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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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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
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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
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Erten, Sinan; Kiray, S. Ahmet; Sen-Gümüs, Betül – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2013
This study was conducted to determine whether a lesson, in which context-based learning approach and scientific stories were used, changed students' (aged 11-12) stereotypical images of science and scientists. Data was collected from two separate sources: Interviews conducted with six students and Draw a Scientist Test (DAST) document that was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientists, Work Environment, Elementary School Students
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Açikalin, Mehmet – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
This article provides an example of a social studies lesson from Turkish educational context in order to facilitate comparison with examples of social studies lessons from other parts of the world. This lesson was recorded in a 7th grade class at a middle school in one of the metropolitan neighborhoods in Istanbul. According to the current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Civil Rights, Comparative Education
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Chandler, Jean – Parenting for High Potential, 2019
While it's acknowledged that some children demonstrate giftedness in leadership and social domains, it's still one area often overlooked by educators and parents. Literature on leadership has been geared mostly toward adults, not children. What does exist for student leadership has been typically organized around situations that focus on adapting…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Gifted, Student Leadership, Perspective Taking
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Nazzal, Allison – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2011
Differentiated instruction, or designing instruction to meet the needs of a variety of learners, has received much attention in continuing and higher education for several years and the middle school philosophy has centered upon differentiation as fundamental to effective teaching. Vast amounts of human and capital resources have been committed to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Outcomes of Education, Beginning Teachers, Individualized Instruction
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Bakker, Arthur; Derry, Jan – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2011
This theoretical paper relates recent interest in informal statistical inference (ISI) to the semantic theory termed inferentialism, a significant development in contemporary philosophy, which places inference at the heart of human knowing. This theory assists epistemological reflection on challenges in statistics education encountered when…
Descriptors: Statistical Inference, Inferences, Theories, Statistics
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Main, Katherine – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
The introduction of middle schooling in Australia has brought about changes to the working conditions of many teachers including finding themselves in teacher teams. The formation of such teams has been identified as critical to Australian middle school reform with teacher teams underpinning several of the fundamental components of a middle school…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Middle Schools, Educational Philosophy, Interviews
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Jordan, Renee – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
Without equal educational opportunities to engage with technology, students who lack such opportunities are put at a disadvantage. In response to this inequality and the need for STEM enrichment opportunities, a research team from a Learning Technologies Division in a College of Education and Human Development at a local university partners with…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Technological Literacy, STEM Education, Equal Education
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Evin, Agathe; Sève, Carole; Saury, Jacques – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Introduction: One of the aims of physical education (PE) is to develop social skills such as cooperation, teamwork, and mutual helping among students. Cooperation is a broad research topic, implicating several disciplines in the human sciences (e.g. psychology, sociology, linguistics, philosophy). It is also an important topic in various domains…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Cooperation, Trust (Psychology)
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Resor, Cynthia; Gandy, S. Kay – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2014
Throughout history humans have dreamed of a better life. This concept of utopia can be used as a central focus for thematic and interdisciplinary instruction. This approach has three key advantages. First, students recognize that certain themes are consistent across time and place and that realization can lead students to explore their own dreams…
Descriptors: Thematic Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Primary Sources
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Schiffer, Hermann; Guerra, Andreia – Science & Education, 2015
Seeking a historical-philosophical approach to science teaching, narrative texts have been used as pedagogical tools to improve the learning experience of students. A review of the literature of different types of narrative texts and their different rates of effectiveness in science education is presented. This study was developed using the…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science History, Science Instruction, Instructional Materials
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Mitchell, Katharyne; Parker, Walter C. – Teachers College Record, 2008
Background: Cosmopolitans and their critics often imagine a spectrum of affinities--concentric circles of belonging reaching from the self and family to the ethnic group, the nation and, finally, to all humanity. Debates over the role schools should play in educating "world citizens" versus national patriots follow suit: Should educators work to…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Focus Groups, Metropolitan Areas
Loftfield, Gabriel E. – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1930
The main purposes of this study are: (1) to assemble and report the facts about secondary education in Norway, and (2) to interpret to some extent the educational philosophy of that country. A minor purpose is to furnish the data that will help place properly in the schools of the United States any young people from Norway who may come here to…
Descriptors: Evening Programs, Admission (School), Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries
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