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Hedge, Karri; Cohrssen, Caroline – SAGE Open, 2019
With the decline in Australian school children's mathematics skills, the spotlight is shining on the quality of early childhood mathematics teaching and learning in the preschool years. Spatial thinking--which includes spatial orientation and spatial visualization--contributes to early mathematical thinking and children have the capacity to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spatial Ability, Play, Preschool Children
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Piro, Jody S.; Anderson, Gina – Teacher Educator, 2018
The goal of a creating civil discourse in teacher education deeply intersects with the ways that students interact in online discussions. However, as discussion shifts to online formats, digital misinformation is becoming widespread and threatens critical and civil communication as cognitive biases emerge in dialogue. The purpose of this case…
Descriptors: Classification, Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Case Studies
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Rosado, Nayibe; Caro, Keiby G. – English Language Teaching, 2018
It has been commonly reported by teachers and learners the strong and positive relationship between lexis and reading comprehension. This claim has been usually grounded on experience. In consequence, this paper attempts to find research-based evidence to support the connection between lexis and reading comprehension. To do this, a review of 128…
Descriptors: Correlation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Language
Mollman, Sarah – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Intentional learning is the process of acquiring skills and attributes that facilitate knowledge attainment and application, and this process may foster learning skills and attributes in nursing students so they may thrive in student-centered nursing curricula and competently practice in today's dynamic and complex healthcare system. The purposes…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Pretests Posttests, Intervention
Campbell, Coral, Ed.; Jobling, Wendy, Ed.; Howitt, Christine, Ed. – Cambridge University Press, 2018
Science education is crucial to young children's discovery and understanding of the world around them. This third edition of Science in Early Childhood has been substantially updated to include the most current research, bringing together an author team of respected science education researchers from across Australia. New chapters address changing…
Descriptors: Science Education, Early Childhood Education, STEM Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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Newman, Tarkington J.; Kim, Melissa; Tucker, Anita R.; Alvarez, M. Antonio G. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Participation in youth sport is often associated with a variety of positive development outcomes. In order to effectively utilize sport as a context of learning and development, the sport must be intentionally designed and programed. One often-used approach is known as sport-based positive youth development (PYD). Recently, to further…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Youth Programs, Experiential Learning, Physical Education
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Edannur, Sreekala – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2018
The present study is conducted to understand the relative contributions of planned behavior and social capital on educational continuation decisions of VIII standard students belonging to backward class in India. Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and Other Backward Classes (OBC) are the three social groups dealt as backward classes in…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Socioeconomic Background, Educational Attainment, Intentional Learning
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Lehtinen, Erno; Hannula-Sormunen, Minna; McMullen, Jake; Gruber, Hans – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
Contemporary theories of expertise development highlight the crucial role of deliberate practice in the development of high level performance. Deliberate practice is practice that intentionally aims at improving one's skills and competencies. It is not a mechanical or repetitive process of making performance more fluid. Instead, it involves a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Drills (Practice), Educational Practices, Mathematics Activities
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Ferdinand, Nicola K.; Kray, Jutta – Developmental Psychology, 2017
This study aimed at investigating the ability to learn regularities across the life span and examine whether this learning process can be supported or hampered by verbalizations. For this purpose, children (aged 8-10 years) and younger (aged 19-30 years) and older (aged 70-80 years) adults took part in a sequence learning experiment. We found that…
Descriptors: Sequential Learning, Verbal Communication, Children, Young Adults
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Rouet, Jean-François; Britt, M. Anne; Durik, Amanda M. – Educational Psychologist, 2017
We introduce RESOLV, a theoretical model to account for readers' construction and management of goals during text comprehension and use. RESOLV focuses on readers' experience of their physical, social, and communicative context prior to actually engaging with texts. RESOLV assumes that readers construct two types of mental models prior to reading:…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Models, Reading Comprehension
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Carr-Chellman, Davin J.; Kroth, Michael – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2017
Spiritual disciplines are practices of transformation intentionally pursued through the day-to-day actions of deeper living. The spiritual disciplines are conceptualized here in their relationship to profound learning. The authors contend that profound learners exhibit certain dispositions, such as curiosity, that facilitate continual growth.…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Transformative Learning, Learning Processes, Intentional Learning
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Virtanen, Päivi; Niemi, Hannele M.; Nevgi, Anne – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
The study identifies the relationships between active learning, student teachers' self-regulated learning and professional competences. Further, the aim is to investigate how active learning promotes professional competences of student teachers with different self-regulation profiles. Responses from 422 student teachers to an electronic survey…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Self Management, Teacher Competencies, Statistical Analysis
Klein, James D.; Moore, Alison L. – Educational Technology, 2016
This article focuses on informal learning and its implications for instructional design and performance improvement. The authors begin by sharing a story of how a novice instructional designer employs informal learning strategies in her professional and personal life. Next, they offer a definition of informal learning that encompasses both…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Instructional Design, Performance Factors, Improvement
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Vernon, Franklin – Ethnography and Education, 2016
Whilst adventure-based experiential education traditions have long-standing claims of progressive, democratic learning potential, little research has examined practice from within democratic theories of participation and learning. Focusing on a complex network making up a disturbing interaction in an outdoor education programme, I posit forms of…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Social Justice, Experiential Learning, Outdoor Education
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Boucouvalas, Marcie – Adult Learning, 2016
As a foundation for discussing transpersonal adult development, the author traces her trajectory, involvement in, and contribution to the modern transpersonal movement and her introduction of it to the adult learning literature, beginning during the early 1980s. Highlighted are the transpersonal domain and a differentiation between transpersonal…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Learning, Individual Development, Educational Practices
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