Seldin, Jonathan P.
subjects (375 Art, 375 Math, 375 PhysEd. etc). The Curriculum Publications Chart is posted on the ends1 Curriculum Laboratory Careers Teaching Materials For further assistance using any of the resources in the Lab, please ask at the Curriculum Lab Information Services Desk. Visit our site through U
Connelly, F. Michael
Three ways in which the term "inquiry" is used are discussed: inquiry as a teaching method, inquiry as a mode of learning and inquiry as a logical disciplinary process. The role of guiding principles of inquiry is analyzed, using a discussion of Harvey's work on the heart to illustrate an inquiry guided by the idea of structure-function. It is…
Eberhard, Wallace B.
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…
. They are shelved in the 375 section of the Curriculum Laboratory under the specific subjects (375 Art, 375 Math1 Curriculum Laboratory Language Arts Teaching Materials For further assistance using any of the resources in the Lab, please ask at the Curriculum Lab Information Services Desk. Visit our site through U
Saeli, Mara; Perrenet, Jacob; Jochems, Wim M. G.; Zwaneveld, Bert
The scope of this article is to understand to what extent Computer Science teachers can find support for their Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) in teaching material. We report the results of a study in which PCK is used as framework to develop a research instrument to examine three high school computer science textbooks, with special focus on…
This paper discusses the use of Stern teaching materials with children with Down syndrome. The theory underlying the design of the materials is discussed, the teaching approach and methodology are described and evidence supporting effectiveness is outlined. (Contains 2 figures.)
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United States Census Bureau
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.
Macêdo, J. A.; Voelzke, M. R.
This study presents results of a survey conducted at the Federal Institution of Education, Science and Technology in the North of Minas Gerais (IFNMG), and aimed to investigate the potentialities of the use of interactive materials in the teaching of astronomy. An advanced training course with involved learning activities about basic concepts of astronomy was offered to thirty-two Licenciate students in Physics, Mathematics and Biological Science. The following steps were to be taken: i) analysis of the pedagogical projects (PPC) of the licenciates at the IFNMG, research locus of its Campus Januária; ii) analysis of students' preconceptions about astronomy and digital technologies, identified by the application of an initial questionnaire; iii) preparation of the course taking into account the students' previous knowledge; iv) application of the education proposal developed under part-time presence modality, using various interactive tools; v) application and analysis of the final questionnaire. The test was conducted with the qualitative and quantitative methodology, combined with a content analysis. The results indicated that in the IFNMG only the licenciate-course in physics includes astronomy content diluted in various subjects of the curriculum; the rates of students prior knowledge in relation to astronomy was low; an evidence of meaningful learning of the concepts related to astronomy, and of viability of resource use involving digital technologies in the Teaching of astronomy, which may contribute to the broadening of methodological options of future teachers and meet their training needs.
Wing, Tony; Tacon, Romey
This paper discusses the use of Numicon number teaching materials with children with Down syndrome. The theory underlying the design of the materials is discussed, the teaching approach and methodology are described and evidence supporting effectiveness is outlined. (Contains 4 figures.)
Das, Bikram K., Ed.
Papers from a seminar on instructional materials for second language teaching include the following: "Co-Operative Language Learning: What's News?" (Ted Rodgers); "Principles of Communicative Task Design" (David Nunan); "Teaching Spoken English in the Non-Native Context: Considerations for the Materials Writer" (Mary W. J. Tay); "The Texts for…
Thompson, Patrick W.; Lambdin, Diana
Discusses the role of concrete materials in teaching for understanding, including research on the use of concrete materials, seeing mathematical ideas embodied in them, and identifying what teachers want students to understand. (Contains 16 references.) (MKR)
Wang, Hei-Chia; Hsu, Chien-Wei
Use of electronic teaching materials (e-material) to support teaching is a trend. e-Material design is therefore an important issue. Currently, most e-material providers offer a package of solutions for different purposes. However, not all teachers and learners need everything from a single package. A preferable alternative is to find useful…
Centre for Information on Language Teaching, London (England).
These two lists are part of a series which will form a bibliography of instructional materials for teaching Italian. They are classified according to the age and level of instruction for which they were intended. Each list treats a separate category of materials. Further lists are being prepared in the United Kingdom. An author index is included.…
White, Paul; Mitchelmore, Michael
An angles teaching sequence was designed, in which students were guided to abstract a general concept from physical activities with concrete materials. The three design principles used were familiarity, similarity recognition, and reification. The resulting teaching sequence was tested in a field study involving 25 teachers of Grades 3-4. The data…
Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Washington, DC.
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.…
Education: To view all authorized texts for a course, use the Alberta Education Database. Sort by Basic-- used for the study and teaching of any subject. You! can also narrow by age: add the terms Primary
Jorma Sajaniemi; Marja Kopponen
Lectures need three kinds of supporting material: lecture notes given to learners, presentation ma- terial to be shown in the lectures, and lecturers own guidance material to direct her during the lec- ture. Current presentation systems do not support easy preparation and maintenance of these three interwoven material sources. In this paper, we present the idea of three-level teaching ma-
Deutschmann, Linda B., Ed.; Wright, Richard A., Ed.
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…
Sajaniemi, Jorma; Kuittinen, Marja
Presents the concept of three-level teaching material and describes a computer-based system SHOW (Sandwich Hierarchy for Omnifarious Ware) that can be used to produce the different forms from a single source, and to show the presentation version in a lecturing situation. Describes an empirical experiment on text discrimination techniques; suggests…
Krueger, Elizabeth A.; Jaeckels, David L.
A project was designed to investigate the use and effectiveness of an instructional design system in which systematically prepared materials, in conjunction with automated devices, were used to teach manipulative nursing skills on an independent study basis. This report presents the problem of designing and constructing such instructional…
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…
The Internet is a valuable tool to use as a teaching resource, but there are many factors to take into account for Internet delivery--not just how to use the technology most effectively, but also how to assess the results, monitor student progress, and ensure that your materials are used to promote real learning. This second edition examines the…
for semantics-based search in a digital repository. 1. Introduction. The booming game industry and the rising is a leading example of a digital library. Furthermore, the modules that are available in this repository canSerdica J. Computing 4 (2010), 371384 TEACHING MATERIALS REPOSITORY Peter L. Stanchev, Maria M
Little, Judith K., Ed.; Barger, George W., Ed.
One of a series of resources for teaching sociology at the postsecondary level, this volume contains syllabi and instructional materials for introductory courses in social psychology. The document is divided into five sections. Section I, an introduction, presents an overview of material, instructions for using the syllabi set, cost and ordering…
Lou, Shi-Jer; Lin, Hui-Chen; Shih, Ru-Chu; Tseng, Kuo-Hung
The purpose of the study aimed to explore the effects of three different forms of the multimedia teaching materials on the achievements and attitudes of junior high school students in a chemistry laboratory context. The three forms of the multimedia teaching materials, static pictures, video, and animation, were employed to teach chemistry…
Eick, Charles J.; Stewart, Bethany
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…
Ivanovic, Mirjana; Budimac, Zoran; Mishev, Anastas; Bothe, Klaus; Jurca, Ioan
Under the auspices of a DAAD funded educational project, a subproject devoted to different aspects of teaching the Java programming language started several years ago. The initial intention of the subproject was to attract members of the subproject to prepare some teaching materials for teaching essentials of the Java programming language. During…
Del Hoyo Martínez, Carmen
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.
This manual contains a description of each of the instructional kits for teaching about Germany offered by the Goethe Institute. Each kit contains lessons plans, handouts, worksheets, color transparencies, and other support materials. This teaching packet provides information regarding the "best fit" of each lesson in the instructional materials…
Seago, Nanette; Jacobs, Jennifer; Driscoll, Mark
Although there are increasing numbers of professional development (PD) materials intended to foster teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching within the topics of number and algebra, little attention has been given to geometry. In this article we describe the Learning and Teaching Geometry project's approach to the development of PD materials…
Cheng, Kai- Wen; Chen, Yu-Fen
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…
Mitsuhara, Hiroyuki; Kurose, Yoshinobu; Ochi, Youji; Yano, Yoneo
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…
Eick, Charles J.; Stewart, Bethany
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 about the teaching and learning of science through structured inquiry. Supportive dispositions included curiosity and questioning, investigating first-hand, learning together, and active learning. These dispositions supported early science teaching despite candidates limited science content knowledge, and may contribute to candidates’ further learning of science.
Legacy, Jim; And Others
This competency-based curriculum unit on planting turf is one of four developed for classroom use in teaching the turf and lawn services area of horticulture. The eight sections are each divided into teaching content (in a question-and-answer format) and student skills that outline steps and factors for consideration. Topics covered include…
Legacy, Jim; And Others
This competency-based curriculum unit on insects and diseases is one of four developed for classroom use in teaching the turf and lawn services area of horticulture. The five sections are each divided into teaching content (in a question-and-answer format) and student skills that outline steps and factors for consideration. Topics covered include…
Legacy, Jim; And Others
This competency-based curriculum unit on nursery propagation is one of five developed for classroom use in teaching the landscape/nursery area of horticulture. The four sections are each divided into teaching content (in a question-and-answer format) and student skills that outline steps and factors for consideration. Topics covered include…
Hackling, Mark; Barratt-Pugh, Caroline
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…
Cousins, Genevieve; Smith, Bonnie Mae
This publication was prepared to accompany the revised "Wildlife and Fish Section" of "A Guide for Teaching Conservation Education in the Schools of Louisiana." Its purpose is to provide teachers with information about possible sources of teaching materials that can be obtained free or with only a small expenditure of funds. Each item listed is…
Zhao, Yiping; Chen, Li; Zhang, Yufeng
As viewed from two sides such as teacher and student, in this article, we explore the human-based teaching reform for the college professional course of materials Science and Engineering, point out the qualities and conditions that professional teacher should possess in the process of human-based teaching reform of professional course and the…
Rybkowski, Zofia K.; Munankami, Manish; Smith, James P.; Kulkarni, Aditi
most frequently engaged architects, engineers, general contractors and trade partners. To test the effectiveness of the teaching materials, we developed an anonymous, paired, pre-and post-workshop assessment survey instrument. Participants were asked...
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D?bowska, E.; Girwidz, R.; Greczy?o, T.; Kohnle, A.; Mason, B.; Mathelitsch, L.; Melder, T.; Michelini, M.; Ruddock, I.; Silva, J.
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.
Tasaki, Takao; Watanabe, Shinichi; Shikanai, Yoshihito; Ozaki, Koichi
In this paper, we have developed a teaching material for technical high school students to understand the control technique. The material makes the students understanding the control technique through the sensibility obtained from the experience of riding the robot. We have considered the correspondence of the teaching material with the ARCS Model. Therefore, the material aims to improve the interest and the willingness to learn mechatronics and control technique by experiencing the difference of the response by the change in the control parameters. As the results of the questionnaire to the technical high school students in the class, we have verified educative effect of the teaching material which can be improved willingness of learning and interesting for mechatronics and control technique.
Pattanayak, D. P., Comp.
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…
Rodillas, Nicholas C., Comp.; And Others
An addendum to a sourcebook entitled "A Study Guideline of Mexican American History and Culture" (RC 009 234) completed in the summer of 1970, this guide presents some additional information that will assist the classroom teacher in better understanding and teaching about the Southwest's largest minority--the Mexican American. This additional…
or seasoned nutrition educator, to practice in a safe environment the facilitation skills you've learned-Back Day p 1 Teach-Back Day It is important for newly-hired nutrition educators to have an opportunity or distribute without author permission. Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University. #12;Navigating
Cousins, Genevieve; Smith, Bonnie Mae
This annotated list was prepared to accompany the forest section of "Guides for Teaching Conservation in The Schools of Louisiana." The annotations indicate the number of pages, appropriate grade level, cost, if any, and any limitations on supply, as well as a brief description of the contents. One hundred-thirty documents are listed dealing with…
Andriot, Karen; And Others
This publication contains teacher developed units of study to teach secondary students about Nigerian history, government, geography, industry, and family life. The units are: Sources of Historical Information; History of Benin; Constitutions; Nigeria and the United States; Elections in Nigeria; Nigerian Diplomacy; and Family in Nigeria.…
Hogzand, Annelene; Lutjeharms, Madeline
Advertising matter, being oriented to contemporary society, is an interesting object of study. Advertising pictures throw light on the culture of the country. A contest riddle and tapes of spoken advertising are presented. Numerous examples show how a teaching method can be designed. (Text is in German.) (IFS/WGA)
Julia Elizabeth Read
This dissertation evaluates the TIFL (Teaching Indonesian as a Foreign Language) tertiary curriculum materials. The TIFL tertiary curriculum materials were produced by a project which was initiated by the Asian Studies Council, funded by the then Commonwealth Department of Employment, Education and Training, and implemented at the University of New South Wales in 1992-1994. This study is the first research
Collins, Vickie L., Ed.
This bibliography lists instructional materials for teaching adult learners of English as a Second Language (ESL). The resources listed are print materials made available through the Free Library of Philadelphia's Reader Development Program. All are on or below the eighth grade reading level, as determined with the Gunning Fog readability formula.…
Del Hoyo Martínez, Carmen
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.
Hantula, James N.
This two-part document serves as a guide to basic materials on Asia. The first part provides the teacher of Asian studies with nonserial examples of pertinent professional materials and reference books in print since 1979. Criteria used in selecting the items are given and a brief comparison between materials available in 1969 and 1985 is made.…
American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.
These classroom materials on Romania are intended to be used in U.S. history, European history, world history, area studies, or current affairs courses. The materials are designed to offer an historical framework for considering current events, as well as some insight into the events, ideas, issues, and personalities involved in Romania's struggle…
Brewer, Ernest Andrew; Fritzer, Penelope
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…
Colorado at Boulder, University of
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
The project expanded on an already developed process for teacher-course evaluation at the higher education level. The process uses student ratings collected with an instrument which focuses on teacher behaviors and activities, overall assessments, and student and course information. Teaching improvement materials were developed as was a…
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. (Contains 2 figures.)
Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Phase III, Volume IV, Part A of Project NECESSITIES consists of 10 activities intended for kindergarten-aged American Indian (including Eskimo) children. Some of the supplementary materials needed to teach these activities ("Symbol Formation" and "An Animal Alphabet") are appended. The unit, entitled Learning to Communicate, begins with non-verbal…
Pimentel, Maria da Graca Campos; dos Santos, Joao Benedito, Jr.; de Mattos Fortes, Renata Pontin
This paper presents aspects of modeling, authoring, and presenting structured documents corresponding to teaching material presented in the World Wide Web. In this context, the importance of providing the formalization of the structure of the documents using Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) is discussed. Next, specifications for…
Cousins, Genevieve; Smith, Bonnie Mae
This publication was prepared to accompany the revised "Soil and Water Section" of "Guides for Teacher Conservation in the Schools of Louisiana." Its purpose is to provide teachers with information about possible sources of teaching materials that can be obtained free or with only a small expenditure of funds. Each item listed is annotated for the…
Greco, Linda Del; Desmeules, Louise
There is an abundance of information of breast self-examination (BSE) as a method of detecting breast cancer. This article describes the various teaching programs and sources of information available to physician, nurse and patient. Materials featuring old, young, black or white women are available; many can be obtained in English, French, Spanish and Braille. These materials range from annotated bibliographies, pamphlets and research reports to programs of continuing education for physicians, nurses and patients. PMID:21274089
Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
This directory lists energy education programs directed at increasing the energy conservation awareness of scientists, engineers, managers, and technicians working in fields where they are responsible for managing energy consumption. The resource is prepared to help with the process of identifying, selecting, and obtaining materials for promoting…
Shaw, Marilyn B.; Roark, Mary
This book of instructional materials for adult basic education teachers is a collection of exercises and activities which involve the use of resources found in the everyday environment of adults, relate to adult coping skills, and provide students with practice in language and computation. Following a brief introduction and discussion of adult…
Gunckel, Kristin Lee
New elementary teachers rely heavily on curriculum materials, but available science curriculum materials do not often support teachers in meeting specified learning goals, engaging students in the inquiry and application practices of science, or leveraging students' intellectual and cultural resources for learning. One approach to supporting new elementary teachers in using available science curriculum materials is to provide frameworks to scaffold preservice teachers' developing lesson planning and teaching practices. The Inquiry-Application Instructional Model (I-AIM) and the Critical Analysis and Planning (CA&P) tool were designed to scaffold preservice teachers' developing practice to use curriculum materials effectively to plan and teach science. The I-AIM identifies functions for each activity in an instructional sequence. The CA&P provides guides preservice teachers in modifying curriculum materials to better fit I-AIM and leverage students' resources for learning. This study followed three elementary preservice teachers in an intern-level science method course as they learned to use the I-AIM and CA&P to plan and teach a science unit in their field placement classrooms. Using a sociocultural perspective, this study focused on the ways that the interns used the tools and the mediators that influenced how they used the tools. A color-coding analysis procedure was developed to identify the teaching patterns in the interns' planned instructional approaches and enacted activity sequences and compare those to the patterns implied by the I-AIM and CA&P tools. Interviews with the interns were also conducted and analyzed, along with the assignments they completed for their science methods course, to gain insight into the meanings the interns made of the tools and their experiences planning and teaching science. The results show that all three interns had some successes using the I-AIM and CA&P to analyze their curriculum materials and to plan and teach science lessons. However, all three interns used the tools in different ways, and some of their ways of using the tools were different from the intentions for the tools. These differences can be accounted for by the variety of mediators that influenced the interns' use of the I-AIM and CA&P tools. These mediators were rooted in the Discourses at play in the various communities in which the interns participated during their teacher preparation program. Some of the practices and resources of these various Discourses interfered with or supported the interns' use of the I-AIM and CA&P tools. Each intern took a different trajectory through these Discourses and encountered different practices that mediated how each used the I-AIM and CA&P tools. The results of this study suggest that the goal of preparing preservice teachers to use the I-AIM and CA&P tools should be to provide preservice teachers with opportunities to use the tools and help them develop the metaknowledge about the tools necessary to critically analyze the affordances and weaknesses of different approaches to teaching science.
Davis, James E., Ed.
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…
Molohides, A.; Hatzikraniotis, E.; Kallery, M.; Psillos, D.
In the context of the European Project on Material Science we have developed a Teaching Learning Sequence (TLS), which is composed by units for teaching thermal conductivity in depth to students. The scientific content has been adapted to students' conceptions taking into account research results. Units follow the Predict-Observe-Explain strategy and students conduct guided investigations using an enriched learning environment, which consists of extensive use of ICT based tools. Didactically transformed microscopic models depict thermal interactions in iconic, graphic and symbolic forms. Students working in groups, solve problems, explore models and are engaged in classroom discussion on the problem under study, constructing links between evidence and explanations. In this paper the structure of such innovative units is presented and results showing students' development in scientific understanding are reported.
The time arrangement of science courses in most high schools results in promoting short term memory with little incentive to retain the learned material in any of the sciences. Consequently, much of the subject matter has to be re-taught in college. This takes time meant for teaching college level topics. Weakness in knowledge base is carried over from year to year in high school, building up to higher levels in college and causing stress and anxiety to both students and teachers. From personel experience of teaching in five countries, a model is developed by which the problem can be overcome. This involves a collaborative effort on the part of teachers and educational policy makers and support of college faculty. The results are measurable within five years and do not incur any increase in funding. Suggestions for practical adoption of the system will be presented. The outcomes are measurable and hold promise in view of success in other countries.
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.
Hashim, Mohamad Hisyam Mohd.
The development of instructional electronic material or e-material for electrical and electronic studies was developed by many companies and institutions. However, the quality of the designed and the potentiality to use as a tool in teaching and learning is still doubtful. For this reason, the aim of this research was to understand the using…
the quality of online education programs. In: Mc Cracken H (ed) Focus on adult learning...innovation throughPVS0071 Quality assurance and communication on Animal Welfare web- based teaching material, 3 materials; · Communicate on animal welfare issues to central administrations as well as to the young average
Sasaki, R.; Matsumoto, I.; Norimoto, S.; Kanagi, E.; Fujimoto, E.
Importance of the learning about Volcano, Earthquake and Life is increasing since the disaster by the Tohoku-Earthquake and Tsunami at the 11th March 2011, in Japan. This research aims at the teaching-materials development of the science education of elementary school about natural disaster, disaster prevention, and life respect. We are carrying this research using the following three Methods. 1) We summarize the present student's knowledge and understanding about volcano, Earthquake and Life. 2) We summarize the state of the science teaching materials as disaster prevention, disaster reduction and life education. 3) We discuss about how depending on which the human beings to a natural disaster, and the state of the teaching materials which student study about the importance of a life. In this presentation we made preliminary report about developed teaching materials of Volcanoes of Mt. Sambe and Mt. Dai and the past earthquakes. According to above teaching materials, it found out It is important how a student is accompanied by realistic feelings.
Kalita, Spartak; Zollman, Dean [Department of Physics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506-2601 (United States)
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.
Raymond, Roger A.
Ninth and tenth grade students from two schools were placed in experimental and conventional instruction classes to compare the two methods in teaching algebra by means of achievement test and time needed to complete the course. Pre- and posttests measured aptitude; teachers and students in the experimental groups recorded personal reactions to…
Honsberger, Marion M.
This project was conducted at Edmonds Community College to develop curriculum and materials for use in teaching hands-on, computer-assisted court reporting. The final product of the project was a course with support materials designed to teach court reporting students performance skills by which each can rapidly create perfect computer-aided…
Diana I Martelly
This dissertation derived hypotheses from the theories of Piaget, Bruner and Dienes regarding the effects of using Algebra Tiles and other manipulative materials to teach remedial algebra to community college students. The dependent variables measured were achievement and attitude towards mathematics. The Piagetian cognitive level of the students in the study was measured and used as a concomitant factor in
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,…
Hernández, María Isabel; Couso, Digna; Pintó, Roser
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…
Shockey, Carolyn, Ed.
A catalog of audio and visual meterials for teaching courses on or illustrating all aspects of audiovisual instruction was developed with a broad coverage of those areas or interests pertinent to the field of instructional communications. The listings should be of value to the college instructor in the area of instructional materials, as well as…
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.
Del Hoyo Martínez, Carmen
The last aim of this educational experience is the increase of the motivation of the students for the learning of the matters to giving as well as looking for the raising awareness, placing in the center the student and distinguishing the teaching for every group and specific case with different action plans for subjects and groups. This aim happens for achieving a major participation of the students in the way of developing and raising the matters (active subjects in the teaching), with a major follow-up of the teacher and a constant feedback with possibility of change in the exposition of the subjects to mold it to the characteristics of the groups of students. Besides the previous thing, one tries to obtain a manual of good practices in the classroom as well as a compendium of the actions undertaken before mistakes or aspects identified in the classroom and what results they have served us as tools for future or current teachers. Likewise, also one tries to improve the implantation of the systems of follow-up of the quality and also of coordination of professorship in the subject of Materials Science. The accomplishment of the questionnaires carried out by means of the controls of personalized response Educlick, equipment that was obtained by a Project of Educational Investigation (University of Salamanca), and that provides an experience of participation to the students. As for the teachers, it allows the application of measures of improvement and implementation of the qualit systems. It might extend to other Powers and Centers that are interested in similar experiences. The feedback has distinguished himself as one of the most powerful tools for the learning (Black and Williams, 1998). The investigation-action in the classroom (Avison et to, 1999; Contreras Perez and Arbesú García, 2008; Samian and Noor, 2012) supposes a methodology that allows to modify in time the teaching and to contribute this feedback to the pupils in every moment. The development of this experience of Follow-up of the Quality has been considered to be very positive. The implantation of this system of improvement of the participation of the students and of the professorship in the follow-up of the quality has helped us to know the weak and strong points in the teaching science of the Materials. Likewise, the coordination between the professorship of the area involved in this Project of Educational Innovation and with another external professorship it has been valued very positively. References -Black, P. & Wiliam, D. (1998). Assessment and classroom learning. Assessment in Education, 5(1), 7-74. -Avison, D., Lau, F., Myers, M. & Nielsen, P.A. (1999). Action Research. Communications at the ACM, Vol. 42(1), 94-97. -Contreras Pérez, G. & Arbesú García, M.I. (2008). Evaluación de la docencia como práctica reflexiva. Revista Iberoamericana de Evaluación Educativa 1(3), 137-153. -Samian, Y. & Noor, N.M. (2012). Student's Perception on Good Lecturer based on Lecturer Performance Assessment. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 56, 783-790.
Des Moines Public Schools, IA.
This guide contains six sections which offer suggested sequential steps for teaching addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fraction concepts and algorithms, and decimal fractions. Based on the manipulative approach, the guide offers activities and teaching methods which give students many opportunities to work with models. This approach…
Agin, Michael Lawrence
This publication, part 1 of two parts, presents the narrative materials for the teaching of the concept--the development of atomic energy and its social implications--growing out of a study made to determine the feasibility of teaching scientific concepts related to the social and historical developments of science and selected concepts related to…
Daeid, Niamh Nic
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)
as with physical materials, the inherent pragmatic advantages of virtual materials in science may make themJOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE TEACHING VOL. 44, NO. 1, PP. 183203 (2007) Hands on What? The Relative Effectiveness of Physical Versus Virtual Materials in an Engineering Design Project by Middle
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
The major purposes of this workshop were to develop teaching and learning materials on certain selected key biology concepts relevant to environmental, genetic, and agricultural aspects, and to develop exemplary training materials on certain teacher competencies relating to laboratory and field techniques. Chapter One reports on the status and…
Teaching Materials for French. Recorded and Audio-Visual Courses; Recorded and Audio-Visual Supplementary Material; Books for Conversation-Comprehension-Composition-Translation; Pictorial Readers-Classroom Magazines, Books with Games & Puzzles-Playlets-Songs; Primary School French.
Centre for Information on Language Teaching, London (England).
These five lists form an annotated bibliography of instructional materials for use in teaching French, classified according to the age and level of instruction for which they were intended. Each list treats a separate category of materials. There is a title index, as well as an index of authors, editors, compilers, and adaptors, with each list.…
Punske, Lori, Comp.
Reviews teaching materials for use in multicultural education. Materials described include posters, novels, picture books, toys, games, and curriculum packages. Topics include religious diversity, values, children's stories, bilingual literature, human rights, Native Americans, women's studies, multicultural art, immigrant students, gender equity,…
Wojtan, Linda S.
Designed to assist teachers in planning units on Japan, this guide identifies widely available instructional materials that have been found to be effective. The guide is organized in six sections. Sections 1-4 list recommended curriculum and audiovisual materials for elementary and secondary classrooms with purchase and/or rental information…
Lloyd, Gwendolyn M.
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…
Liu Yandong; Yao jian-shu; Shi Heng
Dialectical materialism is a kind of science about the common rule that nature, society and thoughts of human beings develop, and is the fundamental method for people un- derstand the world and change it. It is urgent for the college education in ideology and politics to use the method to solve some related questions. Dialectical materialism has methodo- logical significance
The selection and use of instructional materials to develop technical writing skills in limited-English-proficient foreign students are discussed. Focus is on the influence of cultural differences in second language learning and the need for instructional materials that accommodate these differences. The first section examines American…
Albert, Richard N.
Audio-visual materials, found in a variety of periodicals, catalogs, and reference works, are listed in this guide to expedite the process of finding appropriate classroom materials for a study of William Shakespeare in the classroom. Separate listings of films, filmstrips, and recordings are provided, with subdivisions for "The Plays" and…
Padmini, H A; Nair, T R Gopalakrishnan
Development of Curriculum and delivery materials has undergone changes over a period of time, in undergraduate engineering degree system in Indian universities. However, there exists a gap between industry expectations in IT field and skills and knowledge that the graduating engineers possess and this continues to grow. A similar situation has been seen in the developed countries like USA, UK and Australia. Several researchers and practitioners have discussed and tried to come up with innovative approaches to teaching software engineering and IT as a whole. In India, it is of vital importance that steps be taken to address this issue seriously. This paper discusses some of the measures that have been implemented so that this gap is reduced and software engineers with better skills are produced. Changes to curriculum, industry-academia collaboration through conferences, sabbaticals etc., industry internships and live projects for final year students are some of the measures that have been discussed in this pap...
Hyun, Dong Choon; Levinson, Nathanael S; Jeong, Unyong; Xia, Younan
The nebulous term phase-change material (PCM) simply refers to any substance that has a large heat of fusion and a sharp melting point. PCMs have been used for many years in commercial applications, mainly for heat management purposes. However, these fascinating materials have recently been rediscovered and applied to a broad range of technologies, such as smart drug delivery, information storage, barcoding, and detection. With the hope of kindling interest in this incredibly versatile range of materials, this Review presents an array of aspects related to the compositions, preparations, and emerging applications of PCMs. PMID:24470287
Amy Feuerstein (The American Physiological Society Education)
This is a powerpoint presentation from the 2009 Science Education Partnership Award Project Directors Meeting in St. Paul, MN. This presentation describes what digital resources are, and how to access these types of materials in the APS Archive.
Bivar Black, Maria Luisa de
The May 2001 regional seminar on "Teaching Materials: Controversial and Sensitive Issues, Multiperspectivity," held in Ohrid, was included in the Stability Pact, with financing from Austria and Switzerland. It was the first regional teacher training seminar in this region. The seminar reviewed controversial and sensitive issues in textbooks of the…
Peraya, Daniel; Haessig, Claus
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…
King, Melanie; Loddington, Steve; Manuel, Sue; Oppenheim, Charles
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…
Schwartz, Helen J.
Multimedia hypertext materials have instructional advantages when used as adjuncts in traditional classes and as the primary means of instruction, as illustrated in this case study of college-level Shakespeare classes. Plays become more accessible through use of audio and video resources, including video clips from play productions. Student work…
Explores to what extent a mother-tongue educational program can reinvigorate Taiwan's ethnic cultural identity. Content of mother-tongue materials used in Taipei county for Taiwanese, Hakka, and Ataylic students is analyzed, and interviews with members from each ethnic group are also conducted as a supplement. (JL)
This study examined the effect of the occurrence of homophones in instructional materials on the learning of new vocabulary. Forty-two junior high school seventh graders were randomly assigned to two groups of 21 each. Group one was exposed to a set of six slides that showed sentences using homophonic pairs of words (juxtaposed sentences) and then…
Fitzgerald, Jason C.
History textbooks have long been criticized for their adherence to the "stabilized national narrative" (VanSledright 1998). However, teachers need to also be aware of the ideological influences of the supplemental instructional materials they choose. A case study of the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center at Mount Vernon illustrates…
McMillian, Martha; McKinney, Kathleen
Suggestions for advising sociology students are presented. Attention is directed to types of advisers, possible roles related to advising, and strategies for more effective advising. Examples of specific techniques, as well as prototypes of paperwork, forms, and public relations materials are also included. The 30 suggestions cover: (1) academic,…
Nason, Gerald, Ed.
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…
Hugerat, Muhamad; Zidani, Saleem; Kurtam, Naji
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…
Gosselin, D. C.; Manduca, C. A.; Oches, E. A.; MacGregor, J.; Kirk, K. B.
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 (http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/workshops/sustainability2012/index.html) as well as the development of a community that can support integration of geoscience and issues of sustainability across the curriculum.
Argues that teaching innovation in the university is influenced by teacher attitudes and the existence of satisfactory teaching materials. Teaching packages from the Open University in England are described. (JJD)
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).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
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…
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.
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.
Azcarate, Asuncion Lopez-Varela
This paper is a descriptive summary of a research project on blended learning in the Faculty of Arts at the University Complutense Madrid. The project was conducted as action research in 2002-06 by the research group LEETHi. LEETHi's projects focus on the teaching of literature from an intercultural perspective while helping to develop new media…
Hertzog, Hillary S.; O'Rode, Nancy
This article presents an "evidence-based" program improvement effort that sought to strengthen student teachers' implementation of subject-specific pedagogy for teaching mathematics in a K-8 multiple subject teacher education program. The authors report the process of how they used a research-based approach to gather evidence about "status quo" of…
Crawford, Michael J.
Presents a rationale for utilizing trivia to teach conversation. Shows how trivia-based materials fit into communicative language teaching approaches and provides examples of trivia-based activities and explains how to use them in the classroom. (Author/VWL)
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."
Taketa, I.; Matsumoto, I.
In general, elementary school teacher relatively poor at the science field about "earth and universe". There is the science unit "the Moon and the Sun" in the sixth grader in elementary school in Japan. In this study, we developed the effective teaching material that is both student is easy understanding and teacher is easy treating. The teaching material that we developed is the Movement of the Moon and the Sun using about 30-cm turntable and a USB Camera. As for the previous teaching materials, every student was checking (see) the moon and the sun spatial relationship, and the shape of the moon to each. The developed teaching material have the advantage that all student in the class can check the same phenomenon on a Video screen, by using a USB Camera. And we carried the questionnaire survey to student of attached elementary school of Shimane University. The result checked that such teaching materials were useful to a student's understanding of the movement of the celestial sphere.
Japanese government established the system for renewing educational personnel certificates in 2007 and mandated the adoption of it in April 2009 (cf. “2007 White Paper on Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology”, available at http://www.mext.go.jp/english/). The new system shows that the valid period for each regular certificate after the renewal system adoption (April 1, 2009) is until the end of the fiscal year after ten years from satisfying the qualifications required for the certificate. Only persons who have attended over 30 hours and passed the examination in the certificate renewal courses before the expiration of the valid period can renew their certificate which is valid for next ten years. The purpose of this system is for teachers to acquire the latest knowledge and skills. Certificate renewal courses authorized by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan are offered by universities. Attendees will choose based on their specialty and awareness of issues from the various courses with education curriculums and. To renew their certificates, they should include (1) items regarding the latest trends and issues in education (12 hours) and (2) items regarding their speciality and other educational enhancement (three 6-hours course: total 18 hours). In 2008, before the adoption, provisional certificate renewal courses were offered for trial by more than 100 universities. The author offered a 6-hour course titled by “Development of teaching materials for school pupils to make understand the dynamic motion of the earth - utilising the results of the GPS ranging”. This course was targeted mainly for science teachers of middle- and high-schools. The goal of this course was for the attendees to understand the role of GPS ranging for the direct observation of the crustal movement and plate motion, and to produce the teaching materials possibly used in the classrooms. The offering of this course is aiming finally at contribution for the schoolchildren to experience “the method of science”: the process of data acquisition, processing, analysis, discussion based on the results, and modelling. The advantage of offering the course in Okinawa is that the Ryukyu Trench, a convergent boundary between the Philippine Sea Plate and the Eurasian Plate, is located within the territory of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. GPS ranging observation by Geographic Survey Institute of Japan (GSI) shows that the baseline length between Okinawa Island (on the Eurasian Plate) and Daito Islands (on the Philippine Sea Plate) decreases by about 9-10 cm/year. Basic data of GPS observation used in the course were downloaded from the site of GSI. These data with relevant documentations were supplied to the attendees. Schedule of the course was: (1) Lecture on basics of GPS, ranging by GPS observation and its application to monitoring of the plate motion (1 hour); (2) Making teaching materials (2 hours); (3) Trial lecture by use of the teaching materials made by each attendee, discussion by all (2 hours); (4) Finalising the teaching materials and submission (1 hour).
Large masses of moving water in seas and oceans are called currents. Root causes of currents are steady winds that occur due to the global atmospheric system and the density differences caused by different heat and salinity levels of water masses. Different feeding and evaporation characteristics of seas and oceans result in salinity and density levels. As a result, subsurface currents occur in straits where seas with different salinity and density levels meet and in the nearby seas. The Bosporus in Istanbul where I live and the school I am working at is has these subsurface currents. In the Black Sea where the rivers the Danube, Dnieper, Don, Yesilirmak, Kizilirmak and Sakarya flow into and the evaporation level is less due to the latitude effect, salinity level is less compared to Marmara and Aegean Seas. As Marmara Sea has higher salt amount than Black Sea, there is a great density difference between these two seas. Marmara Sea has a higher concentration of salt and therefore a higher density than Black Sea. And this leads to occurrence of subsurface currents in the Bosporus. I get my students to carry out a small demonstration to help them understand the occurrence of ocean currents and currents in the seas and the Bosporus by the use of a material. We need very simple materials to carry out this demonstration. These are an aquarium, a bowl, water, salt, dye and a mixer. The demonstration is carried out as follows: we put water, salt and dye in the bowl and mix it well. The salt will increase the density of the water and the dye will help distinguish the salty water. Then we put tap water half way to the aquarium and pour the mixture in the bowl to the aquarium slowly. As a result, the colored salty water sinks down due to its higher density, setting an example of a subsurface current. Natural events occur in very long periods by great dynamic systems, making understanding of them difficult. It is important to use different kinds of materials that address to different senses in geography lessons to promote effective and fun learning. Thus, geography lessons should be based on teaching principles such as 'from concrete to abstract' and 'from near-to-far' principles. Also, teaching methods such as visualization, simulation and experiment should be applied during the lessons. The use of this material will help students comprehend how subsurface currents in the straits, seas and oceans occur. By this simple experiment, students will be able to see what kind of a movement takes place under the Bosporus on which they travel by ferry and they will have the opportunity to carry it out themselves, making the lesson more fun.
This guide is designed to be used by teachers as an aid for teaching principles of fossils and past life to elementary school students. The activities and labs provided include topics such as fossilization, sedimentation, trace fossils, the importance of fossils, ancient environments, changes in environments, paleontology as a science, biodiversity, food webs, ecosystems, and human influences. The lessons provide pre- and post-questions, procedures, vocabulary, materials, and field trip ideas. This curriculum guide for paleontology was developed by Fossil Butte National Monument as part of its growing environmental education program.
Belmore, N. Fargo
Sweden makes great effort to teach every citizen English. However, the simplistic views of language teaching which fad and folklore promote have made it difficult to achieve cumulative, verifiable improvements in teaching. This report briefly reviews previous systems of quantitative, partially automated analysis of language teaching materials…
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).
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…
This manual is designed to offer support for the instructional resources guides on "Germany since Unification." It provides the basis for a full-day inservice training session on the use of those materials. The format can be modified to meet the needs of leaders, audiences, and time frames. Using the materials developed by teachers and sponsored…
De Putter-Smits, Lesley G. A.; Taconis, Ruurd; Jochems, Wim; Van Driel, Jan
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)…
Enseignement Bilingue: Problemes Souleves par la Preparation d'un Materiel Pedagogique pour des Franco-Ontariens (Bilingual Education: Problems Raised by the Preparation of Teaching Materials for Franco-Ontarians). Working Papers on Bilingualism, No. 1.
Cooke, David; Lamerand, Raymond
This paper reports on a program developed to prepare teaching materials for the instruction of French to adolescents who have French as a native language but no longer speak French at home. A principal goal is to create situations that will inspire students to communicate in French, and to avoid purely academic exercises. Since students tend to…
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
Morrison, Andrew; Rossing, Thomas D.
We teach an introductory course in musical acoustics using a Blackboard. Students in this course can access audio and video materials as well as printed materials on our course website. All homework is submitted online, as are tests and examinations. The students also have the opportunity to use synchronous and asynchronous chat rooms to discuss the course with each other or with the instructors.
Ozdilek, Zehra; Ozkan, Muhlis
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of instructional materials for the subject of classification of matter as solids, liquids and gases that were developed using a holistic instructional design model on student achievement. In the study a pre-test/post-test with control group experimental design was used. The study was conducted in the…
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.
Tomas, Z.; Kostka, I.; Mott-Smith, J. A.
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…
Ekaterina Nemtchinova's book "Teaching Listening" explores different approaches to teaching listening in second language classrooms. Presenting up-to-date research and theoretical issues associated with second language listening, Nemtchinova explains how these new findings inform everyday teaching and offers practical suggestions…
The profession of teaching artist is an increasingly accepted career path. Teaching artists have generated plentiful testimonials to support what was once only backed up by anecdote and is now increasingly supported by objective data. They are finding that very definite and specific benefits await the artist who teaches. While the impacts are not…
Tanner, John F.; Whalen, D. Joel
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 www.salesleadershipcenter.com/research.html#mer-tm13/.…
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
The role of English in Turkey is discussed, with attention directed to: (1) education within the educational system, (2) English teachers, (3) teaching materials, (4) English outside the educational system, and (5) British and American support for the teaching of English. Although English is not used as a means of social communication in Turkey,…
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).
This book provides practical ideas and information for volunteer tutors and teachers about teaching numeracy, as well as a reference section that concentrates on specific content areas. The first part of the book considers teaching techniques, the planning and presentation of numeracy material, evaluation of progress, reinforcement of newly…
Heath, Daniel E.; Hoy, Mary; Rathman, James F.; Rohdieck, Stephanie
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…
Teaching about the Constitution: Relationships between Teachers' Subject Matter Knowledge, Pedagogic Beliefs and Instructional Decision Making regarding Selection of Content, Materials, and Activities. Summary of Research Findings.
Hyland, John T.
Importance of the Constitution as the supreme law of the land and the reported failure of the United States youth to have been genuinely educated about the Constitution raises questions regarding teaching. One concerns what teachers know about the Constitution and the other is what they believe about teaching. This study investigates these…
WILDS, PRESTON L.; ZACHERT, VIRGINIA
THIS REPORT DESCRIBES A STUDY TO DETERMINE WHETHER PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION COULD BE USED TO IMPROVE THE TEACHING OF THE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH GYNECOLOGIC NEOPLASMS TO JUNIOR MEDICAL STUDENTS. TWO PROGRAMED TEXTS WERE PREPARED--(1) A "CONTENT" TEXT, AN 830-FRAME LINEARLY PROGRAMED TEXT DESIGNED TO REPLACE CONVENTIONAL CLASSROOM TEACHING OF…
Purpose: To describe a way of teaching industrial ecology (IE) and to show some tools that may help for the IE teaching. Design/methodology/approach: In the paper, the development of lectures, practical lessons and projects on real industrial ecosystems are described. Also the teaching materials used are described. Findings: The presented…
Teaching Technical Writing Using the Engineering Method Norman Ramsey Tufts University March 2011 teachers who were reduced to "teaching a student to write" by taking that student's first paper "student time" working on writing--teaching the same material to seniors, graduate students, and postdocs
Kearsley, Greg, Ed.
Issues associated with the preparation of engineering faculty to teach online courses are examined. This includes: the nature of online teaching, engineering course materials, training faculty to teach online, use of online resources, course development, and evaluation of online courses. Selection of faculty and providing adequate support are…
Dudley H. Towne
Newton's first published paper, A New Theory About Light and Color, is intelligible to readers with no background in the subject. Described are demonstrations and experiments to accompany the teaching of this material.
Fleming, Margaret, Ed.
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)…
Instructional materials and teaching approaches can be used to get students to seriously and constructively confront problems in race relations which they will eventually have to solve. For example, Richard Wright's "Black Boy," an anthology of Negro poetry or a collection of poems on race relations, and such films as "Where is Prejudice?" can…
Brady, Holly; Arnold, Anne Jurmu
This unit on fire safety teaches students how to act in or during a fire and presents fire prevention measures that students can implement at home. Two reproducible masters concerning fire safety and prevention are presented along with class activities, student reading resources, and organizations and companies that offer classroom materials about…
Kahl, Marilyn, Ed.
This publication contains a collection of teaching ideas and class activities for organization, journals, dictation, creative writing, outlines, poetry, vocabulary, film review word cards, paragraphing, career research and much more. Some of the materials, listed with their authors, include: (1) "Magazine Board" (Frieda Owen); (2) "Survival"…
Bockris, J. O'M.
Suggests various methods for teaching the double layer in electrochemistry courses. Topics addressed include measuring change in absolute potential difference (PD) at interphase, conventional electrode potential scale, analyzing absolute PD, metal-metal and overlap electron PDs, accumulation of material at interphase, thermodynamics of electrified…
Singer, Alan, Ed.
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…
Day, Richard R.
"Teaching Reading" uncovers the interactive processes that happen when people learn to read and translates them into a comprehensive easy-to-follow guide on how to teach reading. Richard Day's revelations on the nature of reading, reading strategies, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and reading objectives make fascinating…
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…
The author assessed the effectiveness of peer teaching in helping students learn biology concepts. Students performed the best on exam questions based on material they taught. Student test averages increased significantly after their teaching experience, and this improvement was most pronounced for struggling students. The results of this study revealed that peer teaching was an effective method for improving student learning.
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.
Farland-Smith, Donna; McComas, William
Teachers have the important responsibility of providing students with accurate and engaging science content while also helping them establish authentic views of scientists. Though there are numerous curriculum materials to assist in the teaching of science content, the authors have found that methods and materials to teach science as a human…
This site from the Journal of American History will feature digital resources that help "bridge the gap between the latest scholarly research in U.S. history and the practice of classroom teaching." The authors of the featured articles will provide tips, documents, and other materials to demonstrate how their work might be taught in an undergraduate US history survey. The first article is "Evolution for John Doe: Pictures, the Public, and the Scopes Trial Debate," by Areson Clark. The site provides the full text of the article, comments on teaching the article, primary documents (in this case a collection of images), suggestions for further reading, and some related sites. Teaching the JAH is an excellent idea and a model that can be repeated in any discipline. Three more projects are planned for this site over the next two years.
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.
This site offers a wealth of materials relating to the anthropological, educational, and political issues involved with the teaching of Indigenous Languages. The best feature is the online full-texts of recently published scholarly studies and collections devoted to the subject. These texts include Revitalizing Indigenous Languages (1999), Teaching Indigenous Languages (1997), and Stabilizing Indigenous Languages (1996). The site also offers reprints of scholarly articles on such topics as American Indian language policy, models for teaching and maintaining indigenous languages, selected columns (1990-1999) from NABE (National Association for Bilingual Education) News, and quite a bit more. Many of the texts feature hyperlinks, and a site search engine is provided. Finally, an extensive, occasionally annotated list of links to Bilingual, American Indian, Indigenous Languages, and Literacy/ Reading sites is also posted. Jon Reyhner, an associate professor of bilingual and multicultural education at Northern Arizona University, maintains the site.
Adler Peckerar, Robert J.
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…
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 ...
Felton, Harry F.
A backpacking course offered at the Pennsylvania State University teaches safety and proper use of equipment. This well planned course resulted in an appreciation for the outdoors, ecological awareness, self-reliance, and attainment of new experiences and skills. (CJ)
Discusses possibilities for the application of telepresence to physics and teaching. Telepresence allows a computer user to effectively be present at some other location through the use of remote cameras, sensors, and controls. (WRM)
Reid, John S.
Discusses experience of teaching optical experiments with emphasis upon the student's design and construction of refracting and reflecting telescopes. Concludes that the student's interest and acquired knowledge are greatly enhanced through the use of realistic experiments. (CC)
Williams, John E.
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.
Toru Tamaki; Takeshi Hagiwara; Yoshinobu Maeda; Yasuo Nakamura
In this paper, we introduce an approach to teaching a computer programming language to students in an engineering course in a university, and report the results of using a teaching material based on the approach.
Dorsett, Loyd G.
An audiovisual teaching machine (AVTM) presents programed audio and visual material simultaneously to a student and accepts his response. If his response is correct, the machine proceeds with the lesson; if it is incorrect, the machine so indicates and permits another choice (linear) or automatically presents supplementary material (branching).…
Green, William P.; Trotochaud, Alan; Sherman, Julia; Kazerounian, Kazem; Faraclas, Elias W.
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…
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Bilingual Education.
This guide provides directions for teaching a series of units on survival skills in English as a second language (ESL). A brief general background of second language instruction and a short bibliography are included. The modules cover: (1) "Getting a Driver's License and Buying a Car"; (2) "Want Ads and Employment Agencies"; (3) "The Job…
D. Bitzer; P. Braunfeld; W. Lichtenberger
PLATO¿a teaching machine developed during the past nine months at the Coordinated Science Laboratory of the University of Illinois¿is a device for teaching a number of students individually by means of a single, central, high-speed general-purpose digital computer. Each student is provided with his own keyset and television display. The keyset enables the student to control the sequence of materials
Teaching Resource Guide 2013-2014 Center for Teaching Excellence Office of Undergraduate Studies for Teaching Excellence Reproduce with permission only Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland important contributions to undergraduate student learning and to the commitment to excellence in teaching
Hazardous Materials is a lesson plan which teaches students how to recognize and safely handle hazardous materials in the workplace. After completing this module, students should be able to interpret MSDS sheets and demonstrate their ability to identify hazardous materials during an experiential exercise. Note: This module is part of a modularized manufacturing technology curriculum created by the PSCME, found at www.pscme.org/educators.html.
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.
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.
Shea, Mary Ann, Ed.
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…
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.
As the world moves from the industrial age into the information age people become less dependent on basic facts and skills and more dependent on the ability to manipulate information. The higher level thinking skills that are needed in this new age must be taught in the schools. When selecting programs for teaching thinking, educators should…
Communication: Journalism Education Today, 1998
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)
Pike, Mark A.
Evidently, there are similarities between pictures and diagrams but essential features present in the former are conspicuously absent from the latter. The current obsession with effectiveness in teaching has reduced that which should be aesthetic and inspired to the wholly rational, diagrammatic and instrumental. Heidegger's ontology (theory of…
Harmin, Merrill; Gregory, Tom
This book is an orientation to teaching designed to help establish a comfortable self-image and to develop appropriate skills. Readings and experiences are presented in the five-part text to aid in this orientation process. Part 1 discusses forming a group that functions as a support system, a human experience resource, and a source of feedback…
Waters, John K.
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,…
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.…
Based at Pennsylvania State University, the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence was created "to advance and inspire excellence in Penn State's teaching and learning community." Many of the fine resources on this site are broadly applicable to anyone teaching college students. The materials here are divided into eight primary areas, including Events, Consultations, Grants, Tools/Tips, and TAs/Grad Instructors. The Tools/Tips area is marvelous, as it contains sections, such as Course Design and Planning and Teaching and Assessment Strategies, that feature fact sheets, lesson plans, and the like. Moving on, the TAs/Grad Instructors area contains helpful advice for graduate student teachers, such as "Guide to interacting with students," and "Guide to effective grading." [KMG
Gore, Patrick D.; And Others
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…
Philipp, Joan A.; Wilkerson, Jerry D.
This manual shows teachers how to analyze and present sport skills by breaking them down into fundamental body movements that can be used in all sports. Complete information is given on how to teach seven team sports effectively in a coeducational setting. Advice is offered on how to organize course material, develop a curriculum, plan teaching…
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 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.
Malcolm Roberts: Teaching Statement Teaching Philosophy Teaching is very important to me. While requiring a great deal of energy, it also provides great rewards. From my first experience teaching English engineering students in Canada, much the same process takes place: first know and love your subject
Wolfe, Patrick J.
Fall 2013 Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (for outstanding teaching Jiannan Lu STAT 110 Brian C. Zhang STAT 110 Harvard University Certificate of Teaching Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (for outstanding teaching fellows, teaching
Collins, Gary S.
program, classroom teaching in the area of mechanical or materials engineering, and serviceSchool of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and Composites Materials and Engineering Center and Materials Engineering (MME) in collaboration with the Composites Materials and Engineering Center (CMEC
H. Yu; W. Liao; X. Yuan; J. Xu
This paper presents a hybrid teaching approach, a new Web Security course as well as how to use the hybrid approach to teach the Web Security course to practice information assurance. The hybrid teaching approach contains three key issues that are keeping the lecture materials up-to-date, assigning former research projects as comprehensive team projects, and connecting classroom knowledge with real
OAH Magazine of History, 2001
Describes "Teaching the JAH" (Journal of American History), which offers online teaching packages demonstrating the use of JAH articles within the U.S. history survey course. Offers a sample of the material available in the teaching package for the article "Evolution for John Doe: Pictures, the Public, and the Scopes Trial Debate." (CMK)
Burghes, D. N.; Borrie, M. S.
Describes the advantages of mathematical modeling approach in teaching applied mathematics and gives many suggestions for suitable material which illustrates the links between real problems and mathematics. (GA)
Lilienkamp, Katherine A. (Katherine Ann), 1969-
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 ...
MacGregor, Molly Murphy
Presents an annotated bibliography of 17 resources for teaching multicultural women's history, and recommends several publishers that offer resource materials. Looks at books for students, curriculum guides, reference books, films, and videos on the topic. (LS)
Jennifer L. Sundquist
This paper contains the findings from a Needs Assessment conducted during the 2009-2010 school year at Sherrod Elementary in Palmer, Alaska, USA. The researcher wanted to know how the teaching of the Farm Education classes, conducted by AmeriCorps Volunteers, at the elementary school could be changed to better suit the needs of the school and the AmeriCorps Volunteer. This Needs
The Standards vision guides the discussion in this chapter on science teaching standards for the postsecondary level. The discussion centers on the importance of goal setting, designing experiences to meet students' needs, assessment, and collegiality. There is a strong recommendation that students be given opportunities to engage in meaningful scientific inquiry--to ask scientific questions, design experiments to collect evidence, and make critical interpretations of observations. This free selection includes an Introduction and Table of Contents.
Gonen, Selahattin; Basaran, Bulent
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…
Siddiqi, Mohammed Nasim
The problem in this investigation was to determine if there is a significant difference in the mean level of achievement in Physical Science Study Committee (PSSC) physics between students using autoinstructional materials, supervised by a physics teacher, and students studying PSSC physics without such materials, under the guidance of a physics…
Schug, Mark C.; McCorkle, Sarapage; Morton, John S.
Describes two books of curriculum materials published by the National Council on Economic Education regarding the Central and East European transition economies: (1) "Economies in Transition: Command to Market" (1997); and (2) "From Plan to Market: Teaching Ideas for Social Studies, Economics, and Business Classes" (1997). (DSK)
Bukowiecki, Elaine M.
This article describes pertinent information regarding national and state standards and tests; instructional techniques for teaching word recognition, fluency, vocabulary knowledge, and comprehension skills; the selection of appropriate texts and materials; reader response; the diverse student learner; and a variety of authentic assessments that…
Chandler, William J., Comp.; And Others
GRADES OR AGES: K-12. SUBJECT MATTER: Literature. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The guide is divided into four main sections (K-3; 4-6; 7-9; 10-12) each with a suggested reading list and teaching guides for selected literature. The guide is offset printed and bound with a soft cover. OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES: The guide materials are…
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Sea Grant Program.
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…
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…
Van Valey, Thomas L.
Demand for courses in population problems has increased along with growing public awareness and concern for population-related matters. This paper describes an undergraduate classroom experience which provides an alternative approach to teaching population problems by replacing usual educational materials with selections from science fiction…
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 http://www.epcc.ed.ac.uk/epcc-tec/JTAP/workshop/ or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morton, F. Rand
The article discusses the history, role, and use of teaching machines and how they can be employed effectively in foreign language instruction. The selection of programed materials, prior study preparations, and the expected conditioned verbal responses arising from machine use are briefly discussed. The advantages of teaching machines are seen as…
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.
Hosted by Cornell University, this site offers a number of resources and tips for scientists who teach. Collected from undergraduate courses in evolution, ecology, and animal behavior, but applicable to a range of science courses, the materials include writing assignment ideas, peer review guidelines, discussion tips, hints on using the Web, reading lists, exam questions, and sample syllabi, among others. The site also contains some annotated links for teaching, biology, writing, and TAs. A nice, straightforward collection of useful resources, many of which may be of use to teachers in any discipline.
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.
THE GOAL OF THE BEREITER-ENGELMANN PRESCHOOL PROGRAM IS TO GET DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN READY FOR THE LEARNING TASKS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL BY TEACHING A TEACHING LANGUAGE. THIS IS DONE BY MEANS OF A HIGHLY ORGANIZED AND STRUCTURED DIRECT LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION DESIGNED TO TEACH THAT A SENTENCE IS A SEQUENCE OF MEANINGFUL PARTS. THE CHILDREN BEGIN WITH…
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.
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
Goethe House, New York, NY.
This instructional booklet for the social studies classroom is a companion to a series about modern day Germany. The materials describe the documents in the series and present correlation charts for content and skills: (1) "A Kid Like Me across the Sea"; (2) "Communities and Regions"; (3) "Overview of Germany"; (4) "Germany in Europe"; (5)…
Memming, Agnes K.; And Others
This teacher's guide, for use in a fifth-grade German course, contains 12 units of instructional materials which concentrate on the development of basic audiolingual skills. Each of the units consists of conversational skits, dialogue adaptation, directed dialogue review, and classroom drills. Units include: (1) Das Aufstehen und das Fruhstuck,…
Resnik, Henry S.; And Others
This guide is designed to help teachers instruct students in the areas of alcohol, drugs, and traffic safety. It consists of two units, targeted to seventh-grade students and the other to tenth-grade students. Each unit can be used over a two-week period. The lesson plans and related materials focus on helping students gain insight into factors…
Resnik, Henry S.; And Others
This guide is designed to help teachers instruct students in the areas of alcohol, drugs and traffic safety. It consists of two units targeted to third-grade students and the other to fifth-grade students. Each unit can be used over a two-week period. The lesson plans and related materials focus on helping students gain insight into factors that…
Vidal-Abarca, Eduardo; Gilabert, Ramiro
Describes a long-term project where middle school students were taught to visually represent key text ideas through idea-mapping techniques. Instruction was inserted in the content area curriculum along with regular textbooks and supplementary material. Positive effects were found in recall, comprehension, and learning. (MJP)
, articles, videos, and other reference materials on teaching. http://gsi.berkeley.edu Resources, color, national origin, gender, age, and sexual orientation/identity. OPHD has of hostile work/academic environment, sexual or racial harassment, or other discrimination
Pittman, Frank S; Wagers, Tina Pittman
Working therapeutically with individuals or couples either following an affair or prior to its occurrence requires teaching them about risks to monogamy and the challenges of recovering from infidelity. Risks to monogamy include cultural myths about both infidelity and marriage that may be shared not only by lay persons, but also by their ill-informed therapists. Exacerbating risks to fidelity are physiological components of emotional and physical attraction that contribute to cognitive and affective disorientation. Therapists can promote fidelity and recovery from infidelity by attending to the fundamental tasks of modeling compassion, debunking myths regarding infidelity, confronting individuals with their own choices, promoting emotional closeness, and helping individuals to understand both their own and their partner's learned attitudes that distract them from maintaining a faithful marriage. Several cases illustrate these fundamental therapeutic tasks. PMID:16161130
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.
As a basis for taking a position on the future school structure in grades 8-10 in Denmark, an extensive study was carried out on mixed ability teaching (teaching in heterogeneous classes) on these grade levels. Results showed that mixed ability teaching gave at least as good results as teaching in differentiated classes. (Author/LMO)
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Shea, Mary Ann, Ed.
This collection of essays, which evolved from the Professional Lecture Series on Teaching and Learning and Instructional Workshops on Teaching and Learning held at the University of Colorado (Boulder), addresses a variety of styles and situations for teaching and learning. The following essays are included: (1) "Teaching as Architecture:…
Lang, James M.
In this article, the author contemplates two books dealing with developing a teaching persona. These books are Elaine Showalter's "Teaching Literature" and Jay Parini's "The Art of Teaching". Showalter and Parini present very different perspectives on the issue. Showalter addresses it in a section called "Personae: The Teaching Self," in which she…
The difficulties of being a first-time teaching assistant can be legion, particularly if one is new to the given field. This accessible guide was created by teaching assistant fellows at the University of Wisconsin's College of Engineering. The helpful materials here include twelve resources, such as Making Students Think Deeper, Organizing the Flow of Thought, Reversing Student Roles, and Moving Students Away from Memorization. While some of the examples and didactic exercises here are based squarely within the fields of engineering, many of the materials might be also used in other disciplines, including the social sciences and the health sciences. One of the best sections in the guide is the Encouraging Student Participation area, which gives some focused tips on how to cultivate a spirit of openness in the classroom and in discussion sections.
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.
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)
Cutting, FDM, 3D printing] - Materials and methods to compute designs through scripting, parametric4.510/4.501 Materializing Design Professor Lawrence Sass Department of Architecture MIT TEACHING Schodek Digital Fabrications Architectural and Material Techniques Lisa Iwamoto COURSE DESCRIPTION
Elmslie, Bruce T.; Tebaldi, Edinaldo
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…
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 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.
UNIT 2: Facilitating Adult Learning Unit Preparation Materials and Facilitator Guide #12; #12;Navigating for Success Facilitating Adult Learning f i Seven Steps of Planning - Facilitating Adult Learning to teaching. WHY: The Situation Adults tend to teach as they remember being taught. A common teaching method
Sidhu, N S
A teaching portfolio (TP) is a document containing a factual description of a teacher's teaching strengths and accomplishments, allowing clinicians to display them for examination by others. The primary aim of a TP is to improve quality of teaching by providing a structure for self-reflection, which in turn aids professional development in medical education. Contents typically include a personal statement on teaching, an overview of teaching accomplishments and activities, feedback from colleagues and learners, a reflective component and some examples of teaching material. Electronic portfolios are more portable and flexible compared to paper portfolios. Clinicians gain the most benefit from a TP when it is used as a tool for self-reflection of their teaching practice and not merely as a list of activities and achievements. This article explains why and how anaesthetists might use a TP as a tool for professional development in medical education. PMID:25943606
The TeachEngineering website is the delightful result of a productive collaboration between faculty, students and teachers at five universities working with the American Society for Engineering Education. The funds for this project came from the National Science Foundation's National Science Digital Library (NSDL) initiative. The website contains a diverse set of standards-based engineering curricula that can be used by K-12 teachers and engineering faculty to make the world of applied science and math engaging and edifying. First-time visitors can use the "Browse" function to look over materials organized into divisions that include "activities", "lessons", "subject areas", and "educational standards". Also, visitors can perform their own detailed keyword searches, and they shouldn't miss the "K-12 Engineering" section to learn about how these materials can be used and the basic philosophy behind the website. The "Get Involved" area provides information for those teachers that might wish to submit their own resources, or review potential materials for future inclusion.
Offers a list of requirements for the formulation of teaching goals and content of teaching materials, and a typical class-hour plan for teaching adults at an advanced level: discussion of aims, presenting a social event, situational role training, group and individual assignments, tests and class critiques. (Text is in German.) (IFS/WGA)
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.
Caraway, James E.
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)
Dozier, Cheryl; Garnett, Susan; Tabatabai, Simeen
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.
Honolulu Community College
This website features links to teaching tips and articles, organized by subject. Topics include assessment, the first day, syllabus and lesson plan preparation, teaching techniques, course design and many more.
Koons, Theresa L.
A system of teaching measurement equivalencies to students with learning disabilities promotes understanding by teaching basic measurement language. Concrete objects are used to develop the association between a measurement term and its size. (CL)
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…
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)
Edinburgh, University of
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE www.ed.ac.uk/english-language-teaching Student Information About the first UNESCO city of literature. Edinburgh is host to a number of different festivals throughout the University from a variety of backgrounds and from 120 different countries. The English Language Teaching
A noted educator reflects on six satisfactions that he experienced during his career in teaching: introducing students to great ideas, getting a foothold on immortality, improvising on the job, enjoying teaching as a meaningful aesthetic experience, sharing your love of what you teach, and knowing you made a difference in a student's life.
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…
There are selected philosophies in the teaching of mathematics which can provide guidance to the teacher in developing the curriculum and also a framework for teaching and learning. This paper discusses four such philosophies of teaching mathematics: Idealism, Realism, Experimentalism, and Existentialism. Idealism stresses that students live in an…
Instructional Support Services
The Indiana University Teaching Handbook is an online primer consisting of three sections: Preparing to Teach, Teaching Methods, and Creating a Positive Environment. It can be read straight through, printed, or topics can be selected through the table of contents. Links to additional readings are provided in each section.
Wisconsin State Univ., Oshkosh.
The Teaching-Learning Clinic, developed at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, provided on-campus clinical student teaching experience. The purposes of the clinic were to create a reliable system of describing cognitive change in student teachers so such data may assist in restructuring student teaching situations based on sound theoretical…
Redefer, Frederick L.
A Professor Emeritus of New York University reviews the practice of awarding recognition for superior college teaching (great teacher awards) concluding that they do not increase great teaching or the number of great teachers. He suggests that prospective students should seriously ask colleges what they do to insure good teaching. (JT)
Schoenfeld, Alan H.
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…
Gebhard, Jerry G.
Ways that teacher educators can provide opportunities for novice teachers to develop their beliefs about teaching and learning and their teaching practices are discussed. It is suggested that practical teaching experience is essential to teacher development, but that teachers must also be able to process their experiences in ways that allow time…
Bates, William; And Others
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…
Giese, Alan R.
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…
Melissa Terras; Ron van den Branden; Edward Vanhoutte
The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)1 has provided a complex and comprehensive system of provisions for scholarly text encoding. Although a major focus of the 'digital humanities' domain, and despite much teaching effort by the TEI com- munity, there is a lack of teaching materials available, which would encourage the adoption of the TEI's recommendations and the widespread use of its
Traore, Moussa Kalifa
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…
Hoa, Nguyen Thi Mai; Tuan, Nguyen Quoc
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…
Rinckey, David Jason
Presented is a developmentally sequenced curriculum designed for teaching human sexuality to mentally impaired adolescents. A brief objective is presented, teaching methods are listed, and materials needed are described (in terms of author, title, source, and price) for each of the following topic areas: vocabulary of sexuality; fact vs. myths;…
Within mathematics education, classroom teachers, educational researchers, and instructional designers share the common goals of understanding and improving the teaching and learning of mathematics. Teachers work to help students learn; researchers study how people learn and teach mathematics; and designers develop instructional materials to support teachers and students. Each community (of teachers, of researchers, and of designers) develops its own
Berry, Mary Frances
Explains that teaching the historical context of women's legal issues allows future voters to make informed decisions. Suggests ways of including the Equal Rights Amendment, sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, and abortion in the high school curriculum. Recommends several anthologies of primary materials for teaching these issues. (LS)
Anivan, Sarinee, Ed.
Papers on issues in second language teaching included in this volume are: "After Methods, What?" (Theodore S. Rodgers); "An Eternal Triangle? Roles for Teacher, Learners, and Teaching Materials in a Communicative Approach" (Rod Bolitho); "Task, Group, and Task-Group Interactions" (Michael H. Long); "A System of Tasks for Language Learning" (Paul…
Hammer, Dana; Piascik, Peggy; Medina, Melissa; Pittenger, Amy; Rose, Renee; Creekmore, Freddy; Soltis, Robert; Bouldin, Alicia; Schwarz, Lindsay; Scott, Steven
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
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
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.
Forbes, Cory T.; Davis, Elizabeth A.
Curriculum materials are a crucial tool with which teachers engage in teaching practice. For preservice teachers to learn to use science curriculum materials in productive ways, they must develop a conception of themselves as elementary teachers in which the use of science curriculum materials is a valued dimension of science-teaching practice. We…
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…
This paper explores the concept of good teaching and discusses lecturers' beliefs about what constitutes good teaching in higher education. The paper draws on documentary material in the form of philosophy of teaching statements written by lecturers in higher education. Thematic analysis is used to examine the philosophy statements and the…
Winter, Robert; Gericke, Anke; Bucher, Tobias
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…
Many current French textbooks and teaching plans (in Germany) cling to obsolete usages and forms (e.g., imperfect subjunctive), as "bon usage," and to "educated" pronunciation. Teachers should teach living, present-day French, rather than the available teaching material. (Text is in German.) (IFS/WGA)
Does the Teaching/Learning Interview Provide an Accurate Snapshot of Classroom Learning? Jacquelyn in a teaching/learning interview is richer in detail than data collected in an actual classroom. We investigated materials as well as pre-, mid- and post-tests in a teaching/learning interview and in a classroom
The web site of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science includes descriptions of this teaching method, discussions of its uses and advantages in science pedagogy, information on assessing case-based instruction, and an extensive collection of case studies for use in the classroom. These cover a variety of topics, including atmospheric science, geology, chemistry, medicine, and food science. Each study is accompanied by an instructor guide for teaching the case. Other site materials include information on conferences and workshops, a collection of ideas for creating case studies, a directory of educators involved in case-study teaching, and links to related web sites and journals.
de Leon, Alex R.
Teaching and Learning Centre Application for The Teaching and Learning Grants Program Purpose: The University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants program is designed to provide resources to integrate research evidence in teaching practice, to generate new knowledge about teaching and learning
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."
Seldin, Jonathan P.
, retention, and understanding or use of verbal and nonverbal information. These disorders affect learning which can be assigned to children in the classroom: · 30 -- (ECS only) Mild to moderate communication
Karnes, Frances A., Ed.; Bean, Suzanne M., Ed.
This book is designed to provide strategies and resources for differentiating the instruction of gifted learners. It addresses characteristics and needs of gifted learners, instructional planning and evaluation, strategies for best practices, and supporting and enhancing gifted programs. Specific chapters include: (1) "Gifted and Talented…
Science Through Science, Technology and Society Reporter, 1985
Lists books, pamphlets, and articles of interest to teachers addressing "science, technology, and society" in the curriculum. This extensive bibliography includes international sources as well as those from public and private groups. (DH)
Katie Makar; Jill Fielding-Wells
\\u000a Despite its importance for the discipline, the statistical investigation cycle is given little attention in schools. Teachers\\u000a face unique challenges in teaching statistical inquiry, with elements unfamiliar to many mathematics classrooms: Coping with\\u000a uncertainty, encouraging debate and competing interpretations, and supporting student collaboration. This chapter highlights\\u000a ways for teacher educators to support teachers’ learning to teach statistical inquiry. Results of
Growing interest in the development of preservice teacher educators’ professional knowledge has been accompanied by increasing\\u000a activity by teacher educators as researchers of their own professional practices. Self-study of teacher education practices\\u000a has emerged as one important way of understanding this work, helping teacher educators explore questions about how knowledge\\u000a of teaching about teaching develops, what informs approaches taken to
Gibbs, Philip [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Crawford, Cary [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); McGinnis, Brent [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States) and Insolves LLC
A workshop to teach the essential elements of an effective nuclear materials control and accountability (MC&A) programs are outlined, along with the modes of Instruction, and the roles and responsibilities of participants in the workshop.
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.
Roby, Patricia C.; Dwyer, Helene
The incarcerated must overcome prejudices against "others" to achieve self-actualization and social adjustment. A curriculum employing collaborative learning, problem solving, and material from literature and film teaches critical thinking for making healthy and successful decisions. (SK)
Tao, P. K.
Suggests the development of curriculum materials on the applications of physics to traffic accident investigations as a theme for teaching mechanics. Describes several standard investigation techniques and the physics principles involved, along with some sample exercises. (TW)
Gillis, Candida; And Others
Designed to assess and describe the nature and frequency of teaching methods, activities, and materials used in secondary school English courses, this survey consists of 14 questions related to teaching objectives, activities, and materials, each followed by a list of possible responses. Teachers are asked to select a course, and to circle for…
WGBH Educational Foundation
This course shows teachers how to develop effective ways to use the five National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Process Standards to teach mathematics to all students at the K-2 level. The course materials are freely available online and include information, support materials, activities, video clips, and a forum for communicating with other participants nationwide. The course is designed as a professional development resource for pre-service and in-service elementary school teachers; teacher-leaders in schools and districts; professional developers; and other professionals involved in mathematics education. The materials may be used on your own, in a study group, or as a facilitated online course for graduate credit which is offered at a reasonable cost.
Erdos, Renee F.
This resource book contains practical advice on all aspects of correspondence study, contributed by countries in which correspondence teaching has become an integral adjunct to the regular educational system. Included are discussions of school organization; writing, editing, and correction of studies; cost of production of materials; school…
This paper describes a program at the Technical University of Budapest which is designed primarily to teach scientific English while at the same time improving everyday conversational English. The program combines the traditional textbook method and a new method whereby students in the first term read and translate technical material on a homework…
Blais, Donald M.
Explains the constructivist theory of knowledge and discusses the theory's implications for teaching remedial college students. Analyzes student performance on a college placement test to highlight the differences between how novices and experts process scientific or mathematical materials. Suggests a radical change in introductory algebra…
Totten, Samuel, Ed.
Focusing on the rationales and materials for teaching social issues in the English classroom, this thematic issue contains the following articles: "Introduction: Reflections of Society in Literature" (M. B. Fleming); "Addressing Social and/or Controversial Issues in the English Classroom" (S. Totten); "The Growing Threat to Quality Education: How…
Alter, Margaret M.; Borrero, John C.
Stimulus equivalence procedures have been used to teach course material in higher education in the laboratory and in the classroom. The current study was a systematic replication of Walker, Rehfeldt, and Ninness (2010), who used a stimulus equivalence procedure to train information pertaining to 12 disorders. Specifically, we conducted (a) a…
Goral, Mary Barr; Gnadinger, Cindy Meyers
Young students often struggle with abstract concepts in mathematics, causing primary teachers to continue to search for ways to help teach such concepts. "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics" (NCTM, 2000) recommends using concrete models and physical materials before moving on to more abstract ideas. However, some children still have…
This article reports on the incorporation of visual material as a tool for learning sociology and discusses a poster assignment introduced as a means of assessment in an academic context committed to innovative learning strategies and to teaching and learning enhancement. The article draws on an evaluation of using the poster assignment to assess…
Developed for distribution at a workshop on teaching excellence, this collection of materials offers various perspectives on the characteristics and instructional methods of effective teachers. The collection includes: (1) brief summaries of five videotapes illustrating the use of examples, role playing, simulation, humorous lectures, and…
Houldin, J. E.
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)
Walker, L.; Munro, J.; Richards, F. W.
This study evaluated use of a reading comprehension intervention to teach inferential reading to 30 underachieving prelingually deaf readers (ages 9 to 18) using pictorial material and printed text. The two experimental groups made significant reading gains during the 30-week period of intervention as compared to control groups. (Contains…
West, Leonard J.
This review of 81 research studies is primarily confined to the research on business education that concerns relationships between teaching acts and learning outcomes. Attention is directed to investigations that permit generalizations about the consequences for learning of specifiable instructional behaviors bearing on the materials and methods…
Baker, Mark D.; Baker, A. David
The Madelung constants for binary ionic nanoparticles are determined. The computational method described here sums the Coulombic interactions of each ion in the particle without the use of partial charges commonly used for bulk materials. The results show size-dependent lattice energies. This is a useful concept in teaching how properties such as…
Morrissette, Patrick J.; Gadbois, Shannon
Counselor educators rely on a variety of teaching strategies to augment clinical instruction and enhance student learning. Such strategies include action methods, audio/video material, and self-exploration. While using these strategies, educators are responsible for remaining sensitive to fundamental ethical issues, varied student needs, and…
Presents a lesson plan that teaches students to analyze the goals and effectiveness of the juvenile justice system. Instructional materials include handouts describing three criminal situations involving teenagers and copies of an article on the juvenile justice system. Activities include small group discussions followed by a class discussion.…
Blicblau, Aaron Simon
The learning initiative described in this paper looks at how the adoption of a flexible, online learning approach can be used to optimize teaching and learning in engineering materials to a variety of engineering disciplines. The main driver for adopting this approach was to increase the effectiveness of delivery of subject matter. Practical…
Thompson, Susan N.
The materials included in this presentations consist of information about a program to teach library research skills to Japanese university students of English as a Second Language (ESL) studying in the United States and student worksheets for use in the program. The program, instituted at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute (Washington), is designed…
Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
This curriculum guide provides materials for four units: work/family life-style choices, balancing work/family roles, work influences on family life, and family influences on work life. Three teaching methods are used consistently throughout the curriculum: role playing, case studies, and interviews. Each unit is composed of 5 to 10 lessons. There…
Wilson, Alana J.
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…
Shi-Bing Wang; Yun Chen; Xiao-Si Zhan; Yufei Zhou
This paper presents the implications, significances, and realization of chaotification of class teaching based on the chaos theory. The classroom is an open, nonlinear and dynamical system. Chaotifying this system indicates that class teaching is provided with chaotic characteristics(e.g., butterfly effect, self-similarity, strange attractors, etc), which is beneficial to built a multi-dimensional, creative, and harmonious classroom. Furthermore, chaotifying class teaching
Educators define number sense as a set of conceptual relationships between quantities and numerical symbols. The instructional principals of teaching number sense and number worlds program are mentioned.
This page has the following resources for math teachers of the visually impaired: teaching strategies, math education and Nemeth Code, tactile math graphics, abacus information, calculators, math tools, math resources, adaptive tools and technology for accessible mathematics, suggested adaptive tools and materials for low vision students in algebra and geometry, suggested adaptive tools and materials for Braille students in algebra and geometry, and adaptive tools and technology for accessible mathematics equipment.
The author looks at the meaning of specific terminology commonly used in student surveys: "effective teaching." The research seeks to determine if there is a difference in how "effective teaching" is defined by those taking student surveys and those interpreting the results. To investigate this difference, a sample group of professors and students…
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.
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…
#12;Research on Teaching & Learning GUIDEBOOK Nancy E.Fenton,RD,Ph.D Karen Szala-Meneok,Ph.D Â© McMaster University, 2010 Centre for Leadership in Learning Edited by Beth Marquis,Ph.D First reprinting, 2011 #12;............................ ..................... ................................................................................ Understanding Teaching and Learning Concepts What Counts as Research? Classroom Assessment Classroom Research
DeRogatis, Amy; Honerkamp, Kenneth; McDaniel, Justin; Medine, Carolyn; Nyitray, Vivian-Lee; Pearson, Thomas
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…
Clark-Ibanez, Marisol; Scott, Linda
The demand for online courses is growing. This paper offers suggestions on how to teach online courses that promote student engagement and learning. We discuss the benefits and challenges of teaching online. We share research-based strategies for designing an online course and draw upon our experience of developing fully online sociology courses.…
Richardson, G., Ed.
Key areas of modern language teaching are addressed in 10 articles. In addition to a general overview of methods and aims of foreign language teaching, attention is directed to the audiolingual and audiovisual revolution, language study for the slow-learning child and for the child with above average ability, imaginative learning activities for…
Teaching in Northern Uganda is challenging considering the numerous obstacles and constraints that teachers must face on a daily basis, let alone the fact that they live in a war zone, constantly at risk of cross-fire. In this article, the author shares his experience working in Northern Uganda. He relates the life and teaching experiences of…
Corrigan, Dean, Ed.
This publication represents four years of work by the Commission on Implications of Recent Research on Teaching. An article by Henry Hermanowicz, "Studies of Teaching and Their Impact on Future Developments in Teacher Education," (ED 024 624) reviews recent critical examinations of teacher education, new developments in the systematic study of…
in computational mathematics, and the development of new infrastructures for student research on both graduate, Northridge (CSUN) I enjoy the challenges of teaching mathematics to students of different majors, cultures educational and curriculum enrichment activities including teaching summer and winter research institutes
Moseley, Bryan; Dustin, Daniel
In this article, the authors advance a metaphor born of chaos theory that views the college classroom as a complex dynamical system. The authors reason further that "teaching as chaos" provides a more accurate representation of the teaching-learning process than the existing linear scientific metaphors on which traditional learning assessments are…
David Lorge Parnas
In spite of unheralded advances in computer hardware and software, most of today's introductory programming courses are much like courses taught 30 years ago. Although the programming languages have changed, we continue to equate teaching programming with teaching the syntax and semantics of programming languages. This paper describes a different approach being taken in the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster
Jaquith, Paul, Ed.
In this special issue on technology in language teaching, major articles include: "Sociocultural Aspects of Second Language Acquisition" (David Nunan); "The Need for Multi-Media ESL Teaching Methods: A Psychological Investigation into Learning Styles" (Don W. Hinkelman, Jay M. Pysock); "Can Japanese Children Learn English?" (David Paul);…
Higgs, Theodore V.
Discusses a foreign language pedagogy that facilitates teaching for communication and teaching grammar, which is defined as a system for converting meaning into language. The teacher is advised to do in the classroom only what cannot be done elsewhere. Four instructional tactics are described. (SED)
Koehler, Anne G.
Describes experiences in teaching with Interactive TV (ITV) network, and the mindsets and goals educators encounter in utilizing this technology. Presents four basic principles of teaching well on TV: television technology is a brand new member of the class, every student is present in class with you, our goal is not "good TV" but a good class,…
Barnes, Carol P., Ed.; Goodhue-McWilliams, Kenneth, Ed.
Much of what teachers know about how to teach and how to conceptualize specific academic content is learned from their undergraduate professors. In 1990, California State University, Fullerton, received a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), Project Teach, to improve the quality of instruction which…
Stock, Janet C.
Some of the literature on the role of teaching culture in second language instruction is reviewed, with some emphasis on the work of Ortunio and the Kluckholn model of French culture. One instructor's use of French print and television advertising to teach French culture is described. Values such as intellectuality, traditionalism, and patriotism…
Leising, James; And Others
Includes "Teaching Agrimarketing" (Leising); "Agrisales and Marketing" (Downey, McFarland); "Agrimarketing: A Tool Every Agriculture Student Needs" (Barrett); "Using FFA (Future Farmers of America) Activities to Teach Agrimarketing" (Egan); "FFA Commodity Marketing Activity" (Moore, Day); and "Economics Program Challenges Students" (Jelinek,…
, and expectations of those involved in the student teaching experience. The Wittenberg Education Department and children toward the education of our future teachers. TABLE OF CONTENTS MISSION OF THE TEACHER EDUCATION1 WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY STUDENT TEACHING HANDBOOK 2012-13 MISSION OF THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM
McLeod, Alan M., Ed.
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…
Strasser, Ben B.; And Others
This book is intended to offer the teacher practical classroom ideas. The first chapter suggests two approaches in teaching children to inquire and compares the three modes of teaching--didactic, Socratic, and inquiry. The second chapter considers the problem of what people do as they inquire and the relationship between data and theory, which are…
Discusses several practices in teaching physics that are of dubious merit, such as stressing vocabulary and stressing content over process. Suggests several alternate approaches to make physics teaching more interesting. Includes several issues affecting the quality of science education which involve general school policy. (JN)
Midlands Technical Coll., Columbia, SC.
In 1987, Midlands Technical College (MTC), in Columbia, South Carolina, initiated a Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) project, the Midlands Teaching Factory, LTD, which integrated various college departments with the goal of manufacturing a high quality, saleable product. The faculty developed a teaching factory model which was designed to…
Fernandez, Charles E.; Yu, Jenny
This article provides an overview and description of peer review of teaching for faculty members and administrators who would like to implement a peer review program. This may include classroom and clinical settings. A brief overview, procedure, and a teaching competence evaluation rubric are provided PMID:18483580
This article describes the experiences of a woman who is working as a teacher of mathematics in a New York City public junior high school through the Teach for America (TFA) program. The author relates the joys and frustrations of teaching and a sidebar describes the TFA program. (LZ)
Greenberg, R.; And Others
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…
Rosenak's "Teaching Jewish Values" (1986) is perhaps his most accessible book about Jewish education. After diagnosing the "diseases" of Jewish education, he endorses "teaching Jewish values" as the curricular strategy most likely to succeed given the chasm which divides traditional Jewish subject matter and the…
Brophy, Jere E.; Evertson, Carolyn M.
Process-product research in which the investigator observes in teachers' classrooms and tries to relate process measures of teaching behavior to product measures of student outcome has face validity appeal and common sense logic. This research approach appears to be the simplest and most direct way to identify teaching behaviors which discriminate…
Turner, Francis J.
Uses a personal perspective to reflect on the varieties of challenges and satisfactions in teaching social work in several different countries; discusses the role of the teacher and the danger of obsessive adherence to any specific "models" of teaching. Makes a case for the teacher's presentation of self rather than reliance of technological…
Beach, Richard W.; Appleman, Deborah; Hynds, Susan; Wilhelm, Jeffrey
This text for pre-service and in-service English education courses presents current methods of teaching literature to middle and high school students. The methods are based on social constructivist/socio-cultural theories of literacy learning, and incorporate research on literary response conducted by the authors. "Teaching Literature to…
TEACHING AND EXAMINATION REGULATIONS (see Article 7.13 of the Higher Education and Research Act 2013-2014 Page #12;Most important changes in comparison with the teaching and examination regulations - General 4 Article 1 - Areas to which the regulations apply 4 Article 2 - Definitions of terms used 4
TEACHING AND EXAMINATION REGULATIONS (see Article 7.13 ofthe Higher Education and Research Act Engineering 2013-2014 Page #12;Most important ctianges with regard to the teaching and examination regulations - Areas to which the regulations apply 4 Article 2 - Definitions of terms used 4 Article 3 - The programme
In the classroom ‘bad cinema’ is often determined as much by questions of pedagogical value as it is by cultural and\\/or aesthetic value. These three short papers explore some of the diverse ways in which teaching ‘bad’ film and television raises questions about the relations between cultural value and pedagogical value. Through reflections on particular teaching experiences, these papers contribute
FAWCETT, CLAUDE W.
TEACHING SKILLS WHICH ARE A PART OF THE TEACHER'S LEADERSHIP ROLE IN THE TEACHING PROCESS WERE IDENTIFIED BY ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS. IDENTIFICATION OF TEACHER LEADERSHIP ITEMS WAS DONE BY THE CONFERENCE METHOD WITH ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS OF TWO CALIFORNIA SCHOOL DISTRICTS. THE ITEMS WHICH WERE…
Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE) is a "peer-reviewed web-based collection of ecological educational materials." The collection is under the direction of Professor Charlene D'Avanzo of Hampshire College and Professor Bruce W. Grant of Widener University. TIEE relies on high-quality submissions from college educators across the United States and Canada, and the materials offered here will not disappoint visitors to the site. First-time visitors can jump right in by clicking on the "All Volumes" area, which contains direct links to all of the current and past publications which have appeared so far. The materials here are divided into several sections, including "Research", "Issues to Teach Ecology", and "Experiments to Teach Ecology". These sections feature full-length articles like "Insect Predation Game: Evolving Prey Defenses and Predator Responses" and "The Ecology of Disturbance". The site is rounded out by a superb "Teaching" area. Here visitors can read essays on guiding class discussion and other related topics.
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."
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).
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.
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…
Mahajan, Sanjoy, 1969-
How does one teach science and engineering at the college level? It can be a daunting question, particularly for newly minted PhDs, but this rather fine course from the OpenCourseWare initiative at MIT offers high-quality suggestions. The site includes a syllabus, calendar, readings, video discussions, assignments, and other related resources. In the Syllabus area, visitors can learn about the basic lesson plans for the course. The Readings area has some great material, including sections on Teaching Equations, Course Design, Lecture Planning and Performing, and Political Barriers To Educational Change. Visitors should look over the Video Discussions area, which includes conversations with Professor Sanjoy Mahajan about the material. Finally, the site includes links to helpful books and other materials that will be most useful for those seeking further edification. [KMG
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.
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Lehmann, Susan W.
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…
Winters, Clyde A.
This paper discusses brain-based teaching and examines its relevance as a teaching method and knowledge base. Brain-based teaching is very popular among early childhood educators. Positive attributes of brain-based education include student engagement and active involvement in their own learning, teachers teaching for meaning and understanding,…
Hartnett, Joanie; Weed, Rahila; McCoy, Ann; Theiss, Deb; Nickens, Nicole
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…
The following modules are contained in this module cluster on the advanced teaching of reading developed for the Camden Teacher Corps project: a) Examining Readiness Materials, Observation of Readiness Programs and Practices, b) Teaching a Reading Readiness Lesson, c) Examining Materials for Beginning Reading Instruction, d) Observation of…
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.
Named after a former president of Harvard University, the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning was established in 1975 to enhance the quality of undergraduate education at Harvard College. The site contains information specifically for affiliates of Harvard, much of which can be broadly applied to college instruction at other institutions. In the Resources & Advice area visitors can look over sections that include Syllabus Design, Course Assessment, Lecturing, Diversity in the Classroom, and Leading Discussions. In the materials section interested parties can look over tip-sheets and in-house videos on college teaching. Perhaps the most intriguing area is the "Harvardese" glossary. Here you will find teaching terms that provide insight into the lingua franca deployed within the ivy-covered walls of this august institution.
Marshall, Margaret Cole
Faculty committed to undergraduate education have discovered the need to address teaching strategies that focus on the new generation of students. In teaching an undergraduate course on Nursing the Client with a Mental Illness, the affective domain of learning is used to develop interpersonal competence, self-awareness, and self-reflection. The teaching technique used is an experiential exercise that asks students to create group mandalas using art materials on circular pieces of butcher-block paper. The mandala concept is derived from the Buddhist tradition and means "circle" or "center" in Sanskrit. Carl Jung introduced this technique to the United States and incorporated it into his therapy. As a creative, active learning strategy, the mandalas helped the faculty meet the clinical objectives for the course and the learning needs of a new generation of students. They also helped students learn about Eastern philosophy, group process, self-awareness, and Jungian therapy. PMID:14626390
The materials in this bibliography are grouped into the following categories: (a) materials for training teachers; (b) materials for teaching children; (c) teacher certification materials; (d) educational management materials; (e) materials relating to performance-based assessment; (f) materials relating to educating children with learning and…
Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language/Area Reference 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…
Labbe, Raul; Varas, Amanda
A computer-based set of instructional materials, designed to teach English second-language reading skills to university-level engineering students, is described and its development is outlined. The programmed units are designed to be used individually on the computer. The stages of software development included: selection of sentence units from…
Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language/Area Reference Center.
The materials status report for Uigur, a Turkic language spoken in the Sinkiang-Uigur Autonomous Region in northwest China and in the Soviet Socialist Republics of Kazakh and Uzbek, is one of a series intended to provide the nonspecialist with a picture of the availability and quality of texts for teaching various languages to English speakers.…
Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language/Area Reference Center.
The materials status report for Lingala, a lingua franca spoken in central Africa, is one of a series intended to provide the nonspecialist with a picture of the availability and quality of texts for teaching various languages to English speakers. The report consists of: (1) a brief narrative description of Lingala, the areas where it is spoken,…
Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language/Area Reference Center.
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…
College students' developmental stages affect their capacities to comprehend and absorb difficult texts and moral problems embedded in them, and faculty should teach accordingly. Interpersonal subjective transactions between teacher and student, the latter of whose identity is in flux, can result in transformations for both. (Author/MSE)
Brisson, Anne-Marie; Steinmetz, Peter; Oleskevich, Sharon; Lewis, John; Reid, Andrew
Telemedicine is widely used for medical education but few studies directly investigate how telemedicine teaching compares to conventional in-person teaching. Here we determine whether telemedicine teaching is as effective as in-person teaching for the acquisition of an ultrasound skill important in trauma care. Nurses with no prior ultrasound experience (n?=?10) received study material and a teaching session on how to locate and image the hepatorenal space (Morison's pouch). One group of nurses was taught in-person (In-person Group) and the other group was taught via telemedicine (Telemedicine Group). Telemedicine allowed two-way audio and visual communication between the instructor and the nurses. A comparison of the teaching techniques showed that telemedicine teaching was equivalent to in-person teaching for the acquisition of practical and theoretical skills required to locate Morison's pouch. The average time required to locate Morison's pouch after teaching was similar between both groups. The results demonstrate that telemedicine teaching is as effective as in-person teaching for the acquisition of bedside ultrasound skills necessary to identify Morison's pouch. Remote teaching of these bedside ultrasound skills may help in the diagnosis of intra-abdominal bleeding in rural healthcare centers. PMID:25766853
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.
May, William F.
A philosophical overview of the place of technology in higher education and especially in teaching is presented. Research can be viewed as the acquisition of knowledge; teaching as its transmission; and service as its application. Technology affects the transmission of knowledge in both the teaching process and the content of teaching. The…
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.
Grow, Laura; LeBlanc, Linda
Receptive language refers to responding appropriately to another person's spoken language. Most curricula dedicate a proportion of early intervention to developing receptive language skills. The specific terms used to refer to the receptive language programs and the recommendations for teaching such skills vary considerably across the early intervention curricula. The present paper will provide a conceptual analysis of the desired controlling variables for different receptive language programs, teaching recommendations, a brief review of the literature to substantiate the teaching recommendations, and a discussion of the potential negative effects of deviating from the recommendations. PMID:25729507
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.
than teaching." Example: Knowing the algorithm to multiply together two numbers. 2. Specialized Content what teaching strategies to employ so that students, when multiplying two numbers, learn how and why for teaching and learning multi- plication of two numbers, what approach these materials take, and how
Turpen, William P.; Nicholas, Ronald
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";…
Rycek, R.F.; Miller, R.L. [Univ. of Nebraska, Kearney, NE (United States)
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.
Newton, Douglas P.
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.
Sue Ellen Dechenne
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
SOLA, DONALD F.
THIS GUIDEBOOK DESCRIBES THE NATURE AND USE OF THE MATERIALS PREPARED FOR TEACHING THREE OF THE MAIN DIALECTS OF QUECHUA TO SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH INTERESTED IN WORKING OR DOING RESEARCH IN THE ANDEAN REGION. DESCRIPTIVE AND PEDAGOGICAL MATERIALS HAVE BEEN PREPARED FOR EACH OF THREE IMPORTANT DIALECTS--CUZCO AND AYACUCHO IN PERU, AND COCHABAMBA IN…
This resource explores the essential concepts involved in teaching students about recurrence intervals. It examines issues with 'random' events, probability, and recurrence intervals versus forecasting, and provides links to examples and other resources.
Zahorik, John A.
Good teaching can be divided into three conceptual categories: science-research, theory-philosophy, and art-craft. The author defines and discusses these categories in terms of the developmental stages of teacher growth. (MT)
Tunis, Harry B., Ed.
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)
Tolman, Marvin N., Ed.; Hardy, Garry R., Ed.
Recommends using Amaryllis hippeastrum to teach young children about plant reproduction. Provides tips for growing these plants, discusses the fast growing rate of the plant, and explains the anatomy. (YDS)
Mathematics Teacher, 1990
Presented are two teaching methods: an algorithm for determining area; and identifying cubic polynomials with three integral zeros, integral maximum and minimum points, and integral inflection points at the advanced placement calculus level. Examples for each are given. (CW)
Argues that the teaching method instructors use to present poetry--direct/indirect, analytic/subjective, or reader focused/text focused--is influenced by the kind of relationship they wish to establish with the students. (MM)
Presents ideas to improve education, including employing increasingly effective group procedures, teaching techniques of cooperative planning and group problem solving, developing skills of cooperative assessment and self-evaluation, and developing skills of propaganda analysis. (CT)
Klemm, E. Barbara
Described are one-atmosphere and compressed-gas technologies used for investigating the environment beneath the surface of the ocean. Suggestions for teaching this information to high school students are provided. (CW)
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.
Winterling, V; Gast, D L; Wolery, M; Farmer, J A
Teaching students with disabilities to respond appropriately to potentially dangerous situations is a useful skill that has received little research attention. This investigation taught 3 students with moderate mental retardation to remove and discard broken materials (plates, glasses) safely from (a) a sink containing dishwater, (b) a countertop, and (c) a floor. A 4th student was instructed on the sink task only. A multicomponent treatment package was used to teach the skills. Simulated materials were used initially and were replaced with broken plates and glasses. A multiple probe design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment package. The results indicated that the treatment package was effective in teaching the skills. Data were collected 1 week and 1 month following the completion of training, and indicated mixed results. No student was injured during any phase of training. Issues pertinent to teaching safety skills to students with moderate disabilities are discussed. PMID:1582967
Malamud, B. D.
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.
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for the Study of Adult Literacy.
This packet of materials for a class on medical terminology consists of a collection of stories with highlighted vocabulary, teacher's guide, and student's guide. The materials teach medical terms in a series of stories about a woman named Mary Consola. Each story begins with a list of word parts that will be learned; after the story, new word…
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,…
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.
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.
Baker, RC; Spence, RAJ; Boohan, M; Dorman, A; Stevenson, M; Kirk, SJ; McGlade, K
Background: Undergraduate surgery is at an important crossroads. Many departments report significant difficulties delivering effective teaching. Our student feedback indicated a dated surgical curriculum lacking structure, quality and uniformity. We report on a new ”blended” approach employing a combination of professional DVDs, case based discussions, online material and traditional bedside teaching designed to provide structure, standardization, and equality of learning . Methods: Year 4 students who had undertaken the new course and year 5 students who had participated in the traditional teaching programme were compared. Students completed a 20 item questionnaire about their experiences of the surgical teaching programme. Results: One hundred and seventy-one year 4 (70%) and148 year 5 students (66%) responded. Domains relating to “Overall Satisfaction with the course”, “Approval of innovative teaching methods and interactivity” and “Satisfaction with the clarity of course information” showed improvements when comparing the new and old programmes. However bedside teaching was not rated as highly in the new programme (p<0.05). Conclusion: This blended approach has resulted in improved student understanding and engagement. The apparent compromise of bedside teaching may be a reflection of higher expectations. We believe that a similar blended approach has the potential to re-invigorate surgical teaching elsewhere. PMID:25964701
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.
Williams, Mary; Lockhart, Patti; Martin, Cathie
In 2009, we started a project to support the teaching and learning of university-level plant sciences, called Teaching Tools in Plant Biology. Articles in this series are published by the plant science journal, The Plant Cell (published by the American Society of Plant Biologists). Five years on, we investigated how the published materials are being used through an analysis of the Google Analytics pageviews distribution and through a user survey. Our results suggest that this project has had a broad, global impact in supporting higher education, and also that the materials are used differently by individuals in terms of their role (instructor, independent learner, student) and geographical location. We also report on our ongoing efforts to develop a global learning community that encourages discussion and resource sharing. PMID:25949805
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…
Hodgens, Jim; Myers, Leland
Designed to provide a basic core om instruction in teaching farm management in Oklahoma, this manual is intended for use in the first year of a three-year adult postsecondary program of instruction. The materials may also be used to teach producers currently engaged in production agriculture. Instructors are encouraged to supplement the…
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.
Texas Univ., Austin. National Inst. for Staff and Organizational Development.
Texts of keynote addresses and abstracts of the presentations at the 1983 National Conference on Teaching Excellence are provided in this proceedings. Introductory material, by Suanne Roueche, indicates that the main purpose of the conference was to showcase master teachers and their teaching innovations and details conference activities. Next, H.…
Lundqvist, Eva; Almqvist, Jonas; Östman, Leif
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.
#12;#12;FACULTY RESOURCE GUIDE TEACHING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Acknowledgements Resource Guide: Teaching Students with Disabilities 1 #12;FACULTY RESOURCE GUIDE TEACHING STUDENTS Faculty Resource Guide: Teaching Students with Disabilities #12;INTRODUCTION This newly revised Resource
Finger, Glenn; Rotolo, Carolyn
In 1998 the Charleville School of Distance Education (SDE) in Queensland, Australia, began using telephone teaching to replace high frequency radio as its means of communicating with rural and remote students. A study investigated the extent to which telephone teaching has contributed to the development of a constructivist teaching and learning…
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8 Using Active Learning in the Classroom A thorough resource guide explaining many kinds of active are also available. MERLOT II MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learningEnglish Language and Teaching Resources for International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) These are some
Northcote, Maria; Reynaud, Daniel; Beamish, Peter
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…
Cohen, Robby, Ed.; Robin, Ron, Ed.
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…
Noel, Christine Z. J.; Crosser, Rick L.; Kuglin, Christine L.; Lupomech, Lynn A.
Faculty preparation in schools of business continues to offer little or no instruction on how to teach. University instructors, generally teaching the way they were taught, continue to rely on teaching methods with which they are familiar. To exacerbate the issue, a shortage exists in terminally qualified accounting instructors. More and more…
Beck, Clive; Hart, Doug; Kosnik, Clare
In contrast to curriculum standards initiatives, the teaching standards movement advocates a broad teaching approach that includes teaching for understanding, skills development in context, collaborative activities, and diversity of content and method. Using this conceptualization to analyze teachers' responses to a survey, we found that their…
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.
Starting with the significance and the conduction of research teaching, this paper further puts forward and analyzes several patterns of research teaching, discusses the particular role of teachers in these patterns and proposes some strategies as well as suggestions.
Wigderson, Harry I.
This ESEA Title III document, a revised version of ED 011 469, defines team teaching and outlines the concepts and problems associated with team teaching. A 22-page bibliography contains entries dating from 1958 to mid-1968. (HW)
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
Pine, Gerald J.; Boy, Angelo V.
Following a brief discussion of the "occupational diseases" of teaching are some questions which teachers can ask themselves to help define for themselves how they might use the teaching process to enrich themselves as people. (KC)
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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 ...
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 ...
Suler, John R., 1955-
Teaching Clinical Psychology, created by Dr. John Suler of Rider University, is devoted to ï¿½sharing ideas and resources for teaching clinical psychology.ï¿½ 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.
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.
This is a short introduction about me, description of different teaching methods, which is used in my teaching practice of Geography, biology and GIS systems education. The main part is tell about practical lesson with lab Vernier. My name is Svetlana Gornostaeva. I am a geography, biology and GIS systems teacher in Tallinn Mustjõe Gymnasium (www.mjg.ee) and private school Garant (http://www.erakoolgarant.ee/). In my teaching practice I do all to show that science courses are very important, interesting, and do not difficult. I use differentiated instruction methods also consider individual needs. At lessons is used different active teaching methods such as individual work of various levels of difficulty, team works, creative tasks, interactive exercises, excursions, role-playing games, meeting with experts. On my lessons I use visual aids (maps, a collection of rocks and minerals, herbarium, posters, Vernier data logger). My favorite teaching methods are excursions, meeting with experts and practical lesson with lab Vernier. A small part of my job demonstrate my poster. In the next abstract I want to bring a one practical work with Vernier which I do with my students, when we teach a theme "Atmosphere and climate". OUTDOOR LEARNING. SUBJECT "ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE". WEATHER OBSERVATIONS WITH VERNIER DATA LOGGER. The aim: students teach to use Vernier data logger and measure climatic parameters such as: temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, solar radiation, ultraviolet light radiation, wind speed. In working process pupils also teach work together, observe natural processes, analyze. Children are working by small groups, 4-5 in each group. Every one should personally measure all parameters and put numbers into the table. After it group observe cloudiness, analyze table and give conclusion "Is at this moment dominates cyclone or anticyclone ?". Children really like this kind of job. Vernier data logger it is really fantastic tool. It is mobile lab. This system give possibilities to easy and fast observe nature process in dynamic. Vernier puts easy-to-use data loggers, sensors, experiments and graphing/analysis software into the hands of students, helping educators develop the next generation of scientists and engineers. You also can do a bit fun with Vernier. For instance, children, who finished their job faster with anemometer can give answer to the question : whom lungs are bigger?" or with thermometer give answer to the question : who has the hottest hands?". Also with thermometer children can draw a rabbit or a mountain. I convinced that Vernier data logger with sensors should be in each school. SUMMARY Personally I am young teacher and do not have a lot of work experience, but I really like my work and do all to share my skills to my students.
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.
Peggy Piascik; Alicia Bouldin; Lindsay Schwarz; Amy Pittenger; Melissa Medina; Renee Rose; Robert Soltis; Steven Scott; Freddy M. Creekmore; Dana Hammer
Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy need uniform, valid, and reliable methods to select and formally recognize teaching excellence. This manuscript describes important considerations in establishing a quality teaching recognition program. Factors to consider include the number and mix of awards, criteria, and process of choosing award winners, and the impact of awards on the School or College teaching program. Institutions
King, Felicity Savage
Describes the activities of Teaching Aids at Low Cost (TALC), a nonprofit component of the Institute of Child Health in London. TALC develops and distributes books, sets of slides, flannelgraphs, and other teaching aids to developing nations for use in teaching health workers--nurses, auxiliary medical workers, medical students, and doctors. (MBR)
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New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.
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…
Ronfeldt, Matthew; Reininger, Michelle
Drawing from data on over 1000 prospective teachers in a large urban district including pre and post-student teaching survey data, this study investigates whether lengthening student teaching improves teachers' perceptions of instructional preparedness, efficacy, and career plans. The findings suggest that the duration of student teaching has…
for Teaching and Learning Excellence continues the deep commitment of the University to teaching excellenceInitiative for Teaching and Learning Excellence Year 5: 2008-09 Year 5 of the Initiative and undergraduate student learning by making significant investments in undergraduate general education
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…
Hancock, Joelie, Ed.
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…
White, Paul; Mitchelmore, Michael C.
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…
In this article, the author shares her reflections on teaching and learning. The author's teaching philosophy is rooted in her studies of developmental psychology and educational psychology. The theoretical approach most compatible with her view of teaching and learning advocates a contextualist and interactionist view that Tharp and Gallimore…
Whitelaw, Michael W.
Describes a method to teach COBOL which is based on the assumption that trying to teach the idiom of a computer language is similar to trying to teach the idiom of French. Suggests that the basic introduction to programming should be in the Modern Languages department of a school. (SED)
MacPherson, Anna; Lawrie, Iain; Collins, Sarah; Forman, Louise
It is now accepted that teaching in palliative medicine should be integrated throughout the medical undergraduate curriculum. Recommendations suggest the inclusion of knowledge areas such as symptom control, as well as more attitudinal aspects such as teamwork and understanding patient and carer perspectives on illness. These subjects should be taught on a stepwise basis, introducing concepts at an early stage and then be built on throughout training. However, how this is done and how effectively all aspects are taught vary considerably. This article outlines one way of using patient and carer experiences of significant illness, and multi-disciplinary teams, to teach attitudinal concepts behind palliative care to medical students early in their undergraduate careers. Palliative care is considered here in a broad sense, with the relevance to all healthcare professionals emphasised, and specialist palliative care used as an example of holistic care. The sessions consisted of small group discussions with patient and carer representatives as well as discussions with various members of the multi-disciplinary team. These were led by the patient/carer/professionals' experiences and further explored with facilitated questions by the students. The sessions have been evaluated well by all involved, including patients, carers, multi-disciplinary team members and palliative medicine doctors. The learning objectives (to understand patient perspectives, multi-disciplinary working and holistic care) were achieved, along with discussion of professionalism. PMID:24644778
This site provides links to science games and accompanying support material. The games include Science Jeopardy, Science Taboo, Science Bingo, Science Pictionary, Science Baseball, What in the World, and Twenty-One Questions. Each game includes the required materials such as templates, instructions, and sample games. Other links lead to sources for Tangrams, computer games and simulations, and stopwatches and timers that can be downloaded. The science bowl link leads to other sites that test science knowledge. Pull-down menus at this site provide links to other chapters of the Sourcebook for Teaching Science and Internet Resources for Teaching Science.
Cook, Iva Dean, Comp.
The annotated bibliography lists approximately 900 commercially prepared materials available for statewide distribution from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies Special Education Instructional Materials Center (WEIMC) for use in teaching educable (EMR) and trainable mentally retarded (TMR) students. Materials are grouped under subject…
and research in materials science and engineering, in particular nanomaterials, structural ceramics, theory in various branches of engineering. In the latest Quality Assurance Agency assessment of teaching quality: Three-year BEng Materials Science and Engineering Three-year BEng Materials Science and Engineering
Hendrickx, Paul V.
This article discusses: (1) the training facilities for translators and interpreters in Belgium, France, Holland, England, and Canada; and (2) various opinions concerning methodology for teaching translation, present and future demands for translation, and criteria for assessing the quality of a translation. (CLK)
Jones, Gary H.
In this article, the author shares his teaching experience at Sadat Academy--a four-year business college located in Cairo, Egypt--where he taught business ethics and organizational behavior to 240 students. He also describes his students' behavior and how he was warmly welcomed by the people despite the fact the he is an American.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Sciences and Elementary Administration.
This 10-chapter handbook (designed for science teachers and school administrators) describes known hazards associated with science teaching and provides information to develop a framework for local safety programs specifically designed to avoid or neutralize the effects of such hazards. Major areas addressed in the chapters include: (1) the nature…
John N. Chappel
Teaching recovery is recommended for inclusion in the curriculum and clinical experiences of all health professionals. Recovery is a continuum which starts with intervention and detoxification. It extends, over years, to stable, secure, or serene sobriety. Vaillant has described the necessary conditions for this process as abstinence, substitute dependencies, behavioral and medical consequences, enhanced hope and self-esteem, and social support
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.
Flax, Rosabel; Geyer, John R.
The following ideas are included: (1) solving a quadratic equation geometrically by completing the square, which helped a class of secondary physics students understand the formulas; and (2) a way of teaching factoring of quadratic trinomials that is based on the behavior of odd and even numerals under addition and multiplication. (MP)
Discusses Internet graduate teaching experiences at the University of Central Florida and explores the pros and cons of online instruction. Describes Internet courses as asynchronous, allowing students to participate at any time and place. States that faculty must be excellent teachers, able to translate their styles into effective,…
Carson, James Taylor
Teaching the history of Native North America is difficult. Teachers must ask students to read and to write about past peoples whose transmission of knowledge was oral and performative. The available pool of books and articles for assignment often work more as exercises in "othering" than understanding. And everyone in the classroom must find some…
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union the Ministry of Education of the Kyrgyz Republic has included a few social science disciplines in the list of the Educational State Standards, though the content of these subjects and teaching methodologies are still weak. One of the problems, which I constantly face in Kyrgyzstan when developing a new…
The author recommends that social studies curricula include study of American maritime heritage. He describes aspects of the heritage, such as commercial trade and water sports; suggests topics for mini-units, such as marine careers; and presents an annotated bibliography of 56 resources for teaching about maritime activities. (AV)
Stefanich, Greg P.
Presents two exercises modeled after the ice age puzzle described in the ESCP textbook, including formation of terminal moraines and kettle lakes and intersection of normal faults with gold-quartz veins. Indicates that the stratigraphic profiles are usable in teaching earth science, geography, general science, and topographic problems. (CC)
Duke, Nell K.; Caughlan, Samantha; Juzwik, Mary M.; Martin, Nicole M.
Readers use different processes to read different kinds of text. Three principles can guide teachers in helping their students better understand the nuances of different genres. Teachers should engage students in reading and writing for real-world reasons, develop students' knowledge of specific genre features, and teach strategies tailored to…
A topic rarely mentioned in experiments on Arithmetic is that of the teaching of denominate numbers. This topic usually appears about the sixth year of the child's school life, receives very little attention from the makers of text books, and up to the present time has been hardly noticed in the ever increasing volume of arithmetical investigations. The following is
Steller, Arthur W.; Lambert, Walter K.
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,…
Lewis, Barbara; And Others
This article presents creative teaching experiences from five teachers nationwide. The projects involve student projects to prevent crime, talking to astronauts via amateur radio, transforming the classroom into an ancient Egyptian tomb, doing a good deed each day, and increasing father involvement. (SM)
Offering multicultural courses in higher education does not address the underlying problems of illiteracy, know-nothingness, and xenophobia. A better approach is, as in the whole-language approach, to teach the whole student as an individual shaped by his society. Teachers are in the best position to facilitate connections among culturally diverse…
Mathematics Teacher, 1982
The first idea presented is an activity aimed at teaching students to reduce a fraction to lowest terms by looking for the greatest common factor (GCF) of the numerator and denominator. The second idea looks at ways to construct solution problems that are challenging but which do not bog pupils down. (MP)
Visual culture is a hot topic in art education right now as some teachers are dedicated to teaching it and others are adamant that it has no place in a traditional art class. Visual culture, the author asserts, can include just about anything that is visually represented. Although people often think of visual culture as contemporary visuals such…
J. Laurie Snell
We read in our daily newspapers and see on television reports on issues that use probability and statistics such as: the use of DNA fingerprinting in the courts, testing for aids, the interpretation of economic indicators, polls, medical trials etc. We describe a course called Chance whose aim is to teach the basic concepts of probability and statistics in the
Cooper, David E.
Some tendencies in modern education--the stress on "performativity", for instance, and "celebration of difference"--threaten the value traditionally placed on truthful teaching. In this paper, truthfulness is mainly understood, following Bernard Williams, as a disposition to "Accuracy" and "Sincerity"--hence as a virtue. It is to be distinguished…
Al-Bataineh, Adel; Nur-Awaleh, Mohamed
This paper discusses how experienced teachers can keep their teaching fresh. Though professional development can help teachers stay current with educational techniques and practices, it is often not prioritized. Instructional changes that can recharge teachers so they provide students with optimal learning include: providing regular teacher…
Reviewing the research, Feiman-Nemser identifies distinct shifts in thinking about teacher induction over the last 50 years. Early advocates viewed induction as a temporary bridge designed to provide support to beginning teachers and ease their entry into teaching. Next came an induction model that combines support with ongoing mentoring and…
Hertzke, Eugene R.; Olson, Warren E.
This book provides a total "how-to" approach for the use of technology, including information on the types of systems, hardware, and software available. It offers guidelines for determining how to match specific systems and needs, as well as strategies for implementing technology and Total Quality Education (TQE) to improve teaching. It also looks…
Robards, Shirley N.
The image of the schools and the teaching profession according to the media is usually negative. The negative picture is one reflecting the social problems of society and the failure of schools to educate, that is, drop-outs, teenage pregnancies, substance abuse, guns, knives, and attacks on students and teachers. Occasionally, the positive…
Stein, Mary; Miller, Dolores
Discusses the use of toys in teaching science. Describes toys that model concepts including Playful Penguins and Blaster Balls; toys in demonstrations such as the Heat Solution, Rainbow Glasses, and Energy Ball; toys as mnemonic devices including Stackable Rings and Color Racers; and toys illustrating science and technology integration such as…
Johnston, Sharon; Mitchell, Mary
Describes the Florida High School (FHS), an online environment that offers students flexibility in time with courses via the World Wide Web. Highlights include teaching and learning in a virtual school; adapting skills; Gagne's events of instruction; Keller's motivational model; and constructivism in curriculum development. (LRW)
This article describes how a teacher changed all his plans to teach the hurricane. When the Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, kids become naturally curious and seek answers in an event this big. The author suggests the use of tragedies to help them grow as students and as citizens.
Tracy Wilson Smith; Susan A. Colby
The authors have been engaged in research focused on students' depth of learning as well as teachers' efforts to foster deep learning. Findings from a study examining the teaching practices and student learning outcomes of sixtyfour teachers in seventeen different states (Smith et al. 2005) indicated that most of the learning in these classrooms was characterized by reproduction, categorizing of
Smith, Tracy Wilson; Colby, Susan A.
The authors have been engaged in research focused on students' depth of learning as well as teachers' efforts to foster deep learning. Findings from a study examining the teaching practices and student learning outcomes of sixty-four teachers in seventeen different states (Smith et al. 2005) indicated that most of the learning in these classrooms…
Here's an awesome thought! Teaching means a teacher's impact on students will last a lifetime. And despite the negatives one hears in the news, a 2010 ING Foundation poll found that 98 percent of adults believe a good teacher can "change the course of a child's life." This year, a teacher will affect every child in his/her class. Over the course…
Stubington, John F.
Describes a Japanese process-oriented approach called KAIZEN for improving the quality of existing teaching laboratories. It provides relevant quality measurements and indicates how quality can be improved. Use of process criteria sidesteps the difficulty of defining quality for laboratory experiments and allows separation of student assessment…
Gibbs, Marilyn J.
Teaching four basic badminton concepts along with the usual basic skill shots allows players to develop game strategy awareness as well as mechanical skills. These four basic concepts are: (1) ready position, (2) flight trajectory, (3) early shuttle contact, and (4) camouflage. (IAH)
Air traffic control, surgery, and teaching are probably three of the most potentially stressful occupations in the world. Stress can be benign and growth-producing or malignant and destructive, depending on three primary factors: 1) the possession of coping behaviors which are effective and for which there is feedback as to the degree of their…
The author of this article shares her teaching experience in Macau, China, that shapes the curricular emphasis in Canadian schools. The International School of Macao (T.I.S.) is a privately owned school offering a Canadian curriculum. Much of her very positive experience as an "expat" teacher is a result of the "pioneering" spirit that is part of…
Tunis, Harry B., Ed.
Presents three teaching ideas: (1) investigating patterns in the sum of four numbers in a square array, no two from the same column or row; (2) using three-dimensional coordinates to generate models of three tetrahedra; and (3) applying the K=rs area formula for a triangle to other polygons. (MDH)
Tunis, Harry B., Ed.
Two teaching ideas integrate mathematics and business. The first discusses consumer deception by such ploys as false bottoms on containers and simple rather than compound interest on investments. The second describes a business mathematics course in which students are motivated by contracting for certain jobs and potential bonuses. (MDH)
Teaching portfolios are not just scrapbooks of random assignments and student work samples, but represent teachers' evolving reflections and analyses measured against rigorous standards. Thoughtful reflection, not a color printer, is the key to portfolio success. Tips on assembling suitable "artifacts" and handling anxiety and time constraints are…
Vanko, John G.; Rogina, Raymond P.
Graduate students preparing themselves for a career in school administration are typically apprehensive about the legal issues they will face in their first administrative position. After teaching school law for the first time, the author believed that there had to be a more effective way to reach these students rather than the traditional methods…
Levine, David A.
Each child has a story and it is the responsibility of the teacher to nurture the unique expression of the child. This paper describes how the classroom can nurture both the intellectual and spiritual parts of children. A discussion is included on the commitment and courage needed for teachers to teach skills for the soul in a loving atmosphere.…
Kean, Thomas H.
Without governors' support, the emerging teaching reform agenda will go nowhere. States should eschew their "deja vu" attitudes and embrace quality of education as a major determinant of state and national economic survival. The governors' action agenda includes 10 recommendations addressing teacher education and standards, work environment, and…
Observed that teachers and students play reciprocal roles in learning. States that students learn in schemata units, and provides the list of teaching skills required to maximize these methods. Concludes that teachers must understand children's intellectual processes in order to nurture them. (NL)
Rushby, N. J.
This bibliography cites 26 books, papers, and reports dealing with various uses of computers in engineering education; and describes several computer programs available for use in teaching aeronautical, chemical, civil, electrical and electronic, mechanical, and nuclear engineering. Each computer program entry is presented by name, author,…
Thiering, Jeannette; And Others
This Australian document is a guide to teaching mathematics as it relates to specific work situations. After a brief introduction, chapter 1 looks at problem solving, advises teachers to lower the reading level and thus raise the understandability of written math problems, and describes a four-step problem-solving process. Chapter 2 outlines a…
Hans O. Andersen
Science education reform is a topic that has gained increased exposure with such headline-making proposals as SSandC and Goals 2000. While these are only two of the many recent reform initiatives, efforts to maximize science teaching and learning experience
A wonderful way to engage science students is to make them think a demonstration is not turning out the way the instructor intended. Basically, throw a little humor into teaching, and they will be hooked. Described in this article is a demonstration that uses Milk of Magnesia (MOM) as a visual and humorous method to review equilibrium chemistry…
Cathy Lundmark (American Institute of Biological Sciences; )
From the pages of magazine, the online version of our education column in BioScience provides educators with updates in science education, examples of successful initiatives to transform biology teaching, and new ways of improving student understanding. This column describes the Research Experiences for Undergraduate program at the Institute for Ecosystem Studies.
Fleming, Margaret, Ed.
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…
Mandeville, Garrett K.
The Statistical Analysis System (SAS) is presented as the single most appropriate statistical package to use as an aid in teaching statistics. A brief review of literature in which SAS is compared to SPSS, BMDP, and other packages is followed by six examples which demonstrate features unique to SAS which have pedagogical utility. Of particular…
Lumpkin, Angela; Multon, Karen D.
Faculty members at a research extensive university who had been recognized as outstanding teachers stated that they enjoyed teaching and expressed a strong preference for actively engaging students in the learning process and placing a high degree of importance on receiving student feedback. They stressed the importance of setting clear…
Clary, Linda Mixon
Parents and teachers need to be involved in teaching children to read and to enjoy reading. There are three planks in a platform that will help all parents become involved in their children's learning to read. First, parents must set the example. If they want their children to read, parents must read around them and to them. Secondly, they must…
Ball, William J.
Published by Dr. William J. Ball, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at The College of New Jersey, Teaching Politics: Techniques & Technologies commits itself to "increasing the quality of teaching and learning about politics in higher education settings." This site functions as a pedagogical information center for political science instructors. Teaching Politics' nine content sections provide educators with a variety of resources for and about instruction, including sections devoted to Conference Papers, Book Reviews, video tours and descriptions of Multimedia Classrooms, The Guide to Teaching, The Web Crawler (a local area search engine that indexes over 5000 political science Web pages), and the H-Teachpol Discussion List--a listserv for post-secondary political science instructors (discussed in the February 28, 1997 issue of the Scout Report). Users should note that most conference papers posted at the site are in Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) and many of the papers are accompanied by audio and video presentations which require RealPlayer. The video tours of the multimedia classrooms require RealPlayer as well.
Faber, Marilyn M.
Provides advice on teaching children safe pedestrian and bicycling skills to reduce accidents caused by mistakes made in crossing streets. Provides an interactive safe-walker's story, tips for walking safely, step-by-step instructions for safe street crossing, bicycle safety information, a quiz for safe biking, and guidelines to ensure a proper…
National Audubon Society, New York, NY.
This set of teaching aids consists of 14 Audubon Nature Bulletins with these titles: Schoolyard Laboratories, How to Lead a Field Trip, Natural Resources in the City, Mysteries of Bird Migration, Rock Stories and How to Read Them, The Ground Water Table, The Terrarium, Some Adventures With Wild Plants Outdoors and Indoors, Plant Propagation in the…
Sauerheber, Richard D.
Methods of teaching the Calculus are presented in honour of Sir Isaac Newton, by discussing an extension of his original proofs and discoveries. The methods, requested by Newton to be used that reflect the historical sequence of the discovered Fundamental Theorems, allow first-time students to grasp quickly the basics of the Calculus from its…
Delamarter, Stephen; Gravett, Sandra L.; Ulrich, Daniel W.; Nysse, Richard W.; Polaski, Sandra Hack
In this edited transcript of a panel at the Society of Biblical Literature (November 23, 2009, Boston, Massachusetts), five Bible scholars give brief presentations on various challenges and opportunities encountered when teaching academic biblical studies courses online in both undergraduate and theological education contexts. Each presentation is…
Beckerman, Nancy L.
New tenure-track faculty members come into academia expecting to be able to devote substantial energy and expertise to teaching. They often find, however, that they must learn to navigate a multitude of other, competing demands. Numerous interdisciplinary studies published in the last decade have demonstrated that the normative expectations of…
This article focuses on the figure of the university teacher of literature, viewed as an agent that possesses knowledge and transmits it via its oral word. The approach is historical and theoretical. The first part examines how different types of teaching are linked to different phases of the development of the university institution, from the…
Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) began offering courses by Desktop Videoconferencing (DVC) in fall 1995 and continues to experiment with ways to use this new and flexible teaching tool. This paper describes the MTSU DVC system in an attempt to expose educators to this new technology and its many possibilities, and to stimulate discussion…
McCoy, Leah P., Ed.
The 30 papers presented at Wake Forest University's 1997 Annual Research Forum (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) are as follows: "To Sprint or Crawl: The Effect of Classroom Activities on Student Behavior: (R. Allen); "Generating Good Grammar: Traditional and Whole Language Approaches" (D. Alexander); "Effective Teaching Methodologies for ESL…
This illustrated guide provides basic knowledge that will enable parents to teach their children the techniques and skills of soccer. Practice lessons for individuals and groups emphasize the fundamentals of the game, first from the point of view of technique and skill, and then according to the basic concepts of attack and defense. Cooperation…
Md Kamaruddin, Nafisah Kamariah; Md Amin, Zulkarnain
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…
Sander, Allan N.; Ratliffe, Tom
Discusses how to teach aerobic fitness concepts to elementary students. Some of the K-2 activities include location, size, and purpose of the heart and lungs; the exercise pulse; respiration rate; and activities to measure aerobic endurance. Some of the 3-6 activities include: definition of aerobic endurance; heart disease risk factors;…
Swiderski, Richard M.
A discussion of language focuses on the relationship between language learning and culture learning. The first four chapters look at the cultural context of language learning, particularly in the language classroom. The second part examines culture learning through language teaching. The first chapter discusses lexical culture, or the vocabulary…
Mannison, Mary; Morris, June
Human relationships and sexuality programs are a relatively new part of school curriculums, and rely on volunteer teachers who believe that this kind of knowledge is important for students to have. This collection of background readings, teaching strategies, and learning activities is put forward to try to make those teachers' jobs a little…
D'Avanzo, Charlene; Morris, Deborah
Over the last decade or so, faculty in a wide range of disciplines have become more interested in and open to the scholarship of teaching and learning. That scholarship has taken many forms, including personal accounts of experimentation and change, descriptions of recommended practices, and quantitative research on students' gains. In this…
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…
Reed, Deborah K.
This resource is a compilation of three documents that support the teaching of spelling in today's schools: a discussion of "Why Spelling Instruction Matters", a checklist for evaluating a spelling program, and tables of Common Core State Standards that are linked to spelling instruction. "Why Spelling Instruction Matters" explains the importance…
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.
Background information and exemplary units for teaching science in Georgia's middle school grades are provided. Discussed in the first section are: (1) the rationale for including science in middle school grades, focusing on science/society/technology, science/social issues, scientific reasoning, and scientific literacy; (2) role of science…
This article explores different teaching styles, including instructional managers (who focus on orchestrating sets of activities for groups and individuals), caring persons (who are more deeply concerned about how the work of the classroom contributes to the students' growth as individuals), or generous experts (who act as mentors). (Contains 1…
The cultural diversity of Japan can provide a rewarding learning experience for children of all grade levels. This teaching unit includes resources and ideas for the study of Japanese society, art, folklore, and poetry. Included among the instructional objectives are: (1) children will compare U.S. lifestyles with Japanese lifestyles by reading…
Mike Zyda; Sven Koenig
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