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Teaching Materials  

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

Early, Margaret; Searles, John R.



Teaching Materials and Methods.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contains abstracts of presented papers which deal with teaching materials and methods in physiology. Includes papers on preconceptual notions in physiology, somatosensory activity recorded in the dorsal root ganglion of the bull frog, and the use of the Apple Macintosh microcomputer in teaching human anatomy and physiology. (TW)

Physiologist, 1987



Improvisation: Teaching Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The past, present and future of music improvisation is discussed. Resources for piano, guitar, elementary general music materials, and electronic music materials are included, along with addresses of publishers. The emphasis is on jazz. (KC)

Kuzmich, John A., Jr.



Materials and Assistance for Science Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Martin, Douglas


Enquiry Materials in Science Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three ways in which the term "inquiry" is used are discussed: inquiry as a teaching method, inquiry as a mode of learning and inquiry as a logical disciplinary process. The role of guiding principles of inquiry is analyzed, using a discussion of Harvey's work on the heart to illustrate an inquiry guided by the idea of structure-function. It is…

Connelly, F. Michael


Teaching Materials! 1. PROGRAMS OF STUDY ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !  

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of student resources for grades 4 and 5 only. ! !Resource Search Tab: Enter the keyword "Spanish" and check "International Languages" in the "Refine Search" subject box. Limit by grade.! ! ! 5. ASSESSMENT MATERIAL -- Spanish Language! 468.24-- Spanish Language teaching materials! 860s -- Spanish literature! #12;Search www

Burg, Theresa


Materials Development for Language Learning and Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews the literature on the relatively new field of materials development for language learning and teaching. It reports the origins and development of the field and then reviews the literature on the evaluation, adaptation, production and exploitation of learning materials. It also reviews the literature, first, on a number of…

Tomlinson, Brian



Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Teaching Material  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The scope of this article is to understand to what extent Computer Science teachers can find support for their Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) in teaching material. We report the results of a study in which PCK is used as framework to develop a research instrument to examine three high school computer science textbooks, with special focus on…

Saeli, Mara; Perrenet, Jacob; Jochems, Wim M. G.; Zwaneveld, Bert



Recent Materials for the Teaching of ESP.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

New textbooks for teaching English for Special Purposes (ESP) are reviewed, including texts for science and technology, computing, engineering, and electronics as well as a guide to general classroom techniques and activities for ESP teachers. Criteria for evaluating and selecting instructional materials are also addressed briefly. (MSE)

McDonough, Jo



Teaching Religion and Material Culture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because religions discipline and interpret bodies; create and define sacred spaces; generate, adore and study images in all media; regulate the intake of food; structure temporal experience; and in general interpenetrate and are permeated by the cultural landscapes in which they exist, religious studies must engage material religion and religious…

Carp, Richard M.



United States Census: K-4 Teaching Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This teachers' guide provides lessons for younger students that use information derived from the 2000 census of the United States. Topics include map literacy, community involvement, and managing data. Students work with maps, use math to analyze data, identify demographic groups to which they belong, understand the use of census data in planning, and learn about collecting and organizing data. The guide is presented in individual chapters that can be downloaded and printed. Each lesson consists of two activities stepped to allow teaching to grades K-2 or 3-4. Other materials include downloadable, printable maps to be used in the lessons and a list of additional resources.

United States Census Bureau


An Investigation on Teaching Materials Used in Social Studies Lesson  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to analyze the teaching materials employed during social studies lessons on the basis of certain variables. Specifically, the researcher tried to find out whether teachers' gender, service length, having a personal computer, receiving an in-service training regarding the use of teaching materials, having an interest on…

Saglam, Halil Ibrahim



Teaching Number Skills and Concepts with Numicon Materials  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the use of Numicon number teaching materials with children with Down syndrome. The theory underlying the design of the materials is discussed, the teaching approach and methodology are described and evidence supporting effectiveness is outlined. (Contains 4 figures.)

Wing, Tony; Tacon, Romey



[Teaching Materials about the U.S. Constitution.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Issued by the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, this collection of instructional materials is designed to help teach about the United States Constitution. The documents include: "Plant a Living Legacy"; "Teaching Guide to Accompany United States Presidents, 1789-1989"; "Skills Handbook: 200 Years of the U.S.…

Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Washington, DC.


Crime and Control: Syllabi and Instructional Materials for Criminology and Criminal Justice. Resource Materials for Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of a series of resources for teaching sociology at the postsecondary level, this volume contains syllabi and instructional materials for courses in criminology and criminal justice. Material is divided into four sections. Section 1, innovative approaches to the teaching of criminology, contains four papers which discuss a corrections practicum…

Deutschmann, Linda B., Ed.; Wright, Richard A., Ed.


Syllabi and Instructional Materials for Courses in Political Sociology. Part I. Resource Materials for Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of a series of resources for teaching sociology at the postsecondary level, this volume contains syllabi and a bibliography of instructional materials for courses in political sociology. Material is arranged in four sections. Section 1, an introduction, provides an overview of the American Sociological Association Teaching Resources Center, a…

Weil, Frederick D., Comp.; Dobratz, Betty A., Comp.


Revisiting Materials for Teaching Languages for Specific Purposes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching materials in languages for specific purposes have evolved in the last few years dramatically. The Internet currently plays a significant role in such development and has permitted both a wider range of resources and its free availability almost anywhere in the World. This paper presents a selection of different types of recent materials

Garcia Laborda, Jesus



Empirically Based Guidelines for Developing Teaching Materials on the Web.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Shows that Web-based materials enhanced teaching and learning in an introductory operations-management course. Suggests guidelines for implementing such a course: understanding why students visit the Web site, timing the availability of materials to match usage patterns, and providing information in appropriate detail and format. Shows that the…

Karuppan, Corinne; Karuppan, Muthu



Teaching History with Material Culture Evidence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews several definitions of material culture and material culture research. Identifies the special characteristics and pitfalls of material culture research appraising how such research can be useful in historical explanation. Forecasts expectations for materials culture research over the next decade. (JDH)

Schlereth, Thomas J.



Using Local Materials To Teach Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

English teachers in foreign countries frequently encounter a lack of materials in English dealing with local topics of interest to students. One suggestion is to use materials written in English for tourists, such as travel brochures or local maps. These materials are readily available in most places at little or no cost from local travel agencies…

Ness, Verna M.




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Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Agriculture.


Released Textbooks, Films and Other Teaching Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some course and curriculum improvement projects funded by the National Science Foundation have produced definitive editions of textbooks, other printed materials, and instructional films. This bulletin lists materials available in 1968 through commercial or college and university sources. The publications include textbooks, laboratory guides,…

National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.


Teaching Immigration through Primary Source Material.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews a collection of source materials that cover various aspects of immigration. The list includes twenty-three different types of information. Examples of sources are: (1) newspapers; (2) pictorials; (3) documents; (4) articles; (5) letters; and (6) cartoons. (BSR)

Mantrone, Bruce



Interactive teaching materials in PDF using JavaScript  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of JavaScript language for adding interaction to portable teaching materials of a high typographical quality in PDF file format is described. An extended version of the program TX is extremely useful for such purposes. It is shown that applications similar to those done by CGI script on the web can be done in PDF, exploiting the embedded JavaScript

Petr Sojka



Multi-Media Instructional Materials for Teaching Nursing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project was designed to investigate the use and effectiveness of an instructional design system in which systematically prepared materials, in conjunction with automated devices, were used to teach manipulative nursing skills on an independent study basis. This report presents the problem of designing and constructing such instructional…

Krueger, Elizabeth A.; Jaeckels, David L.


Teaching and Learning Materials and the Internet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book examines the educational and administrative considerations involved in delivering educational and training course materials through the Internet. The first chapter discusses four key elements of preparing information for delivery on the Internet--outcomes, information, content, and assessment. The next chapters cover such topics as: (1)…

Forsyth, Ian


Teaching General Chemistry: A Materials Science Companion.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many teachers and other educators have expressed a concern regarding the lack of student interest in many of the traditional science courses. To help rectify this problem a collaborative effort among educators and others concerned has led to the development of instructional materials that are more relevant to the lives of students. This document…

Ellis, Arthur B.; And Others


Videodisc Material Retrieval for Language Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An archive of still images in videodisc format becomes a powerful instructional tool when complemented by a computer data base system for selection and retrieval and programs to generate materials and manage image presentation. Considerations in using this potential include database design, a classification system, and computer-videodisc…

Otto, Sue E. K.



Teaching Acoustic Properties of Materials in Secondary School: Testing Sound Insulators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching the acoustic properties of materials is a good way to teach physics concepts, extending them into the technological arena related to materials science. This article describes an innovative approach for teaching sound and acoustics in combination with sound insulating materials in secondary school (15-16-year-old students). Concerning the…

Hernandez, M. I.; Couso, D.; Pinto, R.



Dispositions Supporting Elementary Interns in the Teaching of Reform-Based Science Materials  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Dispositions supporting the teaching of science as structured inquiry by four elementary candidates are presented. Candidates were studied during student teaching based on their positive attitudes toward teaching science with reform-based materials in their methods course. Personal learning histories informed their attitudes, values, and beliefs…

Eick, Charles J.; Stewart, Bethany



A Brief Study on Teaching Evaluation System Based on Fuzzy Rule with Scientific Teaching Materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The thesis makes a survey of the teaching system from teachers, students and management department, and gets three different\\u000a teaching evaluations on teachers respectively, finally straights out a total result of the teacher’s teaching evaluation by\\u000a comprehensive analysis based on different proportion of the three different teaching evaluations in the whole teaching evaluation.\\u000a Meanwhile, through feedback in different kinds of

FaJun Zhang; WenJie Fang; Chang Zhou; Zhong Liu


Mineral Surface Reactivity in teaching of Science Materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the last fifty years, science materials issues has required the study of air pollution, water and soil to prevent and remedy the adverse effects of waste originating from anthropogenic activity and the development of new energies and new materials. The teaching of this discipline has been marked by lectures on general lines, materials, disciplines, who explained biased objects of reality, but often forgot the task of reconstruction and integration of such visions. Moving from that model, otherwise quite static, to a dynamic relational model, would in our view, a real revolution in education. This means taking a systematic approach to complex both in interpreting reality and in favor when learning. Children relationships are as important or more than single objects, and it is to discover fundamental organizational principles of phenomena we seek to interpret or in other words, find the pattern that connects. Thus, we must work on relationships and also take into account the relation between the observer and the observed. Educate about relationships means that studies should always be considered within a framework of probabilities, not absolute certainties. This model of systemic thinking, dealing with complexity, is a possibility to bring coherence to our educational work, because the complexity is not taught, complexity is live, so that complex thinking is extended (and fed) in a form educate complex. It is the task of teaching to help people move from level to level of decision reviews. This means that systems thinking should be extended in a local action, action that engages the individual and the environment. Science Materials has emerged as a discipline of free choice for pupils attending chemical engineering which has been assigned 6.0 credits. The chemical engineer's professional profile within the current framework is defined as a professional knowledge as a specialization technical / functional, working in a learning organization and the formation of which enables him to continuous innovation. Different materials are used in the adsorption and improvement and design of new adsorbents, most of whom remain under patent, so they do not know the procedures and products used, but in all cases the safety and / or biodegradability of materials used is an important issue in their choice for environmental applications. In regard to materials, safe and low cost must be mentioned clays and clay minerals, whose colloidal properties, ease of generating structural changes, abundance in nature, and low cost make them very suitable for adsorption chemical contaminants. We proposed to use these materials to show the different aspects for the study of the Science Materials. References -del Hoyo, C. (2007b). Layered Double Hydroxides and human health: An overview. Applied Clay Science. 36, 103-121. -Konta, J. (1995). Clay and man: Clay raw materials in the service of man. Applied Clay Science. 10, 275-335. -Volzone, C. (2007). Retention of pollutant gases: Comparison between clay minerals and their modified products. Applied Clay Science. 36, 191-196.

Del Hoyo Martínez, Carmen



Student-Instructor Communication: An Innovative Teaching Material in Support of Student Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to understand how the innovative teaching material "Interactive Learning Disk (ILD)" could enhance the learning effect of students taking the course of Tourist Database Management (TDM). "ILD" is a kind of teaching material that incorporate interactive concept into course and help students to learn after class. This…

Cheng, Kai- Wen; Chen, Yu-Fen



Teaching acoustic properties of materials in secondary school: testing sound insulators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Teaching the acoustic properties of materials is a good way to teach physics concepts, extending them into the technological arena related to materials science. This article describes an innovative approach for teaching sound and acoustics in combination with sound insulating materials in secondary school (15-16-year-old students). Concerning the subject matter to be taught, a review of specialized literature on architectural acoustics and acoustic properties of materials is presented. A teaching/learning sequence on the acoustic properties of materials using a modelling and enquiry approach is introduced. A central experiment to test the capacity of sound attenuation of materials and to determine whether they behave as sound reflectors or sound absorbers is discussed in detail.

Hernández, M. I.; Couso, D.; Pintó, R.



PVS0071 Quality assurance and communication on Animal Welfare web-based teaching material, 3.0 credits  

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PVS0071 Quality assurance and communication on Animal Welfare web- based teaching material, 3 on the evaluation of web-based teaching material; · Reflect on pedagogical concepts in the use of web-based teaching materials; · Communicate on animal welfare issues to central administrations as well as to the young average


Insects and Diseases. Competency Based Teaching Materials in Horticulture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This competency-based curriculum unit on insects and diseases is one of four developed for classroom use in teaching the turf and lawn services area of horticulture. The five sections are each divided into teaching content (in a question-and-answer format) and student skills that outline steps and factors for consideration. Topics covered include…

Legacy, Jim; And Others


Soils and Fertilizers. Competency Based Teaching Materials in Horticulture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This competency-based curriculum unit on soils and fertilizers is one of four developed for classroom use in teaching the turf and lawn services area of horticulture. The four sections are each divided into teaching content (in a question-and-answer format) and student skills that outline taking soil samples, testing samples, preparing soil for…

Legacy, Jim; And Others


Implementing the Plan. Competency Based Teaching Materials in Horticulture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This competency-based curriculum unit on implementing the landscape plan is one of five developed for classroom use in teaching the landscape/nursery area of horticulture. The seven sections are each divided into teaching content (in a question-and-answer format) and student skills that outline steps and factors for consideration. Topics covered…

Legacy, Jim; And Others


Using Songs as Audio Materials in Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of songs as audio materials in teaching Turkish as foreign language is an important part of language culture and has an important place in culture. Thus, the transfer of cultural aspects accelerates language learning process. In the light of this view, it becomes necessary to transfer cultural aspects into classroom environment in teaching

Keskin, Funda



Science of Materials: A Case Study of Intentional Teaching in the Early Years  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Australia's Early Years Learning Framework and leading international researchers argue for more intentional and purposeful teaching of science in the early years. This case study of exemplary practice illustrates intentional teaching of science materials which opened-up learning opportunities in literacy and number. Student-led hands-on…

Hackling, Mark; Barratt-Pugh, Caroline



Graphic Design: A Sustainable Solution to Manage the Contents of Teaching Materials  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a concern that the teaching of subjects is applied not only with support from a set of technological devices, but largely in the proper use of teaching and new technologies. Taking this idea, the authors develop a research and sustainable design that result in educational materials in solid content and technological innovation, also to…

Victor, Garcia Izaguirre; Luisa, Pier Castello Maria; Eduardo, Arvizu Sanchez



Teaching-materials study of the elementary science using an extraterrestrial material  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The schoolchild of a Japan likes the universe primarily and an inquisitive mind is also considered to be a high. It appears also in children having raised interest concern to astronomical phenomena, such as the space probe "Hayabusa", solar eclipse, and solar Face passage of Venus, in recent Japan. However, generally aside from a child's interest concern, a time and a space concept are difficult for the astronomical phenomenon requested by school education. It is a big problem not only for student but also for teacher. In this presentation, we propose the teaching-materials development which used a meteorite and cosmic dust. Since these teaching materials can touch thing, a student actually taking in his hand, or observing under a microscope, leading to the study understanding accompanied by realization is expected. It looks up at and observes a Star Burst and a constellation. However, acquisition of recognition that it is possible to take in its hand simultaneously and to observe is important. About the meteorite to observe, we can purchase from a special contractor. About cosmic dust, the sample extraction from the concrete floor of the roof of a school building is possible.

Shida, N.; Matsumoto, I.



Report and recommendations on multimedia materials for teaching and learning electricity and magnetism  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents the results of a peer review of multimedia materials for teaching and learning electricity and magnetism prepared as a part of the annual activities undertaken by an international group of scientists associated with Multimedia Physics in Teaching and Learning. The work promotes the use of valuable and freely accessible information technology materials for different levels of teaching, mostly higher education. The authors discuss the process of selecting resources and the rubrics used in the rating process. The reviews of high-quality learning resources are presented along with descriptions of valuable didactical features.

D?bowska, E.; Girwidz, R.; Greczy?o, T.; Kohnle, A.; Mason, B.; Mathelitsch, L.; Melder, T.; Michelini, M.; Ruddock, I.; Silva, J.



CSTA Source: An Online Repository of K-12 Computer Science Teaching and Learning Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

CSTA Source is a repository of K-12 computer science and information technology teaching and learning materials. Materials are reviewed and approved for suitability prior to public access. Materials are tagged to the ACM standards for K-12 education in computing.



Teaching about Climate Change and Energy with Online Materials and Workshops from On the Cutting Edge  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Global climate change and energy use are among the most relevant and pressing issues in today’s science curriculum, yet they are also complex topics to teach. The underlying science spans multiple disciplines and is quickly evolving. Moreover, a comprehensive treatment of climate change and energy use must also delve into perspectives not typically addressed in geosciences courses, such as public policy and economics. Thus, faculty attempting to address these timely issues face many challenges. To support faculty in teaching these subjects, the On the Cutting Edge faculty development program has created a series of websites and workshop opportunities to provide faculty with information and resources for teaching about climate and energy. A web-based collection of teaching materials was developed in conjunction with the On the Cutting Edge workshops “Teaching about Energy in Geoscience Courses: Current Research and Pedagogy.” The website is designed to provide faculty with examples, references and ideas for either incorporating energy topics into existing geoscience courses or for designing or refining a course about energy. The website contains a collection of over 30 classroom and lab activities contributed by faculty and covering such diverse topics as renewable energy, energy policy and energy conservation. Course descriptions and syllabi for energy courses address audiences ranging from introductory courses to advanced seminars. Other materials available on the website include a collection of visualizations and animations, a catalog of recommended books, presentations and related references from the teaching energy workshops, and ideas for novel approaches or new topics for teaching about energy in the geosciences. The Teaching Climate Change website hosts large collections of teaching materials spanning many different topics within climate change, climatology and meteorology. Classroom activities highlight diverse pedagogic approaches such as role-playing, inquiry-based learning via online data sets, and the use of computer models. The website houses course descriptions and syllabi for both introductory-level and upper-level climate courses contributed by faculty. Collections of climate visualizations and recommended references help faculty navigate to online materials that are best suited for their classroom. The On the Cutting Edge program features a biennial workshop series about teaching climate change, held in conjunction with the American Quaternary Association. Presentations, teaching ideas and references from the 2006 and 2008 workshops are available, along with applications for the upcoming workshop to be held in August 2010. All of these materials can be found at and Faculty are encouraged to submit their own teaching materials to the web collections via on-line forms for submitting information and uploading files.

Kirk, K. B.; Manduca, C. A.; Myers, J. D.; Loxsom, F.



Development of Control Teaching Material for Mechatronics Education Based on Experience  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we have developed a teaching material for technical high school students to understand the control technique. The material makes the students understanding the control technique through the sensibility obtained from the experience of riding the robot. We have considered the correspondence of the teaching material with the ARCS Model. Therefore, the material aims to improve the interest and the willingness to learn mechatronics and control technique by experiencing the difference of the response by the change in the control parameters. As the results of the questionnaire to the technical high school students in the class, we have verified educative effect of the teaching material which can be improved willingness of learning and interesting for mechatronics and control technique.

Tasaki, Takao; Watanabe, Shinichi; Shikanai, Yoshihito; Ozaki, Koichi


Soil Materials and Health: An new experience for teaching  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cationic clays are very extended compounds on the earth surface so they constitute the main component of soils and sedimentary rocks. Due to their presence and special properties that they have, mankind has used them with therapeutic aims from Prehistory, not being rare to find references to this subject in works of classic authors. During the Renaissance and with the appearance of the first Pharmacopeia, its use was regulated to a certain extent. The scientific development reached during the XXth century has allowed to understand and to study the reasons of the useful and peculiar properties of clays, directly related to their colloidal size and crystalline structure. These properties are translated in a high specific surface area, optimal rheological properties and/or excellent sorptive capacity; everything makes cationic clays very useful for a wide range of applications. In the field of health, cationic clays are used in Pharmaceutical Technology and Dermopharmacy as ideal excipients and substances of suitable biological activity due to their chemical inertness and low or null toxicity for the patient (Carretero, 2002; Lopez Galindo et al., 2005; Choy et al., 2007; del Hoyo, 2007). Cationic clays can be used in a wide range of applications in health. However, it must be also considered that the risk exposure to cationic clays may cause several diseases, as it has been seen above. Cationic clays have been used as excipients and active principles in the pharmaceutical industry. The last tendencies are their use in geomedicine, as much to come up as to treat diseases. One stands out his presence in spas and aesthetic medicine. Development of new pharmaceutical formulations is observed, based on cationic clays, for cancer therapy. It has to emphasize the importance in the synthesis of biosensors with cationic clays. Cationic clays can be considered a group of promising materials in the development of new health applications. The study of the use of the cationic clays in the field of the health is a source to develop numerous studies of cases in the teaching of different subjects related to the geoscience and a new opportunity to connect the learning with the reality. References -Carretero, MI 2002. Clay Minerals and Their Beneficial Effects upon Human Health. A review. Appl. Clay Sci. 21, pp. 155-163. -Choy, J.H., Choi, S.J., Oh, J.M., Park, T. 2007. Clay minerals and layered double hydroxides for novel biological applications. Appl. Clay Sci. 36 pp. 122-132. -Del Hoyo, C. 2007. Layered double hydroxides and human health: An overview. Appl. Clay Sci. 36, pp. 103-121. -Lopez-Galindo, A., Viseras Iborra, C. & Cerezo Gonzalez, P. 2005. Arcillas y salud. In: Conferencias de la XIX Reunion de la Sociedad Espanola de Arcillas. Rives, Ed., pp. 15-18.

Del Hoyo Martínez, Carmen



ESL Bibliography: Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliography lists instructional materials for teaching adult learners of English as a Second Language (ESL). The resources listed are print materials made available through the Free Library of Philadelphia's Reader Development Program. All are on or below the eighth grade reading level, as determined with the Gunning Fog readability formula.…

Collins, Vickie L., Ed.


Making History Field Trips Meaningful: Teachers' and Site Educators' Perspectives on Teaching Materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a very limited body of research on how teachers use materials from local history sites in their teaching. This paper reports on a descriptive study that progressed in two phases. In phase one, we surveyed all fourth grade teachers in one county's public schools regarding their use of curriculum materials provided by local history sites, which they visited

Andrea M. Noel; Mary Ann Colopy



Materials and Resources Suggested for Team Teaching and Individualized Instruction. Module III.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The third of seven modules on team teaching, this document deals with materials and resources, with the objectives that teachers will develop an awareness of the wide variety available, the factors to consider in selecting media, the role of the resource center, and the necessary conditions for effective use of media. The study material includes…

York, L. Jean


Teaching Materials to Enhance the Visual Expression of Web Pages for Students Not in Art or Design Majors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The explosive growth of the Internet has made the knowledge and skills for creating Web pages into general subjects that all students should learn. It is now common to teach the technical side of the production of Web pages and many teaching materials have been developed. However teaching the aesthetic side of Web page design has been neglected,…

Ariga, T.; Watanabe, T.



Teaching about Asia: Professional Materials and Reference Books.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This two-part document serves as a guide to basic materials on Asia. The first part provides the teacher of Asian studies with nonserial examples of pertinent professional materials and reference books in print since 1979. Criteria used in selecting the items are given and a brief comparison between materials available in 1969 and 1985 is made.…

Hantula, James N.


What Nonprint Materials Can Do for You in College Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brochure presents some classroom problems which have been solved by college instructors through the use of nonprint materials. There is a discussion on how to determine when and how nonprint media could be used during a course. Five questions are asked which help instructors select the type of nonprint materials they should use to harmonize…

Hoachlander, Marjorie


Teaching Texts Materially: The Ends of Nella Larsen's Passing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A professor of English explains how literary piece of work goes under versions, revisions and publications loosing its material text. Nella Larsen's Passing has become one of the most widely read New Negro Renaissance material text in recent years, but it's end is really unknown to everyone.

Young, John K.



Impact and Application of Material Learned in a Pharmacy Residency Teaching Certificate Program  

PubMed Central

Objective. To describe the impact and application of material learned in a pharmacy resident teaching certificate program on the career experiences of alumni 1 to 11 years after completion of the program. Design. A teaching certificate program was established in 2001 that brought together residents from various training programs throughout Wisconsin to discuss essential educational skills in a dynamic learning environment. The purpose of the program was to teach participants the fundamental skills to continue to develop as a pharmacy educator throughout their career. Assessment. An electronic survey instrument was sent to alumni of the program. Greater than 70% of respondents agreed that the teaching certificate program reinforced their desire to teach in practice and that the program helped qualify them for their current or previous practice position. Alumni in academic positions more strongly agreed that the program changed their career interest to include academia and qualified them for their position in academia. Conclusions. A teaching certificate program can reinforce or stimulate interest among pharmacy residents in pursuing an academic career and prepare them for this role. Completion of the program led to a high level of confidence among the majority of alumni in their ability to precept students and residents and influenced some alumni involved in the hiring of pharmacists. PMID:25147395

Wahl, Kimberly R.; Margolis, Amanda; Lintner, Kimberly; Hartkopf, Katherine



Teaching Critical-Thinking Skills Using Course Content Material: A Reversal of Roles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The strategy of getting students to understand science content using critical thinking has been widely used by instructors for decades. The methodology presented here was used to teach and improve critical-thinking skills in an atmosphere that focused on content material and was devoid of educational terminology.

Thomas Lauer



Active Learning and Just-in-Time Teaching in a Material and Energy Balances Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The delivery of a material and energy balances course is enhanced through a series of in-class and out-of-class exercises. An active learning classroom is achieved, even at class sizes over 150 students, using multiple instructors in a single classroom, problem solving in teams, problems based on YouTube videos, and just-in-time teaching. To avoid…

Liberatore, Matthew W.



Tools for Authoring and Presenting Structured Teaching Material in the WWW.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents aspects of modeling, authoring, and presenting structured documents corresponding to teaching material presented in the World Wide Web. In this context, the importance of providing the formalization of the structure of the documents using Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) is discussed. Next, specifications for…

Pimentel, Maria da Graca Campos; dos Santos, Joao Benedito, Jr.; de Mattos Fortes, Renata Pontin


The Attitude of Tyrolese teachers about Astronomy in School and Teaching Material in General  

Microsoft Academic Search

A questionnaire about the role and importance of astronomy and relevant teaching material was sent out to teachers in secondary schools in the Tyrol. Our aim was to investigate to what extent teachers use astronomical contents in their school lessons. The sample of physics teachers who answered the questionnaire use astronomy as part of their lessons. The categories mostly taught

A. Bacher; W. Saurer



Investigating Students' Ideas About X-rays While Developing Teaching Materials for a Medical Physics  

E-print Network

Investigating Students' Ideas About X-rays While Developing Teaching Materials for a Medical-med students' interest in physics by using the context of contemporary medical imaging. The X-ray medical of knowledge transferred from very different sources such as their own X-ray experiences, previous learning

Zollman, Dean


Basic Bibliography in Political Sociology. Part II. Resource Materials for Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to accompany the course syllabi, this five-section bibliography cites over 1,500 books, textbooks, and journal articles for teaching political sociology at the university level. Section I, on general works, contains two categories of resources: materials on the theory of political sociology and general collections and texts. Section 2…

Weil, Frederick D., Comp.; Dobratz, Betty A., Comp.


Teaching Spoken English in the Non-Native Context: Considerations for the Materials Writer.  

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A discussion of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction begins with a review of the English language teaching situation in Singapore today and goes on to examine issues in the production of ESL instructional materials. The focus is on oral language instruction. The first section, concerning Singapore, outlines the structure of syllabuses…

Tay, Mary W. J.


The Outsider's Gaze: A Learner-Centred Approach to Language Teaching Materials.  

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The "Outsider's Gaze" is a set of three DVDs (Digital Video Discs) for Asian students of Spanish, French, and German. The project employs constructivist principles in the development of language learning materials. This paper discusses insiders (native speakers) and outsiders (language learners), language teaching, theories of learning, production…

Hart, Ian



Developing the Teaching Material Using ATV Cooperated with Student on Manufacturing Practice  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recently, a number of students have entered the college of technology with no experience of dismantling and assembling of even an easy machine (including toys) . It is necessary to study the correct usage of tools for lower grade students as a base of the technical education for dismantling and assembling of the machine. However, enough understanding has not been obtained though the usage of the tool is trained for first grade students. So, we executed the development on the teaching text and material of student practice curriculum, which is attractive subject of all-terrain vehicle [ATV]?s dismantling and assembling for lower grade students. This practice make the student learn both how to use the tools and the steer mechanism of car through the dismantling and assembling of ATV. The text book and sub-teaching materials of this practice curriculum were created in cooperation with fifth grade students as graduation research. As a result, an effective teaching and learning text and sub-teaching materials in manufacturing practice could be developed from student?s point of view.

Tsukamoto, Kimihide; Yamamoto, Keiichiro; Ueno, Takayuki; Imazato, Tatsunari; Sakamoto, Hidetoshi


Take a Technowalk: To Learn about Materials & Structures. Springboards for Teaching Series. Teaching Innovations.  

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A Technowalk is a walk through the community to explore the technology found there, looking for common materials or particular kinds of structures. Technowalks involve the investigating, designing, testing, trouble-shooting, and problem-solving that the technological process provides. This book provides suggestions for 10 Technowalk activities for…

Williams, Peter; Jacobson, Saryl


A Model for Science Teaching in High Schools- Toward Better Retention of The Learnt Material  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The time arrangement of science courses in most high schools results in promoting short term memory with little incentive to retain the learned material in any of the sciences. Consequently, much of the subject matter has to be re-taught in college. This takes time meant for teaching college level topics. Weakness in knowledge base is carried over from year to year in high school, building up to higher levels in college and causing stress and anxiety to both students and teachers. From personel experience of teaching in five countries, a model is developed by which the problem can be overcome. This involves a collaborative effort on the part of teachers and educational policy makers and support of college faculty. The results are measurable within five years and do not incur any increase in funding. Suggestions for practical adoption of the system will be presented. The outcomes are measurable and hold promise in view of success in other countries.

Arshed, Tahira



A European Project on Materials Science: The Case of Thermal Conductivity Teaching—Learning Sequence  

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In the context of the European Project on Material Science we have developed a Teaching Learning Sequence (TLS), which is composed by units for teaching thermal conductivity in depth to students. The scientific content has been adapted to students' conceptions taking into account research results. Units follow the Predict-Observe-Explain strategy and students conduct guided investigations using an enriched learning environment, which consists of extensive use of ICT based tools. Didactically transformed microscopic models depict thermal interactions in iconic, graphic and symbolic forms. Students working in groups, solve problems, explore models and are engaged in classroom discussion on the problem under study, constructing links between evidence and explanations. In this paper the structure of such innovative units is presented and results showing students' development in scientific understanding are reported.

Molohides, A.; Hatzikraniotis, E.; Kallery, M.; Psillos, D.



Using Blended Creative Teaching: Improving a Teacher Education Course on Designing Materials for Young Children  

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This study combined traditional classroom teaching methods and blogs with blended creative teaching as a new teaching method for the course "Design and Applications of Teaching Aids for Young Children." It aimed to improve the shortcomings of the traditional teaching approach by incorporating the "Asking, Thinking, Doing, and Evaluation" (ATDE)…

Lou, Shi-Jer; Chen, Nai-Ci; Tsai, Huei-Yin; Tseng, Kuo-Hung; Shih, Ru-Chu



Classroom Teaching Aids and Laboratory Experimentation to Engage Students in Materials Learning  

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Most civil engineering programs require one course in materials and materials testing. These courses are designed to provide students with general knowledge of the production, properties, and behavior of common structural materials. Emphasis is often placed on the three predominately used materials: concrete, steel, and wood. This paper presents teaching aids and laboratory experiments that can be used as an effective method of introducing material properties and behavior to students. The authors have identified several analogies, in-class demonstrations, visual aids, and laboratory experiments that enhance the learning of structural materials. The Hamburger Helper analogy can be used to describe aggregates function as economical filler in concrete as noodles (aggregates) are considerably cheaper than hamburger meat (cement) and can be used to produce a larger meal (concrete mixture) at a reduced cost. Cement hydration is often a difficult topic for students to understand. The reaction between water and cement can be demonstrated using a candy, the Atomic Fireball. The heat liberation curve for cement hydration resembles the heat given off by an Atomic Fireball. The stress-strain curve for steel can be described as Traffic Gridlock on an Interstate. The initial portion of the curve resembles slow moving traffic that produces large amounts of stress for drivers. This is followed by a point on the curve or location on the interstate when traffic speed increases resulting in decreased stress and much greater strain. This comparison continues through strain hardening until failure or the drivers reach their destination. Straws are an effective method of illustrating the structure of wood. Wood is composed of hollow tube-like cells that resemble a group of drinking straws. Laboratory experiments that examine the effects of water-to-cement ratio and curing environment on concrete compressive strength reinforce topics discussed in class lectures. Teaching aids and laboratory experiments are an effective method of demonstrating important concepts. The methods discussed in this paper have shown to engage students in the learning of structural materials.

Durhan, Stephan


Effective Use of Integrated Lecture and Lab to Teach Civil Engineering Materials  

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The civil engineering (CE) materials course along with the other courses in the U.A. Whitaker School of Engineering (WSOE) at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is taught in an integrated lecture lab style. In this non-traditional setting, instructors use an integrated, active, and collaborative instructional technique. Also, unlike many other universities, there is not a separate time slot allocated in the schedule to conduct the laboratory experiments for this CE materials course. Instead, the lab is embedded into the course structure. Although it has been documented in the literature that this technique represents effective teaching pedagogy only a few engineering programs have adopted this method. In addition, the WSOE is only in its third year since students were first admitted into the engineering program as freshman. The CE materials course, which is taught to juniors, was offered for the first time this year. To ensure that student learning is maintained, the authors used a comparative approach with a CE instructor at Rowan University. Both instructors, one at FGCU and one at Rowan, used a similar syllabus, test structure and content, and student laboratory report assignments in their classes. Furthermore, a lecture from FGCU was recorded and viewed at Rowan to determine how other students reacted to the new technique. One laboratory report, which was graded by both instructors, was selected along with a student survey and selected assignments to assess the effectiveness of the new technique in the CE materials course at FGCU. The information presented in this paper could be used as an evaluation benchmark for other courses in the engineering program at FGCU. Also, schools in primarily teaching institutions could use the lecture lab technique to increase student participation and improve student learning in engineering courses.

Mehta, Yusuf; O'Neill, Robert; Villiers, Claude



Investigating Students' Ideas About X-rays While Developing Teaching Materials for a Medical Physics Course  

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The goal of the Modern Miracle Medical Machines project is to promote pre-med students' interest in physics by using the context of contemporary medical imaging. The X-ray medical imaging learning module will be a central part of this effort. To investigate students' transfer of learning in this context we have conducted a series of clinical and teaching interviews. In the latter interview, some of the proposed learning materials were used. The students brought to our discussion pieces of knowledge transferred from very different sources such as their own X-ray experiences, previous learning and the mass media. This transfer seems to result in more or less firm mental models which often are not always internally consistent or coherent.

Kalita, Spartak; Zollman, Dean [Department of Physics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506-2601 (United States)



Investigating Students' Ideas About X-rays While Developing Teaching Materials for a Medical Physics Course  

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The goal of the Modern Miracle Medical Machines project is to promote pre-med students' interest in physics by using the context of contemporary medical imaging. The X-ray medical imaging learning module will be a central part of this effort. To investigate students' transfer of learning in this context we have conducted a series of clinical and teaching interviews. In the latter interview, some of the proposed learning materials were used. The students brought to our discussion pieces of knowledge transferred from very different sources such as their own X-ray experiences, previous learning and the mass media. This transfer seems to result in more or less firm mental models which often are not always internally consistent or coherent.

Kalita, Spartak; Zollman, Dean A.



Biochemical View: A Web Site Providing Material for Teaching Biochemistry Using Multiple Approaches  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Computational resources are valuable tools for teaching biochemistry. Often, however, the necessary information is dispersed throughout several Web sites and many of the biochemistry software programs are only available commercially. Considering the difficulties of understanding abstract biochemical concepts, a Web site, Biochemical View (accessed Aug 2007) has been developed at the University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil. Its main goals are to complement course instruction and materials already in use, provide material to teachers preparing conventional and online courses, and—because free, full access is allowed—popularize the use of these resources in undergraduate courses. The contents, which include the usual metabolic pathways explaining the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids, and nucleic acids, are presented in two and three-dimensional formats, complemented with objective texts, schematics, and a description of regulation points. In this work, a new approach to metabolic pathways is employed, namely metabolic participation diagrams. In addition, experimental protocols for laboratory classes, study material, and detailed information about each molecule taking part in a specific metabolic pathway have been also made available in the Web site. The process of constructing the site is described and the results of students using this Web site are evaluated based on exam scores and survey forms, which show a significant improvement in students' success in learning biochemistry.

Dórea, Fernanda C.; Rodrigues, Higor S.; Lapouble, Oscar M. M.; Pereira, Márcio R.; Castro, Mariana S.; Fontes, Wagner



Earth Observation oriented teaching materials development based on OGC Web services and Bashyt generated reports  

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Creating e-Learning materials in the Earth Observation domain is a difficult task especially for non-technical specialists who have to deal with distributed repositories, large amounts of information and intensive processing requirements. Furthermore, due to the lack of specialized applications for developing teaching resources, technical knowledge is required also for defining data presentation structures or in the development and customization of user interaction techniques for better teaching results. As a response to these issues during the GiSHEO FP7 project [1] and later in the EnviroGRIDS FP7 [2] project, we have developed the eGLE e-Learning Platform [3], a tool based application that provides dedicated functionalities to the Earth Observation specialists for developing teaching materials. The proposed architecture is built around a client-server design that provides the core functionalities (e.g. user management, tools integration, teaching materials settings, etc.) and has been extended with a distributed component implemented through the tools that are integrated into the platform, as described further. Our approach in dealing with multiple transfer protocol types, heterogeneous data formats or various user interaction techniques involve the development and integration of very specialized elements (tools) that can be customized by the trainers in a visual manner through simple user interfaces. In our concept each tool is dedicated to a specific data type, implementing optimized mechanisms for searching, retrieving, visualizing and interacting with it. At the same time, in each learning resource can be integrated any number of tools, through drag-and-drop interaction, allowing the teacher to retrieve pieces of data of various types (e.g. images, charts, tables, text, videos etc.) from different sources (e.g. OGC web services, charts created through Bashyt application, etc.) through different protocols (ex. WMS, BASHYT API, FTP, HTTP etc.) and to display them all together in a unitary manner using the same visual structure [4]. Addressing the High Power Computation requirements that are met while processing environmental data, our platform can be easily extended through tools that connect to GRID infrastructures, WCS web services, Bashyt API (for creating specialized hydrological reports) or any other specialized services (ex. graphics cluster visualization) that can be reached over the Internet. At run time, on the trainee's computer each tool is launched in an asynchronous running mode and connects to the data source that has been established by the teacher, retrieving and displaying the information to the user. The data transfer is accomplished directly between the trainee's computer and the corresponding services (e.g. OGC, Bashyt API, etc.) without passing through the core server platform. In this manner, the eGLE application can provide better and more responsive connections to a large number of users.

Stefanut, T.; Gorgan, D.; Giuliani, G.; Cau, P.



Web-Based Tools for Designing and Developing Teaching Materials for Integration of Information Technology into Instruction  

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Educational software for teachers is an important, yet usually ignored, link for integrating information technology into classroom instruction. This study builds a web-based teaching material design and development system. The process in the system is divided into four stages, analysis, design, development, and practice. Eight junior high school…

Chang, Kuo-En; Sung, Yao-Ting; Hou, Huei-Tse



Provision of Learning and Teaching Materials for Pupils with Visual Impairment: Results from a National Survey in Zambia  

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The aim of this study was to determine the provision of learning and teaching materials for pupils with visual impairment in basic and high schools of Zambia. A survey approach utilizing a questionnaire, interviews and a review of the literature was adopted for the study. The findings demonstrated that most schools in Zambia did not provide…

Akakandelwa, Akakandelwa; Munsanje, Joseph



Instructor's Index to U.S. Navy and Air Force Materials for Teaching Basic Electricity. Final Report, No. 29.  

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The purpose of this index is to identify U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force transparencies, films, and manuals which can be used by schools and colleges to teach basic electricity. Materials are classified according to 39 major categories including Electron Theory, Batteries and Battery Connections, D.C. Series Circuits, Network Theorems,…

Stoller, Alan


New and Innovative Educational Material for Teaching Mixed-Domain, Embedded Systems Design to Undergraduate/Graduate Students  

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Efforts related to development of innovative, mixed-signal system design, teaching materials and methodology are presented that focus on the co-design of performance-optimized modules for signal sensing, control, actuation, and communication in embedded systems. The methods developed to assess the quality and degree of assimilation by students of the key course concepts are also presented. Cypress Semiconductors PSoCTM mixed-signal architecture was used to illustrate the concepts covered by the developed materials.

Currie, Eddie


Development of a virtual system of improvement of the quality in the teaching of materials science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The last aim of this educational experience is the increase of the motivation of the students for the learning of the matters to giving as well as looking for the raising awareness, placing in the center the student and distinguishing the teaching for every group and specific case with different action plans for subjects and groups. This aim happens for achieving a major participation of the students in the way of developing and raising the matters (active subjects in the teaching), with a major follow-up of the teacher and a constant feedback with possibility of change in the exposition of the subjects to mold it to the characteristics of the groups of students. Besides the previous thing, one tries to obtain a manual of good practices in the classroom as well as a compendium of the actions undertaken before mistakes or aspects identified in the classroom and what results they have served us as tools for future or current teachers. Likewise, also one tries to improve the implantation of the systems of follow-up of the quality and also of coordination of professorship in the subject of Materials Science. The accomplishment of the questionnaires carried out by means of the controls of personalized response Educlick, equipment that was obtained by a Project of Educational Investigation (University of Salamanca), and that provides an experience of participation to the students. As for the teachers, it allows the application of measures of improvement and implementation of the qualit systems. It might extend to other Powers and Centers that are interested in similar experiences. The feedback has distinguished himself as one of the most powerful tools for the learning (Black and Williams, 1998). The investigation-action in the classroom (Avison et to, 1999; Contreras Perez and Arbesú García, 2008; Samian and Noor, 2012) supposes a methodology that allows to modify in time the teaching and to contribute this feedback to the pupils in every moment. The development of this experience of Follow-up of the Quality has been considered to be very positive. The implantation of this system of improvement of the participation of the students and of the professorship in the follow-up of the quality has helped us to know the weak and strong points in the teaching science of the Materials. Likewise, the coordination between the professorship of the area involved in this Project of Educational Innovation and with another external professorship it has been valued very positively. References -Black, P. & Wiliam, D. (1998). Assessment and classroom learning. Assessment in Education, 5(1), 7-74. -Avison, D., Lau, F., Myers, M. & Nielsen, P.A. (1999). Action Research. Communications at the ACM, Vol. 42(1), 94-97. -Contreras Pérez, G. & Arbesú García, M.I. (2008). Evaluación de la docencia como práctica reflexiva. Revista Iberoamericana de Evaluación Educativa 1(3), 137-153. -Samian, Y. & Noor, N.M. (2012). Student's Perception on Good Lecturer based on Lecturer Performance Assessment. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 56, 783-790.

Del Hoyo Martínez, Carmen



An exploration of how pre-service early childhood teachers use educative curriculum materials to support their science teaching practices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Research indicates that a proportion of elementary teachers are not comfortable teaching science to young children. These teachers are unaware of the best methods of approaching science and don't have the science background knowledge to support teaching through inquiry methods. This case study explores the role educative curriculum materials play in supporting pre-service early childhood education teachers' knowledge with science content and teaching practices. Specifically, I examine how educative materials impact pre-service teacher's content knowledge in science and their pedagogical content knowledge related to inquiry methods. Three pre-service early childhood teachers participated in this research. The teachers were initially interviewed about teaching science based upon three instruments: Views of Science Inquiry, Views of the Nature of Science and the Science Teachers Efficacy Beliefs Inventory. Each subject was observed teaching science in their internship site: the first lessons taught were guided or approved by their teachers and the next lessons were conducted using the support of educative curriculum materials. Finally, the initial instruments were once again administered along with an interview to obtain changes in teacher's knowledge, beliefs and understandings of science and science teaching. Results from this research indicate that educative curriculum was supportive of teachers in a variety of ways. Most importantly, this curriculum helped teachers to target more aspects of scientific inquiry during their science lessons than lessons without the use of educative curriculum. The important considerations regarding the effectiveness of the educative curriculum for these pre-service teachers were their underlying beliefs about how science should be taught, their uses of the curriculum materials and reflective practices regarding their own teaching. Results specifically related to early childhood educators include the level of inquiry implemented with young children and how children communicate their findings. Young children need support in their participation of inquiry learning. Successful implementation of guided inquiry practices occurred in this research. Also, the teachers in this research found insightful ways that directly supported young children in their communication of ideas. Implications for further research are also discussed. Educative materials could further support pre-service early childhood teachers if additional supports were used including accessible curricular rationales, support in classroom management and the specific use of guided inquiry.

Englehart, Deirdre


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

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



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The acoustics teaching drawdown at architectural schools in America: How to prepare learning materials for the new curricula  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the early 1990s, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) directory listed more than forty faculty members as teaching a course on acoustics. Today at the more than 120 ACSA full-member schools, there are only eight faculty members listed as teaching acoustics. Clearly the focus at most architecture schools in North America does not include the thorough study of science and technology. Courses in acoustics, illumination, HVAC systems, and fire protection are no longer included in curricula of most schools. Unlike studies in law and medicine, each school controls its own curriculum and what it calls its degree [A. O. Dean, Arch. Record (August 2002), pp. 84-92]. Learning materials have been developed to aid architecture professors who now must cover acoustics in the design studio. These materials, based on more than three decades of experience teaching and writing seven books on building technologies, also are intended to support self-study by students and design professionals. Examples of self-study exercises and hands-on exercises will be described [M. D. Egan, Arch. Acoustics Workbook (2000)]. A checklist of ``writing principles'' for the preparation of educational materials in architectural acoustics also will be presented.

Egan, M. David



The Development of Interactive World Wide Web Based Teaching Material in Forensic Science.  

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Describes the development of a Web-based tutorial in the forensic science teaching program at the University of Strathclyde (Scotland). Highlights include the theoretical basis for course development; objectives; Web site design; student feedback; and staff feedback. (LRW)

Daeid, Niamh Nic



JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE TEACHING VOL. 44, NO. 1, PP. 183203 (2007) Hands on What? The Relative Effectiveness of Physical Versus Virtual Materials  

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as with physical materials, the inherent pragmatic advantages of virtual materials in science may make themJOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE TEACHING VOL. 44, NO. 1, PP. 183­203 (2007) Hands on What? The Relative Effectiveness of Physical Versus Virtual Materials in an Engineering Design Project by Middle

Klahr, David


The Use of Conceptual Change Texts as Class Material in the Teaching of "Sound" in Physics  

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Misconceptions are the number one factor leading students to failure when studying physics. To teach physics effectively, misconceptions must be spotted and overcome. Conceptual change texts are of great use in identifying and dealing with fallacies. Such texts can help physics teachers diagnose student misconceptions and the reasons for these,…

Ozkan, Gulbin; Sezgin Selcuk, Gamze



Classroom Materials for Teaching "The Particle Nature of Matter." Practical Paper No. 173.  

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This document presents the lesson plans and tests used in the research study reported in Technical Report 173 (ED 070 658), together with descriptions of models and films developed for the teaching program. Thirty-one lessons are included, covering the topics of matter and energy; making interferences; particles; a model for matter; particles and…

Pella, Milton O.; And Others


Using the Stimulus Equivalence Paradigm to Teach Course Material in an Undergraduate Rehabilitation Course  

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In 2 experiments, we examined whether the stimulus equivalence instructional paradigm could be used to teach relations among names, definitions, causes, and common treatments for disabilities using a selection-based intraverbal training format. Participants were pre- and posttested on vocal intraverbal relations and were trained using…

Walker, Brooke D.; Rehfeldt, Ruth Anne; Ninness, Chris



Developing Materials for Biology Teaching. Asian Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID) Report of a Sub-Regional Workshop (Bangkok, Thailand, August 3-12, 1981).  

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The major purposes of this workshop were to develop teaching and learning materials on certain selected key biology concepts relevant to environmental, genetic, and agricultural aspects, and to develop exemplary training materials on certain teacher competencies relating to laboratory and field techniques. Chapter One reports on the status and…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.



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UFOs, Worms, and Surfboards: What Shapes Teach Us About Cell–Material Interactions  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The success of regenerative materials is dependent on the ability to elicit cell interactions. Cell–material interactions,\\u000a both desired and undesired, are dictated by the physical properties of the material. Previous research has focused on surface\\u000a chemistry and feature size of biomaterials. The role of shape, in particular the ability of cells to recognize and respond\\u000a to shape, has not been

Julie A. Champion; Samir Mitragotri


Using the stimulus equivalence paradigm to teach course material in an undergraduate rehabilitation course.  


In 2 experiments, we examined whether the stimulus equivalence instructional paradigm could be used to teach relations among names, definitions, causes, and common treatments for disabilities using a selection-based intraverbal training format. Participants were pre- and posttested on vocal intraverbal relations and were trained using multiple-choice worksheets in which selection-based intraverbal relations were taught and feedback was delivered until mastery. Most participants in Experiment 1 showed the emergence of vocal intraverbal relations, but responding did not generalize to final written intraverbal tests. Participants in Experiment 2 showed the emergence of not only vocal intraverbal relations but also written intraverbal relations on final tests. Results suggest that the stimulus equivalence paradigm can be effectively implemented using a selection-based intraverbal training format, the protocol may be an effective means of emphasizing important concepts in a college course, and emergent skills may generalize to novel response topographies. PMID:21541148

Walker, Brooke D; Rehfeldt, Ruth Anne; Ninness, Chris



Spanish-Language Health Communication Teaching Aids. A List of Printed Materials and Their Sources.  

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Over 450 Spanish printed materials about the various aspects of health and their sources are listed in this publication. Italics are used to indicate either the translation of Spanish titles or the titles of English-language editions. Publications with bilingual texts are shown by hyphenated titles. Information about the distribution of materials

Isquith, Robert N., Comp.; Webb, Charles T., Comp.


An Annotated Guide to Audio-Visual Materials for Teaching Shakespeare.  

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Audio-visual materials, found in a variety of periodicals, catalogs, and reference works, are listed in this guide to expedite the process of finding appropriate classroom materials for a study of William Shakespeare in the classroom. Separate listings of films, filmstrips, and recordings are provided, with subdivisions for "The Plays" and…

Albert, Richard N.


Thinking of teaching dialectical materialism in the ideological and political theory courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dialectical materialism is a kind of science about the common rule that nature, society and thoughts of human beings develop, and is the fundamental method for people un- derstand the world and change it. It is urgent for the college education in ideology and politics to use the method to solve some related questions. Dialectical materialism has methodo- logical significance

Liu Yandong; Yao jian-shu; Shi Heng



Resource Supplement of Student Materials for Six Teaching Units for Secondary Schools.  

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This materials package supplements a high school level social studies curriculum unit on Arab American culture and the contributions of Arabs to development of the United States (SO 012 253). The duplicated materials are presented in six categories--the family, geography of the Middle East, Arab history and its contribution to the West,…

Livonia Public Schools, MI.


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

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

Peraya, Daniel; Haessig, Claus



Economics is the study of choices. Economics programs teach people how society distributes scarce resources, such as land, labor, raw materials, and  

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Economics is the study of choices. Economics programs teach people how society distributes scarce resources, such as land, labor, raw materials, and machinery. Economics is also about much more than this. Using the tools of economics, students can better understand all kinds of choices and outcomes, ranging

Maxwell, Bruce D.


Impacting Teachers' Understanding of Geometric Similarity: Results from Field Testing of the Learning and Teaching Geometry Professional Development Materials  

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The main goal of the Learning and Teaching Geometry project is to build professional development materials that provide opportunities for teachers to learn about mathematical similarity through the use of videocases, in which specific and increasingly complex mathematical ideas are presented within the dynamics of classroom practice. The central…

Seago, Nanette M.; Jacobs, Jennifer K.; Heck, Daniel J.; Nelson, Courtney L.; Malzahn, Kristen A.




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Early Literacy Support Programme: Materials for Teachers Working in Partnership with Teaching Assistants. Early Literacy Support Programme. The National Literacy Strategy.  

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This book contains materials to support the introduction of Early Literacy Support (ELS) in Year 1 schools in England. The 60 sessions outlined in the book are designed to revisit key objectives from the National Literacy Strategy Framework. The ELS program involves comprehension training for Year 1 teachers and teaching assistants. The training…

Department for Education and Skills, London (England).


Teaching about Hazardous Materials. ERIC/SMEAC Environmental Education Digest No. 2.  

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Problems related to the handling of hazardous substances and toxic wastes have escalated making this environmental dilemma a national concern. This digest provides an update of key legislative and management efforts associated with hazardous wastes and reviews current instructional materials in the area. Major topics addressed include: (1) waste…

Disinger, John F.


Materials for Use by Faculty Who Teach about Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities.  

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This collection of materials was gathered as part of a project to develop and implement a faculty training institute for early intervention personnel in 12 states in the Northeast. The project's emphasis was to train interdisciplinary faculty to infuse basic early intervention content into existing course work, develop new course work or modify…

Capone, A.; And Others


Using Organic Light-Emitting Electrochemical Thin-Film Devices to Teach Materials Science  

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Materials science can be taught by applying organic light-emitting electrochemical thin-film devices and in this method students were allowed to make a light-emitting device by spin coating a thin film containing ruthenium (II) complex ions onto a glass slide. Through this laboratory method students are provided with the opportunity to learn about…

Sevian, Hannah; Muller, Sean; Rudmann, Hartmut; Rubner, Michael F.



Contemporary Materials for Teaching New Aspects of Art Education. A Resources Review.  

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This document is an annotated bibliography of currently available instructional materials and resources for use in art education. As teachers strive to implement new emphases on content and learning experiences related to newer aspects of art education such as aesthetics, art criticism, and art history, as well as creative art experiences, they…

Clark, Gilbert; Maher, Kevina


A Multi-Experimental Study on the Use of Multimedia Instructional Materials to Teach Technical Subjects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A review of "social experiments" with adoption of multimedia-based technologies in Europe has been reported. But, there has been limited discussion on the value of multimedia instructional materials in technical disciplines. This study combines results from experiments carried out over a period of three years with multiple audiences--IT managers…

Mbarika, Victor; Bagarukayo, Emily; Hingorani, Vineeta; Stokes, Sandra; Kourouma, Mathieu; Sankar, Chetan



Information and Materials to Teach the Cultural Heritage of the Mexican American Child.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information in this resource guide responded to teacher requests for supplemental historical and cultural classroom materials. The bilingual program for which this guide was designed has served schools in 3 different locales: a center-city area composed of housing projects and some individually owned homes, a suburban near-rural neighborhood of…

Gorena, Minerva, Comp.


Teaching about Mexico. Annotated Bibliography of Supplementary Instructional Materials. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This second edition contains annotated entries of over 200 print, audiovisual, and computer-based resources dealing with Mexico for instructional use at the K-12 levels. The bibliographic search was designed to be comprehensive, not evaluative. The bibliography is organized into four principal sections: (1) print materials; (2) audiovisual…

San Diego State Univ., CA. Center for Latin American Studies.


Using Local History, Primary Source Material, and Comparative History to Teach Reconstruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests using local history, primary source material, and comparative history to alleviate the boredom most students experience when studying the Reconstruction period of U.S. history. Provides an example of comparative history usage through a discussion of ante-bellum Maryland and the history of Liberia. (KO)

Adomanis, James F.



Teaching Science through Research.  

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Discusses the objectives of the science curriculum and the teacher's responsibility of passing through not only the required material, but also skills. Suggests that in order to improve teaching and learning skills, new strategies, such as teaching and learning through research must be utilized. Presents four examples of teaching and learning…

Hugerat, Muhamad; Zidani, Saleem; Kurtam, Naji



Teaching Language, Teaching Culture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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



Inter-Cultural Communication: Teaching Strategies, Resources and Materials for Teaching ESL or How to Change "Sabah Al-Khair" into Good Morning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Speech instructors who teach English as a second language to international students are trying to help those students acquire a basic minimal command of English for success or survival in their education and do not require them to attain the fluency expected of native-born speakers of English. At one junior college where foreign student enrollment…

Bohan, Robert C.


Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences: A Workshop to Create New Curricular Materials to Integrate Geosciences into the Teaching of Sustainability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sustainability is emerging as a central theme for teaching about the environment, whether it be from the perspective of science, economics, or society. The Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences workshop provided 48 undergraduate faculty from 46 institutions a forum to discuss the challenges and possibilities for integrating geoscience concepts with a range of other disciplines to teach about the fundamentals of sustainability. Participants from community college to doctorate-granting universities had expertise that included geosciences, agriculture, biological sciences, business, chemistry, economics, ethnic studies, engineering, environmental studies, environmental education, geography, history, industrial technology, landscape design, philosophy, physics, and political science. The workshop modeled a range of teaching strategies that encouraged participants to network and collaborate, share successful strategies and materials for teaching sustainability, and identify opportunities for the development of new curricular materials that will have a major impact on the integration of geosciences into the teaching of sustainability. The workshop design provided participants an opportunity to reflect upon their teaching, learning, and curriculum. Throughout the workshop, participants recorded their individual and collective ideas in a common online workspace to which all had access. A preliminary synthesis of this information indicates that the concept of sustainability is a strong organizing principle for modern, liberal education requiring systems thinking, synthesis and contributions from all disciplines. Sustainability is inherently interdisciplinary and provides a framework for educational collaboration between and among geoscientists, natural/physical scientists, social scientists, humanists, engineers, etc.. This interdisciplinary framework is intellectually exciting and productive for educating students at all levels of higher education. Sustainability also provides a productive bridge from global to local issues, and vice versa. It has the potential to raise the value placed on faculty engagement with local resources and research questions, and to bring community-based stakeholders outside of academia into the classroom. There are many challenges that participants from geographically diverse parts of the country have in common, including the creation of new courses, and teaching interdisciplinary material beyond one's area of expertise. However, one of the greatest opportunities of using a sustainability theme is that it can be integrated into existing courses. It was also clear that incorporating one module on a sustainability topic can be stimulating and powerful mechanism for linking course content to real world issues. Two of the most important outcomes from the workshop were the creation of an online collection of activities and courses ( as well as the development of a community that can support integration of geoscience and issues of sustainability across the curriculum.

Gosselin, D. C.; Manduca, C. A.; Oches, E. A.; MacGregor, J.; Kirk, K. B.



A Development of the astronomical teaching materials which raise a student's time and and space concept by using of movement of the Moon, the Earth and the Sun  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In recent years, such as a return of the asteroid probe in 2010 "Hayabusa", a gold ring solar eclipse in 2012, and solar Face passage of Venus in 2012, there were many astronomical phenomena which pull a not only child but also citizen's interest, and they were greatly reported by the media in Japan. Thus, it is thought that the interest and concern about the universe of a child and a citizen are increasing. However, the earth science contents of a subject, such as the universe in school education are fields that it make comparatively poor at a teacher. So, this research aimed at the Development of the new space education teaching material which is easy to treat the teacher who has consciousness weak to the astronomical field at schools, and raise a child's time and space concepts. We did this research using the following Methods. 1) We carried out the questionnaire to the primary teacher of the Matsue city, and performed the opinion poll to a teacher's astronomical field. 2) We considered the subject on the education of the astronomical teaching materials used now. 3) As mentioned above 1) and 2), We developed the teaching materials which the waxing and waning of the moon based on the acquired content.

Taketa, I.; Matsumoto, I.



Teaching Languages, Teaching Cultures.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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


Lessons learned from a rigorous peer-review process for building the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness (CLEAN) collection of high-quality digital teaching materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The topic of climate change permeates all aspects of our society: the news, household debates, scientific conferences, etc. To provide students with accurate information about climate science and energy awareness, educators require scientifically and pedagogically robust teaching materials. To address this need, the NSF-funded Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Pathway has assembled a new peer-reviewed digital collection as part of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) featuring teaching materials centered on climate and energy science for grades 6 through 16. The scope and framework of the collection is defined by the Essential Principles of Climate Science (CCSP 2009) and a set of energy awareness principles developed in the project. The collection provides trustworthy teaching materials on these socially relevant topics and prepares students to become responsible decision-makers. While a peer-review process is desirable for curriculum developer as well as collection builder to ensure quality, its implementation is non-trivial. We have designed a rigorous and transparent peer-review process for the CLEAN collection, and our experiences provide general guidelines that can be used to judge the quality of digital teaching materials across disciplines. Our multi-stage review process ensures that only resources with teaching goals relevant to developing climate literacy and energy awareness are considered. Each relevant resource is reviewed by two individuals to assess the i) scientific accuracy, ii) pedagogic effectiveness, and iii) usability/technical quality. A science review by an expert ensures the scientific quality and accuracy. Resources that pass all review steps are forwarded to a review panel of educators and scientists who make a final decision regarding inclusion of the materials in the CLEAN collection. Results from the first panel review show that about 20% (~100) of the resources that were initially considered for inclusion passed final review. Reviewer comments are recorded as annotations to enhance the resources in the collection and help educators with the implementation in their curriculum. CLEAN launched the first collection of digital educational resources about climate science and energy awareness in November 2010. The final CLEAN collection will include ?500 resources and will also provide the alignment with the Benchmarks for Science Literacy and the NAAEE Excellence in Environmental Education Guidelines for Learning through the interactive NSDL strandmaps. We will present the first user feedback to this new collection.

Gold, A. U.; Ledley, T. S.; McCaffrey, M. S.; Buhr, S. M.; Manduca, C. A.; Niepold, F.; Fox, S.; Howell, C. D.; Lynds, S. E.



Teaching Geoscience Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

More and more schools are offering online courses in the sciences, and the geophysical sciences are no exception. Carleton College is deservedly well known for their "Cutting Edge" website of geoscience teaching resources, and here they present some helpful materials for those wishing to teach geoscience online. The resources were developed as part of their 2010 workshop titled "Teaching Geoscience Online". Visitors can scroll through the list of resources, which are divided into sections that include "pedagogy" and "online activities and courses". The materials include titles like "Student Motivation and Engagement in Online Courses", "Using Data to Teach Geology in College-Level Online Classes", and "Course Platforms for Teaching Online". A number of these resources could be used by anyone teaching online courses, not just those in the field of geoscience.


Culture-Based Arts Education That Teaches against the Grain: A Model for Place-Specific Material Culture Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When 50 Midwest teachers in two public schools and one Reservation school worked in respectful, knowledgeable, and power-sharing ways with local Indigenous elders, artists, and academics, the outcome was often culture-based arts education that teaches against the grain. This collaboration and the culturally responsive pedagogy it inspired led to…

Bequette, James W.



Didactic Patterns for Electronic Materials in the Teaching of Interculturalism through Literature: The Experience of the Research Group LEETHi  

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This paper is a descriptive summary of a research project on blended learning in the Faculty of Arts at the University Complutense Madrid. The project was conducted as action research in 2002-06 by the research group LEETHi. LEETHi's projects focus on the teaching of literature from an intercultural perspective while helping to develop new media…

Azcarate, Asuncion Lopez-Varela



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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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



Towards the Creation of Appropriate Teaching Materials for High Proficiency ESL Learners: The Case of Indian Management Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many of the textbooks used to teach Indian management students are South East Asian editions of U.S. publications. Although these provide a great deal of information on the business world, particularly in a North American context, outside of India, they do not always meet the needs of either the Indian ESL Learner, or of Indian business and…

Nickerson, Catherine



Teaching and Learning Basic Social Studies Skills, Grades 7-12. Teacher and Pupil Resource Materials No. 311.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual contains 56 teacher-developed activities which can be used in social studies courses to improve students' basic skills. The activities teach location and map skills, writing and study skills, time skills, and thinking skills. Students also learn how to use reference books and how to read and interpret charts and graphs. Each activity…

Flowers, Emily


Teaching Conversation with Trivia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a rationale for utilizing trivia to teach conversation. Shows how trivia-based materials fit into communicative language teaching approaches and provides examples of trivia-based activities and explains how to use them in the classroom. (Author/VWL)

Crawford, Michael J.



Teaching Biological Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is an activity which allows the investigation of human body systems using textbooks to enhance research skills and providing an opportunity for collaboration between pupils. Discussed are the purpose, materials, method, and results of this teaching method. Reported are some of the advantages of using this activity in teaching systems.…

Walters, Julia



Teaching about Aging.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the need for teaching about aging as part of the school curriculum; examines some of the important issues about aging in American society; relates aging to the various disciplines of the social sciences; and suggests teaching strategies, learning activities, and resources materials for grades K-12. The first chapter answers…

Pratt, Francis E.


Teaching Channel  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The tagline of Teaching Channel is "Great Teaching. Inspiring Classrooms." Educators from kindergarten to college will find hundreds of resources here, including fact sheets, lesson plans, videos, and blogs to help them in the classroom. First-time visitors will need to fill out a short free registration to get started. After this, users can click on left-hand side of the page to browse through Topics that include planning, class culture, behavior, engagement, and assessment. The materials are also arranged by subject and grade level. The Featured Videos area is a delight as well, as it contains dozens of offerings, such as "Carbon Cycling: Create Your Own Biology Lab" and "Reading Like a Historian." Finally, the high-quality blog posts are thoughtful and erudite, including offerings like "Setting Goals for 2012: Where Do You Start?" and "10 Common Core 'Ah-Ha' Moments."



Crustal movement and plate motion as observed by GPS baseline ranging - trial to make teaching materials for middle- and high-school earth science education by teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Japanese government established the system for renewing educational personnel certificates in 2007 and mandated the adoption of it in April 2009 (cf. “2007 White Paper on Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology”, available at The new system shows that the valid period for each regular certificate after the renewal system adoption (April 1, 2009) is until the end of the fiscal year after ten years from satisfying the qualifications required for the certificate. Only persons who have attended over 30 hours and passed the examination in the certificate renewal courses before the expiration of the valid period can renew their certificate which is valid for next ten years. The purpose of this system is for teachers to acquire the latest knowledge and skills. Certificate renewal courses authorized by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan are offered by universities. Attendees will choose based on their specialty and awareness of issues from the various courses with education curriculums and. To renew their certificates, they should include (1) items regarding the latest trends and issues in education (12 hours) and (2) items regarding their speciality and other educational enhancement (three 6-hours course: total 18 hours). In 2008, before the adoption, provisional certificate renewal courses were offered for trial by more than 100 universities. The author offered a 6-hour course titled by “Development of teaching materials for school pupils to make understand the dynamic motion of the earth - utilising the results of the GPS ranging”. This course was targeted mainly for science teachers of middle- and high-schools. The goal of this course was for the attendees to understand the role of GPS ranging for the direct observation of the crustal movement and plate motion, and to produce the teaching materials possibly used in the classrooms. The offering of this course is aiming finally at contribution for the schoolchildren to experience “the method of science”: the process of data acquisition, processing, analysis, discussion based on the results, and modelling. The advantage of offering the course in Okinawa is that the Ryukyu Trench, a convergent boundary between the Philippine Sea Plate and the Eurasian Plate, is located within the territory of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. GPS ranging observation by Geographic Survey Institute of Japan (GSI) shows that the baseline length between Okinawa Island (on the Eurasian Plate) and Daito Islands (on the Philippine Sea Plate) decreases by about 9-10 cm/year. Basic data of GPS observation used in the course were downloaded from the site of GSI. These data with relevant documentations were supplied to the attendees. Schedule of the course was: (1) Lecture on basics of GPS, ranging by GPS observation and its application to monitoring of the plate motion (1 hour); (2) Making teaching materials (2 hours); (3) Trial lecture by use of the teaching materials made by each attendee, discussion by all (2 hours); (4) Finalising the teaching materials and submission (1 hour).

Matsumoto, T.



Teaching Paleontology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This guide is designed to be used by teachers as an aid for teaching principles of fossils and past life to elementary school students. The activities and labs provided include topics such as fossilization, sedimentation, trace fossils, the importance of fossils, ancient environments, changes in environments, paleontology as a science, biodiversity, food webs, ecosystems, and human influences. The lessons provide pre- and post-questions, procedures, vocabulary, materials, and field trip ideas. This curriculum guide for paleontology was developed by Fossil Butte National Monument as part of its growing environmental education program.



Pivotal Response Teaching in the Classroom Setting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pivotal response teaching (PRT) is an empirically supported naturalistic behavioral intervention proven to be efficacious in the education of children with autism. This intervention involves loosely structured learning environments, teaching during ongoing interactions between student and teacher, child initiation of teaching episodes, child choice of teaching activities or materials, prompting, providing reinforcers directly related to the child's behavior, and providing

Aubyn C. Stahmer; Jessica Suhrheinrich; Sarah Reed; Cynthia Bolduc; Laura Schreibman



Preparing "Chameleon Balls" from Natural Plants: Simple Handmade pH Indicator and Teaching Material for Chemical Equilibrium  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Anthocyanins are found in the flowers and fruits of natural plants. Since their color depends on pH, they are sometines used as a pH indicator. Since these sequences are reversible, they are also useful in demonstrating chemical equilibrium in the repetitive color changes of anthocyanins from flowers by controlling pH conditions. We prepared the polysaccharide beads conatining water extracts of red cabbage as calcium alginate. The beads showed a clear red color under acidic conditions, turned blue at neutral pH of 7, and orange-yellow at pH of 13. This color change could be demonstrated over and over. Because the color changes of these polysaccharide beads depended darmatically on pH, junior high students in science classes called them "chameleon balls" when we demonstrated this reaction for them. In this paper we describe how polysaccharide beads, which are made from calcium alginate with natural pigments, served as a teaching tool for the chemical equilibrium of anthocyanins under different pH conditions. Preparation of the chameleon ball is very easy. The most important thing is that making the chameleon ball is great fun. The ball should therefore be viewed not only as a handmade pH indicator but also an interesting teaching tool of the chemical equilibrium reaction.

Kanda, Naoki; Asano, Takayuki; Itoh, Toshiyuki; Onoda, Makoto



Audiovisual Materials with a Social Justice Focus for Professors Teaching Courses in Educational Leadership and Teacher Preparation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: This project developed academic audiovisual materials using Power Point in order to increase the scarce availability of such resources to support arguments related to social justice in the preparation of leaders and teachers in education. The materials document social injustices in different aspects of social life that impact education and are available to programs for administrators and teachers. Audiovisual

Monica Pini


Teaching Advanced Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Maintained by staff members at the Institute of Physics, the Teaching Advanced Physics (TAP) website provides a wealth of resources designed to help teach physics to advanced high school and college students. The materials here are divided into seven sections, including Electricity, Mechanics, Vibrations and waves, and Energy. Within each of these sections, visitors will find smaller "episodes" which represent a coherent section of teaching that can be covered in one or two lessons. Each episode includes illustrations accompanied by explanatory text that can be used to complement an existing lesson plan. The extensive site covers over 30 topics, including circular motion, Newton's law, drag forces, and kinematics.


Research and Teaching: The Visionlearning Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Although the proliferation of teaching resources on the Internet is extensive, little is known about these materials' use or utility. The Visionlearning project is a multiyear effort to design and evaluate web-based interdisciplinary science teaching reso

Carpi, Anthony; Mikhailova, Yana



La conception et le role des materiels pedagogiques dans l'enseignement des langues secondes (The Conception and Role of Instructional Materials in the Teaching of Second Languages). CILA Bulletin, No. 29.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This special issue concerns the content, function, and form of instructional materials dealing with second language instruction. The following articles appear: (1) "Deliberate Semantics--an 'Interventionist' Approach to Second Language Teaching Methodology," by A.P.R. Howatt; (2) "Sprechakte und Sprachunterricht (Speech Acts and Language…

Redard, F., Ed.; And Others


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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl; Paskevicius, Michael



Teaching Through Teleconferencing.  

E-print Network

: ? presentation style, ? humanizing the experience, ? interactive participation from locations, ? feedback. Presentation style Organization - Organize the material to make learning easier. ? Provide advance organizers through mailings of materials... them , - calling on individuals at specific locations. Humanize the Experience Teleconferencing is not the same as face-to-face teaching, so it is important to "humanize" the experience. ? Provide biographical sketches and pictures of instructors...

McMullen, Sylvia



Teaching Heritage  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Subtitled "a professional development Website for teachers," Teaching Heritage is an impressive collection of information and resources for teaching Australian history and culture. There are eight main sections to the site: four offer teaching resources and four provide teaching units. The resource sections include an examination of different ways of defining heritage, an Australian heritage timeline, discussions of different approaches to teaching heritage through media, and outcomes-based approaches in teaching and assessing heritage coursework. The teaching units deal in depth with issues of citizenship, nationalism, Australian identities, and new cultural values. A Heritage Gallery features images of various culturally significant or representative places in Australia, such as New Italy, the Dundullimal Homestead, Australian Hall, Kelly's Bush, and many more. Obviously, teachers of Civics on the southern continent will find this site extremely useful, but the teaching units -- rich with texts and images -- also offer fascinating introductions for anyone interested in the issues of Australian nation-making.


Teaching Writing  

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The authors of "Teaching Writing" draw on their years of teaching and their knowledge of theory and research to present major concepts in teaching L2 writing. These concepts encompass how cultural differences affect the writing class, planning instruction, text-based writing, writing strategies, modeling, and responding to student…

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



Teaching Chemical Engineers about Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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



Teaching Resources: Archaeology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Working with a a team of educational partners from around the world, the Guardian newspaper has created the Teacher Network site to offer up carefully curated articles, lesson plans, interactive features, and other pedagogical tools in a range of disciplines. This particular set of resources deals with archaeology and includes titles like "How to Teach Archaeology: Writing in Hieroglyphics" and "How To Teach Archaeology: Thames in Prehistory." The materials are drawn from institutions such as the Museum of London and the actual Guardian newspaper. They are all great ways to educate students about key issues in archaeology, along with offering a mix of thematic materials in various subtopics within the field.



Deep Psychopedagogy in Language Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggestopedic language teaching, which is based on Lozanov's theories and their applications to teaching, is discussed. A language course based on suggestopedia covers a large amount of material in a very short time. This approach is designed to stimulate the student to assimilate a considerable amount in a short time, enabling him to use the…

Racle, Gabriel



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Resources for Teaching Meteorology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Herr, Norman


Reviews CD-ROM: Scientific American—The Amateur Scientist 3.0 Book: The New Resourceful Physics Teacher Equipment: DynaKar Book: The Fundamentals of Imaging Book: Teaching Secondary Physics Book: Novel Materials and Smart Applications Equipment: Cryptic disk Web Watch  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

WE RECOMMEND Scientific American—The Amateur Scientist 3.0 Article collection spans the decades DynaKar DynaKar drives dynamics experiments The Fundamentals of Imaging Author covers whole imaging spectrum Teaching Secondary Physics Effective teaching is all in the approach Novel Materials and Smart Applications/Novel materials sample pack Resources kit samples smart materials WORTH A LOOK Cryptic disk Metal disk spins life into discussions about energy, surfaces and kinetics HANDLE WITH CARE The New Resourceful Physics Teacher Book brings creativity to physics WEB WATCH Apps for tablets and smartphones can aid physics teaching



Creative Ways to Teach Nutrition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Spitze, Hazel Taylor; And Others



Teaching Physics Using Virtual Reality  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web site provides pedagogical material to use with Real Time Relativity, a virtual relativistic world simulator. Included are a lab using the software, student evaluations, and web resources for teaching relativity.

Savage, Craig M.



Teaching the Double Layer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests various methods for teaching the double layer in electrochemistry courses. Topics addressed include measuring change in absolute potential difference (PD) at interphase, conventional electrode potential scale, analyzing absolute PD, metal-metal and overlap electron PDs, accumulation of material at interphase, thermodynamics of electrified…

Bockris, J. O'M.



Whale Teaching Unit.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Materials in this teaching unit are designed to foster an interest in whale preservation among intermediate grade and junior high school students. Several readings provide background information on various types of whales and the economic value of whales. Student activities include a true and false game, a crossword, and a mobile. A resource list…

Peninsula Humane Society, San Mateo, CA.


Teaching with Box Tops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using environmental materials (such as the phone book and placemats from fast food restaurants) can be a motivating way to teach learning disabled students skills and concepts, as shown in an approach to reading, math, science and nutrition, and social studies instruction using a JELL-O brand gelatin box. (CL)

Raiser, Lynne; D'Zamko, Mary Elizabeth



Teaching Basic Caregiver Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructor's guide provides materials for a nursing skills course designed to teach basic home nursing skills to families who plan to care for a chronically ill or elderly family member at home. It may be taught by a registered nurse with knowledge of all areas or by a team, with each instructor concentrating on his/her area of expertise.…

Schenk, Susan, Ed.; Harrah, Doris, Ed.


Teaching the Black Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Instructional materials and teaching approaches can be used to get students to seriously and constructively confront problems in race relations which they will eventually have to solve. For example, Richard Wright's "Black Boy," an anthology of Negro poetry or a collection of poems on race relations, and such films as "Where is Prejudice?" can…

Kirschenbaum, Howard



Teaching Ideas. Potpourri 8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains a collection of teaching ideas and class activities for organization, journals, dictation, creative writing, outlines, poetry, vocabulary, film review word cards, paragraphing, career research and much more. Some of the materials, listed with their authors, include: (1) "Magazine Board" (Frieda Owen); (2) "Survival"…

Kahl, Marilyn, Ed.


Teaching: Behaviorally Disordered Youth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The publication presents five articles dealing with research and methodology for teachers of behaviorally disordered children. In the first paper, R. Gable et al. describe "A Classroom-based Curriculum Validation Process for Teaching the Behaviorally Disordered," which focuses on static and dynamic evaluation of curricular materials. E. Anderson…

Zabel, Mary Kay, Ed.


Teaching Simple Machines.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents several fun activities and teacher demonstrations which simplify terms and condense science concepts for teaching about the lever, wedge, wheel and axle, screw, pulley, and the inclined plane. Includes objectives, materials, procedures, suggested follow-up assignments, and diagrams. (RT)

Atwater, Mary M.



Teach Engineering  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

TeachEngineering is a resource for K-12 educators wanting to introduce students to engineering, even if they have no background knowledge of engineering. The project is a collaboration between four engineering colleges and is funded by the National Science Foundation. The resources provided here are intended to help teachers "enhance learning, excite students and stimulate interest in science and math through the use of hands-on engineering." The lessons connect real-world experiences with curricular content already taught in K-12 classrooms and link the content to educational standards. The collection of materials are included in a database that can be searched by keyword, grade level, educational standard or other criteria, or browsed by subject area, curricular units, lessons or activities. Educators are encouraged to submit reviews and create their own area on the website to easily access personal favorites. Only a few sample lessons were posted at the time of this report, but the database is expected to be available sometime in January 2005. Other sections of the website provide information and links to learn more about the field of engineering.


Multidimensional Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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



Teaching Ideas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Middleton, Kathleen, Ed.



Teaching Reading  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Teaching Reading" uncovers the interactive processes that happen when people learn to read and translates them into a comprehensive easy-to-follow guide on how to teach reading. Richard Day's revelations on the nature of reading, reading strategies, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and reading objectives make fascinating…

Day, Richard R.



Teaching Grammar  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Crawford, William J.



Research and Teaching: Using Peer Teaching to Promote Learning in Biology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The author assessed the effectiveness of peer teaching in helping students learn biology concepts. Students performed the best on exam questions based on material they taught. Student test averages increased significantly after their teaching experience, and this improvement was most pronounced for struggling students. The results of this study revealed that peer teaching was an effective method for improving student learning.

Tessier, Jack



Demystifying Materials Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluates the role of commercially available foreign language teaching materials, citing the reasons for using these materials as time pressure on teachers, the uncertain language competence of teachers; the materials' visual appeal to students; and the need of a yardstick of progress. The article argues that, failing a revolution in teaching, the…

Roberts, J. T.



Teaching Educational Psychology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based at the Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Teaching Educational Psychology (TEP) is an online, peer-refereed journal that is "devoted to increasing our shared knowledge base about the teaching of educational psychology to a variety of educational constituencies" including administrators, policy-makers, parents, and the public. The journal started publication in 2005 and is published twice a year. Visitors to the site can access all of the back issues of the journal, and they should also take a look at their reviewing guidelines and submission materials. Recent articles include "Using Student Interviews to Understand Theories of Motivation" and "Narrative as a Basis for Teaching Educational Psychology" Moving on, the site also includes links to related educational psychology sites and a list of reviewers.


Teach Engineering: Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Teach Engineering database features thousands of resources designed to help educators teach students about materials science, chemical engineering, construction management, and dozens of related fields. This particular section of this impressive site brings together resources related to physics. The area contains over 180 resources, including lesson plans, activities, interactive quizzes, and worksheets. Visitors will note that the materials are divided into four sections, including Lessons, Activities, and Curricular Units. First-time visitors will want to check out the Curricular Units area, as it contains nine wonderful resources, including Mechanics Mania and Using Stress and Strain to Detect Cancer. The Activities area contains some rather engaging instructional tidbits, such as the Patterns and Fingerprints activity, which asks students to apply several methods developed to identify and interpret patterns to the identification of fingerprints. Another nice feature of the site is that every resource comes with a summary, an intended grade level, a time allowance, and approximate cost estimate for materials.


My thoughts on teaching.  


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

Smith, Bonnie J



Teaching Metacognition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Lovett, Marsha; 2008 Educause Learning Initiative annual meeting presentation


Pragmatics Revisited: Teaching with Natural Language Data  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the context of teaching culture, this article presents teaching materials that provide learners of German with opportunities to reflect about, analyze, and practice, how Germans commonly react to compliments. Based on findings from conversation analysis, the materials provide students with rich contextual information and a variety of…

Huth, Thorsten



Teaching the Human Dimension of Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers have the important responsibility of providing students with accurate and engaging science content while also helping them establish authentic views of scientists. Though there are numerous curriculum materials to assist in the teaching of science content, the authors have found that methods and materials to teach science as a human…

Farland-Smith, Donna; McComas, William



Teaching Advanced Conversation and Comprehension through "Xiangsheng."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Xiangsheng," a Chinese oral art form, are written and performed using idiomatic, colloquial Beijing speech and thus provide excellent material for studying spoken Chinese. Suggestions for preparing xiangsheng as teaching materials and teaching xiangsheng in the classroom are offered. Chinese character transcription, pinyin transcription,…

Kubler, Cornelius C.



Teaching tolerance  

PubMed Central

Babies born with Pompe disease require life-long treatment with enzyme-replacement therapy (ERT). Despite the human origin of the therapy, recombinant human lysosomal acid ? glucosidase (GAA, rhGAA), ERT unfortunately leads to the development of high titers of anti-rhGAA antibody, decreased effectiveness of ERT, and a fatal outcome for a significant number of children who have Pompe disease. The severity of disease, anti-drug antibody (ADA) development, and the consequences thereof are directly related to the degree of the enzyme deficiency. Babies born with a complete deficiency GAA are said to have cross-reactive immunologic material (CRIM)–negative Pompe disease and are highly likely to develop GAA ADA. Less frequently, GAA ADA develop in CRIM-positive individuals. Currently, GAA-ADA sero-positive babies are treated with a combination of immunosuppressive drugs to induce immunological tolerance to ERT, but the long-term effect of these regimens is unknown. Alternative approaches that might redirect the immune response toward antigen-specific tolerance without immunosuppressive agents are needed. Methods leading to the induction of antigen-specific regulatory T cells (Tregs), using peptides such as Tregitopes (T regulatory cell epitopes) are under consideration for the future treatment of CRIM-negative Pompe disease. Tregitopes are natural T cell epitopes derived from immunoglobulin G (IgG) that cause the expansion and activation of regulatory T cells (Treg). Teaching the immune system to tolerate GAA by co-delivering GAA with Tregitope peptides might dramatically improve the lives of CRIM-negative babies and could be applied to other enzyme replacement therapies to which ADA have been induced. PMID:23095864

Cousens, Leslie P.; Mingozzi, Federico; van der Marel, Sander; Su, Yan; Garman, Richard; Ferreira, Valerie; Martin, William; Scott, David W.; De Groot, Anne S.



Teaching Criminology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rogers, Joseph W.



Yiddish as a Vernacular Language: Teaching a Language in Obsolescence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Adler Peckerar, Robert J.



Teaching Techniques  

E-print Network

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

Howard, Jeff W.



Identifying teaching in wild animals.  


After a long period of neglect, the study of teaching in nonhuman animals is beginning to take a more prominent role in research on social learning. Unlike other forms of social learning, teaching requires knowledgeable individuals to play an active role in facilitating learning by the naive. Casting aside anthropocentric requirements for cognitive mechanisms assumed to underpin teaching in our own species, researchers are now beginning to discover evidence for teaching across a wide range of taxa. Nevertheless, unequivocal evidence for teaching remains scarce, with convincing experimental data limited to meerkats, pied babblers, and tandem-running ants. In this review, our aim is to stimulate further research in different species and contexts by providing conceptual and methodological guidelines for identifying teaching, with a focus on natural populations. We begin by highlighting the fact that teaching is a form of cooperative behavior that functions to promote learning in others and show that consideration of these key characteristics is critical in helping to identify suitable targets for future research. We then go on to discuss potential observational, experimental, and statistical techniques that may assist researchers in providing evidence that the criteria that make up the accepted operational definition of teaching have been met. Supplemental materials for this article may be downloaded from PMID:20628167

Thornton, Alex; Raihani, Nichola J



Engineering Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource includes a syllabus, homework assignments, and references to other course materials used to teach an introductory engineering materials class to manufacturing students. Engineering materials such as metals, plastics, and composites are examined in this course material. Processing for the optimization of material properties is covered extensively, as is material cost estimation for manufacturing.These resources can be followed by any knowledgeable manufacturing educator as long as the equipment to conduct the experiments is readily available.Use Click here to acquire materials below for a preview of the syllabus from this course.

Manohar, Priyadarshan


The Society for the Teaching of Psychology on the Internet  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) supports and represents those who teach psychology in academic institutions. Their web site provides a plethora of materials for those teaching and studying psychology; those interested in teaching and advising materials would do well to explore the OTRP section of the site (the Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology). The Teaching Resources list in OTRP provides users with a range of material in a variety of topics including International Psychology, Lab Manuals, National Standards for Teaching High School Psychology, Peer Review information and material related to Ethical Issues in Teaching. Also provided is information about the Societies' Journal, and links to several electronic books published by the Society, the full text of which is available at no cost in html, rich text or as a PDF.

Williams, John E.


A Survey of Methods of Teaching Mathematics. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Several methods of teaching college-level mathematics sequences are examined for their advantages, disadvantages, and costs. Materials considered include textbooks, film sequences, videotaped lectures, and individualized teaching machines. (SD)

Kovach, L. D.


Research Reports and Teaching Materials Prepared by the Participants of the Department of Education-Fulbright Hays Summer Seminar (Cairo, Egypt, June-July, 1990).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 20 items included in this document were prepared by teachers from the United States who traveled to Egypt in 1990 to participate in a seminar. The items are as follows: "Egypt and the Demographic Transition" (J. Bannister); "The Educational System: The Situation and the Challenge" (R. Bush); "Teaching Naguib Mahfouz''Midag Alley'" (J. Eret);…

American Univ., Cairo (Egypt).


PLATO: An Automatic Teaching Device  

Microsoft Academic Search

PLATO¿a teaching machine developed during the past nine months at the Coordinated Science Laboratory of the University of Illinois¿is a device for teaching a number of students individually by means of a single, central, high-speed general-purpose digital computer. Each student is provided with his own keyset and television display. The keyset enables the student to control the sequence of materials

D. Bitzer; P. Braunfeld; W. Lichtenberger



Audio-Visual Teaching Machines.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An audiovisual teaching machine (AVTM) presents programed audio and visual material simultaneously to a student and accepts his response. If his response is correct, the machine proceeds with the lesson; if it is incorrect, the machine so indicates and permits another choice (linear) or automatically presents supplementary material (branching).…

Dorsett, Loyd G.


Creative Teaching with Historic Places.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This journal contains articles and materials to help teachers instruct students about U.S. historical and cultural heritage. Articles and teaching materials are: "History in the Hands of Tomorrow's Citizens" (C. D. Shull; B. M. Boland); "On-Site Learning--The Power of Historic Places" (J. O. Horton); "Visualizing History--Inquiring Minds Want To…

Greenberg, Ronald M., Ed.



Teaching to Different Learning Styles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Illustrates how to support and incorporate different student learning styles into teaching. Presents example materials pertaining to laboratory diagnosis of liver disease in a veterinary medical curriculum and demonstrates how a body of material can be adapted to multiple presentation formats. (EV)

Stickle, Julia E.



Teaching Medical Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National STEM Centre in the United Kingdom has been working on assembling useful resources across the various science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines for a number of years. One of their most successful projects has been their online database of resources, which draws on high-quality teaching materials from different universities, organizations, and institutions around the world. This particular section of this database includes resources on teaching medical physics. Users can search the collection by publication year or age group, and sign up for a free account to save the resources for later use. The materials include full textbooks on medical physics, teachers' presentations, lecture notes on medical physics and radioactivity, and a learning exercise on the medical uses of ultrasound. There are dozens of other resources, and the site will warrant several return visits.


Strategies for Teaching Astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Bennett, J.




NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA Langley Research Center has successfully developed an electron beam freeform fabrication (EBF3) process, a rapid metal deposition process that works efficiently with a variety of weldable alloys. The EBF3 process can be used to build a complex, unitized part in a layer-additive fashion, although the more immediate payoff is for use as a manufacturing process for adding details to components fabricated from simplified castings and forgings or plate products. The EBF3 process produces structural metallic parts with strengths comparable to that of wrought product forms and has been demonstrated on aluminum, titanium, and nickel-based alloys to date. The EBF3 process introduces metal wire feedstock into a molten pool that is created and sustained using a focused electron beam in a vacuum environment. Operation in a vacuum ensures a clean process environment and eliminates the need for a consumable shield gas. Advanced metal manufacturing methods such as EBF3 are being explored for fabrication and repair of aerospace structures, offering potential for improvements in cost, weight, and performance to enhance mission success for aircraft, launch vehicles, and spacecraft. Near-term applications of the EBF3 process are most likely to be implemented for cost reduction and lead time reduction through addition of details onto simplified preforms (casting or forging). This is particularly attractive for components with protruding details that would require a significantly large volume of material to be machined away from an oversized forging, offering significant reductions to the buy-to-fly ratio. Future far-term applications promise improved structural efficiency through reduced weight and improved performance by exploiting the layer-additive nature of the EBF3 process to fabricate tailored unitized structures with functionally graded microstructures and compositions.

Glaessgen, Edward H.; Schoeppner, Gregory A.



Teaching Excellence, Teaching Expertise, and the Scholarship of Teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Carolin Kreber



Hazardous Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hazardous Materials is a lesson plan which teaches students how to recognize and safely handle hazardous materials in the workplace. After completing this module, students should be able to interpret MSDS sheets and demonstrate their ability to identify hazardous materials during an experiential exercise. Note: This module is part of a modularized manufacturing technology curriculum created by the PSCME, found at

Alston, Michele


Teaching Resources: Biotechnology Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Biotechnology Institute has created these teaching resources to help educators with the task of delivering high-quality material about biotechnology. The materials here are divided into nine sections, including "Biotechnology Facts," "Lesson Plans," and "Biotechnology Timeline." The glossary is a good place to start, as it offers a range of short, well-written definitions about key terms in the field. The "Videos" area offers brief explanations of concepts such as mitosis and recombinant DNA, along with profiles of biotechnology scientists and their work. Moving on, the "Books, Magazines, and Other Resources" area includes links to sites with additional lesson plans, curriculum guides, and online periodicals of note.



Teaching Indirectness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given the pervasiveness and strategic importance of indirectness as a verbal phenomenon, this article presents exercises for language teachers to use to teach pragmatic indirectness. The exercises illustrate some reasons people prefer indirectness to directness: for rapport, defense, power, and selling. (Contains six references.) (LB)

Chew, Phyllis Ghim Lian



Teaching Green  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It has been 41 years since the late Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson launched the first nationwide grassroots demonstration on behalf of the environment, known as Earth Day. The event was a national "teach-in" about environmental causes, and it is widely considered the spark that ignited the modern environmental education movement. Within months,…

Waters, John K.



Teaching Bibliometrics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines theoretical and practical dimensions of the use of bibliometrics (i.e., the scientific study of recorded discourse) to enhance library school curricula. A proposal for a course at the master's level and future prospects for teaching bibliometrics are included. Twenty-six references and a course syllabus are appended. (EJS)

Schrader, Alvin M.



Teaching Tips.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a variety of journalism classroom techniques, including an editing scavenger hunt, a discovery method for compiling news sources, intense instruction in news technology, criteria for evaluating ad copy, a course combining print and broadcast journalism, use of the Teletext, and teaching ad forms for the new media. (HTH)

Journalism Educator, 1985



Teaching Peace.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information about nuclear weapons and their effects must be taught without imparting hopelessness and despair. Suggestions for teaching about the arms race from an historical perspective and about alternative security systems--international law, conventional weapons, nonviolent resistance--are given. (PP)

Barnet, Richard J.



Teaching Thinking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

If history teachers' aim is to teach students how to think, why not ask: What forms of thought do historians use, and what specific techniques will inculcate these forms? In this article, the author proposes a fundamental shift, from courses with a focus on the mastery of data to courses with a priority on learning the historian's craft. The…

Gibb, Dwight



Teaching "Tropismes."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An approach to teaching Nathalie Sarrault's "Tropismes" in second-, third-, and fourth-year French class is outlined. The technique begins with analysis of elements of the tropism, establishing patterns, and requiring students to write a companion tropism to one of the author's. (MSE)

O'Neill, Kevin C.



Towards Teaching Chemistry as a Language  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents views on the teaching of chemistry and directions for its further development. A detailed critical analysis is offered for the inadequacy of much of the current teaching, weighed that it is by a conventional, traditional and, as it turns out, rather outdated sense of the material to be covered. The ambient meta-discourse on the…

Laszlo, Pierre



Teaching, Learning and Assessing Statistical Problem Solving  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper we report the results from a major UK government-funded project, started in 2005, to review statistics and handling data within the school mathematics curriculum for students up to age 16. As a result of a survey of teachers we developed new teaching materials that explicitly use a problem-solving approach for the teaching and…

Marriott, John; Davies, Neville; Gibson, Liz



Social Studies Grade 3: Teaching Systems I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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


22 CFR 63.7 - Grants to United States participants to consult, lecture, teach, engage in research, demonstrate...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...teach, engage in research, demonstrate special...IN THE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE...teach, engage in research, demonstrate special...teach, engage in research, demonstrate special...allowance for books and educational materials and per...



Teaching With Space  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teaching With Space is intended as a resource for teachers who want to introduce their students to space science and technology. A brief, free registration is required to access the educational modules, of which there are five in all. Among the topics are such elements as aerospace technology, "human exploration and development of space," and methods of teaching with technology. Each of the modules begins with a short quiz to assess the user's familiarity with the subject. One section contains slide presentations about the International Space Station, while others provide educational insights into various space-related concepts. Because of the amount of information presented on this site, anyone, not just teachers, could benefit from the material.



Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute Teaching Program for Young Children. [Prescriptive Teaching Program for Multiply Handicapped Nursery School Children].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The prescriptive teaching program for multiply handicapped nursery school children is presented in three manuals: prescriptive teaching, integration of prescriptions into classroom activities; and equipment and materials. Given in the prescriptive teaching manual are directions for assessing a child's strengths and weaknesses in functioning on a…

LaCrosse, Edward; And Others


Teaching Mathematics from a Multicultural Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes principles and instructional strategies for teaching mathematics to culturally diverse students, explaining: fundamental principles of multicultural mathematics; approaches to multicultural mathematics instruction (e.g., portrayal of cultural groups in instructional materials and historical roots of mathematics concepts); and…

Wiest, Lynda R.



Teaching Gymnastics and Body Control.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains fifteen chapters. Chapters concerned with specific themes or movement ideas are divided into (a) material, (b) teaching, and (c) apparatus. Chapter 1 deals with lesson planning and organization. Chapter 2 is entitled "Movement Observation" and stresses the importance for both children and teachers of trying to see and understand…

Mauldon, E.; Layson, J.


Teaching with Newspapers (Third Edition).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student materials, teaching suggestions, and resource lists for using newspapers in various content areas in elementary and junior high schools are presented. The first section provides an overview of a newspaper by having students identify items on the first page, reply to a "Dear Abby" letter, analyze a photograph, examine a ski report, and…

Gunn, Angus M.


Resources for Teaching about Japan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book lists resources for materials and ideas for teaching about Japan. The resource listings are not intended to be encyclopedic and are not intended to be a comprehensive listing of every useful curriculum item. The attempt has been made to highlight especially those organizations that work with kindergarten through grade 12 teachers,…

Wojtan, Linda S.


Individualizing Instruction through Team Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Effective individualized instruction and increased student participation in foreign language communication skills could be achieved by a team-teaching approach. A team, comprised of the regular foreign language teacher and a number of volunteer advanced students, could (1) present listening comprehension materials, (2) evaluate pronunciation and…

Otto, Frank



Resources for Creative Preschool Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A resource book intended as a teaching aid for preschool teachers, this compilation includes those ideas that have been used with success with children three through five years of age. The curriculum material is presented in outline format under the following headings: Subject of Interest; Basic Understandings; Additional Facts the Teacher Should…

Flemming, Bonnie, Ed.; And Others


Evaluation of Students' Views about the Use of SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model)-Compatible Materials in Physics Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the present study, a web site including instructional materials such as Whiteboard Movies (WBM), simulations and animations and testing materials such as true-false, fill-in-the-blanks, puzzles, open-ended questions and multiple-choice questions was designed. The study was carried out with 76 students attending Dicle College (DC), Diyarbakir…

Gonen, Selahattin; Basaran, Bulent



Teaching and Learning Python  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Python is an introductory programming language considered ideal for learning the basic concepts of programming. This website offers examples of educational uses and lesson plans for Python. "LiveWires" is used to teach Python to children ages 12-15 at a summer camp in Britain. The lesson materials are free online and include a series of worksheets, reference sheets and game sheets for use with the LiveWires package (Python modules). Also on this website are a list of possible activities that will be offered in the 2004 summer session, interviews with current and former LiveWires people, and a typical timetable.



Teaching/learning principles  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The potential remote sensing user community is enormous, and the teaching and training tasks are even larger; however, some underlying principles may be synthesized and applied at all levels from elementary school children to sophisticated and knowledgeable adults. The basic rules applying to each of the six major elements of any training course and the underlying principle involved in each rule are summarized. The six identified major elements are: (1) field sites for problems and practice; (2) lectures and inside study; (3) learning materials and resources (the kit); (4) the field experience; (5) laboratory sessions; and (6) testing and evaluation.

Hankins, D. B.; Wake, W. H.



Teaching Fractions  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This research guide provides suggestions for specialists and teachers looking to improve fraction instruction in their classrooms or schools. The guide starts with ideas for introducing fraction concepts in kindergarten and early elementary school and continues with activities and teaching strategies designed to help older students understand fraction magnitudes and computational procedures involving fractions. It then examines ways of helping students use fractions to solve rate, ratio, and proportion problems. Each recommendation includes a brief summary of supporting research and descriptions of classroom activities that can be used to implement the recommendation.

Lisa Fazio



Free Resources for Teaching About Japan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication describes free print and audiovisual materials for teaching about Japan in elementary and secondary schools. The booklet was written to enable teachers to take advantage of the many free materials that are currently available. The first section cites sources of free materials in the United States. Names and addresses of groups…

Wojtan, Linda S.


Peer-to-Peer Teaching Using Multi-Disciplinary Applications as Topics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most educators know that the best way to truly understand new material is to teach it. The use of students as peer educators provides numerous benefits to the student teacher and his or her classmates. Student-led instruction or peer-to-peer teaching is not a new concept or teaching technique. Peer teaching traces its roots back to the ancient…

Sturdivant, Rodney X.; Souhan, Brian E.



Teaching Creatively and Teaching for Creativity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides a brief review of generally accepted ideas about creativity, followed by examples of music teachers teaching creatively and teaching their students to be more creative. Implications for teacher education and policy recommendations for music education are discussed.

Brinkman, David J.



Interactive Teaching Units: Green Chemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As more and more organizations go "green," it makes sense that a number of educational institutions are participating as well. One such institution is the University of Glasgow, which has developed this series of "green" chemistry teaching exercises known as Interactive Teaching units (ITUs). Currently, the site contains four ITUs, including "The Age of Refrigeration," "Titanium and the Titanium Dioxide Industry," and "The Atom Economy." The modules all draw on the concept of problem based learning to introduce key concepts of green chemistry and sustainability in an industrial context. All of these materials can be used in the college classroom in order to develop both teamwork and communication skills.



Interactive Teaching Units: Green Chemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As more and more organizations go "green", it makes sense that a number of educational institutions are participating as well. One such institution is the University of Glasgow which has developed this series of "green" chemistry teaching exercises known as Interactive Teaching units (ITUs). Currently, the site contains four ITU's, including "The Age of Refrigeration", "Titanium and the Titanium Dioxide Industry", and "The Atom Economy". The modules all draw on the concept of problem based learning to introduce key concepts of green chemistry and sustainability in an industrial context. All of these materials can be used in the college classroom in order to develop both teamwork and communication skills.


How We Teach Is What We Teach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

C. Roland Christensen's 13 sessions on "Teaching and the Case Method" are discussed. This collection of cases and readings on teaching with the case method in graduate professional programs and in the liberal arts is a statement of the rationale, methods, and recurring problems of the case method. It has much to say, also, about teaching and…

Elmore, Richard F.



Physics teaching in developing countries  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The need for endogeneous learning materials that will relate physics to the student's culture and environment spurred countries like India, Thailand, The Philippines and Indonesia to develop their own physics curriculum materials and laboratory equipment. Meagre resources and widespread poverty necessitated the development of laboratory materials from everyday items, recycled materials and other low-cost or no-cost local materials. The process of developing learning materials for one's teaching-learning needs in physics and the search from within for solutions to one's problems contribute in no small measure to the development of self-reliance in physics teaching of a developing country. Major concerns of developing countries are food supply, livelihood, health, nutrition and growth of economy. At the level of the student and his family, food, health, and livelihood are also primary concerns. Many physics teaching problems can be overcome on a large scale, given political support and national will. In countries where national leadership recognises that science and technology developed is essential to national development and that science education in turn is crucial to science and technology development, scarce resources can be allocated to science education. In developing countries where science education receives little or no political support, the most important resource in the physics classroom is the physics teacher. A highly motivated and adequately trained teacher can rise above the constraining circumstances of paucity of material resources and government apathy. In developing countries the need is great for self-reliance in physics teaching at the country level, and more importantly at the teacher level.

Talisayon, V. M.



Teach With Movies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Once upon a time, it might have seemed a bit curious to screen feature films in the classroom. With today's technology, it is quite common, and the Teach With Movies site is a great resource for those looking to integrate moving pictures into their classroom environments. On this website, visitors will find Snippets & Shorts, Sciences, Movie Worksheets, and a substantial variety of other areas. The Snippets & Shorts area is a particular gem, as it offers suggestions for using a range of popular films to teach concepts in science, history, English, and other subjects. Visitors will also want to look at the Age area to review appropriate films for different ages. The Movie Worksheets area includes film study worksheets addressing several different themes, including Hero's Journey, Cinematic and Theatrical Elements, and Historical Fiction. While the site does not provide direct access to copyrighted film material, it is an excellent source of support materials for teachers who will have access to the suggested films through their local or school libraries.


Teaching reasoning.  


Twentieth-century psychologists have been pessimistic about teaching reasoning, prevailing opinion suggesting that people may possess only domain-specific rules, rather than abstract rules; this would mean that training a rule in one domain would not produce generalization to other domains. Alternatively, it was thought that people might possess abstract rules (such as logical ones) but that these are induced developmentally through self-discovery methods and cannot be trained. Research suggests a much more optimistic view: even brief formal training in inferential rules may enhance their use for reasoning about everyday life events. Previous theorists may have been mistaken about trainability, in part because they misidentified the kind of rules that people use naturally. PMID:3672116

Nisbett, R E; Fong, G T; Lehman, D R; Cheng, P W



On Teaching. Volume II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shea, Mary Ann, Ed.


A Passion for Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book, celebrating teachers and teaching, contains the artistry and wisdom of 42 teachers who have remained passionate about classroom teaching for many years. Chapter 1, "Beginnings," includes "The First Day of School" (Richard A. Lawson), "Sustaining the Wonder of Teaching" and "Harvest Home," (Bettye T. Spinner), "The Call to Teach,"…

Levine, Sarah L., Ed.; McVay, Scott, Ed.


Improving College Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume contains 20 papers providing practical, ready-to-use, research-based information to foster effective college teaching. Four sections group the papers under the following topics: (1) key influences on teaching quality; (2) programs to improve teaching; (3) strategies for teaching improvement; and (4) approaches to nontraditional…

Seldin, Peter; And Others


Teaching about Colorado and Community History. History Series, Volume 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume is designed to supplement materials teachers have chosen to use in teaching Colorado and community history. The materials are not a complete history of Colorado or a complete textbook; instead, teachers are provided with 14 teaching activities for use in elementary and secondary social studies or history classes. The book is divided…

Smith, Gary R.


Teaching about Hazards in Geoscience; 2010 Deep Horizon Oil Spill  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The purpose of this site is to provide access to teaching materials to respond to sudden hazard events, specifically the Deep Horizon Oil spill, in the classroom as well as more generalized materials that will help educators teach about hazards either before or soon after such an event. Resource includes images, videos and visualizations as well as current informational blogs and news reports



Continuing German in Grade Five: MLA Teacher's Guide. A Course of Study Including Methods, Materials, and Aids for Teaching German to Fifth-Grade Pupils.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teacher's guide, for use in a fifth-grade German course, contains 12 units of instructional materials which concentrate on the development of basic audiolingual skills. Each of the units consists of conversational skits, dialogue adaptation, directed dialogue review, and classroom drills. Units include: (1) Das Aufstehen und das Fruhstuck,…

Memming, Agnes K.; And Others


Teaching Online: An Integrated Approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Teaching online is becoming more popular and many web-based tools are available for both traditional and online courses. Web applets, videos, hi-resolution images, c. are available to illustrate and reinforce content. Most are generally used as separate material in the classroom or from a separate web page, not tied directly to the course text. Web pages amalgamate resources based on topics, but are generally not directly linked to the material covered in a textbook. Some textbooks come with separate CDROMs containing extra materials, but these are an add-on. I will present an example of an integrated course text with materials linked directly into the text. This method allows students to look at the illustration at the appropriate time --- when it is relevant to the material they are reading. I will also discuss the benefits of using these materials in an introductory astronomy course.

Thomas, Christian




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Phthalates TEACH Chemical Summary  

E-print Network

This TEACH Chemical Summary is a compilation of information derived primarily from U.S. EPA and ATSDR resources, and the TEACH Database. The TEACH Database contains summaries of research studies pertaining to developmental exposure and/or health effects for each chemical or chemical group. TEACH does not perform any evaluation of the validity or quality of these research studies. Research studies that are specific for adults are not included in the TEACH Database, and typically are not described in the TEACH Chemical Summary. I.

U. S. Epa; Exposure Assessment


Faculty Perceptions of Teaching Support and Teaching Efficacy in Taiwan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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



TEACH Great Lakes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The TEACH Great Lakes Web site is provided by the Great Lakes Information Network (last mentioned in the September 15, 1995 Scout Report). The site features online lessons specific to Great Lakes subjects such as the environment, geography, and pollution. Students can begin with the Introduction to the Great Lakes module and then move on to learn about water levels, shoreline geology, water pollution, and even explore the history and culture or careers and business areas as well. Geared for elementary through high school students, the activities present easily read material along with good photographs and other interesting graphics. Overall, the site provides good information on interesting topics with which students will enjoy becoming familiar as part of their science related curriculum.



President's Teaching Scholars Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Colorado, University O.


Effective College Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author discusses other writings on effective college teaching and then presents his list of necessary characteristics for the effective teacher, stressing the interpersonal dimension of the teaching-learning situation. (MF)

Caraway, James E.



Faculty Development Teaching Tips  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website features links to teaching tips and articles, organized by subject. Topics include assessment, the first day, syllabus and lesson plan preparation, teaching techniques, course design and many more.

Honolulu Community College


Sharing Teaching Ideas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article suggests: ways to teach algebraic properties; a way to prove the Pythagorean Theorem using transformational geometry; a method of packaging and carrying AC-powered calculators; and a method for teaching standard formulas. (MK)

Mathematics Teacher, 1979



Teaching Drama Via Trials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests using a court trial as an activity for teaching drama to English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) students. Describes use of a court trial for teaching Macbeth to EFL students in Jordan. (Author/VWL)

Mansour, Wisam



Teaching Business Ethics or Teaching Business Ethically?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Notes that one of the most important contexts for ethical decision-making is the nature and operation of "contemporary capitalisms." Suggests that rather than issuing a call for teaching business ethics, the author emphasizes the need for more ethical business teaching. (SG)

Stablein, Ralph



Teaching the teachers: teaching and learning online  

Microsoft Academic Search

As online learning opportunities increase in today's society, librarians need to consider additional ways to design online instruction effectively. Developing the strategies necessary to teach and learn online successfully requires an understanding of learning styles and how they may be best addressed in the online environment. As is the case in a face-to-face classroom, the use of a specific teaching

Barbara A. Burd; Lori E. Buchanan



Teaching Teaching Artists: Interview with Richard Hahlo  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents an interview with Richard Hahlo, a Teaching Artist, trainer of Teaching Artists, actor, director and author who has worked around the globe in a variety of settings. In Germany, England, Japan, Poland, South Africa and the United States, he has brought his unique vision and skill to a wide range of students, teachers,…

Moore, Christopher; Hahlo, Richard



Teaching Catholic Social Teaching through Communitarian Sensibilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As much as Catholic social teaching is sometimes referred to as "our best kept secret" (Henriot, DeBerri, and Schultheris 1987), in recent years it has been gaining a renewed emphasis in Catholic higher education. This "renaissance" of Catholic social teaching integrates well with the self-evaluation of Catholic higher education over the past…

Burke, John Francis



A Manual for Writers of Learning Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workbook is designed to present the process of developing instructional materials to persons who want to write teaching material for a specific and defined readership group. Developed by many people in various educational organizations who have writing and editing experience, it is especially relevant for writing teaching materials for adult…

Hutton, Barbara


Teaching, Caring, and Transformation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educator Bell Hooks acknowledged the fundamental truth that teaching, caring, and transformation are closely linked, that is, that true teaching must be accompanied by a deep level of care in order for learning to take place. No matter how young or old, no matter the subject matter, and no matter where teaching and learning take place--a…

Nieto, Sonia



Teaching History Today.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bausum, Henry S., Ed.


Professional for teaching and  

E-print Network

The UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education. The idea of a framework for professional standards for teaching and supporting learning in higher education was proposed in the White Paper

Mumby, Peter J.


The Teaching Brain  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Animals cannot teach as humans do. Therefore, we lack the experimental support of animal studies that are so important to understand the evolution of our basic learning skills but are useless to explore the development of the teaching skills, unique to humans. And most important: children teach! We have at least two new challenges in our Mind,…

Battro, Antonio M.



Teaching as Jazz  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tomlinson and Germundson compare teaching well to playing jazz well. Excellent teaching involves a blend of techniques and theory; expressiveness; syncopation; call and response, and, frequently, improvisation. Weaving in analogies to jazz, the authors delineate four elements of such teaching: curriculum that helps students connect to big ideas,…

Tomlinson, Carol Ann; Germundson, Amy



Why Do We Teach?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author shares his thoughts about who he is as a teacher and what his goals as a teacher turn out to be. The author describes his role as researcher, teacher, and educator. He begins with his take on mathematics teaching and learning, because the question of which mathematics educators teach and how they teach it is really…

Schoenfeld, Alan H.



Teaching through Problem Solving  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching through Problem Solving (TtPS) is an effective way to teach mathematics "for" understanding. It also provides students with a way to learn mathematics "with" understanding. In this article, the authors present a definition of what it means to teach through problem solving. They also describe a professional development vignette that…

Fi, Cos D.; Degner, Katherine M.



Teach Your Child Swimming.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This illustrated guide provides basic knowledge that will enable parents to teach their children to swim, starting from the first visit to the pool up to the development of higher water skills. All the main swimming strokes are dealt with, and the appropriate teaching stages are described. The teaching of starts and turns for each stroke and other…

Gorton, B.E.


Teaching in wild meerkats.  


Despite the obvious benefits of directed mechanisms that facilitate the efficient transfer of skills, there is little critical evidence for teaching in nonhuman animals. Using observational and experimental data, we show that wild meerkats (Suricata suricatta) teach pups prey-handling skills by providing them with opportunities to interact with live prey. In response to changing pup begging calls, helpers alter their prey-provisioning methods as pups grow older, thus accelerating learning without the use of complex cognition. The lack of evidence for teaching in species other than humans may reflect problems in producing unequivocal support for the occurrence of teaching, rather than the absence of teaching. PMID:16840701

Thornton, Alex; McAuliffe, Katherine



Teaching through research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents the teaching experience in engineering the author acquired while at the Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany and the opportunities this experience gives for a further academic career in her home country of Romania. The author obtained a Diplom-Ingenieurin (diploma engineer) degree in architecture from the Universität Karlsruhe (TH) and did research, first within two Collaborative Research Centres funded by the DFG, the German Research Society, and then within a Research Training Network, funded by the same organisation. Research can be seen as a ressource for teaching, when students, from undergraduate till doctorate level can be involved in larger research projects of more experienced scholars. Presently the author is a fellow with a reintegration grant at the ERGOROM ´99 foundation and researcher at the Conservation and Restoration Chair, Department for History and Theory of Architecture and Heritage Conservation of the "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urban Planning, both in Bucharest, Romania. Among the tasks is the support of teaching activities through documentation materials. Also students are involved in research projects of the department in which she participates and she collaborates with them. The first experience was as student of architecture within the Collaborative Research Centre 315 "Preserving historically relevant constructions", in 1998. The author was in this context receiver of teaching through research. She participated at a building survey in Poland of a textile factory which counted towards the seminars to be completed to obtain the diploma degree as "advanced building survey". The building survey itself was one of the results of the subproject on "The building survey as mean of the history of architecture research" and one of many to contribute to the doctoral research of one of the employed researchers of the institute participating to the Collaborative Research Centre. An exhibition contribution of the Institute for Architecture History of the Universität Karlsruhe (TH) was contributed to the UniSchau 2000, the jubiliary programme of the university to the programme point "Human and society": "Built past - current research projects and selected individual studies". The second experience was as postgraduate research assistant within the Collaborative Research Centre 461 "Strong earthquakes". Within the subproject "Modelling and simulation" the author was involved in another kind of building survey, this time at urban scale, of 1500 buildings in Bucharest. Prior to the survey she developed a questionnaire to be filled on site and after the survey she wrote a report on how the data from the survey shall be transferred into an ArcView database. This report contributed to training of a diploma work within the institute, a diploma work for a Civil Engineering degree, specialisation construction management. The third experience was as a fellow within the Research Training Network 450 "Natural Disasters". This time the author supervised one individual study and two diploma works within her own topic of research, "Applicability and economic efficiency of seismic retrofit measures on existing buildings". The first was an individual study on "Costs calculation in the seismic retrofit of existing buildings", the diploma works were on "Building survey system for the representation of the load bearing structure" and respectively "Construction management at the strengthening measures for seismic retrofit". All works leaded to a Civil Engineering degree, specialisation construction management. These latter were part of "learning through teaching" for the authors, at postgraduate level. Although the building survey, a speciality the author learned and taught through research is one of the main specialities of the chair where the author is now researcher, in Romania architects are not trained as engineers, as in Germany. So the transfer of kn

Bostenaru, M.



Recognition of Teaching Excellence*  

PubMed Central

The 2008-2009 Task Force for the Recognition of Teaching Excellence was charged by the AACP Council of Faculties Leadership to examine teaching excellence by collecting best practices from colleges and schools of pharmacy, evaluating the literature to identify evidence-based criteria for excellent teaching, and recommending appropriate means to acknowledge and reward teaching excellence. This report defines teaching excellence and discusses a variety of ways to assess it, including student, alumni, peer, and self-assessment. The task force identifies important considerations that colleges and schools must address when establishing teaching recognition programs including the purpose, criteria, number and mix of awards, frequency, type of award, and method of nominating and determining awardees. The report concludes with recommendations for the academy to consider when establishing and revising teaching award programs. PMID:21301598

Piascik, Peggy; Medina, Melissa; Pittenger, Amy; Rose, Renee; Creekmore, Freddy; Soltis, Robert; Bouldin, Alicia; Schwarz, Lindsay; Scott, Steven



Teaching & Learning Themes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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


Lessons from animal teaching.  


Many species are known to acquire valuable life skills and information from others, but until recently it was widely believed that animals did not actively facilitate learning in others. Teaching was regarded as a uniquely human faculty. However, recent studies suggest that teaching might be more common in animals than previously thought. Teaching is present in bees, ants, babblers, meerkats and other carnivores but is absent in chimpanzees, a bizarre taxonomic distribution that makes sense if teaching is treated as a form of altruism. Drawing on both mechanistic and functional arguments, we integrate teaching with the broader field of animal social learning, and show how this aids understanding of how and why teaching evolved, and the diversity of teaching mechanisms. PMID:18657877

Hoppitt, William J E; Brown, Gillian R; Kendal, Rachel; Rendell, Luke; Thornton, Alex; Webster, Mike M; Laland, Kevin N



Recognition of teaching excellence.  


The 2008-2009 Task Force for the Recognition of Teaching Excellence was charged by the AACP Council of Faculties Leadership to examine teaching excellence by collecting best practices from colleges and schools of pharmacy, evaluating the literature to identify evidence-based criteria for excellent teaching, and recommending appropriate means to acknowledge and reward teaching excellence. This report defines teaching excellence and discusses a variety of ways to assess it, including student, alumni, peer, and self-assessment. The task force identifies important considerations that colleges and schools must address when establishing teaching recognition programs including the purpose, criteria, number and mix of awards, frequency, type of award, and method of nominating and determining awardees. The report concludes with recommendations for the academy to consider when establishing and revising teaching award programs. PMID:21301598

Hammer, Dana; Piascik, Peggy; Medina, Melissa; Pittenger, Amy; Rose, Renee; Creekmore, Freddy; Soltis, Robert; Bouldin, Alicia; Schwarz, Lindsay; Scott, Steven



A Curriculum for Teaching Human Sexuality to Mentally Impaired Adolescents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is a developmentally sequenced curriculum designed for teaching human sexuality to mentally impaired adolescents. A brief objective is presented, teaching methods are listed, and materials needed are described (in terms of author, title, source, and price) for each of the following topic areas: vocabulary of sexuality; fact vs. myths;…

Rinckey, David Jason


Language Teaching Methodology for the Nineties. Anthology Series 24.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers on issues in second language teaching included in this volume are: "After Methods, What?" (Theodore S. Rodgers); "An Eternal Triangle? Roles for Teacher, Learners, and Teaching Materials in a Communicative Approach" (Rod Bolitho); "Task, Group, and Task-Group Interactions" (Michael H. Long); "A System of Tasks for Language Learning" (Paul…

Anivan, Sarinee, Ed.


A Parallel Teaching Package for Special Education/Industrial Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching package presents information and materials for use by special and industrial arts educators in teaching learning-disabled students. It may also be of use to guidance counselors and administrators for student counseling and placement. The package is comprised of two primary units. Unit 1 overviews the field of learning disabilities to…

Lenti, Donna M., Comp.; And Others


Teaching English in Primary Schools in Vietnam: An Overview  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the English language situation at primary school level in Vietnam from a language planning perspective. It examines language policy for foreign language teaching in Vietnam to provide a picture of the role of English in foreign language education. It analyses language-in-education policy, curriculum and teaching materials, and…

Hoa, Nguyen Thi Mai; Tuan, Nguyen Quoc



Teaching at higher levels  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Undergraduate physics programmes for the 21st century were under discussion at a recent event held in Arlington, USA, open to two or three members of the physics faculties of universities from across the whole country. The conference was organized by the American Association of Physics Teachers with co-sponsorship from the American Institute of Physics, the American Physical Society and Project Kaleidoscope. Among the various aims were to learn about physics departments that have successfully revitalized their undergraduate physics programmes with innovative introductory physics courses and multi-track majors programmes. Engineers and life scientists were to be asked directly how physics programmes can better serve their students, and business leaders would be speaking on how physics departments can help to prepare their students for the diverse careers that they will eventually follow. It was planned to highlight ways that departments could fulfil their responsibilities towards trainee teachers, to identify the resources needed for revitalizing a department's programme, and to develop guidelines and recommendations for a funding programme to support collaborative efforts among physics departments for carrying out the enhancements required. More details about the conference can be found on the AAPT website (see Meanwhile the UK's Higher Education Funding Council has proposed a two-pronged approach to the promotion of high quality teaching and learning, as well as widening participation in higher education from 1999-2000. A total of £60m should be available to support these initiatives by the year 2001-2002. As part of this scheme the Council will invite bids from institutions to support individual academics in enhancing learning and teaching, as well as in recognition of individual excellence. As with research grants, such awards would enable staff to pursue activities such as the development of teaching materials, textbooks and technology applications, the improvement of delivery methods and work on curriculum and assessment practice. In addition, around half of the funding total will be set aside to widen participation for all students who can benefit from higher education, with assistance to ensure that those students succeed.



Just-In-Time Teaching  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The very notion of "just-in-time" teaching (JiTT) may seem to some to sound like a phrase adopted from the world of corporate culture, but in fact, it's actually a "teaching and learning strategy based on the interaction between web-based study assignments and an active learner classroom." All told, it sounds pretty compelling, and this website, created by Professor Gregor and his colleagues at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has been designed to provide fellow educators with materials that will help them adopt such an educational stance and approach in the classroom. After reading the introductory section titled "What is JiTT?", visitors may wish to proceed to look over the resources area, where they can look over JiTT resources that may be used with a variety of disciplines, including physics, psychology, and chemistry.



Teaching with Primary Sources: Lesson Plans for Creative Teaching in Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook contains lesson plans developed by secondary teachers for working with primary source materials drawn from 20th century novels and motion pictures. Readers are encouraged to adapt these materials to fit their own teaching. Lessons are developed around: (1) "The Jungle," (Upton Sinclair); (2) "Gandhi" (film); (3) "All Quiet on the…

Bates, William; And Others


National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The web site of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science includes descriptions of this teaching method, discussions of its uses and advantages in science pedagogy, information on assessing case-based instruction, and an extensive collection of case studies for use in the classroom. These cover a variety of topics, including atmospheric science, geology, chemistry, medicine, and food science. Each study is accompanied by an instructor guide for teaching the case. Other site materials include information on conferences and workshops, a collection of ideas for creating case studies, a directory of educators involved in case-study teaching, and links to related web sites and journals.



The Development of Preservice Elementary Teachers' Curricular Role Identity for Science Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Curriculum materials are a crucial tool with which teachers engage in teaching practice. For preservice teachers to learn to use science curriculum materials in productive ways, they must develop a conception of themselves as elementary teachers in which the use of science curriculum materials is a valued dimension of science-teaching practice. We…

Forbes, Cory T.; Davis, Elizabeth A.



Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE) is a peer-reviewed web-based collection of ecological educational materials. It is "a resource for busy ecology faculty who are looking for new ways to reach their students, or who perhaps want to learn more about teaching and learning." Each of the volumes here contains Experiments, Issues, and Teaching. In the Experiments area, visitors can find resources for laboratory settings, while the Issues section features classroom exercises and web-based materials. On the site's homepage, visitors will find the All Volumes link, which will allow them to look over all the resources dating back to 2004. The field experiments area includes resources such as "Using Steam Leaf Packs to Explore Community Assembly" and "Biodiversity Responses Across a Gradient of Human Influence."



Teaching Materials in Law-Related Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper briefly describes a project to develop a model for law-related curriculum in grades K-12. The project was based on the cooperation of community professionals in law-related areas with teachers and school personnel. An outline for achieving effective results in the community team approach includes setting up the community team, procedures…

Wisconsin Bar Foundation, Madison.


Nuclear Weapons Effects (Self-Teaching Materials).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed by the Civil Defense Preparedness Agency, this autoinstructional text deals with nuclear weapons effects. The destructive effects of an atomic blast are first introduced, and then long-term radioactive consequences are stressed. (CP)

Defense Civil Preparedness Agency (DOD), Battle Creek, MI.


Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is designed to provide strategies and resources for differentiating the instruction of gifted learners. It addresses characteristics and needs of gifted learners, instructional planning and evaluation, strategies for best practices, and supporting and enhancing gifted programs. Specific chapters include: (1) "Gifted and Talented…

Karnes, Frances A., Ed.; Bean, Suzanne M., Ed.


The Audubon Christmas Bird Count: A Valuable Teaching Resource  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author explains how he uses the Audubon Christmas Bird Count to teach a laboratory exercise in vertebrate population dynamics. Problems and limitations associated with using these Christmas Counts are also enumerated. Graphs illustrate the material. (MA)

Ferner, John W.



Journey to the Stars Educator's Guide: Teaching with the Show  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an educators guide to accompany the Journey to the Stars planetarium show. The materials include a section, titled Teaching With the Show, containing guiding questions to encourage class discussions about the life cycle of stars.


Sources and Resources for Teaching About Global Hunger and Poverty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a list and short analysis of sources and resources for teaching about global hunger and poverty. Included in the article are teacher-student materials, background readings, and organizations and their resources. (Author/DE)

Karls, Andrea B.



Teaching for Understanding.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a chart comparing state and national objectives. Assesses student understanding of photosynthesis and explains the process of teaching students producer-consumer relationships. (Contains 14 references.) (YDS)

Smith, Deborah C.; Wesley, Ann



Teaching Math Grades K-2  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This course shows teachers how to develop effective ways to use the five National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Process Standards to teach mathematics to all students at the K-2 level. The course materials are freely available online and include information, support materials, activities, video clips, and a forum for communicating with other participants nationwide. The course is designed as a professional development resource for pre-service and in-service elementary school teachers; teacher-leaders in schools and districts; professional developers; and other professionals involved in mathematics education. The materials may be used on your own, in a study group, or as a facilitated online course for graduate credit which is offered at a reasonable cost.

WGBH Educational Foundation



Teaching Library Skills to Special Education Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides suggestions for teaching library skills to mainstreamed special education students for each of the four components of the instructional model: (1) determining skill level; (2) setting objectives; (3) instructing with modification (methods, materials, and motivation); and (4) monitoring progress. (seven references) (MES)

Wesson, Caren L.; Keefe, Margaret



Teaching Language Concepts to Multihandicapped Deaf Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief paper offers suggestions for parents and teachers working together to develop meaningful communication skills in deaf multihandicapped children. An intervention program developed by Jan VanDijk is described. This program involves the use of environmental engineering to teach language concepts with materials such as a calendar box with…

Brasch, Marilyn; Boespflug, Pam


Teaching Nanochemistry: Madelung Constants of Nanocrystals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Madelung constants for binary ionic nanoparticles are determined. The computational method described here sums the Coulombic interactions of each ion in the particle without the use of partial charges commonly used for bulk materials. The results show size-dependent lattice energies. This is a useful concept in teaching how properties such as…

Baker, Mark D.; Baker, A. David



Communicative Teaching: "Communicative" in What Sense?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years a variety of conceptions of the meaning of "communicative" in language teaching materials has arisen. One study defines a communicative exercise as one that has a student use a form rather than merely practice it. Another, applicable only to intermediate or advanced level students, asserts that natural language use involves an…

Prabhu, N. S.


Reading between the Lines: Teaching Linear Algebra  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper compares lessons on linear equations from the same curriculum materials taught by two teachers of different levels of mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT). The analysis indicates that the mathematical quality of instruction in these two classrooms appears to be a function of differences in MKT. Although the two teachers were…

Lewis, Jennifer M.; Blunk, Merrie L.



Cognitive Support in Teaching Football Techniques  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Study aim: To improve the teaching of football techniques by applying cognitive and imagery techniques. Material and methods: Four groups of subjects, n = 32 each, were studied: male and female physical education students aged 20-21 years, not engaged previously in football training; male juniors and minors, aged 16 and 13 years, respectively,…

Duda, Henryk



Developing Animated Cartoons for Economic Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: A picture is worth a thousand words. Multimedia teaching materials have been widely adopted by teachers in Physics, Biotechnology, Psychology, Religion, Analytical Science, and Economics nowadays. To assist with engaging students in their economic study, increase learning efficiency and understanding, solve misconception problems,…

Zhang, Yu Aimee



Teaching Refugee Women. A Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide was developed for use in teaching refugee women (especially Indochinese refugee women) to function in mainstream U.S. society. Following a section that suggests methods and materials, the guide contains 13 units that cover the following topics: personal information; everyday activities; clothing; food; telephone; home care…

Baack, Gaile; And Others


Biology for Schools. Selected Teaching Aids.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The teaching materials listed in this annotated bibliography emphasize an observational and hands-on approach to awakening student interest in the world of biology. The sources that are for teachers and students, can be used to create lessons, prepare units, or develop concepts to stimulate learning. Books on science fairs and projects are…

Wilson, Alana J.


The Teaching of Electromagnetism at University Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Houldin, J. E.



Browsing Your Way to Better Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We describe the use of browsing and searching (in libraries, online, inside sources, at meetings, in abstracts, etc.) as a way to stimulate the teacher of undergraduate mathematics, specifically in differential equations. The approach works in all other areas of mathematics. Browsing can help build new and refreshing teaching materials based on…

Winkel, Brian



Using Twitter in university research, teaching and  

E-print Network

Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities A guide for academics and researchers Amy Mollett, Danielle Moran and Patrick Dunleavy Twitter is a form of free micro-blogging which 140 characters, and can include links to blogs, web pages, images, videos and all other material

Bristol, University of


Unit of Instruction: Writing, Teaching, Supplementing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual was prepared to guide educators in developing curriculum using performance (behavioral) objectives that include content information. The material is presented in three units: writing a unit of instruction, teaching a unit of instruction, and supplementing a unit of instruction. Each unit contains terminal and specific objectives for…

Patton, Bob; And Others


Techniques of Teaching Business Correspondence in French.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A framework for using the material contained in French high school business correspondence manuals to teach business correspondence in French as a second language is presented. The intent is to introduce the function of various letter formats and to facilitate deciphering the content of the letters. Exercises promote situational analysis of…

Abrate, Jayne


Textbook Trends in Teaching Language Testing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article examines changes in language testing textbooks in English since Lado (1961) and proposes that two trends may be discerned. The first shows how the growing professionalism of the field has required an expansion in teaching materials to meet the need for new training programmes. What the expansion also shows is the desire, again a mark…

Davies, Alan



Graduate teaching assistants' mathematical understanding for teaching trigonometry.  

E-print Network

??This study described the mathematical understanding, exhibited by graduate teaching assistants in a Department of Mathematics (GTA-Ms), that is useful for teaching trigonometry. The following… (more)

Kim, Hee Jung



Instructional Issues for Teaching Assistants.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined teaching assistants' perceptions of various instructional issues and explored whether their perceptions were affected by nationality, gender, and academic discipline. Found significant predictors of teaching assistants' instructional roles, teaching style, instructional methods, communication strategies, and potential problems. (EV)

Luo, Jiali; Grady, Marilyn L.; Bellows, Laurie H.



Class Size and Teaching Quality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on the replication of a study of teaching styles from the 1970s. Explores possible relationships between class size and the quality of teaching in 60 classrooms. Suggests some reasons for teachers choosing teaching strategies that are ineffective. (DDR)

Rowe, Michael; Hacker, Roger



A Survey of Methods and Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to assess and describe the nature and frequency of teaching methods, activities, and materials used in secondary school English courses, this survey consists of 14 questions related to teaching objectives, activities, and materials, each followed by a list of possible responses. Teachers are asked to select a course, and to circle for…

Gillis, Candida; And Others


A Study on Higher Vocational English Teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

At present there arise many problems in higher vocational English teaching. In the face of the vigorous development of vocational education, English language teaching must carry out corresponding reforms. Aiming at the present problems in higher vocational English teaching, English teachers must carry out teaching reforms in the field of teaching philosophy, teaching models, teaching methods and teaching tools, etc.

Li Liu; Wenbai Chen



Teaching excellence: what great teachers teach us.  


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

Johnson-Farmer, Barbara; Frenn, Marilyn



On-line Resources for Teaching Sustainability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sustainability encompasses broad interdisciplinary topics such as climate change, agricultural food production, and water resource use that include both scientific and societal components. Today's students will need to learn how to address complex, interdisciplinary, sustainability-related challenges throughout their lives. To support faculty in teaching complex concepts in sustainability to undergraduates, the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) now provides integrated access to all resources on teaching sustainability developed by projects hosted on SERC websites. Drawing extensively from collections developed by On the Cutting Edge: Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty, InTeGrate: Interdisciplinary Teaching of Geoscience for a Sustainable Future, the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN), as well as more than 10 smaller projects, these resources include browsable access to (1) over 120 course descriptions submitted by faculty that provide information about course goals, assessments, and syllabi used in teaching courses with a sustainability focus, (2) over 160 faculty-submitted descriptions of activities that can be used to incorporate and address sustainability concepts, and (3) more than 90 interdisciplinary essays that highlight how faculty incorporate sustainability concepts into their teaching. The Sustainability Portal additionally includes several collections of lessons focused on a central theme, such as carbon footprint exercises and materials for teaching about energy that incorporate quantitative skills. The Sustainability Portal provides access to information about incorporating sustainability issues into geoscience courses and examples of how these concepts can be taught for topics such as geology and human health, public policy and Earth science, complex systems, urban students and urban environments, energy, and climate change. A rich collection of innovative pedagogical approaches conducive to teaching about sustainability are presented in the portal, including service learning, campus-based learning, experience-based environmental projects, and teaching with an Earth systems approach. Faculty can find more information about how to get involved with sustainability projects through webinars, workshops, web page authoring, and other professional development opportunities via links to projects such as On the Cutting Edge, CLEAN, and InTeGrate. The Sustainability Portal also provides access to materials generated from previous workshops, featuring interdisciplinary visions for teaching sustainability to undergraduate students. The SERC portal for Teaching Sustainability can be found at the URL below.

Bruckner, M. Z.; Larsen, K.; Buhr, S. M.; Kirk, K. B.; Ledley, T. S.; Manduca, C. A.; Mogk, D. W.; Savina, M. E.; Tewksbury, B. J.



Teaching Math to Visually Impaired Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page has the following resources for math teachers of the visually impaired: teaching strategies, math education and Nemeth Code, tactile math graphics, abacus information, calculators, math tools, math resources, adaptive tools and technology for accessible mathematics, suggested adaptive tools and materials for low vision students in algebra and geometry, suggested adaptive tools and materials for Braille students in algebra and geometry, and adaptive tools and technology for accessible mathematics equipment.

Osterhaus, Susan



Issues in Teaching Business Subjects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the necessity of keeping the business education curriculum current. Covers teaching shorthand, teaching typewriting on typewriters, administrative support courses, and business communication. (JOW)

Ward, Edna C.; Kilpatrick, Retha H.



Teaching Notes on Population.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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


Literature and Its Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This theme issue of the "Virginia English Bulletin" focuses on "Literature and Its Teaching." The 15 major articles are: "Response to Literature" (Robert C. Small and Ruth Fisher); "The Power of a Good Book" (Gayle Sterrett); "Some Plain Truths about Teaching English" (Coalition of English Associations); "Introducing High School Students to…

McLeod, Alan M., Ed.



Teaching Information Skills: Appreciation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses teaching students literary appreciation and how to teach the appreciation of other media. Suggests comparing a book and video version of the same story and includes a literary review unit guide for middle school or junior high school students, as well as a sample lesson on comparing stories in two mediums. (LRW)

Pappas, Marjorie L.



On Teaching Natural Law.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A brief look at Columbia, Harvard, and Notre Dame law schools shows that the American tradition in teaching natural law has not been strong. The value of teaching natural law is discussed, a separate course or seminar is seen as the most effective option, and a selection of available sources for such a course is appended. (JMD)

Forte, David F.



Teaching Is Leading  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most people think of a teacher leader as someone who takes on additional roles outside the classroom. But in this article, Michelle Collay argues that all effective teaching requires leadership. Using examples from classroom teachers with whom she has worked, Collay describes four dimensions of powerful classroom-based leadership: (1) teaching

Collay, Michelle



"...Still They Continue Teaching."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching in Northern Uganda is challenging considering the numerous obstacles and constraints that teachers must face on a daily basis, let alone the fact that they live in a war zone, constantly at risk of cross-fire. In this article, the author shares his experience working in Northern Uganda. He relates the life and teaching experiences of…

Brooks, Dean



Image Processing for Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Image Processing for Teaching project provides a powerful medium to excite students about science and mathematics, especially children from minority groups and others whose needs have not been met by traditional teaching. Using professional-quality software on microcomputers, students explore a variety of scientific data sets, including…

Greenberg, R.; And Others



Teaching Two Literacies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It's obvious that technology is reshaping students' reading and writing practices, with or without educators' intervention. The challenge is to teach students to be truly literate in two languages--those of the pre- and post-digital worlds. So how can teachers teach to two literacies at once? They must approach this task with three mind-sets.…

Rooney, Joanne



Playful Teaching Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In physical education, playful teaching practices are essential to relationship building and creating "connections" for successful group dynamics. Perhaps most importantly, playful teachers develop positive attitudes in their students and help students understand that learning can be fun and joyful. Playful teaching practices also greatly enhance…

Michaelis, Bill



Teaching about Torts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a brief rationale for teaching about torts and describes 5 activities designed to help teach them. The activities help students (1) define what torts are and identify different types of acts which may result in a tort, (2) differentiate crimes from intentional torts and unintentional torts, and (3) explore defenses commonly used in tort…

Bjorklun, Eugene C.



Teaching the Ocean System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web collection will help undergraduate faculty and students use a new approach to teaching and learning oceanography. Here we consider the use of models, datasets and visualizations in teaching. By integrating these emerging techniques into the classroom, students will be able to benefit from new developments in this exciting field.


Buildings That Teach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers can use "built teaching aids" or elements of the school building itself to expand teaching and enhance learning. Possibilities include bulletin boards, display cases, murals painted by local artists, permanent information panels, interior windows to classrooms, flags, and bas-reliefs on building exteriors. Playground pavement can become a…

Wiebenson, John



Teaching Very Large Classes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The editor of "Teaching Theology and Religion" facilitated this reflective conversation with five teachers who have extensive experience and success teaching extremely large classes (150 students or more). In the course of the conversation these professors exchange and analyze the effectiveness of several active learning strategies they…

DeRogatis, Amy; Honerkamp, Kenneth; McDaniel, Justin; Medine, Carolyn; Nyitray, Vivian-Lee; Pearson, Thomas



Presence in Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article articulates a theory of "presence" in teaching and seeks to establish a theoretical foundation for presence that can serve as a platform for further research. It seeks to address the current educational climate that sees teaching as a check list of behaviors, dispositions, measures, and standards, and to articulate the essential but…

Rodgers, Carol R.; Raider-Roth, Miriam B.



Award-Winning Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Kenneth E. Brashier, Mark S. Lewine, Alexei V. Filippenko, and Donna C. Boyd were the four professors who won the Professors of the Year for 2006. They were chosen from nearly 300 candidates nominated by their institutions for their "outstanding commitment to teaching undergraduate students and their influence on teaching." The annual competition…

Bollag, Burton



Their Turn to Teach  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As all educators realize at some point in their careers, the best way to learn something is to teach it. This is also an excellent way to demonstrate a sound understanding of a topic. So, when the authors' physics students spent time teaching at local ele

Moffat, Ann G.; Schmidt, Ryan



Teaching Prevention in Pediatrics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews methods of teaching preventive medicine in pediatrics and highlights innovative programs. Methods of teaching prevention in pediatrics include patient interactions, self-directed learning, case-based learning, small-group learning, standardized patients, computer-assisted instruction, the Internet, student-centered learning, and lectures.…

Cheng, Tina L.; Greenberg, Larrie; Loeser, Helen; Keller, David



Teaching with Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This journal issue gathers together several articles on teaching with technology, with special focus on teaching of gifted students in California. "Computers and Creativity: Tools, Tasks, and Possibilities" (Bernard J. Dodge) discusses how teachers can establish an environment that will nurture creativity through use of computers. "Technology…

Hoctor, Marge, Ed.



A Physics Teaching Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is a workshop for graduate students and faculty members that focused on improvement of teaching methods. Topics included were: common weaknesses of inexperienced lecturers, diagnosing teaching weaknesses, elements of a good lecture, creating an atmosphere of participation, Piaget's developmental psychology, behavioral objectives,…

Brouwer, W.



A Teaching Journey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author of this article, a middle school science teacher, reflects on her teaching profession and how she connected to other teachers which helped fuel her students' love of learning. She describes her traditional teaching practice and the facilities of her school's middle science laboratory facilities. She explains how social media…

Ratzel, Marsha



In Honor of Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of college teaching is to promote book learning--a type of learning which is repressive of people's natural curiosity. It is the duty of teachers to help students be what they do not want to be; therefore, they need to proceed with charity, affection, and selflessness. In teaching, communication proceeds on three levels: (1) formal…

Von Laue, Theodore H.



Discrete Trials Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The advantages of emphasizing discrete trials "teaching" over discrete trials "training" are presented first, followed by a discussion of discrete trials as a method of teaching that emerged historically--and as a matter of necessity for difficult learners such as those with autism--from discrete trials as a method for laboratory research. The…

Ghezzi, Patrick M.



On Not Teaching Grammar.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Concludes that both sides of the "great debate" on teaching grammar are wrong--the problem will be resolved only when the majority of the profession becomes active and reformulates the question. Suggests that grammar and grammatical terms should be use as a tool to teach students how sentences work, including such things as how the human brain…

Vavra, Ed



Teaching Absolute Value Meaningfully  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What is the meaning of absolute value? And why do teachers teach students how to solve absolute value equations? Absolute value is a concept introduced in first-year algebra and then reinforced in later courses. Various authors have suggested instructional methods for teaching absolute value to high school students (Wei 2005; Stallings-Roberts…

Wade, Angela



Rosenak "Teaching Jewish Values"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Rosenak's "Teaching Jewish Values" (1986) is perhaps his most accessible book about Jewish education. After diagnosing the "diseases" of Jewish education, he endorses "teaching Jewish values" as the curricular strategy most likely to succeed given the chasm which divides traditional Jewish subject matter and the…

Resnick, David



Creative Teaching Ideas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains 172 creative teaching ideas pertaining to various subject areas and aspects of business education. Most of the ideas included are intended for use in secondary and postsecondary classrooms; however, a few are applicable at all grade levels. The teaching ideas are organized according to the following subject areas/topics:…

Chapman, Patricia H., Comp.; And Others


Teaching Java Backwards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching programming concepts in a more object-oriented way is a growing trend in Computer Science education. This paper takes the idea of abstraction-first teaching a step further, by using Bloom's Taxonomy to design a course to present factual content early, followed by higher-level cognitive skills. In the course described here, factual content…

Machanick, Philip



Teaching from Cases  

Microsoft Academic Search

In professional business and management education, case writing and teaching methodologies are widely used and well developed. Social work education has also made extensive use of cases in its writing and curricula, though less systematic attention appears to have been given to case teaching approach in the literature. This article reports on the author's experience in a project to write

John Cossom



Technology in Language Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this special issue on technology in language teaching, major articles include: "Sociocultural Aspects of Second Language Acquisition" (David Nunan); "The Need for Multi-Media ESL Teaching Methods: A Psychological Investigation into Learning Styles" (Don W. Hinkelman, Jay M. Pysock); "Can Japanese Children Learn English?" (David Paul);…

Jaquith, Paul, Ed.



Teaching in Wild Meerkats  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite the obvious benefits of directed mechanisms that facilitate the efficient transfer of skills, there is little critical evidence for teaching in nonhuman animals. Using observational and experimental data, we show that wild meerkats (Suricata suricatta) teach pups prey-handling skills by providing them with opportunities to interact with live prey. In response to changing pup begging calls, helpers alter their

Alex Thornton; Katherine McAuliffe



Enthusiasm in Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the role of teachers focusing on the importance of their enthusiasm for teaching. Discusses such topics as teaching styles, the topical coverage of courses, and the attitudes teachers have toward students. Addresses the issues of personal taste and relevance within the realm of topical content. (CMK)

Baum, Lawrence



Teaching Grammar for Proficiency.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses a foreign language pedagogy that facilitates teaching for communication and teaching grammar, which is defined as a system for converting meaning into language. The teacher is advised to do in the classroom only what cannot be done elsewhere. Four instructional tactics are described. (SED)

Higgs, Theodore V.



Teaching Tolerance Magazine  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Teaching Tolerance magazine, which is put out by the Southern Poverty Law Center to accompany its free Teaching Tolerance educational program, is available online via the website dedicated to the Teaching Tolerance program. The magazine is loaded with wonderful information and creative ways to teach tolerance. Visitors can view the magazine's archives and read the articles online for free. If the thoughtful content and depth with which the Southern Poverty Law Center supports their Teaching Tolerance program isn't enough to convince visitors that it's a superb program, check out this quote from their "About Us" section: "Scientific surveys demonstrate that our programs help students learn respect for differences and bolster teacher practice."


Effects of “Teaching Method Workshop” on general surgery residents’ teaching skills  

PubMed Central

Introduction: Residents have an important role as teachers and need to know about teaching, teaching methods and skills. In developed countries, “resident-as-teacher” programs have been implemented progressively; but there is little information about this theme in developing countries such as Iran. This study aimed to determine effects of “teaching method” workshop on surgical residents’ teaching skills in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Materials and Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, 18 residents in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd years of surgical residency in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences have attended in a 10-hour workshop. Two questionnaires (validity and reliability) was verified: Clinical teaching self-assessment and clinical teaching evaluation was completed before and after the intervention (“teaching method” workshop) by attending residents and rater interns, respectively. Paired-samples T-test was used to analyze collecting data. Results: After intervention, Self-assessment mean scores were increased in two categories: feedback from 3.34 to 3.94 (P = 0.011) and promoting self- directed learning from 3.53 to 4.02 (P = 0.009); whereas, there was no significant differences in evaluation mean scores. Conclusion: Statistical results from self-assessment and evaluation scores show little improvement in residents’ teaching skills after the intervention, but residents assessed the workshop as useful. Lack of motivation in interns and little reward for residents who attend in educational activities could be responsible for these results. So, to promote role of residents’ as teachers, we offer revision in residency curriculum and residents’ formal duties as well as designing educational programs in teaching theme based on our needs and resources. PMID:23555141

Haghani, Fariba; Eghbali, Batool; Memarzadeh, Mehrdad



JALT98 Proceedings. The Proceedings of the JALT Annual International Conference on Language Teaching/Learning & Educational Materials Expo. Focus on the Classroom: Interpretations (24th, Omiya, Saitama, Japan, November 20-23, 1998).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume includes papers presented at the 1998 Japan Association for Language Teaching Conference. Section 1, "Voices of Experience," includes: "Towards More Use of English in Class by JTEs" (Midori Iwano); "Paperless Portfolios" (Tim Stewart); "Textbook Creation in Reverse Order for Chinese" (Chou Jine Jing); "Career Exploitation Activities…

Barfield, Andrew, Ed.; Betts, Robert, Ed.; Cunningham, Joyce, Ed.; Dunn, Neil, Ed.; Katsura, Haruko, Ed.; Kobayashi, Kunihiko, Ed.; Padden, Nina, Ed.; Parry, Neil, Ed.; Watanabe, Mayumi, Ed.


Co-Teaching: A New Partnership during Student Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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



A Longitudinal "Teaching-to-Teach" Curriculum for Psychiatric Residents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: Psychiatric residents' self-reported confidence levels related to teaching medical students were assessed before and after a five-part teaching seminar series. Methods: Five 1-hour seminars on teaching medical students in the psychiatry clerkship were presented to second postgraduate year (PGY-2) residents. Topics included how to teach

Lehmann, Susan W.



TEACHING SUMMARY Statement of Teaching Philosophy Quality ...  

E-print Network

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



Advanced Lab Teaching Resources: Physics & Astronomy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teaching physics is challenging work, and Professor Suzanne Amador Kane of Haverford College has created this excellent set of teaching resources related to this discipline. The site includes materials created in the course of teaching the classes "Laboratory in Electronics, Waves & Optics" and "Quantum Physics Lab". Interested parties can click on the different topics covered in each course to discover a brief overview of areas such as "Semiconductors & Diodes" and "Ultrasound Imaging". Additionally, the site also contains links to course notes and lab exercises for the courses "Advanced Electronics and Computer Instrumentation" and "Advanced Physics Lab". Also, visitors shouldn't miss the link to a nanoscience lab manual created by physicists at the University of Wisconsin, which can also be found on the site.


Strategies for teaching loss, grief, and bereavement.  


Teaching loss, grief, and bereavement to nursing students should be an interactive process to stimulate critical thinking and address the affective domain of learning. Lecture as a teaching methodology may be the easiest to prepare and deliver; however, used alone, it is ineffective in identifying perceptions, fears, and issues related to dying and death. Personal and professional experiences of loss, grief, and bereavement are central to student's learning of effective and compassionate care of the dying patient and their family. Strategies that explore such experiences allow students to move forward and focus on the cognitive retention of content related to loss, grief, and bereavement, as well as the ability to learn related psychomotor skills. The authors discuss pedagogical methods for teaching student nurses about loss, grief, and bereavement utilizing the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) curriculum training materials. PMID:12646826

Matzo, Marianne LaPorte; Sherman, Deborah Witt; Lo, Karen; Egan, Kathleen A; Grant, Marcia; Rhome, Anne



Creative learning: the mandala as teaching exercise.  


Faculty committed to undergraduate education have discovered the need to address teaching strategies that focus on the new generation of students. In teaching an undergraduate course on Nursing the Client with a Mental Illness, the affective domain of learning is used to develop interpersonal competence, self-awareness, and self-reflection. The teaching technique used is an experiential exercise that asks students to create group mandalas using art materials on circular pieces of butcher-block paper. The mandala concept is derived from the Buddhist tradition and means "circle" or "center" in Sanskrit. Carl Jung introduced this technique to the United States and incorporated it into his therapy. As a creative, active learning strategy, the mandalas helped the faculty meet the clinical objectives for the course and the learning needs of a new generation of students. They also helped students learn about Eastern philosophy, group process, self-awareness, and Jungian therapy. PMID:14626390

Marshall, Margaret Cole



Center for the Teaching of Statistics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for the Teaching of Statistics at UCLA is concerned with both providing a resource for colleagues at their university but also for the statistics community in general. Along with forming collaborative partnerships with area institutions, they have also created this site for statistics educators across the country. Visitors interested in these materials should start by clicking on the "Lab Manuals and Datasets" section. Here, they will find information on how to teach Advanced Placement level statistics and also learn about their interactive aids designed to help the teaching format in college-level probability and statistics courses. Additionally, visitors should browse on over to the "Papers" section, which includes helpful documents written by staff members and associates at the Center.


Teaching With Documents: Lesson Plans  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How does one get students excited about the Great Depression? It can be done, and the National Archives' "Teaching With Documents" site offers a cornucopia of lesson plans on this and other periods of American history. Each lesson plan contains reproducible copies of primary documents from the National Archives holdings, and the plans are correlated to the National History Standards and National Standards for Civics and Government. The materials are organized chronologically along the left-hand side of the page, and visitors can also look at thematic sections that include "The Emergence of Modern America" and "Contemporary United States." Teachers will want to look at the analysis worksheets on the right-hand side of the page that help students become familiar with understanding different source materials, such as maps, posters, and cartoons.


Teach Engineering: Floaters and Sinkers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This inquiry-based curricular unit introduces middle school students to the concept of density through five hands-on experiments. In Activity 1, they handle five identical boxes, each filled with a material of differing density, to get a feel for the relationship among mass, volume, and density. Next, they devise methods to figure out the density of solid objects by using water displacement. Finally, they use their knowledge to determine how to calculate density without being given a formula. Activities come with learning objectives, student guides, teacher content support, and ideas for assessment. All are aligned to national math and science standards. Teach Engineering is an NSF-funded Pathway developed to provide high-quality experiential learning materials for K-12 classrooms.

Hebrank, Mary



Teaching Ethics in Medical School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the literature regarding the teaching of ethics in medical schools. Defines medical ethics and attempts to determine the scope of medical ethics teaching. Discusses ways medical ethics could be taught and how that teaching can be assessed. Calls for increased attention into the teaching of medical ethics. (TW)

Ewan, Christine



Technology, Teaching, and the Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A philosophical overview of the place of technology in higher education and especially in teaching is presented. Research can be viewed as the acquisition of knowledge; teaching as its transmission; and service as its application. Technology affects the transmission of knowledge in both the teaching process and the content of teaching. The…

May, William F.


Context Orientated Teaching in Praxis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, we describe the skeleton of two teaching units, based on a Model for teaching mathematics, Context Orientated Teaching (COT). The first teaching unit concerns the proof of a mathematical proposition, while the second one concerns the solution of an open problem. Both are taught in the 10th grade, under the specific conditions of the…

Nikos, Klaoudatos; Stavros, Papastavridis



TeachSpatial Annotations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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



Germany's Other Others: Teaching About Kurds, Roma, and Sinti in an Upper-Division Culture Class.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues for the expansion of the German culture classroom by incorporating materials about the Roma and Sinti, and Kurds. Suggests valuable resources and materials for German instructors and discusses teaching strategies that combine teaching cultural content and language proficiency. (Author/VWL)

Zinn, Gesa



College of Engineering MSE Materials Science and Engineering  

E-print Network

College of Engineering MSE Materials Science and Engineering KEY: # = new course * = course changed and organizations. Introduction to the techniquesofmaterialsengineering. MSE 201 MATERIALS SCIENCE. (3) Microscopicandmacroscopicstructureasrelatedtothepropertiesofmaterialswithengineeringapplications.Prereqorconcur:MA114 and freshman chemistry. MSE 202 MATERIALS SCIENCE LABORATORY. (1) To teach

MacAdam, Keith


Syllabus ENMA 470 -Materials Selection for Engineering Design  

E-print Network

Syllabus ENMA 470 - Materials Selection for Engineering Design and applications, and teaching you the methodology of materials selection in engineering Description: Increasing your knowledge about materials classes, properties, limitations

Rubloff, Gary W.


Integrating Teaching and Research: A New Model for Graduate Education?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

New models of graduate education are emerging in response to the need to prepare students for careers involving not only research but also teaching, outreach, service, and interdisciplinary work. One such model is provided by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Teaching Fellows in K12 Education (GK12) program, which challenges universities to build educational outreach into graduate education. Thirty-three percent of the GK12 faculty advisors at Cornell University credited the fellowship with improving their advisees' research or perspectives on science, and 89 percent reported that it enhanced their advisees' teaching skills. Because Cornell fellows create and use curriculum materials related to their own specialized field of science, they gain experience integrating education with research. By implementing and evaluating student-centered teaching strategies, they also engage in the scholarship of teaching in ways that many fellows have said will carry over into their careers.

Nancy M. Trautmann (Cornell University;); Marianne Krasny (Cornell University;)



Pragmatik und Englischunterricht: Ein Beitrag zur Rezeption der Sprechakttheorie in der Fachdidaktik (Pragmatics and English Teaching: A Contribution to the Reception of the Speech-Act Theory in the Pedagogy of Foreign Language Teaching).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Taking as an example the reception of the Anglo-Saxon speech-act theory, it is shown how foreign language teaching in Germany has dealt with the ideas suggested by linguistics and the philosophy of language in setting and justifying teaching goals, in choosing and shaping teaching materials, and in methodology. (IFS/WGA)

Mann, Renate



Teaching Crystallography to Noncrystallographers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Addresses the requirements of high school students and noncrystallographers in lectures on crystals, diffraction, and structure analysis. Discusses basic understanding and a sequence that addresses these requirements. Suggests visual and descriptive teaching methods used in this effort. (CW)

Glusker, Jenny P.



Teaching about Juvenile Justice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traces the development of the U.S. juvenile justice system. Delineates procedures of the contemporary juvenile justice system and provides hypothetical cases for teaching concepts related to it. (BSR)

Bjorklun, Eugene C.



Teaching Middle School French  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Author described some of the techniques she used for teaching French at Roosevelt Junior High School, West Palm Beach. She also explained how these techniques helped students to maintain an early desire to learn a foreign language. (Author/RK)

Olson, Marilyn L.



Teaching and Evaluating Minorities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines conflicts that may arise between instructors and students of different races. Suggests ways to lessen alienation between students and instructors. Looks at myths associated with teaching and evaluating minorities and at origins of racial conflict. (JOW)

Snead, Louise Burkett



Radiology Anatomy Teaching Modules  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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



Teaching about Human Geography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a sampling of items from the ERIC database concerning the teaching of human geography. Includes documents dealing with Africa, Asia, the United States, Canada, Antarctica, and geographic concepts. Explains how to obtain ERIC documents. (SG)

Schlene, Vickie J.



Teaching With Data  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by Robert MacKay, Clark College All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) What is Teaching with data? Any learning process that ...

Bob Mackay


Teaching Cournot without Derivatives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a simple technique for teaching the Cournot model to first-year microeconomic students. Involves demonstrating, without the use of derivatives, that out of all rectangles with a common perimeter, the square has the greatest area. (RLH)

Dufwenberg, Martin



Teaching Plant Reproduction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recommends using Amaryllis hippeastrum to teach young children about plant reproduction. Provides tips for growing these plants, discusses the fast growing rate of the plant, and explains the anatomy. (YDS)

Tolman, Marvin N., Ed.; Hardy, Garry R., Ed.



Me, Teach Science?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates elementary school preservice teachers' attitudes and backgrounds in science with a Likert scale instrument. Reports that preservice teachers believe in the importance of science in elementary education and points out gender trends in confidence in teaching. (YDS)

Jesky-Smith, Romaine



Case Study Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter describes the history of case study teaching, types of cases, and experimental data supporting their effectiveness. It also describes a model for comparing the efficacy of the various case study methods. (Contains 1 figure.)

Herreid, Clyde Freeman



Teaching Logarithms Day One  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A teacher shares his successful experience in helping students understand the relationship between exponents and logarithms in high school and college courses. He presents the procedure that he used for teaching using a graphing calculator that shows previous calculations made.

Gamble, Marvin



Teaching Arbitration Law  

E-print Network

This article is written with the following goals: to provide useful suggestions for those who teach arbitration, to persuade some ADR teachers who only touch on arbitration to give serious thought to additional coverage, to persuade some teachers...

Ware, Stephen J.



Teaching Effective Scientific Writing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Luz Mangurian



Amazing Space: Teaching Tools  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection of teaching tools includes lithographs, fast facts, graphic organizers, Q&A sessions, and online explorations on an array of different general subjects, such as gravity, galaxies, solar system and others.



Learning by Teaching  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this service learning project, college students work in groups of three to prepare a 55-minute interactive lesson on one of the topics listed on the syllabus and team teach the lesson to students at a local high school.

Mary J. Lopez


Teaching in China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides practical information about the various opportunities that exist for educators wishing to teach in China. Information includes categories of teachers needed, language qualifications, names and addresses of agencies, and tips about items such as travel and money. (JDH)

Reed, Linda A.



Somali. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The materials status report for Somali, the official language of Somalia, is one of a series intended to provide the nonspecialist with a picture of the availability and quality of texts for teaching various languages to English speakers. The report consists of: (1) a brief narrative description of Somali, the areas where it is spoken, its major…

Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language/Area Reference Center.


Uigur. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The materials status report for Uigur, a Turkic language spoken in the Sinkiang-Uigur Autonomous Region in northwest China and in the Soviet Socialist Republics of Kazakh and Uzbek, is one of a series intended to provide the nonspecialist with a picture of the availability and quality of texts for teaching various languages to English speakers.…

Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language/Area Reference Center.


Azerbaijani. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The materials status report for Azerbaijani, the language spoken in the Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan and in Iran, is one of a series intended to provide the nonspecialist with a picture of the availability and quality of texts for teaching various languages to English speakers. The report consists of: (1) a brief narrative description…

Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language/Area Reference Center.


Lingala. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The materials status report for Lingala, a lingua franca spoken in central Africa, is one of a series intended to provide the nonspecialist with a picture of the availability and quality of texts for teaching various languages to English speakers. The report consists of: (1) a brief narrative description of Lingala, the areas where it is spoken,…

Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language/Area Reference Center.


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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Dechenne, Sue Ellen


Teach Like a Champ  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Doug Lemov didn't set out to write a book about the tools of the teaching craft. Working as a managing director of a group of urban charter public schools, he was just trying to get some answers for his teachers. They were hungry for tips on how to really engage kids and solve problems that were getting in the way of their teaching. Lemov observed…

Adams, Caralee



What to Teach?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author looks at subject-field disputes about what to teach in the field of social studies in the U.S. He identifies the selection of subject matter to teach as a first source of conflict about the field's nature given the scope of history, geography, and other social sciences. The author argues that disagreements about what and how to…

Cherryholmes, Cleo H.



Learner-Centered Teaching  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Learner-centered science teaching begins with the stories of learners. Knowing our students, and thereby crafting lessons that account for their interests, experiences, and ambitions, can make science teaching vastly more effective. Whether studying molecules, momentum, or membranes, each student brings a unique perspective with variable interest. Learner-centered teachers use student perspectives as a launching point and maximize interest by giving students a voice in determining the direction of the science class.

Weld, Jeffrey



Summer institute for the teaching of psychology  

SciTech Connect

This presentation will focus on the development of a summer institute to enhance high school and post-secondary teaching in psychology. The purpose of the institute is to provide an intensive teaching seminar in a specific content area of psychology presented by notable researchers and textbook authors in the field. The goal of the institute is to: (1) update participants in a particular content area, (2) introduce participants to new methods and technologies for teaching the content area at the high school and college level, and (3) provide attendees with a set of curriculum materials including classroom exercises and demonstrations which will allow students to conduct scientific experiments in psychology as well as to relate their findings to real world issues. The actual institute is staffed by at least three nationally known experts in a particular topic area of psychology. Over a five-day period, each expert gives at least three major presentations followed by appropriate breakout session which include demonstrations and discussions. The experts supply lecture outlines and supporting materials for their topics area which participants receive as a part of their learning packet. Participants also have the opportunity to share their teaching experiences and expertise.

Rycek, R.F.; Miller, R.L. [Univ. of Nebraska, Kearney, NE (United States)



The Battle of Mill Springs: The Civil War Divides a Border State. Revised. Teaching with Historic Places.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching guide provides a teaching unit that has been adapted from materials published as part of the National Register of Historic Places'"Teaching with Historic Places" lesson plan series. The lesson describes and discusses the U.S. Civil War Battle of Mill Springs (Kentucky). The lesson plan contains eight sections: (1) "About the Lesson";…

Turpen, William P.; Nicholas, Ronald


Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Teaching Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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




Microsoft Academic Search

Computer-based teaching material must contain animation or interaction to offer substantial benefits over delivery on paper. Technology developed for use in web browsers, especially Java and JavaScript, makes it relatively easy to add interactive diagrams to web pages. The object-oriented nature of Java is well suited to developing a large collection of interactive diagrams (applets) for teaching statistical concepts. Many

D. Stirling



Teaching ultrasound in tropical countries  

PubMed Central

Introduction This paper reports my experience as a teacher of clinical ultrasound (US) in an African hospital. While US in tropical countries has received some attention and a few papers – though possibly fewer than deserved by this issue-are available in the medical literature on this subject, very little has been done in terms of assessment of teaching. Materials and methods Given the increasing number of groups, NGOs and volunteers that go to Africa and other resource limited settings to do this, I thought that sharing my experience with those who have walked or are thinking of walking the same path could be mutually beneficial. Results The first section of the article presents the situation where I've been working in the past 13 years, the second section details our teaching programme. Discussion This report describes the rationale for the implementation of ultrasound training programmes in rural areas of Africa and lessons learnt with 13 years experience from the UK with recommendations for the way forward. PMID:23459240

Conlon, R.



Stamps, Sarcophagi, and Songs: Teaching World History with Online Resources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching world history is challenging. In addition to covering the history of the world geographically and chronologically, it is difficult to find high quality, translated materials ready for classroom use. The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University offers free, online materials, including primary sources,…

Schrum, Kelly



Unemployment and Inflation in Canada: A Teaching Unit.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of a series of teaching units designed to introduce secondary students to the Canadian economy, this handbook contains instructional materials on unemployment and inflation. Material is divided into nine sections. Section 1 covers historical trends in unemployment and inflation. Section 2 examines four types of unemployment: frictional,…

Allen, Gwillym J.; Staunton, Ted, Ed.


Resource Letter TLC-1: Teaching light and color  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This Resource Letter provides a guide to resources for teaching light and color on the basic level, both in high school and college. We have included textbooks, reference books, articles, videos, laboratory and demonstration experiments, sources of materials, and websites. The letters E, I, and A identify material written primarily on the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Rossing, Thomas D.; Chiaverina, Christopher J.



Thumbs Up: High-Quality, Low-Cost Teaching Aids.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Exemplary teaching aids--games, workbooks, student and teacher resource books, reading materials, and records--are recommended by subject area and grade level. Materials include an ice cream cone game for mathematics, a "Life Skills Reading" book on telephone usage, a "Dictionary of Recent American History," and many other items. (PP)

Paine, Carolyn



Teaching French as a World Language: A Curriculum Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Endowment for the Humanities supports a University of Michigan-Flint effort to develop multimedia curriculum materials to teach French as an international and multicultural language. The project concentrates on non-European French-speaking areas. Filmstrips, reading materials and tapes record characteristic life, music, speech and…

Ogden, John



Global Warming Materials for Educators  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Materials available at this site include a set of educational toolkits about ecosystems, a global warming map, a renewable energy teaching guide, and two reports. Each of the toolkits focuses on a specific ecosystem service, such as water purification or forest carbon storage. The map (and accompanying curriculum guide) shows where the fingerprints and harbingers of global warming have occurred in recent years. The teaching guide includes hands-on activities, games, action projects, and a resource guide. The reports focus on climate change impacts in California and in the Gulf Coast region. Corresponding teaching guides consist of multiple activities that are closely tied to and build upon the reports.



Teach Engineering: How Hot Is It?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a lesson plan for grades 3-5 to introduce the concept of heat and thermal energy. It is designed as a teacher-led discussion to explore temperature, heat capacity, convection, conduction, and radiation. It includes background information for teachers, vocabulary sheets, and links to two related hands-on classroom activities. Teach Engineering is an NSF-funded Pathway developed to provide high-quality experiential learning materials for K-12 classrooms.



Teaching primary care obstetrics  

PubMed Central

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

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



Teaching optics to engineers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Scully, Patricia J.; Bartlett, Rebecca J.



Teaching about Asia at the Secondary Level. Report of the Fifteenth Yale Conference on the Teaching of Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This conference booklet seeks to assist high school teachers who teach about Asia. Emphasis is upon providing a bibliography, with course outlines and background materials also offered. Four hundred annotated citations focusing on book, periodical, and other resource materials, published within the last decade, are provided for teachers working…

Bartlett, Beatrice S., Ed.; And Others


Farm Business Management. Instructional Material, Year 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to provide a basic core om instruction in teaching farm management in Oklahoma, this manual is intended for use in the first year of a three-year adult postsecondary program of instruction. The materials may also be used to teach producers currently engaged in production agriculture. Instructors are encouraged to supplement the…

Hodgens, Jim; Myers, Leland


Teaching Geomagnetism in High School  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many high school curricula include a one-year course in Earth Sciences, often in the 9th grade (essentially pre-algebra). That is a good time to teach about geomagnetism. Not only are dipole reversals and sea-floor magnetization central to this subject, but this is a good opportunity to introduce students to magnetism and its connection to electric currents. The story of Oersted and Faraday give a fascinating insight into the uneven path of scientific discovery, the magnetic compass and William Gilbert provide a view of the beginnings of the scientific revolution, and even basic concepts of dynamo theory and its connection to solar physics can be included. A resource including all the suitable material now exists on the world-wide web at (home page). A 1-month unit on geomagnetism will be outlined.

Stern, D. P.



Brain-Compatible Music Teaching Part 2: Teaching "Nongame" Songs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the previous issue of "General Music Today," the Early Childhood column explored brain-compatible ways of teaching action songs and singing games. This article illustrates the application of brain-compatible ways to teach songs that do not lend themselves to actions or games. There are two ways of teaching songs. One is based on the assumption…

Kenney, Susan



Teaching Logic and Teaching Critical Thinking: Revisiting McPeck  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reappraises the view of John McPeck that critical thinking can only be taught within rather than across the disciplines. In particular the paper explores one aspect of McPeck's position: his resistance to teaching informal logic as a means of teaching critical thinking. The paper draws upon the author's experience of teaching critical…

Robinson, Susan Rebecca



Teaching at Berkeley: A Guide for Foreign Teaching Assistants.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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


Teaching Psychiatry Residents to Teach: A National Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: Because there have been no previously published national surveys on teaching psychiatry residents about how to teach, the authors surveyed United States psychiatry program directors on what and how residents are taught about teaching. Methods: All psychiatry training programs across the United States were mailed a semistructured…

Crisp-Han, Holly; Chambliss, R. Bryan; Coverdale, John



Teaching Knowledge Management (SIG KM).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents an abstract of a planned session on teaching knowledge management, including knowledge management for information professionals; differences between teaching knowledge management in library schools and in business schools; knowledge practices for small groups; and current research. (LRW)

McInerney, Claire



Wayside Teaching: Focusing on Relationships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Wayside teaching focuses on building and maintaining positive relationships with students. Teachers can implement certain wayside teaching practices to end the year in a positive way and begin preparing for the next school year.

Powell, Sara Davis



Teaching with Technology Conference 2013  

E-print Network

Technology ­ Instructional Media Services (IMS) Provides support and maintains multimedia equipmentTeaching with Technology Conference 2013 Welcome and Technology Update Pierce Cantrell Vice President & Associate Provost for Information Technology February 27, 2013 #12;2/27/2013 Teaching


Editorial: The Scientific Method Teaching  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Nope, that title is not a typographical error. The following paragraphs are not about teaching the scientific method. That assumption may be easily forgiven, though. JCST' s mission of publishing exemplary works about teaching and learni

Cutler, Ann



Teaching awards Four are named  

E-print Network

Inside &ONLINE Teaching awards Four are named Harvard College Professors for out- standing teaching- national work of Harvard's faculty and researchers `Talking terror,' Page 13 For more stories and vidoes


Portraits of Contemplative Teaching: A Third Way  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contemplative teaching is a third way of teaching. It extends beyond teaching as technique (hand) and teaching as reflection (head) to the inclusion of one's inner teacher or wisdom (heart). Technique emphasizes the "how" of teaching. Reflection interrogates the "what" and the "why," while contemplation focuses on the "who." Contemplative teaching

Byrnes, Kathryn



Teaching Political Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Political Science Association (APSA) has recently launched Teaching Political Science. This rich pedagogical site provides an array of professional development opportunities for instructors and many educational resources for students of political science and civics. Included are a database of online syllabi, a collection of scholarly articles and essays, a section devoted to civic education, online access to APSA's journal, PS: Political Science & Politics, and much more. Each month, the site will focus on an aspect of political science education. This month's feature, Teaching and the Internet: Watching Evolution, provides a compilation of essays on how to integrate the Internet into the classroom.


Teaching Clinical Psychology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teaching Clinical Psychology, created by Dr. John Suler of Rider University, is devoted to �sharing ideas and resources for teaching clinical psychology.� Helpful for students and educators in the fields of mental health and human services counseling, this site contains practical in-class exercises, such as an exercise which illustrates what it is like to share secrets with strangers, and syllabi for courses in the clinical psychology curriculum. There are also larger projects for students, including an in-depth analysis of a psychotherapy case study and a role-play project which has students administer, score, and interpret a series of psychological tests given to a classmate.

Suler, John R., 1955-


CLEAN Review Teaching Tips  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Pathway builds on climate literacy guidelines outlined in the guiding documents, "Climate Literacy: Essential Principles of Climate Science" and âEnergy Literacy Essential Principlesâ, to provide a collection of educational resources that facilitate students, teachers, and citizens becoming climate literate and informed about climate and energy science. The main target audience is educators teaching grades 6-16. These resources go through a rigorous review process for scientific accuracy, pedagogical effectiveness, and technical quality. This collection contains the teaching tips that our reviewers, which includes practicing teachers and scientists, have provided through this review process.



Teaching science in museums  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Museums are free-choice, non-threatening, non-evaluative learning and teaching environments. They enable learners to revisit contents, authentic objects, and experiences at their own leisure as they continually build an understanding and appreciation of the concepts. Schools in America have used museums as resources to supplement their curriculum since the 19 th century. Field trip research is predominantly from the teachers' and students' perspectives, and draws attention to the importance for classroom teachers and students to prepare prior to field trips, have tasks, goals, and objectives during their time at the museum, and follow up afterwards. Meanwhile, museum educators' contributions to field trip experiences have been scantily addressed. These educators develop and implement programs intended to help students' explore science concepts and make sense of their experiences, and despite their limited time with students, studies show they can be memorable. First, field trips are a break in the usual routine, and thus have curiosity and attention attracting power. Second, classroom science teaching literature suggests teachers' teaching knowledge and goals can affect their behaviors, and in turn influence student learning. Third, classroom teachers are novices at planning and implementing field trip planners, and museum educators can share this responsibility. But little is reported on how the educators teach, what guides their instruction, how classroom teachers use these lessons, and what is gained from these lessons. This study investigates two of these inquiries. The following research questions guided this investigation. (1) How do educators teaching one-hour, one-time lessons in museums adapt their instruction to the students that they teach? (2) How do time limitations affect instruction? (3) How does perceived variability in entering student knowledge affect instruction? Four educators from two museums took part in this participant observation study to examine one aspect of the teaching culture in museums, that is instruction during one-time science lessons. The researcher remained a passive participant in all 23 lessons observed. Data included observations, interviews, and researcher field notes. An inductive analysis model incorporating constant comparison and domain analysis methods was adopted to analyze the data. Five major findings emerged from this analysis. (1) Repeating lessons develop comfort and insight to compensate one-time nature of lessons. (2) Details within science lessons can vary according to the students. (3) A lifelong learning perspective forms the foundation for educators' choices. (4) Refine teaching to use time efficiently. (5) Educators designate roles to teachers and chaperones to maximize time. These findings had implications for museum educators, classroom teachers, and all those involved in school field trips. Recommendations for action and future research emerging from this study were listed and discussed.

Tran, Lynn Uyen


Teaching Quantitative Skills in a Geoscience Context  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

New attention is needed to the ways in which quantitative skills are taught in the geosciences. At the introductory level, geoscience courses play an important role in teaching students the basic abilities needed to use and understand quantitative information. These skills are becoming more important as quantitative information is increasingly used by all citizens to make informed personal choices, for financial success, and to guide our democracy (Mathematics and Democracy, Steen, 2001). Mathematical skills are also becoming increasingly fundamental to success as a practicing geoscientist requiring modification of teaching within the major. An integrated approach developing synergies between mathematics, geoscience and other science courses will be most effective in enhancing students learning in these areas. This summer 40 mathematics and geoscience faculty met at Carleton College for 5 days to explore the ways in which geoscience and mathematical approaches to teaching skills complement each other and to develop materials that reflected the strengths of both approaches. Primary outcomes included 1) new appreciation of the importance of incorporating multiple representations, in-depth problems, contextual examples, and group work in teaching mathematical and quantitative skills, 2) a preliminary list of skills that can form a basic vocabulary for discussions of course content, 3) ten resources developed jointly by mathematicians and geoscientists for use in courses, and 4) new collaborations between geoscientists and mathematicians both on campuses and beyond. Full information about the workshop and its results are available at

Manduca, C. A.; MacDonald, R. H.; Savina, M.; Andersen, J.; Patterson, S.; Mason, M.



Evolution-centered teaching of biology.  


University teaching remains an area of concern, and perhaps the most difficult discipline for both teaching and learning is evolution. The concepts that underpin evolution, although complex, have been shown to be fairly straightforward, yet students arrive at and leave university with serious misconceptions, misunderstandings related to language, and often a reluctance to learn the subject because of cultural or societal pressures. Because of the unifying power of the theory, however, it is necessary not only for biology students to have a thorough understanding of evolution, but also for them to learn it in their first year so that this knowledge can then be taken into further years of study. Rather than teaching evolution at the end of a degree program, embedding it as a semester-long first-year course will ensure that a far larger number of students are made aware of misconceptions that they have brought with them from high school. Teaching through traditional passive lectures makes learning difficult conceptual material more difficult, and needs to be replaced with more interactive lectures coupled with inquiry-based practicals and small group-learning sessions to increase student engagement and interest in the subject. A new approach in pedagogy, curriculum design, and academic staff professional development is essential, especially at this time, when enrollments across science courses in many countries around the world are in decline. PMID:22559325

Burke da Silva, Karen



Scholarship of Teaching: A model  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we present a model which describes the scholarship of teaching. We ® rst explore what scholarship of teaching means, both in terms of the way it is represented in the literature and also the way it is understood by academic staff themselves. From this information, we derive a multi-dimensional model of scholarship of teaching which captures the

Keith Trigwell; Elaine Martin; Joan Benjamin; Michael Prosser



More or Better Student Teaching?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drawing from data on over 1000 prospective teachers in a large urban district including pre and post-student teaching survey data, this study investigates whether lengthening student teaching improves teachers' perceptions of instructional preparedness, efficacy, and career plans. The findings suggest that the duration of student teaching has…

Ronfeldt, Matthew; Reininger, Michelle



Team Teaching: An Organizational Redefinition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although many definitions of team teaching have been proposed since its inception in 1957, none so far seems adequate in describing its complex organizational makeup. Although each team teaching plan may have unique characteristics, certain organizational elements typical of team teaching plans can be identified. A team must have a minimum of two…

Sterns, Harvey N.


Students' Evaluation of Teaching Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students' evaluations of teaching quality are one of the crucial components of the teaching quality evaluation (along with external evaluation, opinions of colleagues, etc.). According to our research and professional experience, the teaching quality has to be examined in correlation with personality traits of a lecturer. Students' surveys (aiming…

Vevere, Nina; Kozlinskis, Vulfs



REVIEW The evolution of teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teaching has long been a neglected area in animal behaviour, despite its relevance for a wide range of topics. In light of recent evidence for teaching in nonhuman animals, research can begin to examine the conditions under which it may evolve. Here, we make the case for an evolutionary perspective that treats teaching as a form of cooperative behaviour which



The Explicit Teaching of Reading.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Exploring the explicit teaching of reading, this book is the result of a group of Australian teachers who took a closer look at their teaching so that they could be clearer to their kindergarten through middle-school students. Chapter 1 is based on a presentation at a Saturday inservice program on explicit teaching. Chapters 2-9 were written by…

Hancock, Joelie, Ed.


Quality Assurance for University Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ellis, Roger, Ed.



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Page 1 RESEARCH OR TEACHING INVOLVING ANIMALS University Policy No: RH8110 Classification: Research for Conducting Research or Teaching Involving Animals Animal Care Committee Terms of Reference PURPOSE 1.00 The purpose of this policy is to set out provisions to ensure that all research or teaching involving animals

Victoria, University of


Teaching with a Global Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The benefits of teaching from a global perspective far outweigh the disadvantages. Teaching from a global perspective provides the employer with global workers. Such teaching produces students who possess the knowledge of languages, culture, social systems, dress, religion, and cultural norms, as well as skills for employment in the global…

Richardson, Percy



Cultivating Change through Peer Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this qualitative research study was to describe the impact of peer teaching on both the students and the classroom environment. Students, enrolled in two Introduction to Teaching courses in agricultural and extension education, were asked to engage in peer teaching activities. The researchers utilized discourse analysis, textual…

Velez, Jonathan J.; Cano, Jamie; Whittington, M. Susie; Wolf, Kattlyn J.



TEACH Evaluation, Spring 2002. Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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


Teaching Photosynthesis with ELL Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the teaching of photosynthesis occurs yearly in elementary classrooms, one thing that makes it challenging is the inclusion of English language learners (ELLs). This article presents several activities for teaching and assessing of photosynthesis in a third grade classroom. The activities incorporate the photosynthesis content, teaching

Piper, Susan; Shaw, Edward Lewis, Jr.



Teaching about Oceans. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This ERIC Digest is designed for teachers in grades K-12 to share a rationale for teaching about oceans and briefly introduce the kinds of resources available to assist with such efforts. Topics include: (1) Why teach about oceans?; (2) Where can I get resources for teaching about the ocean?; (3) Who is doing marine education in my area?; (4) What…

Fortner, Rosanne W.


Teaching the difficult-to-teach topics.  


It is now accepted that teaching in palliative medicine should be integrated throughout the medical undergraduate curriculum. Recommendations suggest the inclusion of knowledge areas such as symptom control, as well as more attitudinal aspects such as teamwork and understanding patient and carer perspectives on illness. These subjects should be taught on a stepwise basis, introducing concepts at an early stage and then be built on throughout training. However, how this is done and how effectively all aspects are taught vary considerably. This article outlines one way of using patient and carer experiences of significant illness, and multi-disciplinary teams, to teach attitudinal concepts behind palliative care to medical students early in their undergraduate careers. Palliative care is considered here in a broad sense, with the relevance to all healthcare professionals emphasised, and specialist palliative care used as an example of holistic care. The sessions consisted of small group discussions with patient and carer representatives as well as discussions with various members of the multi-disciplinary team. These were led by the patient/carer/professionals' experiences and further explored with facilitated questions by the students. The sessions have been evaluated well by all involved, including patients, carers, multi-disciplinary team members and palliative medicine doctors. The learning objectives (to understand patient perspectives, multi-disciplinary working and holistic care) were achieved, along with discussion of professionalism. PMID:24644778

MacPherson, Anna; Lawrie, Iain; Collins, Sarah; Forman, Louise



University of Buffalo Teaching & Learning Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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


Innovation in higher education in China: are teachers ready to integrate ICT in English language teaching?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a study of ICT?related teacher development in the context of a national reform of College English teaching in China. The reform, in which emphasis was placed on use of information and communications technology (ICT) in classroom teaching and self?access learning, had challenged teachers of English as a foreign language to adapt to new teaching materials, student?centred classroom

Zhiwen Hu; Ian McGrath



Teach to the Stars: How People Learn Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The effective teaching of astronomy requires that we pay attention to learning astronomy and learning to teach astronomy. These draw from the "universe" of research on learning of science and learning to teach science, and both have major implications for teaching. A focus on learning astronomy raises questions such as: What do our students and other audiences bring to the table? How do they interact with the images, the ideas, the experiences, and the practices of astronomy? What sense do they make of their involvement with the material? Taking into account that students understand by creating meaning from various sources provides guidelines for educators through the tasks they create and the opportunities for collaborative discourse they provide. A focus on learning to teach astronomy raises questions such as: How can astronomy educators learn to teach astronomy in a way that connects more directly to the learners? What are the pathways of our own professional development in understanding the curriculum that is our passion, the learners who are our opportunity and responsibility, and the community of practice that challenges and sustains us? Understanding that we as astronomy educators repeatedly return to roles as learners of astronomy and learners of teaching (both fields are dynamic) helps us integrate these perspectives into a continuously improving educational practice.

Hewson, P.



Teaching Statement Barzan Mozafari  

E-print Network

is to help students along this journey. A great instructor teaches his students that intellect is not static, learning is a process, and practice makes perfect. If you talk to people who are passionate about their work, you can often trace their passion back to an incredible teacher that they have had at some point


Teaching Toward 2000  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Science education reform is a topic that has gained increased exposure with such headline-making proposals as SSandC and Goals 2000. While these are only two of the many recent reform initiatives, efforts to maximize science teaching and learning experience

Andersen, Hans O.



Teaching in Cairo  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author shares his teaching experience at Sadat Academy--a four-year business college located in Cairo, Egypt--where he taught business ethics and organizational behavior to 240 students. He also describes his students' behavior and how he was warmly welcomed by the people despite the fact the he is an American.

Jones, Gary H.



Keeping Teaching Fresh.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses how experienced teachers can keep their teaching fresh. Though professional development can help teachers stay current with educational techniques and practices, it is often not prioritized. Instructional changes that can recharge teachers so they provide students with optimal learning include: providing regular teacher…

Al-Bataineh, Adel; Nur-Awaleh, Mohamed


Beyond Solo Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviewing the research, Feiman-Nemser identifies distinct shifts in thinking about teacher induction over the last 50 years. Early advocates viewed induction as a temporary bridge designed to provide support to beginning teachers and ease their entry into teaching. Next came an induction model that combines support with ongoing mentoring and…

Feiman-Nemser, Sharon



Teaching the French Revolution.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on presentations made at a symposium sponsored by the Connecticut Humanities Council. Papers dealt with teaching the French Revolution by presenting European history in new relationships with the rest of the world and by examining the Declaration of the Rights of Man as it related to the role of women. (KO)

Adams, Thomas M.



Strategies for Leaving Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests that teachers changing careers must be able to assess their special skills and explore how these skills translate into careers outside teaching. Presents a sample cover letter and resume letter, and several specific examples of teachers who found new careers in other fields. (JAC)

Grob, Lila K.



Measuring Authoritative Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High quality measurements are important to evaluate interventions. The study reports on the development of a measurement to investigate authoritative teaching understood as a two-dimensional construct of warmth and control. Through the application of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and structural equation modelling (SEM) the factor structure…

Ertesvag, Sigrun K.



Issues in Teaching Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book aims to provide the reader with background knowledge and understanding of major contemporary issues facing mathematics teachers in Great Britain. Much of the book is devoted to discussing issues related to curriculum construction and change. The chapters are: (1) "The Aims of Teaching Mathematics" (A. Orton); (2) "Mathematics Education…

Orton, Anthony, Ed.; Wain, Geoffrey, Ed.


Teaching and Truthfulness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some tendencies in modern education--the stress on "performativity", for instance, and "celebration of difference"--threaten the value traditionally placed on truthful teaching. In this paper, truthfulness is mainly understood, following Bernard Williams, as a disposition to "Accuracy" and "Sincerity"--hence as a virtue. It is to be distinguished…

Cooper, David E.



Teaching Archaeology. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How could handchipped stones, ancient ruins, old broken dishes, and antiquated garbage help students learn about the world and themselves? Within archaeology, these seemingly irrelevant items can enlighten students about the world around them through science, culture, and history. When teaching archaeology in the classroom, educators can lead…

Brown, Gail William


Teaching about Kinematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Written by Jim and Jane Nelson, Teaching About Kinematics is the latest AAPT/PTRA resource book. Based on physics education research, the book provides teachers with the resources needed to introduce students to some of the fundamental building blocks of physics. It is a carefully thought-out, step-by-step laboratory-based introduction to the…

Nelson, Jane Bray; Nelson, Jim



Teaching Using Computer Games  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computer games have long been used for teaching. Current reviews lack categorization and analysis using learning models which would help instructors assess the usefulness of computer games. We divide the use of games into two classes: game playing and game development. We discuss the Input-Process-Outcome (IPO) model for the learning process when…

Miller, Lee Dee; Shell, Duane; Khandaker, Nobel; Soh, Leen-Kiat



Teaching the Calculus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Methods of teaching the Calculus are presented in honour of Sir Isaac Newton, by discussing an extension of his original proofs and discoveries. The methods, requested by Newton to be used that reflect the historical sequence of the discovered Fundamental Theorems, allow first-time students to grasp quickly the basics of the Calculus from its…

Sauerheber, Richard D.



New Approaches to Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to the author, the chief duty of a teacher is "to do himself out of a job as quickly and efficiently as possible." If he were to take this aphorism seriously and consider instruction in terms of behavior changes in students, a teacher would be forced to re-examine his basic approaches to teaching. He might come to realize that his chief…

Garrison, Roger H.


Teach to Compete  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After years of working with athletes and coaches of all ages, the authors have come to the conclusion that young people need to be taught how to compete. Rather than assume students understand competition, it is vital that they are educated about it. Coaches and physical educators have both a unique opportunity and profound responsibility to teach

Shields, David Light; Funk, Christopher



Badminton--Teaching Concepts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching four basic badminton concepts along with the usual basic skill shots allows players to develop game strategy awareness as well as mechanical skills. These four basic concepts are: (1) ready position, (2) flight trajectory, (3) early shuttle contact, and (4) camouflage. (IAH)

Gibbs, Marilyn J.



Teaching Politics: Techniques & Technologies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Published by Dr. William J. Ball, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at The College of New Jersey, Teaching Politics: Techniques & Technologies commits itself to "increasing the quality of teaching and learning about politics in higher education settings." This site functions as a pedagogical information center for political science instructors. Teaching Politics' nine content sections provide educators with a variety of resources for and about instruction, including sections devoted to Conference Papers, Book Reviews, video tours and descriptions of Multimedia Classrooms, The Guide to Teaching, The Web Crawler (a local area search engine that indexes over 5000 political science Web pages), and the H-Teachpol Discussion List--a listserv for post-secondary political science instructors (discussed in the February 28, 1997 issue of the Scout Report). Users should note that most conference papers posted at the site are in Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) and many of the papers are accompanied by audio and video presentations which require RealPlayer. The video tours of the multimedia classrooms require RealPlayer as well.

Ball, William J.



Teaching Qualitative Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explicitly qualitative research has never before been so popular in human geography, and this article hopes to encourage more graduate students and faculty members to undertake the teaching of qualitative geography. The article describes one such course for graduate students, highlighting its challenges and rewards, and focusing on exercises…

Delyser, Dydia



Teaching Arrangement Inductively.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that teaching arrangement inductively offers an alternative to the standard imitation of business communication text models. Asserts that the inductive method stimulates individual rather than formulaic responses to the problems of organization, and that inductively-trained writers see arrangements as a powerful element in persuasive…

Mendelson, Michael



Team Teaching School Law  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Graduate students preparing themselves for a career in school administration are typically apprehensive about the legal issues they will face in their first administrative position. After teaching school law for the first time, the author believed that there had to be a more effective way to reach these students rather than the traditional methods…

Vanko, John G.; Rogina, Raymond P.



Culture: Responsibility in Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers of culture must know and teach the rationale, the origins of the values and activities, or the problem-solving techniques of the culture being studied. Culture is the totality of the ways in which a group of people solve their basic problems at a given moment in time. As groups of people develop and come in contact with other groups, they…

Orozco, Cecilio


Teach to Learn  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An apparently simple self-study that consisted of a longitudinal review of Grade 12 students' self-reflections from the past five years triggered a personally profound struggle about past classroom practices and surfaced a host of assumptions about teaching and learning. This research challenged the author to enact personal and professional values…

Senese, Joseph C.



MOM Teaches Chemistry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A wonderful way to engage science students is to make them think a demonstration is not turning out the way the instructor intended. Basically, throw a little humor into teaching, and they will be hooked. Described in this article is a demonstration that uses Milk of Magnesia (MOM) as a visual and humorous method to review equilibrium chemistry…

Smierciak, Rich



Teaching Ecology in Winter.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents ideas for teaching ecology in the winter. Suggested topic areas or units include snow insulation and density, snowflakes and snow crystals, goldenrod galls, bird behavior, survival techniques, bacteriology and decomposition, trees and keying, biomass and productivity, pollution, and soil organisms. A sample student activity sheet is…

Clearing: Nature and Learning in the Pacific Northwest, 1984



Teaching Mathematics Using Steplets  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article evaluates online mathematical content used for teaching mathematics in engineering classes and in distance education for teacher training students. In the EU projects Xmath and dMath online computer algebra modules (Steplets) for undergraduate students assembled in the Xmath eBook have been designed. Two questionnaires, a compulsory…

Bringslid, Odd; Norstein, Anne



Barriers to effective teaching.  


Medical school faculty members are charged with the critical responsibility of preparing the future physician and medical scientist workforce. Recent reports suggest that medical school curricula have not kept pace with societal needs and that medical schools are graduating students who lack the knowledge and skills needed to practice effectively in the 21st century. The majority of faculty members want to be effective teachers and graduate well-prepared medical students, but multiple and complex factors-curricular, cultural, environmental, and financial-impede their efforts. Curricular impediments to effective teaching include unclear definitions of and disagreement on learning needs, misunderstood or unstated goals and objectives, and curriculum sequencing challenges. Student and faculty attitudes, too few faculty development opportunities, and the lack of an award system for teaching all are major culture-based barriers. Environmental barriers, such as time limitations, the setting, and the physical space in which medical education takes place, and financial barriers, such as limited education budgets, also pose serious challenges to even the most committed teachers. This article delineates the barriers to effective teaching as noted in the literature and recommends action items, some of which are incremental whereas others represent major change. Physicians-in-training, medical faculty, and society are depending on medical education leaders to address these barriers to effect the changes needed to enhance teaching and learning. PMID:21346500

DaRosa, Debra A; Skeff, Kelley; Friedland, Joan A; Coburn, Michael; Cox, Susan; Pollart, Susan; O'connell, Mark; Smith, Sandy



Studies in Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 30 papers presented at Wake Forest University's 1997 Annual Research Forum (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) are as follows: "To Sprint or Crawl: The Effect of Classroom Activities on Student Behavior: (R. Allen); "Generating Good Grammar: Traditional and Whole Language Approaches" (D. Alexander); "Effective Teaching Methodologies for ESL…

McCoy, Leah P., Ed.


Teaching ESL Communication  

E-print Network

Sound Discourse Language Learning Brain Teaching ESL Literacy Communication Genre Writing Context Morphology Syntax Lexicon Semantics Pragmatics Vocabulary Root Meaning Phrase Do you want more information communities (e.g., teachers, students, bankers, engineers and architects, government policy-makers, etc

Dawson, Jeff W.


Teaching for Diversity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The summer 1993 Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) "Networkshop" focused on the need for teacher education programs to prepare future teachers to work with and teach effectively increasingly diverse student populations, and the need to increase the number of minority teachers. A major focus was on how policy and decisionmakers can…

Jones, Nancy Baker



Quality Teaching in Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The best teaching possible needs to accrue in the mathematics curriculum. Pupils also need to become proficient in using mathematics in every day situations in life. Individuals buy goods and services. They pay for these in different ways, including cash. Here, persons need to be able to compute the total cost of items purchased and then pay for…

Ediger, Marlow



Designing Teaching Improvement Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lindquist, Jack, Ed.; And Others


Teaching in Rural Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Published in 1917, this book overviews rural schooling during the early 1900s and was written to address the problems of rural teaching and to serve as an introductory guide for rural teachers. Specifically, the book aimed to bring attention to the needs of rural life and the possible contributions of the rural school, to describe effective…

Woofter, Thomas Jackson


Symposium: Teaching Medical Geography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents seven brief papers reflecting workshops given at the 1994 Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. Each workshop presented a teaching module concerning issues in medical geography. Methodological issues included interpretations of vital statistics and epidemiological diffusion. Theoretical issues included womens' health data…

Matthews, Stephen A.; And Others



Experimental and Teaching Modules  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The site contains a set of experimental and teaching modules that cover the fundamentals, history and practice of microscopy. Modules on microscopy, FRET, FRAP and Quantitative Multidimensional Microscopy will be of interest to chemists and biologists. Several include graphics that would be helpful additions for instrumental analysis lectures.



Teaching about Population Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching guide on population issues contains 19 activities for students in grades 7-12. The objective is to analyze population issues that have resulted from human population dynamics. In this guide, four categories of activities are included: some are discussion starters, some provide factual data, some focus on thinking skills, and some are…

Otero, George G., Jr., Comp.


Teach the Earth Whole.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author states that our present teaching methods tend to foster a common intellectual skill: thinking the world to pieces, and that while this skill is very essential, it is only half of understanding. Our planet functions not according to a program of technological reductionism, but as a gestalt, and we are in desperate need of perceiving it…

McInnis, Noel F.


Still Teaching for America  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, June Kronholz talks to co-chief executives of Teach For America (TFA), Elisa Villanueva Beard and Matt Kramer about how TFA has managed to keep its forward momentum for almost 24 years. Four primary reasons are discussed: (1) Common Vision, Regional Innovation; (2) Data-Driven Improvement; (3) Global Reach; and (4) Stoking the…

Kronholz, June



Counter Irritants to Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Air traffic control, surgery, and teaching are probably three of the most potentially stressful occupations in the world. Stress can be benign and growth-producing or malignant and destructive, depending on three primary factors: 1) the possession of coping behaviors which are effective and for which there is feedback as to the degree of their…

Hunter, Madeline


Teaching Mathematics as Agape  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What happens when the problem of inequitable access to mathematics is addressed by agape (pronounced agapa) or attending to the relationships students develop with mathematics? To respond to this question, this paper offers a description of the journey towards teaching mathematics as agape. First, I organized examples of equity pedagogy around the…

Amidon, Joel C.



Teaching Economic Citizenship.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because most countries in the western hemisphere have rejected authoritarian governments and economic policies for more democratic governments and freer economies, schools have a responsibility to help maintain democracy by teaching their students to take an active role in deciding both their political and economic futures. Healthy democracies…

Messick, Richard E.


Initial Teaching Orthographies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To achieve its purpose, an initial teaching orthography (i.t.o.) should be as simple in form and substance as possible; it should be phonemic rather than phonetic. The 40 sounds distinguished by Pitmanic shorthand and some provision for schwa can serve as a basic code. The symbols can be derived from either of two major sources--standardizing the…

Dewey, Godfrey


Why Teach Spelling?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource is a compilation of three documents that support the teaching of spelling in today's schools: a discussion of "Why Spelling Instruction Matters", a checklist for evaluating a spelling program, and tables of Common Core State Standards that are linked to spelling instruction. "Why Spelling Instruction Matters" explains the importance…

Reed, Deborah K.



Maximize Your Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Here's an awesome thought! Teaching means a teacher's impact on students will last a lifetime. And despite the negatives one hears in the news, a 2010 ING Foundation poll found that 98 percent of adults believe a good teacher can "change the course of a child's life." This year, a teacher will affect every child in his/her class. Over the course…

Cleaver, Samantha



Dilemma in Teaching Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The challenge in mathematics education is finding the best way to teach mathematics. When students learn the reasoning and proving in mathematics, they will be proficient in mathematics. Students must know mathematics before they can apply it. Symbolism and logic is the key to both the learning of mathematics and its effective application to…

Md Kamaruddin, Nafisah Kamariah; Md Amin, Zulkarnain



Teaching Information Technology Law  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper we discuss an approach to the teaching of information technology law to higher education computing students that attempts to prepare them for professional computing practice. As information technology has become ubiquitous its interactions with the law have become more numerous. Information technology practitioners, and in particular…

Taylor, M. J.; Jones, R. P.; Haggerty, J.; Gresty, D.



Teaching Science as Inquiry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents four philosophies of science teaching for teachers to use that encourage optimal learner achievement. Information is provided on an experimentalist or problem solving approach, an idealistic or subject-centered science curricula, a decision-making approach, and criterion-referenced procedures for learning. Two psychologies of…

Ediger, Marlow


The Zen of Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After 21 years as an educator, a high school principal discovered that learning how to ski gave him new insights into teaching and learning. After encountering failure and frustration on the slopes, he would have become a ski school dropout without his instructor's encouragement. This administrator returned after the holidays with a better…

Mahon, J. Patrick



Teaching Adolescents about Contraception.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Human relationships and sexuality programs are a relatively new part of school curriculums, and rely on volunteer teachers who believe that this kind of knowledge is important for students to have. This collection of background readings, teaching strategies, and learning activities is put forward to try to make those teachers' jobs a little…

Mannison, Mary; Morris, June


Sharing Teaching Ideas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two teaching ideas integrate mathematics and business. The first discusses consumer deception by such ploys as false bottoms on containers and simple rather than compound interest on investments. The second describes a business mathematics course in which students are motivated by contracting for certain jobs and potential bonuses. (MDH)

Tunis, Harry B., Ed.



Apparatus for Teaching Physics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes: how to measure index of refraction by the thickness method; how to teach the concept of torque using a torque wrench; how to produce a real image with a concave mirror; how to eliminate the interface effects of a Pyrex containers; and an apparatus to illustrate Bernoulli's Principle. (MLH)

Gottlieb, Herbert H.



Teaching with Toys.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the use of toys in teaching science. Describes toys that model concepts including Playful Penguins and Blaster Balls; toys in demonstrations such as the Heat Solution, Rainbow Glasses, and Energy Ball; toys as mnemonic devices including Stackable Rings and Color Racers; and toys illustrating science and technology integration such as…

Stein, Mary; Miller, Dolores



Networked Teaching and Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This theme issue on networked teaching and learning contains 11 articles written by teachers of English and language arts in Bread Loaf's primarily rural, teacher networks. Most of these narratives describe how teachers have taught writing and literature using online exchanges or teleconferencing involving students in different locations and grade…

Benson, Chris, Ed.



Teaching Nuclear History.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Holl, Jack M.; Convis, Sheila C.



Teaching about Nutrition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Concepts, such as nutrition density, that teachers need to understand to teach children good nutrition are explained. Teachers can use food diaries, protein picture charts, and class discussions about health problems related to excessive sugar and fats to instill healthy eating habits in their students. (PP)

Rush, Marylou; Arnold, Anne Jurmu



Teaching Unit: Japan.  

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The cultural diversity of Japan can provide a rewarding learning experience for children of all grade levels. This teaching unit includes resources and ideas for the study of Japanese society, art, folklore, and poetry. Included among the instructional objectives are: (1) children will compare U.S. lifestyles with Japanese lifestyles by reading…

Evans, Dina


Teach in North Carolina.  

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This booklet urges teachers to teach in North Carolina, explaining that North Carolina is fast-growing with much to offer. North Carolina has a strong commitment to improving schools and has received high marks on a national report card for academic standards, student assessment, and providing equitable resources. The framework of educational…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.



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Teaching Aerobic Fitness Concepts.  

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Discusses how to teach aerobic fitness concepts to elementary students. Some of the K-2 activities include location, size, and purpose of the heart and lungs; the exercise pulse; respiration rate; and activities to measure aerobic endurance. Some of the 3-6 activities include: definition of aerobic endurance; heart disease risk factors;…

Sander, Allan N.; Ratliffe, Tom



Teaching Biblical Studies Online  

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In this edited transcript of a panel at the Society of Biblical Literature (November 23, 2009, Boston, Massachusetts), five Bible scholars give brief presentations on various challenges and opportunities encountered when teaching academic biblical studies courses online in both undergraduate and theological education contexts. Each presentation is…

Delamarter, Stephen; Gravett, Sandra L.; Ulrich, Daniel W.; Nysse, Richard W.; Polaski, Sandra Hack



Teaching Multicultural Counseling Prepracticum.  

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

McCreary, Micah L.; Walker, Tamara D.



Time and Teaching  

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This essay invites reflection on the phenomena of time as it impacts the day-to-day life of teachers. It also explores assumptions about time and teaching in three areas: first, beliefs about the force of time and the teacher's struggle to control it; second, beliefs about the potential of time and the benefits of its passing for teachers and…

McEwan, Anna E.



Ecology, Elementary Teaching Guide.  

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In an effort to provide background information and encourage incorporation of ecological understandings into the curriculum, this teacher's guide has been devised for fourth and fifth grade teachers. It utilizes an activity-oriented approach to discovery and inquiry, outlining behavioral objectives, learning activities, teaching suggestions, and…

Gross, Iva Helen


Teaching and Joy.  

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This publication is a collection of 25 personal stories from a multitude of perspectives on the joys of teaching and learning. The stories emphasize active learning; respect for differences; creativity; willingness to make mistakes; a love of life, school, and family relationships; and the quest for personal meaning. The stories are: (1) "Richard"…

Sornson, Robert, Ed.; Scott, James, Ed.


Teaching for Empowerment.  

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Explores ideas to help college educators empower students through their teaching. The article discusses assumptions of power and privilege that underlie empowerment, providing examples of how educators can disempower. Biological, psychological, and sociocultural processes of empowerment as related to race, gender, and disability are examined. (SM)

Freysinger, Valeria; Bedini, Leandra A.



Teaching Mediated Public Relations.  

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Discusses approaches to teaching a mediated public relations course, emphasizing the World Wide Web. Outlines five course objectives, assignments and activities, evaluation, texts, and lecture topics. Argues that students mastering these course objectives will understand ethical issues relating to media use, using mediated technology in public…

Kent, Michael L.




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Students-Teach-Students is a program that trains teams of high school students to present a smoking education program and role-model to fifth graders, helping them to overcome peer pressure to smoke cigarettes and marijuana. Surveys show that a significant percentage of students first begin to experiment with smoking cigarettes and marijuana…

Tokarz, Edward, Jr.; Sullivan, Richard D.



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

Bogaerts, Steven


Teaching Significant Figures  

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It is suggested that students would not be so careless about significant figures if they could actually see a demonstration of figures which are not significant. Such a demonstration is described, as is a simple teaching machine designed to give students facility in identifying insignificant figures in their calculations.

Tracy H. Logan



Good Teaching Aids.  

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This set of teaching aids consists of 14 Audubon Nature Bulletins with these titles: Schoolyard Laboratories, How to Lead a Field Trip, Natural Resources in the City, Mysteries of Bird Migration, Rock Stories and How to Read Them, The Ground Water Table, The Terrarium, Some Adventures With Wild Plants Outdoors and Indoors, Plant Propagation in the…

National Audubon Society, New York, NY.


Apparatus for Teaching Physics.  

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Describes a few apparatuses and demonstrations for teaching physics under the headings: demonstrating resonance of the inner ear, constructing a potential well-hill for overhead projectors, rubber tube vacuum pump, improvement on the simple homemade motor, air track to demonstrate sailing into the wind, and center of gravity and stability. (GA)

Gottlieb, Herbert H., Ed.



Teaching About Magnetism  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web page are the lecture notes for a presentation to middle and high school teachers to help teach magnetism. The lectures includes a brief history of the study of magnetism from its beginnings in ancient Greece and China to the present day, and three classroom demonstrations.

Stern, David



Teach the Children Well.  

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With fewer church-going youngsters and more dysfunctional families, today's schools have become more involved in character education. A student's death from leukemia propelled the Boston Public Schools into a formal values-education effort. The district offers a comprehensive literature-based program that teaches values such as courage, honesty,…

Steller, Arthur W.; Lambert, Walter K.



Teaching with Biography.  

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This teaching guide offers 13 suggestions for why biographies have such widespread use across curriculum areas. The guide then lists biographies in the areas of social studies, science, guidance programs, physical education, and the arts. The guide discusses the use of biography in developing reading, study, research, listening, speaking, writing,…

Sandel, Lenore


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Volesky, Bohumil


Who Will Teach?  

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Without governors' support, the emerging teaching reform agenda will go nowhere. States should eschew their "deja vu" attitudes and embrace quality of education as a major determinant of state and national economic survival. The governors' action agenda includes 10 recommendations addressing teacher education and standards, work environment, and…

Kean, Thomas H.