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Bundick, Matthew J.; Quaglia, Russell J.; Corso, Michael J.; Haywood, Dawn E. – Teachers College Record, 2014
Background/Context: Much progress has been made toward a greater understanding of student engagement and its role in promoting a host of desirable outcomes, including academic outcomes such as higher achievement and reduced dropout, as well as various well-being and life outcomes. Nonetheless, disengagement in our schools is widespread. This may…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Literature Reviews, Classroom Environment
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Hsu, Ching-Kun; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – Interactive Learning Environments, 2014
Personal computer assembly courses have been recognized as being essential in helping students understand computer structure as well as the functionality of each computer component. In this study, a context-aware ubiquitous learning approach is proposed for providing instant assistance to individual students in the learning activity of a…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Comparative Analysis, Conventional Instruction
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Kuhnel, Matthias; Seiler, Luisa; Honal, Andrea; Ifenthaler, Dirk – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to test the usability of the MyLA app prototype by its potential users. Furthermore, the Web app will be introduced in the framework of "Mobile Learning Analytics", a cooperation project between the Cooperative State University Mannheim and University of Mannheim. The participating universities focus…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Data Collection, Usability
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Nogaj, Luiza A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2013
This article describes the conversion of a lecture-based molecular biology course into an active learning environment in a studio classroom. Specific assignments and activities are provided as examples. The goal of these activities is to involve students in collaborative learning, teach them how to participate in the learning process, and give…
Descriptors: College Science, Active Learning, Molecular Biology, Science Instruction
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Kim, Hyung Won – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2018
Research demonstrates a disjuncture between the practices encouraged by teacher education programs and what teachers actually do in the classroom. It also informs us that the cognitive and social characteristics of individual teachers such as their attitudes, beliefs and knowledge contribute to their classroom practices. This qualitative study…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Professional Identity
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Miglani, Neha; Burch, Patricia – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
The educational technology (EdTech) is being viewed as one of the hopes for failing government schools in India. Huge investments are being made in EdTech by the market, philanthropies and the government, and several organisations are partnering in order to improve student learning outcomes and teachers' instruction. This article is an attempt to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Public School Teachers, Educational Policy
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Abrahamson, Dor; Gutierrez, Jose; Charoenying, Timothy; Negrete, Andrea; Bumbacher, Engin – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2012
How do instructors guide students to discover mathematical content? Are current explanatory models of pedagogical practice suitable to capture pragmatic essentials of discovery-based instruction? We examined videographed data from the implementation of a natural user interface design for proportions, so as to determine one constructivist tutor's…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Discovery Learning, Tutoring, Teaching Methods
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Wu, Zhongling; Hu, Bi Ying; Fan, Xitao – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This study investigated the cross-cultural validity of the Preschool Learning Behavior Scale (PLBS) in the Chinese cultural context. Multiple approaches were used for this purpose, including exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, criterion-related validity evidence, and internal consistency reliability estimates. The findings…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Cultural Relevance, Test Reliability, Factor Structure
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Lafferty, George – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
This paper explores the potential of feature film to encourage more inclusive, participatory and open learning in the area of employment relations. Evaluations of student responses in a single postgraduate course over a five-year period revealed how feature film could encourage participatory learning processes in which students reexamined their…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Films, Graduate Study, Graduate Students
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Ha, Phan Le; Li, Binghui – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2014
The topic of silence and "the Chinese learner" has been extensively studied often in relation to cross-cultural adjustment, intercultural issues, learning styles, language ability and differences of classroom expectations. These studies have often led to recommendations to understand silence and "the Chinese learner" in more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Asians, Speech Communication
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Bruns, E. J.; Burchard, J. D.; Suter, J. C.; Leverentz-Brady, K.; Force, M. M. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2004
In this article, the authors describe the development, psychometric characteristics, and potential utility of the "Wraparound Fidelity Index" (WFI), a multi-informant measure designed to assess providers' adherence during service delivery to the essential elements of wraparound. Results from 408 families across 16 sites in nine states indicated…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Drug Rehabilitation
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Katsh-Singer, Rebecca; McNeill, Katherine L.; Loper, Suzanna – Science Education, 2016
Ensuring all students have opportunities to engage in scientific argumentation is a key goal for K-12 students. While research has shown that teachers' beliefs about argumentation can impact their classroom instruction and that students in low socioeconomic status (SES) schools are less likely to experience challenging science learning, there is…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Persuasive Discourse
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Johnson, David W.; Johnson, Roger T. – Theory into Practice, 1999
Discusses the importance of cooperative learning, focusing on what is and is not a cooperative effort; types of cooperative learning; an example of integrated use of cooperative learning; cooperative schools; basic elements of cooperation; and what is known about cooperative efforts (related to achievement, interpersonal relationship, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Higher Education
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Hall, Martin; Symes, Ashley – Studies in Higher Education, 2005
This paper tracks policies in the governance of higher education over the first decade of South Africa's democracy. The first democratically elected government of 1994 was faced with the formidable task of dismantling the structures of apartheid education. The foundations for a new policy were laid by a National Commission that reported in 1996,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Racial Segregation, Public Education
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McEathron, Mary A.; Beuhring, Trisha; Maynard, Amelia; Mavis, Ann – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2013
The number of postsecondary education (PSE) programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) has been steadily growing over the last few decades. There has been little public information regarding these programs and schools. Consequently, students, families, and researchers alike lack details about the various…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Postsecondary Education, Taxonomy
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