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. In focusing on leadership for constructive social change, we emphasize that Wittenberg expects its teacher1 WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY STUDENT TEACHING HANDBOOK 2012-13 MISSION OF THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM theme and mission statement for the teacher education program. Program Theme: Educational Leaders

Bogaerts, Steven


Quality Assurance for University Teaching.  

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This book, written from a British perspective, presents 17 papers on quality assurance in teaching at the university level. The first eight papers address issues of assuring quality and include: (1) "Quality Assurance for University Teaching; Issues and Approaches" (Roger Ellis); (2) "A British Standard for University Teaching?" (Roger Ellis); (3)…

Ellis, Roger, Ed.


Montana State University Bozeman Teaching Mentoring Program  

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Montana State University ­Bozeman Teaching Mentoring Program Fall 2008 Description The purpose and Plant Pathology and Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee, at 994- 6772, 1

Dratz, Edward A.


[Teaching assessment in recruitment of university teaching staff].  


When a university teacher is recruited, should his capacity for teaching as well as his scientific maturity be evaluated? If this is the case, how must this assessment be carried out? With regard to the first question, despite the fact that present-day official requirements seem unclear and confusing, for some years now declarations from the Consensus Conference of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) leave no doubt that assessment of teaching capacity should constitute a basic requisite for the appointment of teachers and their future career. The fifth declaration of WFME is quite clear about the need to train teachers to be educators and not only experts in their various disciplines, to ratify teaching capacities on par with capacities shown in biomedical research and medical practice. The WFME's recommendations, on the other hand, provide no useful elements for formulating the criteria by which to assess candidates' teaching capacities. The tables given therefore refer not to official documents, but to studies worked out by experts. In the first table regarding criteria for global assessment of candidates, it is easy to observe that teaching capacity is strongly penalized with respect to professional maturity. In the second grid, which is specific for teaching capacities, more precise criteria are suggested to characterize a teaching profile in various ways, such as finishing and updating experience in ateliers, familiarity with teaching instruments, use of articulated teaching methods and the possibility of assessment by students through questionnaires. PMID:1524948

Sensi, S



University Teaching Quality Evaluation Using Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation Approach  

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In view of fuzziness of university teaching quality evaluation, AHP-based multi-level fuzzy comprehensive evaluation model become the advantage model for university teaching quality assessment. It is of great importance to evaluate scientifically teachers' teaching quality in the classroom. The methods of AHP and Fuzzy comprehensive evaluation are applied to evaluation of classroom teaching quality. By analyzing constituent elements of teaching

Xiani He; Ziqiang Zhu; Yong Zhou; Guangyin Lu; Qunyi Liu



Students' Perception of University Teaching Behaviours  

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The purpose of the paper is to explore students' perception of university teaching behaviours in Pakistan. Three hundred and fifty students from the six public sector Pakistani universities returned questionnaires. Assessment framework, learning activities and instructional strategies emerged from factor analysis as common factors. Students' views…

Ali, Akhtar; Tariq, Riaz H.; Topping, J.



Support for Teaching at Major Universities.  

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Major themes that dominate institutional support for teaching are addressed by representatives of large research-oriented institutions of higher education that form the "Panel on Research and Development of Instructional Resources." The Panel is composed of the Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago. Contents are as follows: "The Panel…

Ericksen, Stanford C., Ed.; Cook, John A., Ed.


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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and is linked with your own teaching (e.g., inquiry-based learning, group work, podcasts). The topic couldCentre for Teaching and Learning, Queen's University at Kingston P a g e | 1 Program for University Teaching and Learning To be awarded the Teaching & Learning: Scholarship certificate, you must meet three

Graham, Nick


The Teaching of Electromagnetism at University Level  

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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)

Houldin, J. E.



Teaching Mindfulness at a Public Research University  

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Given the lack of published spiritual practices in classroom settings, particularly in public colleges and universities, this article provides one way of promoting mindfulness in an academic course format. Personal insights and practices are shared as a way to encourage fellow instructors not only to teach mindfulness but, more importantly, to…

Lee, Jenny J.



Using Twitter in university research, teaching and  

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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 140 characters, and can include links to blogs, web pages, images, videos and all other material

Bristol, University of


Analysing weblogs in university teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

University lecturers are relying on the publication of blogs for complementing traditional lectures or as an e-learning tool. However, the usefulness of blogs is still unclear. Therefore there is a need for studies that may show the real value of blogs in university education. In this paper, several studies regarding this topic are reviewed, and their conclusions will be contrasted

Sergio Luján-Mora; Susana de Juana Espinosa


The use of laboratory systems in improving university teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

The problem of improving university teaching is reviewed and is seen as part of the process of re-education and change analysed by Lewin (1948) and others. A “teaching laboratory” is proposed including provision for feedback mechanism, self-confrontation processes, simulation and micro-teaching. Case studies of the use of micro-teaching and video recording are reported.

Arye Perlberg



Research of University Teaching Resources Service under Cloud Computing Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the analysis of the current contradictions in university teaching resources ,union the characterist of cloud computation ,this article focuses on the function of the teaching resources service based on cloud mode, analyzes and constructs a model of university teaching resources service and a general resource management platform based on the cloud computing.

Qiao Chen; Hong Yuan; QiuE Xiong



Teaching Data Security at University Degree Level  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a general consensus that courses on data security at university degree level should be research-oriented and teach fundamentals of the field, i.e., items of long-term knowledge in contrast to technology-oriented system knowledge. Unfortunately, this consensus often results in courses that are either too theoretical or are outdated with respect to current developments in security technology. We argue that

Maximillian Dornseif; Felix Gaertner; Martin Mink; Lexi Pimenidis



Teaching Videos: University of Exeter  

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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."



Increasing the Influence of University Supervisors during Student Teaching  

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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

Asplin, Kristen N.; Marks, Melissa J.



The Efficiency of the University Teaching and Learning Training Program (UTL) on Developing the Teaching Competencies of the Teaching Staff at Imam University  

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This study aimed at presenting the University Teaching and Learning training program UTL and determining the efficiency of the UTL on developing the teaching competencies of the teaching staff at Imam University in Saudi Arabia. The results revealed that there were statistically significant differences between the performance of the training group…

AlRweithy, Eman; Alsaleem, Basma Issa



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.


Research Methodologies Explored for a Paradigm Shift in University Teaching.  

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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…

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




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TAMARATT TEACHING PROFESSORSHIP IN GEOSCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY Applications are invited for the Tamaratt Teaching Professorship in Geoscience, a unique endowed faculty position with the objectives of advancing the teaching expertise and research in geoscience education in the Department of Geoscience

Habib, Ayman


Student learning and the scholarship of university teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

A variety of models of the scholarship of university teaching have been advocated since Boyer first proposed that the scholarship of teaching be considered as one of four forms of scholarship associated with university practices. These models have evolved from theoretical and empirically based analyses, and have as their core value concepts as diverse as reflection, communication, pedagogic content knowledge,

Keith Trigwell; Suzanne Shale



Teaching Styles and Occupational Stress among Chinese University Faculty Members  

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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…

Zhang, Li-fang



University of Calgary Institutional Learning and Teaching Plan Task Force  

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and teaching and thereby deepen our commitment to the principles espoused in Academic Foundations. Goals The University of Calgary Learning and Teaching Plan will provide guidance for all academic and learning support at the University of Calgary; goals and key performance indicators, targets and responsibilities to measure our

de Leon, Alex R.


Teaching African Politics at American Colleges and Universities: A Survey.  

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Political scientists who teach African politics courses at U.S. colleges and universities were surveyed in 1973 to (1) discover successful teaching techniques, approaches, and texts; (2) determine the popularity of courses in African politics; and (3) collect data on the status of African politics as a research area. A questionnaire was mailed to…

Kenski, Henry C.; Kenski, Margaret C.


The Teaching of Chemistry in Universities and Colleges  

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The Teaching of Chemistry in Universities and Colleges. An Inquiry into the size and character of the Faculties, the character of the Courses of Study, and the Text Books used in the Chemistry Departments of 125 American ...

Coe, John Edwin



University Teaching--A Step Forward  

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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)

Miltz, Robert J.; Noam, Jael



Present State of CAD Teaching in Spanish Universities  

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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…

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



Comparing Research and Teaching in University Promotion Criteria  

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This article categorises the different criteria and weightings used to determine promotions in UK universities. The criteria were analysed to determine the extent to which they recognise research and teaching equally as evidence for promotion. The results show that universities have largely adopted formal parity in the criteria for senior and…

Parker, Jonathan



Teaching English as a Second Language to Mexican University Students.  

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This paper describes one teacher's experiences teaching English to Mexican university students at the Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Mexico (ITESM), which is considered Mexico's top private university. The author taught two levels of English as a Second Language: English 2 and advanced English. The entire ITESM system used the…

Frusher, Susan


Handbook Professional Certificate/ Diploma in University Teaching and  

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Handbook Professional Certificate/ Diploma in University Teaching and Learning 2012/2014 #12 is the programme for? 4 Curriculum Timetable 5 Timetable for Current Graduate Cert/Diploma Students only 6 Becoming is for students who have registered in September 2012 for the new Professional Certificate/Diploma in University


Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Teaching Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.



Teaching Statement. - Department of Mathematics, Purdue University  

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in teaching activities since very early in my life, both in and out of the classroom. Throughout my years in college I worked as ... In addition to lecturing, my duties have included writing and grading weekly quizzes, holding office hours, and ...



The University of Georgia Teaching Academy  

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environments, and to foster a community of scholars. Core Values We believe that educating students will promote faculty leadership to enhance teaching and learning, to advocate for effective educational. Henry, Art Peggy J. Kreshel, Advertising Libby V. Morris, Institute of Higher Education Diana L. Ranson

Arnold, Jonathan


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

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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.…

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



Faculty Perceptions of Multicultural Teaching in a Large Urban University  

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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…

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



Communications and University Teaching With Particular Reference to the Caribbean.  

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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…

Inter-University Research Unit, Cambridge (England)


"Structural Transformation" as a Threshold Concept in University Teaching  

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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…

Kinchin, Ian M.; Miller, Norma L.



The "Biographical Turn" in University Sociology Teaching: A Bernsteinian Analysis  

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Little is known about what happens to disciplinary knowledge when it is taught in contemporary UK universities of different status. Here, Basil Bernstein's theories are applied to what sociology lecturers say about teaching, demonstrating that in conditions in which students are less likely to engage with sociological theory, lecturers,…

McLean, Monica; Abbas, Andrea



Exploiting the Theory of Universals in Adult Second Language Teaching.  

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This article presents a bilingual teaching strategy based on Noam Chomsky's universalist hypothesis, which emphasizes the "universal" aspects of human language. The strategy focuses on the matching process that all learners carry out between the first (L1) and second (L2) language, as well as the differences between L1 and L2. (58 references) (MDM)

Kandiah, Thiru



Self-Regulated Learning about University Teaching: An Exploratory Study  

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While research on self-regulated learning has been proliferating over the past decade, also within higher education settings, only very few studies apply the notion of self-regulated learning to teaching. We offer this exploratory study as a contribution to our understanding of the role of self-regulated learning in university instructors' growth…

Kreber, Carolin; Castleden, Heather; Erfani, Nina; Wright, Tarah



Bildung as a Powerful Tool in Modern University Teaching  

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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…

Olesen, Mogens Noergaard



Dimensions of Good University Teaching: Faculty and Department Chairs' Perspectives  

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Good university teaching is considered to be a major requisite for student learning. However, its representation in the literature is often related to presage factors such as personal skills and subject matter knowledge of professors rather than to activities and processes related to student learning. It is also studied only from faculty and…

Bhatti, Muhammad Tariq



Performative Pedagogy: Resignifying Teaching in the Corporatized University  

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This essay reexamines pedagogical practice and its normative assessment in the American university system by employing an approach derived from Michel Foucault's knowledge/power nexus. While a systematically applied curriculum such as Gerald Graff's "teaching the conflicts" has the potential to democratize higher education, it may be ineffective…

Brenner, David



University of Nebraska Summer Teaching Institute  

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This website provides course information for intensive course study during a summer institute at the University of Nebraska. The courses available include: Cell Biology/Histology, Human Gross Anatomy, Embryology , and Medical Neuroscience.

University of Nebraska Summer Institute (University of Nebraska Medical Center)



Lesley University Library: Data Sources and Teaching Resources  

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Teaching science can be a daunting endeavor. However, whether youâÂÂre a first-time teacher or a seasoned veteran you will find much to appreciate on this website from Lesley University. Created by subject librarians, the site includes data sources for those working with upper level high school students as well as advanced undergraduates and includes teaching resources for students of all ages. On the Teaching Resources side, visitors can look over high quality sites, such as the Biology Corner and Living Things, which offer up worksheets and lab activities in biology and the natural sciences. On the Data Sets side of the site visitors can look over resources such as the Internet Bird Collection and the very useful Fish Base, which is a global information system on fishes that caters to scientists, fisheries managers, and zoologists.


Developing a Structured Teaching Plan for Psychiatry Tutors at Oxford University  

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Purpose: The purpose of this thesis was to examine the teaching ways I undertook in teaching medical students and to examine the use of a structured teaching plan for the academic and clinical tutors in psychiatry. The teaching plan was developed for use, initially by Oxford University Academic tutors at the Department of Psychiatry. In addition,…

Al-Taiar, Hasanen



The Rewards and Challenges of Teaching Innovation in University Physics: 4 Years' Reflection  

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This paper reports on the transition of the researcher's teaching from before and during an innovation in teaching practice, including 1 year of traditional teaching (1996) and 3 years of teaching based on a constructivist view of learning (1999-2001), in a university physics course in Taiwan. Learning outcomes for each year were evaluated by both…

Chang, Wheijen



Mathematics Colloquium Adventures in Teaching: A University Professor Goes to High School to  

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Mathematics Colloquium Adventures in Teaching: A University Professor Goes to High School to Learn a teaching job in a public high school in Los Angeles. Not having any prior training or experience teaching high school, my goal was simply to understand the joys and trials of teaching high school students. I

Sze, Lawrence


A New Approach to Evaluation of University Teaching Considering Heterogeneity of Students' Preferences  

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Students' evaluations of teaching are increasingly used by universities to evaluate teaching performance. However, these evaluations are controversial mainly due to the fact that students value various aspects of excellent teaching differently. Therefore, in this paper we propose a new approach to students' evaluations of university

Kuzmanovic, Marija; Savic, Gordana; Popovic, Milena; Martic, Milan



The Establishment of "Teaching" Universities: Perspectives from a University College. Perspective  

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The 2003 White Paper on higher education brought back into public debate the meaning of the term 'university'. In accordance with its statements that 'excellent teaching is, in itself, a core mission for a university' (DfES 2003a: 54) and 'not every teacher needs to be engaged in 'research' as a narrowly defined activity but might be expected to…

Donelan, Graham



Teaching Astronomy from Elementary School to University  

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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.

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



Teaching Astronomy at SRTM University, Nanded  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

School of Physical Sciences of SRTM University, Nanded, Maharashtra offers Astronomy & Astrophysics as one of the specializations at postgraduate (M. Sc) level. With a view to provide training in astronomical observations, data analysis and interpretation of the data; the school has incorporated a set of observational as well as data analysis exercises as a part of this course. The school at present is having observing facilities like, two 8 inch aperture Meade optical telescopes equipped with SSP-3 and SSP-3A photometers, 416-XT CCD camera and is in the process of procurement of Advanced Coma Free 16 inch (40cm) aperture Meade LX-200 optical telescope along with ST-10XME CCD camera and SBIG spectrograph. In addition to these facilities, with an objective of spreading the joy and excitement of radio astronomy among the postgraduate and research students, the school is procuring one 10-feet diameter dish antenna and 1420 MHz Hydrogen Line Spectrometer (radio observation setup). For the solar irradiance measurement, the school is also procuring one StellarNetUV-VIS-NIR Spectro-Radiometer. These facilities are quite suitable for continuous monitoring of a variety of variable stars, carrying out spectroscopic observations of a variety of objects, 21-cm observations of star-forming regions, solar irradiance measurement etc. This presentation is aimed to give a brief summary of various activities that are conducted at M Sc. level using the facilities available in our university department.

Patil, Madhav Khushalrao


Adverse implications for university teaching concealed in economically driven policies  

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Modern universities represent large economic operations fueled by funds that are increasingly derived from student tuition as government subsidies shrink. Student recruitment and retention are now mainly driven by the need for the dollars that students pay into the system. Policy that is responsive to these pressing economic realities, promulgated at all institutional levels, promotes professional behavior that encourages student retention while allowing this to occur through subtle sacrifice of the traditional essence of the university. A multiphase analysis relates the institution's economically driven policies on retention to their classroom implications and to other effects on the behavior of the teaching faculty. PMID:22478313

Fraley, Lawrence E.



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

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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…

Farrell, Kelly; Devlin, Marcia; James, Richard



University teaching hospital and private clinic collaboration to enhance veterinary educational opportunities at Mississippi State University.  


The College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University established a not-for-profit corporation (MSU-CVM-COS) to develop and manage private specialty clinics that would enhance teaching and student learning, increase caseload, and generate revenue. The corporation currently operates the Animal Emergency and Referral Center (AERC) and the Veterinary Specialty Center (VSC) as affiliates of Mississippi State University. These privately managed facilities provide access to advanced medical equipment, enhance clinical service and teaching, and promote the College's One Health initiative. PMID:24384387

Tyner, C Lee; Harkness, John; Hoblet, Kent; Zumwalt, Lauren; Templeton, Karen; McLaughlin, Ron



University Efficiency: Complementariness versus Trade-Off between Teaching, Research and Administrative Activities  

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University managers should be aware of the importance that efficiency has for their own universities, orientating their actions towards research and teaching excellence. This study estimates teaching and research efficiency of the different departments of a university and tests the complementariness versus trade-off between them. The results…

Sellers-Rubio, Ricardo; Mas-Ruiz, Francisco J.; Casado-Diaz, Ana B.



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

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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…

Viirman, Olov



Evolving Practice: A Relational Framework for Developing Understandings of University Teaching Practice  

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As a teacher educator I am concerned with developing understandings of my teaching as it evolves over time, in relation to the university teaching context and more broadly in terms understandings of teaching practice. In this paper, I outline the development of a framework designed for this purpose. The Relational Framework for Investigating…

Mitchell, Donna Mathewson



Conceptions of teaching and learning at school and university: Similarities, differences, relationships and contextual factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is a discussion of the relationships between and within conceptions of teaching and learning in schools and universities. It becomes apparent that generally and statistically there is congruence between conceptions of learning and approaches to it and between conceptions of teaching and strategies at all levels and across contexts. There is also generally congruence between conceptions of teaching

Gillian M. Boulton-Lewis


The Changing Nature of Teaching and Unit Evaluations in Australian Universities  

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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…

Shah, Mahsood; Nair, Chenicheri Sid



Pedagogical Ideas on Sonic, Mediated, and Virtual Musical Landscapes: Teaching Hip Hop in a University Classroom  

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Based on the experience of teaching the history of American hip hop music to a classroom of Canadian university students, the author considers the disjuncture between the cultural orientations of herself and her students. The author considers teaching methods to solve the place-based disjuncture that often occurs when teaching genres such as hip…

Dhokai, Niyati



The University of Mississippi-Tupelo Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Program  

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The University of Mississippi- Tupelo Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Program offered specialize in TESL learn best practices in the teaching of English as a second language, training, most/or expulsion from the program. Teaching English as a Second Language -- TESL Core Requirements: · LING 600

Elsherbeni, Atef Z.


Software platform virtualization in chemistry research and university teaching  

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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



e-Learning Seoul National University e-Teaching & Learning  

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Bahk, Saewoong


A Four Stage Process of Cooperative Teaching for Beginning University Teachers Meeting First Year University Students  

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A four stage process of co-operative teaching for beginning university teachers meeting first year groups of students provides a structured way in which classes can be developed. Through a process of induction, barriers to classroom participation are minimised, roles are clarified, academic goals are considered and an active knowledge concept is introduced. Students are encouraged to critically assess their own



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

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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

Atkinson, Katie


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

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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…

Löfström, Erika; Nevgi, Anne



Bildung in a New Context in Danish University Teaching with Some Remarkable Results  

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In this paper we will look at the pedagogical and didactic concept of Bildung and how Bildung has been used as an important ingredient of European university teaching during the last 200 years. We will also shortly look at the modern university teaching where Bildung in some important respects has been abandoned and even abolished. This, however,…

Olesen, Mogens Noergaard



University of Florida Natural Area Teaching Laboratory 2013 NATL Minigrant Program  

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University of Florida Natural Area Teaching Laboratory 2013 NATL Minigrant Program Proposer Chris collected within the University of Florida's Natural Area Teaching Laboratory Project summary- Mosquitoes active collection technique will be a sweep net purchased from Bioquip (

Slatton, Clint


Without You None of This Would Have Happened: A Consideration of University Teaching  

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Teaching in university has been widely debated in the past few years. However, this issue should not be limited solely to psychological and pedagogical matters. This paper examines university teaching in terms of its relational and human dimension which, as we would expect, also has an important impact on learning and student development. The…

Esteban Bara, Francisco



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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 them from understanding action research. Data were collected over four semesters

Jung-ah Choi



Relationship between Adjunct and Full-Time Faculty Teaching at a For-Profit University  

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This qualitative case study explored the workplace relationships of adjunct and full-time faculty teaching at a for-profit university. The study was conducted at one campus of Segway University. Faculty in this study included men and women and represented different academic departments. All full-time faculty participants had experience teaching as…

Strom Kays, Sarah A.



The Teaching of German in German Schools and Current Trends in Linguistics in Greman Universities.  

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The relative importance of content-oreinted teaching materials in German universities and public schools is examined in this survey of language textbooks and teaching methods. It is noted that despite a growing interest in structural linguistics at the university level, school grammars are primarily content-oriented and based on Hans Glinz's "The…

Bausch, K-H.


Teaching Text Structure with "Understanding the Scale of the Universe"  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a reading strategy guide in a series of guides that utilizes articles from the Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) program. These strategy guides provide teachers of middle school students with a reading strategy (in this case, Teaching Time-Order Text Structure) and supplemental resources, background information on that strategy, connections to standards, classroom implementation techniques, tips for utilizing this strategy with students with dyslexia, and a two-page reading based on a particular space science concept. The reading incorporated into this strategy guide, "Understanding the Scale of the Universe," reports key historical points in the development of scientists' expanding ideas of the vastness of space. This strategy guide is also mapped to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects, Grades 6-8.



University Professors and Teaching Ethics: Conceptualizations and Expectations  

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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…

Dean, Kathy Lund; Beggs, Jeri Mullins



Quality in university physics teaching: is it being achieved?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This was the title of a Physics Discipline Workshop held at the University of Leeds on 10 and 11 September 1998. Organizer Ashley Clarke of the university's Physics and Astronomy Department collected together an interesting variety of speakers polygonically targeting the topic, although as workshops go the audience didn't have to do much work except listen. There were representatives from 27 university physics departments who must have gone away with a lot to think about and possibly some new academic year resolutions to keep. But as a non-university no-longer teacher of (school) physics I was impressed with the general commitment to the idea that if you get the right quality of learning the teaching must be OK. I also learned (but have since forgotten) a lot of new acronyms. The keynote talk was by Gillian Hayes, Associate Director of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). She explained the role and implementation of the Subject Reviews that QAA is making for all subjects in all institutions of higher education on a five- to seven-year cycle. Physics Education hopes to publish an article about all this from QAA shortly. In the meantime, suffice it to say that the review looks at six aspects of provision, essentially from the point of view of enhancing students' experiences and learning. No doubt all participants would agree with this (they'd better if they want to score well on the Review) but may have been more worried by the next QAA speaker, Norman Jackson, who drummed in the basic facts of life as HE moves from an elite provision system to a mass provision system. He had an interesting graph showing how in the last ten years or so more students were getting firsts and upper seconds and fewer getting thirds. It seems that all those A-level students getting better grades than they used to are carrying on their good luck to degree level. But they still can't do maths (allegedly) and I doubt whether Jon Ogborn (IoP Advancing Physics Project) satisfied the doubters with a tantalisingly brief description of how the new IoP-sponsored post-16 course intends to tackle this perennial problem. Perhaps mathematics worriers could learn from the efforts being made by several universities to tackle the problem of illiterate physics students. Chris Hall from Warwick described how the Physics Department shared in, developed and adapted a whole-university project - the Warwick Writing Programme - with clear instructions, models and assessment tasks which targeted clearly defined skills in context. And it worked. It sounded a lot like Nuffield A-Level's Research and Analysis to me, but we all know that the school-university interface is semi-permeable at best. This account of a fascinating two days could go on and on. So briefly: James Miller, as Head of Newcastle Royal Grammar School, an ancestral voice prophesying doom, foresaw the demise of university physics mainly because state schools didn't have good labs, enough physics teachers or good discipline, and even when they did they probably taught some kind of general science so that their pupils never even heard of physics. How things must have changed since I stopped teaching. David Baume (FDTL (don't ask)) of the Open University made us do some work in groups and think up what qualities a good physics teacher needs. There were few surprises here, but as a physics `drop-out' Dr Baume was keen on the idea that courses should be more openly structured so that students knew where they were and indeed where they were going. Dave Wonnacott (CTI, Surrey University) showed us some up-to-date teaching software, emphasizing that the current problem was not in finding good stuff but in integrating it into courses. Finally (more or less) we were shown how all these things should be done by Dr Dick Moyes of the chemists' Project Improve. This has been up and running for several years and has organized workshops, training sessions, secondments for producing `transportable ideas' for university chemistry teachers, publications, newsletters, conferences, etc, etc, all aimed at



Instructing university students to conduct discrete-trials teaching with children with autism  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the demand for training individuals to implement discrete-trials teaching (DTT) is high, published studies on strategies to do so are few. We used a modified multiple-baseline design across participants to evaluate a training package for teaching university students to implement a 19-component DTT procedure to teach three tasks to a confederate role-playing a child with autism. Also, in an

Daniela Fazzio; Garry L. Martin; Lindsay Arnal; Dickie C. T. Yu



Northwestern University Initiative for Teaching NanoSciences (NUITNS): An Approach for Teaching Computational Chemistry to Engineering Undergraduate Students  

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The Northwestern University Initiative for Teaching Nanosciences (NUITNS) at Web site combines several tools for doing electronic structure calculations and analyzing and displaying the results into a coordinated package. In this article, we describe this package and show how it can be used as part of an upper-level quantum chemistry…

Simeon, Tomekia; Aikens, Christine M.; Tejerina, Baudilio; Schatz, George C.



Postgraduate Fellows as Teaching Assistants in Human Anatomy: An Experimental Teaching Model at a Chinese Research University  

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Postgraduate fellowship training programs are expanding at Chinese universities. This growing cadre of advanced trainees calls for the development of new learning and training models wherein postgraduate fellows have an ample opportunity to teach more junior learners, thereby expanding their own knowledge base and competitiveness for future…

Cheng, Xiao; Wang, Lin; Guo, Kaihua; Liu, Shu; Li, Feng; Chu, Guoliang; Zhou, Li-Hua



Institutionalizing Faculty Engagement through Research, Teaching, and Service at Research Universities  

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Institutionalizing engagement, especially at research universities, calls for thinking beyond service-learning and the teaching mission. We conducted interviews with 20 faculty members at 15 research institutions in the United States who integrate teaching, research, and service in a community-focused scholarly agenda to support the civic missions…

Moore, Tami L.; Ward, Kelly



Dental and Oral Surgery Service Clinician Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital  

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Dental and Oral Surgery Service Clinician Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in dentistry and oral surgery. This position will have clinical and teaching responsibilities within the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service (DOSS). The 12-month appointment will consist of a 40 week clinical


An Entrepreneurial-Directed Approach to Teaching Corporate Entrepreneurship at University Level  

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Purpose: The aim of this article is to explore the entrepreneurial-directed approach to teaching within one university-level course in corporate entrepreneurship (CE) for Master's-level students, and to gain a deeper understanding of the viability of the pedagogical methods used in teaching CE. The paper seeks to describe and examine the approach…

Heinonen, Jarna



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

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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…

Christiansen, Michael A.



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

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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…

Willcoxson, Lesley; Kavanagh, Marie; Cheung, Lily



Academic Architectures: Academic Perceptions of Teaching Conditions in an Australian University  

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This article reports a case study of academics' perceptions of how the conditions under which they worked, at one campus of a multi-site regional Australian university, influenced their teaching practices. The data comprise transcripts of periodic meetings of a group of seven education academics, as they reflected upon the nature of their teaching

Hardy, Ian



A Comparison of the Teaching of Chemistry in French Grandes Ecoles and British Universities.  

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A comparison of chemistry teaching in French "Grandes Ecoles" and British universities focuses on entry requirements, course structure and content, teaching methods, assessment, and relationship to industry. Ways in which each country can benefit from the other's practices are outlined. A breakdown of program hours in selected institutions is…

Sutcliffe, H.



ESL Teaching and Learning Styles at the University of the Americas, Puebla, Mexico.  

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A summary is presented of research on learning and teaching styles in English as a Second Language, and of results of learning and teaching style preference surveys conducted at a Mexican university in 1989. The students surveyed demonstrated much more cognitive flexibility or willingness to learn through different cognitive modes than was…

Bauder, Thomas A.; Milman, Jacquelyn


Process Evaluation of a Teaching and Learning Centre at a Research University  

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This paper describes the evaluation of a teaching and learning centre (TLC) five?years after its inception at a mid-sized, midwestern state university. The mixed methods process evaluation gathered data from 209 attendees and non-attendees of the TLC from the full-time, benefit-eligible teaching faculty. Focus groups noted feelings of…

Smith, Deborah B.; Gadbury-Amyot, Cynthia C.



Barriers to the Adoption of ICT in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in US Universities  

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This study aims to investigate barriers to the adoption of information and communication technology (ICT) for teachers of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) in US universities. Although the development of ICT for teaching is growing, few published studies address ICT specifically regarding CFL teaching. Therefore, this study has reviewed the…

Lin, Chun-Yu; Huang, Chung-Kai; Chen, Chang-Hua



Academic pedagogies, quality logics and performative universities: evaluating teaching and what students want  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 argues, by analysing one example, that generic evaluations are more about accountability and

Jill Blackmore



Prospective observational study of blood transfusion practices and outcome at the University Teaching Hospital.  

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??To determine the incidence, common indications,appropriateness and outcome of blood transfusions and blood products among adult in-patients admitted to the University teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia.… (more)

Siamuyoba, Lawrence S



A survey of current practices in the teaching of college and university music appreciation classes with implications for teaching the course in Kuwait's College of Basic Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the present study was twofold: (1) to examine current practices in the teaching of college and university music appreciation classes and (2) to develop guidelines for the teaching of a music appreciation course for the Kuwait College of Basic Education. A survey was sent to 200 randomly selected college and university teachers who list music appreciation as

Khaled M. Almujarreb



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

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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…

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



Teaching Environmental Entrepreneurship at an Urban University: Greenproofing  

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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…

Foster, Kevin; Jelen, Jonathan; Scott, Anasa



Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois Discipline-Specific Journals on Teaching and Learning  

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of Electrical Engineering Education English, Communication, Media College Composition & Communication Communication Education Journalism & Mass Communication Educator Foreign Languages Foreign Language Annals Language Teaching Modern Language Journal Health, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine Journal of Nursing

Liberzon, Daniel


The Latest Developments in the Field of University Teaching Methods: A View from the German Democratic Republic.  

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Several aspects of East German research on university teaching methods, with special reference to Karl Marx University, are discussed: the development of teaching methods as part of the educational sciences field; selected recent research results, and the application of research findings to practice in the training and retraining of university

Klose-Berger, Annelore; Mohle, Horst



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

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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…

Madsen, Lene Moller; Winslow, Carl



Digital Support for Teachers' Teaching. Current Experience on Using Internet Facilities in Virtual University Environments.  

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Discusses the use of a personal Web home page and university Internet facilities to support teaching activity at the University Fernando Pessoa (Portugal). Topics include a requirement for students to have laptop computers; local-area networks; changing educational paradigms; the need for user support; and a framework for evaluation. (Author/LRW)

Gouveia, Luis Manuel Borges



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

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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…

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



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

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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…

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



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

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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…

Mwaniki, M.



A Participatory Approach to University Teaching about Partnerships for Biodiversity Conservation  

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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…

Gladstone, William; Stanger, Robin; Phelps, Liz



Teaching Media and Methods in Marketing: European and North American Universities  

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This article aims to examine the most widely used teaching media and methods in university education. To achieve this objective, international research has been carried out among 135 marketing teachers from North American and European universities. The study shows that North American teachers use more traditional media and participatory methods…

Vila, Natalia; Kuster, Ines



Faculty Perspectives on Teaching at a Research University. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.  

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This paper examines the status and role of teaching faculty at research-intensive universities. After agreeing that research was the dominant element in the university's reward system, a case study format was used to examine the attitudes of 11 active and 18 less-active researchers at a large public research institution regarding their own…

Serow, Robert C.; Demery, James


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

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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…

Maryland Univ., College Park. Univ. Coll.


An Investigation of Communication Patterns and Strategies between International Teaching Assistants and Undergraduate Students in University-level Science Labs.  

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??Investigates communication between international teaching assistants and their undergraduate students in university-level chemistry labs. Qualitative and quantitative data from observations and interviews with study participants… (more)

Gourlay, Barbara Elas



Rolling: A new technique for the practical teaching in computer science university degree  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we describe a new methodology for practical teaching in the Computer Science University Degree. The methodology\\u000a is based on the Rolling technique. This technique consists in assign, in a rotary process, tasks, activities and responsibilities\\u000a to students along an established calendar with the aim of developing a software product. Practical teaching is supported by\\u000a a student-teacher contract

Irene Luque Ruiz; Miguel Ángel Gómez-Nieto


Teaching to Potential. Proceedings of the Regional Conference on University Teaching (2nd, Las Cruces, New Mexico, January 9-10, 1986).  

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Proceedings of a regional conference on teaching to potential are presented. The 48 papers address three areas of concern: training or educating--future requirements, cultural diversity in higher education, and relating disciplinary research to university teaching. Papers and authors include: "Training or Education: Future Requirements for the…

New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.


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


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

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



The Genetic Approach to the Teaching of Algebra at Universities  

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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…

Safuanov, Ildar S.



Successful Science and Engineering Teaching in Colleges and Universities  

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This book offers broad, practical strategies for teaching science and engineering courses and describes how faculty can provide a learning environment that helps students comprehend the nature of science, understand science concepts, and solve problems in science courses. The student-centered approach focuses on two main themes: reflective writing…

Kalman, Calvin S.



Aligning Teaching Quality Indicators with University Reward Mechanisms  

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Teaching quality emerged as a significant issue in higher education during the 90s. This led to the implementation of numerous quality control, assurance and enhancement schemes as institutions attempted to stay abreast of demands from various stakeholders in a rapidly changing educational environment. More recently, with the establishment of the…

Kulski, Martijntje; Groombridge, Barbara



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

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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…

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


An Approach for Inclusive College Teaching: Universal Design for Instruction  

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With diversity constituting a hallmark of American higher education, college classrooms are becoming increasingly characterized by students with differing educational histories, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. The importance of using inclusive instructional strategies becomes even more significant when teaching heterogeneous groups of…

McGuire, Joan M.; Scott, Sally S.



Service and Teaching Issues in an Inner-City University-Based Psychiatry Clinic  

PubMed Central

The provision of quality out-patient psychiatric care to a predominately black inner-city population, in a University setting such as ours, is a complex and challenging task. This paper addresses service and teaching issues related to the provision of that care in the Adult Unit of the Howard University Hospital Mental Health Clinic. In this setting there is a mandate for clinical teaching and research as well, two vital components in the delivery of quality psychiatric service by knowledgeable and skilled health care providers. Imagesp266-a PMID:702560

Snipe, Rosetta M.; Bullock, Samuel C.; Randall, Lawrence A.



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

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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…

Bakare, Tewo V.



PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION for Diploma in Teaching English Language in University Settings 1. Awarding institution/body University of Oxford  

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of the acquisition of English as a second or foreign language The current frameworks for relating language of the English language, of second language acquisition, of methods in applied linguistics and of how these threePROGRAMME SPECIFICATION for Diploma in Teaching English Language in University Settings 1. Awarding

Oxford, University of


Physics Teaching at the University of Petroleum and Minerals.  

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Describes the physics program at Saudi Arabia's University of Petroleum and Minerals, including the physics curriculum, examinations, and future plans. Includes comments on the development and operation of the University as a whole. (SK)

Ijaz, M. A.; Khan, M. N.



Taking a Stand as a Student-Centered Research University: Active and Collaborative Learning Meets Scholarship of Teaching at the University of Alabama  

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This article introduces the University of Alabama, outlines efforts in the scholarship of teaching and active and collaborative learning, and describes plans for continuing the instructional focus as a student-centered research university, where teaching is viewed as a scholarly activity and students are actively engaged in their learning.

Bonner, Judy



Roles and Domains to Teach in Online Learning Environments: Educational ICT Competency Framework for University Teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This chapter is aimed at presenting an integrated framework of the educational information and communications technology (ICT) competencies that university teachers should have to teach in an online learning environment. Teaching through ICT in higher education involves performing three main roles - pedagogical, socialist, and design/planning - and also two cross-cutting domains that arise from the online environment: technological and managerial. This framework as well as the competencies for university teachers associated with it were validated at a European level by a dual process of net-based focus groups of teachers and teacher trainers in each of the participating countries in a European Project (Elene-TLC) and an online Delphi method involving 78 experts from 14 universities of ten European countries. The competency framework and the examples provided in the chapter are the basis for designing innovative professional development activities in online university environments.

Guasch, Teresa; Alvarez, Ibis; Espasa, Anna


Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling, Integrating CFA and EFA: Application to Students' Evaluations of University Teaching  

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This study is a methodological-substantive synergy, demonstrating the power and flexibility of exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM) methods that integrate confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses (CFA and EFA), as applied to substantively important questions based on multidimentional students' evaluations of university teaching

Marsh, Herbert W.; Muthen, Bengt; Asparouhov, Tihomir; Ludtke, Oliver; Robitzsch, Alexander; Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Trautwein, Ulrich



Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling, Integrating CFA and EFA: Application to Students' Evaluations of University Teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is a methodological-substantive synergy, demonstrating the power and flexibility of exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM) methods that integrate confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses (CFA and EFA), as applied to substantively important questions based on multidimentional students' evaluations of university teaching (SETs). For these data, there is a well established ESEM structure but typical CFA models do not fit

Herbert W. Marsh; Bengt Muthén; Tihomir Asparouhov; Oliver Lüdtke; Alexander Robitzsch; Alexandre J. S. Morin; Ulrich Trautwein



Transitional Study Programmes at the Distance Teaching University of South Africa: A Continuing Experiment.  

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Discusses high dropout and failure rate at the Distance Teaching University of South Africa; describes development of a transitional study program to give underprepared students remedial assistance, including course organization, content, and student participation; reviews research on the program's effectiveness; and outlines strategies to…

van As, Ben S.



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

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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…

Masi, Anthony C.; Winer, Laura R.



Web-Based Teaching: The Beginning of the End for Universities?  

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This paper describes a World Wide Web-based, generic, inter-disciplinary subject called computer-aided policymaking. It has been offered at Melbourne University (Australia) from the beginning of 2001. It has generated some salutary lessons in marketing and pedagogy, but overall it is concluded that Web-based teaching has a rosy future.…

Wyatt, Ray


University Partnerships with Teachers and Students to Enhance the Teaching/Learning Experience  

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As schools and school districts find their funds being cut or eliminated, they are turning to various organizations for assistance to help in the teaching/learning process. One such organization is the university. Quite often these schools or districts not only lack the funds, but also lack the technical and resource capacities to implement the…

Cunniff, Dan



The Impact of Using Music on Teaching English Poetry in Jordanian Universities  

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of using music on teaching English Poetry in Jordanian universities on students' performance. The researchers followed the equivalent pre/post T test two group designs. To achieve the aim of the study, a pre/post-test was constructed to measure students' performance in English poetry. The…

Hijazi, Dima; Al-natour, Amal



"In Their Shoes": Exploring a Modified Approach to Peer Observation of Teaching in a University Setting  

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Peer observation of teaching (POT) has become common practice in many universities. However, it could be argued that existing models often have limited scope for understanding the student experience. This study presents a modified approach to POT in which the researchers adopted the roles of (1) lecturer, (2) peer-participant and (3)…

Kenny, Ailbhe; Mitchell, Eamonn; Chróinín, Déirdre Ní; Vaughan, Elaine; Murtagh, Elaine



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

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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)

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



Wisconsin State Universities Report on Workload of Teaching Faculty Fall Term 1970-71. .  

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This report presents tables representing the total faculty teaching workload at the Wisconsin State universities during the academic year 1970-71. The data were obtained from a Scholarly Activities Report filed by faculty members in February 1971. The average total weekly hours range from 56 hours for professors to an average of 41 hours for…

Witmer, David R.


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

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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…

Arriassecq, Irene; Greca, Ileana Maria



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

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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…

Xiao, Junhong



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

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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…

Gravett, Sandie; Hulsether, Mark; Medine, Carolyn



The Teaching of Languages at University in the Context of Super-Diversity  

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In this paper, I explore the impact of linguistic super-diversity on the teaching of languages at tertiary level. Through a small-scale study of university-based language teachers in Australia and the United Kingdom, I examine to what extent these teachers have become aware of the changed language profiles that their students are bringing to the…

Pauwels, Anne



Humanities Teaching and Research at the University of California, San Francisco.  

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Among the humanities offerings integrated into the health sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, are the following: bioethics workshop, ethical dilemmas in medical practice, health and human rights, and history of the health sciences. Such courses help illuminate the relationship between humanities teaching and the health…

Jameton, Andrew; Todes, Dan



An Introduction of Finite Element Method in the Engineering Teaching at the University of Camaguey.  

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This paper illuminates experiences related to introducing finite element methods (FEM) in mechanical and civil engineering courses at the University of Camaguey in Cuba and provides discussion on using FEM in postgraduate courses for industry engineers. Background information on the introduction of FEM in engineering teaching is focused on…

Napoles, Elsa; Blanco, Ramon; Jimenez, Rafael; Mc.Pherson, Yoanka


The University of Colorado Puebla Experience: A Study in Changing Attitudes and Teaching Strategies  

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Students participated in a 2-week intensive program in the city of Puebla, Mexico. The experience included university course work, cultural field trips, and teaching and observing in Mexican elementary schools. It also included many opportunities to interact and participate in daily life in Puebla. The study examined changes in attitudes about…

Langer, Philip; Escamilla, Kathy; Aragon, Lorenso



The Evolution of a Multi-Instructional Teaching Center (MITC) in a Metropolitan University System.  

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The University of Houston (Texas) and its four campuses have adopted a "co-opetition" approach to create a multi-instructional teaching center to deliver educational programs and courses in the Houston metropolitan area. It has been found that citizens, legislators, administrators, faculty, and students all benefit, without sacrificing quality, if…

Bell, David P.; Hayes, Edward J.; Hugetz, Edward T.; Ivancevich, John M.; Smith, Don N.; Woods, Molly R.



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

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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…

Chidindi, Joseph



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

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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…

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



Putting Theory into Practice: A Professional Development School/University Co-Teaching Project  

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This investigation measured the impact of co-teaching on pre-service teachers' sense of efficacy in classroom management and student engagement. The study utilized a Professional Development School partnership between a university and an elementary school to make a theory-to-practice connection for pre-service teachers enrolled in an applied…

Larson, W. Corry; Goebel, Abigail J.



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

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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…

Shirbagi, Naser



Teaching Aging Content to University-Level Non-Gerontology Majors  

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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…

Beland, Robert



Physiology Teaching and Learning Experience in a New Modular Curriculum at the National University of Rwanda  

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In the present article, I report on my experience in teaching and learning physiology in the first year of a new modular curriculum at the Faculty of Medicine of the National University of Rwanda. With self-reported questionnaires, I collected learning experience perceptions from 112 students who attended the module of physiology in 2008. The…

Gahutu, Jean Bosco



Researching into Teaching Methods in Colleges and Universities. Practical Research Series.  

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This practical guide is one of a series aimed at assisting academics in higher education in researching specific aspects of their work. Focusing on small-scale insider research in colleges and universities, the handbook covers contemporary issues, research methods, and existing practice and values in the area of teaching methods. Strategies for…

Bennett, Clinton; And Others


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

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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…

Wilkesmann, Uwe; Schmid, Christian J.



How Is the Approach to Teaching at Secondary School Related to First-Year University Achievement?  

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The study presented here is an elaboration on recent educational effectiveness research focusing on long-term school effects. Central in this study is the approach to teaching at secondary schools and its relation to student perception of the fit between school and university and 1st-year academic achievement. Based on previous research, a coding…

Torenbeek, Marjolein; Jansen, Ellen P. W. A.; Hofman, W. H. Adriaan



Reflective Implementation of DERIVE in Teaching Mathematics at the University of Food Technology, Plovdiv  

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The Department of Mathematics at the University of Food Technology, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, has introduced the Computer Algebra System DERIVE into the Mathematics courses with a view to increasing student motivation and understanding of the material taught as well as the efficiency of the teaching process. With the aim of investigating the effect of…

Dimitrova, Eva D.



A Survey of the Ideology of College and University Teaching Faculty  

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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…

Wenbin, Zhang; Yong, Liu



Internet-Assisted Technologies for English Language Teaching in Turkish Universities  

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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…

Celik, Serkan



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

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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 university" and their approaches to them. Through these different pedagogical strategies, they are attempting to ameliorate differences in student background and prior course work within the time constraints of their students.

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



Putting theory into practice: a professional development school\\/university co-teaching project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This investigation measured the impact of co-teaching on pre-service teachers' sense of efficacy in classroom management and student engagement. The study utilized a Professional Development School partnership between a university and an elementary school to make a theory-to-practice connection for pre-service teachers enrolled in an applied behavior analysis course. Instruction was delivered by a university professor and an elementary school

W. Corry Larson; Abigail J. Goebel


Teaching by Cable: The Experience of One University.  

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The use of cable television at Oregon State University is described in the sixth of a series of profiles that will document the experiences of 24 institutions. Implementation of the technology is reviewed, as well as methods by which the educational needs of the university were met by it. Inducements for the cable operator are cited. In the early…

Smith, Ralph Lee



The Evolution of the University Teaching Staff in Spain.  

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The history of university faculty in Spain and the changes brought about by the University Reform Act of 1983 are discussed, including the faculty status as civil servants, faculty hiring, provisions for research opportunities, age distribution, women faculty, and faculty development opportunities. (MSE)

Villanueva, Julio R.



Teaching Gender in Israel: Experiences at the Tel Aviv University  

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This paper examines the ways in which neoliberal economic policies are affecting academic work in Israeli universities, prioritizing programs that can generate their own funding, External philanthropic support from North America has enabled creation of an interdisciplinary Women and Gender Studies Program at Tel Aviv University that draws…

Fenster, Tovi



Teaching Citizenship in Science Classes at the University of Arizona  

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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, 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.

Thompson, R. M.; Mangin, K.



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

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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.

Bhavsar, Victoria; Grabau, Larry


Teaching Chemical Engineers about Teaching  

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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…

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



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

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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.

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



The Impact of a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education on University Lecturers Appointed for Their Professional Expertise at a Teaching-Led University: "It's Made Me Braver"  

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This article explores the impact of a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PG Cert.) on new lecturers, appointed for their professional expertise. It focuses on staff perceptions of acculturation into the discourses of university learning and teaching. Drawing on a literature review which reveals (at best) ambivalent evidence…

Butcher, John; Stoncel, Di



Teaching students to hack: ethical implications in teaching students to hack at the university level  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hacking has become a widespread problem with the onset of the digital age and the nearly universal access to the internet and other digital media. It is important for individuals, corporations, and the government to protect themselves from being vulnerable to such attacks. The purpose of this paper is to provide detailed information regarding the practices of hacking and ethical

Brian A. Pashel



Analysis of the Motivation and Work Climate of University Teaching Staff  

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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.

González-Tirados, R. M.



Teaching and Research with Accelerators at Tarleton State University  

SciTech Connect

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.

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



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

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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…

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



The carbon reduction research of teaching staff commuting aided by Google Earth: taking Guangzhou University as an example  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, taking Guangzhou University as an example, carbon reduction of teaching staff commuting was researched. Firstly, considering carbon emission of teaching staff commuting is come from the fuel consumption of vehicle used to trip, the routes, schedule, vehicle type, fuel type and fuel consumption per 100 km of service express bus, public bus and private car were investigated

Hongyu Xie; Xixiang Wang; Meichan Zhao; Huaqing Zhao; Zhien Lin



The Concept of Good Teaching in Universities around the World.  

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The paper's hypothesis is that higher education has universal value, but is seen as serving different primary purposes in different societies and political contexts. In Part I of the study, 18 professors from 12 countries were interviewed; the 12 countries were England, Spain, Yugoslavia, Soviet Union, Turkey, India, Malaysia, Philippines, China…

Ballantine, Jeane; King, Edith W.


University faculty and information literacy: Who teaches the students?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This descriptive study reports on a 1995 survey at the University of Wyoming, in which faculty and academic professionals were asked how they acquire information, and how they require or encourage students to access and use information. The findings describe the characteristics and roles of faculty who use technology for information access, which resources they use, which sources they promote

Donna Amstutz; Donna Whitson



Introducing Entrepreneurship Teaching at Select German Universities: A Change Challenge  

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In the recent past, universities in the western world have been expected to play a greater role in the national economic welfare of their countries in addition to their traditional role of education and research. In 1997, following the examples of national governments in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, the German government launched an…

Curri, Gudrun



UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX Academic Strategy: Teaching and Learning Strategy  

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and developments in research that reflects the highest standards of academic integrity; · opportunities over the next five years. This strategy has informed, and been informed by, the University Strategy Making the Future and the Research Strategy. It will inform the development of the Estates, IT, Library

Sussex, University of


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

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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…

Farmelo, Graham



Teaching Physics Novices at University: A Case for Stronger Scaffolding  

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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…

Lindstrom, Christine; Sharma, Manjula D.



Clinical Trials Support -Research Associate II Animal Cancer Center Oncology Clinical Trials Program -Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital  

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Clinical Trials Support - Research Associate II Animal Cancer Center Oncology Clinical Trials Program - Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Oncology Clinical Trials Program the daily schedule for the clinical trials rotation o Patient care including, obtaining owner history

Stephens, Graeme L.


The impacts of new governance on teaching at German universities. Findings from a national survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article we will present findings from a national survey questioning the actual impact of the new governance structures\\u000a at German universities on academic teaching. To begin with, we give a theoretical underpinning to the economization of higher\\u000a education institutions (HEIs) according to Principal-Agent Theory. This allows for the development of hypotheses about the\\u000a influence of new selective incentives

Uwe WilkesmannChristian; Christian J. Schmid


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

Microsoft Academic Search

The focus of Google's Geo Education outreach efforts (http:\\/\\/\\/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

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



Incorporating online teaching in an introductory pharmaceutical practice course: a study of student perceptions within an Australian University  

PubMed Central

Objective To examine student perceptions regarding online lectures and quizzes undertaken during a pharmaceutical practice course for first year undergraduate students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course at an Australian University. Methods The University uses a standard instrument to collect feedback from students regarding unit satisfaction. Data were collected for three different teaching modalities: traditional face-to-face, online and partially online. Results Descriptive statistics support that, from a student's perspective, partial online delivery is the preferred teaching methodology for an introductory pharmaceutical practice unit. Conclusions This study has served to highlight that while there are a few points of significant difference between traditional and online teaching and learning, a combination of the two provides a reasonable avenue for teaching exploration. This result has implications for teaching practice generally, and within the pharmacy discipline, specifically. PMID:24198864

Benino, Diana; Girardi, Antonia; Czarniak, Petra


Bowling Green State University: Resources from the Center for Teaching and Learning  

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The Center for Teaching and Learning at Bowling Green State University was created in 1996 as part of a community building exercise at this prominent institution in Ohio. Visitors to this site will learn that the Center provides a range of services for students and faculty, and that many of these resources can be used by people in institutions across the United States. The Center Resources area contains four sections, including Teaching & Learning Guides, Library Holdings, and Center Archives. Most visitors will want to make a beeline for the Teaching & Learning Guides area. Here they can download and review over twenty guides that deal with topics like concept maps, the ethics of teaching, and formative assessment. Also, this area includes a very helpful section titled Communication in the Classroom. Moving on, the Library Holdings area includes links to books physically held within the Center's collection. The lists here remain useful to educators who might not be physically located at Bowling Green, as they are vetted by staff at the Center. The site is rounded out by the Center Archives which includes past and current newsletters, along with a collection of "web picks".



Teaching Astronomy at Columbus State University using Small Radio Telescopes  

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Astronomy is inherently fascinating to students but dark skies and good weather are not often scheduled during the school day. Radio telescopes provide an all-weather, all-day opportunity for astronomical observations. Columbus State University (CSU) has installed two “Small Radio Telescopes” for use by undergraduate students to pursue extra-curricular research in introductory astronomy. These telescopes are relatively affordable and are designed to be remotely operated through a Windows, Linux, or Macintosh environment. They are capable of diffraction-limited observations of the Sun and galactic Hydrogen in the ‘L-band’. A comprehensive website of projects suitable for high-school students and undergraduates is maintained by a group at MIT. This website ensures users are not left to explore the telescope’s abilities blindly. Students with varied interests learn about the nature of science by using an instrument that doesn’t lend itself to pretty pictures. Radio telescopes also provide a slight engineering flavor drawing in students who might not otherwise be interested in astronomy. This poster will provide a summary of installation, calibration, and future plans, and will share some observations by undergraduates at CSU.

Webster, Zodiac T.



Partnerships for physics teaching reform: A crucial role for universities and colleges  

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To meet National Standards recommended by the National Research Council for high school physics, inservice teachers must be integrated into the physics community. They must be empowered by access to resources of the physics community and by sustained support for their professional development. To that end, university and college physics departments must assume an essential role in establishing and maintaining the necessary local infrastructure. Nevertheless, this can be done within their current systems at negligible cost by forming partnerships with local alliances of inservice teachers. Practical details have been worked out, and working partnerships have been established in several localities. This effort should be extended to a national infrastructure for reform of physics teaching in community colleges as well as in high schools. Most teachers are eager to participate in teaching reform.

Hestenes, David; Jackson, Jane



Physiology teaching and learning experience in a new modular curriculum at the National University of Rwanda  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In the present article, I report on my experience in teaching and learning physiology in the first year of a new modular curriculum at the Faculty of Medicine of the National University of Rwanda. With self-reported questionnaires, I collected learning experience perceptions from 112 students who attended the module of physiology in 2008. The results showed satisfaction with active learning methods but complaints about the limited contact hours allocated to classroom lectures and practical classes. Student-centered learning was handicapped by the limited computer and internet access for students and by the limited number of textbooks in the library. In conclusion, the new teaching and learning style was appreciated by the students, but problems related to limited human and material resources need to be solved.

Jean B. Gahutu (Faculty of Medicine, National University of Rwanda Medical Biology)



The Universe Observing Center a modern center to teach and communicate astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Universe Observing Center is one of the parts of the Parc Astronòmic Montsec (PAM). PAM is an initiative of the Catalan government, through the Consorci del Montsec (Montsec Consortium), to take advantage of the capabilities and potential of the Montsec region to develop scientific research, training and outreach activities, particularly in the field of Astronomy. The choice of the Montsec mountains to install the PAM was motivated by the magnificent conditions for observing the sky at night; the sky above Montsec is the best (natural sky free of light pollution) in Catalonia for astronomical observations. The PAM has two main parts: the Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec (OAdM) and the Universe Observing Center (COU). The OAdM is a professional observatory with an 80-cm catadioptric telescope (Joan Oró Telescope). This telescope is a robotic telescope that can be controlled from anywhere in the world via the Internet. The COU is a large multipurpose center which is intended to become an educational benchmark for teaching and communicate astronomy and other sciences in Catalonia. The management of the COU has three main goals: 1) Teach primary and secondary school students in our Educational Training Camp. 2) Teach university students housing the practical astronomy lectures of the universities. 3) Communicate astronomy to the general public. The COU comprises special areas for these purposes: the Telescopes Park with more than 20 telescopes, a coelostat for solar observations and two dome containing full-automated telescopes. The most special equipment is ``The Eye of Montsec'', with its 12m dome containing a multimedia digital planetarium and a platform for direct observation of the sky and the environment. During 2009 we expect around 10000 visitors in Montsec area to enjoy science with Montsec dark skies and an special natural environment.

Ribas, Salvador J.



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).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Benn, Roseanne, Ed.


TEACH. Alleviating Poverty Through the Power of Education. Be a Student Ambassador for TEACH at your University!  

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TEACH. Alleviating Poverty Through the Power of Education. Be a Student Ambassador for TEACH, frontline charity focused on "alleviating poverty through the power of education." Our field projects poverty. We believe that it is imperative for the youth in Canada to become engaged with today's pressing


Low vision in Nigerians with diabetes mellitus  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: To determine the prevalence and causes of low vision in diabetes mellitus patients in Nigeria. Materials and methods: All consecutive new patients seen at the Diabetic Eye Clinic, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi Nigeria, between March 1997 and September 1998 were the subjects of the study. Examination methods included interviewer-administered structured questionnaire, visual acuity test, external eye examination,

Sebastian N. N. Nwosu



Growing a Garden without Water: Graduate Teaching Assistants in Introductory Science Laboratories at a Doctoral/Research University  

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Graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) in the sciences are a common feature of U.S. universities that have a prominent mission of research. During the past 2 decades, increased attention has been paid to the professional development of GTAs as instructors. As a result, universities have created training programs to assist GTAs in selecting…

Luft, Julie A.; Kurdziel, Josepha P.; Roehrig, Gillian H.; Turner, Jessica



The Potential Impact of High-Speed Networking on Teaching and Learning: A Case Study from Cambridge University.  

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A report on the SuperJANET high-speed network included interviews conducted at Cambridge University (England) on the use of computers and audiovisual aids in university teaching and learning. Results indicated the emergence of two main uses of the technology: (1) as a means of communication between students and teachers, and (2) as a means of…

Aston, J.; Gienke, M.



Recommendations to University Managers for Facilitating Engagement of Academics with Teaching  

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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…

Heinrich, Eva



Good Teachers, Scholarly Teachers and Teachers Engaged in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Case Study from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada  

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This paper defines and operationalizes definitions of good teaching, scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning in order to measure characteristics of these definitions amongst undergraduate instructors at McMaster University. A total of 2496 instructors, including all part-time instructors, were surveyed in 2007. A total of…

Vajoczki, Susan; Savage, Philip; Martin, Lynn; Borin, Paola; Kustra, Erika D. H.



The University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Space Data Use in Teaching and Learning  

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Within the context of innovative coursework and other educational activities, we are proposing the establishment of a University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Center for the Use of Space Data in Teaching and Learning. This Center will provide an exciting and motivating process for educators at all levels to become involved in professional development and training which engages real life applications of mathematics, science, and technology. The Center will facilitate innovative courses (including online and distance education formats), systematic degree programs, classroom research initiatives, new instructional methods and tools, engaging curriculum materials, and various symposiums. It will involve the active participation of several Departments and Colleges on the UNO campus and be well integrated into the campus environment. It will have a direct impact on pre-service and in-service educators, the K12 (kindergarten through 12th grade) students that they teach, and other college students of various science, mathematics, and technology related disciplines, in which they share coursework. It is our belief that there are many exciting opportunities represented by space data and imagery, as a context for engaging mathematics, science, and technology education. The UNO Center for Space Data Use in Teaching and Learning being proposed in this document will encompass a comprehensive training and dissemination strategy that targets the improvement of K-12 education, through changes in the undergraduate and graduate preparation of teachers in science, mathematics and technology education.

Grandgenett, Neal



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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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 expect to be recommended and demonstrate dispositions expected of a professional educator. This document details the expectations

Dasgupta, Dipankar


Online teaching of inflammatory skin pathology by a French-speaking International University Network  

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Introduction Developments in technology, web-based teaching and whole slide imaging have broadened the teaching horizon in anatomic pathology. Creating online learning material including many types of media such as radiologic images, whole slides, videos, clinical and macroscopic photographs, is now accessible to most universities. Unfortunately, a major limiting factor to maintain and update the learning material is the amount of resources needed. In this perspective, a French-national university network was initiated in 2011 to build joint online teaching modules consisting of clinical cases and tests. The network has since expanded internationally to Québec, Switzerland and Ivory Coast. Method One of the first steps of the project was to build a learning module on inflammatory skin pathology for interns and residents in pathology and dermatology. A pathology resident from Québec spent 6 weeks in France and Switzerland to develop the contents and build the module on an e-learning Moodle platform under the supervision of two dermatopathologists. The learning module contains text, interactive clinical cases, tests with feedback, virtual slides, images and clinical photographs. For that module, the virtual slides are decentralized in 2 universities (Bordeaux and Paris 7). Each university is responsible of its own slide scanning, image storage and online display with virtual slide viewers. Results The module on inflammatory skin pathology includes more than 50 web pages with French original content, tests and clinical cases, links to over 45 virtual images and more than 50 microscopic and clinical photographs. The whole learning module is being revised by four dermatopathologists and two senior pathologists. It will be accessible to interns and residents in the spring of 2014. The experience and knowledge gained from that work will be transferred to the next international resident whose work will be aimed at creating lung and breast pathology learning modules. Conclusion The challenges of sustaining a project of this scope are numerous. The technical aspect of whole-slide imaging and storage needs to be developed by each university or group. The content needs to be regularly updated and its accuracy reviewed by experts in each individual domain. The learning modules also need to be promoted within the academic community to ensure maximal benefit for trainees. A collateral benefit of the project was the establishment of international partnerships between French-speaking universities and pathologists with the common goal of promoting pathology education through the use of multi-media technology including whole slide imaging. PMID:25564778



The teaching of basic clinical skills at School of Medicine, University of São Paulo.  


This article describes how is the teaching of basic clinical skills given to the 3rd in the undergraduate program, at the School of Medicine, University of São Paulo. This course has been implementing some techniques of teaching-learning for last years in order to become it more dynamic and interesting. Small group teaching is the main feature of the course "Basic Clinical Skills" given at the University of São Paulo, School of Medicine. This technique is improved by keeping each group with a teacher for a long time to allow better integration between them and to facilitate a better acquisition of attitudes towards the patient and all the team involved in the care of patient. All the classes are practical with early contact with real cases. Medical students learn how to take down the medical history, how to perform an adequate physical examination and make diagnoses under supervision of their teachers. Discussion cases, recognition of medical patterns and hypothetic-deductive strategy are used to develop an efficient medical reasoning. The authors show the results obtained through questionnaires filled in by the students at the end of the course and the analysis of which demonstrates that the students are highly satisfied with these kind of strategies and profit better from them. In 1996 and 1997, respectively, the course's satisfaction was 93.13% and 88.08% (excellent + good). The students' capacity to perform their objectives is situated in their majority between 6 and 8, these values represent a good and sufficient to very good performance. PMID:10413951

Kira, C M; Atta, J A



Study of the questionnaire of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) teaching staff, using students opinion survey. Statistical treatment  

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Quality improvement of university institutions represents the most important challenge in the next years, and the potential tool to achieve it is based on the institutional evaluation in general, and specially the evaluation of the teaching performance. The opinion questionnaire from the students is the most generalised tool used to evaluate the teaching performance at Spanish universities. The general objective of this thesis is to develop a statistical methodology suitable to extract, analyse and interpret the information contained in the Questionnaire of Teaching Evaluation from Student Opinion (CEDA) of the UPV, aimed at optimising its practical use. The study is centred in the application of different multivariate techniques and has been structured in three parts: (1) Evaluation of the reliability, validity and dimensionality of the tool. The multivariate method used for this purpose is the Factorial Analysis. (2) Determination of the capacity of the questionnaire to identify different profiles of lecturers based on the quality perceived by students. This target is conducted with different multivariate classification techniques: hierarchical cluster analysis, non-hierarchical and two-stage analysis. Moreover, those items that best discriminate among the teaching typologies obtained are identified in the questionnaire. (3) Identification of the teaching typologies according to different descriptive characteristics referent to the subject and lecturer, with the use of decision trees. Once identified these typologies, a new discriminant analysis is conducted aimed at identifying those items that best characterise each typology. Finally, a study is carried out with the classification method SIMCA (Soft Independent Modelling of Class Analogy) in order to determine the discriminant loading of every item among the identified teaching typologies, allowing the identification of those that best distinguish the different classes obtained. With the combined use of the proposed techniques, it is expected to optimise the use of CEDA as a measuring tool and an indicator of the teaching quality at the university, that would allow the introduction of actions for the continuous improvement in the teaching processes of the UPV.

Martinez Gomez, Monica


Use of a non-traditional university ambulatory practice to teach large animal medicine.  


While many other veterinary schools have moved away from a traditional university-based ambulatory practice, the Ohio State University's Large Animal Practice has continued to provide a cost-effective and valuable method of preparing students for today's careers in veterinary medicine. The practice provides a full array of services to production, equine, and camelid clients, including herd health, individual animal medicine and surgery, and emergency services. Acquiring established practices from alumni has formed the client base. Four full-time veterinarians operate the clinic. While these same clinicians do some classroom teaching, their primary responsibility is devoted to the five to six fourth-year veterinary students who rotate through the clinic every two weeks. Teaching methods and objectives for these students include case discussions, homework, truck quiz books, and practice management issues. Financially, the clinic runs as a private practice, with minimal support from the college (201,000 US dollars per fiscal year) and a gross income of 676,000 US dollars per year. Thus, in a cost-effective manner, this required core ambulatory rotation provides students with a scientific learning experience that exposes them to all aspects of large animal production medicine in a real-world setting. PMID:15551233

Masterson, Margaret A; Welker, Bimbo; Midla, Lowell T; Meiring, Richard W; Hoblet, Kent H



Creating and Sustaining a Teaching and Learning Professional Community at Seattle Pacific University  

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It is sometimes remarked that the modern university is a collection of independent departments united by a common physical plant. The Physics Department at Seattle Pacific University views this state of affairs as an unfortunate symptom of specialization rather than a desired feature of academic life. An authentic collaboration between a university's Physics Department and School or College of Education, enriched through close ties with partner school districts, can align all major forces that feed (or starve) the professional trajectory of a science teacher. Putting together and sustaining such collaboration is inevitably time-consuming. Yet, the rewards for the Physics Department can be great as can be the positive impact on the continuum of science teacher preparation and enhancement. This article outlines two facets of collaboration at Seattle Pacific University-among faculty (physics and education) and among students (physics majors, minors, non-majors, and preservice teachers). Due to lack of space, this article does not address a third important area of collaboration, namely among teaching professionals (preservice and inservice teachers, school administrators, and university faculty (including resident master teachers)).

Seeley, Lane; Vokos, Stamatis



Medical Ethics Teaching Programs at the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Washington.  

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The development of medical ethics education at the University of California, San Francisco, is chronicled and its contributions to bioethics literature are noted. Emphasis is placed on the importance of using medical cases in such instruction. The University of Washington's ethics program and its potential for innovation are then described.…

Jonsen, Albert R.



A critical appraisal of holistic teaching and its effects on dental student learning at University of Bergen, Norway.  


The curriculum of the dental faculty at the University of Bergen, Norway, was revised and a new curriculum implemented in 1998 based on the principles of holistic teaching and patient-centered treatment. The first candidates graduated in 2003. The change of curricula, experience gained, and lack of an evidence base for holistic teaching justify a general discussion of all relevant aspects associated with this approach. The purpose of this article was to make a contribution towards such a discussion. A PubMed search regarding holistic teaching in dentistry was performed. Of the 211 entries on holistic teaching, few discussed holism in depth; none reported outcome measures comparing old and new curricula. Data collected from students graduating in 2003 (new curriculum) and 2000 (old curriculum) on their satisfaction with the teaching comprise a possible outcome measure. In most respects, using prosthodontics as an example, no differences between the two groups of students were found. Students studying under the new holistic curriculum were less satisfied than those studying under the old one regarding the number of available teachers and teachers' feedback on student performance. Both holistic teaching/patient-centered treatment and a more traditional subject-specific approach have advantages and disadvantages, and neither can be practiced in its pure form for ethical and practical reasons. The quantitative results of this study did not support the hypothesis that holism improved students' satisfaction with the teaching. A wide discussion of holism in dental education is needed, along with outcome measures when curricula are changed. PMID:23658407

Berge, Morten E; Berg, Einar; Ingebrigtsen, Jana



November 2007, Volume 4 Number 1News from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida / 20072008 Department Distinguished by Teaching Excellence  

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at the university level. Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Barbara Ehren and Linda Rosa-Lugo started their careers as classroom work before turning to university teaching. As a practitioner, he maintained affiliations with several graduate programs and provided onsite clinical education for students. "Classroom teaching seemed [like

Wu, Shin-Tson


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

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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

Allan, Audrone; Pileicikiene, Nora



Geoscience Garden: an outdoor teaching installation at the University of Alberta  

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Spatial awareness, and the abilities to position observations and inferences on a two-dimensional map and within the three-dimensional environment of the Earth's crust, are some of the the larger challenges facing beginning Earth Science students. Studies have shown that outdoor observations of outcrops are vital in the development of these spatial skills. However, teaching the techniques of field geology to Earth Science students is challenging in many parts of the continental interior, where nearly flat-lying, weakly consolidated, poorly exposed sedimentary rocks may be concealed beneath recent soils and Quaternary sediments. At the University of Alberta, these problems are offset by field courses at distant locations in more varied terrains during the spring and summer, but the distances (~300 km) and climate make fieldwork difficult during a busy teaching year that extends from September to April. The Geoscience Garden will be a unique landscaped area within the University of Alberta campus in which large (1 - 5 m), boulders and rock slabs will be built into oriented, simulated outcrops. These will be arranged in a layout that represents the geology of western and northern Canada in condensed form. The Garden, currently in the process of installation, will provide an artificial field environment in which Earth Science students can develop observational skills, and construct a simple geological map. They will be able to interpret the mapped area in terms of a three-dimensional structure, and make stratigraphic inferences about the order of deposition of the units and the environmental changes that occurred during the geologic history of the simulated area. In addition to more common rock types, the Garden will also display specimens of mineral deposits in geological context, and illustrate their importance to rural and northern communities. A buried boulder that has high magnetic susceptibility will provide a target for introductory geophysical field surveys. The project will add a unique capability for teaching basic field skills to students in a local environment, and will prepare students for field courses at more senior levels in more remote locations. In addition to use in a variety of courses and programs within the university, the Geoscience Garden will be open for use by K-12 school groups. These groups currently frequently visit the department's indoor museums; the Garden will provide a practical, hands-on extension to these visits. Instructional materials targeted towards groups at various grade levels will be developed. The success of the installation will be evaluated by surveys of student and user experiences, carried out before and after installation of the Garden.

Waldron, J. W.; Locock, A.



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

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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.

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



President's Teaching Scholars Program  

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This program from the University of Colorado is designed to honor and reward faculty who have excelled in teaching, scholarship, and research and to endorse teaching excellence throughout the university.

Colorado, University O.


Faculty Perceptions of Teaching Support and Teaching Efficacy in Taiwan  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate university faculty's perceptions of teaching support and their teaching efficacy in Taiwan. In addition, the relationship of perceived teaching support to faculty' teaching efficacy was examined. Questionnaires measuring three dimensions of teaching support and six dimensions of teaching efficacy were…

Chang, Te-Sheng; McKeachie, Wilbert; Lin, Yi-Guang



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

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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…

Kubota, Keiichi; Fujikawa, Kiyoshi



Science First: Contributions of a University-Industry Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program to Economic Development.  

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Describes how public policy establishing the University of California Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program helped to establish the state's environmental technology industry. The multidisciplinary "science-push" program generated economic development benefits including leveraged research funding and at least 200 new private sector jobs,…

Bradshaw, Ted K.; Kennedy, Kevin M.; Davis, Paul R.; Lloyd, Larry L.; Gwebu, Nokuthula; Last, Jerold A.



Special Sections of Freshman English--A Pragmatic Approach to Teaching University Students with Poor Writing Skills.  

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This report describes the Special Sections of Freshman English for Poorly Prepared Students at the University of California at Berkeley. The development of the program is described, including the rationale behind the course, the diverse student make-up, and some of the teaching techniques used (allowing students to choose topics, peer editing, and…

Lifschutz, Ellen St. Sure


Innovative learning and teaching methodology in electronic technology area: A case of study in Computer Science University degrees  

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This paper describes an experience that has been carried out by several professors in different subjects. Our experience is framed within the First Plan in Teaching of the University of Seville. All involved subjects belong to the electronic technology area and from three Computer Science degrees. We propose to use, in a combined way, some learning techniques: cooperative learning as

M. C. Romero; C. Baena; I. M. Go?mez; M. P. Parra; F. Sivianes; M. Valencia



Bhutanese Stakeholders' Perceptions about Multi-Grade Teaching as a Strategy for Achieving Quality Universal Primary Education  

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This study employed document analysis and qualitative interviews to explore the perceptions of different Bhutanese stakeholders about multi-grade teaching, which the Bhutanese Government identified as a strategy for achieving quality Universal Primary Education. The data from Ministry officials, teachers and student teachers were analyzed using…

Kucita, Pawan; Kivunja, Charles; Maxwell, T. W.; Kuyini, Bawa



The Translation of Foreign Language Teaching and Learning Materials for Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Website:Preliminary Problems and Challenges  

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A Strategic Action Research Project that focused the needs in teaching and learning of foreign languages and translation courses concluded that students at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) belong to a new generation who are more comfortable with using technology and the internet in their learning. The research findings showed that the demand for online learning is high among the

Ashinida Aladdin; Norhayati Hayati Lateh; Sulaiman Ramli; Rou Seong Yoan; Mohd Shabri Yusof




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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 in a large group lecture has certain




Adoption of Innovative E-Learning Support for Teaching: A Multiple Case Study at the University of Waikato  

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In response to recent social, economic, and pedagogical challenges to tertiary-level teaching and learning, universities are increasingly investigating and adopting e-learning as a way to engage and motivate students. This paper reports on the first year of a two-year (2009-2010) qualitative multiple case study research project in New Zealand.…

Johnson, E. Marcia; Cowie, Bronwen; De Lange, Willem; Falloon, Garry; Hight, Craig; Khoo, Elaine



Teaching Feminist Approaches to the Classics: An Experiment with Multicultural, Student-Centered Pedagogy at an Urban University  

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In this article, the author describes "Feminist Approaches to the Classics," a course she teaches at Cleveland State University. The goal of this particular course was to situate the context of western indigenous myth in relation to western classical literature and to indicate possible reasons for its reclamation in contemporary American culture.…

Weinbaum, Batya



Use of complementary and alternative medicine by cancer patients at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria  

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BACKGROUND: The use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) by cancer patients is very common and varies between populations. The referenced English literature has no local study from Africa on this subject. This study was conducted to define the prevalence, pattern of use, and factors influencing the use of CAM by cancer patients at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital

Emmanuel R Ezeome; Agnes N Anarado



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

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teaching and research activity in the Area of knowledge of marketing and market research. Department , International Journal of Research in Marketing and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science . This web siteMarketing Department The Marketing Department of the University of Alicante organizes and develops

Escolano, Francisco


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

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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…

Parsons, Mikeal C.; Cook, Garrett



ENGINEERING ACADEMIC ADVISING SYLLABUS ADVISING MISSION: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville places academic advising within the teaching/learning mission  

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) · Critically reflect upon academic and career goals · Develop skills and strategies for academic success ENGINEERING ACADEMIC ADVISING SYLLABUS ADVISING MISSION: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville places academic advising within the teaching/learning mission of the institution and recognizes

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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.


An investigation of communication patterns and strategies between international teaching assistants and undergraduate students in university-level science labs  

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This research project investigates communication between international teaching assistants and their undergraduate students in university-level chemistry labs. During the fall semester, introductory-level chemistry lab sections of three experienced non-native speaking teaching assistants and their undergraduate students were observed. Digital audio and video recordings documented fifteen hours of lab communication, focusing on the activities and interactions in the first hour of the chemistry laboratory sessions. In follow-up one-on-one semi-structured interviews, the participants (undergraduates, teaching assistants, and faculty member) reviewed interactions and responded to a 10-item, 7-point Likert-scaled interview. Interactions were classified into success categories based on participants' opinions. Quantitative and qualitative data from the observations and interviews guided the analysis of the laboratory interactions, which examined patterns of conversational listening. Analysis of laboratory communication reveals that undergraduates initiated nearly two-thirds of laboratory communication, with three-fourths of interactions less than 30 seconds in duration. Issues of gender and topics of interaction activity were also explored. Interview data identified that successful undergraduate-teaching assistant communication in interactive science labs depends on teaching assistant listening comprehension skills to interpret and respond successfully to undergraduate questions. Successful communication in the chemistry lab depended on the coordination of visual and verbal sources of information. Teaching assistant responses that included explanations and elaborations were also seen as positive features in the communicative exchanges. Interaction analysis focusing on the listening comprehension demands placed on international teaching assistants revealed that undergraduate-initiated questions often employ deixis (exophoric reference), requiring teaching assistants to demonstrate skills at disambiguating undergraduate discourse. Interaction analysis reinforced that successful undergraduate-teaching assistant communication depends on the coordination of verbal and visual channels of communication, with the physical objects of the chemistry lab environment playing a pivotal role in expressing information and in mutual understanding. These results have implications for the evaluation of English proficiency and the preparation of non-native speaking teaching assistants by pointing out that teaching assistant listening comprehension skills and the use of contextual artifacts contribute to successful communication and are areas that, to date, have been underrepresented in the research literature on international teaching assistant communication.

Gourlay, Barbara Elas



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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

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Facilitating the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at a Research University  

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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,…

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



Building Pedagogic Excellence: Learning and Teaching Fellowships within Communities of Practice at the University of Brighton  

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Can a system of teaching awards which is essentially one of rewards and recognition serve the dual purpose of enhancing learning and teaching, if the function of such a system does not go beyond the first stage of reward to the second stage of development? Institution-led teaching fellowships that focus on pedagogic research, and operate within…

Jones, Jennie



Development and Evaluation of a Prep Course for Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistants at a Research University  

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This study describes the development and evaluation of a prep course for chemistry graduate teaching assistants (GTAs). The course was developed around three major goals: (i) building a community for new GTAs and socializing them into the department; (ii) modeling teaching with well-documented, innovative teaching and learning techniques; and…

Marbach-Ad, Gili; Schaefer, Kathryn L.; Kumi, Bryna C.; Friedman, Lee A.; Thompson, Katerina V.; Doyle, Michael P.



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

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Teaching practice from the perspective of ICT student teachers at the Faculty of Education, Charles of teaching practice of ICT student teachers at the Faculty of Education in Prague. In her paper she their teaching practice on subjects related to Computer Science, Informatics and ICT Education in Czech Basic

Paris-Sud XI, Université de


Palliative medicine teaching program at the University of Cape Town: integrating palliative care principles into practice.  


The article describes the development of the postgraduate palliative medicine programs at the University of Cape Town (UCT) through collaboration with the Palliative Medicine Division from the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff, United Kingdom. The course is presented as a distance-learning program supported by web-based learning with three face-to-face teaching sessions during the course. UCT recognized the urgent need to assist African doctors in developing the medical skills required to care for an ever-increasing population of patients and their families who are faced with terminal illness and the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual distress associated with end-of-life issues. Since 2001, 139 postgraduate students have registered for the course, 10% of whom are from African countries other than South Africa. Using the experience from UCT in distance-learning programs, the Hospice Palliative Care Association developed an interdisciplinary course, "Introduction to Palliative Care." This course recognizes that, although improvement in patient care and palliative care will come as undergraduate training in palliative care is established, it is essential that previously qualified health care professionals are able to enhance their palliative care knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Trainers provide support to participants over a six-month period and assist in the transference of knowledge and skills into the workplace. PMID:17482047

Gwyther, Liz; Rawlinson, Fiona



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

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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.

Methuen, C.



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


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

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



On Teaching. Volume II.  

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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:…

Shea, Mary Ann, Ed.


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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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.



Mechanisms and Development Strategies for Teaching Thinking to Move the Role of Jordan Universities as the Product of the Think Tank from the Faculty Members Point of View  

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The study aimed at revealing the mechanisms and development strategies for teaching thinking to move the role of Jordan universities as the product of think tank from the faculty members point of view. Also aimed to determine the influence of academic rank in shaping the mechanisms and development strategies for teaching thinking in Jordanian…

Ziadat, Ayed H.; Abu-Nair, Natheer S.; Abu Sameha, Mansour A.



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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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…

Guiry, Michael



University of California, Irvine: The Geometry Junkyard-Lesson Plans and Teaching Materials  

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This collection of online geometric teaching materials and lesson plans was assembled by David Eppstein, a professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Irvine, and creator of the Geometry Junkyard (reported on in the June 9, 1999, Scout Report for Science & Engineering). This site offers links to an eclectic assortment of educational lessons and resources including a French geometry hypertext; a site with activities for middle school students based on M.C. Escher's artwork; an online book addressing dynamic software for geometry; a freeware geometric construction software for Windows (Wingeom); and a site containing cool geometric activities with Tangrams, Symmetry, Polygon Tessellations, Geoboards, and more. It should be noted, however, that links to some websites are not currently connected. Teachers, students, and others will also want to check out other sections of the Geometry Junkyard for more educational resources. Eppstein has organized geometry-related links by such topics as Origami, Geometric Models, Rectilinear Geometry, and Spirals, to name a few.


A Qualitative Study of First Year Science Students and their Instructors Adjusting to Learning and Teaching With Inquiry: The McMaster University Case Example  

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A Qualitative Study of First Year Science Students and their Instructors Adjusting to Learning and Teaching With Inquiry: The McMaster University Case Example Since the late 1980's, there has been a call to implement active learning strategies into higher education teaching and learning, and a concomitant impetus for universities to graduate students with critical thinking, interpersonal and communication skills (i.e.,

Kristina Trim; Delsworth Harnish; Miroslav Lovric; Dale Roy



Charting a critical course on the scholarship of university teaching movement  

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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 education. The main purpose of this

Carolin Kreber



Using Internet to Enhance the Teaching and Learning of Music Technology at Griffith University Gold Coast  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the first phase of a year long project (July 1995 - July 1996) that highlights the use of the internet as a teaching tool in the area of music technology - in particular the teaching of MIDI \\/ Sequencing. Four separate cohorts have been established, each with its own characteristics.

Greg Whateley; Geraldine Torrisi; Robert Ellis-Geiger


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

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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…

Lavicza, Zsolt



Perceptions of Optimal Conditions for Teaching and Learning: A Case Study from Flinders University  

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Effective teaching and learning in higher education is an important focal point of literature around the globe. Various models are presented as desirable and fostering optimal conditions for teaching and learning. However, each model must be examined within the context of its institutional culture, mission and strategic plan to ascertain if it…

Glenn, Diana; Patel, Fay; Kutieleh, Salah; Robbins, Jane; Smigiel, Heather; Wilson, Alan



Professional Faculty Development for Teaching Online Courses at a Proprietary University  

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Faculty training in new methodologies and effective teaching practices can improve how faculty adapt to the needs of online teaching. At an online college network, a need was identified for appropriate and effective professional development training for online faculty members. The purpose of this mixed methods study was to assess the training…

O'Connell, Kristen



Teaching Arrangements of Carbohydrate Metabolism in Biochemistry Curriculum in Peking University Health Science Center  

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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

Chen, Hao; Ni, Ju-Hua



Teaching Style Preferences and Educational Philosophy of Teacher Education Faculty at a State University  

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Scope and Method of Study: An educational philosophy and teaching style provide a foundation for understanding and for guiding guide decisions about curriculum, teacher-learner relationship and professional practice. The purpose of this descriptive quantitative study was to describe the educational philosophies and teaching styles of the teacher…

Fries, Cindi H.



Graduate Students' Conceptions of University Teaching and Learning: Formation for Change  

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The paper introduces a framework concerning conceptions of teaching and learning of advanced graduate students and the trajectory of change in their conceptions following a formal course on course design and teaching. Students were enrolled in six sections of this graduate course, two offered in a 6-week format and 4 in a 13-week format. The…

Saroyan, Alenoush; Dagenais, Joyce; Zhou, Yanfei



CHANGING TEACHING PRACTICE: STRATEGIES AND BARRIERS1 Christopher Knapper, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada  

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there is an impressive body of evidence on how teaching methods and curriculum design affects deep, autonomous with some of the seminal research from the past 30 years that helps explain how the way we teach affects the fact that the higher education literature has for some time stressed the importance of student

Haykin, Simon


Teaching and Learning in a University Classroom: A Norwegian Case Study on Students' Perspectives  

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This article focuses on student activity and how students experience learning. A teaching programme was both led and researched by the one teacher. The article describes a master's level teaching programme and presents the data collection strategies used by the teacher-researcher and presents learning viewed from the students' perspective. The…

Postholm, May Britt



A University-wide Assessment and Training Program for International Teaching Assistants.  

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Describes three components of the teaching assistant program used in the screening process. Outlines the training procedures for all teaching assistants, follow-up program, program director and instructor's perspectives. Presents tables on recommendations and questions asked on feedback forms which focus on improvement and international experience…

vom Saal, D.; And Others



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

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"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…

Jahangiri, Leila; Mucciolo, Tom



Teaching Psychology in the Context of a University-Community Partnership.  

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Describes the content of an undergraduate course called "Field Work in Applied Psychology: Teaching Mathematics." Assigns students to gain field work experience by teaching fourth-, fifth-, or sixth-grade students mathematics. Reviews the goals for the teacher, college students, and elementary schools. (CMK)

Pezdek, Kathy



Neoliberal Individualism in Dutch Universities: Teaching and Learning Anthropology in an Insecure Environment  

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This article is based on our own experiences and that of several of our colleagues teaching social and cultural anthropology in different Dutch institutions for higher learning. We focus in particular on teaching and learning in two small liberal arts and science (LAS) colleges, where anthropology makes up part of the social science curriculum…

Bal, Ellen; Grassiani, Erella; Kirk, Kate



Seven day Lanzarote adventure: seven innovations in university learning and teaching  

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An annual residential field course in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, gives university students of Environmental Science, Adventure Education, and Primary Science Education diverse opportunities for deep learning that challenges and motivates. Comments from students range from 'the best chemistry lesson ever' to 'life-changing'. Here I reflect on seven strengths from the student experience: (1) Our goal is for students to learn to ask scientific questions. Anyone can answer questions, but only the best scientists can ask questions that matter. (2) Field work fits the diverse learning styles of our diverse students. For example, students model bathymetry using sand and pebbles on a beach; students start to explore social issues around waste disposal on Lanzarote by taking part in a commando raid on a municipal rubbish tip! (3) Students learn from local experts but then learn from each other. For example, half the group explores agricultural practices while the other half explores traditional uses of plants; a student from one group is then paired with a student from the other group for them to teach each other what they have learned. (4) An overview of current research on the island (volcanic origins, indigenous species, trace elements in the wines!) comes from students reflecting on abstracts of 25 recent papers from mainstream journals and sharing their understanding with each other. (5) We replicate a real world experience. One part of the student assessment requires them to write a grant application for a scientific research project using the real-world pro forma and meeting the criteria set out by the real-world funding agency. (6) Students work as teams to write these grant applications (as they would do in the real world). They receive a single mark for their work, but the students then divide the mark among themselves according to the quality of the contributions they have made. In this way the university teachers assess the product, and the students assess the processes within their group. (7) Students are encouraged to explore the environmental impacts of their own activities. Affective learning (in which emotions are as important as factual knowledge) is a significant outcome of the course. Students themselves decide to offset carbon emissions from their visit and after returning to UK have created a large apple orchard, a 100 metre hedgerow and a public woodland through their own initiatives. University teachers work subtly (and without the students' knowledge) to promote this learning and environmental action.

Reavey, Duncan



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

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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



Motorcycle-related injuries at a university teaching hospital in north central Nigeria  

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Background: Motorcycle-related injuries lead to considerable morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to determine the pattern and outcome of motorcycle-related injuries at Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, Nigeria. Patients and Methods: Case records of all patients who presented to the accident and emergency department with motorcycle-related injuries between July 2012 and June 2013 were analysed for age, gender, injury host status (i.e. rider, pillion or pedestrian), nature of collision (motorcycle versus other vehicles, motorcycle versus motorcycle, motorcycle versus pedestrian or lone riders), body region injured, injury severity score (ISS) at arrival, length of hospital stay (LOS) and mortality. Results: Seventy - nine patients with motorcycle-related injuries were included in the study. They consisted of 63 males (61.8%) and 16 females (15.7%). The age range was 5-65 years with a mean of 32.4 ± 14.0. Motorcycle versus vehicle collisions were the most common mechanism of injury (n = 46, 58.2%). Musculoskeletal injuries constituted the most common injuries sustained (n = 50, 47.6%) and the tibia was the most frequently fractured bone (n = 14, 35.9%). The majority of patients (57.0%) sustained mild/moderate injuries (ISS ? 15). There was no statistically significant difference between the sexes for sustaining mild/moderate injuries or severe/profound injuries (P > 0.05). Mortality rate was 6.3% with head injuries being involved in all cases. Conclusion: Young males were mostly injured in motorcycle-related trauma. Musculoskeletal injuries were the most common injuries sustained and head injuries were involved in all the deaths. Enforcement of motorcycle crash bars and helmet usage is recommended.

Elachi, Itodo C.; Okunola, Benjamin B.; Yongu, Williams T.; Onyemaechi, Ndubuisi OC; Odatuwa-Omagbemi, Odoyoh D.; Ahachi, Chukwukadibia N.; Mue, Daniel D.




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Pedersen, Tom


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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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…

Peraya, Daniel; Haessig, Claus



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

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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…

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



Teaching Science in Engineering Freshman Class in Private University in Jordan  

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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.

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



The carbon reduction research of teaching staff commuting aided by Google Earth: taking Guangzhou University as an example  

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In this paper, taking Guangzhou University as an example, carbon reduction of teaching staff commuting was researched. Firstly, considering carbon emission of teaching staff commuting is come from the fuel consumption of vehicle used to trip, the routes, schedule, vehicle type, fuel type and fuel consumption per 100 km of service express bus, public bus and private car were investigated from relevant department and web questionnaire in office automation system. Secondly, the routes of service express bus, public bus and private car were drawn in Google earth browser to measure distance. Thirdly, combined the bus schedule, school calendar, curriculum timetable of teacher and fuel consumption per 100 km of all kinds of vehicle, the fuel consumption of service express bus, public bus and private car were computed. Fourthly, carbon emission was calculated according to net calorific factor and calorie carbon emission factors of fuel. Finally, the measures of carbon reduction were discussed. The research results show that teaching staff commuting emitted 455.433 tons carbon in 2005-2006 academic year. And reducing usage rate of private car and adding new service express bus line are efficient measure of carbon reduction. Former measure can reduce 33.6891 tons carbon and about 7.4% of original emission. The latter can reduce 7.6317 tons and about 1.68% of original emission.

Xie, Hongyu; Wang, Xixiang; Zhao, Meichan; Zhao, Huaqing; Lin, Zhien



Teaching History Today.  

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The 14 articles included in this collection touch on several aspects of the teaching of history. The articles are: (1) "Observations on University Teaching and Research" (N. Graebner); (2) "Teaching History: A Changing Clientele and an Affirmation of Goals" (E. Burns); (3) "History for Citizens" (W. McNeill); (4) "Reflections on the History of…

Bausum, Henry S., Ed.


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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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…

Jennings, Todd



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


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

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



Teaching Political Science to First-Year University Students: Challenging "Taxi-Rank Analysis"  

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This paper explores the situated nature of the epistemological values of a social science discipline as it finds expression in a particular department. Although it explores Becher and Trowler's anthropological conception of disciplinary "territories" and tribes ([1989]/2001) it finds deeper resonances in Trowler's more recent notion of "teaching

Niven, Penelope



Teaching for Sustainable Development in Higher Education Institutions: University of Jordan as a Case Study  

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In Jordan, a rapid movement of educational reform is taking place nowadays. Curricula development, teacher education, using information and communication technology (ICT), improving teaching and learning strategies and integrating different subjects are among the main objectives of this reform. One of the main challenges in Jordan in order to cope…

Abu-Hola, Imfadi R. M.; Tareef, Atif Bin



Teaching American Literature in China: Panel Discussion at Sichuan University (Chegdu, China, April 1988).  

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Designed to be of interest to anyone concerned with the study of American literature in China or anyone contemplating teaching there, this paper is an edited version of the taped transcript of a panel discussion among five Fulbright professors of American literature and American studies i China. The paper begins with brief, focused introductory…

Beidler, Peter G., Ed.


Relationship between Research and Teaching in Doctoral Education in UK Universities  

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This paper investigates the relationship between staff research and teaching in doctoral education with a special reference to disciplinary variations. The relationship between staff research (the 2001 RAE scores) and the effectiveness of doctoral education as perceived by students is analysed. On the whole, little relationship between…

Chiang, Kuang-Hsu



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

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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…

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


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

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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…

Weng, Cathy; Weng, Apollo; Tsai, Kevin



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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Herbert W. Marsh



Patients’ satisfaction with emergency care and priorities for change in a university teaching hospital in Nigeria  

Microsoft Academic Search

Little work has been done on patients’ satisfaction with hospital care in Nigeria. This prospective study was done to identify factors affecting patients’ satisfaction with emergency care in a teaching hospital in Nigeria. This study was carried out among adult patients who had received care at the Accident and Emergency unit of the hospital. We used the priority index (calculated

Kehinde Oluwadiya; Samuel A. Olatoke; Adekunle J. Ariba; Omotola A. Omotosho; Olakunle A. Olakulehin



Teaching the "Diagonalization Concept" in Linear Algebra with Technology: A Case Study at Galatasaray University  

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This paper examines experimental and algorithmic contributions of advanced calculators (graphing and computer algebra system, CAS) in teaching the concept of "diagonalization," one of the key topics in Linear Algebra courses taught at the undergraduate level. Specifically, the proposed hypothesis of this study is to assess the effective…

Yildiz Ulus, Aysegul



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

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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…

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



Online Teaching Aids from the Department of Information Science, University of Sheffield, England.  

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Describes student-produced simulations of four online services--Lockheed DIALOG, BLAISE MARC, BLAISE MEDLINE, and SDC. Intended to teach keyboard use, basic commands, and more advanced techniques, the programs are written in BASIC and transferable to a wide range of computers. Several sample displays and seven references are provided. (RBF)

Wood, Frances E.



Teaching Context: "Synthetic and Analytic Syllabuses" in a South Korean University Setting  

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These two syllabus types are not only representative of the way languages are taught, they also reflect the general teaching styles of the West and the East. While in the West, much attention is given to the actual processes of completing the tasks, a typical Eastern approach places more emphasis on the information that is passed from the teacher…

Jambor, Paul Z.



Co-Teaching: A New Partnership during Student Teaching  

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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…

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



Teaching Language, Teaching Culture.  

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Essays and research reports on the relationship between teaching second languages and teaching culture include: "Teaching Culture as an Integrated Part of Language Teaching: An Introduction" (Chantal Crozet, Anthony J. Liddicoat); "Primary Socialization and Cultural Factors in Second Language Learning: Wending Our Way through Semi-Charted…

Liddicoat, Anthony J., Ed.; Crozet, Chantal, Ed.



What makes a difference? Various teaching strategies to reduce homophobia in university students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study sought to determine how effective lectures, discussion, small group problem-solving, explicit films, and a gay-lesbian panel might be in reducing homophobia. At five selected times during a human sexuality course, three instruments were administered measuring attitudes toward gays and lesbians, same-sex sexual and affectional behavior, and the self-esteem of student respondents. No one teaching strategy emerged as superior

Joel W. Wells



Internet-based Teaching: How to Encourage University Students to Adopt Advanced Internet-based Technologies?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite the growing interest in Internet-based teaching and the application of advanced Internet technologies in education, research investigating the use of advanced Internet-based technologies has been very scarce. The objective of this study is to gain a better understanding of factors influencing students' actual usage of sophisticated Internet-based technologies (IBT) in virtual classroom settings. Informed by theories on general human

Moez Limayem; Sabine Gabriele Hirt



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

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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.…

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



The Impact of Research and Teaching Evaluation in Universities: Comparing an Italian and a Dutch Case  

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This article focuses on the impact of research and education evaluation on two universities: Trento State University (Italy) and the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands). The article adopts a system approach to evaluation and proposes a model to describe and analyse evaluation systems. The analysis has been carried out by means of in-depth…

Minelli, Eliana; Rebora, Gianfranco; Turri, Matteo; Huisman, Jeroen



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


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

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



Precambrian Field Camp at the University of Minnesota Duluth - Teaching Skills Applicable to Mapping Glaciated Terranes of the Canadian Shield  

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Since 2007, the central program of the Precambrian Research Center (PRC) at the University of Minnesota Duluth has been a six-week geology field camp focused on the Precambrian geology of the Canadian Shield. This field camp has two main purposes. First and foremost is to teach students specialized field skills and field mapping techniques that can be utilized to map and interpret Precambrian shield terranes characterized by sparse outcrop and abundant glacial cover. In addition to teaching basic outcrop mapping technique , students are introduced to geophysical surveying (gravity, magnetics), glacial drift prospecting, and drill core logging techniques in several of our geological mapping exercises. These mapping methodologies are particularly applicable to minerals exploration in shield terranes. The second and equally important goal of the PRC field camp is to teach students modern map-making and map production skills. During the fifth and sixth weeks of field camp, students conduct "capstone" mapping projects. These projects encompass one week of detailed bedrock mapping in remote regions of northern Minnesota that have not been mapped in detail (e.g. scales greater than 1:24,000) and a second week of map-making and map generation utilizing geographic information systems (currently ArcGIS10), graphics software packages (Adobe Illustrator CS4), and various imaging software for geophysical and topographic data. Over the past five years, PRC students and faculty have collaboratively published 21 geologic maps through the Precambrian Research Center Map Series. These maps are currently being utilized in a variety of ways by industry, academia, and government for mineral exploration programs, development of undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research projects, and for planning, archeological studies, and public education programs in Minnesota's state parks. Acquisition of specialized Precambrian geological mapping skills and geologic map-making proficiencies has enabled our students to be highly sought after for employment and/or subsequent graduate studies.

Miller, J. D.; Hudak, G. J.; Peterson, D.



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.


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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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…

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



EFL Prospective Teachers as Prospective Translators: Exploring the Practices of Teaching and Learning Translation in Faculties of Education in South Valley University  

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This study explores the actual practices of preservice teachers of the faculty of education in learning and studying translation as well as the practices of university instructors in teaching and evaluating translation. Tools included two questionnaires and guided interviews with the instructors. Students/teachers of the faculty of Education were…

Abdellah, Antar Solhy



The Link between Unit Size and Performance Quality Assessments of Teaching and Administrative Faculty: A Case Study of the Ariel University Center of Samaria  

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This paper explores the association between faculty and department size at the Ariel University Center, and assessment scores granted by students to members of the administrative and teaching staff. The main research question relates to any link between unit size and assessment scores. Furthermore, this study seeks an answer to the question of…

Davidovitch, Nitza; Soen, Dan



ST. THOMAS MORE COLLEGE (STM) is the Catholic liberal arts college federated with the University of Saskatchewan. In our mission statement, we affirm that "through our teaching we  

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of Saskatchewan. In our mission statement, we affirm that "through our teaching we are devoted to a partnership Department of Political Studies works in collaboration with the University of Saskatchewan Political Studies of Saskatchewan is available on the STM website ( This appointment is subject

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Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida Fall 2012, Volume 9 Number 1 TEACHING RESEARCH COMMUNITY SERVICE  

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Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida Fall 2012 to identify ways to partner with UCF in teaching, research and service in the disciplines of communication sciences and disorders, health services administration, and public affairs. USP Associate Professor

Van Stryland, Eric


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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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…

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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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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…

Scott, Pauline



Published by The University of Vermont College of Medicine Office of Primary Care Summer 2013 A Newsletter Dedicated to T hose Who Deliver & Teach P rimary Care  

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Published by The University of Vermont College of Medicine Office of Primary Care Summer 2013 A Newsletter Dedicated to T hose Who Deliver & Teach P rimary Care From the Editor Vermont was named the #1 of "Primarily Vermont", Commissioner Harry Chen, md discusses some ways in which primary care practitioners can

Hayden, Nancy J.


Experiences of Faculty of Color Teaching in a Predominantly White University: Fostering Interracial Relationships among Faculty of Color and White Preservice Teachers  

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In this study, I recount my experiences teaching elementary literacy methods courses and interacting with my racial Others--my White preservice teachers/students, senior faculty, and administrators at a predominantly White university in the rural Mountain West. Using an ethnographic approach (Emerson, Fretz, & Shaw, 1995), I analyzed students'…

Han, Keonghee Tao



Evaluation of the "Learning by Doing" Faculty Development Program for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Center for Teaching and Learning. Final Report Summary.  

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Funded in 1999, the "Learning by Doing" (LBD) program of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system Center for Teaching and Learning was designed to increase faculty knowledge, skills, and confidence in using active learning strategies. This report marks the end of an in-depth evaluation study of active learning and the effects of LBD on…

Schmitz, Connie C.; Luxenberg, Michael G.


Increasing access to legal termination of pregnancy and postabortion contraception at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia.  


The Zambian Association of Gynecology and Obstetrics is one of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) member societies participating in the FIGO Initiative for the Prevention of Unsafe Abortion and its Consequences from the East, Central, and Southern Africa region. The activities included in this country's plan of action were to provide access to safe abortion within the full extent of the law to women receiving care at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, and to increase the proportion of women leaving the hospital with a contraceptive method. Zambian law regarding abortion is liberal, but in general it was not applied until very recently. The proportion of legal terminations of pregnancy among patients receiving abortion care at the hospital increased from 3.2% in 2009 to 7.7% in 2011, while the percentage of women leaving the hospital with a contraceptive method increased from 25.3% to 69.4% over the same period. PMID:24786142

Macha, Swebby; Muyuni, Mutinta; Nkonde, Scholastica; Faúndes, Anibal



Teaching astronomy and astrophysics at the Valencian International University (VIU): Application and use of Virtual Observatory tools  

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The Astronomy and Astrophysics Master, running at the Valencian International University (VIU, since march 2010, is a clear example of how development of infor- mation and communication technologies (ICTs) and new e-learning methods are changing the traditional distance learning. In the context of the European Space for Higher Edu- cation (ESHE) we present how the Virtual Observatory (VO) tools can be an important part in the Astronomy and Astrophysics teaching. The described tasks has been carried out during the last three courses. These tasks are representative of the state of the art in Astrophysics research. We attach a description and a learning results list of each one of the presented tasks. The tasks can be downloaded at the Spanish VO website:

Diago, P. D.; Gutiérrez-Soto, J.; Ruiz, J. E.; Solano, E.



Identification of airborne bacterial and fungal species in the clinical microbiology laboratory of a university teaching hospital employing ribosomal DNA (rDNA) PCR and gene sequencing techniques  

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Universal or “broad-range” PCR-based ribosomal DNA (rDNA) was performed on a collection of 58 isolates (n = 30 bacteria + 28 fungi), originating from environmental air from several locations within a busy clinical microbiology laboratory, supporting a university teaching hospital. A total of 10 bacterial genera were identified including both Gram-positive and Gram-negative genera. Gram-positive organisms accounted for 27\\/30 (90%) of total

Yuriko Nagano; Jim Walker; Anne Loughrey; Cherie Millar; Colin Goldsmith; Paul Rooney; Stuart Elborn; John Moore



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

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for Environmental Farming Systems Shaw Nature Reserve (Botanical Gardens) (MO) Miner Institute (Equine Management have averaged a 51% acceptance rate to University of Missouri's Veterinary Medicine school, compared

Gering, Jon C.


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

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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…

Mason, Robert T.



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

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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,

Dongping Cao; Daping Wang; Junmei Liu



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

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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…

Siemens, Jennifer Christie; Kopp, Steven W.



Distance Learning Class Model for Teaching a Foreign Language in University-Level Education Context  

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This study aims to introduce the distance learning class model for a foreign language in university-level education context, and to prove that this class model is effective in cultivating the motivation and interest of university students for learning a foreign language. This distance learning lesson consists of two parts: Online chatting session,…

Lee, Sun-Min



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

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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…

Mangan, Katherine



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

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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…

Hilliard, Ann



University Science Majors in Collaborative Partnerships with Elementary Teachers: Inquiry Based Teaching and Learning.  

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This study examines the development, implementation, and early results of the Partnership to Involve the Scientific Community in Elementary Schools (PISCES) program. The PISCES project is a comprehensive approach to professional development utilizing university science graduate students, university and community scientists, and educators to…

Ross, Donna L.; Mason, Cheryl L.


Teaching Languages, Teaching Cultures.  

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This collection of papers examines what it means to teach culture as an integrated part of language from both the language learner's and the language teacher's perspectives. The 11 papers include the following: "Teaching Cultures as an Integrated Part of Language: Implications for the Aims, Approaches and Pedagogies of Language Teaching" (Chantal…

Liddicoat, Anthony J., Ed.; Crozet, Chantal, Ed.


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

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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.

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



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


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

Muller, Jessica H; Irby, David M



News Competition: School team launches a rocket Conference: Norway focuses on physics teaching Science on Stage: Canadian science acts take to the stage Particle Physics: Teachers get a surprise at CERN Teaching: Exploring how students learn physics University: Oxford opens doors to science teachers Lasers: Lasers shine light on meeting Science Fair: Malawi promotes science education  

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Competition: School team launches a rocket Conference: Norway focuses on physics teaching Science on Stage: Canadian science acts take to the stage Particle Physics: Teachers get a surprise at CERN Teaching: Exploring how students learn physics University: Oxford opens doors to science teachers Lasers: Lasers shine light on meeting Science Fair: Malawi promotes science education



Learning to teach effectively: Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics graduate teaching assistants' teaching self-efficacy  

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Graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are important in the teaching of undergraduate students (Golde & Dore, 2001). However, they are often poorly prepared for teaching (Luft, Kurdziel, Roehrig, & Turner, 2004). This dissertation addresses teaching effectiveness in three related manuscripts: (1) A position paper that summarizes the current research on and develops a model of GTA teaching effectiveness. (2) An adaptation and validation of two instruments; GTA perception of teaching training and STEM GTA teaching self-efficacy. (3) A model test of factors that predict STEM GTA teaching self-efficacy. Together these three papers address key questions in the understanding of teaching effectiveness in STEM GTAs including: (a) What is our current knowledge of factors that affect the teaching effectiveness of GTAs? (b) Given that teaching self-efficacy is strongly linked to teaching performance, how can we measure STEM GTAs teaching self-efficacy? (c) Is there a better way to measure GTA teaching training than currently exists? (d) What factors predict STEM GTA teaching self-efficacy? An original model for GTA teaching effectiveness was developed from a thorough search of the GTA teaching literature. The two instruments---perception of training and teaching self-efficacy---were tested through self-report surveys using STEM GTAs from six different universities including Oregon State University (OSU). The data was analyzed using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Using GTAs from the OSU colleges of science and engineering, the model of sources of STEM GTA teaching self-efficacy was tested by administering self-report surveys and analyzed by using OLS regression analysis. Language and cultural proficiency, departmental teaching climate, teaching self-efficacy, GTA training, and teaching experience affect GTA teaching effectiveness. GTA teaching self-efficacy is a second-order factor combined from self-efficacy for instructional strategies and a positive learning environment. It is correlated to GTA perception of teaching training and university GTA training. The K-12 teaching experience, GTA perception of teaching training, and facilitating factors in the departmental climate predict STEM GTA teaching self-efficacy. Hours of GTA training and supervision are fully mediated by perception of GTA training. Implications for research and training of STEM GTAs are discussed.

Dechenne, Sue Ellen


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.


Patient characteristics upon initial presentation to chiropractic teaching clinics: A descriptive study conducted at one university  

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Objective The purpose of this study was to compare demographics and chief complaints of the new patient population at our institution's fee-for-service clinics to the patient population of practicing chiropractors in the United States. We also compared the prevalence of obesity and hypertension to reference standards for the adult population. Methods Patient data were obtained from the electronic health records. All records identified as new patients during October 2013 were included. Variables of interest were clinic site, patient demographics, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), chief complaint, and ICD-9 codes. Descriptive statistics were computed and compared to reference standards from previous reports. Results During October 2013, there were 224 new patients that entered the clinics. The average patient was a 31- to 50-year-old white male. Our clinic patients differed from those seen by US chiropractors in the distribution of all demographic variables. For adult patients, 31.4% were overweight, 29% were obese, and 8% stage 1 or 2 hypertension. Conclusion New patients in the fee-for-service teaching clinics appear to be dissimilar to those of US practicing chiropractors in several important demographics, characteristics, and types of complaints. The new patients had lower levels of overweight, obesity, and hypertension compared to US reference standards. PMID:25162982

Kaeser, Martha A.; Hawk, Cheryl; Anderson, Michelle



Patient characteristics upon initial presentation to chiropractic teaching clinics: A descriptive study conducted at one university.  


Objective : The purpose of this study was to compare demographics and chief complaints of the new patient population at our institution's fee-for-service clinics to the patient population of practicing chiropractors in the United States. We also compared the prevalence of obesity and hypertension to reference standards for the adult population. Methods : Patient data were obtained from the electronic health records. All records identified as new patients during October 2013 were included. Variables of interest were clinic site, patient demographics, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), chief complaint, and ICD-9 codes. Descriptive statistics were computed and compared to reference standards from previous reports. Results : During October 2013, there were 224 new patients that entered the clinics. The average patient was a 31- to 50-year-old white male. Our clinic patients differed from those seen by US chiropractors in the distribution of all demographic variables. For adult patients, 31.4% were overweight, 29% were obese, and 8% stage 1 or 2 hypertension. Conclusion : New patients in the fee-for-service teaching clinics appear to be dissimilar to those of US practicing chiropractors in several important demographics, characteristics, and types of complaints. The new patients had lower levels of overweight, obesity, and hypertension compared to US reference standards. PMID:25162982

Kaeser, Martha A; Hawk, Cheryl; Anderson, Michelle



Patients' satisfaction with emergency care and priorities for change in a university teaching hospital in Nigeria.  


Little work has been done on patients' satisfaction with hospital care in Nigeria. This prospective study was done to identify factors affecting patients' satisfaction with emergency care in a teaching hospital in Nigeria. This study was carried out among adult patients who had received care at the Accident and Emergency unit of the hospital. We used the priority index (calculated by combining the mean score on all items and correlated weight) to identify areas of emergency services in need of urgent improvement. There were 250 respondents; 147 males and 103 females. Six (6.4%) patients declined to answer the questionnaire. Time to surgical intervention was the item with the highest priority for change. This was followed by three indicators of caregiver conduct: showing genuine concern by health workers, attitude of nurses, and courtesy by health workers. Females rated all indices of satisfaction lower than males. Surgical and gynecological patients were also less satisfied with their care than their medical and trauma counterparts. The results from this study provided necessary data to guide changes needed to improve patient satisfaction in the A&E. Our findings suggest that improving speed of access to surgery and enhancing interpersonal skills of healthcare givers are areas that need to be prioritized. PMID:20869661

Oluwadiya, Kehinde; Olatoke, Samuel A; Ariba, Adekunle J; Omotosho, Omotola A; Olakulehin, Olakunle A



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

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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

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



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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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,…

Hewitson, Mal, Ed.


Is it Better for PE/Kinesiology Graduate Assistants to Teach University Activity Classes, or for Athletic Coaches to Teach these Classes?  

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The most qualified and effective teacher should teach. Departments should have a process to evaluate instructors, improve deficiencies, and remove ineffective instructors. Input from students, teachers, and administrators should be considered. Graduate assistants have many advantages. Most are closer in age to undergraduate students and seem…

Soukup, Gregory J.; Warhol, John; Lillis, Tom; Hatten, Timothy; Matlock, Rian; Hefty, Tim; Crawford, Scott A. G. M.; Severe, Bridget



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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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

Anderson, Richard


The Role of Virtual Learning Environment in Improving Information and Communication Technology Adoption in Teaching Exploring How Virtual Learning Environments Improve University Teacher's Attitudes about the Use of Information and Communication Technology  

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The adoption of ICT-enabled teaching in contemporary schools has largely lagged behind despite its obvious and many benefits, mainly because teachers still hold ignorant, misinformed and highly negative attitudes towards ICT-enabled teaching. This article aimed at investigating the effect of Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) on university

Ageel, Mohammed



"Nothing about Us without Us:" Including People with Disabilities as Teaching Partners in University Courses  

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The slogan "Nothing About Us Without Us" has been used by disability rights activists to argue that any activity that affects people with disabilities should involve people with disabilities in leadership roles. At the University of New Hampshire, several graduate and undergraduate courses dealing with disability issues were co-taught by…

Jorgensen, Cheryl M.; Bates, Kathy; Frechette, Amy H.; Sonnenmeier, Rae M.; Curtin, Jocelyn



Shaping University Teaching towards Measurement for Accountability: Problems of the Graduate Skills Assessment Test  

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Over the last decade, in both Australia and Britain, universities have been under increasing pressure to make themselves accountable for the extent to which they cultivate in their students transferable skills and "attributes" that will prepare them for the rapidly-changing world of employment. The Government's "Striving for Quality" document…

Chanock, Kate; Clerehan, Rosemary; Moore, Tim; Prince, Anne



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

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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…

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



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

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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…

Baro, Emmanuel E.; Keboh, Tarela



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

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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…

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



Teaching and Learning about Universal Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law: Digital Resources and Global Expectations  

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Today's education for civic engagement requires a global dimension. To live responsibly in their own communities, young people need to situate their personal and local interests in the context of their global interconnections. Bridging the personal, local, and global begins with an awareness of the universal aspirations for dignity and human…

Blanchard, Rosemary Ann



Teaching Political Science in a Turkish University: The Experience of a Fulbright Lecturer.  

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The personal frustrations and difficulties of an American political science professor who spent a year as a Fulbright lecturer at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara are described. Keeping busy helped. He spent much time merely surviving; for example, shopping for enough food became a daily affair because of the lack of…

Gunter, Michael M.


Understanding Australian First Year University Students' Experiences of Teaching and Learning Technologies  

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Access to information and communication technologies can enable academics to design courses with learning opportunities that bring together and engage students from diverse backgrounds and locations. For first year university students, knowing how to access and participate in learning opportunities is part of their transition to successful study.…

Newton, Diane; Ellis, Allan



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

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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…

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



Civic Engagement and Task Force Teaching: Integrating the Veterans History Project into the University Classroom  

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The semester of fall 2004 presented a challenge to the History Department of the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK). A Nebraska state senator contacted the department and inquired about the authors' willingness to become involved in the congressional Veterans History Project. The usual call went out to the department and they considered a…

Davis, Roger; Ellis, Mark R.; Van Ingen, Linda



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

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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…

Aspenlieder, Erin; Kloet, Marie Vander



Part-Time Lecturers Teaching Part-Time Learners at University: A Transformation Issue  

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The relationship between the academic labour market and the global labour market provides an important context for this research. There appear to be growing numbers of part-time lecturers at universities worldwide, which is seen as an extension of casualisation of labour more generally. From a social justice perspective, it is therefore of concern…

February, C.; Koetsier, J.; Walters, S.



A Proven Method for Cooperative Teaching Model between Universities and Public School Partnership Programs.  

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A partnership was developed between the Bozeman (Montana) Public School District (BPSD) and the Montana State University (MSU) College of Education, Health, and Human Development. The purpose of the partnership was to foster collaboration between the two groups to improve the quality of K-12 education in the Bozeman District and to improve the…

Herbster, Douglas L.; And Others


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

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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…

Del Duca, Gemma



Exploring the Views of Students on the Use of Facebook in University Teaching and Learning  

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Facebook use among students is almost ubiquitous; however, its use for formal academic purposes remains contested. Through an online survey monitoring student use of module Facebook pages and focus groups, this study explores students' current academic uses of Facebook and their views on using Facebook within university modules. Students…

Donlan, Leah



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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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



Teaching and Learning Participation in the College of Agriculture at Razi University, Iran  

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The system of education in agriculture in Iran has not been effective enough in its provision of human resources to facilitate substantial changes in rural areas over the last few decades. This paper explores the challenges to the staff in the College of Agriculture at Razi University in introducing an alternative educational programme. Methods of…

Hamdhaidari, Shokrollah; Agahi, Hossein; Papzan, Abdul-Hamid



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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Silk, Hugh; Shields, Sara



Making Whites from the Dark Side: Teaching Whiteness Studies at San Francisco State University  

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While whiteness studies at most institutions aims to expose the persistence of white supremacy to a disbelieving audience, whiteness studies within the College of Ethnic Studies (COES) at San Francisco State University (SFSU) begins with the assumption that racism still exists. The course then traces how whiteness is constructed and fortified to…

Sueyoshi, Amy



The Evolution of Online Teaching and Learning in Engineering at Deakin University.  

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Describes online learning in engineering at Deakin University in Australia, including: flexible engineering programs, computer-based learning, progression from individual efforts to formal centralized control, costs of information technology, experiences with grant-funded development projects, managing development of online material, student…

Palmer, Stuart; Tulloch, William



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

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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…

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



The Technical School: College and University Interface in Teaching Fiber, Textile, and Polymer Chemistry  

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Discusses the present status of technician and technology-oriented institutions and the two curricula offered by the Textile Department, Clemson University. Indicates that technical school, junior college, and community college graduates are allowed to complete formal training to the four-year degree level in the Clemson program. (CC)

Roberts, Carleton W.



Fine Tuning the Teaching Methods Used for Second Year University Mathematics  

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Second year mathematics is a compulsory course for all students enrolled in engineering and mathematics programmes at the university, and it is taken by approximately 120 students each year. The pass rate of the course had been below expectations in the past years. In order to improve the predicament, quizzes which provided a mark incentive were…

Lim, L. L.; Thiel, D. V.; Searles, Debra J.



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

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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…

Crum, Steven



Teaching Notes on Population.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This newsletter is designed to serve as a clearinghouse for the exchange of ideas and information on new strategies of teaching and instructional resources about population in colleges and universities. The first article discusses some of the contemporary problems faced in teaching population studies to undergraduates. The second article outlines…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Center for International Programs and Cooperative Services.


Teaching at Berkeley: A Guide for Foreign Teaching Assistants.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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



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Victoria, University of


TEACH Evaluation, Spring 2002. Report.  

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TEACH is a partnership program involving California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), College of the Canyons (COC) and the Newhall and Hart School Districts to provide students with supervised fieldwork and specialized support services while pursuing a California teaching credential. This Spring 2002 TEACH evaluation reports on surveys of COC…

Meuschke, Daylene M; Dixon, P. Scott; Gribbons, Barry C.


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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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



Surgical site infection prevention: a survey to identify the gap between evidence and practice in University of Toronto teaching hospitals  

PubMed Central

Background A gap exists between the best evidence and practice with regards to surgical site infection (SSI) prevention. Awareness of evidence is the first step in knowledge translation. Methods A web-based survey was distributed to 59 general surgeons and 68 residents at University of Toronto teaching hospitals. Five domains pertaining to SSI prevention with questions addressing knowledge of prevention strategies, efficacy of antibiotics, strategies for changing practice and barriers to implementation of SSI prevention strategies were investigated. Results Seventy-six individuals (60%) responded. More than 90% of respondents stated there was evidence for antibiotic prophylaxis and perioperative normothermia and reported use of these strategies. There was a discrepancy in the perceived evidence for and the self-reported use of perioperative hyperoxia, omission of hair removal and bowel preparation. Eighty-three percent of respondents felt that consulting published guidelines is important in making decisions regarding antibiotics. There was also a discrepancy between what respondents felt were important strategies to ensure timely administration of antibiotics and what strategies were in place. Checklists, standardized orders, protocols and formal surveillance programs were rated most highly by 75%–90% of respondents, but less than 50% stated that these strategies were in place at their institutions. Conclusion Broad-reaching initiatives that increase surgeon and trainee awareness and implementation of multifaceted hospital strategies that engage residents and attending surgeons are needed to change practice. PMID:22617541

Eskicioglu, Cagla; Gagliardi, Anna R.; Fenech, Darlene S.; Forbes, Shawn S.; McKenzie, Marg; McLeod, Robin S.; Nathens, Avery B.



Reptiles with dermatological lesions: a retrospective study of 301 cases at two university veterinary teaching hospitals (1992-2008).  


This retrospective study reviews the medical records of 301 reptiles with dermatological lesions that were examined at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of California at Davis (VMTH-UCD) and the Unité de Dermatologie-Parasitologie-Mycologie, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Nantes (UDPM-ENVN) from 1 January 1992 to 1 July 2008. The most common reptile groups differed between the two hospitals, with lizards being the most common at the VMTH-UCD and chelonians at the UDPM-ENVN. At the VMTH-UCD, boa constrictors (Boa constrictor), ball pythons (Python regius) and other Python species were over-represented, and box turtles (Terrapene carolina) were under-represented in the dermatological lesion caseload. When institutional data were combined, 47% of all reptiles at both institutions with confirmed or suspected cases of sepsis had petechiae, with the highest association seen in chelonians at 82%. Dependent on institution and reptile group, from 29% to 64% of the cases had underlying husbandry issues. Sixty-two per cent of all cases were alive at final status. Veterinarians treating reptiles with skin disease should be aware of the following: (i) that boa constrictors and Python species may be predisposed to dermatological lesions; (ii) that client education is important for proper husbandry; and (iii) that there is a possible association between petechiae and sepsis, especially in chelonians. The conjectural association between certain skin lesions and sepsis remains to be confirmed by systematically derived data that demonstrate a causal relationship between the two. PMID:20887405

White, Stephen D; Bourdeau, Patrick; Bruet, Vincent; Kass, Philip H; Tell, Lisa; Hawkins, Michelle G



Prevalence of Anaemia among Pregnant Women at Booking in the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Nigeria  

PubMed Central

Background. Anaemia with an estimated prevalence of 35–75% among pregnant women is a major cause of maternal deaths in Nigeria. Objective. To determine the prevalence of anaemia, associated sociodemographic factors and red cell morphological pattern among pregnant women during booking at the University Teaching Hospital, Uyo. Material and Methods. A cross-sectional analytical study of 400 women at the booking clinic over a 16-week period. The packed cell volume and red cell morphology of each pregnant woman were determined. Their biodata, obstetric and medical histories, and results of other routine investigations were obtained with questionnaires and analyzed with SPSS Package version 17.0. Results. The mean packed cell volume was 31.8% ±3.2 and 54.5% of the women were anaemic. The commonest blood picture was microcytic hypochromia and normocytic hypochromia suggesting iron deficiency anaemia. Anaemia was significantly and independently related to a history of fever in the index pregnancy (OR = 0.4; P = 0.00; 95% CI = 0.3–0.7), HIV positive status (OR = 0.2; P = 0.01; 95% CI = 0.1–0.6), and low social class (OR = 0.3; P = 0.00; 95% CI = 0.2–0.7). Conclusion. Women need to be economically empowered and every pregnant woman should be encouraged to obtain antenatal care, where haematinics supplementation can be given and appropriate investigations and treatment of causes of fever and management of HIV can be instituted. PMID:24982910

Olatunbosun, Olujimi A.; Abasiattai, Aniekan M.; Bassey, Emem A.; James, Robert S.; Morgan, Anyiekere



Teaching Effective Scientific Writing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In an extension of the preceding article, which describes a Towson University course that teaches students to analyze scientific information, this article summarizes the guidelines necessary for students to follow to improve their writing and offers two e

Luz Mangurian



Locating and Building Knowledges outside of the Academy: Approaches to Engaged Teaching at the University of Sheffield  

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This article draws on three case studies, which illuminate a number of practical, ethical and intellectual issues that arise from "engaged" teaching activities within the curriculum. Projects from the disciplines of Architecture, English and Journalism Studies illustrate the possibilities offered by learning and teaching projects which…

Udall, Julia; Forrest, David; Stewart, Katie



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

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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…

Shin, Jung Cheol



Faculty Research Productivity and Standardized Student Learning Outcomes in a University Teaching Environment: A Bayesian Analysis of Relationships  

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This study examines whether faculty research productivity is associated with student learning. Unlike previous studies that define learning by student evaluations of teaching effectiveness, the authors specifically measure teaching effectiveness by a standardized student learning outcome measure developed by a School of Business at a US…

Galbraith, Craig S.; Merrill, Gregory B.



Teaching dying patient care in three universities in Argentina, Spain, and Italy.  


We performed a multicenter comparative survey on undergraduate medical education regarding the care of dying patients at medical schools in three countries. We enrolled 380 first- and sixth-year medical students from Universidad Austral (Argentina), Universidad de Navarra (Spain), and Università Campus Biomedico di Roma (Italy). Answers to the questions were similar among the three universities. Students acknowledged interacting directly with dying patients in all cases. Attitudes toward dying patients were highly positive. Students spontaneously requested more training in end-of-life care. Some attitudes and wishes varied significantly from course to course. Students perceived that this issue received more attention in humanistic rather than in clinical subjects. Ninety-eight percent of students considered that death and helping patients to have a good death should be included in their training. Students' attitudes revealed high interest and poor training in end-of-life issues. Medical curricula should be improved to adequately address these issues. PMID:19594344

Mutto, Eduardo Mario; Cavazzoli, Carlos; Ballbé, Josepmaria Argemi; Ballbé, Josepmaria; Tambone, Vittoradolfo; Centeno, Carlos; Villar, Marcelo Jose



Teaching Every Student: in the Digital Age: Universal Design for Learning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.



Molecular epidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility of Clostridium difficile isolated from a university teaching hospital in Japan.  


Clostridium difficile infection control strategies require an understanding of its epidemiology. In this study, we analysed the toxin genotypes of 130 non-duplicate clinical isolates of C. difficile from a university hospital in Tokyo, Japan. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and eBURST analysis were performed for these isolates and nine strains previously analysed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) ribotyping. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) were determined for six antibiotics, and the bacterial resistance mechanisms were investigated. Ninety-five toxigenic strains (73 %), including seven tcdA-negative, tcdB-positive and cdtA/cdtB-negative strains (A(-)B(+)CDT(-)) and three A(+)B(+)CDT(+) strains, and 35 (27 %) non-toxigenic strains, were classified into 23 and 12 sequence types, respectively. Of these, sequence type (ST)17 (21.8 %) was the most predominant. MLST and eBURST analysis showed that 139 strains belonged to seven groups and singletons, and most A(+)B(+)CDT(-) strains (98 %, 89/91) were classified into group 1. All isolates were susceptible to metronidazole, vancomycin and meropenem; the ceftriaxone, clindamycin and ciprofloxacin resistance rates were 49, 59 and 99 %, respectively. Resistance rates to ceftriaxone and clindamycin were higher in toxigenic strains than in non-toxigenic strains (P?

Kuwata, Y; Tanimoto, S; Sawabe, E; Shima, M; Takahashi, Y; Ushizawa, H; Fujie, T; Koike, R; Tojo, N; Kubota, T; Saito, R



Medical humanities: a new undergraduate teaching program at the University of Geneva School of Medicine, Switzerland.  


In 2001, a new program of medical humanities was initiated at the University of Geneva School of Medicine in Switzerland. Four mandatory seminars and one optional 2-week internship are offered to second-through fifth-year medical students. The program has four interdependent goals: contextualizing, developing personal reflection and judgment, encouraging imagination, and offering specific ways to improve the quality of the therapeutic relationship. The program is based on an integrated vision of the humanities and stimulates the students' imagination and reflection in a way that medical students should find useful. Three steps help teachers to build an integrated vision: familiarization, confrontation, and adjustment to the medical culture. The mandatory seminars are taught by a team consisting of a physician and a humanities teacher. All the physicians, department heads, and clinicians involved in each seminar actively collaborated. The medical humanities program is in the Bioethics Unit, which is housed in the Department of Community Health and Medicine with medical history and legal medicine. This intellectual, institutional, and physical proximity encourages informal dialogue and ensures a more coherent and unified vision of the different disciplines. In their assessments of the program, students stated that the seminars gave them food for thought and met their expectations. However, it is premature to draw conclusions from these assessments because the program is still in its infancy. The program strives to provide students with tools specific to the humanities so that they can strengthen their own judgment, listening skills, open-mindedness, creativity, and curiosity, attributes that are needed to ensure that the therapeutic relationship will be satisfying for both physicians and patients. PMID:14534107

Louis-Courvoisier, Micheline



Teaching Assistants Department of Chemistry  

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to familiarize you with your teaching responsibilities for General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry and to provideGuide 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

He, Chuan


Project-Based Learning as a Vehicle for Teaching Science at the University Level  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In a typical science course learning is teacher directed. Students are presented with knowledge and concepts via textbooks and lecture and then given the opportunity to apply them. Project-based learning (PBL) creates a context and reason to learn information and concepts. In PBL, learning is student directed and teacher facilitated. Students take ownership of their learning by finding, evaluating and synthesizing information from a variety of resources and via interaction between each other. In PBL, the project is central rather than peripheral to the curriculum. It is not just an activity that provides examples, additional practice or applications of the course content, but rather, the vehicle through which major concepts are discovered. The PBL process requires students to do revision and reflection encouraging them to think about what and how they are learning. PBL projects also allow students to develop important life-work skills such as collaboration, communication and critical thinking within the discipline. We have employed PBL in both Liberal Arts courses for non-science majors and upper division courses for science students. Three examples will be discussed. The first will be the production of video documentaries in a non-science major course; the second, a student generated electronic textbook in a 300-level energy course for science students; and lastly, a student designed analysis project in a chemistry major capstone laboratory course. The product in each of these examples was used to deliver knowledge to others in the class as well as members of the public providing motivation for students to do high-quality work. In our examples, student documentaries are publicly screened as part of a university-wide Academic Excellence Showcase; the student generated electronic textbook is available for public use on the internet; and the results of the student designed analysis were communicated to the real-world clients via letters and reports. We will discuss various technology tools employed in these projects such as the internet, wikis for collaborative writing, bookmarking management tools for sharing literature resources, photo sharing sites, and electronic literature searching tools. Also described will be assessment methods to gauge how the projects affected student learning.

Courtney, A. R.; Wade, P.



Teachers Learning to Teach Science by Doing Science at the University of Arizona  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many departments across the College of Science at the University of Arizona provide the opportunity for teachers to do original scientific research. These programs either provide skills and curriculum that can be translated into the classroom or include direct participation by K-12 students with their teachers. This paper introduces three of the many unique programs that UA offers for teacher professional development. The College of Science offers a teacher professional development course to accompany a public lecture series that runs each semester on a different topic of current social and scientific interest. During the Spring 2006 semester, the series subject was evolution, with attendance at each lecture running in excess of 600. This fall, the topic is climate change. In addition to attending lectures and participating in group discussions with the speakers, the teachers conduct research into regional climate change using the Western Regional Climate Center's publicly available, web-hosted climate data. The teachers brainstorm about possible influences on the data other than anthropogenic alteration of atmospheric composition, and control for these influences in their experimental design as best they can. Such influences might include urbanization, instrumental change, and natural variability. The College of Science is developing collaborations with community partners, including a local high school science magnet and a high school in the Galapagos Islands. Among several programs created in partnership with Tucson High School, Science and Nature in Tandem for Youth (SANITY) brings science teachers and students to the Southwest Research Station to conduct ecological research of their own design including the investigation of the effects of drought and other physical factors on the biosphere. The Southwest Research Station is located in the Chiricahua Mountains, one of the so-called "sky islands" and a crucial cradle of biodiversity vulnerable to the effects of climate change and other human impacts. Each year, teachers from across the USA spend a month in the Galapagos Islands working with a local high school and doing their own research projects. This year the high school chose to study the effects of sewage dumped into the bay on plankton. Challenges related to working in a developing nation are discussed.

Mangin, K. L.; Thompson, R. M.; Wilch, M.



Policy for Postdoctoral Research (& Teaching) Appointments Effective July 1, 2008  

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and Postdoctoral Research & Teaching Fellows: Postdoctoral Research (& Teaching) Associates are usually funded fromPolicy for Postdoctoral Research (& Teaching) Appointments Effective July 1, 2008 (Revised July 2014) At the University of Georgia (UGA), the postdoctoral research experience emphasizes scholarship

Arnold, Jonathan


Use of Networked Information Sources and Services by Information and Library Science Faculty in Teaching: A Case Study Performed at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina (Modified Version)  

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The purpose of this study was to explore and investigate the ways faculty at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, obtain information to support their teaching tasks. Information and Library Science faculty at the University of North Carolina were chosen as the population for this study. The study…

Abouserie, Hossam Eldin Mohamed Refaat



Use of Networked Information Sources and Services by Information and Library Science Faculty in Teaching: A Case Study Performed at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina  

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The purpose of this study was to explore and investigate the ways faculty at The School of Information and Library Science, ranked # 1 in 2004, at the University of North Carolina, obtain information to support their teaching tasks. Information and Library Science faculty at the University of North Carolina were chosen as the population for this…

Refaat, Hossam Eldin Mohamed



Conceptions and Practices in Teaching and Learning: Implications for the Evaluation of Teaching Quality  

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This study was conducted in two public universities in Ethiopia to assess the impact of conceptions of teaching and learning on the evaluation of teaching quality. Students' and teachers' approaches to teaching and learning and their conceptions of the meaning of teaching have been examined. Results indicated that both teachers and students…

Zerihun, Zenawi; Beishuizen, Jos; Van Os, Willem



Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency among children attending the Emergency Paediatric Unit of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria.  


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

Isaac, Iz; Mainasara, As; Erhabor, Osaro; Omojuyigbe, St; Dallatu, Mk; Bilbis, Ls; Adias, Tc



Teaching Colleges and Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

It was not that long ago that I was in the position that you are currently in, trying to decide what career path I wanted to pursue. Upon graduating with my Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, did I want to pursue a career in industry? Was a career working at an intellectual property law firm for me? Or did I want

Maria E. Squire



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Pantaleone, Jim


Teaching the cloud - experiences in designing and teaching an undergraduate-level course in cloud computing at the Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

M. Suhail Rehman; Majd F. Sakr



TeachSpatial Annotations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The TeachSpatial collection assembles digital teaching resources relevant to spatial cognition, spatial learning, and spatial literacy across multiple STEM disciplines for middle school, high school, and undergraduate learners. Common topics include physical geography, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and map reading skills (population demographics, geographic coordinates, etc.). Resources are indexed by the core spatial concepts and principles found in the 1996 National Science Education Standards and contain comments and ratings from a community of users. TeachSpatial is a project of the Center for Spatial Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.



TEACHING SUMMARY Statement of Teaching Philosophy Quality ...  

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Quality teaching is an important factor in university life, but not all learning takes place in ... place through mentoring and exposure to the mathematical research community. ... ever, I am most proud of the undergraduate research projects I have directed. ... The most effective way to make mathematics enjoyable is to create a.



Classroom Teaching in Botswana and Online Teaching from Georgia: Hard Knocks and Earned Successes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on an experience teaching online internationally, between a lecturer at the University of Georgia and library science students at the University of Botswana, using an auto-ethnographic method to discuss classroom teaching experiences in Botswana and how they influenced course design, teaching style, and desired student learning…

Tallman, Julie



How Spanish Teachers and Their Beginning-Level University Students Perceive FL Teaching Practices--Ideally and Concretely  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The increased dependence on student evaluations to assess instructional effectiveness at the post-secondary level manifests the growing importance the field places on students' perspectives of teaching and learning (Seldin 1993). Horwitz (1990), Kern (1995), and Schulz (1996) claim that mismatches between FL students' and teachers' expectations of…

Brown, Alan V.



Using Media as the Basis for a Social Issues Approach to Promoting Moral Literacy in University Teaching  

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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…

Normore, Anthony H.; Doscher, Stephanie Paul



A Reflective Self-Inquiry into My Teaching Practices with Non-English-Major Technological University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Action research allows teachers to evaluate and gain insight into their own practices in their teaching contexts through reflection, and inquire into ways to improve their practices and student learning outcomes. This study is a reflective self-inquiry in which the research team engages in a deliberate and retrospective analysis of the principal…

Chien, Chiu-Kuei Chang; Yu, Kuo-Jen; Lin, Lung-Chi



Teaching Urban Politics at an Albanian University: How Do You Make an American Sub-Discipline Internationally Relevant?  

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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…

Dilworth, Richardson



Teaching Literature in Open and Distance Learning: A Comparative Survey of Literary Education in Nine European ODL Universities  

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The teaching of literature is inextricably connected with face-to-face initiation into the enjoyment of and critical thinking about literary texts. In this respect, the increasingly growing sector of Open and Distance Learning in higher education poses a significant challenge for literary studies, no less so as it addresses an emergent student…

Natsina, Anastasia



Use of Social Web Technologies by International and Domestic Undergraduate Students: Implications for Internationalising Learning and Teaching in Australian Universities  

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Much research into the use of online information and communication technologies for the internationalisation of learning and teaching has focused on established web technologies. This paper considers the possible internationalisation implications of existing uses of social software, also known as Web 2.0 technologies, which are now widely…

Gray, Kathleen; Chang, Shanton; Kennedy, Gregor



Librarians as Partners of the Faculty in Teaching Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing to Undergraduates at Brigham Young University  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes collaboration between the nursing librarian and faculty members teaching scholarly inquiry in nursing (nursing research), a course for baccalaureate nursing students. Workshops presented by the librarian enhanced nursing students' information literacy skills, particularly related to accessing evidence-based sources. Student perceptions of the library integration with scholarly inquiry in nursing are presented and suggest that librarians empower them

Betsy Hopkins; Lynn Clark Callister; Barbara Mandleco; Jane Lassetter; Meagan Astill



Learning Qualitative Data Analysis in a North American University: Teaching Reflections on Creating Supports and Scaffolds for Researcher Development.  

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This study focused on things learned from teaching doctoral students (17 doctoral and 2 masters students) about qualitative analytic strategies. Researchers used a grounded theory approach while simultaneously drawing from literature related to adult learning theories, doctoral student training, and curricula development, all of which informed…

Drago-Severson, Eleanor; Asghar, Anila; Gaylor, Sue Stuebner


Interpreting as a Language Teaching Technique. Proceedings of a Conference (University of Salford, England, January 2-5, 1985).  

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Papers presented at a conference on the use of simultaneous, consecutive, and other forms of interpreting as features of foreign language teaching and learning in British higher education include the following: "Liaison Interpreting as a Communicative Language-Learning Exercise" (H. A. Keith); "Interpreting and Communicating: Problems for the…

Thomas, Noel, Ed.; Towell, Richard, Ed.


Using WebQuest as a Universal Design for Learning Tool to Enhance Teaching and Learning in Teacher Preparation Programs  

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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…

Yang, Chien-Hui; Tzuo, Pei Wen; Komara, Cecile



Bare Bones: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology. Alternative Techniques for Teaching Physical Anthropology to Learning Disabled Students in the University.  

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The booklet describes approaches to teaching learning disabled students introductory physical anthropology, as related by a professor involved in the Higher Education for Learning Disabled Students (HELDS) program. The author suggests ways to identify LD students through observation of short attention span, restlessness, and marked discrepancies…

Sands, Catherine J. MacMillan


AAPT Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Each year, AAPT solicits nominations for Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards. Any college or university department chair may nominate one Outstanding Teaching Assistant at that institution to be recognized with an AAPT Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. The award includes a certificate and a complimentary one-year student membership in AAPT. The award winner also receives electronic access to the American Journal of Physics and The Physics Teacher. The annual deadline for nominations is June 1.



Teaching Heritage  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.


Training Teachers to Teach Probability  

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In this paper we analyze the reasons why the teaching of probability is difficult for mathematics teachers, describe the contents needed in the didactical preparation of teachers to teach probability and analyze some examples of activities to carry out this training. These activities take into account the experience at the University of Granada,…

Batanero, Carmen; Godino, Juan D.; Roa, Rafael



Teaching Music from a Distance  

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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…

Criswell, Chad



Teaching across the Great Divide  

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In this article, the author illustrates the significant role that communication plays in the success of team-teaching where her co-teacher is nearly 12,000 miles and two continents away. The author teaches business communication to female undergraduates in the College of Business Sciences at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, while…

O'Neill, K. Kathleen



Teacher Interns' Commitment to Teaching.  

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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.…

Boser, Judith A.; Kennedy, Rosa L.


Teaching Learning Styles with Technology  

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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…

Schell, Lea Ann



Teaching about Death to Undergraduates.  

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Development, implementation, and teaching of a college-level course on dying and death are described. The authors review their own experiences in becoming involved with death education and describe teaching methods, problems, and content of their current course in dying and death at the State University of New York, College at New Paltz. Because…

Pine, Vanderlyn R.; And Others


Conceptual Systems and Teaching Styles.  

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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…

Murphy, Patricia D.


How Prepared are Trainee Teachers of University Putra Malaysia (UPM) to Integrate Computer Technology in Classroom Teaching?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research is a presentation of a study on trainee teachers' preparedness to integrate computer technology in teaching. One-hundred and thirty-nine trainee teachers participated in the study. They comprised 12.2% male students and 87.8% female. They majored in agricultural science, home-science, language, economics or accounting and science and mathematics. Their academic achievements were between 2.00 and 3.74 (Mean = 2.91,

Shamsiah Mohamed; Ab. Rahim Bakar



Radiology Anatomy Teaching Modules  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As more and more individuals elect to enter the various health science professions, there is an increased demand for teaching resources designed to keep students aware of basic skills and techniques. Created by the University of Washington, these radiology anatomy teaching modules are designed to supplement regular instruction and to serve as a reference resource for medical educators and students. Along the left side of the site visitors will find a muscle atlas, an online radiology guide, and the "Teaching Files" area. Further down the homepage, visitors will find the "Anatomy Teaching Modules" section. Here visitors can take advantage of modules that cover the basic radiographic anatomy of selected parts of the skeleton and related resources.



Teaching Writing  

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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…

Tomas, Z.; Kostka, I.; Mott-Smith, J. A.



Teaching about Fascism: An Interdisciplinary Approach.  

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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)

Hirshfield, Claire



Teaching Biochemistry to Medical Technology Students.  

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Describes the biochemistry component of study to become a medical technologist in a Chilean university. Provides details of program structure, course content descriptions, and teaching strategies. (DDR)

Gomez-Silva, Benito; And Others



Gladly Learn and Gladly Teach. Franklin and His Heirs at the University of Pennsylvania, 1740-1976.  

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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…

Meyerson, Martin; Winegrad, Dilys Pegler


Graduate Teaching Assistants Program Department of Entomology  

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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

Behmer, Spencer T.


Linking Teaching and Research: An Alternative Perspective?  

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In this article, the author discusses how universities and the academics who work in them understand the relationship between teaching and research. In several countries, acknowledgement of the need to link teaching and research has led to the development of institutional strategies to achieve this goal. In South Africa, the linking of teaching

Boughey, Chrissie



Innovative Teaching: Issues, Strategies, and Evaluation.  

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The Innovative Teaching Group (ITG) at Cleveland State University, committed to novel and untried teaching methods, has organized papers from the faculty and other resource people into an anthology on teaching. After the general introduction, the contents are divided into three parts: Insights and Issues at Large; Strategies and Tactics in…

Buhl, Lance C., Ed.; Lane, Sam H., Ed.


Report on the Intern Teaching Program.  

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Teaching interns in the Temple program proceed through a 2- or 3-year training cycle which begins with a full-time, 6-week summer session of orientation to teaching for 8 semester hours of graduate credit. Interns accept a full-time, full-salary teaching position in a secondary school and during the first year enroll in the University for…

Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Coll. of Education.


The Intern Teaching Program for College Graduates.  

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Temple University's Intern Teaching Program, a self-supporting graduate program to develop liberal arts and science graduates as secondary school teachers, involves two years of full-time teaching and formal course work on the campus. A highly selective program, it leads to a provisional teaching certificate and a master's degree. An intensive…

Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Coll. of Education.


Teaching Adult Students Mathematical Investigations-6.  

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Teaching Adult Students Mathematical Investigation is based on the continuing research work carried out for the last ten years of teaching on the Foundation Course in Mathematics at Goldsmiths, University of London. Teaching Mathematical Investigation to adult students is a very challenging and often rewarding experience for adult educators as…

Angiama, R. O.


Teaching excellence: what great teachers teach us.  


Given the shortage of nurse educators, we sought to better understand teaching excellence because it is crucial for developing the next generation of nurses. A grounded theory approach was used. The sample included 17 respondents, thought to be excellent teachers, from universities across the United States. Consenting respondents were asked, "What do you do to bring nursing to life with your students?" Using line-by-line coding and the constant comparative method, five major themes emerged: (a) engagement, (b) relevance, (c) student centeredness, (d) facilitation of learning, and (e) dynamic process of becoming an excellent nursing educator. We found that the core category, engagement, included the faculty being (a) current and knowledgeable, (b) being clear in communication of objectives/outcomes, (c) being student centered, (d) being able to draw all students into active questioning and learning so that the process of discovery is enjoyable, and (e) using multiple strategies in teaching the content. The process of becoming an excellent teacher involved "change from 'instiller' to 'facilitator' and laid the foundation for continued development of my teaching self." Those beginning to teach or seeking to improve their teaching may find the results enlightening. PMID:19751930

Johnson-Farmer, Barbara; Frenn, Marilyn



Creative Ways to Teach Nutrition  

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Presents activities, materials, and instructions for three classroom games developed in University of Illinois nutrition education workshops on new ways to teach nutrition: Vit-A-Vend, Nutrition Basketball, and Nutrition Baseball. (MF)

Spitze, Hazel Taylor; And Others



Hands-on keyboard: The multifunctional tutorial for teaching and practical training of space-technology at the Berlin University of Technology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The multifunctional tutorial for teaching and practical training of space technology at the Aerospace Institute of Berlin University of Technology (BUT) is a research project designed to exploit certain features of expert systems for the management of a complex space education and information system. This paper describes this new approach to computer aided teaching and research. The system comprises databases, a complex of modelling features, a large technical library and files of the lectures presented during courses. The databases include a complete inventory of international launch vehicles and all major conceptual vehicle designs and their parameters (presently 125 systems) and details of rocket launches since 1957 (presently 3508 launches). Another base contains all major data of about 340 rocket motors and thrusters; yet another holds more than 700 data sheets concerning published data of cost and prices of the development, production and operation of launchers, stages, subsystems and related infrastructure. This paper presents the structure of the tutorial which is in accordance with the lectures offered and assures easy use accomplished by self-explanatory graphical menu-guidance and pictograms, visual representation of choices and a help-system based on practical experience. The structure of simulation and modelling has a wide range of degrees of freedom with strict separation between input parameters and derived values, strict indication of limitations (range of valid inputs) and with intelligent monitoring of inputs for possible contradictions.

Lo, R.; Johenning, B.; La?mann, J.; Leppich, J.; He, Tian; Thierschmann, M.



My thoughts on teaching.  


The Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award, presented annually to a faculty member at each college or school of veterinary medicine in the United States, is the most prestigious teaching award in veterinary medicine. Originally this award was known as the Norden Award, named in honor of Carl J. Norden, founder of Norden Laboratories, but since 1963 it has been sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health. Awardees are selected by their individual colleges and schools based on the following criteria: teaching excellence in lectures, laboratories, and/or clinical settings; support of student learning and development outside of traditional venues, such as by counseling, advising of specialty clubs, and so on (extracurricular activities); and character and leadership. Students, peers, and administrators provide input into the various criteria. Each of the 28 colleges or schools of veterinary medicine in the United States is invited to submit the dossier of their awardee to a national selection committee sponsored by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). It gives me great pleasure to note that the committee has awarded the 2008 Pfizer Teaching Award to Dr. Bonnie Smith, Associate Professor of Anatomy, Embryology, and Physiology at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) at Virginia Tech. Dr. Smith began her faculty service at VMRCVM in 1991, and previous to that spent four years on the faculty at North Carolina State University. Her ability to make a positive impact in the lives of students and their learning has become legendary over the years. Likewise, as a member of the Curriculum Board (Committee) and serving on various course design teams, Dr. Smith has been a steadying force in guiding the curriculum through various iterations. Helping students and faculty keep a sense of balance throughout these changes has been one of her major contributions. As a testament to her long-term teaching excellence, Dr. Bonnie Smith has received at least 22 different awards and citations for teaching excellence, two of which came very early in her career while she was at North Carolina State University. Most notable among these many awards is the fact that she is now a three-time recipient of the Pfizer Teaching Award. Dr. Smith has also been nominated by Student AVMA for a Teaching Excellence Award in Basic Sciences and has received an Honorable Mention, Teacher of the Year Award from the AVMA. Additionally, she has received an Alumni Teaching Award and a University Award for Teaching Excellence, and she has been elected to the Virginia Tech Academy of Teaching Excellence. Each of these three awards recognizes the best educators on Virginia Tech's faculty. Students have been very articulate in their praise of Dr. Smith's teaching. The comments received include "She has developed a unique teaching style that infuses traditional lectures with her unrelenting energy while never sacrificing content or complexity" and "She approaches the material from many angles, with clear verbalization of concepts, creatively utilizing stories and metaphors for clarification." Finally, a very fitting comment that illustrates her impact on her students: "Outside the classroom, Dr. Smith also influences many of us by serving as a strong female role model. In the face of life's hardships, she perseveres with an unshakably positive spirit. She encourages us to excel in all we do within the walls of our school and in our own lives." Peers have likewise been most complimentary of Dr. Smith's abilities as an educator. Examples from her nomination packet include the following: "Dr. Smith is truly a Master Teacher of the college. She has consistently demonstrated exemplary qualities of teaching, dedication and work ethic. She has received every teaching award the College has to offer and is consistently recognized by students, peers and the University" and "She epitomizes the qualities we have come to associate with teaching excellence. First and foremost is her dedication and c

Smith, Bonnie J



Preservice Elementary Teachers' Beliefs About Science Teaching  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this study, a Beliefs About Teaching (BAT) scale was created to examine preservice elementary science teachers’ self-reported comfort level with both traditional and reform-based teaching methods, assessment techniques, classroom management techniques, and science content. Participants included 166 preservice teachers from three different US universities. Analyses revealed significant correlations among participants’ confidence level with assessment techniques, classroom management, teaching methods, and science content and number of science methods and science content courses taken. A significant difference was observed among the students enrolled at each university. Overall, study participants felt more comfortable teaching biology concepts than teaching chemistry concepts, physics concepts, or both.

Yilmaz-Tuzun, Ozgul



Discrimination 101 Teaching Assistant Training  

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Discrimination 101 Teaching Assistant Training Office of Equal Opportunity University of Maine 101 North Stevens/Campus 207-581-1226 #12;Last revised May 2, 2012 UNIVERSITY OF MAINE Non-Discrimination Notice The University of Maine does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual

Thomas, Andrew


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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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

Liskiewicz, Maciej


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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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…

Caldwell, Janet E.



What attracted to me to study environmental health at the University of Strathclyde was that the teaching of the subject there is so well established (the BSc has been running since 1974) and the MSc course is REHIS  

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What attracted to me to study environmental health at the University of Strathclyde was that the teaching of the subject there is so well established (the BSc has been running since 1974) and the MSc, the MSc in Environmental Health course at Strathclyde is of a high quality. The fact that it is designed

Mottram, Nigel


"It's Not Their Job to Share Content": A Case Study of the Role of Senior Students in Adapting Teaching Materials as Open Educational Resources at the University of Cape Town  

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Inspired by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's landmark decision to make its teaching and learning materials freely available to the public as OpenCourseWare (OCW), many other higher education institutions have followed suit sharing resources now more generally referred to as Open Educational Resources (OER). The University of Cape…

Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl; Paskevicius, Michael



Experiences with provision of post-abortion care in a university teaching hospital in south-east Nigeria: a five year review.  


The objective of the study was to review the implementation of Post Abortion Care and effective linkage to other post abortion services in Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Nigeria. Data on PAC over a five year period (July, 2004 to June, 2009) were analyzed and a standardized questionnaire was administered to 45 direct PAC service providers. Abortion complications constituted 41.4% of all Gynaecological admissions. Maternal mortality from complications of abortion was 11.5% of all the maternal mortality at the centre. Women aged 19 years and less were 37 (7.1%) and single women were 132, constituting 25.3% of all cases. About 31% of the PAC care providers had formal training for the implementation of the PAC services. Fifteen percent of the care givers were satisfied with the linkage between PAC and the Family Planning services. There is poor integration between emergency post abortion care and other reproductive health services in the centre. PMID:22783674

Kalu, Collins A; Umeora, O U J; Sunday-Adeoye, I



Studies in Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

McCoy, Leah P., Ed.


Designing Teaching Improvement Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lessons learned about the development of teaching improvement programs are presented in this sourcebook. Drawn from workshops, conferences, social consultations, audiovisual presentations, and brochures, this collection is intended as a resource tool and is directed at improving the educational process of colleges and universities. Chapters…

Lindquist, Jack, Ed.; And Others


Teaching Nuclear History.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents results of a survey of the teaching about nuclear history at U.S. colleges and universities. Reports the existence of a well-established and extensive literature, a focus on nuclear weapons or warfare, and a concentration on nuclear citizenship, therapy, or eschatology for courses outside of history departments. Discusses individual…

Holl, Jack M.; Convis, Sheila C.



Teaching Multicultural Counseling Prepracticum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on the value of a multicultural counseling prepracticum course for counselors in training at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond). States that the course helps students develop their skills in multicultural counseling. Offers suggestions for teaching the course and discusses course objectives, course content, and student responses.…

McCreary, Micah L.; Walker, Tamara D.



Teaching Excellence Ljiljana Trajkovi  

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:// School of Engineering Science Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada #12;IEEE SMC Introduction n great teachers n Motivation n New approaches in teaching methodology n Case study: n Engineering teachers n "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates

Trajkovic, Ljiljana


Assessing and Teaching Competence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Professional Communication Unit (PCU) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) recently conducted a business communication needs analysis to determine student perceptions of their communicative competence and the teaching strategies being used to develop such competence. Students felt that the specialist, stand-alone communication program was more…

Grant, Terri



Inquiry-Based Undergraduate Teaching in the Life Sciences at Large Research Universities: A Perspective on the Boyer Commission Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 1998 Boyer Commission Report advocated improvement of undergraduate education at large research universities through large-scale participation of undergraduates in the universities' research mission. At a recent conference sponsored by the Reinvention Center, which is dedicated to furthering the goals of the Boyer Commission, participants discussed progress toward these goals and recommendations for future action. A breakout group representing the

William B. Wood



PASS Guide to Social Science: Teaching and Assessing Proficiency for University Admission. Preliminary 2001-2005 Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Oregon Proficiency-Based Admission Standards System (PASS) is based on standards that describe the academic skills and knowledge students need to demonstrate for acceptance into any of Oregon's seven public universities. The Oregon University System (OUS) created PASS in 1993 for three reasons: (1) PASS aligns college admissions with Oregon's…

Oregon Univ. System, Eugene. Office of the Chancellor.


What Makes Co-Teaching Work? Identifying the Essential Elements  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Bacharach, Nancy L.; Heck, Teresa Washut; Dahlberg, Kathryn R.



Principles for Analyzing and Communicating Student Ratings of Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students' rating of teaching is widely used by university administrators to manage and evaluate teaching in China today. However, it is worthwhile to discuss and rethink carefully how to use this tool. Fifty students majoring in seven-year clinical medicine were asked to rate the class teaching of an integrated course for which the teaching

Cui, Ying-Yu; Li, Si-Guang



GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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education, community agencies, and higher education. The Department of Teaching and Learning is dedicatedGEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia Instructor of Early Childhood Education--Search # 67247 College of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning The Department of Teaching and Learning

Hutcheon, James M.


Strategies for Teaching Astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

No matter whether you are teaching school children, undergraduates, or colleagues, a few key strategies are always useful. I will present and give examples for the following five key strategies for teaching astronomy. 1. Provide a Contextual Framework: It is much easier to learn new facts or concepts if they can be ``binned" into some kind of pre-existing mental framework. Unless your listeners are already familiar with the basic ideas of modern astronomy (such as the hierarchy of structure in the universe, the scale of the universe, and the origin of the universe), you must provide this before going into the details of how we've developed this modern picture through history. 2. Create Conditions for Conceptual Change: Many people hold misconceptions about astronomical ideas. Therefore we cannot teach them the correct ideas unless we first help them unlearn their prior misconceptions. 3. Make the Material Relevant: It's human nature to be more interested in subjects that seem relevant to our lives. Therefore we must always show students the many connections between astronomy and their personal concerns, such as emphasizing how we are ``star stuff" (in the words of Carl Sagan), how studying other planets helps us understand our own, and so on. 4. Limit Use of Jargon: The number of new terms in many introductory astronomy books is larger than the number of words taught in many first courses in foreign language. This means the books are essentially teaching astronomy in a foreign language, which is a clear recipe for failure. We must find ways to replace jargon with plain language. 5. Challenge Your Students: Don't dumb your teaching down; by and large, students will rise to meet your expectations, as long as you follow the other strategies and practice good teaching.

Bennett, J.



Teaching Clinical Psychology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Suler, John R., 1955-


Teaching, research and scholarship in different disciplines  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teaching and research are the primary functions of academics in all academic disciplines in all Australian universities. Scholarship is expected of all academics whether in the university or college sector. Under a new policy Australian higher education institutions have to develop ‘educational profiles’ that will describe their strengths in teaching and research. The federal government, and indeed, institutions, are developing

Ingrid Moses



Advancing the Culture of Teaching on Campus: How a Teaching Center Can Make a Difference  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Cook, Constance, Ed.; Kaplan, Matthew, Ed.



Developing Conceptions of Teaching and the Scholarship of Teaching through a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is increasing pressure toward professionalisation of university teaching, through the attendance of academic development courses and programmes. This is based on the expectation that such courses lead to more student-focused perspectives on teaching and learning and more effective teaching and learning practices. In this study we interviewed…

Ginns, Paul; Kitay, Jim; Prosser, Mike



Teaching as Text--The Pedagogy Seminar: LIT 730, Teaching Composition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes LIT 730: Teaching Composition, a three-credit graduate seminar in American University's Department of Literature for master's-degree students interested in teaching composition. The Literature Department offers both an MA in Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing, and attracts applicants with a flexible "teaching

Auten, Janet



Learning to teach physics through inquiry: The lived experience of a graduate teaching assistant  

Microsoft Academic Search

This investigation examines the difficulties encountered by one graduate teaching assistant as she taught Physics for Elementary Education, a large-enrollment, inquiry-based science course taught at a public Midwestern university. The methodological approach of hermeneutic phenomenology served as the lens to investigate the research question, What is the lived experience of a graduate teaching assistant as she learned to teach physics

Mark J. Volkmann; Marta Zgagacz



Graduate Teaching Assistants and Inquiry-Based Instruction: Implications for Graduate Teaching Assistant Training  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the teaching environment and training program experienced by chemistry graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) at a large research doctoral university through interviews and observations of the GTAs. Details of the chemistry training program and GTA evaluations of the training are discussed. The teaching styles of the introductory laboratory GTAs are discussed, particularly in light of inquiry-based instruction currently

Gillian H. Roehrig; Julie A. Luft; Josepha P. Kurdziel; Jessica A. Turner



Identification of airborne bacterial and fungal species in the clinical microbiology laboratory of a university teaching hospital employing ribosomal DNA (rDNA) PCR and gene sequencing techniques.  


Universal or "broad-range" PCR-based ribosomal DNA (rDNA) was performed on a collection of 58 isolates (n = 30 bacteria + 28 fungi), originating from environmental air from several locations within a busy clinical microbiology laboratory, supporting a university teaching hospital. A total of 10 bacterial genera were identified including both Gram-positive and Gram-negative genera. Gram-positive organisms accounted for 27/30 (90%) of total bacterial species, consisting of seven genera and included (in descending order of frequency) Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, Corynebacterium, Paenibacillus, Arthrobacter, Janibacter and Rothia. Gram-negative organisms were less frequently isolated 3/30 (10%) and comprised three genera, including Moraxella, Psychrobacter and Haloanella. Eight fungal genera were identified among the 28 fungal organisms isolated, including (in descending order of frequency) Cladosporium, Penicillium, Aspergillus, Thanatephorus, Absidia, Eurotium, Paraphaeosphaeria and Tritirachium, with Cladosporium accounting for 10/28 (35.7%) of the total fungal isolates. In conclusion, this study identified the presence of 10 bacterial and eight fungal genera in the air within the laboratory sampled. Although this reflected diversity of the microorganisms present, none of these organisms have been described previously as having an inhalational route of laboratory-acquired infection. Therefore, we believe that the species of organisms identified and the concentration levels of these airborne contaminants determined, do not pose a significant health and safety threat for immunocompotent laboratory personnel and visitors. PMID:20183192

Nagano, Yuriko; Walker, Jim; Loughrey, Anne; Millar, Cherie; Goldsmith, Colin; Rooney, Paul; Elborn, Stuart; Moore, John



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.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

University of Science, Penang (Malaysia).



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12 U OF MIAMI UNDERGRADUATE METEOROLOGY PROGRAM TEACHING FACULTY Bruce Albrecht, Ph.D. Colorado, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University Mesoscale and tropical meteorology Teaching Specialty: Survey of Modern Meteorology Amy Clement, Ph.D. Columbia University Climate modeling, paleoclimate Teaching

Miami, University of


Multidimensional Teaching  

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Multidimensional mathematics teaching, as discussed in this article encourages the use of context in mathematics teaching and learning to help teachers better recognize and build upon the cultural and social resources students bring to the classroom. Such efforts can impact students' performance and can help students make sense of decisions…

Berry, Robert Q., III; Ellis, Mark W.



Teaching Ideas.  

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Ideas to aid the classroom teacher include integration of emphasis on reading into health education; definitions pertinent to contemporary health education; teaching students to read food labels; identification of implications of scientific advances such as test tube reproduction; and a card game to teach food groups to middle school children.…

Middleton, Kathleen, Ed.



Teaching Reading  

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"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…

Day, Richard R.



Teaching Grammar  

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Grammar is a component in all language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Teachers need to know rules of grammar (teacher knowledge) as well as techniques that help students use grammar effectively and effortlessly (teaching knowledge). Using reflective practice to help teachers become comfortable with teaching grammar, this…

Crawford, William J.



Teaching Cultural Astronomy: On the Development and Evolution of the Syllabus at Bath SpaUniversity and the University of Wales, Lampeter  

Microsoft Academic Search

TheMaster of Arts in CulturalAstronomy andAstrology at the University of Wales, Lampeter, formerly taught at Bath Spa University\\u000a in England, is the first degree of its kind in the world. (I shall refer to the discipline as Cultural Astronomy, with initial\\u000a letters as upper case, and the phenomena which it studies as cultural astronomy, all lower case). My definition combines

Nick Campion



Teaching Educational Psychology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.


Resources for Teaching Meteorology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by Professor Herr at California State University-Northridge, the Sourcebook for Teaching Science offers a trove of materials for science educators in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, and the geophysical sciences. This corner of his site brings together resources for teaching meteorology from a vast litany of institutions, including NOAA, the National Science Foundation, and National Geographic. The materials are divided into five areas, including The Atmosphere, United States Weather, and Teaching Resources. This last area is quite useful as it contains databases of lesson plans, a set of exercises dealing with the Northern Lights, and more. Visitors are encouraged to look around at other general resources offered here, such as the worksheets on developing a scientific vocabulary and the importance of organizing scientific information.

Herr, Norman


Teaching Alone, Teaching Together  

Microsoft Academic Search

The question of the effectiveness of colleges and universities has assumed a new salience in America. A fresh set of demands on institutions and their faculty for increased productivity has set in motion a variety of efforts by faculty and administrators to examine the processes by which higher education is carried out. Both administrators and faculty have been besieged by

James L. Bess


Page 310 Courses: Education: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (EDTE) Sonoma State University 2014-2015 Catalog edte 543 prACtiCuM in teACHing eSL (3)  

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.A. Program, EDTE 544. edte 544 AdVAnCed MetHodS oF teACHing engLiSH AS A SeCond/ Foreign LAnguAge (3 in teaching English as a second or foreign language. We will explore a variety of current perspectives to the SOE M.A. Program, EDTE 544. edte 544 AdVAnCed MetHodS oF teACHing engLiSH AS A SeCond/ Foreign LAnguAge

Ravikumar, B.


A Hybrid Teaching and Learning Model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Juhary, Jowati Binti


The Value of the Distance Teaching University Degrees in the Employment Market: A Study of the Fernuniversitat Graduates.  

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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)

Bartels, Jorn; Rathore, Harish C. S.



Internet Technology-Based Projects in Learning and Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Yakutsk State University  

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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…

Zamorshchikova, Lena; Egorova, Olga; Popova, Marina



In Search of Critical Thinking in Undergraduate Education: A Case Study of a Midwestern University's Center for Teaching Excellence  

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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…

Thaxton, Lourene Pike



Attitudes to Teaching Ethics to Bioscience Students: An Interview-Based Study Comparing British and American University Teachers  

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An interview-based survey was carried out with British and American university teachers. In both countries there was widespread (but in the UK, not unanimous) support for the proposition that ethics should be taught to Bioscience students. Reasons included a need to help students engage with the ethical issues associated with their subject and the…

Bryant, John A.; Morgan, Cindy L.



Inventing the Future: Using Social Media to Transform a University from a Teaching Organization to a Learning Organization  

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In the corporate world, with its global, competitive environment, many firms have become learning organizations in order to survive and thrive. Similarly, 21st century universities that succeed will be lean, flexible, and nimble, enabling them to cross geographic and time boundaries, and to better meet the needs of future generations. The…

Manlow, Veronica; Friedman, Hershey; Friedman, Linda



A "Partnership in Teaching Excellence": Ways in Which One School--University Partnership Has Fostered Teacher Development  

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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…

Allen, Jeanne Maree; Howells, Kerry; Radford, Ruth



Connecting for Innovation: Four Universities Collaboratively Preparing Pre-Service Teachers to Teach in Rural and Remote Western Australia  

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In 2010 a group of teacher educators from four universities, experienced in rural and remote education, formed the Tertiary Educators Rural, Regional and Remote Network (TERRR Network). The collaborative goal was to improve the quality of graduates taking appointments beyond the metropolitan areas of Western Australia. The TERRR Network developed…

Trinidad, Sue; Sharplin, Elaine; Ledger, Sue; Broadley, Tania



Undergraduate Student Teaching Placements in Schools and Colleges: An Example from the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds  

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The placement of final-year undergraduate students into schools and colleges is becoming increasingly common in higher education as part of outreach, employability and community-building initiatives. This article describes one such initiative at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, its successes, its challenges and why schools…

Murphy, Phil; Chapman, Rob; Mortimer, Rob; Craven, Ben



Voyage on the SS "School Library Leadership": Collaboration in Teaching and Learning at the University of Vermont  

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This article describes the SS "School Library Leadership" maiden voyage, which departed from the University of Vermont (UVM) during the 2010 fall semester. Twelve intrepid sailors followed their sense of adventure into uncharted waters with cocaptains Judy Kaplan and Susan Ballard in an online collaboration that provided a powerful learning…

Kaplan, Judith L.; Ballard, Susan D.



Teaching and Learning Spaces; Refurbishment of the W. K. Hancock Science Library at the Australian National University 2011  

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Two floors of the W. K. Hancock Library at the Australian National University (ANU) were refurbished in 2011 as part of a cooperative project between the library and the College of Science. The refurbishment, costing $5 million, was part of a much larger exercise involving the construction of four new science buildings around the Hancock Library.…

McNamara, Paul



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

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| Lowell Program in Economic Geology Dept. of Geosciences, University of Arizona, 1040 E. 4th St., Tucson, and what are their practical consequences. My focus is on economic geology and geochemistry, however my geologic mapping, lab-based petrology and geochemistry, and theoretical approaches. Most projects

Barton, Mark D.


Teaching primary care obstetrics  

PubMed Central

Abstract Objective To explore the experiences and recommendations for recruitment of family physicians who practise and teach primary care obstetrics. Design Qualitative study using in-depth interviews. Setting Six primary care obstetrics groups in Edmonton, Alta, that were involved in teaching family medicine residents in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. Participants Twelve family physicians who practised obstetrics in groups. All participants were women, which was reasonably representative of primary care obstetrics providers in Edmonton. Methods Each participant underwent an in-depth interview. The interviews were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim. The investigators independently reviewed the transcripts and then analyzed the transcripts together in an iterative and interpretive manner. Main findings Themes identified in this study include lack of confidence in teaching, challenges of having learners, benefits of having learners, and recommendations for recruiting learners to primary care obstetrics. While participants described insecurity and challenges related to teaching, they also identified positive aspects, and offered suggestions for recruiting learners to primary care obstetrics. Conclusion Despite describing poor confidence as teachers and having challenges with learners, the participants identified positive experiences that sustained their interest in teaching. Supporting these teachers and recruiting more such role models is important to encourage family medicine learners to enter careers such as primary care obstetrics. PMID:24627402

Koppula, Sudha; Brown, Judith B.; Jordan, John M.



Teaching optics to engineers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The challenges of teaching optics and optoelectronics in a broad based Engineering school will be discussed. At Liverpool John Moores University, optical devices and optoelectronics is taught from the second year of degree courses right through to MSc level. At second year, students in Broadcast Technology, Applied Electronics have little physics background and are more interested in networks than basic devices and fundamentals of light. Even at MSc level, students' backgrounds are patchy. The challenge is to get across the basic principles in an interesting way, and excite students' interest by focusing on state of the art, current developments and applications. This is backed up with demonstrations and student projects attached to active research groups. Research groups in the school contribute to teaching in their fields. Members of the Coherent and Electro-optics Research Group teach "Optics and Imaging in Medicine". Members of the Optical Fibre Sensors Research Group teach "Optoelectronics" and "Analogue and Optical Devices". Also discussed are the challenges of teaching Physics students optoelectronics, and the decline of the "Optical Science and Technology" degree course, due to falling student numbers and the decline of physics and physics based courses in the UK.

Scully, Patricia J.; Bartlett, Rebecca J.



Reflections on English Language Teaching  

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Editor Centre for English Language Communication National University of Singapore #12;ii Reflections on English Language Teaching has been set up by the Centre for English Language Communication (CELC) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) as a forum for research on theoretical and pedagogical issues which

Chaudhuri, Sanjay


Meeting Report: Teaching Signal Transduction  

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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…

Kramer, IJsbrand; Thomas, Geraint



Reconceptualizing Student Evaluation of Teaching: An Ethical Framework for Changing Times  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Conversations about student evaluation of teaching are longstanding. Ethical principles in university teaching have been suggested. However, conversations that bring together the topics of ethics, teaching and student evaluation of that teaching are rare. New expectations in relation to the evaluation of teaching, for example, expectations about…

McCormack, Coralie



Teaching Metacognition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This webpage features resources associated with the 2008 Educause Learning Initiative annual meeting session on Teaching Metacognition. It includes links to Marsha Lovett's powerpoint slides and a video of her presentation. The presentation describes effective methods of teaching students: (1) that their ability to learn is mutable, (2) how to plan and set goals for their learning, and (3) how to self-monitor their learning and make adjustments when necessary. The presentation also describes gains in student learning resulting from teaching these metacognitive skills in first-year science courses.

Lovett, Marsha; 2008 Educause Learning Initiative annual meeting presentation


Teaching undergraduate astrophysics with PIRATE  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

PIRATE is a 0.43m semi-autonomous research and teaching observatory owned by The Open University, UK. Since 2010, it has been reserved for several months of each year for teaching astronomy in the OU's undergraduate programme. As students in these courses operate PIRATE remotely rather than travelling to the observatory itself, we chose to investigate whether effective learning was adversely affected by the absence of a more traditional `hands on' experience. We discuss student perspectives on the technologies employed (i.e., remote and virtual investigations), the impact these had on perceived course outcomes, and consider implications for future teaching and outreach.

Brodeur, M. S.; Kolb, U.; Minocha, S.; Braithwaite, N.



PLATO: An Automatic Teaching Device  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

D. Bitzer; P. Braunfeld; W. Lichtenberger



The effect of using JavaScript and HTML to implement an E-learning web sites as a remedial teaching aid on English underachievers at universities of science and technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most of the students in universities of science and technology are English underachievers. To increase learning motivation and provide students with an after-school self-learning environment, an English E-learning web site must be established as a remedial teaching aid. Previous studies have shown that students have very positive views of online learning websites. Adding interactivities and real time feedbacks into e-learning

Yi-Wen Luo



Teaching Criminology.  

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This article surveys information resources, contemporary issues and trends, and selected instructional strategies useful in teaching undergraduate criminology. Instructional resources reviewed include textbooks, professional journals, and reference works. Twelve issues and trends are identified and three exemplary learning activities are…

Rogers, Joseph W.



Teaching Materials  

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A review of teaching materials, including filmstrips on writing skills, on Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe; and a review of paperback series on Black literature and contemporary literature--all geared primarily to grades seven through twelve. (JB)

Early, Margaret; Searles, John R.



Teaching Techniques  

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the topic using other techniques. It is important that you know each member. Teaching Techniques Several teaching techniques are available: lecture, illus- trated talk, discussion, question and answer, demonstra- tion, work session or practical exercise... about the various shapes and distinguishing characteristics of insects, sketch them on a large sheet of paper or blackboard or show an actual specimen or picture. When the topic discussed is in the members? guide, you can have them follow along. 3...

Howard, Jeff W.



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  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Caldwell, Janet E.


Teaching Climate and Culture as Part of Advanced Climate Change Education at the University of North Carolina  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new class, 'Climate and Culture' was introduced at the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA) during the 2007-2008 fall semester. This multi-disciplinary course addresses climate, climate change, and climatological impacts on various aspects of society and culture. UNCA's proximity to the NOAA National Climatic Data Center and several climate consultancies allows the university to tap climate specialists for their expertise. Four contemporary climate textbooks provide broad background reading material and are accompanied by a series of guest lecturers who explore a diverse set of issues including climate fundamentals, uncertainty in science and decision-making, natural resources and climate, climate in the media, urban and regional planning for climate change, and the impact of climate change on various socio-economic sectors, developing countries, international negotiations, policy making, and strategies. This paper provides an overview of the 'Climate and Culture' course and discusses its role as part of the UNCA Master of Liberal Arts Degree. Stemming from the success of this course, UNCA is also initiating a graduate program titled: Climate Change and Society, which is an innovative, interdisciplinary graduate program aimed at bridging the gap between climate change science and climate's effects on society. That program will begin offering classes August 2009.

Heim, R. R.; Voos, G.; Shein, K. A.



Factors Affecting Study-Related Burnout among Finnish University Students: Teaching-Learning Environment, Achievement Motivation and the Meaning of Life  

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This study of a large sample (n = 3035) examined relationships between study-related burnout and components of the teaching-learning environment, achievement motivation and the perceived meaning of life. The overall model, tested with structural equation modelling, revealed that the factor of the teaching-learning environment correlated with both…

Meriläinen, Matti



Pleas'd by a Newe Inuention?: Assessing the Impact of "Early English Books Online" on Teaching and Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors conducted a study of the use of "Early English Books Online" (EEBO) in research and teaching at one institution. The findings highlight the strengths and weaknesses of EEBO for research and teaching and the importance of librarian-faculty collaboration in instructing students to use large, electronic full-text primary-source corpora…

Lindquist, Thea; Wicht, Heather



What Use Is SoTL?: Using the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to Develop a Curriculum for First Year University History Classes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Literature pertaining to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) is growing but there are few studies dealing with disciplinary differences. The SoTL relating to History is a recently emerging development. But what use is SoTL for History if it can not be translated into improving teaching practice? This paper examines the process of…

Clark, Jennifer



An exploration for research-oriented teaching model in biology teaching.  


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

Xing, Wanjin; Mo, Morigen; Su, Huimin



NSTA: Teaching Objects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Learning about science isn't always easy, and teaching various concepts can be quite vexing at times, particularly for newer teachers. Stepping in to provide a bit of assistance, the National Science Teachers Association has created these helpful science objects that provide a bit of a refresher course in each area. Created in partnership with organizations like NASA, NOAA, and the GE Foundation, these interactive features cover Newton's First, Second, and Third Laws, the origins of the universe, and the universe outside our own solar system. Visitors can also search to discover features that cover coral reef ecosystems, the different kinds of energy, and the ocean's affect on weather and climate.


Prevalence of potential drug-drug interactions among internal medicine ward in University of Gondar Teaching Hospital, Ethiopia  

PubMed Central

Objective To determine the prevalence, clinical significance and the associated risk factors of potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs) at internal medicine ward of University of Gondar (UOG) hospital. Method A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted on patients treated in internal medicine ward of UOG hospital from April 29, 2013 to June 2, 2013. Data was collected from medical records and by interviewing the patients face to face. Descriptive analysis was conducted for back ground characteristics and logistic regression was used to determine the associated risk factors. Result In our study, we have identified a total number of 413 potential DDIs and 184 types of interacting combinations with 4.13 potential DDIs per patient. Among 413 potential DDIs most were of moderate interactions 61.2% (n=253) followed by 26% (n=107) of minor interactions and 12.8% (n=53) of major interactions. There was significant association of occurrence of potential DDIs only with taking three or more medications. Conclusion We have recorded a high rate of prevalence of potential DDI in the internal medicine ward of UOG hospital and a high number of clinically significant DDIs which the most prevalent DDI were of moderate severity. Careful selection of drugs and active pharmaceutical care is encouraged in order to avoid negative consequences of these interactions. PMID:25183081

Bhagavathula, Akshaya Srikanth; Berhanie, Alemayehu; Tigistu, Habtamu; Abraham, Yishak; Getachew, Yosheph; Khan, Tahir Mehmood; Unakal, Chandrashekhar



Teaching Excellence, Teaching Expertise, and the Scholarship of Teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

The previous decade witnessed significant advancements in the scholarship of teaching at the levels of both theory building and program development. Notwithstanding these achievements, there remains considerable ambiguity regarding the meaning of the concept. This ambiguity has implications for faculty evaluation. Excellence in teaching, expertise in teaching, and the scholarship of teaching are analyzed according to the nature and sources

Carolin Kreber



Synopsis of non-communicable diseases in children admitted to the paediatric ward of the university of Nigeria teaching hospital (UNTH) Enugu, Nigeria: A ten year review  

PubMed Central

Background: Non-communicable diseases are increasing worldwide due to rapidly changing lifestyles and socio-economic status. It is contributing significantly to the global burden of diseases. Objective: To determine the pattern of non-communicable diseases in children admitted into the Paediatrics ward in a tertiary health centre in Enugu. Materials and Methods: A review of admissions into the Paediatrics ward of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu, between January 1999 and December 2008 was done using the registry of admission and discharge. Results: The age range of patients admitted during the period was 2 months to 18 years (mean 5.27 ± 5.42 years). There were 1173 (59.6%) males and 796 (40.4%) females. Disorders of the haematological system accounted for 514 (23.3%) of the non-communicable diseases among the admissions, malignancies accounted for 424 (19.2%) among the admissions, whereas the renal, central nervous, and cardiovascular systems were involved in 282 (12.8%), 274 (12.4%), and 241 (10.9%) patients, respectively. There were 274 (12.4%) deaths and 1667 (75.5%) discharges while 38 (1.7%) were discharged against medical advice. Data on 221(10.2%) of the patients were reported missing. Malignancies contributed to 75 (27.3%) of the deaths, haematological disorders accounted for 44 (16%) whereas renal disorders and nutritional disorders contributed to 43 (15.7%) and 41 (15%) of the deaths, respectively. Conclusion: Non-communicable diseases affect children in our environment and contribute to morbidity and mortality in children. Strategies to prevent these diseases should be encouraged in order to avert the challenges of double burden of the diseases in children.

Emodi, IJ; Ikefuna, AN; Ujunwa, FA; Chinawa, JM



Socio-economic status of patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension attending the ahmadu bello university teaching hospital, zaria, north-west Nigeria.  


Hypertension (HTN) and Type 2 diabetes (T2D) are lifestyle interrelated diseases of global significance. Interestingly, the prevalence of these diseases in Africa and indeed Nigeria seems to be on the increase. This study, therefore, investigated the socioeconomic status (based on income, education and occupational activity) of 400 subjects (52% female and 48% male) aged 20 years and above who were sampled randomly among the newly diagnosed HTN and/or T2D cases at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, North-West Nigeria. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect information from the subjects. From the result obtained, most of the respondents who live in towns or city suffer from either HTN or T2D while more town dwellers (28%) suffer from a combination of both diseases. It was also discovered that most respondents who suffer from HTN and from a combination of HTN and T2D belong to the old generation (60-79 years). There is higher prevalence rate of diabetes among the respondents who had no formal education or attended only basic Arabic schools. Most respondents who earn good income (NGN50,000-NGN100,000 and above NGN100,000) suffer HTN, T2D and a combination of both diseases. Those engaged in heavy occupational activities had the lowest prevalence of the disease compared with those of light or moderate occupational activities. These data will be found useful in planning intervention healthcare preventive programs especially on public enlightenment workshops and seminars to educate the populace on the importance of lifestyle modification, healthy diet and regular exercises. PMID:25560354

Okoduwa, Stanley Irobekhian Reuben; Umar, Ismaila Alhaji; Ibrahim, Sani; Bello, Fatima; Ndidi, Uche Samuel



Seroprevalence of human papillomavirus immunoglobulin G antibodies among women presenting at the reproductive health clinic of a university teaching hospital in Nigeria  

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Background Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the cause of 90%–95% of squamous cell cancers. Persistent infection with high-risk HPV can lead to development of precancerous lesions of the cervix in 5%–10% of infected women, and can progress to invasive cervical cancer 15–20 years later. This study was conducted to determine the seroprevalence of HPV immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies among women of reproductive age attending a reproductive health clinic at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria. Methods The study was descriptive, cross-sectional, and experimental, combining the use of a structured questionnaire and analysis of serum samples obtained from 350 consecutive consenting women. The serum samples were analyzed for IgG antibodies to HPV by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Results We found a seroprevalence of 42.9% (150/350) for IgG antibodies to HPV in these women. Women aged 45–49 years and those who had their sexual debut aged 20–23 years had the highest HPV seroprevalence, ie, 50% (57/114) and 51.1% (46/90), respectively. Presence of antibodies varied according to sociodemographic factors, but was significantly associated with educational status, tribe, and religion (P<0.05). Human papillomavirus infection was not significantly associated with the reproductive characteristics and sexual behavior of the women. Antibodies to HPV were detected in 50.0% (9/18) of women with a family history of cervical cancer and in 30.8% (4/13) of those with a history or signs of WHIM (warts, hypogammaglobulinemia, immunodeficiency, myelokathexis) syndrome as a genetic disorder (P>0.05). Conclusion Further studies are needed to determine the HPV serotypes and evaluate the risk of natural development of HPV-related malignancies among women in the study area. PMID:24868172

Aminu, M; Gwafan, JZ; Inabo, HI; Oguntayo, AO; Ella, EE; Koledade, AK



Factors associated with antiretroviral treatment interruption in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1-infected children attending the Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria  

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Background: Interrupting anti-retroviral therapy (ART) for any number of reasons is an indication of a compromised adherence to ART. Several factors, including the pill burden from other drugs used in treating co-infections in children with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), may influence ART adherence. The aim of this study was to identify the factors associated with ART interruption in HIV-1-infected children. Materials and Methods: A retrospective cohort study analysing data on 580 children consecutively enrolled on ART between February 2006 and December 2010 at the paediatric HIV clinic of Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Jos. Subjects were children aged 2 months — 15 years diagnosed with HIV-1 infection and on first-line ART. Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis was usually commenced at diagnosis while awaiting ART commencement. Children diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) were also placed on multiple individual anti-TB drugs. Statistical analysis used: A comparison of the data on children with and without ART interruption was made. Variables associated with ART interruption in a univariate analysis were fit in a multivariate logistic model to determine the factors that were associated with ART interruption. Results: Children on anti-TB drugs were twice more likely to interrupt ART compared to those who were not, (adjusted odds ratio, AOR = 1.84 (1.03-3.28); P = 0.04). But children on cotrimoxazole prophylaxis had a 57% reduction in the odds of interrupting ART compared to those who were not, (AOR = 0.43 (0.20-0.93); P = 0.03). Conclusion: Children on ART and also taking multiple individual anti-TB drugs should be monitored closely for ART adherence. Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis should be encouraged in children diagnosed with HIV while awaiting ART commencement as this may prime them for a better ART adherence.

Ebonyi, Augustine O.; Ejeliogu, Emeka U.; Okpe, Sylvanus E.; Shwe, David D.; Yiltok, Esther S.; Ochoga, Martha O.; Oguche, Stephen



Materials and Assistance for Science Teaching.  

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The Materials and Assistance in Science Teaching project carried out a model program for improving science teaching in all 125 elementary classrooms in the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District of Northern California. The project was a cooperative activity involving Sonoma State University and the school district, with funding shared by…

Martin, Douglas


The Other Side of Teaching Assessment  

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The article discusses how to improve the quality of teaching evaluation by determining class characteristics. The existing research on student written evaluations of the teaching performance of college and university instructors is reviewed to present arguments for and against the use of student written evaluations. The paper introduces a class…

Zapalska, Alina M.; Brozik, Dallas



Teaching Learners to Appropriately Mitigate Requests  

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It is commonly recognized that, for lecturers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in a university setting, the goal of their teaching is to develop learners' ability to communicate appropriately in this language. This means that teaching practices should pay attention not only to the key features of the linguistic system of English, but also to…

Uso-Juan, Esther; Martinez-Flor, Alicia



Learning To Teach Against the (New) Grain.  

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Examines the importance of learning to teach for social justice, social change, and social responsibility. All teachers must learn to teach against the grain by collaborating closely with university- and school-based mentors to develop critique, challenge common practices, and engage in inquiry. Preservice programs must provide the social,…

Cochran-Smith, Marilyn




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SEXUAL HARASSMENT EDUCATION & PREVENTION WORKSHOP New Teaching Assistants Wednesday, August #12;AGENDA 2 Introductions Goals Sexual Harassment Quiz Definitions University of Connecticut Policy Tips for Teaching Assistants Is Sexual Harassment a Problem? Myths What to do/Resources #12

Blei, Ron


Teaching Gender and Geography in Spain  

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Since the introduction of gender themes into university teaching in geography in Spain in 1989, significant gains have been made but challenges remain in relation to placing gender into undergraduate curricula and developing teaching resources in local languages. Geographers in Spain have to meet those challenges in the near future in order to…

Garcia-Ramon, Maria-Dolors



Concept Maps as Tools for Teaching.  

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Discusses how concept maps with two dimensional diagrams which show hierarchical relationships among concepts of a discipline can be used in teaching physics. An example for teaching a course in electromagnetism at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil is presented. (HM)

Moreira, Marco A.



Research Ethics in Teaching and Learning  

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The evolution of enquiry-based teaching and learning has broadened the range of research carried out by university students. As a result, the boundaries between teaching and learning and academic research are being blurred to a degree not experienced heretofore. This paper examines whether research undertaken as part of course work should fall…

Doyle, Elaine; Buckley, Patrick



Teaching About Women in World History  

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This article addresses the subject of teaching about women in world history in K–12 schools and in programs of social studies teacher education. It includes a review of the place of gender in teaching about world history to current and future teachers at Teachers College, Columbia University. This informal research serves as the platform for a set of recommendations concerning

Margaret Smith Crocco



Social Studies Grade 3: Teaching Systems I.  

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This publication has been prepared by the Curriculum Development Center (The University of the State of New York) in response to many requests from teachers for help in implementing the new social studies. Suggestions are given for the teaching materials which are available for use in such teaching. The nature of the relationship between man and…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Elementary Curriculum Development.


Digital Hardware Design Teaching: An Alternative Approach  

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This article presents the design and implementation of a complete review of undergraduate digital hardware design teaching in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. Four guiding principles have been used in this exercise: learning-outcome driven teaching, deep learning, affordability, and flexibility. This has identified…

Benkrid, Khaled; Clayton, Thomas



How to teach a billion transistor  

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How to teach a billion transistor chip a new trick Dr. ir. Bart Kienhuis University Leiden, LIACS 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 BillionMAC/s HDTV MPEG4 Video over IP 3G;14 FPGA Programming FPGA is flexible in Hardware and Software... How to teach a billion transistor chip

Kienhuis, Bart


Achieving Sustainability in Learning and Teaching Initiatives  

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Universities have a long history of change in learning and teaching to suit various government initiatives and institutional priorities. Academic developers now are frequently required to address strategic learning and teaching priorities. This paper asks how, in such a context, academic developers can ensure that work they do in relation to one…

Brew, Angela; Cahir, Jayde



Transformative Teaching and Learning by Developing  

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The scholarship of teaching at Laurea University of Applied Sciences is undergoing a great change. The purpose of this article is to reflect the SWOT-analysis produced by 13 teachers at the end of the 2-year PD programme for Transformative Teaching concerning the implementation of the new pedagogical model of Laurea called Learning by Developing…

Kallioinen, Outi



Koru: Teaching Mindfulness to Emerging Adults  

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Although there is much interest in teaching mindfulness to college students and other emerging adults, traditional methods of teaching mindfulness and meditation are not always effective for reaching this age group. Koru is a program, developed at Duke University, that has been specifically designed with the developmental characteristics of…

Rogers, Holly B.



Finding Teaching Experiences During Your Postdoc  

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An article written for The Mentoring Forum by Siribhinya (Sinya) Beyajati, Ph.D., from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. This article provides information on teaching skills needed by postdocs and how postdoctoral fellows can find teaching experience. In addition to the article, other resources and a comments section are provided.

Siribhinya Benyajati (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)



Analysis of vancomycin use and associated risk factors in a university teaching hospital: a prospective cohort study  

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Background Vancomycin use is considered inappropriate in most hospitals. A particular concern is the recent emergence of S. aureus with decreased susceptibility to vancomycin, making it important to reduce overall exposure to vancomycin to minimize the incidence of VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococci). The aim of this work was to analyze the use of vancomycin and the risk factors associated with inappropriate treatment. Methods A prospective survey was conducted on all patients receiving vancomycin between 1st March 2002 and 30th September 2002 in a university-school hospital. Appropriateness of vancomycin use was assessed, according to the criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at two time points: first, at the beginning of therapy, and second, continuing after 72 hours. Results A total of 557 patients received vancomycin. Three hundred seventy-four (67.1%) were under 60 years old, 374 (67.1%) had prolonged stays (>two weeks) in hospital, and 455 (81.7%) were in the intensive care unit (ICU). Two hundred sixty-three patients (47.2%) had some invasive device. In 324 (58.2%) patients the duration of vancomycin treatment was up to two weeks. Vancomycin was inappropriately used in 65.7% during the first 24 hours and in 67% at the 72 hours point according to CDC criteria [4]. The inappropriateness of vancomycin use during the first 24 hours was related to: patients aged less than 60 (OR 1.7; CI 95% 1.1–2.5), non-ICU patients (OR 1.5; CI 95% 1.0–2.4) and patients without neutropenia (OR 7.5; CI 95% 2.4–22.7). At 72 hours, the inappropriateness of vancomycin use was related to: patients aged less than 60 (OR 1.5; CI 95% 1.0–2.3), non-ICU patients (OR 1.7; CI 95% 1.1–2.7) and patients without neutropenia (OR 8.0; CI 95% 2.6–24.3). Conclusion Vancomycin was abused. Patients aged less than 60, non-ICU patients and those who did not present neutropenia were the principal groups at risk of inappropriate use. PMID:17678541

Junior, Moacyr S; Correa, Luci; Marra, Alexandre R; Camargo, Luis FA; Pereira, Carlos AP



Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Building on the Singapore Experiment  

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Is it possible to teach someone to be an entrepreneur? Is innovation something that can be assessed and taught in a classroom? Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship answers these and other questions by focusing on a teaching experiment in Singapore at Nanyang Technological University, wherein classes of English-speaking Singaporeans and…

Hampden-Turner, Charles



Development and Use of the Approaches to Teaching Inventory  

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This paper describes how research into approaches to university teaching, from a relational perspective, has been used to develop an inventory to measure the key aspects of the variation in approaches to teaching. The Approaches to Teaching Inventory (ATI) is one of several that derive from the research perspective applied by Marton and colleagues in Europe (Marton, F., Hounsell, D.,

Keith Trigwell; Michael Prosser



Yiddish as a Vernacular Language: Teaching a Language in Obsolescence  

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The task of teaching non-territorial languages such as Yiddish at the university level is a complex undertaking. The teaching of Yiddish has its own particular difficulties due to an ever-diminishing population of native speakers available to students, a lack of contemporary cultural materials, and an abundance of outdated teaching materials. A…

Adler Peckerar, Robert J.



False Assumptions: The Challenges and Politics of Teaching in China  

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Teachers in American study-abroad programs usually receive little, if any, training before the trip, because "teaching is teaching". The cultural differences between Chinese and American university classrooms, however, affect the students' ability to learn and the teacher's ability to teach in profound ways. Foreign teachers in China require at…

Getty, Laura J.