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van den Berg, Bas; Fortuin-van der Spek, Cocky – Education Sciences, 2019
One of the main questions regarding Dutch primary education in our secularised and religiously diverse society--both with regards to public and religiously-affiliated schools--is how to get students acquainted with the symbolic language of religious and worldview-affiliated life narratives. Teaching literacy in symbolic language has become less…
Descriptors: Symbolic Language, Figurative Language, World Views, Role Playing
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Dorney, Kathryn E.; Erickson, Karen – Exceptionality Education International, 2019
This study examined the changes in the communication skills of preschool students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that resulted from an intervention that featured three evidence-based, transactional approaches to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) intervention: (a) attributing communicative meaning to student behaviours; (b)…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Assistive Technology, Intervention, Preschool Children
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Kempen, Leander; Biehler, Rolf – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2019
In the study presented, as we report in this paper, we describe our theoretical and practical consideration to engage first-year pre-service teachers in proving activities in the context of a transition-to-proof course. We investigated how students argued to verify a claim of elementary number theory on entering university and compared the results…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Logic
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Toliver, S. R.; Jones, Stephanie P.; Jiménez, Laura; Player, Grace; Rumenapp, Joseph C.; Munoz, Joaquin – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
Much of the language at academic conferences is purely metaphorical, so it is important to understand the cultural-historical significance of the metaphors used in constructing organizational gatherings, especially the metaphor invoked by the town hall meeting. Town halls/meetings were spaces where members gathered for democratic rule in a…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Meetings, Language Usage, Figurative Language
Xu, Jingwei – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2019
This research is the second stage of my entire graphic novel practice looking at a feminist topic -- women's awakening from marriage. In this phase, the study carries out the practical process of the creative work, involving a graphic novel (body), an opening title (hook) and a package of visual communication design (promotion), in order to convey…
Descriptors: Novels, Cartoons, Feminism, Marriage
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Rees, Simon William; Kind, Vanessa; Newton, Douglas – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
Students commonly find the language of chemistry challenging and a barrier to developing understanding. This study investigated developments in chemical language understanding by a group of non-traditional students over the duration of a one year pre-undergraduate (Foundation) course at a UK university. The chemistry course was designed to include…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Foreign Countries, College Science, Introductory Courses
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Galloway, Kelli R.; Stoyanovich, Carlee; Flynn, Alison B. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
Research on mechanistic thinking in organic chemistry has shown that students attribute little meaning to the electron-pushing (i.e., curved arrow) formalism. At the University of Ottawa, a new curriculum has been developed in which students are taught the electron-pushing formalism prior to instruction on specific reactions--this formalism is…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Student Reaction, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Teng, Xiaochun; Yamada, Jun – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
The pedagogical and theoretical questions addressed in this study relate to the extent to which native Japanese readers with little or no knowledge of Chinese characters recognize Chinese characters that are viewed as abbreviations of the kanji they already know. Three graphic similarity functions (i.e., an orthographically acceptable similarity,…
Descriptors: Japanese, Chinese, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Joutsenlahti, Jorma; Kulju, Pirjo – Education Sciences, 2017
The purpose of this study is to present a multimodal languaging model for mathematics education. The model consists of mathematical symbolic language, a pictorial language, and a natural language. By applying this model, the objective was to study how 4th grade pupils (N = 21) understand the concept of division. The data was collected over six…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Arithmetic, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
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Richardson, Diane – L2 Journal, 2017
Tolerance of ambiguity has been referred to as "the indispensable component of symbolic competence" (Kramsch, 2006, p. 251) and the recommendation was later made for college-level language instructors interested in emphasizing symbolic competence in their classrooms to "bring up every opportunity to show complexity and…
Descriptors: Ambiguity (Semantics), Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication, German
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Vavrus, Frances K. – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2017
This article draws upon my keynote address delivered at the 44th Oceania and Comparative and International Education Society (OCIES) Conference held at the University of Sydney. It examines how metaphors and other forms of symbolic language used to describe educational dilemmas shape the responses that are imaginable in addressing them. In…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Symbolic Language, Discourse Analysis, Achievement Gap
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Riddell, Patricia – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
Fox argues that the poetic function of language fulfils the human need to symbolise. Metaphor, simile and analogy provide examples of the ways in which symbolic language can be used creatively. The neural representations of these processes therefore provide a means to determine the neurological basis of creative language. Neuro-imaging has…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Brain, Logical Thinking, Neurological Organization
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Wang, Jin; Tang, Huijun; Deng, Yuan – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2016
The automaticity level and attention priority/strategy are two major theories that have attempted to explain the mechanism underlying the Stroop effect. Training is an effective way to manipulate the experience with the two dimensions (ink color and color word) in the Stroop task. In order to distinguish the above two factors (the automaticity or…
Descriptors: Attention, Color, Learning Processes, Models
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Braddock, Barbara A.; Armbrecht, Eric S. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
The aim of this study was to examine how early symbolic forms (and their associated communicative functions) are related to change in communication among a sample of 12 young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who produced two or fewer spoken words ("M" age = 28.75 months; 11 male, 1 female). Parents reported on children's…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Children, Communication Disorders
Mayes, Clifford – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016
In "Teaching for Wholeness," Clifford Mayes continues to expand the horizons of Jungian pedagogy, a movement that draws upon the thought of Carl Jung and Jungian scholars to address crucial educational issues and define new ones. Mayes leads readers through an analysis of Freudian and post- Freudian psychology in educational theory and…
Descriptors: Psychology, Theory Practice Relationship, Epistemology, Teacher Role
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