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Pishol, Shahida; Kaur, Sarjit – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2015
Purpose: This article reports on the practical application of Learning Elements advocated by the multiliteracies approach to classroom practice. Its ideas are grounded in the multiliteracies pedagogical principles of teaching and learning that address issues on literacy and learning in today's globalised world. The main objective of this study was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Bulat, Jennae; Dubeck, Margaret; Green, Paula; Harden, Karon; Henny, Catherine; Mattos, Mónika; Pflepsen, Alison; Robledo, Ana; Sitabkhan, Yasmin – RTI International, 2017
Over the past decade, RTI International has pursued the goal of quality, inclusive, differentiated early grade literacy instruction in nearly 30 early grade reading or early grade literacy programs in low- and middle-income (LMI) countries. Across our diverse portfolio, we have supported Ministries of Education (Ministries) in diverse contexts in…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Inclusion, Equal Education, Reading Instruction
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DeFina, Anthony V. – Science Teacher, 2017
To promote teaching science through inquiry, the author wanted to use his experience in the Galápagos to design a lesson that allows students to immerse themselves in the essential science and engineering practices identified in the "Next Generation Science Standards," as they ask questions; analyze and interpret data; engage in argument…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Evolution
Bates, Keith; Davies, Jill; Burke, Christine; Mattingly, Molly – Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, 2014
Across the UK, fewer than 5.8% of people with a learning disability have a job, and many of those who are employed only work part-time. Yet most people indicate that they want to work. Many miss out on the basic right to aspire to a career, the wider social networks, the better emotional and physical health, and the independence that come from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Occupational Aspiration, Intellectual Disability, Workshops
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Celestino, Teresa; Marchetti, Fabio – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Educating future scientists and citizens is more effective if students are guided to correctly apply what they learned in school to their daily lives. This experience-based work is focused on the study of a well-known commercial product: cat litter. This material offers different starting points for a critical examination. Questions related to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Chemistry, High School Students, Science Instruction
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Ghosh, Jonaki B. – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
Generalizing is a foundational mathematical practice for the algebra classroom. It entails an act of abstraction and forms the core of algebraic thinking. Kinach (2014) describes two kinds of generalization--by analogy and by extension. This article illustrates how exploration of fractals provides ample opportunity for generalizations of both…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Grade 11, Secondary School Mathematics, Algebra
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Ramírez Espinosa, Alexánder – HOW, 2016
Promoting learner autonomy is relevant in the field of applied linguistics due to the multiple benefits it brings to the process of learning a new language. However, despite the vast array of research on how to foster autonomy in the language classroom, it is difficult to find step-by-step processes to design syllabi and curricula focused on the…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Design, Guides, Instructional Design
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Massi, Maria Palmira; Blázquez, Bettiana Andrea – Teaching English with Technology, 2012
The importance of visual input in the contemporary ELT classroom is such that it is commonplace to use audiovisual elements provided by pictures, films, clips and the like. The power of images is unquestionable, and as the old saying goes, an image is worth a thousand words. Following this line of reasoning, the objective of this article is to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Visual Stimuli, Audiovisual Instruction
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Wilkinson, Deborah; Stallard, Wayne – Primary Science, 2017
Materials are all around us and the importance of supporting children to understand the vast array of different types of materials is recognised at all key stages in the science National Curriculum for England. Ensuring that children connect concepts taught in key stages 1 and 2 (ages 5-11) is the starting point in helping children to comprehend…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Science
Alberta Education, 2009
This guide to implementation is intended to support the Japanese Language and Culture 10-3Y, 20-3Y, 30-3Y Program of Studies. It was developed primarily for teachers, yet it includes information that may be useful for administrators and other stakeholders in their efforts to plan for and implement the new Japanese program of studies. Familiarity…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Program Guides, Program Effectiveness, Program Content
Naylor, Ryan; Baik, Chi; Asmar, Christine; Watty, Kim – Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, 2014
Feedback is an essential part of learning in any context. Timely, detailed feedback, whether delivered formally or informally, helps people learn more effectively by providing a clear sense of where they are and what they have to do to improve. In the university context, feedback assists students in developing mastery of their disciplines and more…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Prompting, Guidelines, Foreign Countries
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Okulu, Hasan Zuhtu; Oguz-Unver, Ayse – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2015
From the perspective of teaching, the huge natural laboratory that astronomy provides constitutes the most prominent connection between astronomy and other branches of science. The purpose of this research was to provide educators with activities of observation using simple materials that were developed to facilitate the teaching of basic concepts…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Astronomy, Observation
Henderson, Clare; Fraser, Deborah; Price, Graham – NZCER Press, 2008
What is happening in arts teaching and learning in our classrooms? Recent NEMP reports tell us that Year 4 students are not performing well but that there is an increase in scores at Year 8. This new professional development resource builds on research into teacher practice in Years 0-6 classrooms in New Zealand primary schools. It offers new…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Art Education
Laboucan, Billy Joe, Ed.; Dion, Susan, Ed.; Sawers, Neil, Ed.; Scott, J. Marilyn, Ed. – Alberta Education, 2009
The underlying foundations for all elements of this "Cree Language and Culture 12-year Program Guide to Implementation (Kindergarten to Grade 3)" are Cree values--those viewpoints and ways of being that characterize the Cree way of life. They are as important today in educating students in the Cree language and culture as they have ever…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Values, Program Guides, Kindergarten
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Adadan, Emine; Akaygun, Sevil; Sanyal, Amitav – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
This interdisciplinary scientific inquiry lesson specifically utilizes the 5E learning cycle to engage high school students in an investigation on size-dependent properties of matter. In particular, this inquiry lesson focuses on a biologically relevant phenomenon, namely accessibility to a pharmaceutical drug with respect to the size of the pill.…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, High School Students, Scientific Concepts, Science Experiments
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