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Bossér, Ulrika; Lundin, Mattias; Lindahl, Mats; Linder, Cedric – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Teachers may face considerable challenges when implementing socio-scientific issues (SSI) in their classroom practices, such as incorporating student-centred teaching practices and exploring knowledge and values in the context of socioscientific issues. This year-long study explores teachers' reflections on the process of developing their…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Practices, Curriculum Implementation, Science and Society
Suárez-Guerrero, Cristóbal; Muñoz Moreno, José Luís – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2017
The school is an enriched learning environment, but it is not the only educational environment. The educational mission of the school should take into account the school-family coordination as a feature of its social project. A great part of this bridge between school and family is based on dialogue through the participation of the family in the…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Teamwork
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Nadera, Boukhatem – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
Language and culture are two inseparable entities. Therefore, learning a language is at once learning the culture of the people using it.One's mastery of the linguistic elements of a language does not guarantee a person can communicate through it. Cultural understanding is obligatory. This paper discusses the various finding and ideas on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Baker, Trish; Clark, Jill – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
New Zealand tertiary classrooms are a mix of New Zealand's ethnically diverse domestic students and predominantly Asian international students. This multicultural diversity, while having potential to enhance educational experience, brings challenges for teachers in the use of cooperative learning. A major challenge is status inequality in diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Cooperative Learning, Socioeconomic Status
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Kariippanon, Katharina E.; Cliff, Dylan P.; Lancaster, Sarah L.; Okely, Anthony D.; Parrish, Anne-Maree – Learning Environments Research, 2018
In recognition of the evolving learning needs of twenty-first century school students, changes to teaching practices and the incorporation of technology are increasingly accompanied by modifications to the built classroom environment. Typically rows of desk and chairs are replaced with a range of furniture that can be configured in various ways to…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Well Being, Educational Facilities Design, Student Centered Learning
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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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Hanley, Pam; Chambers, Bette; Haslam, Jonathan – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2016
Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are increasingly used to evaluate educational interventions in the UK. However, RCTs remain controversial for some elements of the research community. This paper argues that the widespread use of the term "gold standard" to describe RCTs is problematic, as it implies that other research methods are…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Educational Research, Case Studies, Elementary School Science
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
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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Wang-Szilas, Jue; Bellassen, Joël – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This article reviews the existing Chinese language Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and points out three problems in their design: the monism-based teaching method, the non-integration of cultural elements, and the lack of learner-learner interactions. It then presents the design principles of the Introductory Chinese MOOC in an attempt to…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hüttel, Hans; Gnaur, Dorina – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Danish PBL-based higher education institutions espouse the qualities of problem-based projects but actual practice shows a somewhat different picture. The predominant use of project catalogues and the formal requirements imposed by accreditation inhibit central intentions behind problem-based project work and there is now a danger of employing the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Higher Education, Student Projects, Computer Science Education
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Qiubo, Yang; Shibin, Wang; Zha, Qiang – Chinese Education & Society, 2016
The high degree of interest that higher education systems around the world have in employability has driven the profound development of industry-university cooperative education. Canada's industry-university co-op education system has served as a model for global cooperative education, and its accreditation system guarantees the high quality of…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Foreign Countries, Cooperative Education, Universities
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Radinger, Thomas – European Journal of Education, 2014
With increasing school autonomy, often coupled with greater accountability requirements, school leaders are increasingly responsible for new human resource management tasks. Policies to improve the teaching workforce, therefore, cannot do without policies to improve the school leadership profession. Teachers' effectiveness depends, among others,…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Administrator Role, Human Resources, Accountability
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Huang, Ming-Shang; Hsiao, Wei-Hung; Chang, Tsung-Sheng; Hu, Mei-Huei – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the learning effectiveness of cooperative learning system based on social presence theory. We develop a web-based cooperative learning system which contains personal module, admin module, course module, communication module, and learning records module to support the implementation of cooperative…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Social Environment, Computer Mediated Communication
Taylor, Mark – Online Submission, 2016
Although English has traditionally been the only language of instruction in Ghana, most young children do not speak English at home. This paper argues that students' academic performance might be improved if their native languages were also used in school. Such an approach offers benefits in areas such as classroom participation, engagement in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Listening Skills, Listening Comprehension
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