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Evidence Based Educational Methods

Author : Daniel J. Moran
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Evidence-Based Educational Methods answers the challenge of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 by promoting evidence-based educational methods designed to improve student learning. Behavioral scientists have been refining these instructional methods for decades before the current call for evidence-based education. Precision Teaching, Direct Instruction, Computerized Teaching, Personalized System of Instruction, and other unique applications of behavior analysis are all informed by the scientific principles of learning, have been tested in the laboratory, and are often shown to have significant success in field applications. This book details each of these approaches to education based on the principles of behavior analysis. Individuals and agencies responsible for instruction that leaves no child behind will find this compendium an important resource for meeting that challenge, and young educators will greatly benefit from this text, as they will see a blueprint of the evidence-based education systems being planned for the future. * The education literature is replete with fly-by-night ideas and unresearched opinions about how to teach children. This book has none of that. The reader is given researched educational methods. In fact, some methods draw on 3 or 4 decades of experimental data. The whole book is cohesive, not just a patchwork of different educators' opinions. All of the chapters are built on basic scientific principles of behavior, and all of the methods can be used with one another * This is a book by scientist-practitioners, but not for scientists only. A parent can read many of these chapters, see the merit in the methods, and convey the need and the process for each of the methods * No book stands alone, but is connected to a greater literature base. The reader is shown where other information can be found about these methods. * The only thing better than scientific data is scientific data supported by consumer testimonial

Evidence Based Practice In Education

Author : Pring, Richard
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"Where does hunch end and evidence begin? Too much is written and said about school improvement - about improvements in teaching and learning - with far too little attention to this question. This book provides vivid discussion from distinguished protagonists and antagonists about what gets called 'evidence-based practice'. Reading it, all involved in education - policymakers and practitioners alike - can proceed more confidently."- Professor Tim Brighouse, London Schools Commissioner The movement to evidence-based practice in education is as important as it is controversial, and this book explores the arguments of leading advocates and critics. The book begins with an explication of evidence-based practice. Some of the ideas of its proponents are discussed, including the Campbell Collaboration, and the application to education of Cochrane-style reviews and meta-analyses. The thinking behind evidence based practice has been the subject of much criticism, particularly in education, and this criticism is aired in the second part of the book. Questions have been raised about what we mean by evidence, about how particular kinds of evidence may be privileged over other kinds of evidence, about the transferability of research findings to practice, and about the consequences of a move to evidence-based practice for governance in education. Given that the origins of the interest in evidence-based practice come largely from its use in medicine, questions arise about the validity of the transposition, and contributors to the third part of the book address this transposition. The issues raised in the book, while primarily those raised by educators, are of relevance also to professionals in medicine, social work and psychology.

Evidence Based Teaching

Author : William Buskist
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What could be more important to college and university facultythan teaching well? Indeed, in the past several years researchers have not onlyinvestigated key variables influencing teaching and learning, theyalso have applied empirical findings to develop and refine newsystems of teaching and learning—approaches that provide theinfrastructure for the day-to-day organization and assessment ofstudent learning over the course of an academic term. This volumepresents an overview of these systems and offers an assessment ofthe effectiveness of each relative to both student learning andenjoyment of the learning process. Written by leading teaching scholars, these systems include thelecture, problem-based learning, case studies, team-based learning,interteaching, service-learning, just-in-time teaching, Web-basedcomputer-aided personalized instruction, and online teaching. Eachcontributor outlines the basic principles of a system, describeshow to implement the system, and reviews the system’soverall effectiveness. This is the 128th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher educationquarterly report New Directions for Teaching and Learning,which offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques forimproving college teaching based on the experience of seasonedinstructors and the latest findings of educational andpsychological researchers.

Evidence based Analysis of Technology in Teaching Learning

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Providing Updated Evidence on the Technology Role in Educational ProgramsHow effective is technology compared to traditional teaching methods? Which technology strategies enhance our students learning outcomes? When and how can technology become handy? Should we integrate them into pre-existing teaching techniques? In "Evidence-based Analysis of Technology and Learning", the authors explore relevant teaching strategies aligned with technology and analyze their effect on learning and education using a framework to assess the research evidence. From the digital problem-based learning (DPBL) to mobile learning and simulation-based education, teaching methods are advancing to find the best way to teach. Each chapter introduces a technology-based method, explains the characteristics, and provides a detailed meta-analysis review that studies the efficacy of this education method in specific educational settings. "Evidence-based Analysis of Technology and Learning" provides the readers with an insight into the real effect of technology in educational programs using recently published meta-analyses as the basis of the discussion, accompanied by a detailed guide on how to interpret meta-analyses results and how they are conducted. In this context, you will form your own judgment about how technology drives the learning transformation and whether useful in your educational programs.

What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education

Author : David Mitchell
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As teachers around the world deal with the challenges of inclusive education, they must find effective ways of enhancing their classroom teaching methods. What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education presents teachers with a range of evidence-based strategies they can immediately put into practice in their classrooms. This unique book will be an invaluable resource for educators who may not have the time or the inclination to engage with theory-heavy research, but who wish to ensure that their teaching strategies are up-to-the-minute and proven to be the most effective best practices. Each of the 27 strategies that this book comprises has a substantial research base, a strong theoretical rationale and clear guidelines on their implementation, as well as cautionary advice where necessary. In this new second edition, David Mitchell, a leading writer in special and inclusive education, continues to break new ground with revised and updated strategies based on evidence from the most recent studies in the field. From the myriad of related research available, only those studies with genuine potential for improving the practices of teachers and schools have been included, with the aim of facilitating high-quality learning and social outcomes for all learners in schools. Updates to this new edition include: four new chapters, on response to intervention, universal design for learning, inter-agency cooperation and one on the Finnish education system over 350 new references an even wider international focus, including evidence drawn from Asia references to recent developments in neuroscience a new companion website, with extra case studies, links to further reading, journal articles and videos, and an interactive quiz, at This book will be essential reading for anyone with a vocational or academic interest in evidence-based special educational needs teaching strategies, whether a student in initial teacher education or a qualified classroom teacher, teacher educator, educational psychologist, special needs coordinator, parent, consultant or researcher. David Mitchell is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Education, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, and a consultant in inclusive education. ‘This is the book I wish I had written, synthesizing an enormous literature focused on special needs students. It is robust, it is readable, and it is your right-hand resource. A stunner of a book.’ –Professor John Hattie, University of Melbourne, author of Visible Learning

Evidence Based Training Methods 2nd Edition

Author : Ruth Colvin Clark
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Learn the evidence behind both new and tried-and-true best practices for training. Ruth Clark connects research to practice and offers concrete training guidance in this second edition of Evidence-Based Training Methods. With this book as your guide, you can incorporate evidence and learning psychology into your program design, development, and delivery decisions. This book covers: research behind the limits of the human memory, the value of graphics, balancing activity with learning—and how to apply it to training practicesthe power of examples, practice, and feedbackbrand-new material on scenario-based learning and games.Whether you're a classroom instructor, developer of training materials, training manager, or designer of any form of learning, you’ll find your training will be vastly more effective when you base your methods on evidence.

Evidence Based Teaching in Nursing

Author : Sharon Cannon
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Designed to assist aspiring, novice, and experienced faculty members in obtaining a strong foundation for Evidence-Based Teaching (EBT), Evidence-Based Teaching in Nursing: A Foundation for Educators explores past, present, and future aspects for teaching nursing in a variety of settings. This text promotes and demonstrates practical approaches for classroom, clinical, and simulation learning experiences while incorporating technology, generational considerations, and evidence. What's more, it addresses the academic environment while considering a wide array of teaching and learning aspects. Evidence-Based Teaching in Nursing: A Foundation for Educators contains: * Key terms * Chapter objectives * Practical tips for nurse educators * Multiple choice questions with rationales and discussion questions

Evidence Based Education in the Health Professions

Author : Ted Brown
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Evidence-based education is an attempt to find, critique and implement the highest quality research evidence that underpins the education provided to students.This comprehensive book presents concepts key to evidence-based education, learning and teaching, analysing a wide range of allied health professions in depth. It introduces unique, inspirati

An Evidence based Guide to College and University Teaching

Author : Aaron S. Richmond
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What makes a good college teacher? This book provides an evidence- based answer to that question by presenting a set of "model teaching characteristics" that define what makes a good college teacher. Based on six fundamental areas of teaching competency known as Model Teaching Characteristics outlined by The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP), this book describes how college faculty from all disciplines and at all levels of experience can use these characteristics to evaluate, guide, and improve their teaching. Evidence based research supports the inclusion of each characteristic, each of which is illustrated through example, to help readers master the skills. Readers learn to evaluate their teaching abilities by providing guidance on what to document and how to accumulate and organize the evidence. Two introductory chapters outline the model teaching characteristics followed by six chapters, each devoted to one of the characteristics: training, instructional methods, course content, assessment, syllabus construction, and student evaluations. The book: -Features in each chapter self-evaluation surveys that help readers identify gaps between the model characteristics and their own teaching, case studies that illustrate common teaching problems, discussion questions that encourage critical thinking, and additional readings for further exploration. -Discusses the need to master teaching skills such as collaborative learning, listening, and using technology as well as discipline-specific knowledge. -Advocates for the use of student-learning outcomes to help teachers better evaluate student performance based on their achievement of specific learning goals. -Argues for the development of learning objectives that reflect the core of the discipline‘s theories and applications, strengthen basic liberal arts skills, and infuse ethical and diversity issues. -Discusses how to solicit student feedback and utilize these evaluations to improve teaching. Intended for professional development or teacher training courses offered in masters and doctoral programs in colleges and universities, this book is also an invaluable resource for faculty development centers, college and university administrators, and college teachers of all levels and disciplines, from novice to the most experienced, interested in becoming more effective teachers.

Research in Education

Author : James H. McMillan
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This substantially revised text emphasizes evidence-based inquiry and provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and student-friendly introduction to the principles, concepts, and methods currently used in educational research. This text provides a balanced combination of quantitative and qualitative methods and enables students to master skills in reading, understanding, critiquing, and conducting research. Many examples and article excerpts are used throughout the text to demonstrate and highlight best practices in educational research. Evidence-based inquiry is emphasized in two ways: (1) Introductory chapters focus on the added importance of data-driven decision-making, (2) Methodological chapters (9, 10, 12-15) provide explicit guidelines for conducting empirical studies. New to This Edition: Substantial revision of all chapters with greater depth of coverage to present the most current and useful content available in educational research. A new chapter that covers mixed-method, secondary analysis, and action research. Both mixed-method and secondary analysis studies are becoming more frequent, and many students find themselves conducting action research. This chapter provides an introduction to these three approaches. Four new complete research articles that facilitate student understanding of different types of studies and provide examples to critique. Expanded coverage of experimental validity and randomized designs, including statistical conclusion and construct validity. Coverage of contemporary topics that students need to know because of their increased usage in the literature, including web-based surveys, logistic regression, and SEM. New instructional aids, including expanded application exercises at the end of each chapter and new Misconceptions verses Evidence boxes to show the utility of research. Substantial revision of Chapter 4 to reflect changes in ERIC so that students can use this popular database effectively. Greater emphasis on contemporary evaluation designs. New appendix on writing research articles to assist students in communicating their research. Marginal icons and keywords are included to guide readers to pertinent articles in the Research Navigator database. Instructor's Manual/Test Bank, PowerPoint(TM) Presentations, and Companion Website ( coordinated by the authors are available to adopters. Package this text with MyLabSchool-a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life! Visit for more information!

Inclusive Special Education

Author : Garry Hornby
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Much has been written about special education and about inclusive education, but there have been few attempts to pull these two concepts and approaches together. This book does just that: sets special education within the context of inclusive education. It posits that to include, effectively, all children with special educational needs in schools requires an integration of both concepts, approaches, and techniques. It has never been more timely to publish a book that helps professionals who work with schools, such as psychologists, special education professionals, and counselors, to identify effective practices for children with special needs and provide guidelines for implementing these in inclusive schools.

Improving Online Teacher Education

Author : Rachel Karchmer-Klein
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"This practical guide explains and shows how to incorporate the most helpful digital tools and apps in a course design framework to design to produce highly engaging, collaborative learning, grounded in evidence based practices for effective teaching and successful learning, and is the only online teaching guide written specifically for instructors in the field of education, teaching, and educational leadership"--

Evidence based Training Methods

Author : Ruth Colvin Clark
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"Thanks to a growing body of research evidence, we've learned a great deal in the last 20 years about which methods really work when training people. Yet many trainers still use time-honored methods and assume they work -- despite recent evidence to the contrary. Whether you're a classroom instructor, training manager, or designer of e-learning, your training will be more effective when you base your methods on evidence. With this book as your guide, you can thoroughly incorporate evidence and learning psychology into your program design, development, and delivery decisions. You'll save your organization time and money wasted on training fads that don't work, and invest resources more productively in proven training methods"

Effective Blended Learning Practices Evidence Based Perspectives in ICT Facilitated Education

Author : Stacey, Elizabeth
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Provides insight into the practice of blended learning in higher education.

Pedagogies to Enhance Learning for Indigenous Students

Author : Robyn Jorgensen
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​This book describes research undertaken by leading Australian researcher in Indigenous communities. While the chapters are Australian in their focus, the issues that are discussed are similar to those in other countries where there are indigenous people. In most cases, in Australia and internationally, Indigenous learners are not succeeding in school, thus making the transition into work and adulthood quite tenuous in terms of mainstream measures. The importance of being literate and numerate are critical in success in school and life in general, thus making this collection an important contribution to the international literature. The collection of works describes a wide range of projects where the focus has been on improving the literacy and numeracy outcomes for Indigenous students. The chapters take various approaches to improving these outcomes, and have very different foci. These foci include aspects of literacy, numeracy, curriculum leadership, ICTs, whole school planning, policy, linguistics and Indigenous perspectives. Most of the chapters report on large scale projects that have used some innovation in their focus. The book draws together these projects so that a more connected sense of the complexities and diversity of approaches can be gleaned.

Efficiency in Learning

Author : Ruth C. Clark
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Efficiency in Learning offers a road map of the most effective ways to use the three fundamental communication of training: visuals, written text, and audio. Regardless of how you are delivering your training materials—in the classroom, in print, by synchronous or asynchronous media—the book’s methods are easily applied to your lesson presentations, handouts, reference guides, or e-learning screens. Designed to be a down-to-earth resource for all instructional professionals, Efficiency in Learning’s guidelines are clearly illustrated with real-world examples.

The Trials of Evidence based Education

Author : Stephen Gorard
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The Trials of Evidence-based Education explores the promise, limitations and achievements of evidence-based policy and practice, as the attention of funders moves from a sole focus on attainment outcomes to political concern about character-building and wider educational impacts. Providing a detailed look at the pros, cons and areas for improvement in evidence-based policy and practice, this book includes consideration of the following: What is involved in a robust evaluation for education. The issues in conducting trials and how to assess the trustworthiness of research findings. New methods for the design, conduct, analysis and use of evidence from trials and examining their implications. What policy-makers, head teachers and practitioners can learn from the evidence to inform practice. In this well-structured and thoughtful text, the results and implications of over 20 studies conducted by the authors are combined with a much larger number of studies from their systematic reviews, and the implications are spelled out for the research community, policy-makers, schools wanting to run their own evaluations, and for practitioners using evidence.

Teaching Psychology

Author : Jillian Grose-Fifer
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A guide to an evidence-based approach for teaching college-level psychology courses Teaching Psychology offers an evidence-based, student-centered approach that is filled with suggestions, ideas, and practices for teaching college-level courses in ways that contribute to student success. The authors draw on current scientific studies of learning, memory, and development, with specific emphasis on classroom studies. The authors offer practical advice for applying scholarly research to teaching in ways that maximize student learning and personal growth. The authors endorse the use of backward course design, emphasizing the importance of identifying learning goals (encompassing skills and knowledge) and how to assess them, before developing the appropriate curriculum for achieving these goals. Recognizing the diversity of today's student population, this book offers guidance for culturally responsive, ethical teaching. The text explores techniques for teaching critical thinking, qualitative and quantitative reasoning, written and oral communication, information and technology literacy, and collaboration and teamwork. The authors explain how to envision the learning objectives teachers want their students to achieve and advise how to select assessments to evaluate if the learning objectives are being met. This important resource: Offers an evidence-based approach designed to help graduate students and new instructors embrace a student-centered approach to teaching; Contains a wealth of examples of effective student-centered teaching techniques; Surveys current findings from the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; Draws on the American Psychological Association's five broad goals for the undergraduate Psychology major and shows how to help students build life-long skills; and, Introduces Universal Design for Learning as a framework to support diverse learners. Teaching Psychology offers an essential guide to evidence-based teaching and provides practical advice for becoming an effective teacher. This book is designed to help graduate students, new instructors, and those wanting to update their teaching methods. It is likely to be particularly useful for instructors in psychology and other social science disciplines.

Evidence based Reading Practices for Response to Intervention

Author : Diane Haager
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A look at the research about the Three-Tier Approach - a core reading program, supplementary instruction and intensive intervention.

Evidence Based Practices for Educating Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Author : Mitchell L. Yell
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This new text for Emotional and Behavioral Disorder Methods courses aids its readers to become the most effective teachers of students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). The authors demonstrate how using only evidence-based educational practices will enable students with emotional and behavioral disorders to succeed in the classroom, becoming the best version of themselves. The text is a “how-to” for future teachers on planning, organizing, delivering individualized academic and behavior programming, and collecting data on their student's actual performance in the classroom to inform their future teaching and classroom decisions, all for the benefit of the EBD students they are privileged to teach. Highlights of this First Edition... An overview of the foundations of the field of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders equips students with the necessary background of the disorders to prepare them for the remaining content in the text and the experiences they will encounter in their future classrooms and work with EBD students. Content coverage in this section includes: the characteristics of students with EBD, assessment, the law, applied behavior analysis, positive behavior support, cognitive behavioral intentions, and social skills training. Coverage of what it means to use evidence-based practices and strategies for behavior management will help readers understand and learn to implement these techniques for classroom success. Discussion of the best academic interventions for students with EBD helps readers review the principles of effective instruction and gain knowledge of the most current research in the field of EBD. The authors emphasize the underlying focus of how important it is for teachers to plan instruction and to collect individual data for monitoring each students' progress in the classroom. Throughout the text, readers will learn how the law affects and influences teaching strategy, aiding reader understanding that implementing only the best classroom practices, strategies, and procedures supported by current research is mandated by legislation, specifically No Child Left Behind and the Individuals with Disabilities Act.