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Evertson, Carolyn M.; Neal, Kristen W. – National Education Association Research Department, 2006
Recent research is revealing a great deal about how changes in educational practices and policies can revamp classrooms and schools to close the achievement gaps and promote excellence in learning for all students. This working paper examines best practices that shift classroom management's emphasis from controlling students' behavior to creating…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Change, Classroom Techniques, Academic Achievement
Spycher, Pam; Austin, Kim; Fabian, Thea – Educational Leadership, 2018
The authors discuss how Rowell Elementary School in California transformed instruction putting writing at the center of student learning. This shift involved helping students demystify how language works in different genres and creating authentic, meaningful writing opportunities for students, often involving cross-curriculum projects. Through…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Content Area Writing
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Rayens, William; Ellis, Amanda – Journal of Statistics Education, 2018
Shortly after we created a face-to-face, student-centered, general education classroom at the University of Kentucky, we were asked to create a similar environment online. In this article, we describe what we did and what we learned in the process. This is not a comparative, controlled study, but an anthology of examples and reflection. Our aim is…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Electronic Learning, College Students, Active Learning
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Andrews, Renée; Hayes, Lynda; Kilgore, Karen; MacDonald, Michelina; D. Gabbard, Christy – Professional Development in Education, 2020
In teacher inquiry, the metaphor of stance is used to describe a positionality towards teaching that includes questioning classroom practices, engaging in cycles of continuous improvement, and generating knowledge. We expand the metaphor of stance to include a metaphor for complicated movements while maintaining balance -- dynamic structural…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Figurative Language, Teacher Role, Interaction
Nellie Mae Education Foundation, 2020
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation created this Student-Centered Learning Continuum (SCL Continuum) to establish the characteristics of high-quality, student-centered learning in classrooms, schools, and districts. This continuum is based upon existing research and cutting-edge practice, incorporates the experiences of experts and practitioners,…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria
Tomlinson, Carol Ann – ASCD, 2021
Explore the next step forward for teachers and teaching--one that helps all students gain a deeper understanding of themselves, others, and the world. "Learner-centered classrooms rely on teachers who are willing to change and grow, and on school leaders who are willing to intelligently support them. Change is never easy, but teaching has…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Student Needs, Student Development, Teacher Role
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Ouellet Dallaire, Camille; Trincsi, Kate; Ward, Melissa K.; Harris, Lorna I.; Jarvis, Larissa; Dryden, Rachel L.; MacDonald, Graham K. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper reflects on the Sustainability Research Symposium (SRS), a long-term student-led initiative (seven years) at McGill University in Montréal, Canada, that seeks to foster interdisciplinary dialogue among students and researchers by using the sustainability sciences as a bridge concept. The purpose of this study is to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Literacy, College Students
Brenner, Aimee M.; Hauser, Janel S. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
Students today share a unique characteristic in that they have all been raised in a digital era. Students from all socioeconomic levels have been impacted by digital media in one way or another, and many yearn to be engaged through the use of digital technologies in the classroom. One such digital project has sought to aid in meeting the need to…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Student Centered Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Oriented Programs
Miller, Jeanetta Jones – Solution Tree, 2020
Student-centered classrooms make it possible for schools to fulfill their best and most enduring promise: to give students a fair chance to grow up literate, open-minded, and prepared to succeed. With this resource as your guide, you will learn six teaching practices to help you leave behind one-size-fits-all lessons, tests, and grades in favor of…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods, Grading
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Prud'homme-Généreux, Annie; Gibson, J. Phil; Csikari, Melissa – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
"Cases are stories with a message. They are not simply narratives for entertainment. They are stories to educate" (Herreid, 1997, p. 92). By this definition, a case study is two things: a story and a strategy to drive learning. Although the story typically comes from a narrative purposefully written for the classroom, such as the case…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Video Technology
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Riikonen, Sini Maarit; Kangas, Kaiju; Kokko, Sirpa; Korhonen, Tiina; Hakkarainen, Kai; Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, Pirita – Design and Technology Education, 2020
The purpose of the present investigation was to analyze the pedagogical infrastructures in three cycles of seventh graders' co-invention projects that involved using traditional and digital fabrication technologies for inventing and creating complex artefacts. The aim of the projects was to create high-end multi-material makerspaces by expanding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Shared Resources and Services
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Cheung, Sum Kwing; Fong, Ricci Wai-tsz; Leung, Suzannie Kit Ying; Ling, Elsa Ka-wei – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This study investigated the relationships of preservice teachers' year of study in the teacher education program, creativity, zest, and self-efficacy in managing children's behaviors to self-efficacy in creating child-centered learning environments. Data were collected from 275 Hong Kong preservice teachers via self-reported…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Creativity, Self Efficacy
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Hernández, Laura E.; Darling-Hammond, Linda; Adams, Julie; Bradley, Kathryn – Learning Policy Institute, 2019
Many educators have created successful innovative models but have had difficulty sustaining, re-creating, and scaling these models. Classrooms and schools characterized by student-centered learning practices typically deviate from the norms of transmission teaching and the many structures and procedures that David Tyack and Larry Cuban called the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning, Student Centered Curriculum
Stage, Frances K.; Muller, Patricia, A.; Kinzie, Jillian; Simmons, Ada – 1998
This Digest of a larger report with the same title examines the application of learning theory to the quality of learning in undergraduate college classrooms. Relevant theories are identified, including theories which address college students' attributions for success or failure, self-efficacy, social constructivism, conscientization, multiple…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, College Instruction
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Lai, Alice – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2021
Project-based learning (PBL) is considered an engaging and promising pedagogy across diverse disciplines and student populations in the United States in the digital age. Research on PBL in online environments and in the field of art has, however, been limited. Thus, the purpose of the current study was to examine the theoretical grounds of PBL and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Electronic Learning, Art Education
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