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Peacock, Susi; Cowan, John – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper opens by summarising the case for student-directed learning in online higher education as a means of bringing about the development and use of higher-level cognitive and interpersonal abilities such as critical and creative thinking. The writers refine their conceptualisations of student-direction, different to, but flowing from…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Gouvea, Julia Svoboda – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
The "Current Insights" feature is intended to highlight diverse perspectives on teaching, learning and cognition from outside life sciences education. In this installment, I feature recent examples of scholarship examining the intersections between culture and equity in science education. The articles in this set build on intuitions we…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Biology, Science Instruction, Cultural Differences
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Vicente, Aileen Joan; Tan, Tiffany Adelaine; Yu, Alvin Ray – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2018
Aim/Purpose: This study was aimed at enhancing students' learning of software engineering methods. A collaboration between the Computer Science, Business Management, and Product Design programs was formed to work on actual projects with real clients. This interdisciplinary form of collaboration simulates the realities of a diverse Software…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Computer Science Education, Engineering Education, Business Administration Education
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Goldenberg, E. Paul; Carter, Cynthia J. – Education Sciences, 2018
How people see the world, even how they research it, is influenced by beliefs. Some beliefs are conscious and the result of research, or at least amenable to research. Others are largely invisible. They may feel like "common knowledge" (though myth, not knowledge), unrecognized premises that are part of the surrounding culture. As we…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Cook, Kristin L.; Bush, Sarah B. – School Science and Mathematics, 2018
Complementing the aims of problem-based inquiry, a pedagogical approach called design thinking (DT) has students grapple with issues that require a creative redefinition and reimagining of solutions akin to professional skills of designers, who consider conflicting priorities and complex negotiations to arrive at a solution to an ill-defined…
Descriptors: Design, Integrated Curriculum, STEM Education, Art Education
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Kimmons, Royce; Hall, Cassidy – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
We report on a survey of K-12 teachers and teacher candidates wherein participants evaluated known models (e.g., TPACK, SAMR, RAT, TIP) and provided insight on what makes a model valuable for them in the classroom. Results indicated that: (1) technology integration should be coupled with good theory to be effective, (2) classroom experience did…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Eddy, Sarah L. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
The "Current Insights" feature is designed to introduce life science educators and researchers to current articles of interest in other social science and education journals. In this installment, I highlight three diverse research studies out of psychology journals that address student study strategies, faculty change, and the influence…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Science Instruction, Periodicals, Journal Articles
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Lucas, Patricia; Fleming, Jenny; Bhosale, Julie – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
Work-integrated learning (WIL) research is heavily steeped in particular contexts making it highly suited to flexible, multiple perspective methodologies, such as case study. However, case study methodology is often criticized for being too specific, not generalizable and limited in what it can contribute to theory. In addition, there is often…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Workplace Learning, Integrated Activities, Educational Research
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Luft, Julie A.; Whitworth, Brooke A.; Berry, Amanda; Navy, Shannon; Kind, Vanessa – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
Science teacher professional development is complex. Phases in a teacher's career necessitate different professional learning opportunities. Furthermore, knowledge bases, practices, and attributes need to be cultivated during these times. For science teachers, it is not always evident how to link professional learning opportunities progressively…
Descriptors: Science Education, Teacher Educators, Science Teachers, Transformative Learning
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Mott, Rebecca – Journal of Extension, 2018
With today's technology, Extension professionals have a variety of tools available for program evaluation. This article describes an innovative platform called VoiceThread that has been used in many classrooms but also is useful for conducting virtual focus group research. I explain how this tool can be used to collect qualitative participant…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Extension Education, Qualitative Research
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Theobald, Elli – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
Discipline-based education researchers have a natural laboratory--classrooms, programs, colleges, and universities. Studies that administer treatments to multiple sections, in multiple years, or at multiple institutions are particularly compelling for two reasons: first, the sample sizes increase, and second, the implementation of the treatments…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Program Implementation, Predictor Variables
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McGinn, Michelle K. – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
Despite now long-standing recognition of the value and importance of the scholarship of teaching and learning, questions continue to be raised about how to satisfy the hybrid responsibilities of teaching and research. The key message of this paper is that instructor-researchers, educational developers, and research ethics personnel should consider…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scholarship, Instruction, Learning
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Oxford, Rebecca L.; Gkonou, Christina – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
Culture, language, and learning strategies form a grand tapestry, which is this article's theme. The authors explain each part of the tapestry, provide ideas for teaching all parts in a smoothly united way, and explore key cultural issues (i.e., cognitive flexibility, ethnocultural empathy, intercultural understanding, and needs of intercultural…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods, Empathy, Cultural Awareness
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Vaswani, Nina – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
While the ability, and indeed right, of children to be active participants in the research process has become better understood in recent years, concerns still persist when the research topic is particularly sensitive, or when the participants are vulnerable. This article provides an account of an ultimately unsuccessful research project aimed at…
Descriptors: Failure, Barriers, Grief, Children
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Aydogan, Hakan; Akbarov, Azamat – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
The purpose of this study is to determine some correlations of academic procrastination, as well as to examine gender differences in this hypothetical construct important to the learning environment (in our case, in a Turkish EFL context). A total of 213 participants (120 females and 93 males), recruited from Mugla Sitki Koçman University,…
Descriptors: Time Management, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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