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Valentine, Keri D.; Bolyard, Johnna – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this instrumental case study was to examine pre-service teachers' (PSTs) reflections on mathematics teaching and learning as it relates to the practice of supporting productive struggle. The research team created a framework aligning instructional features/teacher strategies that support productive struggle with related…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Reflective Teaching, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies
Valentine, Keri D.; Jensen, Lucas J. – Online Submission, 2018
The case study research reported in this paper followed the iterative design trajectory of youth game designers (ages 11-17) in a week-long summer game design camp, focused on the fundamentals of video game design. Drawing on data from a daily conceptual pitch and feedback activity, the research team traced the iterative design trajectory for one…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Summer Programs, Educational Games, Design
Mayer, Alexander – MDRC, 2018
In this testimony by Alexander Mayer, Deputy Director, Postsecondary Education, Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC), Before the New Jersey State Assembly Higher Education Committee, the following three points are emphasized: (1) Developmental education is a major challenge facing low-income college students in New Jersey and across…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Low Income Groups, Barriers, College Students
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Estess, Ted L. – Honors in Practice, 2018
What follows is a slightly revised version of a story that Ted Estess read at the ceremony honoring his retirement after thirty-one years from the position of Dean of the Honors College at the University of Houston. The story, as he explained to those assembled, was written some years ago in Colorado, where he spent time most summers with his…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Deans, Personal Narratives, Higher Education
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Schuman, Samuel – Honors in Practice, 2018
Samuel Schuman writes that in the year after the 1983 national conference in Philadelphia, he had a gripe, and was not hesitant to express it. He wondered why an organization like this one does not do a better job of welcoming and orienting newcomers to Honors. At that point one of the elders of the organization, Dr. John Portz, responded,…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Higher Education, Administrator Responsibility, Deans
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Braid, Bernice – Honors in Practice, 2018
Experiential learning is, for the author, a preeminent means to accomplish goals that are fundamental to the entire educational enterprise. It is a set of strategies that structure acquisition of information, analysis of ideas, and self-reflection in order to pull people into active engagement with their world. Among these strategies are skills of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Field Experience Programs, Study Abroad
Gorin, Susan – Communique, 2018
Susan Gorin has been the executive director of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) for 25 years and will retire at the end of June. She delivered the Legends Address at the NASP 2018 Annual Convention in Chicago with humor and good will, stressing the importance of the relationships she maintained with so many of her "NASP…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Safety, Crisis Management, School Psychology
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Cronin, Catherine; MacLaren, Iain – Open Praxis, 2018
Conceptualisations of open educational practices (OEP) vary widely, ranging from those centred primarily on the creation and use of open educational resources (OER) to broader definitions of OEP, inclusive of but not necessarily focused on OER. The latter, referred to in this paper as "expansive definitions of OEP," encompass open…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Open Education, Educational Practices, Synthesis
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Miller, Kate Helen; McIntyre, Ronald; McKenna, Gary – Open Praxis, 2018
This paper outlines a collaborative approach to the design of open educational resources (OER) with community stakeholders so they can be shared with other community practitioners openly, online and repurposed for other contexts. We view curriculum not as something that educationalists provide but rather something that emerges as learners engage…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Practices, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Design
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Weller, Martin; Jordan, Katy; DeVries, Irwin; Rolfe, Viv – Open Praxis, 2018
The term open education has recently been used to refer to topics such as Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Historically its roots lie in civil approaches to education and open universities, but this research is rarely referenced or acknowledged in current interpretations. In this article the antecedents of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Concept Mapping, Open Education, Educational History
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Karunanayaka, Shironica P.; Naidu, Som; Rajendra, J. C. N.; Ariadurai, S. A. – Open Praxis, 2018
There is growing interest in the adoption of open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP) in a variety of contexts. Continuing professional development (CPD) among practitioners in the effective adoption of OER and OEP is critical in this scenario. Massive open online courses (MOOCs), which also grew as part of the open…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Online Courses, Adoption (Ideas), Educational Resources
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Ritchie, Laura – Open Praxis, 2018
A successful international learning initiative focusing on student agency began with a link facilitating OE-enhanced teaching between a UK university and a US high school class. It became an international trip organised and funded by five UK students and their teacher who travelled to California, teaching and performing music across formal and…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Practices, Curriculum Development, Teacher Role
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Bricker, Diane; Xie, Huichao; Bohjanen, Sharon – Journal of Early Intervention, 2018
This article offers a view of the evolution of Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) in the United States. This view of the field's growth and change over time reflects the personal memories, experiences, and perspectives of Diane Bricker, who reviews the evolutionary changes in EI/ECSE based on her experiences with a…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Educational History
Smith, Andrea; Feng, Jay – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of literature circles on the reading comprehension and attitudes toward reading of gifted students in an elementary school. Using a quasi-experimental design, this action research compared two groups of gifted fourth grade students in the reading programs. The experimental group included…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Group Activities, Reading Comprehension, Student Attitudes
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Kaya, Isa – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This research intended to determine the alternative assessment methods used by the preschool teachers and their opinions, knowledge and competencies related to these methods. The research group of the study comprised of 10 kindergarten teachers working in Konya province during the 2017-2018 academic year in Turkey. The data obtained through the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Opinions, Alternative Assessment
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