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Publication date: 23 September 2020

Hope J. Hartman

A holistic approach has been applied to teaching the whole student, yet rarely emphasized in faculty development in higher education. Similarly, learner-centered…

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A holistic approach has been applied to teaching the whole student, yet rarely emphasized in faculty development in higher education. Similarly, learner-centered instruction has become more prevalent in higher education as a way of teaching students, but less so as a concept for faculty pedagogy. This chapter examines the psychological underpinnings of holistic, learner-centered instruction and describes strategies and materials for applying these principles to faculty development so that higher education environments are humanized for culturally diverse faculty and students. Conceptual frameworks underlying the approaches emphasize humanistic theories and the needs of adult learners. Topics addressed include: motivation, cooperative learning, culturally responsive teaching, active learning, metacognition, teaching for transfer, nonverbal communication and instructional technology. Faculty development efforts described include both interdisciplinary activities and a special project with the School of Engineering. While modeling holistic, learner-centered teaching in faculty development, university instructors are engaged in their own learning of effective pedagogy and their experiences and knowledge can be used subsequently to enhance student success in their courses.

A holistic, learner-centered approach enables higher education faculty to create stimulating, nurturing, safe and respectful classroom environments which promote student engagement, content mastery, cognitive skill development, intrinsic motivation and attitudes which foster thinking and learning. Consequently, this chapter provides faculty, administrators and policymakers with tools that can be used to help students, especially at graduate and post-graduate levels, learn academic material and become enlightened global citizens with enhanced thinking abilities and affect to meet current and future personal, professional and societal needs.

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Developing and Supporting Multiculturalism and Leadership Development: International Perspectives on Humanizing Higher Education
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ISBN: 978-1-83909-460-6

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Publication date: 27 May 2017

Hope J. Hartman

This chapter focuses on a two-year, college–school partnership in which ELL parents became students who learned English and to tutor their own children. This program was…

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This chapter focuses on a two-year, college–school partnership in which ELL parents became students who learned English and to tutor their own children. This program was part of a larger project piloting methods of students helping other students learn. It was conducted at three schools in an urban district: one elementary and two intermediate schools. The elementary school had three tutoring programs: reading, ESL and Parent Tutoring. One intermediate school developed a reading tutoring program and the other instituted cooperative learning. Topics addressed include: selecting schools, writing a grant proposal, working with district and school administrators and teachers, professional development, tutor training, and assessment. It gives an overview of the processes involved in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the programs in this project. Results indicate the Parent Tutoring Program was successful both years. Recommendations for successful practices are specified for colleges, schools and funding agencies. They focus on eight themes: finances, administration, accountability, collaboration, communications, pedagogy, professional development, and research/evaluation. Target audiences for this chapter are: college and school teachers, college and school administrators, teacher-education faculty and students, policy makers and personnel at education-supporting non-profit organizations.

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University Partnerships for Pre-Service and Teacher Development
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ISBN: 978-1-78714-265-7

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Publication date: 1 November 2012

Hope J. Hartman

Undergraduate and graduate teacher education students in a culturally diverse, urban university consume and construct knowledge as they engage in a Piaget WebQuest and…

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Undergraduate and graduate teacher education students in a culturally diverse, urban university consume and construct knowledge as they engage in a Piaget WebQuest and subsequently construct their own Individual WebQuests. The activities involved in these assignments are underpinned by a combination of complementary theoretical frameworks: Cognitive Constructivism, Social Constructivism, Information Processing, and Situated Learning. The chapter describes how all of these theoretical frameworks are applied in the WebQuests. It includes detailed descriptions of how students engage in and create their own WebQuests. Descriptions include details of how scaffolding is used to support students in their work. Scaffolding that occurs during the Piaget WebQuest process sets the stage for creation of Individual WebQuests, while additional scaffolding is provided during the Individual WebQuest creation process. This chapter also emphasizes teaching metacognition in the design and revision of WebQuest requirements and students’ metacognition as they engage in the Piaget WebQuest and create their own Individual WebQuests. The processes of engaging in and creating WebQuests are described and examples of students’ WebQuest authentic products shared with a community of learners are provided. Products include Piaget WebQuest-based quizzes, lesson analyses, handouts, and instructional activity designs. They also include individual WebQuests in a variety of academic subjects. Sharing authentic products in a community of practice reflects situated learning theory. Consuming and constructing knowledge through WebQuests involves a complex synthesis of current theories of learning and instruction which facilitates meaningful learning and transfer.

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Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Online Learning Activities
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ISBN: 978-1-78190-236-3

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Publication date: 13 January 2011

David G. Lebow, Dale W. Lick, Hope J. Hartman, Campbell Dalglish and Oliver Grundmann

Social annotation products make the thinking of learners transparent, visible, and easily accessible for sharing with others, self-reflection, and feedback. This is…

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Social annotation products make the thinking of learners transparent, visible, and easily accessible for sharing with others, self-reflection, and feedback. This is accomplished by enabling almost any number of users to have threaded discussions linked to selected sections of a page. Three professors share their experiences with the use of a social annotation product, HyLighter, to enhance teaching, learning, and assessment activities in three different areas of the college curriculum. One teaches screenplay writing. He describes how he used HyLighter to improve students' writing and critical review skills. A second teaches online graduate-level courses in pharmaceutical and forensic sciences. He describes the application of HyLighter to help students learn about chemical structures and related analytical principles. A third is a professor of educational psychology. She discusses her use of HyLighter to implement an alternative multiple-choice assessment approach in educational and developmental psychology courses. The chapter concludes with thoughts on the potential of social annotation technology to shift the focus of learning systems from content to be learned to what is going on inside the minds of learners.

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Educating Educators with Social Media
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ISBN: 978-0-85724-649-3

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Publication date: 23 September 2020

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Developing and Supporting Multiculturalism and Leadership Development: International Perspectives on Humanizing Higher Education
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83909-460-6

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Publication date: 13 January 2011

Charles Wankel

This volume is aimed at instructors in schools of education and those who support them. It is meant to be a window by which the decisions, experiences, and evaluations of…

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This volume is aimed at instructors in schools of education and those who support them. It is meant to be a window by which the decisions, experiences, and evaluations of your colleagues’ use of social media in teaching can be examined. Rather than a recipe book with specific steps, it is meant to be a sauna that gets your creative juices flowing. Social media are used by people of all ages in the second decade of the 21st century, so having your learners get involved in using Facebook events for service learning projects in your town can be applicable for when they move onto teaching learners at other levels.

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Educating Educators with Social Media
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ISBN: 978-0-85724-649-3

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Publication date: 27 May 2017

Barbara Cozza and Patrick Blessinger

The chapters in this volume focus on how university partnerships for pre-service and teacher development apply novel ideas to improve teacher quality in global…

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The chapters in this volume focus on how university partnerships for pre-service and teacher development apply novel ideas to improve teacher quality in global communities. The purpose of these programs is to improve education systems for all participants. Case studies in this volume present a broad and in-depth review of partnerships that apply novel ideas to transform organizations. This chapter provides an overview to this volume by discussing important elements of teacher quality by defining teacher quality characteristics, shared collaboration, and providing ideas for professional development agendas.

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University Partnerships for Pre-Service and Teacher Development
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-265-7

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Book part
Publication date: 1 November 2012

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Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Online Learning Activities
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78190-236-3

Book part
Publication date: 23 September 2020

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Developing and Supporting Multiculturalism and Leadership Development: International Perspectives on Humanizing Higher Education
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83909-460-6

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Book part
Publication date: 13 January 2011

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Educating Educators with Social Media
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-85724-649-3

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