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Caleb Seung-hyun Han; Dae Seok Chai – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2024
Despite intense interest in how social capital can facilitate informal learning, few attempts have been made to synthesize the interface between social capital and informal learning. Social capital is an important factor in the application of informal learning, especially in postsecondary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Social Capital, Informal Education, Postsecondary Education
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Mirza Rayana Sanzana; Mostafa Osama Mostafa Abdulrazic; Jing Ying Wong; Jaya Kumar Karunagharan; Jason Chia – Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 2024
Purpose: This paper presents two educational gamified virtual labs and investigates different methods of including gamified elements in virtual labs used for teaching. The purpose of this study is to investigate if immersive gamified virtual labs can be used as effective pedagogical tools by properly incorporating them into higher education…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Laboratories, Gamification, Higher Education
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Jeffrey P. Carpenter; Catharyn C. Shelton – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2024
TeachersPayTeachers.com (TpT) is an influential online education resource marketplace where users download, buy, and sell education content. How and why educators use platforms like TpT has received only limited scholarly attention. This research therefore addresses a gap in the literature by exploring educators' (N = 1359) self-reported uses and…
Descriptors: Teachers, Instructional Materials, Communities of Practice, Teacher Attitudes
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Jacqueline Staszczak-Flavio – Voices of Reform, 2023
Providing a comprehensive study of the history of the world allows for students to see and experience various perspectives. History classes are often Eurocentric, providing only one view of a historical event causing voices to be forgotten and cultures to be cast aside. This lack of exposure is detrimental to personal growth and society.…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Inclusion, Cultural Awareness, Influences
Raaghav Pandya – ProQuest LLC, 2024
The post-pandemic classroom dealt with not only the mental health struggles of educators and students, but also the technological and virtual learning dependence in a time ridden with misinformation. At this time, it was important to not only consider the purpose and intent of science education as a learning experience, but also pedagogical…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Scientific Concepts, Physics
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Rakgadi Grace Malapela; Gloria Thupayagale-Tshweneagae – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2024
Society has always understood individuals with intellectual disabilities from a stance of deficiency, resulting in limited expectations and prospects for school-going adolescents with intellectual disabilities. The study used the social model of disability to explore teachers' perceptions of enablers to enhance school-based adolescents with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Adolescents
Andrea M. Vinci – ProQuest LLC, 2022
This dissertation was a study of the efficacy of incorporating a creative writing-based curriculum into English Composition I courses. The goal of this study was to determine whether students learning with this style of curriculum could meet the student learning outcomes and master the core competencies for this course as effectively as students…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Writing (Composition), College Students, English Curriculum
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Wampole, Donna; Kohli, Hermeet – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2023
Many factors within the social work profession can lead to empathic distress, compassion fatigue, and burnout. These concerns also apply to college students preparing for a career in social work. Compassion has been noted to be of benefit in connecting workers to clients, families, and communities. Likewise, self-compassion involves the skills of…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, College Students, Altruism
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Pawilen, Greg Tabios – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2021
This paper introduces the idea of integrating indigenous knowledge (IK) in the elementary level of the K-12 Science Curriculum. The study identifies indigenous knowledge that is practiced by the people and presents instructional strategies that could be used to integrate indigenous knowledge in the science curriculum. These strategies are based on…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Curriculum, Science Curriculum
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Cool, Julie; Ellis, Simon; Jiang, Feng – Natural Sciences Education, 2020
The provision of meaningful experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students in natural resources-based programs is particularly important. In 2017, the Department of Wood Science at the University of British Columbia reintroduced a dormant, 1-week tour of manufacturing operations for students in the Wood Products Processing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Manufacturing Industry, Woodworking, Experiential Learning
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Livingston, Kay; Doherty, Catherine – Curriculum Journal, 2020
Political pressures to improve schooling outcomes have typically narrowed the curriculum to that which can be measured. We explore the counter-narrative of efforts to enrich curriculum with learning, which is difficult to measure but nevertheless valued, through a study of British Council programmes offered in Scottish schools to support…
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Millar, Mackayla – Primary Science, 2021
Educational visits are always a highlight of any school year, with museums, historical experiences and outdoor activity centres often winning in the popularity stakes, but what about a visit to a local manufacturing plant or science laboratory? Some might feel that this would be a health and safety headache best avoided, or perhaps that a class…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Student Motivation, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Sakhavat Mammadov; Nancy B. Hertzog – Journal of School Leadership, 2024
School district administrators must address structural racism and inequitable access to advanced learning opportunities in their school districts. District administrators in one large district in the northwestern part of the United States sought research-based advice by asking the authors to provide the answer to the "million-dollar"…
Descriptors: Gifted Education, Equal Education, Administrators, Academically Gifted
William Wai-Yin Kwok – ProQuest LLC, 2024
This interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) sought to answer the question: How do skilled martial arts practitioners with advanced academic degrees interpret the role of mindfulness in their practice, and how do they believe this integration impacts the social and emotional learning of children? The focus of the study was to understand…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Physical Activities, Teaching Methods, Integrated Activities
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Ellis, Brett D.; Graveson, Jeff – Advances in Engineering Education, 2022
Graduating approximately 150,000 engineering and engineering technology students per year, the engineering education system seeks to teach students to solve problems via analysis and design. Unfortunately, many curricula emphasize analysis at the expense of design, often relegating design activities to cornerstone and capstone design courses and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Capstone Experiences, Class Activities, Active Learning
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