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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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Paek, Kyong-Mi – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2019
Increasing concern over environmental sustainability and socioecological well-being has motivated people to consider ways to reconnect humans with the natural world through lifestyle changes that integrate well with natural systems. Educators who share environmental concerns have explored diverse aspects of ecological art practices to envision an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Artists, Art Education, Collectivism
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Rubin, Scott – Physics Teacher, 2019
The stereotypical situation of a snowball picking up both mass and speed as it rolls without slipping down a hill provides an opportunity to explore the general form of both translational and rotational versions of Newton's second law through multivariable differential equations. With a few reasonable assumptions, it can be shown that the snowball…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Motion, Scientific Concepts
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Taylor, Kari B.; Baker, Amanda R. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Scholars and practitioners alike often assume that discomfort is a necessary and productive aspect of the college experience. We used a range of theories grounded in the concept of dissonance to question these assumptions and critically analyze the role of discomfort in collegiate learning and development for today's diverse college student…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Development, Psychological Patterns, Role
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Florea, Catalin – Physics Teacher, 2019
In almost any given day, one will stumble upon sounds that are out of the ordinary, distinct enough to capture one's attention. Ordinary sounds in a home are represented by the white-noise-like background created by speaking, moving around, household appliances running, and so forth. The out of the ordinary is the sparkling sound of a knife blade…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Acoustics, Science Instruction
Narcy-Combes, Marie-Françoise; Narcy-Combes, Jean-Paul; McAllister, Julie; Leclère, Malory; Miras, Grégory – Multilingual Matters, 2019
The majority of people around the world live in multilingual societies, and so it follows that plurilingualism should be considered normal. This book proposes a flexible and adaptive framework for designing and implementing language learning environments and tasks, which will be useful for practitioners working in classrooms where many languages…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Usage
Coady, Maria – Multilingual Matters, 2019
This book examines the educational gaps that multilingual students in rural communities experience. It argues that responsive, successful relationships between schools and multilingual families are a crucial aspect of all educators' work and that no single strategy will work for all families. Rural multilingual family engagement involves building…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Rural Areas, Family School Relationship, Family Involvement
Van den Branden, Kris – Routledge Research in Education, 2019
"Rethinking Schools and Renewing Energy for Learning" presents a comprehensive view on the major challenges educators face in the 21st century, and the ways in which schools can make a difference. It describes key principles that can serve as guidelines for tackling those challenges in an effective and manageable way, looking both at…
Descriptors: Educational Change, 21st Century Skills, Teaching Methods, Guides
Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2019
"The Roadmap of Need" is a whole child needs assessment for North Carolina youth, produced annually by the Public School Forum of North Carolina's Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP). The Roadmap includes 20 indicators of wellness across four domains: health, youth behavior and safety, education, and economic development. These four…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, After School Programs, Wellness, Counties
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Pinochet, Jorge – Physics Education, 2019
Given the great interest that black holes arouse among non-specialists, it is important to analyse misconceptions related to them. According to the author, the most common misconceptions are that: (1) black holes are formed from stellar collapse; (2) they are very massive; (3) they are very dense; (4) their gravity absorbs everything; and (5) they…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Misconceptions, Physics, Secondary School Science
Akens, Cathy; Wright-Mair, Raquel; Stevenson, Joseph Martin – Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd, 2019
The best value that readers will take from this book is the knowledge, skills, and wisdom offered by the editors and 26 chapter authors. The book covers a wide range of topics relevant to campus environments and serving increasingly diverse college student populations. The authors provide in-depth analysis of the needs of today's diverse…
Descriptors: College Students, College Environment, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers
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Varga, Bretton A.; Berson, Ilene R.; Berson, Michael J.; Snow, Bert – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2019
Discerning the intent of the author of a historical document is critical as we seek to interpret it. Disciplinary literacy uses specialized skills that seek to maximize student engagement and achievement within specified subject areas. In social studies, one of these critical skills is "sourcing." Sourcing involves exploring who produced…
Descriptors: Photography, Visual Aids, Primary Sources, History Instruction