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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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Tan, Edna – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
Teacher-researcher narrative accounts are essential and insightful for the science education field, yet they are few and far-between. In this forum, I engage in dialogue with Nicole Grimes's auto-ethnographic narrative on the affordances her femme-Caribbean identity allowed for some students to engage more deeply in science. While I agree with and…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Sexual Identity, Ethnicity, Science Education
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Ravetz, Jerome – Democracy & Education, 2009
Among the materials used for teaching are texts: written descriptions and explanations of the mathematical ideas. This work of interpretation is essential to the life of mathematics; in its absence, mathematical knowledge is nothing but squiggles on paper. Up to now, explanatory math texts have been used almost exclusively in an uncritical way. In…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Democracy, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Lashley, Cynthia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
It is well documented in the literature that relationships influence the lives of young children (birth to second grade). Consequently, it is essential that young children's caregivers and teachers build professional relationships with children's parents, because these relationships influence the children's present and later learning environments…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Teacher Educators
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Abi-Raad, Maurice – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
The higher education experience is a challenge for first-year students. One of the challenges facing a generation of youth is attaining professional skills, academic experience and occupational training. In order to have a clear picture of the challenges involved in first-year experiences it is important to examine elements impacting first-year…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Experience, Student Adjustment, Student Centered Learning
Miller, Patricia – English Teaching Forum, 2012
There is a line in Saint-Exupery's "The Little Prince" that applies to any endeavor, but especially teaching. It reads: "That which is essential cannot be seen with the eye. Only with the heart can one know it rightly." The essence of teaching is difficult to qualify, but that line leads directly into the author's most essential criterion. In this…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Skills
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Domínguez, Michael – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
Despite a rich repertoire of inventive and robust practices, and stated commitments to equity, social justice, and diversity, teacher education has continued to struggle to produce educators capable of enacting culturally sustaining pedagogies, and providing historically marginalized youth and communities with meaningful learning opportunities.…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Teacher Education, Culturally Relevant Education
Brooks, Julia G. – Educational Foundations, 2011
In this paper, the author seeks to initiate a conversation about the discomfort that can emerge and the violence that might possibly take place in the "critical", dialogic, and justice-oriented Foundations of Education classroom between students and instructors when all are invited to negotiate "the necessary conditions" for learning. Believing…
Descriptors: Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Time Perspective, Reflective Teaching
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Myers, Scott A. – Communication Education, 2017
In this brief forum article, the author suggests studying the instructor-student relationship as a superior-subordinate relationship offers an alternative way to view how student learning occurs in the college classroom, and can provide instructional communication researchers with the opportunity to explore how structural and institutional…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, College Students, College Faculty
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Deacon, Andrea – Journal of Faculty Development, 2012
This essay addresses the affective and social components on online teaching, components that have been neglected in much research on distance learning. The essay offers accessible and practical advice for online teachers to create a "context of care" in their classrooms, thus minimizing student anxiety and maximizing student learning.
Descriptors: Anxiety, Distance Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Punyanunt-Carter, Narissra Maria; Arias, V. Santiago – Communication Education, 2017
In this brief forum article, the authors suggest that in order to truly understand communication education, both interpersonal and instructional variables must be analyzed. Instructors, researchers, and scholars need to find balance between content and relationship aspects while being aware of context boundaries to truly assist in maximizing…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Classroom Communication, Teacher Student Relationship
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Ortega Ruiz, Pedro – Journal of Moral Education, 2004
In this paper the author states that education could be better defined as reception and responsibility and that this ethical relationship between educator and pupil is the root or essential element of education. The author proposes a new paradigm, the pedagogy of alterity, inspired by Levinas, as a different model for educational praxis and…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Moral Development, Values Education, Moral Values
Lewington, Jennifer – Education Canada, 2012
This article presents an interview with Jordan Tinney, Deputy Superintendent of Surrey School District, the largest school board in British Columbia. He is responsible for the coordination of educational programs, including technology as it relates to the support of learning. In this interview, he talks about his priorities in integrating…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Technology Integration
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Meyer, Paul – Journal of Instructional Research, 2013
Online teaching is in its adolescence and needs to mature in order to overcome some of its growing pains to reach its potential in the field of education. Reflecting upon the author's first three years teaching online, he notes practices and commitments that could help instructors better participate in and facilitate lifelong learning for…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Educational Practices, Andragogy, Instructional Effectiveness
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Whitebread, David; Grau, Valeska; Somerville, Matthew P. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2018
As indicated in the introductory article, this special issue has attempted to represent and illustrate developments in theoretical, methodological, and empirical work related to the role of primary classroom dialogue in supporting children's self-regulation. The articles included report studies carried out in the United Kingdom and Chile (two…
Descriptors: Correlation, Metacognition, Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching Methods
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