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Berman, Jeanette; Smyth, Robyn – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2015
This paper contributes to consideration of the role of conceptual frameworks in the doctoral research process. Through reflection on the two authors' own conceptual frameworks for their doctoral studies, a pedagogical model has been developed. The model posits the development of a conceptual framework as a core element of the doctoral…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Guidelines, Research Methodology, Models
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Gaševic, Dragan; Kovanovic, Vitomir; Joksimovic, Srecko – Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
The field of learning analytics was founded with the goal to harness vast amounts of data about learning collected by the extensive use of technology. After the early formation, the field has now entered the next phase of maturation with a growing community who has an evident impact on research, practice, policy, and decision-making. Although…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Analysis, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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Pellegrino, James W. – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2017
In this commentary on this issue's focus article by Baird et al., Pellegrino focuses first on the fundamental nature of educational assessment and its connection to theories, models, and data on learning. He then discusses the contemporary views of learning in the form of learning progressions as they relate to assessment development. In the third…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Learning Theories, International Assessment, Learning
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Kidman, Gillian; Keast, Stephen; Cooper, Rebecca – Teaching Science, 2012
This paper is a response to Hoban and Neilsen's (2010) Five Rs model for understanding how learners engage with slowmation. An alternative model (the Learning MMAEPER Model) that builds on the 5Rs model is explained in terms of its use in secondary science preservice teacher education. To probe into the surface and deep learning that can occur…
Descriptors: Science Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Science
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Bond, Lloyd – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2014
Lloyd Bond comments here on the Focus article in this issue of "Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives". The Focus article is entitled: "How Task Features Impact Evidence from Assessments Embedded in Simulations and Games" (Russell G. Almond, Yoon Jeon Kim, Gertrudes Velasquez, and Valerie J. Shute). Bond…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Task Analysis, Models, Design
Mee, Molly – National Middle School Association (NJ3), 2007
Many middle school students claim that their voices are ignored in the classroom, where the attitude is too often that the teacher holds the one right answer. Instead of this approach, teachers may wish to use the Socratic Seminar, which prompts students to examine issues and ideas through dialogue and actively involves and motivates them, giving…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Middle School Students, Student Participation
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Fowers, Blaine J. – Journal of Character Education, 2018
McGrath presents a prototyping proposal to better classify character education programs. He proposes 7 key elements that can facilitate identifying more and less typical programs. This proposal appears to be a very good start for improving the organization of the character education field and facilitating research. This commentary highlights 4…
Descriptors: Definitions, Values Education, Classification, Self Concept
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Albertson, Constant; Davidson, Miriam – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2007
In this essay, Albertson and Davidson explore the attributes of photography and ceramic arts education to identify eight key elements integral to engagement in these art studios for under-served and disenchanted learners. They suggest that these key elements can provide numerous clues as to how teachers and school communities might reimagine both…
Descriptors: Photography, Ceramics, Art Education, Audiences
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Pruisner, Peggy – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2009
As a result of the Reading First Program of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the view of reading has narrowed. Individual state's Reading First professional development programs, and hence reading teachers across the United States, have spent the six years since the funding of the program in 2002 focusing beginning and developmental reading on…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Reading Research, Reading, Federal Legislation
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Labouta, Hagar Ibrahim; Adams, Jennifer Dawn; Cramb, David Thomas – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
In this paper we reflect on the article "I am smart enough to study postsecondary science: a critical discourse analysis of latecomers' identity construction in an online forum", by Phoebe Jackson and Gale Seiler (Cult Stud Sci Educ. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11422-017-9818-0). In their article, the authors did a significant amount of…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Science Education, College Students, Disadvantaged
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Hargis, Jace – International Journal of Instructional Media, 2005
A virtual community is defined as "an area of cyberspace that connects users and enables them to interact with each other in a variety of ways and the problem with defining virtual communities is that they come in many shapes and sizes." A virtual community allows teachers, administrators, parents and students not only access to information, but…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Community, Teaching Methods, Virtual Classrooms
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Hess, Frederick M.; Saxberg, Bror – Education Next, 2014
Today's education technology holds immense promise, but what matters more than the tools themselves are how they are used in schools and in classrooms. In "Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age," Frederick M. Hess and Bror Saxberg argue that educators have tended to think of adopting technology as a way to "reform" or…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Best Practices
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Stafford-Brizard, K. Brooke; Cantor, Pamela; Rose, L. Todd – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2017
Mind, brain, and education is a field developed with two key purposes: (1) to accelerate the knowledge developed through research by using an interdisciplinary approach, and (2) to create a bridge to connect and apply this knowledge to educational practice. While great progress has been made with regard to the interdisciplinary efforts of mind,…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Practices
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Askew, Mike – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2015
Many of the papers in this special issue draw on the fundamental model of numeracy developed by Goos et al. (Transforming mathematics instruction: multiple approaches and practices. 81-102, 2014). Four elements in that model--contexts, tools, dispositions, and mathematical knowledge--are embedded within a critical orientation, and being, or…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Models
Thompson, Sue C.; McKelvy, Earline – National Middle School Association (NJ1), 2007
Many middle schools do not use one of the most important strategies to improve student achievement and create socially equitable, developmentally responsive middle schools: becoming a professional learning community. This article summarizes the five disciplines which are vital for learning organizations -- systems thinking, personal mastery,…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Vision, Student Leadership, School Culture
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