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Miao, Zhenzhen; Reynolds, David – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2018
"The Effectiveness of Mathematics Teaching in Primary Schools: Lessons from England and China" provides a unique insight into the mathematics classrooms of these two countries and arrives at a time when the world is eager to know how Chinese learners consistently excel at learning mathematics and other core subjects. Showcasing the kinds…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Cultural Differences
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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
Mills, Kathy A. – Multilingual Matters, 2015
"Literacy Theories for the Digital Age" insightfully brings together six essential approaches to literacy research and educational practice. The book provides powerful and accessible theories for readers, including Socio-cultural, Critical, Multimodal, Socio-spatial, Socio-material and Sensory Literacies. The brand new Sensory Literacies…
Descriptors: Literacy, Learning Theories, Educational Research, Educational Practices
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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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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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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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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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Nutley, Sandra; Jung, Tobias; Walter, Isabel – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2008
Much of the discussion of research-informed practice in education has centred on two perspectives: the rational-linear and interactive perspectives on research use. This paper examines two initiatives aimed at delivering research-informed practice in schools that appear to represent these two perspectives, Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies and the…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Peer Teaching, Models, Educational Research
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Arthur-Kelly, Michael; Foreman, Phil; Bennett, Deone; Pascoe, Sue – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2008
The needs of students with profound and multiple disabilities (PMD) have received more attention in the educational research and best practice literature over the past decade, especially in relation to the importance of maximising their social and communicative engagement. However, perhaps as a function of their low incidence rate and resultant…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Multiple Disabilities, Quality of Life, Inclusive Schools
Scarborough, Jule Dee – Online Submission, 2007
This Northern Illinois University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) initiative represents the authors' first attempt to prepare engineering and technology professors for teaching to improve student learning and the Scholarship of Teaching. This college portfolio is nontraditional in that it combines a learning paper approach…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Worksheets, Teaching Models
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Firth, Roger; Morgan, John – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2010
In this article the value of critical research to research in geography education is considered. It raises the question as to whether the geography education community requires a wider range of orientations to research, concerned as we are with its impact on classroom practice, policy-making and future directions for geography education. (Contains…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Teaching Methods, Educational Policy
Katehi, Linda, Ed.; Pearson, Greg, Ed.; Feder, Michael, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2009
Engineering education in K-12 classrooms is a small but growing phenomenon that may have implications for engineering and also for the other STEM subjects--science, technology, and mathematics. Specifically, engineering education may improve student learning and achievement in science and mathematics, increase awareness of engineering and the work…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Technological Literacy, Educational Change
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Roschelle, Jeremy; Bakia, Marianne; Toyama, Yukie; Patton, Charles – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
Linking research to a compelling societal interest can build financial commitments to research, bring increased attention to findings, and grow support for scaling up impacts. Among many compelling societal interests that learning scientists can cite--such as increasing the quality of life, preparing citizens to make decisions in a complex world,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Relationship, Economic Progress, Quality of Life
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