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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
Fletcher, Jack M.; Lyon, G. Reid; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Barnes, Marcia A. – Guilford Press, 2018
Presenting major advances in understanding learning disabilities (LDs) and describing effective educational practices, this authoritative volume has been significantly revised and expanded with more than 70% new material. Foremost LD experts identify effective principles of assessment and instruction within the framework of multi-tiered systems of…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Identification, Evidence Based Practice
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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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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
Kühl, Jørgen, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2018
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise description of the European minority language, Danish, in education. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects such as the number of schools, teachers,…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Course Descriptions, Language Minorities, Educational Policy
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Gerencheal, Berhane; Mishra, Deepanjali – Online Submission, 2019
The beginning of the modern education and the introduction of the foreign languages in Ethiopia are the two faces of a single coin. And this paper mainly shows how and when foreign languages are introduced into Ethiopia following the footsteps of the introduction and expansion of modern education. It is done using secondary sources. It also gives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, English (Second Language)
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Valentine, Keri D.; Kopcha, Theodore J.; Vagle, Mark D. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to clarify the philosophical and methodological variations of phenomenological research methods and their role in the field of educational communication and technology (ECT). Phenomenology is a qualitative research methodology concerned with investigating phenomena as they manifest through lived-experiences. The unit…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Research Methodology, Educational Technology, Information Technology
Robertson, Boyd, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2018
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise description of the European minority language, Gàidhlig, in education. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects such as the number of schools, teachers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages, Language Minorities, Preschool Education