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Fautch, Jessica M.; Foresman, James B. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Introductory science courses serve a population of students in the major (i.e., chemistry) as well as those students outside the discipline (i.e., premed, biology, engineering). In an effort to help this diverse population of students connect personally with the content of the course, we sought ways to include student-centered activities, provide…
Descriptors: College Science, Chemistry, Introductory Courses, Student Centered Learning
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Baloche, Lynda – Intercultural Education, 2014
Utilizing the voices of students in an undergraduate teacher preparation program, this article describes the use of a collaborative storytelling experience. Situated within the context of cooperative base groups, this collaborative storytelling has been designed to help pre-service teachers examine their own experiences in school in an effort to…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Cooperation, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education
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Hanyak, Michael E., Jr. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2015
In an introductory chemical engineering course, the conceptual framework of a holistic problem-solving methodology in conjunction with a problem-based learning approach has been shown to create a learning environment that nurtures deep learning rather than surface learning. Based on exam scores, student grades are either the same or better than…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning
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Dudek, Jaclyn; Heiser, Rebecca – International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 2017
Within higher education, a need exists for learning designs that facilitate education and support students in sharing, examining, and refining their critical identities as learners and professionals. In the past, technology-mediated identity work has focused on individual tool use or a learning setting. However, we as professional learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Criticism, Cooperative Learning, Case Studies
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Garcia, Peggie; Morales, P. Zitlali – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
Although there has been a great deal of debate about the effectiveness of charter schools in the research literature, there has been surprisingly little attention paid to English language learners (ELLs) in charter schools. Moreover, the charter school research has predominantly focused on whether or not charter schools are effective rather than…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, English Language Learners, Charter Schools, Educational Policy
Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2007
Cooperative education is a method of instruction that enables students to combine academic classroom instruction (school-based learning component) with occupational instruction through learning on the job (work-based learning component) in a career area of choice. Emphasis is placed on the students' education and employability skills. Co-op is a…
Descriptors: Laws, Guidelines, Cooperative Education, Experiential Learning
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Huffman, Tanner; Burke, Barry – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
Engineering byDesign™ (EbD) provides teachers and students with reflective, formative, and comprehensive summative assessment tools throughout the curriculum. Each lesson, unit, and course is created with a list of essential questions that are meant to guide students to a deeper understanding of national standards across the STEM domains (STL,…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Engineering Education, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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DiLucchio, Connie; Leaman, Heather; Elicker, Kathleen; Mathisen, Denise – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2014
Teacher research (practitioner inquiry) is an effective form of professional development for middle level teachers. Through teacher research, classroom teachers develop the skills needed to demonstrate mastery of the performance standards for middle level master teacher candidates. Using well-established research methods, middle level educators…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Teacher Researchers, Participatory Research, Action Research
Salvesen, Susan L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
With the passing of Act 82, the state of Pennsylvania has provided school districts with Danielson's Framework as a tool for principals to evaluate teachers. The purpose of this study was to determine the perceived professional development needs of Pennsylvania principals as they implemented the new educator effectiveness system. Three hundred…
Descriptors: Principals, Professional Development, Needs Assessment, Personnel Needs
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Balch, William R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2014
To evaluate a demonstration involving active and cooperative learning, 40 students in a cognitive psychology course and 132 students in an introductory psychology course completed a brief multiple-choice pretest on referential communication. Two days later, randomly assigned students either participated in a classroom referential communication…
Descriptors: Psychology, College Students, Active Learning, Cooperative Learning
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Richard, Elizabeth D.; Walter, Richard A.; Yoder, Edgar P. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2013
Research has discussed the benefits of cooperative education experiences for secondary career and technical education students. Yet, in this era of high stakes testing and program accountability, the amount of time that students are permitted to participate in cooperative education has diminished, fearing that time spent out of the classroom would…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Career Education, Technical Education, Secondary School Students
Pulliam, Norine Dolores – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The proficiency level of performing health assessments within nursing units in the United States is inadequate. Educators have not known if students perceive flipped classrooms as effective environments for learning the course material. The purpose of this qualitative, exploratory, multiple-case study was to explore the perceptions of nursing…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Homework, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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DuBois, Alison Lynn; Keller, Tina Marie – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
Curriculum Weaving uses multi-layered goal planning designed to activate the students' prior knowledge, connect the student to student competencies and encourage them to engage in professionally-based, project management activities that will cultivate effective professional in the field classroom teacher. The focus of weaving these elements…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Active Learning, Student Projects, Creative Activities
Woods, Phillip K. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study is to interview high school teachers of English Language Arts and special educators who are partners in a co-teaching model. It is important to understand the perceptions of teachers using co-teaching models to learn about the strengths of the program, as well as areas for improvement. In 1975, public education changed…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers
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Brown, Charles A.; Danvers, Kreag; Doran, David T. – Accounting Education, 2016
Although upper-level accounting majors tend to be more motivated than introductory-level students, or non-accounting majors, it is still challenging to motivate such students to complete and understand assigned readings. The purpose of this study is to assess student perceptions on the implementation of guided reading questions to motivate and…
Descriptors: Accounting, Majors (Students), Student Motivation, Student Attitudes
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