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Osteen-Munch, Deborah – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
Youth tend to focus more on the outcome of a goal than on the process. An outcome orientation places a heavy emphasis on the comparison to others and the finishing placement. A process orientation, or a focus on the present and the steps needed to perform successfully, allows a person to pay attention to the lessons learned, the enjoyment of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Process Education, Goal Orientation
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Kite, Vance; Park, Soonhye – Science Teacher, 2018
In 2006 Jeanette Wing, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, proposed computational thinking (CT) as a literacy just as important as reading, writing, and mathematics. Wing defined CT as a set of skills and strategies computer scientists use to solve complex, computational problems (Wing 2006). The computer science and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Computer Literacy, Urban Renewal
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Pham, Huynh Phu Quy – English Teaching Forum, 2017
There is no doubt that pair/group work is an integral part of language learning because it not only provides a unique opportunity for students to improve an array of skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, but also enables them to experience a diversity of personalities and perspectives. Frequent exposure to a wide range of…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Group Unity, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Bieda, Kristen N.; Huhn, Craig – Mathematics Teacher, 2017
Problem solving has long been a focus of research and curriculum reform (Kilpatrick 1985; Lester 1994; NCTM 1989, 2000; CCSSI 2010). The importance of problem solving is not new, but the Common Core introduced the idea of making sense of problems and persevering in solving them (CCSSI 2010, p. 6) as an aspect of problem solving. Perseverance is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Persistence, Faculty Development
Dolgon, Corey, Ed.; Mitchell, Tania D., Ed.; Eatman, Timothy K., Ed. – Cambridge University Press, 2017
With contributions from leading experts across disciplinary fields, this book explores best practices from the field's most notable researchers, as well as important historically based and politically focused challenges to a field whose impact has reached an important crossroads. The comprehensive and powerfully critical analysis considers the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Best Practices, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
Fossey, Ellie; Chaffey, Lisa; Venville, Annie; Ennals, Priscilla; Douglas, Jacinta; Bigby, Christine – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2015
This research explores the complex factors affecting the implementation of learning supports for students with disabilities or ongoing health conditions. It focuses on two types of learning support: (1) individualised reasonable adjustments; and (2) institution-level learning supports, the latter being available to all students. These supports can…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Mental Disorders, Student Needs
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2015
Having a disability or ongoing ill health (including mental health conditions) can significantly disrupt an individual's educational attainment and employment prospects, potentially creating lifelong social and economic disadvantage. These students may need additional support to help them successfully complete their studies. In addition, education…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Mental Disorders, Student Needs