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  1. BOLOGNA PROCESS AND REALITY ON THE GROUND IN ETHIOPIAN HIGHER EDUCATION

    20 Apr 2020

    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...

  2. Dog gone it!

    08 Jun 2015 | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    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.

  3. Bio-Inspired Paper Flowers

    03 Jun 2014 | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    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.

  4. Save the Wolf (Simple Machines)

    03 Jun 2014 | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    This grade 3 design lesson introduces simple machines and challenges students to use simple machines to create a device to capture a wolf.

  5. Earthen Dam Design Task

    03 Jun 2014 | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    This grade 3 design task focuses on earth materials and the construction of an earthen dam.

  6. Drink Pouch

    11 Jun 2013 | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    This 3rd grade design activity is focused on creating a drink pouch that can keep a drink cool in the hot sun.

  7. Design of Musical Instruments for a Rock Band

    10 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    This grade 3 design task helps students to learn about sound by designing a stringed musical instrument.

  8. Sound Absorption

    09 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    This grade 3 lesson plan focuses on a design task to create a wall to absorb sound.

  9. Exploring Whirligigs

    09 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    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...

  10. 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

    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...

  11. Learning Cycles in Large Chemistry Lectures: Implementation Logistics

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    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...

  12. Creating Informed Problem Solvers: A Case Study in Engineering Education

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    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...

  13. Cyber Peer-Led Team Learning at IUPUI, Purdue, and Florida International University: A Next Generation Learning Challenges Project

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    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,...

  14. IS-IT Learning? Challenging Students to Think 'Outside the Box' through Interdisciplinary Contexts for Inquiry in STEM

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    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...

  15. Online Learning Systems for Science: From Grant-Funded Project to Widespread

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session E1This presentation will describe the genesis, testing, modification, and eventual commercial distribution of a web-based homework/learning system for chemistry. This project relates to the design and implementation of...

  16. University Governance and its Role in Transforming Societies in the Middle East

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session D3I will present the results of a regional study on university governance conducted in four countries: Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. We have surveyed 50 Universities, using aquestionnaire addressing 4 dimensions...

  17. Institutional Course Redesign

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session D2This presentation addresses policy, implementation, design, sustainability, research and institutional cultural change for a unique and compelling course transformation program. This program bases its transformation on...

  18. Project Kaleidoscope: Leadership for Implementing Change in Undergraduate STEM Education

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    Transforming Education: from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session D1 Transforming undergraduate STEM education requires vision, leadership and action. Since 1996, Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), a national organization, has been offering leadershipinstitutes for STEM faculty members to...

  19. Active Learning Classrooms as a Lever for Improving Undergraduate Education

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    Panel discussion participant at the Transforming Education: from Innovation to Implementation October 10-12, 2011 ConferenceUniversity of Minnesota

  20. A Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    Transforming Education: from Innovation to Implementation Conference October 10-12, 2011Carl Wieman Keynote PresentationCognitive psychology research What is the learning we want? How is it achieved? II. Education research Data from classrooms III. Institutional change—undergraduate STEM...