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Gould, Kevin S.; Gilbert, Amanda; Pike, Adrian J.; Menzies, Ignatius J. – Journal of Biological Education, 2019
Microscopy skills are critical for many aspects of biology, yet they are notoriously difficult to teach, especially to large classes. We trialled the use of widescreen monitors with touch-screen capability connected to compound microscopes in an introductory-level plant biology lab. Working in teams, students used the screens to interpret,…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Manipulative Materials, Botany, Cooperative Learning
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Torkar, Gregor; Gnidovec, Tanja; Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale; Tomažic, Iztok – Journal of Biological Education, 2019
Many children learn about and experience animals in the everyday environment where they live and attend school. One way to obtain information about children's understanding of concepts or phenomena is by using their drawings in combination with written responses or interviews. This study assesses how much Slovenian students 10-15 years old (in…
Descriptors: Animals, Animal Behavior, Freehand Drawing, Dietetics
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Stagg, Bethan C.; Verde, Michael F. – Journal of Biological Education, 2019
Scientific drawing and writing are critical to the development of observational and recording skills in biology. However, it is unclear how the process of drawing and writing contribute to the learning of plant taxonomy. In the present study, 41 adult botanical novices studied a suite of UK native plant species using two methods: labelled drawing…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Biology
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Kiru, Elisheba W. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2019
Access to basic education for all students is an essential goal for many countries around the world. Also, as worldwide calls for providing inclusive education continue to intensify, access to basic education for many students with disabilities in Kenya remains a pervasive challenge. Large class sizes, inadequate funding, limited teacher training,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Access to Education
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Mellizo, Jennifer M. – General Music Today, 2019
Over the past several decades, music education scholars have put forth a variety of convincing rationales for world music education. Yet the gap between theory and practice in this area persists. In theoretical ways, practicing music educators acknowledge the value of world music learning experiences, but many remain reluctant to fully embrace and…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Hazar, Zekihan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The purpose of this research is to review the level of children's digital game playing addiction and to evaluate their opinions on the parents playing digital games. In the 2017-2018 academic year, the students of the Sehit Ramazan Konus secondary school affiliated to the Nigde Provincial Directorate of National Education constitute the universe…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Parents, Video Games, Computer Games
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Baker, Sally; Bangeni, Bongi; Burke, Rachel; Hunma, Aditi – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
While the importance of academic language and literacies in students' meaningful participation in higher education has been well-explored, studies have focused on writing rather than reading. There has been a significant silence in the literature around what constitutes reading in higher education, the sociocultural complexities of reader…
Descriptors: Reading, Higher Education, Literacy, Reading Research
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Toraman, Cetin; Aycicek, Burak – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships between attachment levels to school and the variables of the perception of school life quality and peer pressure among high school students and whether school life quality and peer pressure predict students' attachment levels to school significantly. The relational screening model was used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student School Relationship, Attachment Behavior
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Lee, Nicolette; Loton, Daniel – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Capstones, as culminating educational experiences, are expected to meet many purposes: synthesis and application of prior learning, developing skills and attributes related to employability, and more recently, quality assurance. However, research has not yet identified a comprehensive list of capstone purposes or considered how multiple purposes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Teaching Methods
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Wilkinson, Clare – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The principle that research should demonstrate impact is now a central driver in UK research policy, with some describing the UK as having undergone a 'culture change' in regards to evidencing the value and contribution of academic research (Watermeyer, R. 2012. "From Engagement to Impact? Articulating the Public Value of Academic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Transfer of Training, Research Skills
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Fuller, Daniel; Beynon, Malcolm; Pickernell, David – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Third Stream Activity (TSA) is increasingly important to UK universities and the wider economy, through innovation and entrepreneurship. Using data from the 2009/2010 UK Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey, this study investigates UK universities' TSA. Through considering the data in original and logged forms, two…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Universities, Innovation, Business Administration
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Volante, Paulo; Valenzuela, Sergio; Díaz, Alejandro; Fernández, Magdalena; Mladinic, Antonio – School Leadership & Management, 2019
This study seeks to develop and validate an Assessment Centre (AC) tool for the evaluation and selection of school leaders, focusing on the identification of competencies that influence teaching and learning outcomes. International research supports the creation of Assessment Centres to select candidates for these roles, due to their superior…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personnel Selection, School Administration, Assessment Centers (Personnel)
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Yürekli Kaynardag, Aynur – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Pedagogical competencies of instructors play a crucial role in improving the quality of the teaching and learning in higher education institutions. However, in many countries worldwide, pedagogical training is not a requirement for being an instructor at a university [Postareff, L., S. Lindblom-Ylänne, and A. Nevgi. 2007. "The Effect of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Denovan, Andrew; Dagnall, Neil; Dhingra, Katie; Grogan, Sarah – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
University life can be stressful, and accurate measurement of perceived stress is important for research and practice. However, despite widespread use, disagreement persists regarding the latent structure of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), which poses serious consequences for how the measure should be administered. Furthermore, factorial…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Stress Management, College Students, Gender Differences
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Hirst, Nicola – Education 3-13, 2019
This paper considers an Action Research project which was implemented to establish a shared understanding of the term 'Education for Sustainable development' within the context of an Early Childhood Studies degree. Students engaged in projects with children and local early years' providers, and the research aligns with previous work undertaken by…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Early Childhood Education, Change Agents, Undergraduate Students
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