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Duschl, Richard A. – Educational Psychologist, 2020
Knowledge building dynamics are central to scientific communities and involve dialog, debate, inquiry, and contested reasoning. Refining and developing knowledge is an oft missing dynamic in precollege educational programs. Practical reasoning and human decision making are essential epistemic and social dynamics in knowledge-building struggles and…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Social Systems, Scientific Research, Science Education
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Bennett, Murray; Mullard, Rachel; Adam, Marc T. P.; Steyvers, Mark; Brown, Scott; Eidels, Ami – Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2020
In a Dutch auction, an item is offered for sale at a set maximum price. The price is then gradually lowered over a fixed interval of time until a bid is made, securing the item for the bidder at the current price. Bidders must trade-off between certainty and price: bid early to secure the item and you pay a premium; bid later at a lower price but…
Descriptors: Competition, Decision Making, Foreign Countries, Bids
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Sondergeld, Toni A.; Stone, Gregory E.; Kruse, Lance M. – Educational Policy, 2020
Assessment and evaluation at all levels of educational systems have become policy priorities for many countries. Two common reasons for this are student learning expectations and accountability. Although much effort has been put into the creation and refinement of content standards, standardized tests, and methods for using testing results, there…
Descriptors: Standard Setting (Scoring), Criterion Referenced Tests, Multiple Choice Tests, Student Evaluation
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Wilson, Wesley J.; Kelly, Luke E.; Haegele, Justin A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: To examine how physical educators and adapted physical educators make decisions regarding the implementation of the least restrictive environment law and what factors influence those practices. Methods: This study utilized a descriptive survey design through an online platform. Participants included 78 teachers (30 physical educators and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Decision Making, Mainstreaming
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Blair, Morgan; Zanidean, Alex – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2020
Data interpretation can be difficult. Data visualization techniques from the manufacturing industry make interpretation easier. Control charts display trends in context, so it is clear when performance is truly changing and when it is not. Decision makers know when to act, when to maintain, and when to celebrate. This article discusses the use of…
Descriptors: Enrollment Management, Decision Making, Data Interpretation, Visualization
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Lamberg, Teruni; Gillette-Koyen, Linda; Moss, Diana – Mathematics Teacher Educator, 2020
Formative assessment helps teachers make effective instructional decisions to support students to learn mathematics. Yet, many teachers struggle to effectively use formative assessment to support student learning. Therefore, teacher educators must find ways to support teachers to use formative assessment to inform instruction. This case study…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Decision Making, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Gadke, Daniel L.; Drevon, Daniel D. – School Psychology Review, 2020
Brief experimental analysis (BEA) is frequently used to drive intervention selection decisions for students in need of intensive reading fluency intervention. Researchers have demonstrated that most BEA results for students with reading fluency difficulties are undifferentiated when considering the standard error of measurement (SEM) of…
Descriptors: Data Use, Decision Making, Efficiency, Intervention
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Wang, Yinying – Values and Ethics in Educational Administration, 2019
This article provides a critical review of school leaders' data-driven decision making (DDDM), drawing attention to the potential tension between DDDM and moral decision making. With mounting accountability in education, DDDM has been espoused as one of the core values in school leadership. Making a data-driven decision means that school leaders…
Descriptors: Data Use, Decision Making, School Administration, Accountability
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Bleiler-Baxter, Sarah K.; Stephens, D. Christopher; Baxter, Wesley A.; Barlow, Angela T. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2017
The goal in this article is to support teachers in better understanding what it means to model with mathematics by focusing on three key decision-making processes: Simplification, Relationship Mapping, and Situation Analysis. The authors use the Theme Park task to help teachers develop a vision of how students engage in these three decision-making…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Decision Making, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Mathematics
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Johnson, Daniel C.; Matthews, Wendy K. – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore experienced general music teachers' decision-making processes. Participants included seven experienced, American general music teachers who contributed their views during two phases of data collection: (1) responses to three classroom scenarios; and (2) in-depth, semi-structured, follow-up…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Music Education, Music, Faculty Development
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Spencer, Neil H.; Lay, Margaret; Kevan de Lopez, Lindsey – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2017
When undertaking quantitative hypothesis testing, social researchers need to decide whether the data with which they are working is suitable for parametric analyses to be used. When considering the relevant assumptions they can examine graphs and summary statistics but the decision making process is subjective and must also take into account the…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Decision Making, Hypothesis Testing, Social Science Research
Rahimian, M. Amin – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Many important real-world decision-making problems involve group interactions among individuals with purely informational interactions. Such situations arise for example in jury deliberations, expert committees, medical diagnoses, etc. We model the purely informational interactions of group members, where they receive private information and act…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Group Dynamics, Cooperative Learning, Bayesian Statistics
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Wolff, Jennifer M.; Crockett, Lisa J. – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: The neurobiological model of risk-taking and the dual-process model of decision making each provide possible explanations of risky behavior among youth, but their interconnections have rarely been explored, especially among college students, a time of increased alcohol use. Participants:n = 382; Mage = 19.25, SD = 1.33. Method:…
Descriptors: Decision Making, At Risk Persons, Health Behavior, Drinking
Melgar Begazo, Arturo Eduardo; Flores Sotelo, Willian Sebastián; Arévalo Tuesta, José Antonio; Antón de los Santos, Pedro Juan – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2019
The objective of this research was to determine the relationship between educational technologies, social skills and decision making in university students of the Industrial Engineering School from a private university in Lima. This study was basic, its design was non-experimental and cros-sectional. The population was composed of 80 students. The…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interpersonal Competence, Decision Making, College Students
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Smith, Douglas A.; Fox, Emily C. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
To accurately anticipate future ethical decision-making needs for emerging community college leaders, we must first understand current presidential ethical practice and their perspectives on the future needs of next-generation leaders. This understanding helps us consider implications for the future preparation of community college leaders.
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Community Colleges, College Presidents
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