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Greenleaf, Cynthia; Brown, Willard R. – Learning Professional, 2017
This article describes how participants in the California Teacher Inquiry Network learn the art of making their invisible thinking processes visible, helping them see more clearly that they have internal resources to help students master similar kinds of thinking processes.
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Cognitive Processes
Hanssen, Ana Maria – Teaching Tolerance, 2012
This article features Omaha Public Schools' "Making Invisible Histories Visible" program, or MIHV. Omaha's schools have a low failure rate among 8th graders but a high one among high school freshmen. MIHV was created to help at-risk students "adjust to the increased demands of high school." By working alongside teachers and…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, High School Freshmen, African American Students, African American History
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Gwekwerere, Yovita; Buley, Jan – Teaching Science, 2011
Picture books can be used to teach children to infer, hypothesise, question, identify, explain and compare. By making the "invisible visible" preservice teachers in Canada explored ways to enhance the development of critical science and literacy skills through the creation of picture books in collaboration with students in Grades 5 and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Picture Books, Foreign Countries, Grade 5
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Comber, Scott; Durier-Copp, Martine; Gruzd, Anstoliy – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2018
This study seeks to understand instructors' perceptions of social network analysis (SNA) and network visualizations as learning analytics (LA) tools for generating useful insights about student online interactions in their class. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected from three graduate courses taught at a Canadian university at the end…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Graduate Study
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Sue, Derald Wing – Counseling Psychologist, 2011
In this article, the author comments on the substance of Todd and Abrams's study on "White Dialectics: A New Framework for Theory, Research, and Practice With White Students" (2011). The study is a major contribution to the importance of raising awareness of how Whiteness, White privilege, and one's own complicity in the perpetuation of racism are…
Descriptors: Whites, Advantaged, Socialization, Social Attitudes
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Strzys, M. P.; Kapp, S.; Thees, M.; Kuhn, J.; Lukowicz, P.; Knierim, P.; Schmidt, A. – Physics Teacher, 2017
In the field of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), technologies have made huge progress during the last years and also reached the field of education. The virtuality continuum, ranging from pure virtuality on one side to the real world on the other, has been successfully covered by the use of immersive technologies like head-mounted…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Simulated Environment, Educational Technology
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Mitton-Kukner, Jennifer; Orr, Anne Murray – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2014
In this paper we describe four ways secondary pre-service teachers appeared to be developing assessment practices during field experience, after taking a content area literacy course. This paper arises from a multi-year study exploring pre-service and beginning content area teachers' use of literacy strategies in teaching mathematics, science, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Literacy, Educational Strategies, Educational Practices
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Powers, Beth; Duffy, Peter B. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
The arts generally and theater specifically offer effective strategies to help educators recognize and make visible the multiple student and teacher identities within classrooms. Without student and teacher agency in schools, there cannot be equitable and liberatory learning environments. Noted Brazilian theater artist and activist Augusto Boal's…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Advantaged, Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teachers
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Hippach-Schneider, Ute; Schneider, Verena; Ménard, Boris; Tritscher-Archan, Sabine – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Increasing the number of tertiary graduates has been a priority on the political agenda of the EU for some years. The focus has mainly been on academic courses though, with less emphasis on the role of vocational education and training. International educational statistics indeed show a clear increase in the number of persons completing tertiary…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, Relevance (Education), Academic Education
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López, Nancy; Erwin, Christopher; Binder, Melissa; Chavez, Mario Javier – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2018
We appeal to critical race theory and intersectionality to examine achievement gaps at a large public university in the American southwest from 2000 to 2015. Using white, high-income women as our reference group, we report linear combinations of marginal effects for six-year graduation rates and developmental course taking across 20 distinct…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Statistical Analysis, Critical Theory, Race
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Edstrand, Emma – Learning, Media and Technology, 2016
Problems concerning carbon dioxide emissions and other climate change-related issues are on the global political agenda and constantly debated in media. Such issues are important for individuals to enable active participation in society. This study has a particular interest in the use of carbon footprint calculators (tools for calculating carbon…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Computation, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Gikopoulou, Rania – Primary Science, 2017
Rania Gikopoulou is a primary school teacher and post-doctoral researcher at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In this article she describes how her 5th grade class (Age 11) learned about abstract phenomena through models of their microscopic structure.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Mac Mahon, Brendan – Irish Educational Studies, 2014
In Ireland, policy on literacy now aims to expand the role that post-primary teachers of all subjects have in developing students' literacy skills. This paper draws on data from a wider research study carried out in secondary schools in 2010 and focuses on the classroom support with disciplinary literacy provided by subject teachers for students…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Learning Problems, Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Metso, Pekka – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The focus of this article is on parents' experiences with and perceptions of their children's religious education (RE). The data consist of letters from 41 parents of Finnish Orthodox children and youth. In the letters, the parents describe their understanding of minority religious upbringing and how it is affected by different factors like RE. RE…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Religious Education, Letters (Correspondence), Minority Groups
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Lewis, Cynthia; Contrino, Jacline – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2016
Gaps between users' and designers' mental models of digital libraries often result in adverse user experiences. This article details an exploratory user research study at a large, predominantly online university serving non-traditional distance education students with the goal of understanding these gaps. Using qualitative data, librarians created…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Libraries, Users (Information), Library Services
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