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Lombardi, Doug; Matewos, Ananya M.; Jaffe, Joshua; Zohery, Vivian; Mohan, Svetha; Bock, Kellyann; Jamani, Sonia – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2022
Instructional scaffolds may promote science learning, particularly for topics that are controversial. Scaffolding may also need to be autonomy supportive, particularly for adolescents, and designed to facilitate scientific discourse and agency. The purpose of the present study was to investigate differences in middle school students' discourse and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Personal Autonomy, Middle School Students
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Areljung, Sofie; Günther-Hanssen, Anna – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2022
STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education is currently gaining ground in many parts of the world, particularly in higher stages of the educational system. Foreseeing a development of STEAM policy and research also in the early years, this colloquium seeks to bring questions of gendering processes to the table. The…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Sex
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Sriwisathiyakun, Kanyarat; Dhamanitayakul, Chawaporn – Education and Information Technologies, 2022
Intelligent conversational agents have been implemented as virtual assistants in mobile applications to facilitate, engage, and interact with users for optimal learning experiences. With 24/7 availability, providing instant and consistent responses, chatbots, as a type of intelligent conversational agent, will help benefit the learning…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Technological Literacy, Discourse Modes
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Tentolouris, Filippos – Curriculum Journal, 2021
The goal of this article is to explore the conceptualisations of writing in the curricula and the teachers' guides of Greek preschool education (4-6 years of age). Ivanic's framework of the six discourses of writing (the skills discourse, the creativity discourse, the process discourse, the genre discourse, the social practices discourse and the…
Descriptors: Teaching Guides, Writing Instruction, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education
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Qian, Leyi; Yang, Yong; Zhao, Yali – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2021
This study aims to explore to what extent syntactic complexity predicts holistic scores generated by China's two prominent automated writing evaluation systems--"pigai" and "iWrite," the results of which will have some implications for the validity of these two systems. In the meanwhile, this study targets how syntactic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Syntax, Difficulty Level, Scores
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Henry, Jacob – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2022
Scholars argue that international volunteering must not be framed as altruism or charity; rather, it should invoke themes from decolonial justice theorizing. Volunteers who have benefited from colonial-imperial structural advantages should understand their labor as a kind of reparation for ongoing structural dispossession. I argue that spatial…
Descriptors: Volunteers, International Programs, Foreign Countries, Postcolonialism
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Daly, Annie – Journal of Literacy Research, 2022
The study examines how a white elementary educator used discursive practices I refer to as "race talk moves" to support students' racial literacy during whole-class read-alouds. This case study found that the teacher used four moves that have been previously documented in literature discussions: listening, participating, synthesizing,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, White Teachers, Class Activities, Reading Aloud to Others
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Leggo, Carl – Canadian Journal of Education, 2018
As a poet, researcher, and teacher in the academy, I have pursued my vocation with an abiding commitment to both creative and critical discourse. I inquire into my autobiographical experiences as a poet, researcher, and teacher in the institutional contexts of a Faculty of Education by creating a performance of poetry that seeks to honour…
Descriptors: Poetry, Teaching Experience, Autobiographies, Creativity
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Tsuji, Hiromi – Infant and Child Development, 2020
The development of a mind-reading ability, known as theory-of-mind (ToM), has been recognized as following a universal process, but the age at which the false-belief task is passed has been reported to have wide inter-group variabilities. Japanese children have been reported to acquire a false-belief understanding at a slightly older age than…
Descriptors: Perspective Taking, Theory of Mind, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children
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Reneau, Clint-Michael – Journal of College and Character, 2020
This article explores how the escalating tensions in the nation are being mirrored on college campuses and how these tensions can profoundly affect the student experience. The current deep political and social divides require educators to respond in ways that are meaningful and necessitate enhanced skills and the ability to engage empathy and…
Descriptors: Campuses, Student Experience, Social Differences, Political Attitudes
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Frawley, Emily – English in Australia, 2020
This paper considers the work of James Gee as a methodological lens for conceiving of the teacher-writer identity. Gee's (2000) Four Ways to View Identity are employed to examine the way that teachers discuss their writing identity. The paper reports on findings from a broader qualitative study that examined the writer identity in subject English…
Descriptors: Authors, Self Concept, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Identity
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Yung, Kevin Wai Ho; Yuan, Rui – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
Private tutoring has become a widespread phenomenon worldwide, partly due to the global trend of marketisation and commodification of education. Informed by a discursive view of identity and through multimodal discourse analysis, this study aims to unveil part of the shadow education discourse by investigating the identities of 41 English language…
Descriptors: Tutors, Private Education, Tutoring, Professional Identity
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Radd, Sharon I.; Grosland, Tanetha Jamay – Urban Education, 2019
This article conceptualizes "Desirablizing Whiteness" as a discursive practice. Desirablizing Whiteness occurs when equity efforts aim to include racially minoritized students in actions, situations, formats, and settings where they have been absent or underrepresented, and which have been the "property" of Whites. The…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Leadership, Whites, Disproportionate Representation
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Cyphert, Dale – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2021
Business adopted a terminology of sustainability to defend, then justify, and finally explain practices that acknowledged resource limitations as inherent in the business environment. Tracing the rhetoric across a half century of business use demonstrates an expansion of the concept of sustainability to encompass managerial attention to finite…
Descriptors: Management Development, Business Administration Education, Sustainability, Human Resources
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Rodriguez, Regina Chanel; Rose, Shona; Coneway, Betty – English in Texas, 2017
As state and national curriculum standards continue to change, it is important for teachers to develop a common set of definitions for terms that appear in those standards. This column describes the four modes of discourse--narrative, descriptive, exposition, and persuasion--and links them to a variety of genres students can write in to compose…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, State Standards, Definitions, Discourse Modes
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