April Research Update:
Brent Young, Associate Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education has been notified that his paper titled “Exploring the Technical Expression of Academic Knowledge: The Science-in-CTE Pilot Study” will be published in the Journal of Agricultural Education. Donna Pearson, University of Louisville and George Richardson, University of Cincinnati are co-authors. The Science-in-CTE pilot study tested a model of curriculum integration that enhanced the science that naturally occurs in CTE (Career and Technical Education) curricula. Using a group-randomized approach, the study replicated the NRCCTE Math-in-CTE experimental research design (Stone, Alfeld, Pearson, Lewis, & Jensen, 2006) with science as it is applied in secondary agricultural education. The semester-length study was conducted in North Dakota with secondary agricultural education teachers who were randomly selected to the experimental and control groups. The experimental treatment mirrored the Math-in-CTE model of extended professional development, partnering the experimental CTE group teachers with science educators. The seven-element pedagogic framework tested in the Math-in-CTE study was adapted for development of science-enhanced CTE lessons. Standardized measures of science achievement were administered to students in the classrooms of participating CTE teachers to determine the impact of the treatment on their science knowledge and skills.
Chris Ray, Assistant Professor in the School of Education, presented a paper titled, “Development of an Integrated Model and Measure of the Moral Dimensions of Justice and Care,” at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting. Additionally, Chris was the invited speaker at the School-University Collaborative Research special interest group meeting, giving a presentation titled, “Improvement Science and the Use of Networked Improvement Communities in Education,” based in part upon his work with the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate.
Mari Borr, Assistant Professor, School of Education, has proposals for two chapters that have been accepted for publication in the “Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences in the 21st Century” e-text with an anticipated release date in the fall of 2014. The topic of one chapter is “Integrating Math into the FCS Classroom,” and the other chapter will focus on “Technology in the FCS Classroom.” The Technology chapter will be a collaborative effort with Debra DeBates of South Dakota State University, and was chosen from several submitted proposals on this topic.
Abby Gold, Assistant Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science, with coauthors DeeAnn Leines and Sara VanOffelen’s had a manuscript titled, “Go Wild with Fruits and Veggies! Curriculum encourages children to eat more fruits and vegetables.” The manuscript has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Abby and Exercise Science and Nutrition Master’s student, Brandy Buro, recently presented “Communities Preventing Childhood Obesity: A seven-state community coaching intervention” at the Priester Conference: Supporting Community Change through Health Extension, Oregon State University.
At the April 11 Fourth Annual Research and Arts Forum sponsored by the NDSU Graduate School, Courage Mudzongo, a doctoral student in the developmental science program, was recognized with third place for his poster entitled, “Determinants of Child Labor in Malawi and Tanzania”.
Susan Ray-Degges, Associate Professor and Interior Design Program Coordinator, and Larry Peterson, Accreditation, Assessment, and Academic Advising are among the co-authors of the chapter, “Wedding General Education and Professional Education Outcomes in Major-Specific Capstones” in the just published “Judgments of Quality: Connecting Faculty Best Assessment with Student Best Work” (2013) from the Association for General and Liberal Studies (AGLS). Ray-Degges also co-authored a mini-essay on “Interior Design Standards and Institutional Capstone Outcomes” for this volume.
Congratulations to the students who were recognized during the 2013 HDE Research Showcase. Student's Choice Award—This award is given by the HDE Graduate Student Advisory Council and the recipient was Rashidat Moreira along with Melissa O'Connor, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Science, and Susan McFadden for her poster entitled: Characterizing Social Behaviors Among Nursing Home Residents with Dementia. The People's Choice Award was decided by attendees at the showcase who voted for their favorite poster and the recipient of this was Tara Rava Zolnikov for her poster: Experienced and Preserved Cultural Traits: A Case Study of Kenyans in America. The Research Showcase Poster Awards were awarded by the College Research Committee and the recipients were: Graduate Winner: Alison Brennan was recognized for both of the posters that she submitted: Alison Brennan for her poster with Brandy Randall, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Science and Molly Secor-Turner entitled: External Developmental Assets and Rural Adolescent Mental Health and Alison Brennan for her poster with Joel Hektner, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Science entitled: Parent Training in the Nurtured Heart Approach: Effects on Parents' Well-Being, Practices, and Perception of Child Strengths. Honorable Mention was awarded to: Courage Mudzongo for his poster entitled: Determinants of Child Labor in Malawi and Tanzania and also to Samantha Narveson for her poster with Bryan Christensen, Associate Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, Kara Gange, Assistnat Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, Harleen Hatterman-Valenti, Christopher Todden and Jay Albrecht entitled: Chronic Stretching During Two Weeks of Immobilization Decreases Loss of Girth, Strength and Dorsiflexion ROM and Ashley Palmer for her poster with Nicole German, Assistant Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science entitled: Testicular Rupture Following Blunt Force Trauma in Sports. A list of the showcase posters can be viewed on the College website under the research page (http://www.ndsu.edu/hde/research/).
Featured Research Project
"Kids in the Garden" Curriculum Promotes Learning and Improved Nutrition by Julie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D., R.D., L.R.D., and Stacy Wang, R.D., L.R.D. Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences Extension, North Dakota State University
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