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Pishol, Shahida; Kaur, Sarjit – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2015
Purpose: This article reports on the practical application of Learning Elements advocated by the multiliteracies approach to classroom practice. Its ideas are grounded in the multiliteracies pedagogical principles of teaching and learning that address issues on literacy and learning in today's globalised world. The main objective of this study was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Hayran, Zeynel – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
In this study, it was searched for the extent to which proverbs and idioms were included in the children's books that were taught to elementary school students. Children's books which are taught at the stage of children's vocabulary enriched rapidly and significantly, present the vocabulary of the mother tongue and its universe of meaning to a…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Native Language, Vocabulary Development
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Dalgarno, Nancy; Colgan, Lynda – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2007
This paper reports on the needs identified as important to 27 novice elementary mathematics teachers and examines how Connect-ME, an online mathematics community, provides these supports. Qualitative data were collected using two focus groups and 16 telephone interviews. Findings validate the need for alternative teacher professional development…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Focus Groups, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary Education
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Knapp, Michael S. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2017
This article addresses a gap in methodological writing, concerning typical practice in designing qualitative inquiry, especially in research on educational leadership. The article focuses on how qualitative research designs are actually developed and explores implications for scholars' work, especially for new scholars and for methods teachers.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Instructional Leadership, College Faculty, Research Design
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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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Parker, Frieda; Bartell, Tonya Gau; Novak, Jodie D. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2017
Research advances in teaching, learning, curriculum, and assessment have not changed the continued underperformance of marginalized students in mathematics education. Culturally responsive teaching is a means of addressing the needs of these students. It is sometimes challenging, however, to convince secondary mathematics teachers about the…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Levina, Elena Y.; Voronina, Marianna V.; Rybolovleva, Alla A.; Sharafutdinova, Mariya M.; Zhandarova, Larisa F.; Avilova, Vilora V. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The research urgency is caused by necessity to develop the informational support for management of development of higher education in conditions of high turbulence of external and internal environment. The purpose of the paper is the development of methodology for structuring and analyzing datasets of educational activities in order to reduce…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Administration, Information Technology, Information Management
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Vrieling, E.; van den Beemt, A.; de Laat, M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Induced by a literature review, this paper presents a framework of dimensions and indicators highlighting the underpinning aspects and values of social learning within teacher groups. Notions of social networks, communities of practice and learning teams were taken as the main perspectives to influence this social learning framework. The review…
Descriptors: Socialization, Cooperative Learning, Social Networks, Communities of Practice
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Clark, Ian – Improving Schools, 2014
The central and distinguishing thesis of social and cultural perspectives on outcome equity is that public school classrooms are culturally biased environments. Such environments disaffect children who arrive at school from the economic or cultural margin. The "formative learning environment" (FoLE) establishes and sustains legitimate…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Outcomes of Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Public Schools
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Knewstubb, Bernadette; Nicholas, Howard – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
Numerous higher education researchers have studied the ways in which students' or academics' beliefs and conceptions affect their educational experiences and outcomes. However, studying the learning-teaching relationship has proved challenging, requiring researchers to simultaneously address both the invisible internal world(s) of the student and…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Higher Education, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Gengarelly, Lara M.; Abrams, Eleanor D. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2009
Teaching students how to conduct authentic scientific inquiry is an essential aspect of recent science education reform efforts. Our National Science Foundation-funded GK-12 program paired science graduate students--fellows--with secondary science teachers in order to enhance inquiry-based instruction. This research examined the roles of the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, School Culture, Educational Change, Science Teachers
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