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Lee, Dabae; Morrone, Anastasia S.; Siering, Greg – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2018
To promote student learning and bolster student success, higher education institutions are increasingly creating large active learning classrooms to replace traditional lecture halls. Although there have been many efforts to examine the effects of those classrooms on learning outcomes, there is paucity of research that can inform the design and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Classroom Environment, Lecture Method
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Bôas Fávero, Cláudio Vilas; Moran, Shannon; Eniola-Adefeso, Omolola – Chemical Engineering Education, 2018
The Chemical Engineering graduate program at the University of Michigan implemented a peer mentoring program for PhD students, with the goal of fostering department inclusivity and improved academic outcomes through facilitated social and academic activities in diverse, small groups. In this article, we detail the peer mentoring program…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Chemical Engineering, Peer Teaching, Mentors
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Gamez, Rebeca; Parker, Carolyn A. – Science Education, 2018
This study investigates how two newcomer students, Elena and Martin, identified with and in science within the context of a classroom utilizing a reform-based science curriculum where instruction occurred only in English. Using ethnographic case study methods, we drew from anthropological theories on identity development and sociocultural…
Descriptors: Novices, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Tabach, Michal; Schwarz, Baruch B. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2018
Collaborative work in small groups is often a suitable context for yielding substantial individual learning outcomes. Indeed, small-group collaboration has recently become an educational goal rather than a means. Yet, this goal is difficult to attain, and students must be taught how to learn together. In this paper, we focus on how to prepare…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Cooperative Learning, Small Group Instruction, Teacher Competencies
Jacob, Robin; Erickison, Anna; Mattera, Shira K. – MDRC, 2018
Early math has been shown to predict not only longer-term math achievement, but also future reading achievement, high school completion, and college attendance. Yet effects from early math programs often fade out as children move into more varied instructional contexts in elementary school. This fade-out suggests the need for an alignment of math…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Clubs, Kindergarten, Mathematics Instruction
Mattera, Shira K.; Jacob, Robin; Morris, Pamela A. – MDRC, 2018
Early math skills are a strong predictor of later achievement for young children, not only in math, but in other domains as well. Exhibiting strong math skills in elementary school is predictive of later high school completion and college attendance. To that end, the Making Pre-K Count and High 5s studies set out to rigorously assess whether…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Achievement, Predictor Variables, Preschool Education
Douglas, Katherine M.; Jaquith, Diane B. – Teachers College Press, 2018
The authors who introduced the concepts of Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) and choice-based art education have completely revised and updated their original, groundbreaking bestseller that was designed to facilitate independent learning and support student choices in subject matter and media. More than ever before, teachers are held…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods
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Crocitto, Madeline M.; Walsh, Lynn D.; Murphy, Albert; Keefe, Maureen A. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
Business educators are concerned with integrating diversity-related topics and seek methods by which to teach them. This paper suggests that as classes become more heterogeneous, the opportunity to examine diverse perspectives and experiences naturally arises in the course of class assignments and activities. The differential experiences of…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Student Diversity, Teaching Methods, Identification (Psychology)
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Kourea, Lefki; Gibson, Lenwood; Werunga, Robai – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
As student populations are becoming more diverse in ability and ethnicity across American classrooms, teachers are faced with instructional challenges in meeting their students' learning needs. Challenges are heightened for general and special education teachers who teach students with learning disabilities (LD) and have a culturally and…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Reading Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Response to Intervention
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Neitzel, Carin; Connor, Lisa – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The authors examined the relative stability and variability of self-regulated learning (SRL) in kindergartners across various contexts (teacher-directed activities, small-group work, and independent work). They assessed the role of temperament and context on children's use of SRL while seeking to identify if there are optimal contexts for…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Self Management, Self Control, Learning Activities
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Begeny, John C.; Levy, Rebecca A.; Field, Stacey A. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2018
Reading fluency is necessary for reading comprehension, but approximately 40% of U.S. fourth-grade students have inadequate reading fluency skills. Because small-group (SG) instruction is often used as a first line of intervention for struggling readers, SG instruction targeting deficiencies in text reading fluency ought to be part of every…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Reading Improvement, Reading Fluency, Reading Skills
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Phillips, Andrew W.; Eason, Hunter; Straus, Christopher M. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2018
Recently, faculty at Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Chicago, have made efforts to improve the depth of radiological anatomy knowledge that students have, but no insights exist as to student and resident opinions of how clinically helpful deep anatomical understanding is. A single-institution survey of second- and fourth-year…
Descriptors: College Students, Medical Students, Student Attitudes, Anatomy
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Smith, Claire F.; Tollemache, Nicholas; Covill, Derek; Johnston, Malcolm – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2018
Understanding the three-dimensional (3D) nature of the human form is imperative for effective medical practice and the emergence of 3D printing creates numerous opportunities to enhance aspects of medical and healthcare training. A recently deceased, un-embalmed donor was scanned through high-resolution computed tomography. The scan data underwent…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Printing, Technology Uses in Education, Anatomy
Jacob, Robin; Jacob, Brian – Center on Children and Families at Brookings, 2018
We describe the findings from a randomized evaluation of a one-year kindergarten math enrichment program, the High 5s program. The program was designed to provide small-group math enrichment in a fun, club-like format to children who had received enriched math instruction the prior year. Participants included 655 kindergarten students in 24…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Young Children, Mathematics Skills
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Peltola, Arlene – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
A recent (2015) study conducted by the Society of Human Resource Managers concluded that nearly half of US employers, across industries, believe recent college graduates to be lacking in requisite competencies for communication, broadly, and writing, in particular. This paper describes an advanced writing course in public relations that seeks to…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Writing Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Advanced Courses
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