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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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Wellard, Ian – Sport, Education and Society, 2014
This paper provides a response to questions which emerged when reading Gilbourne et al's paper, questions it is suggested which compel us to go back to the very heart of what critical social science is (or can be) about. Central to this debate is the extent to which a perceived starting point in any investigation has implications upon the…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Personal Narratives, Fiction, Social Science Research
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Tsang, Eric W. K. – Learning Organization, 2017
Purpose: The first purpose of this short essay is to respond to Howells and Scholderer's (2016) harsh critique that organizational unlearning is a superfluous concept. The second purpose is to establish a relationship between organizational unlearning and the learning organization. Design/methodology/approach: To respond to Howells and…
Descriptors: Learning, Organizational Change, Organizational Culture, International Cooperation
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Wilhelm, Jeff, Ed. – Voices from the Middle, 2013
This commentary explores how teachers can create a culture of tolerance by promoting reflectivity and reflexivity, and considers classroom processes and activities for doing so. "Reflectivity" is considered to be the use of personal values, experiences, and habits to make meaning and is a central tenet of inquiry approaches: to build…
Descriptors: Values, Conceptual Tempo, Reflective Teaching, Reflection
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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Tavin, Kevin – Art Education, 2014
In an era that is rife with aggression and hostility, most art educators hold close to their hearts the belief that they, and their students, can contribute to making the world a better place. Through their acts as teachers and the daily work of art education, they often strive toward creating a space of "non-violence." For K-12…
Descriptors: Art Education, Violence, Social Change, Change Strategies
Garvey, Gregory P. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
This reflection paper argues that the design and development of digital games teach essential 21st century skills. Intrinsic to application and game development is design thinking. Design thinking requires iterative development, which demands creativity, critical thinking and problem solving. Students are engaged through learning by doing in both…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Design, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking
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Pinnegar, Stefinee; Murphy, M. Shaun – Studying Teacher Education, 2011
Role theory is based in a conception of a social world wherein various roles are either available or made available and those participating in such worlds shape their identity according to the roles that are made available to them. In positioning theory, Haare and van Langenhove (1998) suggest that teachers are always in the process of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Change Agents, Teacher Educators, Role Theory
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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)
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Ward, Gay; Dahlmeier, Crystal – Young Children, 2011
Inspired by a variety of early childhood educators' observations and writings, the authors reflected on what a joyful classroom looks like, sounds like, and feels like. Although "joy is a developmental need and a vital necessity", the current emphasis in early childhood and elementary programs on assessment, accountability, and increased academic…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Children, Psychological Patterns, Child Development
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Gilley, Daryl V. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2005
Whereas questions about meaning and purpose are appropriate and perhaps essential in the classroom, teachers should integrate them with caution.
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Higher Education, Spiritual Development, College Instruction
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Turcotte-Summers, Jonathan – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2016
In this article, Turcotte-Summers responds to Eamonn Callan's essay "Education in Safe and Unsafe Spaces" (2016) with three main counterarguments. First, the correct response to the systemic oppressions faced by our students is not a more liberal but a more liberatory and radical education. Second, dignity safety is not a useful…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Safety, Academic Freedom, Justice
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Orfield, Gary – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
The article ''Transforming Educational Experiences in Low-Income Communities'' analyzes the efforts of a highly impoverished small elementary school to provide the kind of wrap-around services children in very poor communities need to give them a fair chance to succeed. For a child from a low-income family, what happens in the non-educational part…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Racial Differences, Educational Research, Educational Experience
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Wardle, Elizabeth – Composition Forum, 2013
At three different institutions, public and private, in varying roles, I have found the very particular problem of how to inform micro-level classroom practices with macro-level disciplinary knowledge to be centrally important to our field's development and our students' learning--and singularly difficult to overcome. In this program profile, I…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Rhetoric, Writing Instruction, Writing Teachers
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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