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Maass, Katja; Engeln, Katrin – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Although well researched in educational studies, inquiry-based learning, a student-centred way of teaching, is far away from being implemented in day-to-day science and mathematics teaching on a large scale. It is a challenge for teachers to adopt this new way of teaching in an often not supportive school context. Therefore it is important to…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Maass, Katja; Swan, Malcolm; Aldorf, Anna-Maria – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Inquiry-based learning (IBL) is a more student-centered approach to mathematics teaching that is recommended by many policy and curriculum documents across Europe. However, it is not easy for teachers to change from a more teacher-centered way of teaching to inquiry-based teaching as this involves a change of their role in class. Professional…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Inquiry
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Lacasa, Pilar; García-Pernía, María-Ruth; Núñez, Patricia – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
The main goal of this paper is to analyze adolescents' experiences when they play SimCity (EA, 2008), a commercial videogame, in an innovative learning environment designed around the concept of participatory culture. By using this video game in the classroom and machinima productions created in relation to the game, we sought to generate a…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Educational Technology, Video Games, Technology Uses in Education