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Mitchell, John; Nyamapfene, Abel; Roach, Kate; Tilley, Emanuela – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2019
Accredited engineering degrees call upon students to develop a wide range of knowledge and skills. These range from technical, scientific and mathematical knowledge, through to transferable skills such as communications, teamwork, business acumen and critical analysis. Through a faculty-wide curriculum development programme we have sought to…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Engineering Education, Student Motivation
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Delaune, Andrea – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
Early childhood practice in Aotearoa New Zealand is guided by "Te Whariki," a curriculum which is rich in moral concepts. While there are opportunities for early childhood educators in Aotearoa New Zealand to reflect upon moral concepts in their educational settings, it is the position of this paper that critical engagement with these…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Gender Differences, Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries
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White, John – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Until recently teacher education in England has always contained a 'philosophical' element -- to do with what education is for in the light of human nature. The paper traces its history since 1839, through inspirational approaches -- based first on religion and later on psychology -- to the critical approach of R S Peters and his colleagues in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational History
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Livstrom, Illana C.; Szostkowski, Alaina H.; Roehrig, Gillian H. – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
In theory, STEM (interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is cross-disciplinary and situated in real-world problem-solving contexts. In practice, STEM disciplines are often implemented separately using contrived contexts. This paper examines theoretical and empirical aspects of Montessori middle school science in the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Montessori Method, Problem Solving, Middle Schools
Dwyer, James G.; Peters, Shawn F. – University of Chicago Press, 2019
In "Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice," James G. Dwyer and Shawn F. Peters examine homeschooling's history, its methods, and the fundamental questions at the root of the heated debate over whether and how the state should oversee and regulate it. The authors trace the evolution of homeschooling and the…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Educational History, Educational Policy, Government Role
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Wilcox, Steve – American Journal of Play, 2019
Game design offers a unique but often misunderstood pedagogical opportunity. The author draws on learning theory, feminist epistemology, and game studies to analyze a novel genre of games capable of realizing this opportunity by mobilizing knowledge through play--praxis games--founded on the concept of situated praxis. Situated praxis encourages…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Instructional Design, Praxis, Play
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2013
There are selected philosophies of reading instruction which are relevant in providing for individual differences among learners. These need to be studied in-depth by reading teachers in order to best provide for each pupil in the classroom. Pupils differ from each other in reading achievement, interests, and purposes, and it is a challenge to…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Educational Philosophy, Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Chatterjee, Atanu – European Journal of Physics Education, 2013
Nature is a complex causal network exhibiting diverse forms and species. These forms or rather systems are physically open, structurally complex and naturally adaptive. They interact with the surrounding media by operating a positive-feedback loop through which, they adapt, organize and self-organize themselves in response to the ever-changing…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Influences, Causal Models
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Siegel, Harvey – Theory and Research in Education, 2014
John White offers a provocative characterization of philosophy of education. In this brief reaction, I evaluate the characterization and urge the maintenance of a strong connection between philosophy of education and philosophy.
Descriptors: Philosophy, Educational Philosophy, Educational Objectives, Educational Attitudes
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Välitalo, Riku; Juuso, Hannu; Sutinen, Ari – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2016
During the past 40 years, the Philosophy for Children movement has developed a dialogical framework for education that has inspired people both inside and outside academia. This article concentrates on analysing the historical development in general and then taking a more rigorous look at the recent discourse of the movement. The analysis proceeds…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Children, Educational Practices, Educational Change
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Peters, Michael A.; Jandric, Petar; Irwin, Ruth; Locke, Kirsten; Devine, Nesta; Heraud, Richard; Gibbons, Andrew; Besley, Tina; White, Jayne; Forster, Daniella; Jackson, Liz; Grierson, Elizabeth; Mika, Carl; Stewart, Georgina; Tesar, Marek; Brighouse, Susanne; Arndt, Sonja; Lazaroiu, George; Mihaila, Ramona; Legg, Catherine; Benade, Leon – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2016
This article is concerned with developing a philosophical approach to a number of significant changes to academic publishing, and specifically the global journal knowledge system wrought by a range of new digital technologies that herald the third age of the journal as an electronic, interactive and mixed-media form of scientific communication.…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Organizations (Groups), Writing Processes, Collaborative Writing
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Schjetne, Espen; Afdal, Hilde Wågsås; Anker, Trine; Johannesen, Nina; Afdal, Geir – Ethics and Education, 2016
In this paper, we explore the possible contributions of empirical moral philosophy to professional ethics in teacher education. We argue that it is both possible and desirable to connect knowledge of how teachers empirically do and understand professional ethics with normative theories of teachers' professional ethics. Our argument is made in…
Descriptors: Ethics, Ethical Instruction, Professional Identity, Teacher Education Programs
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Sydykov, Yerlan B.; Nysanbayev, Abdumalik N.; Kurmanbaev, Erbol A. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The purpose of the study is to analyze the influence of Shakarim--a follower of Abai--on Kazakh philosophy, his worldview and opinion of existential issues. The specifics of the problem under consideration required taking a synthetic approach to the use of various methods in this research. A synthesis of dialectical, metaphysical, rational,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Influences, World Views, Opinions
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Stewart, Georgina – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2014
Goals for adding philosophy to the school curriculum centre on the perceived need to improve the general quality of critical thinking found in society. School philosophy also provides a means for asking questions of value and purpose about curriculum content across and between subjects, and, furthermore, it affirms the capability of children to…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Communities of Practice, Educational Change, Indigenous Populations
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Bagheri Noaparast, Khosrow – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
This paper aims to extract Iran's philosophy of education from two sources of the constitution and the course of practice in educational institutions. Regarding the first source, it is argued that parallel to the two main threads of the constitution, Iran's main elements of philosophy of education are expected to be derived from; (1) Islam and (2)…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Minority Groups, Islam, Foreign Countries
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