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National Academies Press, 2010
"Report of a Workshop on the Scope and Nature of Computational Thinking" presents a number of perspectives on the definition and applicability of computational thinking. For example, one idea expressed during the workshop is that computational thinking is a fundamental analytical skill that everyone can use to help solve problems, design…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, Design
Herman, William E. – Online Submission, 2008
This paper outlines a qualitative research tool designed to explore personal identity formation as described by Erik Erikson and offers self-reflective and anonymous evaluative comments made by college students after completing this task. Subjects compiled a list of 200 myths, customs, fables, rituals, and beliefs from their family of origin and…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Identification (Psychology)
Harvard Family Research Project, Harvard University, 2005
On September 22-23, 2005, Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) and the C.S. Mott Foundation convened the After School Evaluation Symposium, with over 100 researchers, evaluators, policymakers, and practitioners, in Washington, DC. The goal of the interactive 2-day meeting was to bring together the perspectives of diverse stakeholders to inspire…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Quality, Professional Development, Educational Improvement
Kolloff, Mary Ann; Rahimzadeh, Kevin – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
As most any high school or college English teacher can verify, it is the rare group of students that approaches the study of Shakespeare with anything other than a mixture of anxiety over the difficulty of making sense of the plays' language and annoyance that, once again, they will be forced to engage in an activity they find both unjustifiably…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Group Discussion, Classics (Literature)
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Hew, Khe Foon – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
The Association for Educational Communications and Technology defines Instructional Technology as the "theory and practice of design, development, utilization, management, and evaluation of processes and resources for learning" (Seels & Richley, 1994). From the above definition, it can be seen that Instructional Technology can be…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Educational Media
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Johnson, Cynthia; Summerville, Jennifer – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
According to the annual industry report in "Training" magazine, money spent on employee training dropped approximately six percent--the first time that training expenditures have dropped since the mid 1990's. At the same time, web-based training increased from 48% of all computer-based training to 61% in just one year (2002-2003). The…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses, Computer Uses in Education
Miller, Dana L.; McVea, Kristine L. S. P.; Creswell, John W.; Harter, Lynn; Mickelson, William; McEntarffer, Rob – 2000
This paper explores six phases of a research project designed specifically to engage high school students as co-researchers in a multisite qualitative study exploring perceptions of tobacco use among high school students in four schools. It describes how university researchers collaborated with the high school students and summarizes seven major…
Descriptors: Ethics, High School Students, High Schools, Participation
Newcastle Univ., Callaghan (Australia). Family Action Centre. – 2000
This report contains the proceedings of a conference convened to build on the work of those pioneering better teaching and learning techniques for boys. Teachers at the conference were asked to present their schools' experiences in a case study format to maximize the learning and discussion among participants. The report begins with a schedule of…
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Case Studies, Child Behavior, Childhood Needs
Lai, Su-Huei – 2000
The conceptual framework of the Modes of Problem Solving Action (MPSA) model integrates Dewey's pragmatism, critical science theory, and theory regarding the three modes of inquiry. The MPSA model is formulated in the shape of a matrix. Horizontally, there are the following modes: technical, interpretive, and emancipating. Vertically, there are…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Distance Education
DeSiano, Michael; DeSiano, Salvatore – 1995
This document provides an introduction to the relationship between the current knowledge of focused and creative thinking and artificial intelligence. A model for stages of focused and creative thinking gives: problem encounter/setting, preparation, concentration/incubation, clarification/generation and evaluation/judgment. While a computer can…
Descriptors: Art, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Processes, Computer Uses in Education
Curry, Mary Jane – 1999
Acting as a sliding signifier, the term "critical thinking" has been bandied about for years now by educators who often ascribe widely varying meanings to it. Researchers and writers mainly stress the "thinking" half of the phrase, often leaving unexamined what it means to be "critical." Those in the fields of critical pedagogy and critical…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Critical Thinking, Definitions, English (Second Language)
Levinsohn, Mary; Klyap, John M. – 1999
This paper describes the implementation and evaluation of a social competence promotion program conducted in the sixth grade of a middle school. The need to increase social competence within the school arose from the results of enumerative and stakeholder data collected at the school. This paper outlines the steps of the needs assessment, program…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Behavior Problems, Interpersonal Competence, Middle Schools
Schonwetter, Dieter J.; And Others – 1995
The present study drew on existing theories and research to further uncover the mysteries of the college teaching/learning paradigm, particularly the causal links between effective instruction and student learning of novel lecture material. The experimental design involved 380 introductory psychology students and consisted of a Lecture…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affective Behavior, Attention, Class Organization
Eldridge, Rachel M. – 1995
This paper asserts that interactive exhibits are more than just hands-on activities but utilize a range of techniques. The variety of techniques is explained with examples of various types of exhibits to involve the visitor in learning more about the exhibit. The paper presents several examples that strike a balance between educating in history…
Descriptors: Community Resources, Computers, Cultural Centers, Display Aids
Fitzhugh, William P. – 1992
This paper presents the results of a survey that examined elementary school teachers' attitudes about social studies (particularly geography) instruction. The responses of newly-hired elementary teachers were compared to those of experienced elementary teachers. The survey included questions such as: Have you ever taken a social studies methods…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Geography Instruction
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