Joyce & Weil (2000). Personality and Learning Styles; Adapting to Individual Differences. In Models of Teaching.

Joyce, B. R., & Weil, M. (2000). Personality and Learning Styles; Adapting to Individual Differences. In Models of Teaching (6th ed., pp. 97-108). Allyn and Bacon. [Chapter about Conceptual Systems Theory] “… a framework that can be used to understand some of the important ways that students respond differently to the world.” (p 97) “… … Read more

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Rosenshine (1985). Direct instruction.

Rosenshine, B. (1985). Direct instruction. In T. Husén & T. N. Postlethwaite (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education (Vols. 1-10, Vol. 3). Oxford: Pergamon Press. “… the term has been used to refer to explicit, step-by-step instruction directed by the teacher.” (p 1395) “… other similar terms such as systematic teaching, explicit instruction, explicit teaching, and … Read more

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Haas (1978). Synectics.

Haas, J. (1978). Synectics. In A. W. Foshay & I. Morrisett (Eds.), Beyond the Scientific: A Comprehensive View of Consciousness. (pp. 141-150). Social Science Education Consortium. Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=ED177080. “… make the strange familiar, and the familiar strange.” (p 141) “One definition is the joining together of different and apparently irrelevant or unrelated items. He … Read more

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Hummell (2006). Synectics for creative thinking in technology education.

Hummell, L. (2006). Synectics for creative thinking in technology education. The Technology Teacher, 66(3), 22-27. [Article related to Synectics. Several examples of application are provided.] “Synectics outlines the processes that people can use to help them overcome mental blocks while working on difficult tasks.” (p 22) “… designed to ‘make the familiar strange, to help … Read more

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Taba (1966). Teaching Strategies and Cognitive Functioning in Elementary School Children.

Taba, H. (1966, February). Teaching Strategies and Cognitive Functioning in Elementary School Children. Retrieved February 15, 2009, from http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=ED025448. [Article pertaining to Inductive Thinking] “… in actual learning there must be several lines of growth in knowledge, in attitudes, and in skills, which intertwine with growth in cognitive processes.” (p ii) “There is a strong … Read more

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Xu & Morris (2007). Collaborative Course Development for Online Courses.

“The purpose of this study is to add to the literature on course development through a detailed analysis of the roles that faculty assume during the planning and development process and to examine the curricular decisions made by the development team for an online course.” (p 36)

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Fletcher & Russell (2001). Incorporating Issues of Sexual Orientation in the Classroom: Challenges and Solutions.

“It has been our experience that although social sanctions prevent students from making inappropriate comments in class concerning race and ethnicity, social class, or religious beliefs, it is perceived by many students to be acceptable to make inappropriate remarks regarding sexual orientation.” (p 36-37)

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