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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
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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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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Suh, Jennifer M.; Fulginiti, Kerri – School-University Partnerships, 2012
This paper examines how Lesson Study (Lewis, 2002) was used in an elementary mathematics methods course held at a Professional Development School and intended to support pre-service teachers to become reflective practitioners while working alongside clinical faculty. Attention is given to detailing the features of Lesson Study that situates the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Professional Development Schools, Teacher Educators
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Koh, Elizabeth; Kin, Yeo Gee; Wadhwa, Bimlesh; Lim, John – Simulation & Gaming, 2012
With the proliferation of entertainment games, supported by heavy investment in the underlying technologies, educators are now examining the educational values of gaming and attempting to incorporate games into their teaching. In Singapore, the game sector is worth many million Singapore dollars (SGDs), and gaming is an engaging activity of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Barriers
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Figg, Candace; Jamani, Kamini Jaipal – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
Two approaches to teaching with technology to highlight practice-based teacher knowledge and actions for teaching technologically enhanced lessons are presented. Participants were two elementary pre-service teachers teaching during practicum. Qualitative data sources included verbatim transcripts of participant interviews, field notes of planning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Teacher Characteristics, Educational Technology
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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
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Yelas, Janet; Engles, Paul – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This case study discusses a collaborative three year project involving two school clusters located in the North Island and South Island of New Zealand. The project was named "Project ACTIVate" and its main thrust was to study how the use of the interactive whiteboard (IWB) combined with teaching, learning and research across schools. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Program Descriptions
Bennett, Kristin Redington; Cunningham, Ann C. – Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 2009
Appropriate classroom assessment now tends to utilize formative measures with greater frequency, especially in the early grades and with learner groups at risk of not passing state-mandated standardized tests. Within the authentic context of an action research project, teacher candidates were given handheld computers equipped with data-collection…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Research Projects, Action Research, Formative Evaluation