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King, Barbara – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2019
Many teachers' experiences in problem-based classrooms are limited, therefore, mathematics teacher educators face a significant challenge when trying to inspire in-service teachers (ISTs) to teach through problem solving. To address this challenge, the professor in a mathematics education course designed and implemented an instructional model…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
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Polat, Nihat; Mahalingappa, Laura; Hughes, Elizabeth; Karayigit, Cebrail – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study examines the effectiveness of a specially designed intervention in changing preservice teacher beliefs about the education of linguistically diverse students. The experiment involved a semester-long online letter exchange with English learner (EL) pen pal partners from two public schools. The research questions included: What effect did…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, English Language Learners, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Wu, Bian; Yu, Xiaoxue; Hu, Yiling – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
With the continuous deployment of ICT in K-12 education, strong access but weak uptake has become the greatest challenge for ICT implementation in schools. As the pioneer of China's K-12 educational reform, Shanghai draws our attention in terms of the critical factors and the underlying mechanism of ICT transformation in K-12 schools. The study…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Information Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Fallas Escobar, Christian – Classroom Discourse, 2019
This study presents the analysis of a translanguaging by design activity I conducted with students finishing an EFL program at a Costa Rican university, for which I showed them pictures of graffiti in Spanish and encouraged them to discuss these, using their entire linguistic repertoire. I recorded their discussions, selected instances of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Code Switching (Language)
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Jaipal-Jamani, Kamini; Angeli, Charoula – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
The current impetus for increasing STEM in K-12 education calls for an examination of how preservice teachers are being prepared to teach STEM. This paper reports on a study that examined elementary preservice teachers' (n = 21) self-efficacy, understanding of science concepts, and computational thinking as they engaged with robotics in a science…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Akcaoglu, Mete; Kale, Ugur – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
Engagement in game design tasks can help preservice teachers develop pedagogical and technical skills for teaching and promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Through the design process, preservice teachers not only exercise critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, but also learn about an instructional method to support their…
Descriptors: Games, Educational Games, Computer Games, Preservice Teachers
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Braeken, Johan; Blömeke, Sigrid – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
Using data from the international Teacher Education and Development Study: Learning to Teach Mathematics (TEDS-M), the measurement equivalence of teachers' beliefs across countries is investigated for the case of "mathematics-as-a fixed-ability". Measurement equivalence is a crucial topic in all international large-scale assessments and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, Test Bias, Teacher Education
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Soulios, Ioannis; Psillos, Dimitris – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
In this study we present the structure and implementation of a model-based inquiry teaching-learning sequence (TLS) integrating expressive, experimental and exploratory modelling pedagogies in a cyclic manner, with the aim of enhancing primary education student teachers' epistemological beliefs about the aspects, nature, purpose and change of…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Epistemology, Beliefs, Inquiry
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Trout, Muffet; Basford, Letitia – Action in Teacher Education, 2016
This article explores the practice of one teacher educator to understand how she mitigates student resistance to prevent what we call "the shut-down" when teaching mostly White students about systemic forms of oppression. Engaging students in conversations about oppression does not in itself disrupt systems of power and privilege in…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods, Resistance (Psychology), Social Justice
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Brown, Christopher P.; Weber, Natalie Babiak – Action in Teacher Education, 2016
The public education system in the United States continues to struggle in educating children of diverse backgrounds. Many have addressed this issue by documenting how certain practices teach children particular types of knowledge and skills. This developmental focus on what should be happening to children of diverse backgrounds tends to ignore the…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Public Education, Professional Development, Qualitative Research
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Williams, Nicole V. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine how teacher education programs may better prepare teacher candidates to teach in K-12 online learning environments. The primary research question addressed was: What specific knowledge, skills, and dispositions should teacher education programs include in their curriculum to better prepare teacher…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Online Courses, Teacher Educators
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Hoyt, Kristin; Terantino, Joe – Action in Teacher Education, 2015
This article introduces the Instructional Field Observation Rounds Model (INFORM), drawn from the medical profession where resident interns make rounds with experienced physicians, as an alternative approach for conducting classroom observations in pre-service teacher education methods courses. INFORM centers on structured group observations in…
Descriptors: Observation, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses
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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
Karich, Abbey C.; Burns, Matthew K.; Maki, Kathrin E. – Review of Educational Research, 2014
Giving a student control over their learning has theoretical and intuitive appeal, but its effects are neither powerful nor consistent in the empirical literature base. This meta-analysis updated previous meta-analytic research by Niemiec, Sikorski, and Walberg by studying the overall effectiveness of providing learner control within educational…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Student Participation
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Aldosemani, Tahani Ibrahim; Shepherd, Craig E. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
The purpose of the study was to examine preservice teachers' attitudes using Second Life for multicultural literacy and to explore effective strategies to implement this technology in teacher preparation programs. Participants included thirty-six preserve teachers from early childhood, elementary, and secondary education programs.…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Cultural Pluralism, Preschool Teachers
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