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Hanley, Pam; Chambers, Bette; Haslam, Jonathan – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2016
Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are increasingly used to evaluate educational interventions in the UK. However, RCTs remain controversial for some elements of the research community. This paper argues that the widespread use of the term "gold standard" to describe RCTs is problematic, as it implies that other research methods are…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Educational Research, Case Studies, Elementary School Science
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Spencer, Jan; Maynard, Sally – Journal of Museum Education, 2014
A significant amount of research supports the value of learning outside the classroom for creating effective learning opportunities, and for the social, cultural and emotional benefits it presents. Although there is a movement in place in the United Kingdom to integrate learning outside the classroom into classroom practice, many pre-service…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Informal Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Student Teacher Attitudes
Harlen, Wynne – David Fulton Publishers, 2018
Now in a fully updated seventh edition, "The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools" provides essential information for students, trainee, and practising teachers about the why, what and how of teaching primary science. Paying particular attention to inquiry-based teaching and learning, the book recognises the challenges of teaching…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Willis, Ian; Strivens, Janet – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
Academic developers are increasingly involved in international collaborations in learning and teaching. Many factors contribute to successful collaborations; we argue that the personal abilities and aptitudes of academic developers are one key element. Building trust and relationships are central to creating the networks at individual, group, and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, International Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns
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O'Hare, Liam; Connolly, Paul; Biggart, Andy – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
This paper explores the potential for book-gifting programs to initiate cooperative learning between a dynamic whole group composed of children, parents and teachers. It uses the results from a series of book-gifting program evaluations (three Randomized Controlled Trials with N=1694 participants in total) and investigates whether the pattern of…
Descriptors: Books, Cooperative Learning, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Stough, Laura M.; Kang, Donghyun; Lee, Sungyoon – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Students are highly dependent on the emergency planning and evacuation decisions made by policymakers and school personnel when disasters occur. The purpose of this study was to examine selected cases of school-related disasters, highlighting how factors of the school context intersected with natural hazards and subsequently affected…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters, School Safety, Educational Policy
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Federici, Theresa – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This paper outlines the rationale behind L2 process writing and Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) approaches adopted in order to design a course within a modern language degree to bridge the gap between language and culture elements of the programme. This was achieved by creating an environment that replicates that of a researcher and by placing…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Process Approach (Writing), Active Learning, Inquiry
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Casey, Ashley; MacPhail, Ann – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: The popularised notion of models-based practice (MBP) is one that focuses on the delivery of a model, e.g. Cooperative Learning, Sport Education, Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility, Teaching Games for Understanding. Indeed, while an abundance of research studies have examined the delivery of a single model and some have…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Adoption (Ideas)
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Blackburn, Greg – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Preparing students to be critical thinkers and effective communicators is essential in today's multinational and technologically sophisticated environment. New electronic technologies provide opportunities for creating learning environments that extend the possibilities of "old" but still essential technologies: books, blackboards, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Problem Based Learning, Case Studies
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Dennis, Joanna – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
The recent expansion of the English academies programme has initiated a period of significant change within the state education system. As established administration has been disrupted, new providers from business and philanthropy have entered the sector with a range of approaches to transform schools. This paper examines the development of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, School Business Relationship, Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Bodsworth, Hannah; Goodyear, Victoria A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: The influence of technology on children's everyday lives is significant in today's society, with children described as digital natives and/or the iGeneration. There are also a range of digital technologies available for use in education and a number of pedagogical approaches reported to support technology integration and pupil learning…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Physical Education, Influence of Technology, Technology Integration
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Hurn, Karl M. – Industry and Higher Education, 2016
The aim of this paper is to provide educators and potential industrial partners with an insight into students' perceptions of working with industry during their undergraduate studies, and to highlight, through comments from academic staff, the effect on their design outcomes. The paper focuses on a collaborative design activity conducted with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Business Relationship, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
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Earl, Cassie – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2015
In this paper, taken from a fuller discussion in my Doctoral Thesis carried out under a bricolage methodology, I will argue, utilising the fictive and imaginative elements of bricolage, that there are possibilities to engender a popular education through several sites of learning: a social movement (Occupy London), a cooperative higher learning…
Descriptors: Popular Education, Neoliberalism, Social Action, Universities
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Neary, Mike; Winn, Joss – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
This report provides an interim account of a participatory action research project undertaken during 2015-16. The research brought together scholars, students and expert members of the co-operative movement to design a theoretically informed and practically grounded framework for co-operative higher education that activists, educators and the…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Universities, Educational Cooperation
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Wu, Qi – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
Although a great deal of literature contrasts the Chinese learner with Western learning conceptions and practice, a closer look at these studies reveals that many are explored through the lens of cultural knowledge and assumptions. The results of these studies generate a distorted understanding of Chinese students. Moreover, students' learning is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Student Advisers, Context Effect, Graduate Students
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