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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
Grigorenko, Elena L., Ed.; Naples, Adam J., Ed. – Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2007
As the first title in the new series, "New Directions in Communication Disorders Research: Integrative Approaches", this volume discusses a unique phenomenon in cognitive science, single-word reading, which is an essential element in successful reading competence. Single-word reading is an interdisciplinary area of research that incorporates…
Descriptors: Expertise, Feedback (Response), Spelling, Morphology (Languages)
Vassallo, Stephen – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017
The field of critical studies recognizes that all knowledge is deeply embedded in ideological, cultural, political, and historical contexts. Although this approach is commonly applied in other subfields of psychology, educational psychology--which is the study of human learning, thinking, and behavior in formal and informal educational…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Critical Theory, Educational Theories, Ideology
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Nikolajeva, Maria – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2010
This semiotically informed article problematizes the concept of literacy as an aesthetic activity rather than reading skills and offers strategies for assessing young readers' understanding of fictional texts. Although not based on empirical research, the essay refers to and theorizes from extensive field studies of children's responses to…
Descriptors: Field Studies, Educational Research, Reading Skills, Literacy
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Vasquez, Olga A. – Review of Research in Education, 2006
Scholars, practitioners, and laypeople at one time or another have questioned what learning is and how it can be measured once it is defined. Many use the term interchangeably with growth, change, development, knowledge, education, cognition, or acquisition as it is commonly considered in educational practice. However, most generally assume a…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Pluralism, Social Change, Intervention
Darling-Hammond, Linda, Ed.; Bransford, John, Ed. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2005
Based on rapid advances in what is known about how people learn and how to teach effectively, this important book examines the core concepts and central pedagogies that should be at the heart of any teacher education program. Stemming from the results of a commission sponsored by the National Academy of Education, Preparing Teachers for a Changing…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Learning Theories, Educational Technology
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Callanan, Maureen A. – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2012
Increasingly, cognitive developmental researchers are forming partnerships with museums as a way to achieve both overlapping and distinctive goals. Such partnerships can further our understanding of cognitive development by providing opportunities to study children's learning within social contexts. At the same time, these collaborations can…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Museums, Researchers, Cognitive Development
Gredler, Margaret E.; Shields, Carolyn Claytor – Guilford Publications, 2007
Most educators are familiar with Lev Vygotsky's concept of the "zone of proximal development," yet the bulk of Vygotsky's pioneering theory of cognitive development largely remains unknown. This volume provides a systematic, authoritative overview of Vygotsky's work and its implications for educational research and practice. Major topics include…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Research Methodology, Learning Theories, World Views
Cole, Michael – 1983
This report, addressed to the broad audience of cognitive scientists, examines research on cognitive change. In the introduction, background considerations are made, previous research is reviewed, and the report itself is outlined. The first chapter, "Finding Goals Outside the Laboratory," discusses how laboratory tasks can obscure research goals…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes
Flowers, Lamont A.; Pascarella, Ernest T. – Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2011
This book presents the results and implications of a major new national study exploring the effects of institutional racial composition on African American students' development and their educational outcomes, taking into account individuals' background characteristics, their perceptions of the institutional environment, and their experiences in…
Descriptors: African American Students, Institutional Research, Black Colleges, Educational Objectives
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Feldon, David F. – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
Acquiring research skills is considered to be a highly challenging aspect of developing expertise in the social sciences. Because instruction and mentoring in these skills are typically grounded in the self-report of researchers, difficulties in learning the material may be due to the content and accuracy of these explanations. Using a…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Social Sciences, Data Analysis, Research Skills
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Li, Yuen-Ling – Educational Action Research, 2008
Research literature has long indicated that action research may stimulate practitioners themselves to actively evaluate the quality of their practice. This study is designed to report the use of action research for the development of early years professional practice by analyzing the pre-project and the post-project video-filmed teaching events.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Literature, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Characteristics
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Sims, Wendy L. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1991
Describes two studies of young children's ability to identify single and combined elements in response to music activities. Reports that children were better able to identify single than multiple elements. Concludes that children's ability to identify elements in their singing develops sooner than the ability to focus on elements in music they…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Listening Skills, Music Techniques, Preschool Children
Kass, Corrine E.; Maddux, Cleborne D. – Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd, 2005
This book presents a human development model for understanding and treating age related deficits that seem to be characteristic of individuals with learning disabilities. It is the culmination of years of clinical experience, qualitative research, and scholarship in the search for a framework that would be useful for the treatment of learning…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Problems, Identification, Qualitative Research
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Steinbring, Heinz – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1991
An attempt is made to elaborate on the connections and differences between the objective and subjective elements of mathematical knowledge using case study analysis relative to how an epistemological perspective about probability and randomness impacts upon a short classroom teaching episode. (19 references) (Author/JJK)
Descriptors: Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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