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Dixon, Paul Andrew – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
Dr. Willy A. Renandya is a widely published language teacher educator and TESOL specialist with a particular interest in professional educator development, TESOL pedagogy, and extensive reading and listening. For the past 20 years his work has revolved around working with pre-service and in-service English teaching professionals in the Asian…
Descriptors: Interviews, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Ai, Bin – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
In this paper, I narrate highlights of my long process of learning and teaching English as a foreign language in mainland China and Australia, presenting a picture of the practices of learning and teaching English in mainland China from the bottom up. Over the past 50 years, English learners in mainland China, as Gao Yihong has written, have…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Smith, Joanna; Castro, Dana – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
A first time attender at the annual conference of the "National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology" (NITOP, 2014), Castro was impressed with how throughout, discussions were vivid and innovative; talks were warm and interactive, handouts and other resources were diverse and abundant, with all materials very well adjusted to various…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Technology Transfer
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Szypszak, Charles – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
Socratic method is associated with law school teaching by which students are asked questions in class that require them to analyze cases and derive legal principles. Despite the method's potential benefits, students usually do not view it as supportive and enriching but rather as a kind of survival ritual. As a pedagogical approach for use in any…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Legal Education (Professions), Undergraduate Study
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Industry and Higher Education, 2015
On August 13, 2014, Rita G. Klapper conducted a Skype interview with Helle Neergaard. Neergaard is not only President of the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, but also Docent at the Hanken School of Economics, and Professor at iCARE, Department of Business Administration, School of Business and Social Sciences, University…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Small Businesses, Interviews, Creativity
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Wood, Heather – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
In this essay I explore the constraints and opportunities confronting me as a newly qualified teacher and how these affect my pedagogy. I have reflected on my own development from beginning to newly qualified teacher and considered how such forces have shaped my identity as a teacher, my values and my approach to the job. As part of my exploration…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English Instruction, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes
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Hern, Nicola – Education in Science, 2013
Whether it is a rapid-fire Twitter event as part of #ASEchat, or BBC Radio 4's "Inside Science," the discussion of practical work generates powerful debate. While it is right that the best use of practical work is continually discussed, its value in science teaching is without question. The level of discussion is being further heightened…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Secondary School Science, College Science
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Locklin, Reid B.; Tiemeier, Tracy; Vento, Johann M. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2012
Tomoko Masuzawa and a number of other contemporary scholars have recently problematized the categories of "religion" and "world religions" and, in some cases, called for its abandonment altogether as a discipline of scholarly study. In this collaborative essay, we respond to this critique by highlighting three attempts to teach…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Online Courses, Religion, Philosophy
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Silk, Janet – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2011
An American artist and art educator discusses her experience teaching at the American University in Cairo, Egypt (AUC). Students are confronted by local and international discourse about authenticity, integrity and influence. They express their frustration and anxiety about their chances for success in the global art market. The author questions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Higher Education, Art Teachers
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Bernal, Pedro J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
This commentary talks about the worldwide health impact of lack of access to potable water. Household water treatment and storage (HWTS) is described as one approach to improving potable water accessibility in which students and educators can make a contribution to alleviate the problem of lack of access. The author suggests that, as chemists,…
Descriptors: Water Quality, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Water Pollution
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Murphy, Colette; Hickey, Ivor; Beggs, Jim – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
In this paper we respond to Staver's article (this issue) on an attempt to resolve the discord between science and religion. Most specifically, we comment on Staver's downplaying of difference between Catholics and Protestants in order to focus on the religion-science question. It is our experience that to be born into one or other of these…
Descriptors: Protestants, Catholics, Religion, Creationism