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The Pedagogy of the 21st Century William A. Draves and Julie Coates:

The Pedagogy of the 21 st Century William A. Draves and Julie Coates Illinois Community College Online Fall 2013 Book Discussion November 21, 2013 Chapter 12: Helping Male Students Succeed Chapter 13: Helping Female Students Learn More

Chapter 12: Helping Male Students Succeed:

Chapter 12: Helping Male Students Succeed Males have a lower average GPA Retention rate for males is lower % of male grads on decline for 30 yrs 99-’00 to 09-10: Females earned: ~ 60-62% associates degrees ~57-58% bachelor’s degrees ~60% master’s degrees ~52% doctoral degrees SOURCE :  U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2012).  The Condition of Education 2012   (NCES 2012-045), Indicator 47.

Chapter 12: Helping Male Students Succeed:

Chapter 12: Helping Male Students Succeed Book rules out a few myths about possible reasons, thoughts? Book gives 2 solutions to helping males succeed: 1.) grade all students based on learning and knowledge and not behavior 2.) teach male and female students differently WHAT are the reasons for the gender gap? Boys vs. girls: What's behind the college grad gender gap ? By Anne Fisher, March 2013 – CNN Money

Chapter 12: Helping Male Students Succeed:

Chapter 12: Helping Male Students Succeed Tips from the book: Visualize your young male students as two years younger. Create abstract problem-solving and moral debates Allow stress reducers during tests. How choice of window or window-less room during tests. Show young male students how to fidget. Allow failure Imitate the work world Provide very detailed and specific instructions Do not use cursive Consider typing instead of hand-writing Offer tough new challenges Make expectations clear and rewardable Make the first assignment easy Spend the first week creating a safe environment More student orientation is better Every 15-20 minutes, have some physical activity Ask male students for tech help

Chapter 12: Helping Male Students Succeed:

Chapter 12: Helping Male Students Succeed Tips from the book: Use simulations and animations Try drag and drop exercises Offer challenges to find resources Revise discussion rubrics Have a weekly surprise Praise initially and subtly Offer rewards Never punish Do not be negative Expect high-level performance Provide help with frustration Never be overcome by emotion Be wrong Do not threaten, even humorously Utilize virtual worlds Have your students create content Offer pre-course quizzes Adopt video games

Chapter 12: Helping Male Students Succeed:

Chapter 12: Helping Male Students Succeed Tips from the book: Understand young men’s peak learning times Have them teach each other Provide ungraded self-quizzes Is there anything I should know? Add your own draves@lern.org

Chapter 12: Helping Male Students Succeed:

Chapter 12: Helping Male Students Succeed Question: Rather than focusing on accommodating gender, what if we focus on good instructional design principles? Learning styles??? Types of assessment and evaluation? Formative and summative Thoughts?

Chapter 12: Helping Male Students Succeed:

Chapter 12: Helping Male Students Succeed Question: Rather than focusing on accommodating gender, what if we focus on good instructional design principles? Learning styles??? Types of assessment and evaluation? Formative and summative Thoughts?

Chapter 13: Helping Female Students Learn More:

Chapter 13: Helping Female Students Learn More 2 challenges: They do not learn more Evidence that schools and colleges promote work habits that hider women in the workplace Women have higher language ability, men have higher spatial ability 5 bad work habits Perfection Lack of priority Too detailed Failure seen as bad Work martyr

Chapter 13: Helping Female Students Learn More:

Chapter 13: Helping Female Students Learn More Revise homework to pass/fail Challenge female students to spend less time per module, and to tackle more challenging modules Do not reward behavior Reward failure Re-taking of tests Reworking of papers Quizzing out of tests Ways to teach girls differently lots of practice with multiple choice test move on to a challenge; spend less time on what they know measure how long – be on task More small group work More oral presentations Provide indirect lighting Hands on manipulative exercises Engage in less competition

Chapter 13: Helping Female Students Learn More:

Chapter 13: Helping Female Students Learn More Females in STEM STEM to STEAMIE - http://stemtosteamie.org / Science + Technology + Engineering + Art + Math + Innovation + Entrepreneurship

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