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    Inquiries into inquiry projects

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    The projects developed by the research teams foster inquiry and leadership for the improvement of student learning and reflective teaching. They expand conceptions of learning and teaching by linking to the community, crossing disciplinary boundaries, or involving teachers and students in new roles.unpublishe

    Staff-student Partnership in Practice in Higher Education : The Impact on Learning and Teaching

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    © 2012 The Authors. Published with open access by Elsevier Ltd.This staff-student collaborative project involved six small project teams each composed of staff and undergraduate students studying within the University of Hertfordshire, UK. Each project team engaged in a mini-project designed to research an aspect of learning and teaching to develop learning and teaching and to enhance students’ employability skills. The ‘student researchers’ from the small project teams were also members of a larger coaching group that met with the project lead and other experienced colleagues and undertook joint enquiry. Students used reflective logs as one means of recording data on their developing employability skills and their learning from the project. Evaluation activities included documentation of all coaching group workshops and collecting quantitative and qualitative data for each learning and teaching research project. The usefulness of this data was evaluated by staff members in relation to its impact on their module planning. The main implication of this approach is that staff-student partnership in learning and teaching has a significant impact on learning and teaching development and enhancement, learning to learn, raising the profile of research into learning and teaching, and employability skills and attributes. The student researchers came to a much deeper understanding of learning and teaching, and became much more aware of their responsibility for their own learning and committed to enhancing the learning of others. Members of staff noted that working with students had been ‘extremely inspirational’- seeing students work with other students and what they could achieve that could not be achieved by members of staff

    MENINGKATKAN KUALITAS PEMBELAJARAN MATA DIKLAT SISTEM PEMINDAH TENAGA MELALUI STRATEGI PEMBELAJARAN CONTEXTUAL TEACHING AND LEARNING DENGAN PENDEKATAN STUDENT TEAMS ACHIEVMENT DIVISIONS DI SMK MUHAMMADIYAH PRAMBANAN

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    Tujuan penelitian ini adalah mengetahui proses pembelajaran pada mata diklat Sistem Pemindah Tenaga (SPT) pada Kompetensi Dasar memperbaiki/merawat transmisi manual dan komponen pengoperasiannya melalui strategi pembelajaran Contextual Teaching and Learning (CTL) dengan pendekatan cooperative learning tipe Student Teams Achievment Divisions (STAD), serta mengetahui peningkatan Kualitas Pembelajaran yang terjadi dengan diterapkannya strategi pembelajaran Contextual Teaching and Learning (CTL) dengan pendekatan cooperative learning tipe Student Teams Achievment Divisions (STAD). Penelitian ini merupakan jenis penelitian tindakan kelas. Setiap siklus diawali dengan perencanaan, implementasi, observasi dan refleksi. Dalam implementasi pembelajaran Contextual Teaching and Learning (CTL) dengan pendekatan cooperative learning tipe Student Teams Achievment Divisions (STAD) dilaksanakan dengan kegiatan Inquiry learning, kegiatan observasi, demonstrasi dan kegiatan presentasi. Sebelum pemberian materi siswa diberikan Pre test untuk mengetahui hasil inquiry learning yang dilaksanakan secara berkelompok tahap selanjutnya adalah presentasi hasil dari pembelajaran inquiri dan observasi tersebut. Pada akhir pembelajaran dilaksanakan post test yang dimaksudkan untuk mengetahui tingkat penguasaan materi yang telah dipelajari. Penelitian dilakukan dengan 4 siklus, dimana kegiatan pembelajaran yang dilaksanakan adalah hasil dari refleksi yang siklus sebelumnya. Materi yang diberikan pada tiap siklusnya berbeda namun tetap berkesinambungan untuk mencapai indikator keberhasilan dalam pembelajaran tersebut. Dari hasil penelitian ini dapat dipaparkan sebagai berikut : hasil belajar siswa mengalami peningkatan dari tiap siklusnya sehingga kriteria pembelajaran yang berkualitas dapat tercapai. Pada siklus I 23% siswa telah mencapai KKM, siklus II 40% dan siklus III mencapai 80%. Aktifitas siswa siklus I 56%, siklus II 80% dan siklus III 76%. Kualitas pembelajaran guru dengan indikator yang terdiri dari kemampuan dalam perencanaan, pelaksanaan dan evalusi, meningkat setiap siklusnya dengan nilai akhir 83 yang tergolong pada kategori baik dimana 79% dari keseluruhan indikator kualitas pembelajaran telah tercapai. Kesimpulan dari penelitian ini kualitas pembelajaran pada mata diklat Sistem Pemindah Tenaga dapat ditingkatkan dengan metode contextual teaching and learning dengan pendekatan cooperative learning STAD

    Moving Toward a Culture of Evidence: Documentation and Action Research inside CAPE Veteran Partnerships

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    This report is a culmination of three years of study of the impact on effective teaching of educators and artists engaging as partners in action research (inquiry based study of their own practice), in documenting the effects of arts integration on student learning (creating a "culture of evidence"), and in collaborating with other action research teams and with formal researchers to actively investigate qualities of teaching and learning at participating schools (what CAPE calls "layered research")

    A framework for design engineering education in a global context

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    This paper presents a framework for teaching design engineering in a global context using innovative technologies to enable distributed teams to work together effectively across international and cultural boundaries. The DIDET Framework represents the findings of a 5-year project conducted by the University of Strathclyde, Stanford University and Olin College which enhanced student learning opportunities by enabling them to partake in global, team based design engineering projects, directly experiencing different cultural contexts and accessing a variety of digital information sources via a range of innovative technology. The use of innovative technology enabled the formalization of design knowledge within international student teams as did the methods that were developed for students to store, share and reuse information. Coaching methods were used by teaching staff to support distributed teams and evaluation work on relevant classes was carried out regularly to allow ongoing improvement of learning and teaching and show improvements in student learning. Major findings of the 5 year project include the requirement to overcome technological, pedagogical and cultural issues for successful eLearning implementations. The DIDET Framework encapsulates all the conclusions relating to design engineering in a global context. Each of the principles for effective distributed design learning is shown along with relevant findings and suggested metrics. The findings detailed in the paper were reached through a series of interventions in design engineering education at the collaborating institutions. Evaluation was carried out on an ongoing basis and fed back into project development, both on the pedagogical and the technological approaches

    Dissemination of innovative teaching and learning practice : the global studio

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    This project aims to disseminate teaching and learning resources from an innovative programme called the Global Studio to the ADM-HEA community. The area of innovation developed in the Global Studio was to link student teams across the globe in ‘designer’ and ‘client’ roles in order to undertake a product development project. This built on and extended the learning philosophy of learning in and through doing provided in a more traditional design studio. Throughout the project students worked in geographically distributed work groups in order to provide them with experience in using skills that would enable them to work successfully in distributed design teams

    The Role of Critical Case Analysis in Interprofessional Education

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    Goals for interprofessional education include preparing students to work in collaborative practice, teaching them how to work in teams and to asses and improve the quality of patient care. (Barr, 2007, Thibault, 2013). Four core competency domains have been established to inform interprofessional education (Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel, 2011). These are ethics/values, roles/responsibilities, interprofessional communication and teams/teamwork. Various pedagogical approaches have been used to help students meet these competencies. The Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation (2013) recommends development and implementation of innovative models to link interprofessional education and practice. Thibault (2013) recommends students engage in “real work” as part of their interprofessional education experience

    CHARACTERISTICS OF HEAD START TEACHING TEAMS: ASSOCIATIONS WITH CLASSROOM QUALITY AND CHILD OUTCOMES

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    The primary objectives of the present study were to describe the characteristics of Head Start teaching teams, investigate perceptions of teamwork and explore how these characteristics and perceptions associate with classroom quality and child outcomes. Forty-three teaching team pairs, composed of a lead and assistant teacher, independently completed a rating of their perceived levels of teamwork. Their classrooms were observed using a standard observational technique and the enrolled children were assessed on measures of executive function and social-emotional development. This study hypothesized that classroom staff with positive perceptions of their existing teams would have higher classroom quality scores and better child outcomes than those teams with less positive perceptions. The examination of teaching team perceptions and classroom quality showed that the lead teachers’ perceptions negatively associated with dimensions of classroom quality. Multi-leveling modeling examined the associations between teaching team perceptions and child outcomes. Results illustrated that lead and assistant teachers’ perceptions and consistent ratings predicted children’s social-emotional development. This study contributes to a scant body of literature that overlooks the dynamics of the teaching team. The exploration of teaching teams’ characteristics and perceptions offer insight into an understudied topic. The study also highlights how teaching teams’ perceptions associate with classroom quality and children’s social-emotional development. Keywords: Head Start, teaching teams; perception; teamwork; classroom quality; child outcomes; social-emotional developmen

    Using Experiential Client-Based Projects in Sport Sales Courses

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    Sales has gradually gained traction in the sport management programs over the past 15 years. This article examines the extent to which client-based experiential projects are used in sport sales courses and determines if teaching practices are different in client-based and non-client-based courses. Online survey responses were received from 36 of 85 sport management programs that offer a sport sales course. Results indicated that 58.3% of sport sales courses utilized a client-based experiential sales project. The sports properties that partner with sales classes the most are college athletics, minor league teams, and Big Five professional sports teams. Clients provided students with leads in 55% of the projects. The most popular organizational model was the independent model, which was employed by 70% of the courses engaging in a client-based project, followed by the on-campus and in-venues models. Client-based courses were more likely to use mock sales calls, guest speakers, and the Sales Huddle game. Implications for teaching client-based experiential courses are addressed

    Team-Teaching and Team Work: Perceptions Amongst Students and Staff (A Case Study)

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    AbstractThe paper presents the case of a team teaching experience at the Training of Trainers master degree program at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Bucharest. The case reflects the experience gained by the two authors over the last three years in carrying out a joint teaching effort. Based on team teaching, the Building and Leading Teams course was interlinked with Training Practice course, during the second study year. As part of the teaching and research assignments, the students have systematically investigated different kinds of teams in various companies, organizations and institutions. Besides carrying on case studies outside the University environment, students have worked in designated teams and had to critically analyze their own team's dynamics. Students developed monitoring, evaluation and reflection instruments to reflect on the issues, processes and critical elements of teams’ dynamics and effectiveness. Grounded on case studies, students’ teams designed and delivered training sessions in order to improve the teams they studied as cases or to replicate positive experiences they have investigated
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