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Jollymore, Craig; Rose, Sherry; Sherman, Ann – in education, 2017
Since 2011, we have been working at an independent high school with a small group of teachers interested in studying their own teaching practices in ways that support both their individual and collective learning. The participating educators are engaged and challenged by their personal interests in deepening formative assessment practices while…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Faculty Development, Teaching Experience, Metacognition
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Howe, Christine; Mercer, Neil – Language and Education, 2017
This commentary discusses the four papers that comprise the special issue on dialogic teaching and learning, while making general observations that apply across the field as a whole. Similarities and differences are identified over the concepts of "dialogue" and "dialogic pedagogy". The possibility is raised that some aspects…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multilingualism, Faculty Development, Cost Effectiveness
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Gottschalk, Cristiane Maria Cornelia – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
From a Wittgensteinian point of view, my goal is to argue against the idea that teaching critical thinking should have as one of its aims the possibility of changing or adapting our deeply held beliefs. As pointed out by the Austrian philosopher in On Certainty, we have a world-picture which is neither true nor false, but above all, 'it is the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Beliefs, Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy
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Barnes, Caitlin; Angle, Julie; Montgomery, Diane – School Science and Mathematics, 2015
Creating scientifically literate students is a common goal among educational stakeholders. An understanding of nature of science is an important component of scientific literacy in K-12 science education. Q methodology was used to investigate the opinions of preservice and in-service teachers on how they intend to teach or currently teach science.…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Epistemology, Q Methodology, Statistical Analysis
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Boesdorfer, Sarah B.; Del Carlo, Dawn I.; Wayson, Jessica – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
Recent adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) across the United States has prompted teacher educators to reexamine effective strategies to improve science teaching practices that align with the principles of the NGSS. Past research attempted to address changing teaching practices by examining the alignment--or lack thereof--with…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers
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Stohlmann, Micah; Moore, Tamara; Cramer, Kathleen; Maiorca, Cathrine – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2015
Studies have reported that pre-service teachers often enter teacher preparation programs with beliefs and attitudes not conducive to teaching the subject conceptually. In the USA, the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics have brought a renewed focus on procedural and conceptual understanding. However, many U.S. pre-service teachers have…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Mathematics Instruction
Mathus, Margaret A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
While many factors have been identified as influencing student academic performance, previous studies consistently determined effective teaching as the most significant factor, within the control of educators, leading to improved student achievement. Nonetheless, educational experts, statisticians, and policy-makers alike acknowledged the…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Evaluation, Academic Achievement, School Districts
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Blau, Ina; Benolol, Nurit – Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning, 2016
Creative computing is one of the rapidly growing educational trends around the world. Previous studies have shown that creative computing can empower disadvantaged children and youth. At-risk youth tend to hold a negative view of self and perceive their abilities as inferior compared to "normative" pupils. The Implicit Theories of…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, High School Students, Theories, Intelligence
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Waring, Rob; Husna, Nida – TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, 2019
Extensive Reading (ER) in Indonesia is in its infancy. Over the past 2-3 years a small band of ER enthusiasts led by the Indonesian Extensive Reading Association (IERA) and the Extensive Reading Foundation (ERF) have started promoting ER in the archipelago. In July 2018, IERA and the ERF conducted all-day ER workshops to over 1000 teachers in six…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Workshops, Foreign Countries, Literature Appreciation
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Hushman, Glenn; Napper-Owen, Gloria; Hushman, Carolyn – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2013
By educating pre-service teachers about new pedagogical strategies and techniques, the intention is to address and change ineffective practices in physical education so that children learn to love movement and engage in regular physical activity for their health and wellness. However, as Lortie (1975) suggests, experience is more powerful than…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teachers, Physical Education
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Marade, Angelo A.; Brinthaupt, Thomas M. – Education, 2018
Very little research examines how students and faculty members view the appropriateness of a variety of reasons for changing majors. In this study, we surveyed 260 students and faculty members from a large, public US university about their perceptions and beliefs about the appropriateness of changing an academic major for a wide range of reasons.…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Comparative Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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An, Jihoun; Decker, James T. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
Adapted physical education (APE) is offered as a course in most physical education teacher education (PETE) programs to better prepare preservice teachers (PST) in giving instruction to students with disabilities. As a growing pedagogical approach, service-learning (SL) continues to be integrated into the APE course, as a supplement to PSTs'…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Adapted Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Students with Disabilities
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Peterson, Sarah; Schreiber, Jim; Moss, Connie – Teaching Educational Psychology, 2011
We examined the effects of an educational psychology course on students' beliefs about motivating students. After providing opportunities to engage in systematic intentional inquiry of their beliefs about teaching and learning, we expected that students' beliefs would become more soundly based in theory and research. Following several classes on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Educational Psychology, Motivation Techniques, Student Motivation
Portillo, Danelia – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The high percentage and the steady growth of Hispanic/Latino students in Arizona demand that special attention be placed on improving academic achievement and attainment. The need to support Hispanic/Latino parents in becoming meaningful positive contributors to their children's schooling continues to surface as a critical issue in school…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Parent Attitudes, Models, Attitude Change
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Lim-Ratnam, Christina – Educational Review, 2013
Over the past decade, the government in Singapore has been introducing many initiatives in the early childhood sector to raise the quality of pre-school education. Educational reforms made without consideration of the perspectives and concerns of the participants in the socio-cultural milieu would only lead to superficial implementation. This…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Educational Quality, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries
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