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Jaeger, Mads Meier – Sociological Methods & Research, 2019
This article analyzes the effect of interviewers' physical attractiveness on cooperation rates in face-to-face interviews and survey responses (self-reports on physical appearance, weight, and health). This article includes four aspects of physical attractiveness (facial attractiveness, voice attractiveness, body mass index [BMI], and height) and…
Descriptors: Researchers, Individual Characteristics, Aesthetics, Cooperation
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Taeger, Stephan D.; Yanchar, Stephen C. – Educational Media International, 2019
Narratives have a unique ability to grant listeners emotional and cognitive space in a way that encourages them to choose how they will make sense of a story. This effect, called narrative distance, also has the potential to help create transformative learning experiences. This article is a qualitative research study of experts who regularly…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Specialists, Instructional Design, Emotional Response
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Mendaglio, Sal; Kettler, Todd; Rinn, Anne N. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
Dabrowski's theory of positive disintegration has been associated with the psychology of giftedness for four decades, and Sal Mendaglio has significantly contributed to the thoughtful understanding of the theory throughout those 40 years. In this interview, Mendaglio discusses the relationship between the theory of positive disintegration and the…
Descriptors: Gifted, Interviews, Psychology, Correlation
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Bak, Tao – History of Education, 2018
Education in Victoria, Australia not only underwent significant change in the 1970s, but was witness to a widespread educational reform project. Whilst exploration of the more widespread alternatives has been of some interest, the smaller progressive traditions that emerged in some ways "alongside" the broader reforms have rarely been…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Aesthetics
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Watts, Robert – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
For the past 100 years beauty has been marginalised in Western art and regarded as a problematic notion in a range of cultural contexts. Art educators tend to associate experiences of beauty with passive appreciation rather than active engagement, while researchers of children's understanding of art characterise references to beauty as evidence of…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art Education, Cultural Context, Art Teachers
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Liu, Chang; Tobin, Joseph – Comparative Education Review, 2018
"Guangbo ticao" (group exercise) is a daily routine in Chinese preschools characterized by collectivity, discipline, and conformity. In this article we explore the question of why "guangbo ticao" has survived in an era of progressive educational reform in contemporary China. We use interviews with Chinese preschool teachers and…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Student Centered Learning, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Aytan, Talat – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2018
The fact that the prospective Turkish teachers' having a command of different methods and techniques as being Turkish teachers of the future is important in terms of its positive effects on the comprehension and expression skills of the middle school students. This study used the case study design and the qualitative approach. The aim of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Case Studies
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Hatton, Christine; Nicholls, Jennifer – Ethnography and Education, 2018
This article explores the interplay of the 'live' experience of drama learning in the classroom and curated digital content on learner meaning making, collaborative creation and subjectivities. It examines a case study conducted in an inner-city secondary school in Sydney, Australia, as part of a larger innovative international collaborative drama…
Descriptors: Drama, Case Studies, Aesthetics, Creativity
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Bilir-Seyhan, Gamze; Ocak-Karabay, Sakire – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Purpose: Pre-service teachers start their university study with only a limited knowledge of art and aesthetics. Early childhood pre-service teachers should be equipped with visual arts education and aesthetics so they will be able to direct artistic activities. Elective courses about art and aesthetics raise pre-service teachers' awareness of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Kestere, Iveta – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2017
The goal of this article is to reveal how through school theatre activities under authoritarian rule, changes took place in pupil knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviour regarding culture, namely, how the process of cultural learning occurs. I use a historical case study, specifically the case of the Valmiera School Theatre, which was the…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Social Systems, Foreign Countries, Authoritarianism
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Chen, Rong-Ji – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2017
Previous research has adopted various approaches to examining teachers' and students' relationships to mathematics. The current study extended this line of research and investigated six prospective elementary school teachers' experiences in mathematics and how they saw themselves as learners of mathematics. One-on-one interviews with the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Interviews, Reflection
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Jirásek, Ivo; Veselský, Pavel; Poslt, Jirí – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This text deals with the potential spiritual aspects of being outdoors within the framework of non-formal and informal education. The course being examined was organized by the Vacation School of Lipnice--Outward Bound Czech Republic, and the participants in this course made up the research sample. While the research was not directly focused on…
Descriptors: Athletics, Outdoor Education, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development
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Chou, Mei-Ju – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
There has been a growing awareness of the contribution of play to the young children's learning and development. This study aims to investigate the implement of board games play on children's aesthetic experience and interpersonal understanding in Montessori and Constructivist classrooms. With the underlying framework follows a developmentally…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Aesthetics, Interpersonal Relationship
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Cahnmann-Taylor, Melisa; Bleyle, Susan; Hwang, Yohan; Zhang, Kuo – TESOL Journal, 2017
Teachers of World English are no longer charged with teaching a fixed set of grammar rules and lexical choices but with teaching creative ways to navigate varieties of English and other world languages according to a wide set of contextual variables. Although there is a great deal of advocacy for teaching creativity and strategy in TESOL…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Poetry, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Parr, Eric Shannon – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Facility managers have the challenge of adhering to community college policies and procedures while fulfilling requirements of administration, students, and teachers concerning specific needs of classroom aesthetics. The role of facility manager and how specific entities affect perceptions of the design and implementation of classroom aesthetics…
Descriptors: Facilities Management, Administrators, Qualitative Research, Administrator Attitudes
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