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Georgetown College is a small, private, Christian liberal arts college located in Georgetown, Kentucky, United States. Chartered in 1829, Georgetown College was the first Baptist college west of the Allegheny Mountains. With a low student-to-faculty ratio of 11-to-1, the College offers many undergraduate degrees and a Master of Arts in Education. Wikipedia.

Hoffman B.,University of Central Florida | Spatariu A.,Georgetown College
Journal of Interactive Learning Research | Year: 2011

A grounded theory approach was employed to explore the variation in strategies used by students when solving mental multiplication problems. Metacognitive prompts, externally generated stimuli that activate thoughtful cognition, were automatically generated via computer during the solving of mental multiplication problems to elicit awareness, understanding, and reflection of problem-solving strategies. Students' responses to the prompts were analyzed and indicated students envisioned, evaluated, and tested various strategies when solving mathematics problems. Qualitative analysis was used to develop a metacognitive prompting model of problem solving consisting of conceptual, procedural, and behavioral-based strategies. Our findings suggested that the judicious use of metacognitive prompting may be a catalyst to help encourage students to use reflective cognition. Implications for instruction, limitations, and suggestions for the use of metacognitive prompting are discussed.

Swe L.A.,Beneficial Partner Group | Rashid A.,Georgetown College
HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care | Year: 2013

Background: Myanmar is one of the countries hardest hit by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in Asia. Aim: The objective of the study was to determine HIV prevalence among the female sex workers in major cities in Myanmar and the risk behaviors associated with it. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among female sex workers in major cities in Myanmar. Interviews were conducted by trained research assistants, in private, using a questionnaire. The HIV status of the respondents was asked and confirmed by the blood test reports from the laboratories of the Myanmar National AIDS Programme sexually transmitted infections (STI)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) Teams and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Results: There were 200 respondents in this study. Out of the 136 participants who were tested for HIV, 25 (18.4%) were HIV-positive. Respondents of other ethnic groups than Myanmars and other religions than Buddhist were about six times (odds ratio [OR] 5.9) and five times (OR 4.6), respectively, at higher odds of being HIV-positive. Those who were earning an income of less than 200,000 kyats were almost three times (OR 2.9) at higher odds of being HIV-positive. The difference in the age group was found to be statistically significant (P = 0.001). Respondents who did not have HIV counseling (OR 7.3), who did not use condoms (OR 1.3), and with regular partners who refused the use of condoms (OR 6.0) were at higher odds of being HIV-positive. Conclusion: HIV prevention services should include socioeconomic support programs, and the clients and regular partners of sex workers should also be targeted for behavior-change messages, to reduce condom resistance. © 2013 Swe and Rashid.

Choo W.S.,Georgetown College | Steeds R.P.,Queen Elizabeth Hospital
British Journal of Radiology | Year: 2011

The aim of this article is to provide a perspective on the relative importance and contribution of different imaging modalities in patients with valvular heart disease. Valvular heart disease is increasing in prevalence across Europe, at a time when the clinical ability of physicians to diagnose and assess severity is declining. Increasing reliance is placed on echocardiography, which is the mainstay of cardiac imaging in valvular heart disease. This article outlines the techniques used in this context and their limitations, identifying areas in which dynamic imaging with cardiovascular magnetic resonance and multislice CT are expanding. © 2011 The British Institute of Radiology.

Jones N.B.,Georgetown College | Ledford E.,University of Louisville
Strength and Conditioning Journal | Year: 2012

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a grappling sport that combines aspects of wrestling and judo as well as its own specific techniques. this article discusses how to design an appropriate strength and conditioning program for the sport. it covers the strength, power, endurance, and flexibility needs of the jiujitsu athlete and injury prevention. Copyright © National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Griffith T.,Georgetown College | Sultan S.E.,Wesleyan University
Ecology and Evolution | Year: 2012

Factors promoting the evolution of specialists versus generalists have been little studied in ecological context. In a large-scale comparative field experiment, we studied genotypes from naturally evolved populations of a closely related generalist/ specialist species pair (Polygonum persicaria and P. hydropiper), reciprocally transplanting replicates of multiple lines into open and partially shaded sites where the species naturally co-occur. We measured relative fitness, individual plasticity, herbivory, and genetic variance expressed in the contrasting light habitats at both low and high densities. Fitness data confirmed that the putative specialist out-performed the generalist in only one environment, the favorable full sun/lowdensity environment to which it is largely restricted in nature, while the generalist had higher lifetime reproduction in both canopy and dense neighbor shade. The generalist, P. persicaria, also expressed greater adaptive plasticity for biomass allocation and leaf size in shaded conditions than the specialist.We found no evidence that the ecological specialization of P. hydropiper reflects either genetically based fitness trade-offs or maintenance costs of plasticity, two types of genetic constraint often invoked to prevent the evolution of broadly adaptive genotypes. However, the patterns of fitness variance and herbivore damage revealed how release from herbivory in a new range can cause an introduced species to evolve as a specialist in that range, a surprising finding with important implications for invasion biology. Patterns of fitness variance between and within sites are also consistent with a possible role for the process of mutation accumulation (in this case, mutations affecting shade-expressed phenotypes) in the evolution and/or maintenance of specialization in P. hydropiper. © 2012 The Authors. Ecology and Evolution published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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