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Givens, Ruth; Cowden, Ryan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
This article suggests that philosophy courses could play a key role in teacher education courses as a means of developing the critical thinking skills teachers need in the 21st-century classroom. The authors focus on: (1) Shifts in Education Standards; (2) The Value of Philosophy; and (3) Paths to Implementation. Five paths to implementation…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Lickona, Thomas – Journal of Character Education, 2018
Robert McGrath's article has the great virtue of asking an important question: "What is character education?" He argues that currently "what it means to call something a character education program remains unclear." Without a clear definition, McGrath says, one cannot differentiate character education from other programs…
Descriptors: Values Education, Definitions, Prosocial Behavior, Emotional Development
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Fowers, Blaine J. – Journal of Character Education, 2018
McGrath presents a prototyping proposal to better classify character education programs. He proposes 7 key elements that can facilitate identifying more and less typical programs. This proposal appears to be a very good start for improving the organization of the character education field and facilitating research. This commentary highlights 4…
Descriptors: Definitions, Values Education, Classification, Self Concept
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Williams, Laura – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
In November 2017, Ofsted published Bold Beginnings, a report on its findings about teaching in the Reception year. Like very many practitioners in the early years, the author of this article believes this report to be of concern, as the recommendations it proposes would be so damaging for the early education of young children. She believes its…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Play
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Fyffe, Jeanette M. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
This article uses a narrative retelling of my journey to academic development to offer a new insight into induction initiatives: alongside a critical commitment to student learning, new academic developers need to build an informed and scholarly 'idea of the university'. As universities renew focus on teaching and learning, student retention, and…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Administrators, Faculty Development, Professional Identity
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Zeng, Zhengping – English Language Teaching, 2018
Anderson's central concern in his "ELT Journal" article (Vol. 69, No. 3, 2015) is to introduce several helpful changes teachers can make to a regular lesson plan pro forma due to a particular language learning environment and unpredictable events. In introducing these changes, Anderson discusses affordance, learning objectives, and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Lesson Plans
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Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2018
In an article appearing in "Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal," authors Cook, Rodes, and Lipsitz (2017) make multiple misleading, misguided, and blatantly false claims about Reading Recovery┬« in yet another attack to discredit the most widely researched early reading intervention in the world. When you're recognized as a…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Gunckel, Kristin L.; Tolbert, Sara – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2018
The push for STEM has raised the visibility of engineering as a discipline that all students should learn. With the release of the "Framework for K-12 Science Education" and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), engineering now has an official place in the science curriculum. In both the "Framework" and the NGSS,…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Science Instruction, Standards, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hinterecker, Thomas; Knauff, Markus; Johnson-Laird, P. N. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2019
Individuals draw conclusions about possibilities from assertions that make no explicit reference to them. The model theory postulates that assertions such as disjunctions refer to possibilities. Hence, a disjunction of the sort, "A or B or both," where "A" and "B" are sensible clauses, yields mental models of an…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Abstract Reasoning, Inferences, Probability
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Thompson, Jay Daniel – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
This article addresses the controversy surrounding the Safe Schools Coalition Australia. Certain politicians and media commentators have accused the initiative of harming the students it ostensibly aims to benefit. Those accusations have, in turn, been labelled 'homophobic' by supporters of the Coalition. This article suggests that the term…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, School Safety, Disadvantaged, Sexuality