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Murray, Neil – ELT Journal, 2010
In recent years, pedagogical pragmatics has sought to improve the effectiveness with which learners express and interpret meaning, through awareness-raising activities that draw on authentic materials and break away from simplistic explanations of form-function correspondences. By and large, these efforts have been informed by an inductive…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Discussion, Logical Thinking, Pragmatics
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Bluestein, Jane – Educational Leadership, 2011
The win-win approach to solving conflicts, which has become popular in the business world, should be a natural for the school environment. Win-win thinking can foster a cooperative school climate by meeting educators' and students' needs for dignity, belonging, and respect. Yet win-win thinking faces a number of obstacles in schools, writes…
Descriptors: Discipline, Conflict Resolution, Cooperation, Educational Environment
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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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Poplin, Mary – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2011
The critical issue Connor, Gallagher, Ferri, Dudley-Marling, and others have put before everyone in this special issue of the "Learning Disability Quarterly" is the hegemony of quantitative methodologies and subsequent marginalization of qualitative research. On this the author is in full agreement. When the human sciences use only quantitative…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Classroom Research, Research Methodology, Ideology
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Costa, Manuel Joao; Sandars, John – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2012
The ultimate goal of "student-centered" education is to empower students to learn beyond educational programs. This means nurturing students' autonomy and fostering the development of their own motivation and mechanisms to become self-directed learners. This idea has been embodied in the "lifelong learning" mantra that pervades contemporary views…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Lifelong Learning, Learning Processes, Biochemistry
Peat, Stafford – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Students in New England take increasingly varied pathways to a degree. They are highly mobile and move among two-year colleges and four-year public and private higher education institutions (HEIs), among four-year and two-year colleges and back, and transfer in-state and out-of state. Four in 10 students who begin college at a New England…
Descriptors: Interstate Programs, College Transfer Students, Educational Benefits, Performance Factors
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Laux, Judy – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2007
Recent accounting scandals challenge academics to refocus the educational process on the theoretical underpinnings of accounting. This is the first in a series of articles designed to facilitate this realignment. Intended as a supplement for the introductory accounting course, the essay series connects each of the primary accounting elements to…
Descriptors: Accounting, Essays, Concept Teaching, Fundamental Concepts
Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Fulgham, Susan M. – Educational Technology, 2016
In this regular feature of "Educational Technology," Michael F. Shaughnessy and Susan M. Fulgham present their interview with Ryan Watkins, Associate Professor of Educational Technology at the George Washington University and the author of 10 books and more than 95 articles. In this interview, Watkins discusses the following topics:…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interviews, Electronic Learning, Skill Development
Jewell-Sherman, Deborah – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
The author has never been frightened by the possibility of a candidate winning, as she was at the possibility of Trump becoming president. And now that he is president-elect, she has grave concerns about this nation's children and our future. In this article, she states her belief that it is time to mobilize in significant ways at all…
Descriptors: Political Campaigns, Presidents, Educational Trends, Teacher Leadership
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Gay, Geneva – Curriculum Inquiry, 2013
This discussion examines some of the major issues and attributes of culturally responsive teaching. It begins with explaining my views of culturally responsive teaching and how I incorporate cultural responsiveness in my writing to teach readers what it means. These general conceptual frameworks are followed by a discussion of some specific…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Diversity, Resistance (Psychology)
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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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Hamilton, Laura S. – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2011
Cynthia Coburn and Erica Turner have made an important contribution by developing a framework to synthesize the various strands of research and theory related to data use in schools. The framework illustrates the complexity of the pathways between the adoption of a data-use intervention and the attainment of desired outcomes, and it clarifies the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Learning Activities, Educational Environment, Educational Experience
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Kassner, Kirk – Music Educators Journal, 2002
Focuses on the use of cooperative learning in the music classroom to teach the National Standards for Music Education. Discusses how to create groups and other practical matters of cooperative learning that need to be addressed by teachers. Includes a bibliography of resources to assist teachers using cooperative learning. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Bibliographies, Cooperative Learning, Educational Benefits
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Leung, Cheuk-Hang – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2016
In this article, I will argue that the implementation of deliberative democracy needs to be supplemented by a specific political morality in order to cultivate free and equal citizens in exercising public reason for achieving a cooperative and inclusive liberal society. This cultivation of personality is literally an educational project with a…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Citizenship Education, Guidelines
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Brookfield, Stephen – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
A powerful scholarship of teaching and learning may well be one of the best counters to the instrumentalist and reductionist impulses in the educational reform movement today. The author believes an opening exists in the conversation on the scholarship of teaching and learning that is mentioned only in passing by Killen and Gallagher. About a…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Doctoral Dissertations, Personal Narratives, Educational Change
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