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This article describes a game developed to allow high school, college and adult students to experience problems associated with open access resources. The game allows students to play the role of a rational and self-interested rancher experiencing the demise of a common resource due to lack of regulation or management. As a follow-up to the game, students are encouraged to think about the role of ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This article describes a learning module for the classroom that was developed to enable students in a grazing management course to actively study livestock distribution by analyzing recently collected geospatial data from an on-ranch situation. Students can develop hypotheses concerning the relationship between independent variables such as topographical position or livestock water location and livestock ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This article describes the results of a questionnaire sent to 28 universities and colleges with range science programs in the western 17 states. Information requested pertained to job placement, undergraduate student numbers, course requirements, program goals, and obstacles to undergraduate education in range science. Most range science programs have low student numbers with fewer than 10 graduates ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This article describes the results of an evaluation of a career orientation course at Texas A&M University. The evaluation was based on 5 years of entry and exit surveys and on student performance. Some of the findings of the evaluation: 1) Students strongly preferred peers to introduce outside speakers and gain experience in communication, compared with having a faculty member lead the class; ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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Undergraduate science instructors are concerned that the traditional lecture centered approach may not be the most effective. This article describes an effort to integrate alternative teaching methods into a small, upper-division course that had previously been taught as a lecture course, and thus impart a current understanding of biogeography to the students. A course on biogeography with a focus ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This article describes the use of the mastery learning approach for two large enrollment introductory level courses. Students were required to complete a minimum number of assignments, and were then given the option to complete additional work that could be substituted for other completed assignments. In general, student perception of these grading systems was favorable; however, students did not ... Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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The purposes of this Toolkit are to introduce the concept of performance measurement, provide information on performance measurement as it applies to AmeriCorps programs, and in particular to help potential applicants for AmeriCorps funding satisfy the performance measurement requirements of the application process. This toolkit describes: performance measurement, outputs, intermediate outcomes, and ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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The purposes of this toolkit are to introduce the concept of performance measurement, provide information on performance measurement as it applies to Learn and Serve America programs, and in particular to help potential applicants for Learn and Serve America funding satisfy the performance measurement requirements of the application process. This toolkit describes: performance measurement, outputs, ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
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Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This toolkit is designed to help users learn about, prepare for, and implement the new directions in performance measurement for Senior Corps as set forth in the Senior Corps Field Guidance from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). This toolkit describes: performance measurement requirements and criteria for selecting work plans to measure performance; what to consider when choosing ... Full description.
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Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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The performance measurement requirements and recommendations introduced within this toolkit were designed to: empower organizations to determine their own priorities and how to measure their achievement; increase the capacity of community-based organizations to better analyze the impact of their work and use the results of these analyses for project improvement purposes; generate new and better information ... Full description.
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