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Plutenko, Andrey D.; Leyfa, Andrey V.; Kozyr, Arkady V.; Haletskaya, Tatyana V. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2018
The article outlines the main approaches (person-centered, systemic, competency-based and integrative) in vocational education and training of engineering personnel for high-tech industries based on the analysis of academic research and practical experience. Vocational training of engineering personnel for high-tech businesses should be conducted…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Engineering Education, Engineering, Employment Qualifications
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Lyons, John F. – History Teacher, 2004
The author writes that, while teaching online can be problematic, a history instructor can still create an exciting and interactive learning experience for both teacher and students. To accomplish this, a history instructor needs a large degree of technical knowledge, or at least technical help, good organizational skills, and empathy with the…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Saldana, Cristobal T. – Social Education, 2012
The author started teaching world history during his first year of teaching at Harlingen High School. To be given such an assignment, because of the breadth of the course, in one's first year might be considered a great misfortune. However, looking back, the author would not have preferred it any other way. World history quickly became his…
Descriptors: World History, History Instruction, Skill Development, Teaching Experience
American Federation of Teachers (NJ), 2010
Each new school year brings high hopes, great expectations and challenges for both new and seasoned educators. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has developed a series called "Classroom Tips" to help educators start the year right and anticipate the year ahead. Over the past 40 years, most research studies on homework have found that…
Descriptors: Homework, Study Habits, Time Management, Achievement Gains
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Hart, Claudia; Vroman, Margo; Stulz, Karin – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
In this paper the authors discuss the challenges and rewards of building a graduate level Managerial Communication course around an experiential communication audit project. The purpose of the project was to provide MBA (Master of Business Administration) students with exposure to the real world responsibilities and demands of working in a complex…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Business Administration Education, Experiential Learning, Business Communication
Bronson, Edward – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), 2007
A recent survey of 400 Leading American Corporations by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills notes that managers consider 70 percent of high school graduates lacking professionalism and work ethic skills. A 2005 survey by the American Society for Training and Development reached similar conclusions. Ever since the education secretary's…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Emotional Intelligence, High Schools, Education Work Relationship
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Frederiksen, Lars Frode; Beck, Steen – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The context of this study is the Danish upper secondary school, which has undergone remarkable changes during the past ten years. Cross-disciplinary activities have been introduced as a teaching principle in order to create new skills for future generations in the knowledge society, while team organization among teachers has become obligatory in…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Teamwork, Teacher Attitudes, Longitudinal Studies
Hsieh, Shu-min – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2006
Entering an "English Impromptu Speech Contest" intimidates many students who do not have a good command of the English language. Some choose to give up before the contest date while others stand speechless on the stage. This paper identifies a range of problems confronted by contestants from my college, the Yuanpei Institute of Science…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Vocabulary, Foreign Countries, Speech Skills
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Hatch, Thomas; White, Melissa Eiler; Capitelli, Sarah – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2005
In this article, we draw from research on cognitive development, sociocultural learning, and organizational development to examine the key factors in teachers' professional learning. Our review of this literature suggests that looking at teachers' prior knowledge, the nature of their interactions, the representations they produce and use, and the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Prior Learning, English Instruction, Organizational Development
Consortium for School Networking (NJ1), 2004
This Backgrounder Brief is an executive summary of "Measuring Success: How Will We Know When We Get There?," a component of CoSN's Essential Leadership Skills Series. It has been over twenty years and billions of dollars spent for educational technology since the first computers were put into schools, and educators are hearing increased demands…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Design, Educational Technology
Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Baker, Belinda – 1988
A review of research on the subject of how students learn identifies various techniques that have been used successfully in facilitating learning; e.g., memorization, repetition, review. In discussing the differences between active and passive learning, it is pointed out that tactics used by good students include organizational strategies,…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies
Gillis, M. K. – 1985
Noting that good reading comprehension is aided by the reader's attention to text organization, this paper presents a rationale and method for teaching students to map content materials. The paper begins by noting research demonstrating that good comprehenders attend to text organization. It then briefly reviews research related to the impact on…
Descriptors: Classification, Cognitive Processes, Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, Washington, DC. – 1981
The last of five booklets on specific sports instruction in Special Olympics presents information on teaching cross country skiing to mentally retarded persons. The approach uses goals, short term objectives, task analyzed activities, assessments and teaching suggestions for individualizing and integrating the sports skills instruction with other…
Descriptors: Athletics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mental Retardation, Skiing
Macdonald, Ranald; Wisdom, James – 2002
This practice-oriented book brings together research and evaluation approaches and supporting case studies from educational researchers and teachers. The emphasis is on changing practice in higher education and the research that underpins desirable development. Following an introduction, chapter 1 presents Educational Development Changing Practice…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Practices
Griggs, Richard A., Ed.; Jackson, Sherri L., Ed. – Society for the Teaching of Psychology, 2011
This book follows in the footsteps of the first three volumes in the "Handbook for Teaching Introductory Psychology" series. In the prefaces to these volumes, the various editors all stressed two major points relevant to the development of this series. These comments also apply to this book. First, introductory psychology is one of the most…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Psychology, Introductory Courses, College Instruction
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