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Varvarigou, Maria – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
This article explores cooperative learning in choral conducting education. The five characteristics of cooperative learning identified by Adams and Hamm ((1996). "Cooperative learning: Critical thinking and collaboration across the curriculum" (2nd ed.). Springfield, IL: Charles Thomas Publishers): positive interdependence; face-to-face…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Music Education, Singing, Critical Thinking
Miao, Zhenzhen; Reynolds, David – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2018
"The Effectiveness of Mathematics Teaching in Primary Schools: Lessons from England and China" provides a unique insight into the mathematics classrooms of these two countries and arrives at a time when the world is eager to know how Chinese learners consistently excel at learning mathematics and other core subjects. Showcasing the kinds…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Cultural Differences
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Jolliffe, Wendy; Snaith, Jessica – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
This paper examines the impact of supporting pre-service teachers to use cooperative learning in one initial teacher education institution in England. In a context where the government requires all teacher education to be "school-led" and where school partners do not commonly use cooperative learning (Baines, Rubie-Davies, and Blatchford…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Program Implementation
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Luna, Laura – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
Based on a school ethnography carried out in an English primary school in the last years of New Labour Government, this paper examines the processes and dynamics involved in the introduction of a cooperative learning method as part of the Success for All Literacy Program, which was being implemented in the school for the first time. It discusses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Accountability, Literacy
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Speight, Sveltlana; Callanan, Meg; Griggs, Julia; Farias, Javiera Cartagena; Fry, Alexandra – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
Research into Practice--Evidence-informed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Rochdale (UK) was a pilot intervention aimed at supporting teachers to use evidence-based teaching and learning strategies to improve pupil progress. The project ran for one year (2014/2015) in ten primary schools in the Rochdale area, all of which are members…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods
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Hornby, Garry – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2009
A plethora of research studies has found cooperative learning to be effective in promoting academic achievement with students of all ages. It has been suggested that key elements of cooperative learning are individual accountability and positive interdependence. Forty-four final-year teacher trainees participated in a study which compared the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Workshops, Accountability, Teaching Methods
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Mogra, Imran – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This article gives an account of a qualitative research project which investigated acts of collective worship (hereafter CW) in primary schools through non-participant observations undertaken by second year trainee teachers during one of their placements. The data were gathered from a range of schools across the West Midlands. The findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Trainees, Elementary School Teachers
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Waite, Jane Lisa; Curzon, Paul; Marsh, William; Sentance, Sue; Hadwen-Bennett, Alex – Online Submission, 2018
Research indicates that understanding levels of abstraction (LOA) and being able to move between the levels is essential to programming success. For K-5 contexts we rename the LOA levels: problem, design, code and running the code. In our qualitative exploratory study, we interviewed five K-5 teachers on their uses of LOA, particularly the design…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Computer Science Education, Programming, Abstract Reasoning
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Goodyear, Victoria A. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2017
Purpose: It has been argued, extensively and internationally, that sustained school-based continuous professional development (CPD) has the potential to overcome some of the shortcomings of traditional one-off CPD programs. Yet, the evidence base on more effective or less effective forms of CPD is contradictory. The mechanisms by which sustained…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Professional Continuing Education, Faculty Development, Cooperative Learning
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Yandell, John – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2017
This paper explores some widespread assumptions about knowledge, and particularly the disciplinary or subject knowledge that is construed as an essential property of effective teachers. Drawing on close observation of pre-service teachers' work in secondary school classrooms, it argues that knowledge is born from social engagement and has its life…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Southall, Mary – Design and Technology Education, 2016
This paper presents findings from a research study investigating the relationship between "intended" learning and "actual" learning in Design and Technology lessons (Southall, 2015). The research focused upon the "pre active" phase of the teaching-learning process, that is the teacher's planning processes and…
Descriptors: Design, Technology, Planning, Teacher Responsibility
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Kisanga, D. H.; Ireson, G. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2016
The Tanzanian education system is in transition from face-to-face classroom learning to e-learning. E-learning is a new learning approach in Tanzanian Higher Learning Institutions [HLIs] and with teachers being the key stakeholders of all formal education, investigating their attitude towards e-learning is essential. So far, however, there has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Attitude Measures, Likert Scales
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Ralls, Deborah – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2016
One hundred years have passed since John Dewey's seminal Democracy and Education (1916), yet academics and practitioners continue to search for ways in which democratic relationships in education can be enacted. This article uses a case study of an English Co-operative school to explore how far becoming co-operative can support a shift in the type…
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Cooperation, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Jones, Sarah – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2013
This is a case study demonstrating the impact the co-operative movement has had on one co-operative school in south-west England. Lipson Co-operative Academy in Plymouth was one of the first schools to convert to become a co-operative school in 2009. The article has been co-written by members of the Academy and focuses on three transformational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Cooperative Learning, Faculty Development
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Mercier, Emma M.; Higgins, Steven E.; Joyce-Gibbons, Andrew – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
While research indicates that technology can be useful for supporting learning and collaboration, there is still relatively little uptake or widespread implementation of these technologies in classrooms. In this paper, we explore one aspect of the development of a multi-touch classroom, looking at two different designs of the classroom environment…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Electronic Learning
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