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McKinley, Jim; Dunworth, Katie; Grimshaw, Trevor; Iwaniec, Janina – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
With the number of international postgraduate students in UK universities steadily increasing, there is great interest in understanding how institutions can more effectively meet these students' expectations and needs through programme-supported development of intercultural competence. This paper reports on a project that explored experiences and…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Graduate Students, Student Needs
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Zhou, Vivien Xiaowei; Pilcher, Nick – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
In this paper, we explore intercultural communication as dialogue occurring in a third space. Through seven students' reflective essays on group-based intercultural learning, we analyse the ever-shifting communicative space that interlocutors produce through negotiating the meanings of difference and power and their dialogic relations with the…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Ethics, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
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Williams, Emma I.; Gleeson, Kate; Jones, Bridget E. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Evidence that interpersonal interactions and self-appraisal in social context are crucial in developing self-understanding raises concerns about how pupils with autism spectrum disorder make sense of themselves in school settings where many experience social marginalisation. Metasynthesis was used to systematically extract and integrate findings…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Self Concept, Interpersonal Relationship
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Iwai, Yuko – Educational Forum, 2019
This study focused on preservice teachers' perceptions of culturally responsive teaching using multicultural literature. They learned about diversity issues, multicultural literature, and culturally responsive teaching, worked on a multicultural literature project, developed hands-on literacy lessons, and taught them to elementary school students.…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Cultural Pluralism, Literature
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Andrei, Elena – Educational Forum, 2019
This study looked at how five adolescent English Learners (ELs) in an English as a second language class use the available digital technology. Data collected consisted of classroom observations, student and classroom documents, and focus student interviews. Data collection and analysis were simultaneous processes. Findings suggest adolescent ELs…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Laptop Computers, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods
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Anderson, Bill; Narum, Ashley; Wolf, Jennifer Lynn – Educational Forum, 2019
Dysconscious racism is generally defined as the unquestioned acceptance of culturally dominant norms and privileges, with three categories used to describe college students' reasoning for enduring racial inequity. These range from the historical determinism of slavery to racially exploitive standards inherent in American society. However, few…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Slavery, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Christ, Tanya; Arya, Poonam; Liu, Yu – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
This study used open coding to analyze 662 idea-units that 44 preservice teachers expressed about successes and challenges related to technology integration in literacy lessons in a reading methods class. Data sources included reading responses, self-reflections on videos of their lessons, and Collaborative Peer Video Analysis. Eleven categories…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Technology Integration, Literacy Education
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Rekaa, Hege; Hanisch, Halvor; Ytterhus, Borgunn – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
This is a systematic review article of 27 studies on what existing research tells us about the experience (or lack of experience) of inclusion in Physical Education (PE) among disabled students, which localised factors are promoting or hampering inclusion in PE and to what extent attitudes are decisive in these localised processes. Seventeen…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Physical Education, Teacher Attitudes, Student Experience
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Wang, Wen-Ling; Kuo, Chang-Yuan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The authors proposed a positive discipline, well-being and teaching effectiveness model that suggested that teachers' positive discipline would facilitate students' well-being and effective teaching, and students' well-being would play a mediating role in the association between positive discipline and teaching effectiveness. The model was tested…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discipline, Positive Reinforcement, Well Being
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Ghoshal, Raj – Teaching Sociology, 2019
This article presents an in-class exercise that teaches students how to call elected officials about a course-related issue of their choice. The goals are to connect classroom learning with real-life action, to show that contacting elected officials need not be difficult or intimidating, and to help students develop a sense of efficacy that can…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Public Officials, Self Efficacy, Civics
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Chang, Yun; Davidson, Curt; Conklin, Seann; Ewert, Alan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This study examines the effect of short-term adventure-based outdoor programs (AOP) on reducing college students' stress levels. The effects of sex and different outdoor adventure activities in stress reduction are also evaluated. Thirty-three college students participated in selected short-term backpacking, canoeing, and kayaking programs.…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, College Students, Stress Variables
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Smith-Peavler, Emily; Gardner, Grant E.; Otter, Ryan – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
Visual representations of physical and natural phenomena are important components of the teaching and learning of biology. In current undergraduate biology classrooms, visual representations are most often provided to students on PowerPoint slides. This study focuses on the use of, and perceptions about, PowerPoint in undergraduate introductory…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Computer Software, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Brigati, Jennifer; England, Benjamin J.; Schussler, Elisabeth – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
In response to STEM education reform efforts, many instructors have incorporated active learning into their courses. However, the relationship between instructor justification to students about the use of active learning and student perception of why instructors use active learning is largely unknown. To investigate instructor active learning…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, College Science
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McDonald, Kelly K.; Martin, Allison R.; Watters, Cody P.; Landerholm, Thomas E. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
Many studies illustrate the positive influences of undergraduate research experiences on student learning, attitudes, and retention in the sciences. At our institution, over 90% of the biology majors surveyed reported a desire to participate in undergraduate research, but only 3% per year have the opportunity to work in a traditional…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Scientific Research, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories
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Margunayasa, I. Gede; Dantes, Nyoman; Marhaeni, A. A. I. N.; Suastra, I. Wayan – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This research was aimed to analyze the effect of interaction between guided inquiry learning and cognitive style on students' science learning achievement. This study was a quasi-experiment with a 2×2 factorial design. The study was done with the fifth grade students in Singaraja City. The sample was selected using multi stage random sampling and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Science Achievement, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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