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[As of 9-1-2008]


Established November 1, 2004

AARON LEE GIVAN, Ph.D.
Copyright. 2004. Aaron Givan.
All rights reserved.

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NEW WORKS: LISTED IN BIBLIOGRAPHIC FORMAT


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RESEARCH

Givan, Aaron Lee. (1999.) Professional Excellence Program (PEP) For Your Vocation: Vocational Planning For Lifelong Employment.
Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan. Involves awareness and planning of learning and performance strategies in your vocational field of choice.

Givan, A. (2008.) PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT--AN ORGANIC MODEL with Exercises. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2005.) MBTI Values Exercises:
Personality Artifacts/Elements as Applied to Teaching. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2004.) PNEUMAGRAPHS:
ART AS EDUCATION--"Chaos, Meaning, and the Cosmos"--Wholeness Within the Self as ART. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2006.) Leadership and Vision-Mission Modeling. The essences of leadership as applied to mission, vision, and core values. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2006.) Leadership vs. Management: Style and Traits.
Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2006.) Leadership and Organizational Change:
Change from a Leader's Perspective. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2008.) STYLE And Organizational Capacity. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2008.) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE: FINE TUNING THE MIND. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2006.) ASSESSMENT PROTOCOL FOR BUSINESS ETHICS: LEARNING OUTCOMES, RUBRIC. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2004.) Feeling Good at Work: Environmental Management for Success: Exercise. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2007.) Personality AND Asking Questions. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2003.) Wholeness Within the Self as ART. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2007.) Visualizing Education--Exercise. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2007.) TEACHING AND LEARNING RESOURCES. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2007.) QUALITATIVE RESEARCH RESOURCES. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2007.) QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH RESOURCES. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2007.) TRANSPARENCY IN EDUCATION AND BUSINESS: BENEFITS FOR THE COMMUNITY. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2004.) Approaches To Learning: A Personal Philosophy of Education. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2006.) Mutuality Amomg Peers: Academic Freedom--Historic Principles. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2008.) ART AND EDUCATION--II: USING THE FINE ARTS--THINKING ABOUT THINKING. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2008.) QUALITATIVE RESAERCH METHODS: Sample Qualitative Research Types, Methods, & Models: SUMMARY LIST. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2007.) QUALITATIVE DATA: ORGANIZING AND DISPLAYING. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2002.) Modalities for Instruction: 40 LEARNING TOOLS.
Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2006.) META-Awarenesses: Thinking about the subject of a class. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2006.) DEVELOPING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH QUESTIONS: Notes.
Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2006.) Research Question/Hypothesis File: ONGOING EXERCISE. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, A. (2006.) Focusing LIT Support for Research Questions: A
Model for Focusing Support for Research Questions. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.


EDCUCATIONAL WRITINGS


Givan, Aaron. (2005.) "The Place of Art in Education." Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan. An exercise.

Givan, Aaron. (2005.) "Connectedness" As A Meta-Ethical Principle. Rolla, ND: A. Givan.


Northcentral University: Syllabi Written and/or Revised--2006

CT5000-Curriculum & instruction Strategies--Paradigms and Practices,
CT5001-The Teacher as Reflective Practitioner,
CT5002-Learning Styles and Teaching Styles: Strategies for Success,
CT5003-Principles of Teaching and Learning,
CT5004-Foundations of Language and Literacy Education,
CT5005-Literacy Teaching and Learning,
CT5006-Multiple Intelligences and Ways of Learning.

Northcentral University: Syllabi Written and/or Revised--2007

CT5001-The Teacher as Reflective Practitioner,
CT5002-Learning Styles and Teaching Styles: Strategies for Success,
CT5003-Principles of Teaching and Learning,
CT5004-Foundations of Language and Literacy Education,
CT5005-Literacy Teaching and Learning,
CT5006-Multiple Intelligences and Ways of Learning,
CT5007-The Classroom Managing and Organizing for Student Achievement,
CT5008- High Stakes Testing: Implications for Teaching and Learning.

RESEARCH GUIDES: A. Givan, Ph.D.--2004-2008

"Connectedness" as a meta-ethical principle.
APA Style Checklist
APA SAMPLE Paper
Approaches To Learning
Approaches to Research--Discussion Forum
Argument and Evidence in Dissertations
ART AND EDUCATION--THINKING ABOUT THINKING
ART in Education
Assertions, Declartions, and Claims
Concept Paper Review Form
DEEP WEB SEARCHES
Devlop Qual RSH /'s: Notes
Dissertation Proposal Assessment Form
Doctoral Research--Reflections
Doctoral Research--Reflections
DOCUMENT PREPARATION-NCU
ED Research and Resources
ERIC (Educational Resource INFO Center)
ERROR FREE DOCUMENTS
Focusing LIT Support for Research Questions
Grounded Thy in Distance ED
Guidance For Paper Impovements
IRB Application
IRB Process--NCU: 4-07
Learning Styles Inventory
MBTI Values Exercises
META-Awarenesses...
MORE RECENT WRITINGS--AARON
Mutuality among Peers
NCU ASSIGNMENT SHEET
NCU Grading Procedures: 4/15/2007
Perspective:
PNEUMAGRAPHS: Art AS Education
PRIMARY RESEARCH GROUP
Problem Statements: Commentary
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Proof Reader-Editor
Proposal Completion
Proposal Guides--NCU: 4-07
QUAL-Grounded RSH Mthds
QUAL-QUAN MIXED MTHDS--GUIDES
QUAL-QUAN RSH: A COMPARISON
Qualitative Data: Organizing and Displaying
Qualitative Methods and Software: 2 Articles
Qualitative Methods Listing
Qualitative Proposal Guidelines: Article
Qualitative Research Methods--Summary, 3-9-08
Qualitative Research Questions: Reference
Qualitative research: Evaluation Mode
QualRSH3approaches
QUANT-QUAL METHDS CONTRASTED
Quantitative Research Resources Online
Quantitative Versus Qualitative Research
Reseach ? File: Exercise
Research Guides--Books
Research References: FYI
SAMPLE CP
Sample Dissertation
SAMPLE FIRST Paragraph--Thesis:
Summarizing Your RSH Process
Supporting RSH ?'s: A Chart
Timing and Posting Assignments
Visualizing Education--Exercise
Visualizing Education--Exercise
WORK, VOCATION, AND CHARACTER TODAY...
Writing Documents for NCU
Writing for Publication

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REFLECTIONS IN ETHICS:
SEEING YOURSELF IN OTHERS

[A LECTURE SERIES***]

By Aaron Givan, Ph.D. (2005.)

This is a lecture series that rehearses a different ethical principle
in each presentation hung on a common template. The template uses the same text sequence in each lecture for consistency but provides a different ethical principle and three ethical problems for each lecture or presentation.

The series is designed to allow the reader to reflect on a specific ethical principle, one at a time, using a similar outline without changing the context of the thought sequences too much. When a person is asked a reflective question--if you will watch the eye movements--that he or she has to stop and think about, the eyes will shift in a consistent direction; the person is accessing a habitual way of thinking that draws upon inner resources. (Givan, 1989; 1989; 1989,990)

Each lecture asks you to use this reflective process as part of an experience in building your personal set of ethical processing tools/guidelines that will aid you in posing and acting on interventions in ethical problem situations.

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Template Structure:

The template/text for each lecture/presentation has the following sections:

1. Ancient heuristics through quotes form the past and definitions--general and topical.

2. The dynamics of the practices of ethics at the individual, group and global levels in terms of internal cultural ethos and social connectedness. Such connectedness to one another provides the contexts for doing business.

3. The benefits of applying ethics in doing business.

4. Some specific ethical problems from the individual, group and global levels. Ethics links for continuing research are added.

5. Sound clips at each of the above 4 sub-section levels that include summaries and questions recycle and add to the written text available online and rehearse Bloom's progressive cognitive categories.

Items 1-5 will add an integrative process to the case study approach often used in considering ethical problems. Subjective and objective data will be synthesized at the personal level.

The Twelve Lectures:

The titles and associated lecture are as follows:

1. "Doing Good"--Beneficience

2. "To Tell the Truth"--Veracity

3. "Risk Management"--Justice

4. "Keeping Contracts"--Fidelity

5. "Community Pay Back"--Gratitude

6. "For the People"--Utility

7. "Harmfulness"--Non-Maleficence

8. "Responsible Business"--Reparations

9. "The One and The Many"--Autonomy

10. "Shared Rules"--Publicity

11. "Globalization"--Generality

12. "For the Good of All"--Universality.


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*Sources:

Givan, Aaron. (1989.) "Eye Movement Interest Indicator (EMII)". Phoenix, AZ: Kosmos Business Systems.

------------. (1989.) "Learning to See Lateral Eye Movements: Developing Consistency in Assessing a Cerebral Hemisphere Indicator." Phoenix, AZ: Kosmos Business Systems.

------------. (1989, 1990.) "Relation of Vertical/Lateral Eye Movements to Work/Vocational Interest Preferences." Phoenix, AZ: Kosmos Business Systems, 1989. 1990. Based on thesis research on this topic at ASU, Tempe, AZ.

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***Givan. Aaron (Author/Developer/Instructor). (2005.) REFLECTIONS IN ETHICS:SEEING YOURSELF IN OTHERS [A LECTURE SERIES]. MO: Park University. A work for hire for Online Developer Certification Class (ODCC)--PH308cm(ContentManager)--Shell: 7/24/2005: Lodged Online as part of the class PH308, Business Ethics, taught by the class developer A. Givan, Ph.D., Senior Professor at the School of Online Learning—College Of Distance Learning, Park University.

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Givan. Aaron (Author/Developer/Instructor). (2005.) CT5002 Learning Styles and Teaching Styles--Strategies for Success: A Course Outline and Syllabus. AZ: Northcentral University. A work for hire for the Education Department: 9/15/2005: Lodged Online as part of the education programs taught by the class developer--A. Givan, Ph.D., Professor at Northcentral University—Dept. of Education.

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EVALUATION

CONSULTING


REALTOR DECISION MAKING ABILITY INVENTORY--A MODEL
(RDMAI)
Aaron Givan, Ph.D.
Copyright. 2005. Aaron Givan.
All rights reserved.

Measures a person's goodness of fit to the realty business against that person's decision making ability.

In six versions that establish natural preferences that define a base line with six versions that measure a realtor's relative decision making ability. {Two ten-item versions and eight five-item versions.]

Can be used as a model for similar comparisons for any of the vocations/professions, that is, a work preference against the values of a four-part circumplex model of personality structure and dynamics.

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CERTIFIED ORGANIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS THREE (COMS3)

[Established 3/05/2005]

Organic/Naturalistic Management Modeling
Aaron Givan, Ph.D.
Copyright. 2005. Aaron Givan.
All rights reserved.

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ORGANIC-NATURALISIC MODELING

AARON GIVAN, Ph.D.
(Copyright. 2005. Aaron Givan. All rights reserved.)


STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS IN ORGANIZATIONS

One way to think about organizations and the functional modes necessary to make them operate is to use a naturalistic or organic approach--enough structure, like the skeleton system of the human body to support the organizational patterns [as imaged in an organizational chart by the entities named in the chart, for example] so they do not fall apart, but also, enough flexibility within the structure to allow for movement [as indicated by the connecting lines showing the relationships among the entities named within the chart]--rather like the muscle and ligaments of the human body.

The structure-dynamics relationship for human organizations can be modeled using a number of natural-organic examples from nature: for example, the leader-worker pattern in bee colonies or the various kinds of ant colonies that have been found. Individual gifts and preferences within humans can come close to the assigned functions of individual groups within these organic organizations; combining individual gifts can foster the completion of group interests/goals.

VARIABILITY

The added dimension for a human organization is the power of choice of the individuals within the structure--more rigid or more flexible, as the case may be--to work within the normal give-and-take ranges of the existing organization at any given moment. The introduction of a crisis/problem variable within the normal "activities of daily operation" (ADO) can solicit several kinds of response that demonstrate the power of individual choice:

1. Empirical needs assessment that is process and thing oriented: like a fire in an aircraft that needs immediate response by-the-numbers--rather like the larger guard ants standing guard over the workers as they do their work. In such an instance there is strong structure established by the SOP's for such situations and very defined, expected responses that still require the element of human choice.

2. Appreciative inquiry that is person and group oriented: this emphasizes the continuation of what is working and building on those elements. The group's awareness of its own functioning helps guide and facilitate the health and growth of the group with permissions and protections within the group for members to help one another define the operating rules as ADO functions are processed in the moment.


COMPOUND-COMPLEX OPERATIONS

For teaching purposes and purposes of analysis and model building, more simple elements are considered within any study of an organization--for example, models like management by walking around, theory X and theory Y, and the like.

One place to begin in such modeling studies is to understand the structure-behavior patterns within each individual within the organization; this can be done, for example, by using the MBTI type inventories suggested as part of this class and by keeping notebooks for the analysis of such patterns for the groups within which you work. A comparison of the findings from correlated studies of such notebook records can show suggestive models and ways of teaching and assessing ADO patterns.

At another level, rehearsing responses to the analyzed patterns as a group experience--talking it over together through whatever means--can allow for the more complex patterns that are present due to the power of choice and the need to maintain one's identity. How these dynamics work out becomes the acting operating dynamics in actual play in the moment.

At this point, the structure-dynamics dance among the players in the organization is compound and complex: compound in that the lines of movement within the named entities within the organizational chart have vibrancy--they are not static; complex in that the named entities are interacting in multiple ways with one another all at once at any given moment.

It's a wonder that a large organization can function at all; yet that is the beauty of human groups--they are compound-complex entities and, for me, living-organic creations...

FLEXIBILITY

Again, one way to think about organizations and the functional modes necessary to make them operate is to use a naturalistic approach--enough structure, like the skeleton system of the human body to support the organizational patterns [as imaged in an organizational chart by the entities named in the chart, for example] so they do not fall apart, but also, enough flexibility within the structure to allow for movement [as indicated by the connecting lines showing the relationships among the entities named within the chart]--rather like the muscle and ligaments of the human body.

The key for successful operations is the achievement of some kind of balance between the structure of an organization and the movements/dynamics within the structure...

Can you give examples of this balance and the tensions that go with it within your organization?

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Givan, Aaron. (2005.) TEACHING Your GIFTS. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan. A seminar using artistic modalities to awaken creativity and foster organic problem solving in a global society.

MENTORING

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Givan, Aaron. (1999.) Professional Excellence Program (PEP) For Aviation: Vocational Planning For Lifelong Employment.
Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan. Involves awareness and planning of learning and performance strategies in your aviation vocational field of choice.


DEVOTIONAL WRITING

Five Things... A Story of Remembrance (2006: Aaron Givan)



I am sitting in a house in ND with 8 inches of snow on the ground and it is still snowing and the wind chill is minus 30 degrees F....



It is 7:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, 11/29/2006.



As I pause and think about the days work ahead, my mind and heart wonder back three generations to Walnut Creek in Madison County Iowa--you do remember

The Bridges of Madison County, don't you? I was raised in that area in the early 1940's...



At that time we had snow storms that would cover the cars parked next to the buildings. You could literally slide off the roof over the cars buried under the snow. Thanksgiving and the Christmas Holidays were, indeed, WHITE...!



During these holidays we have services, round robin style at the various churches in town...



The following story was told at the local Catholic church for the people of the town by the Methodist preacher whose turn it was to represent the local ministerial alliance speaking at the service. He, too, was raised in a setting like myself. My uncle was a local circuit rider in Iowa for five small rural Methodist churches; I was raised Methodist and later ordained and served in the VA as an American Baptist institutional chaplain...





FIVE Things...



Story:



A friend recently told this Thanksgiving story at a service:



He and his brother used to spend Thanksgiving Day at Grandma's house. Grandma was five feet tall and her husband was 6'6" tall. Everyone knew whose say reigned at the local farmstead, and it wasn't grandpa's!



The two boys once finished the meal early on Thanksgiving and asked to be excused to go outside and throw the football...



Grandma lowered her glasses and gazed over the top, "Don't you remember?"



"Oh, yah, Grandma..." and each brother hurriedly made up five things for which they were thankful; this was Grandma's tradition.



After a moment, Grandma sighed, "Well, Boys, we'll give you a second chance and come back to you in a few minutes--think about it some more." It is said that Grandpa gulped and started revising his own list...





The story made me stop, pause, and I thought about it some more, too...



I wrote my list down and shared it at our thanksgiving dinner this last Thursday...



THE REST of the STORY:



At those many past Thanksgiving meals in the large farm houses in Madison County in the 1940's there were many kin in the house enjoying the company and telling stories. Most of those people are gone now, but the memories live on "In he corners of my mind..."



Today, you and I are creating memories, too; only the farm house happens to be the internet and the village, not Greenfield or Winterset--cryptic town name--but the global village!



It is my strong hope and desire that we all can share the same love of life and find the meaning and beauty of this Season that will sustain us throughout the coming year in our service to one another. May there be "Peace on Earth! Happy Holidays!



ALG, 12/1/2007




WRITINGS FOR CHILDREN


POETRY


"Poetry Is Central To All Creativity."
--Aaron Givan, 1/2/2005

Givan, Aaron. 2005. My Poetry. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

Givan, Aaron. 2004. "A Prayer for Diann." Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.

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On the Coming of Spring...


Looking out the window for the coming of spring....
Makes my heart and voice want to sing.

Hearing the calls of the geese on the wing...
Makes my heart and voice want to sing.

Feeling the warm south breezes with the promises of soft grasses and
flowers that they bring...
Makes my heart and voice want to sing.

Knowing the days are growing and the hopes and desires of others
with expectations are glowing ...
Helps me,
Invites me,
Entices me....
To sing.

I SING...
of SPRING!


ALG, 3/22/2007

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UNDER the Saguaro

A memory....

UNDER the Saguaro
There lies a warrior fallen...
The Mighty Arms of the great Arizona cactus
Lift the memory of the old soldier to a higher plane...

Though in BATTLE he was not slain,
Yet, he gave of his best to you and to me
As he lived out his LIFE within a MEMORY...

A MEMORY of the din of war
And the cries of the WARRIOR--and other WARRIORS--
Who are HERE no more;
Those FRIENDS are also gone,

And only WE are left to sing
THEIR song--
We and the lone SAGUARO............


--IN MEMORIUM, 5-26-2008, for a lone soldier, with no family, laid to rest in the 1980's in the ARIZONA NATIONAL CEMETERY, PHOENIX, AZ.
--Aaron

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SEE ALSO:
e-teachingandlearning.biz
adjunctaarongivan.info
ethicsclasses.com
appliedethics.us
churchman.net
writingsbyaaron.com
bricolagework.com
metavoicesystems.com
professionaldevelopmentinstitue.biz
artbyaaron.com
teachingandlearning.us
e-teachingandlearning.org
colorsforliving.com
bricolageworks.com
dreamanalysis.us
center4.org

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