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Roberts, Peter – Canadian Journal of Education, 2008
At the end of the main part of Hermann Hesse's classic novel, "The Glass Bead Game," the central character, Joseph Knecht, dies suddenly. In this article, I consider the educational significance of Hesse's portrayal of Knecht's death. This pivotal moment in the book tells readers much about the process of educational transformation. I argue that…
Descriptors: Literature, Novels, Philosophy, Transformative Learning
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Black, Beth – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2011
In this article, the author narrates her experience of meeting a Montessori kid for the first time and shares the characteristics she observed in Montessori students. The author was working as director of academic resources in university housing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and met Jason, a pre-med sophomore who was the resident…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Personal Narratives, Student Characteristics, Student Participation
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Hartzell-Baguley, Brittany; Hipp, Rachael E.; Morgan, Neal R.; Morgan, Stephen L. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2007
An experiment in which gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is used for latent fingerprint extraction and analysis on glass beads or glass slides is conducted. The results determine that the fingerprint residues are gender dependent.
Descriptors: Chemistry, Laboratory Experiments, Science Experiments, Crime
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Burum, Alex D.; Splittgerber, Allan G. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2008
This article describes a static method as an alternative to gel chromatography, which may be used as an undergraduate laboratory experiment. In this method, a constant mass of Sephadex gel is swollen in a series of protein solutions. UV-vis spectrophotometry is used to find a partition coefficient, KD, that indicates the fraction of the interior…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Laboratory Experiments, Undergraduate Study, Chemistry
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Tournaki, Nelly; Bae, Young Seh; Kerekes, Judit – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
This study examined the effects on math performance of the use of the rekenrek, a manipulative developed by Adrian Treffers. The rekenrek looks like an abacus, but differs in that it is based on a five-structure and not a ten-structure system. It is comprised of two rows of 10 beads, each broken into two sets of 5 by color (i.e., in each row the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Learning Disabilities, Scores, Subtraction
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Sheffield, Caroline C.; Karp, Karen S.; Brown, E. Todd – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2010
The world is filled with information delivered through graphical representations--everything from voting trends to economic projections to health statistics. Whether comparing incomes of individuals by their level of education, tracking the rise and fall of state populations, or researching home ownership in different geographical areas, basic…
Descriptors: Ownership, Teacher Role, Graphs, Children
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Rotbain, Yosi; Marbach-Ad, Gili; Stavy, Ruth – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2006
Our main goal in this study was to explore whether the use of models in molecular genetics instruction in high school can contribute to students' understanding of concepts and processes in genetics. Three comparable groups of 11th and 12th graders participated: The control group (116 students) was taught in the traditional lecture format, while…
Descriptors: Illustrations, Grade 12, Genetics, Science Achievement
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Rotbain, Yosi; Stavy, Ruth; Marbach-Ad, Gili – Science Education Review, 2008
Our main goal in this study was to explore whether the use of models in high school molecular genetics instruction can contribute to students' understanding of concepts and processes in genetics. Three hundred and nineteen students from four comparable groups of 11th- and 12th-grade students participated. The control group (116 students) was…
Descriptors: Molecular Structure, Models, High School Students, Genetics
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Kavanagh, Emma; Mindel, Sam; Robertson, Giles; Hughes, D. E. Peter – Journal of Chemical Education, 2008
We describe the construction of a simple solution calorimeter, using a miniature bead thermistor as a temperature-sensing element. This has a response time of a few seconds and made it possible to carry out a thermometric reaction in under a minute, which led to minimal heat losses. Small temperature changes of 1 K associated with enthalpies of…
Descriptors: Reaction Time, Heat, Laboratory Experiments, Undergraduate Students
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Mick, Eric; McGough, James; Loo, Sandra; Doyle, Alysa E.; Wozniak, Janet; Wilens, Timothy E.; Smalley, Susan; McCracken, James; Biederman, Joseph; Faraone, Stephen V. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011
Objective: A potentially useful tool for understanding the distribution and determinants of emotional dysregulation in children is a Child Behavior Checklist profile, comprising the Attention Problems, Anxious/Depressed, and Aggressive Behavior clinical subscales (CBCL-DP). The CBCL-DP indexes a heritable trait that increases susceptibility for…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Check Lists, Aggression, Psychopathology
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Roberts, Peter – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
Education is a key theme in a number of Hermann Hesse's novels and short stories. This paper focuses on Hesse's last and longest fictional work, "The Glass Bead Game", and analyses the transformation of Joseph Knecht, the central character, in the light of Paulo Freire's theory of education. It is argued that over time Knecht develops a critical…
Descriptors: Novels, Literary Genres, Death, Transformative Learning
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Silva, P. E. S.; de Abreu, F. Vistulo; Simoes, R.; Dias, R. G. – European Journal of Physics, 2010
Modelling elastic filament dynamics is a topic of high interest due to the wide range of applications. However, it has reached a high level of complexity in the literature, making it unaccessible to a beginner. In this paper we explain the main steps involved in the computational modelling of the dynamics of an elastic filament. We first derive…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Equations (Mathematics), Calculus, Scientific Principles
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Baker, William P.; Jones, Carleton "Buck"; Hull, Elizabeth – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2007
This simple but effective laboratory exercise helps students understand the concept of protein domain function. They use foam beads, Styrofoam craft balls, and pipe cleaners to explore how domains within protein active sites interact to form a functional protein. The activity allows students to gain content mastery and an understanding of the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Experiments, Laboratory Experiments, Scientific Concepts
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Weinberger, Nanci; Stein, Kristen – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2008
Sixty-four kindergarten children participated in a bead-collecting game. Their competitive, noncompetitive, and other moves were measured. Gender and gender composition of the group affected competition in the context of playing this game with known peers. The boys were more competitive than the girls. Girls in the same-gender groups, but not…
Descriptors: Females, Kindergarten, Gender Differences, Males
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Ebersbach, Mirjam; Resing, Wilma C. M. – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2008
The present study examined children's implicit and explicit knowledge of linear and non-linear processes. Five- and nine-year-olds (N = 60) were asked to forecast linear and exponential growth by providing the corresponding number of beads. Implicit knowledge was assessed via the magnitudes of the forecasts; explicit knowledge was investigated…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Grammar, Mathematical Concepts, Elementary School Students
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