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Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2016
This paper is a commentary on how the student population of Canadian universities has changed with the arrival of international students. It discusses some of the issues that instructors have when teaching and interacting with their international students such as overcoming the language barrier, and being aware and respectful of cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Student Diversity, Student Characteristics
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
Triantari, Sotiria A. – Online Submission, 2011
In the author's opinion Nietzsche has adopted the three Aristotelian factors, i.e., logic, learning and experience, showing the nihilistic element in the educational system of his days. By means of the term "formal education", Nietzsche implies the education comprises the development of the intellectual faculties of the learner. According to…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Logical Thinking, Learning, Habituation
Costley, Kevin C.; Harrington, Kayla – Online Submission, 2012
Due to the eroding family composition of American families today and other important variables contributing to children's lack of social skills and inappropriate behaviors, the implementation of a Character Education curriculum is a greater need in schools today. This need is much more pressing than during the middle of the last century. Some…
Descriptors: Integrity, Values Education, Ethical Instruction, Educational Needs
Hillmann, Paula J. – Online Submission, 2004
Are creativity and imaginative thinking impeded by the emphasis that many American schools place on cooperative learning and collaborative thinking today? This paper explores past and present philosophies concerning individualism and creativity as they relate to education in the USA. A person's ability to individuate is based on the premise that…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Philosophy, Individualism
Namwar, Yousef; Rastgoo, Azam – Online Submission, 2008
New technologies have an important effect on changing higher education. Using technology also has effect on improving learning and teaching in education and especially higher education. Now some universities and institutes use these technologies to apply virtual and distance education but there are another approaches to use them. Weblog is one of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Distance Education, Cooperative Learning
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
Ecranbrack, Jay – Online Submission, 2004
George Jacobs holds a doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He has taught courses on English, cooperative learning, curriculum design, environmental education, and multiple intelligences in the U.S., Thailand, Singapore, Nicaragua, and China . Dr. Jacobs has published more than 100 articles, book chapters,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Interviews, Teaching Methods, Group Activities
Stejzygier, Aneta – Online Submission, 2009
The paper presents the social capital as the essential element of success of the Reggio Emilia preschools known for their unique approach to the early childhood education. The collaborative effort is introduced through examples of the currently ongoing "Reggio Narrates" project of Reggio preschools, the "Dialogue with the…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Foreign Countries, Reggio Emilia Approach, Social Capital
McLaurin, Sidney E.; Bell, Beulah; Smith, Curtis – Online Submission, 2009
The classroom assessment process can have encouraging results when it begins with "early assessment" that addresses student learning, as well as the social and emotional needs of student(s) in the classroom. This paper presents a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis for classroom assessment. It will review literature…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques
Mart, Cagri Tugrul – Online Submission, 2011
Motivation, one of the leading problems in education, is an ongoing issue for teachers. Motivation is important because it highly contributes to achievement. Teachers have to be certain that their students are being motivated in order to develop a positive outcome. This article suggests some strategies to sustain students' classroom motivation.
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Teacher Role
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
Reid, Claudette M. – Online Submission, 2010
This paper presents the position that inclusion is limited; inclusion does not go far enough. The inclusive classroom has been assessed to be of benefit both to the teacher and student. There are, however, limits set on inclusion. In most classrooms only children with learning disability are included omitting those with severe disabilities,…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Regular and Special Education Relationship
Pourreau, Leslie; Shields, Kathy D.; Wright, Judy A. – Online Submission, 2012
This paper describes the need for developing, implementing and sustaining professional development (PD) designed to provide a network of coaching support for teachers, an element of independent online study and a collaborative network of peers. Leaders recognize the importance of school structure but need to further address the impact of…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Coaching (Performance), Teacher Leadership, Teacher Improvement
Hollenbeck, James; Hollenbeck, Darina – Online Submission, 2009
Research and various studies have showed that using multimedia in the classroom increases creativity, innovation problem solving and improves communication between people. Technology addresses equity and access issues for learners. Using technology allows educators to refine teaching strategies and learning processes, and to be more inclusive of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Classroom Research, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
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