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Nash, John B. – Harvard Education Press, 2019
School innovation expert John B. Nash demonstrates how design thinking can be adapted successfully by busy school leaders seeking student-centered solutions to a range of challenges. Based on a decade of work teaching school leaders nationally and internationally, "Design Thinking in Schools" shows how leaders can adopt a design thinking…
Descriptors: Design, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kim, Una; Stabley, Angela – MathAMATYC Educator, 2010
In the movie "A Beautiful Mind" there is a scene where future Nobel prize winner John Nash is captivated by a fellow student's tie. When asked about his behavior Nash quips, "There has to be a mathematical explanation for how bad that tie is." (Grazer & Howard, 2000) In this light moment, director Ron Howard attempts to show us that the mind of a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Logical Thinking, Cognitive Processes, Correlation
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Sterrett, William L.; Hill-Black, Sabrina; Nash, John B. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2021
An urban middle school goes through the transformation of becoming a university-supported lab school. Drawing upon design thinking principles, the planning team cultivates a sense of shared empathy, creative problem-solving, and an ethos of curiosity and learning in a collaborative environment.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Restructuring, Educational Change, Laboratory Schools
Nash, Ron – Corwin, 2019
Preparing students for a world that did not exist when they were students themselves can be challenging for many teachers. Engaging students, particularly disinterested ones, in the learning process is no easy task, especially when easy access to information is at an all-time high. How then do educators simultaneously ensure knowledge acquisition…
Descriptors: Interaction, Learning Processes, Communication Skills, Classroom Techniques
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Rojas, Joanne P.; Nash, John B.; Rous, Beth S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Design thinking techniques, including empathetic interviews, provide a promising new methodology for enhancing the quality of childcare services. This human-centred approach seeks to address complex problems with a deliberate, thoughtful solution-seeking process [Brown, T. (2008, June). "Design thinking. Harvard Business Review."…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Coaching (Performance), Technical Assistance, Design
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Nash, John – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2011
As institutional and market pressures move more faculty into the online teaching space, renewed discussions are occurring about how to best teach online, and what features of online courses are best to employ. A distance learning staple, the online discussion, or asynchronous discussion forum (ADF) is an easy strategy for faculty to employ in an…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Best Practices, Asynchronous Communication, Discussion Groups
Waggoner, Michael D., Ed.; Walker, Nathan C., Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2018
From the founding of Harvard College in 1636 as a mission for training young clergy to the landmark 1968 Supreme Court decision in "Epperson v. Arkansas," which struck down the state's ban on teaching evolution in schools, religion and education in the United States have been inextricably linked. Still today new fights emerge over the…
Descriptors: Religion, Public Schools, Parochial Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
Nash, John Lysne – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This is the first study done in Cambodia wherein students used the Student Evaluations of Educational Quality (SEEQ) evaluation tool to evaluate the teaching quality of their instructors. Respondents were instructors and students from the English Language Support Unit at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. This study generated data from mid- and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Cambodians
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Nash, Graham – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2016
When refugees arrive in urban areas of Uganda, they face daunting challenges. Notably, refugees report instances of discrimination and mistreatment by the Ugandan welcoming culture. However, scholars or NGO's studying urban refugees have excluded the Ugandan population from data collection and research methods. By comparing ethnographic data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Urban Areas, Social Bias
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Meyer, Walter – College Mathematics Journal, 2006
David Gale was one of the mathematicians responsible for the modern form of the theory of duality in linear programming and the associated proof of the minimax theorem in the theory of games. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Operations Research at the University of California at…
Descriptors: Game Theory, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education, College Mathematics
Nash, Ian – Sutton Trust, 2014
The Sutton Trust and Pearson two-day summit on higher ambitions in apprenticeships and vocational education drew more than 120 leaders in education, training and employment, policy makers, academics, and researchers to London. Delegates heard from political leaders stressing the importance they attach to high-quality apprenticeships. Presentations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Merz, Thomas E. – Journal of Economic Education, 1996
Uses the various strategies involved in baseball to illustrate basic concepts in game theory. Specifically discusses Willie Mays' base-stealing strategy and how it relates to probability and risk. Reminds students that expected results depend on adopted assumptions. (MJP)
Descriptors: Baseball, Decision Making, Economics Education, Game Theory
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Richardson, Jayson W.; Nash, John B.; Flora, Kevin L. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2014
This study was designed to understand how upper secondary school students in Cambodia perceive the use of computers and the Internet. Data were collected from students in three urban upper secondary schools (n = 1,137) in Cambodia using questionnaires. The data indicate that the more exposure a Cambodian student had to computers and the Internet…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Nash, Troy R.; Yang, Suann; Inman, John C. – American Biology Teacher, 2015
We describe an alternative to the kinds of observation-based lab exercises that are often used to cover animal and plant evolution with respect to transitioning from aquatic to terrestrial habitats. We wrote this activity to address these objectives, but also to model the process of scientific inquiry and to require students to collect and analyze…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Evolution, Botany, Animals
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Allison, Pete; Gray, Shirley; Sproule, John; Nash, Christine; Martindale, Russell; Wang, John – Improving Schools, 2015
Regardless of the aims and purposes of education, recent trends in pedagogy suggest an increasing popularity of project-based learning (PBL) and a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to learning, however ill-defined they may be. Connections between PBL, curriculum trends and health and wellbeing are reviewed, as well as potential value of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Student Projects, Interdisciplinary Approach
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