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Trent, John – Research Papers in Education, 2016
This article reports the results of a multiple qualitative case study which investigated the challenges that seven early career English language teachers in Hong Kong confronted as they constructed their professional and personal identities. A series of in-depth interviews with participants during the entire first year of their full-time teaching…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Dixson, Marcia D. – 1995
This paper, after a brief review of social construction theory and its application to identity, emotions, and relationships, explores the introduction of social construction of reality into the basic communication course. It offers the broad based theoretical perspective as a way to open the minds of entering college students and to integrate the…
Descriptors: College Students, Course Content, Course Objectives, Higher Education
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Britton, Thérèse Halvarson; Jørgensen, Camilla Stabel – Intercultural Education, 2019
Field visits to churches, mosques, temples or other buildings used by religious groups, are often valued by students of religious education as an opportunity to engage with the 'reality' of the subject: religions as they exist in the world. The Council of Europe text "Signposts" specifies field visits as an important contributor to the…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Education, Buildings, Books
White, Jon – 1987
As P. L. Berger and T. Luckmann argue, what the public regards as social reality is a construction to which each member contributes by selecting from all available information to develop a picture of the world. To do so, people negotiate with other people regarding the meaning of the information provided. A logical extension of this theory is that…
Descriptors: Advertising, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cultural Influences, Epistemology
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Schwarzbaum, Sara – Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 2009
Jill Freedman is director of Evanston Family Therapy Center and a faculty member of the Chicago Center for Family Health. She has coauthored (with Gene Combs) more than 25 articles on narrative therapy and three books. The first two books are "Symbol, Story, and Ceremony: Using Metaphor in Individual and Family Therapy and Narrative Therapy:…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Figurative Language, Family Counseling, Behavioral Sciences
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Misfeldt, Morten – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2015
In this paper I describe how students use a project management simulation game based on an attack-defense mechanism where two teams of players compete by challenging each other's projects. The project management simulation game is intended to be played by pre-service construction workers and engineers. The gameplay has two parts: a planning part,…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Learner Engagement, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Program Administration
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Matsuda, Paul Kei – Journal of Second Language Writing, 2003
Examines the history of process and post-process in composition studies, focusing on ways in which terms, such as "current-traditional rhetoric,""process," and "post-process" have contributed to the discursive construction of reality. Argues that use of the term post-process in the context of second language writing needs to be guided by a…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Ungar, Michael – Social Work, 2004
Social workers interested in postmodernism have been provided an abundance of theory, but little to guide them in direct practice in diverse child welfare roles. In this article, two Ps and three Rs of practice based on postmodernist principles are discussed: positioning, power, resource sharing, resistance, and reflection. Professionals working…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Social Work, Human Services, Child Welfare
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Peterson, Gary W.; Peters, David F. – Youth and Society, 1983
Draws upon ideas about "television effects" and the adolescent peer group to illustrate how interconnections between these two socializing agents contribute to the adolescent's "construction of social reality." Examines how gender, sexual, consumer, and occupational roles as enacted by teenagers are a product of media and peer group influences.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Interaction, Peer Groups, Peer Influence
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Duarte, Maria Eduarda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This article aims to discuss the rationale and some guiding principles for the realm of counselling in the fostering of well-being. After some brief observations of a theoretical nature, the principles analysed are: the revitalisation of counselling; the reflection on the concept of dialogue, including the notion of context; the perspective of…
Descriptors: Counseling, Well Being, Standards, Counseling Theories
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Crawley, Frank E.; Kobala, Thomas R., Jr. – Science Education, 1994
Presents a summary of models and methods of attitude research which are embedded in the theoretical tenets of social psychology and in the broader framework of constructivism. Focuses on the construction of social reality rather than the construction of physical reality. Models include theory of reasoned action, theory of planned behavior, and…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Research, Higher Education
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Struyven, Katrien; Dochy, Filip; Janssens, Steven – Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 2005
In educational contexts, understanding the student's learning must take account of the student's construction of reality. Reality as experienced by the student has an important additional value. This assumption also applies to a student's perception of evaluation and assessment. Students' study behaviour is not only determined by the examination…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Student Attitudes
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Goding, Lois A. – Nurse Education Today, 1997
Proposes an alternative approach to community nursing assessment based on knowledge construction, including assessors' constructions of reality. Notes that qualitative methods such as triangulation allow for multiple viewpoints and evaluation of intangible aspects. (SK)
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Assessment, Evaluators
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McCormack, Jaleh – Journal of Rural Studies, 2002
Explores children's material and discursive experiences of rurality in New Zealand and how they contribute to children's understandings of rurality. Highlights common constructions of reality based on experiences of agriculture, nature, and recreation, as well as children's understandings of rurality from discourse with peers and adults. (Contains…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Children, Cognitive Processes, Early Experience
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Ke, Fengfeng; Lee, Sungwoong – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
This exploratory case study examined the process and potential impact of collaborative architectural design and construction in an OpenSimulator-based virtual reality (VR) on the social skills development of children with high-functioning autism (HFA). Two children with a formal medical diagnosis of HFA and one typically developing peer, aged…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Children, Skill Development, Social Behavior
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