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Teaching Materials  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Early, Margaret; Searles, John R.

1971-01-01

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Teaching Materials and Methods.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twelve abstracts of papers presented at the 33rd Annual Fall Meeting of the American Physiological Society are listed, focusing on teaching materials/methods. Topics, among others, include trends in physiology laboratory programs, cardiovascular system model, cardiovascular computer simulation with didactic feedback, and computer generated figures…

Physiologist, 1982

1982-01-01

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Improvisation: Teaching Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kuzmich, John A., Jr.

1980-01-01

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Interactive Teaching Materials in Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the rationale underlying the production of 16 interactive teaching packages designed to demonstrate to 15-16 year olds the historical, domestic, industrial, economic, and socio-moral implications of chemistry. Briefly describes each package and reviews assessment results. (DS)

Johnstone, A. H.; Reid, N.

1981-01-01

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Materials Development for Language Learning and Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tomlinson, Brian

2012-01-01

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Supplementary Teaching Materials for Business Courses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching guide for business education contains supplementary instructional materials for the subjects of accounting, business English, business mathematics, career education, consumer education, data processing, and office procedures. The units differ in format and in types of learning activities presented. The learning activity package for…

Boulden, Alfred W., Ed.

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Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Teaching Material  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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Teaching Religion and Material Culture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Carp, Richard M.

2007-01-01

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Teaching Number Skills and Concepts with Stern Structural Arithmetic Materials  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.)

Horner, Vikki

2007-01-01

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Teaching Materials: Stellar Atmospheres/Radiative Transfer  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We will present a selection of modern teaching materials for courses in Stellar Atmospheres and Radiative Transfer that have been collected from a wide variety of sources. We will provide brief synopses of each book, or set of of notes, and endeavor to compare and contrast the different presentations of the material. One of the newer additions to the literature is ``Radiative Transfer in Stellar Atmospheres,'' lecture notes from R.J. Rutten based on courses taught at Utrecht University. In addition, I. Hubeny and D. Mihalas presently are writing a new edition of Mihalas' famous ``Stellar Atmospheres.'' Other books we are aware of range from the planning stages to near completion. We will emphasize the diversity of styles and presentation techniques, but will try to make clear the central themes around which any successful Stellar Atmospheres/Radiative Transfer course must be built.

Hawley, S. L.; Ayres, T. R.

1996-05-01

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An Investigation on Teaching Materials Used in Social Studies Lesson  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Saglam, Halil Ibrahim

2011-01-01

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Teaching and Evaluation Materials Utilizing Multiple Representations in Mechanics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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[Teaching Materials about the U.S. Constitution.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Surveying FIFA Instructors' Behavioral Intention toward the Multimedia Teaching Materials  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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Teaching and evaluation materials utilizing multiple representations in mechanics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-05-01

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Designing Teaching Materials for Learning Problem Solving in Technology Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the process of designing teaching materials for learning problem solving in technology education, domain-specific design specifications are considered important elements to raise learning outcomes with these materials. Two domain-specific design specifications were drawn up using a four-step procedure and were applied to improve existing teaching-learning packages. The study focused on a construction problem (open-ended) and an explanation problem (constrained).

B. G. Doornekamp

2001-01-01

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Embedding Resource Based Learning Materials in Psychology Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Scase, Mark O.; Scott, Bernard

2001-01-01

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[Characteristics of Qin Bowei's Teaching Material of Gynecology].  

PubMed

As the teaching work of gynecology, Qin Bowei's Teaching Material of Gynecology was used in the China Medical College in Shanghai in the Republican period. It is composed of 2 parts, the first part deals with the introduction to the characteristics of female physiology, pathology, principles of treatment based on differential diagnosis and treatment of women's disorders; the 2(nd) part discusses in details the pathogenesis, pathological mechanism, the system of theory-methodology-recipes-medicines. The whole book deals mainly with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) combined with the research results of TCM gynecology by western medical theory of gynecology to make mutual interpretation in a concise structure and clear analysis with uniqueness. It is a rather systematic and essential TCM gynecological teaching material, embodying the author's personal academic idea, with profound influence on the education and compilation of teaching materials of TCM gynecology. PMID:24774896

Ye, Xiao; Zhu, Jianping

2014-01-01

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Designing Teaching Materials for Learning Problem Solving in Technology Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the process of designing teaching materials for learning problem solving in technology education, domain-specific design specifications are considered important elements to raise learning outcomes with these materials. Two domain-specific design specifications were drawn up using a four-step procedure and were applied to improve existing teaching-learning packages. The study focused on a construction problem (open-ended) and an explanation problem (constrained). Construction material (fischertechnik) was used to solve the problems. In two experiments, these newly designed teaching materials were compared with the existing teaching materials. In all, 600 pupils participated in these experiments. In the experiment with the construction problem, no learning gains were made at all: the small gain in quality of the product made by the pupils cost too much time. In the experiment with the explanation problem, the quality of the pupils' product was significantly better in less time. It is argued that strongly structured teaching materials for constrained problems are more suitable for learners with little experience with construction material.

Doornekamp, B. G.

2001-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Revisiting Materials for Teaching Languages for Specific Purposes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Garcia Laborda, Jesus

2011-01-01

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Metallurgy and Materials Case Studies: Teaching and Learning Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This University of Birmingham (U.K.) website provides a wealth of resources for both the college educator and student using a case-based approach to materials science. The site provides background information on the use of case studies in teaching, a series of case studies in materials, broadly defined, information on group learning and how to facilitate group learning, and assessment.

2013-01-03

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Available Teaching Materials for Undereducated English-Speaking Adults.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide to teaching materials and techniques for undereducated English speaking adults consists of the following--(1) introductory remarks on student characteristics, student placement, and development of a proper classroom atmosphere, (2) procedures and materials for beginning classes, (3) books and aids for intermediate and advanced students,…

Bordman, Catherine I.

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INVESTIGATING TEACHERS' PERCEIVED USE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS IN TEACHING CONTENT IN INCLUSIVE BASIC SCHOOLS IN GHANA  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated teachers' perceived use of teaching and learning materials in inclusive classrooms. Based on the framework of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK), the purpose is to determine teachers' perceived use of teaching and learning materials in the teaching of mathematics, social studies, science and literacy skills in inclusive basic schools. One hundred and forty-five participants were randomly surveyed

Prosper Deku

2013-01-01

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Motivating the Reluctant Student: Strategies and Teaching Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This presentation is concerned with a variety of ways to motivate the reluctant urban student. Nine examples are used to demonstrate how research on motivation can be used to improve classroom teaching techniques. The strategies and materials which are presented can be modified for use at various grade levels and are designed to encourage further…

Linville, Malcolm E.; Belt, Jacqueline

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Physiologist, 1984

1984-01-01

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A MULTIPLATFORM CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR CURATORS TO PROVIDE TEACHING MATERIALS IN ASTRONOMY EDUCATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since it is difficult for curators who are not information field specialists to provide teaching materials on the Internet, we built a content management system to support the delivery of teaching materials on the Internet. Specifically, our system, which allows correspondence between various platforms, considers the distribution method of teaching materials in cooperation with an actual planetarium program. As a

Mayu Kondo; Katsuhiro Mouri; Takami Yasuda

2008-01-01

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Improving the Effectiveness of Organic Chemistry Experiments through Multimedia Teaching Materials for Junior High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lou, Shi-Jer; Lin, Hui-Chen; Shih, Ru-Chu; Tseng, Kuo-Hung

2012-01-01

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Casting materials and their application in research and teaching.  

PubMed

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

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

2014-04-01

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Materials Science Teaching Module as Adjunct to Introductory Chemistry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A materials science teaching module was developed by a team of scientists and teachers that incorporates aspects of chemistry, physics, materials, and engineering with emphasis on engineering of materials. The level is geared towards high school, but with modification it can be taught at the middle school level. Three general classes of materials are studied, namely metals, ceramics, and polymers. Students fabricate test bars of sample materials from each of the three classes. Tin was selected for the metal due to its low melting temperature, availability, and nontoxicity. A commercially available, fine grained cement is the ceramic of choice. A one-component polyester resin was selected s a representative polymer. Size and shape of samples provide good mechanical properties with convenient geometry for testing. A number of chemical, physical, and mechanical properties are determined and compared. The module has been used to convey the interrelationship of processing, structure, and bonding to engineered materials. the module has been implemented as part of the chemistry or general science curriculum. Teachers often set the students up in groups to encourage problem solving as a team for the multidisciplinary experiments.

Gulden, Terry D.; Norton, Kirk P.; Streckert, Holger H.; Woolf, Lawrence D.; Baron, Joseph A.; Brammer, Shauna C.; Ezell, Danine L.; Wynn, Roger D.

1997-07-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

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The Effectiveness of Substituting Locally Available Materials in Teaching Chemistry in Nigeria: A Case for Science Education in Developing Countries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article investigates the effectiveness of improvising locally available materials for teaching chemistry in Nigeria, as a case for a culture of improvisation for teaching the sciences in developing countries. The scarcity and cost of imported materials for teaching science has remained a major challenge to teaching sciences in developing…

DomNwachukwu, Nkechi S.; DomNwachukwu, Chinaka S.

2006-01-01

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Mineral Surface Reactivity in teaching of Science Materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Del Hoyo Martínez, Carmen

2013-04-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kirkpatrick, Shane

2010-01-01

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The Importance and Effect of Using Aid Materials in Foreign Language Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research presents and discusses the importance and effects of using visual and audio materials in foreign language teaching. Everybody who studies on the subject of using materials in foreign language teaching can find out something in the study. It is our sincere hope that this research informs its users. If it does, than it will have made a…

Seven, Mehmet Ali; Engin, Ali Osman

2007-01-01

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Beyond “listen and repeat”: Pronunciation teaching materials and theories of second language acquisition  

Microsoft Academic Search

Materials for the teaching of pronunciation have changed significantly over the past 50 years from emphasizing the accurate production of discrete sounds to concentrating more on the broader, more communicative aspects of connected speech. For many commercially produced materials, however, while the phonological focus has changed, the teaching techniques and task types presented continue to be based on behaviourist notions

Rodney H. Jones

1997-01-01

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Transforming Middle School Geometry: Designing Professional Development Materials that Support the Teaching and Learning of Similarity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Seago, Nanette; Jacobs, Jennifer; Driscoll, Mark

2010-01-01

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TV Commercials as Authentic Materials to Teach Communication, Culture and Critical Thinking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the importance of using authentic materials to teach foreign students to communicate in English in a natural way, teach them about the target culture, and help them to engage in critical thinking. Since authentic materials have been defined in various ways, this researcher has chosen for this article two definitions which…

Erkaya, Odilea Rocha

2005-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cheng, Kai- Wen; Chen, Yu-Fen

2008-01-01

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Turf Identification. Competency Based Teaching Materials in Horticulture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This compentency-based curriculum unit on turf identification is one of four developed for classroom use in teaching the turf and lawn services area of horticulture. The three 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

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Insects and Diseases. Competency Based Teaching Materials in Horticulture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Legacy, Jim; And Others

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Planting Turf. Competency Based Teaching Materials in Horticulture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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Implementing the Plan. Competency Based Teaching Materials in Horticulture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Legacy, Jim; And Others

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Keskin, Funda

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hackling, Mark; Barratt-Pugh, Caroline

2012-01-01

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CORRE: a framework for evaluating and transforming teaching materials into open educational resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Raimist, Roger J.; Mester, Rose A.

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A System of Study Materials for the Teaching of Foreign Languages  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarizes results of a German language teaching project in a Swedish comprehensive school aimed at producing appropriate instructional materials. General concepts of foreign language instruction outlined are supported by selective bibliographies. (DS)

Lindell, Ebbe

1969-01-01

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Kishou Eisei 'Himawari' Gazou No Kyouzaika (Production of Teaching Materials from Geostationary Meteorological Satellite Himawari Images).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Teaching materials to get students interested in and concerned about climatic phenomena were produced utilizing Himawari images. Transparencies of dynamic meteorological phenomena images such as low pressure (temperate and tropical), high pressure, typhoo...

I. Touma

1992-01-01

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Application of interactive design as teaching materials for learning disabled students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focuses on how to design teaching materials for learning disabled students. User-friendly and user-centred interface design are the basic rules. In this study, we understand different needs from different learning disabled students, then design and made customer-made teaching materials, it is discussed to explicate why the design worked well and how it can be improved on different case

Chien-Yu Lin; Chih-feng Lee; E. Chang; Jie-Ying Chen; Rain Chen; Yin-Yin Chang; Kai-Ping Yang

2010-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-05-01

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-01-04

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Using Ready-Made Materials for Teaching Idioms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because idioms are omnipresent in the authentic language students are exposed to, to successfully comprehend and produce natural language, learners of a second or foreign language need to possess a good knowledge of idioms and competence in idiom use. This paper examines the approaches to teaching and learning idioms. A discussion of the…

Tran, Thu H.

2011-01-01

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Quality in Chemical Measurements: Training Concepts and Teaching Materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

This book is based on presentations given at the 2nd EURACHEM Workshop on Current Issues in Teaching Quality in Chemical Measurements, held at GKSS (27-29 September 1998). Fifteen presentations are included, all of which are centred on overhead transparencies which are printed in small size (some are almost illegible) in the book. The printed slides are intended mainly for identification

2002-01-01

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Indian Languages Bibliography of Grammars, Dictionaries and Teaching Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pattanayak, D. P., Comp.

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Development of Control Teaching Material for Mechatronics Education Based on Experience  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

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Soil Materials and Health: An new experience for teaching  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Del Hoyo Martínez, Carmen

2014-05-01

59

What do we want EAP teaching materials for?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the various anti-textbook arguments in the literature to determine their relevance to the field of EAP. I distinguish between what I call a strong and a weak anti-textbook line, then review the corpus-based studies which compare the language EAP textbooks teach with corpora of the language academic writers use. After problematizing the methodology of some of the

Nigel Harwood

2005-01-01

60

Innovation in Indonesian language teaching: an evaluation of the TIFL tertiary curriculum materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Julia Elizabeth Read

2002-01-01

61

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ariga, T.; Watanabe, T.

2008-01-01

62

Give-Away Teaching Materials: How Free? How Inexpensive?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After evaluating organizational resources, six value-related factors need to be considered in concert when selecting free educational materials: appropriateness of topic and content; difficulty and reading level; interest-generating power; purposes of the distributor; assumed as well as directly stated values of the materials; and cost in time and…

Turner, Thomas N.

1978-01-01

63

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Young, John K.

2004-01-01

64

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A questionnaire about the role and importance of astronomy and relevant teaching material was sent out to teachers in secondary schools in the Tyrol. Our aim was to investigate to what extent teachers use astronomical contents in their school lessons. The sample of physics teachers who answered the questionnaire use astronomy as part of their lessons. The categories mostly taught in school are Earth-Sun-Moon system, our solar system, the Sun as a star, and stars and their evolution. Less taught are the milky way and its structure, galaxies, cosmology, and extraterrestrial life. However, when they were asked about topics they want to teach, these last four topics were marked preferentially. Reasons for not teaching those topics were attributed to missing or inadequate education, missing or inadequate teaching material, those topics are not in the curriculum, and to lack of time. Most of the teachers use the internet for preparing lessons. Advantages of the internet, as seen by the teachers are the chance to get much of recent information including images and animations as well as suggestions for lessons. As a major disadvantage the high amount of time needed to find reliable information is named. During lessons the internet is rarely used: the computers are booked for computer science courses and the learning success does not justify the time needed, as seen by the teachers. According to the teachers it is very important that teaching material should provide background information, work sheets for students and hints for the presentation of the lessons. Not necessary is teaching material that either plans the lesson in detail or is tailored to a particular curriculum.

Bacher, A.; Saurer, W.

65

The Death and Life of Freedom: A Collection of Teaching Materials on the Rebirth of Democracy in Czechoslovakia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a collection of materials on Czechoslovakia that can be ordered as teaching aides to connect history lessons on democracy to the present situation in Europe. Contains the following materials: (1) a biographical profile of Vaclav Havel; (2) maps; (3) literature; (4) photos; (5) readings; and (6) teaching activities. (JS)

American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1990

1990-01-01

66

Selected Resource Materials for Teaching Urban Geography in Australian Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1973-01-01

67

Project NECESSITIES, Phase III. Volume IV: Teaching Materials for Kindergarten and First Grade.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

68

Transitions: A Classroom Management Concept Related to Effective Teaching. Student Guide. Utah Protocol Materials Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This student guide is part of a protocol learning module designed to teach the prospective teacher to make smooth transitions from one activity to another, in order to deter disruptive behavior in the course of the transition. The entire module consists of this guide, a protocol film, and testing materials. The student guide contains: (a)…

Utah State Univ., Logan. Utah Protocol Materials Project.

69

Resource Materials for Teaching Mexican/Chicano Culture; Grades K-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prepared for elementary teachers by teachers of the San Diego City Schools and participants of the San Diego State University Teacher Corps Program, this publication presents basic materials for teaching the Mexican/Chicano culture to pupils in grades K-6. Its purposes are to: (1) foster understanding of the culture and (2) engender a positive…

Aceves, Edward A., Comp.

70

Searching for Materials to Teach about Religion? Check Your School Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a reference guide on religious materials in the public school library. Argues that social studies teachers can integrate references on religion into their teaching while respecting the freedom of conscience of their students. Identifies documents, fiction, nonfiction, periodicals, and the appropriate section of the Dewey Decimal…

Boardman, Edna M.

1992-01-01

71

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

72

The production of medical audiovisual teaching materials--Chinese style.  

PubMed

The production of medical audiovisual material for the advancement of medical education in China is a problem requiring an urgent solution. To achieve faster, better and more economical results, the production of audiovisual material must be undertaken with careful planning and efficient management. A systematic approach is essential to control production. The procedures described are: leadership and management; choice of subject and medium; production; distribution and evaluation. PMID:7543504

Wu, Z C

1994-07-01

73

Preparing Multi-Media Teaching Materials. A Source Book.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This sourcebook on educational technology materials was developed in conjunction with a regional workshop on "The Use of Educational Technology by Teachers," which was held in September 1985 and attended by participants and observers from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka,…

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

74

Teaching Marketable Skills with 21st-Century Materials  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hayes, Kevin

2013-01-01

75

Everyday Everywhere Materials as Teaching Resources in Adult Basic Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Shaw, Marilyn B.; Roark, Mary

76

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Williams, Peter; Jacobson, Saryl

77

[Healthy eating according to teenagers: perceptions, barriers, and expected characteristics of teaching materials].  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to evaluate perceptions, barriers, and characteristics of teaching materials to promote healthy eating, as described by teenagers. Four focus groups were conducted with 25 adolescents, including questions on: perceptions regarding diet and motivations to change; concepts of (and barriers to) healthy eating; and characteristics needed for teaching materials to promote healthy eating. The teens were often undecided when attempting to classify a diet as healthy. They generally reported feeling insecure about making dietary changes, but showed adequate notions of healthy eating. The main barriers involved personal and social characteristics: temptation, food flavors, parental influence, and lack of time and options for healthy snacks at school. According to these teenagers, educational materials for promotion of healthy eating should emphasize the immediate benefits and emphasize high-impact messages on the health risks of unhealthy diet. PMID:19936477

Toral, Natacha; Conti, Maria Aparecida; Slater, Betzabeth

2009-11-01

78

Ethics and access to teaching materials in the medical library.  

PubMed

The American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights states that "Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation." Medical ethicists question the use of data derived from experimentation that may have involved inhuman and degrading treatment of subjects or disrespect of a human corpse. Thus conflict between the upholding of ethical standards of research and freedom of information occurs. This conflict was brought to attention of the medical and library communities when journal articles purported that the source of the subjects for the illustrations in the classic anatomy atlas, Eduard Pernkopf's Topographische Anatomie des Menschen, were victims of the Nazi holocaust. While there has never been any dispute about the accuracy or educational value of the work, efforts were made to remove the book from medical libraries. Were these efforts a violation of the Library Bill of Rights or is it the responsibility of the library to discard those items that do not meet current standards of medical ethics? Librarians made different choices about what to do with the controversial Pernkopf title. PMID:11143883

Atlas, M C

2000-01-01

79

A Working Bibliography of Commercially Available Audiovisual Materials for the Teaching of Library Science. Second Edition, Revised and Expanded.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended to be used in conjunction with the teaching of library science, this selective, annotated bibliography lists commercially available films, filmstrips, slides, video and audio tapes, overhead transparencies, and non-projected graphic materials in seven subject areas: (1) introduction to librarianship, (2) reference, (3) teaching the use of…

Lieberman, Irving

80

Introducing Active Teaching-Learning Methods and Materials into Egyptian Agricultural Technical Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper summarizes activities undertaken by teacher-educators from several U.S. Land Grant Universities to introduce active teaching-learning methods and materials into 25 agricultural technical (secondary) schools (ATSs) in Upper Egypt. The goal of the project was to transform the cognitive and psychomotor skills being taught in these schools from knowledge recall and comprehension to higher-level cognitive skills, including problem-solving, critical

Burton E. Swanson; Jamie Cano; Mohamed M. Samy; James W. Hynes

81

A Working Bibliography of Commercially Available Audiovisual Materials for the Teaching of Library Science. Second Edition, Revised and Expanded.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Intended to be used in conjunction with the teaching of library science, this selective, annotated bibliography lists commercially available films, filmstrips, slides, video and audio tapes, overhead transparencies, and non-projected graphic materials in ...

I. Lieberman

1979-01-01

82

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

83

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Durhan, Stephan; Freyne, Seamus; Hale, Micah

2009-09-15

84

Training program on microbiological test collection material methods at a teaching hospital: investment and result assessment.  

PubMed

This study aimed at evaluating the results, direct costs and investment of a training program on microbiological test material collection at a teaching hospital. Test collections that did not follow the established criteria (failure) were considered as the result measure. Variable and absorption costing were used to calculate direct costs and investments, respectively. Of the 11,893 collected materials, failures were evidenced in 59 (0.5%). Direct cost corresponded to R$ 154.10 and R$ 2,431.29 was invested in training. These findings revealed that the evidenced number of anomalies (failures) represented a low percentage in relation to the total collected material for microbiological exams. Therefore, this should not be considered a critical point that justifies the continuity of the training and, consequently, the investment. PMID:17117261

Jericó, Marli de Carvalho; Castilho, Valéria; Perroca, Márcia Galan

2006-01-01

85

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE CLASSROOM PRACTICES AND TEACHING RATIONALE OF HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY TEACHERS USING DIFFERENT CURRICULUM MATERIALS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

EXAMINED WERE THE CLASSROOM PRACTICES AND TEACHING RATIONALE OF HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY TEACHERS USING VARIOUS CURRICULUM MATERIALS. THREE GROUPS (64 TEACHERS) WERE ORGANIZED. GROUP EB CONSISTED OF 22 TEACHERS WITH A MEAN OF FIVE YEARS EXPERIENCE IN USING BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES CURRICULUM STUDY (BSCS) MATERIALS. GROUP BB CONSISTED OF 21 EXPERIENCED…

KOCHENDORFER, LEONARD HJALMAR

86

Explanatory concepts in physics: Towards a principled evaluation of teaching materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In the ideal world, teaching materials should be evaluated with reference to general principles of learning. When such principles are not available, teaching materials should be evaluated using controlled empirical studies. However, the design of the studies should be such as to render the principles more certain. This said, two questions follow for any domain of knowledge: where in the domain uncertainties lie, and by what empirical methods they should be resolved. The author asks these questions in relation to the explanatory concepts of physics. She starts by considering what might, given recent research, be taken as a principle, namely that 'Socratic dialogue' between pupils facilitates learning. Subjecting the supportive research to methodological review, the author not only debates the legitimacy of its claims. She also clarifies the methods by which some specific uncertainties might be further explored. In doing this, it draws attention to the long term nature of the evaluative strategy that its working assumption has led to, and asks whether the assumption should be suspended. Arguing that apparent shortcuts are illusory, the author concludes that it should not. (31 references)

Howe, Christine

2005-10-27

87

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2009-08-26

88

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Kalita, Spartak; Zollman, Dean

2007-01-01

89

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2007-01-30

90

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-04-01

91

THE PRINCIPLES OF CREATION OF TEACHING MATERIALS AND ORGANIZATION OF UKRAINIAN LANGUAGE LEARNING PROCESS USING DISTANCE SUPPORT IN SENIOR CLASSES  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article deals with the topicality and problems of using information and communication technologies in secondary education, conditions and methods for Ukrainian language learning with the distance support in senior classes. The article shows the principal similarity of distance learning to training one. The common and specific principles of creation of teaching materials for a distance learning course are described.

Dina Rozhdestvenska

2007-01-01

92

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Some of the structures in Figure 1 from "Preparing "Chameleon Balls" from Natural Plants: Simple Handmade pH Indicator and Teaching Material for Chemical Education"[Kanda, N.; Asano, T.; Itoh, T.; Onoda, M. J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72, 1131] were incorrect due to a staff error. The correct figure appears below.

1996-05-01

93

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Akakandelwa, Akakandelwa; Munsanje, Joseph

2012-01-01

94

Effects of using manipulative materials to teach remedial algebra to community college students on achievement and attitudes towards mathematics  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Diana I Martelly

1998-01-01

95

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

96

Pilot Scheme on Materials Produced in Libraries and Schools of Librarianship as Aids in Teaching the Librarianship of the Newer Media: Report and Recommendations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents the results of a six month pilot project to examine and collect materials produced in libraries and schools of librarianship as aids in teaching librarians to handle media. Materials were collected in the following areas: (1) manageme...

J. Edwards

1977-01-01

97

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Del Hoyo Martínez, Carmen

2014-05-01

98

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Currie, Eddie; Doboli, Alex; Kane, Patrick; Van Ess, Dave

2010-03-05

99

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Englehart, Deirdre

100

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

101

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Egan, M. David

2003-04-01

102

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Daeid, Niamh Nic

2001-01-01

103

Teaching Meaning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Language learning and language teaching are discussed in terms of H.E. Palmer's theory that language can be divided into primary matter (units learned by heart integrally) and secondary matter (units built up or derived by the pupil from primary matter). Excerpts from the "Nuffield German Teaching Materials" are used to illustrate how audiovisual…

Peck, A.J.

1968-01-01

104

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pella, Milton O.; And Others

105

A NEW DESIGN FOR TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGES USING DRAMATIC MOTION PICTURES AND PROGRAMED LEARNING MATERIALS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A PROPOSED PROJECT IS DESCRIBED THAT AIMS AT IMPROVING LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION METHODS AND AUGMENTING THE CAPABILITIES OF SCHOOLS FOR TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGE EFFECTIVELY, EVEN WHERE A SHORTAGE OF SKILLED LANGUAGE TEACHERS EXISTS. IT IS PROPOSED THAT THESE GOALS BE ACHIEVED THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUDIO-LINGUAL-VISUAL COURSE, UTILIZING…

NEWMARK, GERALD

106

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Computational resources are valuable tools for teaching biochemistry. Often, however, the necessary information is dispersed throughout several Web sites and many of the biochemistry software programs are only available commercially. Considering the difficulties of understanding abstract biochemical concepts, a Web site, Biochemical View (accessed Aug 2007) has been developed at the University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil. Its main goals are

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

2007-01-01

107

A comparison of academics' attitudes towards the rights protection of their research and teaching materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper compares two JISC-funded surveys. The first was undertaken by the Rights MEtadata for Open Archiving (RoMEO) project and focused on the rights protection required by academic authors sharing their research outputs in an open-access environment. The second was carried out by the Rights and Rewards project and focused on the rights protection required by authors sharing their teaching

Elizabeth Gadd; Steve Loddington; Charles Oppenheim

2007-01-01

108

MATERIALS USED IN TEACHING AND EVALUATING THE CONCEPTS RELATED TO THE BIOLOGICAL CELL IN GRADES 2-6, PRACTICAL PAPER NO. 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

INCLUDED ARE MATERIALS FOR USE IN TEACHING AND EVALUATING 11 SELECTED CONCEPTS RELATED TO THE BIOLOGICAL CELL IN GRADES 2 TO 6. THE CONCEPTS WERE SELECTED AND THEIR ORDER DETERMINED THROUGH AN ANALYSIS OF ELEMENTARY TEXTBOOK SERIES, HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE BIOLOGY TEXTS, CYTOLOGY TEXTS, AND INFORMATION GATHERED THROUGH A PILOT STUDY. THE MATERIALS

STAUSS, NYLES G.

109

Pilot Scheme on Materials Produced in Libraries and Schools of Librarianship as Aids in Teaching the Librarianship of the Newer Media: Report and Recommendations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the results of a six month pilot project to examine and collect materials produced in libraries and schools of librarianship as aids in teaching librarians to handle media. Materials were collected in the following areas: (1) management of resources (staffing), (2) storage, (3) cataloging and classification, (4) bibliography,…

Edwards, Jill

110

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

111

Preservice elementary teachers learning to use curriculum materials to plan and teach science  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kristin Lee Gunckel

2008-01-01

112

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

113

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Albert, Richard N.

114

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lloyd, Gwendolyn M.

2008-01-01

115

APS Archive of Teaching Resources: Dissemination: Strategies for Disseminating Your Materials and Programs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Amy Feuerstein (The American Physiological Society Education)

2009-05-20

116

PROJECT TO STUDY THE DACCA STANDARD AND CALCUTTA STANDARD DIALECTS OF BENGALI AND TO PRODUCE PRELIMINARY TEACHING MATERIALS FOR THE DACCA DIALECT, PHASE II. FINAL REPORT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS FINAL REPORT PROVIDES A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DIALECTAL PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN THE PREPARATION OF "INTRODUCTION TO THE DACCA DIALECT OF BENGAL." (SEE ED 012 047.) THE AUTHOR PRESENTS HIS JUSTIFICATION FOR BASING THESE TEACHING MATERIALS ON A MODIFIED FORM OF BENGALI AS SPOKEN IN EAST PAKISTAN, WHICH IS DISTINGUISHED FROM STANDARD COLLOQUIAL…

DIMOCK, EDWARD C., JR.

117

Regional Teacher Training Seminar on "Teaching Materials: Controversial and Sensitive Issues, Multiperspectivity" (Ohrid, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, May 6-8, 2001).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Bivar Black, Maria Luisa de

118

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

119

Analysis of academic attitudes and existing processes to inform the design of teaching and learning material repositoriesA user-centred approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 surrounding these types of repositories were unclear. The user motivations

Melanie King; Steve Loddington; Sue Manuel; Charles Oppenheim

2008-01-01

120

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Donkor, Francis

2010-01-01

121

Teaching Science through Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hugerat, Muhamad; Zidani, Saleem; Kurtam, Naji

2003-01-01

122

Teaching General and Systemic Pathology in a New Veterinary School. II. Materials and Costs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The amounts, types and costs of materials used to initiate a Year II (sophomore) pathology course in the L.S.U. School of Veterinary Medicine were tabulated. Use of the autotutorial method resulted in slightly greater costs than the traditional method, but this was offset by general satisfaction with it. (Author/LBH)

Crowell, W. A.; And Others

1976-01-01

123

Development of Multimedia Teaching-Learning Materials for Music Listening in the Elementary Classes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research was to develop the multimedia materials for music listening. A traditional music listening lesson plan used to begin with the acquisition of the theme of the listening example introduced by a 5-line staff. However, if the students learn the theme through the animated pictures, they will be more motivated and understand the music better than

Mikyung Rim

124

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

125

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

126

Romanian-Language Teaching: A Century of Pedagogical Materials Published Outside Romania.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews works published outside Romania for the purpose of the acquisition of the language by nonnatives and also a small number of works published in Romania but widely circulated in the West. Rates the material according to categories such as history and culture, audience, academic calendar, sequencing, magnitude, esthetics, and genre. (SED)

Carlton, Charles M.

1984-01-01

127

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Disinger, John F.

128

How To Design Programmed Learning Materials. Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A sequel to the booklet "How to Produce Printed and Duplicated Materials," this booklet begins by providing an overview of programmed learning. This introduction shows how the field has developed since the work of B. F. Skinner in the 1950s and explains what is generally meant by the term "programmed learning" today. Guidelines for planning and…

Ellington, Henry

129

Remembering George Washington: What Do Instructional Materials Teach Us about Washington's Patriotism?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Fitzgerald, Jason C.

2011-01-01

130

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-12-01

131

Teaching Languages, Teaching Cultures.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

132

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).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

133

Mexican American Archives at the Benson Collection: A Supplement for Educators. Exercises for Teaching the Appreciation and Utilization of Primary Source Materials in the Elementary and Secondary Classroom. The Mexican American Community Cultural Awareness Curriculum for Junior Colleges.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A companion volume to the user's guide to the Benson Collection, this teaching guide is designed to encourage students to use Mexican American community resources to supplement textbook materials. The first section, which comprises five exercises for elem...

M. T. Cotera

1981-01-01

134

Teaching Engineering  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

135

NASA: Find Teaching Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site provides access to collection of educational activities and resources related to NASA research and organized by education level: elemenatry, middle, high school and post-secondary. It includes links to student activity, curriculum support, and multimedia web sites.

Administration, National A.

2005-04-25

136

Vocational Education Curriculum Specialist (VECS). Module 8: Development of Instructional Materials. Study Guide. (Teaching/Learning Module).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of 15 core modules in a 22-module series designed to train vocational education curriculum specialists (VECS), this guide is intended for use by both instructor and student in a variety of education environments, including independent study, team teaching, seminars, and workshops, as well as in more conventional classrooom settings. The guide…

American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.

137

Research Project to Provide Materials for Teaching Asian Music in U.S. Public Schools and Colleges. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Films, filmstrips, tapes, and slides of the teaching of Indian music in its cultural setting were produced for use in American schools. Performances were filmed and recorded in India; editing and synchronization were undertaken in the United States. Evaluations were informal: the films were shown in summer music courses, and the viewers, who were…

Curtiss, Marie Joy

138

Aspects of the Writing and Teaching of EST Courses: The Tabriz Materials. ELT Documents (75/2).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on the experience of the Language Centre of Tabriz University in Iran. The Centre is responsible for teaching English in 7 faculties: Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture, Pharmacy, Science, Education, and the School of Nursing. The article first gives the background of the students that are to be taught, followed by an outline…

Dudley-Evans, A.; And Others

139

Materialien und Modelle fuer den Englischunterricht in der Sekundarstufe 2 (Materials and Models for Teaching English at Secondary Grade 2)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents several new series of booklets for English, Secondary Grade 2, examining each of them as to scope, variety, real-life quality, explanations of words and things, study questions, and the instruction models in the teacher's manual. Teaching aims and emphasis of each series are critically discussed. (Text is in German.) (IFS/WGA)

Frischkorn, Krista

1976-01-01

140

Teaching Conversation with Trivia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Crawford, Michael J.

2002-01-01

141

A Psychology of Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

William James, the turn of the century psychologist, philospher, and educator, was avidly interested in the relationship between psychology and teaching. This paper considers operant conditioning, timing of reinforcers, and programmed instruction--touchstones of B.F. Skinner in the teaching/learning milieu. Of course, materials not just methods…

Pedrini, D. T.; Pedrini, B. C.

142

Teaching Biological Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Walters, Julia

1988-01-01

143

Teaching Spanish in the Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide for FLES Spanish teachers combines a discussion of teaching methods and techniques with appendixes of teaching materials. Story and dialogue approaches are explained and opportunities for the use of Spanish in the classroom are included. Teaching techniques described include pictures and props, tapes, records, TV, games, songs, choral…

MacRae, Margit W.

144

Impact of Information Entropy on Teaching Effectiveness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wang, Zhi-guo

2007-01-01

145

Language Teaching Research and the Computer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Belmore, N. Fargo

146

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

1995-12-01

147

Teaching Indirectly Related Subjects in Vocational Education. Teaching Unit.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching unit is one of a series of materials developed by the Comprehensive Vocational Teacher Education Program for the Mississippi ARC (Appalachian Regional Commission) Region to provide teacher educators, vocational directors, teachers, and others with basic instructional material needed to improve professional teaching competencies. The…

Milner, Donald E.

148

Resources for Teaching Virginia Government.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource notebook contains information and unit planning ideas for teachers, class activities, and student materials that can be used for teaching a 12th grade course about Virginia state and local governments. Section A features: (1) information about how to use these materials and how to find time to teach about Virginia government; (2) a…

Snook, Helen B.

149

A Language-teaching Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

150

Observing Teaching. SEDA Paper 79.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication offers practical support to those in British higher education implementing the Observation of Teaching governmental directives. It provides discussion of key issues as well as a range of materials on how to carry out teaching observation including 23 checklists. The materials are grouped in four main areas: general issues, self…

Brown, Sally, Ed.; And Others

151

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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?=?25 and 840 students) and without (n?=?8 and 184 students) context-based curriculum material design experience

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

2012-01-01

152

Phonics and the Teaching of Reading.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggestions for various activities, games, and materials for teaching phonics are presented in this handbook for teachers and teachers in training. The chapters and materials covered include: (1) "Why Phonics," which presents the rationale for teaching phonics; (2) "A Suggested Order for Teaching Phonics," which discusses the order of difficulty…

Hughes, John M.

153

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

154

Teaching Advanced Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

155

St. Louis Area Physics Teachers Teaching Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This webpage provides teaching resources useful for teaching introductory physics both at the college and high school level. These resources are created by the St. Louis Area Physics Teachers (SLAPT) members. They include materials shared through SLAPT workshops.

St. Louis Area Physics Teachers (SLAPT)

2011-08-07

156

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

157

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Redard, F., Ed.; And Others

158

HOW TO ASSESS THE QUALITY OF ONLINE LEARNING AND TEACHING MATERIAL? QUALITY GUIDELINES FOR EDUCATIONAL ONLINE CONTENT AND ITS PRACTICAL APPLICABILITY ILLUSTRATED WITH A CURRENT CASE STUDY: EVALUATION OF AUSTRIAN E-CONTENT COLLECTIONS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper deals with the issue of how to assess the quality of online learning and teaching material. As evaluator for eLearning processes and products one is confronted with the fact that not only learners, but also learning facilitators (teacher\\/tutor) have a subjecetive perceiption of e- Learning quality. In this paper we present different quality evaluation approaches specifically for development

Veronika Hornung-Prähauser; Heinz Mayringer

159

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl; Paskevicius, Michael

2013-01-01

160

Unconditional Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching the whole child requires that one accept students for who they are rather than for what they do. The effect of unconditional teaching on students and also the conditions that help students flourish and that discourage them are discussed.

Kohn, Alfie

2005-01-01

161

Power Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Power Teaching weaves four factors into a seamless whole: standards, teaching thinking, research based strategies, and critical inquiry. As a prototype in its first year of development with an urban fifth grade class, the power teaching model connects selected district standards, thinking routines from Harvard University Project Zero Research…

Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr.

2007-01-01

162

Developing an Instructional Material Using a Concept Cartoon Adapted to the 5E Model: A Sample of Teaching Erosion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using different instructional materials adapted within the constructivist learning theory will enhance students' conceptual understanding. From this point of view, an instructional instrument using a concept cartoon adapted with 5E model has developed and introduced in this study. The study has some deficiencies in investigating students'…

Birisci, Salih; Metin, Mustafa

2010-01-01

163

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Brent

2002-01-01

164

Teaching to Teach in Toronto  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

165

Teaching Morally and Teaching Morality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

166

Teaching Resources: Archaeology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-07-14

167

[Science Modules: Teaching Tactics, Questioning Techniques, Planning Short-Term Teaching Strategies, and Planning Long-Term Teaching Strategies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented are four modules (from Appendix A), developed for a study at Central Michigan University, focusing on competency-based materials in science methods education for elementary school teachers. The Teaching Tactics Module is an attempt to combine process teaching skills and inquiry. Four teaching tactics are emphasized: initiating, focusing,…

Oana, Robert G.; Eiszler, Charles F.

168

Preparing Engineering Faculty to Teach Online  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kearsley, Greg, Ed.

2008-01-01

169

A Methodology for Teaching Industrial Ecology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Cervantes, Gemma

2007-01-01

170

Resources for Teaching Meteorology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Herr, Norman

171

Teach Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teach Physics is a video to excite and inspire undergraduate physics majors to pursue teaching careers. A teacher can have an impact on dozens of young lives every day. And qualified physics teachers are in high demand almost anywhere in the country. This innovative video showcases four dynamic young teachers who will inspire students to consider a career in teaching physics. As more and more careers require an understanding of science, and schools face a critical and growing need for qualified physics teachers, any student who might consider a career teaching physics should see this video.

Popkin, Gabriel

2010-04-12

172

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

2012-05-01

173

Creative Ways to Teach Nutrition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Spitze, Hazel Taylor; And Others

1977-01-01

174

Materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

Materials play an important role in manufactured goods. Materials must possess both acceptable properties for their intended\\u000a applications and a suitable ability to be manufactured. These criteria hold true for micromanufacturing, in which parts have\\u000a overall dimensions of less than 1 mm. This chapter begins by reviewing materials usage in Asian and European research in micromanufacturing,\\u000a categorized by manufacturing process.

David Bourell; Kamlakar Rajurkar

175

Teaching Interviewing for Pediatrics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A structured course for teaching interviewing is described which focuses on the interaction between the patient and the practitioner. The course focuses on relationship, communication, and feelings, and theoretical material is described behaviorally in checklist form. Different methods are used to help students apply skills in clinical situations.…

Zakus, Gloria; And Others

1976-01-01

176

Teaching Local History.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Singer, Alan, Ed.

2003-01-01

177

Teaching Non-Fiction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fleming, Margaret, Ed.

1984-01-01

178

Whale Teaching Unit.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Peninsula Humane Society, San Mateo, CA.

179

Teaching the Black Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kirschenbaum, Howard

1968-01-01

180

Teaching: Behaviorally Disordered Youth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Zabel, Mary Kay, Ed.

181

Teaching with Box Tops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Raiser, Lynne; D'Zamko, Mary Elizabeth

1984-01-01

182

Teaching Light and Color  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a collection of scientific papers, articles, and brief excerpts from books and journals intended to provide teachers with source material for teaching light and color. This collection includes a resource letter with references to some 281 books, papers, and websites.

2006-07-22

183

Documenting Teaching and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the ongoing evaluation of classroom activities, program content, and teaching methods, through a process referred to by the author as "documentation." Among items which may be collected as part of this process are materials produced by individual children, anecdotal notes, goal statements, and teacher journals. Demonstrates how this…

Perrone, Vito

1977-01-01

184

[Teaching Improvement].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Campus Report, 1987

1987-01-01

185

Rational Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The recognition of teaching as a special relationship among individuals is currently being overlooked in much contemporary educational research and policymaking. The author examines the philosophy of rationality in teaching and relates it to the educational vision presented in George Orwell's novel, "Nineteen Eighty-Four." (CB)

Macmillan, C. J. B.

1985-01-01

186

Teaching Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This book is intended for researchers in science teaching, teacher trainers, and teachers of physics. This book seeks to narrow the gap between Physics Education Research and classroom practice. Using detailed analysis of current research, it supports more effective teaching practices and gives five lesson outlines designed for student discourse.

Viennot, Laurence

2007-07-09

187

Copyright, Distance Education, and the TEACH Act: Implications for Teaching Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act of 2002 was developed to update copyright law to accommodate the uses of copyrighted materials in distance-education environments. This article presents an analysis of the TEACH Act and its implications for teaching writing, with an aim toward building awareness among faculty and…

Reyman, Jessica

2006-01-01

188

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Tessier, Jack

2004-05-01

189

Reflections on Teaching: Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This autobiographical reflection on 40 years of teaching uses various accounts of schooling and teacher education practice against personal experience to explore continuities of teaching, progressive teaching practice, racial bias, teaching for understanding, teacher education, knowing the students, learning communities, teaching as a moral and…

Perrone, Vito

1997-01-01

190

My thoughts on teaching.  

PubMed

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

Smith, Bonnie J

2009-01-01

191

Teaching the JAH  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2001-01-01

192

Teaching Indigenous Languages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

193

Teaching Educational Psychology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

194

Reviewing Current STS Teaching Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews "Basic Genetics: A Human Approach" (Basic Science Curriculum Study), "Difficult Choices about Environmental Protection" (Public Agenda Foundation), and "Raindrops" (Modular Science/Technology/Society). (DH)

Science Through Science, Technology and Society Reporter, 1985

1985-01-01

195

Teaching Metacognition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Lovett, Marsha; 2008 Educause Learning Initiative annual meeting presentation

196

Teach Engineering: Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2013-02-22

197

Teaching Machines and Programmed Instruction; an Introduction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching machines and programed instruction represent new methods in education, but they are based on teaching principles established before the development of media technology. Today programed learning materials based on the new technology enjoy increasing popularity for several reasons: they apply sound psychological theories; the materials can…

Fry, Edward B.

198

Teaching the Human Dimension of Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Farland-Smith, Donna; McComas, William

2009-01-01

199

Teaching Criminology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rogers, Joseph W.

1986-01-01

200

Yiddish as a Vernacular Language: Teaching a Language in Obsolescence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Adler Peckerar, Robert J.

2011-01-01

201

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology on the Internet  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Williams, John E.

2007-01-17

202

AN APPROACH TO TEACHING A COMPUTER PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

Toru Tamaki; Takeshi Hagiwara; Yoshinobu Maeda; Yasuo Nakamura

203

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hermes, Liesel

1978-01-01

204

The need for a programme of research on educative curriculum materials as a mechanism for the diffusion\\/development of mathematical knowledge in\\/for teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper argues that current political and profes sional thinking about mathematical knowledge in teaching reflects too restricted a con ceptualisation of the issue: one which locates mathematical expertise within teachers alon e, in isolation from the didactical tools in classroom use. Rather, this paper will sug gest that the quality of mathematical knowledge and thinking achieved in everyday classroom

Kenneth Ruthven

205

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

American Univ., Cairo (Egypt).

206

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tripp, Rosemary; Behrens, Sophia

207

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tripp, Rosemary; Behrens, Sophia

208

Strategies for Teaching Astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Bennett, J.

2000-12-01

209

Teaching to Different Learning Styles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stickle, Julia E.

1999-01-01

210

Engineering Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Manohar, Priyadarshan

2009-07-16

211

Materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Glaessgen, Edward H.; Schoeppner, Gregory A.

2006-01-01

212

Teaching Resources: Biotechnology Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-05-27

213

Teaching "Tropismes."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

O'Neill, Kevin C.

1988-01-01

214

Teaching Peace.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barnet, Richard J.

1982-01-01

215

Teaching Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Different assumptions about reality and knowing underpin different research methods. Contrasting a phenomenological\\/ interpretivist approach with the assumptions of positivism, I describe teaching about philosophical issues in master's and doctoral courses. At the master's level, exercises in observation introduce students to social constructionist concepts; at the doctoral level the framework emphasizes five levels of re-presentation of experience: attending, telling, transcribing,

Catherine Kohler Riessman

1994-01-01

216

Reflective Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The summer component of the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) emphasizes reflective teaching in a six-week clinical experience. The merger of STEP with the Upward Bound Program provides student teachers with daily opportunities to apply and reflect upon the pedagogical theory developed in their coursework. (MT)

Bliss, Traci; Bloom, Brian

1985-01-01

217

Teaching space.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Space technology teaching needs to be introduced at all levels of the educational process. The author already has wide experience in meeting this need in the USA, particularly in the St. Louis area, and is author of the teacher training manual, 'Space Education in the Classroom'.

Becker, T. W.

218

On Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shea, Mary Ann, Ed.

219

Teaching Dewey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author, as a library media specialist, admitted that she needed more study on library organization despite three years of teaching Dewey to her elementary students. To be more accurate, she realized she needed a clearer understanding of what Mr. Melvil Dewey had in mind when he devised his plan for organizing books and information in the…

Hogsett, Nancy

2006-01-01

220

Tacit Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essay reflects upon certain aspects of Wittgenstein's own practices as a teacher. "Doing" philosophy always took priority for Wittgenstein, whether this was in oral or written form: it was important to show the deep puzzles in our language (and our culture and thinking) as a step toward dissolving them. In this respect, one can teach only as…

Burbules, Nicholas C.

2008-01-01

221

Collaborative Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Shares thoughts about a recent teaching experience that may speak to two current and related issues of importance to English studies, those of part-time and adjunct staffing and of the full-time faculty's responsibility for and involvement in the design, supervision, and instruction of lower-division courses. Considers the reintegration of tenured…

Smith, Philip E., II

2001-01-01

222

Teaching Symbiosis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that the meaning of the word "symbiosis" be standardized and that it should be used in a broad sense. Also criticizes the orthodox teaching of general principles in this subject and recommends that priority be given to continuity, intimacy, and associated adaptations, rather than to the harm/benefit relationship. (Author/JN)

Harper, G. H.

1985-01-01

223

Mastery Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents 16 teaching techniques organized in lessons to be used by teachers who work with adolescents or young adults. The lessons may be used by individuals or in groups to improve instructional skills. A study guide or meeting plan precedes each chapter and suggests objectives, anticipatory set, input and modeling, means to check…

Hunter, Madeline

224

Teaching Tips.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Journalism Educator, 1985

1985-01-01

225

Effective Teaching/Effective Urban Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article considers the ways in which 17 novice teachers define and describe effective urban teaching and the stark contrasts that these teachers draw between effective urban teaching and effective teaching. The authors find that descriptions of students played a considerable role when participants made distinctions between effective teaching

Watson, Dyan; Charner-Laird, Megin; Kirkpatrick, Cheryl L.; Szczesiul, Stacy Agee; Gordon, Pamela J.

2006-01-01

226

Hazardous Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Alston, Michele; Imre, John; King, John

2011-09-08

227

Teaching War Literature, Teaching Peace  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Powers, Janet M.

2007-01-01

228

NEW DIRECTIONS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

FOUR NEW DIRECTIONS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING REFLECT THE IMPORTANCE OF USING INSIGHTS FROM OTHER DISCIPLINES TO STIMULATE NEW APPROACHES TO OLD PROBLEMS. FIRST, FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIALS AND METHODS MUST BE BASED ON ACCURATE DESCRIPTIONS AND CROSS-CULTURAL COMPARISONS OF THE SYSTEMS OF COMMUNICATIVE SIGNALS WHICH PEOPLE PRODUCE AND…

HAYES, ALFRED S.

229

Teaching through Mnemonics in Elementary School Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mnemonics and songs are used to help students excel and build are their knowledge in all content areas. This method of teaching and reinforcement of information helps students to commit new information to memory and continue to use this material throughout their lives. Using mnemonics is a lessons way to teach and make the classroom a unique…

Waite-McGough, Arianne

2012-01-01

230

Teaching Energy Awareness. Environmental Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gore, Patrick D.; And Others

231

Teaching, Learning and Assessing Statistical Problem Solving  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Marriott, John; Davies, Neville; Gibson, Liz

2009-01-01

232

Social Studies Grade 3: Teaching Systems I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

233

TEACH Great Lakes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

234

Teaching With Space  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1969-12-31

235

Teaching innovation.  

PubMed

Innovation in healthcare is essential to solve the "wicked problems" currently facing healthcare. This article focuses on nature of innovation and how it operates, how innovators think and view problems, how the theory and practice of innovation can be taught in novel ways, and how organizational cultures foster or suppress innovation. Examples of teaching strategies and nurse-driven innovation illustrate the theory and practice of innovation. PMID:19546739

Lachman, Vicki D; Glasgow, Mary Ellen Smith; Donnelly, Gloria F

2009-01-01

236

Student Teaching in the United States  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Though few would dispute its value, the job of providing apprenticeships for some 200,000 teacher candidates each year in real classrooms is a massive and complex undertaking. About 1,400 higher education institutions work with many thousands of school districts across the United States to place, mentor and supervise teacher candidates in what is popularly known as âstudent teaching.â Even as the profession pushes for more and earlier field work opportunities, student teaching is the final clinical experience. During the typical semester-long experience, student teaching candidates must synthesize everything they have learned about planning instruction: collecting or developing instructional materials, teaching lessons, guiding small group activities, and establishing and maintaining orderânot to mention meetings with faculty and parents and, in some districts still, taking on lunchroom and playground duties. Passing (or failing) student teaching determines whether an individual will be recommended for certification as a licensed teacher. Because few dispute the tremendous potential value of student teaching, even alternate pathways to profession, often criticized for taking too many shortcuts, generally try to provide their teaching candidates with some kind of student teaching experience, however abbreviated. Surveys of new teachers suggest that student teaching is the most important part of their teaching training experience.

Greenberg, Julie; Pomerance, Laura; Walsh, Kate

2012-01-25

237

Using custom hardware and simulation to support computer systems teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teaching computer systems, including computer architecture, assembly language programming and operating systems implementation, is a challenging occupation. At the University of Waikato we require all computer science and information systems students study this material at second year. The challenges of teaching difficult material to a wide range of students have driven us to find ways of making the material more

Murray Pearson; Dean Armstrong; Tony McGregor

2002-01-01

238

Teaching: Getting It Right.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the way a high school teacher's intuitive teaching principles developed over time through an autobiographical analysis. Employs a tennis metaphor to describe feelings about the teaching process. Opines that it takes "not thinking too much" to teach well. (DSK)

La Porte, Elizabeth

1996-01-01

239

Teaching Children Fire Safety  

MedlinePLUS

... USFA Home Citizens Parents Teaching Children Fire Safety Teaching Children Fire Safety This page may contain links ... Take the mystery out of fire play by teaching children that fire is a tool, not a ...

240

Products Liability--A Consolidated Teaching Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A specialized course in product liability taught at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is described. Focus is on course development and design, development of instructional materials, teaching techniques, and educational goals. (JMD)

Werber, Stephen J.

1979-01-01

241

Teaching Astronomy in the Primary School.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

It is argued that teaching astronomy in primary school is useful, apart from its intrinsic interest, since it can help develop an understanding and familiarity with scientific methods of enquiry, also the use of libraries and other reference materials. Th...

P. J. Pennington

1986-01-01

242

Consumer Education Resource Materials Kit.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A variety of teaching resources, learning activities, and instructional materials for preparing secondary consumer education courses are presented in this teaching guide. Suggesting an interdisciplinary approach, the materials are appropriate for economics, home economics, business, and social studies courses. Most of the materials presented are…

Lee, Stewart M.

243

University teaching - where next?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

1999-03-01

244

Education evolving: teaching biology online.  

PubMed

The rise of massive open online courses (MOOCs) is shaking up education. For science professors, the Internet offers new opportunities and technological tools to develop new materials, rethink curricula, and teach more effectively, benefiting students both on campus and on the web. PMID:24360268

Bernstein, Rachel

2013-12-19

245

Resources for Creative Preschool Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Flemming, Bonnie, Ed.; And Others

246

In Brief: Science teaching certificate  

Microsoft Academic Search

More than 200 educators will receive fellowships over the next 5 years to participate in NASA's Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project, the agency announced on 14 November. Through workshops, online and on-site graduate courses, and NASA educational materials, the project will expose educators to NASA science and engineering and support them in translating the information for use in classrooms. ``Through

Randy Showstack

2008-01-01

247

A Systems Approach to Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kelly, Robert E.

248

Model Guides for Teaching Literature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Chandler, William J., Comp.; And Others

249

Pathfinder Teaching and Learning Units.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Sea Grant Program.

250

TEACHING MACHINE STUDY. FINAL REPORT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

IN AN INVESTIGATION OF THE POTENTIAL OF TEACHING MACHINES IN THE JOB CORPS MATHEMATICS PROGRAM, EXISTING JOB CORPS ARITHMETIC MATERIAL WAS PREPARED FOR INSTRUCTION BY MACHINE AND PROGRAMED TEXT, AND THEN FIELD TESTED. REVISIONS WERE MADE, AND A PROGRAMED MANUAL FOR INSTRUCTORS WRITTEN, AFTER WHICH A NEW FIELD TEST WAS RUN. IN THE INITIAL FIELD…

EVCO, Albuquerque, NM.

251

Teaching/learning principles  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1981-01-01

252

CERN: Antimatter Teaching Module  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource offers a comprehensive set of materials for teaching about antimatter in a high school physics course. It includes background information written for non-physicists, Power Point lessons for free download, and extensions for students to apply newly-learned concepts. Look for engaging tutorials, such as "What are the Indivisibles" and "Will You Be Charging That?" to help learners comprehend recent changes in our understanding of elementary particles. CERN is the European Organization for Nuclear Research. It's primary function is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure needed for high-energy physics research. Its laboratory houses the LHC (Large Hadron Collider).

2011-09-13

253

Teaching and Learning Python  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-07-24

254

Teaching Tips  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

If you asked Paul Hewitt to describe physics, he would probably say it is a study of the most basic rules by which nature operates, a way of seeing order and regularity in the world. His strong conviction that physics should be taught first at a conceptual level with emphasis on a qualitative grasp of concepts before they are considered for problem solving has made his name synonymous with the term ``conceptual physics'' in the physics education community. Drawing from the experience of a teaching career that began in the mid-60s, Paul offers beginning teachers some wonderful advice.

Hewitt, Paul G.

2004-01-01

255

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

256

Teaching Creatively and Teaching for Creativity  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

David J. Brinkman

2010-01-01

257

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gonen, Selahattin; Basaran, Bulent

2013-01-01

258

A Review of the Different Types of Instructional Materials Available to Teachers and Lecturers. Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 10.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Advice on the selection of suitable instructional materials to support the chosen method(s) of instruction is offered in this booklet. The first of four sections takes a brief look at the different roles that instructional materials can play in the three main instructional modes--mass instruction, individualized learning, and group learning. The…

Ellington, Henry

259

Interactive Teaching Units: Green Chemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

260

EarthSpace: Resources for Undergraduate Teaching  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-07-01

261

U.S. Population Data Teaching Package.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains teaching materials on the 1980 census data for use with secondary level students. The primary objective of the materials is to give students a statistical snapshot of their country as it is today after a decade of change. They will also help students develop skills in analyzing maps and charts. The materials consist of the…

Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.

262

Shakespeare Materials. Potpourri 7.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mathis, N. Reed

263

Improving College Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Seldin, Peter; And Others

264

A Passion for Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

265

Teaching Creative Writing Online  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses experiences of teaching a Masters degree in Creative Writing online with WebCT Software. Discussion is set out as follows: course structure, how the course runs online, initial concerns when adapting the course to run online, Salmon's five-stage model for teaching and learning online, disadvantages of teaching online and advantages of teaching online. The paper concludes with further

Heather Beck

2004-01-01

266

Teaching or Learning?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Milton, Ohmer

267

Teaching, Reason and Risk  

Microsoft Academic Search

In his writings on teaching, Isreal Scheffler has argued for the close connection between teaching and reason, an argument which can be summarized by, “Teaching is. . an initiation into open rational discussion.” This essay examines Schefflier's thesis in the light of criticisms drawn from feminist writings on teaching. It is argued that Scheffler's thesis is consistent with a view

Allen T. Pearson

1997-01-01

268

Why Teach Kinematics?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The development of two new units for the Powerful Ideas in Physical Science (PIPS) Project of the American Association of Physics Teachers, funded by the National Science Foundation has motivated another look at the learning and teaching of kinematics and force. These and some of the other units of the PIPS Project are unique in that they advocate and model a particular student understanding driven approach to instruction as opposed to the more common content driven approach. Several novel ways to view the results of using these new motion and force materials are introduced and made possible by a diagnostic capable of indicating the degree of presence of multiple views (the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation by Thornton and Sokoloff). The performance of individuals on pre and post diagnostic measures ranges widely from almost no change to more than 6 standard deviations. Factors are identified which appear to differentiate the student performances. The identification of these factors motivated additional rounds of modifications to the materials, departing even further from a content driven orientation toward an even more student understanding driven approach. The resulting instruction appears to induce routinely even under adverse teaching and learning conditions 2.5 standard deviations change in the class average on the pre to the post instruction diagnostic scores.

Dykstra, Dewey

2002-05-01

269

Teaching fidelity.  

PubMed

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

Pittman, Frank S; Wagers, Tina Pittman

2005-11-01

270

Your Guide for Teaching Money Management. [Revised.] Money Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide provides a framework for teaching consumer education to senior high and adult education classes. It may be used to develop a broad consumer economics program, to teach a single unit, or to incorporate money-managing concepts into various subject areas. Introductory materials include suggestions for adapting materials to curriculum…

Baran, Nancy H., Ed.; Tarrant, Sharon M., Ed.

271

The Social and Organizational Context of Teaching. Annotated Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annotated bibliography was prepared to serve as background material for the writing of the synthesis paper "From Isolation to Collaboration: Improving the Work Environment of Teaching." Items were selected to represent the range of issues that pertain to the social and organizational context of teaching. The selected materials emphasize…

Scott, James J.

272

World Wide Web Pages--Tools for Teaching and Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Created to help educators incorporate World Wide Web pages into teaching and learning, this collection of Web pages presents resources, materials, and techniques for using the Web. The first page focuses on tools for teaching and learning via the Web, providing pointers to sites containing the following: (1) course materials for both distance and…

Beasley, Sarah; Kent, Jean

273

Psychology Teaching Resources in the MERLOT Digital Learning Objects Catalog  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is a free multidisciplinary catalog of digital learning materials, peer reviews, learning assignments, and member comments designed to facilitate faculty instruction. The catalog's goal is to expand the quantity and quality of peer-reviewed online teaching materials. We…

Brinthaupt, Thomas M.; Pilati, Michelle L.; King, Beverly R.

2008-01-01

274

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

275

A Graduate Seminar on Teaching Astronomy 101  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In order to increase departmental awareness of educational issues, as well as improve the quality of teaching, we have piloted a new 1-credit graduate seminar on teaching astronomy. We have relied on materials from workshops presented by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and by the AAS Education Office. In addition, we collected other resources for this course which may be useful to anyone interesting in developing a similar program. Topics addressed in this course include: components of effective teaching, common ways to discourage learning, different learning styles, lecturing in a large class, collaborative learning, dealing with math phobic students, assessment techniques, effective demonstrations, using the internet, and creating a teaching portfolio. Suggestions for implementing such a class will be presented. Our class syllabus and links to relevant material is available at http://lyra.colorado.edu/sbo/katy/seminar/aps6000.html

Garmany, C. D.; Johnson, K. E.

1998-12-01

276

Teach It!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Deep Earth Academy facilitates and develops programs and materials based on scientific ocean drilling expeditions and Earth Systems Science. This collection of curriculum and classroom activities is suitable for all students, K-16.

2010-01-01

277

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bergans-Libioul, M.-Cl.

1976-01-01

278

The Little Engine That Could: Seven Steps for Teaching the Order of Noun Modifiers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a method for teaching noun modifier order in English. The materials are meant to be integrated into the total English teaching program rather than given as a single lesson or series of lessons. (EKN)

Cone, Dennis

1983-01-01

279

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nist, Sherrie L.; And Others

1983-01-01

280

Faculty Perceptions of Teaching Support and Teaching Efficacy in Taiwan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

281

Image processing for teaching  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Image Processing for Teaching (IPT) 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 “coded” ways of teaching these subjects. Using professional-quality software on microcomputers, students explore a variety of scientific data sets, including biomedical imaging, Earth remote sensing and meteorology data, and planetary exploration images. They also learn about the many mathematical concepts that underlie image processing, such as coordinate systems, slope and intercept, pixels, binary arithmetic, along with many others. We have developed curriculum materials in all areas of mathematics and science for the upper elementary and secondary levels, allowing this tool to be used across a variety of grade levels and student interests. Preliminary indications show image processing to be an effective and fun way to study the application of science and mathematics to “real world” applications, as represented by digital imagery. The use of image processing is also an effective method with which to engage students in inquiry and discovery learning.

Greenberg, R.; Kolvoord, R. A.; Magisos, M.; Strom, R. G.; Croft, S.

1993-09-01

282

SKILLS FOR TEACHING THE ELDERLY SUBCULTURE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Learning throughout life is stimulating and brings satisfaction to the learner. But there is no systematic program for teaching the elderly learner. There are no syllabi or textbook materials ready for use. The skills and materials needed for working with elderly learners are in the experimental stages of development.Because there is no organized program of instruction for use with elderly

Martha Tyler John

1981-01-01

283

Teaching Economic Growth Theory with Data  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Elmslie, Bruce T.; Tebaldi, Edinaldo

2010-01-01

284

Resources for Teaching about the Constitution.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an annotated bibliography of instructional materials for teaching about the United States Constitution. The materials span the grades K-12 and are drawn from non-commercial publishers and documents in the ERIC system. Included is a list of 12 organizations which provide technical assistance and instructional resources. (JDH)

Turner, Mary Jane

1987-01-01

285

HANDBOOK, TEACHING SCIENCE TO EDUCATIONALLY DISADVANTAGED YOUTH.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

DESCRIBED ARE PROCEDURES AND LABORATORY MATERIALS WHICH ARE OUTGROWTHS OF A RESEARCH PROJECT OF THE SOUTHEASTERN EDUCATION LABORATORY FOR THE TEACHING OF SCIENCE TO DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS IN GRADES 7, 8, AND 9. PART 1 DEALS WITH THE CRITERIA USED IN DEVELOPING PROCEDURES AND MATERIALS FOR USE WITH EDUCATIONALLY DISADVANTAGED. INCLUDED ARE (1) THE…

BINGHAM, N.E.; AND OTHERS

286

An online teaching resource for acoustical engineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

In producing online teaching resources for acoustical engineering students, an applet shell is a fast and effective choice in order to produce a wide range of programs. This online material is not intended as a substitute for traditional classes, the applets can act as supplementary material to help strengthen a student's understanding of the subject area. The online format of

Andrew Hore; Brian J. Stone

287

Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Fraction Multiplication  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study contrasts mathematical knowledge that two sixth-grade teachers apparently used when teaching fraction multiplication with the Connected Mathematics Project materials. The analysis concentrated on those tasks from the materials that use drawings to represent fractions as length or area quantities. Examining the two teachers'…

Izsak, Andrew

2008-01-01

288

Teach Engineering: Heat It Up!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a 30-minute teacher-led demonstration for grades 3-5 on the topic of heat transfer. By watching food coloring added to heated water, students observe the process of convection. Also included are printable student worksheets on heat transfer and ideas for assessment. Teach Engineering is an NSF-funded Pathway developed to provide high-quality experiential learning materials for K-12 classrooms.

2008-10-22

289

Responsive Teaching through Conversation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dozier, Cheryl; Garnett, Susan; Tabatabai, Simeen

2011-01-01

290

Early Atmosphere Teaching Ideas  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These teaching ideas were submitted during the April 2007 workshop on Teaching About the Early Earth. They represent collaborative brainstorming rather than finished products, but they are a useful starting point ...

291

Soild Earth Teaching Ideas  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These teaching ideas were submitted during the April 2007 workshop on Teaching About the Early Earth. They represent collaborative brainstorming rather than finished products, but they are a useful starting point ...

292

Early Life Teaching Ideas  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These teaching ideas were submitted during the April 2007 workshop on Teaching About the Early Earth. They represent collaborative brainstorming rather than finished products, but they are a useful starting point ...

293

Toilet Teaching Your Child  

MedlinePLUS

... the process easier. Back Continue Tips for Toilet Teaching Even before your child is ready to try ... potty, you can prepare your little one by teaching about the process: Use words to express the ...

294

The Creative Teaching Web Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

295

TEACH Great Lakes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1969-12-31

296

Teaching Business Ethics or Teaching Business Ethically?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stablein, Ralph

2003-01-01

297

Teaching to the Test?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Curriculum-teaching, requiring teachers to direct instruction toward a specific body of content knowledge or cognitive skills, is preferable to item-teaching organized around test items. Detecting inappropriate test-preparation practices among teachers is difficult. Curriculum-teaching, if effective, will elevate students' scores and mastery of…

Popham, W. James

2001-01-01

298

Teaching as Disciplined Enquiry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is designed to raise issues around how we view teaching and some of the implication that has for thinking about teaching as a discipline. The paper is built around the concept of "noticing" from some of my earlier work and aims to push ideas about teaching in ways that are intended to provoke readers into thinking more deeply about how…

Mason, John

2009-01-01

299

Teaching and Learning Biology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provided in this book is a critical review of modern biology curricula and teaching methods with particular reference to the advance of knowledge and changes in society. The book consists of an introduction (discussing biology as a subject, attitudes to learning, and values in biology teaching), 12 chapters, and 4 appendices. Teaching/learning…

Dowdeswell, W. H.

300

Philosophy of Teaching Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Ediger, Marlow

301

Technology and Teaching Philosophy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

King, Paul C.

2012-01-01

302

Building the Teaching Commons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Huber, Mary Taylor; Hutchings, Pat

2006-01-01

303

Teach Your Child Swimming.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gorton, B.E.

304

Teaching as Jazz  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tomlinson, Carol Ann; Germundson, Amy

2007-01-01

305

Teaching through Problem Solving  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fi, Cos D.; Degner, Katherine M.

2012-01-01

306

Teaching, Caring, and Transformation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nieto, Sonia

2012-01-01

307

Teaching History Today.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bausum, Henry S., Ed.

308

Teaching Psychology in Estonia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the experience of teaching psychology at Tartu University and Tallinn Pedagogical University in Estonia. Discusses the lessons learned by teaching in Estonia and applies those lessons to teaching psychology in the United States, focusing on the benefits teachers reap when they become more aware of themselves and their audiences. (CMK)

White, Lawrence T.; Ransdell, Sarah

2000-01-01

309

English Teaching in Mexico.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Salazar, Denise

2002-01-01

310

The APS Archive of Teaching Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-02-10

311

Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Starting Point collection consists of resources found within the Starting Point website to support teaching entry-level undergraduate geoscience of all types. The collection includes modules on instructional methods that make up the Starting Point site. Examples demonstrate ways of using these methods in geoscience courses and laboratories, and the websites referenced in the site that provide additional information and resources. The collection includes resources that span the needs of faculty and graduate students in designing, developing, and delivering entry-level undergraduate courses in the geosciences. It consists primarily of instructional materials and activities, annotations and materials supporting the use of instructional materials and activities, information on instructional methods and issues in teaching customized for geoscientists, primary sources, review articles, summaries and bibliographies pertaining to pedagogy, assessment, issues in teaching, course development and management, and learning science.

2003-09-02

312

Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology: Experiments  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1969-12-31

313

Teaching & Learning Themes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

314

Using Inquiry and Phylogeny: To Teach Comparative Morphology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Giese, Alan R.

2005-01-01

315

How to Teach Controversial Constitutional Issues Facing Women.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Berry, Mary Frances

1988-01-01

316

Reflective Field Experiences for Success in Teaching Elementary Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, the author discusses the major components of a junior level pedagogy course for elementary education majors learning to teach mathematics. The course reviews content and knowledge of the teacher candidates and introduces methods and materials for teaching elementary mathematics using the Standards or benchmarks from the National…

Robards, Shirley N.

2009-01-01

317

Identity Orientations: Definition, Assessment, and Personal Correlates. A Teaching Module.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Probably no other concept comes closer to encompassing the core of personality psychology than the concept of the self. This teaching activity provides instructors with a self-contained teaching module--including lecture material, an in-class activity, suggestions for in-class discussion, and supporting references--on the topic of identity…

Carducci, Bernardo J.

318

Teaching English in Primary Schools in Vietnam: An Overview  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hoa, Nguyen Thi Mai; Tuan, Nguyen Quoc

2007-01-01

319

Teaching Elementary Students First-Aid Skills via Interactive Storytelling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Storytelling scenarios are suggested for teaching basic first-aid skills to children (ages 4-9) who have mild to severe disabilities. The method involves four steps: assembling materials; identifying skills and conducting task analyses; teaching the skills; and assessing discrimination among different types of injuries, generalization to new…

Marchand-Martella, Nancy E.; And Others

1991-01-01

320

The Teaching of Listening Comprehension. ELT Documents Special.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A collection of papers on teaching English listening comprehension includes: "The Use of Authentic Sound Materials for Beginners" (Anuska Nakic); "Empathetic Listening" (Mario Rinvolucri); "The Pedagogic Authenticity of a Text" (Henri Besse); "A Team-Teaching Approach to Lecture Comprehension for Overseas Students" (A. Dudley-Evans, T. F. Johns);…

British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.

321

Building bridges within mathematics education: Teaching, research, and instructional design  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Susan Magidson

2005-01-01

322

Teaching Coherence to ESL Students: A Classroom Inquiry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a classroom inquiry that investigated the teaching of coherence. Coherence was defined in terms of a number of coherence-creating devices, and pedagogical materials were designed accordingly to teach the concept to a group of 16 English-as-a-Second-Language university students in Hong Kong. (Author/VWL)

Lee, Icy

2002-01-01

323

Teaching Modelling as an Alternative Approach to School Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nowadays, mathematics has come to be increasingly put into practical use in various fields in society. However, Japanese students dislike mathematics. The purpose of this study is to consider the significance of teaching modelling. In this paper, I take up "Fuzzy modelling" as teaching material for senior high school students. As a result, it was…

Yanagimoto, Tomoko

2005-01-01

324

Learning Circles: Applying the Andragogical Concept to Teaching and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Traore, Moussa Kalifa

2008-01-01

325

A Program for Excellence in Physics and Physical Science Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a two-year program developed at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to address the need for improvement in physics and physical science teaching in Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee. Discusses participant selection procedures, program evaluation, program impact, and participant developed teaching materials and…

Long, Dale D.; And Others

1992-01-01

326

Language Teaching Methodology for the Nineties. Anthology Series 24.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Anivan, Sarinee, Ed.

327

Teaching at higher levels  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

1998-11-01

328

Just-in-Time Teaching  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

329

[Genomics innovative teaching pattern based upon amalgamation between modern educational technology and constructivism studying theory].  

PubMed

In order to overcome various malpractices in the traditional teaching methods, and also as part of the Guangdong province molecular biology perfect course project, some reforms were carried out to the teaching pattern of genomics. The reforms include using the foreign original teaching materials, bilingual teaching, as well as taking the constructivism-directed discussion teaching method and the multimedia computer-assisted instruction. To improve the scoring way and the laboratory course of the subject, we carried on a multiplex inspection systems and a self-designing experiments. Through the teaching reform on Genomics, we have gradually consummated the construction of molecular biology curriculum system. PMID:17548316

Liang, Xu-Fang; Peng, Jing; Zhou, Tian-Hong

2007-04-01

330

21ST CENTURY TEACHING & LEARNING: KOLB CYCLE & REFLECTIVE THINKING AS PART OF TEACHING, CREATIVITY, INNOVATION, ENTERPRISE AND ETHICS TO ENGINEERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

In teaching we deal with people, diverse and ever changing. Not everyone learns the same way or equally readily about all types of material. Both the discipline and level have influence on learning. There are no easy answers to such questions as 'How do we learn?' and 'How we as teachers can bring about learning?' Our knowledge about teaching and

P. Kapranos

2007-01-01

331

Voices from within: teaching in higher education as a moral practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 analysis of the data reveals that for academic staff,

Marian Fitzmaurice

2008-01-01

332

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bates, William; And Others

333

Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-08-10

334

Aesthetic Teaching: Seeking a Balance between Teaching Arts and Teaching through the Arts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article aims to examine the kinds of teaching practices that correspond to the various educational roles ascribed to the arts within school curricula. Three teaching approaches are analyzed: (1) "teaching the arts", in which the arts are treated as distinct cognitive teaching subjects; (2) "teaching through the arts", in which the arts are…

Sotiropoulou-Zormpala, Marina

2012-01-01

335

Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

336

Teaching Electrical Resistance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses different approaches to the teaching of electrical resistance as presented by different authors of physics textbooks. Evaluates, compares, and expresses personal preferences for certain approaches. (GA)

Iona, Mario

1979-01-01

337

Teaching for Understanding.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Deborah C.; Wesley, Ann

2000-01-01

338

Teaching Across Cultures  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Teaching across cultures, whether as an expatriate teaching in a different culture, or as a local teaching international students,\\u000a is an experience that many university teachers see as problematic. The following comment from the United Kingdom on teaching\\u000a international students is typical:\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a many overseas students now originate in Pacific Rim countries, whose educational cultures characteristically value a highly\\u000a deferential approach

John B. Biggs

339

Class Size and Teaching Quality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rowe, Michael; Hacker, Roger

1998-01-01

340

Instructional Issues for Teaching Assistants.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2001-01-01

341

Teaching Gender Issues in Asian American Psychology: A Pedagogical Framework.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a set of pedagogical approaches and suggested topics and materials for teaching gender issues in Asian-American psychology. Central issues are discussed under categories of gender roles, gender stereotypes, and gender differences. (SLD)

Okazaki, Sumie

1998-01-01

342

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

343

English Language Teaching in China: Trends and Challenges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the central issues confronting Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL) in China today. Examines overall trends and identifies challenges. Particular emphasis is on teacher education; instructional materials, and assessment. (Author/VWL)

Wu, Yi'an

2001-01-01

344

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count: A Valuable Teaching Resource  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ferner, John W.

1977-01-01

345

Traffic Accident Investigation: A Suitable Theme for Teaching Mechanics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Tao, P. K.

1987-01-01

346

Developing Animated Cartoons for Economic Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Zhang, Yu Aimee

2012-01-01

347

Teaching Elementary Mathematics Using Laboratory Approaches.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This pamphlet is a synthesis of the discussions that took place at a conference on the teaching of elementary mathematics using a laboratory approach. Presented is a definition of a laboratory approach followed by synopses on different settings for a laboratory approach, the role of the teacher, student produced materials and the use of activity…

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

348

Concept Map Assessment for Teaching Computer Programming  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A key challenge of effective teaching is assessing and monitoring the extent to which students have assimilated the material they were taught. Concept mapping is a methodology designed to model what students have learned. In effect, it seeks to produce graphical representations (called concept maps) of the concepts that are important to a given…

Keppens, Jeroen; Hay, David

2008-01-01

349

Ten Great Low-Cost Teaching Tools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author describes ten of his favorite tools and explains how they can be employed in various ways: (1) to manage the classroom better; (2) to jump into fun activities with little or no preparation; or (3) to promote student-created art and materials. All of these teaching tools are affordable--even cheap. In the event that some…

McCaughey, Kevin

2010-01-01

350

Teaching Social Issues in the English Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Totten, Samuel, Ed.

1986-01-01

351

Resources for Teaching about the Constitution.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes eight resources for teaching about the United States Constitution available from ERIC. Described are instructional materials for junior and senior high school students on such topics as (1) the role of the U.S. Supreme Court, (2) freedom of the press, (3) the history of the United States Constitution, and (4) problems of the…

Cohen, Cheryl B.

1987-01-01

352

Balancing Work & Family. A Teaching Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

353

Teaching Basic Writing Skills to Adults: Introduction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains an annotated bibliography of 19 sources of information for instructors of General Educational Development Test (GED) preparation classes and adult basic education classes. An introduction discusses the literature search that identified materials and information to help GED instructors teach adult education, generally, and…

Johnson, Dell

354

Teaching Rereading and Rewriting to "Basic Writers."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A major goal in teaching basic writers is to show them the importance of revision in the writing process, specifically revision for correctness (correcting), for creating content (adding), and for cutting out inessential material (subtracting). Revising for correctness includes varying or limiting the assigned revision tasks, varying the length of…

Saur, Pamela S.

355

Teaching World Englishes via the Internet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the use of the Internet in developing English language teaching materials in the context of world Englishes and describes a course titled "Sojourn to World Englishes" that was offered to students majoring in English at Open Cyber University of Korea. (Author/VWL)

Baik, Martin Jonghak; Shim, Rosa Jinyoung

2002-01-01

356

TEACHING CRITICAL THINKING IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

IT IS THE EXPRESSED HOPE OF THE AUTHORS THAT THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED HERE WILL STIMULATE READER MODIFICATIONS OF THE MATERIAL PRESENTED, FOR EFFECTIVENESS IN ANY SCHOOL SITUATION. THE BOOK PRESENTS METHODS, PROCEDURES, AND TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING CRITICAL THINKING IN JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING, USED…

DULL, LLOYD W.; AND OTHERS

357

Cognitive Support in Teaching Football Techniques  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Duda, Henryk

2009-01-01

358

The Teaching of Electromagnetism at University Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Houldin, J. E.

1974-01-01

359

Teaching Language Concepts to Multihandicapped Deaf Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brasch, Marilyn; Boespflug, Pam

360

Reading between the Lines: Teaching Linear Algebra  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lewis, Jennifer M.; Blunk, Merrie L.

2012-01-01

361

Ethical Consideration of Counselor Education Teaching Strategies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Morrissette, Patrick J.; Gadbois, Shannon

2006-01-01

362

Teaching and Learning through Problem Solving  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author relates some problem solving work with primary schools to Department for Children, Schools, and Families (DfES) support. In four primary schools in the West Midlands, the focus was teaching mathematics through problem solving, based on materials published on the DfES "standards" website. The author noticed the way…

Ollerton, Mike

2007-01-01

363

Training for Distance Teaching through Distance Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a mixed-mode bachelor degree course in English language teaching at the Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (Mexico) that was designed to help practicing teachers write appropriate distance education materials by giving them the experience of being distance students. Includes a course outline and results of a course evaluation. (Author/LRW)

Cadorath, Jill; Harris, Simon; Encinas, Fatima

2002-01-01

364

Notes toward Teaching a Critical Social Psychology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaches a critical alternative social psychology about late-capitalist U.S. society. Using Inkeles's list of the traits of "modern man," students make their own historical analysis. Provides description of student projects, data collection and analysis, and findings. Offers alternative conceptual materials and explains their classroom use.…

Lashbrook, Jeff

1991-01-01

365

The Teacher As Resource: Students of Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Teacher Interview" activity at the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of North Dakota "provides a context for teachers to reflect on their intentions, use of materials, relationships with children, organization of time and space, and so on." This article discusses a "Staff Development Handbook" compiled by several teachers who…

Perrone, Vito

1977-01-01

366

Teaching Math Grades K-2  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Foundation, Wgbh E.

2003-01-01

367

On-line Resources for Teaching Sustainability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-12-01

368

A Teachware Management Framework for Multiple Teaching Strategies  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we argue that effective teaching is a multi-method process and propose a teachware management framework flexible enough to support multiple teaching strategies. We model e.g. behaviouristic or constructivistic strategies based on a metamodeling approach to learning material. As the common implementation language we introduce the XML-based Learning Material Structure Markup Language which also facilitates the interchange and

Rudolf Kammerl; Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine

2000-01-01

369

A Survey of Methods and Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gillis, Candida; And Others

370

Lakota Woskate. Curriculum Materials Resource Unit 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The instructional material in this last of 6 units is directed to the 9th graders of the Oglala Sioux people. The material focuses on games and sports, and the origin of the games is discussed. The document explains that Lakota games, besides being fun, teach values. The games teach children the values of endurance, of risk, of taking a chance and…

Red Cloud Indian School, Inc., Pine Ridge, SD. Oglala Sioux Culture Center.

371

A Note on Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Turner, Francis J.

2008-01-01

372

Teaching about Torts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bjorklun, Eugene C.

1987-01-01

373

Teaching an IDEA.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Parker, Walter C.

1991-01-01

374

Teaching Children to Care.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is proof that caring can be taught and, that it can be programmed into the curriculum, with teacher training and administrative support, on a structured daily basis. Teaching children to care and raising the "CQ" or "Caring Quality" belongs in all education. Teaching children to care involves a number of techniques. These can be classified…

Kobak, Dorothy

375

Modelling Teaching Strategies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a modelling language for representing teaching strategies, based in the context of the COCA intelligent tutoring system. Examines work on meta-reasoning in knowledge-based systems and describes COCA's architecture, giving details of the language used for representing teaching knowledge. Discusses implications for future work. (AEF)

Major, Nigel

1995-01-01

376

Why Teach Art?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Throughout the author's career as an art educator in public schools and at the university level, a perplexing question has recurred: "Why teach art?" This query never fails to surprise her, for in her estimation the arts are at the very core of all art educators need to know and what they should be teaching. As art teachers--regardless of where or…

Stephens, Pamela Geiger

2008-01-01

377

Teaching Relative Clauses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of what has become the standard approach to teaching relative clauses. To overcome the disadvantages, proposes a hierarchical teaching method that begins by introducing noun phrases that contain relative clauses before comparing them with similar structures in the learner's first language. Shows an…

Nakamori, Takayuki

2002-01-01

378

Teaching Young Children Effectively  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Brophy, Jere E.; Evertson, Carolyn M.

2010-01-01

379

Teaching Quantum Mechanics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The axiomatic way of teaching quantum mechanics (QM) is analyzed in the light of its effectiveness in making students ready to understand and use QM. A more intuitive method of teaching QM is proposed. An outline of how a course implementing that method could be structured is presented.

Deumens, Erik

380

Teaching with Historic Places.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduces "Teaching with Historic Places," a lesson plan series designed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Park Service. Suggests that teaching with historic places helps students develop an empathetic connection to the past. Explains that students use historic places as primary sources to gather facts and develop…

Shull, Carol D.; Hunter, Kathleen

1991-01-01

381

"...Still They Continue Teaching."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brooks, Dean

2006-01-01

382

Partners in Accomplished Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes Partners in Accomplished Teaching, a project of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) designed to help increase the number of teachers achieving National Board Certification. It focuses on efforts in St. Paul, Minnesota; Mississippi; North Carolina; and San Antonio, Texas. The St. Paul program is a…

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Arlington, VA.

383

Teaching Weather Concepts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ten exercises based on the weather map provided in the national newspaper "U.S.A. Today" are used to teach intermediate grade students about weather. An overview describes the history of "U.S.A. Today," the format of the newspaper's weather map, and the map's suitability for teaching weather concepts. Specific exercises, which are briefly…

Sebastian, Glenn R.

384

On Teaching Adaptively  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

New theory on adaptive teaching reflects the social dynamics of classrooms to explain what practicing teachers do to address student differences related to learning. In teaching adaptively, teachers respond to learners as they work. Teachers read student signals to diagnose needs on the fly and tap previous experience with similar learners to…

Corno, Lyn

2008-01-01

385

Teaching English Through Action.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Segal, Bertha

386

Teaching Preparation Program (TPP).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because most graduate geography students will engage in professional teaching activities, the Teaching Preparation Program of UCLA's department of geography is viewed as an important part of graduate training. The program, co-directed by a graduate student and faculty member, is available to all graduate students on a voluntary basis and consists…

California Univ., Los Angeles. Dept. of Geography.

387

Teaching Lesbian Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Esther D. Rothblum

2012-01-01

388

Russian Teaching Contracts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyzes two Russian teaching contracts, rhetorically comparing purpose and audience, culture, gender, and the role of the individual versus the state. Uses anecdotal episodes as a framework for examining Russian culture and analyzing university teaching contracts, concluding that the contracts are not only brief and factual but also reflect a…

Stevens, Betsy

2000-01-01

389

Teaching Literature to Adolescents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Beach, Richard W.; Appleman, Deborah; Hynds, Susan; Wilhelm, Jeffrey

2006-01-01

390

Teaching Prevention in Pediatrics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2000-01-01

391

Teaching bad objects: Introduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jodi Brooks

2010-01-01

392

Using Microcomputers for Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The usefulness of microcomputers for teaching social science research methods has been the subject of numerous articles. This article describes how microcomputers can be used to teach public policy content, particularly topics involving controversial issues. The discussion is organized into four sections. Section 1, "Four Important Elements,"…

Nagel, Stuart

1986-01-01

393

Playful Teaching Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Michaelis, Bill

2005-01-01

394

Buildings That Teach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wiebenson, John

1998-01-01

395

Presence in Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

396

Teaching the Ocean System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

397

Buddhist Foundations of Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ma Rhea, Zane

2012-01-01

398

Reflective Teaching Online.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of reflective teaching to bridge the gap between theory and practice focuses on incorporating reflective teaching in online teacher education classes for inservice teachers. Highlights include discussion roles; longitudinal reflection papers; instructor self-storying reflections; tandem learning reflections; critical incident…

Pawan, Faridah

2003-01-01

399

Experiences of Reflective Teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes a reflective teaching project initiated at the University of Sunderland. It identifies some of the staff development that was required to fulfil the aims of the project. Models of reflection are given: DATA; critical thinking; experiential learning; action research; critical incident; concept map; and storytelling. Methods of data collection are outlined: teaching observation; diaries\\/logs; and student feedback;

Judith A. Kuit; Gill Reay; Richard Freeman

2001-01-01

400

Reflections on Artful Teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

Artfulness is an essential but often ignored element in effective teaching and learning. This article uses the art metaphor to reframe teaching as a creative, holistic learning process for both student and teacher. It challenges the traditional view of knowledge as exclusively scientific and objective and develops the idea of an equally important intuitive way of knowing. It also challenges

Deborah J. Bickford; James Van Vleck

1997-01-01

401

How to teach intersubjectivity  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents my dialogical teaching since 2001 at the Department of Social Work at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences. The following describes my approach to teaching ‘intersubjectivity’ to social work students and my experience with it with reference to Martin Buber's anthropology of the ‘interhuman’ and to relevant discussions within psychoanalysis. Part of this learning programme consists of implementing

Cornelia Muth

2009-01-01

402

Tensions of Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes tensions of teaching and effects they might have on experiences of the classroom. Values, knowledge, time, audience, rewards, standards, evaluations, privacy, and the situation of teaching are some of the elements among these tensions. Suggestions are made for behaviors teachers can bring to the classroom that explore and use tensions to…

Carr, David

1998-01-01

403

[Teaching about Family Law].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of "Focus on Law Studies""contains a special emphasis on teaching about law and the family", in the form of the following three articles: "Teaching Family Law: Growing Pains and All" (Susan Frelich Appleton); "The Family Goes to Court: Including Law in a Sociological Perspective on the Family" (Mary Ann Lamanna); and Michael Grossberg's…

Ryan, John Paul, Ed.

1992-01-01

404

Teaching of Fracture.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report describes the findings of a working part set up under the auspices of the Royal Society to inquire into the teaching of fracture, and in particular fracture mechanics in the United Kingdom. The inquiry has concentrated on teaching at higher edu...

1983-01-01

405

A Teaching Journey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ratzel, Marsha

2013-01-01

406

Conquistadors. Teaching Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching guide is comprised of four interdisciplinary units dealing with the expeditions of conquistadors in the New World: (1) "Cortes and the Aztecs: Different Views of the World"; (2) "Pizarro and the Incas: The 'What Ifs?' of History"; (3) "Orellana and the Amazon: Human and Environmental Issues"; and (4) "Teaching Guide for Cabeza de…

Larson, Susan Booth

407

Teaching High School Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This pamphlet, replacing an earlier edition with the same title, reviews the research related to science instruction in high schools with reference to its implications for teaching. Recommendations for particular teaching methods are made when the evidence is strong, and, where it is weak, implications of the trends discerned are stated, and…

Koran, John J., Jr.

408

Teaching the Classics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines strategies for effectively teaching classic works of sociological theory to undergraduate sociology majors. Suggests placing a heightened emphasis on writing, opening the class to as much discussion as possible, and forming student reading groups. Selects classic works to be read and an order in which to teach them. (DB)

Segady, Thomas W.

1990-01-01

409

Teaching Organizational Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Advocates teaching students organizational skills that lead to school success. Outlines seven such skills and how to teach them, including such things as bringing necessary supplies to class, organizing handouts and loose-leaf papers, taking and organizing notes, developing and following study plans, and planning and carrying out large projects.…

Bakunas, Boris; Holley, William

2001-01-01

410

Teaching Grammar for Proficiency.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Higgs, Theodore V.

1985-01-01

411

Teaching Social Studies Creatively.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Addresses the issue of creative teaching in social studies. Examines the way the creative classroom looks, how teachers can become more creative, and the importance of creative teaching in social studies. Concludes that creativity can foster students' understanding of social issues and aid in the retention of students until graduation. (RW)

Solomon, Warren

1989-01-01

412

Teaching Junior High Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Chen, Sophy

1995-01-01

413

Evaluating Cooperative Teaching Teams.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides guidelines and strategies that can be employed to examine the experiences and perceptions of cooperative teaching teams, to validate successful collaborative practices, and to identify practices in need of revision. It discusses interviews and surveys, use of best practices checklists, conducting teaching observations, and…

Salend, Spencer J.; Gordon, Jennifer; Lopez-Vona, Kim

2002-01-01

414

Teaching With Writing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-01-01

415

Teaching lesbian studies.  

PubMed

Editorial Note: This essay on teaching lesbian studies is the first submission in a new feature in the Journal of Homosexuality, aimed at providing guidance to students and faculty who wish to teach courses in LGBT studies or to learn about basic concepts in the field such as minority stress, coming out models, heterosexism, etc. Esther D. Rothblum starts us out on this mission with her experiences teaching a course in lesbian studies. We encourage commentary on this piece and submissions about other experiences in teaching or introductions to basic concepts in sexuality and gender studies. This article describes teaching an upper-level undergraduate course on lesbian studies. It focuses on the types of students likely to enroll in this course, key aspects of gender identity and sexual orientation to be included, national and international issues to be discussed, and potential readings. PMID:22269051

Rothblum, Esther D

2012-01-01

416

Teaching Tolerance Magazine  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

417

Teaching Math to Visually Impaired Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Osterhaus, Susan

2007-02-07

418

Evaluation of an Evidence-based Peer Teaching Assessment Program  

PubMed Central

Objective To determine faculty perceptions about an evidence-based peer teaching assessment system. Methods Faculty members who served as instructors and assessors completed questionnaires after year 1 (2002-2003) and year 4 (2005-2006) of the peer assessment program. Factors were evaluated using a Likert scale (1 = strongly disagree; 5 = strongly agree) and included logistics, time, fostering quality teaching, diversifying teaching portfolios, faculty mentoring, and value of structured discussion of teaching among faculty members. Mean responses from instructors and assessors were compared using student t tests. Results Twenty-seven assessors and 52 instructors completed survey instruments. Assessors and instructors had positive perceptions of the process as indicated by the following mean (SD) scores: logistics = 4.0 (1.0), time = 3.6 (1.1), quality teaching = 4.0 (0.9), diversifying teaching portfolios = 3.6 (1.2), faculty mentoring = 3.9 (0.9), and structured discussion of teaching = 4.2 (0.8). Assessors agreed more strongly than instructors that the feedback provided would improve the quality of lecturing (4.5 vs. 3.9, p < 0.01) and course materials (4.3 vs. 3.6, p < 0.01). Conclusion This peer assessment process was well-accepted and provided a positive experience for the participants. Faculty members perceived that the quality of their teaching would improve and enjoyed the opportunity to have structured discussions about teaching.

McCollum, Marianne; Paulsen, Susan M.; Cyr, Thomas; Jarvis, Catherine L.; Tate, Glenda; Altiere, Ralph J.

2007-01-01

419

Teaching medical physics to general audiences.  

PubMed Central

By judiciously selecting topics and reading materials, one can teach a full semester course on medical physics appropriate for college students not majoring in the natural sciences. This interdisciplinary field offers an opportunity to teach a great deal of basic physics at the freshman level in the context of explaining modern medical technologies such as ultrasound imaging, laser surgery, and positron emission tomography. This article describes one such course which combines lectures, outside visitors, varied readings, and laboratories to convey a select subset of physical principles and quantitative problem-solving skills. These resources are also valuable for enriching the standard freshman physics sequence for premedical students.

Amador, S

1994-01-01

420

Learning to teach at the elbows: The tao of teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

The metaphor learning to teach at the elbows is put forward in this article to highlight claims about learning to teach that focus on the development of “teaching manner.” My particular interest is in characterizing and understanding aspects of teaching that seem to be acquired, shared, mediated, and changed through teachers' work together—a shaping which I believe occurs initially through

Allan Mackinnon

1996-01-01

421

Comparing Faculty and Student Perspectives of Graduate Teaching Assistants' Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching involves strategic interactions and problem solving based on understanding of the situation, the discipline, and the population of students that one is teaching. The feedback from undergraduate students (UGs) and from faculty and other instructors coaching graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) in teaching provides outside perspectives, and…

Rodriques, Romola A. Bernard; Bond-Robinson, Janet

2006-01-01

422

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lehmann, Susan W.

2010-01-01

423

Development of Innovative Teaching Materials: Clinical Pharmacology Problem-Solving (CPPS) Units: Comparison with Patient-Oriented Problem-Solving Units and Problem-Based Learning—A 10Year Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

The First Teaching Clinic in Clinical Pharmacology, sponsored by the American College of Clinical Pharmacology in September 1992, was designed for the preparation and development of new clinical pharmacology problem-solving (CPPS) units. CPPS units are case histories that illustrate pertinent principles in clinical pharmacology. Each unit consists of the following sections: introduction, learning objectives, pretest, four clinical pharmacology scenarios, posttest,

Claire M. Lathers; Cedric M. Smith

2002-01-01

424

Can student ratings of teaching be predicted by teaching styles?  

PubMed

The relationship between teaching styles and student ratings of teaching was examined at a Chinese university. 388 teachers (170 men, 218 women) were invited to fill out the 49-item Teaching Styles Inventory (Grigorenko & Sternberg, 1993). The inventory measures seven teaching styles: legislative, judicial, liberal, global, executive, conservative, and local. Scores from students' evaluations of teaching of courses for one semester were collected. Students' evaluation scores were significantly and negatively related to executive and conservative teaching styles of their teachers, while no significant correlation was found between student ratings and any of the other five teaching styles. Only conservative teaching style contributed significantly to the prediction of student ratings. Sex and age were found to have moderating effects on the relationship between teaching style and student ratings. The role of teaching styles in student ratings was discussed. PMID:20524552

Chen, Guo-Hai; Watkins, David

2010-04-01

425

Teaching World Religions without Teaching "World Religions"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

426

Lesson Plays: Planning Teaching versus Teaching Planning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We introduce Lesson Play as an imaginary interaction between teacher and students presented in a form of a dialogue or play. We suggest that lesson plays are a valuable professional development tool in preparing for teaching that can be juxtaposed with, or used as a replacement for, traditional lesson planning. The article begins with an…

Zazkis, Rina; Liljedahl, Peter; Sinclair, Nathalie

2009-01-01

427

Teaching as Evidence of Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sees teaching as a way of knowing about human communication. Discusses teaching and learning. Asks how teaching evidences what has been learned from research activities and what instructors have learned from students. Finds that teaching and learning "evidence" each other, nowhere more conspicuously and self-reflexively than in speech and…

Rawlins, William K.

1996-01-01

428

[Teaching about Law and Literature].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of "Focus on Law Studies" contains a special emphasis on teaching about law and literature, in the form of the following six articles: "Law and Literature: New Combinations in Teaching" (John Paul Ryan); "Teaching Law and American Literature" (Janet Eldred); "Teaching Law with Sacco, Vanzetti, and the Rosenbergs" (Susan N. Herman); Ann…

Ryan, John Paul, Ed.

1993-01-01

429

Teaching Ethics in Medical School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ewan, Christine

1986-01-01

430

Center for the Teaching of Statistics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

431

Nanotechnology Center for Teaching and Learning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based at Northwestern University, the Nanotechnology Center for Learning and Teaching (NCLT) was developed in order to help students, teachers, and researchers who are engaged in the learning and teaching of nanotechnology. On the site's homepage, visitors can learn about "Nano Events" on the right-hand side, sign up to become a site member, and also look through a list of teaching modules. Educators will want to scroll down to the "Featured NanoEd Resources," which include "Introduction the Nanoscale" and "Nano 101." The "Higher Education" section also includes information on college level workshops for educators and materials on graduate level degree programs in nanotechnology. Finally, the site contains information on upcoming nanotechnology internships and an "Ask a Scientist" link that leads to a number of institutions where individuals can proffer a question or two.

432

TeachSpatial Annotations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-01-17

433

Teach Engineering: Floaters and Sinkers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Hebrank, Mary

2011-02-15

434

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Zinn, Gesa

2000-01-01

435

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Dechenne, Sue Ellen

436

English Teaching in China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Deyun, Song

2000-01-01

437

Retooling to Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recounts that many professionals are "retooling" and entering the teaching profession, bringing with them a wealth of experience. Gives examples of four new teachers at Sherwood High in Montgomery County (Maryland) who have changed careers. Talks about these teachers. (PA)

Megyeri, Kathy A.

1997-01-01

438

Sharing Teaching Ideas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tunis, Harry B., Ed.

1993-01-01

439

Teaching Personal Awareness  

PubMed Central

Educators rarely consider the attitudes that determine whether a learner will use the clinical skills we teach. Nevertheless, many learners and practitioners exhibit negative attitudes that can impede the use of patient-centered skills, leading to an isolated focus upon disease and impairing the provider-patient relationship. The problem is compounded because these attitudes often are incompletely recognized by learners and therefore are difficult to change without help. We present a research-based method for teaching personal awareness of unrecognized and often harmful attitudes. We propose that primary care clinicians without mental health training can follow this method to teach students, residents, faculty, and practitioners. Such teachers/mentors need to possess an abiding interest in the personal dimension, patience with a slowly evolving process of awareness, and the ability to establish strong, ongoing relationships with learners. Personal awareness teaching may occur during instruction in basic interviewing skills but works best if systematically incorporated throughout training.

Smith, Robert C; Dwamena, Francesca C; Fortin, Auguste H

2005-01-01

440

Teaching about Human Geography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schlene, Vickie J.

1991-01-01

441

". . . And Gladly Teach."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In learning, the teacher and the elements that constitute good teaching--substantive knowledge, communication, and professional experience--are major concerns. Experience is particularly important in the professional school, as is assessment of teacher performance. (Author/MBR)

Shera, Jesse H.

1978-01-01

442

Teaching Cournot without Derivatives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dufwenberg, Martin

2001-01-01

443

Why I Teach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education's Professor of the Year for 1982, a Colgate University astronomer with an interest in archaeology, explains his excitement in and commitment to teaching college students. (MSE)

Aveni, Anthony F.

1982-01-01

444

Radiology Anatomy Teaching Modules  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-01-01

445

Teaching the Japanese Copula  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The traditional approach in teaching the Japanese copula is shown to be linguistically and pedagogically defective. An alternative analysis of -da and -desu and a practical method of presenting them is demonstrated. (HP)

Mills, David O.

1977-01-01

446

Teaching about Russia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By focusing on goegraphy, music, art, and literature, one teacher teaches her students about the history of Russian culture without having to fight student predjudice against the Soviet government. (PGD)

Jones, Dianne

1985-01-01

447

On Teaching Computer Programming.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Points out difficulties associated with teaching introductory computer programing courses, discussing the importance of computer programing and explains activities associated with its use. Possible solutions to help teachers resolve problem areas in computer instruction are also offered. (ML)

Er, M. C.

1984-01-01

448

Sharing Teaching Ideas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers practical tips on teaching secondary mathematics topics. The ideas are classroom-tested approaches that offer new slants on familiar subjects. The topics discussed include the interpretation of mathematical symbolism in concrete terms, ellipses, and vectors. (PK)

Mathematics Teacher, 1988

1988-01-01

449

Managing for Effective Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 20 schools, surveys of teacher perceptions about management styles and student perceptions of teachers reveals a correlation between effective teaching and "consultative-centralized" management. Consequently, 10 "commandments" for good consultative management are provided. (TE)

Greenblatt, Ruth B.; And Others

1984-01-01

450

Case Study Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Herreid, Clyde Freeman

2011-01-01

451

Learning by Teaching  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Lopez, Mary J.

452

Teaching about Diving Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Klemm, E. Barbara

1989-01-01

453

What to Teach?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cherryholmes, Cleo H.

2013-01-01

454

Learner-Centered Teaching  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Weld, Jeffrey

2002-01-01

455

Teaching Ethics in Psychiatry  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The process of teaching and learning ethics is constant in psychiatry. This chapter discusses the content, process and methods\\u000a of facilitating education in ethics. It is argued that although the process of teaching and learning in ethics can be overlooked\\u000a in attempts to develop and deliver a ‘core curriculum’. Specifically, it is suggested that undue focus on a series of

Deborah Bowman

456

Teaching with Clickers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This posting on the Tomorrow's Professor Mailing List is an excerpt from a longer article, Teaching with Clickers, by Erping Zhu, coordinator of instructional technology at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) at the University of Michigan. The full article can be found at http://www.crlt.umich.edu/publinks/CRLT_no22.pdf. This summary highlights what students like about clickers and a variety of ways faculty use clickers in the classroom.

List, Tomorrow'S P.; Learning, Stanford C.

457

A framework for humanised physics teaching  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Newton, Douglas P.

1987-03-01

458

Tagalog. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

459

Pashto. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The materials status report for Pashto, the national language of Afghanistan, 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 Pashto, the areas where it is spoken, its…

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

460

Amharic. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The materials status report for Amharic, the dominant language of Ethiopia, 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 Amharic, the areas where it is spoken, its…

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

461

Azerbaijani. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

462

Burmese. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

463

Somali. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

464

Afrikaans. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

465

Lingala. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

466

Russian Resource Materials Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Seymour, Viveca

467

Lao. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The materials status report for Lao 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 Lao, the areas where it is spoken, its major dialects, its writing system, points of…

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

468

Malay. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

469

Tigrinya. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

470

Dutch. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

471

Kurdish. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

472

Baluchi. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The materials status report for Baluchi, the major regional language in Pakistan, 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 Baluchi, the areas where it is spoken,…

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

473

Hindi. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

474

Kikongo. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The materials status report for Kikongo, a lingua franca that developed out of several Bantu languages in Congo and Zaire, 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…

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

475

Indonesian. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

476

Vietnamese. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

477

Khmer. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The materials status report for Khmer, the majority and official language of Cambodia, 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 Khmer, the areas where it is spoken,…

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

478

Thai. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

479

Mongolian. Materials Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The materials status report for Mongolian, the official standard language of the Mongolian People's Republic, 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 Mongolain,…

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

480

Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Teaching Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-06-08

481

Resource Letter PCP-1: Pre-college Physics Curriculum Materials  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a guide to 101 physics curriculum materials including improvement projects and related articles, reference books, commonly used textbooks, teaching aids, and science education periodicals. (CC)

Paldy, Lester G.; Swartz, Clifford E.

1973-01-01

482

Global Warming Materials for Educators  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-04-21

483

Teaching Resources: Botany and Plant Pathology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2011-06-14

484

Teaching primary care obstetrics  

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

485

Teaching Chemistry in the New Century: Physical Chemistry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay briefly summarizes the themes of nineteen papers presented at the 221st National American Chemical Society meeting in San Diego, CA (April 2001). The papers showed the importance of progressive and effective pedagogy, assessment to guide course and course material preparation, software for learning mathematics and molecular modeling, and teaching materials that place the course in content rich context.

Theresa Julia Zielinski; Richard W. Schwenz

2001-01-01

486

TEACHING LITERATURE AND READING SIMULTANEOUSLY, NINTH GRADE ENGLISH.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

SPECIFIC STUDY MATERIALS AND A GUIDE FOR TEACHING READING COMPREHENSION AND LITERATURE ARE PRESENTED. THE STUDY MATERIALS PROVIDE FOR A WIDE RANGE OF ABILITY AND ACHIEVEMENT AND ARE APPLIED TO THE TITLES REGULARLY USED IN THE NINTH-GRADE LITERATURE PROGRAM OF THE RAMAPO CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT IN SPRING VALLEY, NEW YORK. EXCERPTS FROM "THE THREAD…

KINKEAD, THOMAS; LEVINE, MILTON

487

Joint Oceanographic Institutions Teaching for Science, Learning for Life  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

488

Unemployment and Inflation in Canada: A Teaching Unit.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

489

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schrum, Kelly

2012-01-01

490

Teaching the Lecturers: Academic Staff Learning about Online Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Northcote, Maria; Reynaud, Daniel; Beamish, Peter

2012-01-01

491

Teaching at Berkeley: A Guide for Foreign Teaching Assistants.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

492

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kenney, Susan

2010-01-01

493

Teaching Psychiatry Residents to Teach: A National Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

494

Telephone Teaching: Towards Constructivist Teaching for Rural and Remote Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Finger, Glenn; Rotolo, Carolyn

495

QUECHUA LANGUAGE MATERIALS PROJECT, GUIDE TO THE MATERIALS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

SOLA, DONALD F.

496

Portraits of Contemplative Teaching: A Third Way  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Byrnes, Kathryn

2009-01-01

497

Communicative Competence and Language Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the issues considered at the 1979 "Communicative Competence and Language Teaching" conference held in Venice, Italy. Participants discussed teaching methods which could enhance second language competence. A model for determining language learning objectives is discussed. (AM)

Ciliberti, Anna

1982-01-01

498

Wayside Teaching: Focusing on Relationships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Powell, Sara Davis

2011-01-01

499

Assessing Your Student Teaching Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a comprehensive instrument used in the student teaching program at Florida State University to provide student teachers with the opportunity to evaluate all areas of their student teaching experience. (Author/RK)

Funk, Fanchon F.; And Others

1977-01-01

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Teaching Knowledge Management (SIG KM).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McInerney, Claire

2000-01-01