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Benn, Gabriel – Educational Leadership, 2020
"The current school landscape sucks," writes educator and hip-hop artist Gabriel "Asheru" Benn. At least that would be the opinion of most teenagers when you ask them. The problem isn't that our schools aren't good or that our teachers aren't knowledgeable or even likeable. Rather, it's the "rote, transactional" ways…
Descriptors: High School Students, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Dukhan, Shalini – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Formal education was used by the apartheid government to prepare black South Africans for manual labour, thus there was little curricular focus on the development of higher-order cognitive skills. With the abolition of apartheid in 1994, the education system was re-valued and re-evaluated to provide wider access to quality education; the focus of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Racial Segregation, Social Change, Blacks
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Choden, Tashi; Kijkuakul, Sirinapa – International Journal of Instruction, 2020
Genetics can be a difficult topic to teach and learn in a traditional classroom. The objective of this qualitative classroom action research was to examine the effectiveness of a blend of problem-based learning (PBL) with scientific argumentation to improve student understanding of basic genetics. The research participants were grade 9 Bhutanese…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Intervention, Persuasive Discourse
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Sotgiu, Maria Alessandra; Mazzarello, Vittorio; Bandiera, Pasquale; Madeddu, Roberto; Montella, Andrea; Moxham, Bernard – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2020
Neuroanatomy has been deemed crucial for clinical neurosciences. It has been one of the most challenging parts of the anatomical curriculum and is one of the causes of "neurophobia," whose main implication is a negative influence on the choice of neurology in the near future. In the last decades, several educational strategies have been…
Descriptors: Neurology, Anatomy, Neurosciences, Learning Processes
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Takimoto, Masahiro – Language Teaching Research, 2020
The present study was motivated by theoretical considerations in cognitive linguistics associated with the concept projection as well as by theories in cognitive science related to self-directed learning on computers, to apply them in developing Japanese learners' knowledge of the different degrees of sureness attached to CERTAIN, PROBABLE, and…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Psycholinguistics, Independent Study, Proximity
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Imsa-ard, Pariwat – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2020
The Ordinary National Educational Test (O-NET), the national examination in Thailand, plays as a high-stakes test at an upper secondary school level as it can be used as a tool for several purposes in education such as gatekeepers for the university entry and measures for the teaching quality evaluation. English, out of the five core subjects in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Siddiqui, Kamran Akhtar – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2020
Writing in English holds great importance throughout the world, especially when it comes to academic and professional excellence. Therefore, writing in English is given due status in Pakistan too. However, despite learning English for years, Pakistani students face difficulty in writing like other foreign language learners. One of the major issues…
Descriptors: Paragraph Composition, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Writing Difficulties
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Chappell, Elizabeth – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
String musicians put a high priority on ear training in order to be successful on their instruments. Research suggests that delaying music reading to teach by ear does not negatively affect sight-reading performance in the long term, may improve music literacy skills, and also may improve student perceptions of accomplishment. The pedagogy of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Problem Solving, Auditory Discrimination
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Wu, Yi-Jhen; Carstensen, Claus H.; Lee, Jihyun – Educational Psychology, 2020
This study examined learning strategy use in mathematics among East Asian students in East Asian educational systems. By employing latent class analysis on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 data, we found four classes of learning strategy types, namely memorization with metacognitive strategies (17.49%), metacognitive…
Descriptors: Memorization, Learning Strategies, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Osborne, Caitríona; Zhang, Qi; Zhang, George Xinsheng – Language Learning Journal, 2020
This paper presents results of a study investigating four teaching methods used to introduce Chinese characters to beginner learners of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) in an Irish secondary school between September 2016 and October 2016. Approximately 98 learners aged 14-16 were divided into four groups and taught for two one-hour classes per…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Orthographic Symbols, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chen, Hsiu-Ling; Vicki Widarso, Gracia; Sutrisno, Hendri – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2020
ChatBot has potential as a language learning tool, especially for learning Chinese vocabulary. This study aimed to investigate the impact of using a newly developed ChatBot to learn Chinese vocabulary by comparing how it works in different learning environments and to explore the ChatBot with reference to the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM).…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Assisted Instruction, Chinese, Vocabulary Development
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Lu, Jinjin – Ethnography and Education, 2019
Confucianism has had a profound influence on Chinese learners' academic achievements, moral education and education for citizenship. It is often suggested that the influence of Confucianism leads to educational success. Situating the Confucian ideology in a Western educational setting in so far as how those involved in teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Learning Experience, Academic Achievement, Ethical Instruction
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Palacios Mena, Nancy – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
The objective of this article is to analyse the teaching of three topics that are decisive in the contemporary history of Colombia: violence, drug trafficking and armed conflict. It is of fundamental interest to define the incorporation of the development of historical thought in the classrooms through the analysis of textbooks, the material most…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Violence, Weapons, Information Management
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Xu, Jinqi – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
This paper investigates the learning experience of Chinese students' learning experience in the business Faculty of an Australian university. Chinese students are often characterized as "rote learners" or stereotyped as "reduced Other". Areas of concern are limited to addressing the differences in learning styles, language, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, College Students, Business Administration Education
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Coles, Alf; Sinclair, Nathalie – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2019
In this paper, we propose a way of thinking about ritual that is new to mathematics education research and that challenges the more common approaches to ritual that dichotomise thinking and acting. We argue for a material, monist conceptualisation of ritual, which we refer to as ritualisation. In the context of early number work, we show that…
Descriptors: Repetition, Rote Learning, Mathematics Education, Numbers
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