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Sherriff, Nigel S.; Hamilton, Wook E.; Wigmore, Shelby; Giambrone, Broden L. B. – Journal of Community Psychology, 2011
This study explores the experiences and support needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people living in Sussex (UK), and the training needs of practitioners working with LGBTQ young people. The aims were to explore the experiences of young people including bullying, "coming out," social service and…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Youth Programs, Bullying, Young Adults
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Granic, Andrina; Cukusic, Maja – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
This paper presents a comprehensive usability study conducted within the context of a Europe-wide project. The design of the evaluated e-learning platform is based on an innovative approach to the education of young Europeans by integrating into the curricula of a Europe-wide network of 14 schools different state-of-the-art technologies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Electronic Learning, Feedback (Response)
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Sabates, Ricardo; Duckworth, Kathryn; Feinstein, Leon – Oxford Review of Education, 2011
This paper investigates whether the inter-generational benefits of parental adult education exist over and above the achievement of parental educational qualifications during schooling and whether returns to parental adult learning are greatest for children of parents with low levels of education. Using data from the UK Avon Longitudinal Study of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Adult Education, Educational Attainment, Educational Benefits
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Bowen, Jayne – British Journal of Visual Impairment, 2010
This account follows on from the research report "Visual impairment and its impact on self-esteem" (Bowen, 2010) published in this journal. The original article reported the results of an investigation of self-esteem levels amongst a sample group of 60 children with visual impairment. Four children, whose self-esteem was measured as…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Self Esteem, Children, Program Effectiveness
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Gaved, Mark; Collins, Trevor; Mulholland, Paul; Kerawalla, Lucinda; Jones, Ann; Scanlon, Eileen; Littleton, Karen; Blake, Canan; Petrou, Marilena; Clough, Gill; Twiner, Alison – Open Learning, 2010
We explore how small-format laptops ("netbooks") have been used within evidence-based investigations undertaken by secondary school students, to what extent these are suitable for effectively supporting learners across different locations and contexts, and their implications for open learning. Over the course of seven trials with 300…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Inquiry, Informal Education
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Wood, Simon; Romero, Pablo – Educational Technology & Society, 2010
Learner centred design methods highlight the importance of involving the stakeholders of the learning process (learners, teachers, educational researchers) at all stages of the design of educational applications and of refining the design through an iterative prototyping process. These methods have been used successfully when designing systems…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Interaction, Educational Technology
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Partington, Anthony – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2010
This article presents an overview of how the popular "3-Cs" model (creative, critical and cultural) for literacy and media literacy can be applied to the study of computer games in the English and Media classroom. Focusing on the development of an existing computer games course that encompasses many opportunities for critical activity…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Popular Culture, Critical Thinking, Cultural Capital
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Hastie, Peter A.; Casey, Ashley; Tarter, Anne-Marie – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2010
This paper reports on the incorporation of wiki technology within physical education. Boys from two classes at a school in the United Kingdom were divided into small teams and given the task of creating a new game in a same genre as football, hockey, netball or rugby. Each team had a wiki on which were recorded all the plans and developments of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Learning Experience
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Zhang, Li; Gillies, Marco; Dhaliwal, Kulwant; Gower, Amanda; Robertson, Dale; Crabtree, Barry – International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2009
This paper describes a multi-user role-playing environment, referred to as "e-drama", which enables groups of people to converse online, in scenario driven virtual environments. The starting point of this research, is an existing application known as "edrama", a 2D graphical environment in which users are represented by static…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Cartoons, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Smith, Hilary; Underwood, Joshua; Fitzpatrick, Geraldine; Luckin, Rosemary – Educational Technology & Society, 2009
Engaging students in science learning can be challenging, and incorporating new forms of technology into science has been shown to provide creative learning experiences. However most technology enhanced learning and e-Science experiences to date have been designed and run by researchers. There is significant challenge in moving these experiences…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Science Instruction, Research Projects, Environmental Education
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Warin, Jo; Muldoon, Janine – British Educational Research Journal, 2009
The aim of this article is to initiate discussion about the pursuit of self-awareness--a concept embedded in recent policy--as an educational goal. The authors argue that complex theoretical questions need to be addressed if improvements in policy and practice relating to personal, social and emotional education are to ensue. Such questions relate…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Emotional Development, Educational Policy, Social Development
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Warburton, Victoria E.; Spray, Christopher M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the temporal pattern of pupils' approach-avoidance achievement goal adoption in physical education across Key Stage 3 of secondary school. Moreover, we determined the predictive utility of implicit theories of ability and perceived competence in explaining change in achievement goals, along with the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Secondary School Students, Student Surveys, Goal Orientation
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Sheehy, Kieron; Bucknall, Sue – Learning, Media and Technology, 2008
This research captured the views of young people regarding their views of "how learning should be in the future". Four focus groups were run with different groups of school-age pupils. The ways in which technology was seen within these discussions were analysed. The findings noted that the explicit use of technological innovations, and…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Educational Technology, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends
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Weller, Susie – Children & Society, 2007
For many children, the transition to secondary school is marked by both anxiety and excitement, particularly in relation to friendship. This article draws upon the concept of social capital--the resources individuals and collectives derive from their social networks--in order to understand the significance of change and continuity in children's…
Descriptors: Friendship, Social Networks, Social Capital, Elementary School Students
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Hicks, David; Holden, Cathie – Environmental Education Research, 2007
This paper looks at the growing interest in exploring alternative futures and in particular at the need for a futures perspective in education. It looks at the ways in which educators are responding to this and at the concerns expressed by young people themselves about the future. The value of a futures perspective in work exploring issues of…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Student Attitudes
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