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Williams, Peter – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
New technologies and the knowledge economy are destabilising graduate professions, with artificial intelligence and the analysis of 'big data' making significant impacts on formerly secure jobs. Blockchain technology, offering automated secure credentialling of undergraduate students' activities and achievements, may significantly erode existing…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Technology Uses in Education, Institutional Mission, Universities
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Batchelor, Katherine E. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
The author shares three preservice teachers' linked text sets, including young adult literature and other media forms, and their critiques of the linked text sets, centering on a self-selected social justice topic: racism and the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement, rape culture, and ending the stigma behind mental health. The author…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Justice, Advocacy, Individual Power
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Christensen-Branum, Lezlie; Strong, Ashley; Jones, Cindy D'On – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
The ubiquity of written argument in academic contexts has underscored the importance of effective argument evaluation and writing pedagogies. Teachers can improve students' argumentation proficiency by intentionally addressing myside bias, the propensity to support arguments with which one preemptively agrees while selectively ignoring…
Descriptors: Bias, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Staurseth, Hanne Egenaes; Håland, Anne – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
Graphical representations are frequently used but normally not explicitly taught in social studies. The authors explore how to utilize the often unused potential of disciplinary graphical representations in student writing by offering insight into a Norwegian ninth-grade classroom where students were scaffolded to use such representations. The…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Visual Aids, Social Studies, Writing Skills
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Boothe, Anne; Zuna, Nina – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The rates of epilepsy among children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are higher than that of the general population. The exact prevalence and aetiology of the comorbidity of autism and epilepsy are not well understood; however, the connection is well-documented. This common comorbidity makes the treatment of epilepsy increasingly complex for…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children
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Collins, Loel; Collins, Dave – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Understanding and exploiting the synergy between theory and practice lies at the heart of effective education for outdoor professionals. Accordingly, and in an attempt to stimulate debate, this paper conceptualizes the interaction between theory and practice in the context of the education of outdoor professionals. We identify issues specific to…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Outdoor Education, Educational Philosophy, Professional Education
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Juhasz, Barbara J.; Yap, Melvin J.; Raoul, Akila; Kaye, Micaela – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2019
Word frequency is an important predictor of lexical-decision task performance. The current study further examined the role of this variable by exploring the influence of frequency trajectory. Frequency trajectory is measured by how often a word occurs in childhood relative to adulthood. Past research on the role of this variable in word…
Descriptors: Word Frequency, Predictor Variables, Grade 1, College Students
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Farah, Kimberly S.; Montepare, Joann M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
Our population is aging, calling for communities to be more age friendly and younger individuals to be more aware of aging issues that will impact their personal and professional lives. However, colleges provide few opportunities for students to prepare themselves for a more age-diverse world. Drawing on a new general education core curriculum…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Aging (Individuals)
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Saari, Antti – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
Although often labelled obsolete and ethically dubious, twentieth-century behaviourist principles of learning have been central to the development of instructional technology and the design of modern learning environments. Using Andrew Pickering's philosophy, this article addresses behaviourism as a mangle of practice to highlight the conceptual…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Behaviorism, Educational Philosophy, Learning Theories
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Ratner, Helene – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
Drawing on science and technology studies (STS), this article explores information practices around children deemed to be 'at risk'. Risk is not a self-evident epistemic object. Different professional instructions mobilize the concept of context to emphasize the partiality and contingency of descriptions of 'risk'. This article develops the…
Descriptors: Children, At Risk Students, Agency Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Sjödin, Elin Sundström – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
There have been increasing demands to improve Swedish children's reading habits, triggered by poor PISA results in 2013, and public healthcare has stepped in as a strong reading-promoting actor. Drawing on the emerging field of valuation research in STS, the paper explores the values enacted in health-related information brochures about reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Habits, Public Health, Books
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Høvsgaard Maguire, Laura – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
Algorithmic practices are becoming increasingly more central within educational governance. By focusing on the mechanisms of a particular algorithmic testing system in Denmark, this paper highlights how such practices are implicated in the emergence of new accountability infrastructures. It adopts an STS approach drawing specifically upon Michel…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Foreign Countries, Accountability, National Competency Tests
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Gök, Mustafa; Erdogan, Abdulkadir; Erdogan, Emel Özdemir – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
In the historical process, scientific knowledge is constantly changing and developing. Concepts in curricula and textbooks are also affected by these changes and developments. The function concept is a typical example of this situation. The concept of function gained different meanings in different historical contexts although no clear information…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Textbook Content
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Mulcahy, Dianne – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
This paper examines the critical contribution that affects as "bodily" capacities to act, engage and connect can make to children's learning in museums and schools. Drawing chiefly on empirical material collected over the course of visits by school children to Museums Victoria, Australia, and bringing a sociomaterial sensibility to bear,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Museums, Instruction
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Gee, James-Paul; Esteban-Guitart, Moisés – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2019
There is today a great deal of controversy over digital and social media. Even leaders in the tech industry are beginning to decry the time young people spend on smartphones and social networks. Recently, the World Health Organization proposed adding "gaming disorder" to its official list of diseases, defining it as a pattern of gaming…
Descriptors: Social Media, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Teaching Methods
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