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Hemispheric Lateralization: Are You Left- or Right-Brained? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
An online brain dominance inventory provides students with information on their brain dominance and information processing style. This relates to perception and learning styles.
Where Would Shoppers Go? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Two formulas and a scenario for students to apply two retail gravitation models used to predict where shoppers will choose to shop.
Universcience-VOD- La plasticitÃ du cerveau part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Coached Problem Solving:Examples
In this lab exercise, students of intermediate-level French will watch a short video on brain plasticity from the universcience VOD collection online.
"Breakfast, Brainpower, and Connecting Disciplines" part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching:Examples
Activity to help students differentiate how disciplines focus on a problem.
Do You See What I See: Using Optical and Visual Illusions to Illustrate Perception part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples
An in-class demonstration of perception and individual perceptual differences, using optical illusions and visuals.
Social Class Symbols: In-class Activity Game part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples
This sites provides three interactive games related to social class and personal possessions indicative of class.
La Dyslexie: A French language podcast part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples
In this listening comprehension exercise, students will complete a questionnaire based on a podcast on the topic of dyslexia. Students will listen to the podcast at the French website Neopodia and answer comprehension questions in complete sentences in French.
Writing about Numbers We Should Know part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This opening assignment for an introductory quantitative reasoning course asks students to write about "Numbers We Should Know." Its goal is to help students begin to think quantitatively, evaluate the sources of quantitative information critically, and write using numbers precisely and thoughtfully.
Introducing Introductory Psychology Students to Quantitative Analysis part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
An assignment that involves introductory psychology students in the analysis a data set on personality traits and their relationship to measures of happiness and well-being.
Becoming a Psychology Scholar part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment takes indtroductory psychology students step-by-step through the research process.
Comparing Journalistic Reports to Primary Sources of Research part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
A set of three short writing assignments were designed to encourage students to think critically about the way that scientific research is reported by the popular media and the reasons that research may or may not be reported in a way that could be construed as misleading.
Examining Prosocial Behavior Quantitatively: An Activity for Introductory Psychology Students part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
For this psychology project, students in small groups will design and execute a study on helping behavior and then analyze and interpret the results.
Selective encoding in the interpretation of topographic maps part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper describes two experiments in which experienced adult map readers compared three-dimensional land surface drawings against previously and separately studied contour maps. Results indicate ...
The differential susceptibility of topographic map interpretation to influence from training part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This study appraises the extent to which subjects' implementation of map to landsurface matching is task-determined or influenced by training. Study subjects comprised three groups of 19 early ...
Existential Approaches to Action Research part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article discusses existentialism, existential action research, and dimensions of action research. It presents an existential approach to action research with the goal of teaching teachers how to ...
Skill in map reading and memory for maps part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper investigates the applicability of the maxim on expert memory to the case of topographic contour map reading. This study aims to clarify the role of map reading skill in map memory through ...
Seeing the big picture: map use and the development of spatial cognition part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper considers the relation between the development of spatial cognition and children's use of maps and models. A new theoretical perspective is presented that takes into account the influences ...
Learning to learn; why not be explicit in the classroom? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract: Recent educational trends emphasize learning that is active, student-centered, and collaborative. The perceived pressure to 'cover content' in courses often favors traditional lecture ...
Motivation and self-regulated learning: Theory, research, and applications part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract: This volume focuses on the role of motivational processes--such as goals, attributions, self-efficacy, outcome expectations, self-concept, self-esteem, social comparisons, emotions, values, ...
Self-Regulation and Effort Investment part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract: In the first section of this chapter I argue that laypeople and researchers still have a hazy sense of what self-regulation entails. I highlight recent conceptualizations and empirical ...