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Sears, Jeanelle S.; Verbist, Alton Nathan; Wilfong, Jordan; Thomas, Tammi A.; Mount, Shannon; Sabree, Ramzi; van Zyl, Michiel Adriaan – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
A wide range of opinions exist regarding the science of social work, yielding a challenging discourse to navigate in its entirety. Yet understanding the diverse perspectives and contributions is critical for doctoral students of social work. This teaching note describes the use of concept mapping as a pedagogical method employed by a class of…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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Kocasaraç, Hüseyin – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2021
This study aims to determine and evaluate the innovative teacher characteristics of teachers working at public-private science and social sciences high schools in Turkey. Science and social sciences high schools were established as educational institutions for students who will be scientists and are expected to be open to innovations, information…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Teacher Characteristics, High School Teachers, Science Education
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Crowe, Jessica; Boe, Austin – Education Sciences, 2019
Evidence shows that undergraduate research is beneficial to students during their college years and beyond. This study evaluates two models for integrating undergraduate research into the college curriculum: (1) integrating a community-based research project into a social science course and (2) designing a senior seminar course as an undergraduate…
Descriptors: Student Research, Learner Engagement, Research Projects, Seminars
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Xiang, Jiuyu; Wan, Yuanyuan; Zhou, Jingjing – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
The learning effect of advanced mathematics among Chinese college students in social science majors is affected by factors such as personal factors, teachers' affective support, teaching methods, and environment factors. The aim of this study was to explore the inter-relationships between these factors and learning effects on Advanced Mathematics.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Social Sciences, Majors (Students)
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Talbott, Maria M.; Lee, Junghee – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2020
Research terminology is an under-examined challenge in the teaching of social science research methods and statistics courses. An important problem in research terminology is that many of the common terms have more than one meaning in English, which students often confuse. For example, the words random, pretest, validity, and regression have more…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Statistics Education, Research Training, Research Methodology
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Cielo, Cristina; Vásquez, Jorge Daniel; Bravo Reinoso, Pedro – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
This article focuses on the policies by which social sciences that analyse unequal international relations are both shaped and diminished in the provincial universities of two developing countries. We examine key moments in the development and limitation of critical social sciences in Tanzania and Ecuador. In both these places, important…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Relations, Universities, Developing Nations
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Wright, Tanya S.; Domke, Lisa M. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to understand messages about the role of language and literacy in the Next Generation Science Standards and the C3 Framework for Social Studies standards documents. We engaged in a content analysis of (a) framework documents that provide the theoretical basis for the standards and (b) learning expectation statements…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Standards, Science Education, Social Studies
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Camacho, Tissyana C.; Vasquez-Salgado, Yolando; Chavira, Gabriela; Boyns, David; Appelrouth, Scott; Saetermoe, Carrie; Khachikian, Crist – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2021
Underrepresented racial minority (URM) students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors encounter educational, social, and structural challenges on the path toward their degrees and careers. An undergraduate research program grounded in critical race theory was developed and implemented to address this disparity. NIH BUILD…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Hispanic American Students, Biomedicine, Critical Theory
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Altinpulluk, Hakan; Demirbag, Irem; Ertan, Sehla; Yildirim, Yusuf; Koçak, Ali; Yildiz, Turgay; Yildirim, Mustafa; Köse, Birsen Sezgi; Taylan, Gül Özer; Karagil, Selen Duygu; Aydin, Elif Helvaci; Güven, Kenan; Türktan, Onur; Tabak, Buse – Asian Journal of Distance Education, 2021
The aim of this study is to examine the open access theses in the Social Sciences group with virtual reality in the title of the review results made in the Council of Higher Education Thesis Center, through systematic review and content analysis method. It is thought that this study will narrow the wide scope of the notion of virtual reality and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Computer Simulation, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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Pinto, Maria; Fernández-Pascual, Rosaura; Marco, Francisco Javier García – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Preference for autonomous versus directed learning for the acquisition of information competencies (ICs) was analyzed among undergraduate social science students according to gender, degree program, belief in importance, and self-efficacy. Data were gathered using the IL-HUMASS (Information Literacy Humanities Social Sciences) online survey from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Social Sciences, Undergraduate Students
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Flynn, Marilyn L. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2017
Social work as a human services profession has been distinctive for its inclusion of research as a required element of practice and instrument in instigating reform. At the present time, the relationship of social work to science and a redefinition of social work as a science have reentered our national dialogue with new force. This expansion of…
Descriptors: Social Work, Innovation, Social Change, Social Science Research
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Pinto, Maria; Sales, Dora; Fernández-Pascual, Rosaura; Caballero-Mariscal, David – College & Research Libraries, 2021
This study aims to examine information literacy (IL) and the use of mobile technologies in the educational sphere by a sample of social sciences undergraduate students (N = 1,390). The study used the MOBILE-APPS questionnaire, which is a scale for measuring students' perceptions regarding information literacy (both the institutional and as a…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
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Kong, Ningning; Fosmire, Michael; Branch, Benjamin Dewayne – College & Research Libraries, 2017
In the academic libraries' efforts to support digital humanities and social science, GIS service plays an important role. However, there is no general service model existing about how libraries can develop GIS services to best engage with digital humanities and social science. In this study, we adopted the action research method to develop and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Library Development, Geographic Information Systems, Academic Libraries
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Finkel, Liza – Educational Foundations, 2018
Finding ways for all students to engage meaningfully with science and learn to use scientific knowledge and skills to identify and solve personal and community-based problems requires more than making changes to the curriculum students experience in schools. This article describes a methods course, part of a one-year masters level teacher…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Social Problems
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Binder, P.-M.; Collins, Topaz P.; Blacksmith, Kristal – Physics Teacher, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to describe a three-year limited-run offer of an energy science certificate in the University of Hawaii at Hilo campus, along with lessons learned that can be of use to other institutions considering comparable programs. Energy science is a loosely defined discipline that traditionally straddles physics and mechanical,…
Descriptors: Physics, Energy, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum
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