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Changing Participation Through Formation of Student Learning Communities
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Changing Participation Through Formation of Student Learning Communities

Differences in learning gains between interactive engagement and lecture instructional practices have ... (more)

Differences in learning gains between interactive engagement and lecture instructional practices have been well documented and yet the ways in which students participate in each of these learning environments are not clearly established. We use social network analysis as one way to establish differences the participation of students in lecture sections and students in Modeling Instruction, a curriculum that uses interactive engagement. One primary difference in the way students participate in the two instructional practices is that students in Modeling Instruction classes form learning communities and students in lecture classes remain isolated. Students in Modeling Instruction sections report ten times greater numbers of ties between students than those in lecture sections, forming richer and more deeply connected networks. We interpret these differences in terms of a participationist view on learning and as an explanatory mechanism for understanding documented differences in learning gains in the two settings. (less)

Subject:
Physics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Eric Brewe
George O'Brien
Laird H. Kramer
Characterizing Student Participation in an ISLE Physics Class
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Characterizing Student Participation in an ISLE Physics Class

In the participationist perspective, learning is viewed in terms of how students ... (more)

In the participationist perspective, learning is viewed in terms of how students transform their participation. However, many of the seminal papers discussing the participationist framework are vague on specific details about what student participation really looks like on a more fine-grained scale. As part of a larger project to understand the role of student participation in learning, we are trying to characterize the ways in which physics students participate in group activities and discussions while they are constructing new knowledge. The context for our study is a student-centered introductory calculus-based physics class structured around the Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE) philosophy. In this paper we will discuss some of the patterns of participation we have found and some of the challenges we have encountered in trying to code and quantify student participation from analyzing video data. (less)

Subject:
Physics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Binod Nainabasti
David T. Brookes
Yuehai Yang
Cities in Conflict: Theory and Practice, Fall 2003
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Cities in Conflict: Theory and Practice, Fall 2003

This course's aims are two-fold: 1) to offer students the theoretical and ... (more)

This course's aims are two-fold: 1) to offer students the theoretical and practical tools to understand how and why cities become torn by ethnic, religious, racial, nationalist, and/or other forms of identity that end up leading to conflict, violence, inequality, and social injustice; and 2) to use this knowledge and insight in the search for solutions. As preparation, students will be required to become familiar with social and political theories of the city and the nation and their relationship to each other. They also will focus on the ways that racial, ethnic, religious, nationalist or other identities grow and manifest themselves in cities or other territorial levels of determination (including the regional or transnational). In the search for remedies, students will be encouraged to consider a variety of policymaking or design points of entry, ranging from the political- institutional (e.g. forms of democratic participation and citizenship) to spatial, infrastructural, and technological interventions. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Davis, Diane E.
Crowding Out
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Crowding Out

Students learn that the loanable funds market is a virtual clearing house ... (more)

Students learn that the loanable funds market is a virtual clearing house matching borrowers and savers. They participate in an activity to demonstrate crowding out in the loanable funds market. They use demand and supply analysis to graphically represent the results of crowding out. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Readings
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Author:
Barbara Flowers
Decreased In-Class Lecture Time: Effect on Student Content Acquisition, Participation, And Perception of How Much Students Learn
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Decreased In-Class Lecture Time: Effect on Student Content Acquisition, Participation, And Perception of How Much Students Learn

In an attempt to enhance student learning and improve student sucess in ... (more)

In an attempt to enhance student learning and improve student sucess in Anatomy & Physiology; instructors at Purdue University Calumet taught the course using a combination of lecture and group activity measured over a two year period. Results as compared to a control group are included. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Data
Instructional Material
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
The Effects of Student Input on Homework Completion and Student Performance
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The Effects of Student Input on Homework Completion and Student Performance

Research has shown that student input and autonomy are positively correlated to ... (more)

Research has shown that student input and autonomy are positively correlated to motivation and agency. This study investigates the effect of student input on classroom procedures on homework completion rate. Two different classroom treatments were applied to two classes over the same term in an urban high school chemistry course. The first treatment involved eliciting student ideas regarding classroom structures surrounding homework that theoretically would lead to a greater homework completion rate. The second treatment (or control) involved the traditional, authoritative structures that had been in place—student ideas were not elicited about homework and therefore the teacher decided all structures and routines regarding homework. Our results suggest that structures derived with student input led to greater homework completion rates and to higher performances on the district assessment over the teacher decided homework condition. These results and their implications are discussed. (less)

Subject:
Physics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Alisa Grimes
Valerie K. Otero
Engaging and motivating students

Engaging and motivating students

Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/ijlL3g from the Learning ... (more)

Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/ijlL3g from the Learning to Teach Online project website.Engaging students in online learning is critical for success. In this episode, we speak with teachers and students about strategies for improving engagement and motivation in online learning environments. Effective facilitation, creating learning communities, strategies for motivating students, and encouraging and sustaining participation are discussed. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Business
Humanities
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Provider:
University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Provider Set:
Learning to Teach Online
Author:
Simon McIntyre Karin Watson
Evolution of Theoretical Perspectives in My Research
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Evolution of Theoretical Perspectives in My Research

Over the past 10 years I have been using socio-cultural theoretical perspectives ... (more)

Over the past 10 years I have been using socio-cultural theoretical perspectives to understand how people learn physics in a highly interactive, inquiry-based physics course such as Physics and Everyday Thinking. As a result of using various perspectives (e.g. Distributed Cognition and Vygotsky's Theory of Concept Formation), my understanding of how these perspectives can be useful for investigating students' learning processes has changed. In this paper, I illustrate changes in my thinking about the role of socio-cultural perspectives in understanding physics learning and describe elements of my thinking that have remained fairly stable. Finally, I will discuss pitfalls in the use of certain perspectives and discuss areas that need attention in theoretical development for PER. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Physics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Valerie K. Otero
Formative Assessment in Physiology Teaching Using a Wireless Classroom Communication System
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Formative Assessment in Physiology Teaching Using a Wireless Classroom Communication System

Systems physiology, studied by biomedical engineers, is an analytical way to approach ... (more)

Systems physiology, studied by biomedical engineers, is an analytical way to approach the homeostatic foundations of basic physiology. In many systems physiology courses, students attend lectures and are given homework and reading assignments to complete outside of class. The effectiveness of this traditional approach was compared with an approach in which a wireless classroom communication system was used to provide instant feedback on in-class learning activities and reading assignment quizzes. Homework was eliminated in this approach. The feedback system used stimulated 100% participation in class and facilitated rapid formative assessment. The results of this study indicate that learning of systems physiology concepts including physiology is at least, as if not more, effective when in-class quizzes and activities with instant feedback are used in place of traditional learning activities including homework. When results of this study are interpreted in light of possible effects of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on student learning in the test group, it appears that the modified instruction may be more effective than the traditional instruction. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Cynthia B. Paschal (Vanderbilt University Schools of Engineering and of Medicine Depts of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology and Radiological Sciences)
Forms of Political Participation: Old and New, Spring 2005
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Forms of Political Participation: Old and New, Spring 2005

How and why do we participate in public life? How do we ... (more)

How and why do we participate in public life? How do we get drawn into community and political affairs? In this course we examine the associations and networks that connect us to one another and structure our social and political interactions. Readings are drawn from a growing body of research suggesting that the social networks, community norms, and associational activities represented by the concepts of civil society and social capital can have important effects on the functioning of democracy, stability and change in political regimes, the capacity of states to carry out their objectives, and international politics. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Lily
Tsai
Foundations of Political Science, Spring 2005
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Foundations of Political Science, Spring 2005

This course continues from the fall semester. The course introduces students to ... (more)

This course continues from the fall semester. The course introduces students to the fundamental theories and methods of modern political science through the study of a small number of major books and articles that have been influential in the field. This semester, the course focuses on American and comparative politics. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Petersen, Roger
How to Approach the Planning of a Participatory Health-Related Engineering Project
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How to Approach the Planning of a Participatory Health-Related Engineering Project

This module helps engineering students plan for the communication needed to ensure ... (more)

This module helps engineering students plan for the communication needed to ensure community participation in health-related engineering projects in developing countries. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Syllabi
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Linda Driskill
The Initial State of Students Taking an Introductory Physics MOOC
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The Initial State of Students Taking an Introductory Physics MOOC

As part of a larger research project into massively open online courses ... (more)

As part of a larger research project into massively open online courses (MOOCs), we have investigated student background, as well as student participation in a physics MOOC with a laboratory component. Students completed a demographic survey and the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation at the beginning of the course. While the course was still actively running, we tracked student participation over the first five weeks of the eleven-week course. (less)

Subject:
Physics
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Brian D. Thoms
Edwin F. Greco
John M. Aiken
Marcos D. Caballero
Michael F. Schatz
Scott S. Douglas
Shih-Yin Lin
Physics Learning Identity of a Successful Student: A Plot Twist
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Physics Learning Identity of a Successful Student: A Plot Twist

Classroom interactions provide learning opportunities for understanding others and developing agency in ... (more)

Classroom interactions provide learning opportunities for understanding others and developing agency in a community of learners. Student learning identities were measured using a survey instrument targeting physics learning self-efficacy, expectations of classroom roles, and attitude toward social learning as components of physics learning identity. From a selection of students who scored relatively high or low on the survey sub scales, an academically successful student in an introductory physics course using an active engagement curriculum was selected to examine identity development. Findings indicate he didn't develop a sense of agency, nor did he feel a need to alter his participation, although there were ample opportunities to do so in the learning community. These results suggest that being a successful physics student in the traditional sense doesn't necessarily mean the student is successful at adopting meta-goals which are the non-content course goals of learning to think like a physicist. This student was prompted to engage meaningfully but didn't feel it was required for success which suggests that structural alignment is required to motivate students to achieve meta-goals. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Physics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Dedra Demaree
Sissi L. Li
Why Videos Go Viral
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Why Videos Go Viral

Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about ... (more)

Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 7-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level. (less)

Subject:
Business
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
TED-Ed
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Alloca, Kevin
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