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Efthimiou, Costas; Maronde, Dan; McGreevy, Tim; del Barco, Enrique; McCole, Stefanie – Physics Education, 2011
A key question in physics education is the effectiveness of the teaching methods. A curriculum that has been investigated at the University of Central Florida (UCF) over the last two years is the use of particular elements of The Physics Suite. Select sections of the introductory physics classes at UCF have made use of Interactive Lecture…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Student Surveys, Physics, Lecture Method
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Faulconer, E. K.; Griffith, J. C.; Wood, B. L.; Acharyya, S.; Roberts, D. L. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
While the equivalence between online and traditional classrooms has been well researched, very little effort has been expended to do such comparisons for college level introductory chemistry. The existing literature has only one study that investigated chemistry lectures at an entire course level as opposed to particular course components such as…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Conventional Instruction, Comparative Analysis
Stephan, Kelly Purdy – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Improving mathematical student performance in K-12 education has been a focus in the U.S. Students in the U.S. score lower on standardized math assessments than students in other countries. Preparing students for a successful future in a global society requires schools to integrate effective digital technologies in math classroom curricula.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Private Schools, Catholic Schools
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Jones, Phyllis; Lawson, Hazel – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
This article examines teacher professional learning about pedagogy for teachers of students with severe intellectual disabilities within broader teacher education and pedagogical frameworks for this group of learners. The article presents and discusses findings from a USA-England research project, involving classroom observations and interviews…
Descriptors: Severe Mental Retardation, Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods
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Franco, Yvonne – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2014
Identifying a Signature Pedagogy that ensures high-quality teacher preparation is essential to the field of teacher education, as inconsistencies across programs throughout our country threaten our profession. Drawing on a comprehensive study of the professions, Lee Shulman (2005) provides a lens from which to identify Signature Pedagogy and the…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Action Research
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Hadjioannou, Xenia; Townsend, Jane S. – Classroom Discourse, 2015
In this qualitative case study, we examine the texture of talk in the booktalks of a fifth-grade classroom where authentic classroom discussions were common. The discourse analysis of classroom transcripts yielded 13 overlapping move categories describing the talk of the teacher, and nine the talk of the students. A comparison between authentic…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Comparative Analysis, Literature
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Hayashi, Maris L. – Resource Sharing & Information Networks, 2005
This article presents the staff perspective on the advantages of collaboration between a library cooperative in Southeast Florida and one of its member libraries. Collaborative relationships between library cooperatives and member libraries exist primarily to benefit library patrons and community users. Important relationships between cooperatives…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Library Associations, Cooperatives, Library Services
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Cardullo, Victoria M.; Forsythe, Lenora – School-University Partnerships, 2013
The PDS Partnership between the University of Central Florida and Friendship Elementary School, a Title 1 school in Volusia County, focused on the National Association for Professional Development Schools' (PDS) "Essentials" in order to establish a shared vision of success for pre-service teachers. Key leaders from both the school and…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Shaw, Sherry; Roberson, Len – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
The concept of recentering the Deaf community in interpreter education stems from the recent discussion of program evolution away from stakeholders and into academia highlighted by Monikowski and Peterson (2005). The University of North Florida, in the initial stages of developing a B.S. degree and M.Ed. concentration in ASL/English Interpreting,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Strategic Planning, Deafness, Transformative Learning
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Dood, Amber J.; Fields, Kimberly B.; Raker, Jeffrey R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
The Lewis acid-base model is key to identifying and explaining the formation and breaking of bonds in a large number of reaction mechanisms taught in the sophomore-level year-long organic chemistry course. Understanding the model is, thus, essential to success in organic chemistry coursework. Concept-inventories exist to identify misunderstandings…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Scientific Concepts
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Rodriguez, Mary T.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Odera, Erica; Owens, Courtney; Thompson, Sandra – Journal of Extension, 2015
Minority children and adolescents living in rural areas, below poverty guidelines, are less likely to engage in healthy food choices or a healthy lifestyle, and this contributes to obesity issues. Providing children with the skills and knowledge to lead healthy lives is a way to combat this epidemic. Focus groups were conducted at three Extension…
Descriptors: Gardening, Extension Education, School Activities, Student Participation
Rutledge, Stacey; Cohen-Vogel, Lora; Osborne-Lampkin, La'Tara – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools (NJ1), 2012
The National Center on Scaling up Effective Schools (NCSU) is a five-year project working to develop, implement, and test new processes to scale up effective practices in high schools that districts will be able to apply within the context of their own unique goals and circumstances. This report describes the activities and findings of the first…
Descriptors: Research Design, Educational Change, High Schools, Academic Achievement
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Fishel, Fred; Liu, Guodong David – Journal of Extension, 2014
The University of Florida Cooperative Extension conducted a statewide program with a dual role during 2013 and 2014 to enhance efficiency. The program provided in-service training to county Extension agents and provided continuing education to meet requirements needed by licensed pesticide applicators. Using Polycom distance technology, the event…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Poisoning, Statewide Planning, Extension Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
Current research seeks to determine if today's pre-K programs provide strong returns on investment similar to the returns from the classic 1960's High/Scope Perry Preschool Program and 1970's North Carolina Abecedarian Project. These were known for the positive academic effects that children experienced as they moved through school. Policy-makers…
Descriptors: Preschool Evaluation, Preschool Education, Evidence, Annotated Bibliographies
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Robertson, Stephanie; Pfeiffer, Steven – Roeper Review, 2016
In recent years, a focus on individual student needs has set the stage for tailoring educational interventions to address issues of students who are not working up to educational proficiency standards outlined in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation. This new pedagogical model may provide a unique opportunity to meet the needs of…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Guides, Program Implementation, Academically Gifted
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