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Pracana, Clara, Ed. – Online Submission, 2015
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2015, taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 2 to 4 of May. Psychology, nowadays, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and behavioral…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, College Students, Academic Achievement
Gotoh, Yasushi – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
In this research the author defines critical thinking as skills and dispositions which enable one to solve problems logically and to attempt to reflect autonomously by means of meta-cognitive activities on one's own problem-solving processes. The author focuses on providing meta-cognitive knowledge to help with self-assessment. To develop…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Handheld Devices, Metacognition
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Siegler, Robert S.; Lortie-Forgues, Hugues – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Understanding an arithmetic operation implies, at minimum, knowing the direction of effects that the operation produces. However, many children and adults, even those who execute arithmetic procedures correctly, may lack this knowledge on some operations and types of numbers. To test this hypothesis, we presented preservice teachers (Study 1),…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Mathematics Education, Knowledge Level, Hypothesis Testing
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Tural, G. – Science Education International, 2015
Students commonly find the field of physics difficult. Therefore, they generally have learning problems. One of the subjects with which they have difficulties is optics within a physics discipline. This study aims to determine students' conceptual understanding levels at different education levels relating to lenses in geometric optics. A…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Optics, Physics, Concept Formation
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Önen, Emine – Journal of Education and Learning, 2015
This study aimed to examine connections between modes of thinking and approaches to learning. Participants were 1490 students attending to 9 high schools located in Ankara. The Style of Learning and Thinking-Youth Form and Revised Version of Learning Process Questionnaire were administered to these students. The connections between modes of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Questionnaires, Path Analysis
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Yoon, Sae Yeol; Peate, David W. – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
According to the national survey of science education, science educators in the USA currently face many challenges such as lack of qualified secondary Earth and Space Science (ESS) teachers. Less qualified teachers may have difficulty teaching ESS because of a lack of conceptual understanding, which leads to diminished confidence in content…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Earth Science, Space Sciences
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Petty, Teresa M.; Heafner, Tina L.; Farinde, Abiola; Plaisance, Michelle – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2015
The Windows into Teaching and Learning (WiTL) project was developed by researchers at one large urban institution in the southeast region of the United States as a way to facilitate online clinical experiences for content area methods students during summer coursework. Utilising both synchronous and asynchronous elements, WiTL addressed the issue…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, College Students, Summer Programs, Synchronous Communication
Reitenauer, Vicki L.; Korzun, Tetiana; Lane, Kimberly; Roberts, Melinda Joy – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
Designed in response to students' requests for a capstone where they could form their own individual partnerships in the communities of their choosing, Effective Change Agent offers a structure for community-based learning that allows for high levels of student choice-making and agency. In this article, the authors describe the course; connect it…
Descriptors: Change Agents, College Students, Service Learning, College Curriculum
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Stephens, Maria; Warren, Laura K.; Harner, Ariana L. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The "Comparative Indicators of Education" report series has been published on a biennial basis since it began in 2002, although this year's is the first to expand its focus to the G-20 countries, having previously been focused on the G-8 countries. "Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-20 Countries:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Indicators, Global Approach, International Assessment
Bridgespan Group, 2015
Eric Schwarz cofounded Citizen Schools in 1995 to offer Boston students living in low-income communities the opportunity to participate in apprenticeships in a variety of careers. Twenty years later, Citizen Schools has served more than 50,000 mostly middle-school students in seven states coast-to-coast, engaging some 40,000 volunteer…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Experience, Social Services, Extended School Day
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Grant, Brooke L.; Liu, Xiufeng; Gardella, Joseph A. – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2015
This paper examines the roles that 52 university Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students play in an Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership that connects several middle schools, high schools, institutions of higher learning, businesses, and community institutions. It also examines the support these students…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Students, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
Harper, Shaun R., Ed.; Wood, J. Luke, Ed. – Stylus Publishing LLC, 2015
"Advancing Black Male Student Success" presents a comprehensive portrait of Black male students at every stage in the U.S. education system: preschool and kindergarten; elementary, middle and high schools; community colleges and four-year postsecondary institutions; and master's and doctoral programs. Each chapter is a synthesis of…
Descriptors: Males, African American Students, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hinko, Kathleen A.; Madigan, Peter; Miller, Eric; Finkelstein, Noah D. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2016
University educators (UEs) have a long history of teaching physics not only in formal classroom settings but also in informal outreach environments. The pedagogical practices of UEs in informal physics teaching have not been widely studied, and they may provide insight into formal practices and preparation. We investigate the interactions between…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physics, College Students, Interaction
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Lewin, Justin D.; Vinson, Erin L.; Stetzer, MacKenzie R.; Smith, Michelle K. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
At the University of Maine, middle and high school teachers observed more than 250 university science, technology, engineering, and mathematics classes and collected information on the nature of instruction, including how clickers were being used. Comparisons of classes taught with (n = 80) and without (n = 184) clickers show that, while…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, STEM Education
Mills, Leila A.; Lin, Lin – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
This paper examines literature on the development of self-knowledge for possible selves--how an individual thinks about oneself and one's potential future selves (Markus & Nurius, 1986). Future science selves research, a recent offshoot of possible selves theories, centers on the development and loss of future possible scientific selves and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Persistence, Careers, Vocational Interests
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