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Corey, Douglas Lyman; Lemon, Travis; Gilbert, Edward; Ninomiya, Hiroyuki – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016
With international exams (PISA and TIMSS) producing results every three or four years, there is near continual talk of East Asian dominance in mathematics education. Beyond the reporting of scores, some studies have compared mathematics teaching in these countries with U.S. instruction. However, researchers are not (usually) grade school math…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Zeff, B. Bricklin – English Teaching Forum, 2016
As a language teacher, Bricklin Zeff has long realized that knowing the words of a language is only part of speaking it. Knowing how to interpret a communicative act is equally important, and it needs to be taught explicitly. Therefore, he makes this learning a regular part of the class experience. Greetings are one of the few speech acts that…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Interpersonal Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Ohashi, Atsushi – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
A high-school third-year or undergraduate first-semester general chemistry laboratory experiment introducing simple-cubic, face-centered cubic, body-centered cubic, and hexagonal closest packing unit cells is presented. Latex balls and acrylic resin plates are employed to make each atomic arrangement. The volume of the vacant space in each cell is…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, High Schools, College Science, Undergraduate Study
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Fujiwara, Satoko – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
This essay is part of a collection of short essays solicited from authors around the globe who teach religion courses at the college level (not for professional religious training). They are published together with an introduction in "Teaching Theology and Religion" 18:3 (July 2015). The authors were asked to provide a brief overview of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Religious Education, Educational Objectives, College Faculty
Porcaro, James W. – English Teaching Forum, 2013
Recognizing the relevance of English for Specific Purposes, this article outlines an approach for using authentic readings in a course in Engineering English. The article describes the importance of needs analysis, rhetorical focus, and reading for content; it suggests content for 15 lessons and provides a sample worksheet and other suggestions…
Descriptors: English for Science and Technology, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
Walker, Deron – New Horizons in Education, 2011
Background: Despite years of intense criticism of contrastive (intercultural) rhetoric, theoretical debate, and controversy, there has been a recent resurgence in the number of high quality pedagogical studies concerning the teaching of intercultural rhetoric in university writing classes for East-Asian (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) writers.…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Rhetoric, Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction
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Vellenga, Heidi – TESL-EJ, 2011
Teaching L2 pragmatics is often not covered in teacher education programs, and is an excellent area for continuing professional development. As part of a larger project on instructed interlanguage pragmatics, volunteer instructor participants were asked to teach a series of lessons on pragmatics to university-aged (19-23) ESL learners in ESL and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics, Teaching Methods
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Kamata, Masahiro; Tamamura, Yuna – Physics Education, 2010
In Japan, junior high school students learn about energy conversion between kinetic and potential energy. In addition, they learn about energy conversion among different kinds of energy, such as mechanical, electrical, thermal, light and chemical. As for the conversion between electrical and light energy, teachers usually use lamps or LEDs to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Energy Conservation, Light
Hoong, Leong Yew; Fwe, Yap Sook; Yvonne, Teo Mei Lin; Subramaniam, Thilagam d/o; Zaini, Irni Karen Bte Mohd; Chiew, Quek Eng; Karen, Tan Kang Ling – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2010
The way quadratic factorisation was usually taught to students in Bukit View Secondary was through the familiar "cross-method." However, some teachers felt that a significant number of students could not use the method effectively even after careful demonstration through repeated examples. In addition, many secondary mathematics teachers…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Algebra, Mathematics Education
Dubin, Jennifer – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
In Japan, "jugyou kenkyuu"--or lesson study--is the most common form of professional development among elementary school and lower-secondary school teachers. While in the United States it is best known as a means of improving math instruction, in Japan, lesson study is practiced in all subjects, from language studies to physical…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Secondary School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Improvement
Rahal, Michelle Layer – Educational Research Service, 2010
Wouldn't it be great if all your teachers were as good as your best? Teaching is often an isolated profession in which teachers work behind closed doors, doing their own thing. Peer coaching is a collaborative, ongoing process that can increase the effectiveness of all your teachers. This "Focus On" is designed to lead a faculty into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Coaching (Performance), Interprofessional Relationship
Goh, Tiong Thye, Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
Multiplatform e-learning systems are emerging technologies that provide integrated learning content to various accessing devices. This book addresses technical challenges, design frameworks, and development experiences of the future that integrate multiple mobile devices into a single multiplatform e-learning system. With expert international…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Internet, Educational Technology, Management Systems
Kuehner, Trudy – Foreign Policy Research Institute, 2009
On March 28-29, 2009, FPRI's Wachman Center hosted 43 teachers from across the country for a weekend of discussion on teaching the nuclear age. In his opening remarks, Walter A. McDougall observed that although students today are not made to crawl under their desks in air raid drills, that atomic power remains, and it is still necessary to raise a…
Descriptors: Weapons, War, International Relations, World History
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Matthews, Michael E.; Hlas, Christopher S.; Finken, Teresa M. – Mathematics Teacher, 2009
This article presents four-column lesson planning, an adaptation of lesson study, for preservice secondary school teachers. Four-column plans, an integral part of Japanese lesson study, have been less emphasized in the United States. This article presents study results indicating how these teachers were affected by this lesson study adaptation:…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Lesson Plans, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Aubrey, Scott – English Language Teaching, 2009
Recently, culture has taken an important role in language education. In this view, creating a global cultural consciousness among second language (L2) students can help bridge the gap between linguistic ability and functional intercultural communication. This paper, which makes reference to Japanese adult EFL learners, justifies the body of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Education, English (Second Language), English Instruction
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