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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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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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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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Borgford-Parnell, Jim; Turns, Jennifer; Atman, Cynthia J.; Yasuhara, Ken; Fryhle, Lauren – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2019
Although engineering educational endeavours are often described with regard to how well they prepare students to meet national or global engineering concerns, the purpose of this paper is to show how those efforts can also serve the larger educational goals of the educators themselves as they develop learning experiences for their students. This…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Experience, Engineering Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Martin, Jenny – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This commentary promotes discussion on the imaginary provided by Sanaz Farhangi in her article entitled, "Contribution to activity: a lens for understanding students' potential and agency in physics education" (see EJ1191322). The commentary is concerned with aligning ontological assumptions in research accounts of learning and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Science Education, Physics, Transformative Learning
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Sjöström, Jesper – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This forum article contributes to the understanding of how science teachers' identity is related to their worldviews, cultural values and educational philosophies, and to eco-transformation of science education. Special focus is put on "reform-minded" science teachers. The starting point is the paper "Science education reform in…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Subcultures, Confucianism
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Trifonas, Peter Pericles – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2018
Empowered students have the ability to think and act reflectively as individual subjects of a society or a culture who have formed a conscious self-awareness of the meanings of their multiple affiliations and the significance of their worldly transactions with the other. Teaching should incorporate student ideas and experience actualized from acts…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Student Empowerment, Personality Traits, Epistemology
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Flores Carmona, Judith – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
I am an assistant professor at New Mexico State University; however, the path to getting to this position has been about crossing borders, about learning in and from the borderlands. The borderlands that my body has had to cross, physically and figuratively, have left many "heridas abiertas" (open wounds) but have also provided me with…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Epistemology, Stranger Reactions
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Sardoc, Mitja; White, John – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Mitja Sardoc's interview with John White discusses a neglected aspect of the educational goal of equipping learners to lead a life of autonomous well-being--trying to ensure that they have adequate options from which to choose worthwhile activities and relationships. Following a brief account of the nature of autonomous well-being, White outlines…
Descriptors: Well Being, Personal Autonomy, Student Development, Values Education
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Foreman-Peck, Lorraine; Heilbronn, Ruth – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2018
This paper presents a view of action research (AR) as a valuable way in which teachers can pose fertile questions and engage in inquiry with transformative possibilities. This counters claims of its being at best a sterile method of teacher research and at worst a perilous trap for teachers. Chris Higgins has argued that AR has lost its original…
Descriptors: Action Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Transformative Learning, Teacher Empowerment
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Cope, Bill; Kalantzis, Mary; Smith, Anna – Theory Into Practice, 2018
In this discussion with educational researchers and New London Group conveners, Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis, we discuss the origins, life, and future of the New London Group's multiliteracies framework. We reflect on the initial goals the group had over 20 years ago for more equitable schooling opportunities, and what is yet to be done to reach…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multiple Literacies, Transformative Learning, Educational Policy