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Ayala, Ricardo A.; Koch, Tomas F.; Messing, Helga B. – Ethnography and Education, 2019
One of the most fundamental innovations in higher education is the introduction of the method known as problem-based learning (PBL). While literature has largely focused on its learning goals and the transition from lectures to tutorials, little research has problematised why this is a successful methodology and what we consider as students'…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Power Structure
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Tienken, Christopher H., Ed. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
The author argues that educators can learn more about effective classroom practices by collaborating with educators around the world rather than by focusing on misleading rankings from international tests.
Descriptors: Educational Practices, International Cooperation, Teacher Collaboration, Comparative Education
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Facer, Keri – Literacy, 2019
This essay examines the role of educators in the tangled economic, social, environmental and technological crises of the present time. It argues that a central purpose of education in this period is to support students to imagine and make liveable futures on their own terms. To do this, the paper proposes that the colonizing, optimizing and…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Story Telling, Futures (of Society), Imagination
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Buckley, Jeffrey; Seery, Niall; Canty, Donal – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2019
A substantial degree of empirical evidence has illustrated the correlation between spatial skills and performance in engineering education. This evidence has been foundational in the construction of educational interventions which have resulted in both increased levels of spatial ability and increased educational performance and retention.…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Engineering Education, Intervention, Academic Achievement
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Hayes, Nóirín; O'Neill, Sandra – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
The Strengthening Foundations of Learning (SFL) project is an early years CPD intervention and part of the wider Preparing for Life (PFL) Initiative in an area of urban disadvantage in Dublin, Ireland. Working within the context of the "Aistear" curriculum framework, and building on research evidence on the importance of practitioners to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Urban Areas
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Saeverot, Herner; Kvam, Vegard – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
While teachers and practitioners are increasingly expected to conduct research on their own practice, there is a lot of educational research that is not directly involved in practice. This often leads to unilateral research perspectives on educational practice. Therefore, this article calls for an alternative model of researching educational…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Holistic Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Research
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Hong, Eunsook; Rowell, Lonnie – Educational Action Research, 2019
We discuss democratizing knowledge production and dissemination in education illustrated in two parts that challenge the current knowledge monopoly. Our discourse includes (a) problematic cultivation of the status quo in the hierarchy of knowledge value in the U.S. as a component of civic illiteracy and (b) the need for more evidence through…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Teacher Researchers, Access to Information, Evidence Based Practice
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Katsarou, Eleni; Sipitanos, Konstantinos – Educational Action Research, 2019
The basic aim of this paper is to discuss the concept 'Knowledge Democracy' (KD) and what it can mean in the school context, its implications on knowledge production and dissemination and on the educational practices. We try to enrich this discussion by presenting action research projects to provide case studies of how thinking about KD can…
Descriptors: Democracy, Action Research, Knowledge Economy, Educational Practices
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Rosário, Pedro; Cunha, Jennifer; Nunes, Ana Rita; Moreira, Tânia; Núñez, José Carlos; Xu, Jianzhong – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Teachers' homework follow-up practices, the in-class strategies teachers use to monitor their students' homework assignments, have an impact on their students' homework behaviors and academic achievement. The current study explored the perspectives of middle school mathematics teachers on the three domains of homework follow-up: the practices used…
Descriptors: Homework, Teaching Methods, Student Behavior, Middle School Teachers
Crosier, David; Kocanova, Daniela – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2019
Human history has been shaped by people moving to live in new places. The numbers of people living outside their countries of birth in today's societies are, however, much higher than in the past. In the European Union (EU) Member States, the number of people with citizenship of a non-member country on 1 January 2017 was 21.6 million, and there…
Descriptors: Refugees, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Public Policy
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Ugwuozor, Felix Okechukwu – Educational Research Quarterly, 2019
Educational philosophy is the backbone of any efficient teacher. It encapsulates essentially the principles, the ways of thinking and the beliefs that provide the foundation and the framework on which teachers define, delineate, and justify their teaching agendas, their curriculum preferences, their pedagogical styles, their classroom…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Frödén, Sara – Ethnography and Education, 2019
This article is based on data generated in an ethnographic study of gender in a Swedish preschool. Drawing on Judith Butler's understanding of performativity and (un)doing of gender, a new theoretical concept, "situated decoding of gender," is further developed by showing how the material and spatial dimension of the educational practice…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries
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Glaesser, Judith – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This paper first provides a brief overview of the history and current usage of the concept of competence in academic research, and then undertakes a critical discussion of how the term is currently used in educational policy. The running example used throughout the paper is competence in foreign language learning. The PISA study is discussed to…
Descriptors: Competence, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship
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Zhang, Zheng; Nagle, Joelle; McKishnie, Bethany; Lin, Zhen; Li, Wanjing – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2019
This systematic review is built on the seminal work by the New London Group in 1996. Few endeavours have synthesized findings of empirical studies pertaining to the effects and challenges of multiliteracies practices in various schooling and geographical contexts. Through a five-point Likert scale and a deductive and inductive thematic analysis,…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Yang, Fan – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
In an era when individuality has been increasingly emphasized, the development of science and technology has provided technical support for the realization of individuation. However, in an examination-oriented education system, the education model has not attached sufficient importance to individuality. The modern education industry focuses much…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Religion, Educational Philosophy, Asian Culture
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