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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
Stage, Frances K.; Muller, Patricia, A.; Kinzie, Jillian; Simmons, Ada – 1998
This report reviews the literature on learning theories and frameworks applicable to instruction of undergraduate college students. An introductory section provides an overview and discusses the importance of learning frameworks. The first half of the volume addresses various theoretical frameworks in detail. These include: motivation theories,…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, College Instruction
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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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Bu, Yuhua; Zu, Yuanyuan – Education and Culture, 2020
Between 1919-1920, while giving a series of speeches in China, John Dewey raised a doubt about Chinese education: Can Chinese education cultivate children with independent consciousness? Based on the sevenyear "Reciprocal Learning in Teacher Education and School Education between Canada and China" project, we have the answer to Dewey's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Confucianism, Progressive Education, Educational Practices
Levesque-Bristol, Chantal; Flierl, Michael; Zywicki, Craig; Parker, Loran Carleton; Connor, Cody; Guberman, Daniel; Nelson, David; Maybee, Clarence; Bonem, Emily; FitzSimmons, Jason; Lott, Erica – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2019
How does a large research university establish a culture supporting student-centered evidence-based teaching? In this paper, we describe Purdue University's "Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation" (IMPACT) which has involved 321 instructors and 529 courses. Of every first-time undergraduate student, who first…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Evidence Based Practice, College Instruction, School Culture
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Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary – Music Education Research, 2017
The aim of this research was to explore the impact of the adoption of the Musical Futures (MF) approach on secondary school music teachers working in MF Champion schools. The research took place over 3 years in 3 phases with 28 teachers completing questionnaires exploring the impact on their confidence, skills and pedagogy and 30 being interviewed…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Music, Questionnaires
Stacey, Susan – Redleaf Press, 2019
What does it mean to inquire? Grownups would say it means to question, to search for information, or to finding out about a topic of interest. For children in an early childhood classroom, the definition is no different. From the time of their birth, children want to know how the world works and actively seek out information. How educators respond…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Classroom Environment, Creativity
Ucak, Esra; Say, Serkan; Yurdakal, Ibrahim Halil – Online Submission, 2015
The aim of this study is to determine to what extent the Primary School Teachers can accomplish the effective teacher attitudes in science lessons. In this context, the observations of 83 primary school preservice teachers, who studied teaching practice course, have been used. In order to determine the accomplishment levels of primary school…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Learning Processes, Elementary School Students
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Hern├índez, 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
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Miller, Alyssia M. – Hispania, 2020
The purpose of this study is to explore the connection between two goal theories and to investigate how goals and the goal setting process can have an effect on academic achievement and linguistic and intercultural competence development in the Spanish second language (L2) classroom. Specifically, this study employs achievement goal theory and…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish
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
Nave, Bill, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2015
What does student-centered learning look like in real-life classrooms? In this collection, educator Bill Nave and nine award-winning K-12 teachers tell the story of how and why they changed their teaching and redesigned their classrooms in order to "reach every child." They reflect on their successes and struggles to put students in…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Instructional Design, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
Nordmeyer, Jon; Boals, Tim; MacDonald, Rita; Westerlund, Ruslana – Educational Leadership, 2021
English proficiency cannot be seen as a prerequisite to meaningful participation in classrooms. Instead, language must be viewed as something that is developed in the process of learning when students are supported and have access to the richest curriculum.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Education, Multilingualism
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Francom, Gregory M.; Gardner, Joel – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
Many recent models of learning and instruction center learning on real-world tasks and problems to support knowledge application and transfer. Of the many different approaches to centering learning on real-world tasks and problems, one main area in recent literature attempts to balance the efficiency of adequate learner support with the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Relevance (Education)
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Molnar, Kathleen K. – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
There is a lack of consensus of the effects on student perceptions and performance in flipping the classroom and its possible value over the traditional face-to-face (FTF) classroom approach. This research examines the expectation that flipping an undergraduate, introductory level, information concepts and skills class would benefit student…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Undergraduate Study
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