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Marinho, Paulo; Delgado, Fátima – Educational Forum, 2019
This article highlights the construction of practiced curriculum in vocational courses, stemming from networks of knowledge woven into curricular (re)contextualization and supported by the diversity of everyday knowledge of young students. The experience of this curriculum has allowed the recognition and (re)construction of counterhegemonic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Curriculum Development, Personal Autonomy
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Kikas, Eve; Timoštšuk, Inge – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2016
Student teachers' knowledge about children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and depression and its relations to reporting experiencing emotions during teaching practice were studied. The participants were 186 teacher education students in Estonia. Student teachers' general knowledge and confidence in knowledge varied a lot.…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Knowledge Level, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression (Psychology)
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Ergün, Esin; Avci, Ümmühan – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
This study examines the extent to which knowledge sharing self-efficacy, motivation and sense of community variables predict undergraduate students' knowledge sharing behaviors (knowledge receiving and knowledge giving) in online learning environments. The participants included undergraduate students (N = 284) from two different universities in…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Sharing Behavior, Self Efficacy, Sense of Community
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Vermeulen, Cornelis; Meyer, Bronwin – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
This article reports on a study that investigated the extent to which 57 Grade 6 students at a particular school have misconceptions regarding equality, with the equal sign as focus. It also investigated this school's three Grade 5 and 6 teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching regarding equality, again focusing on the equal sign. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 6, Mathematics Education
Sadler, Philip M.; Sonnert, Gerhard – American Educator, 2016
In this study the authors set out to better understand the relationship between teacher knowledge of science and student learning. The authors administered identical multiple-choice assessment items both to teachers of middle school physical science and to their students throughout the school year. The authors found that teachers who have strong…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Middle School Students, Science Instruction, Science Achievement
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Lee, Hyung Sook; Coomes, Jacqueline; Yim, Jaehoon – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
In this study, we specify teacher's knowledge and beliefs that influence their enactment of mathematics tasks. The use of tasks in lessons requires teachers to consider students' mathematical thinking and to know how to effectively implement tasks. Among the many aspects of teachers' understanding of students and ability to implement tasks for…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Prior Learning, Teaching Methods, Teacher Characteristics
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Shecter-Lerner, Michal; Lipka, Orly; Khouri, Marlyn – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Recently, there has been a significant increase in the number of students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) in postsecondary institutions. The current study investigated attitudes toward and knowledge about SLD among students from different cultural and educational backgrounds. The study included 113 students (63 Arabic speakers and 50…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Learning Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Cultural Differences
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Dyehouse, Melissa; Weber, Nicole; Fang, Jun; Harris, Constance; David, Ray; Hua, Inez; Strobel, Johannes – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Engineering professional associations identified environmental sustainability as a key responsibility of the educated engineer. Data from national surveys of the general public demonstrate low environmental knowledge levels and a high level of resistance when it comes to environmental behavior. The purpose of this study was to examine the…
Descriptors: Resistance to Change, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Student Attitudes
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Law, Kristi L.; Rowe, Jeannine M. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
Self-awareness is important in social work education because it promotes knowledge, skill, and value development. However, little is written about the ways in which educators facilitate this process. A project was undertaken to design a new self-awareness assignment (SAA) and examine its value. The SAA's development, which relies on role-plays, is…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Undergraduate Students, Class Activities, Reflection
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Tsamir, Pessia; Tirosh, Dina; Levenson, Esther; Tabach, Michal; Barkai, Ruthi – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2014
This article describes a study that investigates preschool teachers' knowledge of their young students' number conceptions and the teachers' related self-efficacy beliefs. It also presents and illustrates elements of a professional development program designed explicitly to promote this knowledge among preschool teachers. Results…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Number Concepts
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Happ, Roland; Förster, Manuel; Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga; Carstensen, Vivian – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2016
Study-related prior knowledge plays a decisive role in business and economics degree courses. Prior knowledge has a significant influence on knowledge acquisition in higher education, and teachers need information on it to plan their introductory courses accordingly. Very few studies have been conducted of first-year students' prior economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prior Learning, Economics Education, Knowledge Level
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Segedinac, M. T.; Horvat, S.; Rodic, D. D.; Roncevic, T. N.; Savic, G. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
This paper proposes a novel application of knowledge space theory for identifying discrepancies between the knowledge structure that experts expect students to have and the real knowledge structure that students demonstrate on tests. The proposed approach combines two methods of constructing knowledge spaces. The expected knowledge space is…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Knowledge Level, Problem Solving
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Sarwar, Gul Shahzad; Trumpower, David L. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2015
Reflection has recently been emphasized as a constructive pedagogical activity. However, little attention has been given to the quality of reflections that students write. In this study, we explored the reflections that students make about their knowledge organization as part of a formative learning activity. More specifically, we assessed the…
Descriptors: Reflection, Science Instruction, Physics, Grade 11
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Chan, Hin-Yan; Lo, Chun-Yeung; Ng, Andy Ka-Leung; Cheung, Derek Hang-Cheong; Kiang, Kai-Ming – Journal of General Education, 2017
Possession of prior knowledge has been shown to critically influence students' learning in major courses. Yet the topic remains unexplored in the realm of general education in higher education. The study aims at investigating whether students lacking relevant high school knowledge background could benefit in the two courses, one inclined to…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Prior Learning, General Education, Science Education
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Gunter, Ashley; Raghuram, Parvati – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2018
The international mobility of institutions, staff, students and knowledge resources such as books and study materials has usually been studied separately. This paper, for the first time, brings these different forms of knowledge mobilities together. Through a historical analysis of South African higher education alongside results from a…
Descriptors: International Studies, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Multicampus Colleges
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