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DaSilva, Edmar Bernardes; Kvasnak, Robb Neil – Geography Teacher, 2011
The identity of geography as a discipline since the nineteenth-century naissance of contemporary academia, if not before, has been often disputed. In higher education, geography is often part of the geosciences, often located in a geography, geology, earth science, and environmental science department or departments. In the world of education…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Higher Education
Hardre, Patricia L.; Nanny, Mark; Refai, Hazen; Ling, Chen; Slater, Janis – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2010
The present study follows a cohort of 17 K-12 teachers through a six-week resident learning experience in science and engineering, and on into the planning and implementation of applications for their classrooms. This Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program was examined using the strategic approach of design-based research, with its fluid,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Elementary Secondary Education, Adult Learning, Engineering
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Nixon, Sarah; Vickerman, Philip; Maynard, Carol – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
Using a qualitative approach drawing on the experiences of four HE lecturers, this study provides an exploration of and insights into a peer review of teaching (PRT) scheme, which focused on teacher immediacy and communication skills. Within the United Kingdom, limited research has been undertaken in relation to teacher immediacy even though…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Nonverbal Communication, Peer Evaluation, Interaction
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Schwieger, Florian; Gros, Emmeline; Barberan, Laura – College Teaching, 2010
University education in the United States has become an increasingly global environment. In the classrooms of a modern university students and teachers from literally all corners of the world come together and reshape the face of higher education. Without a doubt the multicultural classroom of the 21st century necessitates fresh pedagogical…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Cross Cultural Studies, Ethnic Diversity
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Carbine, Rosemary P. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2010
This essay explores intersections among Jesuit, Quaker, and feminist theologies and pedagogies of social justice education in order to propose and elaborate an innovative theoretical and theological framework for experiential learning in religious studies that prioritizes relationality, called erotic education. This essay then applies the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Religion Studies, Feminism, Experiential Learning
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Cook, Ruth Gannon; Ley, Kathryn; Crawford, Caroline; Warner, Allen – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
This article reports on four United States studies of how rewards systems, extrinsic and intrinsic, could play an important role in providing incentives for university faculty to teach (or remain teaching) electronic and distance education courses. The first three studies conducted prior to 2003 reported faculty were inherently motivated to teach…
Descriptors: Salaries, Education Courses, Distance Education, College Administration
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Davey, Sandy; Smith, Walter S.; Merrill, Chris – Technology Teacher, 2009
Educators can connect their students internationally in meaningful activities that address multiple teaching standards that are of concern to educators, parents, and the public worldwide. In this article, the authors describe a project wherein Australian Year 7 students made an "Edible Lunar Vehicle" (ELV) together with U.S. college…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Technological Literacy, Grade 6
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da Silva, Karen Burke – Bioscience Education, 2008
Science education can be split into two categories: one to provide the basic concepts, knowledge and techniques that students need to follow careers as scientists and the other to provide scientific literacy that will enable students who do not necessarily desire careers in science to be able to understand the world around them. Clearly, courses…
Descriptors: Careers, Elective Courses, Student Interests, Scientific Concepts
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Zheng, R.; Perez, J.; Williamson, J.; Flygare, J. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2008
The WebQuest as an instructional tool has recently been widely adopted in K-16 education. However, its underlying principles and functionality are not well understood, which has resulted in an inconsistency in practice. This study identifies the underlying constructs of WebQuests as perceived by teachers and variables affecting their perceptions…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Interpersonal Relationship
Desai, Shiv Raj; Marsh, Tyson – Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, 2005
Spoken word is a form of poetry that utilizes the strengths of the communities: oral tradition, call-and-response, home languages, storytelling, and resistance. Spoken word poetry is usually performed for an audience and must be heard. The authors are interested in investigating how spoken word can be utilized as a critical teaching tool that can…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Oral Tradition, Word Recognition, Poetry
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Singh, Parbudyal; Pan, William – College Student Journal, 2004
Colleges and universities are increasingly using online education across North America. There is, however, a debate on the effectiveness of this new technology as a pedagogical tool. In this paper, using our experiences in teaching more than l0 online courses, we examine the role of online education, its advantages and disadvantages, methods of…
Descriptors: Universities, Online Courses, Higher Education, Computer Uses in Education