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Richmond, Aaron S.; Morgan, Robin K.; Slattery, Jeanne M.; Mitchell, Nathanael G.; Cooper, Anna Grace – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Recent research suggests that designing a syllabus using learner-centered principles may increase students' perceptions of their instructor on the characteristics of rapport, caring, helpfulness, willingness to seek help from the instructor, and student motivation. Typically, a learner-centered syllabus is one that presents a positive tone at the…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Student Centered Learning, Student Attitudes, Caring
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Rodriguez-Mojica, Claudia – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This qualitative study examined how specific instructional supports intended to scaffold emergent bilinguals' oral production of explanations facilitated or constrained students' attempts to explain. Findings demonstrate that explanations were very rarely produced, and when they were produced, the explanations were not particularly informative.…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Oral Language, Teaching Methods, Language Usage
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Caldas, Blanca; Palmer, Deborah; Schwedhelm, María – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This case study examines the pedagogical measures taken for Spanish development for a group of bilingual preservice teachers in a university-based teacher education program in Texas. Classroom language policies were developed collaboratively and deliberately throughout the semester, which included discussion and negotiation between instructor and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Bilingual Teachers, Code Switching (Language), Spanish
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Quast, Erin – Reading Teacher, 2019
How might literature be shared with students for transformative purposes? Literature has the power to shape students' worldviews through the exploration of diverse human experiences, but how students engage with diverse characters is important to reaching transformative goals. The author identified teachers' pedagogical moves within a preschool…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Transformative Learning, World Views, Gender Differences
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Bakhoda, Iman; Shabani, Karim – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Following a suggestion by Poehner [2008. Dynamic Assessment: A Vygotskian Approach to Understanding and Promoting Second Language Development. Berlin: Springer] about the possible merger between group dynamic assessment (GDA) rooted in Vygotskian sociocultural theory (SCT) and computer testing, this study has decided to test the feasibility of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Sociocultural Patterns
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Heringer, Rebeca – International Education Studies, 2019
The burgeoning process of internationalization of higher education has greatly transformed university classrooms with the presence of innumerous nationalities. Thus it is imperative that professors are well equipped to teach in such culturally diverse context while sustaining the goals of internationalization. Although a culturally relevant…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Culturally Relevant Education, College Faculty
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Lipka, Orly; Forkosh Baruch, Alona; Meer, Yael – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
While post-secondary school students with learning difficulties confront many challenges, there is little research on methods of support. In the current study, the 'adapted course' model was qualitatively examined from the perspective of both students and instructors. The main goal was to explore how students and instructors perceived the…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Undergraduate Students, Learning Disabilities, Student Attitudes
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Sánchez-Matamoros, Gloria; Fernández, Ceneida; Llinares, Salvador – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2019
This study explores relationships among prospective secondary teachers' skills of attending to relevant mathematics elements in students' answers, interpreting students' mathematical understanding, and proposing instructional actions. Thirty prospective secondary mathematics teachers analyzed three high school students' answers to three problems…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs, High School Students
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Zhao, Manqian; Lapuk, Karen – Mathematics Teacher, 2019
According to the National Center for Education Statistics (2016), the number of public school students in the United States who were English learners (ELs) was estimated at 4.5 million. However, in 2005, the national standardized testing scores (Fry 2007) show that about 51 percent of eighth-grade EL students were behind other students in reading…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, English Language Learners, Mathematics Teachers
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Willis, Royce L.; Lynch, David; Fradale, Paul; Yeigh, Tony – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Teachers are increasingly required to incorporate information and communications technologies (ICT) into the modern classroom. The implementation of ICT into the classroom should not be seen as merely an add-on, however, but should be included with purpose; meaningfully implemented based on pedagogy. The aim of this study is to explore potential…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Guzmán-Alcón, Irene – English Language Teaching, 2019
It is widely accepted that the learning of a new language, among other advantages, promotes respect and interest of the students towards other cultures and languages. The question is how learning languages can be promoted in educational settings. The aim of the present study is to explore the principles of communicative language teaching in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Codina-Espurz, Victòria; Salazar-Campillo, Patricia – English Language Teaching, 2019
Email communication is pervasive in faculty interaction. As there exists status imbalance between students and professors in this type of context, emails are expected to cater for the uneven power relationships by means of using appropriate polite features. Previous research (e.g., Eslami, 2013; Salazar-Campillo & Codina-Espurz, in press) has…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course Content
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Neill, Connor; Cotner, Sehoya; Driessen, Michelle; Ballen, Cissy J. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
It is critical that we understand and address features of learning environments that encumber students historically underrepresented in STEM fields. Here we consider social elements of group work that can either support or impede learning. We tracked gender-bias in student--teaching assistant (TA) interactions in 184 small groups across 27…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Gender Bias, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Student Relationship
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Johnson, David – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
There is a growing and inexplicable trend among professors to voluntarily fade into the online pedagogical background and allow someone--or something--to do the teaching for them. The professoriate should be concerned about three kinds of online courses that require minimal preparation: YouTube courses, PowerPoint courses, and publisher courses.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Online Courses, Video Technology, Computer Software
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Park, Yujeong; Brownell, Mary T.; Bettini, Elizabeth F.; Benedict, Amber E. – Exceptionality, 2019
The purpose of this study was to review and analyze effective classroom reading practices for early graders, using information gathered from the existing content-general and content-specific observation protocols measuring teachers' classroom reading practices. Dimensions and constructs from 28 observation studies were synthesized to identify…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students
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