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Michael DeBuse; Dallin Clayton; Brooks Butler; Sean Warnick – International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2024
This work considers group discussion data, as recorded in video conferencing settings, and demonstrates the ability to use readily available computational tools to glean important information characterizing the dynamics of the group discussion. In particular, our toolbox reveals a number of important characteristics of a discussion, including who…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Discussion Groups, Group Dynamics, Group Discussion
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R. Epstein – PRIMUS, 2024
In introductory math courses such as precalculus, students often have difficulty with assignments that require explanations or synthesizing knowledge. When students receive low scores on such assignments, instructors often wish to help students understand the material they struggled with. A common strategy is to allow the students to revise and…
Descriptors: Calculus, Curriculum Development, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Group Discussion
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Baldo, Carlos M.; Wareham, Justin D.; Seidel, Julie P. – Management Teaching Review, 2023
This article describes an exercise that develops students' capacity to identify ethical dilemmas, apply ethical frameworks, and consider ethical issues from multiple perspectives. The exercise consists of five interrelated activities that take place over the course of several weeks, with the central activity being a panel discussion featuring…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Ethics, Class Activities, College Students
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Ford, Deana J.; Luke, Sara E.; Vaughn, S. Michelle; Fulchini-Scruggs, Angelica – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2023
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact explicit teaching of metacognition had on preservice teachers' metacognitive awareness and accuracy of whole group discussions using virtual simulations. One class of preservice teachers was randomly assigned to the explicit metacognitive teaching group, while the other class was assigned to…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Metacognition, Accuracy, Preservice Teachers
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Elfer, Peter; Wilson, Dilys – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2023
Making sensitive pedagogic relationships in the nursery is a deeply human activity evoking joy and satisfaction, but stress and uncertainty too. From an international perspective, strong local reflective spaces are required if early childhood provision is to be culturally and context responsive, counter-balancing globalising pressure to…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Caregiver Attitudes, Work Attitudes, Preschools
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Aakjaer, Marie; Wegener, Charlotte – Journal of Education and Work, 2023
Learning circles has a long tradition in the Nordic countries as a model for adult non-formal education, but has gained little scholarly attention and is thus sparsely theorised. The purpose of this article is to discuss the revitalisation of learning circles as highly relevant in times of what we term 'social innovation imperatives'. To…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Group Discussion, Social Theories, Innovation
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Rezaei, Ali Reza – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2023
Providing an active learning environment and engaging students in classroom discussion could be quite challenging. This study used a quasi-experimental method to manipulate students' incentives for participation in group discussion to investigate its impact on students' learning outcomes. Two research methods courses taught over four years by the…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Student Participation, Group Discussion, Active Learning
Cecilia Serrano – ProQuest LLC, 2023
This dissertation delves into the dynamic interaction between picturebooks, culture circles, and social justice discussions in a second-grade classroom. Rooted in Critical Pedagogy, Transactional Theory, and Indigenous Social Justice Pedagogy, this study investigates two pivotal aspects. Firstly, it explores the issues raised by students in…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Picture Books, Social Justice, Learner Engagement
Horton, Leonard B. – ProQuest LLC, 2022
Adopting the first five phases of Mezirow's transformative learning theory (Mezirow, 1978; 1990; 1994; 1997; 1998; 2009; 2018) as a framework, this study examined the impact of a Midwestern university civil discourse program on participants' transformative learning. The study sample included participants who attended the Talk Together program over…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, College Students, Persuasive Discourse, Student Attitudes
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Elena M. Venegas – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2024
Literature circles are a socially supportive context in which students can cultivate their reader identities. This is especially promising for students with lower reader self-efficacies. This qualitative multiple case study explored the positioning practices of four Grades 5-6 students with comparatively low reader self-efficacy. In literature…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Group Discussion, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes
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Anthony Wotring; Honglin Chen; Mark Fraser – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2024
Curricular innovations in English language programs have placed increasing emphasis on providing opportunities for students to speak in the classroom, often through communicative group activities. However, despite decades of advocacy for small group talk, a rigorous conception of the quality of talk in these groups is lacking, particularly in the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Interpersonal Communication
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Schmitt, Josephine B.; Goldmann, Anne; Simon, Samuel T.; Bieber, Christoph – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2023
In recent years, we have been observing the phenomenon of an emerging scientific field: "digital transformation research" (DTR). Due to the diversity and complexity of its object of research digital, transformation is not effectively researchable if confined to the boundaries of individual disciplines. In the light of…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Change, Group Discussion
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Meyen, Sascha; Sigg, Dorothee M. B.; von Luxburg, Ulrike; Franz, Volker H. – Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2021
Background: It has repeatedly been reported that, when making decisions under uncertainty, groups outperform individuals. Real groups are often replaced by simulated groups: Instead of performing an actual group discussion, individual responses are aggregated by a numerical computation. While studies have typically used unweighted majority voting…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Decision Making, Voting, Simulation
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Anssi Roiha; Pilvi Heinonen – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2024
This article examines pre-service language teachers' perceptions of learning and teaching and how differentiation manifests itself in them. The 67 participants visualised 'an ideal language learning situation' and complemented a number of teaching-related metaphors, for instance, 'A teacher is like…' and 'A learner is like…' in the first session…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Figurative Language
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Abdulrahman Almalki; Mohammed Alzahrani – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2024
The current study was set to explore the influence of the first (L1) and second (L2) language group discussions on L2 reading comprehension. It also explored two sub-elements that were considered vital to L2 reading comprehension: (a) text genre recognition and (b) character and author's intention and perspective. Participants were 21 college…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Males, Reading Comprehension
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