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Grossman, Pam; Dean, Christopher G. Pupik; Kavanagh, Sarah Schneider; Herrmann, Zachary – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
If the movement toward more project-based learning is to be successful, it's essential to understand what teachers need to do to be effective in a project-based classroom. Pam Grossman, Christopher G. Pupik Dean, Sarah Schneider Kavanagh, and Zachary Herrmann surveyed experts and teachers and viewed classroom videos to identify a set of core…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Relevance (Education)
Jacobs, George M.; Lawson, Nimrod Delante – Online Submission, 2017
Creativity makes life more enjoyable and successful, both for students and people generally. The complex elements of society require that people be creative in order to guide humanity forward. Thus, educators often strive to promote creativity among their students and themselves. The present paper offers a broad definition of creativity and then…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Creativity, Creative Development, Definitions
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Mahmood, Nasir; Iqbal, Zafar – Bulletin of Education and Research, 2018
The study investigated the challenges faced by the prospective teachers during teaching practice. The sample of the study comprised 34 prospective teachers enrolled in the final semester of B.Ed. (Hons.) program at University of the Punjab and University of Gujrat. The prospective teachers were trained in using student-centered pedagogies in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Foreign Countries
Faez, Farahnaz; Tavakoli, Parvaneh – TESOL Press, 2018
Why are so many teachers around the world moving towards adopting task-based language teaching? This teacher-friendly guide to understanding and implementing task-based language teaching (TBLT) provides a brief and clear introduction to the key elements of TBLT and highlights practical guidelines for teachers. Read about the essential pedagogical…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lerdpornkulrat, Thanita; Koul, Ravinder; Poondej, Chanut – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine student perceptions of the learning environment in their program major and general education classrooms. The participants were 870 undergraduate students majoring in engineering, fine arts, education, economics and nursing programs at a university in Thailand. We found significant differences in the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Intellectual Disciplines
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Hanghøj, Thorkild; Lieberoth, Andreas; Misfeldt, Morten – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
Can the challenges encountered in cooperative video games encourage classroom inclusion? And can this experience be translated into curriculum engagement? This study describes a 3 week intervention with game-based learning activities in eight lower secondary classrooms (n = 190). The intervention combined the use of the co-op action role-playing…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Secondary School Students, Role Playing, Educational Games
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Boulden, Danielle Cadieux; Wiebe, Eric; Akram, Bita; Aksit, Osman; Buffum, Philip Sheridan; Mott, Bradford; Boyer, Kristy Elizabeth; Lester, James – Middle Grades Review, 2018
This paper reports findings from the efforts of a university-based research team as they worked with middle school educators within formal school structures to infuse computer science principles and computational thinking practices. Despite the need to integrate these skills within regular classroom practices to allow all students the opportunity…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Middle School Students, Science Instruction
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Gillies, Robyn M. – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Cooperative learning is widely recognized as a pedagogical practice that promotes socialization and learning among students from kindergarten through to college level and across different subject areas. Cooperative learning involves students working together to achieve common goals or complete group tasks. Interest in cooperative learning has…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Research, Group Structure, Teacher Role
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Dunst, Carl J.; Annas, Kimberly; Wilkie, Helen; Hamby, Deborah W. – World Journal of Education, 2019
A review of 25 technical assistance models and frameworks was conducted to identify the core elements of technical assistance practices. The focus of analysis was on generally agreed upon technical assistance practices that were considered essential for planning, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of technical assistance. Results…
Descriptors: Technical Assistance, Evaluation Methods, Models, Program Development
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Al Asmari, AbdulRahman – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
Professional development is considered as an essential element in enhancing the teaching and learning process to ensure student learning. Professional development can also be deemed as a cornerstone of teacher professionalism and quality. The governments and educational institutions invest significantly in Continuous Professional Development (CPD)…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Faculty Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Overstreet, Mikkaka – Reading Psychology, 2018
In this paper, the author explores the importance of play at various stages of literacy development and contends that play is an essential element of learning. The author begins by defining play and literacy, using examples to theoretically explore the play and literacy interface throughout the life span. Finally, she moves into a policy…
Descriptors: Play, Literacy Education, Literacy, Learning Processes
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Foldnes, Njål – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This article describes a study which compares the effectiveness of the flipped classroom relative to the traditional lecture-based classroom. We investigated two implementations of the flipped classroom. The first implementation did not actively encourage cooperative learning, with students progressing through the course at their own pace. With…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Cooperative Learning, Evidence, Randomized Controlled Trials
Henniger, Michael L. – Pearson, 2018
This comprehensive text gives pre-service early childhood educators a balanced, accessible introduction to early childhood education that also covers the content areas. It shows readers how to teach and care for children by identifying and focusing on five essential elements: understanding child development, play, guidance, working with families,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Preschool Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Alles, Martina; Seidel, Tina; Gröschner, Alexander – International Education Studies, 2018
Goal clarity is an essential element of classroom dialogue and a component of effective instruction. Until now, teachers have been struggling to implement goal clarity in the classroom dialogue. In the present study, we investigated the classroom practice of teachers in a video-based intervention called the Dialogic Video Cycle (DVC) and compared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Communication, Student Educational Objectives, Active Learning
Alzaid, Faten; Alkarzae, Nouf – Online Submission, 2019
Assessment has a significant influence on the process of teaching and learning. It is essential to close the gap between learners' performance and the target performance. The rapid changing of technology reached the assessment community by developing new and different ways of formative assessments. This paper is written to distinguish between…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Computer Assisted Testing, Formative Evaluation
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