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Ferrari, Anne – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
Research shows that stigma toward mental illness prevents a large percentage of college students from seeking help. Finding pedagogies that can be utilized in the classroom to reduce stigma is important. The present study replicated previous research that utilized celebrity case material in the teaching of abnormal psychology for the purpose of…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Psychopathology, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Ferrari, Giulia – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2020
The article discusses the role of body movement, perception and kinaesthesia in mathematical thinking and accounts for the virtuality of mathematical concepts. A first person experience with a graphing motion software (WiiGraph), which involves ample body movements and is used to draw a circle, is presented. To study the unfolding of the…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Movement Education, Perception, Mathematics Education
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Hallowell, Edward – Educational Leadership, 2012
In this article, the author offers an advice to educators about how to help students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) fulfill the potential of their powerful brains. It is a neurological fact that feeling safe opens up the brain, whereas feeling anxious and afraid clamps it down. So step one is to make sure all students feel as…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Brain, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension), Administrator Role
Ferrari, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In a period of tremendous change, as the educational landscape shifts to ensure our students are well prepared for new and unknown futures, the role of school principal is more essential than ever. The principal, as primary driver of change, sits at the helm of school improvement. He/she is charged with leading the complex orchestration of school…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, Educational Change
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Ferrara, Francesca; Ferrari, Giulia – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2020
In this paper, we pursue a materialist approach to tool use to account for the material dimensions of learning mathematics with technology while decentralizing the human body from activity. We root this vision in theoretical advances on embodied mathematics learning and tool use that have been recently offered as alternatives to traditional…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Grade 9
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Martinez, César Augusto Ferrari – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2020
In this paper, an analysis of the spatial production of Chile as an international academic destination for doctoral students is put forward. This arises from the notion of internationalisation as a process of the rescaling of university marketplaces and international students as consumers of global scales of excellence. As such, it proposes the…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Study Abroad, Foreign Students, Doctoral Students
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Khan, Aftab; Ferrari, Michel – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2020
This mixed-methods cross-cultural study compares the life narratives of personal identity in people with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Canada and Pakistan using a multifaceted model of personality. Forty-six male participants (half diagnosed with ASD) were recruited from Karachi, Pakistan, and the Greater Toronto Area, Canada.…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Cultural Differences, Personality Traits
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Ferrari, Theresa M. – Journal of Extension, 2019
The purpose of the study reported here was to gather information about the extent and scope of 4-­H health ambassador programs. An online survey was sent to land-­grant institution health contacts. Fifteen of the 36 individuals responding indicated that their states had such programs, and 13 completed the remainder of the survey questions.…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Health Education, Land Grant Universities, Extension Education
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Ferrari, Anne – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Research shows that a very small percentage of those who suffer from mental illness seek professional help and fear of stigma is a principal factor why individuals are reluctant to obtain assistance. This study evaluated whether using examples of celebrities' experiences with mental illness as a form of "contact" with a mentally ill…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teaching Methods, Help Seeking, Mental Disorders
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Ferrari, Mirella – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This research starts by analysing the current state of artistic heritage in Italy and studying some examples in Europe: we try to investigate the scope of non-formal learning in artistic context, mediated by advanced technology. The framework within which we have placed our investigation is that of lifelong learning and lifedeep learning. The…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Museums, Nonformal Education
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Taibu, Rex; Ferrari-Bridgers, Franca – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2020
In this research an instrument was developed to measure students' anxiety about the jargon of physics. Levels of anxiety were then compared with student content performance and general classroom anxiety. Anxiety levels were also compared based on students' language of origin (native vs. nonnative English speaking students). Statistical analyses…
Descriptors: Physics, Academic Language, Anxiety, Introductory Courses
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Ferrara, Francesca; Ferrari, Giulia – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2017
In this paper, we draw on the contemporary perspective of inclusive materialism offered by de Freitas and Sinclair to contribute to current discussions on the role of the body in the learning of mathematics. Using the notions of "distributed agency" and "assemblage," we illustrate the way in which three students engage with a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Learning Processes, Human Body, Task Analysis
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Paletta, Angelo; Basyte Ferrari, Egle; Alimehmeti, Genc – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2020
Purpose: In Italy, only recently education policy makers have introduced a requirement for schools to implement the processes of self-evaluation, strategic planning and results' reporting. In this article, we aim to explore how the new leadership approach of school principals in the context of the introduction of the new accountability system is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Accountability, Instructional Leadership
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Ferrari, Joseph R. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2016
The present study assessed self-reported religiosity, spirituality, faith-related behaviors, leadership styles, and personality dimensions of 156 Hispanic Catholic deacons, based on varied educational degrees assisting in Hispanic (n = 91) or non-Hispanic (n = 65) parishes. Results found no significant differences on any self-reported variables…
Descriptors: Catholics, Hispanic Americans, Educational Attainment, Leadership Styles
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Bridgers, Franca Ferrari; Kacinik, Natalie – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2017
The majority of words in most languages consist of derived poly-morphemic words but a cross-linguistic review of the literature (Amenta and Crepaldi in Front Psychol 3:232-243, 2012) shows a contradictory picture with respect to how such words are represented and processed. The current study examined the effects of linearity and structural…
Descriptors: Italian, Word Recognition, Language Processing, Psycholinguistics
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