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Hopkins, Michael; Provenzano, Anthony M.; Spencer, Michael S. – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the benefits, challenges, program characteristics and instructional approaches of an El Sistema inspired (ESI) after-school string program developed as a university-school partnership. Case study methodology was used to examine the program. Fifth-grade students received 75 minutes of after-school…
Descriptors: After School Programs, College School Cooperation, Music Teachers, Musicians
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Lehtinen, Antti; Viiri, Jouni – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
Current research indicates that inquiry-based learning should be guided in order to achieve optimal learning outcomes. The need for guidance is even greater when simulations are used because of their high information content and the difficulty of extracting information from them. Previous research on guidance for learning with simulations has…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Guidance, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Xu, Xinhao; Ke, Fengfeng – American Journal of Distance Education, 2016
This exploratory study examined the design issues related to a virtual-reality-based, gamelike learning environment (VRGLE) developed via OpenSimulator, an open-source virtual reality server. The researchers collected qualitative data to examine the VRGLE's usability, playability, and content integration for math learning. They found it important…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Educational Environment, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
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Girit, Dilek; Akyuz, Didem – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2016
Studies reveal that students as well as teachers have difficulties in understanding and learning of decimals. The purpose of this study is to investigate students' as well as pre-service teachers' solution strategies when solving a question that involves an estimation task for the value of a decimal number on the number line. We also examined the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Wallace, Carolyn S.; Brooks, Lori – Science Education, 2015
Lack of time for teaching science in traditional classroom placements in the United States has led some science teacher educators to provide practice teaching time for elementary education students in informal science settings. The purposes of this study were to describe the culture of one science methods course taught in conjunction with a K-7…
Descriptors: Science Education, Teacher Educators, Elementary School Science, Methods Courses
Machida, Tomohisa; Walsh, Daniel J. – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2015
This case study examines the implementation of "Foreign Language Activities" (English language education), which officially began in Japanese elementary schools in 2011. Subjects in this study included 37 Japanese classroom teachers (20 males and 17 females) in four elementary schools in Tokyo. The Teacher Foreign Language Anxiety Scale…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Program Implementation, English (Second Language), Educational Change
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Current Issues in Education, 2015
This study analyzed 24 pre-service elementary school English teachers' design and delivery of remedial education to the fifth and sixth graders in the collaboration between the university pre-service teacher education program and the local elementary school in a city in northwest Taiwan. The pre-service teachers were encouraged by the elementary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Remedial Instruction, Grade 5
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Kaya, Ramazan – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
This study aims to identify the problems encountered during the resource-based teaching implementations carried out with pre-service history teachers along with their reasons and suggest solutions. The study was a qualitative study using a case study design. The population of the study consisted of 5th grade pre-service history teachers continuing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, History Instruction, Barriers
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Chen, YuChun; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D. – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
Previous research had indicated that pre-service teachers (PTs) with coaching orientations reinforced sexism and masculine bias while employing the sport education (SE) model. The purpose of the current study was to examine whether or not and the degree to which SE delivered by PTs with teaching orientations served to combat or reinforce sexism…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Athletics, Case Studies, Physical Education Teachers
Intrator, Sam; Park, Soyoung; Lit, Ira – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2015
This case study is one of five publications from the larger study, "Teaching for a Changing World: The Graduates of Bank Street College of Education." Established in 1989, Midtown West is a New York City public elementary school serving approximately 350 students from kindergarten through grade five. With the support of Tony Alvarado,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Education, Interaction, College Graduates
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Akkuzu, Nalan – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to explore the role of feedback based on self-efficacy belief sources in the reciprocal interaction of teaching performance and self-efficacy beliefs. A single case study design was employed to address and began to bridge the gap in our understanding of the relationship between feedback, self-efficacy belief and…
Descriptors: Role, Feedback (Response), Self Efficacy, Teaching Skills
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Stover, Katie; Yearta, Lindsay Sheronick; Sease, Rachel – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2014
Considering the digital landscape of the 21st century classroom, it is paramount that teacher education programs prepare preservice teachers to incorporate technology into their classrooms to engage in communicative and collaborative acts as readers and writers. This collective case study was conducted to explore what happened when nine preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Technology Integration, Teacher Student Relationship
Sampson, Demetrios G., Ed.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed.; Ifenthaler, Dirk, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
These proceedings contain the papers of the 11th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2014), October 25-27, 2014, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) and endorsed by the Japanese Society for Information and Systems in…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in Education
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Rees, Carol; Pardo, Richard; Parker, Jennifer – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2013
This qualitative multiple-comparative case study investigates (1) The reported experiences and impressions of four pre-service teachers (PTs) on practicum placement in four different classrooms (grades 1-9) where a new Steps to Inquiry (SI) framework was being utilized to support students conducting open inquiry; (2) The relative dispositions of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Practicums, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Calik, Muammer; Aytar, Ayse – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
The principal aim of this study is to determine what the extent of the prospective primary teachers' (PPT) pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is on "effect of human on environment" subject in grade 5 science and technology curriculum before and after "Teaching Practice" course. Within case study research methodology, the study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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