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Bland, Lynne M.; Gareis, Christopher R. – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2018
After nearly two decades of federal and state accountability requirements relying on conventional standardized assessments, Virginia and several other states are moving to create more balanced approaches to statewide assessment systems that include the use of performance assessments. But Palm (2008) states, "Performance assessment can mean…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Innovation
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Cook, Kristin L.; Bush, Sarah B. – School Science and Mathematics, 2018
Complementing the aims of problem-based inquiry, a pedagogical approach called design thinking (DT) has students grapple with issues that require a creative redefinition and reimagining of solutions akin to professional skills of designers, who consider conflicting priorities and complex negotiations to arrive at a solution to an ill-defined…
Descriptors: Design, Integrated Curriculum, STEM Education, Art Education
Kingston, Sally – Buck Institute for Education, 2018
The driving question for this brief is based on the most common question that teachers, principals, school leaders, coaches, and grant writers ask the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) about Project Based Learning (PBL): What evidence exists that shows the impact of Project Based Learning on student learning in core content areas? Research shows…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Academic Achievement, Evidence
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Horey, Dell; Fortune, Tracy; Nicolacopoulos, Toula; Kashima, Emiko; Mathisen, Bernice – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2018
Student attainment of capabilities associated with global citizenship remains a priority for higher education institutions. We report on a scoping review of empirical studies to explore how global citizenship is understood and enacted in higher education. The 29 included studies span the arts, psychology and social sciences, professional degrees,…
Descriptors: Global Education, Citizenship Education, Higher Education, College Students
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Reinking, Anni; Martin, Barbara – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2018
The 2010 President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology indicated that there was a need to provide individuals with strong STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) backgrounds in order to be a competitive country internationally. Additionally, it has been found that there is a gender gap in STEM related fields.…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, STEM Education, Socialization, Peer Influence
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Thurtle-Schmidt, Deborah M.; Lo, Te-Wen – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2018
Disrupting a gene to determine its effect on an organism's phenotype is an indispensable tool in molecular biology. Such techniques are critical for understanding how a gene product contributes to the development and cellular identity of organisms. The explosion of genomic sequencing technologies combined with recent advances in genome-editing…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Undergraduate Study
Allensworth, Elaine M.; Farrington, Camille A.; Gordon, Molly F.; Johnson, David W.; Klein, Kylie; McDaniel, Bronwyn; Nagaoka, Jenny – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
This research synthesis is designed to help teachers and principals support equitable outcomes for all students. It suggests ways teachers, administrators, and school support personnel can use insights from research to create pre-K-12 schools and classrooms that advance educational equity. The synthesis brings together the UChicago Consortium's…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Social Development, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Chan, Matthew – College and University, 2017
This study provides an overview and a snapshot of new student orientation (NSO) and new student e-orientation (NSEO) programs, with a focus on the content and feature analysis of the NSEOs. It offers an overview of currently available NSO programs of 100 randomly selected community colleges from a master list of nearly 900 community colleges in…
Descriptors: School Orientation, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Outcomes of Education
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Godlewska, Anne; Rose, John; Schaefli, Laura; Freake, Sheila; Massey, Jennifer – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2017
This article responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Canada's 2015 call for the education of Canadians about "residential schools, treaties, and Aboriginal peoples' historical and contemporary contributions to Canada." It is an analysis of the Canadian and world studies curricula and texts in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1 of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Indigenous Populations, Curriculum
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Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Shogren, Karrie A.; Toste, Jessica R.; Mahal, Stephanie – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2017
Promoting self-determined learning through student-directed learning strategies has been documented to promote more positive school-related outcomes for upper elementary grade learners with disabilities and other students who are struggling. These strategies are typically introduced in multicomponent interventions combining several…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Learning Strategies, Learner Controlled Instruction
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Hughes, Patricia Paulsen; Ramos, Nilo; Mwarumba, Njoki – Physical Educator, 2017
Purpose: Much of the information physical educators learn about children with disabilities occurs in an introduction to adapted physical education course. Because disabilities often have concomitant medical conditions, it is critical that PE teachers are knowledgeable about risks and safety measures for children with special needs. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Risk, Safety, Disabilities, Children
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Leyva, Luis A. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2017
Gender research in mathematics education has experienced methodological and theoretical shifts over the past 45 years. Although achievement studies have used assessment tools to explore and subsequently challenge the assumption of male superiority on mathematics assessments, research on participation has unpacked these studies' sex-based…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Masculinity, Misconceptions, Mathematics Education
Schleifer, David; Rinehart, Chloe; Yanisch, Tess – Public Agenda, 2017
Teachers in most American schools work in isolation, separated from other teachers, making it difficult to benefit from their colleagues' expertise or to share their expertise with others about how to help more students learn. However, a growing body of research shows that when teachers work more collaboratively, student outcomes can improve,…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Persistence, Job Satisfaction, Teaching Methods
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Alleman, Nathan F.; Allen, Cara Cliburn; Haviland, Don – ASHE Higher Education Report, 2017
This monograph is organized into four chapters that build a historical, conceptual, and empirical case for a revised understanding of collegiality and the collegium in light of contemporary faculty differentiation. The first chapter provides definitional introductions to collegiality and the collegium in Part I, then builds the contextual…
Descriptors: Collegiality, College Faculty, Diversity (Faculty), Expertise
Whetstone, Kimarie W. – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2017
Research-supported guidelines to assist faculty with finding and evaluating online course tools and media that are accessible to learners taking online college courses in the United States are not generally available. The recent refresh to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. § 794(d)) provides justification for…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Media Selection
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