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Bati, Kaan – Critical Questions in Education, 2019
In recent years, the trend in science education is toward scientific processes rather than scientific knowledge. An effective science education not only requires the active involvement of students in scientific investigations, but also the development of engagement in discussions about scientific and social issues. To develop students' discussion…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Curriculum, Persuasive Discourse, Foreign Countries
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Kelley, Michelle J.; Wenzel, Taylar – SRATE Journal, 2019
This article describes the collaborative journey of two elementary education instructors at a large metropolitan university in the Southeast Region of the United States as they transformed and developed an innovative, engaging, and meaningful assignment utilizing adult avatars in TeachLivE™ to simulate parent-teacher reading conferences. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education
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Höhne, Jan Karem – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
In social research, the use of agree/disagree (A/D) questions is a popular method for measuring attitudes. Research has shown that A/D questions require complex cognitive processing and are susceptible to response bias. Thus, some researchers recommend the use of item-specific (IS) questions. This study examines the processing of A/D and IS…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Online Surveys
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Gutierrez, Daniel; Gutierrez, Andrea – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2019
In many social science college courses, professors cover a wide variety of topics that may act as triggers for victims of trauma in both traditional and online courses. At the same time, we may also encounter students who suffer trauma during their college experience. The purpose of this paper is to emphasize the importance of creating a safe and…
Descriptors: Trauma, Student Empowerment, Interpersonal Relationship, Victims
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Darragh, Janine J.; Boyd, Ashley S. – Action in Teacher Education, 2019
Using a mixed-methods approach, this article reports survey findings regarding the factors secondary English-language-arts teachers in the United States reported as influential to their text selection and examines how those factors varied by years of teaching experience. Teachers' department was the most cited influence regardless of years'…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Textbook Selection, Teacher Attitudes
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Hahn, Christopher J.; Gangeness, Jeanine E. – American Journal of Business Education, 2019
Institutions of higher education prepare and develop students for the workforce, and in the coming decade, the challenge of workforce preparation will increase as the current workforce is retiring during a time of economic growth. Traditional higher education practice tasks faculty with developing appropriate curricula for students that will…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, School Business Relationship, Leadership Training, Course Content
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Danaher, Maurice; Schoepp, Kevin; Kranov, Ashley Ater – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2019
Aim/Purpose: Assessing non-technical skills is very difficult and current approaches typically assess the skills separately. There is a need for better quality assessment of these skills at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Background: A method has been developed for the computing discipline that assesses all six non-technical skills…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Evaluation, Skill Development, Computer Science Education
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McAndrew, Ryan; Drennan, Judy; Russell-Bennett, Rebekah; Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Collective motives for alcohol consumption represent a nascent field, with individual-level attributes, peer pressure and broad-level environmental elements being at the forefront of research. The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of friendships in the context of alcohol consumption and determine what group-level motives exist…
Descriptors: Drinking, Role, Friendship, Young Adults
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Cowdean, Stephanie; Whitby, Philip; Bradley, Laura; McGowan, Pauric – Industry and Higher Education, 2019
The aim of this research is to provide perspectives on how entrepreneurial practitioners, specifically owners of high-tech small firms (HTSFs), engage with knowledge transfer and learn. The authors draw on extant research and report on the views and observations of the principals in two case study companies in the HTSF sector with regard to…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Transfer of Training, Intervention, Teaching Methods
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Yu, SeonYeong – Journal of Early Intervention, 2019
The purpose of this article is to share findings about Head Start teachers' attitudes and perceived competence toward inclusion based on data gathered from 41 instructional professionals in 18 Head Start classrooms using surveys and interviews. Results showed that all of the participating teachers agreed with inclusion and identified several…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
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Fink Chorzempa, Barbara; Smith, Michael D.; Sileo, Jane M. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2019
Within their teacher preparation courses and field experiences, preservice teachers are introduced to numerous instructional practices, not all of which are considered research-based. For this reason, instruction in how to evaluate the effectiveness of one's practices is essential, but it is often a lacking component of initial certification…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Preservice Teachers
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Carlson, James R. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
This qualitative study was designed as a single-case study of a small, public, teacher education program in the Midwest. The author conducted a study on the perceived role of a "critical friends group" (CFG) in the development of beginning secondary teacher candidates' understandings and practices of reflective practice. Three main types…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Reflection, Friendship, Teaching Methods
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Cruz, Jasmine M.; Wilson, Aaron T.; Wang, Xiaohui – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
Mathematical dispositions (MD) and self-efficacy for teaching mathematics (SEFTM) are important elements of teachers? beliefs that significantly influence their behaviors and educational practices in the classroom. This study looked at relationships between pre-service teachers? (PSTs) MD and their SEFTM in connection with other descriptors…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes
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Hirshfield, Laura J.; Chachra, Debbie – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
Project-based learning can be beneficial for engineering students, giving students the opportunity to complete mastery experiences that improve their engineering self-efficacy or academic self-confidence. However, despite the many potential benefits of projects, there can be issues with project-based learning: students may take on different tasks…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Engineering Education, Outcomes of Education
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Johnson, Leonissa; Cain, Amy – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
School counselors provide academic, social-emotional, and college and career access information to all students via core curriculum classroom lessons. English Learners benefit from differentiated classroom instruction that makes content engaging and accessible. Despite this need for differentiated instruction, few educators have received English…
Descriptors: School Counselors, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, English Language Learners
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