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Hodges, Tracey S. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
Writing is complex, and the more researchers understand the cognitive processes and engagement for writing, the more complex the relationships between cognition and producing writing appear. Writing theory is constantly shifting from a focus on mechanics and form to a focus on creativity and sociability. This literature review analyzes four…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Educational Theories
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Lopez, Ann E.; Jean-Marie, Gaëtane – Journal of School Leadership, 2021
Anti-Black racism and White supremacy continue to have dire impact on the lives and educational outcomes of Black people and students in educational spaces. Examining ways in which this form of racism is disrupted, confronted, and challenged in education and schooling is important not only to Black students, scholars, practitioners, and staff, but…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, African Americans, Minority Groups, Foreign Countries
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Odudukudu, Martin – SAGE Open, 2019
Jonas indicated that educators interpret/apply concepts of interest differently. Dewey, following the different ways that teachers apply concepts of student interest, categorized teachers as advocates of efforts and as advocates of autonomy. Renninger and Heidi claimed that the greatest defect in the psychology of learning is the lack of an…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Academic Achievement, Student Needs, Educational Theories
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Noordeh, Emil; Hall, Patrick; Cuk, Matija – Physics Teacher, 2014
The leading theory for the origin of the Moon is the giant impact hypothesis, in which the Moon was formed out of the debris left over from the collision of a Mars sized body with the Earth. Soon after its formation, the orbit of the Moon may have been very different than it is today. We have simulated the phases of the Moon in a model for its…
Descriptors: Lunar Research, Simulation, Space Sciences, Science Experiments
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Arendale, David R.; Hane, Amanda R. – Journal of Developmental Education, 2016
Postsecondary peer assisted learning programs often cite improving academic achievement for students. This qualitative study investigated the potential effect of serving as student facilitators of a peer study group on their future vocation. This was a replication of previous studies of personal and professional outcomes for study group…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Qualitative Research, Undergraduate Students, Professional Development
Heritage, Margaret; Jones, Barbara; Tobiason, Glory; Chang, Sandy; Herman, Joan – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2015
This publication provides a framework, the Fundamentals of Learning (FOL), to assist teachers in transitioning to the classroom practices called for in the College- and Career-Ready Standards (CCRS). The content of this resource is drawn from leading theory and research about learning and assessment and from an examination of the Common Core State…
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Educational Resources
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Moon, Byongook; Hwang, Hye-Won; McCluskey, John D. – Crime & Delinquency, 2011
A growing number of studies indicate the ubiquity of school bullying: It is a global concern, regardless of cultural differences. Little previous research has examined whether leading criminological theories can explain bullying, despite the commonality between bullying and delinquency. The current investigation uses longitudinal data on 655…
Descriptors: Crime, Bullying, Cultural Influences, Etiology
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Zherebov, Vladimir; Schalley, Ewa – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
In this paper we propose a new methodology for teaching third person possessive pronouns in Russian and Polish ("???/??/??" Russian "jego, jej, ich" Polish) as opposed to the reflexive pronouns "????" (Russian) "swój" (Polish), which always pose significant problems for students learning these languages. In…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Polish
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Kerthu, Hatupopi Saara; Nuuyoma, Vistolina – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Theory practice gap is the discrepancies found between what students learn in the formal classroom setting and what they experience in the clinical settings. Observations reveal that nursing as practised is task-centred and students rarely get involved in anything approaching the total care of individual patients, thus leading to theory-practice…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Nursing Education, Foreign Countries, Multicampus Colleges
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Xue, Sijia; Churchill, Daniel – Educational Media International, 2020
This paper reports on a study designed to explore the educational affordances of mobile social media and how teachers' private theories mediate integration of the affordances in teaching practice in higher education in China. Four university teachers were included as cases for an in-depth inquiry in this study. Qualitative data were collected…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Case Studies, Computer Software, Content Analysis
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Losee, Robert M. – Education for Information, 2017
This paper provides an historical overview of the theoretical antecedents leading to information theory, specifically those useful for understanding and teaching information science and systems. Information may be discussed in a philosophical manner and at the same time be measureable. This notion of information can thus be the subject of…
Descriptors: Information Theory, Information Science, Information Science Education, Educational Philosophy
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Rhodes, Katherine T.; Branum-Martin, Lee; Washington, Julie A.; Fuchs, Lynn S. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Using multitrait, multimethod data, and confirmatory factor analysis, the current study examined the effects of arithmetic item formatting and the possibility that across formats, abilities other than arithmetic may contribute to children's answers. Measurement hypotheses were guided by several leading theories of arithmetic cognition. With a…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Mathematics Tests, Test Format, Psychometrics
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Jekins, Daniel M.; Cutchens, Amanda B. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2011
This study describes the development of a grounded theory of applied critical thinking in leadership studies and examines how student-centered experiential learning in leadership education bridged critical thinking with action. Over three semester undergraduate students in an upper level leadership studies course at a large four-year public…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Grounded Theory, Critical Thinking, Experiential Learning
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Neisig, Margit – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2019
This article discusses motivation theories in a historical perspective and underlines the paradoxical results sometimes occurring when applying motivation theories out of context. Some of the motivation theories from the past may result in demotivation and in organizational ineffectiveness harming the core of a business or the main purpose of an…
Descriptors: Motivation, Productivity, Private Sector, Incentives
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Al-Qaysi, Noor; Mohamad-Nordin, Norhisham; Al-Emran, Mostafa – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2020
The study of social media acceptance and adoption is not a new research topic. However, the analysis of the educational and information systems (IS) theories/models that are used to examine the social media acceptance and adoption is considered an important research direction. To examine these theories/models and provide researchers with a clear…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Theories, Information Systems, Models
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