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Holubova, R. – Physics Education, 2018
The aim of the paper is the presentation of an interdisciplinary topic that allows applying content knowledge in physics, mathematics and biology in real life environment. Students use to play games and view crime scenes but in common they have little knowledge about the science used during crime scene investigation. In this paper the science…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics
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Mathany, Clarke; Dodd, Jason – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2018
Podcast assignments in higher education foster students' deep engagement in course content, knowledge construction, technical skills, and problem-solving abilities. We designed a podcast assignment in a First Year Seminar course based on student-led interviews comparing theoretical concepts to lived experiences of the interviewees. Students were…
Descriptors: Interviews, Assignments, Video Technology, Protocol Materials
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Larsson, Per Olof; Högberg, Håkan; Lundälv, Jörgen – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe how students, as part of their education, published course papers in an anthology. Over a period of 2.5 years, we followed students in an undergraduate social work program. The course, which focused on long-term illnesses and the functional barriers people with disabilities face in society, ended with a…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Anthologies, Undergraduate Students
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Koponen, Jonna; Julkunen, Saara – Communication Teacher, 2017
Courses: Business Communication, Intercultural Communication. Objectives: Students will demonstrate understanding of some of the effects of culture on business communication. Students will explore cultural diversity in customer-seller relationships.
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Business Administration Education, Teaching Methods, Business Communication
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Eaton, Carrie Diaz; Highlander, Hannah Callender – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
Calculus is one of the primary avenues for initial quantitative training of students in all science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, but life science students have been found to underperform in the traditional calculus setting. As a result, and because of perceived lack of its contribution to the understanding of biology, calculus…
Descriptors: Calculus, Biology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Curriculum Design
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Roxas, Kevin; Gabriel, Maria L. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2017
This article reports on findings from a year-long research project conducted during the 2012-2013 school year in a PK-12 school district, located in the Mountain West region of the United States, utilizing the Photovoice method. The findings in the project point to the important critical counter-narratives Spanish-speaking immigrant parents…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Spanish Speaking, Immigrants
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Berryhill, Katie J.; Slater, Timothy F. – Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education, 2017
As discipline-based astronomy education researchers become more interested in experimentally testing innovative teaching strategies to enhance learning in undergraduate introductory astronomy survey courses ("ASTRO 101"), scholars are placing increased attention toward better understanding factors impacting student gain scores on the…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Tests, Scores, Science Instruction
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Scales, Roya Qualls; Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Young, Janet; Smetana, Linda; Grisham, Dana L.; Lenski, Susan; Dobler, Elizabeth; Yoder, Karen Kreider; Chambers, Sandra A. – Reading Psychology, 2017
This longitudinal study, framed by activity theory, examines what seven novice teachers' talk and actions reveal about their literacy teaching practices then delves into mediating influences of the teaching context. Utilizing collective, multi-case methods, data sources included interviews, observations, and artifacts. Findings indicate novices…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Longitudinal Studies, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Frank, Ellen J. – Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2017
Business program graduates are expected to perform with cultural sensitivity in international and intercultural professional environments. In order to support student development of the necessary mindset, a variety of assignments and activities have been integrated into the undergraduate International Business (IB) course. This article describes…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, International Trade, Cultural Awareness
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Wright, L. Kate; Catavero, Christina M.; Newman, Dina L. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
Although instruction on meiosis is repeated many times during the undergraduate curriculum, many students show poor comprehension even as upper-level biology majors. We propose that the difficulty lies in the complexity of understanding DNA, which we explain through a new model, the DNA triangle. The "DNA triangle" integrates three…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Biology
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Adadan, Emine; Akaygun, Sevil; Sanyal, Amitav – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
This interdisciplinary scientific inquiry lesson specifically utilizes the 5E learning cycle to engage high school students in an investigation on size-dependent properties of matter. In particular, this inquiry lesson focuses on a biologically relevant phenomenon, namely accessibility to a pharmaceutical drug with respect to the size of the pill.…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, High School Students, Scientific Concepts, Science Experiments
Henry, Frances; Dua, Enakshi; James, Carl E.; Kobayashi, Audrey; Li, Peter; Ramos, Howard; Smith, Malinda S. – University of British Columbia Press, 2017
The university is often regarded as a bastion of liberal democracy where equity and diversity are promoted and racism does not exist. In reality, the university still excludes many people and is a site of racialization that is subtle, complex, and sophisticated. While some studies do point to the persistence of systemic barriers to equity and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Colleges, Surveys
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Petrosino, Anthony J.; Mann, Michele J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
Although data modeling, the employment of statistical reasoning for the purpose of investigating questions about the world, is central to both mathematics and science, it is rarely emphasized in K-16 instruction. The current work focuses on developing thinking about data modeling with undergraduates in general and preservice teachers in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Mathematical Models, Data
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Özgün-Koca, S. Asli – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
The Common Core State Standards (CCSSI 2010) and NCTM's (2014) "Principles to Actions" agree that "for meaningful learning of mathematics, tools and technology must be indispensable features of the classroom . . . that support students in exploring mathematics as well as in making sense of concepts and procedures and engaging in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Mathematical Concepts
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Zeleeva, Vera P.; Bykova, Svetlana S.; Varbanova, Silvia – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The relevance of the study is due to the importance of psychological and pedagogical support for students in university that would prevent difficulties in learning activities and increase adaptive capacity through the development of relevant personal traits. Therefore, this article is aimed at solving the problem of arranging psychological and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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