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Hill, G. William – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
As part of the exploration of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology's (STP) history, subsets of STP leaders participated in panel discussions on various topics that represent areas of dramatic change and evolution over the last 25 years. This panel focused on membership recruitment and management as well as the evolution of how STP…
Descriptors: Psychology, Organizational Change, Recruitment, Group Membership
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Carnegie, Jacqueline; Savory, Joanne – HAPS Educator, 2021
A challenge with large undergraduate classes is the provision of opportunities for students to construct educational documents and to obtain individualized feedback pertaining to their work. Being able to work as part of a group, to clearly express information both orally and in writing, and to self-reflect while providing constructive feedback…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Cooperative Learning, Undergraduate Students, Student Satisfaction
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Kingston, Shauna – Power and Education, 2021
The Ontario Ministry of Education (2010) puts forth parent involvement as a solution for underachievement and as a resource for building better schools. A Foucauldian discourse analysis of school newsletters reveals that efforts to engage parents also function as a neoliberal strategy designed to govern parents. Using Foucault's theory of…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Newsletters, Discourse Analysis, Neoliberalism
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Ganske, Kathy – Reading Teacher, 2017
As we seek ways to improve literacy teaching and learning, we need to be careful not to overlook lesson closure as an opportunity to solidify student learning. This Teaching Tip describes the importance of taking time at the ends of lessons, days, and weeks to revisit what students have learned as a means for helping them synthesize and assimilate…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Literacy Education, Newsletters, Student Developed Materials
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Charbonneau-Gowdy, Paula A.; Magaña, Héctor A. – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2020
Despite conclusive evidence from high performing higher education (HE) institutions worldwide demonstrating the benefits of strong alumni relations, institutions in many evolving countries often neglect their graduates. And this, despite rapid advances in technology that can support ongoing relations. The objective of our year-long project was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outreach Programs, Lifelong Learning, Alumni
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Brotherson, Sean E.; Hoffman, Meagan Scott – Education Sciences, 2020
Raising a child engages parents/caregivers in learning knowledge and skills needed for effective, healthy parenting. The field of parent and family education furnishes a variety of approaches and resources intended to assist and guide those raising and working with children. The Diffusion of Innovations Theory presents a clear framework for…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Parent Materials, Parenting Skills, Child Rearing
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Brenes, Priscilla; Meck Higgins, Mary – Journal of Extension, 2021
Effective newsletters have theory-based content and designs tailored to their readers and offer limited-cost community-level approaches to providing helpful, relevant, and engaging information. In accordance with this, we offer an example of a newsletter intervention that supported grandfamilies' physical wellness needs. Six issues of a brief…
Descriptors: Newsletters, Physical Health, Wellness, Health Promotion
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McWilliams, Stephanie R.; Bulger, Sean; Keath, Adam; Elliott, Eloise – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2020
The Fit Family Challenge, a web-based healthy lifestyle program, was developed to motivate families to participate in more physical activity by tracking their behaviors and by providing them with educational materials and community events to attend with their families. This article is an account of the steps taken and the efforts needed to make a…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Life Style, Health Promotion, Health Behavior
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Hill, G. William; Pusateri, Thomas P.; Smith, Randolph A.; Beins, Bernard C.; Noble, Linda M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
Established in 1945 as Division 2, one of the original divisions of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2020. On the occasion of STP's 50th anniversary, Wight and Davis published a history of the Division's first 50 years. Using that history, we summarize STP's…
Descriptors: Psychology, Educational History, Educational Change, Organizations (Groups)
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MacFeely, Steve; Campos, Pedro; Helenius, Reija – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2017
Statistical literacy is complex and multifaceted. In every country, education and numeracy are a function of a multitude of factors including culture, history, and societal norms. Nevertheless, since the launch of the International Statistical Poster Competition (ISLP) in 1994, a number of patterns have emerged to suggest there are some common or…
Descriptors: Competition, Statistics, Visual Aids, Technology Uses in Education
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Gibbons, Sydney; Trette-McLean, Taylor; Crandall, AliceAnn; Bingham, Jennie L.; Garn, Cheryl L.; Cox, Jonathan C. – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: The purpose of the study was to examine student perspectives about college mental health including the primary mental health issues affecting students, common college student stressors, student awareness of campus mental health resources, and mental health topics students want more information about. Participants: Participants were 822…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Peer Relationship, Student Surveys, Mental Health
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Wang, Zhijun; Anderson, Terry; Chen, Li; Barbera, Elena – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Connectivist learning is interaction-centered learning. A framework describing interaction and cognitive engagement in connectivist learning was constructed using logical reasoning techniques. The framework and analysis was designed to help researchers and learning designers understand and adapt the characteristics and principles of interaction in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learning Processes, Interaction, Social Media
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Preston, Jane P.; Macphee, Mary M.; O'Keefe, Alaina Roach – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
We examine how kindergarten teachers on Prince Edward Island depict both parent involvement in school and its perceived challenges. Data consisted of written responses to two open-ended survey questions completed by 62 participants or 94% of the kindergarten teachers on PEI. Results showed that teachers recognized parent involvement in traditional…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Parent Participation, Teacher Attitudes
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Valdez, Paolo Nino; Steel, Kate – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2014
This study employs a critical discourse analytic approach in drawing out the thematic formulations of the discourses of internationalization in higher education from issues of a university newsletter from a span of 5 years (2005-2010). Specifically, it examines the representation of the institution with regard to discourses of internationalization…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Universities
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Shorner-Johnson, Kevin – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
When music education is formalized within schools and non-governmental organizations, it often becomes aligned with justice-oriented aims of providing universal access to music education. This qualitative case study examines the formation of a marching band within a Haitian school in northeastern Haiti. Data sources collected and analyzed included…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nongovernmental Organizations, Music Education, Qualitative Research
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