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Kwan, Ann H.; Mobli, Mehdi; Schirra, Horst J.; Wilson, Jennifer C.; Jones, Oliver A. H. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Magnetic resonance is a powerful technology that has had a major impact across the physical, life, and medical sciences, from chemistry to medical imaging, with ever-expanding applications in new areas as diverse as mining and food science. It is, however, also a difficult subject to teach, as the theory is complex and requires some familiarity…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, College Faculty, Video Technology
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Gerencheal, Berhane; Mishra, Deepanjali – Online Submission, 2019
The beginning of the modern education and the introduction of the foreign languages in Ethiopia are the two faces of a single coin. And this paper mainly shows how and when foreign languages are introduced into Ethiopia following the footsteps of the introduction and expansion of modern education. It is done using secondary sources. It also gives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, English (Second Language)
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Luft, Julie A.; Whitworth, Brooke A.; Berry, Amanda; Navy, Shannon; Kind, Vanessa – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
Science teacher professional development is complex. Phases in a teacher's career necessitate different professional learning opportunities. Furthermore, knowledge bases, practices, and attributes need to be cultivated during these times. For science teachers, it is not always evident how to link professional learning opportunities progressively…
Descriptors: Science Education, Teacher Educators, Science Teachers, Transformative Learning
OECD Publishing, 2019
Did you ever wonder whether education has a role to play in preparing our societies for an age of artificial intelligence? Or what the impact of climate change might be on our schools, families and communities? Trends Shaping Education examines major economic, political, social and technological trends affecting education. While the trends are…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Educational Change, Artificial Intelligence
Kühl, Jørgen, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2018
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise description of the European minority language, Danish, in education. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects such as the number of schools, teachers,…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Course Descriptions, Language Minorities, Educational Policy
Robertson, Boyd, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2018
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise description of the European minority language, Gàidhlig, in education. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects such as the number of schools, teachers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages, Language Minorities, Preschool Education
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Miller, Raissa M.; Chan, Christian D.; Farmer, Laura B. – Counselor Education and Supervision, 2018
Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) is a contemporary qualitative research method grounded in phenomenology, hermeneutics, and idiography. Philosophical principles and rigorous methodology make this approach well suited for research in counselor education and supervision. In this primer, the authors introduce counselor educators,…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Counselor Training, Counselor Educators
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Lien, Aaron M.; Ruyle, George; López-Hoffman, Laura – Journal of Extension, 2018
This article introduces Q methodology, an idea-sorting activity that can help Extension improve outreach and education on new and contentious issues. Q methodology is a helpful tool when Extension professionals are confronted with controversial or complex resource management challenges. Through the analysis of a simple card-sorting exercise,…
Descriptors: Q Methodology, Extension Education, Outreach Programs, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Hicks, Tyler; Rodríguez-Campos, Liliana; Choi, Jeong Hoon – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
To begin statistical analysis, Bayesians quantify their confidence in modeling hypotheses with priors. A prior describes the probability of a certain modeling hypothesis apart from the data. Bayesians should be able to defend their choice of prior to a skeptical audience. Collaboration between evaluators and stakeholders could make their choices…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Evaluation Methods, Statistical Analysis, Hypothesis Testing
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Peacock, Susi; Cowan, John – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper opens by summarising the case for student-directed learning in online higher education as a means of bringing about the development and use of higher-level cognitive and interpersonal abilities such as critical and creative thinking. The writers refine their conceptualisations of student-direction, different to, but flowing from…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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McGinn, Michelle K. – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
Despite now long-standing recognition of the value and importance of the scholarship of teaching and learning, questions continue to be raised about how to satisfy the hybrid responsibilities of teaching and research. The key message of this paper is that instructor-researchers, educational developers, and research ethics personnel should consider…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scholarship, Instruction, Learning
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Valentine, Keri D.; Kopcha, Theodore J.; Vagle, Mark D. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to clarify the philosophical and methodological variations of phenomenological research methods and their role in the field of educational communication and technology (ECT). Phenomenology is a qualitative research methodology concerned with investigating phenomena as they manifest through lived-experiences. The unit…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Research Methodology, Educational Technology, Information Technology
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Theobald, Elli – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
Discipline-based education researchers have a natural laboratory--classrooms, programs, colleges, and universities. Studies that administer treatments to multiple sections, in multiple years, or at multiple institutions are particularly compelling for two reasons: first, the sample sizes increase, and second, the implementation of the treatments…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Program Implementation, Predictor Variables
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Hallberg, Kelly; Williams, Ryan; Swanlund, Andrew; Eno, Jared – Educational Researcher, 2018
Short comparative interrupted times series (CITS) designs are increasingly being used in education research to assess the effectiveness of school-level interventions. These designs can be implemented relatively inexpensively, often drawing on publicly available data on aggregate school performance. However, the validity of this approach hinges on…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Comparative Analysis, Time
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Eddy, Sarah L. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
The "Current Insights" feature is designed to introduce life science educators and researchers to current articles of interest in other social science and education journals. In this installment, I highlight three diverse research studies out of psychology journals that address student study strategies, faculty change, and the influence…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Science Instruction, Periodicals, Journal Articles
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