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Reimer, Kristin Elaine – Journal of Peace Education, 2019
The practice and popularity of restorative justice (RJ) in education has been growing in recent years. RJ can be understood in dramatically different ways by those implementing it. For some, RJ is about creating an environment of and for student engagement that challenges traditional systems of discipline and facilitates learning. For others, RJ…
Descriptors: Peace, Justice, Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Relationship
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Springgay, Stephanie; Truman, Sarah E. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2019
In education, walking has typically been used as a pedagogical strategy to move student bodies from one point to another, emphasizing creativity, discovery, health, and mobility. Although there are important reasons to advocate for walking in schools, the tenuous link between walking and creativity can be easily commodified and normalized by…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Time Perspective, Creativity, Neoliberalism
Colletti, Gary – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
Students gravitate toward philosophy. As a 10th grade philosophy teacher, I once had a student ask for detention so we could continue a discussion about Plato and Aristotle without tarnishing his reputation as a respected gang member. That request revealed the paradox of teaching philosophy in K-12 classrooms: Many find it an unsuitably difficult…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Students
Terry, Marion – Online Submission, 2018
This action research study occurred in a grades 5-12 alternative school for at-risk students in northern Canada. iPads were incorporated first in grades 5-8 (year one), and then in grades 5-8 and an ungraded class (year two). The goal was to enhance students' engagement in school and strengthen their language arts and numeracy skills. In year one,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Nontraditional Education
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DeLuca, Christopher; Chapman-Chin, Allison E. A.; LaPointe-McEwan, Danielle; Klinger, Don A. – Curriculum Journal, 2018
Assessment for learning (AfL) has become a widespread approach across many educational systems. To date, AfL research has emphasized teachers' knowledge, skills, and practices, with few studies examining students' responses to an AfL pedagogical approach. The purpose of this research was to focus directly on students' perspectives on their use and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Pellerin, Martine – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2018
This article examines the complexity of the affordances that mobile technologies offer in the K-12 educational context. It builds on an ecological perspective (Mercer, 2012; van Lier, 2008) informed by theories of dynamic systems and complexity (Larsen-Freeman & Cameron, 2008) to explore the concept of affordance as a complex and dynamic…
Descriptors: Affordances, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Learner Engagement
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2018
The purpose of the "BC K-12 International Student Homestay Guidelines" is to provide consistent, province-wide best practice standards for B.C.'s K-12 homestay sector. These "Guidelines" consider short-term and long-term homestay placements of K-12 students as determined by B.C. international student programs or by professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Foreign Students