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Bargmann, Bastiaan O. R.; Birnbaum, Kenneth D.; Brenner, Eric D. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2014
We present a lab that enables students to test the role of genes involved in the regulation of lateral roots growth in the model plant "Arabidopsis thaliana." Here, students design an experiment that follows the effects of the hormone auxin on the stimulation of genes involved in the formation of lateral root initials. These genes, known…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Genetics, Science Laboratories
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Hunuk, Deniz – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Despite the accumulating evidence highlighting the significant roles of an effective facilitator and appropriate pedagogies that a facilitator employs in shaping the professional learning environment, there is a paucity of research that explores how facilitators learn to facilitate. Purpose: The overall purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Instructor Coordinators, Facilitators (Individuals), Experiential Learning
Rose, Marda C. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examines proposals made during planning talk--a speech act that has received little attention in previous literature--to determine the applicability of the stages of second language (L2) pragmatic development posited by Kasper and Rose (2002). Although Kasper and Rose suggest that formulas play a prominent role in L2 pragmatic…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Immersion Programs
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Zoanetti, Nathan – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This article presents key steps in the design and analysis of a computer based problem-solving assessment featuring interactive tasks. The purpose of the assessment is to support targeted instruction for students by diagnosing strengths and weaknesses at different stages of problem-solving. The first focus of this article is the task piloting…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Uses in Education, Problem Solving, Evaluation Methods
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Duman, Guler; Kural Baykan, Arin; Koroglu, Gamze Nevra; Yilmaz, Selda; Erdogan, Mehmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
The main purpose of the present study is twofold: (a) to investigate the awareness and attitudes of prospective teachers from different departments and class levels regarding current educational reforms in Turkey and the reasons why they do or do not adhere to these reform activities, and (b) to gain thorough knowledge about information resources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Semi Structured Interviews, Preservice Teachers
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Valor Miró, J. D.; Spencer, R. N.; Pérez González de Martos, A.; Garcés Díaz-Munío, G.; Turró, C.; Civera, J.; Juan, A. – Open Learning, 2014
Video lectures are fast becoming an everyday educational resource in higher education. They are being incorporated into existing university curricula around the world, while also emerging as a key component of the open education movement. In 2007, the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) implemented its poliMedia lecture capture system for…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Lecture Method, Technology Integration, Foreign Countries
Dahl, Laura Brown – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The effective use of technology is increasingly important in many fields where online and digital communication, collaboration, and production have become more prevalent. Although it is clear that many higher education students come into the classroom with skills involved with consuming technology, they often are much less capable of producing…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Design, Group Discussion, Group Dynamics
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Bachar, Pnina; Ofri, Vinnie – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2009
The purpose of this research was to understand how student art teachers perceive the contribution to their training of community service in various frameworks, such as a prison and a drug rehabilitation center. The research was conducted in 2006-2007 in the School of Art at Beit Berl College, Israel, in two stages. In the first stage, six…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Service Learning, Rehabilitation Centers, Measures (Individuals)
Morante-Brock, Sandra – ProQuest LLC, 2014
A growing body of research supports the idea that large scale school reform efforts often fail to create sustained change within the public school sector. Proponents of school reform argue that implementing school reform, effectively and with fidelity, can work to ensure the success of reform initiatives in public education. When implementing deep…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, State Standards, Educational Change, Suburban Schools
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Boghossian, Peter – Journal of Correctional Education, 2006
This article explains and analyzes the practical application of the Socratic method in the context of inmate education, and identifies core critical thinking elements that emerge from four transcribed Socratic discussions with prison inmates. The paper starts with a detailed examination of the stages of the Socratic method as practiced by the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons
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Roth, Tania L.; Sweatt, J. David – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2011
Experiences during early development profoundly affect development of the central nervous system (CNS) to impart either risk for or resilience to later psychopathology. Work in the developmental neuroscience field is providing compelling data that epigenetic marking of the genome may underlie aspects of this process. Experiments in rodents…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Genetics, Anatomy, Neuropsychology
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Payler, Jane – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2007
This paper draws on an ESRC-funded study (Payler, 2005) of the sociocultural influences on learning processes of 10 four-year-old children in their second year of the Foundation Stage in England (DfEE, 2000). The children, very close in age, were in one of two early years settings: a pre-school playgroup with a largely invisible pedagogy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
Dunn Carpenter, Christina Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The vision statement of one large Midwestern community college is "dedicated to helping students achieve lifelong fulfillment by providing a quality, innovative and responsive learning environment. Each day, [the college] champions the aspirations of individuals, communities and the state..." Helping each individual realize a lifelong…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High School Equivalency Programs, Quality of Life, Community Colleges
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Frimpong, Jemima A.; Rivers, Patrick A.; Bae, Sejong – Health Education Journal, 2008
Objective: To evaluate school immunization records and document the immunization coverage and compliance level of children enrolled in kindergarten in Phoenix during the 2001-2002 school year. The purpose was to obtain information on: 1) immunization status by age two; 2) under-immunization in kindergarten; 3) administration error; and 4)…
Descriptors: Student Records, Immunization Programs, Kindergarten, Young Children
Parker, Peter Gary – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The universality of reading comprehension strategies across languages is a view generally accepted. What has not been clearly established, however, is the degree to which specific comprehension strategies are used by skilled L1 and L2 readers in the early grades. To investigate this issue, similarities and differences in the reading strategies of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Oral Reading, Reading Strategies
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