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Geboers, Ellen; Geijsel, Femke; Admiraal, Wilfried; ten Dam, Geert – Educational Research Review, 2013
Based on the assumption that schools can play a significant role in the citizenship development of students, in most contemporary modern societies schools are obligated to provide citizenship education. However, the effectiveness of different forms of citizenship education is still unclear. From the empirical literature on citizenship over the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education, Secondary School Students, Classroom Environment
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Admiraal, Wilfried; Huizenga, Jantina; Heemskerk, Irma; Kuiper, Els; Volman, Monique; ten Dam, Geert – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
Boys show a stronger preference for digital entertainment games than girls. For this reason, it may be that game-based learning is more acceptable to boys than to girls. Yet game-based learning might improve the performance of both boys and girls, depending upon the instructional design. In a quasi-experimental study with a secret-trail game,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Quasiexperimental Design
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Boersma, Annoesjka; ten Dam, Geert; Volman, Monique; Wardekker, Wim – British Educational Research Journal, 2010
The aim of this study is to contribute to the innovation of pre-vocational education, in particular, students' orientation at possible future occupations. From our theoretical understanding, vocational orientation that makes sense to students requires them to be part of a "community of learners for vocational orientation". In such a…
Descriptors: Prevocational Education, Secondary School Students, Communities of Practice, Cooperative Learning
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Schuitema, Jaap; ten Dam, Geert; Veugelers, Wiel – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2008
We present the results of a literature review of studies on teaching strategies for moral education in secondary schools (1995-2003). The majority of the studies focus on the "what" and "why", i.e. the objectives, of curriculum-oriented moral education. Attention to the instructional formats for enhancing the prosocial and moral development of…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Service Learning, Social Influences, Moral Development
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Frijters, Stan; ten Dam, Geert; Rijlaarsdam, Gert – Learning and Instruction, 2008
Education should endeavour to include the competences that students need to participate in a democratic society in a responsible and adequate way. The crucial question is how this can be realized in a curriculum aimed at domain-specific knowledge and skills and organized in school subjects. In this article we present a study on teaching…
Descriptors: Biology, Critical Thinking, Learning Strategies, Curriculum
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Schuitema, Jaap; Veugelers, Wiel; Rijlaarsdam, Gert; ten Dam, Geert – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
Background: Despite the renewed interest in citizenship education, relatively little is known about effective ways to realize citizenship education in the classroom. In the literature on citizenship education, dialogue is considered to be a crucial element. However, there is very little, if any, empirical research into the different ways to…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Instructional Effectiveness, History Instruction, Integrated Curriculum
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Zwaans, Annemieke; ten Dam, Geert; Volman, Monique – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2006
This article focuses on the enhancement of social competence of students in secondary education. In the literature two perspectives on social competence can be distinguished: an "educating for adulthood" perspective and an "educating for citizenship" perspective. From each perspective, goals are formulated for what education should be aimed at and…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Citizenship Education
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ten Dam, Geert; Volman, Monique – Learning and Instruction, 2004
This article is about enhancing critical thinking as a crucial aspect of the competence citizens need to participate in society. First empirical research into the question which instructional strategies are "effective" in enhancing critical thinking is reviewed. Characteristics of instruction that are assumed to enhance critical thinking are:…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Educational Strategies, Citizenship