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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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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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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
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Frey, Christopher A.; Mikasen, Marjorie L.; Griep, Mark A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2012
Movies and movie clips have been used by many instructors to teach chemistry. Entire movies based on true chemical stories are used because they provide students with a common experience after which instructors can launch writing lessons about the chemistry, the scientists, or engineers, or even postscripts to the story presented in the film. In…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Films, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science
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Fisher, Mary; Rogan, Patricia M. – Teacher Educator, 2012
This case study of a joint school/university professional development opportunity explored how 12 practitioners came together to examine change in light of discrepancies between current practice in local schools and promising practices recommended in the literature for students identified as having significant disabilities. The group met monthly…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education
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Sanchez, Beth; Byra, Mark; Wallhead, Tristan L. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: For many physical educators, the Spectrum of Teaching Styles serves as a "tool box" for meeting the different needs of students and goals in physical education. Despite the proliferation in Spectrum research in which researchers have examined teacher experience and student skill, knowledge, and social learning within the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Socialization, Teaching Styles, Physical Activities
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Pippins, Tracy; Anderson, Cody M.; Poindexter, Eric F.; Sultemeier, S. Whitney; Schultz, Linda D. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
"Element Cycles" is an activity designed to reinforce correlation of essential elements and their different forms in the ecosystem. Students are assigned essential elements to research as homework, then share results, and construct game boards with four ecosphere sections: geosphere (earth), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Ecology, Science Instruction, College Science
Powell-Moman, Amy D.; Brown-Schild, Valerie B. – Science Educator, 2011
This paper investigates the impact of a two-year professional development program on teacher self-efficacy for inquiry-based instruction. The program utilizes scientist-teacher partnerships to develop content knowledge, inquiry-based instruction, and leadership skills for in-service STEM teachers. Participating teachers are administered a survey…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Participation, Faculty Development, Scientists
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Hennessy, Sara; Mercer, Neil; Warwick, Paul – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: This article describes how we refined an innovative methodology for equitable collaboration between university researchers and classroom practitioners building and refining theory together. The work builds on other coinquiry models in which complementary professional expertise is respected and deliberately exploited in order to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Observation, Questionnaires
Robles, Dawn; Mitchell, Heather; Horsch, Elizabeth; St. John, Mark – Inverness Research, 2010
"Listening to the River" (LTTR) is a watershed science education project funded by the National Science Foundation. The project aims to deliver watershed education experiences in and around Traverse City, Michigan, and also to develop a model that can be replicated in other locations. Inverness Research was contracted by the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, School Community Programs, Program Effectiveness, Science Education
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Valencia, Sheila W.; Martin, Susan D.; Place, Nancy A.; Grossman, Pam – Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
Student teaching is a cornerstone of teacher preparation, yet it remains one of the most difficult experiences to understand. Calls for an ecological approach to research on student teaching prompted this study in which the experience is examined from the perspective of the three key triad members. Using activity theory, this study explores how…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Methods Courses
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