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Florman, Jean C. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
This chapter introduces a University of Iowa effort to enhance and support active learning pedagogies in technology-enhanced (TILE) classrooms and three elements that proved essential to the campus-wide adoption of those pedagogies. It then describes the impact of those professional development efforts on the curricula and cultures of three…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Technology Integration, Classroom Techniques, Adoption (Ideas)
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Park, Ji Yong; Nuntrakune, Tippawan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2013
The Thailand education reform adopted cooperative learning to improve the quality of education. However, it has been reported that the introduction and maintenance of cooperative learning has been difficult and uncertain because of the cultural differences. The study proposed a conceptual framework developed based on making a connection between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Mathematics, Educational Change
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Sharan, Yael – Education 3-13, 2015
Meaningful learning is based on more than what teachers transmit; it promotes the construction of knowledge out of learners' experience, feelings and exchanges with other learners. This educational view is based on the constructivist approach to learning and the co-operative learning approach. Researchers and practitioners in various…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Cooperative Learning, Student Diversity
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Chen, Qiuxian; Liu, Yuan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Informed by emergent learning theories and multiple evidenced benefits, cooperative learning has developed into a widely accepted organization mode of class in the Western context. For the same reason, cooperative learning is transferred, during the past decade, into classrooms of Confucian Heritage Culture (CHC) contexts. Concerns, however, are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Confucianism, Academic Achievement
Robinson, Jenny Perlman; Winthrop, Rebecca – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2016
"Millions Learning: Scaling up Quality Education in Developing Countries" tells the story of where and how quality education has scaled in low- and middle-income countries. The story emerges from wide-ranging research on scaling and learning, including 14 in-depth case studies from around the globe. Ultimately, "Millions…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Developing Nations, Educational Improvement, Case Studies
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Garvis, Susanne – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
Music in early years classrooms is an important learning area for young children. Young children need access to hear different genres of music, learn a variety of repertoire, engage in composing and play musical instruments. With the changing reform agenda in early childhood education however, little is known about the way music is positioned in…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Music, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
Choi, Linda JaKyung – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Professional development (PD) is often viewed as essential to improve classroom practices--as a way to create changes in districts, changes in classrooms, and changes in teachers--which, in turn, strives to improve student learning. Many insist that for a PD initiative to be successful, it needs to create changes in teachers' classroom practices,…
Descriptors: School Districts, Faculty Development, Grading, Educational Change
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Lock, Jennifer V. – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2015
The purpose of the article is to examine how the paradigm shift in education and the availability of digital technologies have created new opportunities to move learning beyond the microcosm of the traditional face-to-face classroom and into the online global classroom. Students and educators are better positioned to work with other students and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Curriculum Design, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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McNally, Brenton; Chipperfield, Janine; Dorsett, Pat; Del Fabbro, Letitia; Frommolt, Valda; Goetz, Sandra; Lewohl, Joanne; Molineux, Matthew; Pearson, Andrew; Reddan, Gregory; Roiko, Anne; Rung, Andrea – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
Despite the popularity of the flipped classroom, its effectiveness in achieving greater engagement and learning outcomes is currently lacking substantial empirical evidence. This study surveyed 563 undergraduate and postgraduate students (61% female) participating in flipped teaching environments and ten convenors of the flipped courses in which…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Positive Attitudes, Higher Education
Bage, Lisa – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The insurance industry is onboarding large numbers of new employees as the baby boomers retire. At the same time, the industry is shifting to more analytical and agile processes requiring significant upskilling. Many companies are too small to build their own training programs. Existing national associations can help but students currently prefer…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Insurance, Online Courses, Course Evaluation
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Coburn, Cynthia E.; Hill, Heather C.; Spillane, James P. – Educational Researcher, 2016
Both the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and recent efforts to hold schools and teachers accountable have been hotly debated among practitioners, policymakers, and the public at large. Much of the debate centers on the merits and demerits of these initiatives and the general approach they represent to reforming teaching and learning. In this…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Accountability, Policy Formation, Program Implementation
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Piper, Benjamin; Destefano, Joseph; Kinyanjui, Esther M.; Ong'ele, Salome – Journal of Educational Change, 2018
Many successful piloted programs fail when scaled up to a national level. In Kenya, which has a long history of particularly ineffective implementation after successful pilot programs, the Tusome national literacy program--which receives funding from the United States Agency for International Development--is a national-level scale-up of previous…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Benchmarking, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Nagao, Akiko – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
Since the Communities of Practice (CoP) concept has been adopted in various learning environments, visualizing its development in English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms is complicated. Thus, based on the CoP concept, this study investigates the changes in learners' degrees of participation and CoP elements in EFL writing/reading classes…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, English (Second Language), Undergraduate Students, Statistical Analysis
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Yusofi, Mahdy; Zarghami-Hamrah, Saeid; Ghaedy, Yahya; Mahmudnia, Alireza – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
In the present study, we adopt a quasi-transcendental approach in order to deconstruct the teacher-student relationship. According to the results of this study, teacher is the dominant pole and student is the passive one. This relation should be redefined in order to transfer students to the dominant pole. In this improvement process the…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Cooperative Learning, Teacher Role, Student Role
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Roberts, Daniel M.; Brown, Alisha M. B.; Edwards, Laura – Educational Action Research, 2015
Access to primary and secondary education in Tanzania has drastically expanded in the past two decades. In response to this success, its ministry is now targeting improvements in educational quality through additional reform. Yet teacher absenteeism, physical abuse, overcrowding, lecture-based pedagogy and a system of accountability based…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Teaching Methods, After School Programs
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