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This article describes a study in which the number of hours that students studied (determined by askng them) was examined to see how it affected exam performance. The study covered two courses at different institutions over a total of six semesters. Using the overall exam averages and regression analysis, the researchers calculated that students needed to invest from 3.0 to 4.4 hours to earn an average ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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In 2000, the Cornell University Department of Natural Resources embarked on a new program, 4-H Environmental Inquiry (4-H EI). The goal of the program was to build the capacity of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) educators to play a key role in science education reform in their communities, through providing opportunities for youth to engage in authentic, open-ended research. The purpose of this ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This collection of eight essays was written by participants at the 2005 On the Cutting Edge workshop entitled Understanding What Our Geoscience Students Are Learning: Observing and Assessing. One article draws parallels between the order-in-chaos of fractal mathematics and the order-in-chaos of what good teaching looks like. Another text summarizes design principles forged and some of the assessments ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This page provides an overview of the evaluation activities of the Center for Technology in Learning (CTL). There are links to a number of past and present CTL evaluation projects. Also available is a collection of publications by members of the CTL group. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report, Educational portal
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This page describes the Center for Teaching and Learning's (CTL) assessment-related efforts and activities and provides links to information about various individuals involved in CTL work, past and present CTL projects, and selected publications authored by CTL staff. Full description.
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Resource type: Ref. material, Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This document contains the design and rationale for assessing science achievement of students throughout the United States in 2005. This same science assessment framework was used by National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for the 1996 and 2000 science assessments. The document provides a general overview of NAEP, describes the NAEP Science Framework adopted by the National Assessment Governing ... Full description.
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Resource type: Policy / Procedure
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This article describes a study to investigate and describe methods of teaching evaluation used by departments of plant and soil science and agricultural economics at land-grant institutions in the United States. The study consisted of a mail survey and telephone interviews. The authors present the survey and interview data together, using the two data streams to clarify one another. They used chi-square ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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Peer review of teaching can help departments improve their treatment of teaching as disciplinary scholarship. Peer review encourages collegial discussion about teaching and creates a framework for thorough evaluation of teaching. The authors of this article reviewed literature that describes the benefits of peer review, and that which describes steps for implementing departmental peer review programs. ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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The University of Kentucky Department of Agronomy instituted a system of peer review of teaching in 1996. Professors observe the teaching of their peers with the intent of helping one another improve. Reviews usually include a preliminary meeting between the instructor and two reviewers, several in-class visits, some analysis of classroom materials, and a wrap-up meeting. The peer review program now ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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Because many students in land-grant colleges focus their studies in the natural sciences, they often find the writing assignments associated with classes in the social science of natural resource management to be especially challenging. Such writing assignments tend to depend on argumentation, rather than finding the answer, or controlled experimentation. This paper describes developing and implementing ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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