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Stevenson, E.; McArthur, J. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
In this Reflection on Practice we propose a triple nexus of research, public engagement and teaching that could provide a new pathway for academic developers to enable greater engagement in learning and teaching issues from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academics. We argue that the public engagement activities demanded…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Correa Ruiz, Carmen – Accounting Education, 2013
In this commentary, Correa Ruiz notes that from his analysis, Owen (2013) identified the essential elements to be included in a modern professional accounting curriculum, described how Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has embedded "Integrated Reporting" in its curriculum, and discussed future curriculum development,…
Descriptors: Accounting, Teaching Methods, Accountability, Course Content
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Engelhard, George, Jr.; Sullivan, Rubye K. – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2011
The Black, Wilson, and Yao (this issue) provide a wide-ranging commentary and vision of the interrelationships among curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment. Specifically, they describe how the Berkeley Evaluation & Assessment Research (BEAR) Center Assessment System can be used to integrate and systematize these areas. This commentary focuses on…
Descriptors: Maps, Context Effect, Learning Processes, Ecology
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Powell, William; Kusuma-Powell, Ochan – Educational Leadership, 2012
Now that many schools are developing curriculums thoughtfully linked to standards--including benchmarks for achievement--many teachers wrestle with this question: Can we still make room for individualized instruction? The authors, who have taught at diverse international schools in many countries, believe the answer is yes. They argue that under…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Curriculum Development, Academic Standards, Individualized Instruction
Hume, Natania – Independent School, 2015
Context is everything. Very little in art or in history (or in life) happens in isolation, although works of art and events in history have been studied this way. This is especially true of the arts, which are so intrinsically connected to the cultures from which they emerge. This essential interconnectivity was also the premise behind the design…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Art Education, Classroom Design, Student Projects
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Rawling, Eleanor – Journal of Geography, 2018
This commentary is a response to Larsen and Harrington's article titled "Developing a Learning Progression for Place" (2018). Within the author focuses learning progressions, subject structure, and the challenge of place complexity. [For "Developing a Learning Progression for Place" by Thomas B. Larsen and John A. Harrington…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Geography Instruction, Learning Processes, Curriculum Development
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Solem, Michael – Journal of Geography, 2018
This commentary is a response to Larsen and Harrington's article titled "Developing a Learning Progression for Place" (2018). Within the author focuses on the development of learning progressions in geography and future research directions. [For "Developing a Learning Progression for Place" by Thomas B. Larsen and John A.…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Research
Henke, Karen Greenwood – Technology & Learning, 2007
Graduating students who can compete in the digital age is imperative but remains an uphill battle in the absence of a strong national technology policy, empowered education leadership, and ongoing dialogue involving business, community, government, and educators. Meantime, in pockets around the country, some states, districts, and schools are…
Descriptors: State Standards, Curriculum Development, Technological Literacy, Education Work Relationship
Smith, Earl Bradford – Multicultural Education, 2009
With the increase in ethnic diversity in the United States, many educators have recognized the need to expand their knowledge of multicultural education in the public schools. The success or failure of multicultural education depends upon the effective preparation of teachers and administrators. These teachers must be competent in the courses they…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Miksza, Peter – Music Educators Journal, 2013
Professional discussion of curricular change and innovation is essential for maintaining and increasing the positive effects that music education can have on schoolchildren. Much recent discourse about curricular change has focused on critiques of the traditional large-ensemble model of music education, technological innovation applied to teaching…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Innovation
Rinehart, Nila M. – Zero to Three, 2006
The author argues that the curriculum in early childhood classrooms that serve American Indian and Alaska Native children must be grounded in community values, set in their societal context, and rooted in the rhythms of community life. The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Head Start developed a curriculum framework…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Curriculum
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Peluso, Deanna C. C. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Stepping into a modern day classroom, one will find that it is filled with a ubiquitous array of multimodal and digital resources, yet a majority of these revolutionary resources are likely not school issued, rather they were brought by the young people themselves. Digital mediums for communication, expression and multimodally engaging in one's…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Educational Environment
Busher, Hugh – Open University Press, 2006
This book shows how school leaders at all levels "from the most senior manager to the classroom teacher" can help to build learning communities through collaborating and negotiating with their colleagues, students and students' parents and carers, as well as with external agencies and local communities, to sustain and develop the…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Inclusive Schools
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Lustick, David – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2011
Regardless of what one thinks of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the current national education legislation has demonstrated the power and potential of learning standards linked with systems of accountability to influence classroom experiences. Unfortunately, the changes promoted by the legislation have tied the professional hands and suppressed the…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, Curriculum Development, Federal Legislation, Educational Change
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Garcia G., Carlos M. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
In this essay I elaborate on three ideas that emerged from reading the work of Sylvie Barma. These points are in response to curriculum reform and the use of activity theory: (a) curriculum reform as a public policy; (b) a reflection about the process followed by teacher implementation of that reform in a biology classroom; and (c) the sense of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Biology, Educational Change, Public Policy
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