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Karamustafaoglu, O. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2012
Simple harmonic motion (SHM) is an important topic for physics or science students and has wide applications all over the world. Computer simulations are applications of special interest in physics teaching because they support powerful modeling environments involving physics concepts. This article is aimed to compare the effect of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Comparative Analysis
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Kennedy, Michael J.; Thomas, Cathy Newman – Exceptionality, 2012
A critical issue facing the field of education is the need to improve teachers' preparation to effectively manage student behavior in the classroom. Many pre- and in-service teachers receive exposure to evidence-based behavioral interventions, such as schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports, during teacher preparation programs;…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teachers, Instructional Design, Student Behavior
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Fleer, Marilyn; Hoban, Garry – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Increased national and international attention towards early childhood education has resulted in the development of an Australian "Early Years Learning Framework" (EYLF) called "Belonging, Being and Becoming" (DEEWR, 2009) for realising agreed practice, principles and outcomes. The EYLF highlights the importance of educators…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Animation, Foreign Countries, Video Technology
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Dalziel, James; Dalziel, Bronwen – Teaching English with Technology, 2012
One of the ongoing challenges in the field of Learning Design is how to most effectively support educators in the development of innovative e-learning through the adoption and adaptation of learning design templates. This paper reflects on experiences from two recent higher education projects in teacher training and medical education, and…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Adoption (Ideas), Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Hughes, Janette; Dymoke, Sue – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2011
This article focuses specifically on teacher candidates' preconceptions about poetry and poetry teaching and how these preconceptions shift as they work through various tasks on a wiki. Through an analysis of their definitions of poetry and ideas about poetry pedagogy captured in online discussion, survey, and interview responses, the authors…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Poetry, Web Sites
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Lesley, Mellinee – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2011
Increased attention is being given to the attitudes exhibited by preservice teachers enrolled in secondary-level content area literacy courses, who frequently resist the idea of teaching reading to their future students. To develop a greater understanding of such perspectives, the author analyzed literacy narratives written by undergraduate…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Content Area Reading, Reading Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Jones, Melissa M. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
Teacher education is not only about teaching teachers the art and science of instruction, but it also should encompass a political agenda, helping educators to recognize and address oppressive practices in our schools and in our communities. Through a disability studies framework, teacher candidates can be guided toward social and political action…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Reflection, Writing Assignments, Disabilities
Norris, Katherine E. L. – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
For years, instructors have used talks, speak-outs, and panel discussions so that students could hear the perspective of others. Bringing panel discussions into the classroom can provide valuable experience for students. They allow students to hear viewpoints and arguments of others, in contrast to traditional classroom discussions that only allow…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Perspective Taking, Family Structure, Teachers
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Peterson, Sarah; Schreiber, Jim; Moss, Connie – Teaching Educational Psychology, 2011
We examined the effects of an educational psychology course on students' beliefs about motivating students. After providing opportunities to engage in systematic intentional inquiry of their beliefs about teaching and learning, we expected that students' beliefs would become more soundly based in theory and research. Following several classes on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Educational Psychology, Motivation Techniques, Student Motivation
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Gunckel, Kristin L. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2011
This paper reports on one preservice teacher's use of the Inquiry-Application Instructional Model (I-AIM) to plan and teach an instructional sequence on photosynthesis to 5th-grade students. Analysis of the preservice teacher's planned and enacted instructional sequences and interviews shows that the preservice teacher was successful in leveraging…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Botany, Teacher Educators
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Yeh, Yu-chu; Huang, Ling-yi; Yeh, Yi-ling – Computers & Education, 2011
The purposes of this study were (1) to develop a teacher training program that integrates knowledge management (KM) and blended learning and examine its effects on pre-service teachers' professional development in creativity instruction; and (2) to explore the mechanisms underlying the success of such KM-based training. The employed KM model was…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Feedback (Response), Creativity, Group Discussion
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Kim, Hyeonjin; Hannafin, Michael J. – Computers & Education, 2011
Situated, case-based approaches, featuring virtual teachers' activity and reasoning in university classrooms, may provide a viable alternative to immersive field-based apprenticeships. Despite widespread advocacy on situated teacher education, research on preservice teachers' situated learning remains rare. This study examined how preservice…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Preservice Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Preservice Teachers
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Perkmen, Serkan; Pamuk, Sonmez – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2011
The main objective of the study was to examine interrelationships among social cognitive variables (self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and performance goals) and their role in predicting pre-service teachers' technology integration performance. Although researchers have examined the role of these variables in the teacher-education context, the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Technology Integration, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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Webster, Nina Lee; Valeo, Angela – TESL Canada Journal, 2011
English-language learners (ELLs) are becoming common in classrooms with Ontario's escalating immigration trends. Elementary school teachers are increasingly becoming responsible for meeting the needs of linguistically diverse children. This qualitative study explores current teacher preparation practices through preservice teachers' (PT)…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Preservice Teachers, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Eckhoff, Angela – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
This study examined how preservice teachers view the nature and role of creativity in light of the complexities of contemporary early childhood classrooms. A multiple methods approach was utilized and data were collected with the Questionnaire Examining Student Teachers' Beliefs about Creativity (Diakidoy & Kanari, 1999) survey instrument and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Early Childhood Education, Creative Thinking, Teaching Methods
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