP, England. (Author/AV)

  9. The University of Edinburgh Teaching Programme Review

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    Edinburgh, University of

    : · Professor Alan Murray, Convener of the Review Team, School of Engineering and Electronics, UniversityThe University of Edinburgh Teaching Programme Review Music 20 & 21 October 2008 1. Introduction 1.1 The Teaching Programme Review (TPR) of Music at the University of Edinburgh is part of the University's quality

  10. The University of Iowa: Center for Teaching

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    Like many large universities, the University of Iowa has a center for teaching designed to help instructors learn the best techniques for sharing their wisdom and knowledge in a host of different classroom settings. On this website, visitors can learn about some of the resources they have created to help educators, and a good first place to stop is the "Resources" area. Here visitors will find headings that include "Teaching Materials", "Large Lecture Classes", and "Teaching Technology". A quick look through the "Teaching Materials" area reveals helpful fact sheets on leading classroom discussion, incorporating low-stakes writing exercises into class meetings, and the ideas behind a concept maps. The site also includes links to their in-house publication, "TALK", which contains both material specific to the University of Iowa teaching environment and some nuts and bolts tips that can be used by anyone.

  11. Suggestions to Deepen the Teaching Innovation of Zhejiang Gongshang University

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    Xu, Jian-chun; Yu, Xiao-han

    2008-01-01

    Zhejiang Gongshang University is on the crucial turning from teaching-oriented university to the teaching-study-oriented university. How to deal properly with the relation between teaching and study researches is a pressing problem. This article offers several suggestions to deepen the teaching innovation based on the experiences of those famous…

  12. TEACH Grant Application Summer 2014 Truman State University

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    Gering, Jon C.

    TEACH Grant Application Summer 2014 Truman State University Name you review the TEACH Grant eligibility criteria before submitting an application for funding. The following checklist may help. For more complete explanations of the TEACH Grant program you may refer

  13. TEACH Grant Application 2013 -2014 Truman State University

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    Gering, Jon C.

    TEACH Grant Application 2013 - 2014 Truman State University Name you review the TEACH Grant eligibility criteria before submitting an application for funding. The following checklist may help. For more complete explanations of the TEACH Grant program you may refer

  14. TEACH Grant Application 2014-2015 Truman State University

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    Gering, Jon C.

    TEACH Grant Application 2014-2015 Truman State University Name you review the TEACH Grant eligibility criteria before submitting an application for funding. The following checklist may help. For more complete explanations of the TEACH Grant program you may refer

  15. Teaching the Universals of Politeness.

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    Meier, Ardith J.

    1997-01-01

    Argues that research invoking Brown and Levinson's theory of politeness in order to determine "rules of politeness" should not form the basis of the teaching of "politeness phenomena" in foreign- and English-as-a-Second-Language pedagogy. Maintains that a refocusing is called for that views politeness as appropriateness, a view having implications…

  16. University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital

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    Jain, Kanti

    University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the College of Veterinary Medicine SERVICE EMAIL Director's Office VTHDir@vetmed.illinois.edu Referral Coordinator VTHrDVMcoor@vetmed.illinois.edu Medical Records medrec@vetmed.illinois.edu Anesthesia VTHAnesthesia@vetmed.illinois.edu Cardiology

  17. The University of Edinburgh Teaching Programme Review

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    Edinburgh, University of

    The University of Edinburgh Teaching Programme Review Music: School of Arts, Culture and Environment 20-21 October 2008 The School welcomes the review team's confidence in the quality of academic the review to be positive and have noted the report's helpful contents, commendations and recommendations. We

  18. The University of Edinburgh Teaching Programme Review

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    Edinburgh, University of

    The University of Edinburgh Teaching Programme Review Biological Sciences Response to Recommendations 7.18 The Review Team recommends that the School undertakes its planned review to ensure that its courses and programmes are fit for purpose for the future, and that the review take account of research

  19. The Teaching of Electromagnetism at University Level

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    Houldin, J. E.

    1974-01-01

    Discusses different kinds of material presentation in the teaching of electromagnetism at the university level, including three "classical" approaches and the Keller personalized proctorial system. Indicates that a general introduction to generators and motors may be useful in an electromagnetism course. (CC)

  20. Using Twitter in university research, teaching and

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    Bristol, University of

    Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities A guide for academics and researchers Amy Mollett, Danielle Moran and Patrick Dunleavy Twitter is a form of free micro-blogging which. By following other people and sources you are able to build up an instant, personalized Twitter feed that meets

  1. E-Mail Usage by Technical Education Students in Nigerian Universities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Samuel I. Akinseinde; Esharenana E. Adomi

    2004-01-01

    This work surveys use of e-mail by Technical Education students in Nigerian universities. Questionnaires were used to collect data from technical education students in three Nigerian universities: University of Benin, Nnamdi Azikiwe University and Delta State University. Data were analysed and presented by gender using frequency counts and percentages. Findings reveal that a majority of the respondents used e-mail to

  2. Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois Suggested Journals on Teaching and Learning

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    Liberzon, Daniel

    Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois Suggested Journals on Teaching and Learning There are many journals devoted to college teaching and learning. They may be general or discipline favorites, with brief descriptions from each journal's homepage. They are available through the University

  3. Top Colleges and Universities Contributing Graduating Seniors to Teach For America's 2012 Teaching Corps

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    Rodriguez, Carlos

    Top Colleges and Universities Contributing Graduating Seniors to Teach For America's 2012 Teaching and universities across the country.* The schools below are ranked by the number of graduates they contributed to the 2012 corps. LArGe SChooLS University of California-Berkeley 88 The Ohio State University Main Campus 55

  4. Teaching and Research Leanings of Biologists in Australian Universities.

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    Adamson, Heather

    1980-01-01

    The attitudes of biologists in Australian universities towards teaching and research are compared with those of their British counterparts. Both prefer research to teaching, and four major problems in undergraduate education are analyzed in these terms. (MSE)

  5. Teaching Videos: University of Exeter

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-04-27

    While nothing will ever replace the face-to-face experience of direct medical care and training, certain skills can be gained by reviewing high-quality instructional and training videos on such topics. This resource from the University of Exeter's College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences was designed to help interested parties learn about patient-centered care and the psychology involved with patient care. In the section titled Psychology in Patient Care, visitors can view six different videos that deal with topics such as first impressions, assumptions, boundaries, and managing aggressions. The material here follows Emma, a student radiographer, on her first clinical placement. Moving along, the second section (The Patient's View) presents Vera, "a remarkable and courageous lady," talking in clips titled "A question of dignity" and "Going the extra mile."

  6. SEMI-VIRTUAL MASTER'S DEGREE MODULE: PRACTICUM IN UNIVERSITY TEACHING

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    Elaine Hewitt

    The present paper outlines the way in which the University of Granada's online platform was used to help navigate innovations in teaching its semi-virtual Master's degree module for the Practicum in university teaching. This module and Master's degree is part of the new system in Europe and encompassing its European Credit Transfer System across universities. The active learning in the

  7. Increasing the Influence of University Supervisors during Student Teaching

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    Asplin, Kristen N.; Marks, Melissa J.

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents findings from a study surveying student teachers (N = 128) from two universities who reported a significantly greater influence by university-based supervisors on their teaching when they had taken a class with the supervisor prior to student teaching. The student teachers were more likely to report implementing university

  8. University of Texas at Arlington TEACH Grant Facts

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    Huang, Haiying

    University of Texas at Arlington TEACH Grant Facts The TEACH Grant Program was authorized by the U.S. Congress effective for the 2008-2009 award year. It is a non-need based program that provides grants the TEACH Grant was awarded. Students may be awarded up to the following amounts annually: Graduates 9

  9. e-Learning Seoul National University e-Teaching & Learning

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    Bahk, Saewoong

    e-Learning Seoul National University e-Teaching & Learning http://etl.snu.ac.kr #12;about eTL eTL ? eTL(e-Teaching & Learning) , , , , . e , , , , , , , , , (, ) , SSO(Single Sign On) , , #12;e-Teaching & Learning System 4 1. Moodle Moodle Modular Object

  10. Research Methodologies Explored for a Paradigm Shift in University Teaching.

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    Venter, I. M.; Blignaut, R. J.; Stoltz, D.

    2001-01-01

    Innovative teaching methods such as collaborative learning, teamwork, and mind maps were introduced to teach computer science and statistics courses at a South African university. Soft systems methodology was adapted and used to manage the research process of evaluating the effectiveness of the teaching methods. This research method provided proof…

  11. University of Buffalo Teaching & Learning Center

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    For folks studying evolutionary biology, this collection from the University of Buffalo's Teaching and Learning Center is a gem. The site contains materials that cover sixteen different animals in a form that resembles a digital image narrative. Visitors can view multiple, fully labeled external and internal views and details of each animal. These materials were developed by Professor Clyde F. Herreid and a team of librarians, graduate student assistants and other staff. Users can browse around by subject heading (such as grasshoppers) or they can also search the entire collection. Each specimen is very well marked and it's a great way to learn about the world of evolutionary biology.

  12. Teaching Styles and Occupational Stress among Chinese University Faculty Members

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    Zhang, Li-fang

    2007-01-01

    The primary aim of this research is to investigate the predictive power of occupational stress for teaching style among university faculty members. A sample of 144 faculty members from a large university in the People's Republic of China rated themselves on three ability scales and responded to the Thinking Styles in Teaching Inventory and to four…

  13. Bildung as a Powerful Tool in Modern University Teaching

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    Mogens Noergaard Olesen

    In this paper we will demonstrate how powerful ?Bildung? is as a tool in modern university teaching. The concept of ?Bildung? was originally introduced by the German philosopher Immanuel Kant (Kant 1787, 1798, 1804) and the Prussian lawyer and politician Wilhelm von Humboldt (Humboldt 1792, Bohlin 2008). From 1810 ?Bildung? was a key concept in German university teaching where the

  14. Attitudes of Spanish University Teaching Staff to Quality in Education

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    Barandiaran-Galdos, Marta; Barrenetxea-Ayesta, Miren; Cardona-Rodriguez, Antonio; Mijangos-Del-Campo, Juan Jose; Olaskoaga-Larrauri, Jon

    2012-01-01

    This article sets out to investigate the notions Spanish university teaching staff have of quality in education, on the assumption that those notions give a reliable picture of the attitudes of teaching staff towards education policy design and university management. The paper takes an empirical approach, collecting opinions telematically via a…

  15. Teaching optics with the centennial universal lantern

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    Carvalhal, M. João.; Monteiro, Marisa; Bastos Marques, Manuel B.

    2014-07-01

    A projection apparatus was bought in 1909 by the Physics Cabinet of the Polytechnic Academy (predecessor to the University of Porto's Faculty of Science) in order to present various physics experiments, mostly in the realm of Optics, to a large student audience. A stout and impressive mahogany and brass piece, with a voltaic arc lighting system, it was manufactured by the firm E. Leybold's Nachfölger, based in Chemnitz (Germany), already with a worldwide reputation as a supplier of teaching instruments and equipment to superior schools and universities. It was sold along with an extensive set of accessories, allowing for demonstrations in geometrical optics, spectrum analysis, interferometry, diffraction, polarization and double refraction. Two extra attachments, one for projecting microscopic objects, and the other for the projection of gypsum preparations in polarized light, added to the versatility of this lantern, appropriately dubbed of universal use. Both apparatus and accessories are presently to be found in the collection of the Museum of Science of our University. On studying them, we have come to the conclusion that many classical experiments in Optics may be displayed, without great effort and in an attractive manner. The adaptation to present day usage takes no more than the replacement of the lantern's voltaic arc by a suitable and safer light source. It so happens that a hundred-year old projection apparatus, fitted with a set of purposely designed add-ons, becomes so effective as its modern counterparts.

  16. Rethinking teaching and teaching practice at university in a lifelong learning context

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    Jõgi, Larissa; Karu, Katrin; Krabi, Kristiina

    2015-03-01

    The development visions of universities, the growing heterogeneity of learners at all levels and changes in higher education are increasing expectations of academics' professionalism and their teaching practices. Learning experiences and teaching practices at university influence further choices and support continuing lifelong learning of university students. This paper presents research results from an empirical survey carried out at Tallinn University in Estonia. It investigates how students experience teaching and teaching practices and how academics experience their own teaching. Within a theoretical framework of adult learning principles, the emphasis is on the importance of and interrelations between teaching practices and the student learning process at university. Relevant data were collected from 235 students, who were asked to fill in a semi-structured questionnaire, and from 9 academic staff members, who were asked to submit reflection papers. The students and the academics in the sample came from three different disciplines: (1) mathematics/natural sciences; (2) educational sciences/teacher education; and (3) social sciences. The empirical data thus gathered were then analysed both qualitatively and quantitatively. The authors' findings indicate that while students experience current teaching practices as somewhat limited to a one-sided passing on of knowledge to learners, academic staff perceive their teaching as a collaborative process which helps their students' development. This discrepancy creates tension and thus calls for change.

  17. Online Professional Development for University Teaching in Turkey: A Proposal

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    Latchem, Colin; Odabasi, Ferhan H.; Kabakci, Isil

    2006-01-01

    The following article discusses the worldwide need for professional development in university teaching and the kinds of initiative that are being introduced in some countries. It examines the case for adopting such measures in the Turkish higher education system to ensure quality in all forms of teaching and learning, both on-campus and…

  18. Teaching Law to Online Law Students at RMIT University

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    Babacan, Alperhan

    2011-01-01

    This paper discusses the online Juris Doctor Program (JD Program) at RMIT University. The first part of the paper provides a brief overview of the JD Program, the graduate capabilities of the Program and key principles associated with the teaching of law to online postgraduate students. In line with the literature in the area of online teaching

  19. Interactive Methods of Teaching Physics at Technical Universities

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    Krišták, L'uboš; Nemec, Miroslav; Danihelová, Zuzana

    2014-01-01

    The paper presents results of "non-traditional" teaching of the basic course of Physics in the first year of study at the Technical University in Zvolen, specifically teaching via interactive method enriched with problem tasks and experiments. This paper presents also research results of the use of the given method in conditions of…

  20. University of the West Indies Distance Teaching Experiment (UWIDITE). Report.

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    Lalor, Gerald C.; Marrett, Christine

    Since March 1983, the University of the West Indies has been conducting a distance teaching experiment that links its three campuses and the Extra Mural Centres in Antigua, Dominica, and St. Lucia by telecommunications. The network is used for interactive distance teaching and other types of teleconferences. A variety of modern audio and video…

  1. Exploring the Context of Canadian Graduate Student Teaching Certificates in University Teaching

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kenny, Natasha; Watson, Gavan P. L.; Watton, Claire

    2014-01-01

    A growing number of Canadian universities offer graduate student certificate programs in university teaching. This paper examines such programs at 13 Canadian universities and presents a discussion of program structures and practices. The findings suggest that most programs were offered over one to two years, and upon successful completion,…

  2. University Teaching--A Step Forward

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    Miltz, Robert J.; Noam, Jael

    1974-01-01

    The authors discuss the need for improvement of teaching at the college level and present a study in which they videotaped college instructors as a means of feedback and improvement of instructional techniques. (HMD)

  3. Student and Faculty Gender in Ratings of University Teaching Quality.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fernandez, Juan; Mateo, Miguel Angel

    1997-01-01

    Studied the assertion that student and faculty gender, and their interaction, have little or no real effect on student ratings of university teaching quality, using 1,304 students from a Spanish university. Results, taking into consideration statistical significance and effect size, support the assertion. Implications for higher education are…

  4. Blended University Teaching Using Virtual Learning Environments: Conceptions and Approaches

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lameras, Petros; Levy, Philippa; Paraskakis, Iraklis; Webber, Sheila

    2012-01-01

    This paper reports findings from a phenomenographic investigation into blended university teaching using virtual learning environments (VLEs). Interviews with 25 Computer Science teachers in Greek universities illuminated a spectrum of teachers' conceptions and approaches from "teacher-focused and content-oriented", through "student-focused and…

  5. Present State of CAD Teaching in Spanish Universities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Garcia, Ramon Rubio; Santos, Ramon Gallego; Quiros, Javier Suarez; Penin, Pedro I. Alvarez

    2005-01-01

    During the 1990s, all Spanish Universities updated the syllabuses of their courses as a result of the entry into force of the new Organic Law of Universities ("Ley Organica de Universidades") and, for the first time, "Computer Assisted Design" (CAD) appears in the list of core subjects (compulsory teaching content set by the government) in many of…

  6. Recent Work on Planning and Management of University Teaching Space

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    McCollum, Barry

    Universities have to invest considerable financial and human resources in the provision of space for teaching activities such as lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. Naturally, they would like such investments to be made wisely and efficiently. However, there is con- siderable evidence that in many Universities

  7. Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Teaching Resources

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-06-08

    The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Teaching Resources site is designed for those persons working to educate pharmacy students. Some of the materials are specific to the academic programs at the College, but many of them are meant to be used across a range of educational settings. Many of these materials can be found in the Tools for Teaching section on the right-hand side of the homepage. Visitors shouldn't miss the "How to Write Better Tests: A Handbook for Improving Test Construction Skills" document. Created by Lucy C. Jacobs, this helpful article contains detailed advice for crafting meaningful tests, with suggestions on test format, essay items, and multiple choice items. Users shouldn't miss the direct link to the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, which includes essays by faculty members (under the Read area), along with additional resources such as a document on crafting an effective teaching portfolio.

  8. 4/17/08 Revision University-wide Standards for Teaching Assistants at Florida State University

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    McQuade, D. Tyler

    4/17/08 Revision University-wide Standards for Teaching Assistants at Florida State University these requirements. Certification of General Teaching Competence: Each semester in accordance with guidelines of standards for graders 2. Proctor for Computerized Exams and Laboratories -undergraduate majoring

  9. THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO TEACHING AWARDS A. A List of the Annual Awards for Excellence in Teaching

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    Denham, Graham

    it was established in 1948 until 1968. He has received a number of teaching awards for his contributionTHE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO TEACHING AWARDS A. A List of the Annual Awards for Excellence in Teaching Up to 6 awards may be made annually. If in any year there are no recipients of the Marilyn

  10. Duke University Graduate School GS 350 Fundamentals of College Teaching Fall 2011 GS 350 Fundamentals of College Teaching, Fall 2011

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    Zhou, Pei

    -assessment of your learning styles and development as a teacher · engage in critical self-reflection on your own teaching and learning styles through online assessment inventories, conversations about classroom teachingDuke University Graduate School GS 350 Fundamentals of College Teaching Fall 2011 GS 350

  11. Position Description: Farm Manager, UT Martin Teaching Farm Organization: The University of Tennessee at Martin

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    Grissino-Mayer, Henri D.

    Position Description: Farm Manager, UT Martin Teaching Farm Organization: The University of Tennessee at Martin Organizational Mission: UT Martin Teaching Farm sustainably grows food, livestock, and leaders in agriculture through hands-on education. Position: Farm Manager Location: The University

  12. University teaching staffs' pedagogical awareness displayed through ICT-facilitated teaching

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    Erika Löfström; Anne Nevgi

    2008-01-01

    This article focuses on how the teachers' pedagogical awareness is displayed and shaped while they learn to use information and communication technology (ICT) in their teaching and the aim here is to increase our understanding of university teachers as learners and as developers of their pedagogical awareness. The pedagogical awareness of teachers is examined through analysis of their thoughts on

  13. University Teaching Staffs' Pedagogical Awareness Displayed through ICT-Facilitated Teaching

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lofstrom, Erika; Nevgi, Anne

    2008-01-01

    This article focuses on how the teachers' pedagogical awareness is displayed and shaped while they learn to use information and communication technology (ICT) in their teaching and the aim here is to increase our understanding of university teachers as learners and as developers of their pedagogical awareness. The pedagogical awareness of teachers…

  14. University of Washington: Center for Engineering, Learning, and Teaching

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Center for Engineering, Learning, and Teaching (CELT) at the University of Washington College of Engineering is a collaboration between educational researchers, colleagues from the University of Washington and other U.S. institutions to conduct research that advances engineering education. The website highlights current research activities, which focus on ways to improve teaching and learning in design engineering as well as developing and evaluating instruction that enhances knowledge integration. A third area of research examines the ways in which faculty incorporate research on engineering student learning into teaching. A review of the relevance of the project for engineering education and significant findings are posted for each research area. Consultation services are described and a listing of the publications can be searched by key word.

  15. No Academic Borders?: Transdisciplinarity in University Teaching and Research

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    Russell, A. Wendy

    2005-01-01

    Transdisciplinarity has been a veritable mantra, especially in the humanities and social sciences, for twenty years or more. Yet academic structures and research application requirements still struggle to come to grips with cross-boundary research and teaching. Making universities more trans-discipline-friendly is a tricky task, however. As Wendy…

  16. "Structural Transformation" as a Threshold Concept in University Teaching

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    Kinchin, Ian M.; Miller, Norma L.

    2012-01-01

    In an attempt to reveal potential threshold concepts in the field of higher education pedagogy, groups of university teachers (in the UK and in Panama) were encouraged to develop personal reflection upon their conceptions of teaching. This was initiated through concept mapping activities. It was hoped that this would help participants to address…

  17. Communications and University Teaching With Particular Reference to the Caribbean.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Inter-University Research Unit, Cambridge (England)

    Because of the critical situation faced by higher education today and the world shortage of educational resources, it might be necessary to provide links between the traditionally autonomous universities of the Commonwealth so that they can share their resources for teaching and research. Experiences within Britain and North America have suggested…

  18. Faculty Teaching Behaviors at Three State-Funded Universities

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    Bryant, Christa Michelle

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine if faculty teaching behaviors differed as a function of demographic variables including academic discipline, years of experience making accommodations, academic rank, and/or gender. College faculty from three universities completed and submitted the Faculty Inventory, a questionnaire containing seven…

  19. Teaching CAD at the University: Specifically Written or Commercial Software?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Garcia, Ramon Rubio; Quiros, Javier Suarez; Santos, Ramon Gallego; Penin, Pedro I. Alvarez

    2007-01-01

    At most universities throughout the world Computer Aided Design is taught using commercial programs more suitable for business and industry than for teaching. This led us to write our own design program (GIcad) starting from the best-known standards on the market, but always avoiding unnecessary commands in the first steps of the learning process.…

  20. Faculty Perceptions of Multicultural Teaching in a Large Urban University

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bigatti, Sylvia M.; Gibau, Gina Sanchez; Boys, Stephanie; Grove, Kathy; Ashburn-Nardo, Leslie; Khaja, Khadiji; Springer, Jennifer Thorington

    2012-01-01

    As college graduates face an increasingly globalized world, it is imperative to consider issues of multicultural instruction in higher education. This study presents qualitative and quantitative findings from a survey of faculty at a large, urban, midwestern university regarding perceptions of multicultural teaching. Faculty were asked how they…

  1. Development of Web-Based University Library Teaching Reference Information System

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    Rui Yanqing; Wang Yongming

    2010-01-01

    University library teaching reference information system is important for new knowledge service, how to utilize network technology to realize the teaching reference information resource sharing has become an urgent need of university library. This paper developed a web-based university library teaching reference information system using ASP. NET techniques, and introduced its architecture and main functional modules. Some techniques used in

  2. Centre for Teaching and Learning, Queen's University at Kingston P a g e | 1 Program for University Teaching and Learning

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    Graham, Nick

    requirements: 1) Literature review Select some aspect of university teaching and learning that interests you. Resources for conducting a literature review are available on many topics from the CTL and Queen's library and searchable through Queen's library. For assistance contact the CTL or a librarian. As part of your literature

  3. Assessment of Science Teaching Efficacy of Preservice Teachers in an Australian University

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mulholland, Judith; Dorman, Jeffrey P.; Odgers, Barbara M.

    2004-01-01

    Research investigating science teaching efficacy was conducted in 1 Australian university. A sample of 314 elementary preservice teachers responded to the Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument (STEBI; L. G. Enochs & I. M. Riggs, 1990), which assesses 2 teaching efficacy dimensions: Personal Science Teaching Efficacy Beliefs (PSTEB) and…

  4. The University of Georgia Teaching Academy

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    , Romance Languages Lloyd P. Rieber, Instructional Technology Brahm P. Verma, Biological and Agricultural and Sciences. Her distinguished faculty career at the University of Georgia includes appointments their commitment and involvement in the academic life of the campus. Sylvia has been a consummate citizen

  5. Teaching Freshman Students at Leningrad University.

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    Verbitskaya, Lyudmila I.

    1990-01-01

    Leningrad University has a competitive selection process for its 16 faculties. Professors have the goal of training students in methods of thinking and preparing them for future independent study. Specialization courses are available to students from Eastern Bloc countries. Integration of science and the humanities is a current trend. (Author/MSE)

  6. Managing the Teaching-Research Nexus: Ideals and Practice in Research-Oriented Universities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Geschwind, Lars; Broström, Anders

    2015-01-01

    This paper demonstrates that while ideals of close linkages between research and teaching are widely embraced in research-oriented universities, a practice of division of labour between teaching-oriented and research-oriented staff persists. In an investigation of how the research-teaching nexus is managed at three Swedish universities, we…

  7. Choosing a Teaching University: A Change in Identity?

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    Bambi Bailey

    Many of you are doctoral students at research extensive institutions and will go on to further your careers at other research\\u000a institutions. This chapter, however, is aimed at those of you who may choose a college or university that focuses on teaching\\u000a and you wish to develop your leadership potential. It may also be helpful for individuals considering a career

  8. Teaching Universal Gravitation with Vector Games

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    Lowry, Matthew

    2008-12-01

    Like many high school and college physics teachers, I have found playing vector games to be a useful way of illustrating the concepts of inertia, velocity, and acceleration. Like many, I have also had difficulty in trying to get students to understand Newton's law of universal gravitation, specifically the inverse-square law and its application to motion. In this paper, I'll outline a way to address this problem through use of a vector game. The inspiration for this idea came from a January 1998 article in The Physics Teacher by Michael Vinson entitled "Space Race: A Game of Physics Adventure."

  9. Effective University Teaching: Views of Australian University Students from Low Socio-Economic Status Backgrounds

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    Devlin, Marcia; O'Shea, Helen

    2012-01-01

    As the Australian higher education population further diversifies as a result of federal government policy changes, the collective understanding of effective university teaching in the Australian context will need to evolve to incorporate such shifts. The Australian Government has set clear targets for increased university participation of people…

  10. Teaching Astronomy from Elementary School to University

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    Amorim, V.; Pereira, M. G.; Liberato, M. L. R.; Caramelo, L.; Amraoui, M.; Alencoão, A. M.; Reis, A.

    2009-04-01

    Earth sciences are included in both elementary and secondary education school curricula in Portugal because it increases students' skills concerning living in planet Earth. Astronomy concepts and laws are learned to provide a global understanding of the constitution and characterization of the universe, the solar system and the position of Earth in these systems. The Earth in Space theme comprises: the universe (scale measurements and characterization); the solar system (origin, constitution, orientation, dimension and characterization); the Earth in the solar system (movements and forces); and the Earth (shape and constitution). Interaction processes between the Sun, the Earth and the Moon, (e.g. earth position, explanation of day and night, reason for the seasons, phases of the moon) are also studied. It is aimed that the students learn to monitor and to register the observations. In this sense, besides the use of planetarium and field observations using telescopes we also propose the use of internet and simulation software. Our experience reveals that software dynamics studies and online exploitation techniques improve student outcomes since they provide the opportunity for students to develop their own mental models. All these resources collectively seem to provide an appropriate creative environment for students. For these reasons, we are working with elementary and secondary school teachers. We firmly believe that it is more likely to result in a gradual progress in their practices, in the curricula and in long-term improvements in students' outcomes.

  11. Teaching forensic medicine in the University of Porto.

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    Magalhães, Teresa; Dinis-Oliveira, Ricardo Jorge; Santos, Agostinho

    2014-07-01

    The University of Porto (UP) provides education in Forensic Medicine (FM) through the 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle of studies, post-graduation and continuing education courses. This education is related to forensic pathology, clinical forensic medicine (including forensic psychology and psychiatry), forensic chemistry and toxicology, forensic genetics and biology, and criminalistics. With this work we intent to reflect on how we are currently teaching FM in the UP, at all levels of university graduation. We will present our models, regarding the educational objectives, curricular program and teaching/learning methodologies of each cycle of studies as well as in post-graduate and continuing education courses. Historically, and besides related administratively to the Ministry of Justice, the Portuguese Medico-Legal Institutes (since 1918) and more recently the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences (INMLCF) also have educational and research responsibilities. Thus, it lends space and cooperates with academic institutions and this contribution, namely regarding teaching forensic sciences in Portugal has been judged as an example for other Countries. This contribution is so important that in UP, the Department of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine (FMUP) shares, until now, the same physical space with North Branch of the INMLCF, which represents a notorious advantage, since it makes possible the "learning by doing". PMID:24931860

  12. Nine Principles Guiding Teaching and Learning: The Framework for a First-Class University Teaching and Learning Environment

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    Farrell, Kelly; Devlin, Marcia; James, Richard

    2007-01-01

    Nine educational principles underpin the University of Melbourne's teaching and learning objectives. These principles represent the shared view within the University of the processes and conditions that contribute to first-class higher education. The nine principles were first adopted by the University's Academic Board in 2002. This renewed…

  13. The Functions of Function Discourse--University Mathematics Teaching from a Commognitive Standpoint

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    Viirman, Olov

    2014-01-01

    This paper addresses a topic within university mathematics education which has been somewhat underexplored: the teaching practices actually used by university mathematics teachers when giving lectures. The study investigates the teaching practices of seven Swedish university teachers on the topic of functions using a discursive approach, the…

  14. Towards Student-Centred Conceptions of Teaching: The Case of Four Ethiopian Universities

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    Degago, Adinew Tadesse; Kaino, Luckson Muganyizi

    2015-01-01

    This study explored instructors' conceptions of teaching in view of the existing calls for improving the quality of teaching at higher education in Ethiopia. Twenty university instructors were interviewed using a phenomenographic approach, a popular research procedure to explore variation in the ways instructors experience and understand teaching.…

  15. The Changing Nature of Teaching and Unit Evaluations in Australian Universities

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    Shah, Mahsood; Nair, Chenicheri Sid

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: Teaching and unit evaluations surveys are used to assess the quality of teaching and the quality of the unit of study. An analysis of teaching and unit evaluation survey practices in Australian universities suggests significant changes. One key change discussed in the paper is the shift from voluntary to mandatory use of surveys with the…

  16. University Teacher Approaches to Design and Teaching and Concepts of Learning Technologies

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    Ellis, Robert A.; Hughes, Jane; Weyers, Mark; Riding, Phil

    2009-01-01

    This study investigates the experience of teaching of 19 teachers who are teaching on university courses involving face-to-face and on-line learning. The teachers are asked about how they think about learning technologies and how they approach the design and teaching of their courses across these two contexts. Results show that there are…

  17. Educational Leadership in Teaching Excellence: The University of Guelph EnLITE Program

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    Buchholz, Andrea; Wolstenholme, Janet

    2014-01-01

    Educational Leadership in Teaching Excellence (EnLITE) is a one-year program (Sept to Aug) at the University of Guelph. It is designed to engage mid-career faculty in the theory, practice and scholarship of teaching and learning, and to establish and support a faculty community of practice which provides mentorship and leadership in teaching and…

  18. The City University of New York Non-teaching Instructional Staff Action Form: HEO, CLT, RA

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    Qiu, Weigang

    and functional titles in that unit of the college. Reclassification Movement of a position within the Non-teaching1 The City University of New York Non-teaching Instructional Staff Action Form: HEO, CLT, RA Hunter Non-Teaching Instructional Staffing Screen Committee CLEAR FORM #12;2 Definitions and Documentation

  19. Socialization experiences resulting from engineering teaching assistantships at Purdue University

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    Mena, Irene B.

    The purpose of this study was to explore and understand the types of socialization experiences that result from engineering teaching assistantships. Using situated learning as the theoretical framework and phenomenology as the methodological framework, this study highlights the experiences of 28 engineering doctoral students who worked as engineering teaching assistants (TAs), in response to the following research question: What socialization experiences do engineering doctoral students report going through as a result of being engineering TAs? Data was obtained via interviews (individual and focus group, with participants from various schools of engineering at Purdue University), informal observations, and supporting documents. These multiple data sources were analyzed and triangulated to find recurring themes in and characteristics of the graduate engineering TA experience. Participants in this study characterized their socialization experiences in the following categories: participation in TA training of different kinds, interactions with different groups of individuals, the undertaking of various types of TA responsibilities, the balancing of teaching and research, and the use and development of certain skills. In addition, some differences in experiences were found depending on type of TA appointment, stage of doctoral study, semesters as a TA, career goals, and engineering program.

  20. Software platform virtualization in chemistry research and university teaching

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    2009-01-01

    Background Modern chemistry laboratories operate with a wide range of software applications under different operating systems, such as Windows, LINUX or Mac OS X. Instead of installing software on different computers it is possible to install those applications on a single computer using Virtual Machine software. Software platform virtualization allows a single guest operating system to execute multiple other operating systems on the same computer. We apply and discuss the use of virtual machines in chemistry research and teaching laboratories. Results Virtual machines are commonly used for cheminformatics software development and testing. Benchmarking multiple chemistry software packages we have confirmed that the computational speed penalty for using virtual machines is low and around 5% to 10%. Software virtualization in a teaching environment allows faster deployment and easy use of commercial and open source software in hands-on computer teaching labs. Conclusion Software virtualization in chemistry, mass spectrometry and cheminformatics is needed for software testing and development of software for different operating systems. In order to obtain maximum performance the virtualization software should be multi-core enabled and allow the use of multiprocessor configurations in the virtual machine environment. Server consolidation, by running multiple tasks and operating systems on a single physical machine, can lead to lower maintenance and hardware costs especially in small research labs. The use of virtual machines can prevent software virus infections and security breaches when used as a sandbox system for internet access and software testing. Complex software setups can be created with virtual machines and are easily deployed later to multiple computers for hands-on teaching classes. We discuss the popularity of bioinformatics compared to cheminformatics as well as the missing cheminformatics education at universities worldwide. PMID:20150997

  1. The teaching practices inventory: a new tool for characterizing college and university teaching in mathematics and science.

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    Wieman, Carl; Gilbert, Sarah

    2014-01-01

    We have created an inventory to characterize the teaching practices used in science and mathematics courses. This inventory can aid instructors and departments in reflecting on their teaching. It has been tested with several hundred university instructors and courses from mathematics and four science disciplines. Most instructors complete the inventory in 10 min or less, and the results allow meaningful comparisons of the teaching used for the different courses and instructors within a department and across different departments. We also show how the inventory results can be used to gauge the extent of use of research-based teaching practices, and we illustrate this with the inventory results for five departments. These results show the high degree of discrimination provided by the inventory, as well as its effectiveness in tracking the increase in the use of research-based teaching practices. PMID:25185237

  2. The Teaching Practices Inventory: A New Tool for Characterizing College and University Teaching in Mathematics and Science

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    Gilbert, Sarah

    2014-01-01

    We have created an inventory to characterize the teaching practices used in science and mathematics courses. This inventory can aid instructors and departments in reflecting on their teaching. It has been tested with several hundred university instructors and courses from mathematics and four science disciplines. Most instructors complete the inventory in 10 min or less, and the results allow meaningful comparisons of the teaching used for the different courses and instructors within a department and across different departments. We also show how the inventory results can be used to gauge the extent of use of research-based teaching practices, and we illustrate this with the inventory results for five departments. These results show the high degree of discrimination provided by the inventory, as well as its effectiveness in tracking the increase in the use of research-based teaching practices. PMID:25185237

  3. Information Literacy Standards (approved by the University of Liverpool Learning and Teaching Committee on

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    Atkinson, Katie

    Information Literacy Standards (approved by the University of Liverpool Learning and Teaching good- quality information and making discriminating use of it. Information literacy allows students that all our students reach the required standard of information literacy the University requires

  4. A Self-Study of the Teaching of Action Research in a University Context

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    Choi, Jung-ah

    2011-01-01

    Despite the potential benefits of action research, teaching action research in a university setting can present challenges. Analyzing my own experiences of teaching a university-based course on action research, this self-study investigates what my students (all classroom teachers) did and did not understand about action research and what hindered…

  5. A National Study of Research Universities: On the Balance between Research and Undergraduate Teaching.

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    Gray, Peter J.; And Others

    This study examined the relative importance of teaching and research at 33 public and 14 private research universities. In particular the study sought to understand the perceptions held by the study participants of the relative importance of teaching and research and to compare and contrast the perceptions of different groups within the university

  6. Lessons Learned Concerning a Student Centered Teaching Style by University Mathematics Professors from Secondary School Educators

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    Schumacher, Phyllis; Kennedy, Kristin T.

    2008-01-01

    The following paper discusses the use of student centered teaching techniques in mathematics classes at the secondary level and at the university level. It appears that secondary mathematics teachers are more versatile than university professors in utilizing these teaching techniques in the classroom. This is partially driven by the No Child Left…

  7. Giving Shape and Form to Emotion: Using Drawings to Identify Emotions in University Teaching

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    Löfström, Erika; Nevgi, Anne

    2014-01-01

    Academia is generally not considered a place for expressing emotions, yet emotions are inevitably present in complex activities such as teaching. We investigated whether drawings could be used as a means of gaining access to emotions in university teaching and how. The data consisted of academics' drawings of themselves as university teachers…

  8. [The inter-university learning website: a national university network for online teaching of pathology].

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    Gauchotte, Guillaume; Ameisen, David; Boutonnat, Jean; Battistella, Maxime; Copie, Christiane; Garcia, Stéphane; Rigau, Valérie; Galateau-Sallé, Françoise; Terris, Benoit; Vergier, Béatrice; Wendum, Dominique; Bertheau, Philippe

    2013-06-01

    Building online teaching materials is a highly time and energy consuming task for teachers of a single university. With the help of the Collège des pathologistes, we initiated a French national university network for building mutualized online teaching pathology cases, tests and other pedagogic resources. Nineteen French universities are associated to this project, initially funded by UNF3S (http://www.unf3s.org/). One national e-learning Moodle platform (http://virtual-slides.univ-paris7.fr/moodle/) contains texts, medias and URL pointing toward decentralized virtual slides. The Moodle interface has been explained to the teachers since september 2011 using web-based conferences with screen-sharing. The following contents have been created: 20 clinical cases, several tests with multiple choices and short answer questions, and gross examination videos. A survey with 16 teachers and students showed a 94 % satisfaction rate, most of the 16 participants being favorable to the development of e-learning, in parallel with other courses in classroom. These tools will be further developed for the different study levels of pathology. In conclusion, these tools offer very interesting perspectives for pathology teaching. The organization of a national inter-university network is a useful way to create and share numerous and good-quality pedagogic resources. PMID:23790654

  9. An assessment of team teaching methodologies in selected classes at Texas A&M University 

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    Cummins, Richard Aaron

    1998-01-01

    AN ASSESSMENT OF TEAM TEACHING METHODOLOGIES IN SELECTED CLASSES AT TEXAS ALM UNIVERSITY A Thesis by RICHARD AARON CUMMINS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas AfrM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1998 Major Subject: Agricultural Education AN ASSESSMENT OF TEAM TEACHING METHODOLOGIES IN SELECTED CLASSES AT TEXAS ASM UNIVERSITY A Thesis by RICHARD AARON CUMMINS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies...

  10. The impact of negotiation simulation in teaching labor relations at Texas A&M University

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    Hill, Brian Joseph

    1974-01-01

    THE IMPACT OF NEGOTIATION SIMULATION IN TEACHING LABOR RELATIONS AT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY A Thesis by BRIAN JOSEPH HILL Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1974 Major Subject: Industrial Technology THE IMPACT OF NEGOTIATION SBSJLATION IN TEACHING LABOR RELATIONS AT TEXAS ASM UNIVERSITY A Thesis by BRIAN JOSEPH HILL Approved as to style and content by: (C irman of Committee...

  11. University Professors and Teaching Ethics: Conceptualizations and Expectations

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    Dean, Kathy Lund; Beggs, Jeri Mullins

    2006-01-01

    After the spectacular ethical breaches in corporate America emerged, business school professors were singled out as having been negligent in teaching ethical standards. This exploratory study asked business school faculty about teaching ethics, including conceptualizations of ethics in a teaching context and opinions of the extent to which…

  12. Comparison of a Private Family Practice and a University Teaching Practice

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    Rudnick, K. Vincent; And Others

    1976-01-01

    When a private family practice in Hamilton, Canada, became a teaching practice of McMaster University, a before-and-after study was conducted to compare characteristics of the patients and the impact of the change on the practice. Conclusion: Such a transplanted private practice is a realistic teaching resource in primary care. (Editor/JT)

  13. Physical Education Teachers' Perceptions of the Adequacy of University Coursework in Preparation for Teaching

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    Hill, Grant; Brodin, Kristie L.

    2004-01-01

    Teaching physical education in K-12 schools is a very challenging profession. Consequently, colleges and universities must provide instruction and experiences that will adequately prepare teachers to make a successful, transition into full time teaching. In this study, a sample of K-12 physical educators within the state of Washington were…

  14. Teaching Mathematics and Science in English: A Perspective from Universiti Putra Malaysia

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    Helen Tan; Chan Swee Heng

    2003-01-01

    Preparing teachers to teach Mathematics and Science in English is a responsibility that cuts across many institutions and agencies. Universiti Putra Malaysia(UPM) is one such institution given the responsibility of equipping the Mathematics and Science Trainee Teachers (MSTTs) with the skills of using English to teach both subjects. The UPM teacher training programme for this purpose is jointly conducted by

  15. Teaching Practice in Cameroon: The Effectiveness of the University of Buea Model and Implications for Quality

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    Endeley, Margaret Nalova

    2014-01-01

    The paper aimed at assessing the effectiveness of the teaching practice model in the University of Buea, which is different from that of other teacher education institutions in Cameroon. Teaching Practice is an important component of a teacher education programme and the quality of supervision and duration are key in achieving effectiveness which…

  16. Academic Pedagogies, Quality Logics and Performative Universities: Evaluating Teaching and What Students Want

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    Blackmore, Jill

    2009-01-01

    Universities have focused on teaching and learning at a time when quality has become the marker of distinction in international higher education markets. Education markets have meant pedagogical relations have become contractualised with a focus on student satisfaction, exemplified in consumer-oriented generic evaluations of teaching. This article…

  17. Transforming Education through UniversityWide Faculty Development in Teaching with Technology

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    Levinson, David M.

    Transforming Education through University­Wide Faculty Development in Teaching with TechnologyD Associate Professor of Teaching, Biology Program College of Biological Sciences Michelle Driessen, Ph Assistant Professor, Population Health & Systems School of Nursing D. Christopher Brooks, PhD Research

  18. Research on Application Data Mining to Teaching of Basic Computer Courses in Universities

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    Ye Zhiwei; Hu Zhengbing; Chen Hongwei; Liu Wei

    2010-01-01

    With the rapid development of information technology, computer technology has been getting more widely used in daily life, thus, it is necessary for each university graduates grasp basic technical skills of computers. However, usually a teacher will be responsible for teaching many college students basic computer courses, so it is difficult to ensure the quality of the teaching with the

  19. Leading, Managing and Participating in Inter-University Teaching Grant Collaborations

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    Willcoxson, Lesley; Kavanagh, Marie; Cheung, Lily

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we examine the leadership and management of multi-university collaborations funded by national teaching grants. The paper commences with a review of literature relating to stages of project development, key operational issues, impediments to collaboration and the leadership and management of teaching grant collaborations. Finally, we…

  20. Academic Sojourners, Teaching and Internationalisation: The Experience of Non-UK Staff in a British University

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    Luxon, Tony; Peelo, Moira

    2009-01-01

    Conceptualisations of internationalisation remain limited as long as the implications for pedagogy of an increasingly international teaching staff remain unexamined. Non-UK staff securing posts that involve teaching at British universities face substantial practical, cultural and linguistic challenges that impact on and, in some cases, inhibit,…

  1. On the Relationship between Research Productivity and Teaching Effectiveness at Research Universities

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    Wei, Hong; Cheng, Xuezhu; Zhao, Ke

    2007-01-01

    As an empirical study based on undergraduate ratings of 2364 teachers lecturing in different courses during four semesters in Beijing Normal University, this paper studies the relationship between teaching effectiveness and research productivity. The results show that both of them are positively correlated, that is to say, teaching effectiveness…

  2. Investigation and Analysis of Current Writing Teaching Mode among English Majors in Normal Universities in China

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    Zeng, Hang-li

    2010-01-01

    This paper has made an investigation on the current writing teaching mode among English majors in normal universities in China, by means of questionnaire, interview and class observation. The study finds out that the current writing teaching mode is not purely product approach or process approach. In fact, the two approaches to writing co-exist in…

  3. How Do They Do It? Career Strategies of University Professors Noted for Taking Teaching Seriously

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    Terosky, Aimee LaPointe

    2010-01-01

    This qualitative study examines the career strategies of 17 professors at a major research university who are noted by key colleagues and former students for taking their teaching seriously. The author discusses two career strategies--applying career design principles and acting resourcefully about teaching development--that help these professors,…

  4. Challenges of Teaching Computer Science in Transition Countries: Albanian University Case

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    Sotirofski, Kseanela; Kukeli, Agim; Kalemi, Edlira

    2010-01-01

    The main objective of our study is to determine the challenges faced during the process of teaching Computer Science in a university of a country in transition and make suggestions to improve this teaching process by perfecting the necessary conditions. Our survey builds on the thesis that we live in an information age; information technology is…

  5. Inverted Teaching: Applying a New Pedagogy to a University Organic Chemistry Class

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    Christiansen, Michael A.

    2014-01-01

    Inverted teaching, not to be confused with hybrid learning, is a relatively new pedagogy in which lecture is shifted outside of class and traditional homework is done in class. Though some inverted teaching (IT) designs have been published in different fields, peer-reviewed reports in university chemistry remain quite rare. To that end, herein is…

  6. The Development of Transnational Higher Education in China: A Comparative Study of Research Universities and Teaching Universities

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    Fang, Wenhong

    2012-01-01

    This article presents an empirical study of transnational higher education in China at the institutional level. The units of analysis are the Chinese partner universities of transnational higher education programs. Through comparison of research universities and teaching universities, the study finds that transnational higher education programs…

  7. Astronomy & Planetary Science teaching at the Open University Ulrich Kolb and Andrew Norton

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    Kolb, Ulrich

    Astronomy & Planetary Science teaching at the Open University Ulrich Kolb popular pathway through this degree is that in Astronomy & Planetary Science science, geoscience, physics and astronomy & planetary science, as well

  8. Mark Campbell, PhD (Iowa State University) Teaching Areas: Soils; Plant Science; Forage Crops

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    Gering, Jon C.

    and industrial application. campbell@truman.edu · Emily Costello, BS (Truman State University) Teaching Areas Conservation, in addition to operating a diversified vegetable farm. saltsgvf@wildblue.net · Michael Seipel, Ph

  9. Perspectives on Teaching and Regulation of Learning: A Comparison of Secondary and University Teachers

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    Oolbekkink-Marchand, H. W.; Van Driel, J. H.; Verloop, N.

    2014-01-01

    Many factors play a role in the successful transition of students from secondary to university education: one of them is the (university) teacher. In this study the similarities and differences in the perspectives on teaching and learning of secondary and university teachers were investigated. A survey was performed among 675 teachers. Three…

  10. Assessment of Science Teaching Efficacy of Preservice Teachers in an Australian University

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    Mulholland, Judith; Dorman, Jeffrey P.; Odgers, Barbara M.

    2004-08-01

    Research investigating science teaching efficacy was conducted in 1 Australian university. A sample of 314 elementary preservice teachers responded to the Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument (STEBI; L. G. Enochs & I. M. Riggs, 1990), which assesses 2 teaching efficacy dimensions: Personal Science Teaching Efficacy Beliefs (PSTEB) and Science Teaching Outcome Expectancy (STOE). Confirmatory factor analysis substantiated this 2-factor structure. The use of this instrument revealed that the completion of 2 science teaching subjects within the preservice program had a significant effect on the PSTEB, but not the STOE. Similarly, the number of high school science subjects studied by these elementary preservice teachers had a significant effect on PSTEB, but not STOE. However, neither gender nor the particular high school science subjects studied by these elementary preservice teachers had a significant effect on either the PSTEB or the STOE.

  11. Teaching Environmental Entrepreneurship at an Urban University: Greenproofing

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    Foster, Kevin; Jelen, Jonathan; Scott, Anasa

    2010-01-01

    The authors provide a case study of their own experience teaching Environmental Entrepreneurship. For the past six years, they have been teaching about sustainability through social entrepreneurship in an interdisciplinary partnership with faculty in management, engineering, and earth science. The authors have developed a course in Environmental…

  12. Universities in Africa: Working on Excellence for Whom? Reflections on Teaching, Research, and Outreach Activities at African Universities

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    Zeelen, Jacques

    2012-01-01

    This article discusses the current dynamics at African universities concerning the quality of teaching, the role of research, the level of community outreach, and the position of higher education in the educational sector as a whole. Points of reference are experiences at the University of the North in South Africa as well as experiences at…

  13. Teaching Resources at Texas A&M University

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    Boas, Harold P.

    · Learning Communities · Writing NSF Proposals for STEM Education · STEM Future Faculty Learning Community · STEM Future Faculty Learning Community #12;8 Programming · Teaching Awards · Montague-CTE Scholars · Pilot implementations; Faculty Fellows · Lessons learned · Awareness to help create faculty buy

  14. Romanian University Physics Teaching and Research (1860-1940).

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    Constantinescu, Bogdan; Bugoi, Roxana

    1998-01-01

    Traces the evolution of physics teaching and research in Bucharest and Jassy, the two most important Romanian intellectual centers. Reports on three stages of historical development and selected biographies of Romanian scientists are included. (DDR)

  15. University--Government--International Donor Community Cooperation in Research, Teaching and Community Engagement

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    Mwaniki, M.

    2010-01-01

    World geo-economics of the last two decades have seriously impacted on governments' capability to finance university teaching, research and community engagement, especially in the developing world. Over the same period however, the demands and expectations exerted on universities by government and society have increased phenomenally. To meet these…

  16. Improving University Teaching. Proceedings. International Conference (12th, Heidelberg, Germany, July 15-18, 1986).

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    Maryland Univ., College Park. Univ. Coll.

    Proceedings of the twelfth international conference on improving university teaching are presented. Theme presentations and authors include: "Distance Education: The Promise and the Confusion!" (Allan F. Hershfield); "Distance Education: The 'New Frontier' of Learning?" (Kevin C. Smith); "Teacher Training: A Challenge to the University View of…

  17. A Participatory Approach to University Teaching about Partnerships for Biodiversity Conservation

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    Gladstone, William; Stanger, Robin; Phelps, Liz

    2006-01-01

    Loss of biodiversity and habitats is one of the greatest threats to the environment and education has a critical role to play in addressing this issue. This paper describes a teaching activity for first-year university students studying sustainable resource management at the University of Newcastle which established a partnership between…

  18. Activating the Teaching-Research Nexus in Smaller Universities: Case Studies Highlighting Diversity of Practice

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    Boyd, William E.; O'Reilly, Meg; Bucher, Danny; Fisher, Kath; Morton, Anja; Harrison, Peter Lynton; Nuske, Elaine; Coyle, Rebecca; Rendall, Karyn

    2010-01-01

    The teaching-research nexus (TRN) has become an important process in the modern University, providing both identity to university scholarship and a device for the integration of academics' work. Over the last decade many reports have identified the need to both establish institution-wide processes to embed and support TRN, and assist in academic…

  19. Relations between Teaching and Research in Physical Geography and Mathematics at Research-Intensive Universities

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    Madsen, Lene Moller; Winslow, Carl

    2009-01-01

    We examine the relationship between research and teaching practices as they are enacted by university professors in a research-intensive university. First we propose a theoretical model for the study of this relationship based on Chevallard's anthropological theory. This model is used to design and analyze an interview study with physical…

  20. Facilitating Self-Regulated Learning: An Exploratory Case of Teaching a University Course on Japanese Society

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    Ogawa, Akihiro

    2011-01-01

    This paper explores practical strategies that can be used by university teachers to facilitate student-centered, self-regulated learning. My primary objective as a university teacher is to be directly involved in my students' efforts by connecting my teaching expertise with their self-regulated learning process. I have developed a strategic…

  1. A Study of Teaching University Extension Classes by Tele-lecture.

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    Puzzuoli, David A.

    After an overview of literature on tele-lecture models, a study was made of the applicability of teaching university extension courses by tele-lecture and electrowriter. At West Virginia University, courses in mining engineering and in modern mathematics were given to college classes (control group) and also, using tele-lecture and electrowriter,…

  2. A Comparative Study on Value Ranking of the Turkish Teaching Department Students in Two Universities

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    Akengin, Hamza; Tuncel, Gul; Sirin, Ahmet; Sargin, Sevil

    2009-01-01

    Value is a subjective concept that answers the private reasons of making choices of individuals between the various alternatives in their lives. In this study, determining of two university's female and male student's value understandings is aimed. This study is limited by 294 students who received education on "Turkish Teaching" at University of…

  3. [Teaching of medicine of the University of Bologna in the Reinaissance].

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    Romero y Huesca, Andrés; Moreno-Rojas, Juan Carlos; Soto-Miranda, Miguel Angel; Ponce-Landín, Francisco Javier; Hernández, Daniel Alejandro; Ramírez-Bollas, Julio

    2006-01-01

    The foundation date of the University of Bologna was 1150, was the first European University and set the pattern. The combination of structured teaching and students association marked the origin of the studium generale. The presence of teaching legists encouraged teachers in others fields to come to Bologna. Ars dictaminis, grammar, logic, philosophy, mathematical arts and especially medicine were taught there by the middle of the thirteenth century. The university had to offer advanced instruction in law, medicine, and theology, had a minimum of six to eight professors teaching civil law, canon law, medicine, logic, natural philosophy and usually rhetoric. Many professors bearing local names were able scholars and commanding figures in medicine and surgery. Taddeo Alderotti (1210-95) began to teach medicine in Bologna about 1260. He soon raised medicine to a prestigious position in the university. The geographical distribution demonstrates the international character of the student body 73% were Italians and 26% non Italians. The decision of the commune of Bologna to wrest control of the university from the students by paying professors was probably the most important decision in the history of Italian universities. Examination of the distribution of professors offers a detailed picture of the faculty. In 1370 the university had 11 professors of civil law, seven professors of canon law, three professors of medical theory, two of medical practice (the specific of diagnosis and treatment), and one professor of surgery. After growing steadily the numbers of teachers stabilized at 85 to 110 until 1530. PMID:16827269

  4. The Computer Science teaching Laboratory at the University of Washington

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    Earl Hunt

    1970-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to describe the Computer Science Laboratory at the University of Washington, explain how it is run, and to examine both its benefits and costs to the University. In order to do so, it is necessary to discuss briefly the University of Washington itself. The University of Washington is a very large, single-campus, state university.

  5. RELATIONS BETWEEN TEACHING AND RESEARCH IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY AND MATHEMATICS AT RESEARCH-INTENSIVE UNIVERSITIES

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    Lene Møller Madsen; Carl Winsløw

    2009-01-01

    We examine the relationship between research and teaching practices as they are enacted by university professors in a research-intensive\\u000a university. First we propose a theoretical model for the study of this relationship based on Chevallard’s anthropological\\u000a theory. This model is used to design and analyze an interview study with physical geographers and mathematicians at the University\\u000a of Copenhagen. We found

  6. Improving the Instructional Effectiveness of University Teaching Assistants: Report II

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    Martin, Jack; And Others

    1978-01-01

    Reports additional data on the effects of the Teacher Assistant Training Program (TAT), including information from another group of participants, investigates teaching assistant and undergraduate student attitudes and perceptions collected a semester after instruction, and details interviews focusing on the quality of instruction in the program…

  7. The Genetic Approach to the Teaching of Algebra at Universities

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    Safuanov, Ildar S.

    2005-01-01

    In order to teach on the basis of the genetic approach, one should undertake an analysis consisting of the following two stages: (1) a genetic elaboration of the subject matter and (2) an analysis of the arrangement of the material, including a consideration of various ways of representing it and its effect on students. The genetic elaboration of…

  8. Bard South: Teaching Writing at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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    Lanoue, David G., Ed.; Wilson, Vivian A., Ed.

    This collection of essays is introduced by Paul Connelly, who focuses on how the essayists encounter problems boldly and recognize opportunity in them--the essays are less local reports of various successful process approaches to teaching writing than a record of the willingness to experiment, to take risks, to learn. The essays and their authors…

  9. Current Trends in Laboratory Class Teaching in University Bioscience Programmes

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    Adams, David J.

    2009-01-01

    Students and academics agree that there is a need to make learning and teaching in the bioscience laboratory more challenging and engaging. During recent years there have been many published accounts of novel laboratory exercises designed to enthuse and stimulate students through active learning. The purpose of this review is to raise awareness of…

  10. Three Approaches to Teaching the Same Subject at Two Universities.

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    Taricani, Ellen

    In the fall of 1997, a senior level course was taught as an interdisciplinary class for learning the processes in food product development. The course implemented many new teaching methods and technologies. It was an effort between two departments: food science and agricultural economics. Students worked in teams with industry mentors who assisted…

  11. Socialization Experiences Resulting from Engineering Teaching Assistantships at Purdue University

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    Mena, Irene B.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore and understand the types of socialization experiences that result from engineering teaching assistantships. Using situated learning as the theoretical framework and phenomenology as the methodological framework, this study highlights the experiences of 28 engineering doctoral students who worked as…

  12. Teaching Shakespeare.

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    Davis, James E., Ed.

    1976-01-01

    This issue of "Focus: Teaching English in Southeastern Ohio" contains articles about teaching Shakespeare, student summaries of a Shakespeare conference held at Ohio University-Zanesville in April 1976, and suggested projects for teaching poetry writing. It also contains lists of materials and articles related to the teaching of Shakespeare, and…

  13. The Use of Teaching Methods and Styles in the Nigerian University System: The Curriculum and Policy Implications for Change

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    Bakare, Tewo V.

    2011-01-01

    Teaching methods at the University level are supposed to emanate from the Nigerian National Policy on Education and stated curriculum, which have been found to affect learning outcomes significantly. This study surveyed popular teaching methods at the undergraduate level in Universities within the South-West geo-political zone of Nigeria. Six…

  14. The Balance between Teaching and Research in Dutch and English Universities in the Context of University Governance Reforms

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    Leisyte, Liudvika; Enders, Jurgen; de Boer, Harry

    2009-01-01

    The expectations and demands with respect to teaching and research have been changing for universities due to changes in their institutional environments. Born out of changing national research policies and modern governance arrangements, efficiency, effectiveness and output-oriented cultures have become increasingly important. In this article we…

  15. University Students' Attitudes toward Physical Education Teaching

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    Li, Fengjuan; Chen, Junjun; Baker, Miles

    2014-01-01

    While there have been many studies into students' attitudes toward Physical Education at the school level, far fewer studies have been conducted at the university level, especially in China. This study explored 949 students' attitudes toward their university Physical Education experiences in four Chinese universities. An intercorrelated…

  16. Teaching Practices Prior and Subsequent to 1998 in Turkey: Gazi University Vocational Education Faculty Case

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    Alpan, Gulgun; Erdamar, Gurcu

    2011-01-01

    This study aimed to compare teaching practice before and after 1998 in Turkey. Participants were 10 academics from the Department of Educational Sciences, Vocational Education Faculty, Gazi University and nine vocational high school cooperating teachers. Semi-structured interviews were analysed by using content analysis. The most significant…

  17. Ambulatory Care Teaching in Internal Medicine at the University of Manitoba.

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    Warren, C. P. W.

    1993-01-01

    The University of Manitoba (Canada) medical school is introducing teaching in the ambulatory care setting as traditional inpatient wards become less suitable for clerkships. However, few faculty are willing to accommodate students in their clinics, and other educational and administrative difficulties impede program expansion. (MSE)

  18. The Imposter Syndrome as Related to Teaching Evaluations and Advising Relationships of University Faculty Members.

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    Brems, Christiane; And Others

    1994-01-01

    A study of 112 tenure-track university faculty found that maturity of personal and professional goals and self-assurance about personal competence correlated positively with better teaching evaluations and more numerous and comfortable advising relationships. The latter was also related positively to realistic self-appraisal. (Author/MSE)

  19. Design concept of the new international teaching buildings in modern universities

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    Dai Fei

    2010-01-01

    Most of the teaching buildings in early universities used to focus on good looks, simple functions and the functional divisions. This design mode has brought about many problems while widely used, such as insufficient traffic within the building, disordered architectural forms and the lack of communication between the building designer and the users. This paper comes up with the idea

  20. Aging Research with Students in a University with a Strong Teaching Mission

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    Szuchman, Lenore T.

    2006-01-01

    A National Institute on Aging-funded pilot project to study advice-giving by older adult mothers to their middle-aged daughters was undertaken in a medium-sized teaching-intensive university. The student body and community are highly diverse, and many undergraduates are first-generation college students. In this context, undergraduate psychology…

  1. Journalism Teaching-Advising Courses at West Virginia University and 103 Other Schools.

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    Yagle, Pamela D.

    To consider the most effective journalism teacher education program that West Virginia University could offer, 117 college journalism teaching-advising programs were surveyed in the United States. Faculty of 104 schools (88.8 percent) responded to one of three mailings. The findings indicated that most instructors who were surveyed enroll all…

  2. Teaching English at a distance in China’s Radio and Television Universities

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    Junhong Xiao

    2008-01-01

    English language teaching (ELT) has played an important role in the Chinese Radio and Television Universities (RTVU) network since its establishment in the late 1970s. Based on a literature review and reflection from an insider’s perspective, this paper gives a full account of the RTVU distance ELT model, examining how it supports autonomous language learning, how autonomy features in its

  3. Teaching English at a Distance in China's Radio and Television Universities

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    Xiao, Junhong

    2008-01-01

    English language teaching (ELT) has played an important role in the Chinese Radio and Television Universities (RTVU) network since its establishment in the late 1970s. Based on a literature review and reflection from an insider's perspective, this paper gives a full account of the RTVU distance ELT model, examining how it supports autonomous…

  4. Teaching Aging Content to University-Level Non-Gerontology Majors

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    Beland, Robert

    2004-01-01

    The older adult population in America will significantly increase in the future. Older adults have important needs for recreation and leisure services (Beland, 2002). The author taught a class titled "Leisure Services for Older Adults" for over 24 years at the University of Florida. He has taught gerontology and recreation by teaching about life…

  5. The Change towards a Teaching Methodology Based on Competences: A Case Study in a Spanish University

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    Gonzalez, Jose Maria G.; Arquero Montaño, Jose Luis; Hassall, Trevor

    2014-01-01

    The European Higher Education Area (EHEA) has promoted the implementation of a teaching methodology based on competences. Drawing on New Institutional Sociology, the present work aims to identify and improve knowledge concerning the factors which are hindering that change in the Spanish university system. This is investigated using a case study…

  6. The Development of Teaching Skills to Support Active Learning in University Science (ALIUS)

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    Bedgood, Danny R., Jr.; Bridgeman, Adam J.; Buntine, Mark; Mocerino, Mauro; Southam, Daniel; Lim, Kieran F.; Gardiner, Michael; Yates, Brian; Morris, Gayle; Pyke, Simon M.; Zadnik, Marjan

    2010-01-01

    This paper describes an Australian Learning and Teaching Council funded project for which Learning Design is encompassed in the broadest sense. ALIUS (Active Learning In University Science) takes the design of learning back to the learning experiences created for students. ALIUS is not about designing a particular activity, or subject, or course,…

  7. A Practical Approach to College and University Teaching: Outline for an Intensive Course. Report No. 2.

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    Matzat, H.; Foster, S. F.

    A complete course outline is offered to educators and others who would prepare an intensive seminar on the sharpening of teaching skills for college and university professors. The practical methods and principles used are derived in part from careful investigation, by logic, and most frequently by experience. Five units are outlined: preparing…

  8. The Impact of ICT on Work-Life Experiences among University Teaching Assistants

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    Osterlund, Katherine; Robson, Karen

    2009-01-01

    Email is now commonplace in the university environment, but little research has addressed the impact of this technology on the work-life experiences of Teaching Assistants (TAs). These workers are of interest as they are typically responsible for most day-to-day, routine interaction with undergraduates, for ensuring students understand lectures…

  9. Surgical Education: Attitudes toward Animal Use in Teaching Surgery at Louisiana State University.

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    Hedlund, Cheryl S.; Hosgood, Giselle; Naugler, Sasha

    2002-01-01

    Surveyed students and faculty at Louisiana State University about the use of animals for teaching surgery. Found that they favored the practice, finding it helpful for learning aseptic technique and suturing skills but less so for learning tissue handling, dissection, hemostasis, or anesthesia. (EV)

  10. A University?Wide Vision of Teaching and Learning with Information Technologies

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    Masi, Anthony C.; Winer, Laura R.

    2005-01-01

    This paper outlines McGill University's responses to the challenges of teaching and learning with information systems and technologies; it also gives a description of the underlying philosophy that is guiding these actions. The context at McGill is briefly outlined, with a discussion of the importance of planning and the relevance of these issues…

  11. Pedagogical Issues in Teaching Upper-Level Science Courses at a "Community University"

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    Deutch, Charles E.; Jurutka, Peter W.; Marshall, Pamela A.

    2008-01-01

    The authors teach upper-level science courses in cell biology, genetics, and biochemistry at a public, four-year "community university" that serves a demographically diverse population of traditional and nontraditional students. In this article, they describe some of the issues they have found to be particularly significant at their "community…

  12. A Comparison of Chinese and Australian University Academics' Valence for Teaching and Cross-Disciplinary Research

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    Li, Edward Feng; McCormick, John; Barnett, Kerry

    2015-01-01

    Corporate reforms have taken place in Australian and Chinese higher education systems to increase efficiency and productivity, and to accommodate the emergence of global markets by exposing universities to market competition. The competing demands of teaching and research arguably have emerged as an important issue for both Australian and Chinese…

  13. Quality of Teaching and Learning in Resource Quandary: The Case of a University in Zimbabwe

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    Chidindi, Joseph

    2012-01-01

    Zimbabwe faced severe economic challenges that impacted on resource accumulation leading to a decline of quality of teaching and learning in a selected university in Zimbabwe yet the Resource Dependence Theory advocates that organizations are dependent on the environment for resources for survival and achievement of their set objectives. The study…

  14. Quality of Learning Facilities and Learning Environment: Challenges for Teaching and Learning in Kenya's Public Universities

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    Ndirangu, Mwangi; Udoto, Maurice O.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this article is to report findings on the perceptions of quality of educational facilities in Kenyan public universities, and the implications for teaching/learning, and the learning environment. Design/methodology/approach: The study adopted an exploratory descriptive design. A total of 332 and 107 undergraduate students…

  15. Purposeful Change? Changing the Teaching of Reading in a Regional University in Pakistan

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    Memon, Rafique; Badger, Richard

    2007-01-01

    "The teacher who works for or allows status quo is the traitor. Purposeful change is the new norm in teaching" [Fullan, M., 1993. Change Forces: Probing the Depths of Educational Reform. Falmer, London.]. The University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan (USJP) is the main provider of tertiary education in English in the province of Sindh. However,…

  16. Using Student Evaluations at a Cambodian University to Improve Teaching Effectiveness

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    Nash, John Lysne

    2012-01-01

    This is the first study done in Cambodia wherein students used the Student Evaluations of Educational Quality (SEEQ) evaluation tool to evaluate the teaching quality of their instructors. Respondents were instructors and students from the English Language Support Unit at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. This study generated data from mid- and…

  17. Improving University Teaching. Proceedings. International Conference (11th, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 2-5, 1985).

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    Maryland Univ., College Park. Univ. Coll.

    Proceedings of the eleventh international conference on improving university teaching are presented. Theme presentations and authors include: "Quality Control in Higher Education: Current Issues in Britain" (Gerald T. Fowler); "Quality Control in Higher Education: A Comparison of Current Issues in Three Countries--The Case of Sweden" (Lennart…

  18. Rethinking the Christian Studies Classroom: Reflections on the Dynamics of Teaching Religion in Southern Public Universities

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    Gravett, Sandie; Hulsether, Mark; Medine, Carolyn

    2011-01-01

    An extended set of conversations conducted by three religious studies faculty teaching at large public universities in the Southern United States spurred these reflections on how their institutional locations inflected issues such as the cultural expectations students bring to the classroom, how these expectations interact with the evolving…

  19. Internet-Assisted Technologies for English Language Teaching in Turkish Universities

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    Celik, Serkan

    2013-01-01

    Although the enormous potential of the Internet has gained attention in Internet-assisted language teaching (IALT), a solid background of research is still lacking about/investigating English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' use of Internet assistive technologies. This study set out to determine Turkish university level EFL…

  20. Teaching Thinking and Problem Solving at University: A Course on TRIZ

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    Iouri Belski

    2009-01-01

    Thinking and problem solving skills are considered to be of significant importance in many professions. Surveys indicate that university education fails in appropriately enhancing these skills. This paper presents a concept of teaching thinking and problem solving as a separate course, based on the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ). Student surveys showed that students' perception of their abilities in

  1. "Approaches to the Teaching of Special Relativity Theory in High School and University Textbooks of Argentina"

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    Arriassecq, Irene; Greca, Ileana Maria

    2007-01-01

    In this work, we presented an analysis of the representation of the special relativity theory (SRT) in the most used texts in high school, Polimodal level and university level in the teaching in the Argentine Republic, from a historic, epistemological and didactic perspective. The results show that none of the analyzed texts would allow a…

  2. Questionnaire survey of working relationships between nurses and doctors in University Teaching Hospitals in Southern Nigeria

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    Roseline I Ogbimi; Clement A Adebamowo

    2006-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Smooth working relationships between nurses and doctors are necessary for efficient health care delivery. However, previous studies have shown that this is often absent with negative impact on the quality of health care delivery. In 2002, we studied factors that affect nurse-doctor working relationships in University Teaching Hospitals (UTH) in Southern Nigeria in order to characterize it and identify

  3. The Transition from Graduate School at a Research University to Teaching at a Small College.

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    Howard, Carol

    2000-01-01

    Presents a personal account of one individual's transition from graduate school at a research university to teaching at a small college. Describes her ideas about the hiring process. Discusses how she adjusted to her new career. Considers problems encountered and how she works through those problems. (SC)

  4. University Teacher Competencies in a Virtual Teaching/Learning Environment: Analysis of a Teacher Training Experience

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    Guasch, Teresa; Alvarez, Ibis; Espasa, Anna

    2010-01-01

    This paper attempts to shed light on the competencies a university teacher must have in order to teach in virtual learning environments. A teacher training experience was designed by taking into account the methodological criteria established in line with previous theoretical principles. The main objective of our analysis was to identify the…

  5. TEACHING AGING CONTENT TO UNIVERSITY-LEVEL NON-GERONTOLOGY MAJORS

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    Robert Beland

    2004-01-01

    The older adult population in America will significantly increase in the future. Older adults have important needs for recreation and leisure services (Beland, 2002). The author taught a class titled “Leisure Services for Older Adults” for over 24 years at the University of Florida. He has taught gerontology and recreation by teaching about life and living. The topics in this

  6. The Impacts of New Governance on Teaching at German Universities. Findings from a National Survey

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    Wilkesmann, Uwe; Schmid, Christian J.

    2012-01-01

    In this article we will present findings from a national survey questioning the actual impact of the new governance structures at German universities on academic teaching. To begin with, we give a theoretical underpinning to the economization of higher education institutions (HEIs) according to Principal-Agent Theory. This allows for the…

  7. A Survey of the Ideology of College and University Teaching Faculty

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    Wenbin, Zhang; Yong, Liu

    2005-01-01

    The ideology of college and university teaching faculty is generally healthy and forward-looking. The broad mass of teachers has placed their hopes in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and their political enthusiasm is at an all-time high. They have adopted the values and moral concepts of socialism and keenly support the reform and development…

  8. Iranian University Teachers' and Students' Views on Effectiveness of Students' Evaluation of Teaching

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    Shirbagi, Naser

    2011-01-01

    The main purpose of this research is to examine the effectiveness of Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) from a sample of university teachers' and students' view. The study adopts exploratory descriptive design. Participants of this research were 300 teachers and 600 graduate students from 3 Iranian higher education institutions. A 30-item format…

  9. Improving University Teaching. Proceedings. International Conference (10th, College Park, Maryland, July 4-7, 1984).

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    Maryland Univ., College Park. Univ. Coll.

    Proceedings of the tenth international conference on improving university teaching are presented, along with summaries and abstracts of supplemental papers. Theme presentations and authors include: "Maintaining and Enhancing Faculty Motivation and Morale in an Era of Decline" (Martin L. Maehr); "Adapting to the Growing Presence of Adults in…

  10. University ESL Instructors' Perceptions and Use of Computer Technology in Teaching

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    Lili Bruess

    2003-01-01

    This interpretive qualitative study examined university ESL instructors' experiences using technologies and their personal views of technology integration. The study also explored the factors that affected these instructors' decisions for using computer and other technologies in their teaching. The informants in the study were five ESL instructors from five different institutions of higher learning in the southern state. The qualitative

  11. Teaching Chemical Engineers about Teaching

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    Heath, Daniel E.; Hoy, Mary; Rathman, James F.; Rohdieck, Stephanie

    2013-01-01

    The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at The Ohio State University in collaboration with the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching developed the Chemical Engineering Mentored Teaching Experience. The Mentored Teaching Experience is an elective for Ph.D. students interested in pursuing faculty careers. Participants are…

  12. Enhancing Traditional University Science Teaching Using The World Wide Web

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    Pearce, Jon

    of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, AUSTRALIA, 3052 ABSTRACT The University of Melbourne has a history a few students at the source university, and hence be uneconomical to run. But on the Web they can attract more than enough students (from other campuses) to fill quotas. Other advantages of the Web

  13. Peer Review of Teaching: Lessons Learned from the University of Kentucky

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    Victoria Bhavsar

    The University of Kentucky Department of Agronomy instituted a system of peer review of teaching in 1996. Professors observe the teaching of their peers with the intent of helping one another improve. Reviews usually include a preliminary meeting between the instructor and two reviewers, several in-class visits, some analysis of classroom materials, and a wrap-up meeting. The peer review program now has met with cautious but general approval from participating faculty. By spring 1999, reviews were completed for 20 classes, 15 of which are considered in this analysis.

  14. Teaching Citizenship in Science Classes at the University of Arizona

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    Thompson, R. M.; Mangin, K.

    2008-12-01

    Science classes for non-science majors present unique opportunities to create lifelong science aficionados and teach citizenship skills. Because no specific content is needed for future courses, subject matter can be selected to maximize interest and assignments can be focused on life skills such as science literacy instead of discipline-specific content mastery. Dinosaurs! is a very successful non-major science class with a minimum enrollment of 150 that is intended for sophomores. One of the goals of this class is to increase students' awareness of social issues, the political process, and opportunities for keeping up with science later in life. The main theme of this class is evolution. The bird-dinosaur link is the perfect vehicle for illustrating the process of science because the lines of evidence are many, convincing, and based on discoveries made throughout the last half-century and continuing to the present day. The course is also about evolution the social issue. The second writing assignment is an in-class affective writing based on a newspaper article about the Dover, PA court case. The primary purpose of this assignment is to create a comfort zone for those students with strong ideological biases against evolution by allowing them to express their views without being judged, and to instill tolerance and understanding in students at the other end of the spectrum. Another homework uses thomas.loc.gov, the government's public website providing information about all legislation introduced since the 93rd Congress and much more. The assignment highlights the difficulty of passing legislation and the factors that contribute to a given bill's legislative success or failure using the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act, S320. Details of these assignments and others designed to achieve the goals stated above will be presented. A very different undergraduate program, Marine Discovery, offers science majors the opportunity to earn upper division science credits while teaching young people about marine science and conservation. Classes of elementary and middle school students attend a class field trip to a UA teaching laboratory where they explore a variety of hands-on marine biology centers. Undergraduates facilitate the learning centers and develop new centers for future years of the program. In addition, undergraduates in Marine Discovery do a marine ecology field project during a field trip to the Gulf of California, and present their results as a research poster to their peers. The course is entirely project- based, and helps students to develop informal as well as formal science communication skills. Many outreach programs suffer from loss of funding and lack of sustainability. Marine Discovery's popularity with both UA undergraduates and K-12 teachers has helped sustain it into its sixteenth year.

  15. Balancing Bologna: opportunities for university teaching that integrates academic and practical learning outcomes

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    Probst, Lorenz; Pflug, Verena; Brandenburg, Christiane; Guggenberger, Thomas; Mentler, Axel; Wurzinger, Maria

    2014-05-01

    In the course of the Bologna Process, the quality of university teaching has become more prominent in the discourse on higher education. More attention is now paid to didactics and methods and learner-oriented modes of teaching are introduced. The application of knowledge, practical skills and in consequence the employability of university graduates have become requirements for university teaching. Yet, the lecture-style approach still dominates European universities, although empirical evidence confirms that student-centred, interdisciplinary and experiential learning is more effective. Referring to the learning taxonomy introduced by Bloom, we argue that standard approaches rarely move beyond the learning level of comprehension and fail to reach the levels of application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Considering the rapid changes and multiple challenges society faces today, responsible practitioners and scientists who can improve the current management of natural resources are urgently needed. Universities are expected to equip their graduates with the necessary skills to reflect and evaluate their actions when addressing 'real world' problems in order to improve impact and relevance of their work. Higher education thus faces the challenge of providing multi-level learning opportunities for students with diverse practical and theoretical learning needs. In this study, we reflect on three cases of university teaching attempting to bridge theory and practice and based on the principles of systemic, problem based learning. The described courses focus on organic farming, rural development and landscape planning and take place in Uganda, Nicaragua and Italy. We show that being part of a real-world community of stakeholders requires hands-on learning and the reflection and evaluation of actions. This prepares students in a more effective and realistic way for their future roles as responsible decision makers in complex social, economic and ecological systems. We thus conclude that in order (1) to meet the goals of the Bologna process; and (2) to bridge the gap between theory and practice in higher education, university teaching needs to radically reconsider its standard forms of teaching. We propose a fundamental shift towards action learning in real-world settings, empowering students to become responsible actors.

  16. Teaching Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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    Groves, Michael J.; Klegerman, Melvin E.

    1988-01-01

    The Department of Pharmaceutics at the University of Illinois at Chicago has been carrying out research in pharmaceutical biotechnology that has allowed unique student involvement and promises further interdisciplinary research and instructional activities. (MSE)

  17. Distance Teaching of Environmental Engineering Courses at the Open University.

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    Porteous, Andrew; Nesaratnam, Suresh T.; Anderson, Judith

    1997-01-01

    Describes two integrated distance learning environmental engineering degree courses offered by the environmental engineering group of the Open University in Great Britain. Discusses admission requirements for courses, advantages offered by distance learning, professional accreditation, site visits, and tutors. (AIM)

  18. Teaching and Research in Science Education at Southampton University.

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    Richmond, Peter E.

    1981-01-01

    Briefly describes the Department of Education's philosophy and degree programs in science education at Southampton University in the United Kingdom. Includes an annotated list of seven current research projects in the education department. (DS)

  19. Analysis of the Motivation and Work Climate of University Teaching Staff

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    González-Tirados, R. M.

    2012-04-01

    The scientific, social, economic and technological progress taking place in present-day advanced societies needs to be closely linked to the work of the university and to effectiveness, productivity and efficiency. Moreover, teaching staff play a predominant role and are the best point of reference for any changes to be introduced in teaching, in the way to manage classes, in the use of tools, changes in methodology or teaching strategies, and also in the ways students learn, etc. The teacher ceases to be a figure who only transmits knowledge and becomes a guide or facilitator of learning. The teacher, therefore, takes on a different commitment with the ways of learning, of approaching students, guiding tutorials, assessing student learning, etc. For these reasons staff motivationisone of the basic concerns. It would be expected that a demotivated staff with few incentives and a low opinion of their worth as teachers would be less committed to their teaching, research and management work, and as a result would achieve less success in their work with students. To put it another way, they would perform worse in all they do. But could it be that their vocation as teachers and the professionalism of university staff are sufficient motivating factors in themselves? The concepts of work climate, motivation and demotivation of teaching staff, feeling uneasy with teaching or academic work, conflicts of communication, a deterioration in relationships with colleagues, etc., are phrases that are heard more and more in the work environment. Most of these phrases would seem to be related to academic performance or the way of becoming involved in the centre's activities or to other variables which until proved are only supposition. It is for these reasons that we have wished to analyse the situation of teaching staff in universities in Madrid. In university organisations the teaching staff is one of the key elements that leads to work being done more or less effectively. Human Resources are beginning to consider the staff as the major asset in Organisations. The issues that can favour or prejudice the levels of motivation are multiple. Therefore, in this study, we have attempted to show what issues have the greatest impact. This research aims to study the level of motivation of teaching staff in the Universities in Madrid and analyse the different factors that affect performance at work in the roles of teacher, researcher and manager. It also aims to discover whether or not motivation influences a teacher's everyday work and which variables affect the university work "climate" and other issues involved. For this study, 7696 questionnaires were sent to teachers at the 13 Universities in the Madrid Region. A total of 886 opinions from 11 Universities were returned. The results are presented in the work.

  20. Catching them is one thing, keeping them is something else: Reflections on teaching first year university students

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    S. Werth

    This paper documents teaching practices that have been identified, by the teaching team, as improving student success rates in a first year tertiary level compulsory subject. Constructivism, scaffolding, social presence and reflective practice are the key concepts which have proved to be successful in transitioning students in this subject to university study. Outcomes have consisted of goal achievement by individual

  1. Marketing Department The Marketing Department of the University of Alicante organizes and develops teaching and research activity in

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    Escolano, Francisco

    Marketing Department The Marketing Department of the University of Alicante organizes and develops teaching and research activity in the Area of knowledge of marketing and market research. Department faculty teaches specialized on the management of Marketing and commercial management of the company

  2. Validity, Reliability, and Potential Bias of Short Forms of Students' Evaluation of Teaching: The Case of UAE University

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    Dodeen, Hamzeh

    2013-01-01

    Students' opinions continue to be a significant factor in the evaluation of teaching in higher education institutions. The purpose of this study was to psychometrically assess short students evaluation of teaching (SET) forms using the UAE University form as a model. The study evaluated the form validity, reliability, the overall question,…

  3. Teaching Practice: University Supervisors' Experiences and Perceptions of a Cooperating Physical Education Teacher Education Programme

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    Meegan, Sarah; Dunning, Carol; Belton, Sarahjane; Woods, Catherine

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to examine university supervisors' experiences and perceptions of a cooperating physical education teacher education (COPET) programme while on teaching practice. Teaching practice is a central tenet of physical education teacher education (PETE) preparation. The COPET programme was designed to support the…

  4. Theory and Practice: A Descriptive Investigation of the Involvement of University Faculty in the Student Teaching Experience

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    Potter, Jalene P.

    2012-01-01

    This multi-phased descriptive study gathered information from 205 public universities across the United States with teacher education programs about the involvement of tenured and tenure-track faculty as student teaching supervisors. In addition, this study focused on the involvement of reading faculty and the student teaching experience. Finally,…

  5. Concerns and Professional Development Needs of Faculty at King Abdul-Aziz University in Saudi Arabia in Adopting Online Teaching

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    Kamal, Bakor

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate concerns regarding the adoption of online teaching as expressed by faculty and instructors in six departments in the College of Arts and Humanities at King Abdulaziz University. Additionally, it investigated faculty professional development needs in adopting online teaching. The data in this study were…

  6. Developing a Supportive Environment for Teaching and Learning: A Case Study in a Pre-1992 UK University

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    Roberts, Carole; Oakey, Dorothy; Hanstock, Jane

    2007-01-01

    This paper analyses the journey of one pre-1992 UK university towards the creation of an environment that supports teaching and learning effectively. This includes both a culture that values the scholarship of teaching and learning and pedagogic research and that provides a supportive environment for its students' development. It investigates the…

  7. Teaching and Research with Accelerators at Tarleton State University

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    Marble, Daniel K. [Department of Engineering and Physisc, Box T-390, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, 76402 (United States)

    2009-03-10

    Tarleton State University students began performing both research and laboratory experiments using accelerators in 1998 through visitation programs at the University of North Texas, US Army Research Laboratory, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Carderock. In 2003, Tarleton outfitted its new science building with a 1 MV pelletron that was donated by the California Institution of Technology. The accelerator has been upgraded and supports a wide range of classes for both the Physics program and the ABET accredited Engineering Physics program as well as supplying undergraduate research opportunities on campus. A discussion of various laboratory activities and research projects performed by Tarleton students will be presented.

  8. University of Arizona's Collaboration to Advance Teaching Technology and Science (CATTS): lesson for photonics education collaborations

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    Hall-Wallace, Michelle; Regens, Nancy L.; Pompea, Stephen M.

    2002-05-01

    CATTS is a National Science Foundation-funded partnership between the University of Arizona and local school districts to improve science, mathematics and technology teaching at all levels. The goals of the CATTS Program are to develop sustainable partnerships with Kindergarten through 12th grade level (K-12) educators that foster integration of science, mathematics, engineering and technology research in classroom learning experiences. The program also creates opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to be active participants in K-12 education by providing training and fellowships. CATTS seeks to foster effective teaching and a greater understanding of learning at all levels. School districts and University of Arizona outreach programs propose fellowship activities that address identified educational needs; they work together with CATTS to create customized programs to meet those needs. CATTS Fellows, their faculty mentors and K - 12 partners participate in workshops to gain experience with inquiry-based teaching and understanding diverse learning styles. In the partnership, CATTS Fellows have an opportunity to share their research experiences with K - 12 educators and gain experience with inquiry teaching. On the other side of the partnership, professional educators share their knowledge of teaching with Fellows and gain deeper understanding of scientific inquiry. In the two years that this NSF funded program has been in operation, a variety of lessons have been learned that can apply to school, university, and industrial partnerships to foster education and training. In particular since each organization operates in its own subculture, particular attention must be paid to raising cultural awareness among the participants in ways that foster mutual respect and communication of shared goals. Proper coordination and sensible logistics are also critical for the success of a complex project such as this. Training of the partners and the project management will also be described.

  9. Improving the Instructional Effectiveness of University Teaching Assistants: Report I

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    Marx, Ronald W.; And Others

    1978-01-01

    This is the first in a series of reports that will document the Simon Fraser University Teacher Assistant Training Program (TAT). This study reports data collected during the first semester of evaluation, and contains evidence regarding the TAs' sense of satisfaction and competence in their instructional roles and student perceptions of TAs'…

  10. Teaching Particle Physics in the Open University's Science Foundation Course.

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    Farmelo, Graham

    1992-01-01

    Discusses four topics presented in the science foundation course of the Open University that exemplify current developments in particle physics, in particular, and that describe important issues about the nature of science, in general. Topics include the omega minus particle, the diversity of quarks, the heavy lepton, and the discovery of the W…

  11. Teaching of psychology to university students in China

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    Houcan Zhang; Yan Xu

    2006-01-01

    Psychology was first introduced into China from the Western world in the beginning of the 20th century. After the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, psychology was a subdiscipline under education; only after 1960 did psychology became an independent discipline. With the onset of the “Cultural Revolution” (1966–1976), when all universities were closed, psychology was severely attacked

  12. Teaching Physics Novices at University: A Case for Stronger Scaffolding

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    Lindstrom, Christine; Sharma, Manjula D.

    2011-01-01

    In 2006 a new type of tutorial, called Map Meeting, was successfully trialled with novice first year physics students at the University of Sydney, Australia. Subsequently, in first semester 2007 a large-scale experiment was carried out with 262 students who were allocated either to the strongly scaffolding Map Meetings or to the less scaffolding…

  13. University Undergraduate Projects Can Enhance Sixth-Form Science Teaching

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    James, Esther; Vinten, Claire; Wood, Eleanor; Merrick, Deborah

    2011-01-01

    All medical and veterinary students at the University of Nottingham carry out a third-year dissertation module. This module allows students to spend time experiencing contemporary research methods by engaging in research activities. In 2010, academic staff from the Medical and Veterinary Schools initiated educational research projects that enabled…

  14. University Teaching with a Disability: Student Learnings beyond the Curriculum

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    Sheridan, Lynnaire; Kotevski, Suzanne

    2014-01-01

    This research examines the learning experience of university students who were tutored by a teacher with quadriplegia mixed type cerebral palsy. It was inspired by Pritchard's [2010. "Disabled People as Culturally Relevant Teachers." "Journal of Social Inclusion" 1 (1): 43-51] argument that the presence of people with a…

  15. Improving University Teaching. Volume II [and] Volume III. Contributed Papers. International Conference (12th, Heidelberg, Germany, July 15-18, 1986).

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    Maryland Univ., College Park. Univ. Coll.

    Seventy-four papers from a 1986 international conference on improving university teaching are presented. Topics include: student-teacher relationships, the pulse of the academic professional, improving teaching via techology, campus-corporate linkages, institutional changes and liberal learning, improving university teaching through evaluation,…

  16. Stress in Residency Training as Perceived by Resident Doctors in a Nigerian University Teaching Hospital

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    B. A. Issa; A. D. Yussuf; G. T. Olanrewaju; A. O. Oyewole

    Summary Medical education is a stressful endeavor and has been reported to be a cause of burnout, anxiety, depression and other psycho-social problems among resident doctors. This descriptive cross-sectional study described the stress of residency training as perceived by resident doctors at a Nigerian University Teaching Hospital using a structured questionnaire. Seventy-three of the 98 residents who met the inclusion

  17. KML-based teaching lessons developed by Google in partnership with the University of Alaska

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    E. J. Kolb; J. Bailey; A. Bishop; J. Cain; M. Goddard; K. Hurowitz; K. Kennedy; T. Ornduff; M. Sfraga; J. Wernecke

    2008-01-01

    The focus of Google's Geo Education outreach efforts (http:\\/\\/www.google.com\\/educators\\/geo.html) is on helping primary, secondary, and post-secondary educators incorporate Google Earth and Sky, Google Maps, and SketchUp into their classroom lessons. In this poster and demonstration, we will show our KML-based science lessons that were developed in partnership with the University of Alaska and used in classroom teachings by our team

  18. KML-based teaching lessons developed by Google in partnership with the University of Alaska.

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    Kolb, E. J.; Bailey, J.; Bishop, A.; Cain, J.; Goddard, M.; Hurowitz, K.; Kennedy, K.; Ornduff, T.; Sfraga, M.; Wernecke, J.

    2008-12-01

    The focus of Google's Geo Education outreach efforts (http://www.google.com/educators/geo.html) is on helping primary, secondary, and post-secondary educators incorporate Google Earth and Sky, Google Maps, and SketchUp into their classroom lessons. In this poster and demonstration, we will show our KML-based science lessons that were developed in partnership with the University of Alaska and used in classroom teachings by our team to Alaskan high-school students.

  19. The Current Status of Teaching Staff Innovation Competence in Ugandan Universities: Perceptions of Managers, Teachers, and Students

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    Kasule, George Wilson; Wesselink, Renate; Noroozi, Omid; Mulder, Martin

    2015-01-01

    How competent are university teaching staff to deliver effectively their present and future university duties in Uganda? This question was explored in this study by collecting data from managers (n = 90), teachers (n = 126), and students (n = 179) through a questionnaire administered at Kyambogo University. The results show that teacher…

  20. Transforming Teaching and Learning at University of Ghana through Community Service-Learning: Listening to the Voices of Students

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    Tagoe, Michael A.

    2014-01-01

    Universities all over the world are undergoing change to improve teaching, learning and service. These changes have been motivated by call for universities to connect more to communities to address their problems. One of the means of ensuring that universities and communities engage mutually in a partnership where students, faculty and community…

  1. A Passport to Flexible Learning: An Orientation Program Designed To Introduce First Year University Students to Interactive Teaching Technologies.

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    Thompson, Robert

    Central Queensland University in Australia has developed an orientation program to introduce first-year university students to interactive teaching technologies. The program, called Passport to Flexible Learning, was organized in the form of workshops that run concurrently over a 5-day period during the university's orientation week. During the…

  2. How Should Universities Respond to the Imperative, "Professors Should Spend More Time Teaching and Less Time on Research!"

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    Davis, George H.

    A working paper in the final report of the Arizona Board of Regents' Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and Competitiveness, this study provides information on the debate about "research versus teaching" in the modern American university and, specifically, in Arizona's three universities. The Arizona universities' alumni survey, conducted by the…

  3. University of Illinois: Department of Geology Teaching Resources

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    The University of Illinois has a well-regarded department of geology with staff members and associates who have created a trove of resources for students and educators seeking to know more about the Earth and its forms. The resources are divided into two dozen topical sections, including Big Bang, Building Blocks of Earth, and Geologic Time. Each section contains links to high-quality resources from the Smithsonian, the National Science Foundation, and other reliable institutions. Additionally, a brief description is available for each item, which is most welcome. The site is rounded out by some classroom materials specifically created by professors within the department.

  4. Teaching Resource Guide Center for Teaching Excellence

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    Aydilek, Ahmet

    Teaching Resource Guide 2013-2014 Center for Teaching Excellence Office of Undergraduate Studies for Teaching Excellence Reproduce with permission only Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland important contributions to undergraduate student learning and to the commitment to excellence in teaching

  5. Teaching professional development of science and engineering professors at a research-extensive university: Motivations, meaningfulness, obstacles, and effects

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    Bouwma-Gearhart, Jana

    There is a national movement to improve undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Given the percentage of academics teaching and training at research institutions, there is a parallel movement to improve the quality of teaching-focused professional development for practicing and future STEM educators at these institutions. While research into the effectiveness of teaching professional development at the postsecondary level has increased over the last 40 years, little attention has been paid to understanding faculty perceptions regarding what constitutes effective teaching professional development. Less is known about how to best meet the needs of STEM faculty at research universities and why, given that they are seldom required to engage in teaching professional development, they bother to participate at all. The higher education research community must develop theory grounded in the knowledge and practical experiences of the faculty engaged in teaching professional development. I have studied what motivates twelve research university science and engineering faculty to engage in teaching professional development in light of local supports and barriers and the resulting value of their participation. I have interpreted the experiences of my research participants to indicate that they were motivated to engage in teaching professional development to fulfill a need to bring their teaching competencies in better concordance with their professional strengths as researchers. Once engaged, my research participants increased their teaching competence and achieved more autonomy with respect to their professional practice. As they continued to engage, they internalized the values and practices associated with effective teaching professional development and adopted the commitment to continually problematize their teaching practice as more of their own. My research participants attempted to transfer their revised stance regarding teaching and teaching professional development to their student mentees and colleagues. They found certain teaching professional development types and topics to be more meaningful and of interest than others. My research findings may inform those committed to the improvement of postsecondary STEM education at research universities, including teaching professional development advocates and implementers and participating faculty members themselves.

  6. Research, Teaching, Learning: Making Connections in the Education of Adults. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (28th, Exeter, England, July 6-8, 1998).

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    Benn, Roseanne, Ed.

    This document contains 43 papers presented at a conference on research in teaching adults at the University of Exeter, England, in 1998. Among the papers are the following: "Reconstructing Academic Practice: Research and Teaching in a University School of Adult Education" (David Boud); "Re-searching Adult Education Practice: Paradoxes and…

  7. Examination of Attitudes towards Teaching Online Courses Based on Theory of Reasoned Action of University Faculty in Taiwan

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    Chen, Tzy-Ling; Chen, Tzu-Jung

    2006-01-01

    This study examined attitudes of university faculty specialising in the field of human resource (HR) in Taiwan towards participation in the teaching of online courses using the theory of reasoned action (TRA). The population targeted for investigation consisted of the full-time university faculty in the HR field in Taiwan regardless of their…

  8. Teaching by Satellite in a European Virtual Classroom. [and] Open Universities--Their Rationale, Characteristics and Prospects. ZIFF Papiere 92.

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    Keegan, Desmond; Holmberg, Borje

    The first of two papers in this publication is "Teaching by Satellite in a European Virtual Classroom" (Desmond Keegan). It describes the first accredited university course by satellite, a 1-year certificate course in safety and health at work offered by the University College Dublin. It discusses the enrollment of 219 students at 10 sites (the…

  9. How Does Internationalisation Affect Learning and Teaching of Computer Science: A Study at Tongji University in China

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    Doris Dongsheng Yang; Anders Berglund

    In the era of globalisation, higher education institutions cannot be excluded from internationalization. It has become a main theme of universities all over the world, including China. This discussion paper describes a proposed research project exploring how internationalisation in a Chinese university affects students' learning of computer science and the quality of teaching. It opens for discussion the question of

  10. Improving University Teaching. Volume II [and] Volume III: Contributed Papers. International Conference (10th, College Park, Maryland, July 4-7, 1984).

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    Maryland Univ., College Park. Univ. Coll.

    Eighty papers from a 1984 international conference on improving university teaching are presented. Topics include the following: predicting achievement and overcoming disadvantages for first-year students, the impact of technology on higher education, using student conceptions of learning and teaching, problems and solutions for teaching

  11. The Academic Devolution? Movements to Reform Teaching and Learning in US Colleges and Universities, 1985-2010. Research & Occasional Paper Series: CSHE.12.09

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    Brint, Steven

    2009-01-01

    This paper traces the history of two reform movements organized more than two decades ago to improve teaching and learning in U.S. colleges and universities: the teaching reform movement, led by the liberal philanthropies, and the accountability movement, led by the states and, later, the regional accreditors. The paper concludes that the teaching

  12. Recommendations to University Managers for Facilitating Engagement of Academics with Teaching

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    Heinrich, Eva

    2013-01-01

    Research on community-based approaches to academic development has shown the importance of a collegial and supportive environment for teaching and learning about teaching. To investigate the environment in which academics work and teach, the research behind this article has defined a new concept, called "teaching groups". Teaching groups…

  13. Teaching Introductory Electrical Engineering Course to CS Students in a Russian University

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    Tregub, Vladimir Vasilich

    2011-01-01

    This article is about the author's experience with developing and teaching an introductory electrical engineering course for students of Faculty (department) of Information Technology of a Russian university. The curriculum of this department conforms to typical computer science curricula of US engineering schools with a noticeable omission of comparable electrical engineering courses. When developing the course, I did my best to pay attention to learning preferences of the department's student body. I also hoped to contribute to a degree to meeting labor market demands for developers of electrical engineering CAD software. As for inspiration, I was enchanted with ideas of the Mead & Conway revolution, albeit indirectly related to my enterprise.

  14. The eminent need for an academic program in universities to teach nanomedicine

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    Vélez, Juan Manuel; Vélez, Juan Jesus

    2011-01-01

    Nanomedicine is on the cutting edge of technology applied to medical and biological sciences. Nanodevices, nanomaterials, nanoinstruments, nanotechnologies, and nanotechniques (laboratory methods and procedures) are important for the modern practice of medicine and essential for research that could stimulate the discovery of new medical advances. Accordingly, there is an eminent need for implementing an academic program in universities to teach this indispensable and pragmatic discipline, especially in the departments of graduate studies and research in the areas of pharmacology, genetic engineering, proteomics, and molecular and cellular biology. PMID:21984868

  15. Leveraging Online Learning Resources to Teach Core Research Skills to Undergraduates at a Diverse Research University.

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    McFARLIN, Brian K; Breslin, Whitney L; Carpenter, Katie C; Strohacker, Kelley; Weintraub, Randi J

    2010-01-01

    Today's students have unique learning needs and lack knowledge of core research skills. In this program report, we describe an online approach that we developed to teach core research skills to freshman and sophomore undergraduates. Specifically, we used two undergraduate kinesiology (KIN) courses designed to target students throughout campus (KIN1304: Public Health Issues in Physical Activity and Obesity) and specifically kinesiology majors (KIN1252: Foundations of Kinesiology). Our program was developed and validated at the 2(nd) largest ethnically diverse research university in the United States, thus we believe that it would be effective in a variety of student populations. PMID:25383137

  16. Innovation in Tertiary Education in the Caribbean: Distance Teaching in the Faculty of Education at the University of the West Indies. Verhandelingen No. 44.

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    Jennings, Zellyne D.

    The University of the West Indies Distance Teaching Experiment (UWIDITE) is an example of a conventional institution with a distance teaching department. The UWI is one of two regional universities serving a region covering 17 countries. Some countries are fairly prosperous; others are suffering severe economic difficulties. All the territories…

  17. “We know no such profession as a university teacher” : New Zealand academics' teaching capabilities and student performance in the years of academic boom and student strife

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    Ian Brailsford

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – The historical study aims to trace moves towards professionalising university teaching in the era of post-war expansion in higher education using the University of Auckland, New Zealand, as the specific case study. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The historical analysis draws from published papers and original documents chronicling the state of teaching abilities in New Zealand in the late 1950s and

  18. Teaching Quality Assessment in University Studies: Possibilities for Application of Student Survey

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    Allan, Audrone; Pileicikiene, Nora

    2010-01-01

    This article aims to reveal possibilities for teaching quality assessment when data from student survey are used. To achieve this aim, the conception of teaching in a higher education institution was reviewed and criteria of teaching quality were distinguished in the theoretical part. In the empirical part of the research, validity of teaching

  19. The Influence of University Courses and Field Experiences on Chinese Elementary Candidates' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

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    Youngs, Peter; Qian, Hong

    2013-01-01

    In this article, we draw on survey data to investigate associations between Chinese elementary teaching candidates’ mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) and their experiences in mathematics courses, mathematics methods courses, and student teaching. In our study, we found that (a) Chinese teaching candidates' completion of courses in number…

  20. Incorporating Content, Pedagogy, and Research in a Preservice Geology Teaching Degree Program at Montana State University

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    Schmitt, J.; Mogk, D.; Swanson, E.; Woolbaugh, W.

    2001-05-01

    With funding from the American Geophysical Union's Linkages Program, faculty from the Departments of Earth Sciences and Education at Montana State University (MSU), and a local master teacher, have endeavored to develop a training program in Geology for future geoscience teachers in Montana. Presently, biology and geoscience are the most common taught secondary science subjects in Montana public schools and yet MSU lacks a pre-service teacher training program in geology. The goal of this degree program is to produce future geoscience teachers capable of applying in-depth understanding of Earth Systems Science, expertise in scientific research design and implementation, and a strong pedagogical foundation to their teaching. Graduates will receive a degree in Earth Sciences and be certified to teach General Science, Physical Science, and Geoscience in Montana schools. The degree program will include geology curricular components that achieve content goals and meet University graduation and State certification requirements, and pedagogical components aimed at instilling excellence in teaching. Majors will develop expertise in Earth System Science, including an understanding of the connections of the geosciences to societal issues and student's everyday lives, as well as an understanding of scientific inquiry through first-hand experience in research design and implementation. Advisors will target students early in their undergraduate career for participation in this 5-year program. Curricula will include 39 credits of Education coursework necessary for certification by the State, 36 credits of geology coursework, 51 credits of allied science and math courses, and 14 credits of University core. Development of this program coincides with a major institution-funded reassessment of the entire undergraduate Earth Sciences curriculum that will result in introduction of skills training and utilization of alternative instructional methods at appropriate curricular levels. Affecting change in the manner by which all Earth Sciences majors are taught, this reassessment will also include reformulation of the curriculum to include an Earth System Science framework. Roadblocks encountered during program development include budgetary limitations, faculty time, credit restraints, and negative attitudes toward new programs in an environment of fiscal restraint.

  1. Incorporating Service-Learning, Technology, and Research Supportive Teaching Techniques into the University Chemistry Classroom

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    Saitta, E. K. H.; Bowdon, M. A.; Geiger, C. L.

    2011-12-01

    Technology was integrated into service-learning activities to create an interactive teaching method for undergraduate students at a large research institution. Chemistry students at the University of Central Florida partnered with high school students at Crooms Academy of Information Technology in interactive service learning projects. The projects allowed UCF students to teach newly acquired content knowledge and build upon course lecture and lab exercises. Activities utilized the web-conferencing tool Adobe Connect Pro to enable interaction with high school students, many of whom have limited access to supplemental educational opportunities due to low socioeconomic status. Seventy chemistry I students created lessons to clarify high school students' misconceptions through the use of refutational texts. In addition, 21 UCF students enrolled in the chemistry II laboratory course acted as virtual lab partners with Crooms students in an interactive guided inquiry experiment focused on chemical kinetics. An overview of project's design, implementation, and assessments are detailed in the case study and serve as a model for future community partnerships. Emerging technologies are emphasized as well as a suggested set of best practices for future projects.

  2. Cosmogonies and Culture: Teaching Genesis and the Popol Vuh in an Interdisciplinary Course at a Christian University

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    Parsons, Mikeal C.; Cook, Garrett

    2004-01-01

    This paper explores the possibilities of teaching Genesis and the Popol Vuh, the Mayan creation account, in an interdisciplinary course at a church-related institution. The course is part of an alternative, interdisciplinary core curriculum typically taken by two hundred students a year at the university. A comparison of the Popol Vuh with Genesis…

  3. Do Initial Training Courses Have an Impact on University Teaching? The Evidence from Two Evaluative Studies of One Course.

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    Rust, Chris

    2000-01-01

    Summarizes evidence from two evaluative studies of the initial training course for new teaching staff at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Findings indicate that the course has had a positive effect for most of the participants. Presents evidence of the positive feedback in the form of comments from several participants. Attitude statements used in…

  4. Predicting Performance: A Comparison of University Supervisors' Predictions and Teacher Candidates' Scores on a Teaching Performance Assessment

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    Sandholtz, Judith Haymore; Shea, Lauren M.

    2012-01-01

    The implementation of teaching performance assessments has prompted a range of concerns. Some educators question whether these assessments provide information beyond what university supervisors gain through their formative evaluations and classroom observations of candidates. This research examines the relationship between supervisors' predictions…

  5. Virtual University Teaching: Contributions to Innovation in Higher Education. The Case of "Online Geography" at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

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    Bosco, Alejandra; Rodriguez-Gomez, David

    2011-01-01

    This article presents a case study, "Online Geography," carried out at the "Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona" (UAB), the basic feature of which was to implement a Learning Management System for university teaching. This experience resulted in the incorporation of curricular improvements which could be considered compatible with the processes of…

  6. I. Introduction The mission of Vanderbilt University is to be a center of scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and

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    Palmeri, Thomas

    device or peripheral. III. Policies a) Privacy, Integrity and Operational Security The privacy, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. The university upholds financial and personnel assets toward operating a reliable, available, and secure network computing

  7. Mark D. Barton (Ph.D., 1981, University of Chicago) Broadly stated, my teaching and research interests relate to understanding

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    Barton, Mark D.

    Mark D. Barton (Ph.D., 1981, University of Chicago) Broadly stated, my teaching and research information for Mark Barton Kiruna, Sweden during 2002 field work in Norbotten (Lappland) Department Phone: 1-520-621-8529 Fax: 1-520-621-2672 e-mail: barton@geo.arizona.edu Mark Barton Home Page | barton

  8. Learning communities in university classrooms 65 Reflections on English Language Teaching, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 65-78

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    awareness of the experiential and social nature of learning, many innovative teaching models have been in their Communication Skills classes at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, to promote active learning & Marcus, 1982). With greater awareness of the experiential and social nature of learning, many innovative

  9. Virginia Tech Principles of Community Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and

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    Buehrer, R. Michael

    Virginia Tech Principles of Community Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. Learning from the experiences that shape Virginia Tech as an institution, we acknowledge those

  10. Impact of an Educational Development Programme on Teaching Practice of Academics at a Research-Intensive University

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    Cilliers, Francois J.; Herman, Nicoline

    2010-01-01

    Evidence of the impact of educational development (ED) programmes on faculty is often not gathered beyond ascertaining the immediate reactions of participants. This paper reports the results of a study to determine what level of impact an ED programme at a university has had on academics' teaching practice over time. Kirkpatrick's framework…

  11. Do University Teachers Become More Effective with Experience? A Multilevel Growth Model of Students' Evaluations of Teaching over 13 Years

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    Marsh, Herbert W.

    2007-01-01

    Do university teachers, like good wine, improve with age? The purpose of this methodological/substantive study is to apply a multiple-level growth modeling approach to the long-term stability of students' evaluations of teaching effectiveness (SETs). For a diverse cohort of 195 teachers who were evaluated continuously over 13 years (6,024 classes,…

  12. Science Teaching Beliefs and Reported Approaches within a Research University: Perspectives from Faculty, Graduate Students, and Undergraduates

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    Marbach-Ad, Gili; Ziemer, Kathryn Schaefer; Orgler, Michal; Thompson, Katerina V.

    2014-01-01

    This study explores and compares the perspectives of three populations (faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduates) toward science teaching in the College of Chemical and Life Sciences at a research-intensive university. In particular, we investigate the role of faculty professional development in reforming undergraduate science…

  13. Position Summary: The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks to fill a senior

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    Rutledge, Steven

    Position Summary: The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks to fill a senior level Veterinary Care Manager position. This position is an integral part of the VTH's degree in animal science/veterinary science, management, or related field or Associate degree with VTS

  14. Present Practices and Background to Teaching and Learning at the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB): A Pilot Study

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    Gyamtso, Deki; Maxwell, T. W.

    2012-01-01

    In Bhutan relatively few studies at the higher education level have been done and fewer still reported in international journals. This pilot study highlights the present practices and culture of teaching and learning at one of the teacher education colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB). It looks broadly across the issues of…

  15. What Account of Science Shall We Give? a Case Study of Scientists Teaching First-Year University Subjects

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    Smith, Dorothy V.; Mulhall, Pamela J.; Gunstone, Richard F.; Hart, Christina E.

    2015-01-01

    This article presents a case study of four academic scientists. These academics teach in the first year of a Bachelor of Science degree at a large research-focused Australian university that has demanded and supported a greater focus on undergraduate learning. Taken as a whole, the accounts of science that the first-year academics in this case…

  16. Struggling to Handle Teaching and Research: A Study on Academic Work at Select Universities in the Chinese Mainland

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    Lai, Manhong; Du, Ping; Li, Linlin

    2014-01-01

    In order to raise the international reputation and quality of higher education in "China", the Ministry of Education initiated new university employment reform, which pressed academics to produce more research. Recent employment reform has aggravated the conflict between teaching and research. This study "uses" mixed methods to…

  17. Teaching Backpacking.

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    Felton, Harry F.

    1980-01-01

    A backpacking course offered at the Pennsylvania State University teaches safety and proper use of equipment. This well planned course resulted in an appreciation for the outdoors, ecological awareness, self-reliance, and attainment of new experiences and skills. (CJ)

  18. University of New Mexico College of Nursing: Teaching and Nursing Strategies

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    As the health care professions experience continued growth, more and more people are seeking to enter the field of nursing. Nursing educators will appreciate these materials designed to engage their students. Crafted by the University of New Mexico's College of Nursing, these teaching and learning strategies help promote critical thinking and other key skills applicable to the field. There are nine sections here, including Analogy, Case Study, Debate, Jigsaw, and Role Playing. Each area contains examples (some with videos) of each activity or concept, along with information about the strategy's potential use in the classroom. The site is rounded out by a section of Selected Journal Articles, which deal with pedagogy, course development, and student engagement.

  19. Predictors of preoperative anxiety among surgical patients in Jimma University Specialized Teaching Hospital, South Western Ethiopia

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    2014-01-01

    Background Hospitalization and surgery are critical negative life events that lead to the experience of considerable anxiety in patients. Patients may perceive the day of surgery as the biggest and the most threatening day in their lives. There is paucity of information on predictors of anxiety in the current study area. The main objective of this study is to assess predictors of preoperative anxiety among patients scheduled for surgery in Jimma University Specialized Teaching Hospital. Methods A facility based cross-sectional study was conducted using quantitative data collection technique in Jimma University Specialized Teaching Hospital from February 13 to April 13, 2012 on 239 patients scheduled for surgery. The data were collected by five trained diploma nurses using structured interviewer administered questionnaires that were prepared based on state trait anxiety inventory measurement scale. The quantitative data were entered into SPSS for windows version 16. 0 and descriptive, simple and multiple linear regression analyses were performed. Results A total of 239 patients were enrolled in the study with a response rate of 93.0%. Their mean age was 42.7?±?1.8 years (range 16 to 85 years). Nearly over half 53.6% were females, while 48.1% illiterate, 72.4% Oromo and 56.5% were Muslim followers. Significant preoperative anxiety was seen in 70.3% patients. The most common factors that lead to anxiety were fear of death 38.1% and fear of unknown origin 24.3% and the most common strategy mentioned by patient in reducing anxiety were talking to other patient 79.8% and religious belief. Conclusions In the present study, two third 70.3% of preoperative patients had anxiety. Factors which were positively correlated with anxiety were trait anxiety, single and divorced, time of operation and income. Factors which were shown to reduce anxiety were preoperative anxiety related information provision and afternoon operation. Health professionals working in the hospital should provide anxiety related information for patients. PMID:25189274

  20. Online Distance Teaching of Undergraduate Finance: A Case for Musashi University and Konan University, Japan

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    Kubota, Keiichi; Fujikawa, Kiyoshi

    2007-01-01

    We implemented a synchronous distance course entitled: Introductory Finance designed for undergraduate students. This course was held between two Japanese universities. Stable Internet connections allowing minimum delay and minimum interruptions of the audio-video streaming signals were used. Students were equipped with their own PCs with…

  1. Department of Biology B.S./B.A. BIOLOGY TEACHING MAJOR (Mar 2012) University of Utah 1. UNIVERSITY GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

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    Tipple, Brett

    Department of Biology B.S./B.A. BIOLOGY TEACHING MAJOR (Mar 2012) University of Utah. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 4. BIOLOGY COURSE REQUIREMENTS (min C-, no cr/nc) ____ Recommended: BIOL 1210 (4) Principles of Biology (waived with AP Biology score of 4 or 5) (ALL) BIOLOGY CORE (complete all four courses) (12 cr

  2. Organization and Implementation of a University-Wide Collaboration for Advancing Teaching Technology and Science in Public Schools

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    Regens, N.; Hall-Wallace, M. K.

    2003-12-01

    The University of Arizona's Collaboration for the Advancement of Teaching Technology and Science (CATTS) was formed 4 years ago for the purpose of teaming university graduate and undergraduate science students with local K-12 teachers to enhance science teaching at all grade levels. This NSF-funded GK-12 program has been remarkably successful at training university students to use exemplary science education materials and to enable them to work within the culture of K-12 classrooms. The program relies on the formation and maintainence of a respectful, robust, and mutually beneficial relationship between the university and Tucson area school districts, school principals, and schoolteachers. This paper explores the process we have used and are using to build and maintain a partnership between two very diverse cultures: the K-12 culture and the university's research-based culture. The CATTS program links University of Arizona outreach projects with schools, trains CATTS Fellows on current educational pedagogical thinking, and provides a means of evaluating the teaching effectiveness of CATTS Fellows. The presentation will describe the strategies and techniques for building and maintaining alliances and creating ownership of the CATTS programs by school districts, school administrators, and teachers. We will also describe recruiting and training practices and various corrective actions we have taken to improve the program over its lifetime. The CATTS program provides an effective outreach tool for educational programs in geophysics, marine biology and oceanography, climatology, hydrology, and space physics and astronomy, to name a few. As such it is an example of a core outreach program that can be used at research universities, national research facilities, or non-research oriented colleges. The program also provides an effective way to train future teaching professors and scientists to effectively participate in formal and informal education and public outreach programs.

  3. On Teaching. Volume II.

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    Shea, Mary Ann, Ed.

    This collection of essays, which evolved from the Professional Lecture Series on Teaching and Learning and Instructional Workshops on Teaching and Learning held at the University of Colorado (Boulder), addresses a variety of styles and situations for teaching and learning. The following essays are included: (1) "Teaching as Architecture:…

  4. Using Teradata University Network (TUN), a Free Internet Resource for Teaching and Learning

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    Winter, Robert; Gericke, Anke; Bucher, Tobias

    2008-01-01

    Business intelligence and information logistics have become an important part of teaching curricula in recent years due to the increased demand for adequately trained graduates. Since these fields are characterized by a high amount of software and methodology innovations, teaching materials and teaching aids require constant updating. Teradata has…

  5. Information Technology in University-Level Mathematics Teaching and Learning: A Mathematician's Point of View

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    Borovik, Alexandre

    2011-01-01

    Although mathematicians frequently use specialist software in direct teaching of mathematics, as a means of delivery e-learning technologies have so far been less widely used. We (mathematicians) insist that teaching methods should be subject-specific and content-driven, not delivery-driven. We oppose generic approaches to teaching, including…

  6. Facilitating the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at a Research University

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    Wright, Mary C.; Finelli, Cynthia J.; Meizlish, Deborah; Bergom, Inger

    2011-01-01

    Defined as the systematic study of teaching and learning made public, scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) has drawn increasing attention from faculty members and institutions in recent years, perhaps as a response to rising demands for accountability and evidence-based teaching practices. However, the process of setting up a SoTL project,…

  7. Maestlin's teaching of Copernicus. The evidence of his university textbook and disputations.

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    Methuen, C.

    1996-06-01

    Michael Maestlin (1550 - 1631), professor of mathematics at the University of Tübingen from 1584 until his death, is probably best known as the teacher of Johannes Kepler. As such he has merited more attention from historians than most other sixteenth-century German professors of mathematics. While Maestlin's own achievements (for instance, his correct description of earthshine, his observation and identification of the nova of 1572, and his attempt to determine the orbit of the comet of 1577 - 1578) have been noted, Kepler's testimony that he learned the Copernican system from Maestlin has meant that attention has been focused on Maestlin's attitude toward the Copernican hypothesis. Central to the ensuing discussion has been the question, and particularly the light shed on it by such of Maestlin's teaching materials as survive, that forms the subject of this paper. Copernicus's planetary hypothesis was probably not taught to every student in the University of Tübingen, but Maestlin seems always to have made the new hypothesis available who had the interest and ability to pursue it.

  8. Excellence in teaching for promotion and tenure in animal and dairy sciences at doctoral/research universities: a faculty perspective.

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    Wattiaux, M A; Moore, J A; Rastani, R R; Crump, P M

    2010-07-01

    In this study, animal or dairy sciences faculty from doctoral/research universities were surveyed to clarify teaching performance expectations for the purpose of promotion and tenure of assistant professors. A survey tool including 15 evaluation criteria was available online and at the registration desk of the 2005 Joint Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association and the American Society of Animal Science. The analyzed data set included 47 faculty (41 tenured and 6 tenure-track) with a substantial teaching responsibility from 27 different departments in 25 states. Four criteria were perceived as currently overemphasized: student evaluation of the instructor, student evaluation of the course, authoring peer-reviewed publications, and authoring an undergraduate textbook or book chapter. Nevertheless, more than 50% of respondents reported that these criteria should be used. One criterion emerged as being currently underemphasized: documentation of personal assessment of one's own teaching by preparing a portfolio. The lack of consensus for the remaining 10 items may have reflected substantial differences in institutional practices. The significance of overemphasis or underemphasis of certain criteria varied substantially depending on the respondent's perceived institutional mission. When asked about recognition within their department, 68% of respondents indicated that efforts in teaching improvement were properly rewarded. Respondents doubted the meaningfulness and appropriateness of student ratings tools as currently used. Results also suggested that animal and dairy science faculty placed a higher value on criteria recognizing excellence in teaching based on intradepartmental recognition (e.g., interactions with close-up peers and students) rather than recognition within a broader community of scholars as evidenced by authorship or success in generating funding for teaching. Proposed improvements in the evaluation of teaching for promotion and tenure include 1) providing tenure-track faculty with written guidelines at the time of hiring; 2) ensuring that student ratings tools are reliable and valid; 3) carefully mentoring new faculty within the departmental and institutional culture; and 4) encouraging self-reflection and documentation of attempts to address pedagogical issues in one's own teaching. Educational leaders in doctoral/research universities should promote changes to enhance teaching performance of future faculty graduating from their institutions. PMID:20630253

  9. Cultivating the Understanding of a Catholic University's Mission and the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching through a Faculty Service-Learning Experience

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    Guiry, Michael

    2012-01-01

    The challenge for faculty teaching in Catholic business schools is how to integrate the University's mission and identity as well as the principles of Catholic Social Teaching (CST) into business school courses. Such integration is necessary if Catholic business schools are to provide students with a unique educational experience. This…

  10. A Comparative Study of Illinois State University Elementary Teacher Graduates of the Regular Student Teaching and the Joliet Teacher Education Center Programs 1970-71.

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    Fitch, Thomas; Klima, Kenneth

    Student graduates' opinions regarding their teacher preparation programs were surveyed, compared, and evaluated. The two programs studied were the regular student teaching program at Illinois State University (I.S.U.) and the Joliet Teaching Education Center Program (J.T.E.C.). Participants were 75 J.T.E.C. students and 75 students from the I.S.U.…

  11. Lessons to be Learned From the History of Anatomical Teaching in the United States: The Example of the University of Michigan

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    2010-07-01

    This article examines if history can teach anatomy educators ways to reform modern anatomy. In particular this article investigates US anatomical teaching with special reference to Franklin Paine Mall and the University of Michigan Medical School. Two primary outcomes are discussed.

  12. Teaching and Learning Centre Application for The Teaching and Learning

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    de Leon, Alex R.

    Teaching and Learning Centre Application for The Teaching and Learning Grants Program Purpose: The University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants program is designed to provide resources to integrate research evidence in teaching practice, to generate new knowledge about teaching and learning

  13. Essential and model programs for teaching and learning centers as reported by directors in selected research extensive universities: a Delphi study 

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    Pchenitchnaia, Larissa V.

    2009-05-15

    This dissertation presents an essential faculty development program framework for teaching and learning centers in research extensive universities for introducing, enhancing, and improving faculty development programs. In this study, the Delphi...

  14. The Relation between Finnish University Students' Perceived Level of Study-Related Burnout, Perceptions of the Teaching-Learning Environment and Perceived Achievement Motivation

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    Meriläinen, Matti; Kuittinen, Matti

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the relation between university students' perceived level of study-related burnout (SRB) and their perceptions of the teaching-learning environment (TLE), as well as their perceived achievement motivation (AM). The data are based on a survey of nine Finnish universities in the spring of 2009. Altogether, 3035 university

  15. Questionnaire survey of working relationships between nurses and doctors in University Teaching Hospitals in Southern Nigeria

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    Ogbimi, Roseline I; Adebamowo, Clement A

    2006-01-01

    Background Smooth working relationships between nurses and doctors are necessary for efficient health care delivery. However, previous studies have shown that this is often absent with negative impact on the quality of health care delivery. In 2002, we studied factors that affect nurse-doctor working relationships in University Teaching Hospitals (UTH) in Southern Nigeria in order to characterize it and identify managerial and training needs that might be used to improve it. Method Questionnaire survey of doctors and nurses working in four UTH in Southern Nigeria was done in 2002. The setting and subjects were selected by random sampling procedures. Information on factors in domains of work, union activities, personnel and hospital management were studied using closed and open-ended questionnaires. Results Nurse-doctor working relationships were statistically significantly affected by poor after-work social interaction, staff shortages, activist unionism, disregard for one's profession, and hospital management and government policies. In general, nurses had better opinion of doctors' work than doctors had about nurses' work. Conclusion Working relationships between doctors and nurses need to be improved through improved training and better working conditions, creation of better working environment, use of alternative methods of conflict resolution and balanced hospital management and government policies. This will improve the retention of staff, job satisfaction and efficiency of health care delivery in Nigeria. PMID:16504039

  16. Broadening Educational Horizons: The National Science Foundation GK-12 Teaching Fellowship Program at the University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA.

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    Wilson, K. R.; Kelley, J. T.

    2005-12-01

    The future of meaningful scientific research in the United States depends heavily upon the quality of the science and mathematics education received by students in our grade K-12 education system. The National Science Foundation's GK-12 Teaching Fellowship Program provides opportunities for scientific enrichment for students and their teachers at the K-12 level. Currently in its fifth year at the University of Maine, Orono, the program is one of over 100 such programs in the country. Last year, the program was honored by the New England Board of Higher Education with a Regional Award for Excellence in Project Achievement. The program has three broad goals: to enrich the scientific education of students by providing equipment, role models, and expertise that they may not otherwise be exposed; to provide professional development for teachers through curriculum enrichment and participation at scientific conferences; and to improve the teaching and communication skills of fellows. Fellows represent a broad spectrum of research interests at the University of Maine, including Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Forestry, Geological Sciences, and Marine Science. This past year, 13 graduate students and 1 undergraduate student worked with 52 teachers and 2300 students in 26 schools across the state of Maine. The benefits of this program are tangible and substantial. New awareness of the innovative ways that K-12 and University education systems can work together to promote hands-on science and the scientific method, is one of the major contributions of the NSF GK-12 Teaching Fellowship Program.

  17. Beyond Statistical Methods: Teaching Critical Thinking to First-Year University Students

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    David, Irene; Brown, Jennifer Ann

    2012-01-01

    We discuss a major change in the way we teach our first-year statistics course. We have redesigned this course with emphasis on teaching critical thinking. We recognized that most of the students take the course for general knowledge and support of other majors, and very few are planning to major in statistics. We identified the essential aspects…

  18. A Study on Motivational Factors of Students in German Language Teaching Department at Trakya University

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    Yucel, Mukadder Seyhan

    2009-01-01

    There are many definitions, views and theories for motivation. This study aims to state expressly what type of motivation factors according to the students' grades affects the students of German Language Teaching Departments (Turkey) negatively or positively. How the external and internal factors affect the students of German Language Teaching

  19. Examining the Use of Computer Algebra Systems in University-Level Mathematics Teaching

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    Lavicza, Zsolt

    2009-01-01

    The use of Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) is becoming increasingly important and widespread in mathematics research and teaching. In this paper, I will report on a questionnaire study enquiring about mathematicians' use of CAS in mathematics teaching in three countries; the United States, the United Kingdom, and Hungary. Based on the responses…

  20. Flinders University has announced that the construction of new teaching facilities

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    continued on page 2 Inside 2 A stake in history 3 Forensic crime fighters 4 Poor sleepers 5 Indigenous academic presence we already have at the Repatriation Hospital,in terms of research and teaching,and to develop that presence at Noarlunga. "It also enables the high standard of anatomy and pathology teaching

  1. Charting a Critical Course on the Scholarship of University Teaching Movement

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    Kreber, Carolin

    2005-01-01

    It is argued in this article that, despite a steadily expanding literature on the scholarship of teaching, important questions regarding the purpose of the movement have not been sufficiently addressed, and, as such, the scholarship of teaching movement has not yet fully realized its potential to become a catalyst for curricula changes in higher…

  2. A Guide to Better Teaching: Skills, Advice, and Evaluation for College and University Professors

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    Jahangiri, Leila; Mucciolo, Tom

    2011-01-01

    "A Guide to Better Teaching" is a self-help book that provides anyone teaching a college course with a thorough understanding of what it takes to be an effective teacher. Derived from the authors' extensive research, several interactive assessment tools are included that measure levels of effectiveness according to learner preferences. Each…

  3. THE SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE NEW RESEARCH AND TEACHING BUILDING FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA.

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    Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia.

    IN PLANNING A NEW RESEARCH AND TEACHING BUILDING FOR THE SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE, A PROGRAM WAS DEVELOPED OUTLINING THE DESIGN NEEDS AND THE SPACE AND FACILITY REQUIREMENTS. MAJOR AREAS OF THE PROGRAM WERE--(1) GENERAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION COMPONENTS, (2) THE RESEARCH COMPONENT, AND (3) THE BASIC SCIENCE TEACHING COMPONENTS. SPACE…

  4. Teaching about the Global Environment at a Jesuit Liberal Arts University

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    Dahl, E. E.

    2012-12-01

    Teaching about global environmental issues is often reserved to courses in environmental and/or geoscience departments. Universities that do not have departments that fall into these categories may be missing out on educating both science and non-science students about these important and timely issues. Loyola University Maryland is a private Jesuit liberal arts University with no environmental or geoscience department and prior to 2008 had no courses that focused on the science of global environmental issues. Global Environment in a course offered by the Chemistry Department that fills this niche. The course is designed for a general non-science audience, though the course content is also appropriate for science students. The primary goal of the course is for students to learn the basics about how the Earth system works and how our changing climate is related to biodiversity, pollution, water availability and society. The course is designated a diversity course which is a course that fulfills the University's call "to prepare students … to pursue justice by making an action-oriented response to the needs of the world." All students at Loyola University Maryland are required to take one diversity course. For this class, the diversity focus is environmental justice which is brought into the course through lectures, discussions and student projects. By bringing societal impacts into a science course the students can better understand why the environment is important and our actions affect both ourselves and others. The course has also evolved over four iterations into a course that maximizes student involvement while minimizing student angst. One way that this is accomplished is by eliminating tests and substituting daily quizzes using a student response system (clickers). Clickers are also used to poll students and to review what information the students are retaining. Students are able to self-guide their own learning in the course by creating a portfolio focusing on a topic of their choosing that fits within the course content. During class time, recent issues and examples are utilized to promote student discussion and thinking. The course also incorporates active learning such as playing games in class to demonstrate concepts, incorporating field trips into the course, and making posters to share what students have learned with the rest of the university community for Earth Day. To date, 94 students have completed the course which has an enrollment limit of 24 students per semester. These students represent primarily the business school (30%), humanities (38%) and social sciences (27%); however a few natural science majors have also taken the course. About half of the students that have taken the course have been either business (30%) or communications majors (19%). This presentation will feature the techniques and materials used in the course as well as some of the data related to the population and majors served, data from the clicker system and student responses to the course through evaluations and comments.

  5. Information Technology – a Tool for Development of the Teaching Process at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo

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    Masic, Izet; Begic, Edin

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Information Technologies, taking slow steps, have found its application in the teaching process of Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo. Online availability of the teaching content is mainly intended for users of the Bologna process. Aim: The aim was to present the level of use of information technologies at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo, comparing two systems, old system and the Bologna process, and to present new ways of improving the teaching process, using information technology. Material and methods: The study included the period from 2012 to 2014, and included 365 students from the old system and the Bologna Process. Study had prospective character. Results: Students of the old system are older than students of the Bologna process. In both systems higher number of female students is significantly present. All students have their own computers, usually using the Office software package and web browsers. Visits of social networks were the most common reason for which they used computers. On question if they know to work with databases, 14.6% of students of the old system responded positively and 26.2% of students of the Bologna process answered the same. Students feel that working with databases is necessary to work in primary health care. On the question of the degree of computerization at the university, there were significant differences between the two systems (p <0.05). When asked about the possibility of using computers at school, there were no significant differences between the two systems. There has been progress of that opportunity from year to year. Students of Bologna process were more interested in the introduction of information technology, than students of old system. 68.7% of students of the Bologna process of generation 2013-2014, and 71.3% of generation 2014-2015, believed that the subject of Medical Informatics, the same or similar name, should be included in the new reform teaching process of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo. Conclusion: Information technologies can help the development of the teaching process, and represent attractive and accessible tool in the process of modernization and progress. PMID:26005278

  6. Synopsis of congenital cardiac disease among children attending University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Ituku Ozalla, Enugu

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    2013-01-01

    Background The objective of this study was to determine the pattern of congenital cardiac disease among children attending UNTH, Enugu, Nigeria. The nature of these abnormalities and the outcome were also considered. The exact etiology is unknown but genetic and environmental factors tend to be implicated. The difference in the pattern obtained worldwide and few studies in Nigeria could be due to genetic, environmental, socioeconomic, or ethnic origin. Methods A retrospective analysis of discharged cases in which a review of the cases of all children attending children outpatient clinics including cardiology clinic of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu over a five year period (January 2007-June 2012) was undertaken. All the children presenting with cardiac anomalies were included in the study and the cases were investigated using ECG, X-ray and echocardiography studies. Results A total of 31,795 children attended the children outpatient clinics of the hospital over the study period. Of these, seventy one (71) had cardiac diseases. The overall prevalence of cardiac disease is 0.22%. The commonest symptoms were breathlessness, failure to thrive and cyanosis. Almost all types of congenital detects were represented, the commonest being isolated ventricular septal detect (VSD), followed by tetralogy of Fallot. One of these cardiac anomalies presented with Downs’s syndrome and another with VACTERAL association. Conclusions The results of this study show that 0.22% per cent of children who attended UNTH in Enugu State had congenital cardiac abnormalities and the commonest forms seen were those with VSD. PMID:24252233

  7. Transformative effects of technology in learning and teaching in first year university science courses 

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    Millar, Mark William

    2013-07-05

    The first part of this study describes the synthesis of a research framework (known as the Transformation Framework) via the analysis of existing literature on technology-related transformation in learning and teaching. The Framework identified five...

  8. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE

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    Edinburgh, University of

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE www.ed.ac.uk/english-language-teaching Student Information About the first UNESCO city of literature. Edinburgh is host to a number of different festivals throughout the University from a variety of backgrounds and from 120 different countries. The English Language Teaching

  9. IU Teaching Handbook

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    The Indiana University Teaching Handbook is an online primer consisting of three sections: Preparing to Teach, Teaching Methods, and Creating a Positive Environment. It can be read straight through, printed, or topics can be selected through the table of contents. Links to additional readings are provided in each section.

  10. Teaching-Learning Clinic.

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    Wisconsin State Univ., Oshkosh.

    The Teaching-Learning Clinic, developed at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, provided on-campus clinical student teaching experience. The purposes of the clinic were to create a reliable system of describing cognitive change in student teachers so such data may assist in restructuring student teaching situations based on sound theoretical…

  11. To Teach Youth Better

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    Redefer, Frederick L.

    1975-01-01

    A Professor Emeritus of New York University reviews the practice of awarding recognition for superior college teaching (great teacher awards) concluding that they do not increase great teaching or the number of great teachers. He suggests that prospective students should seriously ask colleges what they do to insure good teaching. (JT)

  12. Course Development Process: Design and Production of Teaching Material at the FernUniversitaet and the Open Universiteit. A Comparison between Two European Universities.

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    Peraya, Daniel; Haessig, Claus

    1995-01-01

    Compares the ways teaching material is designed in two European distance universities, the German FernUniversitaet (a classical university operating at a distance) and the Dutch Open Universiteit (an open/flexible institution). Outlines the pedagogical and methodological issues involved and shows how institutional constraints have affected…

  13. "I Don't Think I Could, You Know, Just Teach without Any Emotion": Exploring the Nature and Origin of University Teachers' Emotions

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    Hagenauer, Gerda; Volet, Simone

    2014-01-01

    This article addresses the issue of university teachers' emotions generated through teaching and interacting with students. While research on school teachers' emotions is on the increase, interest in the significance of university teachers' emotions is still limited. In light of the growing attention given to the quality of…

  14. Middle-Out Approaches to Reform of University Teaching and Learning: Champions Striding between the "Top-Down" and "Bottom-Up" Approaches

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    Cummings, Rick; Phillips, Rob; Tilbrook, Rhondda; Lowe, Kate

    2005-01-01

    In recent years, Australian universities have been driven by a diversity of external forces, including funding cuts, massification of higher education, and changing student demographics, to reform their relationship with students and improve teaching and learning, particularly for those studying off-campus or part-time. Many universities have…

  15. Virtual microscopy system at Chinese medical university: an assisted teaching platform for promoting active learning and problem-solving skills

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    2014-01-01

    Background Chinese medical universities typically have a high number of students, a shortage of teachers and limited equipment, and as such histology courses have been taught using traditional lecture-based formats, with textbooks and conventional microscopy. This method, however, has reduced creativity and problem-solving skills training in the curriculum. The virtual microscope (VM) system has been shown to be an effective and efficient educational strategy. The present study aims to describe a VM system for undergraduates and to evaluate the effects of promoting active learning and problem-solving skills. Methods Two hundred and twenty-nine second-year undergraduate students in the Third Military Medical University were divided into two groups. The VM group contained 115 students and was taught using the VM system. The light microscope (LM) group consisted of 114 students and was taught using the LM system. Post-teaching performances were assessed by multiple-choice questions, short essay questions, case analysis questions and the identification of structure of tissue. Students’ teaching preferences and satisfaction were assessed using questionnaires. Results Test scores in the VM group showed a significant improvement compared with those in the LM group (p??0.05); however, there were notable differences in the mean score rate of case analysis questions and identification of structure of tissue (p?university to promote undergraduates’ active learning and problem-solving skills as an assisted teaching platform. PMID:24712715

  16. Teaching Science in Engineering Freshman Class in Private University in Jordan

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    Hawarey, M. M.; Malkawi, M. I.

    2012-04-01

    A United Nations initiative for the Arab region that established and calculated National Intellectual Capital Index has shown that Jordan is the wealthiest Arab country in its National Human Capital Index (i.e. metrics: literacy rate, number of tertiary schools per capita, percentage of primary teachers with required qualifications, number of tertiary students per capita, cumulative tertiary graduates per capita, percentage of male grade 1 net intake, percentage of female grade 1 net intake) and National Market Capital Index (i.e. metrics: high-technology exports as a percentage of GDP, number of patents granted by USPTO per capita, number of meetings hosted per capita) despite its low ranking when it comes to National Financial Capital (i.e. metric: GDP per capita). The societal fabric in Jordan fully justifies this: the attention paid to education is extreme and sometimes is considered fanatic (e.g. marriage of a lot of couples needs to wait until both graduate from the university). Also, the low financial capital has forced a lot of people to become resourceful in order to provide decent living standard to their beloved ones. This reality is partially manifested in the sharp increase in the number of universities (i.e. 10 public and 20 private ones) relative to a population of around 6.5 million. Once in an engineering freshman classroom, it is totally up to the lecturers teaching science in private Jordanian universities to excel in their performance and find a way to inject the needed scientific concepts into the students' brains. For that, clips from movies that are relevant to the topics and truthful in their scientific essence have been tested (e.g. to explain the pressure on humans due to rapidly increasing "g" force, a clip from the movie "Armageddon" proved very helpful to Physics 101 students, and entertaining at the same time), plastic toys have also been tested to illustrate simple physical concepts to the same students (e.g. a set called The Junior Engineer covers vast concepts relevant to Newton's Laws and Work-Energy Theorem, while originally aimed at 3-year old kids), and YouTube has become so rich in it scientific content that it has not been hard to find any experiment or simulation there so that the students connect the dry blackboard and chalk to real life. As freshmen are still immature and sensing their way through, wondering if they will be able to get the title of Engineer or not, the usage of such familiar mediums and tools such as movies, toys, videos and simulations to illustrate basics to them has proved efficient and is regarded as an ideal ice-breaker towards a challenging journey of engineering classes. As long as the scientific content is not compromised, we believe that more mediums should be tested. This paper will highlight these affairs.

  17. Teaching "Out" in the University: An Investigation into the Effects of Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Faculty Self-Disclosure upon Student Evaluations of Faculty Teaching Effectiveness in the USA

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    Jennings, Todd

    2010-01-01

    Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) university faculty worry about the effects of self-disclosure in their professional lives. One concern is that self-disclosure as LGBT could result in negative evaluations of one's teaching by students due to student bias against LGBT people. In order to investigate this concern, this study…

  18. On Teaching.

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    Shea, Mary Ann, Ed.

    This collection of lectures includes the following contributions from faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder: (1) "Aloof Professors and Shy Students" (Patricia Nelson Limerick); (2) "Teaching the Thundering Herd: Surviving in a Large Classroom" (Charles R. Middleton); (3) "The Scientist as a Story Teller" (R. Igor Gamow); (4) "Active…

  19. Co-Teaching: A New Partnership during Student Teaching

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    Hartnett, Joanie; Weed, Rahila; McCoy, Ann; Theiss, Deb; Nickens, Nicole

    2013-01-01

    After more than 100 years of successfully practicing a traditional model of student teaching, a midwestern university recently transitioned to a new co-teaching model of student teaching. What factors contributed to the decision to implement a co-teaching model? What process was used to guide, facilitate, and implement this major change in the way…

  20. The relationship of centralization, organizational culture and performance indexes in teaching hospitals affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

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    Nasirpour, Amir Ashkan; Gohari, Mahmoud Reza; Moradi, Saied

    2010-01-01

    One of the main problems in the efficiency and efficacy of an organization is its structural issue. Organizational culture is also considered as an effective factor in the performance of many organizations. The main goal of the present study was to determine the relationship of Centralization and organizational culture and performance indexes in Teaching Hospitals affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences. This correlation study was performed in the year 2007. The population studied consisted of 4408 personnel from 13 hospitals among whom 441 subjects were selected and studied via a class sampling method. Data was compiled using a check list concerning the evaluation status of Centralization and another form concerning performance indexes as well as Robbin's organizational culture questionnaire. Data were obtained from the subjects by self answering and analyzed by using descriptive statistical indexes, T- test and Fisher's exact tests. Among the organizational culture indexes of the hospitals studied, control and organizational identity was better as compared to others (mean=3.32 and 3.30). Concerning the extent of Centralization in the hospitals studied, 53.85 % and 46.15 % were reported to have upper and lower organizational Centralization, respectively. Mean ratio of surgical operations to inpatients was 40%, the mean rate of admissions per active bed was 60.83, mean bed occupancy coefficient was 70.79%, average length of stay was 6.96 days, and mean net death rate was 1.41%. No significant correlation was seen between Centralization degree, organizational culture and performance indexes in teaching hospitals Tehran university of medical sciences. (with 95% confidence interval). Due to the fact that first grade Teaching hospitals use board certified members, expert personnel, and advanced equipments and because of the limitation of patients choice and, the extent of Centralization and many organizational culture components have no significant correlation with performance indexes of these hospitals. Further research regarding structure is suggested in the future. PMID:21287467

  1. Teaching about the brain and reaching the community: undergraduates in the pipeline neuroscience program at the university of pennsylvania.

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    Edlow, Brian L; Hamilton, Karen; Hamilton, Roy H

    2007-01-01

    This article provides an overview of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine's Pipeline Neuroscience Program, a multi-tiered mentorship and education program for Philadelphia high school students in which University of Pennsylvania undergraduates are integrally involved. The Pipeline Neuroscience Program provides mentorship and education for students at all levels. High school students are taught by undergraduates, who learn from medical students who, in turn, are guided by neurology residents and fellows. Throughout a semester-long course, undergraduates receive instruction in neuroanatomy, neuroscience, and clinical neurology as part of the Pipeline's case-based curriculum. During weekly classes, undergraduates make the transition from students to community educators by integrating their new knowledge into lesson plans that they teach to small groups of medically and academically underrepresented Philadelphia high school students. The Pipeline program thus achieves the dual goals of educating undergraduates about neuroscience and providing them with an opportunity to perform community service. PMID:23493190

  2. Students' evaluations of university teaching: Dimensionality, reliability, validity, potential baises, and utility

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    Herbert W. Marsh

    1984-01-01

    Reviews findings and research designs used to study students' evaluations of teaching effectiveness. The focus of the investigation is on the author's own research that has led to the development of a students' evaluations of educational quality measure, but it also incorporates a wide range of other research. Based on this overview, class-average student ratings are (a) multidimensional; (b) reliable

  3. Teaching about Genocide. A Guidebook for College and University Teachers: Critical Essays, Syllabi, and Assignments.

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    Freedman-Apsel, Joyce, Ed.; Fein, Helen, Ed.

    This guidebook is an outgrowth of a 1991 conference on "Teaching about Genocide on the College Level." The book is designed as an introduction to the subject of genocide to encourage more teachers to develop new courses and/or integrate aspects of the history of genocide into the curriculum. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1, "Assumptions…

  4. Using online social networking for teaching and learning: Facebook use at the University of Cape Town

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    Tanja E Bosch

    2009-01-01

    Web-based learning has made learning content much more freely and instantaneously available to students who can download course notes and readings with a single mouse click. Facebook is one of many Web 2.0 tools – wikis, delicious, YouTube, podcasts – that are listed as having potential applications for teaching and learning. Moreover, it has been argued that the current generation

  5. Greening a Chemistry Teaching Methods Course at the School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia

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    Karpudewan, Mageswary; Hj Ismail, Zurida; Mohamed, Norita

    2011-01-01

    Green chemistry is the design, development and implementation of chemical products and processes to reduce or eliminate the use of sub-stances hazardous to human health and the environment. This article reports on the integration of green chemistry and sustainable development concepts (SDCs) into an existing teaching methods course for chemistry…

  6. Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Vol. 1 No. 1 On the cover

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    Stephens, Graeme L.

    Burt with Sheba. Sheba is a rattlesnake bite survivor. Read her story on Page 10. 3 Volunteers foal syndrome 10 Rattlesnake bite! 15 Companion Care Fund 16 Night at the VTH 18 Dairy Ambulatory with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Her grey- hound dog was a donor to the hospital's blood bank. "For me

  7. Touring the Indigenous or Transforming Consciousness? Reflections on Teaching Indigenous Tourism at University

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    Higgins-Desbiolles, Freya

    2007-01-01

    The role of the non-Indigenous educator and researcher in education on Indigenous issues is becoming the subject of critical scrutiny. Indigenous academics are successfully turning the gaze on non-Indigenous peers and practices. This paper narrates some of the experiences of a non-Indigenous educator teaching an undergraduate elective Indigenous…

  8. Online Teaching Evaluation for Higher Quality Education: Strategies to Increase University Students' Participation

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    Weng, Cathy; Weng, Apollo; Tsai, Kevin

    2014-01-01

    The primary purpose of this study was to uncover determines of students' intention to adopt online teaching evaluation at the end of semester by proposing a research model based on the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). The second purpose was to investigate the efficacy of the theory for predicting such intention. Besides users' attitude…

  9. Teaching practice from the perspective of ICT student teachers at the Faculty of Education, Charles University

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    teacher, information education, Informatics, computer technology, teacher education, lesson plan, Primary or stand-by teachers in classrooms. During this period they design their own lesson plans and teach of Education. For each lesson ICT student teachers design their lesson plans while using an identical template

  10. Partners in Teaching Math: School and University Faculty Examine Issues in Mathematics Education.

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    Roberts, Anne D.; Clemens, Herb; Hunter, Diane; Lubomudrov, Carol; Preston, Lorel; Randell, Carol; Smith, Scott

    This booklet describes the Elementary Mathematics through Teacher Partnerships (EMTTP) project in which the faculty at a K-6 elementary school and a few mathematicians and mathematics educators met regularly to talk about mathematics and teaching. This book illustrates how the partnership grew and learning occurred as a result. The difficulties…

  11. Competency in Teaching Reading of Fieldbased and On-Campus Students at Cleveland State University.

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    Boehnlein, Mary Maher; Gans, Thomas G.

    The purpose of this study was to determine if students in a field-based program performed significantly better on a test of ability to assess and to teach specific reading skills than students enrolled in on-campus reading methods courses which employed the same textual materials and different amounts of field experiences with children. The…

  12. Magnetism Teaching Sequences Based on an Inductive Approach for First-Year Thai University Science Students

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    Narjaikaew, Pattawan; Emarat, Narumon; Arayathanitkul, Kwan; Cowie, Bronwen

    2010-01-01

    The study investigated the impact on student motivation and understanding of magnetism of teaching sequences based on an inductive approach. The study was conducted in large lecture classes. A pre- and post-Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism was conducted with just fewer than 700 Thai undergraduate science students, before and after…

  13. Factors Influencing Faculty Motivation To Improve Teaching: Scenes from University Mathematics Departments. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.

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    Matney, Malinda M.; Hurtado, Sylvia; Ziskin, Mary B.

    This study is grounded in a reform calculus movement funded by grants from the National Science Foundation to find ways to improve student learning in mathematics, specifically in calculus. The study examines reasons why faculty accept or reject reform calculus teaching techniques, and what they consider to be the challenges and outcomes of these…

  14. Teaching the Book and Educating the Person: Challenges for University English Language Teachers in China

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    Wette, Rosemary; Barkhuizen, Gary

    2009-01-01

    Recent accounts of college-level English language teaching in China describe environments that, although constrained by the College English Test (CET), are undergoing changes in a number of curriculum areas, including recognition of the need to incorporate communicative approaches and the assessment of practical language abilities. In such times,…

  15. A Catalyst for Teaching Critical Thinking in a Large University Class in Taiwan: Asynchronous Online Discussions with the Facilitation of Teaching Assistants

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    Yang, Ya-Ting C.

    2008-01-01

    This study was designed to investigate the effects of teaching critical thinking skills (CTS) in a large class through asynchronous discussion forums (ADFs) with the facilitation of teaching assistants. A pretest and posttest quasi-experimental design with a comparison group was employed to validate the effectiveness of the proposed approach. The…

  16. Graduate Teaching Assistants Program Department of Entomology

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    Behmer, Spencer T.

    FACULTY REQUEST FORM I respectfully request __________(Number) teaching assistants be assignedGraduate Teaching Assistants Program Department of Entomology Texas A&M University Adopted 11, training, mentoring, and experience in college level teaching, while simultaneously providing students

  17. Teaching & Learning Themes

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    The University of Nottingham, in the United Kingdom, has an innovative online program called Teaching at Nottingham that "offers both a window onto the University's teaching culture and a space for the critical evaluation of teaching practice". The tab "Teaching & Learning Themes" is definitely worth a visitor's time. The link "Student Perspectives On...Teaching, Learning and Assessment" are particularly interesting, as in each category has synopses of studies that were done with the aim of quantifying the students' perspectives in classes at Nottingham. Visitors can read about one such study in the Learning category titled "The good, the bad and the ugly: [pharmacy] students' experiences of group projects", which found that most students believed that group projects were good learning experiences for working as a team in their future careers, but preferred solo or two-person projects. The "Focus On..." link offers, among other categories, "Visual Learning", "Peer Teaching" and "Academic Tutoring" which focus on research about teaching.

  18. Teaching, Technology, and the Future.

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    New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.

    Research findings on college instruction and technology and the future are discussed in 15 papers from the first Regional Conference on University Teaching at New Mexico State University. Titles and authors are as follows: "Technology, Teaching, and the Future" (William F. May); "Bauhaus Experience: A Team Method of Teaching Technology" (Euguene…

  19. Using Eclipse in Distant Teaching of Software Engineering Philipp Bouillon

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    Krinke, Jens

    Using Eclipse in Distant Teaching of Software Engineering Philipp Bouillon Philipp project. 1. Introduction Teaching software engineering at a university is a multi- level education starting with teaching programming up to teaching advanced topics. Software engineering education has

  20. Design and analysis of Teachers-students teaching communication system under the credit system — Taking Hebei university for example

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    Wu Liming; Zhang Hui; Geng Pingping; Duan Xiaoxue

    2011-01-01

    The implementation of credit management model un- der the current network environment has a big impact on the teaching communication between teachers and students. In order to better solve the problems of teaching communication under the credit environment, the paper presents a Teachers-students teaching communication system, which analyzes the function of Teachers-students teaching communication system and business modules, and draws

  1. Teaching arrangements of carbohydrate metabolism in biochemistry curriculum in Peking University Health Science Center.

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    Chen, Hao; Ni, Ju-Hua

    2013-01-01

    Biochemistry occupies a unique place in the medical school curricula, but the teaching of biochemistry presents certain challenges. One of these challenges is facilitating students' interest in and mastery of metabolism. The many pathways and modes of regulation can be overwhelming for students to learn and difficult for professors to teach in an engaging manner. The first chapter of the metabolism section in current Chinese biochemistry textbooks covers carbohydrate metabolism. Medical students usually complain about the difficulty of this subject. Here we discuss how to facilitate learning by rearranging the subjects in this introductory chapter of biochemical metabolism and to lay a solid foundation for future study. The strategy involves reorganizing the order in which subjects are taught from simple to complex and from short to long metabolic pathways. Most students taking the curriculum consider that the strategy engages their learning interests in biochemistry and enhances their learning outcomes. PMID:23649913

  2. Leveraging Online Learning Resources to Teach Core Research Skills to Undergraduates at a Diverse Research University

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    Brian K McFarlin; Whitney L Breslin; Katie C Carpenter; Kelley Strohacker; Randi J Weintraub

    2010-01-01

    Int J Exerc Sci 3(2) : 49-54, 2010. Today’s students have unique learning needs and lack knowledge of core research skills. In this program report, we describe an online approach that we developed to teach core research skills to freshman and sophomore undergraduates. Specifically, we used two undergraduate kinesiology (KIN) courses designed to target students throughout campus (KIN1304: Public Health

  3. Developments in undergraduate teaching of small-animal soft-tissue surgical skills at the University of Sydney.

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    Gopinath, Deepa; McGreevy, Paul D; Zuber, Richard M; Klupiec, Corinna; Baguley, John; Barrs, Vanessa R

    2012-01-01

    This article discusses recent developments in soft-tissue surgery teaching at the University of Sydney, Faculty of Veterinary Science. An integrated teaching program was developed for Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) students with the aim of providing them with optimal learning opportunities to meet "Day One" small-animal soft-tissue surgical competencies. Didactic lectures and tutorials were introduced earlier into the curriculum to prepare students for live-animal surgery practical. In addition to existing clinics, additional spay/neuter clinics were established in collaboration with animal welfare organizations to increase student exposure to live-animal surgery. A silicon-based, life-like canine ovariohysterectomy model was developed with the assistance of a model-making and special effects company. The model features elastic ovarian pedicles and suspensory ligaments, which can be stretched and broken like those of an actual dog. To monitor the volume and type of student surgical experience, an E-portfolio resource was established. This resource allows for the tracking of numbers of live, student-performed desexing surgeries and incorporates competency-based assessments and reflective tasks to be completed by students. Student feedback on the integrated surgical soft-tissue teaching program was assessed. Respondents were assessed in the fourth year of the degree and will have further opportunities to develop Day One small-animal soft-tissue surgical competencies in the fifth year. Ninety-four percent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that they were motivated to participate in all aspects of the program, while 78% agreed or strongly agreed that they received an adequate opportunity to develop their skills and confidence in ovariohysterectomy or castration procedures through the fourth-year curriculum. PMID:22430078

  4. "Network Teach": How a Student Led Organisation Supports the Transition to University

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    Callcott, Deborah; Knaus, Marianne J.; Warren, Judy; Wenban, Ashleigh

    2014-01-01

    It is well documented that the first-year experience is crucial to student success at university. The transition to university provides many challenges for students from a personal, social and academic perspective. Over several decades, universities across Australia have implemented strategies to improve the attrition rate of first year students.…

  5. Teaching Generic Skills: Eroding the Higher Purpose of Universities, or an Opportunity for Renewal?

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    Star, Cassandra; Hammer, Sara

    2008-01-01

    This paper explores opportunities and challenges presented by the development of graduate skills in Australian universities. We challenge the dichotomy that conceives of a fundamental disjuncture between the idea of universities as institutions of vocational education and the more traditional conception of universities as key institutions in the…

  6. Virtual University--A Vehicle for Development, Cooperation and Internationalisation in Teaching and Learning

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    Pursula, M.; Warsta, M.; Laaksonen, I.

    2005-01-01

    The paper discusses the approaches of virtual university strategies and developments in Europe. The discussion is partly based on the work done in the Activity 5 in the EU Thematic Network E4 and partly to the experiences gained through the activities of EUNITE virtual university network of six European universities. Based on our experience we…

  7. Thomas Jefferson's Plan for the University of Virginia: Lessons from the Lawn. Teaching with Historic Places.

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    Hughes, Mary; Wilson, Sara

    This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration file, "University of Virginia Historic District," and other primary and secondary materials about Thomas Jefferson and the ctreation of the University of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson did not begin the effort of designing the University of Virginia (Charlottesville) until…

  8. A five year study of the attitudes, perceptions, and philosophies of five secondary science education teachers prepared in the constructivist teaching methodology advanced at the University of Iowa

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    Hollenbeck, James Edward

    1999-11-01

    The present study researched the attitudes, Perceptions, and philosophies of five secondary education science teachers prepared in the constructivist teaching methodology advanced at the University of Iowa. This study is a continuation of a three-year study---the Salish I Project supported by the US Department of Education. The teachers studied are five 1993 University of Iowa Science Education Center graduates who have taught for five years. The main objective of the present study was finding answers to four questions aiming at further understanding of the impact and importance of the preservice education in I the constructivist teaching methodology of new teachers, and the changes they experience in the first five years of teaching. The instruments used in the study are various as they cover a wide range of different categories of beliefs I in terms of teaching, learning, teacher performance and view of school. The following trends came out on reviewing all of the data: in the first year of teaching three of the five teachers studied taught as constructivist teachers. in the third year of teaching, the classroom practices of the teachers converged more closely to their beliefs and preservice preparation. In the fifth year, all five teachers were ranked as constructivist in their teaching methodology in the classroom. Using the Wilcoxson test, significant, positive relationships were revealed between the teacher's philosophy of teaching and learning, with their actual practice. Teacher's philosophy and teaching practice were compared with selected standards set forth by the National Science Education Standards and were found to be in close alignment in their fifth year of teaching. Teachers prepared in the constructivist methodology are concerned about their subject content and value student input and reflection. The teachers reported using student-initiated ideas, alternative assessment strategies and being receptive to alternatives. Other important factors identified by the teachers as condition to their successes are maturation, experience, and acceptance in the school and community. All five teachers attributed their preservice education at the University of Iowa as a significant factor in their successes in the science classroom. in the science classroom.

  9. Technology Adoption into Teaching and Learning by Mainstream University Faculty: A Mixed Methodology Study Revealing the "How, When, Why, and Why Not"

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    Nicolle, Pam S.; Lou, Yiping

    2008-01-01

    This mixed methodology study was designed to examine the factors and the process by which mainstream university faculty members adopt and implement technology in teaching and learning. Data were collected through a survey administered to faculty from 3 academic colleges (N = 117) and interviews of selected survey respondents (N = 9). Path analysis…

  10. Improving University Teaching. Volume I: Abstracts of Contributed Papers, Seminars, Workshops, Index of Presenters. International Conference (10th, College Park, Maryland, July 4-7, 1984).

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    Maryland Univ., College Park. Univ. Coll.

    Workshop and seminar summaries and abstracts of papers from the tenth international conference on improving university teaching are presented. Topics addressed by theme and seminar presentations are as follows: the professor of the future; adapting postsecondary education to changes in demography, social expectations, and resources; partnerships…

  11. PEARLs, Problems and Politics: Exploring Findings from Two Teaching and Learning Projects in Indigenous Australian Studies at the University of Queensland

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    Mackinlay, Elizabeth; Barney, Katelyn

    2014-01-01

    This article explores the implementation of PEARL (Political, Embodied, Active, and Reflective Learning) in two courses at The University of Queensland: a first-year introductory Indigenous Studies course and a second year Indigenous Education course. We draw on findings from a 2-year (2010-2011) Office for Learning and Teaching (then ALTC) funded…

  12. Using Systemic Functional Grammar as a Vehicle for the Integrated Teaching of Language and Literature in a First-year University English Course

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    Theresa Dovey

    1998-01-01

    Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG) is a grammar developed largely in Australia by Michael Halliday and others, and is not widely taught or utilised in South Africa. This article describes a first-year university course, English Language and Literature, which utilises SFG as a means of teaching aspects of functional and critical literacy in relation to literary and non-literary texts. Focusing on

  13. The Role of Dynamic Interactive Technology in Teaching and Learning Statistics Gail Burrill, Michigan State University, USA burrill@msu.edu

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    Spagnolo, Filippo

    95 The Role of Dynamic Interactive Technology in Teaching and Learning Statistics Gail Burrill or no use of menus. The design of technology-based activities for learning statistics needs careful, Michigan State University, USA burrill@msu.edu Abstract Dynamic interactive technology brings new

  14. Sketches of Innovators in Education: A Collection of Articles on Teaching with Technology by Indiana State University Faculty and Staff. Third Edition.

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    Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute.

    This collection contains the following articles on teaching with technology by faculty and staff at Indiana State University: (1) "Confessions of a Low-Tech Social Scientist" (James Schellenberg); (2) "The New Learning Curve: Creating Online Courses" (Faye Bradshaw); (3) "Practicing What We Preach: The Transformation of a Faculty Development…

  15. The Effectiveness of Marshall University's Master of Arts in Teaching and Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certificate Programs as Determined by Graduates' and Completers' Perceptions

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    Spivy, Melissa F.

    2010-01-01

    This study examined graduates' and completers' perceptions of the effectiveness of Marshall University's alternative certification programs, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certificate (PBTC), from 1999-2010. This non-experimental descriptive cross-sectional study used the "Spivy Survey of MAT and PBTC Program…

  16. Courses: Education: Curriculum and Teaching (EDCT), Education: Early Childhood Education(EDEC) Page 299Sonoma State University 2014-2015 Catalog Education: Early Childhood Education (EDEC)

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    Ravikumar, B.

    Courses: Education: Curriculum and Teaching (EDCT), Education: Early Childhood Education(EDEC) Page 299Sonoma State University 2014-2015 Catalog Education: Early Childhood Education (EDEC) edeC 201 and research that underlie professional work with young children. Topics include: historical views on childhood

  17. Working Together in Urban Schools: How a University Teacher Education Program and Teach for America Partner to Support Alternatively Certified Teachers

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    Heineke, Amy J.; Carter, Heather; Desimone, Melissa; Cameron, Quanna

    2010-01-01

    The College of Teacher Education and Leadership (CTEL) at Arizona State University (ASU) embraced the opportunity to partner with Teach For America (TFA) to tailor existing teacher preparation programs to meet the unique needs of alternatively certified teachers in urban schools. Rather than harp on the distinctions between ideologies and…

  18. Owning the Journey: Using Collaborative Revisions of Little Red Riding Hood in Teaching Introduction to Literature at a Historically Black University

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    Scott, Pauline

    2012-01-01

    Design and implementation of a collaborative course project, using Little Red Riding Hood (LRRH) to teach and discuss the concepts of orality, cultural legacy, archetypes, adaptation/appropriation, and social criticism in an Introduction to Literature course at Historically Black Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama. The student groups…

  19. Predicting Student Achievement in University-Level Business and Economics Classes: Peer Observation of Classroom Instruction and Student Ratings of Teaching Effectiveness

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    Galbraith, Craig S.; Merrill, Gregory B.

    2012-01-01

    We examine the validity of peer observation of classroom instruction for purposes of faculty evaluation. Using both a multi-section course sample and a sample of different courses across a university's School of Business and Economics we find that the results of annual classroom observations of faculty teaching are significantly and positively…

  20. Welcome to the Applied Economics Graduate Program Hi. I am Brian Buhr, head of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. Our teaching programs

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    Levinson, David M.

    in the School of Public Health, Human Resources and Industrial Relations in the Carlson School of ManagementWelcome to the Applied Economics Graduate Program Brian Buhr Hi. I am Brian Buhr, head of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. Our teaching programs include both graduate and undergraduate

  1. Professional Development for Teaching in Higher Education

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    Wood, Leigh N.; Vu, Tori; Bower, Matt; Brown, Natalie; Skalicky, Jane; Donovan, Diane; Loch, Birgit; Joshi, Nalini; Bloom, Walter

    2011-01-01

    Due to the changing nature of learning and teaching in universities, there is a growing need for professional development for lecturers and tutors teaching in disciplines in the mathematical sciences. Mathematics teaching staff receive some training in learning and teaching but many of the courses running at university level are not tailored to…

  2. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching

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    Center for Research on Learning and Teaching University of Michigan P P THE IMPORTANCE OF TEACHING university with a strong commitment to teaching. The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT on other ranks and the Medical School, please contact CEW (contactcew@umich.edu). Mean Hours Faculty Report

  3. Software Engineering Projects in Distant Teaching Philipp Bouillon Jens Krinke

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    Krinke, Jens

    Software Engineering Projects in Distant Teaching Philipp Bouillon Jens Krinke Fern' collaboration in the software engineering project. 1: Introduction Teaching software engineering at a university teaching university in Germany, most software engineering courses are taught completely as distant learning

  4. A 3-Year Review of Cranial Nerve Palsies from the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital Eye Clinic, Nigeria

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    Pedro-Egbe, Chinyere Nnenne; Fiebai, Bassey; Awoyesuku, Elizabeth Akon

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: To provide the types, frequency and clinical information on common cranial nerve palsies seen at the Eye Clinic at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital. Materials and Methods: A chart review was performed of patients who presented with cranial nerve palsy at the Eye Clinic over a 3-year period (January 2009-December 2011). Data were collected on age, sex, type of cranial nerve palsy, a history of systemic disease such as diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension and cerebrovascular disease. Exclusion criteria included medical charts with incomplete data. Data was analyzed using Epi-info Version 6.04D. Statistical significance was indicated by P < 0.05. Results: Twenty-four patients had cranial nerve palsies. There were 11 males and 13 females with a mean age of 34.50 ± 18.41 years. Four patients (26.6%) had exotropia while three patients (20%) had esotropia. Complete ophthalmoplegia was noted in two patients (13.3%). The 3rd and 6th cranial nerves were affected in seven patients each (29.2%) and five patients (20.8%) had 7th cranial nerve palsy. Approximately 38% of patients with cranial nerve palsies had systemic disorders (16.7% systemic hypertension; 12.5% DM). The relationship between cranial nerve palsy and systemic disorder was statistically significant (P < 0.01). Conclusion: This is the first study in the literature on ocular cranial nerve palsies in Southern Nigeria. Third and sixth cranial nerve palsies were the most common cases to present to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital Eye Clinic. There was a statistically significant association to systemic disorders such as hypertension and DM and majority of cases with 6th cranial nerve palsy. PMID:24791110

  5. The Dark Side of the Ivory Tower: Cyberbullying of University Faculty and Teaching Personnel

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    Cassidy, Wanda; Faucher, Chantal; Jackson, Margaret

    2014-01-01

    This paper discusses findings from an exploratory study on the nature, extent, and impact of cyberbullying experienced by 121 faculty members at one Canadian university. We situate cyberbullying in university on a continuum between cyberbullying in K-12 education and cyberbullying in the workplace and also take into account the power dynamics that…

  6. Technology Applications in English Language Teaching in Egyptian Universities: A Developing Relationship

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    England, Liz

    2007-01-01

    A study was conducted in Egypt to investigate how technology is used in English language instruction at the university level. Results indicate that teachers and learners alike are ready and, in some cases (mostly in the private-university setting), are effectively applying technology tools in the classroom and online. Specific findings indicate…

  7. Lessons from the Culturally Diverse Classroom: Intellectual Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching in the American University

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    Schwieger, Florian; Gros, Emmeline; Barberan, Laura

    2010-01-01

    University education in the United States has become an increasingly global environment. In the classrooms of a modern university students and teachers from literally all corners of the world come together and reshape the face of higher education. Without a doubt the multicultural classroom of the 21st century necessitates fresh pedagogical…

  8. In This Online University, Students Do the Teaching as Well as the Learning

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    Mangan, Katherine

    2012-01-01

    As free online courses draw students to star professors at prestigious colleges, Peer 2 Peer University asks whether instructors are needed at all. This article features Peer 2 Peer University, a three-year-old online institution where students learn together, at no charge, using materials found on the Web. The unusual institution, where anyone…

  9. Sharing Resources: Benefits of University Partnerships to Improve Teaching, Learning and Research

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    Hilliard, Ann

    2012-01-01

    Today, many higher educational institutions are forward thinking about promoting strategic initiatives by establishing partnerships with other universities nationally and internationally. Being financial and academically savvy, universities are reaching out to meet the demands of public interests in different types of college programs and…

  10. Teaching Ethical Copyright Behavior: Assessing the Effects of a University-Sponsored Computing Ethics Program

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    Siemens, Jennifer Christie; Kopp, Steven W.

    2006-01-01

    Universities have become sensitized to the potential for students' illegal downloading of copyrighted materials. Education has been advocated as one way to curb downloading of copyrighted digital content. This study investigates the effectiveness of a university-sponsored computing ethics education program. The program positively influenced…

  11. Culturally Responsive Teaching: Awareness and Professional Growth through a School-University Collaboration

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    McCormick, Theresa M.; Eick, Charles J.; Womack, Janet S.

    2013-01-01

    Preparing in-service and pre-service teachers to effectively work with culturally diverse students is an ongoing challenge for schools and universities alike. This article reports on a University-Professional Development School (PDS) initiative designed to enhance an awareness of culturally responsive pedagogy. This article describes a yearlong…

  12. A Database Practicum for Teaching Database Administration and Software Development at Regis University

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    Mason, Robert T.

    2013-01-01

    This research paper compares a database practicum at the Regis University College for Professional Studies (CPS) with technology oriented practicums at other universities. Successful andragogy for technology courses can motivate students to develop a genuine interest in the subject, share their knowledge with peers and can inspire students to…

  13. The University as Workplace: Preparing Lecturers to Teach in Online Environments

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    Jamieson, Peter

    2004-01-01

    Despite its primary function in the delivery of undergraduate and post-graduate programs, together with its role in generating new knowledge through research, the university is also a workplace for the academic staff and others who function within it. Historically, universities, in their role as employer, have a poor record in providing…

  14. The study of autonomous learning in the teaching of university physical education

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    Dongping Cao; Daping Wang; Junmei Liu

    2010-01-01

    With the gradual deepening of the university physical education reform and the promotion of computer-aided physical education, the dominant position of the learners in the learning process is becoming more and more prominent; the way of autonomous learning is gradually becoming an important mode of learning in university physical education. Through the connotation, nature, the strategies of autonomous learning implementation,

  15. Earth Remote Sensing Facilities for Research and Teaching at the State University of New York

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    Geller, Marvin; Waliser, D.; Lwiza, K.; Zhang, M.; Cess, R.; Lerdau, M.

    2000-01-01

    This final report describes the remote sensing facility that was put into place at the State University of New York (SUNY) through the support obtained from the above referenced NASA award and the associated matching funds from SUNY.

  16. Teaching Ph.D. Students To Teach Political Science: The Emory TATTO Program.

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    Knotts, H. Gibbs; Main, Eleanor C.

    1999-01-01

    Discusses Emory University's (Georgia) Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity (TATTO) program, which consists of five components: Graduate School Course, Departmental Course, Teaching Assistantship, Teaching Associateship, and Dean's Teaching Fellowship. Considers the strengths and problems of TATTO. Lists the aspects of TATTO worth…

  17. Combinatorial Results on the Complexity of Teaching and Learning

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    Tibor Hegedfis

    1994-01-01

    Some recent work in computational learning theory has focused on the complexity of teaching by examples. In this paper we study two combinatorial measures expressing the number of examples needed to teach any consistent learner, called teaching dimension and universal teaching dimension. We give a general lower bound on the teaching dimension that improves previous results, relate the teaching complexity

  18. Research on Teaching & Learning

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    Haykin, Simon

    #12;Research on Teaching & Learning GUIDEBOOK Nancy E.Fenton,RD,Ph.D Karen Szala-Meneok,Ph.D © McMaster University, 2010 Centre for Leadership in Learning Edited by Beth Marquis,Ph.D First reprinting, 2011 #12;............................ ..................... ................................................................................ Understanding Teaching and Learning Concepts What Counts as Research? Classroom Assessment Classroom Research

  19. Those Who Can, Teach.

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    Barnes, Carol P., Ed.; Goodhue-McWilliams, Kenneth, Ed.

    Much of what teachers know about how to teach and how to conceptualize specific academic content is learned from their undergraduate professors. In 1990, California State University, Fullerton, received a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), Project Teach, to improve the quality of instruction which…

  20. Developing educational leaders: the teaching scholars program at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.

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    Muller, Jessica H; Irby, David M

    2006-11-01

    A Teaching Scholars Program (TSP) was established in 1998 in the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine with the mission of building knowledgeable and skilled educational leaders, teachers, and scholars. Conducted through the Office of Medical Education (OME), the TSP is a 10-month program that accepts 12 scholars per year. Financial support for the program, including salary support for co-directors and staff, is provided by the OME. Scholars' departments are required to provide release time for one afternoon per week for 10 months. The TSP provides participants with an intensive weekly seminar series, collaborative learning experiences, mentored projects, and a network of educational colleagues. The weekly seminars use an interactive format to address topics within seven targeted areas: (1) learning theory; (2) teaching methods; (3) curriculum development/evaluation; (4) assessment of learning; (5) leadership and organizational change; (6) career development; and (7) educational research. Since its inception, 76 scholars have graduated from or are currently enrolled in the TSP. The majority are clinicians at assistant professor rank, although four basic scientists, two medical students, and three OME staff members have also participated in the program. The TSP is highly valued by participants, and preliminary evaluation data suggest that the program has resulted in an increase in educational research, scholarly activities, and the number of skilled and knowledgeable faculty with major leadership roles in medical education at UCSF. Challenges facing the TSP include scholar release time, mentoring time, and follow-up contact to encourage TSP graduates' postgraduation productivity, continuing educational development, and support. PMID:17065856

  1. ENGLISH LITERATURE TEACHING METHODOLOGY PROGRAM TEACHING ENGLISH TRAINING PROGRAM

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    Haykin, Simon

    Objective The course is designed for those who are teaching English as a foreign language in their homeENGLISH LITERATURE TEACHING METHODOLOGY PROGRAM TEACHING ENGLISH TRAINING PROGRAM Office ­the 14th Canadian to ever win the prestigious award MCMASTER UNIVERSITY "The English Language Program

  2. Teaching at Berkeley: A Guide for Foreign Teaching Assistants.

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    Cohen, Robby, Ed.; Robin, Ron, Ed.

    A handbook for foreign teaching assistants (TAs) is presented by foreign graduate students with teaching experience and other educators who have worked closely with them. Language skills, teaching strategies, cultural issues, resources, and the environment at the University of California, Berkeley, are addressed in 16 articles. Article titles and…

  3. How to Build a Course to Teach Accountants to Teach

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    Noel, Christine Z. J.; Crosser, Rick L.; Kuglin, Christine L.; Lupomech, Lynn A.

    2014-01-01

    Faculty preparation in schools of business continues to offer little or no instruction on how to teach. University instructors, generally teaching the way they were taught, continue to rely on teaching methods with which they are familiar. To exacerbate the issue, a shortage exists in terminally qualified accounting instructors. More and more…

  4. Teaching without Faculty: Policy Interactions and Their Effects on the Network of Teaching in German Higher Education

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    Mitterle, Alexander; Würmann, Carsten; Bloch, Roland

    2015-01-01

    The impact of higher education reforms on teaching at faculty level in Germany has seldom been explored. Research on teaching at university so far centres on how to teach. Yet, before any (best) practice can take place, teaching requires a specific site where a specific teacher meets a specific number of students. To bring about teaching, teaching

  5. A novel partnership of a school and a university: using the work of university students to enhance science teaching and to foster interest to technology in K-12 schools

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    Petri Mähönen; Elena Meshkova; Janne Riihijärvi

    2008-01-01

    We report on a novel partnership program with elementary schools aiming to enhance science teaching using wireless sensor network (WSN) technologies while at the same time enriching the university studentspsila curriculum in electrical engineering. The program is designed to provide simulated real-life experience on WSN product design. In collaboration with school teachers we have decided to apply WSNs, tiny measurement

  6. 16/10/2013 LIB.UTS.EDU.AU UTS CRICOS Provider Code: 00099F The University Library requires that donations should be consistent with the University's teaching and research

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    that donations should be consistent with the University's teaching and research activities. In general, material a taxation benefit under the Cultural Gifts Program for this donation? YES Please hand the donation/s and this completed form to staff at the Enquiries and Loans Desk, UTS Library

  7. Recurrent Education and the Teaching Role. A Collection of Papers Prepared for the ERDC Seminar on Recurrent Education and the Teaching Role (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, November 1980).

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    Hewitson, Mal, Ed.

    In these papers the authors consider the changing societal context for education, examine concepts and research on existing recurrent education practice, and document constraints on and future prospects of inservice education for teachers. The introduction provides an overview of the teaching role in the paper, "Recurrent Education for Teachers,…

  8. The Department of Political Science at the University of Washington has a long history of excellence in teaching and research. Political Science is one of the largest undergraduate majors in the College of Arts

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    Anderson, Richard

    of Political Science at the University of Washington has a long history of excellence in teaching and research. Political Science is one of the largest undergraduate majors in the College of Arts and Sciences regularly win campus- wide teaching awards. Students are drawn to political science because politics

  9. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University has an opening for a position as an Equine Field Service Veterinarian. Equine Field Service provides general medical care, preventive health, herd

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    The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University has an opening for a position to provide a hands-on learning experience for 4th year veterinary students while providing excellent equine appointments with clients in the Northern Colorado region Teach 4th year veterinary students about

  10. University of Wisconsin-Madison: School of Pharmacy: Resources for Teaching

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    The University of Wisconsin's School of Pharmacy has crafted a series of resources for those seeking a thorough education in the pharmaceutical arts. These materials are from the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, which is based at the University. The site includes Book Excerpts, Pharmacy in History, and Apothecary's Cabinet. In Book Excerpts, interested parties can read thoughtful documents such as Foundations of Ethical Pharmacy Practice and Historical Hobbies for the Pharmacist. The Apothecary's Cabinet section of the site features wonderful articles from the Institute's in-house publication from 2000 to 2006. The articles here include A Note on Historical Plague Prevention and Pharmacy over the Moon.

  11. Initiative for Teaching and Learning

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    Farritor, Shane

    for Teaching and Learning Excellence continues the deep commitment of the University to teaching excellenceInitiative for Teaching and Learning Excellence Year 5: 2008-09 Year 5 of the Initiative and undergraduate student learning by making significant investments in undergraduate general education

  12. University of Washington and partners' program to teach middle school students about neuroscience and science careers.

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    Cunningham, S L; Kunselman, M M

    1999-04-01

    The Making Connections, Making Choices program is a multidisciplinary, neuroscience-focused project aimed at middle-school students and teachers primarily throughout Washington State and also across the country. The three components--the Summer Institute (for teacher training), the Brain Power Van (to visit schools and provide neuroscience education), and the speakers' bureau (to train clinicians and researchers to provide effective class-room and public talks and to schedule engagements)--work together to foster enriching, interactive science education experiences for students and teachers. The program has been funded by the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health since 1991. Each year the aspect of it described in this article reaches 30-35 schools, with a total of more than 1,000 students and 80 teachers, plus another 30-40 teachers each summer. The program seeks to (1) enhance middle-school students' science knowledge, (2) help science teachers improve their science knowledge and teaching, (3) increase understanding and appreciation of biomedical research, (4) increase understanding of why animals are used in research, and (5) promote students' interest in science careers, especially the interest of students from groups underrepresented in science. Periodic evaluations showed that students exposed to the program scored higher on tests of neuroscience knowledge and had more interest in health science careers than did control groups of non-exposed students. The authors argue an important aspect of the program is that it has a broad focus and is multidisciplinary. PMID:10219198

  13. Empathy from the Nurses' Viewpoint in Teaching Hospitals of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran

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    Parvan, Kobra; Ebrahimi, Hossein; Zamanzadeh, Vahid; Seyedrasooly, Alehe; Dadkhah, Delavar; Jabarzadeh, Faranak

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: Empathy is the ability to put one in the place of others and to better understand their feelings and experiences. According to researchers, there is a type of challenge in using this concept in nursing field. In most cases, the term empathy substitutes other concepts. Regarding this point, it seems quite necessary to research and discuss different dimensions of this concept in different studies. This study aimed to determine empathy regarding the nurses' point of view. Methods: In this descriptive study sample size was selected according to study population or in the other hand all the nurses in 3 general hospital was selected because they are the most important teaching hospital in Tabriz. LEP (La Monica Empathy Profile) was used as empathy tool. Data were analyzed by SPSS Ver. 13.0. Results: In nonverbal behavior dimension, touching the patient was considered as the most effective methods. On the other hand, nurses could not always be able to control stress and they could not always being with patients to show their empathy. Many people believe that nurses showed very little feelings while raggedly the reflective enclosure and they occasionally had to change their schedules to talk to patients. Conclusion: In most cases the nurses support nonverbal behavior, such as reflective, close and touching encountering in establishing relationship with the patient. However, to improve this situation, planning for nurses to become familiar with the ways through which they can express their interest to show empathy would be effective PMID:25276746

  14. A Universal and Interactive Teaching, Learning, and Laboratory Environment for the World Wide Web 1

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    Ross, Rockford J.

    available. That environment is the World Wide Web in concert with standard Web browsers, the Hypertext and its browsers are already finding many uses in computer science education. It is used for mail, news­ready browsers, by presenting the impending role of the World Wide Web as a universal medium

  15. Teaching Sustainable Entrepreneurship to Engineering Students: The Case of Delft University of Technology

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    Bonnet, Hans; Quist, Jaco; Hoogwater, Daan; Spaans, Johan; Wehrmann, Caroline

    2006-01-01

    Sustainability, enhancement of personal skills, social aspects of technology, management and entrepreneurship are of increasing concern for engineers and therefore for engineering education. In 1996 at Delft University of Technology this led to the introduction of a subject on sustainable entrepreneurship and technology in the course programmes of…

  16. Accidence and Acronyms: Deploying Electronic Assessment in Support of Classical Language Teaching in a University Context

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    Ashdowne, Richard

    2009-01-01

    This article describes the process of design and implementation of GALACTICA ("Greek And Latin Accidence Consolidation Training, Internet-Centred Assessment") in support of the University of Oxford's Classics Faculty language consolidation classes. The context and aims of the previous paper-based "assessment" system are considered (being unusual…

  17. Teaching Humanities in Medicine: The University of Massachusetts Family Medicine Residency Program Experience

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    Silk, Hugh; Shields, Sara

    2012-01-01

    Humanities in medicine (HIM) is an important aspect of medical education intended to help preserve humanism and a focus on patients. At the University of Massachusetts Family Medicine Residency Program, we have been expanding our HIM curriculum for our residents including orientation, home visit reflective writing, didactics and a department-wide…

  18. Instructional Experiment of Practical Competencies-Oriented Teaching Materials in Technical Universities

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    Chen, Su-Chang

    2010-01-01

    This study aims to conduct experimental instruction on the human resource management unit of business management in practical competencies-oriented business program developed by Chen (2005). This study is based on the quasi-experiment method and the subjects are two classes of students in a four-year technical university who have completed the…

  19. Writers Welcome Here; Evolution through Diversity: The University of New Hampshire's Workshop Model for Teaching Writing.

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    Rule, Rebecca

    A University of New Hampshire English department faculty member has been both a student and a teacher in the writing program. As a student she learned, over time, to do more writing in class, rather than in solitude. Time, topic, and structure limits came to be seen as liberating. The writing course encompassed not only conferences and full-class…

  20. Teaching and Fostering Information Literacy Programmes: A Survey of Five University Libraries in Africa

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    Baro, Emmanuel E.; Keboh, Tarela

    2012-01-01

    Information Literacy (IL) is recognized around the world as an essential skill for the information society. The aim of the paper is to examine the various information literacy practices in university libraries in Africa, to identify the barriers facing IL programmes in Africa, and to provide suggestions on how best to improve IL practices. A…

  1. Academic Faculty in University Research Centers: Neither Capitalism's Slaves nor Teaching Fugitives

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    Bozeman, Barry; Boardman, Craig

    2013-01-01

    This study addresses university-industry interactions for both educational and industrial outcomes. The results suggest that while academic faculty who are affiliated with centers are more involved with industry than non-affiliated faculty, affiliates are also more involved with and supportive of students at the undergraduate, graduate, and…

  2. Northern State University Teacher Induction: Reflections and Assessments on First-Year Teaching Experiences

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    Kono, Craig D.

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to report on the elementary and secondary school experiences of first year classroom teachers who participated in the Northern State University Teacher Induction Program during the 2007-2008 school year. Most of the participants were primarily employed as classroom teachers in large and small schools across South…

  3. Using Brain Research to Drive College Teaching: Innovations in Universal Course Design

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    Schreiner, Mary B.; Rothenberger, Cynthia D.; Sholtz, A. Janae

    2013-01-01

    Faculty members in higher education are challenged to meet the needs of an increasingly learning-diverse student body. Neuroscience research indicates that individual variations in brain function affect each learner's ability to process and express information. Using this research as a foundation, the theory and principles of universal course…

  4. Online Interactive Assessment in Teaching Science: A View from the Open University

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    Jordan, Sally

    2009-01-01

    It is widely recognised that rapidly received feedback on assessment tasks has an important role to play in underpinning student learning and encouraging engagement. Within the Open University (OU), increasing use is being made of interactive computer-marked assignments (iCMAs), alongside more conventional tutor-marked assignments (TMAs). OU…

  5. TEACHING LITERATURE IN GRADES SEVEN THROUGH NINE. INDIANA UNIVERSITY ENGLISH CURRICULUM STUDY SERIES.

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    HAWLEY, JANE STOUDER; JENKINSON, EDWARD B.

    THE INDIANA UNIVERSITY ENGLISH CURRICULUM STUDY CENTER CREATED A SEQUENTIAL COURSE OF STUDY IN LITERATURE FOR GRADES SEVEN THROUGH NINE. A BASIC POETRY SEQUENCE, FOCUSING ON STUDENT RESPONSE TO POETRY, EMPHASIZES SOUND AND STORY IN GRADE SEVEN, IMAGE OR PICTURE IN GRADE EIGHT, AND METAPHOR AND TONE IN GRADE NINE. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE DRAMA…

  6. Practice and investigation of teaching human genetics course in agricultural university

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    Guo Bei; Shi Guanglu; Li Yisong; Liu Yubo

    2010-01-01

    In the 21st century, we must establish the concept of modern education. Quality education as an advanced concept in education is to train students' overall quality. Human genetics is a strong practical and applied professional basic course, has been set up in our university since 2004. In this paper, we conducted a survey among students in order to promote the

  7. Improving Teaching and Learning in a Regional University Campus through a Focus on the Affective Domain

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    Sawyer, Janet; Zianian, Tahereh; Evans, Nina; Gillham, David

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes the research process undertaken in a pilot study conducted at the University of South Australia's Centre for Regional Engagement (CRE), and reports the feedback collected in relation to this process and the project overall. Academic staff and students from CRE's two sites located in the rural and regional cities of Whyalla and…

  8. Teaching Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics at Three Levels--Experience from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

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    Kontogeorgis, Georgios M.; Michelsen, Michael L.; Clement, Karsten H.

    2009-01-01

    According to so-called "Bologna model," many technical universities in Europe have divided their educations into separate 3-year Bachelor and 2-year Master programs (followed by an optional Ph.D. study). Following the "Bologna model," DTU has recently transformed its 5-year engineering education into a 3-year Bachelor (B.Sc.) and a two-year Master…

  9. Learning and Teaching 24/7: Daily Internet Usage Patterns at Nine Australian Universities

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    Spennemann, Dirk H. R.

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: This paper seeks to look at the usage of the internet by students, academics and university administrators as part of their normal working day. It investigates whether access to computer facilities and the mode of study have any influence, or whether other factors need to be considered when providing services. Design/methodology/approach:…

  10. Those Who Can, Teach: Addressing the Crisis in Mathematics in UK Schools and Universities

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    Cooper, Paul; d'Inverno, Ray

    2004-01-01

    The crisis in UK mathematics education, both in schools and universities, has been widely reported in the national media. A recent study shows that 26% of full-time mathematics teachers in UK schools have no qualification in the subject, and that 31% of all UK schools' mathematics teachers are now over the age of 50. The crisis in school…

  11. Role of Islamic Science Textbooks and Teaching Methods in Arab Schools and Universities and Ideological Extremism

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    Hammad, Hamza Abed Alkarim

    2014-01-01

    The study concludes that most Islamic sciences courses in schools and universities adopt a dogmatic or indoctrinatory approach combined with little room for dialogue and discussion. The study recommends reconsidering Islamic science textbooks through including additional higher-order thinking skills and reconsidering Sharia faculties' syllabi.

  12. Teaching Computer Languages and Elementary Theory for Mixed Audiences at University Level

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    Christiansen, Henning

    2004-01-01

    Theoretical issues of computer science are traditionally taught in a way that presupposes a solid mathematical background and are usually considered more or less inaccessible for students without this. An effective methodology is described which has been developed for a target group of university students with different backgrounds such as natural…

  13. The Casual Approach to Teacher Education: What Effect Does Casualisation Have for Australian University Teaching?

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    Klopper, Christopher J.; Power, Bianca M.

    2014-01-01

    Universities in many countries are struggling to adapt to the competing forces of globalisation, new managerialism, entrepreneurialism and new technologies and quality agenda demands. Diminishing resources caused by restricted funding and an aging and diminishing academic workforce pose barriers. One solution to staffing shortages is the…

  14. HOW INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE CAN HELP IN THE TEACHING OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN UNIVERSITIES

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    LIEW YOKE YING

    The objective of this paper is to find out how industry experience can lend a hand in the delivery method for an Entrepreneurship course or subject. In this study, the method adopted is the focus group interview, wherein industry practitioners and entrepreneurs share their views on entrepreneurship education and the possible contribution of industry to the universities in grooming entrepreneurs.

  15. Listen Up! Be Responsible! What Graduate Students Hear about University Teaching, Graduate Education and Employment

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    Aspenlieder, Erin; Kloet, Marie Vander

    2014-01-01

    What we hear at universities and in public conversations is that there is a crisis in graduate student education and employment. We are interested here in the (re)circulation of the discourses of crisis and responsibility. What do graduate students hear about their education, their career prospects, and their responsibilities? How does work in…

  16. Rare Exceptions: Some University Professors and the Teaching of Native American History, 1900-1970

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    Crum, Steven

    2006-01-01

    From 1900 to 1970, only eight United States historians established courses on Native American history in history departments at the college and university level. This made them rare exceptions in an academic world that placed overwhelming emphasis on mainstream Euro-American history, with extremely limited attention to race and ethnicity. Except…

  17. Teaching of the Holocaust as Part of a University's Catholic Identity

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    Del Duca, Gemma

    2011-01-01

    This article sketches the development of the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA. It does so with broad strokes, which paint a picture of the program of the Center within the context of ecclesial and papal activities and documents. The article describes how the Center entered into dialogue with…

  18. Breaking the Culture of Silence: Teaching Writing and Oral Presentation Skills to Botswana University Students

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    Akindele, Dele; Trennepohl, Brian

    2008-01-01

    Collaborative learning (CL) methods were evaluated by a group of 101 university students in a first-year ESL course on Communication and Study Skills. The principal objective of the new approach was to encourage students to work together, to express their ideas more freely and to learn from each other. Student opinions on a course project…

  19. Students' Pre-Knowledge as a Guideline in the Teaching of Introductory Thermal Physics at University

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    Leinonen, Risto; Rasanen, Esa; Asikainen, Mervi; Hirvonen, Pekka E.

    2009-01-01

    This study concentrates on analysing university students' pre-knowledge of thermal physics. The students' understanding of the basic concepts and of the adiabatic compression of an ideal gas was studied at the start of an introductory level course. A total of 48 students participated in a paper-and-pencil test, and analysis of the responses…

  20. University ESL Teachers' Socialization in School Workplace toward Teaching Culturally Diverse Students

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    Huang, Hsiang-Ling

    2011-01-01

    Employing interpretive theory, this study investigated 331 university ESL teachers' socialization in language programs for international students. Looking beyond teacher preparatory education, in-service teachers' workplace experiences are essential to study because experience is instrumental in the shaping of belief systems (Wu and Shaffer,…

  1. The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0 DVD-ROM: A Collection of Hands-on Activities, Resource Guides, Informational Articles, and Videos for Teaching Astronomy

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    Fraknoi, A.; Kruse, B.; Gurton, S.; Schmitt, A. H.; Proudfit, L.; Schatz, D.

    2012-08-01

    A new edition of the ASP's key educational publication The Universe at Your Fingertips has been issued in DVD-ROM format, containing 133 classroom-tested, hands-on activities (organized by subject), 43 articles with background information about topics in astronomy, 9 articles on teaching and learning space science in the 21st century, 17 guides to the best published and web resources on key topics, 12 short instructional videos, and a host of images.

  2. Teaching Physical Geography to students older than 55. The GEOGRANS Project within the NAUGRAN program at the University of Valencia, Spain

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    Cerdà, A.; Civera, C.

    2012-04-01

    It is well known that the life expectancy is growing all over the world. This is a clear trend in the Western societies where after two generations there is a large group of inhabitants that have a new life after retirement. The universities must understand that this new group of citizens need services that will allow them to know better the society. This is why the University of Valencia developed in the end of the 90's a program to teach to students older than 55. The program that allows to those students to attend lectures at the University is call NAUGRAN. This is a program for more than one thousand students that cover the needs of a group that is having more and more population over the age of 55, and with a life expectancy that surpass the 81 years in Spain. Teaching History, Arts, Sciences or Literature can be easily due for those 55-old students. However, teaching geosciences is being very difficult, as the students must visit the field and the laboratory. Within the GEOGRANS project, and during the last six years, Physical Geography was taught to students older than 55 in independent lecture rooms and field and laboratory classes. The main strategy was to show them the concepts and the ideas of the Physical Geography in the field. The excursions allow to shown the main features of the landscape (rivers, mountains, rocks…) and the impacts of the humankind on the changes of the nature to the students. The program is now 6 years old and it is being very successful with more than 200 hundreds participants and with excursion every two weeks. This paper will show the importance of teaching to students that arrive to the university after retirement.

  3. Clinical audit teaching in record-keeping for dental undergraduates at International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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    Chong, Jun A; Chew, Jamie K Y; Ravindranath, Sneha; Pau, Allan

    2014-02-01

    This study investigated the impact of clinical audit training on record-keeping behavior of dental students and students' perceptions of the clinical audit training. The training was delivered to Year 4 and Year 5 undergraduates at the School of Dentistry, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It included a practical audit exercise on patient records. The results were presented by the undergraduates, and guidelines were framed from the recommendations proposed. Following this, an audit of Year 4 and Year 5 students' patient records before and after the audit training was carried out. A total of 100 records were audited against a predetermined set of criteria by two examiners. An email survey of the students was also conducted to explore their views of the audit training. Results showed statistically significant improvements in record-keeping following audit training. Responses to the email survey were analyzed qualitatively. Respondents reported that the audit training helped them to identify deficiencies in their record-keeping practice, increased their knowledge in record-keeping, and improved their record-keeping skills. Improvements in clinical audit teaching were also proposed. PMID:24489028

  4. A five year review of splenic injuries in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria.

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    Ohanaka, E C; Osime, U; Okonkwo, C E

    2001-01-01

    Splenic injuries are common and require emergency treatment. Efforts are now geared towards splenic conservation by way of splenorrhaphy. Thirty cases of splenic injuries seen at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria between June 1992 and June 1997 were evaluated with a view to assessing the pattern of injuries and the management with respect particularly to splenic conservation. Males accounted for 66.6% of cases and the age range was 3-57 years (mean 20.8). Road traffic accident was the leading cause (63.3%) of injury. Splenic injuries were graded in severity from grades one to five based on the organ injury scaling. Injuries in 3(10%) cases were Grade 1, 5(17%) Grade 2, 7(23%) Grade 3, 4(20%) Grade 4 and 9(30%) Grade 5. Because majority of the splenic injuries were severe only four (13.3%) in Grades 1 and 2 had salvage operation of splenorrhaphy. All the other patients had splenectomy. Splenic conservation has been little practiced but could be encouraged by the more experienced surgeons having more interest in preserving splenic functions. PMID:11505888

  5. Phenotypic Detection of Genitourinary Candidiasis among Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic Attendees in Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Nigeria

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    Obisesan, Oluranti J.; Olowe, Olugbenga A.; Taiwo, Samuel S.

    2015-01-01

    The management of genitourinary candidiasis (GC) is fraught with challenges, especially, in an era of increasing antifungal resistance. This descriptive cross-sectional study conducted between May 2013 and January 2014 determined the prevalence and characteristics of GC and the species of Candida among 369 attendees of a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) clinic of Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Nigeria. Appropriate urogenital specimen collected from each attendee was examined by microscopy and culture for Candida, with preliminary species identification by CHROMAgar Candida and confirmation by Analytical Profile Index (API) 20C AUX. The age range of attendees was 1-80 years, mean age was 36.32 ± 11.34 years, and male to female ratio was 1 to 3. The prevalence of genitourinary candidiasis was 47.4%, with 4.9% in males and 42.5% in females (p < 0.0001). The age groups 31–45 and 16–30 have the highest prevalence of 23.3% and 16.8%, respectively. The species of Candida recovered include Candida glabrata 46.9%, Candida albicans 33.7%, Candida dubliniensis 9.7%, Candida tropicalis 5.7%, Candida krusei 1.7%, Candida lusitaniae 1.7%, and Candida utilis 0.6%. This study reported non-C. albicans Candida, especially C. glabrata, as the most frequently isolated species in GC, contrary to previous studies in this environment and elsewhere.

  6. Teaching Excellence: The Foundation for Technology Effectiveness.

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    Kearsley, Greg

    1996-01-01

    Ten faculty from different disciplines at George Washington University (D.C.) documented their teaching behaviors and ideas in an interactive multimedia format that focused on general philosophy/vision of teaching; characteristics of excellent teachers; teaching strategies/techniques employed; motivating students; assessing teaching effectiveness;…

  7. Epistemological separation of research and teaching among graduate teaching assistants

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    Ian Miles Kinchin; Stylianos Hatzipanagos; Nancy Turner

    2009-01-01

    Development of a more scholarly approach to teaching at university may expose the novice university teacher to an apparent conflict in belief systems about teaching and learning (i.e. epistemological beliefs). Educational research is explicit in its recognition of a constructivist framework, whilst other academic research is often embedded more implicitly within an objectivist framework.A reconceptualisation of objectivism and constructivism as

  8. Epistemological Separation of Research and Teaching among Graduate Teaching Assistants

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    Kinchin, Ian Miles; Hatzipanagos, Stylianos; Turner, Nancy

    2009-01-01

    Development of a more scholarly approach to teaching at university may expose the novice university teacher to an apparent conflict in belief systems about teaching and learning (i.e. epistemological beliefs). Educational research is explicit in its recognition of a constructivist framework, whilst other academic research is often embedded more…

  9. Social Constructivist Teaching Methods in Australian Universities-- Reported Uptake and Perceived Learning Effects: A Survey of Lecturers

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    Hanson, James M.; Sinclair, Kenneth E.

    2008-01-01

    Pragmatic social constructivist teaching methods require students to construct knowledge by engaging collaboratively with realistic problems, cases or projects. It is hypothesized that they are more effective than traditional didactic teaching methods in developing undergraduate students': (1) theoretical knowledge; (2) profession-specific skills;…

  10. Research of computer assisted method in signals&systems teaching — Case of Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University

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    Yong Zhu; HuiMei Yang; JiLi Tao

    2011-01-01

    This paper argues some current computer assisted method used in the course of Signals and Systems,and analysises their advantages and weaknesses.Combined with practical teaching system's requirements ,and for the purpose of deepen the links between theory and practice, the teaching of Pspice will be introduced to the course. And tries to develop online examination system to stimulate students' learning initiative.

  11. Teaching and Research Nexuses across Faculty Career Stage, Ability and Affiliated Discipline in a South Korean Research University

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    Shin, Jung Cheol

    2011-01-01

    The relationship between teaching and research is a controversial issue in higher education research. Many empirical studies have reported a near zero relationship although academics believe that teaching and research are related in diverse ways. This study focused on how the relationship differs by faculty characteristics (career stage and their…

  12. Infrastructure for teaching and learning in the community: Johns Hopkins University Student Outreach Resource Center (SOURCE).

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    Levin, Mindi B; Rutkow, Lainie

    2011-01-01

    As health professional schools strive to offer students meaningful, structured community engagement activities, various support structures are needed. In 2005, Johns Hopkins University's Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health launched the interdisciplinary community service and service-learning center, Student Outreach Resource Center (SOURCE), which operates through reciprocal partnerships between the Hopkins schools and local community-based organizations. SOURCE is recognized on campus and in the Baltimore community for its ability to recruit and prepare students to collaborate with local partners on a wide range of practice initiatives, through both curricular and cocurricular offerings. This article describes SOURCE's history and formation, process for creating authentic partnerships, services and programs, governance, and lessons learned. In a short period of time and with a modest financial investment, the expertise and infrastructure provided by SOURCE have greatly benefited both the participating community-based organizations and the Johns Hopkins health professional schools. PMID:21617408

  13. Teaching Every Student: in the Digital Age: Universal Design for Learning

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    2002-01-01

    This book is the result of 15 years of thought, research, and development conducted by the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and a number of collaborating individuals, schools, districts, and states. CAST was founded in 1984 with a mission to develop and apply technologies that would expand learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The premise is clear: Students with disabilities should be equipped with particular technologies-new tools and approaches-that would help them access a print-based curriculum. The book is divided into two sections. The first addresses the concept of Universal Design for Learning; the second addresses the practical application of UDL in the classroom. Each chapter opens with a summary of key ideas and a graphic organizer that illustrates how the concepts fit together.

  14. Improving Skills of Teaching Assistants.

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    Sheehan, Jacqueline; And Others

    The Graduate Assistant Orientation at New Mexico State University is described. The objective of the orientation is to provide teaching assistants (TAs) with excellent role models for university teaching. The orientation, which is voluntary, communicates to TAs that feelings of uncertainty are understood by the staff. The manner in which the…

  15. University of Colorado CubeSat Student Projects as Successful Model for Teaching Students about Engineering Practices

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    Palo, S. E.; Li, X.; Woods, T. N.; Kohnert, R.

    2014-12-01

    There is a long history of cooperation between students at the University of Colorado, Boulder and professional engineers and scientists at LASP, which has led to many successful space missions with direct student involvement. The recent student-led missions include the Student Nitric Oxide Explorer (SNOE, 1998 - 2002), the Student Dust Counter (SDC) on New Horizons (2006 - present), the Colorado Student Space Weather Experiment (CSSWE), being a very successful NSF CubeSat that launched in September 2012, and the NASA Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer (MinXSS) CubeSat (launch will be in early 2015). Students are involved in all aspects of the design, and they experience the full scope of the mission process from concept, to fabrication and test, and mission operations. A significant part of the student involvement in the CubeSat projects is gained by using the CubeSat development as a focal point for an existing two-semester course sequence in CU's Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) Department: the Space Hardware Design section of Graduate Projects I & II (ASEN 5018 & ASEN 6028). The goal of these courses is to teach graduate students how to design and build systems using a requirement-based approach and fundamental systems engineering practices. The two-semester sequence takes teams of about 15 students from requirements definition and preliminary design through manufacturing, integration, and testing. In addition to the design process, students learn key professional skills such as working effectively in groups, finding solutions to open-ended problems, and actually building a system to their own set of specifications. The partnership between AES and LASP allows us to include engineering professionals in the mix, thus more effectively training science and engineering students for future roles in the civilian or commercial space industry. The mentoring process with LASP engineers helps to mitigate risk of the inexperience of the students and ensures consistent system engineer oversight for the multi-year CubeSat programs.

  16. Perceptions of burden of caregiving by informal caregivers of cancer patients attending University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria

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    Akpan-Idiok, Paulina Ackley; Anarado, Agnes Nonye

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Cancer care is devastating to families. This research studied the informal caregivers’ perceptions of burden of caregiving to cancer patients attending University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar. Methods The research adopted a cross-sectioned descriptive design and 210 caregivers providing care to advanced cancer patients were purposively selected. Data were collected using a researcher developed questionnaire and standardized Zarit Burden Interview scale (ZBIS). Data collected were analysed using descriptive and chi-square statistics with the help of SPSS 18.0 and PAS 19.0 softwares. Results The results indicated that the caregivers were in their youthful and active economic age, dominated by females, Christians, spouses, partners and parents. The burden levels experienced by the caregivers were as follows: severe (46.2%), moderate (36.2%) and trivial of no burden (17.6%). The forms of burden experienced were physical (43.4%), psychological (43.3%), financial (41.1%) and social (46.7%), quite frequently and nearly always. Psychological and social forms of burden had the highest weighted score of 228 in terms of magnitude of burden. The result further showed that there was a significant (P = 0.001) and inverse association between caregivers’ burden and the care receivers’ functional ability. The level of burden also increased significantly (P = 0.000) with the duration of care, while there was also a significant (P = 0.01) relationship between caregivers’ experience of burden and their desire to continue caregiving. Conclusion Caregiving role can be enhanced by provision of interventions such as formal education programme on cancer caregiving, oncology, home services along side with transmural care. PMID:25419297

  17. Multiple resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in contemporary medical practice: findings from urinary isolates at a Nigerian University Teaching Hospital.

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    Jombo, G T A; Jonah, P; Ayeni, J A

    2008-01-01

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacterium that is often encountered in urinary tract infection (UTI) worldwide and has shown varied antibiotic susceptibility patterns. This study was therefore designed to ascertain the antibiotic susceptibility patterns of the organism in Jos. Data on antimicrobial susceptibility of P. aeruginosa generated from urine samples by the Microbiology laboratory of Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) was compiled for a period of three years (July 2001-June 2004). Additional information was obtained from the records department of the hospital. Samples were collected, stored and processed using standard laboratory procedures. The rate of isolation of P. aeruginosa from urine samples was found to be 4.6% (n=127) from 12,458 samples. From male population 34% (n=43) were isolated and 66 % (n=84) were recovered from females population with a significant (P < 0.05) gender difference. All the 100 % isolates of P. aeruginosa were resistant to penicillin, cloxacillin, tetracycline, nitrofurantoin and nalidixic acid. while 67% were sensitive to augmentin, sensitivity to ofloxacin was 92%, ciprofloxacin 92% and cefuroxime (86%). The resistance pattern of P. aeruginosa from urine against antibiotics was extremely high. Prophylactic antibiotic medication against UTI should be carefully weighed against this undesirable possible outcome (resistance). Susceptibility testing should be adopted as a basic routine laboratory procedure in hospitals and clinics in order to guide appropriately on the right choice of antibiotics. Finally, ofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, and cefuroxime should be considered on isolation of P. aeruginosa from UTI, especially in the absence of a sensitivity report as well as for prophylactic options. PMID:19434224

  18. Designing and evaluation of the teaching quality assessment form from the point of view of the Lorestan University of Medical Sciences students - 2010

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    Kamran, Aziz; Zibaei, Mohammed; Mirkaimi, Kamal; Shahnazi, Hussein

    2012-01-01

    Introduction: Education is basically one of the Universities’ and faculties’ leading missions and duties; its promoted quality will also lead to an elevated educational quality in the University. Teacher assessment can be mentioned as essential for the success of the quality promotion process. This article deals with the designing and evaluation of a teaching quality evaluation form for teachers, from the Lorestan University of Medical Science students’ point of view. Methods: A two-stage, cross-sectional study was conducted on 290 Lorestan University of Medical Science students. First, evaluation priorities were extracted using the Delphi technique in the fifth section, including teaching skills, communication skills, principles of training, and skills assessment. In the second stage, as the priority and importance of each item was evaluated in the fourth Lickert option, sampling was done in few stages. The study instrument was a questionnaire, which included six areas. The first part of the questionnaire was made up of the demographic characteristics and the second part included five evaluation areas that were obtained from the student. The collected data were analyzed using statistical software SPSS-16 and chi-square test, Kruskal-Wallis test. Results: In the areas of teaching skills, mastery of the course, individual characteristics, self-confidence, communication skills, intimate relationship with students, educational principles, rules respecting the beginning and end time of class, skill assessment, and an accurate comprehensive examination at the end of the semester by the students, were chosen as the most important factors. There were significant differences in the majority of expressed comments between the genders and academic status (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Students can properly diagnose the essential factors in teachers’ evaluation, but in item prioritizing they may be partly affected by some factors such as gender, academic status, semester, and academic course. PMID:23555146

  19. DR. ROBERTA BUCHANAN Dr. Roberta Buchanan retired from Memorial University in 2003 after 38 years of service teaching in the

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    deYoung, Brad

    of service teaching in the English Department and Women's Studies. Since her retirement, Dr. Buchanan has Canadian magazines recognizing the contribution of the memoir form. Dr. Buchanan served two terms as Vice

  20. The Resistance to Teaching

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    Varsos, George

    2008-01-01

    This article focuses on the figure of the university teacher of literature, viewed as an agent that possesses knowledge and transmits it via its oral word. The approach is historical and theoretical. The first part examines how different types of teaching are linked to different phases of the development of the university institution, from the…

  1. General Practice Teaching--Within the Hospital

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    Drury, M.

    1976-01-01

    A program of integrated teaching by consultants and general practitioners is described. The teaching took place in the hospitals used for the purpose by the Medical Faculty of the University of Birmingham. (Author)

  2. Using Computer Graphics to Teach Mathematics.

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    Smith, David A.

    1982-01-01

    Describes experiences at Duke University in teaching mathematics using computer graphics. Includes comments on the software library, slide shows, assessment of activities, teaching of calculus and differential equations, and various graphics devices for instructional purposes. (JN)

  3. The MSA (Minnesota Student Association) Method of Teaching Evaluation.

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    Baker, Jack; Karwoski, Gail Langer

    This system of student evaluation of teaching was developed for use at any teaching facility. Based on a 1964 study, the authors postulated that there are six "universal" dimensions of teaching that can be identified in diverse teaching situations. A random sample of 2,000 University of Minnesota students were asked to place "weights" on each of…

  4. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency among children attending the Emergency Paediatric Unit of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria

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    Isaac, IZ; Mainasara, AS; Erhabor, Osaro; Omojuyigbe, ST; Dallatu, MK; Bilbis, LS; Adias, TC

    2013-01-01

    Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is one of the most common human enzyme deficiencies in the world. It is particularly common in populations living in malaria-endemic areas, affecting more than 400 million people worldwide. This present study was conducted with the aim of determining the prevalence of G6PD deficiency among children visiting the Emergency Paediatric Unit of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital for pediatric-related care. The study included 118 children, made up of 77 (65.3%) males and 41 (34.7%) females aged ?5 years with mean age of 3.26 ± 1.90 years. Randox G6PD quantitative in vitro test screening was used for the diagnosis of G6PD deficiency. Of the 118 children tested, 17 (14.4%) were G6PD-deficient. Prevalence of G6PD deficiency was concentrated predominantly among male children (22.1%). Male sex was significantly correlated with G6PD deficiency among the children studied (r = 7.85, P = 0.01). The highest prevalence occurred among children in the 2- to 5-year age-group. Of the 17 G6PD-deficient children, twelve (70.2%) were moderately deficient, while five (29.4%) were severely deficient. Blood film from G6PD-deficient children indicated the following morphological changes; Heinz bodies, schistocytes, target cells, nucleated red cells, spherocytes, and polychromasia. This present study has shown a high prevalence of G6PD deficiency among children residing in Sokoto in the northwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The study indicated a male sex bias in the prevalence of G6PD deficiency among the children studied. There is a need for the routine screening of children for G6PD deficiency in our environment, to allow for evidence-based management of these children and to ensure the avoidance of food, drugs, and infective agents that can potentially predispose these children to oxidative stress as well as diseases that deplete micronutrients that protect against oxidative stress. There is need to build capacity in our setting among pediatricians to ensure the effective management of children with G6PD deficiency. PMID:23874116

  5. Teaching the cloud - experiences in designing and teaching an undergraduate-level course in cloud computing at the Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

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    M. Suhail Rehman; Majd F. Sakr

    2011-01-01

    Cloud computing is a disruptive technology, one that embodies a major conceptual shift and is rapidly changing the way users, developers, and organizations work with computing infrastructure. Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar offered a one-semester undergraduate course to introduce students to cloud computing. In this paper we describe our approach and experiences in designing the course. We describe course elements

  6. Teaching Geology

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    The study of geology at the University of Colorado has a long and distinguished history, and in recent years they have also become increasingly interested in providing online teaching resources in the field. Educators will be glad to learn about this site's existence, as they can scroll through a list of interactive demonstrations that can be utilized in the classroom. Specifically, these demonstrations include a shaded interactive topographical map of the western United States, a magnetic field of the Earth, and several animated maps of various National Park sites. The site comes to a compelling conclusion with the inclusion of the geology department's slide library, which can be used without a password or registration.

  7. How Approaches to Teaching are Affected by Discipline and Teaching Context

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    Lindblom-Ylanne, Sari; Trigwell, Keith; Nevgi, Anne; Ashwin, Paul

    2006-01-01

    Two related studies are reported in this article. The first aimed to analyse how academic discipline is related to university teachers' approaches to teaching. The second explored the effects of teaching context on approaches to teaching. The participants of the first study were 204 teachers from the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki School…

  8. Report on a Boston University Conference December 7-8, 2012 on 'How Can the History and Philosophy of Science Contribute to Contemporary U.S. Science Teaching?'

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    Garik, Peter

    2015-01-01

    This is an editorial report on the outcomes of an international conference sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) (REESE-1205273) to the School of Education at Boston University and the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University for a conference titled: How Can the History and Philosophy of Science Contribute to Contemporary U.S. Science Teaching? The presentations of the conference speakers and the reports of the working groups are reviewed. Multiple themes emerged for K-16 education from the perspective of the history and philosophy of science. Key ones were that: students need to understand that central to science is argumentation, criticism, and analysis; students should be educated to appreciate science as part of our culture; students should be educated to be science literate; what is meant by the nature of science as discussed in much of the science education literature must be broadened to accommodate a science literacy that includes preparation for soci...

  9. [Teaching arthroscopy techniques at the Educational Center for Clinical Anatomy and Endoscopy (ECAE), Department of Anatomy, 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague].

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    Báca, V; Doubková, A; Kachlík, D; Stingl, J; Svatos, F

    2006-10-01

    In the period from 2000 to 2005, with support of several grants, a unique multi-media center for teaching endoscopic techniques was established at the Department of Anatomy, 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague. This conditions have been provided for the repeated use of cadavers preserved by a special embalming method of Professor Thiel of the Institute for Anatomy, University of Graz, for simulation of surgical procedures. One room of the Department has been converted into a small operating theatre and an audio-visual network with wireless Internet connection covers the whole dissection unit of the Department. A graphic studio for production of teaching materials has also been set up. The course in dissection for the first- and second-year medical students also includes demo arthroscopy. In addition to the courses for students, postgraduate courses for young surgeons are organized. These provide an opportunity to learn about techniques and instruments employed in a broad range of arthroscopic procedures, using appropriate cadaver materials. PMID:17140520

  10. Report on a Boston University Conference December 7-8, 2012 on How Can the History and Philosophy of Science Contribute to Contemporary US Science Teaching?

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    Garik, Peter; Benétreau-Dupin, Yann

    2014-09-01

    This is an editorial report on the outcomes of an international conference sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) (REESE-1205273) to the School of Education at Boston University and the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University for a conference titled: How Can the History and Philosophy of Science Contribute to Contemporary US Science Teaching? The presentations of the conference speakers and the reports of the working groups are reviewed. Multiple themes emerged for K-16 education from the perspective of the history and philosophy of science. Key ones were that: students need to understand that central to science is argumentation, criticism, and analysis; students should be educated to appreciate science as part of our culture; students should be educated to be science literate; what is meant by the nature of science as discussed in much of the science education literature must be broadened to accommodate a science literacy that includes preparation for socioscientific issues; teaching for science literacy requires the development of new assessment tools; and, it is difficult to change what science teachers do in their classrooms. The principal conclusions drawn by the editors are that: to prepare students to be citizens in a participatory democracy, science education must be embedded in a liberal arts education; science teachers alone cannot be expected to prepare students to be scientifically literate; and, to educate students for scientific literacy will require a new curriculum that is coordinated across the humanities, history/social studies, and science classrooms.

  11. Teaching Heritage

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    Subtitled "a professional development Website for teachers," Teaching Heritage is an impressive collection of information and resources for teaching Australian history and culture. There are eight main sections to the site: four offer teaching resources and four provide teaching units. The resource sections include an examination of different ways of defining heritage, an Australian heritage timeline, discussions of different approaches to teaching heritage through media, and outcomes-based approaches in teaching and assessing heritage coursework. The teaching units deal in depth with issues of citizenship, nationalism, Australian identities, and new cultural values. A Heritage Gallery features images of various culturally significant or representative places in Australia, such as New Italy, the Dundullimal Homestead, Australian Hall, Kelly's Bush, and many more. Obviously, teachers of Civics on the southern continent will find this site extremely useful, but the teaching units -- rich with texts and images -- also offer fascinating introductions for anyone interested in the issues of Australian nation-making.

  12. Knowledge Acquisition or Participation in Communities of Practice? Academics' Metaphors of Teaching and Learning at the University

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    Wegner, Elisabeth; Nückles, Matthias

    2015-01-01

    Learning has been described by two conceptual metaphors: as individual acquisition of knowledge ("acquisition metaphor"), and as an enculturation into a subject community ("participation metaphor"). On the other hand, academics' conceptions of teaching are usually reported to vary between teacher and student orientation. In…

  13. Arabicization and the Role of English Language Teaching in Arab Universities with Special Reference to the Iraqi Experiment.

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    Barkho, Leon Y.

    A number of Arab countries, particularly those in which English is a foreign language, have gone to considerable lengths to stress and ensure the use of Arabic as a medium of instruction and expression for all branches of higher education. Progress in Arabicization has been accompanied by a diminishing role for the teaching of English to Arab…

  14. Teaching Urban Politics at an Albanian University: How Do You Make an American Sub-Discipline Internationally Relevant?

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    Dilworth, Richardson

    2008-01-01

    This article compares American and Albanian college students' urban political experiences in order to understand the relevance of American models of urban politics to developing nations. Urban growth in Albania has created needs for teaching students about urban governance. The evidence presented here suggests that Albanians' conceptions of urban…

  15. Using Media as the Basis for a Social Issues Approach to Promoting Moral Literacy in University Teaching

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    Normore, Anthony H.; Doscher, Stephanie Paul

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this research is to explore the use of media as the basis for a social issues approach to promoting moral literacy and effective teaching in educational leadership programs. Design/methodology/approach: Through a review of relevant literature, mass media sources, and observations, the authors use Starratt's framework of…

  16. Teaching, Learning, and Leading with Schools and Communities: One Urban University Re-Envisions Teacher Preparation for the Next Generation

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    Ryan, Ann Marie; Ensminger, David C.; Heineke, Amy J.; Kennedy, Adam S.; Prasse, David P; Smetana, Lara K.

    2014-01-01

    Ultimately, the national goals of improving learning outcomes for all students and reducing, if not eliminating, the achievement gap require a teaching corps that brings knowledge and professional competencies to have positive impacts on diverse learners in diverse settings (Gándara & Maxwell-Jolly, 2006). As central actors in schools,…

  17. Using WebQuest as a Universal Design for Learning Tool to Enhance Teaching and Learning in Teacher Preparation Programs

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    Yang, Chien-Hui; Tzuo, Pei Wen; Komara, Cecile

    2011-01-01

    Developed by Dodge (1995), WebQuest is an inquiry-based teaching tool, in which students of all ages and levels participate in an authentic task that use pre-designed, pre-defined internet resources, though other print resources can also be used. Learners will put the focus on gathering, summarizing, synthesizing, and evaluating the information…

  18. Creating a Communicative Language Teaching Environment for Improving Students' Communicative Competence at EFL/EAP University Level

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    Farooq, Muhammad U.

    2015-01-01

    The present research focuses on teachers' perceptions and practices regarding Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) and its impact on communicative competency of the students. A questionnaire was used to collect the quantitative data from teachers. The results show that the EFL teachers are aware of the CLT characteristics, its implementation and…

  19. Teaching about Religion with Food

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    Desjardins, Michel

    2004-01-01

    This article presents a particular teaching strategy that involves using food playfully in the classroom in order to change the mood, generate different forms of learning, and prod students to connect food and religion. I offer a rationale for teaching with food, then provide an application from a university course on Gnosticism. My goal is to…

  20. Teaching Music from a Distance

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    Criswell, Chad

    2009-01-01

    Imagine being able to teach a music class live over the Internet. Actually, one does not have to imagine it. Advances in technology over the past few years have now made it possible to teach almost any class in a virtual environment. Building on the success that colleges and universities have had with moving graduate music education courses onto…

  1. Conceptual Systems and Teaching Styles.

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    Murphy, Patricia D.

    In an attempt to determine whether knowledge of teachers' conceptual systems can be used to predict teaching styles in handling information and applying sanctions, the teaching styles of 136 home economics student teachers from three midwestern universities were measured by coding tape-recorded lessons according to Joyce's system, and two…

  2. Teaching Learning Styles with Technology

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    Schell, Lea Ann

    2004-01-01

    One of the challenges that physical education teacher education (PETE) program faculty face is how to use technology effectively as a teaching tool while at the same time teaching students to incorporate technology into their own classrooms. Recently, faculty members in the Department of Kinesiology at Sonoma State University (SSU) have been…

  3. Teaching Online - A Time Comparison

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    Joseph Cavanaugh

    2005-01-01

    The success of distance courses has prompted universities nationwide to increase the number of courses offered online. As the number of these courses has increased, the challenges involved in developing and offering them have become more apparent. One particular difficulty when teaching in an online format is that it can be more time-consuming than teaching in a traditional in-class format.

  4. Collegiality and Better Science Teaching

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    Weiser, Brenda

    2012-01-01

    For the past five years, teachers from four Houston-area school districts have joined together in a professional learning community (PLC) to improve their science teaching. Through the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, the teachers strengthen content knowledge and…

  5. Teacher Interns' Commitment to Teaching.

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    Boser, Judith A.; Kennedy, Rosa L.

    A year-long teaching internship in lieu of student teaching has been offered by the College of Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with special funding targeted toward individuals who already had received undergraduate degrees in areas of study other than education and who were seeking teacher certification at the secondary level.…

  6. Teaching Writing

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    Tomas, Z.; Kostka, I.; Mott-Smith, J. A.

    2013-01-01

    The authors of "Teaching Writing" draw on their years of teaching and their knowledge of theory and research to present major concepts in teaching L2 writing. These concepts encompass how cultural differences affect the writing class, planning instruction, text-based writing, writing strategies, modeling, and responding to student…

  7. Teaching Listening

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    Nemtchinova, Ekaterina

    2013-01-01

    Ekaterina Nemtchinova's book "Teaching Listening" explores different approaches to teaching listening in second language classrooms. Presenting up-to-date research and theoretical issues associated with second language listening, Nemtchinova explains how these new findings inform everyday teaching and offers practical suggestions…

  8. Teaching Artistry

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    Reeder, Laura

    2007-01-01

    The profession of teaching artist is an increasingly accepted career path. Teaching artists have generated plentiful testimonials to support what was once only backed up by anecdote and is now increasingly supported by objective data. They are finding that very definite and specific benefits await the artist who teaches. While the impacts are not…

  9. Teaching about Fascism: An Interdisciplinary Approach.

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    Hirshfield, Claire

    1980-01-01

    Describes a university course which teaches the history of fascism and nazism through interdisciplinary methods: philosophy, film, literature, and art. Visiting lecturers include survivors of concentration camps. (KC)

  10. Teaching Technical Writing Using the Engineering Method

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    Ramsey, Norman

    Teaching Technical Writing Using the Engineering Method Norman Ramsey Tufts University March 2011 teachers who were reduced to "teaching a student to write" by taking that student's first paper "student time" working on writing--teaching the same material to seniors, graduate students, and postdocs

  11. Graduate Teaching Assistants Program Department of Entomology

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    Behmer, Spencer T.

    Graduate Teaching Assistants Program Department of Entomology Texas A&M University Adopted 11 December 2002 Revised July 2010 The goal of this program is to offer entomology graduate students their Teaching Assistant experience in entomology. Participation as a teaching assistant can be achieved in 3

  12. Helping Faculty Develop Teaching Skills through Workshops.

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    Russell, James R.; Stafford, Carl W.

    This paper describes the teaching skills workshops at Purdue University (Indiana), which were originally developed in 1980 to train graduate assistants to teach college classes but are now being used by the faculty--instructors through full professors--to improve their teaching. It is noted that the workshops have been successfully modified for…

  13. A Better Way to Evaluate Undergraduate Teaching

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    Wieman, Carl

    2015-01-01

    Current methods of evaluating teaching in colleges and universities fail to encourage, guide, or document teaching that leads to improved student learning outcomes. Here the author presents a measure of teaching quality that is correlated with desired student outcomes, free from large confounding variables, and that can be used to compare the…

  14. VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL 1602 Campus Delivery

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    Rutledge, Steven

    VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL 1602 Campus Delivery Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1602 Phone: 970.297.1269 CHIEF NURSING OFFICER Veterinary Teaching Hospital College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Position Summary: The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks

  15. VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL 1602 Campus Delivery

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    VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL 1602 Campus Delivery Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1602 Phone: 970.297.1269 On-call Anesthesia Post-Doc Post-Doctoral Veterinary Teaching Hospital College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Position Summary: The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) at Colorado State University

  16. VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL 1602 Campus Delivery

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    Birner, Thomas

    VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL 1602 Campus Delivery Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1602 Phone: 970.297.1269 Canine Rehabilitation Therapist Veterinary Teaching Hospital College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Position Summary: The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) at Colorado State University

  17. Teaching at NIU: A Handbook for

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    Teaching at NIU: A Handbook for Teaching Assistants This handbook developed by the Office;Acknowledgements This first edition of the Northern Illinois University Teaching Assistant Handbook is the result of the combined efforts of several NIU faculty and staff. The handbook has been compiled and edited by Professor

  18. Evaluation and Teaching: Beyond Lip-Service.

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    Knapper, Christopher K.

    The need to effectively evaluate teaching performance of university faculty and a suggested approach involving a teaching dossier are discussed. Administrative decisions about the careers of faculty members have tended to be based on publication records rather than teaching evaluation. It is suggested that the curriculum vitae of a faculty member…

  19. Gladly Learn and Gladly Teach. Franklin and His Heirs at the University of Pennsylvania, 1740-1976.

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    Meyerson, Martin; Winegrad, Dilys Pegler

    Essays on the history of the University of Pennsylvania are presented in this book. They are grouped according to four main periods since the university's founding. After an introduction to the community of which the university has always been a part, focus is on the eighteenth century collegiate departments. In the nineteenth century, while the…

  20. Teaching on the Internet.

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    Kubala, Tom

    1998-01-01

    Discusses Internet graduate teaching experiences at the University of Central Florida and explores the pros and cons of online instruction. Describes Internet courses as asynchronous, allowing students to participate at any time and place. States that faculty must be excellent teachers, able to translate their styles into effective,…

  1. Perceptions of Teaching Effectiveness

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    Lumpkin, Angela; Multon, Karen D.

    2013-01-01

    Faculty members at a research extensive university who had been recognized as outstanding teachers stated that they enjoyed teaching and expressed a strong preference for actively engaging students in the learning process and placing a high degree of importance on receiving student feedback. They stressed the importance of setting clear…

  2. Teaching from the Desktop.

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    Johnson, Liz

    Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) began offering courses by Desktop Videoconferencing (DVC) in fall 1995 and continues to experiment with ways to use this new and flexible teaching tool. This paper describes the MTSU DVC system in an attempt to expose educators to this new technology and its many possibilities, and to stimulate discussion…

  3. Studies in Teaching.

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    McCoy, Leah P., Ed.

    The 30 papers presented at Wake Forest University's 1997 Annual Research Forum (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) are as follows: "To Sprint or Crawl: The Effect of Classroom Activities on Student Behavior: (R. Allen); "Generating Good Grammar: Traditional and Whole Language Approaches" (D. Alexander); "Effective Teaching Methodologies for ESL…

  4. Teaching Artificial Intelligence Playfully

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    Mike Zyda; Sven Koenig

    In this paper, we report on the efforts at the University of Southern California to teach computer science and artificial intelligence with games because games mo- tivate students, which we believe increases enrollment and retention and helps us to educate better computer scientists. The Department of Computer Science is now in its second year of operating its Bachelor's Program in

  5. Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. Learning from

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research the experiences that shape Virginia Tech as an institution, we acknowledge those aspects of our legacy in the spirit of the Virginia Tech motto of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). Virginia Tech Principles of Community

  6. A Review of the Role of National Policy and Institutional Mission in European Distance Teaching Universities with Respect to Widening Participation in Higher Education Study through Open Educational Resources

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    Lane, Andy

    2012-01-01

    The open educational resources (OER) movement is relatively new with few higher education institutions (HEIs) publishing or using them, and even fewer using them to widen engagement or participation in HE study. Although distance teaching universities have been in the vanguard of widening opportunities for HE study, they vary in how far they are…

  7. Part-Time Faculty and Teaching/Research Assistants Now Outnumber Full-Time Faculty at Public Colleges and Universities. "Fact Book" Bulletin: Reporting Significant Trends Affecting Education Progress in the SREB States. Challenge to Lead Series

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    Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2005

    2005-01-01

    One of the ways public colleges and universities are adjusting to changing financial circumstances is by hiring more part-time faculty and teaching/research assistants than full-time faculty. The possible long-term effects of this change should be watched closely by campus and state leaders. Several cost factors have triggered the trend:…

  8. An Investigation into the Practicality and Applicability of the Pedandragogic Framework: A Case Study of Faculty Attitude toward a Learner-Centered Model of Teaching and Learning at a University in the Southern United States

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    Samaroo, Selwyn

    2012-01-01

    This study defines and explores pedandragogy as a teaching and learning model using a southern university in the United States of America as a case study. It examines its applicability to a multiplicity of academic disciplines, testing the attitudes of faculty towards the implementation of the learner-centered approach in higher education.…

  9. Where "Sign Language Studies" Has Led Us in Forty Years: Opening High School and University Education for Deaf People in Viet Nam through Sign Language Analysis, Teaching, and Interpretation

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    Woodward, James; Hoa, Nguyen Thi

    2012-01-01

    This paper discusses how the Nippon Foundation-funded project "Opening University Education to Deaf People in Viet Nam through Sign Language Analysis, Teaching, and Interpretation," also known as the Dong Nai Deaf Education Project, has been implemented through sign language studies from 2000 through 2012. This project has provided deaf adults in…

  10. A Professional Development Teaching Course for Science Graduate Students

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    Baumgartner, Erin

    2007-01-01

    Although the majority of the teaching faculty at U.S. universities is composed of people who are scientific experts, research has found that most scientists do not have information about effective teaching methods (DeHaan 2005). Traditional lecture-style college science teaching does not reflect knowledge about best teaching practices based upon…

  11. An Evaluation of the International Graduate Teaching Assistants Training Program

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    Okoth, Edith A.; Mupinga, Davison M.

    2007-01-01

    Many universities rely on graduate students for teaching and/or research activities. Among the teaching assistants are international students who lack the pedagogical background and cultural exposure to succeed as teaching assistants. This study evaluated a graduate teaching assistants training program for international students. Data were…

  12. International Cross-Cultural Collaborative Teaching and Training Theories (ICCCTTT)

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    Kamal Dean Parhizgar

    1998-01-01

    In cross-cultural training programs, some teaching and learning theories are similar from one culture to another, and in other cases they are different: there is no one way to teach and learn things, there is no universal applicability of teaching and learning theories, and there are similarities and differences among teaching and learning theories around the world. This paper presents

  13. What Makes Co-Teaching Work? Identifying the Essential Elements

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    Bacharach, Nancy L.; Heck, Teresa Washut; Dahlberg, Kathryn R.

    2008-01-01

    As co-teaching expands into the realm of student teaching, it is essential for universities and their partner districts to examine those components that are critical to the success of a co-teaching partnership. This paper will share the process used in the development of the What Makes Co-teaching Work (WMCW) instrument used to support the…

  14. Blogs in English language teaching and learning 1 Blogs in English language teaching

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    Blogs in English language teaching and learning 1 Blogs in English language teaching and learning in language learning communities A university English language class is a community of learners. However, any University of Agriculture and Technology Naeko Naganuma Akita International University ABSTRACT This paper

  15. Teaching medical histology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine: Transition to virtual slides and virtual microscopes.

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    Blake, Charles A; Lavoie, Holly A; Millette, Clarke F

    2003-12-01

    We describe how the histology course we teach to first-year medical students changed successfully from using glass slides and microscopes to using virtual slides and virtual microscopes. In 1988, we taught a classic medical histology course. Subsequently, students were loaned static labeled images on projection slides to introduce them to their microscope glass slides, and we made laser disks of histological images available in the teaching lab. In 2000, we placed the static labeled images and laboratory manual on the Web. We abandoned the Web-based approach in 2001. Faculty selected specific areas on microscope glass slides in student collections for scanning at a total magnification of 40, 100, 200, or 400. Christopher M. Prince of Petro Image, LLC, scanned the glass slides; digitized, encoded, and compressed (95%) the images; and placed them on CD-ROMs. The scanned images were viewed up to a magnification of 400 using the MrSID viewer (LizardTech software) and the computer as a virtual microscope. This viewer has many useful features, including effective microscope and telescope functions that provide greater versatility for sample study and speed in localizing structures than was possible with the actual microscope. Image detail is indistinguishable from that viewed under the light microscope at equivalent magnifications. Static labeled images were also placed on CD-ROMs to introduce students to the virtual slides. Students could view all the images on their CD-ROMs at any time and in any place with their laptop computers without going online. Students no longer rented light microscopes in 2002. Both students and faculty have shown strong support for using this approach to teaching histology during the past 2 years. PMID:14628320

  16. Teaching Clinical Psychology

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    Suler, John R., 1955-

    Teaching Clinical Psychology, created by Dr. John Suler of Rider University, is devoted to �sharing ideas and resources for teaching clinical psychology.� Helpful for students and educators in the fields of mental health and human services counseling, this site contains practical in-class exercises, such as an exercise which illustrates what it is like to share secrets with strangers, and syllabi for courses in the clinical psychology curriculum. There are also larger projects for students, including an in-depth analysis of a psychotherapy case study and a role-play project which has students administer, score, and interpret a series of psychological tests given to a classmate.

  17. Understanding Science: Teaching Resources

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    The world of science is diverse and fascinating, but traditional methods of teaching sometimes don't do it justice. This site from the University of California helps teachers help their students become fascinated by the process of scientific discovery. The site contains several "teachers' lounges" where educators can share information, resources, and also learn about new pedagogical developments and innovations. Visitors shouldn't miss the Guide to Understanding Science 101, which includes answers to questions like What is science? and so on. Moving on, the site also contains other areas, including Correcting Misconceptions, Teaching Tools, and Conceptual Framework, which helps educators identify age-appropriate learning goals.

  18. Conceptions of teaching held by academic teachers

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    Katherine Samuelowicz; John D. Bain

    1992-01-01

    This study examines conceptions of teaching held by academic teachers in the fields of science and social science, in two universities: a distance university in the UK and a traditional one in Australia. A five level classification of conceptions of teaching is proposed. A process of arriving at this scheme is discussed and a formalised coding system is presented which

  19. Accidence and AcronymsDeploying electronic assessment in support of classical language teaching in a university context

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    Richard Ashdowne

    2009-01-01

    This article describes the process of design and implementation of GALACTICA (`Greek And Latin Accidence Consolidation Training, Internet-Centred Assessment') in support of the University of Oxford's Classics Faculty language consolidation classes. The context and aims of the previous paper-based `assessment' system are considered (being unusual in a university setting) and their significance for the move to an electronic system are

  20. Real-Time Learning, Real-World Teaching: University Teams with School District to Improve Curriculum and Instruction

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    Koch, Steven; Borg, Terry

    2011-01-01

    An Illinois district brings a local university into the district to craft advanced learning embedded in the needs of specific schools. Community High School District 155 in Crystal Lake, Ill., and Northern Illinois University (NIU) College of Education engaged in a partnership that has provided significant benefits, posed limited challenges, and…

  1. Teaching and Technology Transfer as Alternative Revenue Streams: A Primer on the Potential Legal Implications for UK Universities

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    Van Hoorebeek, Mark; Marson, James

    2005-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess the financial and intellectual issues facing the university sector as many institutions in the UK pursue alternative revenue streams. As a consequence to the increasing financial pressures, university departments are increasingly exposed to new forms of potential litigation and also face the risk to…

  2. Advancing the Culture of Teaching on Campus: How a Teaching Center Can Make a Difference

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    Cook, Constance, Ed.; Kaplan, Matthew, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    Written by the director and staff of the first, and one of the largest, teaching centers in American higher education--the University of Michigan's Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)--this book offers a unique perspective on the strategies for making a teaching center integral to an institution's educational mission. It presents a…

  3. Teaching Human Rights: A Teaching Guide for Middle and High School Educators.

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    Shiman, David A.

    This curriculum guide incorporates three dimensions of human rights education: teaching about human rights, teaching against human rights violations, and teaching for the creation of a world in which all human beings are treated with justice and dignity. The book is based upon the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).…

  4. Can Graduate Teaching Assistants Teach Inquiry-Based Geology Labs Effectively?

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    Ryker, Katherine; McConnell, David

    2014-01-01

    This study examines the implementation of teaching strategies by graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) in inquiry-based introductory geology labs at a large research university. We assess the degree of inquiry present in each Physical Geology lab and compare and contrast the instructional practices of new and experienced GTAs teaching these labs. We…

  5. Teaching Reform and Practice of the Provincial-Level Quality Course: Quantum Mechanics

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    Wang, Hongmei

    2010-01-01

    According to the actuality of Dezhou University, some useful reforms in teaching content, teaching method, and teaching measure are introduced, combining with the characteristics of the course of quantum mechanism in this article.

  6. Teaching Reading

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    Day, Richard R.

    2013-01-01

    "Teaching Reading" uncovers the interactive processes that happen when people learn to read and translates them into a comprehensive easy-to-follow guide on how to teach reading. Richard Day's revelations on the nature of reading, reading strategies, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and reading objectives make fascinating…

  7. Teaching Vocabulary

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    Lessard-Clouston, M.

    2013-01-01

    Vocabulary is central to English language teaching. Without sufficient vocabulary, students cannot understand others or express their own ideas. Teachers who find the task of teaching English vocabulary a little daunting are not alone! This book presents important issues from recent vocabulary research and theory so that teachers may approach…

  8. Professional Development of Graduate Teaching Assistants and Instructors

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    Reif, John H.

    Writing Program, the Scholarly Communications Office, the Academic Resource Center, and the OfficeProfessional Development of Graduate Teaching Assistants and Instructors Duke University Graduate or university teachers. Graduate students may serve as Teaching Assistants (TAs), may teach their own courses

  9. Teaching Educational Psychology

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    Based at the Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Teaching Educational Psychology (TEP) is an online, peer-refereed journal that is "devoted to increasing our shared knowledge base about the teaching of educational psychology to a variety of educational constituencies" including administrators, policy-makers, parents, and the public. The journal started publication in 2005 and is published twice a year. Visitors to the site can access all of the back issues of the journal, and they should also take a look at their reviewing guidelines and submission materials. Recent articles include "Using Student Interviews to Understand Theories of Motivation" and "Narrative as a Basis for Teaching Educational Psychology" Moving on, the site also includes links to related educational psychology sites and a list of reviewers.

  10. Teaching Indigenous Languages

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    This site offers a wealth of materials relating to the anthropological, educational, and political issues involved with the teaching of Indigenous Languages. The best feature is the online full-texts of recently published scholarly studies and collections devoted to the subject. These texts include Revitalizing Indigenous Languages (1999), Teaching Indigenous Languages (1997), and Stabilizing Indigenous Languages (1996). The site also offers reprints of scholarly articles on such topics as American Indian language policy, models for teaching and maintaining indigenous languages, selected columns (1990-1999) from NABE (National Association for Bilingual Education) News, and quite a bit more. Many of the texts feature hyperlinks, and a site search engine is provided. Finally, an extensive, occasionally annotated list of links to Bilingual, American Indian, Indigenous Languages, and Literacy/ Reading sites is also posted. Jon Reyhner, an associate professor of bilingual and multicultural education at Northern Arizona University, maintains the site.

  11. Expectations of All Candidates Seeking Teacher Licensure at the University of Memphis Candidates pursuing requirements for a teaching license at the University of Memphis and who

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    Dasgupta, Dipankar

    Expectations of All Candidates Seeking Teacher Licensure at the University of Memphis Candidates and requirements of a teacher licensure candidate at the University of Memphis. Paramount to becoming a licensed teacher, candidates must demonstrate competence in the following Pillars of Practice for Teacher

  12. A Hybrid Teaching and Learning Model

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    Juhary, Jowati Binti

    This paper aims at analysing the needs for a specific teaching and learning model for the National Defence University of Malaysia (NDUM). The main argument is that whether there are differences between teaching and learning for academic component versus military component at the university. It is further argued that in order to achieve excellence, there should be one teaching and learning culture. Data were collected through interviews with military cadets. It is found that there are variations of teaching and learning strategies for academic courses, in comparison to a dominant teaching and learning style for military courses. Thus, in the interest of delivering quality education and training for students at the university, the paper argues that possibly a hybrid model for teaching and learning is fundamental in order to generate a one culture of academic and military excellence for the NDUM.

  13. International Conference on Teaching-Learning Process in Universities. A Fresh Look into the Teaching-Learning Process and Use of Educational Technology in Universities with Special Reference to ASEAN Countries.

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    University of Science, Penang (Malaysia).

    The proceedings of the conference include background information, transcripts of opening and closing sessions, papers presented, a conference program, summary of discussions, findings and recommendations, and lists of committees and participants. The papers are divided into four sections: (1) goals and objectives of university education in…

  14. Teaching Assistants Department of Chemistry

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    He, Chuan

    student. Dr. Vera Dragisich Dr. Valerie Keller Dr. Meishan Zhao Department Executive Officer Organic ChemGuide for Teaching Assistants Department of Chemistry The University of Chicago #12;© 2012 Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago (2nd edition) #12;i Preface Welcome to the Chemistry

  15. Meeting Report: Teaching Signal Transduction

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    Kramer, IJsbrand; Thomas, Geraint

    2006-01-01

    In July, 2005, the European Institute of Chemistry and Biology at the campus of the University of Bordeaux, France, hosted a focused week of seminars, workshops, and discussions around the theme of "teaching signal transduction." The purpose of the summer school was to offer both junior and senior university instructors a chance to reflect on the…

  16. Reporting Unit and Teaching Evaluations

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    Pender J. Pedler

    In 2002, the Edith Cowan University implemented its Unit and Teaching Evaluation Instrument (UTEI) for collecting student feedback data. The UTEI is a standardised three- part questionnaire that provides for unit evaluation of each unit, and within the unit, lecturer evaluation of each lecturer, and tutor evaluation of each tutor. Its use is now mandatory across the whole University. Administering

  17. Creating Community among the Graduate Teaching Assistants: Benefits, Challenges, and Lessons Learned.

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    Milner-Bolotin, Marina

    2001-01-01

    Describes a case study of creating a teaching community among the graduate teaching assistants in a physics department at a major research university. Shows that graduate teaching assistants themselves can start a change in the culture of teaching, contributing to their satisfaction from teaching as well as to undergraduate education. (EV)

  18. TEACHING AND LEARNING FELLOW FLEXIBLE LEARNING & THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

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    Handy, Todd C.

    in curriculum development, blended or online learning, developing educational resources and activitiesTEACHING AND LEARNING FELLOW FLEXIBLE LEARNING & THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM Teaching and Learning Fellow (postdoctoral position) Department of Geography University of British

  19. AN APPROACH TO TEACHING A COMPUTER PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE

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    Toru Tamaki; Takeshi Hagiwara; Yoshinobu Maeda; Yasuo Nakamura

    In this paper, we introduce an approach to teaching a computer programming language to students in an engineering course in a university, and report the results of using a teaching material based on the approach.

  20. PLATO: An Automatic Teaching Device

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    D. Bitzer; P. Braunfeld; W. Lichtenberger

    1961-01-01

    PLATO¿a teaching machine developed during the past nine months at the Coordinated Science Laboratory of the University of Illinois¿is a device for teaching a number of students individually by means of a single, central, high-speed general-purpose digital computer. Each student is provided with his own keyset and television display. The keyset enables the student to control the sequence of materials

  1. Pattern of in-hospital pediatric mortality over a 3-year period at University teaching hospitals in Iran

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    Fallahzadeh, Mohammad Amin; Abdehou, Sophia T.; Hassanzadeh, Jafar; Fallhzadeh, Fatemeh; Fallahzadeh, Mohammad Hossein; Malekmakan, Leila

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Causes of death are different and very important for policy makers in different regions. This study was designed to analyze the data for our in-patient children mortality. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study from March 2011 to March 2013, all patients from 2 months to 18 years who died in pediatric intensive care unit, emergency room or medical pediatric wards in the teaching hospitals were studied. Results: From a total of 18,915 admissions during a 2-year-period, 256 deaths occurred with a mean age of 4.3 ± 5 years and mortality 1.35%. An underlying disease was present in 70.7% of the patients and in 88.5% of them the leading causes of death were related to the underlying diseases. The most common underlying diseases were congenital heart disease and cardiomyopathy in 50 (27.6%). The four main causes of deaths were sepsis (14.8%), pneumonia (14.5%), congestive heart failure (9.8%), and hepatic encephalopathy (9.8%). Conclusion: We may conclude that after sepsis and pneumonia, congestive heart failure, and hepatic encephalopathy are the leading causes of death. Most patients who died had underlying diseases including malignancies, heart and liver diseases as the most common causes. PMID:26195856

  2. Internet Technology-Based Projects in Learning and Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Yakutsk State University

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    Zamorshchikova, Lena; Egorova, Olga; Popova, Marina

    2011-01-01

    This paper discusses recent uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in fostering Internet-based projects for learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) at the Faculty of Foreign Languages in Yakutsk State University, Russia. It covers the authors' experiences integrating distance education and creating educational resources…

  3. They Came To Learn, They Came To Teach, They Came To Stay. University Women: A Series of Essays, Volume I.

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    Swoboda, Marian J., Ed.; Roberts, Audrey J., Ed.

    This anthology of essays, impressions, and sketches attempts to reassess the role of women in the development of public higher education in Wisconsin, especially in the setting of the University of Wisconsin (UW) System. The essays provide a female perspective from the post Civil War days to today. Some essays focus on the beginnings of the…

  4. "Do We Need to Know That for the Exam?" Teaching English on the CLIL Fault Line at a Trilingual University

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    Ennis, Michael Joseph

    2015-01-01

    This article describes how a course based on the concept of English for specific academic purposes (ESAP) was transformed into content and language integrated learning (CLIL) at a trilingual university where English serves as a lingua franca and medium of instruction, due to the application of a task-based communicative approach. The article…

  5. Teaching Global Perspectives through Camera Work: Naïve to Nuanced Pictures—from West Virginia University to China

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    Lois Raimondo

    2012-01-01

    A renowned photojournalist at The Washington Post and now a professor of visual communication at West Virginia University, Lois Raimondo finds fresh ways to maintain the tradition of cross-cultural exploration, immersion, and understanding she adopted as a graduate student. Much as her graduate advisor forced her to be aware of both her comforts and discomforts, her filters of awareness, and

  6. An Evaluation of the Conservative Dual-Criterion Method for Teaching University Students to Visually Inspect AB-Design Graphs

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    Stewart, Kelise K.; Carr, James E.; Brandt, Charles W.; McHenry, Meade M.

    2007-01-01

    The present study evaluated the effects of both a traditional lecture and the conservative dual-criterion (CDC) judgment aid on the ability of 6 university students to visually inspect AB-design line graphs. The traditional lecture reliably failed to improve visual inspection accuracy, whereas the CDC method substantially improved the performance…

  7. A "Partnership in Teaching Excellence": Ways in Which One School--University Partnership Has Fostered Teacher Development

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    Allen, Jeanne Maree; Howells, Kerry; Radford, Ruth

    2013-01-01

    This paper reports on some of the factors that contribute to an effective partnership between an urban Australian university and a State Department of Education. The partnership, currently in its third year of implementation, entails as a key purpose the development of school Centres of Excellence which contribute to the preparation of pre-service…

  8. The Value of the Distance Teaching University Degrees in the Employment Market: A Study of the Fernuniversitat Graduates.

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    Bartels, Jorn; Rathore, Harish C. S.

    1989-01-01

    Describes a study that was conducted to examine the perceptions of the graduates of FernUniversitat about the acceptance of their distance education degrees by themselves, their employers, their colleagues, and academics at conventional universities; and to study their perceptions of the value of their degrees in the employment market. (LRW)

  9. In Search of Critical Thinking in Undergraduate Education: A Case Study of a Midwestern University's Center for Teaching Excellence

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    Thaxton, Lourene Pike

    2009-01-01

    Research indicated that students often graduate from colleges and universities without encountering critical thinking skills in undergraduate coursework. The first national report raising concerns over the declining quality of education stemmed from the National Commission on Excellence in Education (1983), and findings based on disappointing test…

  10. Christian Universities and Colleges: The Need to Train Instructors to Teach the Bible as Literature in Public Schools

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    Jeynes, William H.

    2012-01-01

    The author examines the national growth of Bible literacy courses in America's public schools and examines what steps Christian universities and colleges can take to help meet the demand for teachers for these courses. The author asserts that several sources of training are currently available, but declares that they will be unable to train a…

  11. Teaching in Higher Education: A Personal Account Seen through a Perspective of "Otherness" at a Swedish University

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    Berhanu, Girma

    2006-01-01

    This study is based on personal experiences. It adopts an auto ethnographic approach and action research perspective in an attempt to describe and reflect on my experience as a teacher in a University where I have worked for just over a year; the study also examines factors that have helped me in my role as a teacher to effect change in my praxis.…

  12. Teradata University Network: A No Cost Web-Portal for Teaching Database, Data Warehousing, and Data-Related Subjects

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    Jukic, Nenad; Gray, Paul

    2008-01-01

    This paper describes the value that information systems faculty and students in classes dealing with database management, data warehousing, decision support systems, and related topics, could derive from the use of the Teradata University Network (TUN), a free comprehensive web-portal. A detailed overview of TUN functionalities and content is…

  13. A Multidimensional Perspective of Faculty Mentoring and Job Satisfaction during the First Year of Teaching at Lindenwood University

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    Mueller, Carla

    2012-01-01

    Higher education requires exemplary faculty to provide a high quality education to college-level students. When faculty is new to an institution, issues of transition can affect job satisfaction negatively. The literature concludes that job satisfaction can affect retention of quality personnel. As a result, college and university administrators…

  14. Telepresent Teaching.

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    Windelborn, Augden

    2000-01-01

    Discusses possibilities for the application of telepresence to physics and teaching. Telepresence allows a computer user to effectively be present at some other location through the use of remote cameras, sensors, and controls. (WRM)

  15. Teaching Telescopes

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    Reid, John S.

    1974-01-01

    Discusses experience of teaching optical experiments with emphasis upon the student's design and construction of refracting and reflecting telescopes. Concludes that the student's interest and acquired knowledge are greatly enhanced through the use of realistic experiments. (CC)

  16. Seroprevalence and correlates of human T-cell lymphoma/leukemia virus type 1 antibodies among pregnant women at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria

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    Okoye, Augustine Ejike; Ibegbulam, Obike Godswill; Onoh, Robinson Chukwudi; Ezeonu, Paul Olisaemeka; Ugwu, Ngozi I; Lawani, Lucky Osaheni; Anigbo, Chukwudi Simon; Nonyelu, Charles E

    2014-01-01

    Background Human T-cell lymphoma/leukemia virus (HTLV)-1 is a retrovirus transmitted vertically from mother to child parenterally and sexually by infected lymphocytes. Objective The objective of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of HTLV-1 antibodies and associated risk factors for HTLV-1 infection among pregnant women in University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, southeast Nigeria. Materials and methods A cross-sectional study was carried out from July to October 2010. Two hundred pregnant women were recruited consecutively from the antenatal clinic. Five milliliters of blood was collected from each of the participants into a plain sterile bottle and allowed to clot. The serum obtained was stored at ?20°C until required for analysis. The serum samples were then analyzed for antibodies to HTLV-1 using a one-step incubation double-antigen sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kit. Participants’ demographic characteristics and degree of exposure to the risk factors associated with HTLV-1 infection were captured using a questionnaire. Statistical analysis of results was done using SPSS version 17. Results The average age of the pregnant women was 28.94 years (standard deviation 4.17). The age-group with the highest representation was those between the ages of 26 and 30 years. Thirty-six percent of the population was above 30 years old. The result of the tests showed that only one respondent, a 31-year-old pregnant woman tested positive for HTLV-1 antibodies. Therefore, the seroprevalence of HTLV-1 antibodies among pregnant women attending the antenatal clinic at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital was 0.5%, with a 95% confidence interval of 0%–2.8%. Some of the sociodemographic risk factors of HTLV-1 infection found to be applicable to the 31-year-old woman who tested positive included positive history of previous sexually transmitted diseases, high parity, low socioeconomic status, female sex, and age above 30 years. The pregnant women that participated in this study were exposed to risk factors and behaviors associated with HTLV-1 infection. Some of the pregnant women (17.5%) had contracted sexually transmitted diseases, and 80.5% did not use condoms during coitus. Conclusion The seroprevalence obtained in this study was low, though it is 100% for anyone infected. More prospective and multicenter studies are required to determine the infectivity of HTLV-1 among pregnant women in Nigeria. PMID:25258559

  17. Making Teaching Community Property: A Menu for Peer Collaboration and Peer Review. AAHE Teaching Initiative.

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    Hutchings, Pat

    A collection of program descriptions and case studies in college faculty peer collaboration and peer review includes: "Setting a Scholarly Tone: Teaching Circles in the History Department at Kent State University"; "Fostering Collective Responsibility for Student Learning: Teaching Seminars in the University of North Carolina at Charlotte…

  18. Situational analysis of teaching and learning of medicine and nursing students at Makerere University College of Health Sciences

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    Sarah Kiguli; Rhona Baingana; Ligia Paina; David Mafigiri; Sara Groves; Godfrey Katende; Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde; Juliet Kiguli; Moses Galukande; Mayega Roy; Robert Bollinger; George Pariyo

    2011-01-01

    Background  Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) in Uganda is undergoing a major reform to become a more influential\\u000a force in society. It is important that its medicine and nursing graduates are equipped to best address the priority health\\u000a needs of the Ugandan population, as outlined in the government’s Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP). The assessment identifies\\u000a critical gaps in

  19. An exploration for research-oriented teaching model in biology teaching.

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    Xing, Wanjin; Mo, Morigen; Su, Huimin

    2014-07-01

    Training innovative talents, as one of the major aims for Chinese universities, needs to reform the traditional teaching methods. The research-oriented teaching method has been introduced and its connotation and significance for Chinese university teaching have been discussed for years. However, few practical teaching methods for routine class teaching were proposed. In this paper, a comprehensive and concrete research-oriented teaching model with contents of reference value and evaluation method for class teaching was proposed based on the current teacher-guiding teaching model in China. We proposed that the research-oriented teaching model should include at least seven aspects on: (1) telling the scientific history for the skills to find out scientific questions; (2) replaying the experiments for the skills to solve scientific problems; (3) analyzing experimental data for learning how to draw a conclusion; (4) designing virtual experiments for learning how to construct a proposal; (5) teaching the lesson as the detectives solve the crime for learning the logic in scientific exploration; (6) guiding students how to read and consult the relative references; (7) teaching students differently according to their aptitude and learning ability. In addition, we also discussed how to evaluate the effects of the research-oriented teaching model in examination. PMID:25076039

  20. Perceptions of preparedness of LBS I teachers in the state of Illinois and graduates of Illinois State University's LBS I program to collaborate in teaching grade 7--12 math, science, and social science

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    Caldwell, Janet E.

    The expectations for no child to be left behind are leading to increased emphasis on teaching math, science, and social science effectively to students with disabilities. This study utilized information collected from online surveys to examine how current LBS I teachers and individuals graduating from the Illinois State University teacher certification program in LBS I perceive their preparedness to teach these subjects. Participants provided information about coursework and life experiences, and they made suggestions about teacher preparation and professional development programs. Six key items forming the composite variable focused on level of preparation in (a) best practices, (b) selecting materials, (c) selecting objectives, (d) adapting instructional strategies, (e) planning lessons, and (f) and evaluating outcomes. Only 30 LBS I teachers of the 282 contacted by e-mail completed surveys. Of 115 graduates contacted, 71 participated in the original survey and 23 participated in a follow-up survey. Data were analyzed to learn more about the teachers' self-perceptions regarding preparedness to teach math, science, or social science. There was a correlation between perceived level of knowledge and the composite preparation variable for all subjects, but no correlation with length of teaching. Both groups indicated high school content courses were important in preparation to teach. Teachers also indicated collaboration and graduates indicated grade school learning. The most frequent recommendation for both teacher preparation and professional development was additional methods courses. A survey distributed to math, science, and social science teachers of Grades 7--12 asked about their perceptions of the preparedness of LBS I teachers to teach their area of content. Few surveys were completed for each subject so they were examined qualitatively. There was variability among participants, but generally the content area teachers rated themselves as more prepared than the LBS I teachers.