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Finney, Mark David – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation focuses on the place of narrative in the transformational encounter that can take place between hearers of sermons and God. Chapter 1 surveys the history and development of contemporary scholarship related to narrative preaching. It argues that most homileticians consider narrative either as a way of structuring sermons, or as a…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Clergy, Public Speaking
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Changeux, Jean Pierre – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2011
Works of art can be viewed as elements of a human-specific nonverbal communication system, distinct from language. First, the cognitive abilities and skills required for art creation and perception are built from a cascade of events driven by a "genetic envelope". Essential for the understanding of artistic creation is its epigenetic variability.…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Art Education, Artists, Art
Lancia, Kathleen A. St. Peters – ProQuest LLC, 2013
To best meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population, we must develop an integrative writing pedagogy that is informed by what the cognitive and neurosciences have uncovered about learning so that our theories of learning and practices of instruction are consistent with our most current and accurate knowledge of the biological and…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Learning Theories, Brain
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Rolland, Amber D.; Smith, Patricia J. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2017
"I don't know that many kids that have done coke, none that have tried crack, and only a few that have dropped acid. I can't even count all of the ones who've taken Adderall" (Stice). This statement made in an interview by a freshman art history major at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007 effectively highlights a still…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, College Students, Stimulants
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Hruby, George G. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2011
In literacy education, neuroscience research has been alluded to increasingly in work meant to substantiate cognitive models of the reading process related to text decoding and its instruction. As a result, this material tends to focus on early reading or reading disability and dyslexia (e.g., Hudson, High, & Al Otaiba, 2007; Shaywitz, 2003). It…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Early Reading, Educational Psychology, Educational Practices
Sackett, Ginni – NAMTA Journal, 2016
Ginni Sackett shares insights ignited by a presentation given by Professori Raniero Regni in Rome at an AMI International Trainers Meeting. Dr. Regni stated that, "To go beyond Montessori is to rediscover Montessori. Montessori is waiting for us in the future." By re-examining Montessori's writings, Sackett traces the subtle ways in…
Descriptors: Scientists, Montessori Method, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices
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Samuels, Boba M. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2009
The new field of Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE)--sometimes called educational neuroscience--is posited as a mediator between neuroscience and education. Several foundational concerns, however, can be raised about this emerging field. The differences between neuroscience and education are many, including differences in their histories,…
Descriptors: Neurology, Cognitive Science, Brain, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Paule, Michele – Gender and Education, 2015
The persistence of gendered learning myths in educational contexts and the wider imaginary continues to trouble feminist educational researchers and practitioners. The tracing of such myths and the categories they create through authoritative and elite discourses of the past suggests how they have functioned across different fields to preserve a…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Gender Issues, Misconceptions, Intellectual History
Murdock, Jaimie – ProQuest LLC, 2019
How do individuals create a knowledge base over a lifetime? Charles Darwin left detailed records of every book he read from "The Voyage of the Beagle" to just after publication of "The Origin of Species." Additionally, he left copies of his drafts before publication. I use these records to build a case study of how reading and…
Descriptors: Reading, Writing (Composition), Concept Formation, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension)
Kirby, Linda Faye – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2016
This paper is the sharing of a record, the personal history of an educator pursuing an interest in knowledge of the brain. Over the years, this fascination sparked the idea to create a course for teachers based on brain science, with a twist. Certain course assignments would require teachers to interpret knowledge of the brain in the context of…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Masters Programs
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Rios, Christopher M.; Golde, Chris M.; Tractenberg, Rochelle E. – Education Sciences, 2019
A steward of the discipline was originally defined as "someone who will creatively generate new knowledge, critically conserve valuable and useful ideas, and responsibly transform those understandings through writing, teaching, and application". This construct was articulated to support and strengthen doctoral education. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Professional Identity, Professional Development, Doctoral Programs
Linn, Marcia C.; Gerard, Libby; Matuk, Camillia; McElhaney, Kevin W. – Review of Research in Education, 2016
Advances in technology, science, and learning sciences research over the past 100 years have reshaped science education. This chapter focuses on how investigators from varied fields of inquiry who initially worked separately began to interact, eventually formed partnerships, and recently integrated their perspectives to strengthen science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Power Structure, Psychometrics, Educational History
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Baker, Doris Luft; Basaraba, Deni Lee; Polanco, Paul – Review of Research in Education, 2016
The authors of this chapter review empirical studies that have been conducted in bilingual education to propose a future research agenda that incorporates the most recent evidence on the effectiveness of bilingual programs, advances in neuroscience, and the body of evidence of the benefits of being bilingual and biliterate. They first describe the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, Futures (of Society)
Bornstein, Marc H., Ed.; Lamb, Michael E., Ed. – Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
This new text consists of parts of Bornstein and Lamb's Developmental Science, 6th edition along with new introductory material that as a whole provides a cutting edge and comprehensive overview of cognitive development. Each of the world-renowned contributors masterfully introduces the history and systems, methodologies, and measurement and…
Descriptors: Psychophysiology, Genetics, Journal Articles, Motor Development
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Morgan, Patricia Fay – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
This article explores the history of the current reemergence of a contemplative orientation in education. While referencing an ancient history, it primarily examines the history of contemporary contemplative education through three significant stages, focusing on the third. The first was arguably initiated by the introduction of Buddhism to the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Religious Factors, Religion, Spiritual Development
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