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Scoggin, Daniel; Vander Ark, Tom – Education Next, 2018
A truism of school reform has long been the promise that technology, properly applied, will fuel dramatic improvement in teaching and learning. When tech-enabled schools or online learning programs haven't delivered the hoped-for results, some have dismissed these shortcomings as implementation problems--or evidence that we haven't yet deployed…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Time on Task, Prevention, Educational Environment
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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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Obersteiner, Andreas – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2019
Affect and mathematical competence are each multifaceted constructs. Accordingly, the studies in this Special Issue address multiple pathways between the two in young children. This commentary highlights the variability of these pathways and asks how affective variables are specifically related to core mathematical activities such as problem…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Periodicals, Elementary School Students, Affective Behavior
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Anderson, Ross C. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2018
In this commentary, I build on recent interdisciplinary models for embodied cognition with additional perspectives from affective neuroscience, educational psychology, creativity theory, and science education. I invoke William James and John Dewey, pioneers of an embodied philosophy of mind, alongside recent affective neuroscience theory about the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Schemata (Cognition), Interdisciplinary Approach, Neurosciences
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Rudick, C. Kyle; Dannels, Deanna P. – Communication Education, 2018
Essays within this forum grapple with the multilevel ways that anti-LGBT bullying manifests within educational spaces. The essays for this forum provide a clear articulation of the wicked problem of LGBT bullying while also offering clear pedagogical advice for how instructors can change themselves, their institutions, and society to be more…
Descriptors: Bullying, Social Bias, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Becerra, César E. – Education and Culture, 2018
The following work is intended to be a closer look and commentary on the issue of gun violence and mass shootings in the United States of America. An overarching pragmatic lens will be utilized to argue that the time is now to make a change in our current trajectory of normalized gun violence in our schools, and society in general. We currently…
Descriptors: Weapons, Violence, Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy
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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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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