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Re-Using Teaching Materials  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When working with e-teaching materials we often find that the authors of resources, meant for the use of teachers in the teaching process, do not use the opportunities offered by the new technologies. All too often the materials are a monolithic block (or at least their main part is), constructed the way an ordinary book or workbook would be. This…

Lokar, Matija



case & teaching Materials competition  

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of Alabama Philip Mccord Morse lectureship award Dimitris Bertsimas, MIT Prize for the teaching of OR of Pennsylvania Napat Harinsuit, University of Pennsylvania Samuel Lim, University of Pennsylvania Willis Zhang

Nagurney, Anna


Use of sign language materials in teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Sweden, we have started to use a digital version of the Swedish Sign Language corpus for teaching purposes. Some of the material is now used with students in two separate courses: Swedish Sign Language for beginners, and Swedish Sign Language Linguistics (for deaf and hearing signers). In this workshop we will present some teaching methods and technical problems. Selected

Johanna Mesch; Lars Wallin


Curriculum Laboratory Language Arts Teaching Materials  

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1 Curriculum Laboratory Language Arts Teaching Materials For further assistance using any LangArt Alta. Gr.7-12) Learning and Teaching Resources (Found Online under Program of Study Tab-1 and 10-2) Crossroads (10-1, 10-2) (Gage) 810.8 Cro Gr.10 Departures: Reflections in Poetry (10-2) (Nels

Morris, Joy


Teaching-Material Crystallization: Wiki-based Rapid Prototyping for Teaching-Material Design  

Microsoft Academic Search

To support individualized and adaptive learning, teachers are encouraged to develop various teaching materials according to different requirements. However, traditional methodologies for designing teaching materials are time-consuming. To speed up the development process of teaching materials, our idea is to use a rapid prototyping approach which is based on automatic draft generation and Wiki-based revision. Since the Wiki-based authoring is

Wen-Chung Shih; Shian-Shyong Tseng; Jui-Feng Weng


Publications Management: A Guide to Teaching Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Too few journalism graduates know anything about the problems of management; yet, the higher one rises in the newsroom, the more one must develop managerial skills and talents. This resource guide to teaching materials for college courses in publication management lists books, articles, pamphlets, and audiovisual materials under the following…

Eberhard, Wallace B.


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



Teaching Composition in Prisons: Methods and Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A pilot study gathered information on materials and methods used by writing instructors teaching in prisons in Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri via a questionnaire. The classes taught by the respondents were all at the college level, were sponsored by various universities and colleges, and all but two were taught at maximum security…

Mowery, Carl D., Jr.


Curriculum Laboratory Careers Teaching Materials  

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Seldin, Jonathan P.


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 and Evaluation Materials Utilizing Multiple Representations in Mechanics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, we present materials and teaching ideas utilizing multiple representations in the contexts of kinematics and the force concept. These ideas and materials are substantiated by evidence and can be readily used in teaching with no special training. In addition, we briefly discuss two multiple-choice tests based on physics education…

Savinainen, A.; Nieminen, P.; Makynen, A.; Viiri, J.



Surveying FIFA Instructors' Behavioral Intention toward the Multimedia Teaching Materials  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Instruction delivered via multimedia applications is changing the way elite football refereeing instructors teach the Laws of the Game. Although e-learning applications are popular, there is minimal research on instructors' attitudes toward these teaching materials. The purpose of this research is to explore instructors' behavioral intentions…

Armenteros, M.; Liaw, Shu-Sheng; Fernandez, M.; Diaz, R. Flores; Sanchez, R. Arteaga



[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.


Onto TEMAS: an ontology-based teaching materials search engine  

Microsoft Academic Search

This vision paper describes an effort to develop Onto TEMAS, an Ontology-based TEaching MAterials Search engine. This special purpose search engine combines statistical and semantic search methods to provide a central search interface and directory for educators who wish to distribute, share and find curriculum and course preparation materials. Onto TEMAS uses an educational materials ontology to crawl the Web

Yuri A. Tijerino; Reza Sanati



Embedding Resource Based Learning Materials in Psychology Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a project at De Montfort University (United Kingdom) concerned with embedding the Teaching and Learning Technology Program (TLTP) and other resource-based learning (RBL) materials as major components of undergraduate psychology courses. Defines RBL materials as computer aided materials which have been downloaded from the Internet or…

Scase, Mark O.; Scott, Bernard



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.


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



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, Teaching or Support.! GRADE BASIC TEXT & CURRICULUM LAB # 7 (9 Y) Avancemos 2 Dos 468.24 Ava Glencoe Spanish 1 438.25 Gle 8 (9Y) Avancemos 2 Dos 468.24 Ava Glencoe Spanish 1 438.25 Gle 9 (9Y) Avancemos 2 Dos 468.24 Ava Glencoe Spanish 1 438.25 Gle 10 (9Y) Aventura 2 468.24 Ave Glencoe Spanish 2 438.25 Gle

Burg, Theresa



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Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Agriculture.


Sessions with Associated Abstracts by Day: Teaching Materials and Methods.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented are abstracts of five papers on teaching materials/methods presented at the 35th annual meeting of the American Physiological Society. Topic areas include expert system used as a teacher/consultant in hemostasis problems, computer assisted testing, and excitation/conduction properties of membranes as illustrated by the compound action…

Physiologist, 1984



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



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


Teaching about Hazardous and Toxic Materials. Teaching Activities in Environmental Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to assist practitioners of both formal and non-formal settings, this 18th volume of the ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education's Teaching Activities in Environmental Education series specifically focuses on the theme of hazardous and toxic materials. Initially, basic environmental concepts that deal with…

Disinger, John F.; Lisowski, Marylin


Effectiveness of Teaching Electricity to High School Students by Varied Class Time Sequences and Teaching Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major purpose of this study was to determine the effects of varied time sequences and different teaching materials on student achievement in learning the basic skills and knowledge in applied electricity for the farm and home. Thirty-seven agriculture teachers and 529 senior high school students enrolled in vocational agriculture in 37 schools…

Wilson, Russell Charles


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.



[Visual representation of biological structures in teaching material].  


Parameters must be defined for presenting and handling scientific information presented in the form of teaching materials. Through library research and consultations with specialists in the health sciences and in graphic arts and design, this study undertook a comparative description of the first examples of scientific illustrations of anatomy and the evolution of visual representations of knowledge on the cell. The study includes significant examples of illustrations which served as elements of analysis. PMID:16671254

Morato, M A; Struchiner, M; Bordoni, E; Ricciardi, R M



A New Chart and Teaching Materials on Cosmology from CPEP  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Contemporary Physics Education Project (CPEP), a volunteer non-profit corporation of educators and scientists that has been developing materials to support the introduction of contemporary physics topics into high school and college introductory physics for 20 years, recently introduced a teaching chart on cosmology: The History and Fate of the Universe. This talk will feature this chart and the activities and materials that are being developed to support the chart. Featured also will be the Universe Adventure, an internet tutorial related to the chart coming on line through the efforts of collaborating scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. (

Lightner, G. Samuel; Cherney, M.; Aubrecht, G.; Reiland, R.



Casting materials and their application in research and teaching.  


From a biological point of view, casting refers to filling of anatomical and/or pathological spaces with extraneous material that reproduces a three-dimensional replica of the space. Casting may be accompanied by additional procedures such as corrosion, in which the soft tissue is digested out, leaving a clean cast, or the material may be mixed with radiopaque substances to allow x-ray photography or micro computed topography (µCT) scanning. Alternatively, clearing of the surrounding soft tissue increases transparency and allows visualization of the casted cavities. Combination of casting with tissue fixation allows anatomical dissection and didactic surgical procedures on the tissue. Casting materials fall into three categories namely, aqueous substances (India ink, Prussian blue ink), pliable materials (gelatins, latex, and silicone rubber), or hard materials (methyl methacrylates, polyurethanes, polyesters, and epoxy resins). Casting has proved invaluable in both teaching and research and many phenomenal biological processes have been discovered through casting. The choice of a particular material depends inter alia on the targeted use and the intended subsequent investigative procedures, such as dissection, microscopy, or µCT. The casting material needs to be pliable where anatomical and surgical manipulations are intended, and capillary-passable for ultrastructural investigations. PMID:24564951

Haenssgen, Kati; Makanya, Andrew N; Djonov, Valentin



A New Chart and Teaching Materials on Cosmology from CPEP  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Contemporary Physics Education Project (CPEP), a volunteer non-profit corporation of educators and scientists that has been developing materials to support the introduction of contemporary physics topics into high school and college introductory physics for 20 years, recently introduced a teaching chart on cosmology: The History and Fate of the Universe. This new chart will be displayed and samples of the chart as well as examples of the activities and materials that are being developed to support the chart will be available. Featured also will be the Universe Adventure, an internet tutorial related to the chart coming on line through the efforts of collaborating scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. (

Lightner, G. Samuel; Cherney, M.; Aubrecht, G.; Reiland, R.



Deployment of the Simulator Based Multimedia Teaching Materials to Africa and Middle and Near East  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We constructed a lecturing system for multimedia teaching materials, that can model and visualize acoustic phenomena. These teaching materials facilitate student learning via high density lectures, thus enabling higher motivation and understanding levels. We published these teaching materials as e-Learning materials on a LMS (Learning Management System) . It was clarified that these teaching / learning materials are highly effective for acoustic education. These materials are continuously improved through cooperation with other educational institutions, both domestic and international. We are currently distributing these materials and providing instruction in their operating and constructing methodology in IT multimedia workshops. Here, we report on the deployment situation of multimedia teaching materials for modeling and visualizing acoustic phenomena.

Suda, Hiroshi; Nakagawa, Yasuhiro; Nakamura, Naoto; Ukigai, Masahiro; Miida, Yoshiro


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



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



Turkish Language Student Teachers' Use of Instructional Materials in Teaching Turkish  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of the present study is to identify which materials Turkish student teachers use in teaching practicum and the usage characteristics of these materials. This is a descriptive study using survey model. The participants of the study were 75 final year students, 35 females and 40 males, studying at the Turkish Language Teaching Department of…

Yazici Okuyan, Hülya



ITMS: Individualized Teaching Material System: Adaptive Integration of Web Pages Distributed in Some Servers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors developed a Web-based Adaptive Educational System (Web-based AES) named ITMS (Individualized Teaching Material System). ITMS adaptively integrates knowledge on the distributed Web pages and generates individualized teaching material that has various contents. ITMS also presumes the learners' knowledge levels from the states of their…

Mitsuhara, Hiroyuki; Kurose, Yoshinobu; Ochi, Youji; Yano, Yoneo


Teaching Canadian Studies: An Evaluation of Print Materials, Grades 1-13.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The annotated bibliography evaluates over 500 available textbooks, resource books, reference books, and other printed materials for teaching Canadian studies in elementary and secondary schools in Canada. The objective is to provide guidelines to help teachers select materials most appropriate to their teaching style and the needs of their…

Robeson, Virginia; Sylvester, Christine


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 the Material and Teaching the Students: Reflections on Introductory Courses for Non-Majors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching a required introductory Bible course to non-majors at a church-related college presents a number of pedagogical challenges. When considering how to teach such a course in the context of concerns common to the liberal arts, I find myself reflecting on authority. My thoughts on the teaching of this course in my own context are organized…

Kirkpatrick, Shane



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.



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


Teach-Back Day Participant Materials for Notebook  

E-print Network

to grow as learners. After actively participating in Teach Back Day, you will have: · Identified with you. A. The "Practice" Process: Let's take a few minutes to explore how this will work and what you will draw numbers for the teaching order. What questions do you have at this time? Copyright 2007. Do


Free Teaching Materials: Classroom and Curriculum Aids for Elementary School Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Free teaching materials suitable for elementary school science available from 168 agencies and companies are listed. Materials include booklets, teacher's source books and guides, charts and posters, and concrete materials such as mineral samples. Suggestions and materials for student activities range from experiments to song sheets. Topics…

Raimist, Roger J.; Mester, Rose A.


CORRE: A Framework for Evaluating and Transforming Teaching Materials into Open Educational Resources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Open education resources (OER) are taking centre-stage in many higher educational institutions globally, driven by the need to raise institutional profiles, improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning and achieve universal access to education. Many academics attracted to the idea of turning teaching materials into OER have, however, found…

Nikoi, Samuel K.; Rowlett, Tania; Armellini, Alejandro; Witthaus, Gabi



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



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



Difficulty Based Evaluation of Teaching Methods and Materials July 15, 1998  

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Difficulty Based Evaluation of Teaching Methods and Materials Dan Kalman July 15, 1998 Overview How of comparing teaching methods, Difficulty Based Evaluation, and will describe several directions for research can you tell if one instructional method is better than another? An obvious response is to measure

Kalman, Dan


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



Wiki-Based Rapid Prototyping for Teaching-Material Design in E-Learning Grids  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Grid computing environments with abundant resources can support innovative e-Learning applications, and are promising platforms for e-Learning. To support individualized and adaptive learning, teachers are encouraged to develop various teaching materials according to different requirements. However, traditional methodologies for designing teaching

Shih, Wen-Chung; Tseng, Shian-Shyong; Yang, Chao-Tung



Bibliography of Russian Teaching Materials. Reports and Occasional Papers No. 16. Preliminary Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annotated bibliography provides teachers of Russian with a comprehensive guide to instructional materials. Entries are classified under: (1) audio-visual courses, (2) audio-lingual courses, (3) course books, (4) visual teaching aids, (5) audio teaching aids, (6) language laboratory drills, (7) reference grammars, (8) translations, essays,…

Pockney, B. P., Comp.; Sollohub, N. S., Comp.


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.



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.



Teaching Students about Civil Rights Using Print Material and Photographs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author describes teaching eighth-grade students about the civil rights movement. Teachers used photographs of students in the 1950s as a central theme of their unit about the U.S. civil rights movement. Using these photographs as a learning tool inspired the students to be engaged in history. At the end of the unit, students were able to…

Dallmer, Denise



Indian Languages Bibliography of Grammars, Dictionaries and Teaching Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliography of Indian languages is designed to assist students, teachers, librarians, and researchers in identifying instructional works to serve the needs of those teaching and learning Indian languages, and to promote the study of these languages. It was compiled with the Indian language situation in mind, in which the superficial…

Pattanayak, D. P., Comp.


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



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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Noel, Andrea M.; Colopy, Mary Ann




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British Council, London (England).


The Use of Research-Based Methods and Materials for Preparing to Teach Mathematics with Technology  

E-print Network

383 The Use of Research-Based Methods and Materials for Preparing to Teach Mathematics' learning depends on teachers' decisions when using technology tools that are often based on knowledge for mathematics teacher education, provides sample materials, and shares initial research results. Technology

Spagnolo, Filippo


Teaching Students about Civil Rights Using Print Material and Photographs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author describes teaching eighth-grade students about the civil rights movement. Teachers used photographs of students in the 1950s as a central theme of their unit about the U.S. civil rights movement. Using these photographs as a learning tool inspired the students to be engaged in history. At the end of the unit, students were able to compare and contrast

Denise Dallmer



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.



Bibliography of Instructional Materials for the Teaching of Portuguese.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The materials listed in this annotated bibliography of instructional materials for the instruction of Portuguese include: books, films, filmstrips, games, puzzles, records, tapes, slides, and visuals. The bibliography is divided into the following sections: Art, Audiovisual Materials, Bilingual-Bicultural Education, Culture, Dictionaries and…

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.


Teaching Students to Infer Meaning through Material Culture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Social studies students can learn to glean historical information from the study of material culture through active engagement as curators. Teachers can guide students through a pre-survey of helpful reading materials and then through selecting items of personal significance to them: creating labels that objectively describe the chosen items as to…

Brewer, Ernest Andrew; Fritzer, Penelope



Teaching with Functional Materials: The Problem of Stress and Intonation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A discussion of techniques for teachers to best use functional materials focuses on providing practice in recognizing and manipulating stress and intonation variations to produce attitudinally appropriate utterances. Lesson planning ideas for beginner and intermediate levels are included. (MSE)

Roberts, Jon



Selected Resource Materials for Teaching Urban Geography in Australian Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This discussion of non-book materials available in Australia for secondary instruction in urban geography emphasizes their suitability for conveying particular concepts as well as appropriateness at particular curricular levels. (JH)

Barlow, M. H.; Deer, C. E.



An Inventory of Human Rights Teaching Materials = Repertoire du Materiel Pedagogique Relatif aux Droits de la Personne.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is an inventory designed to help educators more efficiently locate resources for teaching about human rights in the classroom. The types of materials identified in this document include: teaching units and guides, reference books, multi-media kits, filmstrips, tapes, video cassettes, supplementary curricular materials, and other…

Manitoba Human Rights Commission, Winnipeg.


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



Study of the Validity and Reliability of a Self-Efficacy Scale of Teaching Material Utilization  

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The main purpose of this study is to develop a scale in order to detect the level of pre-service teachers' utilization from teaching materials based on their perception of self-efficacy. The sample group is composed of 439 students for the first application and 215 students for the second. In order to detect the validity of the scale, exploratory…

Korkmaz, Ozgen



Fallacies and Assumptions in the Use of Student Evaluation of Distance Education Teaching Materials.  

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Discusses five fallacies that can arise in the design and analysis of student questionnaires regarding teaching materials used in Australian distance education courses, including student objectivity, student subject knowledge, notions of relevance, author responsibility for student learning, and faulty generalization in evaluating student…

Cresswell, Roger; Hobson, Peter



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



Learning from Distance-Teaching Materials: A Study of Students' Mediating Responses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a process-tracing study which investigated study approaches adopted by four distance learners enrolled in the Bachelor of Education Program at James Cook University and their mental processes when learning from distance-teaching materials in order to identify textual features which activated mental processes for use in textual design.…

Marland, Percy; And Others



Supplementary material for: Teaching and understanding of quantum interpretations in modern physics courses  

E-print Network

Supplementary material for: Teaching and understanding of quantum interpretations in modern physics and student perspectives on quantum mechanics. Figure S1 (color): Supplement to Fig. 6 from main text offerings of the PHYS3A&B modern physics courses; semesters are grouped by color (red, blue, gray

Colorado at Boulder, University of


The Use of Video as an Audio-visual Material in Foreign Language Teaching Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, a great tendency towards the use of technology and its integration into the curriculum has gained a great importance. Particularly, the use of video as an audio-visual material in foreign language teaching classrooms has grown rapidly because of the increasing emphasis on communicative techniques, and it is obvious that the use of…

Cakir, Ismail



Primary Prevention in Mental Health and Social Work: A Sourcebook of Curriculum and Teaching Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A sourcebook of curriculum and teaching materials pertaining to primary prevention in mental health and social work is presented. Contents include: two articles addressing the theoretical dimensions of primary prevention and the relationship to social work education and practice; five articles describing preventive content that can be integrated…

Nobel, Milton, Ed.


Comparative Pedagogies and Epistemological Diversity: Social and Materials Contexts of Teaching in Tanzania  

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This article examines how epistemological differences regarding knowledge production and material differences in the conditions of teaching influence teachers' and teacher educators' understandings of learner-centered pedagogy. Emerging from a 5-year collaboration between teams of US and Tanzanian teacher educators, the research focuses on six…

Vavrus, Frances; Bartlett, Lesley



Some Instructional Strategies for Improving Learning from Distance Teaching Materials.  

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Examines some traditional instructional strategies used to improve textual materials for learning at a distance, including advance organizers, overviews, pretests, objectives, and inserted questions, together with devices in typography and graphics. Research in each area is reviewed and guidelines are given for using each strategy. An extensive…

Marland, P. W.; Store, R. E.



Teaching Marketable Skills with 21st-Century Materials  

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Advanced composites are characterized by the use of expensive, high-performance resin systems and high-strength, high-stiffness fiber reinforcement. These materials have been adopted for use in sporting goods, where high-performance equipment like golf clubs, tennis rackets, fishing poles and archery equipment benefit from the light weight/ high…

Hayes, Kevin



Investigating Your Environment: Teaching Materials for Environmental Education.  

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Included in this set of environmental education materials for secondary school students are six lesson plans. Each lesson plan has six components: (1) suggestions for setting the stage; (2) individual or group activities; (3) task cards; (4) charts and tables to be used for data interpretation; (5) suggested questions, discussions, and summaries;…

Forest Service (USDA), Washington, DC.



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San Juan Unified School District, Carmichael, CA.


Impression materials and techniques for crown and bridgework: a survey of undergraduate teaching in the UK.  


The aim of this study was to document the teaching of impression materials and techniques for crown and bridgework in the undergraduate curriculum in UK dental schools. A questionnaire sent to each school during the 1993/1994 academic year elicited fourteen replies (100% response). Addition-cured silicones were found to predominate; 71% of schools taught and used clinically a one-stage, full arch impression technique involving stock trays, and 57% of schools a full-arch custom tray technique. Routine disinfection of impressions was taught and practised in 43% of schools. The results demonstrated variation between UK dental schools in their teaching of impression materials and techniques for crown and bridgework in the undergraduate curriculum. PMID:9927922

Randall, R C; Wilson, M A; Setcos, J C; Wilson, N H



Development and implementation of web-based teaching aids and materials for a course of automatic measurement system and applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Automatic measurement systems play an important role in various applications of the industry. It is effective in reducing the cost, time consumption of researches and developments, and increasing the product qualities. Web-based teaching tools and materials can provide a dramatic benefit to teaching and learning. Therefore, a Web-based integrated measurement system which automatically measure and identify those inherent characteristics of

Shun Chung Wang; Juing Huei Su; Yi Hua Liu; Yih Chien Chen; Chyi Shyong Lee



Survey instrument to facilitate continuous improvement of lean teaching materials: a first-run study  

E-print Network

for a three-day workshop and tested them on a healthcare facility owner and its most frequently engaged architects, engineers, general contractors and trade partners. To test the effectiveness of the teaching materials, we developed an anonymous... for a western US-based healthcare facility that serves a metropolitan population of nearly 650,000 residents contacted the first author of this paper after reading an article by the same (Hamilton and Rybkowski 2011). The 522- bed acute care facility...

Rybkowski, Zofia K.; Munankami, Manish; Smith, James P.; Kulkarni, Aditi



The Development of a Syllabus of Historical Materials for Teaching Dance History at the College Level. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The dearth of scholarly works and appropriate materials for the teaching of subjects in dance history led to the request for support of this project. The aim of the project was to review the materials in dance history from 1660 to 1880 in France and England, to prepare a classification system within which the materials could be organized, and to…

Wynne, Shirley S.


Teaching Shakespeare.  

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

Davis, James E., Ed.



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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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


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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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



Teaching Materials for Russian. Recorded and Audio-visual Course and Supplementary Material; Courses and Readers for Students of Science and Technology and Social Science, Readers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These three lists are part of a series which will form a bibliography of Russian language teaching materials. The bibliography comprises a list of contents, annotations, a letter classification which gives a guide to the level of suitability of the material, an author index, and a list of publishers' addresses. Eash list treats a different…

Centre for Information on Language Teaching, London (England).


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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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


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

SciTech Connect

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  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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



Helping Educators Find Visualizations and Teaching Materials Just-in-Time  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Major events and natural disasters like hurricanes and tsunamis provide geoscience educators with powerful teachable moments to engage their students with class content. In order to take advantage of these opportunities, educators need quality topical resources related to current earth science events. The web has become an excellent vehicle for disseminating this type of resource. In response to the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and to Hurricane Katrina's devastating impact on the US Gulf Coast, the On the Cutting Edge professional development program developed collections of visualizations for use in teaching. ( tsunami.html, collections/hurricanes.html). These sites are collections of links to visualizations and other materials that can support the efforts of faculty, teachers, and those engaged in public outreach. They bring together resources created by researchers, government agencies and respected media sources and organize them for easy use by educators. Links are selected to provide a variety of different types of visualizations (e.g photographic images, animations, satellite imagery) and to assist educators in teaching about the geologic event reported in the news, associated Earth science concepts, and related topics of high interest. The cited links are selected from quality sources and are reviewed by SERC staff before being included on the page. Geoscience educators are encouraged to recommend links and supporting materials and to comment on the available resources. In this way the collection becomes more complete and its quality is enhanced.. These sites have received substantial use (Tsunami - 77,000 visitors in the first 3 months, Hurricanes - 2500 visitors in the first week) indicating that in addition to use by educators, they are being used by the general public seeking information about the events. Thus they provide an effective mechanism for guiding the public to quality resources created by geoscience researchers and facilities, in addition to supporting incorporation of geoscience research in education.

McDaris, J.; Manduca, C. A.; MacDonald, R. H.



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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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



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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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


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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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



Roundtable: Social Work in Small Towns and Rural Areas. A Compendium of Teaching Materials for Rural Social Work.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An inventory of types of teaching materials relevant for teachers of rural social work includes general suggestions of useful literary works (modern American literature, ethnic literature, locality-specific literature, drama), video-tape productions, government publications, music and architecture. Other generally-indicated possibilities include…

Mermelstein, Joanne; Sundet, Paul


Development of Teaching Materials for Field Identification of Plants and Analysis of Their Effectiveness in Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduces teaching materials developed for field identification of plants with synoptical keys, identification tables, cards, and programs. Selects approximately 2000 seed plants and uses visibly identifiable characteristics for classification. Recommends using the methodology of identification in other areas for biological identification. (YDS)

Ohkawa, Chizuru



Using Rubber-Elastic Material Ideal Gas Analogies to Teach Introductory Thermodynamics. Part II: The Laws of Thermodynamics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Polymeric rubber-elastic material (REM) is in many ways analogous to ideal gases. This may be used to good advantage as a supplementary system for teaching elementary thermodynamic concepts, equations of state, and the laws of thermodynamics. Part II includes thermometry and the zeroth law, heat, work, energy and the first law, Joule's law, heat capacity, adiabats and isotherms, enthalpy, heat

Brent Smith



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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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


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  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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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[Question discussion on Theories of Different Schools of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, "the twelfth five-year plan" teaching material].  


The several questions in Theories of Acupuncture and Moxibustion of Different Schools, "the twelfth five-year plan" teaching material, are analyzed and discussed. The expression of DOU Han-qing on "playing a role of meridians, collaterals, qi and blood" is not so accurate, which is suggested to modify as "attaching the importance to needles". "Theory of heaven, human being and earth" "theory of acupuncture on qi regulation" and "the eight therapeutic methods in treatment of disease" in Jinzhenfu (Ode to Golden Needles) are valuable academically and suggested to be supplemented. The expression of XI Hong on "reinforcing and reducing technique by following or against the running course of meridian" and the expression of XU Feng on "the magic turtle eight techniques" are not concrete. It is required to elaborate them in detail. These questions are put forward and needed to discuss with the editors so as to perfect the teaching material. PMID:24796066

Yin, Zhen-Jin



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.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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



Analyzing Students' Learning Progressions Throughout a Teaching Sequence on Acoustic Properties of Materials with a Model-Based Inquiry Approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The study we have carried out aims to characterize 15- to 16-year-old students' learning progressions throughout the implementation of a teaching-learning sequence on the acoustic properties of materials. Our purpose is to better understand students' modeling processes about this topic and to identify how the instructional design and actual enactment influences students' learning progressions. This article presents the design principles which elicit the structure and types of modeling and inquiry activities designed to promote students' development of three conceptual models. Some of these activities are enhanced by the use of ICT such as sound level meters connected to data capture systems, which facilitate the measurement of the intensity level of sound emitted by a sound source and transmitted through different materials. Framing this study within the design-based research paradigm, it consists of the experimentation of the designed teaching sequence with two groups of students (n = 29) in their science classes. The analysis of students' written productions together with classroom observations of the implementation of the teaching sequence allowed characterizing students' development of the conceptual models. Moreover, we could evidence the influence of different modeling and inquiry activities on students' development of the conceptual models, identifying those that have a major impact on students' modeling processes. Having evidenced different levels of development of each conceptual model, our results have been interpreted in terms of the attributes of each conceptual model, the distance between students' preliminary mental models and the intended conceptual models, and the instructional design and enactment.

Hernández, María Isabel; Couso, Digna; Pintó, Roser



Analyzing Students' Learning Progressions Throughout a Teaching Sequence on Acoustic Properties of Materials with a Model-Based Inquiry Approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The study we have carried out aims to characterize 15- to 16-year-old students' learning progressions throughout the implementation of a teaching-learning sequence on the acoustic properties of materials. Our purpose is to better understand students' modeling processes about this topic and to identify how the instructional design and actual enactment influences students' learning progressions. This article presents the design principles which elicit the structure and types of modeling and inquiry activities designed to promote students' development of three conceptual models. Some of these activities are enhanced by the use of ICT such as sound level meters connected to data capture systems, which facilitate the measurement of the intensity level of sound emitted by a sound source and transmitted through different materials. Framing this study within the design-based research paradigm, it consists of the experimentation of the designed teaching sequence with two groups of students ( n = 29) in their science classes. The analysis of students' written productions together with classroom observations of the implementation of the teaching sequence allowed characterizing students' development of the conceptual models. Moreover, we could evidence the influence of different modeling and inquiry activities on students' development of the conceptual models, identifying those that have a major impact on students' modeling processes. Having evidenced different levels of development of each conceptual model, our results have been interpreted in terms of the attributes of each conceptual model, the distance between students' preliminary mental models and the intended conceptual models, and the instructional design and enactment.

Hernández, María Isabel; Couso, Digna; Pintó, Roser



An Annotated Listing of Free and Inexpensive Materials for Teaching about Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over 70 historic sites, outreach programs, teaching aids, publications, and media presentations appropriate for elementary and secondary school instruction in Illinois history, government, and natural resources are listed. Items are categorized by the Illinois state department or museum which makes the information available: Illinois Department of…

Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Program Planning and Development.


Teaching Reading in Russian, Volume 1. Instructional Materials for the Less Commonly Taught Languages.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These reading comprehension exercises, based on authentic Russian texts, are aimed at developing reading strategies in lower-level students of Russian. The exercises are designed for students reading at the Novice and Intermediate levels as determined by the American Counsel on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Educational Testing…

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Yonkers, NY.


Work in progress — Soil watering systems as teaching materials for technology education in junior high schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

In March 2008, the Japanese government announced the revision of the teaching guidelines for junior high schools, which are to be fully enacted in April 2012. According to the new guideline for the subject of Technology Education, “measurement and control by programming”, “growth of living things”, and “energy transformation”, which had previously been elective topics, are to become mandatory. Therefore,

Yasumasa Oomori; Kan Nagai; Naoya Kawasaki; Hideo Nagumo



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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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


The use of emulation technology in multimedia-assisted basketball teaching materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

Multimedia and emulation technology realized three-dimensional animation design and program designing of web multimedia about the skill and tactics of basketball. This method has overcome the insufficiency of tactic's dynamical demonstration in traditional teaching. It is useful for learners to establish reasonable action conception and arouse their learning interest.

Chen Mengzhong; Wang Jia



Teaching controversial issues in criminal justice: Using historical material to overcome student resistance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the teaching of controversial issues in criminal justice can be a lively and rewarding experience, it can also be\\u000a extremely challenging. Unlike subject matter in other disciplines, the subject matter of criminal justice is to some extent\\u000a familiar to most reasonably well-informed citizens. Thus students in criminal justice classes will possess an awareness of\\u000a many of the discipline's controversial

Alexis M. Durham



Modular Sequence: Teaching Reading to Bilingual Learners. TTP 002.09; Survey and Examination of Methods and Materials for the Teaching of Reading in English. Teacher Corps Bilingual Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this teaching module is to examine materials and methods in the area of reading instruction. Upon completion of the module, participants should be able to (a) explain and give an example of a published program for seven approaches to beginning reading, (b) evaluate four published reading programs, and (c) state which approach they…

Cillizza, Joseph; Devine, John M.


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


Teaching Physics in Cameroon.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses experiences in teaching high school physics in the Cameroon. Comments on the educational system, the school, instructional strategies, materials/equipment, and the author's personal experiences teaching in this developing country. (JN)

Bryant, Daniel



Curriculum Use while Learning to Teach: One Student Teacher's Appropriation of Mathematics Curriculum Materials  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes one student teacher's interactions with mathematics curriculum materials during her internship in a kindergarten classroom. Anne used curriculum materials from two distinct programs and taught lessons multiple times to different groups of children. Although she used each curriculum in distinct ways, her curriculum use was…

Lloyd, Gwendolyn M.



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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.


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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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



Analysis of Academic Attitudes and Existing Processes to Inform the Design of Teaching and Learning Material Repositories: A User-Centred Approach  

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The last couple of years have brought a rise in the number of institutional repositories throughout the world and within UK Higher Education institutions, with the majority of these repositories being devoted to research output. Repositories containing teaching and learning material are less common and the workflows and business processes…

King, Melanie; Loddington, Steve; Manuel, Sue; Oppenheim, Charles



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



The Comparative Instructional Effectiveness of Print-Based and Video-Based Instructional Materials for Teaching Practical Skills at a Distance  

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Print-based instructional materials have been more popular than any other medium for teaching practical skills during the delivery of technical and vocational education and training via distance learning. However, the approach has its shortcomings and in recent times alternatives have been sought. The comparative instructional effectiveness of one…

Donkor, Francis



An Investigation of the Feasibility of Teaching Material from an Introductory Course in Operations Research on the PLATO Computer-Based Educational System.  

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Five PLATO exercises on linear decision models were developed to investigate the feasibility of teaching material from operations research on the PLATO computer-based education system. The exercises were administered to business administration students enrolled in an introductory course in operations research. Each PLATO session was monitored to…

Necco, Charles R.



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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.



Development of Experience-based Visible-type Electromagnetic Teaching Materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Electromagnetism is the base of electrical engineering, however, it is one of the most difficult subjects to learn. The small experiments which show the principles of electricity visibly are useful technique to promote these comprehension. For classroom experimental materials to learn basic electromagnetism, we developed rotating magnetic field visualizer, gravity-use generators, simple motors, and electric-field visualizer. We report how we visualized the principles of motors and generators in classroom experiments. In particular, we discuss in detail how to visualize the mechanism of very simple motors. We have been demonstrating the motors in children science classes conducted all over Japan. We developed these experimental materials, and we achieved remarkable results using these materials in the electromagnetism class.

Suzuki, Masayoshi; Shima, Kenzou


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.



Towards an archaeology of pedagogy: learning, teaching and the generation of material culture traditions  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article we seek to build on efforts to apply the insights of social learning theory to interpret patterns of continuity and change in the archaeological record. This literature suggests that stable and often highly arbitrary material culture traditions are likely to be founded on our biologically evolved capacity for imitation. However, it has recently been argued that the

Jamshid J. Tehrani; Felix Riede



Teaching Materials for Joy Hakim'sThe Story of Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In honor of this International Year of Astronomy, Smithsonian Books, Johns Hopkins University, and the National Science Teachers Association have collaborated to provide sample supplementary materials to support The Story of Science. We provide examples of the types of innovative ideas and6 activities from which professionals might develop a program that meets the needs of all students. Here you will find three selected chapters from the great material developed by a team at Johns HopkinsUniversity, accompanied by supplementary electronic resources developed especially for the National Science Teachers Association. Both the Johns Hopkins activities and the electronic resources from NSTA have been selected for ease of implementation and involve a minimum of expensive equipment. Wherever possible, mathematics, geography, language arts, and history notes are included so that the text can easily be shared and linked with other teachers in the learning community. The three learning units for each of the first two books in the series provide suggestions for a course that could be implemented for as long as a school year, using the Hakim text as a foundation, or could be mixed and matched to integrate this material with your standard textbook or with other subjects in your school's program.

Joy Hakim



Teaching Modern Languages.  

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A review of a three-day conference on language teaching policies, methods, instructional materials, and teacher training in Canada is presented in this report. Articles and commentary focus on: (1) Canada's needs in language teaching, (2) language programs in the United Kingdom, United States, and the Soviet Union, (3) research in teaching

Nason, Gerald, Ed.


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



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.



Textbooks and Related Teaching/Learning Materials for Primary Classes. A Report of a Sub-regional Workshop on the Development of Systems and Structures for Producing Textbooks and Other Related Teaching/Learning Materials (Bangkok, Thailand, September 17-27, 1984).  

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The results of an APEID (Asia and the Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development) workshop on producing textbooks and other teaching and learning materials, especially in reading, for the first level of education are provided in this book. An initial overview presents the objectives and the organization of the workshop. The second…

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


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.



TeachingTeaching Interactive  

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of these departments include: The College of Nursing, The College of Education, The College of Food, Agriculture educational goals otherwise out of reach due to their location. Teaching a multi-site class can facilitateTeachingTeaching with Interactive Video: A Faculty Orientation Presented by OSU Extension and OSU

Jones, Michelle


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  

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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.



The Interaction of Decision-Making Style, Teaching Strategy, and Decision-Making Content Material in Social Studies  

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It is assumed that inference is at the heart of thinking and little is known about possible relationships between learners' decision-making styles and teaching strategies. Therefore, it was hypothesized that instructed children score higher on an inference test than those not instructed, and interactions occur between different decision-making…

Schwab, Lynne S.; Clegg, Ambrose A., Jr.


Teaching Biological Systems.  

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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



Developing a Teaching Portfolio.  

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Teaching portfolios document the full range of competencies of faculty over time. They should include descriptions of teaching philosophy and style, representative course materials, professional-development strategies, and products of student learning. Input from peer observations, student ratings, and external recognitions should also be…

Oermann, Marilyn H.



Creative Biology Teaching.  

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The first section of this book discusses modern approaches to teaching biology, including theoretical approaches (such as "teaching form and function together") and the use of educational technology. The second part gives guidelines for planning and stocking science centers and laboratories. The third section deals with the use of materials: use…

Harding, Delma E.; And Others


The Analysis of Students' Conceptions as a Support for Designing a Teaching/Learning Sequence on the Acoustic Properties of Materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We believe that finding out how students think about certain topics that are covered in science classes should not be "the end of the story" but the starting point for planning lessons and designing materials. From this perspective, the research study presented here is intended to explore secondary school (15-18 year old) students' preconceptions of sound attenuation, and of the properties and internal structure of materials. Specifically, we analysed students' explanations for the fact that some materials attenuate sound more than others. This study was conducted within a particular scenario, in which 72 students participated in laboratory sessions aimed at developing students' understanding of the nature, propagation and attenuation of sound. From the analysis of students' explanations, we could identify some conceptions of sound attenuation in materials (e.g. as a result of hindering the entrance of sound, or as a result of capturing sound). The results of this study also indicate that the role of properties of a material and the role of the internal structure that students associate with its acoustic behaviour depend on their conceptions of sound attenuation. We used these results as support for the design of a research-based teaching/learning sequence on the Acoustic Properties of Materials, which is intended to facilitate students' overcoming the specific conceptual difficulties identified in this research study and promote students' development of conceptual models of sound attenuation.

Hernández, María Isabel; Couso, Digna; Pintó, Roser



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."



English Language Teaching Profile: Bangladesh.  

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This profile of the English language teaching situation in Bangladesh discusses the role of English in the community and within the educational system. The amount of time devoted to English is discussed, as well as the syllabus used, the teaching staff, teacher training, and teaching materials. English instruction outside the educational system is…

British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.


Students Teaching Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Arizona's Teaching Teams Program allows students who know their course's lecture material and feel confident with their abilities to assist peers in understanding difficult concepts, completing projects, or solving complex problems. Ever

Julie C. Libarkin



Impact of Information Entropy on Teaching Effectiveness  

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Information entropy refers to the process in which information is sent out from the information source, transmitted through information channel and acquired by information sink, while the teaching process is the one of transmitting teaching information from teachers and teaching material to students. How to improve teaching effectiveness is…

Wang, Zhi-guo



Guia Para El Mejoramiento de la Produccion de Materiales Para la Educacion Formal y No Formal. Guias Metodologicas No. 6. (Guide for the Improvement of Production of Educational Materials for Formal and Non-formal Education. Methodology Guide No. 6). Revised Proceedings from the Regional Workshop on Improvement of the Production of Educational Materials on Teaching Population Education: Primary and Secondary Level (Santiago, Chile, May 27-June 5, 1987).  

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Various educators from Latin and Central America and the Caribbean met to design and produce materials for teaching family life, human sexuality, community life, and environmental studies. They concluded that the materials should meet community standards; help prepare for future change; develop working models for designing effective teaching

Calvo, Gilbert



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Assessment of Learner Acceptance and Satisfaction with Video-Based Instructional Materials for Teaching Practical Skills at a Distance  

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As video-based instructional materials become available to distance learners to learn practical skills at a distance, it is important to assess the instructional effectiveness of these materials and to understand how students respond to them. This paper is the second part of a larger exploratory study that assessed the instructional effectiveness…

Donkor, Francis



An Analysis of Teaching Competence in Science Teachers Involved in the Design of Context-Based Curriculum Materials  

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The committees for the current Dutch context-based innovation in secondary science education employed teachers to design context-based curriculum materials. A study on the learning of science teachers in design teams for context-based curriculum materials is presented in this paper. In a correlation study, teachers with (n = 5 and 840 students)…

De Putter-Smits, Lesley G. A.; Taconis, Ruurd; Jochems, Wim; Van Driel, Jan



A Language-teaching Bibliography.  

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This annotated bibliography provides a guide to books on the theory and practice of language teaching. Instructional materials for classroom use are not included. Eight sections of materials are contained in the work: (1) language, (2) language teaching, (3) English for speakers of other languages, (4) French, (5) German, (6) Italian, (7) Russian…

Centre for Information on Language Teaching, London (England).


Teaching Pronunciation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Gives practical hints for teaching pronunciation with special attention to accent: 1. Teaching of pronunciation should take place in a "meaningful context." 2. Mimicry drills form the basis for teaching pronunciation. 3. Discrimination drills are a prerequisite for successful teaching of pronunciation. 4. Speaking in chorus is a useful method for…

Knight, Michael



RSMAS Teaching Assistantship Workshop August 23, 2011  

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#12;Resources Useful Web Sites: University of Virginia Teaching Handbook University of Indiana Bloomington handbook sources of information b. Include recent material c. Adapt material to particular class d. Rapid relay

Miami, University of


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

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

Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl; Paskevicius, Michael



Textbook Production and Distribution in the Pacific. Report of a Sub-Regional Seminar on the Production and Distribution of Textbooks and Other Related Teaching/Learning Materials (Nukualofa, Tonga, August 26-September 5, 1985).  

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This document offers the proceedings of a seminar in which participants from Fiji, Kiribati, New Zealand, Western Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Australia, and the University of South Pactific met to discuss current and better practices for the production and distribution of textbooks and other teaching/learning materials. This seminar proceedings is…

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


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

Anthony Carpi



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.


ESL Idea Book: A Bibliography of Instructor-Developed Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliography contains annotated citations of primarily non-commercial instructional materials for adult literacy education in English as a Second Language (ESL). All are for learners at beginning to intermediate English language skill levels, and were selected for ease of use by volunteers, relevance to an urban area, overall applicability to…

Lane, Martha A.


Cross-Curricular Sex Education (CCSE): Project Pack for Schools and Health Authorities. Volume 2: Teaching Materials.  

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This document contains information designed for sex education in secondary schools. The materials here are for classroom use, and share a number of features: (1) they consist of "modules" of various lengths to fit within subject areas; (2) they place no special demands on the skill of the teacher; and (3) they all contain a component for feedback,…

Exeter Univ. (England). School of Education. HEA Schools Health Education Unit.


Transfer of Teaching Materials between Universities: Where Is the Boundary between Legitimate Transaction and Violation of Moral Intellectual Property Rights?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intellectual property rights have various facets. The best-known one is copyright, enabling the owner to legally utilise intellectual materials. However, there is a separate set of legal entitlements, termed moral intellectual property rights. The purpose of these is to prevent false attribution, damage to an author's reputation and some forms of…

Maiwald, Matthias; Harrington, Kathy



Using Rubber-Elastic Material-Ideal Gas Analogies To Teach Introductory Thermodynamics. Part II: The Laws of Thermodynamics.  

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Describes the laws of thermodynamics as a supplement to an introductory thermodynamics undergraduate course. Uses rubber-elastic materials (REM) which have strong analogies to the concept of ideal gas. Provides examples of the analogies between ideal gas and REM and mathematical analogies. (YDS)

Smith, Brent



Bibliography. Cases and Other Materials for the Teaching of Business Administration in Developing Countries. South and Southeast Asia.  

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This is the second in a series of bibliographies made possible by a grant from the Ford Foundation to the Harvard Business School for the listing of cases and other materials to aid prospective teachers and researchers in developing countries. The first volume focused on Latin America, and the third volume will deal primarily with the Middle East…

Towl, Andrew R.; Lindfors, Grace V., Ed.


Using Rubber-Elastic Material-Ideal Gas Analogies To Teach Introductory Thermodynamics. Part I: Equations of State.  

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Describes equations of state as a supplement to an introductory thermodynamics undergraduate course. Uses rubber-elastic materials (REM) which have strong analogies to the concept of an ideal gas and explains the molar basis of REM. Provides examples of the analogies between ideal gas and REM and mathematical analogies. (Contains 22 references.)…

Smith, Brent



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 Mathematics in the Block. Teaching in the Block Series.  

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Practical suggestions are offered for teaching mathematics in a block schedule, including ways to make some topics more compact, integrate mathematics with other materials, and design lesson plans to maximize instructional time. Chapters are: (1) "NCTM [National Council of Teachers of Mathematics] Standards and Teaching Mathematics in a Block…

Gilkey, Susan N.; Hunt, Carla H.


Teaching Moments: Opening the Pipeline to Teaching Innovations  

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This paper demonstrates a strategy to speed teaching innovation transfer between marketing educators. Nine teaching innovations presented at the Society for Marketing Advances 2012 Annual Conference are offered in a brief catalog form. The reader can also download support materials at…

Tanner, John F.; Whalen, D. Joel



Teaching to Teach in Toronto  

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Objective: The training objectives for postgraduate education in the United States and Canada both state that teaching skills should be formally developed during training. This article reviews the development of the Teaching-to-Teach program at the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry, the current curriculum, evaluation, and future…

Dang, Kien; Waddell, Andrea E.; Lofchy, Jodi



Evaluating Teaching through Teaching Awards.  

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Reviews the literature on teaching awards and then examines a specific case, the Alan P. Stuart Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of New Brunswick, using Menges's three tests of effective awards. Suggests that examining the strengths and weaknesses of institutional teaching awards can help illuminate the processes involved in…

Carusetta, Ellen



Teaching Chemical Engineers about Teaching  

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

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



Teaching Morally and Teaching Morality  

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In this article, the authors introduce what they believe is an important distinction between teaching morality and teaching morally. In P-12 schools, the moral education debate often focuses on character education programs or other moral curricula. Such programs and curricula are championed as a means of teaching morality and transmitting moral…

Fenstermacher, Gary D.; Osguthorpe, Richard D.; Sanger, Matthew N.




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Part of this work and teaching of the material presented in this paper was done while the author was at Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.  

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, or to republish, requires a fee and/or specific permission. 92 A SIMPLE REAL TIME EXECUTIVE tinyexec AS A ABSTRACT This paper presents our experience of using a small real time executive tinyexec as a teaching systems, process, preemption, real time, tasks, scheduling 1. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this paper

Phoha, Vir V.


A tutorial for sandstone petrology: architecture and development of an interactive program for teaching highly visual material  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have developed an interactive computer-based tutorial in sandstone petrology for undergraduate-level students. The goal of this tutorial is to provide students exposure to the highly visual subject matter of petrography outside the confines of organized laboratory exercises. This paper describes the architecture and development procedures of the current version of the sandstone petrography tutorial, and offers a possible model for similar development approaches in other fields of petrography or in any other field that utilizes large quantities of visual material such as remote sensing image interpretation or seismic interpretation. The tutorial is an interactive photomicrograph archive with sufficient content and flexible architecture that functions as a virtual laboratory instructor as well as a stand-alone reference. The current tutorial was programmed using Macromedia Authorware v.6.0 and supports both Windows-based and MacOS personal computers. The tutorial is constructed around the Folk sandstone classification scheme (quartzarenite, arkose, and litharenite), and an additional section addresses grains other than quartz, feldspar, and lithic fragments and sandstones dominated by these grains. The user interface is designed to take minimal portion of the screen area so that the screen can closely mimic the type of view seen by a student peering down a microscope. Each photomicrograph in the tutorial is basically unadorned until the user actively calls up information that is temporarily displayed over the image, inducing the user to search for information and actively "ask" to be informed with a mouse click. The structure of the tutorial permits multiple strategies of program use, as a linear tutorial, tutorial driven by thumbnail browser, and as a searchable reference.

Choh, Suk-Joo; Milliken, Kitty L.; McBride, Earle F.



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



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 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.


Effective Teaching... Enthusiastic Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This pamphlet, provided in both English and Spanish, presents a brief overview of Situational Reinforcement (SR), a teaching methodology used in the materials published by the Institute of Modern Languages. Explanations are given concerning its theoretical basis, its practical applications, the history of its development, and the support it finds…

Institute of Modern Languages, Silver Spring, MD.


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: 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 About Afirca.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a resource and teacher guide to African studies intended for elementary and secondary levels. "Teaching About Africa," the first section, consists of Teachers Aids and Resource Material Memos which provide supplementary and evaluative information on the items listed. The Teacher Aids are: 1) Studying Africa, Questions to be Considered; 2)…

Collins, H. Thomas; And Others


Teaching Non-Fiction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting the general lack of attention to the teaching of nonfiction, this focused journal issue presents 11 articles containing suggestions for ways to incorporate various nonfiction materials into the English class. Article titles and authors in the journal are (1) "A Marriage that Works: Early American Literature in Context" (S. Bouley); (2)…

Fleming, Margaret, Ed.



Teaching Local History.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Social Science Docket theme issue focuses on teaching local history and included theme and non-themed articles, lesson plans, learning activities, and book, movie, and museum reviews designed for K-12 social studies teachers. Articles and materials in this issue are: "Editing Is Not Censorship" (Alan Singer); "Teachers Respond to 'Editing Is…

Singer, Alan, Ed.



Using Folklore in Teaching Reading.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using folklore as educational material helps students to understand and appreciate their society and themselves, while developing their reading interests. This paper suggests ways in which folklore can be used in independent teaching units, as supportive material for motivation, and as recreational material in reading/language arts classes. The…

Vaupel, Carol; And Others


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.


Team Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of principals in structuring teaching teams; to assess background and personality characteristics appearing essential to successful individual and team performance; and to select personality factor scores which would predict individual and team success. Subjects were 31 teaching teams (99…

Cunningham, David C.



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 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.



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 Vocabulary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Vocabulary is central to English language teaching. Without sufficient vocabulary, students cannot understand others or express their own ideas. Teachers who find the task of teaching English vocabulary a little daunting are not alone! This book presents important issues from recent vocabulary research and theory so that teachers may approach…

Lessard-Clouston, M.



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


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.


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.


Spelling: A Psycholinguistic Rationale for Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two crucial factors in teaching spelling are the teacher's understanding of the material to be learned and the teacher's understanding of the nature of the learner. Psycholinguistics is relevant to both the material and the learner. In teaching spelling, it is possible to draw insights from behavioral and cognitive psychology as well as from Noam…

Malmstrom, Jean


English as a lingua franca in a Japanese context: an analysis of ELF-oriented features in teaching materials and the attitudes of Japanese teachers and learners of English to ELF-oriented materials   

E-print Network

As a result of the spread and growth of English as a global means of communication, a new approach to teaching and learning English has recently emerged: ELF – English as a lingua franca (ELF). Graddol (2006: 87) claims ...

Takahashi, Reiko



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.

Marsha Lovett



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.



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.



Research in the Automation of Teaching. Technical Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An experiment was designed to compare the value of the Skinner Teaching Machine with more traditional teaching methods and to compare various means of presenting material via the teaching machine. Material from the United States Navy Basic Electricity course was programed into three series of items: one completion, one multiple choice, and one…

Zuckerman, Carl B.; And Others


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.



Audiovisual Materials for the Teaching of Language Acquisition: An Annotated Bibliography. CAL-ERIC/CLL Series on Languages and Linguistics, No. 32.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annotated bibliography provides information concerning audiovisual aids for use in teaching and teacher training in language acquisition. A variety of areas is covered, including children's acquisition of morphology, phonology, and semantics, vocabulary and language development, the acquisition of specific items such as negatives and…

Tripp, Rosemary; Behrens, Sophia


Audiovisual Materials for the Teaching of Language Variation. An Annotated Bibliography. CAL-ERIC/CLL Series on Languages and Linguistics, No. 31.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annotated bibliography provides information concerning audiovisual aids available for use in teaching and teacher training in language variation. A variety of topics are covered, including regional dialect studies, language change, language acquisition, social dialects, and language in education. Each entry includes the name of the product,…

Tripp, Rosemary; Behrens, Sophia


Continuing French in Grade Four: MLA Teacher's Guide. A Course of Study Including Methods, Materials, and Aids for Teaching French to Fourth-Grade Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teacher's guide for use in a fourth-grade French course concentrates on the development of basic audiolingual skills. Twelve lessons, each containing an exposition, dialogue, teaching procedures, and dialogue adaptation, emphasize the use of French during classroom instruction. Lessons include: (1) a review unit, (2) "La chemise neuve," (3)…

Thompson, Mary P.; And Others


Extensives Lesen und Lektueren im Englischunterricht der Sekundarstufe Eins (Extensive Reading and Reading Materials in English Teaching in the Intermediate Grades).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Maintains that cursory reading of original literary texts should have no place in foreign language teaching in the intermediate grades. Discusses "edited" versions of texts, and the weaknesses thereof. Gives a review of reading texts available in series, and discusses methodological problems. (IFS/WGA)

Hermes, Liesel



Using LEDs and Phosphorescent Materials to Teach High School Students Quantum Mechanics: A Guided-Inquiry Laboratory for Introductory High School Chemistry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The quantization of electronic energy levels in atoms is foundational to a mechanistic explanation of the periodicity of elemental properties and behavior. This paper presents a hands-on, guided inquiry approach to teaching this concept as part of a broader treatment of quantum mechanics, and as a foundation for an understanding of chemical…

Green, William P.; Trotochaud, Alan; Sherman, Julia; Kazerounian, Kazem; Faraclas, Elias W.



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).


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.


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.



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.



PLATO: An Automatic Teaching Device  

Microsoft Academic Search

PLATOża teaching machine developed during the past nine months at the Coordinated Science Laboratory of the University of Illinoisżis 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



Teaching with Maps  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Staff at the State University of New York's University at Buffalo's Map Collection have worked to bring the general public this top-notch guide to teaching with maps. The resources are culled from the University at Buffalo, digital collections from other institutions, and the Internet. The materials are organized into 14 thematic categories, such as Gazetteers, GIS Maps and Sites, and Satellite and Remote-Sensing Images. Visitors will note that each resource has a brief annotation along with a direct link to the resource. Locating Maps on the World Wide Web is a great resource, as it features high-quality links to collections at the University of Texas at Austin, the United Nations, and the US Geological Survey. Moving on, the Teaching Resources and Other Materials area is another great find. Here visitors can make their way through over two dozen resources, including the Using Historic Maps in College and University Courses site from the Newberry Library in Chicago.


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.



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



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.


Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence: Tools for Teaching and Learning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Colleges and universities around the world have embarked on a new era of assisting teachers with their classroom manner and organization. The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence at Pennsylvania State University has created this site to give educators access to a wide range of excellent teaching and learning tools. The materials and resources here are divided into the following sections: "Course Design and Planning", "Teaching and Assessment Strategies", "Tools for Course Evaluation", "Tools for University Assessment", and "Scholarship of Teaching and Learning". Within these sections, users can read and download specific activities geared towards syllabus improvement, writing effective and meaningful tests, and incorporating problem-based activities into the classroom. Overall, the site is well designed and it is one that educators and the like will want to pass along to their colleagues across campus.


The University of Iowa: Center for Teaching  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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


Teaching Tips.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four journalism teachers provide information on the use of tape recordings and written transcripts to illustrate the importance of factual accuracy, voluntary participation in a special advertising class, a method of teaching the history of public relations, and the importance of drill work to improve journalists' spelling abilities. (RL)

Journalism Educator, 1981



Teaching Tennis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes an approach to teaching the basic skills of tennis to students in grades 4 and 5. It relates a five-lesson unit suitable to a near-weekly class schedule. The author found it effective when seeing his students as infrequently as once every four days for fifty minutes.

Breag, Daniel



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 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 Typography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines nine objectives students should be able to accomplish after completing the activities in the unit on typography presented in the previous articles in this journal. Offers eight tips for teaching typography. Includes a short list of books about typography and a list of seven organizations. (SR)

Communication: Journalism Education Today, 1998



On Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shea, Mary Ann, Ed.


Reflective Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Thomas Farrell's "Reflective Teaching" outlines four principles that take teachers from just doing reflection to making it a way of being. Using the four principles, Reflective Practice Is Evidence Based, Reflective Practice Involves Dialogue, Reflective Practice Links Beliefs and Practices, and Reflective Practice Is a Way of Life,…

Farrell, Thomas S. C.



Teaching Pronunciation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Murphy provides a comprehensive overview of teaching pronunciation with a focus on thought groups and prominence. Understanding thought groups, or how speakers use clusters of words to best fit the communicative situation, is essential for clearer understanding of most components of English pronunciation that are teachable in ESL/EFL classrooms.…

Murphy, John



Teaching Otherwise  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper I discuss some conditions forunderstanding teaching as an act ofresponsibility towards an other, rather than asan instrumental act identified throughepistemology. I first put the latter intocontext through a critical reading of teachingas it is inscribed in humanistic discourses oneducation. Within these discourses, I explorehow students are treated as objects ofknowledge that reinforce the teacher's ego. Icontend that

Carl Anders Säfström; Graham Greene



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.


Teaching Chemistry to Physically Handicapped Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The manual provides information on teaching techniques and services, materials, equipment, and publications for teaching chemistry to physically handicapped students. Section I addresses the classroom in terms of common needs, lecture/discussion techniques, and special arrangements. Section II covers the laboratory with general guidelines and…

Reese, Kenneth M., Ed.


Authentic Teaching of Fitness Concepts to Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper stresses the importance of teaching aerobic and muscle fitness concepts as part of a health-related fitness curriculum in physical education, recommending outcomes for teaching aerobic endurance and muscle/strength endurance in kindergarten through sixth grade. It describes important learning aid materials and presents national…

Sander, Allan N.; Ratliffe, Thomas; Kane, Jennifer


Some Innovations in University Chemistry Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described are some of the teaching innovations used in a large university chemistry department in Britain. They include diagnostic testing and individual tutoring; self-instruction centers for remedial teaching, complementary services, and specialist materials; new laboratory approaches; and innovations to develop skills needed by chemistry…

Johnstone, ALex H.; Sharp, David W. A.



Teaching Energy Awareness. Environmental Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major objective of the 32 activities in this teaching guide is to make students aware of energy issues. Although the activities are designed for students in grades 4-12, they can be adapted for younger students and for adults. Departing from the standard expository approaches found in most curriculum materials, these teaching strategies…

Gore, Patrick D.; And Others


Teaching & Learning Online: Pedagogies for New Technologies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book looks at the developing understanding of approaches to online teaching and the emergence of pedagogies that will ensure online teaching and learning materials are effective. Contributors to this volume were participants at an expert seminar held at the International Center for Learner Managed Learning at Middlesex University, London, and…

Stephenson, John, Ed.


ICT in Psychology Teaching: Formative Evaluations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents design, development, and evaluation of POSbase in Psychology teaching. POSbase is a highly flexible system that encourages constructive and self-regulated learning. It also allows researchers and instructors to share their teaching materials and experience. POSbase was introduced to undergraduate and to masters students in…

Chen, Weiqin; Reber, Rolf; Stokke-Olsen, Anne Margrethe; Gudem, Birgitte



The Keys to Successful Co-Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Techniques for successful team teaching, drawn from an informal survey of Middlesex Community College (Massachusetts) instructors with team teaching experience, are outlined. Issues addressed include techniques for beginning class, taking attendance, seating, forms of address, passing out material, grading assignments, working together in the…

Arnold, Jane; Jackson, Ina



TEACH Great Lakes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Education And Curriculum Home site (TEACH) is a new component of the Great Lakes Information Network, with a focus on advancing Great Lakes-related educational materials for the broad audience of educators and students in the Great Lakes region and beyond. TEACH features mini-lessons on Great Lakes topics: environment, history and culture, geography, pollution, careers, and business. Geared for elementary through high school students, the modules are continually expanded and updated and include links to a glossary to help explain scientific terms and acronyms. Also included is a section for questions and answers, and education links. Specific topics within the site include: Great Lakes native flora, water levels on the Great Lakes, native peoples of the Great Lakes region, Great Lakes law and policy, introduction to the Great Lakes, how the lakes were formed, Great Lakes shoreline geology, non-native species, and urban sprawl.


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.



Teaching War Literature, Teaching Peace  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores literature taught in three different courses and the peace education approaches used for each, including epics in literature courses, Vietnam War literature, and literature of anger and hope. The author recommends the teaching of war literature as an essential part of a peace education curriculum. Devastating events such as…

Powers, Janet M.



Teaching Writing/Teaching Literature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Believing that a course in the novel ought to include the making of prose as well as its analysis, a college English instructor altered his teaching strategy by treating both the novel author and his students as writers. Prior to studying a particular novel, the instructor gave students an assignment that would involve a particular literary…

Moran, Charles


Teaching the teachers: Making solar science education fun and easy to teach  

SciTech Connect

America is facing a quiet crisis in the scientific and technology fields. Elementary school teachers are required to teach outside their specialty area using outdated materials. Furthering this crisis, teachers don`t have time to search for their own materials. These teachers need affordable instructional materials that are fun and easy to teach. Recognizing the importance of teaching science and technology in the classroom, the Arizona Department of Commerce Energy Office developed a Solar Energy Education Packet for Teachers. Also, an implementation workshop was developed to instruct teachers on how to use the materials in the packet. In this paper, the author demonstrates the overwhelming acceptability of using solar cooking for teaching solar science principles and technology in the classroom. By taking a fun and inexpensive approach to teaching the solar science principles, they have created a program that has been embraced not only by teachers, but by students as well.

Arwood, J.W. [Arizona Dept. of Commerce Energy Office, Phoenix, AZ (United States)



The Use of Language Corpora in the Teaching of English.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Looks at the value of language corpora for designing teaching materials and argues that they are an essential tool for teachers wishing to keep up to date with language as it is actually used in real life. Provides a number of useful and practical teaching examples for designing teaching tasks and for raising students' awareness to the differences…

Hung, Tony T. N.



Teaching American Students. A Guide for International Faculty and Teaching Assistants in Colleges and Universities. Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on materials used in a training program for international faculty and teaching assistants, this guide is intended to provide practical guidance for foreign nationals teaching in American college classrooms. Following an introduction, the first chapter quotes advice from faculty members and teaching assistants from various nations. Chapter 2…

Sarkisian, Ellen


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



Machines That Teach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews efforts which have been made to improve the effectiveness of teaching through the development of principles of programed teaching and the construction of teaching machines, concluding that a combination of computer technology and programed teaching principles offers an efficient approach to improving teaching. Three different…

Sniecinski, Jozef


Lab experiences for teaching undergraduate dynamics  

E-print Network

This thesis describes several projects developed to teach undergraduate dynamics and controls. The materials were developed primarily for the class 2.003 Modeling Dynamics and Control I. These include (1) a set of ActivLab ...

Lilienkamp, Katherine A. (Katherine Ann), 1969-



Teaching Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a rationale for teaching about Malcolm X and recommends instructional strategies and suggested materials. The author also offers additional suggestions for activities that can engage students to make other historical connections. (GR)

Jackson, Francesina Register



Psychobiographical Analysis as a Teaching Tool  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using his psychobiography of Frederick Douglass as an example, the author describes how such material may be used to teach psychoanalytic developmental theory to parents who are enrolled in social welfare programs. (Author)

Torres, Julio



Teaching phagocytosis using flow cytometry.  


Investigative microbiology on protists in a basic teaching laboratory environment is limited by student skill level, ease of microbial culture and manipulation, instrumentation, and time. The flow cytometer is gaining use as a mainstream instrument in research and clinical laboratories, but has had minimal application in teaching laboratories. Although the cost of a flow cytometer is currently prohibitive for many microbiology teaching environments and the number of trained instructors and teaching materials is limited, in many ways the flow cytometer is an ideal instrument for teaching basic microbiology. We report here on a laboratory module to study phagocytosis in Tetrahymena sp. using flow cytometry in a basic microbiology teaching laboratory. Students and instructors found the flow cytometry data analysis program, Paint-AGate(PRO-TM), to be very intuitive and easy to learn within a short period of time. Assessment of student learning about Tetrahymena sp., phagocytosis, flow cytometry, and investigative microbiology using an inquiry-based format demonstrated an overall positive response from students. PMID:23653556

Boothby, John T; Kibler, Ruthann; Rech, Sabine; Hicks, Robert



The Rock Climbing Teaching Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The product of 10 years of rock climbing instruction, this guide provides material from which an instructor can teach basic climbing concepts and safety skills as well as conduct a safe, enjoyable rock climbing class in a high school setting. It is designed for an instructor with limited experience in climbing; however, the need for teacher…

Kudlas, John


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.



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Pathfinder Teaching and Learning Units.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of teaching units were selected from materials developed during the Operation Pathfinder Institutes (OPI) which took place in the Pacific region between 1994 and 1999. The institutes were intended to provide upper elementary and middle school science teachers with an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the marine…

Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Sea Grant Program.


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


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.


A Systems Approach to Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The systematic approach to teaching provides a method for the functional organization and development of instruction. This method applies to preparation of materials for classroom use, as well as for print and non-print media. Inputs to the systems approach include well defined objectives, analysis of the intended audience, special criteria…

Kelly, Robert E.


Teaching English Creatively. Third Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The plan and purpose of this book is to provide for inservice and preservice teachers educationally sound theories and creative activities in the teaching of English. This third edition of the book keeps many of the activities that were included in the previous editions and adds new material from current research and effective practice. The book…

Bushman, John H.


Shakespeare Materials. Potpourri 7.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides a source of practical ideas for teaching Shakespeare, taken from materials in the teaching notebooks of N. Reed Mathis, a Shakespeare specialist. It contains: (1) "As You Like It"--a study guide and composition topics; (2) "Romeo and Juliet"--an objective-type final exam; (3) "Sonnets"--a way of analyzing a poem, critical…

Mathis, N. Reed


University teaching - where next?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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



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 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 for maximum learning: The Philippine experience  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The author tells about how the achievement level of Filipono grade school children is being improved through teaching for maximum learning. To promote teaching for maximum learning, it was imperative to identify minimum learning competencies in the new curriculum for each grade level, retrain teachers for teaching for maximum learning, develop appropriate instructional materials, improve the quality of supervision of instruction, install a multi-level (national to school) testing system and redress inequities in the distribution of human and material resources. This systematic approach to solving the problem of low quality of educational outcomes has resulted in a modest but steady improvement in the achievement levels of school children.

Sutaria, Minda C.



EarthSpace: Resources for Undergraduate Teaching  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

EarthSpace ( is a national clearinghouse for information and resources for undergraduate faculty teaching planetary sciences, Earth sciences, astrophysics, and solar and space physics. Teaching materials include lectures, laboratory exercises, activities, homework assignments, and other resources. All materials are peer-reviewed and authors adhere to the Creative Commons Attribution (NC CC BY 3.0). Materials on the site are searchable by keyword, resource type, teaching topic, and author. Materials are cross-posted to other digital libraries online higher education communities. News and funding opportunities are also emailed monthly in a newsletter via the community mailing list, HENews, and the RSS feed notifies members of new additions to the site. Instructors are invited to visit the site to search contributed materials, news, and opportunities, submit materials, or volunteer to review submitted resources.

Buxner, S.; Dalton, H.; Shipp, S.; Frappier, R.; CoBabe-Ammann, E. A.



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.



Review of "ToP" Teaching Strategies: Links to Students' Scientific Inquiry Skills Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A major function of instruction in psychology is to convey complex phenomena in a manner accessible to students. Instructors using well-designed teaching activities can help to make complex material accessible. We content analyzed teaching activities reported in the first 33 years of "Teaching of Psychology." We identified 15 general teaching

Tomcho, Thomas J.; Foels, Rob; Rice, Diana; Johnson, Jeremy; Moses, Tad P.; Warner, Douglas J.; Wetherbee, Rebecca; A. Amalfi, Tiffany



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



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.


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.


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.



Teaching Teachers to Play and Teach Games  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was designed to determine the extent to which a technical and a tactical approach to teaching a basketball unit to physical education teacher education (PETE) students would each affect their games playing abilities, perceived ability to teach, and approach preference for teaching the game. Pre- and post-unit data were collected through…

Wright, Steven; McNeill, Michael; Fry, Joan; Wang, John



Teaching teachers to play and teach games  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was designed to determine the extent to which a technical and a tactical approach to teaching a basketball unit to physical education teacher education (PETE) students would each affect their games playing abilities, perceived ability to teach, and approach preference for teaching the game. Pre- and post-unit data were collected through videotape of half-court games play, questionnaire and

Steven Wright; Michael McNeill; Joan Fry; John Wang



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

E-print Network

. In the present study, seventh and eighth grade students assembled and tested mousetrap cars with the goal of designing a car that would go the farthest. Children were assigned to four different conditions, depending on whether they manipulated physical or virtual materials, and whether they had a fixed number of cars

Klahr, David


The Analysis of Students' Conceptions as a Support for Designing a Teaching/Learning Sequence on the Acoustic Properties of Materials  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We believe that finding out how students think about certain topics that are covered in science classes should not be "the end of the story" but the starting point for planning lessons and designing materials. From this perspective, the research study presented here is intended to explore secondary school (15-18 year old) students' preconceptions…

Hernandez, Maria Isabel; Couso, Digna; Pinto, Roser



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 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



Teaching Geology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The study of geology at the University of Colorado has a long and distinguished history, and in recent years they have also become increasingly interested in providing online teaching resources in the field. Educators will be glad to learn about this site's existence, as they can scroll through a list of interactive demonstrations that can be utilized in the classroom. Specifically, these demonstrations include a shaded interactive topographical map of the western United States, a magnetic field of the Earth, and several animated maps of various National Park sites. The site comes to a compelling conclusion with the inclusion of the geology department's slide library, which can be used without a password or registration.


Focus: Teaching by Genre.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The focus of this bulletin is teaching the various literary genres in the secondary English class. Contents include "The Song Within: An Approach to Teaching Poetry,""Teaching Folk-Rock,""Approaches to Teaching Poetry,""Focus on an Elective Program: Twentieth Century Lyrical Poetry,""Hoffman and Poe: Masters of the Grotesque,""Plays: Shared and…

Wimer, Frances N., Ed.




E-print Network

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE Student Information About the University from a variety of backgrounds and from 120 different countries. The English Language Teaching Centre We are one of the largest university centres for English language teaching and intensive language

Edinburgh, University of


Teaching Dissent and Persuasion  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teaching philosophy should be based on the desired outcome of the teaching. In the case of science education, the guiding principle for a teaching philosophy should start with the desire to help students understand and use science, regardless of their major or profession. To effectively teach students how to understand science, one must include both the content and the process.

Kathleen M. Carson; Brian Hodgen; Rainer E. Glaser



Teaching or Learning?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article, the 6th in a series of AAHE research reports, summarizes research on teaching and learning. Most studies on teaching methods conclude that there are no significant differences between the various teaching methods and student achievement. The problem with these studies is that they have concentrated on teaching and have ignored…

Milton, Ohmer


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.


Occupation-Specific VESL Teaching Techniques. A VESL Staff Development Training Resource Packet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Materials for a workshop on teaching vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) are gathered. An annotated outline presents the content and sequence of the workshop, including an icebreaker activity, general techniques for teaching occupation-specific vocabulary, sample lesson plans and accompanying instructional materials for teaching

West, Linda; Wilkinson, Betty


Excellence in teaching  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In November 1999 the Physics department of the University of York achieved a perfect score in the official Subject Review (which was formerly known as the Teaching Quality Assessment). This marked a continuation of the University's success in the TQA process, which measures the quality of teaching in every subject in every UK university. York's Electronics department gained the same maximum score in 1998. The review team examined six aspects of the department's work: curriculum design; teaching, learning and assessment; student progression and achievement; student support; learning resources; and quality management and enhancement. The department had submitted a document in advance of the visit, detailing aims and objectives in each of these areas. The assessors sat in on lectures, laboratory sessions and other activities as part of their audit. Also receiving wide acclaim as one of Europe's best new multimedia products was the Open University's Geology course, which won the `Knowledge and Discovery' category at the EuroPrix awards in November. The course had been redesigned to involve the use of CD-ROM multimedia, to supplement the real geological materials which are sent to students. The disks enable rocks, minerals and fossils to be visualized in three dimensions, students can take `virtual field trips' and an interactive database can be used to explore the Earth's past environments. Coordinated by the European Commission, the EuroPrix multimedia art awards aim to promote the development of multimedia technologies throughout the European Union. The Geology course was found to be one of the best examples of distance learning seen to date and it was highlighted as a model of quality for other institutions to follow, demonstrating the added value which multimedia can bring to complex subjects.



Teaching Comprehension Processes Using Magazines, Paperback Novels, and Content Area Textbooks.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that teaching students the process of comprehension and ways to improve their own comprehension helps to develop skills in reluctant or poor readers. Offers teaching ideas that involve a variety of reading materials. (FL)

Nist, Sherrie L.; And Others



Didactique des langues et emploi de revues (Second Language Teaching and the Use of Magazines)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the use of magazines and newspapers as reading materials for second language teaching at the intermediate level, specifically in the teaching of Dutch to native French speakers. (Text is in French.) (CDSH/CLK)

Bergans-Libioul, M.-Cl.



Metaphors and Sense of Teaching: How These Constructs Influence Novice Teachers  

E-print Network

and terminology that would familiarize the students with the material they needed to learn. For Massengill, D., Mahlios, M., & Barry, A. (2005). Metaphors and sense of teaching: How these constructs influence novice teachers. Teaching Education, 16(3), 213...

Shaw, Donita J.; Mahlios, Marc C.; Barry, Arlene L.



Teaching Economic Growth Theory with Data  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many instructors in subjects such as economics are frequently concerned with how to teach technical material to undergraduate students with limited mathematical backgrounds. One method that has proven successful for the authors is to connect theoretically sophisticated material with actual data. This enables students to see how the theory relates…

Elmslie, Bruce T.; Tebaldi, Edinaldo




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Teaching with Data, Simulations and Models  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Today's geoscience education reaches beyond the traditional teaching tools such as rock samples and topographic maps. With the addition of computers in many geoscience classrooms and laboratories, faculty have unprecedented opportunity to create innovative learning experiences by bringing real-world data sets and models and simulations of geoscience processes into the classroom. This site provides resources to help faculty use these resources effectively and easily, by providing access to teaching materials, tips from the classroom and literature about the supporting pedagogy.


The Creative Teaching Web Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"If you're not having fun, you're not being the best teacher you can be," says the masthead of this Website, and we would tend to agree. Updated frequently, the site offers a host of materials designed to inspire teachers and refresh flagging energies as well as providing some specific instructional materials. The materials focus on teaching younger children -- though the site covers K-12 -- and emphasize interactive ways to engage children's learning skills that draw on contemporary media, including the Internet and video games. There is also an annotated list of useful links and a free email alerting service that periodically dispenses creative teaching tips and links to creative sites. Coming soon from this Website: Star Trek Captains and Teaching Style. The site is the brainchild of Robert Morgan, a teacher and educator for the past 30 years who currently holds the positions of Web Administrator and Director of the Computer, Space Science, Simulation, and Faculty Technology Training Center at University School in Shaker Heights, Ohio.


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.



Teaching Time Savers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) has a number of online materials designed for math educators, and their "Teaching Time Savers" feature is quite a pip. This series is edited by Professor Michael E. Orrison of Harvey Mudd College, and the articles are "designed to share easy-to-implement activities for streamlining the day-to-day tasks of faculty members everywhere." The feature started in 2006, and visitors to the site can look over the twenty or so pieces here. Some of the pieces featured here include "The List of Grievances and Special Requests", "Working for a Week", "Keeping Homework at Home", and "Activities That Make Every Minute Count". Faculty members are also encouraged to submit their own entries for possible inclusion, and details about getting in touch with Professor Orrison are made available here.


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.



Responsive Teaching through Conversation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Conversations are the heart of responsive teaching. By talking with struggling learners, teachers can find out about their interests in order to design effective, personalized instruction; build relationships; work through complexities in teaching and learning; and celebrate successes.

Dozier, Cheryl; Garnett, Susan; Tabatabai, Simeen



Teaching Normal Birth, Normally  

PubMed Central

Teaching normal-birth Lamaze classes normally involves considering the qualities that make birth normal and structuring classes to embrace those qualities. In this column, teaching strategies are suggested for classes that unfold naturally, free from unnecessary interventions. PMID:19436595

Hotelling, Barbara A



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.

University of Colorado


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 Toddlers to Teach Themselves  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The world of infants and toddlers is a world of unflagging curiosity and discovery. They are compelled to go, with boundless energy, after the skills that they need for the future. When they are allowed to accumulate as rich and as multifaceted a bundle of formative experiences as possible, teachers expand the material that they have to construct…

Henson, Rose



Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology: Experiments  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE) is a collection of peer-reviewed, classroom/ field-tested teaching materials sponsored by the Ecological Society of America. Among these "scientifically sound and pedagogically innovative" teaching materials are a number of particularly well-designed ecology labs for field and classroom. As of February 2003, two of the seven labs on the Web site are complete and ready to download: Ecology of Habitat Contrasts and Environmental Correlates of Leaf Stomata Density. Both are designed for college level courses. Five other labs covering a range of ecology topics will eventually be available, and users may also take advantage of an earlier set of labs from 1993. The resources and materials provided for each lab are incredibly comprehensive. Suffice to say, this Web site is definitely one to bookmark and check frequently for updates.



The APS Archive of Teaching Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Physiological Society (APS) Archive of Teaching Resources is a digital library of peer-reviewed science teaching resources that contains over 2,200 lesson plans, teaching journal articles, and audiovisual materials. A range of learned societies contribute materials to the archive, including the APS itself and the International Union of Physiological Societies. On the homepage, visitors can click on the Featured area for a nice introduction to some of the most popular materials on the site. Here they can look over the Top 100 resources for use with K-12 students, undergrads, graduate students, and those in continuing education. Moving along, the Research Bytes area contains links to recent news items that cover everything from brain fatigue to exercise strategies that successfully combat Type 2 diabetes. Visitors are encouraged to sign up for their own account on the site, which will allow them to save and categorize resources for their own use.



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 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



Why teach science? Graduate science students' perceived motivations for choosing teaching as a career in Taiwan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A shortage of qualified science teachers has been recognized as a serious problem in the field of education in many countries. Taiwan, however, has successfully recruited graduate-level science students into teaching through newly established teacher education programs at universities in recent years. This study seeks to examine why such students are motivated for entry into teaching. In-depth interviews of 33 graduate science students from one teacher education program and a survey of 101 students from nine teacher education programs at universities in Taiwan were conducted. Results show that these students were attracted to teaching by an early exposure to science teaching in informal settings and their perceptions of handsome material rewards, favorable working conditions, and relatively high social status of teaching. The cultural roots of these factors are discussed; implications and limitations of the results are suggested.

Wang, Hsiou-Huai



Collecting Extremist Political Materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

To analyze collection patterns for extremist political materials, a sample of Holocaust denial monographs and periodicals was checked on OCLC, and holding libraries divided by library type and geographic location. Academic libraries are the largest owners of these materials, with research oriented institutions holding more titles and having more owning libraries than do teaching institutions or public libraries. However, fewer

Stephen L. Hupp



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.



Technology and Teaching Philosophy  

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This article discusses the challenges faced when integrating new technologies into the classroom. Viewing the experiences of teaching a first year learning community through the lens of the principles of the Reflective Teaching Portfolio, the author looks to answer the question: "How should Technology relate to our Teaching Philosophy?" While a…

King, Paul C.



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.



English Teaching in Mexico.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses teaching English in Mexico, a country with important social, cultural, and economic ties to the United States. Looks at the various English teaching situations as well as teacher education for teachers in Mexico. Concludes that the English teaching situation in Mexico reflects great diversity and growth, and that the knowledge of English…

Salazar, Denise



Teaching Sedimentary Geology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains a variety of resources for faculty members who teach undergraduate sedimentary geology. You will find links to a growing collection of activities and assignments, internet and computer resources, useful articles, presentations from the summer 2006 workshop on teaching sedimentary geology, and lots of creative ideas for teaching sedimentary geology.


Teaching as Jazz  

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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



Building the Teaching Commons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are many ways to improve the quality of education, but it is believed that the scholarship of teaching and learning holds special promise. The scholarship of teaching and learning invites faculty from all disciplines and fields to identify and explore interesting questions in their own teaching--and, especially, in their students'…

Huber, Mary Taylor; Hutchings, Pat



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.



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.


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



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



Using Inquiry and Phylogeny: To Teach Comparative Morphology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A description on inquiry-based approach to teaching comparative vertebrate, skeletal morphology is presented that could be easily adapted to teach comparative morphology for any discipline, provided that sufficient physical models are available. This approach requires students to probe the material world for evidence that would allow them to…

Giese, Alan R.



Learning Circles: Applying the Andragogical Concept to Teaching and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although teaching has always been a challenging profession, in some ways, contemporary teachers find it increasingly difficult to make course material and the classroom experience relevant to today's students. One alternative to improving the effectiveness of teaching may be to employ the practices of andragogy, the art and science of helping…

Traore, Moussa Kalifa



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



An Approach to Teaching Organizational Skills to Adults  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In English language teaching, it is not unusual to come across a student who seems to lack certain basic organizational skills. However, many of the language teaching techniques and materials require students to rely heavily on these skills. The use of textbooks and handouts, the assigning of tasks and homework, and the planning of a syllabus or…

Issa, Sandra Tompson



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 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


Just-in-Time Teaching  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Just-in-Time Teaching (JITT) program provides a teaching and learning strategy based on the interaction between web-based study assignments and an active learner classroom. The strategy, designed to increase the amount of personal contact between students and teachers, involves the use of web-based assignments that are due shortly before class. The instructor reads student submissions close to the start of class and adjusts the classroom lesson to suit students' needs. Materials on the program's website include a description of the concept, its appeal to nontraditional students, and the use of feedback from students' outside preparation to affect what happens during class time. A sampler of JITT resources for biology, physics, and math is provided, as well as information on educators who have adopted the strategy, program reviews and citations, and information on workshops and presentations.


Discovery Channel: Teaching Tools  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Discovery Channel has compiled this collection of teaching tools to use in Arts, Math, Business/Careers, Science, English, Social Studies, Health, Technology, and Language instruction. For example, several worksheets on Algebra, Geometry and math vocabulary are posted online and include a link to a solution page. Teachers can take the worksheets posted as samples and use the online form to create a custom worksheet. Similarly, the puzzles and quizzes can also be custom designed to suit particular instructional goals. Those who complete the free online registration form can use the Discovery Channels Custom Classroom tool to save worksheets, quizzes or puzzles in a personal account. A Clip Art Gallery makes it easy and free to spice up classroom materials. Some sections, such as the discussion forum, require registration. The site notes that it is regularly reviewed by practicing classroom teachers in elementary school, middle school, and high school to ensure the material is relevant. Advertising on the website is minimal and its producers say they are working on adding more tools.


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.


Module Cluster: ATP - 001.00 (GSC) Arithmetic - Teaching Principles for Elementary Classroom Use.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module cluster developed for the Camden Teacher Crops project is intended to enable students to improve their teaching abilities in arithmetic. Emphasis is placed on how to teach rather than on what to teach. The following modules are included in this document: a) Arithmetic Resource Materials--On Hand; b) Long Term (4-6 Weeks) Arithmetic…

Brent, George


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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Winter, Robert; Gericke, Anke; Bucher, Tobias



Teaching Petrology Using the Primary Scientific Literature  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Designed as part of the Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty series at Carleton College, this particular set of resources is designed for those teaching students about petrology. For those who might be unfamiliar with this discipline, petrology is the branch of geology that studies the origin, composition, distribution, and structure of rocks. The materials on this site are divided into two primary sections: Teaching Strategies and Recommended Readings. In the first section, visitors can view a range of materials, including exercises to teach scientific reading comprehension and mineralogic concepts as well as a nice piece on how to review a journal article. Further along, visitors can take in several of the recommended readings. Some of the readings are available in their entirety, although others are only cited and may require an academic library to access.



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."


Cooperative Teaching: Portraits of Possibilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the use of cooperative teaching to teach all students in the general education classroom and the three most promising approaches to implementing cooperative teaching: team teaching, supportive learning activities, and complementary instruction. The first method, team teaching, is defined as having the initial presentation of…

Bauwens, Jeanne; Hourcade, Jack


High School Physics Teaching Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We divided our high school physics teaching experience into three groups: first year teaching physics, second or third year teaching physics, and four or more years of experience teaching physics. We did this because everything is new for teachers teaching a course for the first time. The second and third time through the course, teachers learn…

Physics Teacher, 2012



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.



Teaching Mathematical Methods to Mixed-Discipline Classes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A course of mathematical methods for students of different degree programs is outlined. An approach to the teaching of the course is described which allows continuity between sections of apparently different material. (MP)

Berry, J. S.



Becoming a Teaching Scholar  

Microsoft Academic Search

University teaching is going through a professionalization process as part of a change or reform of the teaching and learning\\u000a culture. This process builds on the notion that it is no longer sufficient for a university employee to be an excellent researcher;\\u000a she must also be an excellent teacher. The relation and interaction between research and teaching is of great

Sřren Kruse; Kirsten Nielsen; Rie Troelsen


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



Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource guide is a source of current information for teachers, principals, administrators, science curriculum specialists, parents, and those involved in systemic reform of science education. These curriculum materials and other resources support inquiry-based science teaching that fosters an understanding of science concepts through…

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC. Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable.


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.



How to Teach about the Market Economy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the question of how to teach former Soviet workers about market economics. Argues that the need for such training is a problem that must be solved immediately. Discusses government efforts to prepare relevant curricular materials and study aids. Calls for radical changes in the selection, training, and certification of teachers. (SG)

Orlov, A.; Tkachenko, Iu.



Introducing Economics: A Critical Guide for Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Make economics resonate to high school students. This practical handbook will help economics and social studies teachers foster critical thinking by introducing students to the real-life dimensions of the major controversies in contemporary economics. Filled with useful teaching tips and user-friendly information on finding engaging materials and…

Maier, Mark H.; Nelson, Julie A.



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.


Teaching Race Relations from Feature Films.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaches race relations to college students using visual materials. Uses three films, "Gone with the Wind,""Mississippi Burning," and "The White Dawn," to illustrate how films depict history inaccurately and to help students unlearn false images. Includes questions for classroom discussion of U.S. racist culture. (NL)

Loewen, James W.



Interstitial Jurisprudence Illustrated in Teaching Criminal Law  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The incorporation of criminal law theory into the first-year criminal law course is discussed as an example of adding the jurisprudence of specific subject matters to standard courses. Jurisprudential issues appropriate for study are suggested along with guidelines for teaching techniques, selection of materials, and use of class time. (JT)

Funk, David A.



Action Methods for Teaching Cultural Diversity Awareness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is devoted to the description of action methods that can be used to provide a practical understanding and awareness of culturally diverse material. It draws from such varied disciplines as cross-cultural psychology, international business, and sociodrama, with the goal of suggesting a methodology for using role playing to teach ethnic,…

Tomasulo, Dan


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



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



Faculty perceptions of teaching support and teaching efficacy in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate university faculty’s perceptions of teaching support and their teaching efficacy\\u000a in Taiwan. In addition, the relationship of perceived teaching support to faculty’ teaching efficacy was examined. Questionnaires\\u000a measuring three dimensions of teaching support and six dimensions of teaching efficacy were distributed to 1,700 university\\u000a faculty members, yielding 505 complete sets of responses.

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



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



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.



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.



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.


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



Regulation of University Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aims of the present study are twofold: firstly, to explore dimensions in the regulation of teaching in a multidisciplinary sample of university teachers, and secondly, to analyse factors related to the regulation of university teaching. Seventy-three university teachers representing several disciplines participated in the study. These teachers…

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



Internship or Student Teaching?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When there are no apparent differences in the quality of such features of the intern and student teaching assignments as cooperating personnel, program, teaching conditions, facilities, etc., the internship program offers the advantage of a more realistic experience as well as an added challenge for the more competent student. (MM)

Weber, Marie



Teaching Notes on Population.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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


Teaching Portfolio Ginger Killian  

E-print Network

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

Navara, Kristen


Teaching (With) Alternative Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay examines a variety of approaches to teaching about and with alternative media across a media studies curriculum. I locate this discussion in the context of ongoing debates surrounding the theory and practice of critical media literacy (Kellner and Share, 2005; Lewis and Jhally, 1998). The essay proceeds with examples of teaching (with) alternative media in two courses: an

Kevin Howley


Teaching Feminist Geography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adopting a feminist perspective on geography should lead to changes in the content and organization of undergraduate courses and teaching methods, particularly in assessing the role of gender relations in human geography and in challenging the male-dominated world of academic research and teaching where women have remained largely invisible.…

McDowell, Linda; Bowlby, Sophia



Teaching an IDEA.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents five essential strands that should be spiraled through social studies curriculum. Argues these strands suggest concepts that need to be developed. Lists key concepts and presents a way to teach ideas and concepts to intermediate-grade students. Outlines a teaching/learning sequence for concept development and illustrates how the concepts…

Parker, Walter C.



Teaching under Fire  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Civic education, democratic principles, peace and war are tangled together in many ways. When teachers teach children to be citizens, they inform them of processes and practices in which they can and should engage; they inform them of the relations they are to have with their state through its proper institutions; they teach them what they can…

Ben-Porath, Sigal



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.



Literature Teaching in Taiwan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the author's experiences teaching at four Taiwanese universities in eight years. Presents a way of dealing with students' needs called the discovery approach to teaching literature: the three main components are performances, activities, and journals. Notes that the Taiwanese students were hungry for talk about substantive issues. (RS)

Penzenstadler, Joan



Teaching the Tools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching computer applications can be a very tedious and time-consuming task. The purpose of this article is to present a systematic approach to help guide teachers in teaching computer applications. The metaphor used in developing and organizing instructional content is a jigsaw puzzle. A jigsaw puzzle consists of small pieces that fit together…

Ruffini, Michael R.



Image Processing for Teaching.  

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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 Feminist Family Therapy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a specialized course on Feminist Family Therapy. Special emphasis is given to the process and content of the course, drawing from the literature on feminist family therapy, feminist pedagogy, and experience from teaching the class. The author describes the isomorphic nature of feminist teaching and feminist practice. Educators are encouraged to define their own gender politics; integrate

Elizabeth Ann Sirles



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.


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



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.



Teaching Organizational Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Kerr and Zigmond (1986) found that 67 percent of all high school teachers surveyed viewed organizational skills as crucial for student success in school. How can teachers get their students to agree? One way is to teach organizational skills just as they would teach writing or computation skills. Explain and demonstrate what students are to do,…

Bakunas, Boris; Holley, William



Teaching Satisfaction Scale  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study proposes a teaching satisfaction measure and examines the validity of its scores. The measure is based on the Life Satisfaction Scale (LSS). Scores on the five-item Teaching Satisfaction Scale (TSS) were validated on a sample of 202 primary and secondary school teachers and favorable psychometric properties were found. As…

Ho, Chung-Lim; Au, Wing-Tung



Teaching Money "$marts" Smarts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Economics can be a tough subject, so good teachers find creative ways to teach it. However, only a few economic literacy programs promote "an economic way of thinking" and teach students how to analyze relevant economic problems, says Burton Folsom. Having examined several economic education programs, the author has found that many programs are…

Black, Susan



The Conditions of Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Problems that school teachers face in teaching writing include overload (too many students and not enough instructional time or time to correct student work), teachers' own lack of preparation for teaching writing, the absence of writing in academic instruction in subjects other than English, and difficulties in grading student writing. (GC)

Fadiman, Clifton; Howard, James



Guidelines for Teaching Assistants  

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20130823 Guidelines for ECE Teaching Assistants Prepared by R.C. Maher Electrical & Computer students, but also avoiding damage to equipment and lab components. Our basic electrical laboratory safety Engineering 2013-2014 #12;ECE GTA Guidelines 2 20130823 Guidelines for ECE Teaching Assistants Welcome

Dyer, Bill


Second Language Teaching & Learning.  

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The purpose of this volume is to provide a contemporary portrait of second language learning and teaching, to identify major trends and issues, to show where these trends and issues have come from, and to illustrate ways teachers can incorporate these ideas in their own teaching practice. The book is a personal account, tracing the author's…

Nunan, David


Teaching Very Large Classes  

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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




NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is the archived version of the Games-to-Teach project, now hosted by The Education Arcade. The Games-to-Teach Project is a partnership between MIT and Microsoft to develop conceptual prototypes for the next generation of interactive educational entertainment. Included are details about prototype educational games.

Games-To-Teach Project


Teaching the Holocaust  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author has been teaching the Holocaust course to two (sometimes three) full sections of sophomores, juniors and seniors for the past nine years. However, she found passionate opposition from some surprising corners. She met prejudice face to face from her district's school board member. Amazingly, the true impact of her teaching about the…

Young, Aimee



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.



The Teaching of Values.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews prior approaches to instilling values so as to discuss the importance of teaching values now. Suggests how student affairs preparation program curricula can help practitioners learn how to teach values. Identifies five recent changes in campus values and uses examples to show how student affairs practitioners use core values. (RJM)

Moore, Leila V.; Hamilton, Deborah H.



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


Buddhist Foundations of Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on research conducted on the impact of Buddhism on teaching, exploring the educational philosophy and approach, the daily practice of teaching, and the challenge of bringing together the mainstream education curriculum with Buddhist worldview in the first school in Australia being guided by Buddhist philosophy. Although there…

Ma Rhea, Zane



Teaching Physics with Basketball  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, technologies and computer takes important roles in learning and teaching, including physics. Advance in technologies can help us better relating physics taught in the classroom to the real world. In this study, we developed a module on teaching a projectile motion through shooting a basketball. Students learned about physics of projectile motion, and then they took videos of their

N. Chanpichai; P. Wattanakasiwich



Teaching Lesbian Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Editorial Note: This essay on teaching lesbian studies is the first submission in a new feature in the Journal of Homosexuality, aimed at providing guidance to students and faculty who wish to teach courses in LGBT studies or to learn about basic concepts in the field such as minority stress, coming out models, heterosexism, etc. Esther D. Rothblum starts us

Esther D. Rothblum



Teaching English Through Action.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A complete teaching guide is presented for teaching English as a second language (ESL) according to the Total Physical Response (TPR) approach as was researched by James J. Asher of San Jose (California) State University. The method is based on the following premises: (1) understanding the spoken language should be developed far in advance of…

Segal, Bertha


Nanofab - The Nanotechnology Reasearch and Teaching Facility  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Texas at Arlington is home to the preeminent university-based nanotechnology research, development and teaching facility in North Texas. The Nanotechnology Research & Teaching Facility is an interdisciplinary resource open to scientists within and outside of the University. Research activities are conducted through mutually-beneficial associations of chemistry, electrical engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, materials science and physics faculty, graduate students and research assistants at UTA, as well as collaborative efforts with investigators at other universities and in the private sector.


Teaching Strategies for Middle School Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource guide from the Middle School Portal 2 project, written specifically for teachers, provides links to exemplary resources including background information, lessons, career information, and related national science education standards. The Aim of this publication is to provide resources that support personal instructional style while, perhaps, introducing materials that encourage educators to experiment with a wider range of teaching techniques.In the section titled Assessment as Instruction, we offer resources that connect these seemingly opposing activities. In another section, Games That Teach, we add to your collection of math games. Each game selection deals with middle school content, such as fractions, linear equations, factors, and geometry.

Terese Herrera


Teaching With Writing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teaching writing can be a challenge, even for those who have been in front of a class full of students for years. The website of the Writing Center at Colorado State University is a great source of information for people who teach writing. A good place to start is the Teaching Guides area, which includes strategies on Planning & Conducting Classes, Teaching Specific Writing Skills, and Writing Across the Curriculum. Furthermore, the Teaching Activities section includes a range of compelling aides including Argument Quiz Discussion Starter, Evaluating Writing, and A Storyteller's Misguided Guide to Focus. Visitors also should also read the Across the Disciplines journal, which is "devoted to language, learning, and academic writing.� Other highlights include The Composition Archives and a crucial guide to dealing with plagiarism.



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."


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.


Bengali. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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


Russian Resource Materials Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide provides the teacher of Russian with helpful background material and activities on the geography of the Soviet Union and the history of Russia as well as its customs, traditions, literary selections, songs, foods, and festivals. In addition to these topics, the introductory chapter outlines a philosophy for teaching and learning Russian…

Seymour, Viveca


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.


Teach with Style: A Comprehensive System for Teaching Adults.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is designed to help adult educators implement the Teach with Style model of teaching adults. The introduction discusses how adults learn and the best way to teach them. Chapter 1 explains the tenets of the Teach with Style model, which is based on four distinct instructor styles. Chapters 2-5 detail the strategies and activities…

Teeters, Jim


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 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.


Teaching Resources: University of New England  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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


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.


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.


TEACHING SUMMARY Statement of Teaching Philosophy Quality ...  

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equations and diagrams, and I conclude with a survey of applications to other areas of science. In my three years at Caltech and five years at Purdue, I have taught classes ... teaching students how to use technical software such as Maple, .... National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Nashville, Tennessee USA.



Teaching World Religions without Teaching "World Religions"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tomoko Masuzawa and a number of other contemporary scholars have recently problematized the categories of "religion" and "world religions" and, in some cases, called for its abandonment altogether as a discipline of scholarly study. In this collaborative essay, we respond to this critique by highlighting three attempts to teach world religions…

Locklin, Reid B.; Tiemeier, Tracy; Vento, Johann M.



A teaching system of Japanese sign language using sign language recognition and generation  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, the number of sign language learners is increasing in Japan. And there are many teaching materials of sign language such as textbooks, videotapes and software for PCs. However, these teaching materials have several problems that learners cannot study sign language sufficiently because the learners can mainly study manual gestures, cannot change the direction to see signed gestures,

Hirohiko Sagawa; Masaru Takeuchi



Alternative Composition Pedagogies: Multimedia, Alternate Style, And Social Constructionist\\/Expressivist Teaching Practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

This portfolio exam contains four essays, a bibliographic essay, and a teaching philosophy, as well as attendant teaching materials in the appendices. These materials work together to present one composition instructor’s position on non-standard composing practices and his decentered approach to classroom management. Included in this thesis are two essays that deal specifically with multimedia composition (“Multimedia Composition, Process Pedagogy,

Szczepanski Jay D. II



Early Childhood. Bachelor of Teaching  

E-print Network

Early Childhood. 2014 Bachelor of Teaching & Learning (Early Childhood) College of Education qualification for those starting out in Early Childhood teacher education. As well as gaining a teaching degree;3 Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) The Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood

Hickman, Mark


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



Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching: INTERMEP  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website features a variety of projects and products produced by the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching (CIMT) at the University of Exeter. For example, the Mathematics Enhancement Program is an ongoing project to develop and trial a new mathematics course with primary schools in the United Kingdom. Results from diagnostic tests are posted online along with the instructional units and related curriculum materials. The International Project on Mathematical Attainment is a longitudinal, international study of mathematical attainment, which follows students in several countries from their first year in school onwards. The tests used in the study and conference reports from 1999, 2002 and 2003 are posted online. Also available here is the International Journal for Mathematics Teaching & Learning, which is published only in electronic form and "aims to enhance mathematics teaching for all ages (and abilities) up to 18 years, through relevant articles, reviews and information from around the world." They invite anyone involved in the teaching of mathematics to contribute. The section called The Complete CIMT Index offers links to a variety of instructional resources and descriptions of other projects associated with the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching.


Clouds, A Teaching Box  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Explore the educational resources in this teaching box and bring cloud science to your elementary students. The science of clouds helps students feel closer to the sky and in awe of nature as they learn elementary concepts of physics, the water cycle, and atmospheric science. Teaching Boxes are themed collections of classroom-ready educational resources to build student understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Resources highlighted within teaching boxes are from various science education programs and have been vetted by UCAR educators.




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; )



Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based at the University of Plymouth, the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching has developed many instructional materials designed to help both novice and experienced math teachers. This particular area of their website provides access to a number of interactive mathematics tutorials. The materials are divided into eight units, including those that deal with factors, mathematical diagrams, proportion, and estimating. Within each unit, users will find a number of example questions and related exercises. All of the materials offered here are quite accessible and easy to use, and users will find coverage of everything from prime factors to the sometimes-daunting Pythagorean theorem.



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Out of the Melting Pot: The Battle over the Booklist. Teaching Cases in Cross-Cultural Education No. 12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the form of a teaching case, this paper recounts the difficulties of an English teacher whose reading list was challenged as being racist. In introductory materials, the paper explains that teaching cases help develop students' abilities to spot issues and frame problems in an ambiguous, complex teaching situation. The paper presents the case…

Finley, Paris; Kleinfeld, Judith, Ed.


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


A comparison of the theology of salvation in the teachings of Martin Luther and Joseph Smith, Jr  

Microsoft Academic Search

This thesis is a comparative survey on the teachings of Martin Luther and Joseph Smith, Jr. about salvation. Biographical material is also examined to understand the historic influences upon their teachings. A number of similarities in teaching are noted, including belief in Jesus Christ, the need for faith, God’s grace is unmerited, good works follow faith, and there will be

Gordon Frank Hodgins



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)



A framework for humanised physics teaching  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the 1970s, concern that there was something wrong with physics teaching seemed to grow. It was increasingly recognised that the function of physics education was threefold; to educate in physics, through physics and about physics (Dobson 1985). The first of these is what traditionally consumes the teacher's energies. The others are largely ignored. In the 1980s, this concern still seems to have had little impact on the way in which physics is taught (Newton 1986a). Courses have been developed, for example SISCON (Williams 1975) and Science in Society (Lewis 1978), but there has been no widespread diffusion of their ethos into the main body of physics teaching. The reasons for this are probably many and complex. One, however, must be the way the aims of humanised science teaching are expressed in abstract and uncoordinated terms (Newton 1986b). Teachers are urged to make their courses 'outward looking', to provide a 'full vision', to develop a propensity in their students to 'act ethically' and to see social relevance in all that they do. The gap between such heady objectives and the present position is wide and there is little clearly aim-related teaching material to help to cross it. The author offers a framework which can be used to design and help to evaluate such material. This framework is then interpreted in terms of and illustrated by reference to physics education.

Newton, Douglas P.




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. .................................................... 6 Cell Phones, Cameras and Computer Usage .................. 6 Video Camera Policy skill, and relational dispositions that create effective and sensitive teaching is elevated above's particular society." It is upon that foundation that Wittenberg's Education Department has developed its own

Bogaerts, Steven


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 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



Teaching Letter Formation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors describe a remedial technique for teaching letter formation to students with handwriting difficulties. The approach blends traditional procedures (modeling, physical prompts, tracing, self correction, etc.) with cognitive behavior modification principles. (CL)

Graham, Steve; Madan, Avi J.



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 in the Planetarium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests using the planetarium as an educational resource for all ages. Discusses various planetarium teaching techniques and planetarium programs (with objectives) at Ball State University. They include programs for school children, college students, and the general public. (DH)

Scott, Roger L.



Teaching Criminal Law.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents learning activities and resources for teaching senior level criminal law courses. Topics covered include arrest, search and seizure, bail, trial procedures, sentencing, and prisons. Objective is to encourage students to address societal issues. (LS)

Levin, Sandy



Toys that Teach  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Using toys to teach basic physical science concepts is a great way to engage students through hands-on experience with familiar objects. This article contains several activities that use toys to help students investigate average speed, acceleration, wavel

Christine Herald



Teaching "Candide": A Debate.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two different approaches to teaching Voltaire's "Candide", one deriving meaning from the textual fabric or "inside" of the story and the other focusing on the author's "external" intent in writing the story, are presented and compared. (MSE)

Braun, Theodore E. D.; And Others



English Teaching in China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Gives a brief introduction to the history and the present Teaching English-as-a-Foreign-Language (TEFL) situation in China, and puts forward an analysis of methodological trends for he coming years. (Author/VWL)

Deyun, Song



Activities in Teaching Weather  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is a unit composed of activities for teaching weather. Topics include cloud types and formation, simple weather instruments, and the weather station. Illustrations include a weather chart and instruments. A bibliography is given. (MA)

Tonn, Martin



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 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 Social Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This presentation addresses the benefits and challenges of teaching with social media. Examples of student work, assignments, and class projects are included from Linfield College classes and from other institutions, including disciplines other than mass communication.

Susan Currie Sivek



Sharing Teaching Ideas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes three activities to teach mathematical concepts involving probabilities related to outcomes using "Sicherman" and other dice; geometric representations of algebraic identities; and the volume of a cone. (MDH)

Tunis, Harry B., Ed.



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

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

Dechenne, Sue Ellen


Global Warming Materials for Educators  

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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.


Directory of Energy Education Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contains a directory of teaching materials pertaining to energy education that are available from government agencies, utility companies, advocacy organizations, and non-profit associations. Provides the address and phone number of each source, along with a listing of the titles, levels, prices, and categories of the materials. (TW)

Energy & Education, 1987



Learner-Centered Teaching  

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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.

Jeffrey Weld



Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Teaching Resources  

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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.



Natural Hazard Demonstrations for Teaching  

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This paper presents several demonstrations that have been developed or gathered from other sources in the general area of natural hazards (e.g. landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes, wildfires, tsunamis, mass movements, asteroid impacts, etc.). There are many methods of teaching, but as university lecturers, particularly for large class sizes, we find ourselves too often presenting material to students by direct speaking, or some combination of blackboard/whiteboard/slide projector/digital projector. There are certainly a number of techniques to more actively involve students, so that teaching is not just `receiving of information', including breaking up students into small group discussions, encouraging students to actively participate in class through comments and questions, and/or some combination of hands-on activities and demonstrations. It is this latter which is concentrated on here. As a teaching tool, the students themselves became much more excited about what they are learning if use is made of 5--10 minute demonstrations, even if only peripherally related to the subject at hand. The resultant discussion with questions and comments by students keeps both the students and the lecturer (in this case the author) motivated and intrigued about the subjects being discussed. Days, weeks, and months later, the students remember these `demonstrations', but to set these up takes time, effort, and resources of equipment, although not necessarily a large amount of the latter. Several natural hazards demonstrations are presented here, most inexpensive, that have been used in front of large university classes and smaller `break-out groups', and which can also be adapted for secondary-school students.

Malamud, B. D.



The Development of Ojibway Language Materials.  

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Revitalization of the Nishinaabeg language started in 1998 with the development of language materials. A committee on Nishinaabemwin orthography advised on the development of the text and writing system. Teaching methods follow the four parts of Medicine Wheel teachings: spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental. An interactive hockey game and a…

Pheasant-Williams, Shirley



The Teaching of African Languages: Content, Context, and Methodology.  

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Three interdependent components--content, context, and methodology--are discussed as they relate to the teaching of African languages to non-native speakers. Content depends on type and availability of instructional materials, which may be quite limited. If textbooks are not available, the teacher must select from varied authentic materials and…

Moshi, Lioba




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Joint Oceanographic Institutions Teaching for Science, Learning for Life  

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JOI Learning develops programs and materials based on scientific research expeditions to strengthen students' mathematics, science and analytical skills for a lifetime of learning. Teaching for Science, Learning for Life? plays on the ability of scientific ocean drilling to provide a multidisciplinary approach to earth science education. The site features classroom activities, free posters, special multimedia materials, career profiles, and professional development opportunities.


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

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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



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

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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



Teaching French as a World Language: A Curriculum Project  

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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




Microsoft Academic Search

In order to improve teaching quality, web tools are becoming more important. Modern multimedia tools include a wide range of technologies to improve on-line education. At Universidad de Cantabria, several courses are given in a digital teaching web, named Aula Virtual, using state-of-the-art technologies. These new tools approach our students to a new environment, where they can obtain complementary material

García Ruiz


Teaching composition: A selected, annotated bibliography, 1960-1972.  

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articles concerning the teaching of composition. The second is exclusively a listing of books. The latter source is divided into general areas of English teaching, such as literary criticism, poetry, fiction, rhetoric, language, but oontains only seven... classified, annotated, and evaluated, will provide the composition teacher with materials to make him familiar with rhetoric and composition. Because, whether his attack upon writing is to be from the rhetorical, literary, traditional, or linguistic...

Anderson, Joyce LaVerne



Teaching Resources: Botany and Plant Pathology  

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Whether you are a tried and true botanist or just getting started, this website from Purdue University will be an invaluable resource for educators, students, and others with an interest in plant pathology and allied fields. The lessons, links, and teaching materials here are divided into five sections, including "Presentations", "Slidesets", and "Professors in the Classroom". For starters, the "Professors in the Classroom" area contains a brief introduction on the relevance of agricultural research from Professor Ray Martyn and a similar feature on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Moving on, the "Slidesets" area contains high-resolution images of various plants compiled by Professor Gregory Shaner for one of his botany courses. The site is rounded out by the "Teaching Materials" area, which features several lesson plans about fungi.


Water Quality Teaching Package 2012 Update  

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The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) provides this presentation material from Torie Bunn of Montana State University. The presentation included information in support of teaching a water quality course. The presentation also touched on a few example hands-on exercises. Users must download this resource for viewing, which requires a free log-in. There is no cost to download the item. The document is available in PDF file format.

Bunn, Torie


Institutional traditions in teachers' manners of teaching  

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The aim of this article is to make a close case study of one teacher's teaching in relation to established traditions within science education in Sweden. The teacher's manner of teaching is analysed with the help of an epistemological move analysis. The moves made by the teacher are then compared in a context of educational philosophy and selective tradition. In the analyses the focus is to study the process of teaching and learning in action in institutionalised and socially shared practices. The empirical material consists of video recordings of four lessons with the same group of students and the same teacher. The students are all in Year 7 in a Swedish 9-year compulsory school. During these lessons the students work with a subject area called "Properties of materials". The results show that the teacher makes a number of different moves with regard to how to proceed and come to a conclusion about what the substances are. Many of these moves are special in that they indicate that the students need to be able to handle the procedural level of school science. These moves do not deal directly with the knowledge production process, but with methodological aspects. The function of the moves turns the students' attention from one source of knowledge to another. The moves are aimed at helping the students to help themselves, since it is through their own activity and their own thinking that learning takes place. This is characteristic in the teacher's manner of teaching. When compared in a context of educational philosophy, this manner of teaching has similarities with progressentialism; a mixture of essentialism and progressivism. This educational philosophy is a central aspect of what is called the academic tradition—a selective tradition common in science education in Sweden between 1960 and 1990.

Lundqvist, Eva; Almqvist, Jonas; Östman, Leif



Physics Teaching Experience  

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As we saw in the January 2011 column, less than half of the teachers who teach high school physics have a degree in physics or physics education. However, this does not necessarily imply that the teachers are not qualified to teach physics. It is likely that some of the non-degreed physics teachers began teaching physics at the request of a principal or science department leader and liked it enough to seek additional training that did not lead to a formal degree. For example, some teachers have told us about NSF-funded summer programs that they attended that dramatically affected the way they teach physics. Furthermore, the teachers learn from experience. About two-thirds of physics teachers have taught physics for as many or more years than they have taught any other subject. The figure shows the relationship between a teacher's physics teaching experience and the type of physics degree they hold. In the April issue of The Physics Teacher, we will highlight demographics of high school physics teachers. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Susan White at Susan is Research Manager in the Statistical Research Center at the American Institute of Physics and directs the high school survey.



Teaching Geomagnetism in High School  

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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.



3.044 Materials Processing, Spring 2005  

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The goal of 3.044 is to teach cost-effective and sustainable production of solid material with a desired geometry, structure or distribution of structures, and production volume. Toward this end, it is organized around ...

Kirchain, Randolph


Creative Material Computing in a Laboratory Context  

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Principles for organizing a laboratory with material computing resources are articulated. This laboratory, the Trope Tank, is a facility for teaching, research, and creative collaboration and offers hardware (in working ...

Montfort, Nick



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

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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  

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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 the Lecturers: Academic Staff Learning about Online Teaching  

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Developing online teaching skills can occur through involvement in learn-by-doing strategies, which incorporates informal, organic or need-driven strategies. Such processes are sometimes labeled as "bottom-up" staff development processes. In other contexts, teaching staff are formally directed to develop online teaching skills through a series of…

Northcote, Maria; Reynaud, Daniel; Beamish, Peter



Teaching Psychiatry Residents to Teach: A National Survey  

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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 at Berkeley: A Guide for Foreign Teaching Assistants.  

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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 Knowledge Management (SIG KM).  

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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  

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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.

Sara Davis Powell


Editorial: The Scientific Method Teaching  

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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

Ann Cutler



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



Creating a Publisher's Catalog Database in a Curriculum Materials Center.  

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Describes the creation of a database of publishers' catalogs of teaching materials by a teaching resources librarian using Apple software. Topics discussed include decisions about material inclusion, the creation of searchable fields, the design and format of the database, updating, and the effectiveness of the database. A selected bibliography is…

Stavis, Ruth



Teaching Quantitative Skills in a Geoscience Context  

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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.



University of Buffalo Teaching & Learning Center  

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


Teaching science in museums  

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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 Political Science  

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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.


Understanding Science: Teaching Resources  

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The world of science is diverse and fascinating, but traditional methods of teaching sometimes don't do it justice. This site from the University of California helps teachers help their students become fascinated by the process of scientific discovery. The site contains several "teachers' lounges" where educators can share information, resources, and also learn about new pedagogical developments and innovations. Visitors shouldn't miss the Guide to Understanding Science 101, which includes answers to questions like What is science? and so on. Moving on, the site also contains other areas, including Correcting Misconceptions, Teaching Tools, and Conceptual Framework, which helps educators identify age-appropriate learning goals.


Teaching Clinical Psychology  

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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-


Case Study on Teaching Materials for Spanish Language and Culture Classes for Migrant Children in France. (Part I, Lyon-Paris, France) The CDCC's Project No. 7: "The Education and Cultural Development of Migrants".  

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As part of the Spanish government's attempt to provide cultural and linguistic education for the sizable Spanish population in France, it organized the design of instructional materials especially suited to the 64,614 children of Spanish migrant workers living in rural and urban France. The materials were intended for use by primary and lower…

Dabene, Louise


A Social Studies Curriculum Project to Develop and Test Instructional Materials, Teaching Guides and Content Units on the History and Culture of Sub-Saharan Africa for Use at Selected Grade Levels in Secondary Schools. Project Africa. Final Report.  

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Project Africa's report summarizes: 1) its background and rationale, structure, and staff, 2) curriculum materials design, development, field trial and evaluation, 3) other project dissemination activities. Three different groups of materials were developed by the project. The most comprehensive was a flexible, sixteen-week program of study,…

Beyer, Barry K.; Hicks, E. Perry


The Rationale for a Teaching Innovation About the Interrelationship Between Science and Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper refers to the development of a teaching innovation for the nature of science (NOS), for students aged 11–15, which\\u000a specifically focuses on the interrelationship between science and technology. The development of the teaching and learning\\u000a materials relied on inputs from three sources: the history and philosophy of science and technology, existing knowledge concerning\\u000a the teaching and learning about

R. Hadjilouca; C. P. Constantinou; N. Papadouris



Teaching Photosynthesis with ELL Students  

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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.  

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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.


Scholarship of Teaching: A Model.  

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Develops a model of the scholarship of teaching, exploring what is meant by this phrase in the literature and in the understandings of 20 Australian faculty members. Draws on these findings to derive a multidimensional model of scholarship of teaching and shows how the model is used to design programs for development of the scholarship of teaching

Trigwell, Keith; Martin, Elaine; Benjamin, Joan; Prosser, Michael




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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


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



Student Teaching: The Keystone Experience.  

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Focuses on the experience of student teaching experience for future music educators. Discusses the importance of the student teaching placement, critical in determining a successful experience. Addresses the challenges during the transition from student to teacher. Provides stories about the student teaching experiences of Susan, Samantha, and…

Fallin, Jana; Royse, David



The Explicit Teaching of Reading.  

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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.


Cultivating Change through Peer Teaching  

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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.



Teaching Children Science. Second Edition.  

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This book focuses on science teaching at the elementary school level. It includes chapters dealing with various science content areas and teaching processes including: (1) what is science; (2) why teach science; (3) process skills as a foundation for unit and lesson planning; (4) how to plan learning units, daily lessons, and assessment…

Abruscato, Joseph


Your First Year: Why Teach?  

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The profession of teaching is far more complex than many people realize. To be a successful teacher, one must be a leader, a mentor, a friend, and an expert. Most of all, teaching is a vocation. As such, it important for teachers even though they have just started their careers to revisit the question of why they go into teaching in the first…

Cookson, Peter W. Jr.



Early Childhood. Bachelor of Teaching  

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Early Childhood. 2015 Bachelor of Teaching & Learning (Early Childhood) College of Education Education #12;Contents 3 Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) 4 Entry Requirements starting out in Early Childhood teacher education. As well as gaining a teaching degree which qualifies

Hickman, Mark


Students' Evaluation of Teaching Quality  

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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



Teaching, Technology, and the Future.  

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

New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.


Teaching for Abstraction: A Model  

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This article outlines a theoretical model for teaching elementary mathematical concepts that we have developed over the past 10 years. We begin with general ideas about the abstraction process and differentiate between "abstract-general" and "abstract-apart" concepts. A 4-phase model of teaching, called Teaching for Abstraction, is then proposed…

White, Paul; Mitchelmore, Michael C.



Porous Materials Porous Materials  

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1 Porous Materials x Porous Materials · Physical properties * Characteristic impedance p = p 0 e -jk xa- = vej[ ] p x - j ; Zc= p ve = c ka 0k = c 1-j #12;2 Porous Materials · Specific acoustic impedance Porous Materials · Finite thickness ­ blocked p e + -jk (x-d)a p e - jk (x-d)a d x #12

Berlin,Technische Universität


Online multiple intelligence teaching tools (On-MITT) for enhancing interpersonal teaching activities  

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The theories of Multiple Intelligence (MI) used in this paper apply to students with interpersonal intelligence who is encouraged to work together in cooperative groups where interpersonal interaction is practiced. In this context, students used their knowledge and skills to help the group or partner to complete the tasks given. Students can interact with each other as they learn and the process of learning requires their verbal and non-verbal communication skills, co-operation and empathy in the group. Meanwhile educators can incorporate cooperative learning in groups in the classroom. On-MITT provides various tools to facilitate lecturers in preparing e-content that applies interpersonal intelligence. With minimal knowledge of Information and Technology (IT) skills, educators can produce creative and interesting teaching activities and teaching materials. The objective of this paper is to develop On-MITT prototype for interpersonal teaching activities. This paper addressed initial prototype of this study. An evaluation of On-MITT has been completed by 20 lecturers of Malaysian Polytechnics. Motivation Survey Questionnaire is used as the instrument to measure four motivation variables: ease of use, enjoyment, usefulness and self-confidence. Based on the findings, the On-MITT can facilitate educators to prepare teaching materials that are compatible for interpersonal learner.

Mohamad, Siti Nurul Mahfuzah; Salam, Sazilah; Bakar, Norasiken; Sui, Linda Khoo Mei



An Integrated Teaching Module.  

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This integrated teaching module provides elementary and junior high school teachers with a "hands-on" approach to studying the Anasazi Indian. Emphasis is on creative exploration that focuses on integrating art, music, poetry, writing, geography, dance, history, anthropology, sociology, and archaeology. Replicas of artifacts, contemporary Indian…

Samuel, Marie R.; Seiferth, Berniece B.


"Not" Teaching Ethics  

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If the goal of teaching ethics is to affect behavior and ultimately produce thoughtful, ethical people, then the best process to do this is by embedding ethical practices in student discussions. One teacher demonstrates how she has done this in her classrooms.

Wiggins, Alexis



Teaching the Thesis  

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Writing a good thesis provides a successful foundation for composing an essay. Teaching how to do that, however, is quite another matter. Teachers often say to students, "Find a thesis," or "Get a thesis," or "Bring in a thesis statement tomorrow," as if students could order one like a pizza, command it like a pet pooch, or grasp one out of thin…

Carroll, Joyce Armstrong



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: A Reflective Process  

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In this article, the authors describe how they used formative assessments to ferret out possible misconceptions among middle-school students in a unit about weather-related concepts. Because they teach fifth- and eighth-grade science, this assessment also gives them a chance to see how student understanding develops over the years. This year they…

German, Susan; O'Day, Elizabeth



Teaching Mathematics Using Steplets  

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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



Teaching Peace through Gardening.  

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Calls for an expanded role of organic gardening in environmental education. Describes a successful program called Teaching Peace through Gardening at the Seattle Tilth Children's Garden. This program advocates establishing an environment that promotes a sense of ownership, safety, community, and nurturing. (AIM)

Mauk, Anne Peterson



Teaching Science through Story  

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Children find comfort in stories. They are familiar, accessible and entertaining. By teaching science through narratives, we can provide that same comfort and access to scientific content to children of all ages. In this article, I will discuss how, through the use of narratives in science instruction, we can provide students with a deeper…

Horton, Jessica



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 Large Evening Classes  

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High enrollments, conflicting student work schedules, and the sheer convenience of once-a-week classes are pushing many colleges to schedule evening courses. Held from 6 to 9 pm or 7 to 10 pm, these classes are typically packed, sometimes with more than 150 students in a large lecture theater. How can faculty effectively teach, control, or even…

Wambuguh, Oscar



Teaching Negotiation in Lithuania  

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In this article, the author describes his experiences and the lessons he learned from a 2-week stint teaching negotiation in Lithuania. He learned that for anyone older than about 25, and that constituted most of the class, being part of the Soviet Union for more than half a century seems to have left deep wounds that have not yet healed.…

Groth, Brian Ibbotson



Teaching Language Creatively.  

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Focusing on ways to teach language intelligently and enjoyably, this journal issue contains 23 articles dealing with a variety of topics. Article titles and authors are (1) "An Experiment: Immersing Students in Language" (S. C. Kirby); (2) "The Art of Storytaking" (J. Charnock); (3) "Getting Poems from the A-poetic" (J. W. Broaddus); (4) "Using…

Fleming, Margaret, Ed.



Teaching with Secondary Data.  

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Presents a general overview of the use of secondary data in teaching sociology on the college level. Topics discussed include potential for additional applications, sources which constitute secondary data, reasons for using secondary data in the classroom, information about computing, and potential problems. (Author/DB)

Sobol, Jeff



Teaching Artificial Intelligence Playfully  

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In this paper, we report on the efforts at the University of Southern California to teach computer science and artificial intelligence with games because games mo- tivate students, which we believe increases enrollment and retention and helps us to educate better computer scientists. The Department of Computer Science is now in its second year of operating its Bachelor's Program in

Mike Zyda; Sven Koenig


Dilemma in Teaching Mathematics  

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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 about Immigration.  

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Asserts that the fun of searching the World Wide Web is an essential step in helping students create their own knowledge. Discusses searching for information about immigration and issues surrounding many immigration-related Web sites. Includes an annotated listing of Web sites with information and lesson plans for teaching about immigration. (DSK)

Risinger, C. Frederick