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Nieto, Sonia; López, Alicia – Teachers College Press, 2019
A must read for new teachers and seasoned practitioners, this unique book presents Sonia Nieto and Alicia López, mother and daughter writing about the trajectories, vision, and values that brought them to teaching, including the ups and downs they have experienced and the reasons why they have stubbornly remained in one of the oldest, most…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Codina-Espurz, Victòria; Salazar-Campillo, Patricia – English Language Teaching, 2019
Email communication is pervasive in faculty interaction. As there exists status imbalance between students and professors in this type of context, emails are expected to cater for the uneven power relationships by means of using appropriate polite features. Previous research (e.g., Eslami, 2013; Salazar-Campillo & Codina-Espurz, in press) has…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course Content
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Michael, Robert; Webster, Collin A.; Nilges, Lynda; Brian, Ali; Johnson, Robert; Carson, Russell; Egan, Catherine A. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Previous research has not explored the potential of distance learning to prepare preservice teachers (PCTs) for promoting children's physical activity. The purpose of this study was to (a) examine the perceptions and experiences of PCTs, inservice classroom teachers, university instructors, and elementary students who were involved in a…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Service Learning, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Meiring, Leslie F. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: The South African national school curriculum for the foundation phase (6- to 9-year-olds) does not have a unique subject called 'science', but 'hidden' away in the subject 'life skills', one detects a great deal of science, but not all of it overtly presented. This presents a challenge to teachers who might be limited in their science…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Harshbarger, Dena – Science and Children, 2019
The typical elementary classroom hosts a range of diverse students. Not only do students bring varying academic readiness levels, background experiences, interests, personalities, and learning preferences to the classroom, but some students also have physical disabilities that must be considered when designing science instruction. The formerly…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Student Diversity
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Schnellert, Leyton; Kozak, Donna – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
In this study, a university professor and school district literacy coordinator co-designed and co-taught a literacy methods course where teacher candidates participated in dynamic learning in classrooms, exploring how theory can meet practice when students' funds of knowledge are valued through responsive teaching. Case study methodology was taken…
Descriptors: Situated Learning, College Faculty, Coordinators, School Districts
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Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
This paper presents the observations and reflections of four faculty members who developed experiential online learning pathways for students in diverse professional programs. In relation to programmatic expectations of Nursing, Education and Business, the challenges and opportunities for experiential online learning design are discussed. In…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Experiential Learning, Professional Education, Undergraduate Students
Holm, Jennifer, Ed.; Mathieu-Soucy, Sarah, Ed. – Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group, 2019
In June 2018 the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group/Groupe Canadien d'étude en didactique des mathématiques (CMESG/GCEDM) held its 42nd meeting in the idyllic setting of Squamish, British Columbia. This meeting marked the first time CMESG/GCEDM had been in British Columbia since 2010 and the first time it had been held at Quest University.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Lee, Tammy D.; Glass, Bonnie – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
National science education documents emphasize new learning outcomes of elementary students; therefore, the preparation of elementary teachers should be revised to meet these challenges. This article describes how science educators at a large southeastern university developed specialized science training for elementary preservice teachers (EPSTs)…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Methods Courses
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Fessakis, Georgios; Prantsoudi, Stavroula – Informatics in Education, 2019
The role of teachers is very important for the educational utilization of Computational Thinking (CT) and its integration in education. As with any innovation, CTs' successful integration considerably depends on the perceptions, beliefs and attitudes of the teachers who will be asked to implement it. The study of these characteristics, concerning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Teacher Education Programs, Misconceptions
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Otara, Alfred; Uworwabayeho, Alphonse; Nzabalirwa, Wenceslas; Kayisenga, Beata – SAGE Open, 2019
Learner-centered pedagogy (LCP) is one of the best approaches in developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes of learners to cope with the changing world. Implementation of LCP practices tend to vary from one context to another. It is within this perspective that this study was conducted with the aim of investigating the teachers' attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Weikel, Alison – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
This study explores how structured reflective practice by teachers in a Reform congregational school contributes to relational growth and the development of an inquiry stance in teaching. Analysis of teachers' responses to weekly prompts about their classroom experiences reveals three prominent themes: classroom management as inquiry, the tension…
Descriptors: Judaism, Religious Education, Course Content, Problem Solving
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Hortigüela-Alcalá, David; Sánchez-Santamaría, José; Pérez-Pueyo, Ángel; Abella-García, Víctor – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
Social networks have a significant presence in universities. More and more teachers are showing an interest in taking advantage of the possibilities they offer for university learning. An empirical study was carried out. The research hypothesis was: the pedagogical use of Twitter and Instagram improves students' motivation and learning. The sample…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Social Networks, Factor Analysis, Teaching Methods
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Kaasinen, Arja – Education Sciences, 2019
Limited awareness about nature and its species can have a negative influence on children's relationship to nature. Plant species recognition and outdoor education are perhaps the easiest way to approach nature relationships and increase knowledge. Unfortunately, it has been shown that people do not recognize plant species very well. This…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Identification, Age Differences, Elementary School Students
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Loo, Daron Benjamin; Maidom, Ritha; Kitjaroonchai, Nakhon – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study examined borderland discourse emergent from the practicum experiences of non-native English speaking pre-service teachers (PSTs) in a Thai primary school. Borderland discourse is defined as a space where personal and professional constructs intersect, which is often in a state of dissonance. Over a ten-week practicum period, the PSTs…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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