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Affeldt, Fiona; Eilks, Ingo – School Science Review, 2018
Social media are a highly visible factor in the daily lives of our students. Why should teachers not take advantage of this and develop teaching and learning materials that use the designs found in such media to contextualise science learning? This article suggests some ideas for creating lab instructions using social media design as an innovative…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Media, Instructional Design, Science Instruction
OECD Publishing, 2017
This joint OECD-ILO publication provides guidance on how local and regional governments can foster business-education partnerships in apprenticeship programmes and other types of work-based learning, drawing on case studies across nine countries. There has been increasing interest in apprenticeships which combine on the job training with…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Apprenticeships, School Business Relationship, Workplace Learning
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Short, Fay; Lloyd, Tracey – Psychology Teaching Review, 2017
Field trips can provide an opportunity to take the student to the world, as an alternative to presenting the world to the student in the classroom. Such trips can create a forum for exploring controversial and distressing topics by exposing the students to first-hand experience, rather than second-hand accounts: witnessing the effects of blind…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Teaching Methods, Psychology
Hanemann, Ulrike, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
Within a learning family, every member is a lifelong learner. A family literacy and learning approach is more likely to break the intergenerational cycle of low education and inadequate literacy skills, particularly among disadvantaged families and communities. The selection of case studies presented in this compilation show that for an…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Teaching Methods, Lifelong Learning, Family Literacy
UNESCO Bangkok, 2015
Despite government commitments to Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to improve access to education, more than 18 million primary-aged children remain out of school in the Asia-Pacific (UNESCO, 2014). Given the impact of education on individuals, societies, and economies, there is great urgency for governments to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Elementary Education, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Mintrop, Rick – International Journal of Educational Management, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the role of principals in light of public management reforms taking place in the German educational system and in reference to the empirical patterns uncovered by the papers contained in the Special Issue. Policy makers have created new expectations and new technologies that seem to suggest to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Public Administration, Educational Change
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Bader, Lena; Bereuther, Tabea; Deutsch, Elisabeth; Edlinger, Julia; Fureder, Silvia; Kaspar, Emanuel; Kottstorfer, Marlene; Mautner, Claudia; Rossegger, Christine; Samonig, Alina; Samonig, Stefan; Schuster, Christoph; Witz, Gerhard; Zotter, Victoria; Ahamer, Gilbert – Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 2013
Purpose: Based on an in-depth comparison of 20 multicultural university curricula, this article aims to provide practical and implementable suggestions about how to improve such curricula in order to ensure highest and globally compatible academic quality. The recently founded developmental Master's curriculum "Global Studies" (GS) at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Hottecke, Dietmar; Henke, Andreas; Riess, Falk – Science & Education, 2012
This paper presents a rationale for utilizing HPS to teach physics and the NoS developed in the course of a project funded by the European Union. A core feature of this approach is formed by the development of historical case studies for the use in lessons. Furthermore, the learners' perspectives are explicitly taken into account. Teaching methods…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Eilks, Ingo; Markic, Silvija – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2011
This paper describes the potential of long-term co-operation between science educators and science teachers concerning the teachers' continuous professional development, based on Participatory Action Research in science education. The discussion is based on a six-year case study observing a group of about ten German chemistry teachers by chemistry…
Descriptors: Action Research, Chemistry, Science Teachers, Professional Development
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Reber, Elisabeth – ELT Journal, 2011
In line with a communicative curriculum for English, it is claimed that communicative competence involves knowledge about when and how to display affectivity in talk-in-interaction. Typically, interjections have been described as a lexical means for expressions of emotion. A survey of textbooks canonical of EFL at German elementary and secondary…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Textbooks, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language)
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Faas, Daniel – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2011
National curricula are being challenged and transformed by the impact of migration and European integration. This paper examines how cultural diversity and Europe are intertwined in geography, history, and citizenship education curricula in Greece, Germany, and England. This question is explored using quantitative and qualitative methods through a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Geography
Anderson, Peggy L., Ed.; Meier-Hedde, Regine, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Dyslexia is a disability that exists in all countries that have high expectations for literacy. The inability to read in spite of normal intellectual potential represents one of the most puzzling educational challenges for literate societies, regardless of the culture or language. This book examines medical, psychological, educational, and…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Case Studies, Children, Interviews
Lange, Matthew – Cambridge University Press, 2011
In "Educations in Ethnic Violence", Matthew Lange explores the effects education has on ethnic violence. Lange contradicts the widely-held belief that education promotes peace and tolerance. Rather, Lange finds that education commonly contributes to aggression, especially in environments with ethnic divisions, limited resources, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Politics of Education, Violence
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Beck, Katharina; Witteck, Torsten; Eilks, Ingo – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2010
Presented is a case study on the implementation of open and inquiry-type experimentation in early German secondary chemistry education. The teaching strategy discussed follows the learning company approach. Originally adopted from vocational education, the learning company method is used to redirect lab-oriented classroom practice towards a more…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Science Experiments
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Schmitt, Irina – Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 2010
Young people create differentiated models of belonging. Their strategies reflect contexualized competences--the capacity to understand and negotiate the influence of national frameworks in specific situations. Theories that understand belonging as processual and intersectional offer useful frameworks with which to analyse this. This article uses…
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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