Ellen Lavelle

Learn More
BACKGROUND Research with college students has supported a model of writing approaches that defines the relationship between a writer and writing task along a deep and surface process continuum (Biggs, 1988). Based on that model, Lavelle (1993) developed the Inventory of Processes in College Composition which reflects students' motives and strategies as(More)
BACKGROUND Mixed methods research, which is gaining popularity in medical education, provides a new and comprehensive approach for addressing teaching, learning, and evaluation issues in the field. AIM The aim of this article is to provide medical education researchers with 12 tips, based on consideration of current literature in the health professions(More)
University students’ beliefs about themselves as writers and about the experience of learning in writing were investigated as related to writing approaches as measured by the Inventory of Processes in College Composition (Lavelle 1993). General findings included support for the deep and surface paradigm as well as variation in students’ conceptions of(More)
BACKGROUND Research defining professionalism exists, yet little is known about how residents view this important attribute for medical practice. Knowing more about residents' interpretations of professionalism and about how they value professionalism would enhance definitions and facilitate support for the development of professionalism skills and behaviors(More)
Introduction Despite increases in resources and training opportunities, several factors still affect teachers’ use of computers and the Internet in classrooms (Rowand, 2000). These factors include, but are not limited to, years of teaching experience (Sheingold and Hadley, 1990) and teachers’ attitudes (Atkins and Vasu, 2000; Gbomita, 1997). The present(More)
We developed an integrative component of the consult rotation for fellows training in hematology/oncology. This component consisted of triaging all consults to the hematology/oncology service of the CAVHS during a 1-year period of time. The goals of the rotation were to improve timeliness of response to consultation requests, to gain experience in(More)
Over the past 20years, research has focused on the writing processes of college students, however, despite recent support for writing as a tool of reflection in nursing education, little is known about how it is that nursing students go about writing papers and assignments as part of their professional education. In order to determine the writing processes(More)
  • 1