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Cicuto, Camila; Pazinato, Maurícius; Torres, Bayardo – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2019
Scientific articles have been explored as a didactic resource in the teaching of Biochemistry, as well as in other areas of science. This teaching strategy contributes to the learning and understanding of specific concepts, and development of the skills, necessary for the research training of students. The present study investigated the use of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Metabolism, Scientific Concepts
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Watson, Lucy – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The 'Global Student Collective' is a telecollaboration project on the International Foundation Year (IFY) programme at the University of Southampton. IFY students were connected with volunteers in Brazil, India, Hungary, and Italy online in order to find out more about their countries. The project required the students to exercise multiple…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning
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Breda, Adriana; Pino-Fan, Luis Roberto; Font, Vicenç – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
The objective of this study is to demonstrate that the criteria of didactical suitability, proposed by the theoretical framework known as the Onto-Semiotic Approach (OSA) of mathematical knowledge and instruction, are powerful tools for organizing the reflection and assessment of instruction processes carried out by mathematics teachers. To this…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Criteria, Evaluation, Case Studies
Matsuda, Aya, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2017
This book explores ways to prepare teachers to teach English as an International Language (EIL) and provides theoretically-grounded models for EIL-informed teacher education. The volume includes two chapters that present a theoretical approach and principles in EIL teacher education, followed by a collection of descriptions of field-tested teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), English for Special Purposes
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Lambert-Torres, Germano; de Moraes, Carlos Henrique Valerio; Coutinho, Maurilio Pereira; Martins, Helga Gonzaga; Borges da Silva, Luiz Eduardo – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
This paper describes a non-classical logic course primarily indicated for graduate students in electrical engineering and energy engineering. The content of this course is based on the vision that it is not enough for a student to indefinitely accumulate knowledge; it is necessary to explore all the occasions to update, deepen, and enrich that…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Energy, Energy Education, Power Technology
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Hull, R. Bruce; Kimmel, Courtney; Robertson, David P.; Mortimer, Michael – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to describe, explain and evaluate a graduate education program that provides international project experiences and builds competencies related to collaborative problem-solving, cultural capacity to work globally and sustainable development. Design/methodology/approach: Qualitative analysis of survey data from 28 students…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Program Descriptions, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Cicuto, Camila Aparecida Tolentino; Torres, Bayardo Baptista – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
The Biochemistry: Biomolecules Structure and Metabolism course's goal is to promote meaningful learning through an active learning environment. Thus, study periods (SP) and discussion groups (DG) are used as a substitute for lecture classes. The goal of this study was to evaluate how this learning environment influences students' motivation (n =…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Educational Environment, Biochemistry, Student Motivation
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Machado, Lisiane; Klein, Amarolinda Zanela; Freitas, Angilberto; Schlemmer, Eliane; Pedron, Cristiane Drebes – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2016
In this research, the authors present a framework for developing Intercultural Competence (IC) and use Tridimensional Digital Virtual Worlds (3DVW) as environments for developing Intercultural Competence. They developed an artifact, via Design Research, constituted by an educational method using the 3DVW Second Life® as the place for a virtual…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness, Computer Simulation, Intercultural Communication
Sampson, Demetrios G., Ed.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed.; Ifenthaler, Dirk, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
These proceedings contain the papers of the IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2013), October 22-24, 2013, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), co-organized by The University of North Texas (UNT), sponsored by the…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Cognitive Processes, Learning Processes, Short Term Memory
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Bickel, Beverly; Shin, Joan Kang; Taylor, Joby; Faust, Heidi; Penniston, Tom – TESOL Journal, 2013
The clichés "it's a small world" and "the world is our classroom" are becoming practical realities for many educators. Increasingly accessible transnational contexts for English language teaching and learning offer new opportunities for local-global learning. This article reflects on a content-based online English course…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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dos Santos, Regina Antunes Teixeira; Gerling, Cristina Capparelli – International Journal of Music Education, 2012
In an exploratory study lasting more than 16 weeks, 15 undergraduate and graduate piano students prepared a short piece by the Brazilian composer Guarnieri, "Ponteio" no. 22, without guidance from their piano teachers. The data that were collected included their performances, interviews pertaining to their practice and stimulated recall…
Descriptors: Expertise, Graduate Students, Music, Cognitive Processes
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Dos Santos, Regina Antunes Teixeira; Gerling, Cristina Capparelli – Music Education Research, 2011
The preparation of a short Brazilian piano piece by graduate and undergraduate students (N = 15) was monitored to verify the following dimensions of self-regulation in the learning process: method, time, behaviour and social/cultural factors. Because preparation occurred without help from teachers, participants were encouraged to reveal the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Music Education, Music, Interviews
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Salomão, Ana Cristina Biondo – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2011
This article presents some of the results of a qualitative research project about the influences of the pedagogic strategies used by a mediator (graduate student in applied linguistics) in the supervision process of a Teletandem partner (undergraduate student in languages) on her pedagogical practice. It was done within the project…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Reflective Teaching