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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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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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Bell, Bradford S.; Federman, Jessica E. – Future of Children, 2013
Over the past decade postsecondary education has been moving increasingly from the classroom to online. During the fall 2010 term 31 percent of U.S. college students took at least one online course. The primary reasons for the growth of e-learning in the nation's colleges and universities include the desire of those institutions to generate…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Yakin, Ilker; Tinmaz, Hasan – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2015
In the past 10 years, the internet has been transformed, along with the emergence of interaction and communication technologies. Indeed, there has been an emerging movement in the interaction and communication technologies. More specifically, the growth of Web 2.0 technologies has acted as a catalyst for change in the disciplines of education. The…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Social Networks, Internet, Information Technology
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Maguth, Brad M. – Social Studies, 2013
Over 75 percent of teens have a cell phone, and today's youth are increasingly turning to their cell phones to communicate and access information (Pew Internet 2009). As teens gain access and use mobile devices outside of the classroom, there's been a growing movement for teachers to enlist the digital tools students really use and are…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Social Studies, Educational Technology
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Firth, Rhiannon – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2013
This article explores the possibility of developing an ethico-politically coherent and practical research framework for studying the learning and knowledge-production and dissemination processes of utopian groups and movements. It seeks to develop understanding of utopias by identifying and conceptualizing their pedagogical aspects. At the same…
Descriptors: Criticism, Research Methodology, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
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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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Abrami, Philip C.; Poulsen, Catherine; Chambers, Bette – Educational Psychology, 2004
This study applied expectancy theory to integrate the numerous and disparate explanations that researchers and educators have proposed to account for teacher resistance to implementing cooperative learning as an educational innovation. The cooperative learning implementation questionnaire (CLIQ) contained 48 items grouped under three broad…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Innovation, Cooperative Learning, Questionnaires
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Parsons, David – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2014
Mobile learning has been a research topic for some 20 years. Over that time it has encompassed a wide range of concepts, theories, designs, experiments and evaluations. With increasing interest in mobile learning from researchers and practitioners, an accessible overview of this area of research that encapsulates its many facets and features can…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Brandon, Paul R.; Young, Donald B.; Pottenger, Francis M.; Taum, Alice K. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
Instruments for evaluating the implementation of inquiry science in K-12 classrooms are necessary if evaluators and researchers are to know the extent to which programs are implemented as intended and the extent to which inquiry science teaching accounts for student learning. For evaluators and researchers to be confident about the quality of…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Measures (Individuals)
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Leatherman, Jane M. – Qualitative Report, 2007
This narrative study examined teachers' perceptions of their inclusive classrooms. Eight early childhood teachers responded to open-ended interview questions about their experiences teaching children with and without disabilities in the same classroom environment. The social constructivist view of teaching and learning is highlighted as the…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Teacher Attitudes, Mainstreaming, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Wang, Yinying – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2016
Against the backdrop of the ever-increasing influx of big data, this article examines the opportunities and concerns over big data in education. Specifically, this article first introduces big data, followed by delineating the potential opportunities of using big data in education in two areas: learning analytics and educational policy. Then, the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Educational Policy
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Pacheco, Mariana – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2010
This article analyzes illustrative classroom events documented during an ethnographic study of bilingual classrooms in a "high-achieving" school. Through a performativity lens that emphasizes the discursive constitution of subjectivities, I demonstrate how discourses around achievement and success in the current reform context exacerbated one…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Ethnography, Second Language Learning, Ideology
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Leech, Nancy L.; Dellinger, Amy B.; Brannagan, Kim B.; Tanaka, Hideyuki – Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 2010
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate application of a new framework, the validation framework (VF), to assist researchers in evaluating mixed research studies. Based on an earlier work by Dellinger and Leech, a description of the VF is delineated. Using the VF, three studies from education, health care, and counseling fields are…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Researchers, Research Methodology, Research Reports
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Brooker, Liz – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2011
Recent developments in early childhood research in the UK suggest there is a good deal of current knowledge as to "what works" in early education, including what helps to narrow the gap between more and less advantaged pupils. A broad consensus now exists in many parts of the English-speaking world as to the forms of provision, including…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Researchers, Child Care, Research Needs
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