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Webster, Rob; Blatchford, Peter – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
This paper reports on results from a descriptive study of the nature and quality of the day-to-day educational experiences of 49 13-14¬†year olds with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND). All pupils had either an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or a Statement, and attended in mainstream secondary school in England. Pupils…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Teaching Assistants
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Roberts, David – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
An important contemporary challenge to the large-group lecture in higher education is that it encourages passive learning which is claimed to be out of sync with academic rhetoric and social needs. Attempts to change this practice have salvaged some aspects of the higher education experience for students, but they have not transformed the learning…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Visual Aids, Imagery, Higher Education
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Jabbar, Abdul; Mirza, Mohammed – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2019
As UK Higher Education institutions continue to accept students from ethnically diverse backgrounds, there is now an onus and an expectation for academics to provide learning environments and experiences that are inclusive, validating and affirming. The aim of this paper is to explore, through the lens of the academic tutor, the pedagogical…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Higher Education, Student Diversity
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Sharma, Sonya; Catalano, Elena; Seetzen, Heidi; Minors, Helen Julia; Collins-Mayo, Sylvia – London Review of Education, 2019
In this article we discuss an interdisciplinary and collaborative four-year project, Taking Race Live, that explored lived experiences of race among students enrolled at an ethnically diverse university in England. Utilizing qualitative methods to evaluate the project each year, we draw on students' voices to address their experiences of race,…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Racial Differences, Program Descriptions, Racial Attitudes
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King, Emma; Joy, Mike; Foss, Jonathan; Sinclair, Jane; Sitthiworachart, Jirarat – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2015
Approaches to teaching and learning are increasingly influenced by the introduction of new technologies and innovative use of space. Recognising the need to keep up to date many institutions has created technology-rich, flexible spaces. Studies so far have concentrated on how students use such facilities; however, their availability also strongly…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Innovation, Educational Facilities
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Pitfield, Maggie – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2013
At the level of policy the relative "value" of subjects is determined by their official curriculum designation, creating a hierarchy of learning within which particular subjects are categorised as optional to the educational experience of young people. This situation is well-illustrated by the marginalised position of drama in the…
Descriptors: Drama, Professional Identity, Self Concept, Foreign Countries
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Lindemann-Matthies, Petra; Constantinou, Costas; Lehnert, Hans-Joachim; Nagel, Ueli; Raper, George; Kadji-Beltran, Chrysanthi – International Journal of Science Education, 2011
This multinational research study was carried out between 2004 and 2006 in four teacher education institutions in Cyprus, England, Switzerland, and Germany. With the help of a written questionnaire, the confidence and perceived competence of preservice primary teachers (N = 690) to deliver biodiversity education in school were investigated. Data…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Recreational Activities
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Spendlove, David; Howes, Andrew; Wake, Geoffrey – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
Current models of initial teacher training (ITT) in England include substantial elements of school-based experience developed in collaborative partnerships with local schools involving university tutors working with experienced classroom teachers. Balance in such partnerships has been characterised as trainees focusing on day-to-day pragmatics of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teachers, Educational Experience, Trainees
Vick, Malcolm – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
Contemporary teacher education, like other aspects of tertiary education, involves regimes for assessing quality of teaching. These regimes include student assessment of and feedback on teaching. These are widely considered problematic, and yet there are few signs that teacher educators reject the notion that student responses have something of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teaching Styles, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries