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Schmitz, Birgit; Felicia, Patrick; Bignami, Filippo – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2015
This paper presents findings from a study carried out between May and October 2013. Based on a survey, which was developed by the MoGaBa VET project partners, the study aimed at understanding the factors that influence the way vocational instructors perceive and use game-based learning. A total of 267 trainers from eight European countries took…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Vocational Education, Teacher Surveys
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Kravtsov, Sergei – Russian Education & Society, 2015
The project of modernization of regional education systems is now in its second year, but by no means all schools in Russia currently meet modern requirements. The division between strong and weak schools is still preserved. Quality control is frequently regarded as a formality and the effectiveness of how a specific educational institution is run…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Governance, Quality Control, Principals
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 2015
Britain faces a wages crisis, underpinned by low productivity. For the last seven years, people's wages have risen more slowly than the prices in the shops. People also often become "stuck" in low pay and cannot advance their careers. This paper argues for a new National Advancement Service, providing people in low paid work a Career…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Income Groups, Promotion (Occupational), Living Standards
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Skipper, Yvonne – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
Some people hold an entity theory of intelligence: they think of intelligence as innate. In contrast, others hold an incremental theory, believing that intelligence can be changed. Previous research has shown that an incremental theory is associated with positive outcomes. The aim of this paper was to evaluate an intervention which promoted an…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Intervention, College Freshmen, Psychology
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Rintoul, Jenny Ruth – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2014
This paper examines the relationship between art "theory" and art "practice" in British art education at post-compulsory level, with a focus on the ways in which theory is framed and delivered and what this means for its integration. Drawing upon constructions of knowledge and approaches to integration as a technique and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship, Art Education, Studio Art
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Riissanen, Anne; Watson, Greg – English Language Teaching, 2014
This study (Note 1) investigates potential differences in language use between genders, by applying a modified model of thought representation. Our hypothesis is that women use more direct forms of thought representation than men in modern spoken British English. Women are said to favour "private speech" that creates intimacy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Knowledge Representation, Language Usage
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Crossman, Brian; Cameron, Roslyn – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2014
Vocational education and its leadership is an important sphere of economic activity worldwide and is being impacted by several trends including: the increasing significance and centrality of skills development in today's economies; economic trends associated with globalisation (internationalisation of education and emergence of global labour…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Leadership, Literature Reviews
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Ramsay, Julie D. – Educational Leadership, 2014
Sixth grade language arts teacher Julie Ramsay was disheartened at her students' lack of interest in writing, so she began looking at what they were doing online to see if she could bring some of those experiences to the classroom. She saw that students enjoyed having opportunities to share their experiences with an audience and receive…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Language Arts, Student Motivation, Writing Assignments
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Kemp, Nenagh; Wood, Clare; Waldron, Sam – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2014
There is concern that the violations of conventional grammar (both accidental and deliberate) often seen in text messages (e.g., "hi [smiley face emoticon] how is ya?!!") could lead to difficulty in learning or remembering formal grammatical conventions. We examined whether the grammatical violations made by 244 British children,…
Descriptors: Grammar, Telecommunications, Children, Adolescents
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Denmark, Tanya; Atkinson, Joanna; Campbell, Ruth; Swettenham, John – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
Facial expressions in sign language carry a variety of communicative features. While emotion can modulate a spoken utterance through changes in intonation, duration and intensity, in sign language specific facial expressions presented concurrently with a manual sign perform this function. When deaf adult signers cannot see facial features, their…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Nonverbal Communication, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Ranieri, Maria; Pachler, Norbert – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2014
This article explores the potential of mobile learning in adult education with a particular focus on identity formation and self-representation. It draws on the mobile learning experiences implemented within MyMobile--Education on the move, a European project (2010-2012) whose main purpose was to develop guidelines for mobile learning in adult…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Adult Education, Identification (Psychology)
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George, Sam – Science & Education, 2014
This article will explore the intersection between "literature" and "science" in one key area, the botanical poem with scientific notes. It reveals significant aspects of the way knowledge was gendered in the Enlightenment, which is relevant to the present-day education of girls in science. It aims to illustrate how members of…
Descriptors: Poetry, Science Education, Science History, Educational History
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Skuse, Amy – Gifted Education International, 2014
I write this article in an attempt to establish my own view upon gifted and talented education and as an attempt to review and analyse the perspectives and opinions of others in the field of education. I will examine how people believe gifts and talents are created in an attempt to establish and affirm my own viewpoint. I will look at what I…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, Special Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Li, Aisi – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
The foundation of Shanxi University is a prime example of the collaborative efforts in higher education between the Chinese and British in late Qing China (1842-1912). Both sides made compromises, with the Chinese adapting their ideas of educational sovereignty, and the British agreeing to work under the supervision of the local government. Such a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Educational History
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Hardy, Ian – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2014
This paper draws upon Bourdieu's concepts of habitus, capital and field to better understand and appreciate the conditions which encouraged the productive professional development (PD) practices of one very capable teacher working in a secondary school in the British Midlands. Rather than celebrating this teacher's practices and perspective as…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education
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