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Handbook of Research on Teaching and Learning in K-20 Education

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While the general agreement in education remains that the more senses involved in learning, the better we learn; the question still remains as to the distinction between the education of children and the education of adults. Handbook of Research on Teaching and Learning in K-20 Education provides well-rounded research in providing teaching and learning theories that can be applied to both adults and children while acknowledging the difference between both. This book serves as a comprehensive collection of expertise, research, skill, and experiences which will be useful to educators, scholars, and practitioners in the K-12 education, higher education, and adult education field.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
    1. OBJECTIVE OF THE HANDBOOK
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Chapter 1: Teaching for Critical Thinking
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. WHAT PROCESSES CROSS DIFFERENT CRITICAL THINKING TRADITIONS?
    5. DIFFERENT KINDS OF ASSUMPTIONS
    6. HOW IS CRITICAL THINKING LEARNED AND TAUGHT?
    7. FUTURE TRENDS
    8. SUMMARY
  9. Chapter 2: Learning through Teaching
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK: TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING
    4. HOW TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING APPLIES TO LEARNING THROUGH TEACHING
    5. NARRATIVE LEARNING
    6. OUR STORIES
    7. METHODOLOGY
    8. FINDINGS
    9. BRINGING THE STRANDS TOGETHER
    10. IMPLICATIONS FOR THEORY, PRACTICE, AND RESEARCH
  10. Chapter 3: Learning to Lead in the Midst of Complex Times
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. LEADING AND LEARNING IN ACTION
    5. THE PROMISE OF FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 4: Common Core State Standards
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COMMON CORE STANDARDS DEFINED
    4. HISTORY OF STANDARDS BASED REFORM AND COMMON CORE
    5. THE PROS AND CONS IN ADOPTION OF A COMMON CORE CURRICULUM
    6. THE PROMISES
    7. WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE COMMON CORE?
    8. APPENDIX
  12. Chapter 5: Quality in K-20 E-Learning Processes
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. E-LEARNING QUALITY: VARIABLES AND RELATIONS
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 6: The Impact of K-20 Policies on Teachers
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE IMPACT OF POLICY
    5. RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE TRENDS
    7. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 7: Teaching as Literacy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
    6. FINDINGS
    7. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  15. Chapter 8: Adapting Adult Educators’ Teaching Philosophies to Foster Adult Learners’ Transformation and Emancipation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES IN ADULT EDUCATION
    4. PHILOSOPHICAL UNDERPINNINGS OF TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING THEORY
    5. THE ROLE OF PHILOSOPHY IN EDUCATIONAL THEORY
    6. EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE
    7. THE ADULT LEARNER
    8. THE ADULT LEARNING PROFESSIONAL
    9. METHODS
    10. REFLECTIONS
  16. Chapter 9: School Leaders and Cultural Competence
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE EDUCATIONAL LEADERS
    4. FUTURE TRENDS
    5. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 10: Democratizing Classroom Discussion
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FUTURE TRENDS
    5. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 11: Online Learning Engagement System (OLES) Design Framework for Postsecondary Online Learning Environments
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN THESIS
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 12: Opening the Learning Space
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. OPENING THE LEARNING SPACE: GIVING PRIMACY TO STUDENTS’ STORIES OF EXPERIENCE
    3. SHIFTING THE RHETORICAL TRIANGLE: SOME OPERATIONAL DEFINITIONS
    4. FOSTERING SOCIAL STORY SPACES IN YOUR HIGHER EDUCATION CLASSROOM
    5. GOING FORWARD
    6. CONCLUSION
  20. Chapter 13: The Development of the Occupational Work Ethic for K-20 Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SYNTHESIZING THE LITERATURE
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 14: Learning in Second Life
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES OF AN AVATAR
    5. FACILITATING LEARNING IN SECOND LIFE
    6. FUTURE TRENDS
    7. CONCLUSION AND CHALLENGES
  22. Chapter 15: Envisioning K-20 Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: TRADITIONAL AFRICAN EDUCATION AND CONTEMPORARY LIFELONG LEARNING
    4. EDUCATIONAL PROVISIONS BY MISSIONARIES AND THE COLONIAL GOVERNMENT
    5. THE INTERVENTION OF THE 1960 ASHBY REPORT IN THE NIGERIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM
    6. THE FUTURE
    7. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  23. Chapter 16: Partnerships between University and Adult Education Providers
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PARTNERSHIPS
    4. CURRENT PRACTICES
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  24. Chapter 17: Digital Citizenship Instruction in K-20 Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CONDITIONS FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP INSTRUCTION
    5. STEPS IN DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP INSTRUCTION
    6. INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES
    7. DEVELOPMENTAL ASPECTS OF DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP INSTRUCTION
    8. FUTURE TRENDS
    9. CONCLUSION
  25. Chapter 18: Teacher Assessment in Technology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE ROLE OF ASSESSMENT IN EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOMS
    5. A STUDY ON EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER ASSESSMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENTAL GAINS IN TECHNOLOGY-INTEGRATED CLASSROOMS
    6. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES IN TECHNOLOGY-INTEGRATED CLASSROOMS
    7. CONCLUSION
  26. Chapter 19: Computer-Aided Engineering Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ICT AND ITS ROLE IN EDUCATION
    5. COMPUTER-AIDED LEARNING (CAL) FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION
    6. NEW LEARNING APPROACHES IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION
    7. EMERGING AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION
    8. FACTORS INFLUENCING THE SUCCESS OF CAL IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION
    9. CONCLUSION
  27. Chapter 20: Teaching through Film
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. KEN LOACH: A BRIEF FILMOGRAPHY
    5. LOACH’S CINEMATIC METHOD
    6. LAND AND FREEDOM: “THE DECISION”
    7. THE SCENE IN DETAIL
    8. THE EDUCATIVE DIMENSION OF “THE DECISION”
    9. USING FILM FOR OTHER TEACHING PURPOSES
    10. FUTURE TRENDS
    11. CONCLUSION
  28. Chapter 21: A Critical Review of Reflectivity, Andragogy, and Confucianism
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. ANALYSIS
    5. CONFUCIUS’ SILENT REFLECTION
    6. MEZIROW’S THEORY OF REFLECTIVITY
    7. ANDRAGOGY AS FACILITATIVE, COLLABORATIVE, AND INTERACTIVE
    8. CONFUCIUS’ SILENT REFLECTION COMPARED
    9. MEZIROW’S THEORY OF REFLECTIVITY COMPARED
    10. A CRITIQUE OF CONFUCIUS’ REFLECTION AND MEZIROW’S REFLECTIVITY
    11. DISCUSSION: A MODEL OF LEARNING THROUGH CRITICAL REFLECTION
    12. THE MODEL OF LEARNING THROUGH CRITICAL REFLECTION
    13. RECOMMENDATIONS
    14. POLITICAL ISSUES: MORE THAN SOCIAL CHANGE?
    15. CAN CRITICAL REFLECTION OCCUR WITHIN A PEDAGOGICAL MODE OF LEARNING?
    16. BODY AND MIND TOGETHER: “I DO, I UNDERSTAND”
    17. CRITICAL REFLECTION FOR A “KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY”
    18. MULTIPLE FACTORS AND LEARNING
    19. CONCLUSION
  29. Chapter 22: K-20 Education in Relation to Library Science
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MANIFESTATIONS OF LIBRARY SCIENCE IN K-20 EDUCATION
    5. THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF LIBRARY SCIENCE ON K-20 EDUCATION
    6. CONDITIONS FOR OPTIMIZING LIBRARY SCIENCE IN K-20 EDUCATION
    7. FUTURE TRENDS
    8. CONCLUSION
  30. Chapter 23: The Making of Adult Learners through Project-Based Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. SUCCESS OF PROJECT-BASED LANGUAGE LEARNING: SELF-EFFICACY AND SELF-EVALUATION
    6. FUTURE TRENDS
    7. CONCLUSION
  31. Chapter 24: Multigenre Narratives as a Healing Process
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION TO WRITING AS HEALING
    3. BACKGROUND OF MULTIGENRE WRITING
    4. BACKGROUND OF NARRATIVE INQUIRY
    5. THE IMPORTANCE OF WRITING WHILE IN PAIN
    6. A PHYSICAL THERAPIST’S PERSPECTIVE
    7. NEW DIRECTIONS FOR MULTIGENRE PROJECTS
    8. FUTURE TRENDS AND FUTURE RESEARCH: ERIC’S PERSPECTIVE
    9. FUTURE TRENDS AND FUTURE RESEARCH: JEN’S PERSPECTIVE
    10. ERIC’S ADVICE FOR FINDING TIME FOR YOURSELF
    11. JEN’S ADVICE FOR FINDING TIME FOR YOURSELF
    12. CONCLUSION: ADVICE FOR EDUCATORS
    13. APPENDIX
  32. Chapter 25: Using Logic Models for Program Planning in K20 Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TRENDS
    4. DEFINING THE BASIC ELEMENTS OF A LOGIC MODEL
    5. EXAMPLES OF LOGIC MODELS FOR PLANNING AND EVALUATION
    6. THEORY APPROACH
    7. USES OF LOGIC MODELS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
    8. LOGIC MODELS IN K12 EDUCATION
    9. CONCLUSION
  33. Chapter 26: Before K and Beyond 20
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND/THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. SUSTAINABLE LEARNING PARADIGM FROM BEFORE K TO BEYOND 20
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  34. Chapter 27: Online Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. BACKGROUND
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
  35. Chapter 28: A Qualitative Research Approach for the Investigation and Evaluation of Adult Users’ Participation Factors through Collaborative E-Learning Activities in the Virtual World of “Second Life”
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL UNDERPINNINGS
    4. ADULTS’ PARTICIPATION THEORIES IN EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
    5. COLLABORATIVE E-LEARNING PRACTICES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS: THE CASE OF SECOND LIFE
    6. PREVIOUS QUALITATIVE WORKS
    7. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
    8. METHODOLOGY
    9. RESEARCH FRAMEWORK
    10. THE RESULTS OF THE INTERVIEW
    11. DISCUSSION POINTS
    12. CONCLUSION
    13. FUTURE WORK
  36. Chapter 29: Minority Students in Teacher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. DIVERSIFYING AMERICA’S K-12 TEACHING FORCE: BARRIERS AND CHALLENGES
    5. CURRENT RECRUITMENT SYSTEMS
    6. CURRENT RETENTION SYSTEMS
    7. STEREOTYPES SURROUNDING THE TEACHING PROFESSION
    8. SYSTEMATIC BIASES
    9. COMPETING PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
    10. ASSESSMENT OF LITERATURE
    11. FUTURE TRENDS: IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    12. CONCLUSION
  37. Chapter 30: Redefining the Higher Education Landscape through Problem-Based Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. AN INTRODUCTION TO PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING (PBL)
    4. BACKGROUND
    5. HISTORY OF PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING (PBL)
    6. SCAFFOLDING PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING (PBL)
    7. AUTHENTIC PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING (PBL) PROBLEM DESIGN
    8. REFLECTION
    9. FUTURE TRENDS
    10. CONCLUSION
  38. Chapter 31: Optimizing Conditions for Learning and Teaching in K-20 Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. OVERVIEW
    3. OPTIMIZING CONDITIONS FOR ALL LEARNERS
    4. OPTIMIZING CONDITIONS FOR ALL TEACHERS
    5. TYPES OF OPTIMIZATIONS FOR K-20 TEACHERS
    6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE TRENDS
  39. Chapter 32: The Perceived Work Ethic of K-12 Teachers by Grade Level Taught (K-6, 7-9, 10-12)
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
  40. Chapter 33: Facilitating Active Learning among Adult Learners
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FACILITATING ACTIVE LEARNING THROUGH TECHNOLOGICAL INTERVENTION
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  41. Chapter 34: Teaching and Learning to Communicate
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND AND LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. PROCESS FOR DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION SKILLS
    5. OUTCOMES AND FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. APPENDIX 1
    8. APPENDIX 2
    9. APPENDIX 3
    10. APPENDIX 4
    11. APPENDIX 5
    12. APPENDIX 6
  42. Chapter 35: “They Didn’t Teach Them Anything!”
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
  43. Chapter 36: K-20 Learning along a Novice to Expert Continuum in Online Learning Environments
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
  44. Chapter 37: Recent Advances in Intelligent Tutoring Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CONSTRUCTION OF EDUTUTOR INTELLIGENT TUTORING SYSTEM
    5. A CASE OF STUDY: EDUTUTOR SYSTEM
    6. EDUTUTOR DEMONSTRATION AND VALIDATION
    7. CONCLUSION
  45. Chapter 38: GlobalEdu
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE GLOBALEDU MODEL
    5. LARGE-SCALE: GLOBALEDU AND ISAM
    6. SMALL-SCALE: GLOBALEDU AND LOCAL
    7. PRACTICAL SCENARIO: GLOBALEDU AND LOCAL
    8. RELATED WORK
    9. FUTURE TRENDS
    10. CONCLUSION
  46. Chapter 39: In the Nexus
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. LEARNING PODS AS LEARNING MICRO-SOCIETIES
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  47. Chapter 40: The Visualization of a Critical Element in K-20 Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE CONCEPT OF TRUST
    4. EVOLUTION OF THE IPI
    5. INITIAL RESEARCH USING THE IPI WITH DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS
    6. MODIFIED INSTRUCTIONAL PERSPECTIVES INVENTORY (MIPI) VALIDATED THREE TIMES
    7. DEVELOPMENT OF THE MODIFIED INSTRUCTIONAL PERSPECTIVES INVENTORY FOR STUDENTS (MIPI-S)
    8. DEVELOPMENT OF THE VISIBLE ELEMENTS OF TRUST INVENTORY (VETI)
    9. VISIBLE ELEMENTS OF TRUST INVENTORY (VETI)©
    10. ASSUMPTIONS OF ANDRAGOGY
    11. PROCESS ELEMENTS
    12. TRUST FROM THE LEARNERS’ PERSPECTIVE
    13. ANALYSIS OF EACH SURVEY QUESTION
    14. TRUST IN ACTION
    15. VISIBLE ELEMENT OF TRUST INVENTORY (VETI)
    16. FUTURE TRENDS
    17. CONCLUSION
  48. Chapter 41: Teachers as Researchers and Instructional Leaders
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. PEER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE CLASSROOM CONTEXT
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  49. Chapter 42: The Changing Mission and Nature of Partnerships in Public Universities
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK: ACADEMIC MISSION VS. THE BUSINESS MISSION
    4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK: THE ACADEMIC AND BUSINESS MISSION
    5. BACKGROUND
    6. MAIN TREATISE
    7. A CULMINATING CASE IN POINT: THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
    8. CONCLUSION: A CROSSROAD MODEL OF PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION
  50. Chapter 43: Education Can be Gained from Errors
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. TEACHING PLAGIARISM
    5. RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  51. Chapter 44: Engaging Students in a Large Classroom and Distance Environment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STRUCTURAL ENVIRONMENT
    4. STUDENT EVALUATION
    5. TECHNOLOGY
    6. ACTIVE LEARNING STRATEGIES
    7. TRIED AND DISCARDED
    8. PATHWAY INTEGRATION
    9. TEACHING INTANGIBLES
    10. SUMMARY
  52. Chapter 45: Advancing Active Learning with Adult Learners
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. IMPLICATIONS FOR FACULTY
    5. IMPLEMENTATION
    6. RESULTS
    7. INSIGHTS
    8. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    9. APPENDIX 1
    10. APPENDIX 2
    11. APPENDIX 3
    12. APPENDIX 4
  53. Chapter 46: K-20 Education and Globalization
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH IN FIELDS RELATED TO THE GLOBALIZATION AND INTERNATIONALIZATION OF EDUCATION
    4. SELECTED ISSUES RELATED TO THE GLOBALIZATION OF K-20 EDUCATION
    5. CONCLUSION
  54. Chapter 47: Assessment and Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINITIONS OF ASSESSMENT
    4. FUTURE TRENDS IN ASSESSMENT
    5. CONCLUSION
  55. Chapter 48: Collective Transformation of Three Generations of Chinese Adult Learners in K-20 Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. RESEARCH METHODS
    5. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTION FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
  56. Chapter 49: Andragogy around the World in K-20 Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE FOUNDATION OF TRUST
    5. TRENDS IN THE FUTURE
    6. CONCLUSION
  57. Chapter 50: Assessing the Quality of Education for All
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: A COMPLEX SYSTEM
    4. AN OVERVIEW OF K-20 EDUCATION AND EDUCATION FOR ALL (EFA)
    5. WHY DO WE EVALUATE?
    6. HOW IS THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION BEING ASSESSED IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN?
    7. AN OVERVIEW OF AGENCIES AND COUNTRIES IN SOUTH AMERICA AND IN CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES
    8. FUTURE TRENDS AND CONCLUSION
  58. Compilation of References
  59. About the Contributors