Top PDF Process Evaluation of Cymraeg for Kids

Process Evaluation of Cymraeg for Kids

Process Evaluation of Cymraeg for Kids

4.40 Designing an outcome evaluation to assess the impact of CfK will therefore involve addressing a number of considerations relating to the wide spectrum of beneficiary characteristics, controlling for wider activities and conditions that could also be influencing behaviours and outcomes, and attributing change to the programme itself. Evaluators could consider a quasi-experimental approach to assess the programme’s counterfactual, by establishing a comparator group of parents and children (with similar characteristics to families who participate in CfK) who have not benefitted or been affected by the programme’s activities. This could potentially enable evaluators to examine any observed differences between families who participate in CfK and the comparator group. However, there would be challenges associated with this approach, given the programme’s reach and the external factors in different geographic and sociolinguistic contexts. The approach would need to take these factors into account.
Show more

117 Read more

Process Evaluation of Cymraeg for Kids

Process Evaluation of Cymraeg for Kids

Prif reswm Mam am fynychu yw er mwyn cefnogi’r llyfrgell, ac mae ei phlentyn wrth ei fodd â’r llyfrgell. Mae hi’n hoffi’r ffaith fod Cymraeg yno ac yn disgrifio’i hun fel rhywun ‘brwdfrydig ond anobeithiol gydag ieithoedd’. Aeth hi i gylch Ti a Fi gyda’i phlentyn hynaf rai blynyddoedd yn ôl, a ddechreuodd mewn ysgol gynradd cyfrwng Cymraeg yn dilyn hynny. Mynychodd y plentyn am flwyddyn ond ‘cafodd drafferth ac roedd eisiau symud, a chredai’r athrawon yno fod y Gymraeg yn ormod ar gyfer [enw] hefyd’. Mae’r plentyn hynaf bellach mewn ysgol cyfrwng Saesneg ac yn cael cefnogaeth ar gyfer datblygiad iaith. Bydd y plentyn iau yn dilyn ei frawd/chwaer i’r ysgol cyfrwng Saesneg honno, ac mae Mam yn credu y bydd y ‘sesiynau hyn yn ddechreuad defnyddiol i’r Gymraeg fyddan nhw’n ei chael yn yr ysgol Saesneg’. Mae Mam yn hoffi’r sesiwn yn fawr; esbonia iddi ‘fod i sawl grŵp rhiant a phlentyn dros y blynyddoedd ac mae hwn yn un o’r goreuon’. Yn ogystal, mae’r sesiwn wedi helpu mam i ddysgu rhywfaint o Gymraeg ac mae hi’n hoffi bod y swyddog yn ‘cymysgu’r Gymraeg gydag iaith arwyddion Prydain, felly mae [enw’r plentyn] yn dysgu dwy iaith newydd – Cymraeg ac Iaith Arwyddion Prydain’. Ychwanega Mam fod y swyddog ‘yn wych – nid yw’n nawddoglyd ac mae hi’n torri popeth i fyny, hyd yn oed caneuon fel Jac y Do lle’r ydych chi’n gwybod y gân ond erioed wedi
Show more

126 Read more

'I Can See Them Being Kids' : An Evaluation of the 'Referral Process' of Youth Advantage Outreach

'I Can See Them Being Kids' : An Evaluation of the 'Referral Process' of Youth Advantage Outreach

The Army, who provide the staffing and the expertise to run the YAO course, do not dictate the methods by which local authorities select young people to take part. As a result there is some variation. There are two types of referral processes that have formed over time. In one local authority a referral group works together in an interagency fashion to make decisions about the supports and interventions young people need, with YAO as one of the options available to them. The other, more common, format is a central coordinator through whom referrals are made, these co-ordinators involve other agencies in information sharing and decision making to a greater or lesser extent. In all cases, however, the final selected group is shared with YAO via this coordinator and it is very rare that the Army intervene and refuse a place to an individual. Indeed, only two such cases came to my attention throughout this evaluation.
Show more

16 Read more

ENHANCING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN KIDS

ENHANCING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN KIDS

Coaches and teachers influence children’s beliefs, affective responses, and behaviours by shaping the learning environment or motivational climate focuses upon how success is defined. How children are evaluated. What is recognized and valued and how mistakes are viewed. A mastery motivational climate is one that promote learning, effort and self improvement and mistakes are viewed as bort of the learning process. Success is self- referenced and personal improvements are recognized, praised and emphasized. In contrast, a performance climate emphasizes norm referenced modes of success and evaluation for recognition that focus upon favorable comparison to peers. The motivational climate that is perceived by participants impacts their perceptions of ability, attraction towards physical activity and motivation.
Show more

7 Read more

Evaluation of a wiki for lesson reflection in the project “Kolumbus-Kids” at Bielefeld University

Evaluation of a wiki for lesson reflection in the project “Kolumbus-Kids” at Bielefeld University

When looking back to the conception of the reflection-wiki, a few crucial decisions had to be made. On the one hand, the wiki aimed at offering the users a structured and economic way for self-reflection, on the other hand, this also meant that reflection could not be as flexible as desired. This would particularly restrict students with a very keen self-reflection competence who do not need as much guidance in the process as other students. These assumptions are reflected in the results of the item “The wiki restricted me in my reflection since there was little space for one’s own reflection aspects”. 30% of the students felt restricted by this, whereas 46.7% did not feel that way. Looking at the free individual answers, it becomes apparent that this restriction was particularly felt in the choice of categories, as the statement “missed out on categories not chosen” was made 24 times. It was still decided to maintain the limitation as by that the students were able to notice improvements in the categories which then pose a motivation to further work on oneself. The results however advise to reconsider this decision and probably offer the possibility to choose new categories for every lesson. Kilgore and colleagues found in their case study that in order to try out new ideas and teaching strategies a certain degree of freedom, as in this case using more reflection categories, has a positive effect on the self-reflection competence (Kilgore et al. 1990).
Show more

40 Read more

KIDS-TEACHING KIDS : STUDENT-CREATED TABLET-BASED MATHTRAIN.TV TUTORIALS FOR A GLOBAL AUDIENCE

KIDS-TEACHING KIDS : STUDENT-CREATED TABLET-BASED MATHTRAIN.TV TUTORIALS FOR A GLOBAL AUDIENCE

technology. The decision to allow and encourage students to use the Tablet PC was a major turning point as it allowed our student-created tutorials and “kids teaching kids” model to evolve. Student interest in the Tablet PC continued to flow beyond the class period and throughout the school. Students of all levels, backgrounds, grade levels and other classes stopped by before school, in between classes, during lunch and after school for a chance to use the Tablet PC. Each day, groups of middle school students huddled around the Tablet PC waiting for their turn while observing their peers drawing, creating fonts, solving a mathematics problem or exploring the physics simulation program. They found common ground as they collaborated and learned from each other. This “kids teaching kids” collaboration made me recognize what a great, useful resource the students can be to each other. I realized they were natural collaborators and their power to teach and share their knowledge should not be underestimated.
Show more

6 Read more

Russian Kids Online Key findings of the EU Kids Online II survey in Russia

Russian Kids Online Key findings of the EU Kids Online II survey in Russia

It seems that Russian parents and children believe that the older the child, the less mediation of the child’s internet safety is required, whereas parents and [r]

235 Read more

Kids Screen Timer With Arduino

Kids Screen Timer With Arduino

Television Timer BOB helps parents manage and monitor the time their children spend using TV, video game consoles and computers. The power cord from one of these devices plugs into the back of BOB and is locked in place. Then, BOB plugs into an electrical outlet. After setup a process that takes about three minutes, the machine monitors the amount of time a child spends using that device

24 Read more

Kids EduLink - Android application to provide extra knowledge for kids based on the Local Syllabus

Kids EduLink - Android application to provide extra knowledge for kids based on the Local Syllabus

The world is developing day by day with modern Technologies. The technology may greatly enhance the learning process. The integration of education process with digital technology is a trend and may greatly enhance the learning process. In this competitive society, children fatten their knowledge collecting more and more information out of their syllabus scope but they tend to get tired of learning through books and look for new ways of learning such as using the internet etc. But some parents do not permit children under the age of 12 to use internet. In this research, we try to identify this drawback and provide a solution.
Show more

7 Read more

Kids helping kids : the influence of situational factors on peer intervention in middle school bullying

Kids helping kids : the influence of situational factors on peer intervention in middle school bullying

Next, Nesdale et al. wanted to see if group norms would interact with these variables. Thus, a verbal prompt was added before the children filled out the “liking” scale. The were told either: your group likes to work with other kids, especially those who are different; or your group does not like to work with other kids, especially those who are different. As expected, there was a positive relationship between empathy and peer liking in the inclusion manipulation. Interestingly, in the exclusion manipulation children liked ethnic minority children less and empathy did not have a significant impact. No gender differences were found in this study. These findings suggest that: 1) group norms could be a potential mediator between empathy and attitude, 2) empathy could be used as a tool to promote race relations and ethnic attitudes, and 3) the relationship between empathy and race is complex and warrants further investigation.
Show more

134 Read more

A strong evaluation process is essential

A strong evaluation process is essential

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has mandated a shift from a structure- and process-based educational system to a competency-based system. The ACGME has not provided criteria (standards), preferring to leave that to the discretion of the individual training programs. Such criteria and an overall strong evaluation process are essential for residents to attain the appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitudes. With this need in mind, the authors describe an evaluation process in which they developed ACGME-competency-based promotion criteria for family medicine residents at
Show more

8 Read more

Letting Kids Be Kids: Employing a Developmental Model in the Study of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

Letting Kids Be Kids: Employing a Developmental Model in the Study of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

Adolescents act much as toddlers do during the first individuation process: they vacillate between distance and closeness, a process that allows them to begin to see where their parents end and where they, as individuals, begin. Toddlers gain an understanding of the physical boundaries while adolescents explore the emotional boundaries of who they are separate from their parents. Since identity can no longer be principally defined in relation to parents or family, this process necessitates the asking and answering of personal and existential questions such as “who am I?” and “who do I want to be?” 12 While this process is essential to adolescent and
Show more

24 Read more

From sick kids to SicKids!

From sick kids to SicKids!

It was difficult to know, prior to the session, the extent to which the young people would be able or willing to write or talk about their experiences. It was also unclear how they would react to talking about themselves in front of their peers, ourselves and Savin. Engaging young people in evaluation work is never easy but the rewards of doing so are worth the efforts. There are a number of effective strategies that help to overcome the difficulties of ability, capability and individual traits such as shyness, these were used to conduct the evaluation.

115 Read more

Ergonomic School Bag For Kids

Ergonomic School Bag For Kids

There is growing concern these days that children are carrying way too much weight on their backs. Some kids may strain their backs from lugging around their schoolbooks. A 1999 study of 237 Italian school children found that chronic low back pain was associated with the weight of their school bags. A January 2002 study in the journal Spine found that nearly half of grade school kids who carried bags that weighed 20 pounds on average while walking to school had a history of back pain. In addition, more that two thirds said their packs made them feel tired. (Laurie Udesky, 2007)
Show more

24 Read more

ARE THE KIDS WEIGHING YOU DOWN?

ARE THE KIDS WEIGHING YOU DOWN?

However, in the first gradient experiment the fed lizards had higher body temperatures than the unfed lizards; classic postprandial thermophily.. Finally, the second gradient experiment [r]

5 Read more

discusses Kids and Teens With Their Parents

discusses Kids and Teens With Their Parents

This suggests that while they do indeed know they should have “the talk” — about money and responsibility — many wealthy families procrastinate. If you recognize yourself in this group, we hope that “Conversations About Wealth” will help you begin the process. We’ve highlighted the main concerns parents have about their children and wealth, as well as age-appropriate discussion topics, and we encourage you to remember two simple points. First, children of almost any age can start to grasp the unique responsibilities and concerns that wealth brings. Second, by doing so, they should be better able to value and preserve the wealth you have created.
Show more

8 Read more

Structuring the decision process : an evaluation of methods in the structuring the decision process

Structuring the decision process : an evaluation of methods in the structuring the decision process

However, there are several other advantages that emanate from this formal structuring of the decision process. The decision model, at the heart of the technique, automatically documents the rationale for the decision, effectively providing an audit trail that allows the reasons for the decision to be made explicit and, if necessary, defended. Also, methods like SMART are straightforward and transparent so that individuals from a range of specialisms can easily participate in the process and see how their judgments impact on the overall decision. Participation, in turn, can lead to a commitment to the chosen course of action. Decision makers can also use the “common language” of the model to clearly communicate their thinking to other participants (French 1996). Where there are disputes between individual decision makers about the weights to assign to different objectives, sensitivity analysis can often reveal that the same decision
Show more

27 Read more

Mobile phones and the consumer kids

Mobile phones and the consumer kids

Tweens occupy a unique place in consumer marketing. Because of their young age, still-developing cognitive capacity, rising influence over household consumption decisions and the fact that they have a lifetime of future consumption ahead of them (Williams 2005), they have been described as ‘the brightest star in the consumer constellation’ (McNeal 1998). In fact, children are wielding an increasing degree of economic power and influence. It has been estimated that tweens account for $4 billion worth of direct and indirect consumer decisions in Australia and that two thirds of major retailers worldwide now actively target kids (Global Trend Marketing 2005; Bridges and Briesch 2006; McNeal 1998).
Show more

9 Read more

KIDS PRODUCTION. growing in harmony

KIDS PRODUCTION. growing in harmony

Een plaats waar ze hun poppen kunnen ver troetelen, zwaardgevechten houden, (weg)dromen, herinneringen ophalen, kibbelen, zich mooi kunnen maken, studeren, waar ze naar zichzelf op zoe[r]

32 Read more

NEURO SPINE CARE FOR KIDS

NEURO SPINE CARE FOR KIDS

Because children deserve physicians and therapists who know children, every member of the Children’s Neuro Spine Care for Kids program is specially trained in pediatrics, caring for children and adolescents through the age of 21. As a true multidisciplinary clinic, each patient is thoroughly evaluated by the appropriate team members prior to a team meeting, during which each child is discussed. A group

7 Read more

Show all 10000 documents...