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Foldnes, Njål – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This article describes a study which compares the effectiveness of the flipped classroom relative to the traditional lecture-based classroom. We investigated two implementations of the flipped classroom. The first implementation did not actively encourage cooperative learning, with students progressing through the course at their own pace. With…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Cooperative Learning, Evidence, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Hastie, Peter A.; Casey, Ashley – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
This paper provides a commentary on research on models-based practice within physical education and presents a tutorial that aims to guide the reporting of future research using pedagogical models. Three key elements are presented that could be considered as essential for inclusion in any methods section in order for readers to gain an accurate…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Investigations, Physical Education, Models
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Manurung, Nurliani; Samosir, Katrina; Hia, Yasifati; Mariani, Mariani; Togi, Togi; Tambunan, Hamonangan – International Education Studies, 2019
Our students experience difficulties in working on non-routine mathematical problems. They cannot see the general through special things or instead see things that are special through common things when dealing with mathematical concepts and examples. They cannot see the essential features of the way or recognize it when presented in various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics
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
Crow, Tracy – Learning Forward, 2017
This paper seeks to chart a course for leveraging a micro-credentialing system to enable more educators to achieve the potential of professional learning. The paper uses the Standards for Professional Learning as a frame to provide guidance to everyone involved in micro-credentials to ensure that learners experience the research-based elements of…
Descriptors: Credentials, Academic Standards, Professional Education, Change Strategies
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Cockerill, Maria; Craig, Nicole; Thurston, Allen – International Journal of Education and Practice, 2018
Peer tutoring is a structured process of co-operative learning, supported by social interdependence theory shown to have cognitive and affective level benefits. During a RCT, this study explores teacher perceptions (n=62) of effects of co-operative learning, including implementation issues, using a mixed methods approach during a 16-week peer…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Cooperative Learning
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Pérez-Jiménez, Paul – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2018
Cooperative Learning's (CL) implementation has received an incredible amount of research attention from academics held in high esteem. However, the researcher claims that it is up to every new generation of educators to formulate their conclusions regarding CL's effectiveness in a contemporary classroom. Although the author begins by situating CL…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Program Implementation, Literature Reviews, Relevance (Education)
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Zhamanov, Azamat; Yoo, Seong-Moo; Sakhiyeva, Zhulduz; Zhaparov, Meirambek – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2018
Students nowadays are hard to be motivated to study lessons with traditional teaching methods. Computers, smartphones, tablets and other smart devices disturb students' attentions. Nevertheless, those smart devices can be used as auxiliary tools of modern teaching methods. In this article, the authors review two popular modern teaching methods:…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Program Evaluation, Blended Learning, Internet
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Miller, Nicole C.; McKissick, Bethany R.; Ivy, Jessica T.; Moser, Kelly – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
The middle level classroom presents unique challenges to educators who strive to provide opportunities that acknowledge learner diversity in terms of social, cognitive, physical, and emotional development. This is confounded even further within inclusive middle-school classrooms where the responsibility to differentiate instruction is even more…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Classroom Techniques, Individualized Instruction, Cooperative Learning
Rappaport, Shelley; Grossman, Jean; Garcia, Ivonne; Zhu, Pei; Avila, Osvaldo; Granito, Kelly – MDRC, 2017
To succeed in today's economy, students need both proficiency in the "three Rs" (reading, writing and arithmetic) and strong applied skills. Communication skills, team work, and critical thinking have long been at the top of employers' lists of applied skills they seek in employees. States are responding to employers' needs by putting in…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Middle School Students
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Ryan, Sarah; Cox, Joshua D. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2017
In recent years, most U.S. states have revised policy by providing schools at least some flexibility to move away from the Carnegie unit system, with its focus on credits and "seat time," toward competency-based policies that link student advancement to mastery of content. Yet, there is little systematically collected information about…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Secondary School Students, Factor Analysis, Reliability
Beams, Tara E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
As school districts across the country attempt to comply with federal and state mandates to effectively integrate technology into today's teaching and learning, they must face the challenge of also developing professional development plans which will adequately and successfully prepare teachers for implementing these new resources and these new…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Technology Integration
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Buchs, Céline; Filippou, Dimitra; Pulfrey, Caroline; Volpé, Yann – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
Despite the well-established benefits of cooperative learning, implementation remains a challenge. This research aims to document these challenges at the elementary school level, drawing on teachers' beliefs regarding learning as well as the difficulties teachers report. Results indicate that the most frequent instructional strategies reported are…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Barriers, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness
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Johnson, David W.; Johnson, Roger T. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
Two aspects of teacher education for cooperative learning are the content taught and the processes used to teach the content. Of the two, the processes used may have the most powerful influences on the desired outcomes. One important theory related to the processes of learning is social interdependence theory. It posits that there are three ways…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Cooperative Learning, Faculty Development, Interpersonal Relationship
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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