BOLOGNA PROCESS AND REALITY ON THE GROUND IN ETHIOPIAN HIGHER EDUCATION
20 Apr 2020 | Contributor(s): Teklu Tafase Olkaba, Ewnetu Hailu Tamene (contributor)
The main intent of this study was to investigate the extent to which Ethiopian universities consider local/national reality while implementing Bologna process. Six universities were selected of which postgraduate students, senior academic staffs and university leaders were included. The study is...
Teacher Reflection: Wargel, Slow Boats, Fall 2017
17 Jan 2018 | Teacher Reflections | Contributor(s): Karen Sue Wargel
The slow boat activity worked well as a culminating activity for force and motion.
Slow Boat PowerPoint Presentation
29 Jun 2017 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Bryan Hubbard, James Daniel Lehman, Alyssa Panitch
This PowerPoint presentation was designed to accompany the SLED Slow Boat activity.
Slow Boat PowerPoint Presentation Summer 2017
29 Jun 2017 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Arielle Mucha, James Daniel Lehman, James J Minogue
This PowerPoint presentation accompanied the Slow Boat design activity at the SLED summer workshops in 2017.
Dog gone it!
08 Jun 2015 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Brenda Capobianco, Todd Richard Kelley, Chell Nyquist, James Daniel Lehman
This design challenge, for students in grade 3, focuses on simple and compound machines. The objective of the challenge is to design a compound machine to help a large breed of dog to get into and out of the back of a car.
STEMEdhub: Supporting STEM Education Initiatives via the H U Bzero Platform
07 Apr 2015 | Publications | Contributor(s): James Daniel Lehman, Peg A Ertmer, Ann Bessenbacher
Built as one of 60+ hubs on the HUBzero platform, STEMEdhub was developed in 2011 as a resource for research, education, and collaboration in STEM education. The hub currently supports 82 different groups. In this article, the authors describe two specific groups (SLED and AAU) that are taking...
Bio-Inspired Paper Flowers
03 Jun 2014 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Bryan Hubbard, James Daniel Lehman
This grade 3 lesson introduces students to the basic structures of plants and their functions. Students are challenged to create paper flowers that turn colors through processes that mimics how real plants function.
Save the Wolf (Simple Machines)
03 Jun 2014 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Kendra A Erk, James Daniel Lehman
This grade 3 design lesson introduces simple machines and challenges students to use simple machines to create a device to capture a wolf.
Earthen Dam Design Task
03 Jun 2014 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Venkatesh Merwade, James Daniel Lehman
This grade 3 design task focuses on earth materials and the construction of an earthen dam.
11 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Bryan Hubbard, Alyssa Panitch, Kari Clase, Tahira Reid, Nancy Irene Tyrie, James Daniel Lehman
This 3rd grade design activity is focused on creating a drink pouch that can keep a drink cool in the hot sun.
Slow Boat PowerPoint
11 Jun 2013 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Bryan Hubbard, Alyssa Panitch, Tahira Reid, Kari Clase, Nancy Irene Tyrie, James Daniel Lehman
The PowerPoint slides which accompanied the Slow Boat design task at the 2013 Summer Institute.
11 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Bryan Hubbard, Alyssa Panitch, Tahira Reid, Kari Clase, Nancy Irene Tyrie, James Daniel Lehman
This 4th grade design task lesson focuses on the concept of drag by asking students to develop ways to slow down a boat.
Design of Musical Instruments for a Rock Band
10 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): David C Eichinger, Erin K Doherty, James Daniel Lehman, Venkatesh Merwade
This grade 3 design task helps students to learn about sound by designing a stringed musical instrument.
09 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): James Daniel Lehman
This grade 3 lesson plan focuses on a design task to create a wall to absorb sound.
09 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Brenda Capobianco, James Daniel Lehman
This inquiry lesson, for grades 3-4, involves students conducting a fair test investigation to determine the way an object (a whirligig) falls through the air and how this fall depends on its mass, surface area, and other factors. This lesson is an adaptation of a lesson developed by...
Video - Theories of Action for STEM Education: The Role of the National Science Foundation Investments in STEM Learning and Higher Education
02 Nov 2011 | Conference Videos | Contributor(s): Joan Ferrini-Mundy
What is the most strategic approach for a federal funding agency in shaping investment programs to improve STEM teaching and learning? NSF's Directorate for Education and Human Resources is focused increasingly on its role within the Foundation and in coordination with other agencies in...
Learning Cycles in Large Chemistry Lectures: Implementation Logistics
12 Oct 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Ellen Yezierski
Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session F2 Inquiry-based instruction employing the learning cycle is theoretically grounded in constructivism (1) and social constructivism (2) as well as empirically supported in research conducted in learning environments...
Creating Informed Problem Solvers: A Case Study in Engineering Education
12 Oct 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Michael Fosmire, Ruth E Wertz
Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session F1 In our increasingly knowledge-based society, the focus of engineering education has changed dramatically, de-emphasizing specialized content skills and rote problem solving and concentrating on processes and habits of...
Cyber Peer-Led Team Learning at IUPUI, Purdue, and Florida International University: A Next Generation Learning Challenges Project
12 Oct 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Nancy Millichap, Pratibha Varma-Nelson
Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session E3The slide presentation is unavailable at this time due to pending plublication.The Next Generation Learning Challenges initiative of EDUCAUSE, with support from the Gates and Hewlett Foundations, is a collaborative,...
IS-IT Learning? Challenging Students to Think 'Outside the Box' through Interdisciplinary Contexts for Inquiry in STEM
12 Oct 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Gwen Lawrie, Kelly E Matthews, Gabriela Weaver
Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session E2Large-enrollment first-year STEM courses present a significant challenge to academics in terms of engagement and in catering for student diversity in academic ability, career aspiration, and prior experiences. In this...