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Lange, Alissa; Lodien, Lynn; Lowe, Anna – Science and Children, 2019
In this article, a class of preschool children completed a week of lessons on worms in preparation for a visit by real worms. Prior to the real worm visit, the students learned about the bodies of worms. They also learned vocabulary words such as "segments." They documented thoughts and predictions about worms using drawings. Preparing…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Science Instruction, Preschool Teachers, Undergraduate Students
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Blaisdell, Caralyn; Arnott, Lorna; Wall, Kate; Robinson, Carol – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
Young children are often ignored or marginalised in the drive to address children's participation and their wider set of rights. This is the case generally in social research, as well as within the field of Arts-Based Education Research. This article contributes to the growing literature on young children's involvement in arts-based research, by…
Descriptors: Play, Art Education, Puppetry, Creativity
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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; McIntyre, Laureen J.; Glaés-Coutts, Lena – Educational Action Research, 2018
This article reports on collaborative action research in twelve northern rural and Indigenous communities in four Canadian provinces. Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, grade one, and Aboriginal Head Start teachers worked with university researchers in three universities to create action research projects with the aim of supporting children's oral…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Anderson, Haley; Fees, Bronwyn S. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Given urgent need for culturally competent early childhood educators and the strategic encouragement by colleges for students to travel internationally, this analysis focuses on the question: What is the relationship between international experiences and preservice early childhood educators' cultural competence? More specifically, three questions…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Travel
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Trube, Barbara – Childhood Education, 2017
Mentoring, including peer mentoring, is a key element of teacher education programs and subsequent teaching practice. In order to share the benefits of mindfulness practices, a faculty member in a state university in the Midwestern United States promoted the practice of mindfulness by teacher candidates enrolled in her courses. As members of a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, Peer Relationship, Teacher Education Programs
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Aminolroaya, Saeideh; Yarmohammadian, Mohammad H.; Keshtiaray, Narges – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
Today our society needs intelligent and creative people more than ever and in the current situation, the matter of the creativity is one of the most important issues that needs to be addressed, therefore the present study was conducted with the aim of investigating the ways of fostering creativity among 3-6-years-old preschool children. The…
Descriptors: Creativity, Preschool Education, Databases, Teaching Methods
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Murley, Lisa D.; Stobaugh, Rebecca; Jukes, Pamela; Tassell, Janet – Educational Renaissance, 2014
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the process used to examine the inter-rater reliability of the Teacher Work Sample (TWS) Scoring Rubric involved with the senior culminating experience for teacher candidates used at a large comprehensive university. The study compared holistic and analytic scores reported by Student Teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Interrater Reliability, Scoring Rubrics, Preservice Teachers
Hussain, Ibtesam Abdul-Qadir Yassin – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Cooperating teachers (CTs) are considered one of the most important groups who play a role in the success of student teachers (STs) during their field-based experience (FBE). The literature in the Arabic world about how CTs should fulfill their role has been limited with most of what is available has been conducted in the United States and other…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Student Teaching
Coleman, Janice – ProQuest LLC, 2008
A study was conducted to investigate the teaching methods valued and used by faculty in Arkansas public higher education institutions at the freshman and sophomore levels. The participants were 336 teachers who responded to a 21 item survey distributed to college teachers in Arkansas. The study sought to collect relevant demographic data and to…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Community Colleges, Higher Education