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Principles for Quality Undergraduate Education in Psychology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The principles for undergraduate education in psychology presented here are designed for creating a world-class educational system that provides students with the workplace skills needed in this information age; a solid academic background that prepares them for advanced study in a wide range of fields; and the knowledge, skills, and abilities…

American Psychologist, 2011

2011-01-01

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Quality Assessment of Undergraduate Education in China: A Policy Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper analyses a higher education policy issued in China in 2002: the Quality Assessment of Undergraduate Education Policy. The policy was designed with four main objectives: improvement, compliance, information and accountability. However, it has not completely fulfilled its objectives, especially regarding improvement and accountability,…

Liu, Shuiyun; Rosa, Maria Joao

2008-01-01

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Study on the construction of teaching quality monitoring system for the undergraduate physical education majors  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to ensure the training quality of physical education professionals and get advantage in competitive ability of the talents, various measures of teaching quality guarantee is researched. The teaching quality monitoring is a long-term mechanism to ensure the quality of teaching. We have established the interactive teaching quality monitoring system for undergraduates' physical education, including schools, departments, teaching and

Zhang Zhi; Zhang Nan

2011-01-01

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Quality Assessment of Undergraduate Education in China: Impact on Different Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research analyzes the scheme proposed to assess the quality of higher education institutions in China, namely, the Quality Assessment of Undergraduate Education (QAUE) scheme. This article aims to determine the impact of the QAUE on universities and explore the reasons that intended effects have or have not been generated in the evaluated…

Liu, Shuiyun

2013-01-01

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Undergraduate Education EXP Experiential Education  

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Undergraduate Education EXP Experiential Education KEY: # = new course * = course changed = course dropped University of Kentucky 2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 1 EXP 396 EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION. (1. Prereq: Completion of Experiential Education Learning Contract and submission of contract to Career

MacAdam, Keith

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Undergraduate Research Office of Undergraduate Education  

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Undergraduate Research Office of Undergraduate Education Email: ugr@ucr.edu #12;What is undergraduate research? #12;Undergraduate Research Research and Creative Activities inquiry or investigation Fictional Short Stories based on Qualitative Data Analysis of Emancipated Foster Youth A Study

Mills, Allen P.

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Washington Center for the Improvement of the Quality of Undergraduate Education. Final Report to the Ford Foundation, 1986-88. Volume I: Institutional Self Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes and evaluates the activities undertaken by the Washington Center for the Improvement of the Quality of Undergraduate Education between 1986 and 1988. The goal of the Center is to improve undergraduate education through five central activities: (1) assisting participating two- and four-year colleges in the establishment of…

Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education.

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Determining the quality of educational climate across multiple undergraduate teaching sites using the DREEM inventory  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Our obstetrics and gynaecology undergraduate teaching module allocates 40–50 final year medical students to eight teaching hospital sites in the West Midlands region. Based on student feedback and concerns relating to the impact of new curriculum changes, we wished to objectively assess whether the educational environment perceived by students varied at different teaching hospital centres, and whether the environment

Rajesh Varma; Ekta Tiyagi; Janesh K Gupta

2005-01-01

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Accreditation of Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education: How Do the Standards Contribute to Quality?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Accreditation organizations such as the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) are charged with the difficult task of evaluating the educational quality of medical education programs in North America.…

Davis, Deborah J.; Ringsted, Charlotte

2006-01-01

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Upgrading Undergraduate Biology Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On many campuses throughout the country, undergraduate biology education is in serious need of an upgrade. During the past few decades, the body of biological knowledge has grown exponentially, and as a research endeavor, the practice of biology has evolved. Education research has also made great strides, revealing many new insights into how…

Musante, Susan

2011-01-01

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Transforming Undergraduate Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

I'll describe: (1) how efforts to transform Astronomy 101 align with the goals the NRC Committee on Undergraduate Science Education, which I chair; (2) how information technology might be used to advance these goals; and (3) some experiences from our efforts to transform astronomy 101 at the University of Colorado. My work has been supported by grants from the NSF and the Pew Grant Program in Course Redesign.

McCray, R.

2001-12-01

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Washington Center for the Improvement of the Quality of Undergraduate Education. Final Report to the Ford Foundation, 1986-88. Volume II: Washington Center Activities, 1985-88.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This compilation of materials represents the major activities of the Washington Center for the Improvement of the Quality of Undergraduate Education between 1985 and 1988. The volume includes: (1) a proposal to the Ford Foundation for funding to promote collaborative projects between two- and four-year colleges related to faculty development,…

Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education.

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Handbook for Enhancing Undergraduate Education in Psychology. Based on the National Conference on Enhancing the Quality of Undergraduate Education in Psychology of the American Psychological Association (St. Mary's City, Maryland, June 1991).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume synthesizes the scholarship and practice of the teaching and learning of psychology to create a practical handbook for faculty who work with undergraduates in this discipline. Section 1 establishes the framework with "Principles for Quality Undergraduate Psychology Programs" (Cynthia Baum, and others). Section 2 reviews seven critical…

McGovern, Thomas V., Ed.

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On bilingual teaching of undergraduate course of quality management  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the increasing emphasis on teaching quality, bilingual teaching has become one of the initiatives for improving education quality in universities and colleges. This paper aims to identify some issues in bilingual teaching of the undergraduate course through illustrating the practice in the course of “quality management”, which is one obligatory course in business management discipline. Firstly, the issues facing

Keqin Wang; Shurong Tong; Kexin Huang

2010-01-01

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Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This sharp looking website is for the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE) which "publishes peer-reviewed reports of innovations in undergraduate neuroscience education...[and] serves as a mechanism for faculty to exchange information...such as laboratory exercises, new media, curricular considerations, and teaching methods." Visitors will find the "Supplementary Materials" tab near the top of any page to contain movies, lab instructions, papers, and images. Some of the movies include an adult and juvenile "Crayfish Brain Movie," "Larval Dissection Movie" of a drosophila mutant, and "Leg Prep and Spine Stimulation" of a cockroach. The "Previous Issues" tab gives visitors the opportunity to read issues published since 2002. Recent pieces featured in JUNE include "Integrating Community Outreach into the Undergraduate Neuroscience Classroom", "Design Plans for an Inexpensive Tail Flick Analgesia Meter", and "Unquenchable Neuroscience."

2012-01-06

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Undergraduate Computational Science and Engineering Education  

E-print Network

Undergraduate Computational Science and Engineering Education SIAM Working Group on CSE, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate curriculum. This paper outlines the content Jordan June 22, 2009 Abstract It is widely acknowledged that computational science and engineer- ing (CSE

Petzold, Linda R.

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Undergraduate Computational Science and Engineering Education  

E-print Network

Undergraduate Computational Science and Engineering Education SIAM Working Group on CSE, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate curriculum. This paper outlines the content, and Samuel St. John March 16, 2011 Abstract It is widely acknowledged that computational science and engineer

Petzold, Linda R.

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Energy Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship ENERGY EDUCATION TRUST UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2014  

E-print Network

Energy Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship 1 ENERGY EDUCATION TRUST UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2014 BACKGROUND The Energy Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship was established by the Energy to the energy needs of New Zealand. REGULATIONS 1. The Scholarship shall be known as the Energy Education Trust

Waikato, University of

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(ED) {EDUC} Undergraduate Courses  

E-print Network

on gender development and sexuality. 240. (AMCV240, URBS240) Education in American Culture. (C) Staff transform class, race, ethnic and gender differences and identities. From this vantage point, we will then consider the role that schools can and/or should play in challenging inequalities in America. 241

Sharp, Kim

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76 BYU 20072008 Undergraduate Catalog Colleges, Schools, Religious Education, and Undergraduate Education  

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Education Educational Leadership and Foundations Instructional Psychology and Technology Teacher Education76 BYU 2007­2008 Undergraduate Catalog Colleges, Schools, Religious Education, and Undergraduate Education David O. McKay School of Education 301 MCKB (801) 422-3694 Dean: K. Richard Young, Professor

Hart, Gus

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What Undergraduate Physical Education Majors Learn during a Field Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated what undergraduate physical education majors learned while conducting some lessons in a secondary physical education methods course. Results showed that pupil learning, quality lesson planning, and efficient lesson management were characteristics of successful lessons for the trainees. (GLR)

O'Sullivan, Mary; Tsangaridou, Niki

1992-01-01

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Transfer Guide for Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs  

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Education ­ Social Studies Programs 7 Physical Education Programs 7 K-12 Foreign Language Education Programs, and special services (including English as a Second Language, Physical Education, art, music, etcTransfer Guide for Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs A Coursework Transfer Guide for Public

Almor, Amit

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Undergraduate medical education in Germany  

PubMed Central

The purpose of this article is to give international readers an overview of the organisation, structure and curriculum, together with important advances and problems, of undergraduate medical education in Germany. Interest in medical education in Germany has been relatively low but has gained momentum with the new "Regulation of the Licensing of Doctors" which came into effect in 2003. Medical education had required substantial reform, particularly with respect to improving the links between theoretical and clinical teaching and the extension of interdisciplinary and topic-related instruction. It takes six years and three months to complete the curriculum and training is divided into three sections: basic science (2 years), clinical science (3 years) and final clinical year. While the reorganisation of graduate medical education required by the new "Regulation of the Licensing of Doctors" has stimulated multiple excellent teaching projects, there is evidence that some of the stipulated changes have not been implemented. Indeed, whether the medical schools have complied with this regulation and its overall success remains to be assessed systematically. Mandatory external accreditation and periodic reaccreditation of medical faculties need to be established in Germany. PMID:19675742

Chenot, Jean-François

2009-01-01

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Investigating quality of undergraduate mathematics lectures  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The notion of quality in undergraduate mathematics lectures is examined by using theoretical notions and research results from the literature and empirical data from a case study on lecturing on limits of functions. A systemic triangular model is found to catch critical quality aspects of a mathematics lecture, consisting of mathematical exposition, teacher immediacy, and general quality criteria for mathematics teaching. Mathematical exposition involves the dynamic interplay of mathematical content, mathematical process, and institutionalisation. The discussion is a contribution to an increased pedagogical awareness in undergraduate mathematics teaching.

Bergsten, Christer

2007-12-01

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Education: Conference Focuses on Undergraduate Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarizes five speeches from the Second National Conference of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Probes the role of undergraduate institutions in improving precollege training and structuring student research programs. Discusses some current problems of science and science education. Considers the history and activities of the CUR. (YP)

Worthy, Ward

1988-01-01

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Recommendations for Undergraduate Public Health Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide serves to assist faculty who are developing undergraduate courses in public health as well as educational administrators and faculty curriculum committees who are designing undergraduate public health curricula. The approach outlined in these recommendations focuses on the development of three core courses, each of which is…

Riegelman, Richard K.; Albertine, Susan

2008-01-01

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Service quality in postgraduate education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Measuring service quality in higher education is increasingly important for attracting and retaining tuition-based revenues. Nonetheless, whilst undergraduates have received substantial academic exposure, postgraduate-based research has been scant. Consequently, the objectives of this paper are threefold: first, to identify the service factors used by postgraduates in their quality evaluations. Second, to analyse the appropriateness of importance-performance analysis (IPA)

Robert J. Angell; Troy W. Heffernan; Phil Megicks

2008-01-01

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New Developments in Undergraduate Education in Public Health: Implications for Health Education and Health Promotion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article provides an overview of efforts to improve public health and health education training and on the potential use of Critical Component Elements (CCEs) for undergraduate health education programs toward more consistent quality assurance across programs. Considered in the context of the Galway Consensus Conference, the authors discuss the…

Barnes, Michael D.; Wykoff, Randy; King, Laura Rasar; Petersen, Donna J.

2012-01-01

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Child Psychiatry Curricula in Undergraduate Medical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study to review the amount of time devoted to child psychiatry in undergraduate medical education is conducted. Results conclude that relatively low priority is given to child psychiatry in medical education with suggestions for international teaching standards on the subject.

Sawyer, Michael Gifford; Giesen, Femke; Walter, Garry

2008-01-01

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Using simulation technology for undergraduate nursing education.  

PubMed

As simulation technology is rapidly expanding, nursing programs are making large investments in this technology, which has great potential for undergraduate nursing programs. Unfortunately, this potential is underestimated and underused. With simulation technology, undergraduate students can gain and improve skills in a safe, non-threatening, experiential environment that also provides opportunities for decision making, critical thinking, and team building. This article describes how to use simulation technology to enhance undergraduate nursing education. The process for simulation technology instruction, leveling content from simple to complex, and faculty resources are discussed. An example of a simulation program is included. PMID:15673172

Medley, Catherine F; Horne, Claydell

2005-01-01

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Undergraduate materials education 2010: Status and recommendations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In discussing undergraduate materials education in engineering schools, I begin by reviewing the historical development of today’s array of materials departments and the progress toward a true materials science and engineering (MSE) discipline. I then go on to explore the range of implications for the undergraduate curriculum that are incumbent upon these departments being situated in engineering schools, schools that are themselves undergoing great change as we enter the 21st century. Turning to the specifics of undergraduate curriculum I am able to draw on recent data compilations of others to give a reasonable picture of the developing commonality in “core” curricula in the MSE degrees that now constitute the majority of undergraduate materials degrees offered. I explore briefly the issues of continuing education demanded by an undergraduate curriculum that is increasingly broad, not deep, and then look (with some envy) at the extensive efforts to address these issues by our colleagues in the UK. The paper closes with recommendations targeted at the individual departments, their collective leadership in the University Materials Council, the professional societies, and finally the newly formed Undergraduate Education Coordinating Committee, a joint committee of several of the leading materials societies.

Schwartz, Lyle H.

2010-03-01

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Reforming Undergraduate Education at UNLV  

E-print Network

Undergraduate Learning Outcomes · Intellectual Breadth and Lifelong Learning · Inquiry and Critical Thinking they will achieve these outcomes ­ Communication and Critical Thinking in degree- relevant form ­ Assessment #12 experience · Communication · Critical Thinking · Not an Approval Process; a reporting and assessment process

Hemmers, Oliver

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Evaluation of Undergraduate Teaching at Institutions of Higher Education in China: Problems and Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews the achievements of the first cycle of undergraduate teaching evaluation at institutions of higher education in China. Existing problems are identified, and suggestions are made for corresponding reforms for improving the standard and quality of China's undergraduate teaching evaluation.

Yukun, Chen

2009-01-01

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Undergraduates of the Open Education Faculty.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the characteristics of undergraduate students in Anadolu University's Open Education Faculty (OEF) courses in economics and business administration who successfully completed their bachelor's degrees in exactly 4 school years. Data on the personal and social characteristics of students who completed the bachelor's degree…

Demiray, Ugur

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Exploring Signature Pedagogies in Undergraduate Leadership Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research explores the instructional strategies most frequently used by leadership educators who teach academic credit-bearing undergraduate leadership studies courses through a national survey and identifies signature pedagogies within the leadership discipline. Findings from this study suggest that class discussion--whether in the form of…

Jenkins, Daniel M.

2012-01-01

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BIO2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This document provides the full text (26 pages in pdf) of a 2003 report from the National Research Council outlining some of the contributions of bioinformatics research and suggests ways to promote collaboration among the diverse disciplines within graduate and undergraduate programs. Recommendations from the report include courses, laboratory experience, and quantitative skills students in this field should have. Other issues addressed include instructional materials and approaches, project-based laboratories, and implementation of the Council's findings.

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An Exploratory Study of Online Teaching in For-Profit Undergraduate Education Degree Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Throughout the history of higher education, measurement of learning was based on face-to-face delivery. Today, delivery of higher education through distance learning is moving to the forefront, and the quality of education offered in this venue has become a contentious topic. This is especially true with the undergraduate population, a population…

Butler, Rufina E.

2013-01-01

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USGS Science Resources For Undergraduate Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This portal provides links to selected United States Geological Survey (USGS) educational resources that may be useful to undergraduate educators. Many of these resources can be used directly in the classroom, as preparation for lessons or demonstrations, or as resources for teacher education and curriculum development. The resources are also searchable by state or region with the use of an interactive map. Major topic areas include biology, geography, geology, and water resources. Resources (indicated by symbols) include complete teaching modules and web-based resources. Items that have costs beyond basic printing or on-line viewing costs are also indicated by a symbol.

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Research on improvement strategies of elite culture, mass culture and the comprehensive quality of undergraduates  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article, placed the comprehensive quality improvement of undergraduates under the background of elite culture and mass culture, analyzed the influences and challenges brought by elite culture and mass culture on the undergraduate education from multiple perspectives of philosophy, ethics, economics, education, sociology and etc. and combing some foreign developed countries' experiences proposed the principles should be insisted by high schools in the context of elite culture and mass culture. With the development of times, undergraduate education should also constantly develop into new historical starting points and thoroughly reform the undergraduate education from content to essence, perception to format with a globalized horizon, so as to be able to reflect the time characteristics and better promote the overall development of undergraduates. Exactly based on such a view, this article, on the premise of full recognition that the flourishing and development of elite culture and mass culture has promoted China into a multicultural situation, proposed the principles for university moral education, such as education should promote the integration of undergraduate multi-values, sticking to the integration of unary guidance with diverse development, insisting on seeking common points while reserving differences and harmony but with differences, and etc.

Wang, Hongling

2011-10-01

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Exploring Instructional Strategies and Learning Goals in Undergraduate Leadership Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Leadership education has been integral to the undergraduate curriculum since the early 1990's. Today, more than 1,000 colleges and universities in the United States offer undergraduate courses in leadership studies and many offer academic credit in the form of a bachelor's degree, academic minor, or certificate. Yet, little is known about those who teach leadership studies courses to undergraduates, the

Daniel Jenkins

2011-01-01

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On Quality in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss some key aspects of quality in education in the light of over 30 years practical experience of doing quality assurance (QA). Design/methodology/approach: Reflection on three concepts, which are still the subject of debate, namely: "quality"; "total quality management (TQM)"; and "autonomy".…

Doherty, Geoffrey D.

2008-01-01

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Educating Young Educators: A Pedagogical Internship for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although undergraduates have long held a role as teaching assistants for introductory science courses at liberal arts colleges and universities, educational institutions often do not provide these students with opportunities to explore science teaching and pedagogy. At Brandeis University, we designed an internship course to help increase the…

Romm, Iyah; Gordon-Messer, Susannah; Kosinski-Collins, Melissa

2010-01-01

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Effect of a Problem Based Simulation on the Conceptual Understanding of Undergraduate Science Education Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of the effect of science teaching with a multimedia simulation on water quality, the "River of Life," on the science conceptual understanding of students (N = 83) in an undergraduate science education (K-9) course is reported. Teaching reality-based meaningful science is strongly recommended by the National Science Education Standards…

Kumar, David Devraj; Sherwood, Robert D.

2007-01-01

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Current Status and Future Plans for Undergraduate Public/Community Health Education Program Accreditation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Quality assurance in health education professional preparation has long been a goal of the profession. A comprehensive coordinated accreditation process for graduate and undergraduate health education has been recommended. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the current status of, and future plans for,…

Miller, M. Elizabeth; Birch, David A.; Cottrell, Randall R.

2010-01-01

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Quality in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume contains 21 new and classic papers and readings on quality philosophies and concepts, first, as they have been applied in business and industry but primarily as they relate to and can be applied in higher education. The introduction is titled "The Quality Approach in Higher Education: Context and Concepts for Change" by Brent D. Ruben.…

Ruben, Brent D., Ed.

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Strengthening Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Education Research and Science Education Subcommittee  

E-print Network

researchers within STEM disciplines, informed by research in the learning sciences, education, psychologyStrengthening Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Education Research and Science Education Subcommittee Ehlers, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Education

Finkelstein, Noah

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Maximizing the value of education for university undergraduate research fellows  

E-print Network

MAXIMIZING THE VALUE OF EDUCATION FOR UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWS A Senior Honors Thesis By AARON BENJAMIN TILLEY Submined to the Office of Honors Programs 8r. Academic Scholarships Texas ARM University In partial fulfillment... of the requirements For the Designation of UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOW April 2000 Group: Political Science MAXIMIZING THE VALUE OF EDUCATION FOR UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWS A Senior Honors Thesis By AARON BENJAMIN TILLEY...

Tilley, Aaron Benjamin

2013-02-22

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Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book discusses topics related to undergraduate education including science education for all students; preparation of future K-12 and undergraduate teachers of science, mathematics, and technology; retention of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SME&T) majors; making teaching community property; and obligations of the…

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education.

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Undergraduate and Graduate Preparation in Educational Research Methods  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The advent of high stakes state testing in K-12 education and The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, with its focus on "scientifically-based research" (SBR), has opened new challenges for both undergraduate and graduate preparation programs in education. This address will report on how we are currently preparing our undergraduate and graduate…

Barcikowski, Robert S.

2004-01-01

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Psychological Comparisons of Undergraduate and Graduate College of Education Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a study of 57 graduate students and 229 undergraduate students in classes preparing them to be teachers. The survey extended over a period of five years, involving 14 classes in a college of education. Using the Personality Research Form scales to compare the psychological aspects of undergraduate and graduate college of education

Illovsky, Michael E.

2010-01-01

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Educating Young Educators: A Pedagogical Internship for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants  

PubMed Central

Although undergraduates have long held a role as teaching assistants for introductory science courses at liberal arts colleges and universities, educational institutions often do not provide these students with opportunities to explore science teaching and pedagogy. At Brandeis University, we designed an internship course to help increase the motivation, understanding, and knowledge of teaching pedagogy for undergraduate teaching assistants that is offered concurrently with their teaching responsibilities. Weekly sessions with faculty mentors are guided by readings in current science education literature, and throughout the semester students are asked to develop new course material based on the pedagogical frameworks discussed. To evaluate the effectiveness of this course, we surveyed students at the close of the semester. We found an overall increase in student confidence levels with regard to teaching and better awareness of the difficulties faced in science education. All students who participated in the course expressed interest in participating in future educational internships. We believe that the Educating Young Educators internship has the potential to be a catalyst for personal and professional growth from a novice into an informed young educator. PMID:20516353

Romm, Iyah; Gordon-Messer, Susannah

2010-01-01

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Substance misuse teaching in undergraduate medical education  

PubMed Central

Background Over 12,000 hospital admissions in the UK result from substance misuse, therefore issues surrounding this need to be addressed early on in a doctor’s training to facilitate their interaction with this client group. Currently, undergraduate medical education includes teaching substance misuse issues, yet how this is formally integrated into the curriculum remains unclear. Methods Semi-structured interviews with 17 key members of staff responsible for the whole or part of the undergraduate medical curriculum were conducted to identify the methods used to teach substance misuse. Using a previously devised toolkit, 19 curriculum co-ordinators then mapped the actual teaching sessions that addressed substance misuse learning objectives. Results Substance misuse teaching was delivered primarily in psychiatry modules but learning objectives were also found in other areas such as primary care placements and problem-based learning. On average, 53 teaching sessions per medical school focused on bio-psycho-social models of addiction whereas only 23 sessions per medical school focused on professionalism, fitness to practice and students’ own health in relation to substance misuse. Many sessions addressed specific learning objectives relating to the clinical features of substance dependence whereas few focused on iatrogenic addiction. Conclusions Substance misuse teaching is now inter-disciplinary and the frequent focus on clinical, psychological and social effects of substance misuse emphasises the bio-psycho-social approach underlying clinical practice. Some areas however are not frequently taught in the formal curriculum and these need to be addressed in future changes to medical education. PMID:24533849

2014-01-01

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Making the Grade: Predicting Retention in Undergraduate Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers describe results from a longitudinal study of variables predicting retention in undergraduate teacher education. Selected teacher candidates' background characteristics were correlated with undergraduate grade point ratio (GPR) as a measure of academic success. The sample consisted of 657 candidates in an initial course in teacher…

Vare, Jonatha W.; Dewalt, Mark W.; Dockery, E. Ray

2004-01-01

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Liberal Learning as Freedom: A Capabilities Approach to Undergraduate Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, I employ the pioneering works of Nussbaum, Sen, Saito, and Walker, in conjunction with the U.S. tradition of academic freedom, to outline a capability-centered vision of undergraduate education. Pace Nussbaum and Walker, I propose a short list of learning capabilities to which every undergraduate student should be entitled. This…

Garnett, Robert F., Jr.

2009-01-01

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Exploring Race Differences in Correlates of Seniors’ Satisfaction with Undergraduate Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study employed multiple linear regression and decision tree analysis to examine the correlates of overall satisfaction with undergraduate education for white, Asian American, Latino and African American seniors enrolled at 17 doctoral\\/research universities. Satisfaction with the overall quality of instruction and social involvement were the strongest predictors of overall satisfaction for all seniors. The predictive importance of other measures

Marne K. Einarson; Michael W. Matier

2005-01-01

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Tracking the processes of change in US undergraduate education in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes some features in the changing landscape of activities intended to improve both quality and access in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) undergraduate education. Observations are offered from the viewpoint afforded by my work - broadly over the last 10 years - both as a researcher, and as an evaluator for projects related to the improvement of

Elaine Seymour

2002-01-01

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Funding Opportunity: Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering  

E-print Network

Funding Opportunity: Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering Sponsor: National and in research, that cross traditional disciplinary and departmental boundaries. Some examples of nanotechnology aspects of nanotechnology, applications of nanotechnology to information technology, properties

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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Undergraduate Geology Education--The Carleton College Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes strategies used in undergraduate geology education at the Carleton College. Discusses factors that contribute to the success of the program, including the setting and the choices made with regard to teaching. (JRH)

Buchwald, Caryl Edward

1997-01-01

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Nontraditional Undergraduates: Findings from "The Condition of Education, 2002."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"The Condition of Education" summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest data available. The 2002 edition included a special analysis that describes nontraditional undergraduates in terms of their demographic characteristics, enrollment patterns, ways of combining school and work, participation in distance education,…

Choy, Susan

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Contributions to Educational Structures that Promote Undergraduate Research  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The opportunities for community college and traditionally underrepresented minority students to participate in research experiences are typically rare. Further, what research experiences that are available often underutilizes the students' potential and do not have follow-up programs. The Physics Outreach Program (POP) working in conjunction with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is designed to reach out to this segment of the student population and encourage them to consider careers in physics and astronomy. The program is special in that it creates a "vertical" consortium or pipeline of schools whereby students graduating from one participating institution will then transfer to another. This helps to insure that participating students will experience continuity and, with the assistance of JPL equipment and staff, a quality of instruction that they would otherwise not be able to afford. Key words. educational outreach, undergraduate research, community college research, underrepresented minority student research

Sepikas, John; Mijic, Milan; Young, Don; Gillam, Steve

1997-01-01

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Mission leverage education: NSU/NASA innovative undergraduate model  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The BEST Lab (Center for Excellence in Science Education), the Center for Materials Research (CMR), and the Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science (CS) Departments at Norfolk State University (NSU) joined forces to implement MiLEN(2) IUM - an innovative approach tu integrate current and emerging research into the undergraduate curricula and train students on NASA-related fields. An Earth Observing System (EOS) mission was simulated where students are educated and trained in many aspects of Remote Sensing: detector physics and spectroscopy; signal processing; data conditioning, analysis, visualization; and atmospheric science. This model and its continued impact is expected to significantly enhance the quality of the Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Technology (MSET or SMET) educational experience and to inspire students from historically underrepresented groups to pursue careers in NASA-related fields. MiLEN(2) IUM will be applicable to other higher education institutions that are willing to make the commitment to this endeavor in terms of faculty interest and space.

Chaudhury, S. Raj; Shaw, Paula R. D.

2005-01-01

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Quality & Education: Critical Linkages.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains a collection of essays about schools that have successfully implemented Total Quality Management (TQM) through partnerships with the business community, parents, higher education, school board members, and others. Following the preface, foreword, and introduction, the book is divided into five sections: school leaders in Total…

McCormick, Betty L., Ed.

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Undergraduate endodontic education: what are the challenges?  

PubMed

To deliver the knowledge and skills required to equip undergraduate students for practice is a significant responsibility; graduates must be familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of pulpal and periradicular diseases and the preservation and restoration of pulpally compromised teeth. A greater understanding of the microbiological processes involved in endodontics and developments in instruments and materials have transformed our approaches to root canal treatment. Information technology has revolutionised certain aspects of education and has had an effect on endodontic teaching. Dental graduates will be expected to treat an increasingly elderly population and will enter a climate in which remuneration for root canal treatment could have a significant effect on the number of cases treated and the pattern of referral. Teachers of endodontics at the majority of dental schools are taxed by competing demands for time in packed curricula, a lack of availability of natural teeth for classroom exercise and a lack of suitable patients. The debate as to whether endodontics should be a specialist subject in its own right has rumbled on for three decades. Compared with the situation in the 1970s, there are now well defined curricula guidelines to which those involved in teaching can refer and map teaching in their schools against agreed norms. These create the potential for students to graduate with the knowledge and skills at a sound level of competence to carry out endodontic procedures and with a deeply engrained understanding of the need for continuing professional development. PMID:24651348

Qualtrough, A J E

2014-03-01

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Role of anaesthesiologists in undergraduate medical education.  

PubMed

Although anaesthesia and intensive care medicine are postgraduate subjects, few would deny the value of exposing medical undergraduates to clinical training in these areas. The present review addresses developments in medical undergraduate training curricula, and the specific benefits that can be provided for medical students, at all stages of training, by anaesthesiologists working in operating theatres, intensive care units and pain clinics. PMID:17016371

Prys-Roberts, C

2000-12-01

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What undergraduate physical education majors learn during a field experience.  

PubMed

Early field experiences and student teaching have a significant impact on the development of prospective teachers' perceptions of teaching and themselves as teachers (Dodds, 1989). The purpose of this study was to describe what happened to physical education majors during a secondary physical education methodology course that included two field experiences in which the undergraduates taught at least one lesson a day. The four research questions that guided the study were (a) What issues did the majors attend to as significant incidents from their teaching, and did these issues change during their field experiences? (b) What were the characteristics of field experience lessons they perceived as successful? (c) What were the characteristics of field experience lessons they perceived as unsuccessful? and (d) What were the physical education majors' conceptions of teaching? Participants in the study were 39 junior-year physical education teacher education majors. Data were collected using the critical incident technique (Flanagan, 1954) and an open-ended, written questionnaire that was designed to encourage the majors to reflect on various aspects of their teaching experience. The questionnaire and critical incidents were analyzed using an inductive analytical procedure and a series of categories developed from several readings of students' writings. The teacher preparation program affected how these trainees defined and evaluated their teaching experiences. In contrast to some of the earlier work in physical education, the results indicated pupil learning, quality lesson planning to ensure pupil learning, and efficient lesson management were major characteristics of successful lessons for these trainees. The trainees presented "theories of knowledge" that emphasized technical concepts of teaching with little attention to the social or ethical dimensions of their work or the content knowledge of their field. Additional research is needed to examine appropriate programmatic efforts to help preservice teachers reflect not only on teaching, learning, and schooling as a technical enterprise but also as a moral and ethical enterprise. PMID:1439163

O'Sullivan, M; Tsangaridou, N

1992-12-01

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Integrating Embedded Computing Systems into High School and Early Undergraduate Education  

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course for all UCSD computer science undergraduates that teaches the ability to program in assemblyIntegrating Embedded Computing Systems into High School and Early Undergraduate Education Bridget undergraduate curriculum. Index Terms--Embedded Systems Education, High School and Undergraduate Curricula I

Gupta, Rajesh

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Reinventing Undergraduate Education: A Blueprint for America's Research Universities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Boyer Commission on Educating Undergraduates in the Research University has recently released this report outlining ten major recommendations for changing undergraduate education. These recommendations are based on the Commission's conclusion that undergraduate education at America's research universities is in crisis, and that the record of research universities in this area is one of "inadequacy, even failure. Baccalaureate students are the second-class citizens who are allowed to pay taxes but are barred from voting, the guests at the banquet who pay their share of the tab but are given leftovers." The recommendations include research-based learning, inquiry-based instruction in the Freshman year, educating graduate students as apprentice teachers, and changing the faculty rewards system. Brief case studies accompany the recommendations.

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Greek Undergraduate Physical Education Students' Basic Computer Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purposes of this study were to determine how undergraduate physical education (PE) students feel about their level of competence concerning basic computer skills and to examine possible differences between groups (gender, specialization, high school graduation type, and high school direction). Although many students and educators believe…

Adamakis, Manolis; Zounhia, Katerina

2013-01-01

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Undergraduate Education of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in China  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This presentation gives an overview of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) undergraduate education and mechanical and manufacturing engineering programs, presents key issues facing the programs, and provides alternate solutions. Presented at the 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Education Conference, Beijing, China, March 31-April 4, 2007.

Peigen, Li

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Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarships An undergraduate education gives students the opportunity to acquire knowledge, to build  

E-print Network

. They include: · Cindy Kim, whose research focused on the causes of Alzheimer's; · Iain Kennedy, who is workingUndergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarships An undergraduate education gives students. Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarships enable the recipients to build on this platform

Haase, Markus

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Reinventing Undergraduate Education: Three Years After the Boyer Report  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Originating from the Reinvention Center at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, this 41-page report is a follow-up report to the original Boyer Commission Report on undergraduate education first released in 1998. Following up on the 1998 report, this document examines the progress made by various universities in 10 different aspects of undergraduate educational areas identified by the first report. Beginning with an introduction of the study's survey methods, the report discusses research findings in these 10 areas, including The Freshman Experience, Research-based Learning, Communication Skills, Educating Graduate Students as Apprentice Teachers, and Changing Faculty Reward Systems. In conclusion, the researchers note that, while "every research university is approaching the issues of undergraduate education seriously," many institutions have "not yet fulfilled their ambitions for undergraduate programs, although many offer special opportunities such as research and freshman seminars to the best students." Well-written and honest in its language and about its findings, this paper will be of great interest to anyone interested in the future of undergraduate education.

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The Foundation and Trends of Undergraduate Education Reform in China's Research Universities: The Case of Tsinghua University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Chinese universities face enormous pressures and challenges from increased global competition, intensifying national reform efforts, quality improvement, and quantity expansion in the higher education system, which deeply affect undergraduate education reform efforts within the universities. This article uses macrocausal analysis of the complexity…

Jinghuan, Shi

2011-01-01

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Exploring perceptions of the educational environment among undergraduate physiotherapy students  

PubMed Central

Objectives The aim of this study was to explore areas of strength and weakness in the educational environment as perceived by undergraduate physiotherapy students and to investigate these areas in relation to the respondents’ demographic characteristics. Methods This study utilized a cross-sectional study design and employed the Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure, a 50-item, self-administered inventory relating to a variety of topics directly pertinent to educational environments. Convenience sampling was used, and the scores were compared across demographic variables. All undergraduate physiotherapy students in their first five terms of the programme in a major Swedish university were invited to participate in the study. Results A total of 222 students (80%) completed the inventory. With an overall score of 150/200 (75%), the students rated the educational environment in this institution as “more positive than negative”. Two items consistently received deprived scores - authoritarian teachers and teaching with an overemphasis on factual learning. Students in term 4 differed significantly from others, and students with earlier university education experience perceived the atmosphere more negatively than their counterparts. There were no significant differences with regards to other demographic variables. Conclusions This study provides valuable insight into how undergraduate physiotherapy students perceive their educational environment. In general, students perceived that their educational programme fostered a sound educational environment. However, some areas require remedial measures in order to enhance the educational experience. PMID:25341223

Lindquist, Ingrid; Sundberg, Tobias; Nilsson, Gunnar H.; Laksov, Klara B.

2014-01-01

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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA -2010/2011 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG  

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in regional, national and international education. Leadership in education encompasses: Collaboration, collaboratively, and ethically to improve educational outcomes for all. Educator preparation programs are alignedCOLLEGE OF EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA - 2010/2011 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG The College

Lajeunesse, Marc J.

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College Students' Perceptions of Quality in Distance Education: The Importance of Communication  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quality in distance education has been studied mostly from a top-down approach, from administration and faculty to students. This study was an attempt to understand quality through the eyes of the distance learner. This study identified undergraduate and graduate students' perceptions about quality in distance education, examining factors…

Ortiz-Rodriguez, Madeline; Telg, Ricky W.; Irani, Tracy; Roberts, T. Grady; Rhoades, Emily

2005-01-01

76

Education Improves Plagiarism Detection by Biology Undergraduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Regrettably, the sciences are not untouched by the plagiarism affliction that threatens the integrity of budding professionals in classrooms around the world. My research, however, suggests that plagiarism training can improve students' recognition of plagiarism. I found that 148 undergraduate ecology students successfully identified plagiarized…

Holt, Emily A.

2012-01-01

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Designing Undergraduate Education. A Systematic Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to the customary practice of administrators and faculty designing undergraduate programs only in terms of content and sequence, this book encourages presidents, deans, department heads, curriculum specialists, and faculty to take a broader perspective on program planning. Specifically, it advocates consideration of (1) how time and…

Bergquist, William H.; And Others

78

Bioinformatics in Undergraduate Education: Practical Examples  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Bioinformatics has emerged as an important research tool in recent years. The ability to mine large databases for relevant information has become increasingly central to many different aspects of biochemistry and molecular biology. It is important that undergraduates be introduced to the available information and methodologies. We present a…

Boyle, John A.

2004-01-01

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Undergraduate Computational Science and Engineering Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is widely acknowledged that computational science and engineer- ing (CSE) will play a critical role in the future of the scienti…c discovery process and engineering design. However, in recent years computational skills have been de-emphasized in the curricula of many undergraduate programs in science and engineering. There is a clear need to provide training in CSE fundamentals at the

Peter Turner; Linda Petzold; Angela Shi; Ignatios Vakalis; Kirk Jordan

80

Quality in Education Defines ESD  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education has a central role to play in attaining sustainable development--by inculcating values that encourage sustainable practices. To play this role effectively, education should go beyond developing cognitive understanding and ability, and address the economic, social and other dimensions of learning as well. Quality education and education

Pigozzi, Mary Joy

2007-01-01

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Quality tools in science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

At a recent Science Teachers' State Convention, I attended a session called "Quality Tools in Science Education" and was introduced to an approach to classroom management and student involvement modeled after an industry practice called TQM (total quality management).

Blanton, Patricia

2002-03-01

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Development of a Systems Engineering Education Module for Undergraduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to develop a systems engineering educational module that could easily fit within existing transportation engineering undergraduate or technical courses in other engineering disciplines. The module is based on analysis of specific job roles and tasks of staff at various transportation agencies in Texas, and has three…

Kuhn, Beverly T.

83

High Graduate Unemployment Rate and Taiwanese Undergraduate Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An expansion in higher education in combination with the recent global economic recession has resulted in a high college graduate unemployment rate in Taiwan. This study investigates how the high unemployment rate and financial constraints caused by economic cutbacks have shaped undergraduates' class choices, job needs, and future income…

Wu, Chih-Chun

2011-01-01

84

Trust Matters: Distinction and Diversity in Undergraduate Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: How do we account for the persistent difficulty the U.S. community of science has in educating larger numbers of talented and diverse undergraduates? We posit that the problem lies in the community's unremitting focus on scientific subject matter knowledge and students' ability to learn, to the neglect of interpersonal social…

Ream, Robert K.; Lewis, James L.; Echeverria, Begoña; Page, Reba N.

2014-01-01

85

High graduate unemployment rate and Taiwanese undergraduate education  

Microsoft Academic Search

An expansion in higher education in combination with the recent global economic recession has resulted in a high college graduate unemployment rate in Taiwan. This study investigates how the high unemployment rate and financial constraints caused by economic cutbacks have shaped undergraduates’ class choices, job needs, and future income expectations. Therein, the results obtained from a structural equation model indicate

Chih-Chun Wu

2011-01-01

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The Seven Principles in Action: Improving Undergraduate Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains 10 essays on the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education that include extensive, specific examples of how the principles have been applied at many colleges and universities. It also includes faculty, institutional and student inventories for self-assessment under the Seven Principles. Following an…

Hatfield, Susan Rickey, Ed.

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A DEDICATED UNDERGRADUATE TRACK IN COMPUTER SECURITY EDUCATION  

E-print Network

that uses and builds upon the courses that are already part of the computer science curriculum and allows and computer science and mathematics double majors. Both programs are accredited by Computer ScienceA DEDICATED UNDERGRADUATE TRACK IN COMPUTER SECURITY EDUCATION S.Azadegan, M. Lavine, M. O'Leary, A

O'Leary, Michael

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BIO2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future Research Biologists  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report discusses incorporating more math, physics, chemistry, engineering and computer science into classes and laboratory work and emphasizing independent research will help undergraduate education reflect real-world science. Schools, professional societies and funding agencies should develop new teaching materials and facilitate faculty…

National Academies Press, 2003

2003-01-01

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Undergraduate Professional Education in Chemistry: Guidelines and Evaluation Procedures.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provided are guidelines for evaluating undergraduate professional education in chemistry. The guidelines summarize an approved program as including: 400 hours of classroom work; 500 hours of laboratory work; a core curriculum covering principles of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry; 1 year of advanced work in chemistry or…

American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.

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Employment and a Liberal Arts Undergraduate Education in Sociology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines data from a survey of University of Iowa sociology and liberal arts graduates showing entry-level job satisfaction and expectations of job mobility into better positions. Evidence indicated no unemployment crisis but future underemployment problems. Recommends greater emphasis on undergraduate career education and adaptability to change.…

Lutz, Gene M.

1979-01-01

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Undergraduate Education: An Essential Rung on the Rehabilitation Career Ladder  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the historical pertinence of undergraduate education to developing a career ladder within the field of vocational rehabilitation. Support for the relevance is presented through the results of an investigation of baccalaureate-level competence and preparation as perceived by graduates of rehabilitation services programs. Job…

Evenson, Tom; Holloway, Linda

2007-01-01

92

Gerontological Education in Undergraduate Nursing Programs: An Australian Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Literature reveals difficulties in preparing nurses to care for older people. This article reports a study that aimed to facilitate positive changes in gerontological education in an undergraduate nursing program by identifying barriers and effective actions. A critical research approach was applied to the study. Data were mainly collected through…

Xiao, Lily Dongxia; Paterson, Jan; Henderson, Julie; Kelton, Moira

2008-01-01

93

Undergraduate Chemistry Education: Report of an ACS Presidential Symposium  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Presidential Symposium, Envisioning Undergraduate Chemistry Education in 2015 was organized by the ACS Committee on Professional Training (CPT), in response to the challenge to envision the chemistry enterprise in 2015. The need for more diverse role models at all levels is emphasized, including high school…

Polik, William F.

2006-01-01

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Funding Opportunity: Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering  

E-print Network

Funding Opportunity: Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering Sponsor: National, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. Related funding opportunities are posted on the web site for the National Nanotechnology Initiative, www.nsf.gov/nano. In addition

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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Quality as Transformation: Educational Metamorphosis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The notion of "quality as transformation" has been widely used in the higher education sector. However, both quality and transformation are elusive terms. There is little research exploring how quality could be equated to transformation in the learning process. This paper will provide an insight into the relationship between quality and…

Cheng, Ming

2014-01-01

96

The Contributions of the WIYN Observatory to Undergraduate Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over its nearly 20 year history the WIYN Observatory has provided crucial data for numerous undergraduate research projects at the partner institutions (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Indiana University, and Yale University) plus others who access the telescope via national time from NOAO. WIYN and its instruments have served both undergraduates who are local to each institution, as well as those who have a temporary tenure as Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) students. The topics of this work range widely, and only a few examples are listed here. Numerous studies of stars have been undertaken by undergraduates, from rotation velocities of pre-main sequence stars (Rhode et al.) to dynamical heating mechanisms in open clusters (Friel et al.). Extragalactic investigations range from a study of cold ISM in galaxies near the centers of rich clusters (Gallagher & Hooper, et al.) to the stellar populations of post-starburst galaxies hosting low-level AGN (Wolf & Hooper, et al.). Students have made wide use of WIYN's long established suite of facility instruments, which currently includes the Hydra multi-object fiber spectrograph, the SparsePak integral field unit fiber spectrograph, and the WHIRC near-infrared imager. A current undergraduate is a key player in final laboratory testing of two new integral field units that will come to WIYN soon. Finally, the new large format imager pODI currently is in science operation, soon to be followed by an upgrade to nearly four times the current imaging area, a powerful tool that will join the others in contributing to undergraduate research and education. This presentation is a continuation of the overview of WIYN contributions to education that began with a discussion of graduate education at the Indianapolis AAS (Hooper, AAS Meeting #222, #214.23).

Hooper, Eric; Consortium, WIYN

2014-01-01

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Connecting undergraduate science education with the needs of today's graduates.  

PubMed

Undergraduate science programs are not providing graduates with the knowledgebase and skills they need to be successful on today's job market. Curricular changes relevant to today's marketplace and more opportunities for internships and work experience during students' secondary education would facilitate a smoother transition to the working world and help employers find graduates that possess both the hard and soft skills needed in the workplace. In this article, we discuss these issues and offer solutions that would generate more marketplace-ready undergraduates. PMID:25653842

Callier, Viviane; Singiser, Richard H; Vanderford, Nathan L

2014-01-01

98

Status of Undergraduate Education in Range Science in the USA  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article describes the results of a questionnaire sent to 28 universities and colleges with range science programs in the western 17 states. Information requested pertained to job placement, undergraduate student numbers, course requirements, program goals, and obstacles to undergraduate education in range science. Most range science programs have low student numbers with fewer than 10 graduates per year. The data suggested that low numbers are caused by poor student awareness of rangelands, a misconception that range science is simply another agriculture production major, and competing curricula in natural resource sciences and other areas.

Walter Schacht

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Undergraduate Education: A Chronicle. Briefing Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a list of significant events in the modern history of higher education in the United States, focusing on facts that are relevant to the Greater Expectations initiative to improve higher education. The time sequence begins in 1945 with the "Redbook" produced by the Harvard Committee on the Objectives of a General Education,…

Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.

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Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With a mandate from the American Statistical Association, the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE) has a simple, yet daunting, mission: "to support and advance undergraduate statistics education." They do so through an ambitious mix of professional development initiatives, coupled with sustained outreach efforts and research. Most educators and students will want to start by visiting the "Resources" area, which is divided into sections that bring together datasets, analysis tools, lecture examples, and for a moment of inferential humor, a number of cartoons, jokes, and songs, all informed by the world of statistics. The "Teaching Methods" area is well worth a look, as it brings together 35 resources such as a set of tips of teaching statistics to large classes and how to discuss causality in introductory statistics courses.

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Mineral Physics Educational Modules for Advanced Undergraduates and Graduate Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We are assembling a group of web-based educational modules for a course entitled "Introduction to Mineral Physics". Although the modules are designed to function as part of a full semester course, each module will also be able to stand alone. The modules are targeted at entry level graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. Learning outcomes for the course are being developed in consultation with educators throughout the mineral physics community. Potential users include mineral physicists teaching "bricks and mortar" graduate classes at their own institutions, mineral physicists teaching graduate classes in a distance education setting, mineralogy teachers interested in including supplementary material in their undergraduate mineralogy class, undergraduates doing independent study projects and graduate students and colleagues in other subdisciplines who wish to brush up on mineral physics topics. The modules reside on the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College web site in the On the Cutting Edge - Teaching Mineralogy collection. Links to the materials will be posted on the Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences website. The modules will be piloted in a graduate level distance education course in mineral physics taught from UNLV during the spring 2012 semester. This course and others like it can address the current problems faced by faculty in state universities where rising minimum enrollments are making it difficult to teach a suitable graduate course to incoming students.

Burnley, P. C.; Thomas, S.; Honn, D. K.

2011-12-01

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Geriatric education in undergraduate and graduate levels in Latin America.  

PubMed

A recent dramatic increase in the elderly population has not been accompanied by a parallel increase in specialized health care professionals in Latin America. The main purpose of this work was to determine the stage of geriatrics teaching for undergraduate and graduate medical levels in Latin America. Using a questionnaire given in person and online, the authors surveyed geriatricians from 16 countries: eight from South America and eight from Central America. Among 308 medical schools, 35% taught undergraduate geriatrics, ranging from none in Uruguay, Venezuela, and Guatemala to 82% in Mexico. The authors identified 36 programs in 12 countries with graduate medical education in geriatrics, ranging from 2 to 5 years of training. The authors conclude that although the population is aging rapidly in Latin American countries, there has been a slow development of geriatrics teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the region. PMID:24717013

López, Jorge H; Reyes-Ortiz, Carlos A

2015-01-01

103

Theorising Quality in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Britain now has the most heavily regulated higher education system in the world and institutions must deliver best educational value. This book explores the political and psychic economy of quality assurance in higher education and interrogates the discourse and practices associated with the audit culture in Britain. Following Acknowledgements and…

Morley, Louise

2004-01-01

104

Quality and Equality in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College Board programs and publications aimed at increasing access to higher education while helping maintain and enhance educational quality are discussed, including the Educational Equality Project on college preparation, Advanced Placement, College-Level Exaination Program, and Options for Excellence. (MSE)

Hanford, George H.

1984-01-01

105

Quality in virtual education environments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The emergence of the Internet has changed the way we teach and learn. This paper provides a general overview of the state of the quality of virtual education environments. First of all, some problems with the quality criteria applied in this field and the need to develop quality seals are presented. Likewise, the dimensions and subdimensions of an…

Barbera, Elena

2004-01-01

106

NCLT Contributions to Nanoscience Education at the Undergraduate Level  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NCLT) has a mission to build national capacity in Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education (NSEE) by reaching to millions of learners. This mission calls for the development of a globally competitive national nano workforce and national cadre of leaders in NSEE. Part of the NCLT's integrated program focuses on higher education initiatives and the development of undergraduate resources in NSE. The Center has developed an online educational resource repository for the NSEE community, the NanoEd Resource Portal at http://www.nclt.us. This talk involves a description of the applications and context for integrating NSE into undergraduate courses. It will provide research and development examples on new degree programs and concentrations in NSE. The following are a few highlights of NCLT's contributions in undergraduate education: *Example of several short introductory units on Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Nanopatterning Techniques *Simulations that can be incorporated into undergrad courses on Information Storage Technology (i.e. Nanomagnetism simulations and accompanying introductory material) *Archive of seminars on various topics on NSE concepts *Working prototype of Nanoconcentration in Physics *Database of Degree Programs highlighted on the NCLT NanoEd Resource Portal *Rubric for course development criteria *Potential venue for professors to post their courses, degree programs, etc. for national and global dissemination

Chang, Robert

2008-03-01

107

Exploring Diverse Cultures with Undergraduate Education Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Future teachers face the challenge of teaching an increasingly diverse student population in a mainstream classroom. Teacher education programs, therefore, are charged with the necessity of designing, implementing and evaluating effective experiences which will expand students' views on diversity. The teacher education program at Berry College in…

Inman, Duane; Marlow, Leslie; Wakefield, Dara

2004-01-01

108

Ocean Instruments Web Site for Undergraduate, Secondary and Informal Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An Ocean Instruments web site has been developed that makes available information about ocean sampling and measurement instruments and platforms. The site features text, pictures, diagrams and background information written or edited by experts in ocean science and engineering and contains links to glossaries and multimedia technologies including video streaming, audio packages, and searchable databases. The site was developed after advisory meetings with selected professors teaching undergraduate classes who responded to the question, what could Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution supply to enhance undergraduate education in ocean sciences, life sciences, and geosciences? Prototypes were developed and tested with students, potential users, and potential contributors. The site is hosted by WHOI. The initial five instruments featured were provided by four WHOI scientists and engineers and by one Sea Education Association faculty member. The site is now open to contributions from scientists and engineers worldwide. The site will not advertise or promote the use of individual ocean instruments.

Farrington, J. W.; Nevala, A.; Dolby, L. A.

2004-12-01

109

Teaching for Multiple Intelligences in Undergraduate Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Multiple intelligences theory has only recently entered the teaching and learning dialogue in education and research. It is argued that despite the rhetoric of a student centred approach, nurse education remains wedded to conventional teaching approaches, which fail to engage with the individual and unwittingly silence the student's voice. This study examines the concept of Multiple Intelligences (MI) and outlines Gardner's contention that the brain functions using eight intelligences, which can be employed to improve learning at an individual level.

Denny, Margaret

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Undergraduate medical education: tendencies and requirements in a rapidly developing Europe.  

PubMed

This study pinpoints the necessity to constantly monitor local approaches in undergraduate medical education on an inter-European scale. Traditional undergraduate medical curricula need restructuring to account for the increasing amount of medical knowledge and rapid changes and developments in societies, nosology, therapy and IT. European undergraduate medical curricula should be harmonized not egalized, with a focus on inter-European sharing of resources, mobility, credit (allocation, accumulation and transfer), definition of European and trans-European mission statements, identification of quality metrics, advice on dealing with conflicting aims such as specialization and generalization, on communicating core knowledge instead of providing overabundance of information, and on introducing multifaceted teaching and learning methods, as well as providing strategies for life long learning. Sound medical education can no longer and nowhere be considered under the autonomous auspices of individual Medical Schools or national philosophies. It has to be perceived and structured as a competitive and flexible approach which promotes life long learning of teachers, students, physicians and other related staff with international awareness. It is stressed that student and staff mobility, as well as virtual mobility in the form of worldwide available teaching modules and expertise have to be incorporated into national medical curricula. This is to guarantee up-to-date education in support of patient demands, future professionality and competitiveness of students, physicians and Public Health System institutions. The formal approaches of traditional subject related curricula as well as problem based learning must be linked with quality approved state of the art ODL, evaluated international CME strategies and training in the utilization of IT in preparation of lifelong learning. Strategies for the use of IT need updating on a regular basis to diminish the gap between undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. General European perspectives of medical education are discussed in relation to ECTS, ODL, compulsory credited and evaluated CME and relicensing of physicians. Prime features of ETM--the most reputed and well-known European medical CME initiative fostering quality assured international awareness are described and recommended for local and nationwide implementation. Specific links of the Bonn undergraduate medical curriculum with credited and evaluated CME and imminent European strategies are detailed. The authors conclude that European universities not adapting at least some of the outlined curricular necessities will rapidly lose their competitiveness compared to other national and international Medical Schools. Harmonized European ethical mission statements and consequent utilization of IT deserve special considerations in this context. PMID:11217285

Breipohl, W; Johansson, C; Hansis, M; Steiger, J; Naguro, T; Müller, K; Mestres, P

2000-01-01

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Education. Undergraduate research experiences: impacts and opportunities.  

PubMed

Most undergraduates give high ratings to research experiences. Studies report that these experiences improve participation and persistence, often by strengthening students' views of themselves as scientists. Yet, the evidence for these claims is weak. More than half the 60 studies reviewed rely on self-report surveys or interviews. Rather than introducing new images of science, research experiences may reinforce flawed images especially of research practices and conceptual understanding. The most convincing studies show benefits for mentoring and for communicating the nature of science, but the ideas that students learn are often isolated or fragmented rather than integrated and coherent. Rigorous research is needed to identify ways to design research experiences so that they promote integrated understanding. These studies need powerful and generalizable assessments that can document student progress, help distinguish effective and ineffective aspects of the experiences, and illustrate how students interpret the research experiences they encounter. To create research experiences that meet the needs of interested students and make effective use of scarce resources, we encourage systematic, iterative studies with multiple indicators of success. PMID:25657254

Linn, Marcia C; Palmer, Erin; Baranger, Anne; Gerard, Elizabeth; Stone, Elisa

2015-02-01

112

Quality in Postgraduate Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of papers discusses issues of quality, institutional research culture, and processes which encourage, achieve, sustain, and assure high quality teaching and research in universities, primarily from a British and Australian perspective. Part 1 is titled "Issues of Quality and Institutional Research Culture" and contains the…

Zuber-Skerritt, Ortrun, Ed.; Ryan, Yoni, Ed.

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Enhancing Undergraduate Education through Mentored Research and Practical Writing Experiences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Twenty years ago I attended my very first AAS meeting as a 21-year old undergraduate physics major. At that meeting I presented the light curve of a variable star I had studied as part of a mentored research program at BYU. That opportunity to do mentored research, and to attend a professional meeting of astronomers, helped to set the foundation for my success today as an associate professor of physics and astronomy. Twenty years ago I was the student, now I am the mentor! I have eight undergraduate students whom I currently supervise in active research, four of which are presenting their senior projects at the 225th meeting of the AAS.My experience has shown me that the full impact of mentored research cannot be measured by yearly numbers or statistics. When we mentor a student, we influence their career path and choices for years to come. Where feasible, every undergraduate should have the opportunity to do research if they so choose. It is a sacrifice of our time and our effort that cannot be easily measured through numbers or results, and is only visible many years down the road as these students become the future leaders in astronomy and policy. In this poster, I will discuss the benefits of mentored research, the growth we have seen at BYU over the past twenty years with the introduction of a mentored research program, and ideas for implementing mentored research and writing into course curricula to enhance the undergraduate educational experience.

Stephens, Denise C.; Hintz, Eric G.; Joner, Michael D.; Moody, J. Ward

2015-01-01

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Cooperative Learning in Higher Education using Weblogs: a study with undergraduate students of Education in Portugal  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an experience of internet integration in an Education Program of the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. The project was developed in the first semester of 2006\\/2007 and integrated 23 undergraduate students who attended Educational and Communication Technology (ECT) class. Students, in small groups, were encouraged to set up and maintain a w eblog as a portfolio of

Clara COUTINHO

115

Radiation Oncology in Undergraduate Medical Education: A Literature Review  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: To review the published literature pertaining to radiation oncology in undergraduate medical education. Methods and Materials: Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid MEDLINE Daily Update and EMBASE databases were searched for the 11-year period of January 1, 1998, through the last week of March 2009. A medical librarian used an extensive list of indexed subject headings and text words. Results: The search returned 640 article references, but only seven contained significant information pertaining to teaching radiation oncology to medical undergraduates. One article described a comprehensive oncology curriculum including recommended radiation oncology teaching objectives and sample student evaluations, two described integrating radiation oncology teaching into a radiology rotation, two described multidisciplinary anatomy-based courses intended to reinforce principles of tumor biology and radiotherapy planning, one described an exercise designed to test clinical reasoning skills within radiation oncology cases, and one described a Web-based curriculum involving oncologic physics. Conclusions: To the authors' knowledge, this is the first review of the literature pertaining to teaching radiation oncology to medical undergraduates, and it demonstrates the paucity of published work in this area of medical education. Teaching radiation oncology should begin early in the undergraduate process, should be mandatory for all students, and should impart knowledge relevant to future general practitioners rather than detailed information relevant only to oncologists. Educators should make use of available model curricula and should integrate radiation oncology teaching into existing curricula or construct stand-alone oncology rotations where the principles of radiation oncology can be conveyed. Assessments of student knowledge and curriculum effectiveness are critical.

Dennis, Kristopher E.B., E-mail: kdennis@bccancer.bc.c [Radiation Oncology Program, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada); Duncan, Graeme [Radiation Oncology Program, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)

2010-03-01

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Application of Advanced Technology to Undergraduate Medical Education. Memorandum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Advanced technology will have a great effect on medical education because it can speed up medical education and boost the quality of instruction without straining the capacity of medical schools to expand or driving costs to unreasonable levels. Six examples of an application of advanced technology to medical education are described in this…

Farquhar, J. A.; And Others

117

Facilitating Change in Undergraduate STEM Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite having significant knowledge of effective practices, along with curricular and pedagogical resources, efforts to transform introductory sequences have met with only modest success. While educators may know what to do, they do not know how to enact and sustain these reforms at scale. What they need is a framework for understanding STEM…

Beach, Andrea L.; Henderson, Charles; Finkelstein, Noah

2012-01-01

118

Perceptions of Undergraduate Students toward Continuing Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of pharmacy students indicates that student attitudes roughly parallel those reported for practitioners: that continuing education (CE) is necessary to remain competent. Attitudes--toward participation, toward professional organizations as the source, and toward institutional emphasis on postgraduate degrees versus CE--are reported. The…

Walker, Virginia L.; Lowenthal, Werner

1981-01-01

119

Educating and Training Undergraduate Applied Statisticians.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A course on Applied Statistics, offered since 1978 at the Instituto de Matematica e Estatistica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brasil, is designed to educate statisticians at the bachelor's level for jobs in government statistical offices, industry, and business. (Author/LMO)

Peres, Clovis A.; And Others

1985-01-01

120

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Division of Undergraduate Education  

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instructional material, coach each other on teaching/grading the material and facilitate segments of free online will demonstrate a model for free education projects. · Create new activity-based learning materials of activities to help instructors develop their own activities. · Develop teaching strategies that blend remote

121

Evaluating Quality in Educational Facilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2005, the OECD Programme on Educational Building (PEB) organised two international experts' group meetings to discuss how countries define and evaluate quality in educational facilities. The research and experiences of six experts are presented in this article, in addition to the lessons learned from the experts' group meetings. The director of…

Abend, Allen; Ornstein, Sheila Walbe; Baltas, Emmanuel; de la Garza, Jaime; Watson, Chris; Lange, Kurt; von Ahlefeld, Hannah

2006-01-01

122

[Multidimensional Qualities to Improve Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin contains five essays on the theme of expanding the challenge of improving the quality of education to encompass the curricular, administrative, institutional, and teaching levels. The articles include: (1) "Educational Assessment Systems in Latin America: A Review of Issues and Recent Experience" (Robin Horn; Laurence Wolf; Eduardo…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Santiago (Chile). Regional Office for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean.

123

Grade Inflation and Education Quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

We consider a game in which schools compete to place graduates in two distinct ways: by investing in the quality of education, and by strategically designing grading policies. In equilib- rium, schools issue grades that do not perfectly reveal graduate abilities. This leads evaluators to have less-accurate information. However, compared to fully-revealing assessments, strategic grading motivates greater investment in educating

Raphael Boleslavsky; Christopher Cotton

2012-01-01

124

Achieving graduate outcomes in undergraduate nursing education: following the Yellow Brick Road.  

PubMed

Nursing practice is a dynamic and constantly changing field within healthcare, with well-documented challenges to maintaining a suitably skilled workforce to meet the needs of the community it serves. Undergraduate nursing education provides the mandatory minimum requirements for professional registration. Each nursing program has clearly stated graduate attributes, qualities that their graduates will possess on graduation. The aim of this paper is to stimulate discussion about graduate attributes for nurses, a transferrable set of specific attributes that make nursing graduates work ready. This paper focuses on identifying specific attributes, the embedding of those attributes in nursing education, particularly through role modelling, with the aim of producing a future workforce that is knowledgeable, compassionate and confident. The graduate attributes are likened to the qualities sought by the characters in 'The Wizard of Oz'; brains, heart and courage and the learning process as the 'Yellow Brick Road'. There is a relative lack of discussion about role modelling by nurse educators for nursing students, a potentially undervalued learning experience that we believe must be brought to the forefront of discussions pertaining to undergraduate nursing education and achieving graduate outcomes. PMID:23886647

Baldwin, Adele; Bentley, Karyn; Langtree, Tanya; Mills, Jane

2014-01-01

125

Research Experience for Undergraduate Students and Its Impact on STEM Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research experience has been proven to be effective in enhancing the overall educational experience for undergraduate students. In this article, two engineering research projects with undergraduate students involvement are discussed. The projects provided the undergraduate student researchers with motivation for independent research work and…

Zhan, Wei

2014-01-01

126

Assuring Quality in Educational Evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quality assurance methods are seldom used in educational evaluations despite ample evidence of serious research implementation problems and data errors. In this paper a number of quality assurance methods are illustrated using evaluation data obtained from the Providence, Rhode Island, School District. The methods are as follows: (a) from auditing, the method of internal control; (b) from accounting, the method

William M. K. Trochim; Ronald J. Visco

1986-01-01

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Assuring Quality in Education Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A number of quality assurance educational evaluation methods are illustrated. Evaluation data obtained from the Providence, Rhode Island, school district are used. The methods are: (1) from auditing, internal control; (2) from accounting, double bookkeeping; and (3) from industrial quality control, acceptance sampling and cumulative percentage…

Trochim, William M. K.; Visco, Ronald J.

1986-01-01

128

Mainstreaming and Quality Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This commentary on EC 231 901 notes that mainstreamed education is not always appropriate and preferable to self-contained class placement for students with mental retardation. The school must identify elements of the mainstream education program that are likely to meet the child's instructional, social, and emotional needs and contribute to the…

Gottlieb, Jay

1990-01-01

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Role modeling in undergraduate nursing education: an integrative literature review.  

PubMed

The transition of nursing education from the hospital setting to the university sector over recent decades has opened dialog about who is guiding the development of nursing students' professional identity. In addition, there is ongoing debate over real or perceived gaps between nursing student learning in the university and the clinical area, how this translates into professional behaviors and how well students make the transition between the two settings. This paper presents the findings of an integrative literature review into the topic of role modeling in undergraduate nursing education. This review was conducted to identify and appraise research findings about role modeling of professional behaviors for undergraduate nursing students. Literature reviewed from 2000 onwards assesses what is currently known about role modeling of undergraduate nursing students. A systematic search of the databases of CINAHL, Scopus and PubMed from 2000 onwards resulted in the selection of 33 articles for deeper analysis. Two clear themes emerged from the literature, the first relating to nurse clinicians as role models for students during clinical placements and the second relating to nurse academics as role models in the academic setting. Findings from this integrative literature review show an imbalance in the recognition of the role modeling of professional behaviors in the clinical versus the academic setting. Nurses in academic settings have more contact with the students over their period of study and as such, the significance of nurse academics as student role models requires further investigation. PMID:24411579

Baldwin, Adele; Mills, Jane; Birks, Melanie; Budden, Lea

2014-06-01

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Undergraduate surgical education for the twenty-first century.  

PubMed Central

This article addresses the problems associated with current undergraduate surgical education and discusses the requirements necessary for its improvement during the third and fourth years of medical school. It asserts that, coincident with the emphasis on faculty research and publication and expanded resident patient care duties, teaching, particularly medical student teaching, has assumed a very low priority. Third-year medical students are attached to surgical teams, where their education is haphazard and disorganized. Furthermore, because any teaching that occurs is teacher oriented rather than student centered, knowledge is accumulated passively and is not well retained. Traditional evaluation using shelf multiple choice examinations and ward ratings by residents and faculty may provide inaccurate assessments of the students' performance. The undergraduate surgical education program should be directed by a faculty member who has been grounded in educational techniques and research and supported by a department chairman committed to bettering the program. In the clerkship, medical students should be assigned to faculty rather than to services and should be presented problems that require solution. Students also should be provided with the resources to solve the problems and should be given sufficient time to solve them. Some operating room experience and bedside teaching should occur during the clerkship. A variety of evaluation and testing methods based on the learning objectives of the clerkship should be used. Third-year students should not be promoted until they have demonstrated their acquisition of appropriate knowledge and skills.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:1466617

Schwartz, R W; Donnelly, M B; Young, B; Nash, P P; Witte, F M; Griffen, W O

1992-01-01

131

Electives in undergraduate medical education: AMEE Guide No. 88.  

PubMed

This Guide outlines the scope and potential roles an elective can contribute to undergraduate medical training and identifies ways to maximize learning opportunities, including within global health. The types of educational activity available for electives range from meeting individual educational need through to exploration of potential career pathways, with many factors influencing choice. Key areas of organization underpinning a successful elective before, during and after the placement include developing clarity of the intended educational outcomes as well as addressing practicalities such as travel and accommodation. Risk management including the implications for the participating schools as well as the student and their elective supervisors is crucial. This Guide would not be complete without some discussion around ethics and professional conduct during an elective, with consideration of the impact of elective placements, particularly in low-middle income countries. PMID:24787526

Lumb, Andrew; Murdoch-Eaton, Deborah

2014-07-01

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The value of peer learning in undergraduate nursing education: a systematic review.  

PubMed

The study examined various methods of peer learning and their effectiveness in undergraduate nursing education. Using a specifically developed search strategy, healthcare databases were systematically searched for peer-reviewed articles, with studies involving peer learning and students in undergraduate general nursing courses (in both clinical and theoretical settings) being included. The studies were published in English between 2001 and 2010. Both study selection and quality analysis were undertaken independently by two researchers using published guidelines and data was thematically analyzed to answer the research questions. Eighteen studies comprising various research methods were included. The variety of terms used for peer learning and variations between study designs and assessment measures affected the reliability of the study. The outcome measures showing improvement in either an objective effect or subjective assessment were considered a positive result with sixteen studies demonstrating positive aspects to peer learning including increased confidence, competence, and a decrease in anxiety. We conclude that peer learning is a rapidly developing aspect of nursing education which has been shown to develop students' skills in communication, critical thinking, and self-confidence. Peer learning was shown to be as effective as the conventional classroom lecture method in teaching undergraduate nursing students. PMID:23691355

Stone, Robyn; Cooper, Simon; Cant, Robyn

2013-01-01

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74 BYU 20072008 Undergraduate Catalog Colleges, Schools, Religious Education, and Undergraduate Education  

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Education College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences N-181 ESC (801) 422-2674 Dean: Earl M. Woolley science, earth and space science education, geology, mathematics, mathematics education, physical science) degree. Information about legal education, admissions standards, and related matters can be obtained from

Hart, Gus

134

Project Kaleidoscope: Advancing What Works in Undergraduate STEM Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 1989, Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) published its first report, What Works: Building Natural Science Communities, on reforming undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. Since then, PKAL has grown into a national organization comprised of a diverse group of over 6500 STEM educators who are committed to advancing "what works." The PKAL mission is to be a national leader in catalyzing the efforts of people, institutions, organizations and networks to move from analysis to action in significantly improving undergraduate student learning and achievement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Specifically, PKAL's strategic goals are to: 1) Promote the development and wider use of evidence-based teaching, learning and assessment approaches, 2) Build individual and organizational capacity to lead change in STEM education, and 3) Engage the broader community of external stakeholders - professional and disciplinary societies, business and industry groups, accreditation organizations, educational associations, governmental agencies, philanthropic organizations - in achieving our mission. PKAL achieves these goals by serving as the nexus of an interconnected and multidisciplinary web of people, ideas, strategies, evidence and resources focused on systemic change in undergraduate STEM education. PKAL also provides resources on critical issues, such as teaching using pedagogies of engagement, and engages interested faculty, campuses and professional societies in national projects and programs focused on cutting edge issues in STEM education. One of these projects - Mobilizing Disciplinary Societies for a Sustainable Future - is engaging eleven disciplinary societies, including the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, in defining specific resources, faculty development programs and goals focused on promoting undergraduate STEM courses that: 1) provide more knowledge about real-world issues; 2) connect these real-world issues to the concepts of sustainability; 3) offer students opportunities to analyze and implement choices that can help solve societal problems so they are better able to act on their choices both immediately and as future citizens and professionals. PKAL has also been offering leadership institutes for STEM faculty members to develop their knowledge and skills as change agents who have the capacity to lead educational reform at their institutions. Since 1996, over 200 faculty members from across the STEM disciplines have attended the institutes. An analysis of leadership alumni indicates that nearly 40% have moved on to administrative leadership positions. Alumni of these institutes are now leading regional STEM reform networks in five locations around the U.S. Since 2007, PKAL networks have engaged nearly 650 STEM faculty and campus leaders from over 100 diverse institutions in professional development workshops focused on STEM reform teaching and learning to effect a wider reach of STEM education transformation on campuses where it matters most. Network expertise and resources are disseminated on PKAL's website and national meetings. These programs illustrate PKAL's efforts to build community and disseminate resources that have a national impact on advancing undergraduate STEM teaching, learning and success for all students.

Elrod, S.

2011-12-01

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Promoting undergraduate education through involvement in research in the Geosciences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The push to involve undergraduates in research is gaining ground in most universities and colleges. Within our geosciences department at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), undergraduate education is promoted as the faculty in the department involves students in their research projects. All faculty members involve students in their research works. Dating of monazite using energy dispersive x-ray, size-frequency distributions of leopard frogs, structural organization and growth of Silurian chain corals, seepage meters, and wetlands are some of the recent students' projects facilitated by our faculty. Students are involved in either the professor's research project or projects are specifically designed for students using local sites and materials. Physical geology, environmental geology, environmental conservation, wetlands and hydrogeology are some of the courses that I teach. One common thread in all the courses that I explore is water. I involve my upper-level students to observe some aspect of water as it relates to the environment. My students' projects involve the use of local materials (wetlands, sand dunes, river, wells) or sites within a thirty minute drive off campus. Most students appreciate the chance to be involved in research projects. Students have presented the results of their projects at local, regional and national conferences. Also, some students' works have resulted in peer review articles. Involving undergraduates in research projects introduces them to scientific methods, real world learning, being published, and, it also provides the instructor with materials for effective teaching and getting published too. Sample student projects would be presented.

Isiorho, S. A.

2003-12-01

136

Teaching development in undergraduate and graduate medical education.  

PubMed

Faculty members from three different institutions, each with long-standing experience teaching development, present strategies for teaching normal development in undergraduate and graduate medical education. This article provides an overview of licensing body requirements, teaching methodology, audiovisual and textbook resources, goals and objectives (knowledge, skills, and attitudes), and sample curricula for teaching human development to medical students, general psychiatry residents, and child and adolescent psychiatry residents. The challenges of teaching development to various groups of trainees with different required course lengths and expected levels of competency, using lifespan and topical approaches, are reviewed. PMID:17141119

Fox, Geri; Katz, Debra A; Eddins-Folensbee, Florence F; Folensbee, Rowland W

2007-01-01

137

The Historical and Cultural Dimensions of the Recent Reports on Undergraduate Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identifies common points in recent research reports on undergraduate liberal arts education and relates them to traditions in the history of education. Concludes that the recommendations of these reports contain important and basic contradictions. (FMW)

Kimball, Bruce A.

1988-01-01

138

Quality Assurance in Chinese Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quality assurance has been integrated into the fabric of higher education in China, with the issue of quality in higher education--how to evaluate it and how to enhance it--now taking centre stage in Chinese higher education. In the past decade, the development of quality assurance in Chinese higher education has covered a broad spectrum of…

Li, Yuan

2010-01-01

139

Total Quality Management in Higher Education: Applying Its Principles and Practices in the College Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This literature review is about the application of the ideas of Total Quality Management (TQM) in the academic side of higher learning institutions (classrooms). The methodology is solely document analysis. Findings show that TQM is a possible avenue for achieving national goals of quality for undergraduate and graduate education. The TQM…

Munoz, Marco A.

140

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA 2012-2013 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG  

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in regional, national and international education. Leadership in education encompasses: Collaboration, collaboratively, and ethically to improve educational outcomes for all. Educator preparation programs are alignedCOLLEGE OF EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA 2012-2013 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 214 The College

Lajeunesse, Marc J.

141

Astrobiology Undergraduate Education: Students' Knowledge and Perceptions of the Field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the field of astrobiology continually evolving, it has become increasingly important to develop and maintain an educational infrastructure for the next generation of astrobiologists. In addition to developing more courses and programs for students, it is essential to monitor the learning experiences and progress of students taking these astrobiology courses. At the University of Florida, a new pilot course in astrobiology was developed that targeted undergraduate students with a wide range of scientific backgrounds. Pre- and post-course surveys along with knowledge assessments were used to evaluate the students' perceived and actual learning experiences. The class incorporated a hybrid teaching platform that included traditional in-person and distance learning technologies. Results indicate that undergraduate students have little prior knowledge of key astrobiology concepts; however, post-course testing demonstrated significant improvements in the students' comprehension of astrobiology. Improvements were not limited to astrobiology knowledge. Assessments revealed that students developed confidence in science writing as well as reading and understanding astrobiology primary literature. Overall, student knowledge of and attitudes toward astrobiological research dramatically increased during this course, which demonstrates the ongoing need for additional astrobiology education programs as well as periodic evaluations of those programs currently underway. Together, these approaches serve to improve the overall learning experiences and perceptions of future astrobiology researchers.

Foster, Jamie S.; Drew, Jennifer C.

2009-04-01

142

Astrobiology undergraduate education: students' knowledge and perceptions of the field.  

PubMed

With the field of astrobiology continually evolving, it has become increasingly important to develop and maintain an educational infrastructure for the next generation of astrobiologists. In addition to developing more courses and programs for students, it is essential to monitor the learning experiences and progress of students taking these astrobiology courses. At the University of Florida, a new pilot course in astrobiology was developed that targeted undergraduate students with a wide range of scientific backgrounds. Pre- and post-course surveys along with knowledge assessments were used to evaluate the students' perceived and actual learning experiences. The class incorporated a hybrid teaching platform that included traditional in-person and distance learning technologies. Results indicate that undergraduate students have little prior knowledge of key astrobiology concepts; however, post-course testing demonstrated significant improvements in the students' comprehension of astrobiology. Improvements were not limited to astrobiology knowledge. Assessments revealed that students developed confidence in science writing as well as reading and understanding astrobiology primary literature. Overall, student knowledge of and attitudes toward astrobiological research dramatically increased during this course, which demonstrates the ongoing need for additional astrobiology education programs as well as periodic evaluations of those programs currently underway. Together, these approaches serve to improve the overall learning experiences and perceptions of future astrobiology researchers. PMID:19355819

Foster, Jamie S; Drew, Jennifer C

2009-04-01

143

Not left to chance: introducing an undergraduate interprofessional education curriculum.  

PubMed

Teaching diverse health profession students to work in teams, communicate, understand each other's roles and responsibilities, and effectively collaborate is imperative for creating a practice-ready workforce. This short report introduces an innovative undergraduate interprofessional curriculum for students enrolled in the baccalaureate majors of applied exercise science, athletic training, dental hygiene, nursing and pre-occupational therapy. The process of designing this program of study, guided by the method of appreciative inquiry, is highlighted. The format and learning activities created for this novel curriculum are described. Congruence for this endeavor is explored through alignment with the recent national Interprofessional Education Collaborative expert panel report. Preparing graduates to fulfill the dual identity of discipline-specific clinician and interprofessional team member is an essential curricular consideration for contemporary health profession education. PMID:23002788

Pardue, Karen T

2013-01-01

144

Reforming STEM Undergraduate Education: What's a Faculty Member to Do?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Efforts to improve undergraduate STEM education lie at the forefront of many national educational policies. The recent National Academies of Science study of discipline-based educational research (DBER)is typical of such efforts. Most of the initiatives to improve student learning in STEM focus on the the student or the instructor in the classroom (Austin, 2011). This focus is consistent with the work by Seymour & Hewitt (1997), which found that poor teaching in STEM adversely affects learning and retention in the major. Professional development efforts focus on helping the individual STEM faculty member to figure out what to do to improve student learning. Substantial research (Austin, 2011) shows that the origin of many learning problems lies beyond the control of the instructor or the individual classroom. In these circumstances what is a STEM faculty member to do? This paper explores answers to this question. The first step is to define the nature of the problem. Is it related to classroom teaching and learning such as knowledge, skills, and interest in the major? If so then what environmental factors affect strategic alternatives, including type of course, instructor characteristics, and prior teaching experience (Fairweather & Rhoads, 1995)? Does good disciplinary-based research on the learning problem exist? If so then how can the research results be translated into practice? If not then does good research from other disciplines exist? If relevant evidenced-based research does not exist at all then how can STEM instructors learn to evaluate key learning outcomes and find ways to ameliorate problems? Despite appearances not all STEM teaching and learning problems are classroom-based. Some problems derive from curricula, others from faculty work-related issues such as rewards and work load. Any classroom reform effort must reflect accurately the system in which the teaching and learning take place. Understanding these systemic interactions improves the ability of likelihood that STEM faculty members' efforts to improve instruction in the classroom will be effective and enduring (Fisher, Fairweather, & Amey, 2003). In the presentation I discuss a program to incorporate computational competencies in the classroom and curricula. I use this example to help individual STEM instructors understand how to think about improving what goes on in their classroom while at the same time doing so in a way that increases the likelihood that the reform will work and endure. I discuss the importance of building networks among like-minded colleagues within and across institutions as a critical element in successful reform. References Austin, A. (2011). Promoting evidence based change in undergraduate science education. Washington, DC: National Academies of Science. Fairweather, J., and Rhoads, R. (1995). Teaching and the faculty role: Enhancing the commitment to instruction in American Colleges and Universities. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 17: 179-194. Fisher, D., Fairweather, J., & Amey. M. (2003). Systemic reform in undergraduate engineering education: The role of collective responsibility. International Journal of Engineering Education 19: 768-776. Seymour, E. & Hewitt, N. M. (1997). Talking about leaving: Why undergraduates leave the sciences. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Fairweather, J.

2011-12-01

145

Building Learning Modules for Undergraduate Education Using LEAD Technology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery (LEAD) has as its goal to make meteorological data, forecast models, and analysis and visualization tools available to anyone who wants to interactively explore the weather as it evolves. LEAD advances through the development and beta-deployment of Integrated Test Beds (ITBs), which are technology build-outs that are the fruition of collaborative IT and meteorological research. As the ITBs mature, opportunities emerge for the integration of this new technological capability into the education arena. The LEAD education and outreach initiative is aimed at bringing new capabilities into classroom from the middle school level to graduate education and beyond, and ensuring the congruency of this technology with curricular. One of the principal goals of LEAD is to democratize the availability of advanced weather technologies for research and education. The degree of democratization is tied to the growth of student knowledge and skills, and is correlated with education level (though not for every student in the same way). The average high school student may experience LEAD through an environment that retains a higher level of instructor control compared to the undergraduate and graduate student. This is necessary to accommodate not only differences in knowledge and skills, but the computer capabilities in the classroom such that the "teachable moment" is not lost.Undergraduates will have the opportunity to query observation data and model output, explore and discover relationships through concept mapping using an ontology service, select domains of interest based on current weather, and employ an experiment builder within the LEAD portal as an interface to configure, launch the WRF model, monitor the workflow, and visualize results using Unidata's Integrated Data Viewer (IDV), whether it be on a local server or across the TeraGrid. Such a robust and comprehensive suite of tools and services can create new paradigms for embedding students in an authentic, contextualized environment where the knowledge domain is an extension, yet integral supplement, to the classroom experience.This presentation describes two different approaches for the use of LEAD in undergraduate education: 1) a use-case for integrating LEAD technology into undergraduate subject material; and 2) making LEAD capability available to a select group of students participating in the National Collegiate Forecasting Contest (NCFC). The use-case (1) is designed to have students explore a particular weather phenomenon (e.g., a frontal boundary, jet streak, or lake effect snow event) through self-guided inquiry, and is intended as a supplement to classroom instruction. Students will use interactive, Web-based, LEAD-to-Learn modules created specifically to build conceptual knowledge of the phenomenon, adjoin germane terminology, explore relationships between concepts and similar phenomena using the LEAD ontology, and guide them through the experiment builder and workflow orchestration process in order to establish a high-resolution WRF run over a region that exhibits the characteristics of the phenomenon they wish to study. The results of the experiment will be stored in the student's MyLEAD workspace from which it can be retrieved, visualized and analyzed for atmospheric signatures characteristic of the phenomenon. The learning process is authentic in that students will be exposed to the same process of investigation, and will have available many of the same tools, as researchers. The modules serve to build content knowledge, guide discovery, and provide assessment while the LEAD portal opens the gateway to real-time observations, model accessibility, and a variety of tools, services, and resources.

Clark, R. D.; Yalda, S.

2006-12-01

146

Evaluation of a novel method of chemical education: The Undergraduates Teaching Undergraduates program  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1995, the University of Pittsburgh was among a number of institutions in the country to join with the City College of the City University of New York in a novel research project, Workshop Chemistry, which fosters cooperative learning by utilizing advanced undergraduates to instruct and mentor other undergraduate students in both recitation and laboratory classes. That year, the Undergraduates

Christine Louise McCreary

2003-01-01

147

Proposal for a New Undergraduate Major: B.A. in Education Sciences  

E-print Network

evaluation of learning processes and outcomes. Unfortunately, the kinds of research-based approaches#12;- 1 - Proposal for a New Undergraduate Major: B.A. in Education Sciences School of Education for a B.A. in Education Sciences I. Introduction 1.1 Name of major and degree title B.A. in Education

Rose, Michael R.

148

Quality in Education: An Implementation Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book describes how the principles of quality can be applied to education. Based on the work of W. Edwards Deming and Joseph M. Juran, the book outlines a systematic and practical approach to implementing quality in educational settings. It also describes how to encourage staff participation in quality initiatives. Total-quality schools are…

Arcaro, Jerome S.

149

Introducing Change in Undergraduate Education (Easy Steps for Junior Faculty)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Bringing change to the undergraduate curriculum -- for example, as new faculty might consider proposing for the education component of their NSF Career proposals -- can be a daunting task. At many institutes classes have been ``taught this way forever'' and even the mention of changing them can induce complaints from students and faculty alike. In this talk I will describe TEAL (technology enabled active learning), a major reform to the introductory physics sequence for non-majors at MIT. I will then focus on a few aspects of the course, such as the use of in-class feedback and real world problems. These relatively small changes (in terms of expense and effort) have been very beneficial, and point to a variety of improvements which faculty (including junior faculty) could make to well established courses while avoiding the difficulties often associated with change.

Hudson, Eric

2008-03-01

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Academics' Perceptions of "Quality in Higher Education" and Quality Strategies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The presently reported part of the study gathered data on the academics' perceptions on quality in higher education (QHE) and investigated the general quality promotion (QP), quality assurance (QA), quality control (QC) and quality management (QM) strategies in the institutional level of a historically developing university (HDU), its Faculty of…

Mammen, K. J.

2006-01-01

151

Evaluating dedicated education units for clinical education quality.  

PubMed

Dedicated education units (DEUs) have emerged as an important clinical education innovation within academic practice partnerships. However, rigorous evaluation has not been conducted previously. This article presents findings from a randomized, controlled, multiyear, multisite study comparing the clinical education quality for students educated in either the DEU innovation or traditional clinical education model within the same nursing course. The evaluation occurred within a larger study focusing on teaching capacity, faculty work life, and educational quality at one large, urban university collaborating with three agency partners. To examine learning outcomes, the question posed was, "In what ways, if any, does the DEU intervention, when compared to traditional clinical education, enhance educational quality?" Results indicate that educational quality and learning gains are significantly more positive for students clinically instructed in DEUs. Findings will be of interest to education and practice leaders seeking to enhance the quality of clinical teaching, learning, and nursing practice. PMID:24127181

Mulready-Shick, Joann; Flanagan, Kathleen M; Banister, Gaurdia E; Mylott, Laura; Curtin, Linda J

2013-11-01

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The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE), Spring 2005, 3(2):E3 JUNE is a publication of Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) www.funjournal.org  

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The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE), Spring 2005, 3(2):E3 JUNE is a publication of Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) www.funjournal.org EDITORIAL Preparing the Next Generation of Neuroscience Educators Jean C. Hardwick Biology Department, Ithaca College, Ithaca New York

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Delivering Quality in Vocational Education. New Developments in Vocational Education.  

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This book addresses the issue of quality in vocational education in the United Kingdom. Part 1 explores the concept of quality in relation to vocational education and discusses the managerial and industrial perspectives on quality. Included in Part 2, which examines quality in the context of students as clients, are the following articles:…

Muller, Dave; Funnell, Peter

154

A mathematics content course and teaching efficacy beliefs of undergraduate majors in education.  

PubMed

This study was designed to assess the mathematics teaching efficacy beliefs of undergraduates in elementary education through a manipulative-based course in mathematics. Responses of 106 university undergraduates to the 21-item Mathematics Teaching Efficacy Beliefs administered as pre- and posttest without a control group showed a significant immediate postcourse change in their efficacy beliefs using dependent t test. PMID:14650675

Alkhateeb, Haitham M; Abed, Adnan S

2003-10-01

155

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM Educational Quality  

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Current Status of Race/Ethnicity in the UW System: Facts 9 A Changing Environment 13 Current UW System Undergraduate Majors by Race/Ethnicity 39 Appendix G: Wisconsin School Districts with High Concentrations INTRODUCTION AND ORIGINS he University of Wisconsin System has led the nation in its pursuit of educational

Sheridan, Jennifer

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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 372 Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 Mathematics Education -Minor  

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Minors UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 372 Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 Mathematics Education. This minor is available for students in the 2008 catalog year and beyond. Minor Admission Requirements Have

Wu, Shin-Tson

157

Managing the Learning Environment in Undergraduate Medical Education: The Sheffield Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes one possible model for e-learning in undergraduate medical education with an emphasis on supporting and managing curriculum development. The Sheffield Networked Learning Environment (NLE) was developed in collaboration with other medical schools. (Author/SOE)

Roberts, Chris; Lawson, Mary; Newble, David; Self, Ashley

2003-01-01

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76 FR 63341 - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Request for Grant Proposals; Global Undergraduate...  

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...Notice 7641] Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Request for Grant Proposals; Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Serbia and Montenegro NOTICE: Amendment to original Request for Grant Proposals. SUMMARY: The United States Department of...

2011-10-12

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Total Quality Management in Education. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quality is at the top of most agendas, and improving quality is probably the most important task facing any institution. In addition, quality is difficult to define or measure. This book, the second edition of "Total Quality Management in Education," introduces the key concepts of Total Quality Management (TQM) and demonstrates how they can be put…

Sallis, Edward

160

The Attitudes of Kuwait University Faculty Members and Undergraduate Students toward the Use of Distance Education  

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The purpose of the study is to examine the attitude of the faculty members and the undergraduate students of the College of Education at Kuwait University toward Distance of Education. The study illustrates a comparison in the attitude between the two groups toward Distance Education. In addition, the study tries to find if there are significant…

AL-Masoud, Fawzeah A.

2012-01-01

161

Adapting to a Changing World--Challenges and Opportunities in Undergraduate Physics Education  

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"Adapting to a Changing World" was commissioned by the National Science Foundation to examine the present status of undergraduate physics education, including the state of physics education research, and, most importantly, to develop a series of recommendations for improving physics education that draws from the knowledge we have about…

National Academies Press, 2013

2013-01-01

162

Undergraduate Music Education Major Identity Formation in the University Music Department  

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The purpose of this study was to determine relationships among social identity, value of music education, musician-teacher orientation, selected demographic factors, and self-concept as a music educator. Participants (N = 968) were volunteer undergraduate music education majors enrolled at four-year institutions granting a bachelor of music…

McClellan, Edward

2014-01-01

163

State-Based Case Studies of Assessment Initiatives in Undergraduate Education: Chronology of Critical Points.  

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The Education Commission of the States (ECS) together with the American Association for Higher Education recently conducted five case studies of state-based approaches to assessment in undergraduate education in Colorado, Missouri, New Jersey, South Dakota, and Virginia. The case studies, in turn, are part of the Missouri Governor John Ashcroft's…

Boyer, Carol M.; Ewell, Peter T.

164

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA 2013-2014 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG  

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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA 2013-2014 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 210 The College The mission of the College of Education is to offer challenging learning opportunities in a supportive and diverse environment, create and support research, scholarship, and inquiry in education, prepare the next

Meyers, Steven D.

165

Achieving Quality Learning in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume on quality learning in higher education discusses issues of good practice particularly action learning and Total Quality Management (TQM)-type strategies and illustrates them with seven case studies in Australia and the United Kingdom. Chapter 1 discusses issues and problems in defining quality in higher education. Chapter 2 looks at…

Nightingale, Peggy; O'Neil, Mike

166

Campania Region's Educational Quality Facilities Project  

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This article describes the Educational Quality Facilities project undertaken by Italy's Campania Region to provide quality facilities to all of its communities basing new spaces on the "Flexible Learning Module". The objectives of the five-year project are to: build and equip new educational spaces; improve the quality of existing buildings and…

Ponti, Giorgio

2009-01-01

167

Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality  

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The Institute of Medicine study Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) recommended that an interdisciplinary summit be held to further reform of health professions education in order to enhance quality and patient safety. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality is the follow up to that summit, held in June 2002, where 150 participants across…

Greiner, Ann C., Ed.; Knebel, Elisa, Ed.

2003-01-01

168

Relationship between Sleep Quality and Health Risk Behaviors in Undergraduate College Students  

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The Sleep Quality Index (SQI) and the Centers for Disease Control's National College Health Risk Survey (NCHRS) were administered to 859 undergraduates at a large southeastern university. Results indicated that 76.6% reported occasional sleep problems and 11.8 % experienced poor sleep quality. Among the problems reported, "general morning…

Vail-Smith, Karen; Felts, W. Michael; Becker, Craig

2009-01-01

169

The Impact of Marketing Actions on Relationship Quality in the Higher Education Sector in Jordan  

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This field/analytical study examined the marketing actions (antecedents) and performance (consequences) of relationship quality in a higher education setting. To analyze data collected from a random sample of 271 undergraduate students at AL-Zaytoonah Private University of Jordan, the linear structural relationship (LISREL) model was used to…

Al-Alak, Basheer A. M.

2006-01-01

170

Quality in Higher Education. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, Ninety-Ninth Congress, Second Session.  

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The role of the federal government in assessing and improving postsecondary educational programs are considered in hearings of the United States Senate. Testimony of Secretary of Education William Bennett discusses: the decline in quality of undergraduate education, areas of concern in vocational and professional education, the importance of…

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.

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Clinical skills training in undergraduate medical education using a student-centered approach.  

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This thesis focuses on how to engage students in self-directed learning and in peer-learning activities to improve clinical skills training in undergraduate medical education. The first study examined the clinical skills teaching provided by student teachers compared to that provided by associate professors. This study showed that student teachers performed as good as or even better than associate professors when teaching simple clinical skills. The second study of this thesis examined how complex clinical skills--such as patient management skills--develop with increasing levels of competence. The Reporter-Interpreter-Manager-Educator framework was used to reflect this change and construct validity was explored for RIME-based evaluations of single-patient encounters. In the third study the effects of training in pairs--also known as dyad practice--examined. This study showed that the students practicing in pairs significantly out-performed those training alone using RIME-based assessments and that dyad training significantly improved students' confidence in managing future patient encounters. The final study examined students' use of self-directed clinical encounter cards (CECs) based on the RIME framework. Results from this study showed that self-directed CECs can have positive effects on participatory practice and clinical reasoning when implemented in a supporting environment but the chance of success depends on the context of use. Self-directed CECs can be successful but major faculty development initiatives are required before implementation in large and dispersed settings. In conclusion, this thesis demonstrated different aspects of student-centered approaches to clinical skills learning. Whereas self-directed learning is difficult in clinical clerkship, the experimental studies demonstrated remarkable advantages to peer-learning in skills-lab. Thus, peer-learning activities could be essential to providing high-quality medical training in the face of limited clinical teacher resources in future undergraduate medical education. PMID:23905573

Tolsgaard, Martin Grønnebæk

2013-08-01

172

Building for Quality Education--The Educational Park Concept.  

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Speakers and discussions at this one day conference were dedicated to building for quality education, with major emphasis on the concept of educational parks. The five major speeches are--(1) Advantages and Disadvantages of Educational Parks, (2) Educational Parks: Appalachian Style, emphasizing a twist in the park idea in order to accommodate…

McClurkin, W.D.

173

The educational environment of the undergraduate medical curriculum at Kuwait University  

PubMed Central

Background Educational environment of an institution affects the quality of learning. We aim to assess the educational environment of the undergraduate curriculum of Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University (FOMKU). Methods A cross-sectional study was carried out during April 2014. The validated Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM) questionnaire was e-mailed to 607 students. Mean scores of the main domains of the questionnaire, and for each item, were calculated, and their association with the students’ background information was measured using Student’s t-test (P-value of ?0.05 was considered as the cut-off level of significance). Results Of 607 students, 117 (19.3%) completed the questionnaire. The total mean score for DREEM was 108.7/200 (54.3%). The mean score for students’ perception of teaching, perception of teachers, academic self-perception, perception of atmosphere, and social self-perception were 25.2/48 (52.5%), 24.6/44 (55.9%), 18.4/32 (57.5%), 26.2/48 (54.5%), and 14.3/28 (51.0%), respectively. The highest mean score for an item of DREEM questionnaire was for “my accommodation is pleasant” (3.48±0.75), while the lowest was for “there is a good support system for students who get stressed” (0.88±0.86). The total mean score was not significantly different between the two phases of the curriculum, or among males and females; however, few significant differences among the main domains and items were noted. Conclusion Based on the learners’ perspectives, the educational environment of FOMKU, was suboptimal. Medical educators in Kuwait should improve this environment in order to advance the quality of the delivered curriculum.

Karim, Jumanah; Al-Halabi, Becher; Marwan, Yousef; Sadeq, Hussain; Dawas, Ahmed; Al-Abdulrazzaq, Dalia

2015-01-01

174

Undergraduate Quality Management Project: Motorcycle Manufacturer Vendor Rating System  

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A major motorcycle vendor, based in the U.S. Midwest, is the world's largest custom V-Twin motorcycle manufacturer and domestically the second largest motorcycle manufacturer behind Harley-Davidson. This project describes the process used used by a K-State undergraduate distance learning student to design and develop the initial version of a…

Baker, James; McHaney, Roger

2009-01-01

175

Modular Digital Course in Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (MDCUNE): A Website Offering Free Digital Tools for Neuroscience Educators  

PubMed Central

We are providing free digital resources for teaching neuroscience labs at http://mdcune.psych.ucla.edu/. These resources will ultimately include materials for teaching laboratories in electrophysiology of neuronal circuits (SWIMMY), a Neuroinformatics/Bioinformatics module, and two modules for investigating the effects of hormones on early CNS development—one focusing on the development of the song system and one focusing on sex differences in spinal cord motor neurons. All of these modules are inquiry based—students gain from genuine experiences in doing actual studies rather than just simulations. These materials should provide instructors the ability to provide good quality laboratory experiences regardless of resource limitations. Currently, modules on sex differences in the spinal cord and virtual neural circuits (SWIMMY) are available on our website. More will be available in summer 2009 and 2010. SWIMMY was demonstrated at the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) Workshop—The Undergraduate Neuroscience Education: Interactions, interdisciplines, and curricular best practices at Macalester College in July 2008. PMID:23494065

Grisham, William

2009-01-01

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Modular Digital Course in Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (MDCUNE): A Website Offering Free Digital Tools for Neuroscience Educators.  

PubMed

We are providing free digital resources for teaching neuroscience labs at http://mdcune.psych.ucla.edu/. These resources will ultimately include materials for teaching laboratories in electrophysiology of neuronal circuits (SWIMMY), a Neuroinformatics/Bioinformatics module, and two modules for investigating the effects of hormones on early CNS development-one focusing on the development of the song system and one focusing on sex differences in spinal cord motor neurons. All of these modules are inquiry based-students gain from genuine experiences in doing actual studies rather than just simulations. These materials should provide instructors the ability to provide good quality laboratory experiences regardless of resource limitations. Currently, modules on sex differences in the spinal cord and virtual neural circuits (SWIMMY) are available on our website. More will be available in summer 2009 and 2010. SWIMMY was demonstrated at the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) Workshop-The Undergraduate Neuroscience Education: Interactions, interdisciplines, and curricular best practices at Macalester College in July 2008. PMID:23494065

Grisham, William

2009-01-01

177

Family Medicine in Undergraduate Medical Education in India  

PubMed Central

The Medical Council of India has set appropriate and relevant objectives to train each medical student into a basic doctor for the country. Even though they envisage that these basic doctors would work as physicians of first contact, providing for the health needs of India at primary and secondary care level, the site of training and the context of clinical teaching do not seem to empower the students to become a basic doctor. ‘Vision 2015’, the document written by the board of governors of medical council of India suggests reforms in medical education such as early clinical exposure, integration of principles of family medicine, and clinical training in the secondary care level. Family medicine training with trained family medicine faculty might add this missing ingredient to our basic doctor training. This article discusses the role of family medicine in undergraduate medical training. We also propose the objectives of such training, the structure of the training process, and the road blocks with possible solutions to its implementation. PMID:25657932

Sankarapandian, Venkatesan; Christopher, Prince R.H.

2014-01-01

178

Family medicine in undergraduate medical education in India.  

PubMed

The Medical Council of India has set appropriate and relevant objectives to train each medical student into a basic doctor for the country. Even though they envisage that these basic doctors would work as physicians of first contact, providing for the health needs of India at primary and secondary care level, the site of training and the context of clinical teaching do not seem to empower the students to become a basic doctor. 'Vision 2015', the document written by the board of governors of medical council of India suggests reforms in medical education such as early clinical exposure, integration of principles of family medicine, and clinical training in the secondary care level. Family medicine training with trained family medicine faculty might add this missing ingredient to our basic doctor training. This article discusses the role of family medicine in undergraduate medical training. We also propose the objectives of such training, the structure of the training process, and the road blocks with possible solutions to its implementation. PMID:25657932

Sankarapandian, Venkatesan; Christopher, Prince R H

2014-01-01

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Successful strategies for integrating bedside ultrasound into undergraduate medical education.  

PubMed

Nearly all physician specialties currently utilize bedside ultrasound, and its applications continue to expand. Bedside ultrasound is becoming a core skill for physicians; as such, it should be taught during undergraduate medical education. When ultrasound is integrated in a longitudinal manner beginning in the preclerkship phase of medical school, it not only enhances teaching the basic science topics of anatomy, physiology, and pathology but also ties those skills and knowledge to the clerkship phase and medical decision-making. Bedside ultrasound is a natural bridge from basic science to clinical science. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine is currently in its fourth year of implementing an integrated ultrasound curriculum in the school of medicine. In our experience, successful integration of a bedside ultrasound curriculum should: align with unique focuses of a medical schools' mission, simplify complex anatomy through multimodal teaching, correlate to teaching of the physical examination, solidify understanding of physiology and pathology, directly link to other concurrent content, narrow differential diagnoses, enhance medical decision-making, improve procedural skills, match to year-group skillsets, develop teaching and leadership abilities, and have elective experiences for advanced topics. PMID:25850144

Palma, James K

2015-04-01

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The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE), Spring 2011, 9(2):A66-A70 JUNE is a publication of Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) www.funjournal.org  

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The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE), Spring 2011, 9(2):A66-A70 JUNE is a publication of Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) www.funjournal.org ARTICLE Undergraduate Neuroscience Education in the U.S.: An Analysis using Data from the National Center for Education Statistics

Brumberg, Joshua

181

Equine Science and Business Goal: Colorado State University will enhance its focus and depth in undergraduate education, graduate  

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Equine Science and Business Goal: Colorado State University will enhance its focus and depth in undergraduate education, graduate education, and outreach in equine sciences, and be recognized as the leading university program in equine science in the nation. Undergraduate education will include experiential

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Assessing quality in Earth Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Quality is an elusive concept — hard to define, but you recognise it when you come across it. This paper reviews the meaning of quality as applied in Higher Education and shows that there are, of necessity, a number of workable definitions of quality in Higher Education. The assessment of quality in Earth Science Higher Education in England during 1994-1995 is described. A number of general features of quality in Earth Sciences Education are drawn from this case study and the future direction of quality assurance is mapped. Three principles drawn from the definitions of quality and from the English teaching quality assessment exercise are applied to Earth Science Education in Africa. It is argued that different definitions of quality will apply in different societal contexts in Africa and that these may be used to shape the relevance of Geoscience Education. Increasing mobility of labour means that comparability of academic standards between African countries within a region is desirable and should be worked for. Finally, research in the UK shows that teaching quality is not necessarily dependent upon the size or research potential of a department, indicating that Africa can deliver high quality Earth Science Education.

Rollinson, Hugh

1999-05-01

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Space physics education via examples in the undergraduate physics curriculum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The field of space physics is rich with examples of basic physics and analysis techniques, yet it is rarely seen in physics courses or textbooks. As space physicists in an undergraduate physics department we like to use research to inform teaching, and we find that students respond well to examples from magnetospheric science. While we integrate examples into general education courses as well, this talk will focus on physics major courses. Space physics examples are typically selected to illustrate a particular concept or method taught in the course. Four examples will be discussed, from an introductory electricity and magnetism course, a mechanics/nonlinear dynamics course, a computational physics course, and a plasma physics course. Space physics provides examples of many concepts from introductory E&M, including the application of Faraday's law to terrestrial magnetic storm effects and the use of the basic motion of charged particles as a springboard to discussion of the inner magnetosphere and the aurora. In the mechanics and nonlinear dynamics courses, the motion of charged particles in a magnetotail current sheet magnetic field is treated as a Newtonian dynamical system, illustrating the Poincaré surface-of-section technique, the partitioning of phase space, and the KAM theorem. Neural network time series analysis of AE data is used as an example in the computational physics course. Finally, among several examples, current sheet particle dynamics is utilized in the plasma physics course to illustrate the notion of adiabatic/guiding center motion and the breakdown of the adiabatic approximation. We will present short descriptions of our pedagogy and student assignments in this "backdoor" method of space physics education.

Martin, R.; Holland, D. L.

2011-12-01

184

Strategy and Quality Maps in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to investigate the integration of strategic management and quality assurance in higher education. The study presents how the value chain can be described in the strategy and quality maps, which are, respectively graphical representations of the strategic plan and the quality assurance system. The quality map is a new…

Kettunen, Juha

2011-01-01

185

Achieving Quality: Final Report of the Educational Quality Indicators Initiative.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides information on the Educational Quality Indicators (EQI) initiative, a 3-year collaboration between Alberta Education and 12 school jurisdictions to develop indicator systems that measure the success of the educational enterprise. Ten collaborative action-research projects were begun in 1989 and ended in 1992. Each project…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

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Scientific education curricular reforms for undergraduate programs of higher education in Puerto Rico: 1995--2005  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The knowledge society requires the acquisition of certain competencies for the development of social capital; some of these competencies are related to the development of a scientific culture. This qualitative research was carried out through a descriptive case study that analyzed, compared and contrasted the curricular reform processes and institutional policies modifications that occurred in undergraduate level programs of two higher education institutions in Puerto Rico. Modifications established between 1995 and 2005 were included in the research, with particular interest on changes affecting the undergraduate profile, as related to the development of a scientific culture. The theoretical framework used included the identification of general competencies related to the development of a scientific culture. Through qualitative content analysis of official and public documents of each participating institution a determination was made on the existence or absence of the general competencies previously identified and established. The development of a scientific culture was not an institutional goal in any of the participating institutions. No direct evidence was found that institutional policies existed toward the development of a scientific culture. Competencies related to the theoretical framework used by this research were found in some of the institutional goals and in General Education courses. The General Education component was identified as a common or core curriculum in all undergraduate programs; its purpose was the development in students of the general competencies and characteristics that favor the acquisition of an integrated education in individuals. The research found that one of the participating institutions included, within the General Education component, the general competencies that are directly related to the development of a scientific culture. The creation of a scientific culture, and its development and contribution, will depend upon mastery acquired of competencies and their operational capabilities, application and use; and not upon the advancement and growth of scientific knowledge. Therefore, we propose that to prepare an undergraduate student that possesses the necessary competencies that will boost the development of the knowledge society, curricula must be designed in a manner that includes and enhances the competencies that are related to the advancement of a scientific culture.

Pena-Carrion, Zulma M.

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Faculty Perceptions of Teaching in Undergraduate Computer Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this dissertation is to examine the attitudes of computer science faculty members towards undergraduate teaching. The questions addressed in this study are: (1) How important is effective teaching to computer science faculty members at the undergraduate level and how important do they perceive effective teaching to be to their…

Abdelzaher, Ann M.

2009-01-01

188

Industrial Quality Standards and Total Quality Management in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines practical applications for the suitability of two different approaches to quality management within engineering education. One utilizes quality systems standards as typified by a specific industrial process that ensures an effective production system. The other applies the notion of total quality management emphasizing a process of…

Tannock, James D. T.

1991-01-01

189

The case for use of entrustable professional activities in undergraduate medical education.  

PubMed

Many graduate medical education (GME) programs have started to consider and adopt entrustable professional activities (EPAs) in their competency frameworks. Do EPAs also have a place in undergraduate medical education (UME)? In this Perspective article, the authors discuss arguments in favor of the use of EPAs in UME. A competency framework that aligns UME and GME outcome expectations would allow for better integration across the educational continuum. The EPA approach would be consistent with what is known about progressive skill development. The key principles underlying EPAs, workplace learning and trust, are generalizable and would also be applicable to UME learners. Lastly, EPAs could increase transparency in the workplace regarding student abilities and help ensure safe and quality patient care. The authors also outline what UME EPAs might look like, suggesting core, specialty-specific, and elective EPAs related to core clinical residency entry expectations and learner interest. UME EPAs would be defined as essential health care activities with which one would expect to entrust a resident at the beginning of residency to perform without direct supervision. Finally, the authors recommend a refinement and expansion of the entrustment and supervision scale previously developed for GME to better incorporate the supervision expectations for UME learners. They suggest that EPAs could be operationalized for UME if UME-specific EPAs were developed and the entrustment scale were expanded. PMID:25470310

Chen, H Carrie; van den Broek, W E Sjoukje; Ten Cate, Olle

2015-04-01

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Rankings and Quality Assurance in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Rankings have become a widespread phenomenon in an increasingly competitive world of higher education. They differ with regard to their aims, objectives, target groups, and with regard to their relationship to quality and quality assessment. Generally, rankings are an external assessment of the performance of higher education institutions; they…

Federkeil, Gero

2008-01-01

191

Application of Total Quality Management in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the paper is to analyzing thoughts of the modern management paradigm "Total Quality Management" (TQM), and its application in the field of education. The basic theme of TQM is participatory approach to address the question(s) of quality in business aswell as in the field of education. Reviewing fresh literature from the internet …

Farooq, M. S.; Akhtar, M. S.; Ullah, S. Zia; Memon, R. A.

2007-01-01

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Quality Physical Education. NASPE Resource Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A quality physical education program provides learning opportunities, appropriate instruction, meaningful and challenging content, and student and program assessment. In addition, a quality physical education improves mental alertness, academic performance, and readiness and enthusiasm for learning in the nation's youth. This brief provides a list…

National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 2013

2013-01-01

193

Striving for Quality Control in Distance Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of the benefits and drawbacks of distance education and online instruction in higher education focuses on quality control. Topics include quality of product, of learning, and of technology; student prerequisites; instructional design; faculty support systems; and program design, including professional development versus academic degree…

Leh, Amy S. C.; Jobin, Andrianna

2002-01-01

194

Using Quality Circles to Enhance Student Involvement and Course Quality in a Large Undergraduate Food Science and Human Nutrition Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Large undergraduate classes are a challenge to manage, to engage, and to assess, yet such formidable classes can flourish when student participation is facilitated. One method of generating authentic student involvement is implementation of quality circles by means of a Student Feedback Committee (SFC), which is a volunteer problem-solving and…

Schmidt, S. J.; Parmer, M. S.; Bohn, D. M.

2005-01-01

195

Selling Sales: Factors Influencing Undergraduate Business Students' Decision to Pursue Sales Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With a better understanding of the typical sales student, sales educators can design and deliver curriculum with a more customer-oriented approach. In order to better understand the decision to pursue sales education, more than 500 undergraduate business students at a large Midwestern university participated in a survey that examined the factors…

Allen, Concha; Kumar, Poonam; Tarasi, Crina; Wilson, Holt

2014-01-01

196

An Exploratory Study of Cross-Functional Education in the Undergraduate Marketing Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to calls from both business practitioners and educators, this research explores the extent to which undergraduate marketing education is delivered with a cross-functional perspective. Given that marketing is often recognized as a boundary-spanning role within companies, marketing department chairs were asked to report on…

Crittenden, Victoria L.; Wilson, Elizabeth J.

2006-01-01

197

Expected Benefits of Streamlining Undergraduate Medical Education by Early Commitment to Specific Medical Specialties  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Undergraduate medical education is too long; it does not meet the needs for physicians' workforce; and its content is inconsistent with the job characteristics of some of its graduates. In this paper we attempt to respond to these problems by streamlining medical education along the following three reforms. First, high school graduates would be…

Benbassat, Jochanan; Baumal, Reuben

2012-01-01

198

Initiating a Standards-Based Undergraduate Technology Education Degree Program at St. Petersburg College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2003, the last state university undergraduate technology education program in Florida closed its doors due to low enrollments and a new focus on graduate studies. This closing and the continued need for 165 certified technology education teachers to fill open positions each year in Florida created a need for St Petersburg College (SPC) to…

Loveland, Thomas

2006-01-01

199

Improving the Effectiveness of Undergraduate Education: An Experience from a Belgian University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A research-oriented project to improve the effectiveness of undergraduate education at the state University of Antwerp, Belgium, is described, and the higher education system and conditions in Belgium are noted. Attention was focused on the outcome-based paradigm, according to which the primary goal of instruction is to ensure that all students…

Dyck, W.; And Others

200

An Assessment of Employee Satisfaction with Undergraduate Business-Administration Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study reports the results of a survey of business school graduates with respect to their satisfaction with their education. Aspects investigated included usefulness of specific courses as well as applicability to the job, and the major strengths and weaknesses of the undergraduate business school education received.

Ronald H. King; Richard Rawson

1985-01-01

201

Guidelines for Curriculum Development for Undergraduate Medical Education in the Prevention of Pulmonary Diseases.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These guidelines for developing an undergraduate medical education curriculum in pulmonary disease prevention emphasize not only the most current scientific practice but also the active application of cognitive and behavioral skills related to patient education. Chapter 1 introduces the guidelines and the issues and trends in preventative…

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst. (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Lung Diseases.

202

Multicultural Competence and Practices of Undergraduate Faculty and Their Relationships to Racial Identity, Education, and Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Trends in higher education indicate a growing diversification of student populations. However, faculty racial and gender diversity lags behind the nation. Given this difference, this study proposed an exploration of multicultural competence among undergraduate faculty to offer insight into how higher education, and faculty in particular, might…

Sauter, John P., Jr.

2013-01-01

203

A Framework for Research and Curriculum Development in Undergraduate Mathematics Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past several years, a community of researchers has been using and rening a particular framework for research and curriculum development in undergraduate mathematics education. The purpose of this paper is to share the results of this work with the mathematics education commu- nity at large by describing the current version of the framework and giving some examples of

Georgia Milledgeville; W. Lafayette; Indiana David Mathews; Karen Thomas

204

Instructors' Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior in Teaching Undergraduate Physical Education Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to analyze adapted physical education instructors' views about the application of the theory of planned behavior (TpB) in teaching physical education undergraduate courses. Participants ("n" = 17) were instructors of adapted physical activity courses from twelve randomly selected institutions of higher…

Filho, Paulo Jose Barbosa Gutierres; Monteiro, Maria Dolores Alves Ferreira; da Silva, Rudney; Hodge, Samuel R.

2013-01-01

205

Implicit, Stand-Alone or Integrated Skills Education for Undergraduates: A Longitudinal Analysis of Programme Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports the findings of a longitudinal investigation into the effectiveness of skills education programmes within business and management undergraduate degree courses. During the period between 2005 and 2011, a large business school in the south-west of England was developed and implemented two distinct approaches to skills education.…

MacVaugh, Jason; Jones, Anna; Auty, Stephanie

2014-01-01

206

Centers for Learning Advising Center revised 6/12 Undergraduate Minor in Education  

E-print Network

Centers for Learning Advising Center revised 6/12 Undergraduate Minor in Education The GraduateCorps recognition) OR #12;Centers for Learning Advising Center revised 6/12 For seniors accepted into the middle'Leary Library 978-934-4604 E-mail: Vera_Ossen@uml.edu Elementary Education Minor (18 Credits) Required Courses

Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

207

Towards a National Policy for Undergraduate Science Education: With the Recommendations of the National Higher Education Associations' Task Force. ACE Special Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Issues and recommendations concerning a national policy for undergraduate science education are examined from the perspectives of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the corporate sector, and the National Higher Education Associations' Task Force. In "The Federal Role in Undergraduate Science and Engineering Education," NSF Director Erich Block…

American Council on Education, Washington, DC.

208

The influence of undergraduate medical cancer education on students' sensitivity towards cancer.  

PubMed

Cancer is a disease that doctors will have to face for many years to come. Our Department of Surgical Oncology is particularly interested in altering undergraduate students' and junior doctors' performance with respect to cancer and cancer patients' care. We believe that a solid base of knowledge gained during the undergraduate period with appropriate guidance will equip doctors with the necessary discipline towards cancer and its prevention. Cancer education must be ongoing and supported by all specialists, since cancer is a disease requiring multidisciplinary attention. This survey was conducted to evaluate the oncologic aspects of the undergraduate curriculum of our medical school. PMID:8489905

Sanidas, E E; Aggelaki, S; Xomeritaki, H; Godikakis, E; Tsiftsis, D D

1993-01-01

209

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION  

E-print Network

is the impact of production and management processes on animal health and wel- fare, human diet and health (Entomology) · Aquaculture (Animal Science) · Avian Sciences · Dairy/Livestock (Animal Science

Schladow, S. Geoffrey

210

Benchmarking the Quality of Education [Executive Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The ultimate purpose of education indicators can be described as providing a basis for monitoring the quality of education. Even though the current indicator sets have become quite comprehensive, and there are clear signs of their use in policy-debates, there are still some important aspects in which their impact on educational policy and…

Scheerens, Jaap, Ed.; Hendriks, Maria, Ed.

2004-01-01

211

Undergraduate Education in Psychology: Will the Mermaids Sing?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traces the history of undergraduate psychology curricula in the United States, highlighting relevant conferences and reports. Special attention is paid to the St. Mary's Conference (Maryland) in 1991 and dramatic changes in the teaching of psychology in secondary schools. (SLD)

Brewer, Charles L.

1997-01-01

212

From Couch Potatoes to Readers: Enriching Undergraduate Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses results of a survey of undergraduates' television watching and reading habits, revealing startling numbers of nonreaders or minimal readers. Describes assignments used in journalism classes to promote the reading habit. (SR)

Timbs, Lawrence C., Jr.

1993-01-01

213

Who Really Answers the Questions? Using Glasser's Quality School Model in an Undergraduate Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors discuss the effectiveness of the Quality School model and active learning in an undergraduate classroom setting. They compare performance levels of students in two course sections of Principles of Macroeconomics and two sections of Managerial Communications. Students are given an opportunity to help shape the structure of the…

Logan, Jennifer; Plumlee, Gerald L.

2012-01-01

214

LaURGE: Louisiana Undergraduate Recruitment and Geoscience Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NSF and the Shell Foundation sponsor a program called Louisiana Undergraduate Recruitment and Geoscience Education (LaURGE). Goals of LaURGE are: 1) Interweave geoscience education into the existing curriculum; 2) Provide teachers with lesson plans that promote interest in geoscience, critical thinking by students, and are consistent with current knowledge in geoscience; and 3) Provide teachers with supplies that make these lessons the highlights of the course. Biology workshops were held at LSU in Baton Rouge and Centenary College in Shreveport in July 2009. 25 teachers including 5 African-Americans attended the workshops. Teachers were from public and private schools in seven different parishes. Teacher experience ranged from 3 years to 40 years. Courses impacted are Biology, Honors Biology, AP Biology, and Environmental Science. The workshops began with a field trip to Mississippi to collect fossil shark teeth and create a virtual field trip. After the field trip, teachers do a series of activities on fossil shark teeth to illustrate evolution and introduce basic concepts such as geologic time, superposition, and faunal succession. Teachers were also given a $200 budget from which to select fossils for use in their classrooms. One of our exercises explores the evolution of the megatoothed shark lineage leading to Carcharocles megalodon, the largest predatory shark in history with teeth up to 17 cm long. Megatoothed shark teeth have an excellent fossil record and show continuous transitions in morphology from the Eocene to Pliocene. We take advantage of the curiosity of sharks shared by most people, and allow teachers to explore the variations among different shark teeth and to explain the causes of those variations. Objectives are to have teachers (and their students): 1) sort fossil shark teeth into biologically reasonable species; 2) form hypotheses about evolutionary relationships; and 3) describe and interpret evolutionary trends in the fossil Megatoothed lineage. The exercise concludes with discussion of the environmental and biotic events occurring between the Eocene and Miocene epochs that may have caused evolutionary changes in the megatooth shark’s teeth. Other topics covered include radiometric age dating, biogeochemical cycles, and human impact on the carbon and sulfur cycles. Pretests and posttests were administered to assess effectiveness of the program as well as identify teacher misconceptions. This information will be used in future workshops. NSF funding will allow the biology workshops to be repeated in 2010. In addition, a new workshop for physics teachers will be introduced in 2010.

Nunn, J. A.; Agnew, J.

2009-12-01

215

The Genomics Education Partnership: Successful Integration of Research into Laboratory Classes at a Diverse Group of Undergraduate Institutions  

PubMed Central

Genomics is not only essential for students to understand biology but also provides unprecedented opportunities for undergraduate research. The goal of the Genomics Education Partnership (GEP), a collaboration between a growing number of colleges and universities around the country and the Department of Biology and Genome Center of Washington University in St. Louis, is to provide such research opportunities. Using a versatile curriculum that has been adapted to many different class settings, GEP undergraduates undertake projects to bring draft-quality genomic sequence up to high quality and/or participate in the annotation of these sequences. GEP undergraduates have improved more than 2 million bases of draft genomic sequence from several species of Drosophila and have produced hundreds of gene models using evidence-based manual annotation. Students appreciate their ability to make a contribution to ongoing research, and report increased independence and a more active learning approach after participation in GEP projects. They show knowledge gains on pre- and postcourse quizzes about genes and genomes and in bioinformatic analysis. Participating faculty also report professional gains, increased access to genomics-related technology, and an overall positive experience. We have found that using a genomics research project as the core of a laboratory course is rewarding for both faculty and students. PMID:20194808

Shaffer, Christopher D.; Alvarez, Consuelo; Bailey, Cheryl; Barnard, Daron; Bhalla, Satish; Chandrasekaran, Chitra; Chandrasekaran, Vidya; Chung, Hui-Min; Dorer, Douglas R.; Du, Chunguang; Eckdahl, Todd T.; Poet, Jeff L.; Frohlich, Donald; Goodman, Anya L.; Gosser, Yuying; Hauser, Charles; Hoopes, Laura L.M.; Johnson, Diana; Jones, Christopher J.; Kaehler, Marian; Kokan, Nighat; Kopp, Olga R.; Kuleck, Gary A.; McNeil, Gerard; Moss, Robert; Myka, Jennifer L.; Nagengast, Alexis; Morris, Robert; Overvoorde, Paul J.; Shoop, Elizabeth; Parrish, Susan; Reed, Kelynne; Regisford, E. Gloria; Revie, Dennis; Rosenwald, Anne G.; Saville, Ken; Schroeder, Stephanie; Shaw, Mary; Skuse, Gary; Smith, Christopher; Smith, Mary; Spana, Eric P.; Spratt, Mary; Stamm, Joyce; Thompson, Jeff S.; Wawersik, Matthew; Wilson, Barbara A.; Youngblom, Jim; Leung, Wilson; Buhler, Jeremy; Mardis, Elaine R.; Lopatto, David

2010-01-01

216

Fifteen Years of Quality in Higher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The review explores 15 years of contributions to Quality in Higher Education. In this first part the review focuses on external processes and factors, both national and international. The developments in a wide range of countries are reported and evaluated. The concept of quality should not be detached from purpose and context and quality has political undertones. A key issue

Lee Harvey; James Williams

2010-01-01

217

The Total Quality Movement in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The total quality movement began as a result of the desire of W. Edwards Deming, an American statistician, to permit the economic system to maintain its edge in a growing global market. The 14 points Deming listed as essential to "total quality management" have recently been adapted to the field of education. The success of the total quality

Leuenberger, John A.; Whitaker, Sheldon V., Jr.

218

The journal of undergraduate neuroscience education: history, challenges, and future developments.  

PubMed

The 'JUNE and You' sessions presented at the July 2008 Undergraduate Neuroscience Education workshop, sponsored jointly by Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) and Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), featured background information about the history and mission of the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE), followed by an informative discussion about the challenges facing JUNE, including new ideas for future developments. This article will highlight some of the information and ideas generated and shared at this conference. Critical discussion points included the need to keep members of FUN actively engaged in submitting and reviewing articles for JUNE. Ways in which authors, reviewers, and interested faculty members could best help in promoting the mission and vision of JUNE were discussed. Concerns about recent hackings into the JUNE website were also raised, and possible solutions and measures that can be taken to minimize this in the future were discussed. In addition, ideas for expanding the role of JUNE to provide a forum to evaluate new and emerging website information that is pertinent to undergraduate neuroscience education was discussed. Ideas for future developments of JUNE included revolving postings of articles as they are accepted, providing links to several related websites, and allowing updates for articles that have been previously published in JUNE. Finally, ideas for maintaining and expanding JUNE's stature as the resource for undergraduate neuroscience education included ensuring that JUNE is listed on important search vehicles, such as PubMed. PMID:23493469

Dunbar, Gary L; Lom, Barbara; Grisham, William; Ramirez, Julio J

2009-01-01

219

The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education: History, Challenges, and Future Developments  

PubMed Central

The ‘JUNE and You’ sessions presented at the July 2008 Undergraduate Neuroscience Education workshop, sponsored jointly by Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) and Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), featured background information about the history and mission of the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE), followed by an informative discussion about the challenges facing JUNE, including new ideas for future developments. This article will highlight some of the information and ideas generated and shared at this conference. Critical discussion points included the need to keep members of FUN actively engaged in submitting and reviewing articles for JUNE. Ways in which authors, reviewers, and interested faculty members could best help in promoting the mission and vision of JUNE were discussed. Concerns about recent hackings into the JUNE website were also raised, and possible solutions and measures that can be taken to minimize this in the future were discussed. In addition, ideas for expanding the role of JUNE to provide a forum to evaluate new and emerging website information that is pertinent to undergraduate neuroscience education was discussed. Ideas for future developments of JUNE included revolving postings of articles as they are accepted, providing links to several related websites, and allowing updates for articles that have been previously published in JUNE. Finally, ideas for maintaining and expanding JUNE’s stature as the resource for undergraduate neuroscience education included ensuring that JUNE is listed on important search vehicles, such as PubMed. PMID:23493469

Dunbar, Gary L.; Lom, Barbara; Grisham, William; Ramirez, Julio J.

2009-01-01

220

A Comparison of Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education Students' Perceptions of Their Instructors' Use of "Microsoft PowerPoint"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the perceptions of 304 teacher education students regarding how effectively and meaningfully their instructors use the "Microsoft PowerPoint" presentation software program in their teaching and compared graduate and undergraduate students' perceptions to determine the extent to which graduate and undergraduate teacher educators

Yilmazel-Sahin, Yesim

2009-01-01

221

Popularization of remote sensing education and general course construction in undergraduate education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The construction of a course focused on remote sensing is important because it cultivates college students' geographic abilities and popularizes remote sensing technology. Using internet datasets, this article compares data from general undergraduate courses at almost 100 universities located in the United States and China with 3 years of experimental teaching data from the general undergraduate "Remote sensing Region" course at Beijing Normal University. The comparison focuses on curricular concepts, course content, website construction and the popularity of the remote sensing topic. Our research shows that the "remote sensing region" course can promote the geographic abilities of college students by popularizing remote sensing observation technology. The course can improve the overall quality of college students by breaking major barriers, and it can promote global and national consciousness by presenting material with global and regional relevancy. Remote sensing imaging has become known as the third most intuitive geographic language after text and maps. The general remote sensing course have the three following developmental qualities: interdisciplinarity, popularization and internationalization.

Wang, Jing'ai; Sheng, Zhongyao; Yu, Han

2014-03-01

222

Quality Goes to School: Readings on Quality Management in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1991, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) published "An Introduction to Total Quality for Schools" to initiate its new learning network. This second collection of readings on quality management in education offers a series of perspectives through which readers can refine their own definitions and knowledge. It contains…

American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.

223

Quality & Consumerism in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education is often seen as a contrast (or even contest) between being a process of liberal education (with the aim of fostering life-long independent, innovative and creative thinking useful throughout life) and delivering vocational education (immediately applicable skills and competencies, ready for the world of work--"employability").…

Palfreyman, David

2013-01-01

224

Formative assessment in undergraduate medical education: concept, implementation and hurdles.  

PubMed

Formative assessment, described as "the process of appraising, judging or evaluating students' work or performance and using this to shape and improve students' competence", is generally missing from medical schools of Pakistan. Progressive institutions conduct "formative assessment" as a fleeting part of the curriculum by using various methods that may or may not include feedback to learners. The most important factor in the success of formative assessment is the quality of feedback, shown to have the maximum impact on student accomplishment. Inclusion of formative assessment into the curriculum and its implementation will require the following: Enabling Environment, Faculty and student Training, Role of Department of Medical Education (DME). Many issues can be predicted that may jeopardize the effectiveness of formative assessment including faculty resistance, lack of motivation from students and faculty and paucity of commitment from the top administration. For improvement in medical education in Pakistan, we need to develop a system considered worthy by national and international standards. This paper will give an overview of formative assessment, its implications and recommendations for implementation in medical institutes of Pakistan. PMID:24605718

Rauf, Ayesha; Shamim, Muhammad Shahid; Aly, Syed Moyn; Chundrigar, Tariq; Alam, Shams Nadeem

2014-01-01

225

Relationships between Undergraduates' Argumentation Skills, Conceptual Quality of Problem Solutions, and Problem Solving Strategies in Introductory Physics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the effects of alternative forms of argumentation on undergraduates' physics solutions in introductory calculus-based physics. A two-phase concurrent mixed methods design was employed to investigate relationships between undergraduates' written argumentation abilities, conceptual quality of problem solutions, as well…

Rebello, Carina M.

2012-01-01

226

A Three-Tiered Approach to Enhance Undergraduate Education in Bioethics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The systematic integration of ethics into undergraduate programs is a key component to improving the understanding of ethical issues in science for a broad audience. We propose a three-tiered approach to integrating ethics and social issues that can be readily adapted to particular curricular needs. A concerted incorporation of ethics strategically targeted to each level of undergraduate education will improve the preparation of prospective research scientists, enhance K12 teacher training, increase the scientific and ethical literacy of the general public, and improve the awareness of health professionals regarding ethics in medicine. After examining textbooks, programs, and faculty perspectives, we suggest areas in which changes can be made to incorporate ethics into undergraduate education.

Lori A. Zaikowski (Dowling College; )

2004-01-10

227

Christian Education and Openness: An Empirical Investigation among Undergraduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A sample of 334 undergraduates completed the Francis Scale of Attitude Toward Christianity and the Astley-Francis Open Worldview Scale, together with the short form Revised Eysenck Personality Questionnaire. The data provide no support for the view that a positive attitude toward Christianity inhibits openness to other worldviews, although both…

Astley, Jeff; Francis, Leslie J.

2002-01-01

228

Use of Lecture Capture in Undergraduate Biological Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the use of lecture capture in students in a large 3rd year undergraduate biological science course at the University of Guelph. Data regarding viewing behaviour, academic performance, and attendance were analyzed in relation to student learning approach (as assessed by the R-SPQ-2F), gender, and year of post-secondary…

Wiese, Candace; Newton, Genevieve

2013-01-01

229

Computers in Undergraduate Education: Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, and Chemistry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the report of a conference which was initiated by the National Science Foundation's Office of Computing Activities and which explored and summarized current thinking about the role of the computer for undergraduate curricula in the physical and mathematical sciences. The conference focused on deciding which goals of the existing…

Lockard, J. David

230

Addressing Patient Sexual Orientation in the Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: This study aims to estimate the number of hours dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender content in one medical school's undergraduate curriculum, compare it to the national average, and identify barriers to addressing this content. Methods: Course and clerkship directors were asked to estimate how many hours they spent on…

Tamas, Rebecca L.; Miller, Karen Hughes; Martin, Leslee J.; Greenberg, Ruth B.

2010-01-01

231

Impact of Service-Learning on Undergraduate Dietetics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Qualitative research was conducted with undergraduate nutrition majors at the University of Central Arkansas to explore the impact of service-learning on personal and professional development. After participating in the program, the dietetic students (n 20) wrote reflection papers. The personal impact sections of the reflections were coded and…

Roofe, Nina L.

2012-01-01

232

Civic Engagement in the Community: Undergraduate Clinical Legal Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Community Legal Information Center (CLIC) of California State University, Chico, provides a unique civic engagement program designed to serve the legal service needs of Northern California. Founded in 1969, CLIC is now a 12-program, on-campus law clinic staffed by up to 125 undergraduate students each semester and is the most extensive…

Allen, Mahalley D.; Parker, Sally A.; DeLorenzo, Teodora C.

2012-01-01

233

Computing in the Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Partnership in Undergraduate Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Computing in the Humanities," an undergraduate course for Computer Science Department majors and minors and Web Programming minors at New York University, represents a unique collaboration between the Computer Science Department and the University Archives. The course's final assignment required students to select, digitize, and contextualize…

Bunde, Janet; Engel, Deena

2010-01-01

234

Students' Understanding of Theory in Undergraduate Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigates undergraduate students' application of theory in their analysis of problems presented in authentic leadership cases. Taking a phenomenographic research approach, the paper identifies two levels at which students understand "theory": Level 1-Theory as knowledge acquired from books; Level 2-Theory as support…

Liff, Roy; Rovio-Johansson, Airi

2014-01-01

235

Applications of Quality Management in Language Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review examines applications of quality management (QM) in language education. QM approaches have been adapted from methodologies developed in industrial and commercial settings, and these are briefly described. Key aspects of QM in language education are the definition of purpose, descriptions of principles and practice, including various…

Heyworth, Frank

2013-01-01

236

Total Quality Management: Implications for Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains 19 papers describing the implementation of Total Quality Management in a variety of higher education settings. Following a Foreword by Peter Likins and a Preface by Daniel J. Julius, the chapter titles and authors are: (1) "TQM: Implications for Higher Education--A Look Back to the Future" (Allan M. Hoffman and Randall Summers);…

Hoffman, Allan M., Ed.; Julius, Daniel J., Ed.

237

A Search for Quality in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A quality program of education within the schools produces individuals capable of (1) using their talents and abilities to the maximum of their potential, (2) continuing their educational development, (3) participating actively and positively in the world of work, (4) engaging in problem solving at abstract and at concrete levels, and (5)…

Schwartz, Alfred

238

What Is Quality in Higher Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book reflects some of the debate following publication of the 1991 Further and Higher Education Bill, and it also draws on preliminary findings of a national research project funded by a partnership of government, business, and higher education that was designed to develop and test quality assessment methods. Chapters are organized in three…

Green, Diana, Ed.

239

Total Quality Management Initiatives in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines trends affecting higher education such as declining enrollments, replacement of faculty, rising costs, competition for enrollments, corporate education, work changes, and greater accountability and relates them to Total Quality Management (TQM). Relevant organizations, the role of leadership, and barriers to greater acceptance are…

Sullivan, Maureen; Siggins, Jack A.

1993-01-01

240

Quality Assurance: Enhancing or Threatening Higher Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is an increasing marketization of commodity services and, the authors argue, higher education is suffering heavily from this trend. Higher education institutions (HEIs) are currently subject to quality assurance and other externally imposed procedures that have been successfully applied in the private sector. This article analyses the…

Taousanidis, Nikolaos I.; Antoniadou, Myrofora A.

2010-01-01

241

Visual analytics in healthcare education: exploring novel ways to analyze and represent big data in undergraduate medical education  

PubMed Central

Introduction. The big data present in the medical curriculum that informs undergraduate medical education is beyond human abilities to perceive and analyze. The medical curriculum is the main tool used by teachers and directors to plan, design, and deliver teaching and assessment activities and student evaluations in medical education in a continuous effort to improve it. Big data remains largely unexploited for medical education improvement purposes. The emerging research field of visual analytics has the advantage of combining data analysis and manipulation techniques, information and knowledge representation, and human cognitive strength to perceive and recognize visual patterns. Nevertheless, there is a lack of research on the use and benefits of visual analytics in medical education. Methods. The present study is based on analyzing the data in the medical curriculum of an undergraduate medical program as it concerns teaching activities, assessment methods and learning outcomes in order to explore visual analytics as a tool for finding ways of representing big data from undergraduate medical education for improvement purposes. Cytoscape software was employed to build networks of the identified aspects and visualize them. Results. After the analysis of the curriculum data, eleven aspects were identified. Further analysis and visualization of the identified aspects with Cytoscape resulted in building an abstract model of the examined data that presented three different approaches; (i) learning outcomes and teaching methods, (ii) examination and learning outcomes, and (iii) teaching methods, learning outcomes, examination results, and gap analysis. Discussion. This study identified aspects of medical curriculum that play an important role in how medical education is conducted. The implementation of visual analytics revealed three novel ways of representing big data in the undergraduate medical education context. It appears to be a useful tool to explore such data with possible future implications on healthcare education. It also opens a new direction in medical education informatics research. PMID:25469323

Nilsson, Gunnar; Zary, Nabil

2014-01-01

242

Incorporating Space Science Content Into the Undergraduate Curriculum by the NASA Education Forums' Higher Education Working Group  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As part of the NASA Education Forums, the Higher Education Working Group (HEWG) strives to support undergraduate science education through a variety of activities. These activities include: providing resource that incorporate space science topics into the existing undergraduate curriculum, understanding the role that community colleges play in STEM education and preparing STEM teachers, and identifying issues in diversity related to STEM education. To assess the best way of including space science into the undergraduate curriculum, the HEWG held a series of workshops and conducted surveys of undergraduate faculty who are conducting research in space science. During this engagement, the faculty expressed a need for a centralized repository of materials that can be used as part of already existing undergraduate courses in astronomy, physics, and earth science. Such a repository has since been developed, the 'EarthSpace Higher Education Clearing House (http://www.lpi.usra.edu/earthspace/) and it is still growing. Additional community tools, such as a newsletter, are provided through this website. To better understand the role and needs of community colleges, the HEWG undertook and extensive survey of community college STEM faculty. 187 faculty responded to the survey and the results show the extensive teaching load these faculty have, as well as the diverse demographics and the extent to which STEM teachers begin their preparation at 2 year institutions. Finally, the HEWG has begun to work on understanding the issues faced in increasing the diversity of the STEM work force. Progress and results of all this work will be summarized in this presentation.

Gross, N. A.; Buxner, S.; Cobabe-Ammann, E. A.; Fraknoi, A.; Moldwin, M.; Peticolas, L. M.; Low, R.; Schultz, G. R.

2013-12-01

243

Quality and Standards in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quality and standards in higher education is a tricky topic, but one that will not go away. Everyone has a view, but it is rarely informed by fact. The subject is particularly difficult for several reasons. Perhaps the most important of these is the lack of any generally agreed definition of what quality and standards are. In this article, the…

Williams, Peter

2010-01-01

244

Top 10 Reasons for Quality Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Substantial scientific evidence supports the role of physical activity in disease prevention and healthy lifestyle promotion, and quality physical education represents our best opportunity to provide all children with experiences that promote physical activity now and for a lifetime. The purpose of this article is to document the need for quality

Le Masurier, Guy; Corbin, Charles B.

2006-01-01

245

Leadership for Quality and Accountability in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author reviews a book entitled "Leadership for quality and accountability in education" written by Mark Brundrett and Christopher Rhodes. In the book, Mark Brundrett and Christopher Rhodes explain, "the role of leadership and its direct relationship with quality and accountability in enhancing learning outcomes". The book's ultimate goal, "is…

Olayiwola, Shina

2012-01-01

246

Indoor Air Quality: A Guide for Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Indoor air quality is a major concern for educators involved in the development of new school facilities, or the remodeling and maintenance of existing ones. This guide addresses the issue of air quality, the health concerns involved, and procedures for minimizing the impact of pollutants in the school environment. It defines common indoor air…

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

247

Business Undergraduates' Perceptions of Their Capabilities in Employability Skills: Implications for Industry and Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to the continuing disparity between industry expectations and higher education provision, this study examines the self-assessed capabilities of 1,024 business undergraduates in employability skills typically considered important by industry in developed economies. The findings indicate relative perceived strengths in "social…

Jackson, Denise

2012-01-01

248

Bringing Environmental Sustainability to Undergraduate Engineering Education: Experiences in an Inter-Disciplinary Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper chronicles the development of an interdisciplinary course in environmentally conscious design at Kettering University, a technologically focused Midwestern university. Funded by the National Science Foundation, a team of six faculty members at Kettering University adapted work done by Ford Motor Company to educate undergraduate STEM…

Aurandt, Jennifer; Borchers, Andrew Scott; Lynch-Caris, Terri; El-Sayed, Jacqueline; Hoff, Craig

2012-01-01

249

Goals, Purposes, and Future of Undergraduate Education in the Psychology of Aging  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An introductory course in gerontology should be tied to the liberal arts core of higher education and not merely provide assembly lines of facts. Undergraduates should be helped to appreciate difficulties in designing and interpreting gerontological studies and to realize that they are not yet ready to undertake independent empirical…

Schonfield, David; Chatfield, Sally

1976-01-01

250

Social Work Education in Dual Relationships: An Analysis of Undergraduate Knowledge of Ethical Relationships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined ethics education as it relates to non-sexual dual relationships in accredited bachelor of social work programs in the state of Minnesota. The results of the study indicated that the majority of undergraduate social work students in Minnesota reported receiving instruction in ethical issues surrounding non-sexual dual…

Carney, Jeremy William

2010-01-01

251

Comparison of Critical Thinking in Undergraduates and Graduates in Special Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study assessed overall critical thinking ability in graduate and undergraduate students in special education at a southwestern university. A comparison of the two groups resulted in significant differences on the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal Form Short (WGCTA-FS) subscales for Inference, Recognition of Assumption, Deduction, and…

Zascavage, Victoria; Masten, William G.; Schroeder-Steward, Jennifer; Nichols, Christopher

2007-01-01

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Promising Practices in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Summary of Two Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Numerous teaching, learning, assessment, and institutional innovations in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education have emerged in the past decade. Because virtually all of these innovations have been developed independently of one another, their goals and purposes vary widely. Some focus on making science…

Nielsen, Natalie

2011-01-01

253

Reflective-Responsive Evaluation Techniques for Undergraduate Pre-Service Science Teacher Education Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A common weakness characteristic of many instructional programs is that little advance planning is devoted to evaluation. The first stage of formulating and operationalizing an evaluation plan for the Iowa-Undergraduate Pre-Service Science Teacher Education Program (Iowa-UPSTEP) was to locate two external evaluators possessing experience and…

Yore, Larry D.; And Others

254

Post-Secondary Education and Rural Women Enrolled in Liberal Arts Undergraduate Degrees  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The significance of post-secondary education is investigated for rural Newfoundland women enrolled in undergraduate liberal arts degree programs. Data collection for this research involved comprehensive, detailed semi-structured biographical interviews with rural women studying liberal arts disciplines during the 2006-2007 academic year at…

Bourgeois, Monique; Kirby, Dale

2012-01-01

255

Mini Skirts and Headscarves: Undergraduate Student Perceptions of Secularism in Turkish Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is based on a qualitative study that examines the perceptions of advanced undergraduate students in five Turkish state universities regarding their understanding of the concept of secularism and its manifestation within the higher education sector. The study further illuminates these students' perspectives of how the university may…

Mabokela, Reitumetse Obakeng; Seggie, Fatma Nevra

2008-01-01

256

Experiences in Developing an Experimental Robotics Course Program for Undergraduate Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An interdisciplinary undergraduate-level robotics course offers students the chance to integrate their engineering knowledge learned throughout their college years by building a robotic system. Robotics is thus a core course in system and control-related engineering education. This paper summarizes the experience of developing robotics courses…

Jung, Seul

2013-01-01

257

Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A View for the 21st Century  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Association for the Advancement of Science with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) held a series of conversations with faculty, administrators, students, and other stakeholders on the future of undergraduate biology education. This website contains the reports, related documents, and the final report and action plan developed from these discussions.

2011-10-20

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Vision and Change in Biology Undergraduate Education: Vision and Change from the Funding Front  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this short article is to (a) briefly summarize the findings of two important recent resources concerning the future of biology in the 21st century; one, Vision and Change, A Call to Action [AAAS, 2009. AAAS, Washington, DC], concerned with undergraduate education in biology, the other, A New Biology for the 21st Century [National…

Holm, Bethany; Carter, Virginia Celeste; Woodin, Terry

2011-01-01

259

Two examples of education in Acoustics for undergraduate and young postgraduate students  

E-print Network

Two examples of education in Acoustics for undergraduate and young postgraduate students B Olivier Messiaen 72085 Le Mans Cedex 9 bruno.gazengel@univ-lemans.fr Proceedings of the Acoustics 2012 to young students in acoustics. First project is dedicated to under- graduate students and deals

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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A look back: undergraduate computer science education: a new curriculum philosophy and overview  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the discipline of computer science grew, undergraduate computer science education continued to change and, has for the most part, kept pace with the new topics in the field. However, the pedagogy had not changed significantly. Although the curriculum at the University of Virginia was comparable to that of most other universities, it had neither the rigor nor the practical

J. C. Knight; J. C. Prey; W. A. Wulf

1997-01-01

261

Mathematics self-concept and mathematics anxiety of undergraduate majors in education.  

PubMed

This study investigated the relation between mathematics self-concept and mathematics anxiety of a sample of undergraduate majors in education. Scores of 68 students (10 men and 58 women) on mathematics self-concept were positively correlated (.83) with mathematics anxiety. PMID:12585549

Alkhateeb, Haitham M; Taha, Nader

2002-12-01

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Project Impact: Disseminating Innovation in Undergraduate Education. Conference Proceedings (Arlington, Virginia, May 31-June 3, 1994).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These proceedings report the efforts of National Science Foundation researchers to disseminate innovations in undergraduate education. Section 1 contains forewords and keynote addresses by Robert F. Watson, Neal F. Lane, and Luther S. Williams. Section 2 contains overviews on dissemination and publishing including "Full-Scale Implementation: The…

National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.

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Access and Retention of Marginalized Populations within Undergraduate Music Education Degree Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this collective instrumental case study was to examine the experiences of six undergraduate students from traditionally marginalized populations with regard to their preparation for, admission to, and retention within a music education degree program. Analyzed and reported through the lens of critical theory, data sources included…

Fitzpatrick, Kate R.; Henninger, Jacqueline C.; Taylor, Don M.

2014-01-01

264

An Exploration of Potential Factors Affecting Student Withdrawal from an Undergraduate Music Education Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the degree withdrawal patterns of undergraduate music education majors, with a specific focus on the individual experiences of students withdrawing from the major. Data from recently withdrawn students (N = 14) were assembled using a qualitative methodology that included semistructured interviews,…

Gavin, Russell B.

2012-01-01

265

Undergraduate education in the computer system of software school, Fudan University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, the multi-core technology is adopted on more and more computing platforms. As a result, the IT industry demands programmers to have solid knowledge in the whole computer system, so that they can develop highly efficient programs for various multi-core platforms. Consequently, it becomes a great challenge for undergraduate education to foster such programmers. To meet this challenge, the Software

Yijian Huang; Weihua Zhang; Binyu Zang

2008-01-01

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A Stratified View of Programming Language Parallelism for Undergraduate CS Education  

E-print Network

(Moderator) St. Olaf College rab@stolaf.edu Joel C. Adams Calvin College adams@calvin.edu David P. Bunde Knox for undergraduate CS education, organized into four progressive categories: · low-level libraries and features with activity-based laboratories. Statement: One way to introduce concurrency is through "low- level" multi

Bunde, David

267

Learning to Nurse Families using the Developmental Health Model: Educational Strategies for Undergraduate Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

For undergraduate nursing students, early learning experiences oftenfocus on caring for individuals in the traditional nursing role of expert helper. Developing the knowledge and skills to work collaboratively with families presents a challenge for nursing students andforfaculty who structure their learning experiences. Using the Developmental Health Model as a theoretical base, educational approaches to assist students to make the cognitive

Yvette Laforet-Fliesser; Marilyn Ford-Gilboe

1996-01-01

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Access, Satisfaction, and Future: Undergraduate Education at the Indian Institutes of Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are among the most prestigious technical institutes in India (and perhaps in the world) for undergraduate engineering education. Admission to an IIT is viewed by many Indians as a passport to success, prosperity, prestige, and possibly moving to Western countries for higher studies and/or jobs. This paper…

Varma, Roli; Kapur, Deepak

2010-01-01

269

Education for Action. Undergraduate and Graduate Programs That Focus on Social Change. Expanded Third Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides a comprehensive guide to graduate and undergraduate programs focusing on social change that are recommended by Food First, a non-profit research and education center with a mission of empowering citizens to address the root causes of hunger, poverty, and environmental decline. Listings provide the name and address of the…

Brooks, Sean, Ed.; Knowles, Alison, Ed.

270

The Influence of a Pilot Nutrition Education Program on Dietary Knowledge among Undergraduate College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective and Participants: The objective of this study was to determine if a nutrition education program, Everyday Healthy Eating on Campus (EHEC), resulted in positive healthy eating perceptions and behaviors among 103 undergraduates. Methods: Students from eight dormitories (n = 42) and five classrooms (n = 61) completed a shortened Diet and Health Knowledge Survey (DHKS) prior to and one

Geraldine Napoleone Pires; Amy Pumerantz; Lawrence K. Silbart; Linda S. Pescatello

271

Integration of Centrifuge Testing in Undergraduate Geotechnical Engineering Education at Remote Campuses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We report the results of a pilot study aimed at developing, implementing, and assessing an educational module that integrates remote major research instrumentation into undergraduate classes. Specifically, this study employs Internet Web-based technologies to allow for real-time video monitoring and execution of cutting-edge experiments. The…

El Shamy, Usama; Abdoun, Tarek; McMartin, Flora; Pando, Miguel A.

2013-01-01

272

Teacher Classroom Behaviour Management Preparation in Undergraduate Primary Education in Australia: A Web-Based Investigation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Classroom behaviour management is an essential skill required by all teacher graduates to facilitate instruction in curriculum content. This article describes the classroom behaviour management (CBM) content on offer in Australian undergraduate primary education programs. To date, no nationwide studies exist that report the CBM instruction on…

O'Neill, Sue C.; Stephensen, Jennifer

2011-01-01

273

Meeting Report: The 2004 National Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on the 2004 National Academies Summer Institutes on Undergraduate Education in Biology. The second Summer Institute was held at UW-Madison on August 16-20, 2004. There were three dominant themes of the meeting: (1) active learning--ways to promote interactive student engagement during class in place of standard lectures; (2)…

Wood, William B.; Handelsman, Jo

2004-01-01

274

Exploring a Virtual Conference Web Site for Undergraduate Health Education Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Undergraduate health education students have been encouraged to attend professional conferences at the regional, state, and national levels. However, despite the benefits of attending these conferences, students may be reluctant to attend due to time and financial constraints among others. One solution for overcoming these barriers is the creation…

Johnson, Maureen; Tremethick, Mary Jane

2009-01-01

275

Service Learning and Business Education: Distinctions between Undergraduate and Graduate Business Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research on service learning in business education often enumerates its efficacy and overall value. The focus on business students' attitudes toward service learning offers insight into program design and implementation of service learning into business curricula. This study investigates the distinctions between undergraduate and graduate…

Moorer, Cleamon, Jr.

2009-01-01

276

Leadership Summit to Effect Change in Teaching and Learning: Undergraduate Education in Agriculture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on a convention held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, on October 3-5, 2006, to discuss the current status and future of undergraduate education in agriculture. This "Leadership Summit to Effect Change in Teaching and Learning" was a first step in what is planned to be an ongoing conversation that is…

Fagen, Adam P.; Schoen, Robin; Labov, Jay B.

2007-01-01

277

Quality Assurance in Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an economic and political climate marked by the continued reduction of physical education programs, the authors believe that advocacy is now a professional responsibility that all physical educators have a duty to perform. Despite support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010), the National Association for Sport and Physical…

Richards, K. Andrew R.; Wilson, Wesley J.

2012-01-01

278

Restructuring Teacher Education: The Integration of Undergraduate Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents ideas on restructuring teacher education in the field of special education and the ensuring implications for training personnel. The reform of the American education system requires the simultaneous reform of the teacher education system. The different procedural standards, methodologies, and certification tracks used by each…

Bunsen, Teresa D.

279

Quality Physical Education: A Commentary on Effective Physical Education Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In my commentary in response to the 3 articles (McKenzie & Lounsbery, 2013; Rink, 2013; Ward, 2013), I focus on 3 areas: (a) content knowledge, (b) a holistic approach to physical education, and (c) policy impact. I use the term "quality teaching" rather than "teacher effectiveness." Quality teaching is a term with the…

Dyson, Ben

2014-01-01

280

Undergraduate cancer education in Spain: The debate, the opportunities and the initiatives of the University Forum of the Spanish Society of Radiation Oncology (SEOR).  

PubMed

Most medical schools in Spain (80%) offer undergraduate training in oncology. This education is highly variable in terms of content (theory and practical training), number of credits, and the medical specialty and departmental affiliation of the professors. Much of this variability is due to university traditions in the configuration of credits and programmes, and also to the structure of the hospital-based practical training. Undergraduate medical students deserve a more coherent and modern approach to education with a strong emphasis on clinical practice. Oncology is an interdisciplinary science that requires the input of professors from multiple specialties to provide the primary body of knowledge and skills needed to obtain both a theoretical and clinical understanding of cancer. Clinical skills should be a key focus due to their importance in the current model of integrated medical management and care. Clinical radiation oncology is a traditional and comprehensive hospital-based platform for undergraduate education in oncology. In Spain, a significant number (n = 80) of radiation oncology specialists have a contractual relationship to teach university courses. Most Spanish universities (80%) have a radiation oncologist on staff, some of whom are department chairs and many others are full professors who have been hired and promoted under competitive conditions of evaluation as established by the National Agency for Quality Evaluation. The Spanish Society of Radiation Oncology (SEOR) has identified new opportunities to improve undergraduate education in oncology. In this article, we discuss proposals related to theoretical (20 items) and practical clinical training (9 items). We also describe the SEOR University Forum, which is an initiative to develop a strategic plan to implement and organize cancer education at the undergraduate level in an interdisciplinary teaching spirit and with a strong contribution from radiation oncologists. PMID:24416587

Lara, Pedro; Calvo, Felipe A; Guedea, Ferran; Bilbao, Pedro; Biete, Alberto

2013-01-01

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Undergraduate cancer education in Spain: The debate, the opportunities and the initiatives of the University Forum of the Spanish Society of Radiation Oncology (SEOR)  

PubMed Central

Most medical schools in Spain (80%) offer undergraduate training in oncology. This education is highly variable in terms of content (theory and practical training), number of credits, and the medical specialty and departmental affiliation of the professors. Much of this variability is due to university traditions in the configuration of credits and programmes, and also to the structure of the hospital-based practical training. Undergraduate medical students deserve a more coherent and modern approach to education with a strong emphasis on clinical practice. Oncology is an interdisciplinary science that requires the input of professors from multiple specialties to provide the primary body of knowledge and skills needed to obtain both a theoretical and clinical understanding of cancer. Clinical skills should be a key focus due to their importance in the current model of integrated medical management and care. Clinical radiation oncology is a traditional and comprehensive hospital-based platform for undergraduate education in oncology. In Spain, a significant number (n = 80) of radiation oncology specialists have a contractual relationship to teach university courses. Most Spanish universities (80%) have a radiation oncologist on staff, some of whom are department chairs and many others are full professors who have been hired and promoted under competitive conditions of evaluation as established by the National Agency for Quality Evaluation. The Spanish Society of Radiation Oncology (SEOR) has identified new opportunities to improve undergraduate education in oncology. In this article, we discuss proposals related to theoretical (20 items) and practical clinical training (9 items). We also describe the SEOR University Forum, which is an initiative to develop a strategic plan to implement and organize cancer education at the undergraduate level in an interdisciplinary teaching spirit and with a strong contribution from radiation oncologists. PMID:24416587

Lara, Pedro; Calvo, Felipe A.; Guedea, Ferran; Bilbao, Pedro; Biete, Alberto

2013-01-01

282

Incorporating best practices into undergraduate critical care nursing education.  

PubMed

Incorporation of best clinical practices into the baccalaureate critical care nursing curriculum is important. At The College at Brockport, best clinical practices are introduced early in the semester and are reinforced throughout the semester in both class and clinical settings. Among the best clinical practices included are those recommended by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, The Joint Commission, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. The culminating assignment of the semester requires students to focus on patient safety. Students describe the use of the National Patient Safety Goals and other best practices in the critical care setting. The role of the nurse leader and exploration of near-miss and work-around events also are described. Nursing students need to provide safe competent nursing care by incorporating best practices into their clinical practice now and in the future when they become registered professional nurses. PMID:24488891

Brenner, Zara R; Iafrati, Nancy S

2014-02-01

283

The importance of research in undergraduate medical education.  

PubMed

Currently medical information flows at great speed, bombarding medical students. Students are unfamiliar with fundamental aspects of biomedical literature appraisal. We assert that research performed during medical school will help to reduce the gap between the information available and comprehension by the student. The goal of the present review is to expound the importance of performing research during the undergraduate medical years and the relevance of research in other fields of medicine. We performed a literature review searching MEDLINE with terms consistent with our objective. We discuss the conduct of research projects during medical school training. The analysis of the articles retrieved proves that research is feasible and that it is a critical process during the undergraduate period for medical students. PMID:25587714

Ávila, Mauricio José; Rodríguez-Restrepo, Andrea

2014-01-01

284

The Use of DC Glow Discharges as Undergraduate Educational Tools  

SciTech Connect

Plasmas have a beguiling way of getting students excited and interested in physics. We argue that plasmas can and should be incorporated into the undergraduate curriculum as both demonstrations and advanced investigations of electromagnetism and quantum effects. Our device, based on a direct current (DC) glow discharge tube, allows for a number of experiments into topics such as electrical breakdown, spectroscopy, magnetism, and electron temperature.

Stephanie A. Wissel and Andrew Zwicker, Jerry Ross, and Sophia Gershman

2012-10-09

285

Current Issues in Undergraduate Psychiatry Education: The Findings of a Qualitative Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Recruitment into psychiatry is correlated with the quality of undergraduate medical school teaching programmes and with a commitment of major resources to teaching students. There is an extensive literature related to attitudes towards psychiatry but less on the learning and teaching of psychiatry. Aims: To identify the current issues…

Dogra, Nisha; Edwards, Ruth; Karim, Khalid; Cavendish, Susan

2008-01-01

286

The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Process in Public Higher Education Institutions and Effects on Organizational Performance: A Historical Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Public undergraduate higher education institutions face a number of seemingly intractable problems. Among those problems are cost, accountability and access. The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award process is designed to help organization of any type address problems of organizational performance. This process has been used by manufacturing,…

Bailey, Bill D.

2011-01-01

287

Connecting undergraduate science education with the needs of today’s graduates  

PubMed Central

Undergraduate science programs are not providing graduates with the knowledgebase and skills they need to be successful on today’s job market. Curricular changes relevant to today’s marketplace and more opportunities for internships and work experience during students’ secondary education would facilitate a smoother transition to the working world and help employers find graduates that possess both the hard and soft skills needed in the workplace. In this article, we discuss these issues and offer solutions that would generate more marketplace-ready undergraduates. PMID:25653842

Callier, Viviane; Singiser, Richard H.; Vanderford, Nathan L.

2014-01-01

288

The Landscape of Quality Assurance in Distance Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Distance education permeates the field of professional and continuing education to such an extent that quality assurance (QA) is a topic no distance educator or administrator should avoid. Quality assurance is an issue not just for continuing education but also for higher education generally. Given the disruptive impact of distance education and…

Scull, W. Reed; Kendrick, David; Shearer, Rick; Offerman, Dana

2011-01-01

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Institutional Strategies for Enhancing Undergraduate Science Education. Undergraduate Program Directors Meeting (October 4-6, 1993).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has as a major focus the improvement of science education at all levels. Each year the institute provides grants for competing organizations whose aim is educating the public in science and/or biomedical research. This document contains the proceedings of a conference that provided a forum for 98 representatives…

Howard Hughes Medical Inst., Chevy Chase, MD. Office of Grants and Special Programs.

290

Earthquake Education Environment (E3)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Earthquake Education Environment (E3) supports high-quality K-12 and undergraduate education by providing up-to-date earthquake information, authoritative technical sources and educational resources for the classroom.

291

Sex Education Knowledge Differences between Freshmen and Senior College Undergraduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Abstinence sexuality education (sex ed) is the only federally funded sex ed in the United States. The strict curriculum of this education does not educate American adolescents about safer sex practices and leaves a knowledge gap in these adolescents that follows them into college. The Problem: This project aimed to identify sex knowledge…

Franklin, Ruth M.; Dotger, Sharon

2011-01-01

292

The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE), Fall 2008, 7(1):A19-A25 JUNE is a publication of Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) www.funjournal.org  

E-print Network

The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE), Fall 2008, 7(1):A19-A25 JUNE is a publication of Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) www.funjournal.org ARTICLE Virtual EEG: A Software-Based Electroencephalogram Designed for Undergraduate Neuroscience-Related Courses Benjamin R. Miller,1,2 Melissa Troyer,4

Busey, Thomas A.

293

Work First, Study Second: Adult Undergraduates Who Combine Employment and Postsecondary Enrollment. Postsecondary Educational Descriptive Analysis Reports.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Working adult undergraduates can be broken into two groups: employees who study (those who work full-time and pursue postsecondary education to obtain skills necessary to advance in their careers) and students who work (those who work part-time and attend school full-time). In 1999-2000 roughly two-thirds of working undergraduates aged 24 or older…

Berker, Ali; Horn, Laura; Carroll, C. Dennis

294

Scaling-up Undergraduate Medical Education: Enabling Virtual Mobility by Online Elective Courses  

PubMed Central

Aim To evaluate online elective courses at Croatian medical schools with respect to the virtual mobility of national teachers and students and virtual team collaboration. Methods A student-centered virtual learning environment developed within the framework of the European Union Tempus Programme allowed national educational services to design and deliver online undergraduate elective courses. Three online elective courses were created for second-year medical students of four Croatian medical schools by using Moodle, an open-source learning management system. The courses supported problem-, project-, and decision-based learning and required students to work in small collaborative teams using problem-solving and decision-making activities. The purpose was to foster teamwork and produce better outcomes than those potentially achieved through individual work. We evaluated the results of these online courses on the basis of the course test results and students’ evaluation questionnaires. Results Of 68 students enrolled in all e-courses, 97% (n?=?66) successfully passed the final exam. An anonymous online questionnaire was filled out by 83% (n?=?50) of the students. The majority expressed their satisfaction with the online electives, mostly because they had more contact with tutors and peers (n?=?47), better possibilities of self-assessment (n?=?38), more flexible learning (n?=?33), better access to learning materials (n?=?32), faster and easier information retrieval (n?=?31), and better quality of communication with tutors and peers (n?=?28). Although 38 of 50 students claimed that participating in e-courses was more demanding than participating in traditional electives, more than half (n?=?27) would enroll in an e-course again. Conclusion Elective e-courses may be a successful model of how faculty and students at higher education institutions can collaborate and integrate e-learning into their current curricula. PMID:18581612

Kukolja Taradi, Sun?ana; ?ogaš, Zoran; Dabi?, Marina; Drenjan?evi? Peri?, Ines

2008-01-01

295

Adult education and the quality of life  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study is to investigate the complementary role of adult education in influencing people's objective and subjective quality of life. The analytical strategy used to achieve this end is to estimate parameters in a path model which includes both objective indicators such as occupational status and earned income, and subjective indicators such as job satisfaction and perceived personal wellbeing. The investigation builds on Swedish data and employs the LISREL method in the fitting of the model to the data. The results indicate that adult education positively influences objective indicators of the quality of life. Even though adult education is found to relate to measures of perceived personal wellbeing, the hypothesis that it also influences the way men assess their life situation and evaluate their subjective quality of life cannot be confirmed.

Tuijnman, Albert

1990-09-01

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Effectiveness of student tutors in problem-based learning of undergraduate medical education.  

PubMed

Problem-based learning (PBL) is a teaching and learning method designed to develop clinical reasoning skills. Tutor performance in PBL affects both the process and outcome of student learning. In this study, we investigated the factors that influence the evaluation by undergraduate students on the performance of tutors in medical education. From April 2009 to February 2010, 49 PBL sessions were conducted for 191 3rd- and 4th-year medical students at Saga Medical School in Japan. Twenty-nine 6th-year students and 205 faculty members tutored these sessions. After each session, students evaluated their tutor by a Likert scale. This evaluation score was dichotomized and used as the dependent variable. A multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to assess the contribution of student's gender and year level (3rd or 4th), the tutor's gender and background, and the quality of the case scenario to evaluation ratings. A total of 4,469 responses were analyzed. Male student and tutor background were associated with excellent tutor evaluation. Concerning the tutor background, compared with basic scientists, the 6th-year students and content-expert clinicians were positively associated with excellent tutor evaluations (ORs of 1.77 [95% CI: 1.15-2.72] and 1.47 [95% CI: 1.11-1.97]), while non-content-expert clinicians received negative evaluations (OR of 0.72 [95% CI: 0.55-0.95]). The quality of the case scenario was also associated with excellent tutor evaluation (odds ratio [OR] of 12.43 [95% CI: 10.28-15.03]). In conclusion, excellence of case scenarios, 6th-year student tutors, and content-expert clinicians show positive impact on tutor evaluation in a PBL curriculum. PMID:24646957

Oda, Yasutomo; Onishi, Hirotaka; Sakemi, Takanobu

2014-01-01

297

Child Development Instructors' and Undergraduates' Perspectives and Experiences in Online Education through Second Culture Acquisition and Cognitive Load Lenses: A Mixed Methods Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The educational landscape of higher education is shifting to include more online education courses. This shift has produced successes and struggles for instructors and undergraduates. The purpose of this study was to explore child development instructors' and undergraduates' perspectives and experiences in online education through the…

Quong, Jennifer

2012-01-01

298

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality: Educators  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page provides access to a variety of environmental quality materials for educators, students, and the general public, developed by Michigan agencies as well as by other sources which may not be specific to Michigan. The material ranges from general environmental fact sheets and data bases to teacher packets and other materials developed for K-12 education. Topics include: air pollution, land pollution, waste disposal, and water pollution.

299

Education Quality and Teacher Salary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In view of the emphasis on money as a motivator mentioned in reports examining theoretical notions about teacher motivation, this paper focuses on the efficacy of using salary to attract quality teacher candidates. Although standarized testing and internship programs often supplement inadequate certification requirements, critics question the…

Land, Arthur J.

300

Undergraduate Evening Studies Scholarship Instructions The Office of Continuing Education Scholarship Fund is made possible by contributions from faculty members,  

E-print Network

Undergraduate Evening Studies Scholarship Instructions The Office of Continuing Education Scholarship Fund is made possible by contributions from faculty members, UES alumni, and other donors a bachelor's degree through the evening program. Scholarships must be applied to tuition fees and

301

Master of Arts in Education Special Education Program Report Missouri Department of Elementary Education Office of Educator Quality  

E-print Network

1 Master of Arts in Education Special Education Program Report Missouri Department of Elementary Education ­ Office of Educator Quality Missouri Standards for Teacher Education Programs (MoSTEP) Competencies Truman State University Certification Program: Special Education Page 1 of 4 Pages ­ April 6, 2011

Gering, Jon C.

302

Construction of Quality Guarantee System in Higher Education in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is very important for the existence and development of higher education to build up the quality consciousness, to establish the idea of quality guarantee and construct a scientific quality guarantee system of higher education. According to the disadvantages of traditional quality guarantee system and standing on the reality of higher education reform, the paper mainly analyses the arduousness and

Xiushu Tian; Yingna Liu; Dongmei Liu; Yuhong Li; Ming Yang

2010-01-01

303

Attitude Changes of Undergraduate University Students in General Education Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Assessing learning outcomes in general education is increasingly important to accrediting bodies. A fertile area of assessment is measuring changes in student attitudes/values in response to general education. University of Maine faculty experimented with such an attitude assessment. In this study, the authors assessed changes in students'…

Anderson, Mark W.; Teisl, Mario F.; Criner, George K.; Tisher, Sharon; Smith, Stewart; Hunter, Malcolm L.; Norton, Stephen A.; Jellison, Jody; Alyokhin, Andrei; Gallandt, Eric; Haggard, Sandra; Bicknell, Elizabeth

2007-01-01

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Elementary Teacher Education Undergraduate Program 2013-2014 Academic Year  

E-print Network

for Teacher Education College of Education Program information is subject to change without notice Updated 2 may be admitted at any time during their Bachelor's degree program. The earlier a student is admitted. Bachelor's Degree Requirements To graduate with a Bachelor's of Science or Arts degree in Elementary

Tipple, Brett

305

A comparison of graduate and undergraduate teacher education students' perceptions of their instructors' use of Microsoft PowerPoint  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored the perceptions of 304 teacher education students regarding how effectively and meaningfully their instructors use the Microsoft PowerPoint presentation software program in their teaching and compared graduate and undergraduate students' perceptions to determine the extent to which graduate and undergraduate teacher educators differ in the ways they employ PowerPoint. Data were collected through semi?structured interviews and surveys.

2009-01-01

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An example of program evaluation project in undergraduate medical education.  

PubMed

Revisions to existing program evaluation approaches of the Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine (DEUSM) were made by the Medical Education Department in June 2005. After considering several evaluation models, a mixed evaluation model was developed to meet institutional needs. The general program evaluation plan was structured as areas of inquiry under the three main program evaluation questions: what are the effects of the educational program on students and graduates, what are the effects of the educational program on trainers, and is the educational program being implemented as planned. The School's first report made through its new program evaluation approach was prepared in July 2006, leading to important revisions to the educational program. This article presents DEUSM's project to revise its program evaluation approach and briefly discusses its early implementation. PMID:19034833

Musal, Berna; Taskiran, Cahit; Gursel, Yucel; Ozan, Sema; Timbil, Sevgi; Velipasaoglu, Serpil

2008-03-01

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Integrating undergraduate and postgraduate education in general practice: experience in Tayside.  

PubMed Central

Several forces have resulted in the creation in Tayside of the first formally integrated unit of undergraduate and postgraduate education in general practice in the United Kingdom. Forces that helped this integration included the desire for change, national developments in education, financial support through funds set aside to cover the additional cost of teaching, and a management structure which concentrates on shared leadership. Forces that hindered the integration included uneasiness about ideas for reforming traditional structures, institutional inertia, the complexity of financial arrangements, and tensions over priorities. The experience of managing institutional changes in Tayside has been invaluable and will lead to a more cohesive approach to undergraduate teaching, postgraduate training, and the provision of services relevant to the development of general practice. PMID:7787650

Bain, J.; Scott, R.; Snadden, D.

1995-01-01

308

UNDERGRADUATE SECONDARY TEACHER LICENSURE Urban Institute for Teacher Education  

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.2 8-9 English English 2.3 6-12 Geography^ 2.1 6-12 Health Promotion & Education Health Promotion & Education 2.1 7-12 History History 1.9 6-12 Math (level 4) 4.2 6-12 Math (level 3) 3.7 6-9 Physics Physics 3.8 9-12 Spanish Spanish 2.6 7-12 Theatre (Drama) 2.6 7-12 Physical Education (through Exercise & Sports

Simons, Jack

309

Sustaining Educational Quality in Financially Challenging Times  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools face the most challenging economic environment in decades. To sustain the quality of teaching, learning, and educational support services, they must find ways to expand their resources while at the same time using their resources more efficiently. School leaders must be knowledgeable about the funding "streams" that provide an opportunity…

Anderson, David

2011-01-01

310

The Quality of Education for Gifted Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study developed a research instrument to test the hypothesis that the quality of education for gifted children in public elementary schools depends on cooperation among home, school, and community. Both the content and hypothesis were validated. Findings emphasized the interplay between home and community. (CL)

Simmons, Roberta M.

1983-01-01

311

Spartans Online Increasing access to quality education  

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://isupport.sjsu.edu/ecampus Calendar Review the Spartans Online calendar for all of the important dates below (please noteSpartans Online Increasing access to quality education Spartans Online · College of International.924.2742 · F 408.924.2666 · http://online.sjsu.edu 1 | P a g e Student Information Welcome to the Spartans

Su, Xiao

312

Adult education and the quality of life  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to investigate the complementary role of adult education in influencing people's objective and subjective quality of life. The analytical strategy used to achieve this end is to estimate parameters in a path model which includes both objective indicators such as occupational status and earned income, and subjective indicators such as job satisfaction and perceived

Albert Tuijnman

1990-01-01

313

Positive Psychology and Quality Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to discuss concepts of positive psychology related to quality physical education. Positive psychology and the scientific study of happiness refer to three paths or pursuits: the pleasant life (positive emotion), the engaged life (engagement), and the meaningful life (meaning). When individuals are aware of, pursue,…

Cherubini, Jeffrey

2009-01-01

314

Interactive Technology Impact on Quality Distance Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on a study to determine if existing technology is adequate for the delivery of quality distance education. The survey sample was 392 respondents from a non -traditional graduate level. The study included 15 descriptive questions on course assessment and satisfaction. The three hypotheses used Chi-square to find relationships between interactivity and three other variables: progress, communication mode,

Samer Hijazi; Prosper Bernard; Michel Plaisent; Lassana Maguiraga

2003-01-01

315

Quality control education in the community college  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper describes the Quality Control Program at Daytona Beach Junior College, including course descriptions. The program in quality control required communication between the college and the American Society for Quality Control (ASQC). The college has machinery established for certification of the learning process, and the society has the source of teachers who are competent in the technical field and who are the employers of the educational products. The associate degree for quality control does not have a fixed program, which can serve all needs, any more than all engineering degrees have identical programs. The main ideas which would be common to all quality control programs are the concept of economic control of a repetitive process and the concept of developing individual potentialities into individuals who are needed and productive.

Greene, J. Griffen; Wilson, Steve

1966-01-01

316

Factorial structure of the revised mathematics anxiety rating scale for undergraduate education majors.  

PubMed

The Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale was developed in 1972 by Richardson and Suinn as a single construct measure. A shortened version, the Revised Mathematics Anxiety Scale (RMARS) was developed by Alexander and Martray in 1989. The latter scale was subjected to factor analysis using 357 senior undergraduates in education. Three main factors accounted for 73% of the variance, confirming the scale's multidimensional structure. PMID:12353782

Bowd, Alan D; Brady, Patrick H

2002-08-01

317

Attitudes of undergraduate majors in elementary education toward mathematics through a hands-on manipulative approach.  

PubMed

Using a manipulative approach in a mathematics course, this study was designed to assess attitudes toward mathematics of undergraduates in elementary education. A 20-item attitude rating administered as pre- and posttest to 95 students (7 men and 88 women) was used to assess the effect of the hands-on approach. A dependent t test indicated a statistically significant but very small change in their ratings. PMID:11883589

Alkhateeb, Haitham M

2002-02-01

318

Mini skirts and headscarves: undergraduate student perceptions of secularism in Turkish higher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article is based on a qualitative study that examines the perceptions of advanced undergraduate students in five Turkish\\u000a state universities regarding their understanding of the concept of secularism and its manifestation within the higher education\\u000a sector. The study further illuminates these students’ perspectives of how the university may change in relation to their understanding\\u000a of secularism. This inquiry was

Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela; Fatma Nevra Seggie

2008-01-01

319

Developing standards for undergraduate university construction education internship programs  

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qualified professionals for the construction industry. There is agreement within ASC that a practical component along with classroom curriculum is needed for construction students?? education (Senior, 1997). Although construction programs have different ways...

Hager, Cassandrea Jane

2005-08-29

320

Is Quality Assurance in Higher Education Contextually Relative?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines notions of quality and quality assurance in higher education. It does this by raising questions such as whether quality in higher education is the same as, for example, quality of clothing or the quality of meat in local butcheries. The article questions the assumption that if certain things, such as criteria or…

Ntshoe, I.; Higgs, P.; Wolhuter, C. C.; Higgs, L. G.

2010-01-01

321

eModeration: Contextualising online learning in undergraduate nurse education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The wide availability of flexible, mixed-mode methods of course delivery to nursing students places increased demands on the skills and adaptability of nurse educators. The rapid uptake of computer-moderated learning, in particular, has required educators to reconsider some of their long-established pedagogical beliefs and practices which, over time, have faithfully sustained face-to-face teaching in classrooms. Inevitably, a certain degree of

Adrian K Morgan

2008-01-01

322

Undergraduate marine science education: Incorporating real-world data  

Microsoft Academic Search

The American Meteorological Society views introductory college-level courses to be important avenues for promoting scientific literacy among the public. Additionally, it is from these courses that future teachers often receive their only college-level training in the geosciences. As such, the AMS Education Program considers the development of high-caliber, scientifically-authentic educational materials to be one of its top priorities. In striving

James A. Brey; Ira W. Geer; Joseph M. Moran; Robert S. Weinbeck; Elizabeth W. Mills; Bernard A. Blair; Edward J. Hopkins; Thomas P. Kiley; E. E. Ruwe

2009-01-01

323

The Wretched Refuse of a Teeming Shore? A Critical Examination of the Quality of Undergraduate Marketing Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What is the quality of students attracted to the marketing major relative to other business majors? Although some anecdotal evidence suggests that undergraduate marketing students are less quantitatively oriented, there has been no comprehensive assessment of the overall quality of marketing students relative to other business students. Using a…

Aggarwal, Praveen; Vaidyanathan, Rajiv; Rochford, Linda

2007-01-01

324

Medical education today: globalising with quality.  

PubMed

With globalization education has become a tradable service governed by the rules and regulations of GATS and worth trillions of dollars. International standards are rapidly being developed to facilitate cross border supply of services. In medical education, the WFME has produced International Guidelines on Quality in Medical Education which has a regional equivalent in the WHO Western Pacific Region, and the IIME has defined the minimum essential requirements of standards in medical education in seven core competences. Malaysia, having an explicit policy of making education a sector for revenue generation, has put in place regulatory frameworks and incentives to make the country a centre of educational excellence. Within the ambit of this national aspiration, medical education has grown phenomenally in the last decade. Standards and procedures for accreditation of medical schools in line with the world standards have been developed and implemented and policies are enforced to facilitate compliance to the standards. The ultimate goal is for medical schools to be self-accredited. In striving towards self-accreditation medical schools should be innovative in making changes in the three requirements of medical education. These are the intellectual and social imperatives and strategies for effective implementation. PMID:16315616

Shahabudin, S H

2005-08-01

325

Teaching and assessment of implant dentistry in undergraduate and postgraduate education: a European consensus.  

PubMed

This paper constitutes a summary of the consensus documents agreed at the First European Workshop on Implant Dentistry University Education held in Prague on 19-22 June 2008. Implant dentistry is becoming increasingly important treatment alternative for the restoration of missing teeth, as patients expectations and demands increase. Furthermore, implant related complications such as peri-implantitis are presenting more frequently in the dental surgery. This consensus paper recommends that implant dentistry should be an integral part of the undergraduate curriculum. Whilst few schools will achieve student competence in the surgical placement of implants this should not preclude the inclusion of the fundamental principles of implant dentistry in the undergraduate curriculum such as the evidence base for their use, indications and contraindications and treatment of the complications that may arise. The consensus paper sets out the rationale for the introduction of implant dentistry in the dental curriculum and the knowledge base for an undergraduate programme in the subject. It lists the competencies that might be sought without expectations of surgical placement of implants at this stage and the assessment methods that might be employed. The paper also addresses the competencies and educational pathways for postgraduate education in implant dentistry. PMID:19281510

Mattheos, N; Albrektsson, T; Buser, D; De Bruyn, H; Donos, N; Hjørting Hansen, E; Lang, N P; Sanz, M; Nattestad, A

2009-02-01

326

Quality physical education: a commentary on effective physical education teaching.  

PubMed

In my commentary in response to the 3 articles (McKenzie & Lounsbery, 2013; Rink, 2013; Ward, 2013), I focus on 3 areas: (a) content knowledge, (b) a holistic approach to physical education, and (c) policy impact. I use the term quality teaching rather than "teacher effectiveness." Quality teaching is a term with the potential to move our attention beyond a focus merely on issues of effectiveness relating to the achievement of prespecified objectives. I agree with Ward that teacher content knowledge is limited in physical education, and I argue that if the student does not have a connection to or relationship with the content, this will diminish their learning gains. I also argue for a more holistic approach to physical education coming from a broader conception. Physical educators who teach the whole child advocate for a plethora of physical activity, skills, knowledge, and positive attitudes that foster healthy and active playful lifestyles. Play is a valuable educational experience. I also endorse viewing assessment from different perspectives and discuss assessment through a social-critical political lens. The 3 articles also have implications for policy. Physical education is much broader than just physical activity, and we harm the future potential of our field if we adopt a narrow agenda. Looking to the future, I propose that we broaden the kinds of research that we value, support, and appreciate in our field. PMID:25098010

Dyson, Ben

2014-06-01

327

Undergraduate community health nursing education in a neighborhood settlement house.  

PubMed

Undergraduate community health nursing faculty are continually challenged to find appropriate clinical placements. Prior to using an inner-city neighborhood settlement house as a clinical site, traditional public health and home-care agencies provided clinical placements for senior baccalaureate nursing students. The settlement house had several programs but did not have a traditional nursing department. A 14-item questionnaire was developed to examine student (N = 30) perceptions of the opportunities for course objectives to be met and student attitudes and beliefs regarding the settlement-house placement. The majority of the students agreed that the learning experiences at the settlement house provided opportunities to meet course objectives. Findings indicated that students who considered the neighborhood safe are more apt to recommend the clinical placement to other students (p < .01). Those students who believe that professional nursing services can help improve the health of people who live in the inner city are more apt to say, "This experience changed my beliefs regarding people who live in an inner-city neighborhood" (p < .01). PMID:11407182

Nettle, C; Jones, S

2001-01-01

328

Undergraduate Geoscience Education in the United States: Helping Faculty to Meet Changing Expectations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the past two decades, undergraduate geoscience education in the United States has undergone substantial changes in its goals, methods, and content, reflecting changes in our societal needs, major improvements in our understanding of how students learn, and the advent of a systems approach to understanding the Earth. Looking in an integrated fashion at US undergraduate education across the spectrum of institutional settings shows that in aggregate, our goals have broadened from a focus primarily on training future scientists to include major efforts to improve preparation for future teachers and to strengthen the understanding of science and geoscience in the broader student population. Supporting a more diverse population of students and increasing the diversity of the geoscience workforce are also priorities. Recommendations for strengthening undergraduate geoscience education to meet these changing circumstances were put forward in Shaping the Future of Undergraduate Earth Science Education: An Earth System Approach published by the AGU in 1997 (Ireton, Manduca, and Mogk). The report recommended two major changes: 1) development of an Earth System approach as the backbone of geoscience education to tie instruction in the various disciplines into a cohesive study of the Earth and 2) implementation of effective teaching strategies based on research on learning. Since 1997 major strides have been made in supporting geoscience faculty in making these changes. Building on the work of individuals, three important community-wide efforts have been established. 1) Professional societies have increased their support for educational programs, expanded education sessions and fostered a variety of workshops in conjunction with national and regional meetings. 2) The Digital Library for Earth System Education is being developed to enable sharing of resources and to provide a virtual community center. 3) The On the Cutting Edge faculty professional development program (sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers) provides a cohesive set of workshops and on-line materials facilitating continuous improvement in teaching. This suite of programs and opportunities creates an environment where new ideas can be discussed, tested, and rapidly disseminated, and supports a thriving community of geoscience faculty. As a result, faculty have introduced new content and methods that more effectively expose students to modern geoscience research. As we look to the future, a major challenge will be to develop evaluation and research programs that document the impact of these programs and enable the strongest aspects to be sustained.

Manduca, C.; Mogk, D.

2003-04-01

329

Professional attitudes and behaviors acquired during undergraduate education in the College of Dentistry, King Saud University  

PubMed Central

Objectives The purpose of the study was to investigate and evaluate the professional attitudes and behaviors acquired by students and recently graduated dentists during undergraduate education at King Saud University. Methods This cross-sectional survey used a 27-item questionnaire covering four cumulative theoretical dimensions of professionalism. Questionnaires were distributed to fifth-year students, interns, and demonstrators in the College of Dentistry during the academic year 2010–2011, and 203 completed questionnaires were used in analyses. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize responses. Crosstab and chi-squared tests were used, with statistical significance set at P < 0.05. Results The response rate was 79.3% (43.6% of males, 94% of females). Eighty-seven questionnaires were collected from fifth-year students, 92 from interns, and 24 from demonstrators. Many (59%) participants demonstrated high levels of professional attitudes and behaviors, whereas 40% did not comply with the elements of professionalism. Analyses revealed highly significant differences in certain responses with regard to gender, academic level, and grade point average. Conclusions Although some participants did not possess all professional qualities, all participants possessed at least some elements of professionalism measured in this study. We thus recommend a strategic effort to develop targeted plans emphasizing professionalism at all levels of the dental school curriculum. High-profile role modeling, lectures, seminars, and academic ceremonies are ways of achieving professional development among dental students in parallel with their acquisition of basic scientific knowledge and clinical skills. This approach will formally and informally communicate that professionalism is a core value. PMID:23960558

Al-Sudani, Dina; Al-Abbas, Fatima; Al-Bannawi, Zainab; Al-Ramadhan, Anwaar

2013-01-01

330

Highlights and Challenges in Education, Outreach, and Undergraduate Mentoring from an NSF Hydrologic Sciences CAREER Award  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A recent CAREER award (2009) has been used to facilitate environmentally-based outreach and education in local urban Los Angeles schools, primarily through an established NSF GK-12 program. Mini-weather stations, purchased through this CAREER award, were installed at two partner GK-12 schools, University High School (LAUSD) and Culver City Middle School (CCUSD). Each system contains an automated data logging system that record continuous observations of a range of variables (including precipitation, UV, temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, dewpoint temperature and pressure). Observations are being downloaded and used by GK-12 Fellows and Teachers in curriculum development. In addition, the PI has worked with the GK-12 fellows in developing water-related inquiry lessons for both middle and high school science curriculum. Specific lessons facilitated during the initial stages of this CAREER award include urban ecosystems and satellite imagery, water quality, stream biota and ecosystem health, water treatment, urban climate and heat index, and soil chemistry testing. All lessons that have been implemented in the middle or high school classrooms are uploaded to the SEE-LA GK-12 website (http://measure.igpp.ucla.edu/GK12-SEE-LA/lessons.html). Examples of lesson development and integration in the classroom setting will be highlighted as well as tools required for sustainability of the projects. In addition to the K-12 outreach activities, the PI has engaged several undergraduates in independent research projects, working on various aspects of the primary research project. Highlights and lessons learned from outreach and mentoring activities will be presented.

Hogue, T. S.

2011-12-01

331

The California-Arizona Minority Partnership for Astronomy Research and Education (CAMPARE): an Educational Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Arizona Alumni Association's Astronomy Camp  

Microsoft Academic Search

The California-Arizona Minority Partnership for Astronomy Research and Education (CAMPARE) is an NSF-funded partnership between the Astronomy Program at Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) and the University of Arizona Steward Observatory designed to promote participation of underrepresented minorities (including women) in astronomy research and education. As part of the education component of the program, CPP undergraduate physics majors and minors are

Courtney Lemon; D. McCarthy; A. Rudolph

2011-01-01

332

Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Approach from Undergraduate Health and Pre-Medical Students in Children’s Health Educational Initiative  

PubMed Central

The importance of interprofessional training in healthcare to improve quality of care and health outcomes has been increasingly recognized. This pilot study used an interprofessional and interdisciplinary team of undergraduate health and pre-health students to establish a unique community partnership with a local elementary school in developing and implementing a nutrition/exercise educational intervention. Our results suggest that children as young as 8 years old are capable of learning new information related to the benefits of particular food groups, are capable of retaining this knowledge for 6 months, and that an intervention program as short as one hour every few months stand to make significant impact on children’s knowledge about proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Our results suggest the potential benefits of further expanding the short-term intervention into a longer-term community-based curriculum targeting a younger age group previously or currently practiced.. Furthermore, this pilot study suggests that undergraduate health and pre-health students can form an interprofessional and collaborative team to take an active role in the dissemination of nutrition knowledge in the community. PMID:25590019

Zhao, Sophie R; Cao, Siyuan; Lin, Patrice S; Yenor, Jeffrey; Lam, Regina; Chang, Ellen; Liu, Richard; Liu, Jianghong

2014-01-01

333

Student Perspectives of Imaging Anatomy in Undergraduate Medical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Radiological imaging is gaining relevance in the acquisition of competencies in clinical anatomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the perceptions of medical students on teaching/learning of imaging anatomy as an integrated part of anatomical education. A questionnaire was designed to evaluate the perceptions of second-year students…

Machado, Jorge Americo Dinis; Barbosa, Joselina Maria Pinto; Ferreira, Maria Amelia Duarte

2013-01-01

334

A Transformative Model for Undergraduate Quantitative Biology Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "BIO2010" report recommended that students in the life sciences receive a more rigorous education in mathematics and physical sciences. The University of Delaware approached this problem by (1) developing a bio-calculus section of a standard calculus course, (2) embedding quantitative activities into existing biology courses, and (3) creating…

Usher, David C.; Driscoll, Tobin A.; Dhurjati, Prasad; Pelesko, John A.; Rossi, Louis F.; Schleiniger, Gilberto; Pusecker, Kathleen; White, Harold B.

2010-01-01

335

Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education  

Microsoft Academic Search

7 Yet, while these three documents are inspiring, they represent idealized goals rather than actual research into existing practices that are most effective for adult learners. Given the myriad of principles, practices, and models in the literature about serving adult learners in higher education, a key question is: What are the actual \\

Arthur W. Chickering; Zelda F. Gamson

1989-01-01

336

"Caenorhabditis Elegans" as an Undergraduate Educational Tool for Teaching RNAi  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discovery of RNA-mediated interference (RNAi) is widely recognized as one of the most significant molecular biology breakthroughs in the past 10 years. There is a need for science educators to develop teaching tools and laboratory activities that demonstrate the power of this new technology and help students to better understand the RNAi process.…

Andersen, Janet; Krichevsky, Alexander; Leheste, Joerg R.; Moloney, Daniel J.

2008-01-01

337

Undergraduate Statistics Education and the National Science Foundation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes 25 National Science Foundation supported projects that have innovations designed to improve education for students majoring or minoring in statistics. The characteristics of these projects and the common themes which emerge are compared with the American Statistical Association's (ASA) guidelines for developing statistics…

Hall, Megan R.; Rowell, Ginger Holmes

2008-01-01

338

Enhancing Learning Approaches in an Undergraduate Teacher Education Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study implemented contextual modifications in a preservice teacher education program to improve teaching and learning. The modifications were designed to increase students' use of deep approaches to learning and reduce their reliance on surface approaches. Because of how the teaching and learning environment was conceptualized, in accordance…

Gordon, Christopher; Debus, Ray

339

WASC Accreditation Vice Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Education  

E-print Network

University, VP Research Judith L. Smith Provost, College of Letters and Science, UC Los Angeles Robert self-study topics · Preparatory Review ­ Self-assessment of the campus' "institutional capacity EFFECTIVENESS COMMITTEE CPB CEP GC Graduate Education UG Honors and Capstones Advising UG Research Internships 1

California at Santa Cruz, University of

340

Transforming Institutions: 21 Century Undergraduate STEM Education Conference, October 24,  

E-print Network

in Postsecondary Education (CRICPE) Western Michigan University Identification of Challenge Most faculty have accessible and malleable construct than organizational culture, as it can be changed through policy or other of the organization. These elements influence individual attitudes and behaviors and include patterns of relationships

Henderson, Charles

341

Common Errors and Misconceptions in Mathematical Proving by Education Undergraduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ninety-seven education students majoring or minoring in mathematics had their math homework examined in a Number Theory or Abstract Algebra course. Each student's homework was observed for the purpose of identifying common errors and misconceptions when writing mathematical proofs. The results showed that students collectively made four…

Stavrou, Stavros Georgios

2014-01-01

342

Marginality and Mattering: Urban Latino Male Undergraduates in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study of first-generation, low-income urban Latino male college students considers their transition experience and success in various higher education institutions. Schlossberg's theory of mattering and marginality is used as a lens to explore how these students navigate the college environment and build relationships with…

Huerta, Adrian H.; Fishman, Seth M.

2014-01-01

343

Technology Innovations In Undergraduate Nutrition and Dietetics Education and Training  

Microsoft Academic Search

As education moves into the information technology age, dietetics and nutrition training must adapt to new instructional methods and the opportunities of distance learning. Innovative approaches to teaching nutritional biochemistry can help students learn and retain complex information and understand how nutrition relates to human health and disease. This approach has already been taken in US medical schools (110 of

C. S. Plaisted; K. A. Cooksey; K. M. Adams; C. C. Lee; M. Kohlmeier; S. H. Zeisel

1998-01-01

344

Two Perspectives on Method in Undergraduate Music Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suzuki, Kodaly, Orff, Dalcroze, Gordon--if one is a music education student, he should be familiar with all these names. But just how familiar? Faced with curricular requirements and limitations, students may struggle to gain a deeper knowledge of these methods. What should they be expected to know about any single one, and how should they go…

Coppola, Cathy

2009-01-01

345

Priorities of Higher Education Quality Improvement: Student and Teacher Attitude  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Higher education quality improvement is a constant and continuous university activity and its implementation should be given a priority. This article analyses the most important tasks set at three Lithuanian universities seeking to improve higher education quality: the improvement of higher education quality assurance system, teacher professional…

Savickiene, Izabela

2006-01-01

346

Quality Assurance in Postgraduate Education. ENQA Workshop Report 12  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present report follows an ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) Workshop on Quality Assurance and Postgraduate Education, hosted by the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS) in Brasov, Romania on 12-13 March 2009. The workshop was an excellent opportunity for ENQA members to exchange…

Bitusikova, Alexandra; Bohrer, Janet; Borosic, Ivana; Costes, Nathalie; Edinsel, Kerim; Hollander, Karoline; Jacobsson, Gunilla; Jakopovic, Ivan Filip; Kearney, Mary-Louise; Mulder, Fred; Negyesi, Judith; Pietzonka, Manuel

2010-01-01

347

A proposed model for measuring service quality in secondary education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to examine educators' perceptions of service quality in secondary schools. Research into service quality in a secondary educational context is somewhat scant, and where investigations have been undertaken, very little has been conducted from the educators' perspectives. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A focus group was conducted to elicit attributes of service quality that were

Prabha Ramseook-Munhurrun; Perunjodi Naidoo; Pushpa Nundlall

2010-01-01

348

Ranking Quality in Higher Education: Guiding or Misleading?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study examines two different models of measuring, assessing and ranking quality in higher education. Do different systems of quality assessment lead to equivalent conclusions about the quality of education? This comparative study is based on the rankings of 24 Swedish higher education institutions. Two ranking actors have independently…

Bergseth, Brita; Petocz, Peter; Abrandt Dahlgren, Madeleine

2014-01-01

349

Service quality in higher education – a review and research agenda  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the critical research issues in terms of service quality in higher education. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper critically examines a number of leading studies in satisfaction, service quality, and higher education. Findings – The paper finds five critical research agenda in the field of service quality in higher education sector. Research

Parves Sultan; Ho Yin Wong

2010-01-01

350

Climate Change: Creating Conditions Conducive to Quality STEM Undergraduate Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an era of global competition and a technology-based economy, it is increasingly important that college students graduate with a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding of science and mathematics. They must be able to use their scientific knowledge on their jobs and in their role as citizens of a society where complex policy and resource…

Baldwin, Roger G.

2009-01-01

351

Undergraduate Physics Education at Radcliffe and Harvard 1895-1953  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The effort to get more women to continue in physics is ongoing and many hypotheses exist as to why the gender ratio lags more in physics than in other fields. A historical investigation can offer insights to the origin of this persistent problem. Radcliffe College offered to female students an education supposedly equivalent to that offered to male students at Harvard. I track physics classes at Radcliffe and Harvard from Radcliffe's charter year to the year the physics classes fully merged. Data on instructors, enrollment, and later employment offers insights to trends in physics education over time and how the genders were affected differently even when multiple variables are isolated across the two single-gender groups.

Behrman, Joanna

2013-03-01

352

Issues in undergraduate education in computational science and high performance computing  

SciTech Connect

The ever increasing need for mathematical and computational literacy within their society and among members of the work force has generated enormous pressure to revise and improve the teaching of related subjects throughout the curriculum, particularly at the undergraduate level. The Calculus Reform movement is perhaps the best known example of an organized initiative in this regard. The UCES (Undergraduate Computational Engineering and Science) project, an effort funded by the Department of Energy and administered through the Ames Laboratory, is sponsoring an informal and open discussion of the salient issues confronting efforts to improve and expand the teaching of computational science as a problem oriented, interdisciplinary approach to scientific investigation. Although the format is open, the authors hope to consider pertinent questions such as: (1) How can faculty and research scientists obtain the recognition necessary to further excellence in teaching the mathematical and computational sciences? (2) What sort of educational resources--both hardware and software--are needed to teach computational science at the undergraduate level? Are traditional procedural languages sufficient? Are PCs enough? Are massively parallel platforms needed? (3) How can electronic educational materials be distributed in an efficient way? Can they be made interactive in nature? How should such materials be tied to the World Wide Web and the growing ``Information Superhighway``?

Marchioro, T.L. II; Martin, D. [Ames Lab., IA (United States)

1994-12-31

353

Undergraduate medical education in underdeveloped countries: the case of Pakistan.  

PubMed

The type of medical education of a country is closely linked with its system of health care. Any health care system, with its own peculiarities, requires a certain type of doctor who can function effectively in the given environment. The same is the case with underdeveloped capitalist countries, such as Pakistan, where a skewed, elitist, curative model of health care exists. In Pakistan, where the literacy levels in the native tongue are very low, medicine is taught in English, and nearly all prescribed textbooks are written in and for the West. Conditions specific to Pakistan, such as the degree of cheating in exams, the time lost due to closure, and the level of debate concerning the medical system may find their parallels in other UDCs. Since it is the social and economic forces, which, in the final analysis, determine the system of health care and medical education, one cannot expect any significant improvement within the existing class structure. Only in a country where the masses have control over the production and distribution of resources, can the systems of health care and medical education be brought in line with the real needs of the community and of the country. PMID:3317891

Zaidi, S A

1987-01-01

354

The Idea of Quality in Higher Education: A Conceptual Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper suggests that the idea of quality in higher education is ideologically constructed and conducted. In a spiral of mutual reinforcements, quality regimes naturalise experience, while the theories of that practice legitimise the naturalness of "quality". I shall suggest that quality regimes provide too narrow readings of higher education.…

Filippakou, Ourania

2011-01-01

355

Strength Through Options: Providing Choices for Undergraduate Education in the Geosciences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Undergraduate major enrollments in the Department of Geosciences at Penn State have held steady over the past 5 years despite generally declining national trends. We have successfully recruited and retained new students through intensive advising coupled with innovative curricular revision aimed to meet an array of students' educational and career goals. Our focus is on degree programs that reflect emerging interdisciplinary trends in both employment and student interest, and are designed to attract individuals from underrepresented groups. In addition to a traditional Geosciences BS program we offer a rigorous integrated Earth Sciences BS and a Geosciences BA tailored to students with interests in education and environmental law. The Earth Sciences BS incorporates course work from Geosciences, Geography and Meterology, and requires completion of an interdisciplinary minor (e.g., Climatology, Marine Sciences, Global Business Strategies). A new Geobiology BS program will attract majors with interests at the intersection of the earth and life sciences. The curriculum includes both paleontological and biogeochemical coursework, and is also tailored to accommodate pre-medicine students. We are working actively to recruit African-American students. A new minor in Science and Technology in Africa crosses disciplinary boundaries to educate students from the humanities as well as sciences. Longitudinal recruitment programs include summer research group experiences for high school students, summer research mentorships for college students, and dual undergraduate degree programs with HBCUs. Research is a fundamental component of every student's degree program. We require a capstone independent thesis as well as a field program for Geosciences and Geobiology BS students, and we encourage all students to pursue research as early as the freshman year. A new 5-year combined BS-MS program will enable outstanding students to carry their undergraduate research further before pursuing employment or doctoral programs. Enrollments in courses for non-majors have also increased substantially over the past 5 years, while those of other PSU science departments have decreased. We attribute this success to changes in pedagogic approaches, focusing on active learning exercises in large (200+) and small (<75) courses. Innovative use of an electronic personal response system has also improved attendance, enrollment and student learning in our general education courses. This approach was developed by a fixed-term faculty hire in Geoscience Education. As per our departmental strategic plan, we plan to hire again in this area to further these successes and implement new approaches to learning and teaching in our undergraduate educational programs.

Furman, T.; Freeman, K. H.; Faculty, D.

2003-12-01

356

Writing therapeutic letters in undergraduate nursing education: promoting relational skill development.  

PubMed

Although therapeutic letters (TLs) have been included in graduate nursing programs, studies have not examined the impact of TLs on the clinical learning of undergraduate students. This qualitative study was part of a larger project that introduced TLs into already established undergraduate clinical courses. Instructors prepared students for writing TLs by discussing their purpose and by providing a relevant article and examples. In all, 74 students participated in 12 focus group interviews. Interviews were audiotaped, professionally transcribed, and analyzed using qualitative description. Results suggest that TLs cultivate rapport building and the development of students' relational skills. Although the assignment promoted clinical learning and reflection on helping relationships for the vast majority of students, a few students treated TLs as an instrumental activity. Implications for educating health professionals are described. PMID:19940088

SmithBattle, Lee; Leander, Sheila; Westhus, Nina; Freed, Patricia E; McLaughlin, Dorcas E

2010-05-01

357

Doctors or technicians: assessing quality of medical education  

PubMed Central

Medical education institutions usually adapt industrial quality management models that measure the quality of the process of a program but not the quality of the product. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the impact of industrial quality management models on medical education and students, and to highlight the importance of introducing a proper educational quality management model. Industrial quality management models can measure the training component in terms of competencies, but they lack the educational component measurement. These models use performance indicators to assess their process improvement efforts. Researchers suggest that the performance indicators used in educational institutions may only measure their fiscal efficiency without measuring the quality of the educational experience of the students. In most of the institutions, where industrial models are used for quality assurance, students are considered as customers and are provided with the maximum services and facilities possible. Institutions are required to fulfill a list of recommendations from the quality control agencies in order to enhance student satisfaction and to guarantee standard services. Quality of medical education should be assessed by measuring the impact of the educational program and quality improvement procedures in terms of knowledge base development, behavioral change, and patient care. Industrial quality models may focus on academic support services and processes, but educational quality models should be introduced in parallel to focus on educational standards and products. PMID:23745059

Hasan, Tayyab

2010-01-01

358

Student-Generated Scientific Inquiry for Elementary Education Undergraduates: Course Development, Outcomes and Implications  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

While some researchers have argued for science classrooms that embrace open-inquiry by engaging students in doing science as scientists do (cf. National Research Council [NRC] 1996; Driver et al. in Sci Educ 84:287-312, 2000; Windschitl et al. in Sci Educ 87(1):112-143, 2008), others have argued that open-inquiry is impractical, ineffective, and perhaps even counter-productive towards promoting normative scientific ideas (cf. Kirschner et al. in Educ Psychol 41(2):75-86, 2006; Settlage in J Sci Teach Educ 18:461-467, 2007). One of the challenges in informing the debate on this issue is the scarcity of well-documented courses that engage students in open-inquiry characteristic of scientific research. This paper describes the design, implementation, and outcomes of such a course for undergraduates planning on becoming elementary teachers. The goal of the class was to immerse future teachers in authentic, open-inquiry (without specific learning goals related to scientific concepts) in hopes that students would come away with a deeper understanding of the nature of science (NOS) and improved attitudes towards science. Data collected from a variety of sources indicate that an authentic, open-inquiry experience is feasible to implement in an undergraduate setting, gives students a more sophisticated NOS understanding, improves students' attitudes towards science and open-inquiry, and changes the way they intend to teach science in their future classrooms.

Salter, Irene; Atkins, Leslie

2013-02-01

359

Undergraduate veterinary education at University College Dublin: a time of change.  

PubMed

The final-year Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (MVB) class of 2005 were the first cohort of students to complete the new curriculum at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin (UCD). The new curriculum is a fundamental departure from the traditional curriculum that had served the veterinary profession in Ireland over many years. The change was not a precipitate action but the outcome of a prolonged and thorough examination of the realities of veterinary medicine, its science and its art, in the first decade of a new millennium. Over recent decades, rapid and fundamental changes have been witnessed in the economic, cultural, and ethical environment in which the veterinary profession operates, and these changes, coupled with the "information explosion," dictated an examination of the educational paradigm. The new curriculum exposes the first-year class to veterinary information technology and problem-based learning (PBL). In the second year, students are instructed in clinical examination, history taking, and client communication skills, in addition to further exposure to PBL. The third and fourth years are now systems-based, with coordinated input from microbiologists, parasitologists, pathologists, and clinicians in teaching each body system. The first lecture-free final year in the 104-year history of veterinary education in Ireland consists of clinical rotations and a four-week elective pursued within the faculty or at other recognized institutions. Students must also complete a minimum of 24 weeks' extramural studies (EMS). Critically, the development and assessment of all courses in the new undergraduate degree program has been driven by carefully thought out learning outcomes. The new curriculum will provide graduates with the essential knowledge and skills required for entry into the veterinary profession. Society expects these qualities from veterinarians in the interests of the communities they serve during their professional careers. In addition, the curriculum should foster the ability to adapt to changing circumstances, instill the desire and ability to work in teams, and develop life skills. It is hoped that the academic innovations will arouse the intellectual curiosity and commitment to lifelong learning that future graduates will require if they are to retain the confidence of the society in which they work in the future. PMID:16849299

Doherty, Michael L; Jones, Boyd R

2006-01-01

360

Assessing the Quality of the Business and Management Education in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the third-party planner and implementer of higher education institutional and program evaluations, the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) completed program evaluations for all 145 undergraduate business and management (B&M) programs in 43 universities/colleges from 2006 to 2010. In the 145 programs…

Lee, Lung-Sheng; Ko, Hui-Min; Wang, Mei-Tyng; Pan, Ying-Ju

2014-01-01

361

The Impact of an Educational Intervention on Self-Directed Learning Readiness and Behaviors in Undergraduate Nursing Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compared the SDL readiness and behaviors of two homogeneous groups of junior level undergraduate nursing students (n = 33) as measured by Guglielmino's SDLRS. One group was exposed to an educational module that addressed the purpose and process of SDL and the other was not exposed to the educational module. An experimental,…

Daniels, Elizabeth Barnes

2011-01-01

362

Visual Art Education Undergraduate Program, Department of Visual Art, University of Kansas Student Last Name: First Name: Advisor  

E-print Network

Visual Art Education Undergraduate Program, Department of Visual Art, University of Kansas Student Last Name: First Name: Advisor: Student Number: Local phone or e-mail: DESIGN, VISUAL ART & ART HISTORY Introduction to the profession of art ed. 03 *DFND 104 Design II 03 C&T 325 Multicultural education 03 ABDS

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UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION IN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES FOR STUDENTS IN AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, PROCEEDINGS OF A CONFERENCE.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

REPORTED ARE THE PROCEEDINGS OF A 1966 CONFERENCE WHICH DEALT WITH UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS FOR STUDENTS IN AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES. THE 167 EDUCATORS (MOSTLY DEANS AND DIRECTORS OF RESIDENT INSTRUCTION) WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE CONFERENCE REPRESENTED AGRICULTURE, RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCES, THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, AND…

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.

364

Introducing personal digital assistants to enhance nursing education in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.  

PubMed

This article describes how a school of nursing implemented an innovative program to introduce personal digital assistants to undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Undergraduate students studying pharmacology and nurse practitioner graduate students in an adult health course were asked to purchase a personal digital assistant privately or through the university bookstore. Faculty selected an appropriate software package. After students were oriented to the hardware and software package, innovative teaching strategies were implemented to help guide students to use their mobile devices to access clinically relevant information. Student feedback about this experience was positive. The most important elements for successful adoption of personal digital assistants are to provide training for both faculty and students, and to develop learning opportunities using the technology. Use of mobile technologies is an important competency that will improve the quality of nursing practice and therefore should be included in nursing curricula. PMID:21210606

Cibulka, Nancy J; Crane-Wider, Lottchen

2011-02-01

365

Investigating the Relationship between the Quality of Education and Level of Educational Attainment in Turkish Provinces  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research in comparative and international education indicates that the quality of education, as measured by standardized tests, and the level of educational attainment have a significant impact on individual earning and national economic growth. However, the relationship between the quality of education and the level of educational attainment has…

Gumus, Sedat

2012-01-01

366

Council on Undergraduate Research on the Web  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The mission of the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) is to "support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship." CUR disseminates some of its work and findings through the Council of Undergraduate Research Quarterly (CURQ) and this site provides access to some of the articles from that publication. Currently, visitors can search past articles back to 2008, and visitors can browse through articles like "Putting Undergraduate Research on the Map for Women," "Peer Mentoring in an Introductory Biology Laboratory," and "Undergraduate Research on Writing: Benefits to Faculty and Curriculum Development." All told, the site provides a cornucopia of articles related to making the undergraduate research experience a bit more meaningful, and educators will find much to enjoy here.

2012-02-03

367

Integrating responsible conduct of research education into undergraduate biochemistry and molecular biology laboratory curricula.  

PubMed

Recently, a requirement for directed responsible conduct in research (RCR) education has become a priority in the United States and elsewhere. In the US, both the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation require RCR education for all students who are financially supported by federal awards. The guidelines produced by these agencies offer useful templates for the introduction of RCR materials into courses worldwide. Many academic programs already offer courses or workshops in RCR for their graduate students and for undergraduate science majors and/or researchers. Introducing RCR into undergraduate biochemistry and molecular biology laboratory curricula is another, highly practical way that students can be exposed to these important topics. In fact, a strong argument can be made for integrating RCR into laboratory courses because these classes often introduce students to a scientific environment like that they might encounter in their careers after graduation. This article focuses on general strategies for incorporating explicit RCR education into biochemistry and molecular biology laboratory coursework using the topics suggested by NIH as a starting point. © 2015 by The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 43(2):68-75, 2015. PMID:25727192

Hendrickson, Tamara L

2015-03-01

368

The behavioural sciences and undergraduate education in psychiatry.  

PubMed

The Behavioural Sciences are becoming increasingly important in medical education and in medical treatment. But medical students and the profession generally, appear to have difficulty accepting behavioural sciences as a valid part of the curriculum and in the practice of medicine. One of the reasons for this may be related to a narrow definition of the physician's social role in the years following the adoption of the Flexner Report in 1911 which emphasized the model of the physician/scientist. The perennial model of the physician occupying a social role in which science is used to increase and rationalize responsiveness to suffering has been eroded in favour of the pursuit of the scientific as the essential goal of medicine. The newer, "softer", sciences of anthropology, ecology, economics, psychology and sociology have not fitted into the professional self-perception of the medical role. Furthermore, some departments of behavioural science have adopted an intellectual stance at times antagonistic to the rest of the medical school emphasizing the shortcomings of the profession in its delivery of health care. The aspirant medical student may have been disaffected by teachers who do not embody acceptable role models. Students should receive specific instructions in the social role of the physician, physicians should be actively involved in teaching the behavioral sciences and the curriculum should at all times emphasize the relevance of the behavioural sciences to the daily practice of medicine. PMID:6518435

Rakoff, V

1984-12-01

369

A transformative model for undergraduate quantitative biology education.  

PubMed

The BIO2010 report recommended that students in the life sciences receive a more rigorous education in mathematics and physical sciences. The University of Delaware approached this problem by (1) developing a bio-calculus section of a standard calculus course, (2) embedding quantitative activities into existing biology courses, and (3) creating a new interdisciplinary major, quantitative biology, designed for students interested in solving complex biological problems using advanced mathematical approaches. To develop the bio-calculus sections, the Department of Mathematical Sciences revised its three-semester calculus sequence to include differential equations in the first semester and, rather than using examples traditionally drawn from application domains that are most relevant to engineers, drew models and examples heavily from the life sciences. The curriculum of the B.S. degree in Quantitative Biology was designed to provide students with a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, and mathematics, with an emphasis on preparation for research careers in life sciences. Students in the program take core courses from biology, chemistry, and physics, though mathematics, as the cornerstone of all quantitative sciences, is given particular prominence. Seminars and a capstone course stress how the interplay of mathematics and biology can be used to explain complex biological systems. To initiate these academic changes required the identification of barriers and the implementation of solutions. PMID:20810949

Usher, David C; Driscoll, Tobin A; Dhurjati, Prasad; Pelesko, John A; Rossi, Louis F; Schleiniger, Gilberto; Pusecker, Kathleen; White, Harold B

2010-01-01

370

Individual Moral Philosophies and Ethical Decision Making of Undergraduate Athletic Training Students and Educators  

PubMed Central

Context: Ethics research in athletic training is lacking. Teaching students technical skills is important, but teaching them how to reason and to behave in a manner that befits responsible health care professionals is equally important. Objective: To expand ethics research in athletic training by (1) describing undergraduate athletic training students' and educators' individual moral philosophies and ethical decision-making abilities and (2) investigating the effects of sex and level of education on mean composite individual moral philosophies and ethical decision-making scores. Design: Stratified, multistage, cluster-sample correlational study. Setting: Mailed survey instruments were distributed in classroom settings at 30 institutions having Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)–accredited athletic training programs. Patients or Other Participants: Undergraduate students and educators (n = 598: 373 women, 225 men; mean age = 23.5 ± 6.3 years) from 25 CAAHEP-accredited athletic training programs. Main Outcome Measure(s): We used the Ethics Position Questionnaire and the Dilemmas in Athletic Training Questionnaire to compute participants' mean composite individual moral philosophies (idealism and relativism) and ethical decision-making scores, respectively. Three separate 2 (sex: male, female) × 3 (education level: underclass, upper class, educator) between-subjects factorial analyses of variance using idealism, relativism, and ethical decision-making scores as dependent measures were performed. Results: Respondents reported higher idealism scores (37.57 ± 4.91) than relativism scores (31.70 ± 4.80) (response rate = 83%). The mean ethical decision-making score for all respondents was 80.76 ± 7.88. No significant interactions were revealed. The main effect for sex illustrated that men reported significantly higher relativism scores ( P = .0014, ? 2 = .015) than did women. The main effect for education level revealed significant differences between students' and educators' idealism ( P = .0190, ? 2 = .013), relativism ( P < .001, ? 2 = .050), and ethical decision-making scores ( P < .001, ? 2 = .027). Tukey honestly significant difference post hoc analysis indicated that educators possessed lower idealism scores (36.90 ± 5.70) and relativism scores (29.92 ± 4.86) and higher ethical decision-making scores (82.98 ± 7.62) than did students. Conclusions: Our findings do not support changes in athletic training ethics education practices to address sex-specific needs. However, when opportunities occur for students to reason using different ethical perspectives, educators should be aware of their students' and their own moral philosophies in order to optimally facilitate professional growth. PMID:18345347

Caswell, Shane V; Gould, Trenton E

2008-01-01

371

The role of medical libraries in undergraduate education: a case study in genetics*  

PubMed Central

Between 1996 and 2001, the Health Science Center Libraries and Department of Zoology at the University of Florida partnered to provide a cohesive and comprehensive learning experience to undergraduate students in PCB3063, “Genetics.” During one semester each year, a librarian worked with up to 120 undergraduates, providing bibliographic and database instruction in the tools that practicing geneticists use (MEDLINE, GenBank, BLAST, etc.). Students learned to evaluate and synthesize the information that they retrieved, coupling it with information provided in classroom lectures, thus resulting in well-researched short papers on an assigned genetics topic. Exit surveys of students indicated that the majority found the library sessions and librarian's instruction to be useful. Responses also indicated that the project facilitated increased understanding of genetics concepts and appreciation for the scientific research process and the relevance of genetics to the real world. The library benefited from this partnership on a variety of fronts, including the development of skilled library users, pretrained future clientele, and increased visibility among campus research laboratories. The course and associated information instruction and assigned projects can be considered models for course-integrated instruction and the role of medical libraries in undergraduate education. PMID:11999176

Tennant, Michele R.; Miyamoto, Michael M.

2002-01-01

372

The role of medical libraries in undergraduate education: a case study in genetics.  

PubMed

Between 1996 and 2001, the Health Science Center Libraries and Department of Zoology at the University of Florida partnered to provide a cohesive and comprehensive learning experience to undergraduate students in PCB3063, "Genetics." During one semester each year, a librarian worked with up to 120 undergraduates, providing bibliographic and database instruction in the tools that practicing geneticists use (MEDLINE, GenBank, BLAST, etc.). Students learned to evaluate and synthesize the information that they retrieved, coupling it with information provided in classroom lectures, thus resulting in well-researched short papers on an assigned genetics topic. Exit surveys of students indicated that the majority found the library sessions and librarian's instruction to be useful. Responses also indicated that the project facilitated increased understanding of genetics concepts and appreciation for the scientific research process and the relevance of genetics to the real world. The library benefited from this partnership on a variety of fronts, including the development of skilled library users, pretrained future clientele, and increased visibility among campus research laboratories. The course and associated information instruction and assigned projects can be considered models for course-integrated instruction and the role of medical libraries in undergraduate education. PMID:11999176

Tennant, Michele R; Miyamoto, Michael M

2002-04-01

373

Case Study: Using Total Quality Management in Undergraduate Admissions at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Total Quality Management (TQM) approach is defined and its implementation at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in undergraduate admissions is described. Benefits and challenges of TQM are discussed, first from the perspective of the manager responsible for TQM, then from that of a front-line staff member and TQM team member.…

Baucom, Kathi; And Others

1995-01-01

374

Evaluation of quality in an educational institute: a quality function deployment approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quality Function Deployment (QFD) is one of the Total Quality Management (TQM) techniques which can be applied for process and design improvement. This paper develops a framework for quality in an educational institute on the basis of literature review. A relationship matrix is developed between five identified groups of 'Dimensions of Quality' and twelve sets of 'Enablers' in an educational

Vikram Singh; Sandeep Grover; Ashok Kumar

375

Cancer education in Ukraine  

PubMed Central

The main features of the system of ‘higher medical education’ in Ukraine are presented. The principles of undergraduate, specialist training, and postgraduate education on oncology are described in detail and discussed in terms of European standards of cancer education. It is underlined that the cancer education in the system of higher and postgraduate education should be continuous, multidisciplinary, and of high quality. PMID:24194788

Chekhun, Vasyl F; Shepelenko, Iryna V

2013-01-01

376

Undergraduate Education in Cancer in the European Region. Report on a UICC/WHO Meeting (Geneva, Switzerland, April 6-8, 1981).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The progress of undergraduate education in cancer in European countries was assessed, and recommendations were offered for further development according to the EURO program. Based on a survey of undergraduate education in medical schools of the European region, the following areas were evaluated: goals and objectives of teaching, tasks a general…

World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.

377

A Response to "BIO 2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future Research Biologists," from the Perspective of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major Program at Kenyon College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Research Council completed a major study of undergraduate biology education, "BIO 2010-Transforming Undergraduate Education For Future Research Biologists (BIO 2010)," funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institutes of Health. The "BIO 2010" report recommends that biology pedagogy should use an…

Slonczewski, Joan L.; Marusak, Rosemary

2004-01-01

378

Educational attainment, perceived control and the quality of women's diets  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: Data from the Southampton Women's Survey have established that women of lower educational attainment have poorer quality diets than those of higher educational attainment. This relationship is strong and graded such that for every increase in level of educational qualification, there is an increase in the likelihood that a woman will have a better quality diet. It is not

Mary Barker; Wendy Lawrence; Sarah Crozier; Siân Robinson; Janis Baird; Barrie Margetts; Cyrus Cooper

2009-01-01

379

The Quality of School Physical Education in Flemish Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article the importance of a quality care system within school physical education is emphasized. Taking into account the fact that education is a critical part of human development and a government concern, striving towards an optimization of the quantity and quality requirements of education can be regarded as a necessity. This applies as…

De Knop, Paul; Theeboom, Marc; Huts, Kristof; Van Hoecke, Jo; De Martelaer, Kristine

2004-01-01

380

Healthy Water Healthy People Water Quality Educators Guide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 200-page activity guide for educators of students in grades six through university level raises the awareness and understanding of water quality issues and their relationship to personal, public and environmental health. "Healthy Water Healthy People Water Quality Educators Guide" will help educators address science standards through 25…

Project WET Foundation, 2003

2003-01-01

381

Academic Developers as Change Agents Improving Quality in a Large Interprofessional Undergraduate Subject  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Much has been written about academic developers as change agents but not in an interprofessional education (IPE) context. IPE involves teaching students in different health professions how to work effectively in teams across professional boundaries to improve the quality of patient care. Extensive evidence reveals that implementing sustainable IPE…

Cordiner, Moira

2014-01-01

382

Using NASA climate data to improve effectiveness of undergraduate-level climate change education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Global climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing society today, and yet the science of global climate change and the potential effects are poorly understood by the general population. Through a NASA Innovations in Climate Education grant, UC Riverside is addressing this disconnect by fully redesigning the undergraduate level Earth Sciences courses, which serve over 3,000 students every year. The majority of these students are not Earth Sciences majors and so these changes in the climate change education curriculum reach a very broad range of students. This new curriculum centers around a new website that hosts online activities that allows students to utilized and manipulate NASA climate data sets in order to directly observe changes in the global climate system. All lower division Earth Sciences courses will include online activities and a unit on global climate change. In addition to this general improvement in climate change education, we have restructured our lower division Climate Change course (GEO 11) to focus on these online activities in order to give students first-hand experience with both global and local climate data. Because these activities are hosted online, they can be seemlessly integrated with other online resources, accessed from school or home and be viewed on a variety of devices, thus vastly increasing student accessibility. In the future, these activities will be available to other institutions. UC Riverside is an ideal institution at which to launch a broad-reaching climate change education program like this. As one of the most socioeconomically and ethnically diverse universities and one of only two federally-designated Hispanic Serving Research Institutions, UC Riverside primarily educates undergraduate students from the portions of society that will be most heavily impacted by the effects of climate change. GEO 11 and the other lower division courses produce climate-literate students of different majors and backgrounds, who can continue on to serve as climate science advocates in society.

Dahl, R. M.; Droser, M. L.

2012-12-01

383

Improving undergraduate medical education about pain assessment and management: A qualitative descriptive study of stakeholders’ perceptions  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND Pain is one of the most common reasons for individuals to seek medical advice, yet it remains poorly managed. One of the main reasons that poor pain management persists is the lack of adequate knowledge and skills of practicing clinicians, which stems from a perceived lack of pain education during the training of undergraduate medical students. OBJECTIVE: To identify gaps in knowledge with respect to pain management as perceived by students, patients and educators. METHODS: A qualitative descriptive study was conducted. Data were generated through six focus groups with second- and fourth-year medical students, four focus groups with patients and individual semistructured interviews with nine educators. All interviews were audiotaped and an inductive thematic analysis was performed. RESULTS: A total of 70 individuals participated in the present study. Five main themes were identified: assessment of physical and psychosocial aspects of pain; clinical management of pain with pharmacology and alternative therapies; communication and the development of a good therapeutic relationship; ethical considerations surrounding pain; and institutional context of medical education about pain. CONCLUSION: Participating patients, students and pain experts recognized a need for additional medical education about pain assessment and management. Educational approaches need to teach students to gather appropriate information about pain, to acquire knowledge of a broad spectrum of therapeutic options, to develop a mutual, trusting relationship with patients and to become aware of their own biases and prejudice toward patients with pain. The results of the present study should be used to develop and enhance existing pain curricula content. PMID:23985579

Tellier, Pierre-Paul; Bélanger, Emmanuelle; Rodríguez, Charo; Ware, Mark A; Posel, Nancy

2013-01-01

384

New Directions in Undergraduate and Graduate Education in Kinesiology and Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

New opportunities exist in graduate and undergraduate kinesiology programs for both enhancement and innovation. Professional master's degrees prepare students for careers at the intersections of academic disciplines and the business world. Interdisciplinary study can result in opportunities not only for innovative research discoveries, but also…

Ennis, Catherine D.

2010-01-01

385

Quality Assurance in Transnational Higher Education. ENQA Workshop Report 11  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present report is the product of an ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) Bologna Seminar "Quality Assurance in Transnational Education: from words to action" hosted by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA, UK) in London in December, 2008. The seminar discussed the current trends in Transnational landscapes, the…

Bennett, Paul; Bergan, Sjur; Cassar, Daniela; Hamilton, Marlene; Soinila, Michele; Sursock, Andree; Uvalic-Trumbic, Stamenka; Williams, Peter

2010-01-01

386

Examination of the Dimensions of Quality in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, numerous studies in the field of service quality have been carried out. However, relatively few studies have addressed the specific context of higher education. The purpose of this study has been to examine what dimensions constitute quality in higher education and to compare these with the dimensions of quality that have been…

Lagrosen, Stefan; Seyyed-Hashemi, Roxana; Leitner, Markus

2004-01-01

387

Developing Alternative Perspectives for Quality in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests that the quality in higher education (HE) debate is narrowly focused on adapting industrial quality systems. Asserts that quality management's (QM) practice in HE is deteriorating into managerialism because of lack of shared vision and match between QM techniques and educational processes. Proposes a new approach with QM as the broad…

Srikanthan, G.; Dalrymple, John

2003-01-01

388

Perception of Educational Environment Among Undergraduate Students in a Chiropractic Training Institution  

PubMed Central

Purpose: The impact of the educational environment in student learning is well documented. However, there is a scarcity in the literature exploring the educational environment in chiropractic training institutions. This study aimed to identify the perceived educational environment in a chiropractic training institution and the possible perceptual differences among different demographic groups. Methods: The perceived educational environment was surveyed using Dundee Ready Education Environment (DREEM), which is a validated, self-administered, and Likert-type inventory. DREEM items focus on subdomains related to learning, teachers, self-confidence, academic atmosphere, and social environment. The results were analyzed and interpreted in relation to standard norms of DREEM and demographic variables. Results: The survey was completed by 124 chiropractic undergraduate students (response rate 83%). Statistically, the inventory items showed high correlation and the subdomains showed a close relationship. Overall the DREEM score was very high: 156.1/200 (78%). The subdomain scores were also at very high levels. However, the scoring of four items by students was consistently poor: lack of a support system for stressed students, 1.8 (SD 1.1); authoritarian teachers, 1.8 (SD 1.2); inadequate school time-tabling, 2.0 (SD 1.1); and overemphasis on factual learning, 2.0 (SD 1.0). There were no statistically significant differences in DREEM scores between gender, age, minority, and ethnicity groups. Conclusions: In general, students perceived that a sound educational environment is fostered by the institution and its educational program for all students despite their demographic variations. However, certain specific elements of the educational process may need to be addressed to improve the educational experience. PMID:22069340

Palmgren, Per J.; Chandratilake, Madawa

2011-01-01

389

Establishing Quality Assurance in Nigerian Education System: Implication for Educational Managers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of quality education in nation building cannot be over emphasized. There have been several calls on the educational managers on how to make the educational system to be more vibrant in the quality of its products after several quantity of mass failure and half baked products from our various educational institutions in the country.…

Adegbesan, Sunday O.

2011-01-01

390

Undergraduate Research: Opportunities, Challenges, and Benefits  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Undergraduate research is one of the best ways students can experience investigative learning. Undergraduates involved in research often cite the experience as the highlight of their education. Because many geoscience departments now recognize the benefits of undergraduate research, they are creating more opportunities for students and are expecting their faculty to provide research mentoring. The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is a national organization of individual and institutional members representing nearly 900 public and private colleges and universities. CUR generates awareness and support for undergraduate research and offers a variety of faculty development opportunities and services. CUR also conducts workshops where teams of faculty develop a campus plan for institutionalizing undergraduate research. A new online registry facilitates matchmaking between undergraduates with research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, and graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. This presentation will describe the role of CUR in supporting undergraduate research, give examples of successful undergraduate research programs, and highlight some of the challenges and benefits of undergraduate research.

Singer, J.

2001-05-01

391

The System for Evaluating the Quality of Russian Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education in Russia, like the systems of education in other countries, is going through substantial changes: the priorities, structure, and content of education are changing; new standards are being adopted; and an independent system is being put together to assess the results of instruction and the quality of education as a whole. It is the…

Bolotov, V. A.; Efremova, N. F.

2007-01-01

392

Disciplining the Discipline: Anthropology and the Pursuit of Quality Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Disciplinary knowledge in anthropology occupies a unique position in relation to quality education: anthropology in education and the anthropology of education. This essay differentiates between anthropology as a field, as a repository of content and disciplinary knowledge (anthropology in education), and anthropology as a tool, as a theoretical…

Gonzalez, Norma

2004-01-01

393

Challenges of Communicating Climate Change in North Dakota: Undergraduate Internship and Collaboration with Middle School Educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In summer 2010, the University of North Dakota (UND) hosted an internship for undergraduates to learn about climate change in both the classroom and group research projects. As a final project, the undergraduates were tasked to present their findings about different aspects of climate change in webcasts that would be later used in middle school classrooms in the region. Interns indicated that participation significantly improved their own confidence in future scholarly pursuits. Also, communicating about climate change, both during the project and afterwards, helped the interns feel more confident in their own learning. Use of webcasts widened the impact of student projects (e.g. YouTube dissemination), and multiple methods of student communication should continue to be an important piece of climate change education initiatives. Other key aspects of the internship were student journaling and group building. Challenges faced included media accessibility and diverse recruiting. Best practices from the UND internship will be discussed as a model for implementation at other universities. Lesson plans that complement the student-produced webcasts and adhere to regional and national standards were created during 2011. Communication between scientists and K-12 education researchers was found to be a challenge, but improved over the course of the project. These lesson plans have been reviewed both during a teacher workshop in January 2012 and by several Master teachers. Although select middle school educators have expressed enthusiasm for testing of these modules, very little hands-on testing with students has occurred. Wide-ranging roadblocks to implementation exist, including the need for adherence to state standards and texts, inadequate access to technology, and generally negative attitudes toward climate change in the region. Feedback from regional educators will be presented, and possible solutions will be discussed. Although some challenges are specific to the Northern Great Plains region, understanding these challenges are important for agencies and universities with goals of national dissemination.

Mullendore, G. L.; Munski, L.; Kirilenko, A.; Remer, F.; Baker, M.

2012-12-01

394

Increasing the Quality of the Clinical Education Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Issues of quality in clinical education that have emerged in the evaluation of colleges of optometry according to new Council on Optometric Education standards are reviewed. Specific standards and problems are cited, and common areas of weakness are summarized. (MSE)

Boucher, James A.

1996-01-01

395

A Unique Research Experience in Bioengineering Education for Undergraduate in the Vanth Reu  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Most Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs are designed to provide summer research opportunities in a particular domain of engineering or science. The VaNTH REU has been unique in focusing instead on education research projects in bioengineering. These projects allow students from various fields to gain a different perspective on their education while making the decisions about content and pedagogy that instructors usually make. After an introductory session at Vanderbilt, students spend the next nine weeks working with mentors from Vanderbilt University, Northwestern University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology or the University of Texas at Austin. While at these sites, students meet weekly by video- or tele-conference to report on their projects. Work on ethics and communication were integrated into the REU experience. The REU students, who are mostly in engineering, have become engaged in the process and methods of engineering education research and, in many cases, have made substantial contributions to the development and/or classroom evaluation of educational materials. At the same time, they have learned a particular field of bioengineering more deeply. This paper discusses the VaNTH REU program and illustrates the contributions of REU students to successful innovations in bioengineering pedagogy. While it would be difficult to replicate the VaNTH REU program in its entirety, many of its components are transferable and could help students who are considering faculty careers or graduate school in engineering education.

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Technology and learning-centered education: Research-based support for how the tablet PC embodies the Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student learning improves when faculty use learning-centered teaching practices, and a symbiotic relationship exists between technology and learning-centered education. One technological tool, the tablet PC, offers university faculty a powerful way to enhance student learning. The seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education offer a framework for learning-centered education, and this paper illustrates the seven principles through research data

Jamie Cromack

2008-01-01

397

WASC EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS REVIEW EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS APPROACH  

E-print Network

to its citizens, articulated in the Master Plan for Higher Education, UC Santa Cruz must continue to doWASC EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS REVIEW EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS APPROACH UC Santa Cruz ... ranked sought to maintain the high quality of our undergraduate education. We also seek to continue growth

California at Santa Cruz, University of

398

From Quality Assurance to Quality Enhancement in the European Higher Education Area  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on recent trends in quality assurance initiatives, analyses how the European Higher Education Area promotes quality enhancement mechanisms and their implications for quality cultures in universities. It presents and discusses two approaches towards quality enhancement both at the institutional and programme level: 1. Quality

Gvaramadze, Irakli

2008-01-01

399

Assuring Quality in Pharmaceutical Education in the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of quality assurance in U.S. pharmaceutical education looks at the Total Quality Management approach to measuring quality, recommendations of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy concerning general and pharmacy-specific professional competencies, and other systems to ensure quality, including accreditation, the federal role,…

Trinca, Carl E.

1993-01-01

400

Fifteen Years of Quality in Higher Education (Part Two)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is the second part of the review of the papers published in Quality in Higher Education from its inception in 1995 to the present day. This part of the review focuses on internal quality assurance, improvements in learning and teaching and assessments of the impact of quality assurance. In doing so, the review also examines papers about quality enhancement

Lee Harvey; James Williams

2010-01-01

401

Quality Systems and ISO 9000 in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines quality assurance systems in higher education in general and of ISO 9000, a set of international quality standards, in particular. Reports on a survey of 23 institutions worldwide concerning implementation of quality systems and application of the ISO 9000 standards. Concludes that while institutions have found the quality assurance…

Lundquist, Robert

1997-01-01

402

Exploring the Notion of Quality in Quality Higher Education Assessment in a Collaborative Future  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to contribute to the debate on the notion of quality in higher education with particular focus on "objectifying through articulation" the assessment of quality by professional experts. The article gives an overview of the differentiations of quality as used in higher education. It explores a substantial piece of…

Maguire, Kate; Gibbs, Paul

2013-01-01

403

Reducing the stigma of mental illness in undergraduate medical education: a randomized controlled trial  

PubMed Central

Background The stigma of mental illness among medical students is a prevalent concern that has far reaching negative consequences. Attempts to combat this stigma through educational initiatives have had mixed results. This study examined the impact of a one-time contact-based educational intervention on the stigma of mental illness among medical students and compared this with a multimodal undergraduate psychiatry course at the University of Calgary, Canada that integrates contact-based educational strategies. Attitudes towards mental illness were compared with those towards type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Method A cluster-randomized trial design was used to evaluate the impact of contact-based educational interventions delivered at two points in time. The impact was assessed by collecting data at 4 time points using the Opening Minds Scale for Health Care Providers (OMS-HC) to assess changes in stigma. Results Baseline surveys were completed by 62% (n=111) of students before the start of the course and post-intervention ratings were available from 90 of these. Stigma scores for both groups were significantly reduced upon course completion (p < 0.0001), but were not significantly changed following the one-time contact based educational intervention in the primary analysis. Student confidence in working with people with a mental illness and interest in a psychiatric career was increased at the end of the course. Stigma towards mental illness remained greater than for T2DM at all time points. Conclusions Psychiatric education can decrease the stigma of mental illness and increase student confidence. However, one-time, contact-based educational interventions require further evaluation in this context. The key components are postulated to be contact, knowledge and attention to process, where attending to the student’s internal experience of working with people with mental illness is an integral factor in modulating perceptions of mental illness and a psychiatric career. PMID:24156397

2013-01-01

404

The Educational Function of an Astronomy Research Experience for Undergraduates Program as Described by Female Participants  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The long-running REU-program is tacitly intended to increase retention and provide "an important educational experience" for undergraduates, particularly women, minorities and underrepresented groups. This longitudinal, two-stage study was designed to explore the ways in which the REU acted as an educational experience for 51 women in the field of astronomy. Stage-1 consisted of an ex post facto analysis of data collected over 8 years, including multiple interviews with each participant during their REU, annual open-ended alumni surveys, faculty interviews, and extensive field notes. Four themes emerged, related to developing understandings of the nature of professional scientific work, the scientific process, the culture of academia, and an understanding of the "self." Analysis provided an initial theory that was used to design the Stage-2 interview protocol. In Stage-2, over 10 hours of interviews were conducted with 8 participants selected for their potential to disconfirm the initial theory. Results indicate that the REU provided a limited impact in terms of participants’ knowledge of professional astronomy as a largely computer-based endeavor. The REU did not provide a substantive educational experience related to the nature of scientific work, the scientific process, the culture of academia, participants' conceptions about themselves as situated in science, or other aspects of the "self,” were limited. Instead, the data suggests that these women began the REU with pre-existing and remarkably strong conceptions in these areas, and that the REU did not functional to alter those states. These conceptions were frequently associated with other mentors/scientist interactions, from middle school into the undergraduate years. Instructors and family members also served as crucial forces in shaping highly developed, stable science identities. Sustained relationships with mentors were particularly transformational. These findings motivate an ongoing research agenda of long-term mentoring relationships for women in the sciences, at a variety of stages and across multiple disciplines.

Slater, Stephanie

2010-01-01

405

The Genomics Education Partnership: Successful Integration of Research into Laboratory Classes at a Diverse Group of Undergraduate Institutions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Genomics is not only essential for students to understand biology but also provides unprecedented opportunities for undergraduate research. The goal of the Genomics Education Partnership (GEP), a collaboration between a growing number of colleges and universities around the country and the Department of Biology and Genome Center of Washington…

Shaffer, Christopher D.; Alvarez, Consuelo; Bailey, Cheryl; Barnard, Daron; Bhalla, Satish; Chandrasekaran, Chitra; Chandrasekaran, Vidya; Chung, Hui-Min; Dorer, Douglas R.; Du, Chunguang; Eckdahl, Todd T.; Poet, Jeff L.; Frohlich, Donald; Goodman, Anya L.; Gosser, Yuying; Hauser, Charles; Hoopes, Laura L. M.; Johnson, Diana; Jones, Christopher J.; Kaehler, Marian; Kokan, Nighat; Kopp, Olga R.; Kuleck, Gary A.; McNeil, Gerard; Moss, Robert; Myka, Jennifer L.; Nagengast, Alexis; Morris, Robert; Overvoorde, Paul J.; Shoop, Elizabeth; Parrish, Susan; Reed, Kelynne; Regisford, E. Gloria; Revie, Dennis; Rosenwald, Anne G.; Saville, Ken; Schroeder, Stephanie; Shaw, Mary; Skuse, Gary; Smith, Christopher; Smith, Mary; Spana, Eric P.; Spratt, Mary; Stamm, Joyce; Thompson, Jeff S.; Wawersik, Matthew; Wilson, Barbara A.; Youngblom, Jim; Leung, Wilson; Buhler, Jeremy; Mardis, Elaine R.; Lopatto, David; Elgin, Sarah C. R.

2010-01-01

406

Are Dewey's Ideas Alive and Well in New Zealand Undergraduate Education? Kiwi Case Studies of Inquiry-Based Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Inquiry-based learning (IBL) is an approach that could be used by undergraduate educators that appears to meet the suggestions by Dewey to integrate students' interests and experiences with content knowledge. The IBL approach has been described as "a range of strategies used to promote learning through students' active, and increasingly…

O'Steen, Billy

2008-01-01

407

Case Studies' Effect on Undergraduates' Achievement, Attitudes, and Team Shared Mental Models in Educational Psychology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of case studies on learning outcomes, attitudes toward instructions, and team shared mental models (SMM) in a team-based learning environment in an undergraduate educational psychology course. Approximately 105 students who participated in this study were randomly assigned to either a case-study…

Razzouk, Rim; Johnson, Tristan E.

2013-01-01

408

Faculty's Job Stress and Performance in the Undergraduate Education Assessment in China: A Mixed-Methods Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Undergraduate Education Assessment (assessment) was launched to upgrade faculty's performance, but it also tends to intensify their job stress. Considering the little empirical research on the influence of stress on performance in the assessment and the confounded findings in literature, the study collected data with a survey and interviews to…

Jing, Lizhen

2008-01-01

409

Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice Concepts in Undergraduate Athletic Training Education: Experiences of Select Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Context: Professional athletic training education must transition toward instruction of evidence-based practice in order to maintain progress with other health professions' clinical practices and educational standards. Objective: To evaluate athletic training educators' experience with implementation of evidence-based practice concepts in CAATE…

Manspeaker, Sarah A.; Van Lunen, Bonnie

2010-01-01

410

Undergraduate interest in K--12 teaching and the perceived 'climate' for the K--12 education profession in the natural sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research suggests that the natural science setting in universities does not offer a supportive environment for undergraduates interested in K--12 education careers, an important problem given the need for K--12 science teachers. A mixed-method approach was used to examine student perspectives toward K--12 education careers, and the influence of the college experience on perspectives, at a public research university.

Robert Dean Gerdeman

2004-01-01

411

Nutrition Quality of Life among Female-Majority Malay Undergraduate Students of Health Sciences  

PubMed Central

Background: University students generally tend to engage in problematic eating behaviours, including unhealthy dieting, skipping meals, and high intake of fast food, although they are aware of the negative consequences. Eating behaviours have been shown to be interestingly related to quality of life (QoL). Our study aimed to 1) assess general nutrition quality of life (NQoL) status and 2) compare NQoL status based on gender, financial resources, study courses, year of study, and body mass index (BMI) profiles. Methods: This study was conducted among undergraduates of health sciences in a local public university in Terengganu. Students completed the Malay version of NQoL (6 domains; 50 items; Likert-type responses 1–5). Data analysis was carried out by using SPSS 16.0, utilising descriptive and parametric statistics. Results: A total of 241 students were enrolled [age = 19.7 (0.1) years; female (83.0%); Malay (96.7%)]. Social/Interpersonal Factors [3.84 (0.43)] emerged as the best component, while Food Impact [3.10 (0.40)] was the worst. Across all variables, only gender and study courses showed significantly different NQoL. Females scored better than males in Self-Efficacy (confidence in food selection ability) (P < 0.05). Nursing students also experienced significantly greater NQoL (mean = 3.58, 95% CI = 3.47, 3.68) than radiography students in Self-Efficacy (p < 0.05). Medical laboratory technology students had a significantly more favourable NQoL rating (mean = 3.62, 95% CI = 3.47, 3.76) than nursing students in Self-Image (p < 0.05). Study courses significantly influenced the NQoL status of students with Good NQoL, while those with Poor NQoL were mostly influenced by gender and financial resources (p < 0.05). Conclusion: These outcomes indicate that specific demographic characteristics seemed to make a difference in the NQoL of undergraduate students. PMID:23785251

Pei Lin, Lua; Wan Putri Elena, Wan Dali; Mohd Razif, Shahril

2012-01-01

412

Strategies for Embedding Scholarship in the Educational Experiences of Engineering Technology Undergraduate Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The hallmark of Engineering Technology (ET) programs is its student-centered curriculum and hands-on approach to teaching. Many institutions with ET programs now require scholarship of their ET faculty in addition to their teaching duties. In many institutions that have always emphasized scholarship and research, undergraduate student education has often times taken a back seat to research. The question that arises for ET programs as we begin to engage in scholarly activities is: how do we insure that ET scholarship is student-centered similar to ET teaching and curriculum? The benefits of scholarship to ET students include enhancement of their critical thinking, innovative, lifelong learning skills, skills that many ET employers today are looking for in our students. In this paper, the author examines issues relating to the importance of scholarship to ET undergraduate students, barriers to ET student scholarship, mechanisms for embedding scholarship in the ET curriculum, resources required to facilitate ET student scholarship, and feedback from ET student scholars who recently worked on a scholarly project with the author. The author concludes that embedding scholarship in the ET curriculum is very desirable and suggests some ways and means to facilitate and nurture student scholarship in ET.

Aghayere, Abi

413

Princeton Science and Engineering Education Initiative: Revising Undergraduate Environmental Science Courses  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Science and Engineering Education Initiative at Princeton University aims to inspire and prepare all undergraduates, irrespective of their majors, to become scientifically and technologically literate citizens and decision-makers. Launched by the faculty on the Council on Science and Technology in September 2011, the initiative involves revising and creating science and engineering courses that emphasize the role of science in society. The course "Fundamentals of Environmental Studies" will serve as a model course for the initiative starting with revisions to the course in Fall 2012. Given the general interest undergraduates have for sustainability topics and the obvious connections between sustainability and society, this course should generate ample interest from students across the campus. We have begun the Initiative by defining student-centered learning goals and surveying students' attitudes towards science and engineering. Course by course, we are also gradually applying research-based teaching methods to better align course activities with learning goals, assessing learning gains, and creating a repository of successful methods and courses. Among the changes to "Fundamentals of Environmental Studies" will be a greater emphasis on science communication, such as incorporating an assignment in which students track the evolution of communicating a research project, from journal article to newspaper coverage to editorials.

Riihimaki, C. A.; Sealfon, C. D.; Paine, E. N.; O'Donnell, F. C.; Caylor, K. K.; Wilcove, D. S.

2012-12-01

414

Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Attitudes towards Mental Illness: Implications for Specific Academic Education  

PubMed Central

Background: Health care professions are not immune to social prejudices and surprisingly share the general public's attitude attributed to people with mental illness. Nursing students are future health manpower research related to nursing students attitudes toward mental illness is limited. Aim: The aim of this following study is to examine the undergraduate nursing students’ attitudes toward people with mental illness. Materials and Methods: Cross-sectional descriptive design was adopted for the present study. A total of 148 undergraduate nursing students were purposively selected to complete self-reported questionnaires. Results: The nursing students have significant positive attitudes towards mental illness in three of the six attitudes factors: Restrictiveness (8.59), benevolence (29.8) and stigmatization (9.18). However, these students have negative attitudes in separatism (27.1), stereotype (11.5) and pessimistic predictions (11.7) domains as they rated high. Conclusion: Academic education in this area must be planned so as to favor the change of the attitudes that include greater use of teaching strategies that challenge beliefs and assumptions and promote a commitment to provide holistic care to people with mental illness. PMID:25336767

Poreddi, Vijayalakshmi; Thimmaiah, Rohini; Pashupu, Dharma Reddy; Ramachandra; Badamath, Suresh

2014-01-01

415

Utilization of the seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education in general chemistry by community college instructors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In recent years, higher education has undergone many changes. The advent of assessment, accountability, and a newfound focus on teaching have required faculty to examine how they are teaching. Administrators and faculty are beginning to recognize that learning is not a "one size fits all" enterprise. To this end, Chickering and Gamson developed an inventory that examined faculty utilization of the Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. The seven principles included by the authors included faculty-student interaction, cooperative learning, active learning, giving prompt feedback, emphasizing time on task, communicating high expectations, and respecting diverse talents and ways of learning. It was determined by Chickering and Gamson, as well as many other researchers, that these seven principles were hallmarks of successful undergraduate education. Community colleges are important institutions to study, as many students begin their higher education at two-year colleges. Most students are also required to take one or more science classes for their general education requirements; therefore, many students must take at least one general chemistry course. Both community colleges and chemistry are rarely studied in literature, which makes this study important. Community college general chemistry instructors were surveyed using an online version of Chickering and Gamson's Faculty Inventory for the Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. Responses were analyzed, and it was discovered that not only did instructors utilize the principles to a different extent, but there were also differences between genders as well as between the specific actions related to each principle.

Panther Bishoff, Jennifer

416

Quality Criteria and Exemplary Papers in Chemistry Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Addresses the questions, What are the quality criteria of research in chemistry education, and In what ways do exemplary papers meet quality criteria? Selects exemplary papers to illustrate the criteria from 81 research papers published in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST) and the International Journal of Science Education (IJSE)…

Eybe, Holger; Schmidt, Hans-Jurgen

2001-01-01

417

Conceptualising Gender Equality in Research on Education Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article sets out to re-conceptualise gender equality in education quality. Four approaches to conceptualising gender equitable education quality are identified in the literature: human capital theory with a focus on parity and sameness for all; a human rights and power perspective, within which gender equality is viewed as transforming unjust…

Aikman, Sheila; Halai, Anjum; Rubagiza, Jolly

2011-01-01

418

Raising the Bar: Ethics Education for Quality Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the 1970s an "ethics boom" has occurred to counter the disappearance of ethics education from tertiary institutions. This "boom" appears to be absent from teacher education programs in Australia and the United States. Given persistent calls to enhance teacher quality this is problematic because quality teaching is inexorably linked to…

Boon, Helen

2011-01-01

419

Quality Assurance in Online Education: The Universitas 21 Global Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the proliferation of online education, concerns remain about the quality of online programmes. Quality assurance (QA) has become a prominent issue, not only for educational institutions and accreditors, but also for students and employers alike. This paper describes some of the rather unique QA processes used at Universitas 21 Global…

Chua, Alton; Lam, Wing

2007-01-01

420

Quality Control in Electronic Delivery of Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that consumers of electronic higher education services need to be better informed in to become the quality-control agents in the massive shifts in the way higher education services are being provided. Notes that changes in institutional structures will affect traditional scheduling, recordkeeping, and quality-control systems. Discusses…

Johnstone, Sally M.

1997-01-01

421

Educational Quality Assessment: Manual for Interpreting School Reports.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The results of the Pennsylvania Educational Quality Assessment program, Phase II, are interpreted. The first section of the manual presents a statement of each of the Ten Goals of Quality Education which served as the basis of the assessment. Also included are the key items on the questionnaires administered to 5th and 11th grade students. The…

Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Educational Quality Assessment.

422

Quality Assurance Toolkit for Distance Higher Education Institutions and Programmes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Commonwealth of Learning is proud to partner with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Higher Education and UNESCO to produce this "Quality Assurance Toolkit for Distance Higher Education Institutions and Programmes". The Toolkit has been prepared with three features. First, it is a generic document on quality assurance, complete with a glossary of…

Rama, Kondapalli, Ed.; Hope, Andrea, Ed.

2009-01-01

423

Planning and design of industrial engineering education quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

A Quality Function Deployment (QFD) approach to improve industrial engineering (IE) education quality at the Middle East Technical University (METU) is presented. Major stakeholders of IE education are identified as students, faculty members and future employers of the students. Requirements of these groups from an IE graduate are determined by surveys and interviews with them. These requirements are prioritized. Main

Gülser Köksal

1998-01-01

424

Moving from Control to Culture in Higher Education Quality  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this article, it is argued that quality development in higher education needs to go beyond the implementation of rules and processes for quality management purposes to improve the educational quality. Quality development has to rather focus on promoting a quality culture, which enables individual actors to continuously improve their profession. While this understanding of quality as part of the organizational culture gains more importance, there is still a lack of fundamental research and conceptual understanding of the phenomenon in itself. This article aims to lay the foundations for a comprehensive understanding of quality culture in organizations focusing on higher education. For this purpose, the state of the art in research on organizational culture is discussed and a model of quality culture is presented.

Ehlers, Ulf-Daniel

425

Conceptual understandings of biology in pre-service science educators and undergraduate biology students at Colorado institutions of higher education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Pre-service secondary science individuals, future middle or high school instructors training to become teachers, along with both Honors and general first year undergraduate biology students were investigated to determine how they reason about and understand two core topics in Biology: matter and energy flow through biological systems and evolution by natural selection. Diagnostic Question Clusters were used to assess student understanding of the processes by which matter and energy flow through biological systems over spatial scales, from the atomic-molecular to ecosystem levels. Key concepts and identified misconceptions were examined over topics of evolution by natural selection using the multiple-choice Concept Inventory of Natural Selection (CINS) and open-response Assessing COntextual Reasoning about Natural Selection (ACORNS). Pre-service teachers used more scientifically based reasoning than the undergraduate students over the topics of matter and energy flow. The Honors students used more scientific and less improper informal reasoning than the general undergraduates over matter and energy flow. Honors students performed best on both the CINS and ACORNS items over natural selection, while the general undergraduates scored the lowest on the CINS, and the pre-service instructors scored lowest on the ACORNS. Overall, there remain a large proportion of students not consistently using scientific reasoning about these two important concepts, even in future secondary science teachers. My findings are similar to those of other published studies using the same assessments. In general, very few biology students at the college level use scientific reasoning that exhibits deep conceptual understanding. A reason for this could be that instructors fail to recognize deficiencies in student reasoning; they assume their students use principle-based reasoning. Another reason could be that principle-based reasoning is very difficult and our teaching approaches in college promote memorization of content rather than conceptual change. My findings are significant to the work and progression of concept inventories in biology education, as well as to the instructors of students at all levels of biology curriculum, and those of future science teachers.

Smith, Trenton John

426

Intergroup Contact Exercises as a Tool for Mitigating Undergraduates' Attitudes toward Nonnative English-Speaking Teaching Assistants  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

International instructors in U.S. institutions of higher education boost the academic quality of education available to U.S. undergraduate students. Many university students, however, regard nonnative English-speaking teaching assistants (NNESTAs) as problematic. Innovative programs for enhancing undergraduates' capacity to understand NNESTAs'…

Kang, O.; Rubin, D. L.

2012-01-01

427

Using Simulated RoboCup to Teach AI in Undergraduate Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this paper we argue that RoboCup is a useful tool for the teaching of AI in undergraduate education. We provide case studies, from two Swedish universities, of how RoboCup based AI courses can be implemented using a problem based approach. Although the courses were successful there are significant areas for improvement. Firstly, to help students cope with the complexity of the domain we developed RoboSoc, a general software framework for developing simulated RoboCup agents. Secondly, we propose creating close co-operation between the teachers and researchers at Scandinavian Universities with the aim of increasing the motivation of both students and teachers by providing accessible information and competence. Target Audience: High School Faculty/Administrators, 2-4 Year College Faculty/Administrators

Heintz, Fredrik

428

A hands-on paradigm for EAP education: undergraduates, pre-college students, and beyond  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Electroactive polymers (EAPs) are receiving increasing interest from researchers due to their unique capabilities and numerous potential applications in biomimetic robots, smart structures, biomedical devices, and micro/nanomanipulation. Since these materials are relatively new, it is imperative to educate students and the general public to raise their awareness of EAP potentials and produce the talent pool needed for continuing, rapid advances in the field of EAPs. In this paper we describe our concerted effort in teaching EAP to undergraduates, grade school students, and the general public, through hands-on research and learning on EAP-based biomimetic robots. Two integrated activities are highlighted: A senior Capstone design program on EAP robots, and the subsequent programs that use these developed robots to reach out to pre-college students. A robotic fish and a sociable robot enabled by ionic polymer-metal composite materials are used as examples throughout the paper.

Tan, Xiaobo; Kim, Drew; Goodman, Erik; Shahinpoor, Mohsen

2007-04-01

429

Development of an electronic nose sensing platform for undergraduate education in nanotechnology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The teaching of the different aspects of a sensor system, with a focus on the involved nanotechnology, is a challenging, yet important task. We present the development of an electronic nose system that utilizes a nanoscale amperometric sensing mechanism for gas mixtures. The fabrication of the system makes use of a basic microfabrication facility, as well as an undergraduate chemistry laboratory for material synthesis and preparation. The sensing device consists of an array of cross-reactive sensors composed of metal-oxide semiconducting nanoparticles. Each sensor in the array produces a unique response in the presence of a target gas, allowing the sensor to determine the identity and concentration of multiple gases in a mixture. The educational aspects include microheater simulation and fabrication, design and fabrication of interdigitated electrodes, development of interfacing circuitry and software, development and calibration of a sensory array, sol-gel processing of nanoparticle films and their characterization, and details of the fundamental chemical sensing mechanism.

Russo, Daniel V.; Burek, Michael J.; Iutzi, Ryan M.; Mracek, James A.; Hesjedal, Thorsten

2011-05-01

430

The Pre-Primary Education Voucher Scheme of Hong Kong: A Promise of Quality Education Provision?  

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The issue of education vouchers has been widely researched as they are seen by many people as an effective strategy for improving the quality of education services. Striving to enhance the quality of the kindergarten education service in Hong Kong, the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has committed a substantial sum of…

Fung, Chanel Kit-Ho; Lam, Chi-Chung

2008-01-01

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Exploring Educators' Perspectives: How Does Learning through "Happiness" Promote Quality Early Childhood Education?  

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The quality of early childhood education has dominated current debates in the ways educators develop and implement learning programs for children yet conceptions of quality vary contextually and culturally. This qualitative case study explored the insider perspectives of six early childhood educators in Sapporo, Japan regarding their conceptions…

Ikegami, Kiiko; Agbenyega, Joseph Seyram

2014-01-01

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Why peer assessment helps to improve clinical performance in undergraduate physical therapy education: a mixed methods design  

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Background Peer Assessment (PA) in health professions education encourages students to develop a critical attitude towards their own and their peers’ performance. We designed a PA task to assess students’ clinical skills (including reasoning, communication, physical examination and treatment skills) in a role-play that simulated physical therapy (PT) practice. Students alternately performed in the role of PT, assessor, and patient. Oral face-to-face feedback was provided as well as written feedback and scores. This study aims to explore the impact of PA on the improvement of clinical performance of undergraduate PT students. Methods The PA task was analyzed and decomposed into task elements. A qualitative approach was used to explore students’ perceptions of the task and the task elements. Semi-structured interviews with second year students were conducted to explore the perceived impact of these task elements on performance improvement. Students were asked to select the elements perceived valuable, to rank them from highest to lowest learning value, and to motivate their choices. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed, using a phenomenographical approach and following template analysis guidelines. A quantitative approach was used to describe the ranking results. Results Quantitative analyses showed that the perceived impact on learning varied widely. Performing the clinical task in the PT role, was assigned to the first place (1), followed by receiving expert feedback (2), and observing peer performance (3). Receiving peer feedback was not perceived the most powerful task element. Qualitative analyses resulted in three emerging themes: pre-performance, true-performance, and post-performance triggers for improvement. Each theme contained three categories: learning activities, outcomes, and conditions for learning. Intended learning activities were reported, such as transferring prior learning to a new application context and unintended learning activities, such as modelling a peer’s performance. Outcomes related to increased self-confidence, insight in performance standards and awareness of improvement areas. Conditions for learning referred to the quality of peer feedback. Conclusions PA may be a powerful tool to improve clinical performance, although peer feedback is not perceived the most powerful element. Peer assessors in undergraduate PT education use idiosyncratic strategies to assess their peers’ performance. PMID:24928420

2014-01-01

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The masked educator-innovative simulation in an Australian undergraduate Medical Sonography and Medical Imaging program  

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Introduction Clinical learning experiences for sonography and medical imaging students can sometimes involve the practice of technical procedures with less of a focus on developing communication skills with patients. Whilst patient-based simulation scenarios have been widely reported in other health education programmes, there is a paucity of research in sonography and medical imaging. The aim of this study was to explore the effectiveness of Mask-Ed™ (KRS Simulation) in the learning and teaching of clinical communication skills to undergraduate medical sonography and medical imaging students. Mask-Ed™ (KRS Simulation) is a simulation technique where the educator is hidden behind wearable realistic silicone body props including masks. Methods Focus group interviews were conducted with 11 undergraduate medical sonography and medical imaging students at CQUniversity, Australia. The number of participants was limited to the size of the cohort of students enrolled in the course. Prior to these interviews participants were engaged in learning activities that featured the use of the Mask-Ed™ (KRS Simulation) method. Thematic analysis was employed to explore how the introduction of Mask-Ed™ (KRS Simulation) contributed to students' learning in relation to clinical communication skills. Results Key themes included: benefits of interacting with someone real rather than another student, learning made fun, awareness of empathy, therapeutic communication skills, engaged problem solving and purposeful reflection. Conclusions Mask-Ed™ (KRS Simulation) combined with interactive sessions with an expert facilitator, contributed positively to students' learning in relation to clinical communication skills. Participants believed that interacting with someone real, as in the Mask-Ed characters was beneficial. In addition to the learning being described as fun, participants gained an awareness of empathy, therapeutic communication skills, engaged problem solving and purposeful reflection. PMID:25598976

Reid-Searl, Kerry; Bowman, Anita; McAllister, Margaret; Cowling, Cynthia; Spuur, Kelly

2014-01-01

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Autopsy in undergraduate medical education--what do students really learn?  

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Forensic medicine can provide access to autopsies for students in undergraduate medical education. Previous qualitative studies reported that attending autopsies promotes learning and is helpful in organising information in the context of self-directed learning, covering cognitive, emotional and societal issues. In the present study, learning outcome regarding specific pathophysiological learning objectives of students who attended an autopsy elective (intervention group, n?=?32) was estimated in comparison to peer students who signed up for the course but were not selected (control group A, n?=?47) and students who had not signed up (control group B, n?=?186). Learning outcome (expressed as a percent knowledge gain) was measured by means of comparative self-assessments (CSA). Furthermore, group interviews were conducted to evaluate the attending students' perceptions and experiences of the course. In the intervention group, the percent knowledge gain for learning objectives reflecting pathophysiological mechanisms was about twice as high than that in the control groups, while all three groups showed comparable knowledge gain for learning objectives covered by mandatory courses that were held during the study period. Results of mandatory post-course assessments showed no statistically significant differences between the intervention and control groups. Therefore, the knowledge gain regarding learning objectives not covered by mandatory courses that was observed in the intervention group reflected the additional benefit of attending the autopsy course. Group interviews with the participants revealed gain of integrated knowledge and understanding of pathophysiological relations as important issues, while negative effects were reported infrequently. Our findings suggest that attendance of a series of autopsies fosters learning and understanding of important issues in medical education and should therefore be part of undergraduate medical curricula wherever possible. PMID:24487723

Anders, Sven; Mueller, Martina; Sperhake, Jan-Peter; Petersen-Ewert, Corinna; Schiekirka, Sarah; Raupach, Tobias

2014-11-01

435

Equity and Quality in Private Education: The Haitian Paradox.  

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Provides an overview of the Haitian educational system. Assesses whether private education is playing an appropriate role in Haiti in terms of providing and promoting quality education. Reviews strategies that could allow the government to use its limited financial resources in a more cost-effective and equitable manner. (CMK)

Salmi, J.

2000-01-01

436

Curriculum Reform and "Quality Education" in China: An Overview  

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This paper provides an overview of Chinese government attempts to promote a revised school curriculum reflecting a more holistic approach to education under the banner of "suzhi jiaoyu" ("quality education"), and positions the policies in the Chinese historical, educational, social and economic context. While the push has inspired innovative…

Dello-Iacovo, Belinda

2009-01-01

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Factors influencing the inclusion of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in undergraduate medical education  

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Objective To investigate the views and practices of UK medical schools regarding the inclusion (or exclusion) of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in undergraduate medical curricula. Design Survey (by email) of UK medical schools offering MBBS (or equivalent) degrees. Results The overall response rate was 58.1% (18/31). All respondents indicated that their curricula included CAM elements. However, the quantity of CAM within curricula varied widely between medical schools, as did the methods by which CAM education was delivered. General Medical Council requirements were the strongest factor influencing the inclusion of CAM, although medical student preferences were also important. Respondents were generally satisfied with the extent of CAM provision within their curricula, while a wide range of views on the appropriateness of CAM in the medical curriculum were held by faculty members. Conclusions It may be useful for the General Medical Council to clarify the extent to which CAM should be incorporated into the curriculum. Current CAM education appears to exist primarily as a means of educating future doctors on the modalities that their patients may use or request. However, some forms of pedagogy arguably risk students assimilating CAM advocacy in an uncritical fashion. PMID:22021750

2011-01-01

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Factors influencing the inclusion of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in undergraduate medical education.  

PubMed

Objective To investigate the views and practices of UK medical schools regarding the inclusion (or exclusion) of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in undergraduate medical curricula. Design Survey (by email) of UK medical schools offering MBBS (or equivalent) degrees. Results The overall response rate was 58.1% (18/31). All respondents indicated that their curricula included CAM elements. However, the quantity of CAM within curricula varied widely between medical schools, as did the methods by which CAM education was delivered. General Medical Council requirements were the strongest factor influencing the inclusion of CAM, although medical student preferences were also important. Respondents were generally satisfied with the extent of CAM provision within their curricula, while a wide range of views on the appropriateness of CAM in the medical curriculum were held by faculty members. Conclusions It may be useful for the General Medical Council to clarify the extent to which CAM should be incorporated into the curriculum. Current CAM education appears to exist primarily as a means of educating future doctors on the modalities that their patients may use or request. However, some forms of pedagogy arguably risk students assimilating CAM advocacy in an uncritical fashion. PMID:22021750

Smith, Kevin R

2011-01-01

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The perpetual student: modeling duration of undergraduate studies based on lifetime-type educational data.  

PubMed

It is important to educational planners to estimate the likelihood and time-scale of graduation of students enrolled on a curriculum. The particular case we are concerned with, emerges when studies are not completed in the prescribed interval of time. Under these circumstances we use a framework of survival analysis applied to lifetime-type educational data to examine the distribution of duration of undergraduate studies for 10,313 students, enrolled in a Greek university during ten consecutive academic years. Non-parametric and parametric survival models have been developed for handling this distribution as well as a modified procedure for testing goodness-of-fit of the models. Data censoring was taken into account in the statistical analysis and the problems of thresholding of graduation and of perpetual students are also addressed. We found that the proposed parametric model adequately describes the empirical distribution provided by non-parametric estimation. We also found significant difference between duration of studies of men and women students. The proposed methodology could be useful to analyse data from any other type and level of education or general lifetime data with similar characteristics. PMID:15000407

Kalamatianou, Aglaia G; McClean, Sally

2003-12-01

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Lunar and Planetary Science XXXV: Undergraduate Education and Research Programs, Facilities, and Information Access  

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The titles in this section include: 1) GRIDVIEW: Recent Improvements in Research and Education Software for Exploring Mars Topography; 2) Software and Hardware Upgrades for the University of North Dakota Asteroid and Comet Internet Telescope (ACIT); 3) Web-based Program for Calculating Effects of an Earth Impact; 4) On-Line Education, Web- and Virtual-Classes in an Urban University: A Preliminary Overview; 5) Modelling Planetary Material's Structures: From Quasicrystalline Microstructure to Crystallographic Materials by Use of Mathematica; 6) How We Used NASA Lunar Set in Planetary and Material Science Studies: Textural and Cooling Sequences in Sections of Lava Column from a Thin and a Thick Lava-Flow, from the Moon and Mars with Terrestrial Analogue and Chondrule Textural Comparisons; 7) Classroom Teaching of Space Technology and Simulations by the Husar Rover Model; 8) New Experiments (In Meteorology, Aerosols, Soil Moisture and Ice) on the New Hunveyor Educational Planetary Landers of Universities and Colleges in Hungary; 9) Teaching Planetary GIS by Constructing Its Model for the Test Terrain of the Hunveyor and Husar; 10) Undergraduate Students: An Untapped Resource for Planetary Researchers; 11) Analog Sites in Field Work of Petrology: Rock Assembly Delivered to a Plain by Floods on Earth and Mars; 12) RELAB (Reflectance Experiment Laboratory): A NASA Multiuser Spectroscopy Facility; 13) Full Text Searching and Customization in the NASA ADS Abstract Service.

2004-01-01

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Quality Assurance and Teacher Education: International Challenges and Expectations. Rethinking Education. Volume 6  

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Ensuring quality in and through teaching and learning has become a fundamental global concern. Emanating from a colloquium on "Quality Assurance and Teacher Education" hosted by University College Dublin in 2010 and funded by the European Educational Research Association, this book interrogates how quality cultures can be fostered in the field of…

Harford, Judith, Ed.; Hudson, Brian, Ed.; Niemi, Hannele, Ed.

2012-01-01

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Partnership in Undergraduate Research Experience  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Practical laboratory and work experience has been helpful in reinforcing the undergraduate educational experience. With limited resources, individual organizations may struggle to give a student a well rounded opportunity. Most undergraduates work within internships or cooperative educational fram...

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Do faculty in Southern Indian medical colleges support animal use in postgraduate education more than in undergraduate education?  

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In India, animal experiments play an integral role in both undergraduate medical education (UGME) and postgraduate medical education (PGME) in the discipline of Pharmacology. Therefore, we aimed to compare the perceptions of pharmacology faculty members in southern India with regard to the use of animal experiments and alternatives in UGME and in PGME. We also determined the association between these perceptions and the socio-demographic characteristics of the participants. Pharmacology faculty members in 15 medical colleges located in southern India answered a 27-statement, 5-domain questionnaire with a total score of 108. The means of the total, domain and statement scores were analysed by the Wilcoxon signed-rank test. The mean total score obtained for faculty members (n = 52) was significantly higher (p < 0.001) for PGME (61.2/108) than that for UGME (51.9/108). Significant differences were observed in the mean total and in the domain scores for PGME when compared to UGME in all of the socio-demographic groups, except for male faculty members and those without an MD or doctoral degree. The mean individual statement scores also indicated that there is more support for animal use in PGME. Overall, it was apparent that pharmacology faculty members in southern Indian medical colleges support animal use in PGME more than in UGME. Increased awareness is required among faculty members concerning alternatives to animal experiments in medical education, especially in PGME. PMID:22943517

Shehnaz, Syed Ilyas; Sreedharan, Jayadevan; Arifulla, Mohamed; Gomathi, Kadayam Guruswami

2012-07-01

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Social Processes of Sex Differentiation in Mathematics. Final Report to the National Institute of Education. "Role Modeling Processes and Educational Inequity for Graduate and Undergraduate Students in Mathematics."  

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The purpose of this study was to determine social processes of sex differentiation for undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics and how those processes relate to educational inequity. To gather data relevant to those processes, 168 in-depth interviews were conducted with male and female students majoring in mathematics and with faculty…

Maines, David R.; And Others

445

Delayed-Entry Undergraduates in Physical Education Teacher Education: Examining Life Experiences and Career Choice.  

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Reports a study that examined the events leading to a career decision in physical education teacher education (PETE) and investigated participant-described behaviors of two delayed-entry PETE students. Interview data revealed that significant life experiences prompted participants to reevaluate their career goals and pursue PETE careers. (SM)

Hutchinson, Gayle E.; Buschner, Craig A.

1996-01-01

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COMPRES Mineral Physics Educational Modules for Advanced Undergraduates and Graduate Students  

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The Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences (COMPRES) is a community-based consortium whose goal is to advance and facilitate experimental high pressure research in the Earth Sciences. An important aspect of this goal is sharing our knowledge with the next generation of researchers. To facilitate this, we have created a group of web-based educational modules on mineral physics topics. The modules reside in the On Cutting Edge, Teaching Mineralogy collection on the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) website. Although the modules are designed to function as part of a full semester course, each module can also stand alone. Potential users of the modules include mineral physics faculty teaching "bricks and mortar" classes at their own institutions, or in distance education setting, mineralogy teachers interested in including supplementary material in their mineralogy class, undergraduates doing independent study projects and graduate students and colleagues in other sub-disciplines who wish to brush up on a mineral physics topic. We used the modules to teach an on-line course entitled "Introduction to Mineral Physics" during the spring 2012 semester. More than 20 students and postdocs as well as 15 faculty and senior scientists participated in the course which met twice weekly as a webinar. Recordings of faculty lectures and student-led discussions of journal articles are now available upon request and edited versions of the lectures will be incorporated into the educational modules. Our experience in creating the modules and the course indicates that the use of 1) community-generated internet-based resources and 2) webinars to enable shared teaching between faculty at different universities, has the potential to both enrich graduate education and create efficiencies for university faculty.;

Burnley, P. C.; Thomas, S.

2012-12-01

447

Precursors of Professionalism in Senior-Level Undergraduate Business Students and the Implications of These Precursors for Business Education and the Profession  

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Understanding the professional identity of senior-level undergraduate business students may shed light on the rampant unethical acts of business managers in industry. Business education is the largest segment of undergraduate majors, constituting more than 20% of students in four-year institutions, year after year. To explain the professional…

Nino, Lana Sami

2012-01-01

448

Summer Undergraduate Research Programs at CWRU Office of Graduate Education, School of Medicine  

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, and sleep disorders. Eligibility: Diverse Undergraduates, Medical Students. Website: http activities. Eligibility: Undergraduate students. Website: http://bme.cwru.edu/reu Application Deadline: March, typically sophomores and juniors, with majors in biology, chemistry, physics or related disciplines. Website

Rollins, Andrew M.

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Association between education and quality of diabetes care in Switzerland  

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Purpose Low socioeconomic status is associated with higher prevalence of diabetes, worse outcomes, and worse quality of care. We explored the relationship between education, as a measure of socioeconomic status, and quality of care in the Swiss context. Patients and methods Data were drawn from a population-based survey of 519 adults with diabetes during fall 2011 and summer 2012 in a canton of Switzerland. We assessed patients and diabetes characteristics. Eleven indicators of quality of care were considered (six of process and five of outcomes of care). After bivariate analyses, regression analyses adjusted for age, sex, and diabetic complications were performed to assess the relationship between education and quality of care. Results Of 11 quality-of-care indicators, three were significantly associated with education: funduscopy (patients with tertiary versus primary education were more likely to get the exam: odds ratio, 1.8; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.004–3.3) and two indicators of health-related quality of life (patients with tertiary versus primary education reported better health-related quality of life: Audit of Diabetes-Dependent Quality of Life: ?=0.6 [95% CI, 0.2–0.97]; SF-12 mean physical component summary score: ?=3.6 [95% CI, 0.9–6.4]). Conclusion Our results suggest the presence of educational inequalities in quality of diabetes care. These findings may help health professionals focus on individuals with increased needs to decrease health inequalities.

Flatz, Aline; Casillas, Alejandra; Stringhini, Silvia; Zuercher, Emilie; Burnand, Bernard; Peytremann-Bridevaux, Isabelle

2015-01-01

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Educational Auditing and Quality Assurance. Occasional Paper No. 4.  

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This paper considers how to respond to new requirements for adequate disclosure of the schools' performance to the public. It proposes the use of three powerful constructs--quality control, quality assurance, and an independent educational accomplishment audit (IEAA). The essential elements of quality control are agreeing on and specifying desired…

Conner, James E.; Lessinger, Leon M.

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Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Proposals for Consultation.  

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This document sets out for consultation proposals for a revised method for quality assurance of teaching and learning in higher education. The proposals cover: (1) the objectives and principles of quality assurance; (2) an approach to quality assurance based on external audit principles; (3) the collection and publication of information; (4)…

Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.

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Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Slovak Republic  

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Early childhood education and care (ECEC) is a topic of increased policy interest in the Slovak Republic where improving quality in the ECEC sector is a subject of growing importance. The OECD has identified five effective policy levers to encourage quality in the sector: 1) quality goals and regulations; 2) curriculum and guidelines; 3)…

Taguma, Miho; Litjens, Ineke; Makowiecki, Kelly

2012-01-01

453

Perspectives on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Norway  

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Quality assurance is well known internationally but the notion is relatively new in Norway. To understand some of the issues and dilemmas that emerge in the Norwegian reception of quality assurance in higher education, this article traces how quality assurance is gaining its form and how international trends are understood, transposed and adopted…

Lycke, Kirsten Hofgaard

2004-01-01

454

Automatically Characterizing Resource Quality for Educational Digital Libraries  

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of educational digital libraries. We demonstrate how identifying concrete factors of quality for web-based processes used by the experts when assessing re- source quality for classroom use. Using key indicators quality indicators. Agreement among annotators was high, and initial machine learning models trained from

Bradley, Elizabeth

455

Towards a Culture of Quality. Perspectives on Distance Education  

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This third publication on the theme of quality in the Commonwealth of Learning Perspectives on Distance Education series widens the discussion beyond external quality assurance processes to a more generic focus on a "culture of quality." It is an extension of the earlier two publications, which came out in 1994 and 1997 and drew attention to…

Koul, Badri N., Ed.; Kanwar, Asha, Ed.

2006-01-01

456

Quality Assurance in Higher Education as a Political Process  

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The procedures commonly employed for quality assurance in higher education are designed as if the endeavour were a technical process, whereas it may be more useful to view it as a political process. For example, quality assurance requires making choices among competing conceptions of quality, and in so doing privileges some interests over others.…

Skolnik, Michael L.

2010-01-01

457

Governing Quality in Teacher Education: Deconstructing Federal Text and Talk  

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Two dueling national agendas characterize discussions surrounding teacher quality and teacher education reform. For professionalists, teacher quality is synonymous with meeting a set of professional standards. For deregulationists, these standards are roadblocks that deter high-quality candidates from pursuing jobs in teaching. Despite differences…

Cohen-Vogel, Lora; Hunt, Hyland

2007-01-01

458

The Value of Student Engagement for Higher Education Quality Assurance  

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As the principles and practices of quality assurance are further implanted in higher education, methodological questions about how to understand and manage quality become increasingly important. This paper argues that quality assurance determinations need to take account of how and to what extent students engage with activities that are likely to…

Coates, Hamish

2005-01-01

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Part-Time Undergraduates in Postsecondary Education: 2003-04. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Report. NCES 2007-165  

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After dramatic growth between 1970 and 1990, part-time students have formed a large and stable segment of the undergraduate population in U.S. postsecondary institutions (Hussar 2005). In fall 2004, approximately 5.5 million undergraduates were enrolled part time, making up 37 percent of the undergraduate enrollment in all degree-granting…

Chen, Xianglei

2007-01-01

460

Need for Equipping Teachers for Quality Higher Education: Exploring How Teachers in Kerala Perceive Quality Practices in Higher Education  

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Over the past few years, India's higher education sector has witnessed remarkable progress. Though the country has the largest and the second largest higher education system in the world in terms of the number of institutions and enrolment respectively, it still faces challenges on several fronts. Quality of higher education (HE) is a…

Gafoor, Kunnthodi Abdul; Shilna, V.

2013-01-01

461

Reinterpreting Higher Education Quality in Response to Policies of Mass Education: The Australian Experience  

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This article explores the relationship between mass education, higher education quality and policy development in Australia in the period 2008-2014, during which access to higher education was significantly increased. Over this time, which included a change of national government, the discursive relationship between mass higher education and…

Pitman, Tim

2014-01-01

462

Using Principles of Quality and Safety Education for Nurses in School Nurse Continuing Education  

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School nurses require ongoing continuing education in a number of areas. The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) framework can be utilized in considering school nurses' roles and developing continuing education. Focusing on neurology continuing education, the QSEN framework is illustrated with the example of concussion management…

Rosenblum, Ruth K.; Sprague-McRae, Julie

2014-01-01

463

Resources to Transform Undergraduate Geoscience Education: Activities in Support of Earth, Oceans and Atmospheric Sciences Faculty, and Future Plans  

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The NSF offers funding programs that support geoscience education spanning atmospheric, oceans, and Earth sciences, as well as environmental science, climate change and sustainability, and research on learning. The 'Resources to Transform Undergraduate Geoscience Education' (RTUGeoEd) is an NSF Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM (TUES) Type 2 special project aimed at supporting college-level geoscience faculty at all types of institutions. The project's goals are to carry out activities and create digital resources that encourage the geoscience community to submit proposals that impact their courses and classroom infrastructure through innovative changes in instructional practice, and contribute to making transformative changes that impact student learning outcomes and lead to other educational benefits. In the past year information sessions were held during several national and regional professional meetings, including the GSA Southeastern and South-Central Section meetings. A three-day proposal-writing workshop for faculty planning to apply to the TUES program was held at the University of South Florida - Tampa. During the workshop, faculty learned about the program and key elements of a proposal, including: the need to demonstrate awareness of prior efforts within and outside the geosciences and how the proposed project builds upon this knowledge base; need to fully justify budget and role of members of the project team; project evaluation and what matters in selecting a project evaluator; and effective dissemination practices. Participants also spent time developing their proposal benefitting from advice and feedback from workshop facilitators. Survey data gathered from workshop participants point to a consistent set of challenges in seeking grant support for a desired educational innovation, including poor understanding of the educational literature, of available funding programs, and of learning assessment and project evaluation. Many also noted that their institutions did not recognize the value of education-related scholarly activities, or undervaluing it compared to more traditional research activities. Given this reality, faculty desire strategies for balancing their time to allow time to pursue both. The current restructuring of NSF educational programs raises questions regarding future directions and the scale of support that may be available from the proposed Catalyzing Advances in Undergraduate STEM Education (CAUSE) Program. At the time of writing this abstract, specific details have not been communicated, but it appears that CAUSE could encompass components from several programs within the Division of Undergraduate Education's TUES, STEP, and WIDER programs, as well as the Geoscience Education and OEDG programs in the Geosciences Directorate. The RTUGeoEd project will continue to provide support to faculty seeking CAUSE (and other educational funding within DUE).

Ryan, J. G.; Singer, J.

2013-12-01

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Continuous quality improvement and health educators: capitalizing on commonalities.  

PubMed

Quality improvement is increasingly at the forefront of health care, creating a growing demand in clinical settings for health professionals adept at understanding and optimizing systems of health care delivery. Compared with clinicians, administrators, and health services researchers, health educators have to date played less of a role in quality improvement. However, as this article argues, the potential for health educators to contribute to such efforts is great because health education and quality improvement are more similar in their goals and approaches than is commonly recognized. Health educators bring important skills to quality improvement practice in areas such as needs assessment, participatory planning, and evaluation. To illustrate the mutual benefits that arise when these two practices intersect, the implementation of an electronic patient scheduling system led by quality improvement professionals in a large home care agency is described. PMID:22764140

Hammarth, Ashley

2012-07-01

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Education reform and the quality of kindergartens in Jordan  

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The present study evaluates a major education reform in Jordan—the implementation of public kindergartens—and provides an example of how evaluation can be incorporated into education reform. In the context of education reform in Jordan, 532 public kindergartens have been created over the last five years. A stratified random sample of kindergartens was selected to represent these new public kindergartens (n = 84) and previously existing private kindergartens (n = 23). Independent observers rated the quality of kindergarten environments in seven domains. Overall, 13% of public kindergarten environments were observed to be inadequate, 43% were of minimal quality, 43% were good, and 1% were excellent. In four of the seven domains, the quality of public kindergartens was significantly higher than the quality of private kindergartens; there were no significant differences in the other domains. Findings suggest the importance of continuing to implement high quality kindergartens in Jordan and of incorporating evaluations into education reform. PMID:21170163

Al-Hassan, Suha M.; Obeidat, Osama M.; Lansford, Jennifer E.

2010-01-01

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Coaching to Quality: Increasing Quality in Early Care and Education Programmes through Community-University Partnership  

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This paper describes efforts to increase the quality in early care and education through targeted coaching. A collaborative including several community agencies and a university developed a framework of support for early care and education providers, using coaching as its foundational basis, called Coaching to Quality (CTQ). This paper provides a…

Gilbert, Jaesook Lee; Harte, Helene Arbouet

2013-01-01

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Head to head: The role of academic competition in undergraduate anatomical education.  

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Competition is a key element in many educational games and is often adopted by educators in an effort to motivate and excite their students. Yet, the use of academic competition in educational institutions remains the subject of much debate. Opponents argue that academic competition causes an increase in student anxiety and divides their attention. However, if the contexts of academic competition are defined, could the inclusion of a game-like competition in a university course be a viable and beneficial method of engaging students? Students (n?=?67) were recruited from an undergraduate human anatomy course at Western University. Using a crossover design, students were exposed to a competitive tournament either at the time of their first term test or second term test. The anatomical knowledge of participating students was assessed prior to the start of the study using a baseline anatomy test. Following treatment with an online competitive anatomy tournament, student's term test grades and final course grades were analyzed. Both the second term test scores (F(2,64)?=?3.743, P?=?0.029) and overall course grades (F(2,64)?=?3.356, P?=?0.041) were found to be significantly different (P?Educ. © 2014 American Association of Anatomists. PMID:25319077

Van Nuland, Sonya E; Roach, Victoria A; Wilson, Timothy D; Belliveau, Daniel J

2014-10-15

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Assistant Dean | MD Undergraduate Education, Student Affairs, Northern Medical Program The UBC MD Undergraduate Program is delivered across four academic campuses and over 15 clinical academic campuses across the  

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Education, Student Affairs, Northern Medical Program (NMP). This is a threeyear term, 0.5 FTE positionAssistant Dean | MD Undergraduate Education, Student Affairs, Northern Medical Program The UBC MD the province. Currently there are 32 students in each class in the Northern Medical Program (NMP) in Prince

Northern British Columbia, University of

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Suggested Guidelines for Teaching Undergraduate History of Physical Education and Sport in a Physical Education Teacher Education Program. Guidance Document  

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Studying the historical antecedents of physical education and sport typically forms part of the curriculum of physical education teacher education (PETE) programs in U.S. colleges and universities. These courses commonly use a survey model, briefly examining the development of organized physical education and sport practices and programs from…

Lawrence, Don; Lumpkin, Angela; Park, Roberta; Thomas, Robert; Morgenegg, Bruce

2010-01-01

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Quality of education and the demand for education — Evidence from developing countries  

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The relationship between quality and demand is analysed using data from various countries, with special emphasis on Burkina Faso, Mali, and Tanzania. Four types of educational quality are postulated: value, output, process and input quality. The relative importance of quality compared to external efficiency and costs is assessed. The paper is a reanalysis of existing studies. Qualitative data are complemented by simple analysis of educational statistics. The studies had different though over-lapping foci: one study explored reasons for non-enrolment, drop-out and exclusion from school under the umbrella theme of the quality of education. Another one emphasised social demand in rural areas, with quality one of a number of topics. A third study looked at attitudes towards education and educational strategies, restricting itself to parents. A primary level, the quality of education influences the demand for education. The relative importance of quality varies from one context to another. Quality influences the decision to enrol less than the decision to carry on. However, it affects enrolment to such an extent that moderate correlations have been observed between pass rates and repeater rates on the one hand, and enrolment rates on the other. Value quality is mainly related to enrolment. Output quality is the criterion for selecting a school or a school system. Output, process and input quality affect dropping out and irregular attendance. Repetition, justified on unsatisfactory output quality, is related to input quality. The decision to participate in education combines considerations of educational quality with an evaluation of costs, both direct costs and opportunity costs.

Bergmann, Herbert

1996-11-01

471

Undergraduate Catalog Carnegie Mellon  

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Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 #12;Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar Undergraduate Catalog 2011 Mellon University in Qatar is Carnegie Mellon's first undergraduate branch campus. The campus opened in 2004 as part of a collaborative effort with Qatar Foundation to bring outstanding American education

Kurnikova, Maria

472

Quality Assurance Systems in Education and Training in Europe  

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Member States have a duty to compare and learn more about the national education and professional training. The objectives of this paper were to identify specific characteristics, developments and highlighting key priorities in coordinating the development of specific quality assurance processes in the European Union. The aim of this work was to present the quality assurance systems in vocational education and training systems in the Member States of the European Union. The results were to identify the extent to which national initiatives of EU member States show interest in the quality of education. Data from research can be useful in developing strategic sector development programs, and local schools

Voinia, Claudiu Sorin; Tu?a, Ana; Simion, Carmen

2014-11-01

473

Standards and Quality in Higher Education. Higher Education Policy Series 37.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The papers in this book reflect current debates on academic standards and quality assurance, and speak from the perspective of institutional leaders and national quality bodies and higher education researchers. Included are reports on the progress of several international quality initiatives and studies on the impact of external quality assurance…

Brennan, John, Ed.; de Vries, Peter, Ed.; Williams, Ruth, Ed.

474

Providing Research Experiences to Minority Undergraduates: The Pathway to Success in Graduate Education?  

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UTEP is an Hispanic Serving Institution located along the U.S.-Mexico border with tremendous access to a diverse student population. The Pathways Research Experience Program (PREP) at UTEP is designed to provide students from underrepresented groups access to research under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Students are selected for the program based on GPA, letters of recommendation, and a research proposal. Since 2002, 16 students have worked on a variety of research projects under the auspices of PREP. This group has included 12 women and 10 Hispanics. Of these students 6 have graduated and 4 have continued onto graduate programs at other institutions. A key part of this project is the research stipend which enables students to focus on their undergraduate studies without having to seek outside employment. Student research topics have been diverse and have included projects in paleontology, structural geology, hydrogeology, environmental geology, and geomicrobiology. Student research projects have been presented at national meetings including the Geological Society of America and Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences, as well as research expos at UTEP. In addition to providing access to research projects the students participate in workshops on applying to graduate schools, obtaining financial aid, and good study habits. Our overall goals for this project have been to mentor students through an undergraduate degree in geology and prepare them for graduate education in the Earth Sciences. Although our project is just beginning, our preliminary results suggest that this type of research experience increases the likelihood that minority students will continue onto graduate school.

Andronicos, C. L.; Miller, K. C.; Langford, R. P.; Carrick, T. L.

2004-12-01

475

A comprehensive care clinic in Swedish dental undergraduate education: 3-year report.  

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In 1993, a new undergraduate curriculum was introduced at the Faculty of Dentistry, Karolinska Institute. The expanded comprehensive care clinic described in this 3-year report, is proposed as a potential model for a CC-clinic in dental undergraduate education. Students enter clinical training at the beginning of the 3rd year and continue through to their final semester, in the 5th year. The one student is responsible for the total oral care of all his/her patients. Patients are stratified on admission into 3 levels, depending on the complexity of treatment need. Before being assigned their 1st patients (patient level I), the students must fulfil specified requirements of theoretical knowledge and clinical procedures and obtain a proficiency certificate. After qualifying for higher proficiency certificates, denoting their level of clinical responsibility, the students assume successively greater responsibility for treatment of patients, with less supervision from clinical instructors. Clinical supervision is the responsibility of integrated multidisciplinary teams of faculty members. Each group of students is assigned a clinical tutor, who is responsible for overall treatment planning of their patients. The individual student's clinical progress and achievements are monitored by a specially designed computer program. Criteria for a final pass in the course are: (1) clinical maturity in overall patient management; (2) technical competence in conjunction with theoretical knowledge. 3 years experience of the new model for comprehensive clinical training in a patient-centred, multidisciplinary clinic has shown that; (a) students seem to acquire a greater understanding of comprehensive case management; (b) patients receive more co-ordinated care; (c) there has been no significant change in the number of clinical procedures completed; (d) difficulties arise in co-ordination of staff over the traditional specialist boundaries; (e) assessment of student maturity and professional responsibility is impeded by the lack of objective criteria. PMID:10865350

Johnson, G

1999-11-01

476

Beyond Accreditation: What Defines a Quality Funeral Service Education Program? An Investigation of the Relationship between Educational Correlates and Program Quality in Funeral Service Education  

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This study sought to determine what defines a quality funeral service education program beyond accreditation. The study examined the opinions of funeral service education chairs (N = 45, representing 80% of the population) who are leaders of funeral service education programs accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education.…

Fritch, John Bradley

2011-01-01

477

Performance Analysis of Science Education Undergraduates: A Case Study of Biology Education Students  

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The problem of the study was to analyze the results of university biology education students as a case study against gender and performance and empirically determine the implications of the findings to countries, such as Nigeria, South Africa and the rest of the world. The study made use of all the 344 students in the levels from 100 to 400 of…

Ochonogor, Chukunoye Enunuwe

2011-01-01

478

Elusive Search for Quality Education: The Case of Quality Assurance and Teacher Accountability  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine issues of quality and quality assurance in Kenyan schools, identify reasons why Kenya government has difficulties in achieving its well documented search for quality education and to trace the process for ensuring the accountability of teachers in Kenya. This focus is done under conditions of…

Odhiambo, George

2008-01-01

479

Trading Quality across Borders: Colonial Discourse and International Quality Assurance Policies in Higher Education  

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Accountability and quality assurance have become central discourses in higher education policy throughout the world. However, accountability and quality assurance involve power and control. Practices and ideas about quality developed in the Global North are spreading rapidly across the Global South, leading to increased uniformity in the…

Blanco Ramírez, Gerardo

2014-01-01

480

A Tale of Two "Qualitys": Reflections on the Quality Revolution in Higher Education  

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This paper reflects on what we have learned about how quality has been received in higher education. The complexity of quality policy in terms of implementation is noted, as is the importance of front-line academics as policy users. The "formal" and "situated" meanings of quality are considered and the importance of context is emphasised. It is…

Newton, Jethro

2010-01-01

481

The peer-reviewed literature on undergraduate education for public health in the United States, 2004-2014.  

PubMed

The education of undergraduate college students in the field of public health has burgeoned over the past decade. Professional literature in peer-reviewed journals is one indicator of the status of a field of study and its related body of knowledge. It is also a mechanism for sharing information among professionals about challenges, issues, experiences, and best practices. The purpose of the literature review conducted here was to describe the status of the peer-reviewed literature over the past decade pertaining to the education of undergraduates about the field of public health in the United States (U.S.). A literature search was conducted of three databases: PubMed, Scopus, and ERIC. Inclusion criteria were publication date from January 1, 2004 through July 31, 2014; written in the English language; pertaining to undergraduate education in the U.S.; and a focus on public health as the primary discipline. Public health was searched as an overarching discipline; articles focused on sub-disciplines or other health professions disciplines were excluded. The search resulted in 158 articles. Each of the authors reviewed the abstracts for all articles and read full articles when necessary. The result was 23 articles that were then considered in depth. The articles were categorized according to their primary theme: curriculum, courses, learning objectives (N?=?14); evaluation of teaching method (N?=?3); case study (N?=?3); career path and advising (N?=?2); accreditation (N?=?1). Year of publication and journal were also examined. The results of the literature search lead to several observations about how the peer-reviewed literature has been used to date and how it could be used to advance the emerging field of undergraduate education for public health. PMID:25453028

Evashwick, Connie J; Tao, Donghua; Arnold, Lauren D

2014-01-01

482

The Peer-Reviewed Literature on Undergraduate Education for Public Health in the United States, 2004–2014  

PubMed Central

The education of undergraduate college students in the field of public health has burgeoned over the past decade. Professional literature in peer-reviewed journals is one indicator of the status of a field of study and its related body of knowledge. It is also a mechanism for sharing information among professionals about challenges, issues, experiences, and best practices. The purpose of the literature review conducted here was to describe the status of the peer-reviewed literature over the past decade pertaining to the education of undergraduates about the field of public health in the United States (U.S.). A literature search was conducted of three databases: PubMed, Scopus, and ERIC. Inclusion criteria were publication date from January 1, 2004 through July 31, 2014; written in the English language; pertaining to undergraduate education in the U.S.; and a focus on public health as the primary discipline. Public health was searched as an overarching discipline; articles focused on sub-disciplines or other health professions disciplines were excluded. The search resulted in 158 articles. Each of the authors reviewed the abstracts for all articles and read full articles when necessary. The result was 23 articles that were then considered in depth. The articles were categorized according to their primary theme: curriculum, courses, learning objectives (N?=?14); evaluation of teaching method (N?=?3); case study (N?=?3); career path and advising (N?=?2); accreditation (N?=?1). Year of publication and journal were also examined. The results of the literature search lead to several observations about how the peer-reviewed literature has been used to date and how it could be used to advance the emerging field of undergraduate education for public health. PMID:25453028

Evashwick, Connie J.; Tao, Donghua; Arnold, Lauren D.

2014-01-01

483

Quality Circles in Higher Education: Quality, Satisfaction, and Climate.  

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The effect of quality circles at Iowa State University on absenteeism, performance evaluation, perceptions of the organization climate, job satisfaction, and perceived opportunities for professional and personal growth was measured in this study. The process of quality circles is designed to promote job fulfillment and organizational productivity…

Kay, Carol; Healy, Margaret

484

Teaching post-mortem external examination in undergraduate medical education--the formal and the informal curriculum.  

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In undergraduate medical education, the training of post-mortem external examination on dead bodies might evoke strong emotional reactions in medical students that could counteract the intended learning goals. We evaluated student perception of a forensic medicine course, their perceived learning outcome (via self-assessment) and possible tutor-dependent influences on the overall evaluation of the course by a questionnaire-based survey among 150 medical students in Hamburg, Germany. The majority of students identified post-mortem external examination as an important learning objective in undergraduate medical education and did not feel that the dignity of the deceased was offended by the course procedures. After the course, more than 70% of the students felt able to perform an external examination and to fill in a death certificate. Respectful behavior of course tutors towards the deceased entailed better overall course ratings by students (p<0.001). Our findings highlight the importance of factors such as clearly defined learning goals and course standardization (formal curriculum) as well as tutor behavior (informal curriculum) in undergraduate education in forensic medicine. Furthermore, we suggest embedding teaching in forensic medicine in longitudinal curricula on death and dying and on the health consequences of interpersonal violence. PMID:21376489

Anders, Sven; Fischer-Bruegge, Dorothee; Fabian, Merle; Raupach, Tobias; Petersen-Ewert, Corinna; Harendza, Sigrid

2011-07-15

485

Differences and Implications of Legislator and Educator Perceptions of Quality Education.  

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Educators and legislators tend to have differing impressions of the definition of educational quality. Components of quality can be classified into three categories: (1) input, e.g., student characteristics, such as grade point average and test scores, and faculty characteristics, such as advanced degrees and publications; (2) environment/process,…

Bender, Louis W.

486

Leadership and service quality in higher education : The case of the Technological Educational Institute of Larissa  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of leadership roles on the quality of services provided in higher education. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Drawing upon a sample of 134 faculty and administration members at the Technological Educational Institution (TEI) of Larissa, a structured questionnaire is developed to measure leadership roles and quality in services and internal processes.

Panagiotis Trivellas; Dimitra Dargenidou

2009-01-01

487

A Capabilities Perspective on Education Quality: Implications for Foundation Phase Teacher Education Programme Design  

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While governments and communities across the globe are faced with the challenge of providing their citizens with good-quality education, there is lack of consensus on how education quality should be defined. Whereas a great deal has been written about the human capital and human rights approaches, which currently dominate the debate, the potential…

Baxen, Jean; Nsubuga, Yvonne; Botha, Liz Johanson

2014-01-01

488

Quality Special Education Programs: The Role of Transformational Leadership  

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The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine whether or not a relationship existed between principals who demonstrate transformational leadership traits and six different quality practices in their special education program. Effective principals must know and understand special education laws, practices, and current issues, but evidence…

Clinton, Demi

2013-01-01

489

Federal Involvement in Education: In Pursuit of Equity and Quality.  

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Although federal involvement in education has been reduced in the 1980's under the Reagan Administration's "New Federalism," it is far from clear that state and local governments are willing and able to adequately compensate for this decreasing involvement to ensure educational equity and quality. In the current debate over federalism, three types…

IFG Policy Notes, 1983

1983-01-01

490

Attitudes of Spanish University Teaching Staff to Quality in Education  

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

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

2012-01-01

491

Russian Higher Education and European Standards of Quality Assurance  

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This article considers the relevance and implementation of European approaches to quality assurance in the context of the Russian educational system. It covers the issues of transformation of the higher education system during the post-Soviet period, specific features of the state accreditation system, the impact of the European Standards and…

Motova, Galina; Pykko, Ritta

2012-01-01

492

Formulating Independent School K-12 Quality Physical Education Program Guidelines  

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The purpose of this study was to formulate Tennessee independent school K-12 quality physical education program guidelines. A panel of 18 physical education representatives from Tennessee independent schools K-12 participated in a three-phase Delphi study and completed three opinionnaires via e-mail. In Phase One, Opinionnaire One solicited panel…

Currie, Stuart M.; Phillips, Michael B.; Jubenville, Colby B.

2012-01-01

493

Factors Influencing Assessment Quality in Higher Vocational Education  

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The development of assessments that are fit to assess professional competence in higher vocational education requires a reconsideration of assessment methods, quality criteria and (self)evaluation. This article examines the self-evaluations of nine courses of a large higher vocational education institute. Per course, 4-11 teachers and 3-10…

Baartman, Liesbeth; Gulikers, Judith; Dijkstra, Asha

2013-01-01

494

Quality Assessment Parameters for Student Support at Higher Education Institutions  

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The research presented in this article aims to validate quality assessment parameters for student support at higher education institutions. Student support is discussed as the system of services provided by a higher education institution which helps to develop student-centred curriculum and fulfils students' emotional, academic, social needs, and…

Sajiene, Laima; Tamuliene, Rasa

2012-01-01

495

Evaluating Quality in Educational Spaces: OECD/CELE Pilot Project  

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CELE's International Pilot Project on Evaluating Quality in Educational Spaces aims to assist education authorities, schools and others to maximise the use of and investment in learning environments. This article provides an update on the pilot project, which is currently being implemented in Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal and the United…

von Ahlefeld, Hannah

2009-01-01

496

Adult Education. The Quality of Life. ASPBAE Courier No. 52.  

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This issue of the "Courier" examines the quality of life as it can be improved by adult education, especially in the countries of Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific. It also looks at the need for women's education. The following six articles are included: (1) "The Future of the Family" (Federico Mayor); (2) "Her Words on His Lips: Gender Popular…

ASPBAE Courier, 1991

1991-01-01

497

Quality matters: early childhood education policy in Hong Kong  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper critically analyses how the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region has tackled the issue of preschool quality over the past 30 years. Although early childhood education is not part of the publicly funded education system, there is almost universal preschool attendance among three to six year olds. The government regulates, monitors and evaluates early childhood services,

Nirmala Rao; Hui Li

2009-01-01

498

Quality Teacher Education via Distance Mode: A Caribbean Experience.  

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Reports on a study of the University of the West Indies Distance Teaching Experiment, which offers preservice teacher education via distance education using an interactive teleconference network. Surveys of participating teachers (n=169) indicated that the network had several of the desired infrastructures in place for conducting quality teacher…

Hall, Winnifred M.; Marrett, Christine

1996-01-01

499

Knowing Your "Lemons": Quality Uncertainty in UK Higher Education  

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In the UK and elsewhere, higher education is increasingly and controversially being construed, especially within political discourse, as a marketised commodity service to paying customers. Notions of quality, broadly construed, will be of central significance in the development of new markets in higher education in the UK and beyond. Drawing upon…

Cooper, Paul

2007-01-01