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Collis, Betty; Waring, Burney; Nicholson, Gerry – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Business needs in multinational corporations call for courses that involve problem solving and creating and sharing new knowledge based on workplace situations. The courses also need to be engaging for the participants. Blended learning at Shell International Exploration and Production involves these kinds of outcomes in courses designed around a…
Descriptors: Corporations, Education Work Relationship, Computer Assisted Instruction, Web Based Instruction
Viali, Lori – 1998
This paper provides a background of the development of hypermedia technology and describes a hypermedia system that could be used to teach probability and statistics through a web-based interface. (Contains 30 references.) (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
Bruton, Anthony – 1999
A discussion of communicative task-based second language learning looks at what differentiates a number of related classroom approaches: (1) two orientations, one focusing on learning-to-communicate and the other on communicating-to-learn; (2) emphasis on input, reception, and analysis in contrast to emphasis on communicative tasks; (3)…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Comparative Analysis
Gerhard, Christian – 1981
Arguing that the arts can contribute to the understanding of relationships basic to reading comprehension by providing opportunities for students to deal with abstractions and to form perceptual images related to those abstractions, this paper also contends that the arts can provide a means for transfer of basic concepts by taking seemingly…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education
O'Rourke, Sean Patrick – 1981
This paper explores the small claims court as an alternative forum for the instruction of argumentation and suggests a possible format of a course utilizing such a concept. The first section of the paper offers a short history of the small claims court. The second section contains a course syllabus outlining the format of an argumentation course…
Descriptors: Court Doctrine, Court Role, Courts, Evaluation Criteria
Hanson, Earl – 1981
This paper reviews some of the physiological characteristics of the reading act, including the structure of the eye and the limits and focusing area of eye fixations. It then outlines a four-part method for increasing reading rates of reading both easy and study-type materials, a method that can be used over 20 one-hour sessions with students who…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Eye Fixations, Eyes, Physiology
Savitz, Fred – 1997
This paper is composed of three sections: "A Brief History"; "A Litany of Transgressions"; and "A Quest for Egalitarianism: Strategies and Techniques for Fairness in Inclusive Classrooms." In the first section, projects and resources are mentioned as data that chronicle the legacy of gender inequity. The second section provides a list of…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
Paul, Peter V. – 1990
This paper discusses the use of American Sign Language (ASL) in an English-as-a-Second-Language approach to teaching reading and writing skills to deaf students. The paper poses and answers the following theoretical and practical questions: (1) What is the nature of first language reading? (2) What is the nature of second language reading? (3)…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Bilingual Education, Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education
Gonzalez-Pino, Barbara – 1987
Testing guidelines based on teachers' experience and on a review of literature concerning approaches to the testing of oral second language skills, are presented in this paper. Considerations in developing the test included coordination with the syllabus, choice of format, grading, and administration. Suggestions are offered from the practices of…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Grading, Language Tests, Oral Language
Wenden, Anita L. – 1983
It is suggested, based on research findings on learner strategies, that second language curriculum planners and teachers can and should provide students with opportunities to refine their learning skills. This can be accomplished by expanding their repertoire of learning strategies and refining their awareness of aspects of language learning. A…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Learning Processes
Richards, Regina G. – 1984
The significance of research on hemispheric differences for working with the learning disabled child is considered. Several methods for assessing a student's hemispheric preference are reviewed. It is suggested that the curriculum include teaching strategies that address both left and right brain functioning. Techniques for involving both…
Descriptors: Cerebral Dominance, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Teaching Methods
Lutjeharms, Madeline – 1985
Techniques and approaches useful for developing reading comprehension and reading skills in second language learners are discussed and illustrated with examples from German. Literature is reviewed on: the effectiveness of reading while listening, transfer of skills and knowledge from one language to another, the role of guessing in reading…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Comparative Analysis, Context Clues, Dictionaries
Mruk, Christopher J. – 1984
This handbook of research findings and practical suggestions is written for teachers, educators, and psychologists who are concerned about computer literacy for adults. Based on a federally funded research project, the handbook focuses on the computer needs of non-traditional adult learners over 25 years of age. The first section examines…
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Students, Computer Literacy, Educational Policy
Ehle, Maryann – 1982
"Posacculturation" (positive acculturation) is the power of literature to deepen understandings and appreciations of the self and others. In the successful posacculturation process, the facilitator identifies the values, concepts, or behaviors to be acculturated; selects the appropriate literature to meet the reader's needs; and communicates the…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Bibliotherapy
Stewig, John Warren – 1983
Given the vulnerability of the language arts to "back to basics" pressures, it is wise to consider the purposes that literature serves for young readers. Children read for a variety of reasons, including to escape, to understand themselves and others, and to learn about other times, places, and peoples. Characteristics of excellence to look for…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria
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