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Galtés, Ruth; Tomás, Marina – International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management, 2015
The aim of this article is to analyse the conditioning factors and opportunities that influence teamwork among teachers at a Catalan university. The creation of new academic identities based on a culture of mutual and continuing learning are essential if teacher teams are to be encouraged. A descriptive methodology was used, based on a case study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teamwork, Case Studies, Performance Factors
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Criswell, John R., II; Zhu, Hao – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
The internationalization of higher education has been the subject of a substantial body of research. However, few studies have examined how faculty members, significant implementers of internationalization, think about internationalization priorities. This article presents the results of a questionnaire which was sent to faculty members at three…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Global Approach, Needs Assessment, Questionnaires
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Pejuan, Arcadi; Bohigas, Xavier; Jaén, Xavier – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2015
Physics applets are well known appealing resources to teach and learn physics, and a large number of them are available on the Internet. Nevertheless, not all of them are of the same quality, because such applets do not fit every specific teaching/learning purpose. The start question was which features should have a physics applet in order that it…
Descriptors: Physics, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Science Instruction
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Jaime Osorio, María Fernanda; Insuasty, Edgar Alirio – HOW, 2015
This research report is an account of a study carried out at the Foreign Language Institute of a Colombian public university. Its main purposes were to analyze the teaching practices the participating teachers used in their English lessons, and to assess the effects of these practices on the development of students' communicative competence. A…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages)
Birch, Peter; Balcon, Marie-Pascale; Borodankova, Olga; Ducout, Olga; Sekhri, Shuveta – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2015
This Eurydice report analyses the relation between the policies that regulate the teaching profession in Europe, and the attitudes, practices, and perceptions of teachers. The analysis covers aspects such as, initial teacher education, continuing professional development, transnational mobility, as well as teacher demographics, working conditions,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Ringler, Ilene; Schubert, Carol; Deem, Jack; Flores, Jimmie; Friestad-Tate, Jill; Lockwood, Robert – Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Discussion Boards are at the heart of an Asynchronous Online Learning or Distance Education Environment and can have a great impact on the learning experience. Understanding the individual factors that create a high quality discussion board experience for students and their interrelationships is critical to continuous improvement in distance…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Virtual Classrooms, Discussion Groups
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Gresty, Karen; Heffernan, Troy; Pan, Wei; Edwards-Jones, Andrew – Higher Education Review, 2015
Reported benefits of research-informed teaching include enhanced student engagement and graduates that are better prepared for employment in an uncertain world. However, there are a number of academic risks that can have both positive and negative impacts on staff and students when implementing research-informed teaching. Mitigating such risks…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Evidence Based Practice
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Uztosun, Mehmet Sercan; Troudi, Salah – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2015
This study seeks to understand lecturers' views about the effectiveness of curriculum change procedures taking place in 2006 at the English language teacher education departments of Turkish universities. The study collected both quantitative and qualitative data through an open-ended questionnaire completed by 27 lecturers working at fifteen…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Sofronas, Kimberly S.; DeFranco, Thomas C.; Swaminathan, Hariharan; Gorgievski, Nicholas; Vinsonhaler, Charles; Wiseman, Brianna; Escolas, Samuel – International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 2015
This paper discusses findings from a research study designed to investigate calculus instructors' perceptions of approximation as a central concept and possible unifying thread of the first-year calculus. The study also examines the role approximation plays in participants' self-reported instructional practices. A survey was administered to 279…
Descriptors: Calculus, College Freshmen, Educational Practices, Teacher Surveys
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Martinsen, Rob A. – L2 Journal, 2015
This article investigates a project that used student-centered teaching and languages for specific purposes to increase university students' motivation to study Spanish and willingness to communicate. After reflecting on their personal goals and interests, students were required to choose a purpose or context in which they might use Spanish in…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Instruction, Student Centered Learning, College Students
Horber, Dot; Langenau, Erik E.; Kachur, Elizabeth – Online Submission, 2014
Teaching and assessing doctor-patient communication has become a priority in medical education. This pilot study evaluated resident physicians' perceptions of teaching and assessing doctor-patient communication skills related to pain management using a web-based format. Fifty-nine resident physicians completed four doctor-patient clinical…
Descriptors: Physician Patient Relationship, Patients, Physicians, Medical Education
Flanagan, Tara; Benson, Fiona J.; Fovet, Frederic – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
In light of the innumerable changes in post-secondary environments that reflect a movement toward inclusive education and a reliance on real-world evaluations in the form of field placements, we report on our findings from a collaborative research project that examines field placement experiences from a variety of perspectives. Our research…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Student Placement, Barriers
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Ariovich, Laura; Walker, Sadé A. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2014
Higher education institutions have taken to redesigning high-enrollment, introductory courses to improve student learning outcomes, student success, and degree completion. This paper presents findings from the assessment of course redesign by focusing on the case of developmental math at a large community college. The college adopted…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Remedial Mathematics
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Lee, Kathryn S.; Smith, Shaunna; Bos, Beth – International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 2014
This article reports a heuristic case study that explored how components of Technological Pedagogical Knowledge (TPK) manifested in the artifacts of post-Baccalaureate pre-service teachers. Self-reported perceptions of their technology integration competencies were high. End-of-semester presentations reflected three distinct views of technology…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Heuristics, Case Studies
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Fenzel, L. Mickey; Dean, Rebecca J.; Darden, Gerivonni – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2014
The use of recent college graduates as uncertified classroom teachers has increased in recent years, with the growth of Teach for America, alternative certification routes for teachers, and alternative schools for urban children placed at risk. Few studies to date have investigated the effects of using these inexperienced teachers on the quality…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Urban Schools, Educational Environment, College Graduates
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