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Ramanathan, Vaidehi – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2009
This article offers a critical discussion of notions of self as they emerge in the diaries kept by Alzheimer patients and their caregivers. It explores ways in which diary writing becomes simultaneously an agentive way by which a sense of "self" gets scripted since memory is fast slipping away, while also pointing to the fluid nature of identities…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Patients, Diaries, Alzheimers Disease
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de-Marcos, Luis; Hilera, Jose Ramon; Barchino, Roberto; Jimenez, Lourdes; Martinez, Jose Javier; Gutierrez, Jose Antonio; Gutierrez, Jose Maria; Oton, Salvador – Computers & Education, 2010
Mobile learning is considered an evolution of e-learning that embraces the ubiquitous nature of current computational systems in order to improve teaching and learning. Within this context it is possible to develop mobile applications oriented to learning, but it is also important to assess to what extent such applications actually work. In this…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Experiments, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Educational Technology
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Feuerverger, Grace – International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 2010
This article dares to suggest that the use of fairy tales as a pedagogical tool for children in and out of classrooms is and always will be about uplifting the human spirit: a way to survive; a pathway toward hope, especially for vulnerable children suffering from the trauma of war. (Contains 1 note.)
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, War, Ethnography, Teaching Methods
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Feuerverger, Grace – International Review of Education, 2011
The objective of this research study is to offer a glimpse into the lives of some newly-arrived students of different racial, linguistic and religious backgrounds as they confront the process of immigration and therefore personal and social displacement within the context of a Toronto inner-city high school. These students carry with them hidden…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Refugees
Reid, Lisa Ianni – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Students of Color are projected to compromise an increasingly higher percentage of the student population in the United States within the next several years, while predominately White teachers will continue to compromise the teaching population. Schools continually fail to serve racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse students,…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Credits
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Graesser, Arthur C.; D'Mello, Sidney K.; Craig, Scotty D.; Witherspoon, Amy; Sullins, Jeremiah; McDaniel, Bethany; Gholson, Barry – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2008
Relations between emotions (affect states) and learning have recently been explored in the context of AutoTutor. AutoTutor is a tutoring system on the Internet that helps learners construct answers to difficult questions by interacting with them in natural language. AutoTutor has an animated conversation agent and a dialog management facility that…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Natural Language Processing, Interaction, Tutoring
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Chen, Su; Fang, Ying; Shi, Genghu; Sabatini, John; Greenberg, Daphne; Frijters, Jan; Graesser, Arthur C. – Grantee Submission, 2021
This paper describes a new automated disengagement tracking system (DTS) that detects learners' maladaptive behaviors, e.g. mind-wandering and impetuous responding, in an intelligent tutoring system (ITS), called AutoTutor. AutoTutor is a conversation-based intelligent tutoring system designed to help adult literacy learners improve their reading…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Attention, Adult Literacy
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Chiou, Chuang-Kai; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Tseng, Judy C. R. – Computers & Education, 2009
The rapid development of computer and network technologies has attracted researchers to investigate strategies for and the effects of applying information technologies in learning activities; simultaneously, learning environments have been developed to record the learning portfolios of students seeking web information for problem-solving. Although…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Problem Solving, Scoring, Student Evaluation
Chen, Tan-ching – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Conducted as an auto/biographical and narrative qualitative research study, this dissertation traces the researcher's winding journey in search of her teacher identities, whose cultural and discursive meanings are always changing. There are two subjects in this study--the researcher's colleague as her research participant and the researcher…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Females, Chinese Americans, Asian Americans
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Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Yin, Peng-Yeng; Wang, Tzu-Ting; Tseng, Judy C.R.; Hwang, Gwo-Haur – Computers & Education, 2008
With the rapid development in Information Technology (IT), the Internet has become one of the central media for conducting learning. However, most of the existing web-based learning systems only provide stand-alone subject materials for browsing and may face some drawbacks. For example, if students encounter problems during the learning process,…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Internet, Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Steslow, Donna M. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2010
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is normally included as part of an introductory business law/legal environment course. While some business schools offer stand-alone ADR courses, the majority do not. As a result, a business student's only exposure to ADR processes may be through a Legal Studies in Business course. Several scholars have created…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Arbitration, Undergraduate Study, Law Related Education
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Tebaldi, Catherine – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2020
In this "reflection on the field," I use critical auto-ethnography to reflect on the process of bringing urban French vernacular to New England suburbs. I analyze teaching vernacular language as linguistic gentrification, using other people's words for the construction and continual performance of cosmopolitan whiteness. As I reflect on…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Ethnography, French, Native Language
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Dyson, Michael – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
This paper highlights a distinctive way to research and present issues within education using metaphor and the qualitative narrative methodology known as auto ethnography. Auto ethnographic writing links the personal to the cultural and is recognised as a methodology that combines the method with the writing of the text, which in turn explicates…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Ethnography, Research Methodology, Figurative Language
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Novick, Sheldon – Environment, 1976
The basic automobile design has persisted for fifty years with innovations only in production and marketing. Complex interrelationships among steel, oil, rubber, road building, and automobile industries perpetuate the "modern Model T's." Efforts to alter design to meet safety and environmental standards face tremendous resistance from a…
Descriptors: Auto Mechanics, Manufacturing Industry, Motor Vehicles, Safety
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Sagan, Olivia – Ethnography and Education, 2007
This paper explores the auto/biographicity of ethnographic research, describing the way in which our research pursuits can be seen as the replaying of past agendas. It looks specifically at the auto/biographic interview as part of the ethnographic data collected, positing it as the site of co-construction of new memory, and the re-enactment of…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Mental Disorders, Adult Learning, Personal Narratives
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