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Jones, Verity – Primary Science, 2017
As a teacher, author Verity Jones found for many years that the science knowledge and understanding of the children she taught in year 6 (age 10-11) was being compromised by the pressures of a government focus on maths and literacy and a short-sighted approach to how to teach those subjects in a cross-curricular way. As the science coordinator for…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teaching Assistants
Hirsch, Christian R., Ed.; McDuffie, Amy Roth, Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2016
Mathematical modeling plays an increasingly important role both in real-life applications--in engineering, business, the social sciences, climate study, advanced design, and more--and within mathematics education itself. This 2016 volume of "Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education" ("APME") focuses on this key topic from a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction, STEM Education
OECD Publishing, 2015
Are there computers in the classroom? Does it matter? "Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection" examines how students' access to and use of information and communication technology (ICT) devices has evolved in recent years, and explores how education systems and schools are integrating ICT into students' learning…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, International Assessment
Gibson, David C.; Webb, Mary; Ifenthaler, Dirk – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
This paper briefly discusses four measurement challenges of data science or "big data" in educational assessments that are enabled by technology: 1. Dealing with change over time via time-based data. 2. How a digital performance space's relationships interact with learner actions, communications and products. 3. How layers of…
Descriptors: Measurement, Data Analysis, Psychometrics, Correlation
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Istance, David; Kools, Marco – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article presents in summary a selection of the work conducted by OECD in the field of technology and education, which has been an on-going focus of OECD work since the 1980s. Recently, much of this has been under the heading of "New Millennium Learners", but it has also included the widening of student achievement surveys towards…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Holistic Approach, Instructional Innovation, Information Technology
Kaser, Linda; Halbert, Judy – Education Canada, 2008
Observations in many intermediate and secondary classrooms and interviews with learners indicate that many young people are under-engaged or disengaged with the learning opportunities in their schools. This disengagement of adolescent learners underlines the need for a shift from systems focused on sorting to systems passionate about deep…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Formative Evaluation