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Prabhu, N. S. – TESOL Quarterly, 1990
Explores the reasons why it appears that there is no one best method for teaching language, focusing on different teaching contexts, the validity of various methods, and the notion of good and bad methods and teachers' sense of plausibility. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), Instructional Effectiveness, Second Language Instruction
Buzydlowski, Jan W. – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
Some traditional face-to-face teaching is being replaced with on-line methodologies. While there are advantages to this replacement, there are certainly drawbacks to it as well. A teaching environment that combines both, however, a hybrid classroom, gains the best of both worlds. There should be a reason why hybrids are used and courses should be…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Jong, Ton – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
What is the best approach to educating students is, evidently, the pivotal question in educational research. In the general debate on this question, clear positions are often taken--for example, whether teacher-led instruction or more student-directed approaches should be followed. In the current narrative review, this central question and the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teaching Methods, Conventional Instruction, Learner Engagement
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Healy, Mary – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2017
An important theme in the philosophy of education community in recent years has been the way in which philosophy can be brought to illuminate and evaluate research findings from the landscape of policy and practice. Undoubtedly, some of these practices can be based on spurious evidence, yet have mostly been left unchallenged in both philosophical…
Descriptors: Friendship, Educational Philosophy, Young Children, Child Development
Honigsfeld, Andrea; Dove, Maria G. – Corwin, 2019
Looking for a silver bullet to accelerate EL achievement? There is none. But this, we promise: when EL specialists and general ed teachers pool their expertise, your ELs' language development and content mastery will improve exponentially. Just ask the tens of thousands of "Collaboration and Co-Teaching" users and now, a new generation…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Collaboration, Language Teachers
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de Aquino Leal, Alexis Vinícius; Ferreira, Deller James – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2016
There is still no pedagogy to teach programming that stands out significantly from others and no consensus on what is the best way for learning programming. There is still a need to develop new teaching methods for learning in introductory programming courses. This paper presents a pedagogic approach in support of creativity in programming and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Computer Science Education, Programming
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Keele, Luke – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
In policy evaluations, interest may focus on why a particular treatment works. One tool for understanding why treatments work is causal mediation analysis. In this essay, I focus on the assumptions needed to estimate mediation effects. I show that there is no "gold standard" method for the identification of causal mediation effects. In…
Descriptors: Mediation Theory, Causal Models, Inferences, Path Analysis
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Patton, Carl V. – International Research and Review, 2016
Why did our idea not work out? How did a program fail? Why did we get unintended consequences? Who is to blame? Could it be that our best just isn't good enough? There are many reasons policies, programs and projects fail. Failure can be informative if shared. This means that professionals should report on failures as well as successes. However,…
Descriptors: Failure, Program Effectiveness, Success, Information Dissemination
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Lugosi, Nicole V. T. – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Non-government organizations and policy makers agree that the best route to eradicating the widespread discrimination and poverty among the Roma is to improve the quality of and access to education. A cursory glance at the Hungarian Government website suggests that policy makers are on top of the problem with good laws and initiatives in place.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Children, Minority Group Students, Social Discrimination
Koller, Vinz – Jobs for the Future, 2018
The driving force of California's growing innovation economy is talent. However, there is also a growing mismatch between the type of talent in demand and the type of talent in supply. This paper describes why one of California's best options for closing this talent gap is to expand and modernize the State's apprenticeship system. [Additional…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Talent Development, State Programs, Youth Programs
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Traube, Dorian E.; Begun, Stephanie; Petering, Robin; Flynn, Marilyn L. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2017
The field of social work does not currently have a widely adopted method for expediting innovations into micro- or macropractice. Although it is common in fields such as engineering and business to have formal processes for accelerating scientific advances into consumer markets, few comparable mechanisms exist in the social sciences or social…
Descriptors: Social Work, Innovation, Technology Transfer, Theory Practice Relationship
Ehlert, Teresa – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative study employed a three-iteration classical Delphi design to determine consensus regarding retention strategies of women in the IT industry. There is a call for the information technology (IT) industry to hire and retain more women. Retaining such a valuable educated source would help fill the ever-rising need for skilled workers…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Females, Information Technology, Inclusion
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Leger, Lawrence A.; Glass, Karligash; Katsiampa, Paraskevi; Liu, Shibo; Sirichand, Kavita – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
We evaluate feedback methods for oral presentations used in training non-quantitative research skills (literature review and various associated tasks). Training is provided through a credit-bearing module taught to MSc students of banking, economics and finance in the UK. Monitoring oral presentations and providing "best practice"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Feedback (Response)
Watkins, Laura – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The effects of education can shape a multitude of elements throughout our society from poverty to technology. Elementary school students come into a classroom under the influence of what they have learned at home and out in the community. Because of so many different conditions that children live among, their knowledge is varied, and their rates…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Best Practices, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
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Spektor, Michael; Buchanan, Walter W.; Wolf, Lawrence – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
Mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, and related educational programs are not addressing in a sufficient way the principles associated with applying analytical investigations in solving actual engineering problems. Because of this, graduates do not have the adequate skills required to use the methods of applied dynamics in…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Engineering Technology, Engineering Education, Concept Formation
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