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Nagel, Paul – Education, 2008
Coke (2005) argues that vertical cooperative learning is needed between elementary and secondary school teachers. While this would help with the transition between grades and subjects, it is dependent upon school principals to implement these cooperative learning meetings. Drawing upon prior experience, the author advocates that pre-service social…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Secondary School Teachers, Principals
Huss, John A. – Gifted Child Today, 2006
Several studies on cooperative learning suggest that cooperative learning make students develop more higher level reasoning, more frequent generation of new ideas and solutions, and greater transfer of what is learned within one situation to another. Cooperative learning also promotes academic achievement, increases retention, and vastly improves…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Heterogeneous Grouping, Homogeneous Grouping, Instructional Effectiveness
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Dochy, Filip; Berghmans, Inneke; Kyndt, Eva; Baeten, Marlies – Research Papers in Education, 2011
Starting from the contribution on the "ten principles of effective pedagogy" by James and Pollard, we critically reflect on some of the principles and assess whether these principles can be grounded in the wider European research literature that has accumulated internationally. We conclude that these principles can be supported and…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Prior Learning, Lifelong Learning, Cooperative Learning
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Piper, Benjamin – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
Education researchers working in sub-Saharan Africa have recently and rapidly expanded the availability of evidence related to the impact of educational interventions on learning outcomes, particularly in preprimary and lower primary education (Ganimian & Murnane, 2016; McEwan, 2015; Popova, Evans, & Arancibia, 2016). Awareness that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Improvement, Outcomes of Education, Numeracy
Athanases, Steven – Leadership, 2012
As teachers, schools and school leaders work to better prepare California's culturally and linguistically diverse students, methods for doing so vary widely. One approach prioritizes safe spaces, welcoming environments, well-structured routines--school and classroom culture features essential for students' well-being. A second key priority, often…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Culturally Relevant Education
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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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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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Boda, Phillip A. – Educational Forum, 2017
In this response to the call for transformative models of teaching students in urban contexts, the author presents his own experiences in becoming a critical pedagogue, the path that led him there, and three models of classrooms that he sees in such contexts. He emphasizes the need to reject an apolitical stance in urban education, and provides a…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Teaching Methods, Urban Education, Cultural Influences
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Pickett, Steve; Bianchi, Lynne – Primary Science, 2018
A conversation between the Director of the University of Manchester's Science & Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub and the Education Director of England's Halle Orchestra explores the relationship unfolding between science and music. The interview focuses on synergies between music and science and how the two subjects can…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Science Education, Music Education
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Alonzo, Alicia C. – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2011
Black, Wilson, and Yao (this issue) lay out a comprehensive vision for the way that learning progressions (or other "road maps") might be used to inform and coordinate formative and summative purposes of assessment. As Black, Wilson, and others have been arguing for over a decade, the effective use of formative assessment has great potential to…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Educational Practices, Learning Processes, Classroom Techniques
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Ryan, Mary – Studies in Continuing Education, 2012
The importance of reflection in higher education, and across disciplinary fields is widely recognised. It is generally embedded in university graduate attributes, professional standards and course objectives. Furthermore, reflection is commonly included in assessment requirements in higher education subjects, often without necessary scaffolding or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Reflection, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Neumann, David – History Teacher, 2012
In this paper, the author argues that sustained, discipline-specific professional development provides the key to transferring research knowledge base to the classroom, where it can lead to significant improvements in the quality of history instruction. To be successful, such professional development must--like good classroom instruction--begin…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Inquiry, Active Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
Dary, Teri; Pickeral, Terry; Shumer, Rob; Williams, Anderson – National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, 2016
This position paper on student engagement is organized in response to major questions on how student engagement aligns with dropout prevention. Through a set of questions and responses, the "Weaving Student Engagement Into the Core Practices of Schools" position paper on student engagement : (1) defines the term "student…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Alignment (Education), Dropout Prevention, Educational Practices
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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
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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