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Simsek, Ali – Online Submission, 2013
Professor Reigeluth emphasizes that the work of educational technology researchers should focus on advancing instructional design theories rather than investigating some trendy aspects of utilizing educational media in schools. He makes the point that such an orientation will provide a comprehensive framework for efforts toward improving education…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Educational Media, Educational Change
Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali Salmani – Online Submission, 2012
This paper claims that the current theories of Self-regulated learning (SRL) are short-sighted. The author provides a comprehensive, but brief, overview of SRL which addresses such issues as (a) SRL processes, (b) SRL strategies, (c) compartments of SRL, (d) theories of SRL, (e) agency in SRL, and (f) models of SRL. He then presents a new model…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Models, Educational Theories, Learning Processes
Tian-Ping, Yang – Online Submission, 2012
Since implementation of reform and opening-up policy, China's teacher education has got significant success on policy design, legislation process, theory research, system reform, model innovation and teaching qualification system building. Teachers' educational background level has been increased. Teachers' professional ethics and teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
Jotia, Agreement Lathi – Online Submission, 2011
This paper addresses the fact that although globalization cannot be resisted by the nation-state, it is often confronted by mixed reactions from both the GN (Global North) and the GS (Global South). The essay charges that globalization has political, economic and cultural impact on the nation-state, which ultimately impacts the issue of identity…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services, Nationalism
Pruneau,, Diane; Khattabi, Abdellatif; Demers, Melanie – Online Submission, 2010
Educating and communicating about climate change is challenging. Researchers reported that climate change concepts are often misunderstood. Some people do not believe that climate change will have impacts on their own life. Other challenges may include people's difficulty in perceiving small or gradual environmental changes, the fact that…
Descriptors: Climate, Misconceptions, Environmental Influences, Environmental Education
Smith, Catherine; Butler, Norman L.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis; William Allan – Online Submission, 2007
This article deals with modelling and specificity in K-12 teacher education to describe an approach in ESL/EFL teaching which is aimed at assisting teachers in bridging the gap between declarative and procedural knowledge while addressing the complex requirements of their learners. It is concluded that descriptions of language variation across…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Theories