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Phan, Nga Thi Tuyet – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This study was designed to extend our knowledge of the differences between EFL teachers' beliefs of effective instruction and their actual classroom practices under the influence of different factors in the Vietnamese context. The paper took a qualitative approach using focus group discussion, journaling, non-participant observation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beliefs, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices
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Edgar, Scott N. – Contributions to Music Education, 2018
Institutions of higher education develop rich and effective marketing and recruitment plans, often devoting a great deal of time and energy to attract prospective students and their families. Music education programs often develop specialized recruiting strategies. The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions of music education recruiting…
Descriptors: Music Education, Colleges, Student Recruitment, Student Attitudes
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Ulla, Mark B. – International Journal of Instruction, 2017
The British Council introduced the English for Education College Trainers (EfECT) Project in Myanmar. This program aims to improve the English language proficiency and teacher training methodologies of all state teacher trainers. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate teacher perceptions and attitudes towards this program. The methods…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, Questionnaires
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Yoon, Keejoon; Armour, Kathleen M. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: A new national physical education (PE) curriculum has been developed in South Korea and PE teachers have been challenged to deliver new transferable educational outcomes in character development through PE. In one geographical area, in order to support teachers to make required changes, a Communities of Practice (CoP) approach to…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Qualitative Research, College Faculty, Communities of Practice
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Maloy, Robert; Trust, Torrey; Kommers, Suzan; Malinowski, Allison; LaRoche, Irene – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
This exploratory study examines the use of 3D technology by teachers and students in four middle school history/social studies classrooms. As part of a university-developed 3D Printing 4 Teaching & Learning project, teachers integrated 3D modeling and printing into curriculum topics in world geography, U.S. history, and government/civics.…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Ghanem, Carla – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
Cultural awareness and intercultural competence (IC) of students in foreign language (FL) instruction have been widely examined (e.g. Byram, 1997; Belz, 2002). The importance of the FL teacher in aiding students' IC development is less extensively researched, however. Author (2014), Kohler (2015), Sercu et al. (2005) and Sercu (2006) are a few…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Warr Pedersen, Kristin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to consider an expanded vision of professional development for embedding education for sustainability (EfS) in a higher education institution. Through an exploration of a community of practice at the University of Tasmania, this paper examines how collaborative peer learning can sustain and promote continued…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Professional Identity, Semi Structured Interviews
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Conti, Maria; LaMance, Rachel; Miller-Cochran, Susan – Composition Forum, 2017
To address the needs and interests of primary stakeholders in a writing program, this article presents a model of "grassroots" assessment that involves instructors from all ranks as well as students in the development, facilitation, and interpretation of assessment results. The authors describe two assessment plans that measured student…
Descriptors: Writing Improvement, Needs Assessment, Stakeholders, Student Needs
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Parsons, Caroline S. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2017
This study investigated the influence of physical and virtual learning spaces on interactive learning in a college and university setting. Qualitative analysis of an undergraduate liberal arts program that employs the use of roundtable classrooms was conducted. Interview and focus group data from students and faculty, along with classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Interaction, Learning Strategies, Educational Environment
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Postholm, May Britt – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
The article focuses on school-based development and how collaboration between teacher educators and leaders and teachers can promote development in teacher education, in school and in the collaboration site in school where both parties meet. The data were collected in Norway through qualitative interviews with groups of teachers and leaders at…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Collaboration, College School Cooperation, Qualitative Research
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Huang, Hsin-Yi Cyndi – English Language Teaching, 2016
With the availability of Web 2.0 technologies, blogs have become useful and attractive tools for teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in their writing classes. Learners do not need to understand HTML in order to construct blogs, and the appearance and content can be facilitated via the use of photos, music, and video files (Vurdien,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Armstrong, Sonya L.; Stahl, Norman A.; Kantner, M. Joanne – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
The multipronged study described in this manuscript was designed to determine the implicit definition of college-text ready at one community college. The impetus for this study is a need to fully understand what it means to be college-text ready based on the literacy demands, practices, and expectations in introductory-level (or entry-level)…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Discourse, College Readiness, Literacy
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Matorera, D.; Fraser, W. J. – South African Journal of Education, 2016
Business schools are globally often seen as structured, purpose-driven, multi-sector and multi-perspective organisations. This article is based on the response of a graduate school to an innovative industrial Quality Function Deployment-based model (QFD), which was to be adopted initially in a Master's degree programme for quality assurance…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Interviews, College Faculty
Smith, Steven John – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2016
This case study uses qualitative research methods and a postcolonial paradigm to listen to the voices of Cuban teacher educators describing how they educate and prepare English language teachers in Cuba. English language teacher education in Cuba includes features that are considered innovative, contemporary and good practice in the Western world.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Naude, Luzelle; Bezuidenhout, Hannemarie – Teaching in Higher Education, 2015
The focus of this article is on the experiences of staff members involved in a student support programme. The experiential, social, and student-centred approaches incorporated in this programme provided not only students, but also academics with pathways to lifelong learning. Functioning in a community of practice (CoP) (with students and also…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Academic Support Services, Experiential Learning, Student Centered Curriculum
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