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This article describes an evualuation of the effectiveness of electronic student response technologies (SRT). These wireless systems allow students to key in responses with remote control units to questions posed by an instructor in the classroom. Student responses then are displayed in real time, allowing both students and instructors to gauge student comprehension instantaneously. Researchers conducted ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This article provides an overview of two different enrichment programs for urban high school students from the Greater Hartford Area of Connecticut that were conducted during the summer of 2002. They were designed to expose students entering the tenth grade to Earth Science as a problem solving science in a challenging and supportive atmosphere. This was done by focusing on understanding watersheds ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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NOTE: This is a large file, 81.4 mb in size! This article describes the use of an authentic regional planning public workshop activity which was modified and used to introduce the Earth surface portion of an Earth Science lecture course for undergraduate non-science majors. Students applied map-reading skills and learned about the local environment while forming opinions about how the region should ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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NOTE: This is a large file, 10.7 mb in size! This article briefly explores different aspects of creativity, and then examines K-12 teachers' reactions to exercises applied to earth science concepts in a graduate creativity class. Different types of puzzle activities centering on geoscience content include a quiz game based on Odyssey of the Mind spontaneous problems, and other exercises related to ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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NOTE: This is a large file, 77 mb in size! This article describes an investigation into how using debate as a pedagogical tool for addressing earth system science concepts can promote active student learning, present a realistic and dynamic view of science, and provide a mechanism for integrating the scientific, political and social dimensions of global environmental change. Using global warming as ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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These presentations and accompanying documents are part of a symposium for the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, which took place in Montreal, Canada, in April 2005. The Center for the Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning (CAESL) is committed to the design of new assessment systems that truly support classroom teaching and learning. Building on current knowledge ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This article provides an overview of an Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA) online professional development course for middle school classroom teachers. The course uses real-world events to develop content understandings of Earth system science, and it models best practices for age appropriate pedagogy. Topics include a brief description of the course itself and of efforts to evaluate ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Video, Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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The national Center for the Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning (CAESL) is committed to the design of new assessment systems that truly support classroom teaching and learning. Articles accessible from this page cover topics such as test score accuracy, effects of testing, measuring teacher quality, and closing the achievement gap. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material, Journal article, Educational portal
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This article provides an overview of data collection for the purpose of evaluating environmental education (EE) initiatives, which are typically not based on the formal education system. It defines unobtrusive measures as means of collecting data that are incorporated into the activities used in the teaching/learning episode. The data are not tracked by the individual learner, but by the group, since ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This article provides instruction on how to read and interpret an evaluation of an environmental education program. Topics include the benefits of conducting a sound evaluation and finding programs with similar goals as examples. Recommendations include understanding the program description, target population, methods of measurement, and the reliability and validity of the evaluation, and making use ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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