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Barnett, W. Steven; Weisenfeld, G. G.; Brown, Kirsty; Squires, Jim; Horowitz, Michelle – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2016
This report explores the extent to which states (and several large cities) are positioned to provide high quality preschool education on a large scale. States and cities that are already doing so or that could do so with modest improvements offer opportunities for advocacy to advance access to high quality early education as well as for rigorous…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy
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Joffredo-Le Brun, Sophie; Morellato, Mireille; Sensevy, Gérard; Quilio, Serge – European Educational Research Journal, 2018
This paper describes some elements of a specific kind of design-based research, cooperative engineering. In the first part of the paper, we argue that cooperative engineering can be analyzed through a joint action framework. We first present some conceptual tools that the Joint Action Theory in Didactics proposes in order to understand didactic…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Arithmetic, Mathematics Curriculum, Grade 1
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Dikkers, Amy Garrett; Whiteside, Aimee L.; Lewis, Somer – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2013
Using the Social Presence Model (SPM), the authors explore the teacher and student experience at the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS), the largest public online secondary school where teachers design and develop the curriculum. Through a series of surveys, focus groups, and interviews, this two-year mixed methods study investigates the…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Online Courses, Secondary School Teachers, Curriculum Development
Schmoker, Mike – ASCD, 2016
In his 2011 ASCD best-seller "Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning," author Mike Schmoker described a fresh approach to K-12 teaching built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum; clear, structured lessons; and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy. Now, in "Leading…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Districts, Educational Administration, Models
Schmoker, Mike – ASCD, 2018
In this 2nd edition of "Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning," Mike Schmoker extends and updates the case that our schools could be on the cusp of swift, unparalleled improvements. But we are stymied by a systemwide failure to simplify and prioritize; we have yet to focus our limited time and energy on…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, State Standards, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development
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Murphy, Daniel – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
This study is a literature review to investigate the effects of implementing technology into a high school mathematics classroom. Mathematics has a hierarchical structure in learning and it is essential that students get a firm understanding of mathematics early in education. Some students that miss beginning concepts may continue to struggle with…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Literature Reviews, Mathematics
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Miles, Carol A.; Fogget, Keith – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The past few years have seen a rapid increase in the integration of flipped and blended modes of learning in the Australian university classroom. Flipped and blended learning incorporates both online and face-to-face interaction. This changing nature of delivery has created the need for students to adopt study patterns that incorporate learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Homework
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Giamellaro, Michael; Lan, Ming-Chih; Ruiz-Primo, Maria Araceli; Li, Min; Tasker, Tammy – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2017
This article describes and provides supporting empirical evidence of a curriculum mapping strategy to aid elementary school science teachers to articulate learning goals for a given curriculum and thus build a deeper understanding of the science content embedded within the curriculum. Seven teachers used the mapping strategy to collaboratively map…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Concept Mapping, Student Educational Objectives, Science Curriculum
Harlen, Wynne – David Fulton Publishers, 2018
Now in a fully updated seventh edition, "The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools" provides essential information for students, trainee, and practising teachers about the why, what and how of teaching primary science. Paying particular attention to inquiry-based teaching and learning, the book recognises the challenges of teaching…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Moore, Candice; Linder, Sandra M. – Journal of Dance Education, 2012
This article provides an example of a collaborative effort between a dance specialist and four third-grade classroom teachers at an arts magnet school. They developed a dance and geometry integration project including implementation strategies, assessment tools, and reflections completed by both the classroom teacher and the third-grade students.…
Descriptors: Specialists, Curriculum Development, Geometry, Geometric Concepts
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Willis, Ian; Strivens, Janet – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
Academic developers are increasingly involved in international collaborations in learning and teaching. Many factors contribute to successful collaborations; we argue that the personal abilities and aptitudes of academic developers are one key element. Building trust and relationships are central to creating the networks at individual, group, and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, International Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns
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Sjoer, Ellen; Meirink, Jacobiene – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
In this study, we examine a professional learning community of primary school teachers developing a joint school-based curriculum for science and technology (S&T) education. Team meetings were observed over the course of one school year and the participating teachers and school head were interviewed. An essential factor in the team's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education, Communities of Practice
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Zahedpisheh, Nahid; Abu Bakar, Zulqarnain B.; Saffari, Narges – English Language Teaching, 2017
The quick development of the tourism and hospitality industry can straightly influence the English language which is the most widely used and spoken language in international tourism in the twenty-first century. English for tourism has a major role in the delivery of quality service. Employees who work in the tourism and hospitality industry are…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, English for Special Purposes, Tourism
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Hall, R. Mark; Romo, Mikael; Wardle, Elizabeth – Composition Forum, 2018
In this article, we discuss what it means to learn troublesome "threshold concepts" about writing that cannot be adequately grappled with in a single course or assignment. Here, two faculty members and a graduate of a writing major reflect on elements of the writing curriculum, the writing center practicum, and the learning dispositions…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Fundamental Concepts, Writing (Composition), Majors (Students)
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Beeching, Angela M. – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
Music conservatoires have generally neglected focusing on a key issue: that of audiences--their needs and wants, why they value particular music, and how music actually functions in any particular community. Yet audience is typically a musician's first contact with the "real world"; understanding audience (one's market or customers) is…
Descriptors: Music Education, Audience Awareness, Audience Analysis, Entrepreneurship
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