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Salomão Filho, Alfredo; Kamp, Annelies – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
Social capital is a puzzling actor; made "real" by its allies. It has been 'out-there' in the form of scientific publications for decades. Although some characteristics are common to all elaborations of this theory (networks, trust, and norms), there remains confusion in determining a 'coherent concept' of social capital. In this paper,…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Student Mobility, Role, International Education
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Cicuto, Camila; Pazinato, Maurícius; Torres, Bayardo – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2019
Scientific articles have been explored as a didactic resource in the teaching of Biochemistry, as well as in other areas of science. This teaching strategy contributes to the learning and understanding of specific concepts, and development of the skills, necessary for the research training of students. The present study investigated the use of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Metabolism, Scientific Concepts
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de Lima Bastos, Pedro Augusto; Pessoa, Rosane Rocha – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
In this qualitative study, we intend to discuss how adolescent students in a Brazilian public school classroom define their body image and personalize the themes "beauty standards" and "fatness." Grounded on a critical approach to language teaching, these two social themes were problematized in eight lessons of "Ensino…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Human Body
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Mendes-Rodrigues, Clesnan; Ranal, Marli A.; Carvalho, Deise V. P. – World Journal of Education, 2019
Productivity demand of Brazilian Postgraduate Programs has increased as a result of global scientific and technological competitiveness, leading to stresses among researchers and students. Thus, this work was aimed at evaluating the quality of life of students of one Postgraduate Program in Agronomy through the WHOQOL-bref. Of the 36 students…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Quality of Life, Productivity, Competition
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Klafke, Renata; de Oliveira, Marta Chaves Vasconcelos; Ferreira, Jane Mendes – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
The aim of this study is to identify what features make good professors in the social and natural sciences. Are these qualities the same? Through gathering data from undergraduate business and engineering students, we searched for educator's characteristics considered positive or ideal for the learning process. This research used primary data…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Characteristics, Undergraduate Students
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Bear, George G.; Harris, Angela; Saraiva de Macedo Lisboa, Carolina; Holst, Bruna – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Differences in self-reported perceptions of cognitive-behavioral and emotional engagement between students who were continuously promoted, retained once, or retained multiple times were examined in this study of 199 students, grades 5-9, in Brazil. Retained students reported significantly less cognitive-behavioral engagement than their promoted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade Repetition, Educational Environment, Elementary School Students
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Almeida, Joana; Robson, Sue; Morosini, Marilia; Baranzeli, Caroline – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
Internationalization at Home (IaH) has become a strategic priority in higher education research, policy and practice, although there is still a lack of conceptual clarity around its meaning and practical applications and implications. This paper aims to shed empirical insight into how this concept is understood by higher education staff. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Educational Practices
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Goulart, Débora C.; Cássio, Fernando L.; Ximenes, Salomão B. – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2019
The uprising of secondary school students in the state of São Paulo (Brazil) is related to a type of collective action that, although recent, finds support in other anti-neoliberal and anti-capitalist movements, with forms of action and organizational dynamic. For a long time, no social movement had expressed such power of mobilization, rupture…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Strategies, Correlation, Social Action
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Travitzki, Rodrigo; Kelian, Lilian L'Abbate – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2019
This paper aims to identify elements that will help with the process of thinking through curriculum issues based on the concept of open architecture. We argue that this concept can be an interesting driver of practice and debate concerning curriculum development in different contexts. More generally, we seek for viable public education that is…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Democracy, Public Education, Computer Software
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de Carvalho Junior, Giovani Lemos; Robles, Daniel Cebrian; de la Serna, Manuel Cebrian; Rivas, Manuela Raposo – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
According to literature, usability and user satisfaction directly influence learning achievement. However, few studies address those elements in MOOCs (massive open online courses). Relevant questions such as "Are drop-out rates similar between SPOCs (small private open courses) and MOOCs?" and "Are there significant usability and…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Ferreira, Juliene Madureira; Soini, Tiina; Kupiainen, Reijo; Salum, Ana Claudia – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
In the present study, learning in school was studied from the students' perspectives in two different national contexts. The aim was to explore students' learning experiences in school by identifying what are the core elements of learning for secondary school students. We conducted the study with a qualitative approach in which photos taken by the…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Cruz, Silvia Helena Vieira – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
The article presents a review of research that has sought to capture the perspectives of poor children on their experience in Brazilian public childhood education institutions, emphasising two themes: interactions and play. The voices of the children heard in these studies indicate the predominance of the transmissive teaching model, centred on…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Play, Preschool Children, Childrens Rights
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Pontes, Thiago Bessa; Miranda, Guilhermina Lobato; Celani, Gabriela Caffarena – Education Sciences, 2018
Difficulties in learning computer programming for novices is a subject of abundant scientific literature. These difficulties seem to be accentuated in students whose academic choice is not computation, like architecture students. However, they need to study programming, since it is part of the new academic curricula. The results presented here are…
Descriptors: Programming, Computer Science Education, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation
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Coelho, Francisco Antonio, Jr.; Cortat, Mariane; Flores, Clarissa Leite; Santos, Flávio Augusto Mendes; Alves, Gleidilson Costa; Faiad, Cristiane; Ramos, Wilsa Maria; Rodrigues da Silva, Alan – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2018
Online learning is one of the fastest growing trends in educational uses of technology. In this study, an instrument to measure the social attitudes of the Brazilian students based on distance education was developed and validated. The study population consisted of public administration undergraduate students that has been providing by distance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Attitude Measures, Student Attitudes
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Goncalves, Rafael Queiroz; von Wangenheim, Christiane A. Gresse; Hauck, Jean C. R.; Zanella, Andreia – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2018
Contribution: An approach is presented to provide contextualized feedback for students using a project management (PM) tool. This approach covers the ten PM knowledge areas, guiding students through the planning of software projects. Background: Because software PM is unfeasible without the support of a PM tool there is a growing demand that these…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods, Program Administration, Instructional Innovation
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