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Daniels, Harry, Ed.; Lauder, Hugh, Ed.; Porter, Jill, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
"Educational Theories, Cultures and Learning" focuses on how education is understood in different cultures, the theories and related assumptions we make about learners and students and how we think about them, and how we can understand the principle actors in education--learners and teachers. Within this volume, internationally renowned…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Brain, Social Environment, Educational Policy
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Wood, Heather – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
In this essay I explore the tensions between the static nature of standardised assessment and the dynamic student-focussed approach to appreciating literature that I value. I have closely analysed two of a series of lessons on the gothic literary genre taught by a student teacher on her first placement. By reflecting critically on my own journey…
Descriptors: Classification, Literature Appreciation, Standards, Educational Change
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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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Yhnell, Emma; Wood, Heather; Baker, Mathew; Amici-Dargan, Sheila; Taylor, Chris; Randerson, Peter; Shore, Andrew – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Since the introduction of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma Qualification (WBQ) in 2003, an increasing number of students are applying to higher education institutions (HEIs) with this qualification. The advanced-level WBQ is regarded as equivalent to one General Certificate of Education A-Level (GCE A-Level). This study assesses the impact…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Regression (Statistics), College Applicants, Educational Attainment
Wood, Heather – School Planning & Management, 2002
Describes how barracks renovations at West Point have included the replacement of privacy partitions and screens in restrooms and locker rooms with items of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), which is more durable than metal. (EV)
Descriptors: College Buildings, Educational Facilities Improvement, Higher Education, Locker Rooms
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Voyer, Daniel; Soraggi, Mariana; Brake, Brandy; Wood, Heather-Dawn – Brain and Cognition, 2006
The present study investigated the possible role of ceiling effects in producing laterality effects of small magnitude in dichotic emotion detection. Twenty two right-handed undergraduate students participated in the present experiment. They were required to detect the presence of a target emotion in the expressions tones of happiness, sadness,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Auditory Perception, Psychological Patterns
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Wood, Heather M.; Baumgartner, Ted A. – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2004
The revised push-up test has been found to have good validity but it produces many zero scores for women. Maybe there should be an alternative to the revised push-up test for college-age women. The purpose of this study was to determine the objectivity, reliability, and validity for the bent-knee push-up test (executed on hands and knees) for…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Athletics, Females, Predictive Validity
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Baumgartner, Ted A.; Hales, Derek; Chung, Hyuk; Oh, Suhak; Wood, Heather M. – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2004
A revised push-up test for college students was presented in 2002. The purpose of this study was to develop percentile norms for the revised push-up test when it is used with college students. Revised push-up scores collected on 177 male and 274 female college students were used to develop percentile norms. The norms for the men have a different…
Descriptors: College Students, Females, Test Norms, Scores
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Wood, David; Wood, Heather – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 1997
This paper analyzes teacher communication with deaf students in terms of four dimensions: power, repair, pace, and linguistic complexity. Students interacting with teachers who used communicative features associated with power communicated less effectively than with teachers who exerted less power. Evidence that adults can change how they…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Communication Skills, Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education
Wood, Heather J. – Perspectives for Teachers of the Hearing Impaired, 1986
A behavior management program which uses play money to motivate students and reinforce appropriate behavior helps elementary school students (including disabled students) develop responsibility for their behavior. All students in the class participate and are allowed to buy items from the class store with money earned. (CB)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Disabilities
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Wood, Heather; Wood, David – Educational Review, 1983
Presents an analysis of the effects of different styles of teacher talk on the degrees of initiative and talkativeness shown by preschool children involved in conversation with teachers. Investigates the relationships between changes in teaching style and the level of cognitive sophistication shown by children in dialog. (Author)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Dialogs (Language), Language Styles, Preschool Children
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Wood, David; Wood, Heather – Oxford Review of Education, 1996
Maintains that a common set of principles governs all tutoring, no matter what the age range, and extending to a variety of formats (including computers). Compares Lev Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development with "scaffolding," both concepts relating to the process of effective educational cooperation between adults and children. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Computer Uses in Education, Cross Age Teaching, Developmental Stages