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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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Zimmerman, Dian P. – Journal of Staff Development, 2015
Novel ways of thinking often come from the cross-pollination of language from other professions. The term "satisficing" is one such term and is a powerful construct that fuses two concepts, satisfy and suffice, together to explain something new. Satisficing describes the often-paradoxical results that plague decision making. Depending on…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Intentional Learning, Learner Engagement, Aspiration
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Unger, John A.; Liu, Rong; Scullion, Vicki A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This theory-into-practice paper integrates Tomasello's concept of Joint Attentional Frames and well-known ideas related to the work of Russian psychologist, Lev Vygotsky, with more recent ideas from social semiotics. Classroom procedures for incorporating student-created Joint Attentional Frames into literacy lessons are explained by links to…
Descriptors: Attention, Evidence, Reading Processes, Writing Processes
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Adagideli, Fahretdin Hasan; Saraç, Seda; Ader, Engin – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
Recent research reveals that in preschool years, through pedagogical interventions, preschool teachers can and should promote self-regulated learning. The main aim of this study is to develop a self-report instrument to assess preschool teachers' practices to promote self-regulated learning. A pool of 50 items was recruited through literature…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Educational Practices, Independent Study, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Conner, Lindsey Norma – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2014
"Evaluative constructivism" is used to describe how students derived learning intentions and made choices about what they would do during a unit of work in a final-year high school biology class, as they conducted an inquiry into the social and ethical issues associated with cancer. The context of the study, theoretical background and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Intentional Learning, Biology, Secondary School Science
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Sok, Sarah – Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 2014
The present review explores the meaning of the term 'incidental' in light of how incidental learning is framed, conceptualized, and operationalized in second language (L2) vocabulary research. Three interpretations of incidental vocabulary learning that seem to appear recurrently in the literature are presented and discussed along with examples of…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Definitions
Eldakak, Sam – Online Submission, 2012
Computers can help the range of ways learners build up their own perception. Students who collect data from the Internet can be self-directed and independent. They can select sources to study and the connections to follow. Relying on the bounds laid down by teachers, the students may be in full control of their subjects and their studies. Students…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Multimedia Materials
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Geçer, Aynur Kolburan – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Problem Statement: Students may behave differently from each other during the learning process. While some of them struggle to conceive the subject with all respects (the deep studying approach), the others just memorize it without any effort to comprehend (the surface studying approach). Today, students usually learn the strategies on their own…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kasahara, Kiwamu – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2011
The purpose of this study is to examine whether learning a known-and-unknown word combination is superior in terms of retention and retrieval of meaning to learning a single unknown word. The term "combination" in this study means a two-word collocation of a familiar word and a word that is new to the participants. Following the results of…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Intentional Learning, Phrase Structure, Learning Processes
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Bourgeois, Michelle; Hunt, Bud – Journal of Staff Development, 2011
A Colorado district develops a two-year program that gives teacher teams an opportunity to learn how to use digital tools in the classroom. Called the Digital Learning Collaborative, it is built on three things about professional learning: (1) Learning takes time; (2) Learning is a social process; and (3) Learning about technology should be…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Intentional Learning, Teaching Methods, Teamwork
Sigette, Tyson – Online Submission, 2009
This paper addresses many theories of learning and human development which are very similar with regards as to how they suggest learning occurs. The differences in most of the theories exist in how they treat the development of the learner compared to methods of teaching. Most of the major learning theories taught to educators today are based on…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Multiple Intelligences, Educational Psychology, Psychologists
Glenn, David – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
When students ask for a study advice, many professors would say something like this: "Read carefully. Write down unfamiliar terms and look up their meanings. Make an outline. Reread each chapter." That's not terrible advice. Some scientists would say that professors left out the most important step: "Put the book aside and hide the notes. Then…
Descriptors: Study Habits, Study Skills, Instructional Materials, Recall (Psychology)
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Bourner, Tom – Higher Education Review, 2009
This article is about student learning, specifically the problem of what a university can do to develop its students' powers of learning. The broad approach is to discover what we can learn from the university's long experience with developing students' critical faculties and then apply the lessons to developing students' powers of learning. The…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Cognitive Development, Student Development, Cognitive Processes
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Davidsson, Eva; Jakobsson, Anders – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
This study investigates staff members' ideas and assumptions about visitors' learning at science and technology centres. It also aims to explore in what ways their reasoning intersect with existing theories about learning within the field of science and technology centre research. The results of the study reveal that the staff members allude to…
Descriptors: Natural Sciences, Learning Processes, Epistemology, Investigations
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Schmitt, Norbert – Language Teaching Research, 2008
This article overviews current research on second language vocabulary learning. It concludes that a large vocabulary is necessary to function in English: 8000-9000 word families for reading, and perhaps as many as 5000-7000 families for oral discourse. In addition, a number of word knowledge aspects need to be learned about each lexical item.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intentional Learning, Incidental Learning
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