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Estevez Nenninger, Etty Haydee; Parra-Perez, Lizeth Guadalupe; González Bello, Edgar Oswaldo; Valdés Cuervo, Angel Alberto; Durand Villalobos, Juan Pablo; Lloyd, Marion; Martínez Stack, Jorge – Cogent Education, 2018
Higher education in Mexico is under an ongoing transition process influenced by global tendencies. The world is changing, and Mexico is striving to fulfill the latest requirements to be part of the "elite universities." Although higher education literature has tracked Mexico's progress, the tension between global tendencies and their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Reputation, Power Structure, Educational Policy
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Geisler, Paul R.; McKeon, Patrick O.; Medina McKeon, Jennifer M. – Athletic Training Education Journal, 2017
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is now a well-known paradigm for the athletic training (AT) profession. The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education accredited programs have required EBP as an explicit focus for professional education, and researchers are gradually producing insightful and relevant evidence concerning the education…
Descriptors: Athletics, Evidence Based Practice, Allied Health Occupations, Health Services
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Gozzard, David – Teaching Science, 2017
Australian company Antarctica Flights runs summer sightseeing trips out of Australian capital cities to tour the Antarctic coast. The Laby Foundation of the University of Melbourne, through its "Classroom Antarctica" program, sponsored Kent Street High School science teacher, Ms Suzy Urbaniak and 18 of her students to take the trip, to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tourism, Higher Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Kobulnicky, Henry A.; Dale, Daniel A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
This article describes a community mentoring model for UREs that avoids some of the common pitfalls of the traditional paradigm while harnessing the power of learning communities to provide young scholars a stimulating collaborative STEM research experience.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Mentors, Higher Education
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Halpin, Patricia A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
Nonscience majors often rely on general internet searches to locate science information. This practice can lead to misconceptions because the returned search information can be unreliable. In this article the authors describe how they used the social media site Twitter to address this problem in a general education course, BSCI 421 Diseases of the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Higher Education, College Science
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McDonald, James T. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
This column shares reflections or thoughtful opinions on issues of broad interest to the community. This month's issue discusses tools of formative assessment.
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, College Science, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Kontomaris, Stylianos-Vasileios; Malamou, Anna – Physics Education, 2016
An interesting problem in fluid mechanics, with significant educational importance, is the classic hydrostatic paradox. The hydrostatic paradox states the fact that in different shaped containers, with the same base area, which are filled with a liquid of the same height, the applied force by the liquid on the base of each container is exactly the…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Comparative Analysis, Physics, Undergraduate Students
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Farrell, Ivan; Hamed, Kastro M. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2016
This article describes the use of project-based instruction in activities and labs intended to develop higher-order thinking skills with high school students and pre-service teachers through the use of soap making.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
Inverness Research, 2016
For the past five years, the education and outreach effort of the Sanford Underground Research Facility has been supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to plan, develop, prototype, and prioritize the suite of educational outreach activities of the lab. Now known as the Sanford Science Education Center (SSEC), education and…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Science Education, Science Teaching Centers, Case Studies
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Colakoglu, Mustafa Hilmi – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The idea of establishing Science High Schools in Turkey was discussed in a multilateral project at the beginning of 1963. The Ministry of National Education (MoNE), Ford Foundation, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara University, and International Development Agency (AID) participated in this project to establish these schools. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Science Education, High Schools
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Martín-Sánchez, Miguel; Cáceres-Muñoz, Jorge – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2016
John Henry Newman was one of the most outstanding figures of the social and religious panorama in the nineteenth century in Great Britain. His educational approaches framed in the movement of Catholic education and his influence on the Oxford Movement, his intellectualism and reflections on faith, reason and education, and participation and…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Clergy, Change Agents, Intellectual History
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Ness, Daniel; Farenga, Stephen J.; Shah, Vishal; Garofalo, Salvatore G. – Improving Schools, 2016
Appeals to reform science education by policy makers are not new phenomena. To be sure, while science reform efforts have been ongoing occurrences for nearly six decades, perpetual educational reform efforts as a whole have been evolving and gaining momentum in number for more than a century. The general motivation for continual reform appears to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Development
Murray, Christopher A.; Murray, Michele L.; Snyder, Kayla S.; Marion, Brooke A. – Science Educator, 2016
The theme of survival in a post-apocalyptic or post-disaster scenario as context for science education is explored in this article. Though this theme is prevalent in a wide variety of popular media, only a small number of educators and researchers report having explored it as a means of engaging students, and there is almost no description of its…
Descriptors: Science Education, Natural Disasters, Teaching Methods, Emergency Programs
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Eddy, Sarah L.; Converse, Mercedes; Wenderoth, Mary Pat – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2015
There is extensive evidence that active learning works better than a completely passive lecture. Despite this evidence, adoption of these evidence-based teaching practices remains low. In this paper, we offer one tool to help faculty members implement active learning. This tool identifies 21 readily implemented elements that have been shown to…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice, Active Learning
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Laws, Priscilla W.; Willis, Maxine C.; Sokoloff, David R. – Physics Teacher, 2015
This article describes the 25-year history of development of the activity-based Workshop Physics (WP) at Dickinson College, its adaptation for use at Gettysburg Area High School, and its synergistic influence on curricular materials developed at the University of Oregon and Tufts University and vice versa. WP and these related curricula: 1) are…
Descriptors: Workshops, Physics, Educational History, High School Students
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