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Oguoma, Enid; Jita, Loyiso; Jita, Thuthukile – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
A new Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) was introduced in South Africa in 2012 to, among others, drive a learner-centred and constructivist approach to practical work in the high school subject Physical Sciences. This study investigates teachers' concerns with the implementation of practical work in Physical Sciences. A survey of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Sciences, Secondary School Science, Teacher Attitudes
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Ziegenfuss, Donna; Furse, Cynthia; Sykes, Eliot; Buendía, Edward – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the design and implementation of an international faculty development MOOC about flipped teaching. Qualitative and quantitative data, such as traditional MOOC analytics, interviews, and Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM) survey data, were collected as participants learned how to flip instruction. This…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Adult Education, Faculty Development
Dutra, Tony – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Teachers' instructional planning is observed as part of their yearly evaluations of standards of competency (FLDOE, n.d.). Teacher pre-service and in-service training instruct teachers in lesson-planning, but the changing makeup of students and legislative amendments leave teachers poorly equipped to design relevant literacy instruction, as…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Reading Instruction
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Gabby, Shwartz; Avargil, Shirly; Herscovitz, Orit; Dori, Yehudit Judy – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
An ongoing process of reforming chemical education in middle and high schools in our country introduced the technology-enhanced learning environment (TELE) to chemistry classes. Teachers are encouraged to integrate technology into pedagogical practices in meaningful ways to promote 21st century skills; however, this effort is often hindered by…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Middle Schools, High Schools, Chemistry
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Cardoza, Yanet; Tunks, Jeanne – Computers in the Schools, 2014
This case study explored teachers' concerns, use, and actual practices in their adoption of the Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiative. Participants were 12 secondary teachers in a private school setting. The Concerns-Based Adoption Model tools provided data: Stages of Concern Questionnaire (SoCQ), Levels of Use interview, and the Innovation…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Technology Uses in Education, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes
Lochner, Bianca – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Teacher concerns play an important role in the adoption of new technologies in educational settings. The purpose of this nonexperimental, correlational study was to examine the type of concerns secondary teachers have regarding the adoption of a learning management system (LMS) using the concerns-based adoption model. A sample of 206 full-time…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Educational Technology, Correlation, Management Systems
Travis, Michael G. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Children today are born into a world with endless amounts of information at their fingertips, the ability to instantly connect with others, and smartphones with an app for virtually everything. It is a world that is vastly different than that of their parents or grandparents. As these students sit in classrooms all over the world, their teachers…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Educational Change, Instruction, High Schools
Johnston, Katrina M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
School information systems (SIS) have the potential to cause a change in a school's technical, structural, psycho-social, and managerial systems. Implementation of a technological innovation such as an SIS is not a one-step occurrence; it is a process that occurs over time. Implementing any technological innovation involves active learning…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Program Implementation, Information Systems, Action Research
Shoulders, Catherine W.; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
As teachers are held more and more accountable for the achievement of their students, agriscience teachers must focus on effectively integrating scientific core concepts into agriculture classes. Inquiry-based instruction is currently considered a best practice in increasing students' science content understanding, but is often avoided by teachers…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Teaching Experience, Faculty Development, Agricultural Education