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Pattern of cardiovascular admissions at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi, South East Nigeria  

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Introduction Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the top killer diseases in the world sparing neither developed or developing countries. The study was carried out to determine the pattern of cardiovascular admissions at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi South East Nigeria. Methods The study was a retrospective study covering the period January 2007 to December 2009. SPSS version 13 software was used to analyze data. Results 537 (15%) patients were admitted into the study out of 3546 patients {females 1756 and 1790} admitted into medical wards. 322 (60%) of study population were males and 215 (40%) females. 359(67.5%) were discharged, 170 (32%) died and 8 (0.5%) were discharged against medical advice. The majority of the deaths 105(61.8%), were in patients with CVA. Most of the deaths (111 or 65.3%) occurred within the first seven days of admission. The mean age of the population was 60.7 years ±15.9 with a range of 18 to 110 years. The length of stay in hospital ranged between 1 and 140 days with a mean of 13.5 ± 13.9 days and a median of 10 days. 33 of the subjects were single, 406 were married, 94 were widowed (11 males and 83 females) and 4 were divorced. 46.7% (251) were admitted for CVA and 30.9% (166) for heart failure. Cardiomyopathy/valvular heart diseases (clinical diagnosis due to absence of echocardiography) constituted 3.9%, hypertension 20.5% and pre-existing hypertension with uremia 1.9%. Conclusion The study has shown that cardiovascular disease contributed significantly to medical admissions the elderly accounting for a significant proportion. There is thus the need for intensification of primary preventive strategies for cardiovascular diseases. PMID:25120860

Osuji, Charles Ukachukwu; Onwubuya, Emmanuel Ikechukwu; Ahaneku, Gladys Ifesinachi; Omejua, Emeka Godwin

2014-01-01

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Maternal mortality at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Southeast Nigeria: a 10-year review (2003-2012)  

PubMed Central

Background Maternal mortality is high the world over, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigeria. Nigeria has consistently demonstrated one of the most abysmally poor reproductive health indices in the world, maternal mortality inclusive. This is a sad reminder that, unless things are better organized, Southeast Nigeria, which Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) represents, may not join other parts of the world in attaining Millennium Development Goal 5 to improve maternal health in 2015. Objectives This study was conducted to assess NAUTH’S progress in achieving a 75% reduction in the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) and to identify the major causes of maternal mortality. Materials and methods This was a 10-year retrospective study, conducted between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2012 at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Southeast Nigeria. Results During the study period, there were 8,022 live births and 103 maternal deaths, giving an MMR of 1,284/100,000 live births. The MMR was 1,709 in 2003, reducing to 1,115 in 2012. This is to say that there was a 24.86% reduction over 10 years, hence, in 15 years, the reduction should be 37%. This extrapolated reduction over 15 years is about 38% less than the target of 75% reduction. The major direct causes of maternal mortality in this study were: pre-eclampsia/eclampsia (27%), hemorrhage (22%), and sepsis (12%). The indirect causes were: anemia, anesthesia, and HIV encephalopathy. Most of the maternal deaths occurred in unbooked patients (98%) and within the first 48 hours of admission (76%). Conclusion MMRs in NAUTH are still very high and the rate of reduction is very slow. At this rate, it will take this health facility 30 years, instead of 15 years, to achieve a 75% reduction in maternal mortality. PMID:23901299

Obiechina, NJ; Okolie, VE; Okechukwu, ZC; Oguejiofor, CF; Udegbunam, OI; Nwajiaku, LSA; Ogbuokiri, C; Egeonu, R

2013-01-01

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The Pan-African Brotherhood of Langston Hughes and Nnamdi Azikiwe  

Microsoft Academic Search

The African American Langston Hughes (1902–1967) and the Nigerian Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904–1996) were alumni of Lincoln University,\\u000a transatlantic culture warriors, and literary collaborators. In their friendship of thirty years, the two leaders of twentieth\\u000a century black discourse shared more in common than there had ever been in relationships between African and African American\\u000a elites. Surprisingly, very little attention has been

Obiwu

2007-01-01

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Regulation of university teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aims of the present study are twofold: firstly, to explore dimensions in the regulation of teaching in a multidisciplinary\\u000a sample of university teachers, and secondly, to analyse factors related to the regulation of university teaching. Seventy-three\\u000a university teachers representing several disciplines participated in the study. These teachers volunteered to be interviewed.\\u000a Before the interviews, teachers were asked to fill

Sari Lindblom-YlanneAnne; Anne Nevgi; Keith Trigwell

2011-01-01

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WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY STUDENT TEACHING  

E-print Network

skill, and relational dispositions that create effective and sensitive teaching is elevated above of the University's mission to teach "moral responsibility, social consciousness, vocational commitment, and constructive social change as the foundation of citizenship in the world's human community and in each person

Bogaerts, Steven

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TEACHING EXCELLENCE ENGAGED UNIVERSITY  

E-print Network

TEACHING EXCELLENCE ENGAGED UNIVERSITY Community partners Service learning Reflection Citizen. In this document UAA highlights just a few of our excellent service-learning courses. These stories demonstrate Foundation definition of community engagement as "collaborations between institutions of higher education

Pantaleone, Jim

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Teaching Associate and Certificate in University Teaching Programs  

E-print Network

Teaching Associate and Certificate in University Teaching Programs Department of Chemistry Syracuse, and the dissemination of knowledge (often called "teaching"). Graduate studies under this expanded definition may but the dissemination of knowledge, [and] the skills acquired in learning how to teach will be fundamental

Doyle, Robert

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Learning and Teaching on university teaching and learning  

E-print Network

prepared and highly motivated to learn independently." (Carey and Trick, p.2) Community Voices: StudentCentre for Learning and Teaching on university teaching and learning Volume 22 Number 1 · Spring PUBLISHED BY Centre for Learning and Teaching Dalhousie University PO Box 15000 Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Ph: (902

Brownstone, Rob

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Teaching Geomorphology at University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sugden, David; Hamilton, Patrick

1978-01-01

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University Plan Learning and Teaching Plan  

E-print Network

aspects of teaching and learning capabilities. 3. Relevant Teaching and Learning To ensure that curriculaUniversity Plan Learning and Teaching Plan Revised 26 October 2006 Progress Report 26 July 2007 #12;learning and teaching plan progress report 27 July 07.doc Page 2 of 16 INTRODUCTION This Plan is part

Hickman, Mark

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University Teaching: A Guide for Graduate Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book for graduate teaching assistants (TAs) presents 15 essays regarding the place of teaching in the lives of those teaching at the university level, and the responsibilities of teachers at all points in their careers. The book offers practical classroom strategies as well as selections from current research on teaching and learning. The 15…

Lambert, Leo M., Ed.; And Others

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Supporting Teaching in Research Universities and Teaching Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The viewpoints of graduate deans, continuing education deans, and chief liberal arts academic officers about the relative availability of institutional funds to support teaching and research are compared. Distinctions between research universities and teaching colleges in funding teaching and research activities are also explored, based on the…

Lynch, David M.; Bowker, Lee H.

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University of Sokoto, Nigeria: Student Evaluations of University Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of student feedback as a method of improving university teaching was studied at the University of Sokoto, Nigeria. Students rated the lecturer, the lecturer's teaching ability, and the course. Of concern was whether students carefully and thoughtfully read the questionnaire items, and whether there was any evidence of spiteful or…

Cobern, William W.; Junaid, M. I.

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Teaching and Learning at the University of Canterbury  

E-print Network

Teach Learn Teach Learn Teach Teaching and Learning at the University of Canterbury Purpose of our society. The Teaching and Learning Committee has produced this document to identify qualities of teaching and learning practice espoused by the University of Canterbury. The document will be kept under

Hickman, Mark

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The University of Iowa: Center for Teaching  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Developing Marketing Strategies for University Teaching Hospitals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

University teaching hospitals face increasing competition from community hospitals, expanding regulation of health care, consumerism, and a declining urban population base. New marketing strategies are seen as ways in which teaching hospitals can achieve better relationships with institutions, practitioners, and surrounding communities and…

Fink, Daniel J.

1980-01-01

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Feminist Teaching in University Physical Education Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines feminist teaching in university physical education. Three articles describe the personal experiences of physical educators who try to teach in ways that promote equality. The articles focus on social diversity and justice and feminist pedagogy in the sport sciences and physical education. (SM)

Bain, Linda L.; And Others

1991-01-01

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Multicultural Teaching in the University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides a collection of papers that address the enhancement of faculty teaching and learning in an increasingly interconnected multicultural society. Three interconnected dimensions of multicultural teaching are focused upon: content, process and discourse, and diversity of faculty and students. Papers and their authors are as follows:…

Schoem, David, Ed.; And Others

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

E-print Network

Centre 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 and Learning: Practical Experience certificate, you must meet three requirements: 1) Acquire

Graham, Nick

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Teaching Resources: University of New England  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This particular resource was developed by members of the Core Curriculum Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of New England. Here, visitors can peruse dozens of links leading to high quality resources for college instructors. The materials are divided into three areas: Recommended Books and Articles, Teaching Techniques and Sample Activities, and Critical Thinking: Resources and Activities. The first area offers some solid suggestions, complete with nice annotations. The Teaching Techniques area contains links to helpful pedagogical fact sheets from Harvard, Berkeley, University of Michigan, and New York University. Additionally, the last area contains a helpful set of meditations on teaching critical thinking from Dartmouth, Michigan State University and others.

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Suggestions to Deepen the Teaching Innovation of Zhejiang Gongshang University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Xu, Jian-chun; Yu, Xiao-han

2008-01-01

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

E-print Network

Centre 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 teaching and learning. Your role(s) and responsibilities can also be included in your teaching dossier

Graham, Nick

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University of Virginia Teaching Resource Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Most colleges and universities have resource centers where graduate students and professors can learn more about the craft of teaching. The University of Virginia's excellent Teaching Resource Center is dedicated to "committed conversation about teaching at all levels and in all academic disciplines." On the site, visitors can look over seven sections, including Programs, Workshops, Consultations, Publications, and Teaching Tips. This last area is a true gem, as it contains tips organized into themes such as diversity, grading, critical thinking, course development and design, and of course discussion leading. The Occasional Paper Series is worth a visit for meditations on "A Teacher's Attention" and "In the Undergraduate Mind: The First-Year Experience from Three Perspectives."

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

E-print Network

Centre 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 requirements: 1) Literature review Select some aspect of university teaching and learning that interests you

Graham, Nick

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A survey on English Teaching Reformat Northwest Polytechnical University  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper is mainly concerned with the effectiveness of the English teaching reform at Northwest Polytechnical University (NPU), one of the 31 models in 188 experimental universities which have conducted English teaching reform since 2004 throughout the nation. The paper starts with a brief introduction of the nationwide English teaching reform and the new teaching pattern, CALL resources at NPU.

Liu Meiyan

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On autonomous learning and classroom teaching design at universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

In view of the current situation that teachers give priority to teaching and students learn mechanically and passively in the current university classroom teaching, it is proposed that teachers should completely change the teaching idea, from the traditional “teaching” to “learning”, and take “how to better organize and guide the students to independent study” as the guiding ideology of teaching

Lianying Zhou; Hebiao Yang; Ling Jiang

2012-01-01

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Using Twitter in university research, teaching and  

E-print Network

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

Bristol, University of

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Teaching Portfolios at a Research University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Circumstances leading to 1992 adoption of teaching portfolios for faculty evaluation at the University of Kentucky are outlined, the implementation process is described, and results of a faculty survey following the first round of portfolio development are reported. Despite some obvious difficulties, responses to the portfolio approach were more…

Davis, Joe T.; Swift, Louis J.

1995-01-01

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Teaching Mindfulness at a Public Research University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

2012-01-01

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The Teaching of Electromagnetism at University Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

1974-01-01

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

E-print Network

Centre 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 and Learning: Foundations certificate, you must meet three requirements: 1) Develop an understanding of teaching and learning in higher education. Attend the equity

Graham, Nick

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

E-print Network

Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois Suggested Journals on Teaching and Learning There are many journals devoted to college teaching and learning. They may be general or discipline of Illinois Library unless otherwise noted. A comprehensive list of journals on college/university teaching

Liberzon, Daniel

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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

1976-01-01

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Assessing the Impact of a University Teaching Development Programme  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four different indicators are used to assess the impact of a year-long university teaching development programme in an Australian research-led university. All four indicators show small positive outcomes. Teachers who complete the programme have higher rates of receipt of teaching awards and teaching development grants than their colleagues who do…

Trigwell, Keith; Rodriguez, Katia Caballero; Han, Feifei

2012-01-01

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

E-print Network

Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois Discipline-Specific Journals on Teaching and Learning There are many journals devoted to teaching is specific disciplines. Here is a list of some. A comprehensive list of journals is maintained by Kennesaw State's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Liberzon, Daniel

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Increasing the Influence of University Supervisors during Student Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

2013-01-01

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High Level Teaching Astronomy in Moroccan University.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present in this contribution the experiment of the university of Marrakesh in Morocco with the creation of the first diploma of higher studies specialized in astronomy. The means used and the encountered difficulty can help to build a model for the development of the teaching of astronomy in the countries in the process of development. The training in question is a higher formation carried out in close cooperation with the University of Nice in France which A amongst other things made it possible to provide training courses and stage for the students. We will speak about the details of the course of the formation as well as the new research orientations initiated by this operation of formation.

Benkhaldoun, Zouhair

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2014 Teaching Innovation Award Montana State University Bozeman  

E-print Network

2014 Teaching Innovation Award Montana State University Bozeman The Office of the Provost is seeking nominations for the 2014 Teaching Innovation Award. The award is designed to honor faculty who have incorporated outstanding innovative teaching practices into their classes at Montana State

Maxwell, Bruce D.

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e-Learning Seoul National University e-Teaching & Learning  

E-print Network

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

Bahk, Saewoong

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Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching--Exploration of  

E-print Network

at current developments and trends in information technology, how they may affect the collegeCenter for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching choice of five or six articles on teaching with technology. The articles should go into enough depth

Liberzon, Daniel

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Wayne State University Radiology Teaching File  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Wayne State University Radiology Teaching File, sponsored by the Detroit Receiving Hospital, is a collection of radiographic images. These images are divided into six categories: neuroradiology, chest, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and musculoskeletal. Each set contains radiographic images of infections, trauma, disorders, and other common types of injuries and illnesses which warrant a radiologist or radiographer to intervene. This site is very helpful for diagnostic radiology students to become familiar with how these common problems manifest themselves and what they look like in radiology images. These images are also helpful for educators to use in the classroom as a quiz or part of lecture notes so students can better diagnose and treat patients. Be sure to check out the \\"Anatomy Models\\" as well, for information of radiologic anatomy.

2006-12-19

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Consumerism and consumer complexity: implications for university teaching and teaching evaluation.  

PubMed

A contemporary issue is the effects of a corporate production metaphor and consumerism on university education. Efforts by universities to attract students and teaching strategies aimed at 'adult learners' tend to treat student consumers as a homogeneous group with similar expectations. In this paper, I argue that consumer groups are not uniform. I use Dagevos' theoretical approach to categorize consumers as calculating, traditional, unique, and responsible. Based on the characteristics of consumers occupying these categories, I describe the implications of the varying consumer expectations for teaching. I also consider the implications for evaluation of teaching and call for research taking consumer types into account when evaluating teaching. PMID:23582877

Hall, Wendy A

2013-07-01

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Online Professional Development for University Teaching in Turkey: A Proposal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

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Enhancing Traditional University Science Teaching Using The World Wide Web  

E-print Network

1 Enhancing Traditional University Science Teaching Using The World Wide Web Michael W Nott Science Teaching Using The World Wide Web Michael W Nott, Matthew D Riddle and Jon M Pearce Science, the emergence of the World Wide Web as a readily accessible resource has encouraged many of us to re

Pearce, Jon

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Teaching Law to Online Law Students at RMIT University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Babacan, Alperhan

2011-01-01

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Tomorrow's Professors: Helping University Teaching Assistants Develop Quality Instructional Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to identify the training needs and preferences of Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) employed by a large state university that depends heavily on Teaching Assistants for lower level undergraduate instruction. A survey exploring 21 instructional skills relevant for GTA training was returned by 160 GTAs. More than half…

Takalkar, Pradnya; Micceri, Theodore; Eison, James

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Towards a Strategy of Teaching Improvement in Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essay considers strategies for the improvement of teaching in higher education, paying particular attention to the Canadian context for examples of practices that might be adapted to the Russian situation. The research functions of universities have come to dominate the basic value system guiding their operation, and the teaching and service…

Farquhar, Robin H.

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University Physics Teaching in Reduced Circumstances.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proposes that more cost-effective physics teaching could be achieved if methods of teaching and learning were substantially revised from the point of view of the desired objectives and if teachers recognized the need for continuing professional development in this area. Also recommends more student self-assessment, both as an economical measure…

Elton, Lewis

1997-01-01

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Teaching English as a Second Language to Mexican University Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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Comparing Research and Teaching in University Promotion Criteria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2008-01-01

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Blended University Teaching Using Virtual Learning Environments: Conceptions and Approaches  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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Present State of CAD Teaching in Spanish Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2005-01-01

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Online Teaching and University Policy: Investigating the Disconnect  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Universities are just beginning to experience the impact of the increasing use of online technologies on academic policies and procedures originally formulated for the traditional face-to-face teaching context. In this case study, the experience of one university is used to demonstrate the types of policies that require examination and…

Wallace, Lori

2007-01-01

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[Perception of university teachers of their ability to teach nursing].  

PubMed

Teaching Administration Nursing Service we've been worried about several variables of the instructive process that affect the teachers and the students, as advantage, attitudes, thinking and acting manner, values, expectations, previous experiences, among some. These uneasiness take us to check the educational practice experience, considering the teaching's ability. In this study, we intend to reveal the teacher's understanding about the ability to teach nursing throw the education's reality recognition. So, we adopted a quality methodology that allow us a comprehensive analysis of the teaching's speech at a Public University in São Paulo city. According to the methodology it was possible to get back four meaning unities that allowed us to prescribe the emerging subjects; teaching's understanding about technical ability, teaching's understanding about scientific-theretical ability, teaching's understanding about pedagogical ability and the teaching identity. This study permitted us to reveal some points considered outstanding about the teacher's ability, getting it back as the result in a complex and continuous process of technical, theoretical and pedagogical training, contained in a several factors, psychological, social, ethical, economical, political and historical. We still understanding that the teacher's reflections about the teaching reality, in its totality, favouring the awareness and interfering positivly in their criticism formation. Finally there is a necessity to set up schools formation and up-dating centers and establish human political resources compatible with a renewed political of na educational action. PMID:9668881

Peres, H H; Leite, M M; Kurcgant, P

1998-04-01

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Teaching Computer Science at a Small University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Small universities do not have all of the resources that larger ones do. There are fewer computers, fewer teachers, fewer technicians and of course less money. Charleston Southern University (CSU) seeks to be one of the smallest universities to meet national accreditation standards in computer science (ABET-CAC). This presentation will provide a…

Briner, Jack V., Jr.; Roberts, James E.; Worthy, Fred

2005-01-01

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Evaluating Teaching and Assessing Teachers in Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The evaluation of teaching and the assessment of teachers are seen as similar activities with different aims. This point is argued on the basis of experience with established practice in higher education and through a comparison with practices in other professions. A model is constructed. (Author/MLW)

Elton, Lewis

1984-01-01

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Teaching agricultural history in American universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports the results of a survey of the teaching of courses in agricultural history in the seventy-four Land Grant institutions in the United States and its territories. It concludes with the expression of concern that the subject matter, agricultural history, is nearly a dying field, and only heroic measures will succeed in rescuing it.

Monroe Billington

1988-01-01

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Professional Development for Online University Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Almost every higher education institution is challenged to develop increasing numbers of staff to teach online or blended modes of learning. The process needs to be rapid, cost-effective and lead directly to practical outcomes. From our experience, we had little time, opportunity or the need to start from scratch, and we chose to adopt and adapt a…

Gregory, Janet; Salmon, Gilly

2013-01-01

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Research and teaching opportunities using university research reactors  

SciTech Connect

The university research reactor community in the United States currently is comprised of {approximately}36 operating reactors with powers ranging from near zero to 10 MW(thermal). These facilities are widely distributed geographically and support an unusually broad range of research and educational activities. This paper reviews the research and teaching opportunities that are made available by university research reactors (URRs). An attempt will be made, albeit subjective, to correlate the research and teaching capabilities of URRs with their power and flux levels.

Harling, O.K. [Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (United States)

1994-12-31

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Tufts University GSAS and SOE Teaching Assistant (T.A.) Handbook  

E-print Network

Tufts University GSAS and SOE Teaching Assistant (T.A.) Handbook 2011/2012 #12;T.A. Handbook 2011/12 Table of contents Page Welcome to Tufts! 3 Part I: Tufts University 1. Tufts University Vision Statement 5 2. Teaching Assistantships at Tufts University GSAS and SOE 8 Part II: Teaching

Tufts University

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University of Nebraska Summer Teaching Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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)

2012-07-24

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Instructing University Students to Conduct Discrete-Trials Teaching with Confederates Simulating Children with Autism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An essential component of applied behavior analysis programs for teaching children with autism is discrete trials teaching. Experiment 1 investigated the effectiveness of a self-instructional manual for teaching university students to correctly apply discrete-trials teaching to teach three tasks to confederates role-playing children with autism.…

Arnal, Lindsay; Fazzio, Daniela; Martin, Garry L.; Yu, C. T.; Keilback, Lukas; Starke, Mandy

2007-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2004-01-01

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Communications and University Teaching With Particular Reference to the Caribbean.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

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No Academic Borders?: Transdisciplinarity in University Teaching and Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Russell, A. Wendy

2005-01-01

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Establishing a Teaching Support Center at a Land Grant University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Teaching Support Center (TSC) at the University of North Dakota was established in 1992 to provide faculty and graduate assistants with a wide range of pedagogical, professional, and technological assistance in order to improve the quality of instruction. A 3-year plan was developed to implement 13 goals, which are: (1) determining the needs…

Jackman, Diane H.; Swan, Michael K.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2009-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2007-01-01

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Education and Teaching of Accountancy Ethics in Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The quality of accounting information, which is vital to the modern economy, is directly related to the accountants' ethics. However, the importance of the accountancy ethics education is neglected by the universities in China. This study is to research the situation and the improvement approaches of the ethics education in terms of the curriculum provision, course content, the teaching methods,

Xuwen Han

2011-01-01

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Training in Teaching for New Staff in UK University Mathematics  

E-print Network

Training in Teaching for New Staff in UK University Mathematics Departments Bill Cox and David Mond June 2010 #12;2 #12;Contents 1 What this book is about 7 1.1 The training of new lecturers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 1.5 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2 Training new

Mond, David

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"Structural Transformation" as a Threshold Concept in University Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

2012-01-01

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A SURVEY OF THE TEACHING OF PHYSICS AT UNIVERSITIES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

PHYSICS TEACHING PRACTICES IN SELECTED UNIVERSITIES IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA, THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, FRANCE, THE UNITED STATES, THE UNITED KINGDOM, AND THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS ARE COMPARED. REPORTS FOR EACH COUNTRY WERE PREPARED AND SUBMITTED BY A NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE FROM EACH OF THE COUNTRIES. THE REPORTS WERE REVIEWED BY…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).

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

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

Grissino-Mayer, Henri D.

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Problems and countermeasures in the use of Computer Aid Instruction in university graphic design teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of Computer Aid Instruction in university graphic design teaching has been a main teaching way in modern educational techology, and changed traditional university photography model. By improving the vision and interest, the students can grasp the technology of graphic design preferably.Problems and countermeasures in the use of Computer Aid Instruction in university graphic design teaching have been studied

Sen Nie; Yan Liu

2011-01-01

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Teaching Universal Gravitation with Vector Games  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Like many high school and college physics teachers, I have found playing vector games to be a useful way of illustrating the concepts of inertia, velocity, and acceleration. Like many, I have also had difficulty in trying to get students to understand Newton's law of universal gravitation, specifically the inverse-square law and its application to…

Lowry, Matthew

2008-01-01

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Teaching University Students Family Caregiving Online  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes an online course developed and currently offered at Middle Tennessee State University. Considering the statistics of family caregivers, their needs, and students and human service professionals education, the author demonstrates the necessity of such courses and their benefits. The author also considers the standards for…

Taylor, James

2004-01-01

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Teaching University Students Family Caregiving Online  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes an online course developed and currently offered at Middle Tennessee State University. Considering the statistics of family caregivers, their needs, and students' and human service professionals' education, the author demonstrates the necessity of such courses and their benefits. The author also considers the standards for…

Taylor, James E.

2004-01-01

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Teaching Psychiatry to University Undergraduate Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A freshman-sophomore psychiatry course, "To the Asylum and Back: Implications of Efforts to Deinstitutionalize the Mentally Ill," offered at the University of California at Los Angeles is described. The topic was chosen because it constitutes a major dilemma that has developed in recent years in American psychiatry. (Author/MLW)

Karno, Marvin; Lehman, Anthony

1981-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Erika Löfström; Anne Nevgi

2008-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Devlin, Marcia; O'Shea, Helen

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2004-01-01

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

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THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO TEACHING AWARDS A. A List of the Annual Awards for Excellence in Teaching Up to 6 awards may be made annually. If in any year there are no recipients of the Marilyn Robinson Award, up to 5 awards may be made. 1. The Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching All

Denham, Graham

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Teaching Universal Gravitation with Vector Games  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Lowry, Matthew

2008-12-01

84

Collaboration between Librarians and Teaching Faculty to Teach Information Literacy at One Ontario University: Experiences and Outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: In this study, we sought to describe information literacy success outcomes for students who participated in a university course where university librarians and teaching faculty collaborated in all aspects of the course including; curricular development, assignment development, in-class teaching, office hours for individual student development, and assessment activities. The authors wanted to examine student success in attaining information literacy

Maureen Reed; Don Kinder; Cecile Farnum

2007-01-01

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Self-regulated learning about university teaching: an exploratory study  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 as teachers. Thirty-one academic science staff participated in semi-structured interviews

Carolin Kreber; Heather Castleden; Nina Erfani; Tarah Wright

2005-01-01

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

E-print Network

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

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

PubMed

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

2014-01-01

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Teaching physics to non-physics majors: models extant in Australian universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

A key goal of the study entitled 'Forging new directions in physics education at Australian universities' granted funding by the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education is to review service teaching being carried out nationally in Australian universities and to articulate what constitutes excellence in physics service teaching or, more generally, physics taught to non-physics majors. The

Les Kirkup; Dale Scott; Manjula Sharma

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2013-01-01

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Washington's Center for Engineering, Learning, and Teaching (CELT) works on a range of projects designed to enhance and improve the world of engineering education. The Research area of the site includes information on CELT's research agenda, which is focused on student knowledge retention and the integration of research and teaching. After reading about this work, visitors should head on over to the Publications area. In this area, visitors can read some of CELT's referred journal articles and look over a few presentations. Additionally, visitors can learn more about the Center's funding sources on the site, along with reading about the staff members who make the Center a vibrant place. Finally, the site includes a list of links to like-minded research institutes committed to improving engineering education.

2012-07-20

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Teaching Astronomy and Astrophysics online at the Valencian International University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the last decade, the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has imply a significant change in the traditional distance learning and specifically in e-learning. The new tools developed are consolidating the online learning modality at the university level all over the world and in all disciplines.In this study, we present the case of the Master of Astronomy and Astrophysics which is running from 2010 in the Valencian International University (http://www.viu.es). Unlike other more consolidated distance universities in Spain, the teaching method which has opted in this case includes an element of presence via webcam. This method could be considered as a kind of blended learning, combining the advantages of traditional e-learning with the humanity of personal and direct contact with the students.The results of participation in the master beyond the initial expectations with 37 students enrolled, of which approximately 80% were Spanish and the other 20% were mostly from Latin American countries. The feedback provided by students in the first months of teaching appreciates favorably the presence component, while casting doubt on the usefulness of certain tools traditionally used in the field of e-learning.

Fuster-Garcia, E.; Diago, P. D.; Martínez, V. J.

2011-11-01

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Teaching at the University Level: Cross-Cultural Perspectives from the United States and Russia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Interest in what constitutes effective teaching in Pre-K-12 and higher education is nearly universal. This important text explores this interest at the college and university level from a unique, international perspective. "Teaching at the University Level: Cross-Cultural Perspectives from the United States and Russia" brings to one publication…

Wiseman, Dennis G.; Hunt, Gilbert H.; Zhukov, Vassiliy I.; Mardahaev, Lev V.

2007-01-01

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Assessing the Relationship between Servant Leadership and Effective Teaching in a Private University Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To address the competition for students, the demand for increasing student enrollments and the pressure for student satisfaction, teaching effectiveness has become an increasingly common discussion on university campuses. The competition for students among universities requires a new approach to teaching. As university campuses continue to compete…

Jacobs, Karen

2011-01-01

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Tufts University GSAS and SOE Teaching Assistant (T.A.) Handbook  

E-print Network

Tufts University GSAS and SOE Teaching Assistant (T.A.) Handbook 2012/2013 #12;T.A. Handbook 2012/13 Table of contents Page Welcome to Tufts! 3 Part I: Tufts University 1. Tufts University Vision Statement 5 2. Teaching Assistantships at Tufts

Kounaves, Samuel P.

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The UniversiTy of sydney cenTre for english Teaching  

E-print Network

Umni engagemenT our students are intimately involved in University life, from participating in social clubsThe UniversiTy of sydney cenTre for english Teaching 2014­2015 #12;#12;3 conTenTs 04 welcome To The UniversiTy of sydney 05 The UniversiTy of sydney cenTre for english Teaching 07 UniversiTy paThway co

Viglas, Anastasios

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Socialization experiences resulting from engineering teaching assistantships at Purdue University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Mena, Irene B.

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Software platform virtualization in chemistry research and university teaching  

PubMed Central

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

2009-01-01

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Astrophysics for University Physics Courses: Wentzel's Method of Astrophysics Teaching  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is a crude but accepted truth that the current Physics student does not know the issues of modern Astronomy and Astrophysics. In the face of the difficulty to lecture a complete course of Astrophysics in standard university physics courses, the actual question, about how to introduce topics of astrophysics, is answered by Donat G. Wentzel (Emeritus Professor at Maryland University, College Park) using problems from Astrophysics to reinforce concepts from curricula courses and introduce modern research methods in those courses, taking advantage of the charm and the multi-disciplinarity of Astrophysics. Wentzel's method tries to teach Astrophysics as an application of standard courses, through a class-work and a co-operative effort of the all the classroom, emphasising, more than the mathematical solution, the context of the problem, the significant physics and the precision of the calculations. Wentzel's method is particularly appropriate for physics teaching in developing countries, where the access to the "frontier sciences" is difficult for most of students. Wentzel's booklet is essentially a guide for Physics teachers to a didactic application of his method. The booklet has been translated to Spanish and distributed in most of countries of Latin-America,. Wentzel's method has been applied in other areas, such as Atmospheric Physics in order to widen the horizon of students in modern Physics.

Zaratti, F.

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

PubMed

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

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

2013-06-01

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What Do University Teachers Think eLearning Is Good for in Their Teaching?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although numerous studies have been conducted on conceptions of teaching, research extending this investigation into conceptions of teaching using eLearning is rare. This study employed a phenomenographic approach to investigate what university teachers think eLearning is good for in their teaching. Four qualitatively different ways of conceiving…

Gonzalez, Carlos

2010-01-01

101

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2012-01-01

102

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2014-01-01

103

Reflections on a Chemistry Conference: The Teaching of Chemistry in English-Speaking African Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents experiences of participating in the Conference on the Teaching of University Chemistry attended by representatives of 14 countries south of the Sahara. Indicates that the universities and schools still adhere closely to the English system of education. (CC)

Barrow, Gordon M.

1973-01-01

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

E-print Network

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

105

Tufts University GSAS and SOE Teaching Assistant (T.A.) Handbook  

E-print Network

µ µ µ µµ µ µµ µ µ µ µµ µ µ µµ µ µ µ µµ µ µ Tufts University GSAS and SOE Teaching Assistant (T.A.) Handbook 2010/2011 #12;T.A. Handbook 2010/11 Table of contents Page Welcome to Tufts! 3 Part I: Tufts University 1. Tufts University Vision Statement 5 2. Teaching Assistantships at Tufts University GSAS and SOE

Tufts University

106

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

E-print Network

Dental and Oral Surgery Service Clinician Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University is offering a one-year postdoctoral fellowship preferably in a Veterinary Hospital setting. Preference will be given to individuals with a background

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What's It All about? Making Sense of Australian University Learning and Teaching Plans  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Universities put considerable resources into developing learning and teaching plans. In this paper, we examine the purpose of these plans in the context of legislative requirements, public accountability and the quality agenda. We analyse a sample of Australian university learning and teaching plans using a framework we have developed based on…

Gray, Kathleen; Radloff, Alex

2010-01-01

108

Paradoxes and Counterexamples in Teaching and Learning of Probability at University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is devoted to practical aspects of teaching and learning of probability at university. It presents the difficulties and attitudes of first-year university science and engineering students towards using paradoxes and counterexamples as a pedagogical strategy in teaching and learning of probability. It also presents a student's point of…

Klymchuk, Sergiy; Kachapova, Farida

2012-01-01

109

Teaching Resources at Texas A&M University  

E-print Network

? How should I prioritize my efforts in teaching? Can my efforts in teaching and scholarship (or service) benefit each other? How do I document my teaching achievements? What is my teaching philosophy? How can I engage and motivate my students? How do I design my courses (learning outcomes, learning activities

Boas, Harold P.

110

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.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fang, Wenhong

2012-01-01

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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

1998-11-01

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

E-print Network

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

Hill, Brian Joseph

2012-06-07

114

University Professors and Teaching Ethics: Conceptualizations and Expectations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2006-01-01

115

The Trend and Challenge for Teaching EFL at Taiwanese Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author first talks about the current situation of teaching EFL in higher education institutions in Taiwan, and indicates that the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) Approach has been the most popular language teaching approach lately. Then he addresses the hybrid course approach which seems to be a trend as well as an appropriate way for…

Liu, Gi-Zen

2005-01-01

116

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

2014-01-01

117

Teaching animal welfare in the land grant universities.  

PubMed

Colleges and universities have an obligation to teach the basis of animal husbandry and welfare and must prepare students so that they can respond effectively to challenges by proponents of the animal welfare and animal rights movements. Veterinary curricula must now contain formal instruction in professional ethics and humane stewardship of animals for accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association. It is helpful if students have an understanding of farm animal behavior, stress physiology and methods of assessing welfare prior to learning about the animal welfare/rights movement's philosophies and issues. A review of early judicial practices, "classical" Judeo-Christian philosophy, the philosophy of Rene Descartes, Jeremy Bentham, Albert Schweitzer, and current philosophers and the entertainment media places the movements in perspective. Students should be familiar with such concepts as the mind-body controversy, equality of suffering, self-awareness or intelligence, and speciesism. After acquiring an appreciation of the basics, a knowledge of the issues facing animal agriculture and the arguments for and against each issue are necessary. Graduates of colleges of agriculture need to realize the potential effects the movements can have and take the initiative to improve the image of animal agriculture. PMID:2254215

Friend, T H

1990-10-01

118

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

2014-01-01

119

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Blackmore, Jill

2009-01-01

120

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

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

Sotirofski, Kseanela; Kukeli, Agim; Kalemi, Edlira

2010-01-01

121

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

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

Luxon, Tony; Peelo, Moira

2009-01-01

122

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

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in higher education that should provide a guide to effective teaching practice. In particular at Taking stock: Symposium on teaching and learning research in higher education, University of Guelph the fact that the higher education literature has for some time stressed the importance of student

Haykin, Simon

123

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

2014-01-01

124

Decoding Learning in Law: Collaborative Action towards the Reshaping of University Teaching and Learning  

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At the University of the Free State (UFS) in South Africa, professional development is characterised by its focus on the advancement of scholarly teaching in the disciplines. Practices followed are informed by the scholarship of teaching and learning movement. Within learning communities, special attention is given to the motivational conditions…

Wilkinson, Annette

2014-01-01

125

Qualitative Variation in Approaches to University Teaching and Learning in Large First-Year Classes  

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Research on teaching from a student learning perspective has identified two qualitatively different approaches to university teaching. They are an information transmission and teacher-focused approach, and a conceptual change and student-focused approach. The fundamental difference being in the former the intention is to transfer information to…

Prosser, Michael; Trigwell, Keith

2014-01-01

126

Conceptions of Good Teaching by Good Teachers: Case Studies from an Australian University  

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This paper contributes to the debate on what constitutes good teaching in early 21st Century higher education, through an examination of the experience of five outstanding lecturers from a business school in an Australian university. It is based on a qualitative study that explored their perceptions on what constitutes "good teaching". Resonating…

Duarte, Fernanda P.

2013-01-01

127

Instructional Resource Booklet for Graduate Teaching Assistants at Old Dominion University. Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An instructional resource handbook for graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) at Old Dominion University (Virginia) is presented. Attention is directed to: the student and teacher roles of GTAs; 10 myths about teaching; the international GTA; choosing instructional approaches and media; preparing lessons, preparing support materials (syllabus,…

Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA. Center for Instructional Development.

128

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

129

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ye Zhiwei; Hu Zhengbing; Chen Hongwei; Liu Wei

2010-01-01

130

Who Chooses Teaching and Why? Profiling Characteristics and Motivations Across Three Australian Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this large?scale Australian study, we profile the background characteristics and teaching motivations for individuals entering teacher education across three major established urban teacher provider universities in the Australian States of New South Wales and Victoria. Our recently developed and validated “FIT?Choice” (Factors Influencing Teaching Choice) Scale determines the strength of influence for a range of motivations from individuals choosing

Paul W. Richardson; Helen M. G. Watt

2006-01-01

131

Adv for universities 04/01/2013 Kindergarten/Elementary teaching in Dubai  

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Adv for universities 04/01/2013 Kindergarten/Elementary teaching in Dubai International Concept organization for PYP authorization. The school seeks committed teachers taking classes in English. Applicants must - Be native speakers of English - Have a recognised teaching qualification and normally at least

132

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

2012-01-01

133

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

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

Kolb, Ulrich

134

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2011-01-01

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Graduate Seminar in University Teaching Winter 2011-2012  

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and current issues in higher education. To plan two mini lessons and practice different teaching strategies://graduatestudies.concordia.ca/gradproskills/ Look for the pop up ad on the GradProSkills site for the times and dates of the Centre for Teaching

Doedel, Eusebius

136

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning University of Illinois  

E-print Network

Topics Motivating Non-Traditional Students #12;Cross-Cultural Classroom Communication Session for ITAs The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning invites faculty, academic professionals, and experienced TAs. This is an exciting opportunity to support the professional development of over 600 teaching assistants representing

Liberzon, Daniel

137

The Effects of Instructional Training on University Teaching Assistants  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study addressed the need for empirical tests of the global instructional design (ID) model as a toolkit for classroom teachers in authentic settings; and the performance improvement challenge of finding effective, efficient methods of professional development for preparing graduate assistants to teach. Participants were eighteen teaching

Hardre, Patricia L.

2003-01-01

138

Qualitative differences in approaches to teaching first year university science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Changing lecturers' teaching strategies to improve learning in higher education may mean first having to address the intentions associated with those strategies. The study reported in this paper used a phenomenographic approach to explore the intentions associated with the teaching strategies of first year physical science lecturers. Approaches found ranged from those involving information transmission to those where the intention

Keith Trigwell; Michael Prosser; Philip Taylor

1994-01-01

139

Teaching university mathematics and coaching youth MATTHIAS KAWSKI*  

E-print Network

the general public, thought of mathematics teaching as being mostly about supervising the memorization superior success (retention, being selected by top graduate schools, or by elite teams at the teen level

Kawski, Matthias

140

Portfolio for the Certificate in College and University Teaching  

E-print Network

develop this skill by engaging them in a down-to-earth, real world way that teaches them to be problem checkbook,'' but these well-worn platitudes ring especially hollow today. Isn't there already an app

Bigelow, Stephen

141

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2009-01-01

142

Teaching economic geography in South Africa's higher education institutions: the case of black universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Industrial geography courses at the Historically Black Universities (HBUs) and the Historically White Universities (HWUs) in South Africa are a true reflection of apartheid education designed by the government in the 1950s. The education system offers whites good and quality education, while blacks receive poor education. The nature and history of the HBUs have affected the content and the teaching

Labius Mosadi

1994-01-01

143

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2010-01-01

144

Challenges and Opportunities: Two Weeks of Teaching Technical Communication at Suzhou University, China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Relates the authors' experience teaching technical writing for two weeks at Suzhou University in China. Discusses activities; examines four technical writing textbooks purchased there; and offers suggestions about how technical communication might be established as a separate academic discipline in Chinese universities. Discusses technical…

Ding, Daniel; Jablonski, John

2001-01-01

145

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

2006-01-01

146

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Special Niche for Faculty at Comprehensive Universities?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We investigated the involvement of faculty members at comprehensive universities in scholarship of teaching and learning publishing activities in four disciplines. Compared to their publishing rates in research-oriented journals, comprehensive university faculty members were more involved in publishing articles and serving on editorial boards for…

Henderson, Bruce B.; Buchanan, Heidi E.

2007-01-01

147

Creating a "Third Space" in Student Teaching: Implications for the University Supervisor's Status as Outsider  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The work of teacher education during student teaching typically takes place in two distinct "spaces": placement sites and college/university settings. The program featured in this article is structured in ways that clearly mark out those two spaces. Yet this configuration led our university supervisors, whose work primarily took place in the…

Cuenca, Alexander; Schmeichel, Mardi; Butler, Brandon M.; Dinkelman, Todd; Nichols, Joseph R., Jr.

2011-01-01

148

Some Prerequisites for Achieving Better Results in Teaching Chemical Technology at the University Level  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The authors share their philosophy of teaching Metallurgy and Chemical Technology, based on their experience of teaching at the University of Technology, Sofia and at Plovdiv University. Among the most important factors in successful teaching and learning they rank: (a) Instructor's awareness of the importance of the quality and results of his/her teaching (b) Dynamic Course Syllabus (c) Problem-oriented lectures and seminars complemented by modern teaching aids. (d) Instructor-created textbooks and teaching materials with results from instructor's own research (e) Students' involvement in research work (f) Field workÑvisits to metallurgical and chemical plants (g) Fair and comprehensive grading policy (h) Equal treatment of all students (i) Humanistic aspects of the professor-student relationship (j) Some behavioral requirements to the instructor Each of these major aspects and some other additional ones are discussed step by step, and interpreted in terms of effective teaching and learning in an academic context. It is concluded that if all or most of them are observed, the quality of teaching and learning is increased significantly.

Ivanov Dimitrov, Rumen; Tsankova Mateeva, Boyanka

1997-08-01

149

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

1989-01-01

150

Effects of intervention on feeding practices in the intensive care unit at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka. Zambia.  

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??Preintervention Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices with respect to breastfeeding among Healthworkers from Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) and mothers… (more)

Amadi, Beatrice Chifwelu

2012-01-01

151

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

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter is aimed at presenting an integrated framework of the educational information and communications technology (ICT)\\u000a competencies that university teachers should have to teach in an online learning environment. Teaching through ICT in higher\\u000a education involves performing three main roles – pedagogical, socialist, and design\\/planning – and also two cross-cutting\\u000a domains that arise from the online environment: technological and

Teresa Guasch; Ibis Alvarez; Anna Espasa

2010-01-01

152

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

153

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

154

Physics Teaching at the University of Petroleum and Minerals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

1981-01-01

155

Teaching with trash: archaeological insights on university waste management  

Microsoft Academic Search

The archaeological study of modern trash on an American university campus can yield valuable insight into how both human and environmental processes contribute to the accumulation and distribution of litter. The Campus Trash Project, run by the University of Idaho, utilizes archaeological methodologies to evaluate the effectiveness of university waste management policies designed to curtail litter on campus. As this

Stacey Lynn Camp

2010-01-01

156

University Students' Attitudes toward Physical Education Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Li, Fengjuan; Chen, Junjun; Baker, Miles

2014-01-01

157

An Approach for Inclusive College Teaching: Universal Design for Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

2006-01-01

158

Current Trends in Laboratory Class Teaching in University Bioscience Programmes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Adams, David J.

2009-01-01

159

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

160

Teaching Chemistry at Indira Gandhi National Open University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Open Distance Learning (ODL) concept is fast becoming popular all over the world and it has a lot of relevance for a highly populated country like India. However, the most important aspect of this type of teaching-learning process is establishment of the credibility especially when the laboratory based science programmes are delivered from…

Fozdar, Bharat I.; Kumar, Lalita S.

2006-01-01

161

Foreign Teaching Assistants in U.S. Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The communication difficulties of foreign teaching assistants (TA) in U.S. colleges are addressed in 11 articles, with attention to the problems of the TA system as a whole in the spirit of international educational exchange. Titles and authors include the following: "'The Foreign TA Problem'" (Kathleen M. Bailey); 'Toward an Anthropology of the…

Bailey, Kathleen M., Ed.; And Others

162

Integrating critical thinking and problem solving skills in the teaching of technical courses: The narrative of a Malaysian private university  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper seeks to discuss the teaching approaches employed by the lecturers at a private university in integrating one of the soft skills, which is critical thinking and problem solving skills in their teaching of technical courses. In addition , this paper also addresses lecturers' and students' perceptions on the integration of these skills in the teaching and learning of

Hairuzila Idrus; Hazadiah Mohd Dahan; Normah Abdullah

2010-01-01

163

Maximizing EvolvabilityTeaching Futures Studies at the University Level  

Microsoft Academic Search

For teaching or consulting in the area of futures studies, the author developed an approach called the theory of evolving systems. This approach is based on the author's personal quest to understand the future in a way that avoids the arbitrary and relative nature of many futures-related activities. The evolving-systems approach is a science-based framework that enables students or clients

JAN HUSTON

1998-01-01

164

Teaching about America's Fiscal Future in the University's Core Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Civic engagement is increasingly recognized as a significant function of public universities. The university provides a variety of opportunities for civic engagement, including co-curricular activities, service learning opportunities, and specific majors and minors. This article reviews the attempt to embed civic engagement and civic education…

Galatas, Steven; Pressley, Cindy

2010-01-01

165

Multicultural Teaching: African-American Faculty Classroom Teaching Experiences in Predominantly White Colleges and Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explored classroom teaching challenges faced by African American faculty at a predominantly white college. Focus group interviews with black faculty indicated that the teachers believed white students felt their standards were too high and did not match white professors' expectations. They said that persistent student complaints and harassment…

McGowan, Juanita M.

2000-01-01

166

OCCUPY HARVARD TEACH-IN ON WEDNESDAY DEC. 7 Professors From Harvard, Boston College, and New York University to Conduct a Teach-  

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OCCUPY HARVARD TEACH-IN ON WEDNESDAY DEC. 7 Professors From Harvard, Boston College, and New York inequality, student debt, and political paralysis. Stephen Marglin of the Harvard Economics Department." Other teach-in participants will include professors from Boston College and New York University

Huang, Jianyu

167

Are Australian Universities Promoting Learning and Teaching Activity Effectively? An Assessment of the Effects on Science and Engineering Academics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Australian Federal Government and Australian universities have embarked on a bid to raise the profile of learning and teaching (L&T) in universities. Current strategies include increased funding of competitive grants for L&T projects, a wider range of teaching awards and fellowships and a controversial new national competitive Learning and…

Cretchley, Patricia

2009-01-01

168

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

169

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2008-05-01

170

Using Student Evaluations at a Cambodian University to Improve Teaching Effectiveness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nash, John Lysne

2012-01-01

171

Internet-Assisted Technologies for English Language Teaching in Turkish Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2013-01-01

172

University Students' and Teachers' Conceptions of Teaching and Learning in the Biosciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study we compare university teachers' and first-year students' conceptions of teaching and learning at the Faculty of Environmental and Biological Sciences. The conceptions were analysed using data from open-ended questionnaires. The results showed that at the beginning of studies the gap between teachers' and students' conceptions of…

Virtanen, Viivi; Lindblom-Ylanne, Sari

2010-01-01

173

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

2012-01-01

174

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Osterlund, Katherine; Robson, Karen

2009-01-01

175

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Maryland Univ., College Park. Univ. Coll.

176

University at Buffalo SBSIRB Policy on Academic Exercises Designed for Teaching Students Research Techniques  

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Techniques Research as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations and conducted by any member Potential Practicum Problems. Students engaged in the process of learning research techniques understandablyUniversity at Buffalo SBSIRB Policy on Academic Exercises Designed for Teaching Students Research

Krovi, Venkat

177

Teaching Aging Content to University-Level Non-Gerontology Majors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2004-01-01

178

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

179

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Memon, Rafique; Badger, Richard

2007-01-01

180

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

181

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

2007-01-01

182

The Training of Graduate Teaching Assistants at the University of Washington.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The design of a training program for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) at the University of Washington and its current implementation are described. Departmental training for GTAs is administered through the Center for Instructional Development and Research (CIDR). Training support provided by CIDR is based on a Train-the-Trainer model, which…

Nyquist, Jody D.; Wulff, Donald H.

183

Reforming the University Sector: Effects on Teaching Efficiency--Evidence from Italy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, we analyse the effects of teaching reforms in Italy. These were introduced in 1999, and changed the entire organization of university courses, where the Bachelor-Master (BA-MA) structure was adopted. The first step is to define the production process of higher education (HE). This process consists of several inputs (professors,…

Agasisti, Tommaso; Dal Bianco, Antonio

2009-01-01

184

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2010-01-01

185

Some Thoughts About the Use of Computer Algebra Systems in University Teaching  

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virus". Computers can be as addictive as alcohol to mathematicians, and a lot of us seem to thinkSome Thoughts About the Use of Computer Algebra Systems in University Teaching Helmer Aslaksen@math.nus.edu.sg www.math.nus.edu.sg/aslaksen/ 1 Introduction At the moment, the use of computers in mathematical

Aslaksen, Helmer

186

Why university lecturers enhance their teaching through the use of technology: a systematic review  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this systematic review is to add to current understanding of technology?enhanced teaching through a process of synthesis and analysis of a collection of contemporary case studies set within university contexts. The justification to review case studies comes from Pinch and Bijker’s concept of the ‘social construction of technology’ as a way to structure the relationships between technological

Lynne Jump

2011-01-01

187

Teaching Methods, the Herbartian Revolution and Douglas Clay Ridgley at Illinois State Normal University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching methods in the 1880s and 1890s were influenced by the energies and publications of the Herbartians from Illinois State Normal University. Memorization was replaced by inductive questioning, field trips and the use of visual aids. Four men and one woman were followed by Douglas Clay Ridgley who built up the geography major and made tools…

Miller, E. Joan

2003-01-01

188

Who Chooses Teaching and Why? Profiling Characteristics and Motivations across Three Australian Universities  

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In this large-scale Australian study, we profile the background characteristics and teaching motivations for individuals entering teacher education across three major established urban teacher provider universities in the Australian States of New South Wales and Victoria. Our recently developed and validated "FIT-Choice" (Factors Influencing…

Richardson, Paul W.; Watt, Helen M. G.

2006-01-01

189

Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Post Doc Fellow: Emergency & Critical Care Clinician  

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Services. Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living Clinician will have clinical and teaching responsibilities within the Emergency and Critical Care Service. The annual salary for this position is $55,000 plus benefits. Minimum qualifications for this position

Rutledge, Steven

190

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

2002-01-01

191

Simon Fraser University's New Interactive Learning System to Teach French as a Second Language.  

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Provides an overview of the design, production, and preliminary testing of a microcomputer-controlled interactive learning workstation developed at Simon Fraser University to teach French as a Second Language. Criteria and guidelines are discussed; the authoring system is explained; and field testing with grades four through seven is described.…

Kirchner, Glenn

1988-01-01

192

Sport education model in university basketball option class teaching experimental study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The sport education model in the Western country is a kind of quite mature educational model, its core goal and our country present sports and the healthy curriculum goal have big interlinked. At present only then just started in our coun­ try's research, is extremely deficient in the university public sports teaching's applied research. Myself acted according to my school

Mao Haobo

2011-01-01

193

Internet-assisted technologies for English language teaching in Turkish universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 instructors' perceptions and perspectives on the use of the Internet for pedagogical purposes. A

Serkan Celik

2012-01-01

194

Why University Lecturers Enhance Their Teaching through the Use of Technology: A Systematic Review  

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The purpose of this systematic review is to add to current understanding of technology-enhanced teaching through a process of synthesis and analysis of a collection of contemporary case studies set within university contexts. The justification to review case studies comes from Pinch and Bijker's concept of the "social construction of technology"…

Jump, Lynne

2011-01-01

195

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

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Grant's Farm Monsanto U.S. Department of Agriculture (NRCS) USDA Meat Animal Research Center (NE and industrial application. campbell@truman.edu · Emily Costello, BS (Truman State University) Teaching Areas Areas: Anatomy and Physiology; Comparative Anatomy; Animal Health sguffey@truman.edu · Bill Kuntz, BS

Gering, Jon C.

196

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

2008-01-01

197

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 thomas.loc.gov, the government's public website providing information about all legislation introduced since the 93rd Congress and much more. The assignment highlights the difficulty of passing legislation and the factors that contribute to a given bill's legislative success or failure using the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act, S320. Details of these assignments and others designed to achieve the goals stated above will be presented. A very different undergraduate program, Marine Discovery, offers science majors the opportunity to earn upper division science credits while teaching young people about marine science and conservation. Classes of elementary and middle school students attend a class field trip to a UA teaching laboratory where they explore a variety of hands-on marine biology centers. Undergraduates facilitate the learning centers and develop new centers for future years of the program. In addition, undergraduates in Marine Discovery do a marine ecology field project during a field trip to the Gulf of California, and present their results as a research poster to their peers. The course is entirely project- based, and helps students to develop informal as well as formal science communication skills. Many outreach programs suffer from loss of funding and lack of sustainability. Marine Discovery's popularity with both UA undergraduates and K-12 teachers has helped sustain it into its sixteenth year.

Thompson, R. M.; Mangin, K.

2008-12-01

198

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)

2009-03-10

199

University Teaching with a Disability: Student Learnings beyond the Curriculum  

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

Sheridan, Lynnaire; Kotevski, Suzanne

2014-01-01

200

Perspectives on University Teaching in the US: Professing the Profession  

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Higher education in the United States is in crisis. Though powerful, the financial maelstrom that has consumed many institutions may not be the vortex of most significance. We argue that colleges and universities have forsaken their fundamental mission and purposes, and particularly the role of religion in those purposes. We first examine three…

Kurtz, Jeffrey B.; Orten, Mark R.

2011-01-01

201

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

1992-01-01

202

A Top Quality Teaching University What do our students think?  

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Experience poll 2009, which surveyed 11,000 students, Essex was ranked 15th in the UK for student experience. Essex scored highly in a number areas including: high quality and helpful staff; good community.1 University of Essex 8 84.6 How good is Essex? Lucy Caldwell, England BA Accounting "I chose to study at Essex

Lucas, Simon M.

203

Truman State University Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantship (GTRA)  

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and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, age, race Experience: List in chronological order, with most recent first School/Business, Location Field MM/YYYY to MM; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; and other state and federal laws and regulations. Inquiries concerning

Gering, Jon C.

204

UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX Academic Strategy: Teaching and Learning Strategy  

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of the Sussex experience The University of Sussex provides for its students: · a high quality education to participate in sport, music, drama, the visual arts and other cultural and social activities; · membership are: · able to display effective and sophisticated cognitive, analytical and problem-solving skills

Sussex, University of

205

Teaching Canadian Politics at American Universities: Some Recommendations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The introduction and study of Canadian political systems are recommended as a model for use in political science courses at American universities. In the past, recognition of the worth of Canadian studies has been minimal. New and interesting topical areas such as Canadian nationalism, missionary activities, energy resource problems, and pollution…

O'Neil, Daniel J.; Wagner, J. Richard

206

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

2014-05-01

207

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

208

This award commemorates a teacher who personifies the fine reputation for teaching for which the University is known. The purpose is to give recognition to a University faculty member for demonstrated  

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1 This award commemorates a teacher who personifies the fine reputation for teaching for which the University is known. The purpose is to give recognition to a University faculty member for demonstrated excellence in teaching. The nominee must be teaching at the University, and candidates will be appraised

Martin, Jeff

209

Analysis of the Motivation and Work Climate of University Teaching Staff  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

2012-04-01

210

A Study on the Teaching Materials of Technical Communication Course at Kogakuin University  

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In this paper, the contents of the teaching materials of the Technical Communication (TC) course, which has been continued from 1994 at Kogakuin University, and the educational effects obtained by this course are explained. The TC is a method to communicate the technical information in order to understand easily. In this course, we used newspaper articles concerning rule of sports as the teaching materials and explained a cause of the accidents published in the newspaper from viewpoint of the ambiguity of Japanese. As a result, it is recognized that using newspapers as the teaching materials are effective to understand the TC and this course is necessary for students. It is concluded that our trial brought educational effects a great deal.

Murata, Hiroshi; Yae, Hideo

211

Strategies for Active Teaching and Learning in University Classrooms. A Handbook of Teaching Strategies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Methods developed by faculty to involve students in the classroom are described in 13 articles, based on the experience of University of Minnesota faculty in the Northwest Area Program on Active Learning. Each article considers: how to get started, sample applications of the method, challenges and how to deal with them, rewards, and where to get…

Schomberg, Steven F., Ed.

212

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

2006-01-01

213

Teaching physics novices at university: A case for stronger scaffolding  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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 Workshop Tutorials, which have been run at the University of Sydney since 1995. In this paper we describe what makes Map Meetings more scaffolding than Workshop Tutorialsâwhere the level of scaffolding represents the main difference between the two tutorial types. Using a mixed methods approach to triangulate results, we compare the success of the two with respect to both student tutorial preference and examination performance. In summary, Map Meetings had a higher retention rate and received more positive feedback from studentsâstudents liked the strongly scaffolding environment and felt that it better helped them understand physics. A comparison of final examination performances of students who had attended at least 10 out of 12 tutorials revealed that only 11% of Map Meeting students received less than 30 out of 90 marks compared to 21% of Workshop Tutorial students, whereas there were no differences amongst high-achieving students. Map Meetings was therefore particularly successful in helping low-achieving novices learn physics.

Lindstrã¸m, Christine; Sharma, Manjula D.

2012-05-09

214

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"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2012-01-01

215

The teaching of medical ethics: University College, Cork, Ireland.  

PubMed Central

Dolores Dooley Clarke describes how the course in medical ethics at University College, Cork is structured, how it has changed and how it is likely to change as time goes on. Originally, the students seemed to view it as an intrusion 'to be tolerated' in their programme of 'strictly medical' studies. However, having moved on from that and away from the lecturer always being a Roman Catholic priest as well as a member of the Philosophy Department, the students now appear to view it as producing a stimulus for a new interest in the area of ethics for physicians. This seems to have come about through the more extensive participation of students in researching and presenting issues of medical ethics. PMID:633310

Clarke, D D

1978-01-01

216

Teaching Humanities at the National University of la Plata, Argentina.  

PubMed

In this article the author begins by giving a brief history of medical education in Argentina, then provides some background information on the National University of La Plata. He describes two major initiatives at La Plata: a new and pioneering admission policy (implemented in 1993) and a change in the number of hours and years in the curriculum. He then looks back to the introduction in 1976 of La Plata's medical humanities program. Over its 20 year existence, the program has undergone a number of changes in response both to students' interests and financial concerns. The revised humanities curriculum now consists of four elective courses: medicine and literature, anthropology, history of medicine, and "medical kalology" (which focuses on music and dance). Unfortunately, the program, while it has been well received by both students and faculty and has inspired programs at other Argentinean schools, is threatened by Argentina's economic crisis. PMID:14534102

Acuña, Leopoldo E

2003-10-01

217

Teaching Solar and Space Physics to Undergraduates at Boston University  

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The Department of Astronomy at Boston University offers a one-semester advanced undergraduate course entitled Solar and Space Physics (AS414). The course is open to students who have completed two years of college physics or who have seen equivalent material by studying engineering. The course is taken primarily by students majoring in physics or astronomy and by engineering students who can use it to fulfill a technical elective. The course treats the usual topics covered in an introductory space physics course: the sun, the solar wind, planetary atmospheres, ionospheres and magnetospheres, informed by discussions of particle motion and simple plasma physics. The course has benefited from methodologies introduced from the CISM Space Weather Summer School, which is aimed at beginning graduate students. In particular the course ends with the students interpreting real Sun-to-Earth data from a space weather event.

Spence, H. E.; Hughes, W. J.

2005-05-01

218

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Davis, George H.

219

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dodeen, Hamzeh

2013-01-01

220

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2013-01-01

221

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

S. Werth

222

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

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

Escolano, Francisco

223

Opinion of the Ministry of Education on Vigorously Promoting Educational Aid Work by Normal University Students during Teaching Internships (2007)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a policy that aims at improving teaching practices in rural schools in China. Normal university students are encouraged to participate in educational aid work in disadvantaged schools as a fulfillment of their teaching internship. The policy supports the policies of free compulsory education for rural school issued in the past. In…

Chinese Education and Society, 2008

2008-01-01

224

Application of ICTS in Teaching and Learning at University Level: The Case of Shahid Beheshti University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are a diverse set of technological tools and resources used for creating, storing, managing and communicating information. For educational purposes, ICTs can be used to support teaching and learning as well as research activities including collaborative learning and inquiring. One of the main…

Vajargah, Kourosh Fathi; Jahani, Sheida; Azadmanesh, Nahid

2010-01-01

225

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.

226

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

227

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.

2011-06-01

228

Beliefs and Reported Science Teaching Practices of Elementary and Middle School Teacher Education Majors from A Historically Black College\\/University and a Predominately White College\\/University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Project Nexus, an undergraduate science teacher preparation program, was designed to develop and test a science teacher professional development model that prepares, supports, and sustains upper elementary and middle level specialist science teachers. Of particular interest was the recruitment of a diverse teaching force, particularly African American. We implemented our model at two types of universities: a Historically Black College\\/University

Gili Marbach-Ad; J. Randy McGinnis

229

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Bouwma-Gearhart, Jana

230

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2005-10-27

231

Medical and surgical ward rounds in teaching hospitals of Kuwait University: students' perceptions  

PubMed Central

Background Teaching sessions for medical students during ward rounds are an essential component of bedside teaching, providing students with the opportunity to regard patients as actual people, and to observe their physical conditions directly, allowing a better understanding of illnesses to be developed. We aim to explore medical students’ perceptions regarding medical and surgical ward rounds within the Faculty of Medicine at Kuwait University, and to evaluate whether this teaching activity is meeting the expectation of learners. Methods A pretested questionnaire was used to collect data from 141 medical students during the 2012–2013 academic year. They were asked to provide their current and expected ratings about competencies that were supposed to be gained during ward rounds, on a scale from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). Mean scores were calculated, and the Student t-test was used to compare results. P < 0.05 was the cut-off level for significance. Results Only 17 students (12.1%) declined to participate in the study. The students’ current competency scores (for competencies taught within both disciplines – medical and surgical) were significantly lower than the scores indicating students’ expectations (P < 0.001). The best-taught competency was bedside examination, in both medical (mean: 3.45) and surgical (mean: 3.05) ward rounds. However, medical ward rounds were better than surgical rounds in covering some competencies, especially the teaching of professional attitude and approach towards patients (P < 0.001). Conclusion Both medical and surgical ward rounds were deficient in meeting the students’ expectations. Medical educators should utilize the available literature to improve the bedside teaching experience for their students. PMID:24101889

AlMutar, Sara; AlTourah, Lulwa; Sadeq, Hussain; Karim, Jumanah; Marwan, Yousef

2013-01-01

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ODU president teaches his potential successors John Broderick, the president of ODU, teaches a graduate-level course on "The College and University Presidency,"  

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it a point to teach one class each semester. "It reinforces for me why I'm on a college campus," he said of college presidents by the Chronicle of Higher Education, which found presidents more concerned than ever a graduate-level course on "The College and University Presidency," which looks at issues and challenges

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1 Prepared for the Education Library at Queen's University, September 2009. How to tistics: Teach with Sta  

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for the Education Library at Queen's University, September 2009. HOW DO I TEACH WITH STATISTICS? Below statistical software. For teachers who do not have access to computers, there is also a section1 Prepared for the Education Library at Queen's University, September 2009. How to tistics

Abolmaesumi, Purang

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Faculty Motivators and De-motivators for Teaching Online: Results of Focus Group Interviews at One University  

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of college students who are over 25 and/or balancing education needs with the demands of a job or family of higher education today. We need more systematic evidence to fully explain why online teaching has been Shea Educational Theory and Practice Department University at Albany State University of New York PShea

Bieber, Michael

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chen, Tzy-Ling; Chen, Tzu-Jung

2006-01-01

236

Teaching and Learning and Technology: Does WebCT Help Universities Meet Organisational and Customer Goals? A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores whether WebCT, a virtual learning technology, meets organisational and customer goals at Coventry University Business School (CBS). Lecturer and student perceptions about the benefits of WebCT as a teaching and learning resource are examined as well as the goals of WebCT for the university as an organization. CBS students…

Ellis, L.; Vigar-Ellis, D.

2006-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Keegan, Desmond; Holmberg, Borje

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2004-01-01

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Patients' Attitude towards Undergraduate Medical Students at University Charity Teaching Hospital in Sudan  

PubMed Central

Background The cooperation of patients and their acceptance to involve medical students in their care is vital to clinical education. Objective To explore the attitudes of patients towards medical students at University charity teaching hospital, and to explore the determinants of those attitudes. Methods This cross-sectional study was conducted at University charity teaching hospital affiliated to University of Medical Sciences and Technology (UMST). Four hundred and thirty-two patients were interviewed between January and December 2013 using a structured questionnaire. Results Four hundred and thirty-two patients had responded to all questions they were asked. Of the patients interviewed, 95.2% approved the presence of medical students during the medical consultation. 79.8% of the patients agreed to be examined by students in the presence of a doctor, while 33.5% gave agreement even in the absence of a doctor. More than half of the patients think that it is important that students examine patients as part of their training and 18 % of them were not sure about the importance of clinical examination. Conclusion The study concluded overall positive attitudes to the medical students’ involvement by patients. Patients preferred lower number of students to be involved; however, few were aware of their rights.

Alawad, Awad Ali M.; Younis, Faisal H.

2014-01-01

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[Proposed updated isolation precautions guideline in a university teaching hospital in Italy].  

PubMed

Significant developments took place in the area of infection control since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC, USA) 1996 publication of a guideline for isolation precautions in hospitals. New guidelines were therefore published by CDC in 2007 (Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings) and by the World Health Organization in 2009 (WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Healthcare). The authors propose an updated guideline that takes into account the new recommendations made by CDC and the WHO in light of the specific requirements of a university teaching hospital. PMID:21132041

Capozzi, Claudio; Panà, Augusto

2010-01-01

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

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

Tregub, Vladimir Vasilich

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2007-01-01

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-01-13

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

2000-01-01

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A Program for Integrating Math and Physics Internet-Based Teaching Tools into Large University Physics Courses  

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Significant obstacles prevent large, university-level, introductory physics courses from effectively teaching problem-solving skills. We describe our program for integrating three internet-based "teaching-while-quizzing" tools to address two of these barriers: students' poor math skills and instructors' insufficient grading recourses. We outline our system of math remediation, homework and after-homework quizzes, and mini-practice exams, and demonstrate how it can be incorporated into courses with modest instructor effort.

Toback, D; Novikova, I; Toback, David; Mershin, Andreas; Novikova, Irina

2005-01-01

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Teaching Shakespeare.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Davis, James E., Ed.

1976-01-01

247

Recommendations to University Managers for Facilitating Engagement of Academics with Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2013-01-01

248

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

2011-01-01

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Teaching Chemical Engineers about Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2013-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

2009-05-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

2001-05-01

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

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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

Tipple, Brett

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Title of the Paper: Enhancing the Quality of Higher Education Learning and Teaching A Case Study from South East European University  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case study provides an active example of how a higher educational institution has sought to enhance self-reflection, focusing on the quality of learning and teaching, staff teaching performance and training and development. The paper summarizes the key historical, socio- economic and educational factors which have shaped the current position in the university and which have influenced the university's drive

Alajdin Abazi; Zamir Dika; Veronika Kareva; Heather Henshaw

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Blood pressure cuffs as a potential fomite for transmission of pathogenic micro- organisms: A prospective study in a university teaching hospital  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To investigate the contamination of blood pressure cuffs on medical, surgical, paediatric and intensive care areas in a university teaching hospital.Design: A comprehensive, prospective study quantitatively and qualitatively evaluating the bacterial contamination on blood pressure cuffs of 100 sphygmomanometers in use in ten hospital units from June through to July 2007.Setting: A university teaching hospital with medical, surgical, paediatric

J. Baruah; S. Kumar; A. Gratrix; W. Dibb; M. Madeo

2008-01-01

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Venturing toward better teaching: STEM professors' efforts to improve their introductory undergraduate pedagogy at major research universities  

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This study explored 20 tenured professors' teaching improvement efforts in introductory undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) classrooms at two major American research universities (MRUS). It identified the mechanisms central to these professors' efforts to improve their undergraduate teaching and the influences and resources shaping those efforts. Despite the billions of federal dollars invested in STEM educational enhancement, STEM professors' teaching improvement efforts are little understood. This research examined this problem through analysis of 40 in-depth interviews (two per participating professor), 36 observations of professors' classroom teaching, and hundreds of documents representing professors' instructional efforts and career progression. The following propositions summarize key study findings: First, contrary to prevailing views, some STEM professors in MRUs do engage in efforts to improve their introductory teaching. Second, some of these professors employ creative, strategic, and systematic designs in so doing. Third, STEM professors' teaching improvement efforts are contextualized by internal and external forces that may facilitate or stymie their teaching improvement endeavors. Finally, STEM professors may be aware of institutional and external resources available to them as supports toward introductory STEM teaching improvement. Taken together, the data suggest that some university STEM professors do engage in efforts to improve their teaching and that such effort may be more common than popular opinion holds. The study revealed the inaccuracy of common beliefs and policy assumptions that the large majority of MRU-based STEM professors neglect their introductory teaching, do not care about it, lack knowledge about students and pedagogy, and prefer use of (and consistently rely on) conventional teaching approaches. To the contrary, all 20 participating professors were found to devote extensive energy toward improving their introductory teaching. Further, all 20 participants indicated extensive knowledge of introductory STEM subject matter, students, and pedagogies. The study also identified over 30 innovative pedagogies that participating STEM professors employed in their classrooms. Drawing on these findings, the study calls for public and policy-level reconsiderations of what it means to be a research-active STEM professor, including revision of extant ideas about how these professors invest their energies and time, and what they care about.

Schell, Julie Anne

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"Multi Media Physics" - An Experiment on Web-based Teaching at Michigan State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report on a web-based, non-Calculus, Introductory General Physics course developed at MSU, currently in use by 10 faculty, teaching about 1,000 students at three universities and a community college. Instead of attending lectures, students follow the course interactively at their own pace, from their own place, by downloading web-pages through standard browsers. Apart from text and diagrams, the material includes interactive animations and simulations, as well as Quick-time movies of live demonstrations. They work out weekly home-work problems that are individualised, and intantly graded by the system (answers in numerical/multiple-choice/ T/F format). All the materials are stored in a database, and can be selected/altered by the teacher, customising the course for the level of the class.

Ray, Ranjan; Bauer, Wolfgang; Benenson, Walter; Kortemeyer, Gerd; Westfall, Gary

1998-04-01

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[Implementation of a quality management system for research and teaching in a university department of epidemiology].  

PubMed

The present article analyses the development and implementation of quality management systems at institutes for clinical and theoretical research as exemplified by the Charité University Medical Centre's Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics in Berlin. The Institute established its quality management system independently (i.e. without external consultants) and was able to fulfil the standard requirements within one year. The quality management system was successfully certified under European Standard DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 by an authorized external DIN-accredited inspection authority in October 2005 and recertified one year later. The certification covered the areas of research, teaching, and supporting administration. Our description of the individual steps involved and the corresponding timeline may be useful to organizations of a similar type and size seeking professional external certification. PMID:18309893

Berghöfer, Anne; de Bucourt, Maximilian; Willich, Stefan N

2007-01-01

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TRENDS IN CERVICAL CANCER INCIDENCE IN UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT TEACHING HOSPITAL (UPTH), RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA.  

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The incidence of cervical cancer varies dramatically, both globally and within individual countries.This retrospective study was carried out to determine the trend in cervical cancer incidence in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) from 2007 to 2009, using the data collected from the Department of Anatomical –Pathology. A total number of 69 cases were reported. The incidence in age group 50-59 in 2007 (36.8%) and 2009 (33.3%) was the highest, the lowest incidence was in the youngest age group of 20-29 with 5 % in 2007 and no case in 2009. In 2008 the age group 50-59 was the lowest having

Onyije F. M; Eroje M. A; Fawehinmi H. B

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

PubMed Central

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

2014-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Marsh, Herbert W.

2007-01-01

262

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2004-01-01

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Principles of Pedagogy in Teaching in a Diverse Medical School: The University of Capetown South Africa Medical School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a 2-month project developed by the Sage Colleges (New York) and the University of Capetown Medical School in South Africa to help the medical faculty at the Capetown Medical School teach its newly diverse student body. The program is intended to improve student retention and it emphasizes the need for faculty to assure…

Rothenberg, Julia Johnson; Holland, Errol

264

Teaching Professional Writing in an Academic Health Sciences Center: The Writing Center Model at the Medical University of South Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Writing is taught as professional competency in higher education generally, but the health science education literature emphasizes writing as a pedagogical means rather than a professional end. The Medical University of South Carolina established a Writing Center in 1994 to teach professional writing. Summary: This report describes the rationale for profession-specific, graduate-level writing instruction; summarizes the Writing Center model;

Tom G. Smith; Jennie Ariail; Shannon Richards-Slaughter; Lisa Kerr

2011-01-01

265

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cilliers, Francois J.; Herman, Nicoline

2010-01-01

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Studies in Teaching: 2004 Research Digest. Proceedings of the Annual Research Forum at Wake Forest University (December, 2004)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These Proceedings document an educational research forum held at Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) on December 8, 2004. Table of contents and 26 research studies of high school teaching are included. Studies include: The Use of Authentic Materials in the K-12 French Program (Katherine Elizabeth Baird), Surveying Students: What…

McCoy, Leah P., Ed.

2005-01-01

268

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gyamtso, Deki; Maxwell, T. W.

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lai, Manhong; Du, Ping; Li, Linlin

2014-01-01

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“We Really Felt Part of Something”: Participatory learning among peers within a university teaching?development community of practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the pedagogic learning of a group of new lecturers at an international research intensive university who were participants on a formal teaching development programme. The lens of situated learning theory is utilised to gain new insights into the learning arising from the development programme but also to reveal certain limitations to pedagogic learning in academic workplaces. Initially,

Russell P. Warhurst

2006-01-01

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The agendas of distance teaching universities: Moving from the margins to the center stage of higher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Full-fledged distance teaching universities (DTUS), that have been established since the early 1970s in various parts of the world, were perceived by many of their conventional counterparts as unique institutions, assigned with special tasks outside the realm of mainstream higher education. The major thrust of this paper is to examine from a comparative perspective to what extent have the agendas

Sarah Guri-Rosenblit

1999-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2013-01-01

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Quality Management of First Year Teaching - An Initiative in the School of Engineering, University of Western Sydney  

Microsoft Academic Search

Confronted with high rates of loss of students (attrition) in first year engineering at the University of Western Sydney (40%+) the Head of School, Head of Program, College Associate Dean Academic, Associate Head of the School Engineering and a Teaching Fellow (the authors) undertook a study of the trends and strategies for improving the retention rate. High attrition rates have

S. Riley; A. McPhail; G. Bishop; B. Campbell; S. Shrestha

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2003-12-01

275

Evaluation of the peer teaching program at the University children?s hospital Essen - a single center experience  

PubMed Central

Since 1986 medical students at the University Children’s Hospital Essen are trained as peers in a two week intensive course in order to teach basic paediatric examination techniques to younger students. Student peers are employed by the University for one year. Emphasis of the peer teaching program is laid on the mediation of affective and sensomotorical skills e.g. get into contact with parents and children, as well as manual paediatric examination techniques. The aim of this study is to analyse whether student peers are able to impart specific paediatric examination skills as good as an experienced senior paediatric lecturer. 123 students were randomly assigned to a group with either a senior lecturer or a student peer teacher. Following one-hour teaching-sessions in small groups students had to demonstrate the learned skills in a 10 minute modified OSCE. In comparison to a control group consisting of 23 students who never examined a child before, both groups achieved a significantly better result. Medical students taught by student peers almost reached the same examination result as the group taught by paediatric teachers (21,7±4,1 vs. 22,6±3,6 of 36 points, p=0,203). Especially the part of the OSCE where exclusively practical skills where examined revealed no difference between the two groups (7,44±2,15 vs. 7,97±1,87 of a maximum of 16 points, p=0,154). The majority of students (77%) evaluated peer teaching as stimulating and helpful. The results of this quantitative teaching study reveal that peer teaching of selected skills can be a useful addition to classical paediatric teaching classes. PMID:23737922

Buscher, Rainer; Weber, Dominik; Buscher, Anja; Holscher, Maite; Pohlhuis, Sandra; Groes, Bernhard; Hoyer, Peter F.

2013-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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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Teaching Future K-8 Teachers the Language of Newton: A Case Study of Collaboration and Change in University Physics Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This interpretive case study describes a collaborative project involving a physics professor and a science educator. We report what was learned about factors that influenced the professor's development of teaching strategies, alternative to lecture, that were intended to promote prospective teachers' meaningful learning and their use of canonical…

Briscoe, Carol; Prayaga, Chandra S.

2004-01-01

278

Pattern of sudden death at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, South West Nigeria  

PubMed Central

Background The purpose of this study was to determine the etiology and epidemiologic characteristics of sudden death at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital, South West Nigeria. Methods This was a retrospective descriptive study of all cases of natural unexpected death, either occurring out of hospital or less than 24 hours after admission to LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, over a nine-year period from January 2003 to December 2011. Data were generated from information in the case notes and autopsy reports for these cases. Results Sudden death accounted for 29 (4.0%) of 718 adult medical deaths and 1.0% of all adult medical admissions. Out-of-hospital deaths occurred in 72.4% of cases. The mean age of the patients was 46.8 ± 11.5 (range 25–74) years. The male to female ratio was 6.25:1. Cardiovascular disease were the most common cause of death (51.7%), followed by respiratory disease (20.7%), pulmonary thromboembolism (10.4%), central nervous system disease (13.8%), gastrointestinal disorders (13.8%), severe chemical/drug poisoning (13.8%), and combined cardiovascular and central nervous system disease (13.8%). Hypertension-related causes were responsible for 14/29 (48.3%) of the sudden deaths. Hypertensive heart disease accounted for 86.7% of the cardiovascular deaths, hypertensive heart failure accounted for 73.3%, whilst all heart failure cases accounted for 80.0%. Left ventricular hypertrophy was present in 69.2% of the patients with hypertensive heart disease. Moderate to severe atheromatous changes occurred in the aorta in 38.5% of patients aged ?50 years. No case of myocardial infarction was found. Conclusion Hypertensive heart disease and hypertension-related disorders are the most common causes of sudden death in South West Nigeria, so effective public health strategies should be channeled towards prevention, detection, and treatment of hypertension. PMID:23836978

Akinwusi, Patience Olayinka; Komolafe, Akinwumi Oluwole; Olayemi, Olanrewaju Olayinka; Adeomi, Adeleye Abiodun

2013-01-01

279

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.

2012-01-01

280

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

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TEACHING LITERATURE IN GRADES TEN THROUGH TWELVE. INDIANA UNIVERSITY ENGLISH CURRICULUM STUDY SERIES.  

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A CONTINUATION OF "TEACHING LITERATURE IN GRADES 7 THROUGH 9" (SEE ED 013 804.), THIS BOOK OFFERS A TEACHING APPROACH WHICH EMPHASIZES THE CLOSE READING OF LITERARY WORKS IN A SEQUENTIAL ORDER OF INCREASING COMPLEXITY. EACH OF THE FIRST THREE SECTIONS ("POETRY,""SHORT STORY," AND "DRAMA", PRESENTS A PROGRAM FOR THE TEACHING OF THAT GENRE IN GRADES…

DAGHLIAN, PHILIP B.; JENKINSON, EDWARD B.

282

Teaching Resource Guide Center for Teaching Excellence  

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Teaching Resource Guide 2013-2014 Center for Teaching Excellence Office of Undergraduate Studies for Teaching Excellence Reproduce with permission only Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland, 2301 Marie Mount Hall, College Park, MD 20742 #12;1 Teaching Resource Guide August 2013 Welcome

Aydilek, Ahmet

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Professional Development for Adjunct Teaching Faculty in a Research-Intensive University: Engagement in Scholarly Approaches to Teaching and Learning  

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Research-intensive universities around the world are increasingly drawing upon leading practitioners in professional fields as adjunct faculty to deliver high quality student learning experiences in diverse undergraduate and graduate program contexts. To support effective professional development in these contexts, many universities have developed…

Webb, Andrea S.; Wong, Tracy J.; Hubball, Harry T.

2013-01-01

284

A policy at the University of Adelaide for student objections to the use of animals in teaching.  

PubMed

In veterinary medical education, the use of animals or cadaveric tissue as a component of teaching practice is common. Teachers are required, during the process of ethical review, to apply the 3 Rs principle (replacement, refinement, reduction) whenever they consider using animals during a teaching exercise. This often involves use of replacement strategies, such as utilization of video footage or simulation-based training. However, aside from legislative or ethical requirements imposed by a country's regulatory framework on the institution, students are often the key advocates for using alternative teaching practices that do not make use of animals. This has prompted many institutions with veterinary and other life sciences teaching programs to develop student-conscientious objection policies to the use of animals in teaching. In this article, we discuss the procedures implemented to make provision for student-conscientious objectors at a new Australian Veterinary School, at the University of Adelaide. We also describe the processes to provide information to students and faculty on this issue and to facilitate information gathering on alternatives. PMID:23475412

Whittaker, Alexandra L; Anderson, Gail I

2013-01-01

285

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

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

Meriläinen, Matti; Kuittinen, Matti

2014-01-01

286

Teaching surgery to the veterinary novice: the Ohio State University experience.  

PubMed

Surgical training in veterinary medicine has evolved rapidly over the past several decades. Catalysts for change include pressure from concerned students and the public to reduce the use of live animals in teaching; less-than-effective preparation of students for live surgery experience; an overall reduction in faculty time and effort devoted to skills training; college budgetary reallocations mandating reductions in expensive group laboratory experiences; and more specialized case-load patterns in clinical rotations, which have reduced students' exposure to common surgical conditions. In response to these trends, methods for surgery educators to reduce, refine, and replace live animals in surgery training courses at veterinary schools have received broad attention. When these methods are used effectively in a curriculum, it is no longer necessary to sacrifice animals for adequate student training. This article describes a successful and ethical surgical training program used at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine (OSU-CVM). This program provides early exposure to skills training using surgical simulators and auto-tutorials, ensures that basic skills are mastered before students are exposed to cadaver practice, and requires application of model-based skills to cadavers, with final matriculation to intensive exposure to multiple live-animal procedures via a collaborative surgery program with a local shelter. PMID:18326773

Smeak, Daniel D

2007-01-01

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The use of sedative-hypnotic drugs in a university teaching hospital.  

PubMed Central

We reviewed the charts of 476 patients admitted to a university teaching hospital to determine whether sedative-hypnotic drugs (SHDs) were being used excessively and to examine the use of SHDs as hypnotics. The frequency of medical and surgical indications for barbiturates and benzodiazepines or other minor tranquillizers as well as the use of such drugs were compared among different groups of patients and specialty wards. Of the patients 29% had a regular order and 40% had a PRN order; only 77% of the PRN orders were administered. A total of 215 patients (45%) received an SHD during their hospital stay, and 160 (34%) received the drug as a hypnotic. Medical indications accounted for 49% of the regular orders but only 2% of the PRN orders; moreover, 89% of all the PRN orders were for insomnia. On average, patients receiving SHDs as hypnotics were older (p less than 0.05) and stayed longer in hospital (p less than 0.01) than those who did not; however, no patient on the geriatric or pediatric ward received an SHD as a hypnotic during the hospital stay. The differences in use between patient groups may have been influenced by orientation of ward staff. Physicians should review their rationale for prescribing hypnotics and avoid routine orders on admission. PMID:2369436

O'Reilly, R; Rusnak, C

1990-01-01

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An approach to teaching animal welfare issues at The Ohio State University.  

PubMed

Despite the growing importance of animal welfare and the critical role of the veterinary profession, animal welfare is not formally taught in many veterinary curricula. In addition, veterinary students are often not exposed to current contentious animal welfare issues, which are subject to much debate and often proposed regulation. To address this deficiency in our curriculum at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, we have developed a course titled "Contemporary Issues in Animal Welfare." Our specific objectives for the course are: 1) to provide students with the opportunity to objectively evaluate and discuss current issues in the welfare of animals as companions, and in the industries of agriculture, science, education, conservation, and entertainment; 2) to increase students' awareness of current important animal welfare issues; and 3) to develop students' skills in the critical evaluation of written and visual material used in the scientific literature and lay press. We hope that, over time, this teaching model will be considered a means to educate veterinary students about animal welfare issues in other veterinary curricula. PMID:19861714

Lord, Linda K; Walker, Jennifer B

2009-01-01

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[Video-based teaching in pathology. Experience gained in the last 3 years at the RWTH Aachen University].  

PubMed

Modern computer technology provides students with easier access to learning materials. Basic knowledge of pathological findings in organs is essential in medical education. We have produced didactic videos for teaching pathology in a clinical context in addition to regular lectures at the university. Didactic material includes macroscopic and histological findings, as well as cartoons explaining pathophysiology and clinical links. Videos can be downloaded in mv4 format as podcasts to a local hard disk or to an iPhone or iPod via iTunes University and are designed to improve classical medical literature. Analysis over 3 years of server traffic and subjective impressions by the students revealed regular use and high acceptance by users. Didactic material in clinical pathology can be successfully integrated in videos to complement lectures and practical training. Modern teaching methods in pathology make the specialty more understandable and therefore more attractive for students. PMID:21046107

Perez-Bouza, A; Merk, M; Rieck, I; Knuechel, R

2011-05-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2012-01-01

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Teaching about the Global Environment at a Jesuit Liberal Arts University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Dahl, E. E.

2012-12-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2005-12-01

293

E 110. Principles of University Teaching and Learning in STEM Syllabus Fall Quarter, 2014. 2 units (1-0-1). Subject to updates  

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Description: Research on university-level teaching and learning in Science, Technology and their theoretical basis (e.g., the flipped classroom, online learning). Readings will inform, our shared outcomes plus your individual work should prepare you

Faraon, Andrei

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

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

Pchenitchnaia, Larissa V.

2009-05-15

295

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

2010-05-01

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Pesticide Safety: Worker Protection Standards Horticulture Teaching and Research Center, Michigan State University  

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Pesticide Safety: Worker Protection Standards Horticulture Teaching and Research Center, Michigan Phone #:________________________________ Please answer the following questions: 1. Why are pesticides used? ______________________________________________________________________ 2. Who is a pesticide

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

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??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… (more)

Fries, Cindi Hill

2012-01-01

298

Teaching future K-8 teachers the language of Newton: A case study of collaboration and change in university physics teaching  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This interpretive case study describes a collaborative project involving a physics professor and a science educator. We report what was learned about factors that influenced the professor's development of teaching strategies, alternative to lecture, that were intended to promote prospective teachers' meaningful learning and their use of canonical ways of communicating physics concepts. We describe how the professor's beliefs influenced the pedagogy that he used to communicate the language of physics and the nature of what was communicated. We also report how our collaboration fostered change as we developed a shared language that allowed us to discuss how students learn and to explicate the referent beliefs that supported the professor's practices. We found that focused reflection on referent beliefs led to a change in the manner in which the professor communicated with the prospective teachers. Traditional lecture pedagogy focused the professor's concern on how he was teaching evolved toward a pedagogy that focused on how students were learning. Classroom interactions were increased with a primary goal of orchestrating a discourse of physics initiated in the language already accessible to the prospective teachers. This change in the manner that classroom interactions occurred provided opportunities for the prospective teachers' language to evolve toward eventually communicating their ideas in canonical physics language.

Briscoe, Carol; Prayaga, Chandra S.

2004-11-01

299

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

2013-01-01

300

Technology assisted enhanced teaching and learning methods: A research project at Monash University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Web-based technology assisted teaching project was initiated at our institution to overcome difficulties experienced due to distance and different time-zones at four campuses in three continents. It is demonstrated that the pilot project initiated to improve teaching methods has benefited from the experience gained in this pilot project at these campuses. Many of the advantages for the lecturing staff, administrators

A. G. M. Das

2012-01-01

301

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…

Kreber, Carolin

2005-01-01

302

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

2012-01-01

303

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

David, Irene; Brown, Jennifer Ann

2012-01-01

304

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

2011-01-01

305

TEACHING TECHNIQUES AMONG CHINESE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN CHRISTIAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many non-Chinese teachers in institutions of Christian higher education wish to learn the Chinese way of doing things, in order to reduce the culture shock Chinese international students face in the teaching\\/learning environment in North America.

W. KENNETH PHILLIPS

2002-01-01

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

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

Hagenauer, Gerda; Volet, Simone

2014-01-01

307

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

PubMed Central

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

2014-01-01

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Informed consent practices for surgical care at university teaching hospitals: a case in a low resource setting  

PubMed Central

Background Informed consent in medical practice is essential and a global standard that should be sought at all the times doctors interact with patients. Its intensity would vary depending on the invasiveness and risks associated with the anticipated treatment. To our knowledge there has not been any systematic review of consent practices to document best practices and identify areas that need improvement in our setting. The objective of the study was to evaluate the informed consent practices of surgeons at University teaching Hospitals in a low resource setting. Methods A cross-sectional study conducted at three university teaching hospitals in Uganda. Self-guided questionnaires were left at a central location in each of the surgical departments after verbally communicating to the surgeons of the intention of the study. Filled questionnaires were returned at the same location by the respondents for collection by the research team. In addition, 20 in-depth interviews were held with surgeons and a review of 384 patients’ record files for informed consent documentation was done. Results A total of 132 (62.1%) out of 214 questionnaires were completed and returned. Respondents were intern doctors, residents and specialists from General surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Ear, Nose and Throat, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Obstetrics and Gynaecology departments. The average working experience of respondents was 4.8 years (SD 4.454, range 0–39 years). 48.8% of the respondents said they obtained consent all the time surgery is done while 51.2% did not obtain consent all the time. Many of the respondents indicated that informed consent was not obtained by the surgeon who operated the patient but was obtained either at admission or by nurses in the surgical units. The consent forms used in the hospitals were found to be inadequate and many times signed at admission before diagnosing the patient’s disease. Conclusions Informed consent administration and documentation for surgical health care is still inadequate at University teaching hospitals in Uganda. PMID:24885609

2014-01-01

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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

2010-01-01

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[Teaching Improvement].  

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The theme of this Indiana University-Bloomington newsletter is campus teaching improvement. Anya Royce outlines efforts of the Dean of Faculties Office to help improve teaching overall and especially the training of graduate student instructors, called associate instructors (AIs). Training AIs in three departments is described: Cathy Pons for…

Campus Report, 1987

1987-01-01

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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

2008-10-01

312

Effectiveness of the scientific inquiry approach in teaching natural science to first-year college students in a Philippine university  

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Student-centered approaches to learning are aligned with the Constructivist Model and have been the focus of much recent science education research in the United States. It is based on the premise that students learn better when they are actively engaged and given the opportunity to construct their own knowledge. In addition, the search continues for effective science curricular and pedagogical approaches that will provide adequate understanding of the nature of science and development of positive attitudes. This study investigated the effectiveness of the scientific inquiry approach, which is a student-centered style of teaching, in improving students' attitudes and understanding of the nature of science. The scientific inquiry approach was used in the teaching of Natural Science in a Philippine university. Pre- and post-surveys on attitude and views about science were administered to 767 first year college students enrolled in the course. The results of the surveys revealed significant differences in both students' views and their attitudes before and after instruction. The overall trend of respondents' answers was changed from a mixed-folk (unscientific) direction to a mixed-expert (scientific) direction. Thus, the study concludes that the scientific inquiry style of teaching makes a significant impact in changing or improving students' attitudes and understanding about the nature of science. This study also showed a positive correlation between students' views and their attitudes toward science.

Jimenez, Luzviminda Miano

313

Fair and Efficient Grading Copyright 2012. University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, The Ohio State University  

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: Icebreaker/Introduction _____ - _____ (5 minutes) Activity 2: Grading Mysteries Video _____ - _____ (5 minutes) Activity 3: Candy Problem _____ - _____ (5 minutes) Activity 4: Discussing the Goal of Grading, The Ohio State University Overheads (and flash drive): The Candy Problem Minimal Rubric Example Rubric

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The implementation of e-learning tools to enhance undergraduate bioinformatics teaching and learning: a case study in the National University of Singapore  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: The rapid advancement of computer and information technology in recent years has resulted in the rise of e-learning technologies to enhance and complement traditional classroom teaching in many fields, including bioinformatics. This paper records the experience of implementing e-learning technology to support problem-based learning (PBL) in the teaching of two undergraduate bioinformatics classes in the National University of Singapore.

Shen Jean Lim; Asif Mohammad Khan; Mark De Silva; Kuan Siong Lim; Yongli Hu; Chay Hoon Tan; Tin Wee Tan

2009-01-01

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Universe  

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The Universe SciPack explores the ways scientists learn about the universe and the current ideas about the origins and formation of the universe. The focus is on Standards and Benchmarks related to the universe including how the universe was formed, formation and destruction of stars and characteristics of the sun and stars in terms of size and composition.In addition to comprehensive inquiry-based learning materials tied to Science Education Standards and Benchmarks, the SciPack includes the following additional components:� Pedagogical Implications section addressing common misconceptions, teaching resources and strand maps linking grade band appropriate content to standards. � Access to one-on-one support via e-mail to content "Wizards".� Final Assessment which can be used to certify mastery of the concepts.Learning Outcomes:Universe: How We Know What We Know� Select the right instrument given something specific to learn about the universe.� Describe, in simple terms, how scientists analyze light to learn about objects in the universe.� Describe what the study of light can tell us about objects in the universe.� Understand the various parts of the electromagnetic spectrum and how the various wavelengths can provide astronomers with different information.� Recognize that astronomers study a wide range of electromagnetic waves, not restricted to visible light.Universe: The Sun as a Star� Reject common misconceptions, such as stars are bits of the Sun. � List characteristics of the Sun that match the definition of a star.� Accurately compare and contrast the characteristics of the Sun with other stars (e.g., mass, distance, size, color).� Recognize the rough ratio of the distance to the Sun and the distance to the next nearest stars on a human scale (i.e., if the sun is 10 feet away, roughly how far is the next nearest star?).� Select the rough estimate of the travel time (at speed of light) to next nearest star from a list.� Describe how astronomers determined that the stars were just like the Sun.Universe: Birth, Life, and Death of Stars� Recount key aspects of the stellar life cycle. � Recognize the variables and conditions that would be needed to make predictions about the life cycle of a star, including the prominent role of initial mass. � Determine whether a reasonable prediction can be made, given certain knowns and unknowns.� Explain how the elements that compose our planet and solar system (and the rest of the universe) were formed.� Explain where the energy released by our Sun and other stars comes from.Universe: The Universe Beyond our Solar System� Arrange various objects in order of size and distance, ranging from space probes and moons to galaxies and galactic clusters.� Catalogue, in simple terms, the objects within a galaxy.� Generally explain "what is within what" (planetary systems, star clusters, galaxies, etc.).� Describe the location of our solar system within the Milky Way galaxy.� Describe the limitations of using parallax, radar, and brightness to measure the distance of objects from Earth, and classify objects whose distance from Earth could be accurately measured using each type of measurement strategy.Universe: The Origin and Evolution of the Universe� Provide a basic description of the conditions at the beginning of the universe.� Give the approximate age of the universe.� Recognize the scientific account of the current state of the universe given different explanations.� Explain the evidence for an expanding universe.� Describe, in simple terms, how scientists use observations of position and motion to learn about objects in the universe.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

2007-03-21

316

"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

2014-01-01

317

Enhancing research and teaching to support students in transition from school to university  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article aims to show how to help students in transition from school to university in China. The article is based on a first year experience that is rich in research and practice in the Faculty of Science at The University of Sydney and other universities in the western world. Together with the knowledge of contemporary educational theory and experience

Dong Yan; Mary Peat

318

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

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

Hughes, Mary; Wilson, Sara

319

Conference on the Teaching of History (North Texas State University, Denton, Texas).  

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Professional historians and public school personnel must combine efforts to improve the teaching of history in the public schools. Because no more than one-half of all high school graduates enter college, it is important for the public schools to provide quality history education. Recent research by groups such as the National Assessment of…

McGee, Robert T.

320

Pioneering in Ethics Teaching: The Case of Management Accounting in Universities in the British Usles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Relatively little is currently known about thecoverage of ethical issues in the accountingcurriculum. This paper reports on the resultsof a questionnaire survey of universityacademics in the British Isles which found thata significant minority of management accountinglecturers do claim to address ethical issues intheir teaching. In addition to reporting theextent of such provision, the paper exploresthe reasons for the coverage of

Roberta Bampton; Christopher J. Cowton

2002-01-01

321

Understanding and Influencing Teaching and Learning Cultures at University: A Network Approach  

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Academic cultures might be perceived as conservative, at least in terms of development of teaching and learning. Through a lens of network theory this conceptual article analyses the pattern of pathways in which culture is constructed through negotiation of meaning. The perspective contributes to an understanding of culture construction and…

Roxa, Torgny; Martensson, Katarina; Alveteg, Mattias

2011-01-01

322

Beginning music teachers’ perceptions of the transition from university to teaching in schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much research addresses pre-service music teacher education, yet relatively few studies have investigated the work of graduates as they make the transition into careers as music educators. This study using qualitative interview data was conducted in 2003 and examined nine music teachers’ perceptions and experiences of their transition from being a student teacher to teaching full-time. Data analysis showed that

Kathryn Roulston; Roy Legette; Sarah Trotman Womack

2005-01-01

323

Math / FSU-Teach Department of Mathematics College of Arts and Sciences Florida State University  

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education that involves collaboration between scientists, mathematicians and education faculty at Florida for tuition for the first two Education/Teaching courses. Work study positions with scientists, mathematicians to complete the foreign language requirement in French, German or Russian.) Summer Requirement: Students who

Bowers, Philip L.

324

A "T-index" for the evaluation of teaching performance of Medical University Alexis Descatha  

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/attitudes, strategies for decision making based on evidences, and involved in professionalism/scholarship of teaching, which are a significant part of their function. We have aimed to describe what could be a "T) to 50 hours (for a doctoral degree). A scale (0->5, T2) based on students' evaluations

Boyer, Edmond

325

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

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Historical Linguistics · LING 503 History of the English Language · LING 509 Semantics · LING 595 Seminar linguistics, the TESL specialization within the modern languages master's program also prepares its graduates Introduction to Educational Linguistics. · TESL 542 Teaching English as a Second Language (also online) · TESL

Elsherbeni, Atef Z.

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Tanja E Bosch

2009-01-01

327

Students' Perceptions of University Method Class Preparation for Teaching across Music Disciplines  

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The purpose of this study was to determine if participants believed that participation in music education methods courses would provide adequate training to address concerns they had about teaching either within or outside their area of familiarity. One hundred fifty-nine music majors enrolled in music methods courses during the 2005-2006 academic…

Hamann, Donald; Ebie, Brian

2009-01-01

328

Astronomy: Minds-on the Universe. Supplemental Teaching Activities for Grades K-8.  

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This teachers guide contains activities and materials created to teach astronomy concepts to children from grades K-8. It is organized into four units: (1) Earth and Stars; (2) Spheres and Orbits; (3) Stars and Gravity; and (4) Scales and Measurement. Activities are arranged within each unit around six content topics: (1) Earth; (2) Solar System;…

Marble, Stephen; Fowler, Marilyn, Ed.

329

Perceptions of Faculty Development Practices and Structures that Influence Teaching at High Performance Colleges and Universities  

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Perceptions of faculty development practices and structures were compared between 13 high performing schools identified in the DEEP study (Kuh, Kinzie, Schuh, Whitt, 2005) to clarify the relationship between faculty development variables and effective teaching. A phenomenological design was employed to triangulate quantitative and qualitative data…

Bates, Barbara A.

2010-01-01

330

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

J. W. Waldron; A. Locock

2009-01-01

331

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

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's Communications and Creative Services department. We welcome your questions, comments, and story suggestions. You the occasional mess (spilled coffee or doggie accident), and lending an ear when needed to clients with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Her grey- hound dog was a donor to the hospital's blood bank. "For me

Stephens, Graeme L.

332

The Problematic Context of Mentoring: Evidence from an English Language Teaching Department at a Turkish University  

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"Mentoring" has become the central issue of the "restructuring programme" in education faculties in Turkey since 1998. This study aims to explore the participants' perceptions and experiences about the concepts of "mentor" and "mentoring". A mentor and six English Language Teaching Department (ELT) students, who were in the final year of their…

Yavuz, Aysun

2011-01-01

333

The problematic context of mentoring: evidence from an English language teaching department at a Turkish university  

Microsoft Academic Search

‘Mentoring’ has become the central issue of the ‘restructuring programme’ in education faculties in Turkey since 1998. This study aims to explore the participants’ perceptions and experiences about the concepts of ‘mentor’ and ‘mentoring’. A mentor and six English Language Teaching Department (ELT) students, who were in the final year of their training programme, participated in the study. A qualitative

Aysun Yavuz

2011-01-01

334

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

2009-01-01

335

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2014-01-01

336

Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture Volume , Number . / -- by Duke University Press  

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Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture Volume through Pedagogy and Literary Studies Martin Bickman "Okay, we have one minute to gure this out," I said and action embrace. But unlike private #12;12 Pedagogy epiphanies such as Ralph Waldo Emerson's in crossing

Stowell, Michael

337

Graduate Teaching Assistants in American Universities: A Review of Recent Trends and Recommendations.  

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Chapter 1 discusses the general characteristics of the Teaching Assistant (TA) system: popular interest in the problems of TAs, origins and shortcomings of the TA system, the purpose of doctoral training, the Ph.D. "stretchout," and career interests and decisions of doctoral students. Chapter 2 deals with statistical dimensions: relationship of TA…

Chase, John L.

338

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

1984-01-01

339

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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2010-01-01

340

On Teaching. Volume II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

341

Integrating Web-Based Teaching Tools into Large University Physics Courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teaching students in our large, introductory, calculus-based physics courses1 to be good problem-solvers is a difficult task. Not only must students be taught to understand and use the physics concepts in a problem, they must become adept at turning the physical quantities into symbolic variables, translating the problem into equations, and ``turning the crank'' on the mathematics to find both

David Toback; Andreas Mershin; Irina Novikova

2005-01-01

342

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

343

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

344

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jamieson, Peter

2004-01-01

345

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.

2013-01-01

346

University Teaching and Social Cohesion in the Age of AIDS: A South African Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the context of ongoing social divisions, lack of coherent leadership by government, and even divisiveness over medical advances and public health mandates, how might universities respond? What university actions can support "social cohesion" in a society splintered by class, race, gender, colonial legacies, the history of apartheid, and…

Lesko, Nancy

2007-01-01

347

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

2012-01-01

348

Heriot-Watt University has in place a series of key principles on learning and teaching and the student learning experience. These principles have been brought together in a single briefing paper to emphasise the core  

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Heriot-Watt University has in place a series of key principles on learning and teaching 2014 LEARNING AND TEACHING BRIEFING PAPER 14 HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC REGISTRY Learning Experience: Expectation All Heriot-Watt programmes of study will provide students with the opportunity

Painter, Kevin

349

Growing a garden without water: Graduate teaching assistants in introductory science laboratories at a doctoral/research university  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 instructional methods, curricular formats, and assessments when they serve as laboratory, lecture, or discussion group instructors. Unfortunately, few studies explore the educational and instructional environment of GTAs in these reformed settings. This study was conducted to address this specific need. As a constructivist inquiry, qualitative methods were used to collect and analyze the data to elucidate the educational and instructional environment of science GTAs at a doctoral/research university in which various training programs existed. We found that GTAs worked autonomously, that traditional practices and curricula existed in laboratories, and that instructors frequently held limited views of undergraduates' abilities and motivation. Findings in this initial study about GTAs suggest that developers of GTA training programs draw on the literature regarding science teacher education, and that reward systems be instituted that recognize faculty and staff for their participation in GTA training programs.

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

2004-03-01

350

The problems of management of gestational trophoblastic neoplasms at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria.  

PubMed

Analysis of 31 cases of gestational trophoblastic neoplasms at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, over a 7 1/2 year period (1/1/75 to 6/30/82) was carried out. The incidence of this disease was 1:656 deliveries. Although it was more prevalent in grandmultipara, it occurred in all parities and ages. The main clinical features were secondary amenorrhea, vaginal bleeding, uterine enlargement, and vaginal secondaries. The most common gestational antecedent event of gestational trophoblastic disease was a normal pregnancy. This was believed to have contributed to the high overall mortality of 35.5%. Numerous shortcomings during the management of these cases (inadequate laboratory facilities, shortage of reagents, shortage of drugs) were highlighted. PMID:6093472

Diejomaoh, F M; Omu, A E; Okpere, E E; Ezimokhai, M; Tabowei, O; Ajabor, L N

1984-01-01

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

PubMed

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

2014-07-01

352

Restructuring the English Department in Third World Universities: Alternative Approaches for the Teaching of English Literature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the structure of English departments in the universities of developing countries as to their curricula, objectives, policies, and traditions and questions the validity of maintaining such a structure based on national, cultural, and motivational considerations. (CB)

Zughoul, Muhammad Raji

1987-01-01

353

The Teaching-Research Dilemma: Its Sources in the University Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the symbiotic relationship between a professor's academic and professional roles and how, because of this relationship, modern universities accept a faculty member's professional accomplishments in the form of research and publications as an index of his academic excellence. (WM)

Martin, Thomas W.; Berry, K. J.

1969-01-01

354

Flinders University has announced that the construction of new teaching facilities  

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Centre campus." Peter Gill CoVER:Flinders University first year medical student,Chris Mitchell by the Dai Viet defenders. Vietnamese general,Tran Hung Dao, defended the mouth and lower reaches of the Bach

355

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

2000-01-01

356

The pattern of tooth loss due to dental caries and periodontal disease among patients attending dental department (OPD), Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University Teaching Hospital (KUTH), Nepal  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aims and objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the type of tooth usually associated with extraction due to caries or periodontal disease and its relation to age at which these were lost, among patients attending dental surgery outpatient clinic, Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University Teaching Hospital (KUTH). Materials and methods: A total no of 626 patients (male-299 and

C Upadhyaya; M Humagain

2009-01-01

357

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

2012-01-01

358

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.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

359

Teaching and Learning Centre Application for The Teaching and Learning  

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

de Leon, Alex R.

360

Integrating Web-Based Teaching Tools into Large University Physics Courses  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Teaching students in our large, introductory, calculus-based physics courses to be good problem-solvers is a difficult task. Not only must students be taught to understand and use the physics concepts in a problem, they must become adept at turning the physical quantities into symbolic variables, translating the problem into equations, and "turning the crank" on the mathematics to find both a closed-form solution and a numerical answer. Physics education research has shown that students' poor math skills and instructors' lack of pen-and-paper homework grading resources, two problems we face at our institution, can have a significant impact on problem-solving skill development.2-4 While Interactive Engagement methods appear to be the preferred mode of instruction,5 for practical reasons we have not been able to widely implement them. In this paper, we describe three Internet-based "teaching-while-quizzing" tools we have developed and how they have been integrated into our traditional lecture course in powerful but easy to incorporate ways.6 These are designed to remediate students' math deficiencies, automate homework grading, and guide study time toward problem solving. Our intent is for instructors who face similar obstacles to adopt these tools, which are available upon request.7

Toback, David; Mershin, Andreas; Novikova, Irina

2005-12-01

361

Prevalence and determinants of pre-term deliveries in the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria  

PubMed Central

In Nigeria, over 900,000 children under the age of five years die every year. Early neonatal death is responsible for a little over 20% of these deaths. Prematurity remains a significant cause of these early neonatal deaths. In some series, it is reported to be responsible for 60–70% of these deaths. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and determinants of pre-term deliveries at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin. This was a prospective cohort study conducted over a 9-month period at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital. Records of deliveries and data on maternal socio-biological and antenatal variables were collected during this period in order to determine the prevalence and determinants of pre-term deliveries. Out of the 2,489 deliveries that took place over a 9-month period, there were 293 pre-terms, giving a pre-term delivery rate of 120 per 1,000 deliveries. Of the total deliveries, 1,522 singleton deliveries that satisfied inclusion criteria were recruited; 185 of them were pre-term deliveries giving a case:control ratio of 1:7. Significant determinants of pre-term delivery identified were previous pre-term delivery (P=0.001; OR=3.55; 95% CI=1.71–7.30), antepartum hemorrhage (P=0.000; OR=8.95; 95%CI=4.06–19.78), premature rupture of the membranes (P=0.000; OR=6.48; 95%CI=4.33–9.67), maternal urinary tract infection (P=0.006; OR=5.89; 95%CI=1.16–27.57), pregnancy induced hypertension (P=0.007; OR=3.23; 95%CI=2.09–4.99), type of labor (P=0.000; OR=6.44; 95%CI=4.42–9.38) and booking status (P=0.000; OR=4.67; 95%CI=3.33–6.56). The prevalence of pre-term delivery was 120 per 1,000 live births. Factors significantly associated with pre-term delivery were low socio-economic class, previous pre-term delivery, antepartum hemorrhage, premature rupture of fetal membranes, urinary tract infection, pregnancy induced hypertension, induced labor, and booking elsewhere outside the teaching hospital. PMID:21589839

Mokuolu, Olugbenga A.; Suleiman, BM; Adesiyun, OO; Adeniyi, A

2010-01-01

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My Personal Philosophy in Teaching English as a Second Language: Some Methods I Used in Teaching English to Chinese Freshmen in Xi'an Foreign Language University.  

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The question in English-As-Second-Language (ESL) classrooms is not whether a teaching method is good or not, but whether the teacher knows how, for what purpose, for what kind of students, and in what language situation a particular method is used to enhance learning effectively. In teaching English to Chinese students at Xi'an Foreign Language…

Xu, Huaxin

363

DENISE L. MAUZERALL PRINCETON UNIVERSITY  

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of fossil fuel combustion and biomass burning on tropospheric ozone. Advisor: Daniel J. Jacob M University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (1992 - 1993) Harvard University Levinson Teaching Award

Mauzerall, Denise

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Teaching Through Teleconferencing.  

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Editor: Jan McDaniel, Extension communications specialist, The Texas A&M University System. TEACHING THROUGH TELECONFERENCING Sylvia McMullen* Teaching effectiveness using an interactive audio system will depend on four components... Editor: Jan McDaniel, Extension communications specialist, The Texas A&M University System. TEACHING THROUGH TELECONFERENCING Sylvia McMullen* Teaching effectiveness using an interactive audio system will depend on four components...

McMullen, Sylvia

1983-01-01

365

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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An analysis of teaching workload policy at public doctoral and research universities in the engineering and engineering technology disciplines  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Faculty productivity can be affected by an university's or department's workload policy. To date, little research has been performed on the subject of faculty workload policy in the engineering and engineering technology disciplines at public doctoral and research universities. Consequently, the purposes of this study are as follows: (1) to gain an understanding of the workload policies associated with the engineering and engineering technology disciplines at public doctoral and research universities, (2) to determine the extent by which such policies have provisions for reducing or increasing course load, and (3) to determine administrator and faculty preference for the inclusion of "flexible elements" in a policy, and if such preference can be linked to various demographic, career, and research related attributes. A number of literature sources were consulted in an effort to obtain the background needed for this study including ERIC documents, periodical literature, past dissertations, and books. In addition, the literature section contains information reflecting analyses performed on data retrieved from the 1993 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty. Three types of data were collected for the study: (1) surveys, (2) documented workload policies, and (3) case study interviews. The data were obtained from public doctoral and research universities which have engineering and engineering technology programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. As a result of the study, it was determined that the majority of public doctoral and research universities have written workload policies at either the university level or at the department level. Unwritten policies also exist, but for many institutions, classification of the policies by the deans and chairs differ. The majority of workload policies contain provisions for reducing course load, however, only a small percentage of the policies contain provisions for increasing course load. The frequency of use of reduced course load provisions is greater than the frequency of use of increased course load provisions. Research results indicate that administrators and faculty desire workload policies which contain "flexible elements." In addition, a substantial percentage of faculty stated that they would prefer to teach a greater load for a stated period of time in lieu of performing advisement, research, or service.

Ellis, Deborah Rindfuss

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Presence and Promise: Religious Studies in the University. A Collection of Papers from two California State University's Institute for Teaching and Learning Religious Studies Seminars (California, April 1991, February 1992).  

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This volume presents 12 papers on the role and teaching of religious studies at the undergraduate level in public universities. The first set of six papers all address the nature of religious studies as a discipline. In particular they address the changing view of this discipline which for its short period of existence (30 to 35 years) has often…

Hatfield, John, Ed.; Hubbard, Benjamin, Ed.

368

Partnerships, Technology and Teaching: Celebrating the Link between Universities and Rural Communities.  

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Australian schooling is undergoing a revolution in structure, management, and organization brought about by the advent of information and communication technologies in educational settings. This paper emphasizes the value of relationships between universities and schools in enhancing the quality of educational services provided to learning…

Gibson, Ian W.; King, Sheila

369

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2004-01-01

370

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2001-01-01

371

Developing a Multimedia Package for University Teaching and Learning--Lessons Learnt  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A team of staff at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) were involved in developing a multimedia package, called Sustainable Water Use in Agriculture (SWAG), to assist the first and second year students to learn about the use, management and conservation of water in agriculture. A range of media techniques including text, sound, diagrams,…

Maheshwari, B.

2011-01-01

372

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Huang, Hsiang-Ling

2011-01-01

373

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2011-01-01

374

Using Children's Literature and the Universals of Culture to Teach about Mexico  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author provides a rationale for the use of children's literature to study Mexico and to learn a framework by which to consider people around the world and the universals of culture, including principles for using books in the unit. An appendix contains a description of children's fiction and biography, nonfiction, reference…

Field, Sherry L.

2003-01-01

375

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

2001-01-01

376

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

1973-01-01

377

Telecommunications and Distance Education: Using Electronic Mail To Teach University Courses in Alaska.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) has been given the responsibility for providing distance education in Alaska, a vast state geographically with a disperse population. With the vastness of the area for which UAS is responsible for providing educational opportunities, the only cost effective method to meet those responsibilities is distance…

Fredrickson, Scott

378

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

HAWLEY, JANE STOUDER; JENKINSON, EDWARD B.

379

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Duncan Reavey

2010-01-01

380

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2014-01-01

381

Teaching and Learning Critical Reading with Transnational Texts at a Mexican University: An Emergentist Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation project examines the implementation of a critical reading intervention in a Mexican university, and the emergence of target critical reading processes in Mexican college-level EFL readers. It uses a Complexity Theory-inspired, qualitative methodology. Orienting the selection and design of materials is a deep view of culture that…

Perales Escudero, Moises Damian

2011-01-01

382

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

2012-01-01

383

Teaching research methods for doctoral students in education: learning to enquire in the university  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores research methodology courses and their potential impact on the doctoral process in one university in Spain. Specifically, it analyses the role and usefulness of research methodologies courses for students as they prepare for their dissertation work. Data were collected using semi?structured interviews with 11 students. Syllabi from five different doctoral programmes and 54 educational research projects conducted

Jose M. Coronel Llamas; Ángel Boza

2011-01-01

384

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

385

Teaching Together: School/University Collaboration To Improve Social Studies Education. NCSS Bulletin 98.  

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This bulletin, a collection of essays, provides preservice, beginning, and experienced social studies teachers with provocative ideas for and a realistic look at the challenges of developing curriculum through collaboration between elementary/secondary teachers and university professors. The book begins with an introductory essay by the editors.…

Christenson, Mary, Ed.; Johnston, Marilyn, Ed.; Norris, Jim, Ed.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

2009-01-01

387

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2013-01-01

388

The use of collections in research and teaching at the Museum of Texas Tech University  

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LADKIN, EILEEN JOHNSON, ROBERT J. BAKER & SANKAR CHATTERJEE Abstract Texas Tech University, located Technological College, located in Lubbock, Texas, USA, was founded in the early 20 th century to provide this interdisciplinary research, some sixty specialized research centers and institutes are located at Texas Tech

Baker, Robert J.

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

LIEW YOKE YING

390

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.

391

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

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

Bozeman, Barry; Boardman, Craig

2013-01-01

392

Teaching & Learning Faculty Workshop Sponsored by the MSU Teaching & Learning Committee  

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Teaching & Learning Faculty Workshop Sponsored by the MSU Teaching & Learning Committee. Saunders Director, Center for Teaching & Learning, Oregon State University lickers, or student response systems, are quickly becoming vital teaching tools for engaging and involving students in the classroom

Dyer, Bill

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Teaching & Learning Faculty Workshop Sponsored by the MSU Teaching & Learning Committee  

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Teaching & Learning Faculty Workshop Sponsored by the MSU Teaching & Learning Committee and the Burns Technology Center Redesigning Learning Spaces to Improve Teaching and Learning presented by Peter M. Saunders Director, Center for Teaching & Learning, Oregon State University eter Saunders

Dyer, Bill

394

End-User Ethics Teaching: Issues and a Solution based on Universalization  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ethical aspects of computing have gained increasing attention at the professional level of education in universities. As a result, several works have been produced relating to computer ethics education at this level. However, the ever-increasing role and usage of computer technology means that ethical education related to computing is also necessary for non- professional\\/non-major computing\\/information systems students. Due to

Mikko T. Siponen; Tero Vartiainen

2001-01-01

395

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

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a national movement to improve undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Given the percentage of academics teaching and training at research institutions, there is a parallel movement to improve the quality of teaching-focused professional development for practicing and future STEM educators at these institutions. While research into the effectiveness of teaching professional development at the postsecondary

Jana Bouwma-Gearhart

2008-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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

2014-01-01

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

PubMed

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

2014-10-01

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Clinical Features of Acute Gastroenteritis in Children at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu  

PubMed Central

Background: Acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children world-wide with the highest incidence in the developing countries. The persistence and effect of this condition require a study of the features and characteristics of the disease especially, within any (each) locality in order to offer possible control solutions. Aim: To determine, the clinical and social characteristics associated with AGE among children seen in the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu. Subjects and Methods: A hospital-based population study in which children admitted in the children emergency room of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital whose parents/caregivers gave their consent were enrolled, over a 7 month period. Appropriate statistical tools: Chi-square, t-tests, correlation and logistic regression were used to determine significant values and associations. Results: A total of 76 children with AGE were enrolled; 69.7% (53/76) were males. The mean age of the subjects was 11.3 (6.6) months. Majority 94.7%, (72/76) of cases of AGE occurred in children less than 24 months, with children 6-11 months contributing the highest percentage 42%, (32/76). The study population was predominantly urban dwellers; 78.9%, (60/76, P = 0.40) and water cistern constituted 77.6% (58/76) of waste disposal method. Those who had potable water supply were 23.7%, (18/76, P = 0.30) and 19.7% of the children were exclusively breast fed. Fever and vomiting were the commonest associated symptoms, occurring in 82.9% (63/76) and 73.7% (56/76) of the subjects respectively. A good percentage of the subjects 64.5%, (49/76) had ORS before presentation. Conclusion: AGE is more common in older infants among those who were not exclusively breast-fed and the severity was unrelated to place of domicile and waste disposal habits. PMID:24116314

Ezeonwu, BU; Ibeneme, CA; Aneke, F; Oguonu, T

2013-01-01

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[Integration of a doctor/patient-communication-training into clinical teaching. Examples from the reform-curricula of Heidelberg and Dreden Universities].  

PubMed

It is an important demand of educational reforms to improve the skills of the communication with patients. To reach this goal neither interdisciplinary courses nor tutorials with paper-cases are sufficient. This is the reason why teaching modules including a training to improve doctor-patient-communication were integrated into the reform-curricula at the universities of Heidelberg (Heidelberger Curriculum Medicale, HEICUMED) and Dresden (Dresdner Integrated Patient-Oriented Learning, DIPOL). These modules were originated in cooperation of psychosomatic/psychotherapeutic clinics with representatives of other departments, which provides a chance to integrate psychosomatic issues into the teaching of other disciplines and to promote basic psychosomatic competences. The concept, the realization, and the results of the evaluation of these teaching modules will be described. The evaluation showed that the students rated them as mainly positive, as more effective than traditional learning and that the training improved their self-efficacy related to communicative competences. PMID:12552412

Jünger, Jana; Köllner, Volker

2003-02-01

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Teaching of astrophysics at the University of Bucharest, Romania, in the last 50 years  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the University of Bucharest, by tradition, Astronomy was developed within the Department of Mechanics dominated by outstanding mathematicians. From this reason, for a long time, Astronomy was sustained mainly in the Faculty of Mathematics. Some lectures were given in the Faculty of Physics, too. After 1990, the astrophysics became a systematic course at the Faculty of Physics, and gradually the number of topics studied increased. In a relatively short time, reasonably good results were obtained, being now involved in many international cooperations in astrophysics, giving master degree in astrophysics to the Romanian students. During this time the Faculty of Physics of Bucharest University was and still is involved in many European programs, like TEMPUS and ERASMUS/SOCRATES (with: France, Germany, Italy, Greece) and with other countries, as USA or Australia, on specific fields of astrophysics. The Faculty organized for the first time the observation of a total solar eclipse (TSE 1999), when it hosted the 24-th ISYA Summer School. We would like to emphasize here the main aspects of those activities, and their perspectives for the next future.

Rusu, Mircea; Stavinschi, Magda

2007-03-01

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Teaching animal handling to veterinary students at Massey University, New Zealand.  

PubMed

The veterinary program at the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand, is 4.5 years long. Animal handling and restraint are taught to first-year veterinary students via lectures and practical sessions. Students are taught to catch, restrain, and hold the five important domesticated species (horses, cattle, sheep, dogs, and cats) in a series of five practical sessions, each lasting about three hours. Safety is emphasized. Students are taught in groups of 10-12, and generally the tutors demonstrate the various techniques of restraint and then supervise students as they carry them out. Each student's ability to handle and restrain each species is evaluated. Students must be considered proficient with each species before being allowed to handle animals in clinics. Students are taught how to catch and restrain birds, laboratory animals, farm deer, and pigs later in the program. PMID:18326767

Stafford, K J; Erceg, V H

2007-01-01

403

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.

2002-01-01

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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

2014-01-01

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Prevalence of vanC vancomycin-resistant enterococci in the teaching hospitals of the University of Debrecen, Hungary.  

PubMed

Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are common nosocomial pathogens; however, until now they have been rarely encountered in Hungary. In the present study, we investigated the prevalence of VRE in the teaching hospitals of the University of Debrecen. Of 7,271 Enterococcus-containing clinical samples collected between 2004 and 2009, we identified 16 VRE. Species-specific polymerase chain reaction was used to detect Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, Enterococcus casseliflavus, and Enterococcus gallinarum. Multiplex polymerase chain reaction was performed to identify the vancomycin resistance genes: vanA, vanB, vanC1/C2, vanD, vanE, and vanG. Restriction digestion with SalI and HindIII was introduced to differentiate the vanC1 and vanC2 genes from each other. Genetic relationships between the strains were investigated by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. Overall, we identified the vanC1 resistance gene in 14 E. gallinarum and the vanC2 resistance gene in two E. casseliflavus strains. Except for two samples, the isolates had different pulsed-field gel electrophoresis types, suggesting sporadic emergence of the resistant bacteria. In addition, antibiotic resistance profile was determined by E-test. Three E. gallinarum strains proved to be resistant to gentamicin because of the presence of the aacA-aphD gene. Although the prevalence of VRE in Debrecen is rather low, the appearance of multiple resistances is of concern. PMID:21649462

Dombrádi, Zsuzsanna; Dobay, Orsolya; Nagy, Károly; Kozák, Anita; Dombrádi, Viktor; Szabó, Judit

2012-02-01

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IU Teaching Handbook  

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

Services, Instructional S.; Bloomington, Indiana U.

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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.

2012-08-01

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The Problem with Reform from the Bottom up: Instructional practises and teacher beliefs of graduate teaching assistants following a reform-minded university teacher certificate programme  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reform?minded practices are widely encouraged during pre?service science teacher education in concert with national reform documents. This contrasts to the nature of instruction within university science laboratories in which pre?service teachers enrol, which are largely confirmatory in nature. Undergraduate science laboratories are taught predominantly by graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) with minimal teacher preparation. The purpose of this mixed?methods study is

Tracie M. Addy; Margaret R. Blanchard

2010-01-01

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

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

Cerdà, A.; Civera, C.

2012-04-01

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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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2012-01-01

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Integrating research & teaching: the Queen Mary, University of London module in Geodiversity & Geoconservation  

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The School of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London has been running a Level 6 (undergraduate) module in "Geodiversity & Geoconservation" since 2004. The course is based around the book Geodiversity: valuing and conserving abiotic nature (John Wiley, 2004) but lectures are used to update each topic based on the latest research. The course is divided into 5 parts: 1. Defining and describing geodiversity - which discusses the concept of geodiversity, its definition and the nature of the geodiversity of Planet Earth; 2. Values of, and threats to, geodiversity - a lecture on valuing geodiversity is now based around important research on the role of geodiversity in "ecosystem services" assessments. A second lecture covers the major threats to geodiversity; 3. The protected area approach - lectures here cover geological World Heritage Sites, Global Geoparks, GSSPs, and national geoconservation systems in the UK, USA and other parts of the world; 4. Protecting geodiversity in the wider landscape - the contribution of geology and geomorphology to landscape character are described, together with the role of land-use planning and policy-making in protecting geodiversity. 5. Putting it all together - lectures here emphasize that geodiversity is an important basis for geoconservation, that different geoconservation methods are appropriate to different elements of geodiversity, and that integrated geo/bio conservation is essential. A field trip to three Chalk/Quaternary Sites of Special Scientific Interest in East Sussex is included which discusses some of the planning issues that have arisen at these sites, a theme that is expanded in the lectures.

Gray, M.

2012-04-01

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On Teaching.  

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

Shea, Mary Ann, Ed.

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Teaching Mathematics Graduate Students to Teach: An International Perspective  

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Teaching Mathematics Graduate Students to Teach: An International Perspective Solomon Friedberg-quality teaching of mathematics at the university level is important to every coun- try. Almost all of the best teach the students who will themselves become the next generation of pre-collegiate math teachers

Friedberg, Solomon

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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

2013-01-01

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Teaching for Diversity.  

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This book focuses on how to teach students from diverse cultures and how to teach students to live in a diverse society. Chapter 1, "Democracy, Diversity, and Universal Education," discusses "The Nature of a Free Society,""The Role of Universal Education," and "Schools as Communities." Chapter 2, "Identifying and Understanding Diversity Issues,"…

Garcia, Ricardo L.

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University-School Partnerships: Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers Working Together to Teach Primary Science  

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This paper reports on a partnership approach preparing pre-service primary teachers to teach science. Partnerships involving pre-service teachers and volunteer in-service colleagues were formed to teach science in the classroom of the colleague, with support from the science education lecturer. Each pre-service teacher collaboratively planned and…

Kenny, John Daniel

2012-01-01

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

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

Hanson, James M.; Sinclair, Kenneth E.

2008-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Yong Zhu; HuiMei Yang; JiLi Tao

2011-01-01

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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.

2012-01-01

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Perceptions of burden of caregiving by informal caregivers of cancer patients attending University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria  

PubMed Central

Introduction Cancer care is devastating to families. This research studied the informal caregivers’ perceptions of burden of caregiving to cancer patients attending University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar. Methods The research adopted a cross-sectioned descriptive design and 210 caregivers providing care to advanced cancer patients were purposively selected. Data were collected using a researcher developed questionnaire and standardized Zarit Burden Interview scale (ZBIS). Data collected were analysed using descriptive and chi-square statistics with the help of SPSS 18.0 and PAS 19.0 softwares. Results The results indicated that the caregivers were in their youthful and active economic age, dominated by females, Christians, spouses, partners and parents. The burden levels experienced by the caregivers were as follows: severe (46.2%), moderate (36.2%) and trivial of no burden (17.6%). The forms of burden experienced were physical (43.4%), psychological (43.3%), financial (41.1%) and social (46.7%), quite frequently and nearly always. Psychological and social forms of burden had the highest weighted score of 228 in terms of magnitude of burden. The result further showed that there was a significant (P = 0.001) and inverse association between caregivers’ burden and the care receivers’ functional ability. The level of burden also increased significantly (P = 0.000) with the duration of care, while there was also a significant (P = 0.01) relationship between caregivers’ experience of burden and their desire to continue caregiving. Conclusion Caregiving role can be enhanced by provision of interventions such as formal education programme on cancer caregiving, oncology, home services along side with transmural care. PMID:25419297

Akpan-Idiok, Paulina Ackley; Anarado, Agnes Nonye

2014-01-01

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Teaching, Technology, and the Future.  

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

New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.

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Office of the Provost Excellence in Teaching  

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Office of the Provost Center for Excellence in Teaching Lawford Anderson Director University: Lawford Anderson, Ph.D. Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching Date: May 2, 2008 Subject: 2009 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award Call for Nominations The University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Southern California, University of

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http://medmyst.rice.eduRice University --Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning MedMyst MagazineA Companion to Web Adventures at http://medmyst.rice.edu  

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http://medmyst.rice.eduRice University -- Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning MedMyst MagazineA Companion to Web Adventures at http://medmyst.rice.edu DISEASE Control1.6 Once a new disease has Mirabal, MPH Beyond Traditional Borders Rice University, Houston, TX Frederick Murphy, DVM, Ph

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Mission Statement Old Dominion University  

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tradition of commitment to teaching. As a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University, he won two teaching the principles and practices that underlie the University's undergraduate and graduate teaching, research of the University are described under the following headings: Students, Faculty, Academic Programs, Teaching

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Pattern of paediatric corneal laceration injuries in the University of port Harcourt teaching hospital, Rivers state, Nigeria  

PubMed Central

Background Corneal lacerations mostly affect younger children, commonly males, who will constitute the majority of the workforce. Clinical outcomes are reviewed and compared so that measures to reduce their occurrence and improve outcome can be proffered. Methods Records of all children between the ages of 1-18?yrs, who presented with penetrating eye injuries at the eye clinic of the University of Port Harcourt teaching Hospital, Rivers state, Nigeria between January 2002 and December 2009 were included. Information retrieved -patient’s Bio data, presenting symptoms, presenting visual acuity (VA), source of injury, surgical intervention and outcome using VA. All data analysed with EPI Info version 6 with the aid of a statistician. Results Folders of thirty-six children (36 eyes) between the ages of 0–18?years diagnosed with corneal laceration over a period of 8?years out of 65 cases managed within that period available. Other folders reported as missing. Male female ratio 3:1, the mean age is 8.7?years (SD?±?3.67). Only one presented within 24?hours. Objects causing injury mainly missiles with stones/catapult injuries (n?=?8, 22.2%). Presenting VAs in those that could be measured, ranged from 6/24 to 6/60 (n?=?4, 11%) to no light perception (NLP) (n?=?5, 13.9%). Associated injuries include lid laceration, cataract, vitreous haemorrhage and retinal detachment. Twenty one patients had primary corneal repair (58.3%) carried out within 7?days of presentation. Four had endophthalmitis. After 3?months follow up, VA of 6/60 and better was achieved in 11 of 18 eyes left in follow up (6/60-6/24 in 8 eyes (22.2%), 6/18 and better in 3 eyes (8.3%). Conclusion Most eye injuries in children are preventable. In this study, the prognosis was better in those whose injuries were confined to a peripheral part of the cornea, with no other associated injury, who presented within 5?days and who did not have any intraocular infection at the time of presentation. The importance of health education, adult supervision of play and application of appropriate measures that is necessary for reducing the incidence and severity of trauma is emphasized. PMID:23234255

2012-01-01

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Whole of University Experience Survey Murdoch University  

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the university's good teaching reputation (51% strong to moderate influence on their decisions), the opportunity1 Whole of University Experience Survey Murdoch University Christina Ballantyne Teaching and Learning Centre Murdoch University June 2004 #12;2 Executive Summary · The purpose of the survey

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Teaching Programme Review Report Archaeology, February 2009  

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Teaching Programme Review Report Archaeology, February 2009 1 The University of Edinburgh Teaching Programme Review Archaeology February 2009 1. Introduction 1.1 The Teaching Programme Review (TPR) of Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is part of the University's quality assurance (QA) procedures

Edinburgh, University of

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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Individual Potentials Related to Evidence-Based Nursing among Nurses in Teaching Hospitals Affiliated to Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran  

PubMed Central

Introduction: Knowledge, attitude, and skills of nurses regarding evidence-based medicine are some of the important individual potentials in the implementation of these cares. There is no evidence indicating Iranian nurses to have these individual potentials. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determination the perceptions of nurses about individual potentials in evidence-based nursing and its related factors. Methods: In this descriptive correlational study, all nurses (n = 600) working in teaching hospitals affiliated to Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran were included. Valid and reliable translated questionnaires were used to collect data. Descriptive and inferential statistics were employed in SPSS to analyze the data. Results: Based on our findings, moderate levels of knowledge, attitude, and skills were possessed by 274 (45.7%), 394 (65.7%), and 411 (68.5%) nurses, respectively. In addition, male nurses (p = 0.002) and those with a master's degree (p = 0.001) were more knowledgeable. Likewise, more positive attitudes were demonstrated by females (p = 0.004) and nurses with a master's degree (p = 0.04). A statistically significant difference was found between skills and employment status of nurses (p = 0.002). Conclusion: The moderate level of attitude among nurses can provide a good potential in promoting evidence-based nursing in teaching hospitals affiliated to Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. Therefore, more attention should be paid to enhance the awareness and skills of nurses toward evidence-based care.

Seyyedrasooli, Alehe; Zamanzadeh, Vahid; Valizadeh, Leila; Tadaion, Farideh

2012-01-01

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Report on a Boston University Conference December 7-8, 2012 on How Can the History and Philosophy of Science Contribute to Contemporary US Science Teaching?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This is an editorial report on the outcomes of an international conference sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) (REESE-1205273) to the School of Education at Boston University and the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University for a conference titled: How Can the History and Philosophy of Science Contribute to Contemporary US Science Teaching? The presentations of the conference speakers and the reports of the working groups are reviewed. Multiple themes emerged for K-16 education from the perspective of the history and philosophy of science. Key ones were that: students need to understand that central to science is argumentation, criticism, and analysis; students should be educated to appreciate science as part of our culture; students should be educated to be science literate; what is meant by the nature of science as discussed in much of the science education literature must be broadened to accommodate a science literacy that includes preparation for socioscientific issues; teaching for science literacy requires the development of new assessment tools; and, it is difficult to change what science teachers do in their classrooms. The principal conclusions drawn by the editors are that: to prepare students to be citizens in a participatory democracy, science education must be embedded in a liberal arts education; science teachers alone cannot be expected to prepare students to be scientifically literate; and, to educate students for scientific literacy will require a new curriculum that is coordinated across the humanities, history/social studies, and science classrooms.

Garik, Peter; Benétreau-Dupin, Yann

2014-08-01

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Report on a Boston University Conference December 7-8, 2012 on How Can the History and Philosophy of Science Contribute to Contemporary US Science Teaching?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This is an editorial report on the outcomes of an international conference sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) (REESE-1205273) to the School of Education at Boston University and the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University for a conference titled: How Can the History and Philosophy of Science Contribute to Contemporary US Science Teaching? The presentations of the conference speakers and the reports of the working groups are reviewed. Multiple themes emerged for K-16 education from the perspective of the history and philosophy of science. Key ones were that: students need to understand that central to science is argumentation, criticism, and analysis; students should be educated to appreciate science as part of our culture; students should be educated to be science literate; what is meant by the nature of science as discussed in much of the science education literature must be broadened to accommodate a science literacy that includes preparation for socioscientific issues; teaching for science literacy requires the development of new assessment tools; and, it is difficult to change what science teachers do in their classrooms. The principal conclusions drawn by the editors are that: to prepare students to be citizens in a participatory democracy, science education must be embedded in a liberal arts education; science teachers alone cannot be expected to prepare students to be scientifically literate; and, to educate students for scientific literacy will require a new curriculum that is coordinated across the humanities, history/social studies, and science classrooms.

Garik, Peter; Benétreau-Dupin, Yann

2014-09-01

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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

2007-01-01

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New Zealand perceptions of America: The teaching of American history\\/American studies in New Zealand universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

New Zealand perceptions of the United States and Americans come from several sources. World War II views of the United States as the savior of that country began to change in the Vietnam War era and have worsened in the 1980s over the Nuclear ship controversy. The author has probed the teaching og United States History\\/ American Studies for evidence

William E. Ellis

1998-01-01

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POLICY ON THE USE OF BIOHAZARDOUS AGENTS AND RECOMBINANT DNA IN RESEARCH AND TEACHING LABORATORIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH  

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POLICY ON THE USE OF BIOHAZARDOUS AGENTS AND RECOMBINANT DNA IN RESEARCH AND TEACHING LABORATORIES involving biohazardous agents. Laboratories working with microorganisms and/or recombinant DNA technologies and recombinant DNA, to ensure the appropriate assessment of potential risks, and to reduce the opportunity

Saidak, Filip

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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

2010-01-01

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Mentoring in TGfU Teaching: Mutual Engagement of Pre-Service Teachers, Cooperating Teachers and University Supervisors  

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This study aims to examine the approaches used in mentoring and investigate the interactions occurring between pre-service teachers and mentors during the mentoring process. The study is placed in the context of the implementation of Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU). The theoretical framework of this study was based on situated learning…

Wang, Lijuan; Ha, Amy

2012-01-01

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TEACHING IN THE JUNIOR COLLEGE, A SERIES OF SEMINARS CO-SPONSORED BY BROWN UNIVERSITY AND ROGER WILLIAMS JUNIOR COLLEGE.  

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THE CONTENT OF THREE LECTURES PROVIDED THE BASIS FOR DISCUSSION AT THESE SEMINARS--(1) ALTHOUGH THE JUNIOR COLLEGE TEACHER IS MORE INTERESTED IN HIS STUDENTS AND IN RESEARCH TO IMPROVE TEACHING THAN IS HIS 4-YEAR COLLEGE COUNTERPART, HIS PROBLEMS DIFFER CHIEFLY IN DEGREE FROM THOSE OF THE SENIOR COLLEGE TEACHER. AN EFFECTIVE TEACHER EDUCATION…

SALATINO, ANTHONY

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Junior Faculty of Color in the Corporate University: Implications of Neoliberalism and Neoconservatism on Research, Teaching and Service  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In higher education today, an overwhelming acceptance of neoliberal and neoconservative ideologies that advance corporate logics of efficiency, competition and profit maximization is commonplace. Market-driven logics and neoconservative ideals shape decision-making about what is taught, how material is taught, who teaches, who does research, who…

Osei-Kofi, Nana

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2008-01-01

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Montreal neurological institute and Hospital Winter 2006 a teacHing and researcH institute of Mcgill university  

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Montreal neurological institute and Hospital ­ Winter 2006 a teacHing and researcH institute the left: Ms. Jillian Victor, Mr. Gary Victor, Mrs. Graida Victor, Ms. Hilda Thorarinsdottir and Dr. Vladymir Rymar #12;Mr. Herschel Victor 2 Mrs. Norma Singerman, Mr. Gary Victor, Mrs. Isabelle Shuster

Shoubridge, Eric

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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

2007-01-01

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How do Millennial Engineering and Technology Students Experience Learning Through Traditional Teaching Methods Employed in the University Setting?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study was to document and analyze how Millennial engineering and technology students experience learning in large lecture classrooms. To help achieve this purpose, perceptions Millennials have toward traditional teaching methods employed in large lecture classes were analyzed and discussed. Additionally, this study documented how Millennials experienced technology within large lecture classrooms. A learning model depicting how

Elizabeth A Howard

2011-01-01

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Airborne Microflora in the Atmosphere of an Hospital Environment of University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin City, Nigeria  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study was undertaken to determine typical concentrations of airborne bacteria and fungi (microflora) in Teaching Hospital environment in Benin City in the tropical rainforest environment of Nigeria. Aerial sampling was conducted at various hospital wards each day. The air samples were collected thrice daily. Concentrations of airborne microflora exceeded available local guidelines for indoor quality in the accident and

F. O. Ekhaise; E. E. Isitor; O. Idehen; A. O. Emoghene

2010-01-01

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Introducing Anthropology to Everyone. Alternative Techniques for Teaching General Anthropology to Learning Disabled Students in the University.  

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An anthropology professor describes the instructional approach used as part of the HELDS (Higher Education for Learning Disabled Students) project. A syllabus for General Anthropology is presented that outlines course composition (mechanics, content, materials) and grading procedures. A sample unit on living primates illustrates the teaching

Bicchieri, Marco G.

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A Guide to the Electronic Teaching Portfolio Academic Programs in College Teaching  

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A Guide to the Electronic Teaching Portfolio Academic Programs in College Teaching University difficult to document teaching than to compile evidence for scholarly accomplishments. Teaching portfolios of Teaching Portfolios," 1995) This handbook is offered as a general guide for anyone wanting to organize

New Hampshire, University of

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Teaching Portfolio Ginger Killian  

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Teaching Portfolio 2012 Ginger Killian Ph.D. Candidate Terry College of Business University writing this letter on behalf of Ginger Killian, who is submitting a portfolio to the Graduate School Teach- ing Portfolio Program. I have known Ginger since the summer of 2011, when I joined the Department

Navara, Kristen

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE  

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and most cosmopolitan universities in the United Kingdom. Twenty six thousand students attend our website for more information. We run the following courses for international students and teachersENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE www.ed.ac.uk/english-language-teaching Student Information About

Edinburgh, University of

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Research on Teaching & Learning  

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

Haykin, Simon

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Changes in Student Teachers' Intention to Teach during Student Teaching  

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Over the course of the student teaching experience, a student teacher's intention to teach can increase, decrease, or remain the same. The purpose of this study was to explore differences in student teachers that were representative of each category. Teaching intention of 103 student teachers at four universities in 2005-2006 exhibited little…

Roberts, T. Grady; Greiman, Bradley C.; Murphy, T. H.; Ricketts, John C.; Harlin, Julie F.; Briers, Gary E.

2009-01-01

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The Pedagogy of Pedagogy: Teaching GTAs To Teach.  

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A long-standing aspect of collegiate culture at many advanced-degree-granting universities is the use of Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) to teach an introductory course. This practice presents a serious pedagogical challenge--namely, how to train inexperienced GTAs to teach the course. Too often new GTAs are merely supplied with the textbook…

Williamson, L. Keith

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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

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Teaching Touchy Transformations Martin Gogolla  

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Teaching Touchy Transformations Martin Gogolla University of Bremen (D), CS Department, Database Systems Group Abstract. This paper reports on a teaching unit on model develop­ ment and model a particular aspect, and an appro­ priate teaching method is chosen in order to communicate central ideas

Gogolla, Martin - Fachbereich 3

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Teaching Assistants Department of Chemistry  

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Guide for Teaching Assistants Department of Chemistry The University of Chicago #12;© 2012 to familiarize you with your teaching responsibilities for General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry and to provide will also be valuable to experienced Teaching Assistants, as it provides a summary of the important policies

He, Chuan

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Teaching Touchy Transformations Martin Gogolla  

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Teaching Touchy Transformations Martin Gogolla University of Bremen (D), CS Department, Database Systems Group Abstract. This paper reports on a teaching unit on model develop- ment and model a particular aspect, and an appro- priate teaching method is chosen in order to communicate central ideas

Gogolla, Martin - Fachbereich 3

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Initiative for Teaching and Learning  

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

Farritor, Shane

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Teaching Assistant Policies and Procedures.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Policies and procedures covering graduate teaching assistants (TAs) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are presented. A TA's duties may include classroom teaching under the direction of a faculty member, assisting in teaching classes, discussion groups, problem-solving sessions or laboratories, assisting in planning courses and developing…

Wisconsin Univ., Madison.

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A Cost Analysis of an Introduction to Clinical Medicine Course in a Non-University Teaching Hospital.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analysis of direct costs to teach a 10-week Introduction to Clinical Medicine course to 26 students in the spring of 1995 found that attending physicians worked a total of 736.5 hours, for a cost of $37,303; residents worked 314 hours, at a cost of $4,396; and miscellaneous costs totaled $2,019. The per-student cost was $1,681. (Author/MSE)

Tai, Lee W.; Tulley, John E.

1997-01-01

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An analysis of teaching workload policy at public doctoral and research universities in the engineering and engineering technology disciplines  

Microsoft Academic Search

Faculty productivity can be affected by an university's or department's workload policy. To date, little research has been performed on the subject of faculty workload policy in the engineering and engineering technology disciplines at public doctoral and research universities. Consequently, the purposes of this study are as follows: (1) to gain an understanding of the workload policies associated with the

Deborah Rindfuss Ellis

1999-01-01

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PASS Guide to Visual & Performing Arts: 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 admission with Oregon's…

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

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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.

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Teaching Engineering  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Purdue University has one of the strongest schools of engineering in the United States, and they remain committed to providing new and interesting materials about the art and science of teaching engineering to their students. Professors Phillip C. Wankat and Frank S. Oreovicz recently created this very helpful textbook to aid engineering educators in the classroom, and it is exciting to see that it is available online here for free. Visitors can download the entire book, or they can just browse around through some of the seventeen chapters. These chapters include "Problem Solving and Creativity", "Lectures", and "Learning Theories". Additionally, there are several helpful appendices, such as "Obtaining an Academic Position" and "Sample Teaching Course Outline". Overall, it's an exemplary resource, and one that will be most useful to engineering educators. These materials can be used in a variety of engineering courses, including those that deal with chemical and mechanical engineering.

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Medical student's benefit rates from the clinical teaching rounds and its associated factors in Tehran University of Medical Sciences in the year 2010.  

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Among the various methods of clinical teaching, rounds and grand rounds are considered as the gold standards. Clinical round includes some standard components and it plays an effective role in student's learning process. The aim of this study was to evaluate the content of teaching rounds in 40 clinical wards in 4 medical teaching hospitals affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran, and also to assess the learners benefit rate from these programs and determine the factors affecting those. This is a cross sectional, descriptive and analytical study conducted on 318 medical learners in different grades, about the content of clinical rounds. The data collection tool was a questionnaire made by researchers. The validity of the questionnaire according to experts opinions and the reliability with a pilot study conducted on 30 cases were confirmed (?=0.826). Data entered into the SPSS software and for analysis Chi-square, Student's t-test, ANOVA and linear regression analysis tests were used. In this study 20 subjects related to clinical rounds content were assessed. The highest score was related to the subject of diagnosis and the lowest one was related to legal issues. Overall, the mean score of the learner's benefit rate to this method was 3.52 out of five. The level of learner's benefit rate was above the average and the benefit rates according to educational grade, number of the students and faculties were significantly different (P<0.05). Average of the benefit rate among residents were significantly higher than the other medical trainees (P<0.05). In conclusion, in understudied clinical rounds, there has been more emphasized on history taking, clinical examinations and diagnosis subjects, and Issues like: accountability, health economy, patient's nutrition, non-drug treatments and medical legal issues are less considered in the studied rounds. PMID:24442546

Razavi, Seyed Mansour; Mahmoudi, Jaber; Hatmi, Zinat Nadia; Shirazi, Mandana

2013-01-01

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Epistemological Separation of Research and Teaching among Graduate Teaching Assistants  

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

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

2009-01-01

464

Teaching at NIU: A Handbook for  

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Teaching at NIU: A Handbook for Teaching Assistants This handbook developed by the Office of Teaching Assistant Training and Development (TATD) at NIU in 1999 is being distributed with minor revisions;Acknowledgements This first edition of the Northern Illinois University Teaching Assistant Handbook is the result

Kostic, Milivoje M.

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Effective College Teaching (26:120:560)  

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Effective College Teaching (26:120:560) ARE YOU PLANNING TO TEACH IN A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY? TEACHING ALREADY? Knowing something yourself is different from helping someone else learn it. The course Effective College Teaching will be offered during the Spring 2010 semester and is open to graduate students

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

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TheMaster of Arts in CulturalAstronomy andAstrology at the University of Wales, Lampeter, formerly taught at Bath Spa University in England, is the first degree of its kind in the world. (I shall refer to the discipline as Cultural Astronomy, with initial letters as upper case, and the phenomena which it studies as cultural astronomy, all lower case). My definition combines both the discipline and the phenomenon; 'Cultural astronomy: the use of astronomical knowledge, beliefs or theories to inspire, inform or influence social forms and ideologies, or any aspect of human behaviour. Cultural astronomy also includes the modern disciplines of ethnoastronomy and archaeoastronomy' (Campion 1997: 2).

Campion, Nick

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"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

2013-01-01

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The Effect of Using Some Professional Development Strategies on Improving the Teaching Performance of English Language Student Teacher at the Faculty of Education, Helwan University in the Light of Pre-Service Teacher Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main aim of this thesis was to determine the effect of using a training program based on three professional development strategies; namely: action learning, peer coaching and study groups, on improving teaching performance of Faculty of Education, Helwan University EFL student teachers in the light of standards for teachers of English at…

Halim, Safaa Mahmoud Abdel

2008-01-01

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Teaching participatory research through reflexivity and relationshipReflections on an international collaborative curriculum project between the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) and the University of Victoria (UVic)  

Microsoft Academic Search

In early 2005, the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) and the University of Victoria's (UVic) Faculty of Education began collaborating on a project to teach participatory research (PR) via distance education. Written by the two course instructors from PRIA and UVic, this article documents the successes and challenges of this international collaborative project. We argue that figuring out

Catherine Etmanski; Mandakini Pant

2007-01-01

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Current Developments in Advertising: Advertising and Society, Management, Creative, Media, Production, Research, and Teaching and Research in Advertising Education; Proceedings of the National Conference for University Professors of Advertising (Tempe, Arizona, March 11-14, 1973).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This set of papers represents the written record of the 1973 national conference for advertising educators held at Arizona State University in March. The conference focus was on current developments in the practice and teaching of advertising. The purpose of the conference was to bring insights about current advertising developments to the…

American Association of Advertising Agencies Educational Foundation, New York, NY.

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KapVO und Fremdsprachenunterricht im Hochschulbereich, oder You Get What You Pay for (The Statute of Authorization and Foreign Language Teaching at the University Level, or You Get What You Pay for)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers criticism based on the description and the choice of curriculum level for the introduction of FL courses given in the June 7, 1974 Statute of Authorization of the Nordrhein-Westfalen Ministry of Science. Ideas for scientifically grounded FL teaching at the university level are also given. (Text is in German.) (IFS/WGA)

Voss, Bernd

1976-01-01

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A Handbook for Teaching Assistants. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A handbook for teaching assistants (TAs), teaching fellows, and graduate student assistants at the University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) is presented. After a brief history of the university and an overview of the school's organization, the teaching assistantship role is considered. The official Policy Statement for TAs is included, along with…

Cannell, Gillian; DeVault, Ileen

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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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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Indiana University, Bloomington  

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/ 1 #12; 2005 4 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Indiana University-of-Teaching Professorship (Indiana University at Bloomington) 1818 1824 10 1865 180 2001 College of the Year Information Administration Prof. King 6 #12;Indiana University, Bloomington / Vice Provost

Wu, Yih-Min

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

PubMed Central

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 life sciences concluded that independent research experience for every undergraduate may not be feasible or desirable but that transformation of lecture courses to more inquiry-based and interactive formats can effectively further the Commission's goals. PMID:12888846

Wood, William B.

2003-01-01

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The Resistance to Teaching  

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This article focuses on the figure of the university teacher of literature, viewed as an agent that possesses knowledge and transmits it via its oral word. The approach is historical and theoretical. The first part examines how different types of teaching are linked to different phases of the development of the university institution, from the…

Varsos, George

2008-01-01

477

Aligning Assessment Instruments with the Sterling Quality Criteria: Technical Report for the Teaching and Leadership Center at Florida Atlanta University.  

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Florida Atlantic University College of Education was commissioned by the South Florida Annenberg Challenge to develop and create five diagnostic and assessment instruments for leaders that will provide candidate information about: (1) personality skills related to leadership; (2) transformational leadership potential; (3) leadership skills; (4)…

Pisapia, John; Coukos-Semmel, Eleni

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Assessing the Impact of a Faculty Development Program on Teaching Quality in a Mexican University. AIR 1991 Annual Forum Paper.  

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Responding to enormous enrollment increases, Mexican universities were forced to hire faculty without a Licenciatura degree (corresponds to a United States bachelors degree) and so initiated faculty development activities (FDA) to enhance the performance of underqualified and new teachers. This study assessed the impact of one of these FDAs at the…

Rizo, Felipe Martinez; And Others

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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

2011-01-01

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THE ONGOING EFFECTS OF THE CHANGE IN THE TEACHING LANGUAGE AND ENGINEERING CURRICULUM ON STUDENTS' UNIVERSITY CHOICE CRITERIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper gives the results of a continuous survey on the engineering students of Istanbul Technical University. The survey is based on the data collected from 16,277 undergraduate students of 8 consecutive years. It tries to evaluate the impact of the reform (introduced in the academic year 1997-1998) consisting of introducing new engineering curricula and 30 % of English as

Lerzan Özkale; Suat Küçükçifçi

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Re-Envisioning the Scholarship of Engagement: Lessons from a University-School Partnership Project for Mathematics and Science Teaching  

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The purpose of this article is to report on a formative evaluation research study of a university-school partnership for mathematics and science education within a community engagement and social justice perspective in higher education in order to inform redesign and replicability. The partnership involved the school-based systemic intervention…

Ndlovu, M. C.

2011-01-01

482

Teradata University Network: A No Cost Web-Portal for Teaching Database, Data Warehousing, and Data-Related Subjects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the value that information systems faculty and students in classes dealing with database management, data warehousing, decision support systems, and related topics, could derive from the use of the Teradata University Network (TUN), a free comprehensive web-portal. A detailed overview of TUN functionalities and content is…

Jukic, Nenad; Gray, Paul

2008-01-01

483

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

2014-01-01

484

Christian Universities and Colleges: The Need to Train Instructors to Teach the Bible as Literature in Public Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author examines the national growth of Bible literacy courses in America's public schools and examines what steps Christian universities and colleges can take to help meet the demand for teachers for these courses. The author asserts that several sources of training are currently available, but declares that they will be unable to train a majority of the increasing number

William H. Jeynes

2012-01-01

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They Came To Learn, They Came To Teach, They Came To Stay. University Women: A Series of Essays, Volume I.  

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This anthology of essays, impressions, and sketches attempts to reassess the role of women in the development of public higher education in Wisconsin, especially in the setting of the University of Wisconsin (UW) System. The essays provide a female perspective from the post Civil War days to today. Some essays focus on the beginnings of the…

Swoboda, Marian J., Ed.; Roberts, Audrey J., Ed.

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Monitoring Attitude Change in Students to Teaching and Learning in a University Setting: a study using Perry's developmental model  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have studied whether changes brought about in the first year biology course at the University of Glasgow made any difference in students' attitudes to the way they learn. Students' attitudes were monitored with respect to the way they reacted or adapted to these changes using the Perry model of intellectual and ethical development. This model shows how students develop

Martha Katung; A. H. Johnstone; J. R. Downie

1999-01-01

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In Pursuit of Our Common Interests: A Framework for Building School-University Partnerships to Improve Urban Schools and Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools of education are increasingly under attack. In a speech delivered at Teachers College, Columbia University, in 2009, education secretary Arne Duncan charged that the nation's schools of education were "doing a mediocre job of preparing teachers for the realities of 21st-century classroom." Although teachers unions have borne the brunt of…

Noguera, Pedro A.; Klevan, Sarah L.

2010-01-01

488

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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Education (NCATE), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Position DescriptionGEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction--Search # 67197 College of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning The Department

Hutcheon, James M.

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Using blended and guided technologies in a university course for scientist-practitionersTeaching Applied Behaviour Analysis to autism professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the incidence of autism spectrum disorders is increasing worldwide, there is a shortage of professionals trained to provide effective interventions. The article describes an advanced university course in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and autism tailored to meet the needs of Swedish professionals from multiple disciplines. The course implemented both blended-learning technologies (web, telecommunication, and in vivo) and guided-design (problem-solving)

Lise Roll-Pettersson; Shahla AlaI-Rosales

2009-01-01

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The Effects of Peer Teaching on the University Students' Achievements in Cognitive, Affective, Psychomotor Domains and Game Performances in Volleyball Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is related to one of the teaching models, peer teaching which is used in physical education courses. The fundamental feature of peer teaching is defined "to structure a learning environment in which some students assume and carry out many of the key operations of instruction to assist other students in the learning process".…

Mirzeoglu, Ayse Dilsad

2014-01-01

491

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2011-01-01

492

Conference Centre & Northern University  

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Recruitment & Advising International Programs Office of the Registrar First Nations Centre Disability ServicesConference Centre & Northern University Student Centre Research Laboratory Teaching Laboratory Dr

Northern British Columbia, University of

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Seroprevalence and correlates of human T-cell lymphoma/leukemia virus type 1 antibodies among pregnant women at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria  

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Background Human T-cell lymphoma/leukemia virus (HTLV)-1 is a retrovirus transmitted vertically from mother to child parenterally and sexually by infected lymphocytes. Objective The objective of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of HTLV-1 antibodies and associated risk factors for HTLV-1 infection among pregnant women in University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, southeast Nigeria. Materials and methods A cross-sectional study was carried out from July to October 2010. Two hundred pregnant women were recruited consecutively from the antenatal clinic. Five milliliters of blood was collected from each of the participants into a plain sterile bottle and allowed to clot. The serum obtained was stored at ?20°C until required for analysis. The serum samples were then analyzed for antibodies to HTLV-1 using a one-step incubation double-antigen sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kit. Participants’ demographic characteristics and degree of exposure to the risk factors associated with HTLV-1 infection were captured using a questionnaire. Statistical analysis of results was done using SPSS version 17. Results The average age of the pregnant women was 28.94 years (standard deviation 4.17). The age-group with the highest representation was those between the ages of 26 and 30 years. Thirty-six percent of the population was above 30 years old. The result of the tests showed that only one respondent, a 31-year-old pregnant woman tested positive for HTLV-1 antibodies. Therefore, the seroprevalence of HTLV-1 antibodies among pregnant women attending the antenatal clinic at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital was 0.5%, with a 95% confidence interval of 0%–2.8%. Some of the sociodemographic risk factors of HTLV-1 infection found to be applicable to the 31-year-old woman who tested positive included positive history of previous sexually transmitted diseases, high parity, low socioeconomic status, female sex, and age above 30 years. The pregnant women that participated in this study were exposed to risk factors and behaviors associated with HTLV-1 infection. Some of the pregnant women (17.5%) had contracted sexually transmitted diseases, and 80.5% did not use condoms during coitus. Conclusion The seroprevalence obtained in this study was low, though it is 100% for anyone infected. More prospective and multicenter studies are required to determine the infectivity of HTLV-1 among pregnant women in Nigeria.

Okoye, Augustine Ejike; Ibegbulam, Obike Godswill; Onoh, Robinson Chukwudi; Ezeonu, Paul Olisaemeka; Ugwu, Ngozi I; Lawani, Lucky Osaheni; Anigbo, Chukwudi Simon; Nonyelu, Charles E

2014-01-01

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How Approaches to Teaching are Affected by Discipline and Teaching Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two related studies are reported in this article. The first aimed to analyse how academic discipline is related to university teachers' approaches to teaching. The second explored the effects of teaching context on approaches to teaching. The participants of the first study were 204 teachers from the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki School…

Lindblom-Ylanne, Sari; Trigwell, Keith; Nevgi, Anne; Ashwin, Paul

2006-01-01

495

TeachSpatial  

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.

2012-01-13

496

Whole of University Experience Survey 2005 Murdoch University  

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at Murdoch were the university's good teaching reputation (57% strong or moderate influence), the courseWhole of University Experience Survey 2005 Murdoch University Christina Ballantyne Teaching and Learning Centre February 2006 #12;ii Executive Summary · This is a report on the second Whole of University

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Whole of University Experience Survey 2007 Murdoch University  

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at Murdoch were the university's good teaching reputation (42% strong or moderate influence), opportunityi Whole of University Experience Survey 2007 Murdoch University Christina Ballantyne Teaching #12;ii Executive Summary · This is a report on the third Whole of University Experience Survey (WUES

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Whole of University Experience Survey 2005 Murdoch University  

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at Murdoch were the university's good teaching reputation (57% strong or moderate influence), the courseWhole of University Experience Survey 2005 Murdoch University Christina Ballantyne Teaching........................................... 40 #12;ii Executive Summary · This is a report on the second Whole of University Experience Survey

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Lessons learned: A case study of an integrated way of teaching introductory physics to at-risk students at Rutgers University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In order to provide a physics instructional environment in which at-risk students (particularly women and minorities) can successfully learn and enjoy introductory physics, we have introduced Extended General Physics as an option for science, science teaching, and pre-health professions majors at Rutgers University. We have taught the course for the last five years. In this new course, we have used many elements that have been proven to be successful in physics instruction. We have added a new component, the minilab, stressing qualitative experiments performed by the students. By integrating all the elements, and structuring the time the students invest in the course, we have created a successful program for students-at-risk, indeed for all students. Our aim was not only to foster successful mastery of the traditional physics syllabus by the students, but to create a sense of community through the cooperation of students with each other and their instructors. We present a template for implementation of our program elsewhere.

Etkina, E.; Gibbons, K.; Holton, B. L.; Horton, G. K.

1999-09-01

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Improving Teaching Effectiveness: Some Examples from a Program for the Enhancement of Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the potential problems and benefits of departmental-level mentoring programs to improve faculty teaching, then describes the Program for the Enhancement of Teaching at DePaul University, including its specific activities such as lunches and seminars. (EV)

Kemp, Philip R.; O'Keefe, Robert D.

2003-01-01