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Leonard, Gerard – NAMTA Journal, 2013
This article is a special blend of research, theory, and practice, with clear insight into the origins of Cosmic Education and cosmic task, while recalling memories of student explorations in botany, in particular, episodes from Mr. Leonard's teaching. Mr. Leonard speaks of a storytelling curriculum that eloquently puts perspective into dimensions…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Montessori Method, Holistic Approach
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Mustola, Marleena – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
The hierarchical human-centric paradigm has been criticized by various movements of posthuman philosophy because this paradigm forgets and dismisses nonhuman beings and entities: animals, nature, objects, and technology. When I developed a course called 'Education and Adaptations of Animal Studies' for university students in 2015, I learned two…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, College Students, Animals, Ethics
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Sherbine, Kortney – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2019
In this essay, I detail the entanglements of three young Black boys -- Million Dollar Man, DJ, and Francisco -- and their interests in and experiences with WWE wrestling. Drawing on posthumanist philosophies that attend to the productive relationships between the human and more-than-human objects, I consider ethnographic data composed during a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, African American Students, Males, Grade 2
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Knight, Hunter – Curriculum Inquiry, 2019
In this essay, I analyse Egerton Ryerson's proposed curriculum for the first state-led mass public educational system in Ontario. Egerton Ryerson, Chief Superintendent of Schools in Upper Canada during the wide-scale proliferation of state schooling across Turtle Island, produced proposals for "universal" common schools, as well as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foundations of Education, Public Schools, Educational History
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McDougall, Julian; Readman, Mark; Wilkinson, Philip – Learning, Media and Technology, 2018
This article shares research facilitated by a multinational technology provider, converging mobile networked technology (tablets) used across school and home, a technology enhanced community 'third space' providing workshops for students aged 6-9 with their parents/carers. The approach taken avoids the instrumental measurement of functional…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Handheld Devices, Elementary School Students, Competence
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Bates, Agnieszka – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2019
'Taking time seriously' is an enduring human concern and questions about the nature of time bear heavily on the meaning of childhood. In the context of the continuing debates on "readiness for school," 'taking time seriously' has contributed to policies on 'early interventions' which claim to support children in reaching their full…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Ethics, Educational Policy, Intervention
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Goh, Deborah – SAGE Open, 2016
The connective approach is developed by Sir Peter Strawson, emeritus professor of philosophy at Oxford University, as an effective way to understand the fundamental structure of human thinking in the field of analytical philosophy. This article provides insights for extending the work of Strawson, Tay, and Tay et al. to education, in particular,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Biology, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Tran, Henry – Management in Education, 2015
Education human resources (HR) professionals have often been neglected in education research. This study seeks to better understand their role in the American school industry, by first examining how districts conceptualize the position of HR professionals and then exploring how the professionals themselves understand their role in school business.…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Role, School Personnel, Elementary Schools
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Noles, Nicholaus S.; Keil, Frank C. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2011
Ownership and economic behaviors are highly salient elements of the human social landscape. Indeed, the human world is literally constructed of property. Individuals perceive and manipulate a complex web of people and property that is largely invisible and abstract. In this chapter, the authors focus on drawing together information from a variety…
Descriptors: Ownership, Theories, Educational Philosophy, Real Estate
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Yos, Thomas B. – Educational Perspectives, 2012
The author has been working at the same elementary school in Hawai'i for nearly twenty years. Nearly ten years ago, he argued in his doctoral dissertation that philosophy for children and its pedagogy of the community of inquiry is good for kids. His thesis is this: In today's American educational climate, with its laser-sharp focus on…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Caring, Thinking Skills, Accountability
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Grotzer, Tina A.; Solis, S. Lynneth; Tutwiler, M. Shane; Cuzzolino, Megan Powell – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
Understanding complex systems requires reasoning about causal relationships that behave or appear to behave probabilistically. Features such as distributed agency, large spatial scales, and time delays obscure co-variation relationships and complex interactions can result in non-deterministic relationships between causes and effects that are best…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Kindergarten, Grade 2
Chen, Jessica Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Efforts to increase time and opportunity to learn science in urban, underserved elementary schools have focused on improving teachers' science instruction through school-based professional development. This dissertation examined how the social justice science teacher identities of two co-teachers of color developed and shaped while participating…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Professional Identity, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers
Nguyen, Dominic – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the dispersion of human capital resources within one school district in southern California and compare the use of personnel at each school to the desired allocation informed by the district's strategies and staffing formula. The district's resource distribution was also compared to that of the Evidence…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Educational Resources, Elementary Schools, School Districts
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Kruse, Jerrid; Wilcox, Jesse – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), with new emphasis on engineering, reflects broadening definitions of scientific and technological literacy. However, engaging in science and engineering practices is necessary, but insufficient, for developing technological literacy. Just as robust scientific literacy includes a deep understanding of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Water Quality, Science Activities, Scientific Principles
Erten, Sinan; Kiray, S. Ahmet; Sen-Gumus, Betul – Online Submission, 2013
This study was conducted to determine whether a lesson, in which context-based learning approach and scientific stories were used, changed stereotypical images of students (aged 11-12) about science and scientists. Data was collected from two separate sources: Interviews conducted with six students and Draw a Scientist Test (DAST) document that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientists, Work Environment, Elementary School Students
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