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Garvey, Gregory P. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
This reflection paper argues that the design and development of digital games teach essential 21st century skills. Intrinsic to application and game development is design thinking. Design thinking requires iterative development, which demands creativity, critical thinking and problem solving. Students are engaged through learning by doing in both…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Design, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking
Hollenbeck, James E.; Hristova-Hollenbeck, Darina Z. – Online Submission, 2010
This paper describes successful strategies based on research and practical applications used in the Greater Clark School Corporation in bringing many languages and cultures together. The most reasonable and correct course of action for teachers to take is to include the students in all class activities that will be enhanced by cooperative…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Anderson, Ange – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2016
Over the last 30 years, controversy has reigned over the rights of children with learning disabilities to be educated alongside their peers in a mainstream classroom. Whether this is called integration or inclusion has been another hotly debated discussion among professionals. There have been calls for the abolition of special schools. This paper…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Learning Disabilities, Lifelong Learning, Well Being
Zen, Deqi – Online Submission, 2008
Drawing evidence from a survey study she conducted in her own online classes as well as from current literature, the author, who has developed and taught several MA TESOL online courses, argues that the effectiveness of online instruction is not determined by the technology but by the instructor. An effective online instructor is one who is truly…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Distance Education, Online Courses, Virtual Classrooms
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Wiggins, Jackie – Music Education Research, 2011
From the work of sociocultural theorists like Rogoff (1990), Vygotsky (1978) and Wenger (1998), it is widely understood that learning is an act of the individual resulting from experience in a sociocultural context. Within this context, following Dewey (1998), learners need to take an active role, engaging and constructing their own understanding.…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Musicians, Music Education, Risk
Redish, Edward F. – Online Submission, 2006
Mathematics is an essential element of physics problem solving, but experts often fail to appreciate exactly how they use it. Math may be the language of science, but math-in-physics is a distinct dialect of that language. Physicists tend to blend conceptual physics with mathematical symbolism in a way that profoundly affects the way equations are…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Physics, Science Education, College Science
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Giron, Graciela; Vasquez-Martinez, Claudio-Rafael; López, Juan Sánchez; Bañuelos, Antonio Ayón – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2012
Environmental education is not merely a modern form for the didactics of natural science, but is, on the contrary, an educational process that integrates ecological knowledge, philosophy, politics, economics and sociology, among others. This is because its purpose is to change the relationships of production, social structures of economics and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Planning, Educational Change
Bettez, Silvia Cristina – Educational Foundations, 2011
In this paper, the author talks about community building and the power of active listening. Active listening is a particular kind of listening that requires conscious effort; it is a type of listening that some rarely practice and sometimes is virtually absent from classroom interactions. Thus active listening itself may be deceptively simple…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Critical Theory, Listening Skills, Communities of Practice
Tovar, Lynn A. – Online Submission, 2008
In this article, learning how to learn for non traditional adult students is discussed with a focus on police officers and firefighters. Learning how to learn is particularly relevant for all returning non-traditional adults; however in the era of terrorism it is critical for the public safety officers returning to college after years of absence…
Descriptors: Police, Learning Strategies, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students
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Tyler, Ralph W. – Journal of Cooperative Education, 1981
Identifies the constructive elements of learning and teaching that can be employed in cooperative education programs. Work experience can enhance student motivation and confidence; help clarify goals; and provide reinforcement, rewards, and opportunities for practicing desired learning behaviors. (SK)
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Higher Education
Jones, Stan – Complete College America, 2012
This paper presents Stan Jones' testimony before the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training. In his testimony, he talks about a new American majority of students that is emerging on campuses, especially at community colleges. These students must delicately balance long hours at jobs they must…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Graduates, Educational Change, Federal Legislation
Seif, Elliott – 1979
Ten major elements in developing a curriculum to prepare students to face future challenges and problems are outlined. One, mastery and understanding of technology, should focus on the use of tools and machines with an emphasis on problems related to technology in our lives. Two, cooperative living skills, can be achieved through classroom…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Cooperation, Creativity, Curriculum Development
Campbell, Richard – 1985
The shrinking labor market, tightening economy, falling enrollments, and declining national standards for education have had an impact on cooperative education programs. Those working in the field of cooperative education should become familiar with the report entitled "The Unfinished Agenda," which was vocational education's response to "A Nation…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Coordination, Educational Benefits, Educational Cooperation
Patrick, John J. – 2002
During the last quarter of the 20th century, a global surge of democracy has transformed international relations and inspired people in places throughout the world. The current and continuing wave of democracy in the governments of nation-states has brought about a correspondingly strong surge of education for democracy. This rising tide of…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics
Lee, Christine; And Others – 1997
As a classroom organization and instructional method, cooperative learning merits serious consideration for use in thinking classrooms. Cooperative learning is more than just groupwork. In traditional group learning, students work in groups with no attention paid to group functioning, whereas in cooperative learning, group work is carefully…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cooperative Learning, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education
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