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Grimes, Matthew W. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
The case study approach is one form of problem-based learning (PBL) that results in deeper understanding of content, and it involves pushing students to think beyond the answers appropriate for class (Hmelo-Silver, 2004; Nilson, 2010, 2013). Case studies prompt students to consider the realistic implications of how they use course content in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Academic Achievement, Course Content, Problem Based Learning
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Decuypere, Mathias; Simons, Maarten – Critical Studies in Education, 2019
Is there (still) something specific about academic practice in contemporary neoliberal times? This article reports on a sociomaterial, ethnographic study informed by Deleuze's untimely empiricism conducted at two research centres of a research university. We unfold the specificity of 'the academic' by elaborating upon two central notions:…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Research Universities, Academic Aspiration, Neoliberalism
Anderson, Kate; Hegarty, Seamus; Henry, Martin; Kim, Helyn; Care, Esther – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
This report describes an initiative undertaken from 2016-2017 by the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution and Education International (EI) to develop tools to measure the breadth of learning opportunities to which children and youth are exposed in an education system. The Breadth of Learning Opportunities (BOLO)…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Systems Analysis, Student Diversity, Access to Education
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Matthewman, Lisa; Jodhan-Gall, Donna; Nowlan, Jenni; OSullivan, Nuala; Patel, Zorica – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
In this article, the authors describe the PERMA model of wellbeing and how it has been applied within the teaching provision at undergraduate level in a business school context. PERMA is an acronym for a model of wellbeing put forward by a pioneering psychologist in the field of positive psychology, Martin Seligman. According to Seligman (2011),…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Business Schools, Well Being
LaViolet, Tania; Fresquez, Benjamin; Maxson, McKenzie; Wyner, Joshua – Aspen Institute, 2018
"The Talent Blind Spot," which is divided into two reports, demonstrates that, each year, more than 50,000 high-achieving, low- and moderate-income community college students do not transfer to a four-year institution. Approximately 15,000 of these students have a 3.7 GPA or higher, which suggests they could succeed at even the most…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Graduation Rate
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Kezar, Adrianna; Holcombe, Elizabeth – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Student success in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is a major concern in higher education. While overall 6-year graduation rates are around 60% nationally (National Center for Education Statistics, 2016), only about 40% of students who enter college intending to major in a STEM field complete a STEM degree within 6 years. Studies…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, STEM Education, School Holding Power, Sense of Community
Carroll, Catherine; Cameron, Claire – UCL IOE Press, 2017
Promoting the Achievement of Looked After Children (PALAC) is a knowledge exchange programme that aims to support the development of practice in schools and to expand the evidence base to ultimately improve outcomes for children in care. Feedback on the first year of PALAC exceeded expectations, with practitioners using their projects to evaluate…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Knowledge Management, Case Studies, Children
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Broemmel, Amy D.; Swaggerty, Elizabeth A. – New Educator, 2017
This article describes the challenges associated with outcomes-based education reform as experienced by two novice elementary teachers. Interviews with the teachers provide insights into the tensions between their teaching beliefs and the practices employed in their local contexts. Specifically, pressures to both focus on standardized measures of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Reflective Teaching, Educational Change
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Beachum, Floyd D.; Watson, Terri N. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2017
Nathaniel Stone, the principal of Lakeshore Community High School, was summoned to a meeting in the city. The gathering included more than a dozen influential leaders. The conversation that unfolded was, literally, unreal. Mr. Smith, a government official of sorts, called for the destruction of a social movement that was having a positive effect…
Descriptors: High Schools, Racial Bias, Academic Achievement, African American Students
Wassl, Frishtah; Wilkin, Christine; Ward, Maggie – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
The International High School at Langley Park (IHSLP) opened during the 2015-2016 school year. By the fourth year of operation, the school will be home to 400 English language learners (ELLs) new to the United States. Working in partnership with the Internationals Network for Public Schools, the school is designed around the "HELLO…
Descriptors: Case Studies, International Schools, High Schools, Educational Development
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Corrales, Antonio – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2017
This case describes how a newly appointed superintendent implemented systematic changes across the school district to increase academic performance and keep schools open and operational. The district superintendent and leadership team were forced by the state educational system to promote rapid and drastic organizational and academic changes to…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, School Closing, School Districts, Educational Change
Phillips, Brad C.; Horowitz, Jordan E. – Harvard Education Press, 2017
Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz offer a research-based model and actionable approach for using data strategically at community colleges to increase completion rates as well as other metrics linked to student success. They draw from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics to show how leaders and administrators can…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Practices, Information Utilization
NWEA, 2017
This article describes a case study in which Our Lady of Hungary Catholic School (OLH) principal Kevin Goralczyk and the parish's pastor, Reverend Kevin Bauman, faced educators' universal challenge: Knowing what students need to learn but wondering how to evaluate if they were really successfully taking in the information rather than simply…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Catholic Schools, Clergy, Principals
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Elrod, Susan; Kezar, Adrianna – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
For the past 20 years, numerous reports have called for change and reform of undergraduate education to improve student learning, persistence, and graduation rates for students in STEM. Many change efforts have been started but few have reached the transformational level of entire programs, departments, or colleges in the STEM disciplines. In…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, STEM Education, Organizational Change, Undergraduate Study
Edwards, Virginia B. – Aspen Institute, 2017
The first case study from the Aspen Institute's National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD) shows how schools and educators enhance learning when they teach a curriculum that simultaneously builds students' social, emotional, and academic understanding. "Putting It All Together" discusses how an integrative…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Design, Social Development, Emotional Development
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