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Hilton, Annette; Hilton, Geoff – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2018
This article describes part of a study in which researchers designed lesson sequences based around using a string number line to help teachers support children's development of relative thinking and understanding of linear scale. In the first year of the study, eight teachers of Years 3-5 participated in four one-day professional development…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Abstract Reasoning, Mathematical Logic
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Kleinert, Whitney L.; Silva, Meghan R.; Codding, Robin S.; Feinberg, Adam B.; St. James, Paula S. – School Psychology Forum, 2017
Classroom management is essential to promote learning in schools, and as such it is imperative that teachers receive adequate support to maximize their competence implementing effective classroom management strategies. One way to improve teachers' classroom managerial competence is through consultation. The Classroom Check-Up (CCU) is a structured…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Coaching (Performance), Models, Goal Orientation
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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Inuwa, Umar; Abdullah, Zarifah; Hassan, Haslinda – International Journal of Instruction, 2017
This study examined the effect of cooperative learning approach on financial accounting achievement among secondary school students in Gombe state, Nigeria. A pre-test-post-test-control group design was adopted. 120 students participated in the study were selected randomly from six schools. The students were divided into two equal groups, namely:…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Accounting
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García-Carmona, Antonio; Acevedo-Díaz, José Antonio – Science & Education, 2018
There is, broadly speaking, an agreement within the international science education community that comprehension of the nature of science (NOS) should be a key element in the scientific literacy of citizens. During the last few decades, several didactic approaches have emerged concerning what and how to teach NOS. Also, one of the basic objectives…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction
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Farrell, Thomas S. C.; Jacobs, George M. – TESL-EJ, 2016
This article discusses the use of teacher reflection groups to aid teachers in their efforts to facilitate cooperative learning among their students. It is argued that these teacher reflection groups function best when they are organized with reference to eight cooperative learning principles. Furthermore, it is suggested that these reflective…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Communities of Practice, Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language)
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Navarro, Maria; Foutz, Timothy; Thompson, Sidney; Singer, Kerri Patrick – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to develop a model to help engineering faculty overcome the challenges they face when asked to design and implement interdisciplinary curricula. Researchers at a U.S. University worked with an Interdisciplinary Consultant Team and prepared a steering document with Guiding Principles and Essential Elements for the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Engineering Education, Curriculum Design, College Faculty
Hummel, Robin Ellen – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study was an inquiry into the influence of action research on teachers' practice and an exploration of the idea that teaching is synonymous with learning. After 14 participants engaged in individual action research projects that were facilitated by the researcher, the qualitative method of narrative inquiry was used to gather data from the…
Descriptors: Action Research, Faculty Development, Qualitative Research, Personal Narratives
Honeybourne, Victoria – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018
With specific learning difficulties more prevalent than ever in mainstream schools, this is the essential guide for teachers wishing to create inclusive and successful learning environments in diverse classrooms. Focusing on promoting acceptance and self-esteem of each child rather than on labelling their difficulties, it shows how to make good…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Inclusion, Self Esteem, Disabilities
Forrester, Tricia; Sandison, Carolyn E.; Denny, Sue – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2017
Excellent mathematics teachers establish learning environments that encourage students to actively engage with mathematics and foster co-operative and collaborative learning. Whiteboarding, using an erasable surface on which to work and share ideas, has been shown to increase student engagement, collaboration, and higher-order thinking. We report…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Healy, Margaret; Doran, John; McCutcheon, Maeve – Accounting Education, 2018
Studies of cooperative learning have focused largely on specific interventions within individual modules. The aim of this paper is to examine the student perceptions of their cumulative experiences at the end of a four-year undergraduate programme, during which cooperative learning work was implemented in a piecemeal manner, and explore how gender…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Outcomes of Education, Academic Ability, Transfer of Training
Hertzog, Nancy B. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
This article explores the learning context for talent development in public schools. Total aspects of the environment from physical space, affective elements, and pedagogical approaches affect learning. How teachers believe and perceive their roles as teachers influence instructional design and decision making. In this article, the optimal…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Public Schools, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role
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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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Miquel, Ester; Duran, David – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
This article describes an in-service teachers', staff-development model "Peer Learning Network" and presents results about its efficiency. "Peer Learning Network" promotes three levels of peer learning simultaneously (among pupils, teachers, and schools). It supports pairs of teachers from several schools, who are linked…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Cooperative Learning, Peer Teaching, Tutoring
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Rianawati – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Background doing the research is Social skills is an individual's ability to communicate effectively with others, both verbally and nonverbally. Facts social attitudes such selfishness, individualism, indifferent, no responsible attitude, miss communication and interaction with others. One Cooperative-learning strategy to develop cooperation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Interpersonal Competence, High School Students
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