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Zhuravska, Nina – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2019
The article analyzes methodological approaches to constructing a didactic model of specialist courses in Ukraine and France. It is found that the main elements of higher education are knowledge, modes of activity (abilities, skills), creative search activities and emotional education. It is specified that knowledge is a system of determined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Curriculum Development
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Dube, Bekithemba; Tsotetsi, Cias – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2019
The teaching and learning of religion in most post-colonial states take place on an ambivalent and contested terrain, which has resulted in the amputation of religion from some schools and contexts. The new curriculum in Zimbabwe, as a state-making project that is arguably devoid of, or has covert policy networks, has resulted in religious…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Postcolonialism, Religious Education
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Tanner, Daniel – Educational Forum, 2019
The writings of Lester Frank Ward (1841-1913) on education over the last two decades of the 19th century were almost lost until they were brought to the attention of John Dewey (1859-1952). Ward had prophesied that the 20th century would require three universal curriculums to meet the American democratic prospect. Ward acknowledged that nobody…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Democracy, Curriculum Development, Progressive Education
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Smith, Sally; Smith, Colin; Taylor-Smith, Ella; Fotheringham, Julia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Students have expectations of their university education leading to graduate careers, with universities investing considerable resources in institution-wide initiatives designed to enhance opportunities for student work placements and work-related learning. However, there are large variations between courses and disciplines in student uptake of…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Self Concept, Employment Potential, Education Work Relationship
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Grainger, Peter; Crimmins, Gail; Burton, Kelley – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Assuring the quality of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment is an increasingly significant issue in higher education. This article explores the potential benefit of 'consensus planning', an ongoing curriculum development, maintenance and monitoring strategy, to achieve consistency of academic standards for student learning and assessment across…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, College Curriculum
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Krebs-Moberg, Julia; Ormsby, Alison – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
Many counties of Western North Carolina have high levels of food insecurity that may be addressed by training communities to grow, prepare, and preserve their own food. A curriculum was developed and tested in 2016 at a Section 8 housing development in Polk County, NC. Research investigated successful community agriculture projects and assessed…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Food, Hunger, Gardening
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Sperry, Douglas E.; Sperry, Linda L.; Miller, Peggy J. – Child Development, 2019
In response to Golinkoff, Hoff, Rowe, Tamis-LeMonda, and Hirsh-Pasek's (2018) commentary, we clarify our goals, outline points of agreement and disagreement between our respective positions, and address the inadvertently harmful consequences of the word gap claim. We maintain that our study constitutes a serious empirical challenge to the word…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Language Acquisition, Child Development, Definitions
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McInnes, Richard – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Transformations in contemporary higher education have led to an explosion in the number of degrees delivered online, a significant characteristic of which is the incorporation of multimedia to support learning. Despite the proliferation of multimedia and growing literature about the affordances of various technologies, there are relatively few…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Virtual Universities, Online Courses
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Ciccone, Adriana; Hounslow, Liz – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Academic librarians cannot escape the implications of the knowledge economy and the pervasion of technology which effects everything that we do. Similarly, we must be prepared to teach our students how to cope in this knowledge society and how to develop the necessary information and digital literacy skills to be productive members of society in a…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Role, Foreign Countries
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Thomson, Elizabeth; Auhl, Greg; Uys, Philip; Wood, Denise; Woolley, Dallas – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
This paper reports on the development of an evidenced-based method guiding the review, design and development of higher education courses (programs), supported by a bespoke, purpose-specific software platform. It describes the outcome of a five-year process of development for both the method and for the supporting technology, where feedback was…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice, Foreign Countries, Online Courses
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Jenner, Tim – Teaching History, 2019
Inspired by the growing number of history teachers who have sought to introduce younger pupils to academic historical scholarship in the classroom, Tim Jenner wanted to bring about his own reading revolution at Key Stage 3. But rather than simply develop one-off lessons or enquiries based on scholarship his goal was more ambitious: to integrate…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Scholarship, Reading Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Sullanmaa, Jenni; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: Shared understandings of curriculum reform within and between the levels of the educational system are suggested to be crucial for the reform to take root. The purpose of this paper is to explore variation in perceived curriculum coherence and school impact among state- and district-level stakeholders. Design/methodology/approach: The…
Descriptors: Differences, Stakeholders, Attitudes, School Effectiveness
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Vakil, Sepehr; de Royston, Maxine McKinney – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2019
Over the past decade, abroad range of policymakers, corporations, educators, and scholars in the United States have catapulted computer science (CS) education from the sidelines to the center of K-12 public education discourse. While calls for CS education are often framed in terms of national and economic competitiveness, there is a growing…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Computer Science Education, Intervention, Ethics
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Ittner, Doris; Hagenauer, Gerda; Hascher, Tina – Journal of Educational Change, 2019
Based on an interdisciplinary theoretical approach, this study examines the relationship between school principals' perceived satisfaction of their basic psychological needs during curriculum reform, their evaluation of the new curriculum's usability, their emotional experience and their readiness to engage actively in the curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Psychological Patterns, Satisfaction
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Ramseyer Winter, Virginia; Ward, Michaella; Pilgrim, Sarah; Cook, Mackenzie; Summers, Alison – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2019
Research suggests body image is related to sexual behaviors, which can impact sexual health across the lifespan. This paper aims to explain the necessity for including body image content in sexuality education to improve outcomes among girls. Our recommendations, supported by theory and empirical research include (a) an assessment of existing…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Females, Health Education
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