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Kennedy, P. J.; Sinfield, Philip; Tweedlie, Lucy; Nixon, Carol; Martin, Aisling; Edwards, Katie – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects approximately 1% of the general population. The prevalence of ASD, or symptom complexes compatible with ASD, amongst young people residing within Secure Children's Homes (SCH's) remains ill understood. There are critical implications for the resourcing and understanding of the management of young people…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Residential Care, Interpersonal Competence
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Doherty, Alison J.; Jones, Stephanie P.; Chauhan, Umesh; Gibson, Josephine M. E. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Obesity is common in adults with intellectual disabilities, yet little is known about how weight management interventions are provided for this population. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were held with 14 healthcare practitioners involved in weight management interventions in an English county. A study topic guide was developed to…
Descriptors: Obesity, Adults, Intellectual Disability, Body Weight
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Lynch, Siobhán; Gander, Marie-Louise; Nahar, Ananda; Kohls, Niko; Walach, Harald – SAGE Open, 2018
The benefits of mindfulness for a variety of clinical and nonclinical populations are well established and there is growing interest in the potential of mindfulness in higher education. This article reports on the results from a randomized wait-list controlled study of Mindfulness-Based Coping With University Life (MBCUL), an adaption of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Coping, Randomized Controlled Trials, Higher Education
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Robinson, Leslie; Harris, Ann; Burton, Rob – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2015
This qualitative study investigated the complex social aspects of communication required for students to participate effectively in Problem-Based Learning and explored how these dynamics are managed. The longitudinal study of a group of first-year undergraduates examined interactions using Rapport Management as a framework to analyse communication…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Problem Based Learning, College Freshmen
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Short, Rose; Case, Gill; McKenzie, Karen – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
Restorative practice (RP) is a behaviour management method that aims to help students develop conflict resolution and aggression management skills. This study aimed to explore the views of teaching professionals about the adoption of RP, as a whole school approach, over a five year period. Five staff (two females, three males) aged between 30 and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Behavior Modification, Program Effectiveness
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Cronin, Lorcan Donal; Allen, Justine; Mulvenna, Claire; Russell, Paul – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Both education policies and curriculum documents identify the personal development of students as a key objective of modern education. Physical education (PE) in particular has been cited as a subject that can promote students' life skills development and psychological well-being. However, little research has investigated the processes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Physical Education, Well Being
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Cameron, Cleo; Siddall, Gillian – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
This article outlines and assesses the research into resource management and ordering processes at the University of Northampton and academics' knowledge of these processes. The aim of the research was to identify ways of streamlining the service, to improve communication between academic and library staff, with the objective of an enhanced…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Materials, Reading Lists
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Selwyn, N.; Banaji, S.; Hadjithoma-Garstka, C.; Clark, W. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2011
This paper investigates how schools are supporting parents' involvement with their children's education through the use of "Learning Platform" technologies--i.e. the integrated use of virtual learning environments, management information systems, communications, and other information and resource-sharing technologies. Based on in-depth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Elementary Schools
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Bradbury, Daisy; Porcellato, Lorna; Timpson, Hannah; Turner, Gillian; Goodhew, Shirley; Young, Ruth; Isaac, Nabil; Watson, Paula M. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: With the increasing prevalence of unhealthy weight status in pre-school children, this study sought to understand pre-school child weight management practices in Blackburn with Darwen, UK, with a view to informing appropriate intervention strategies. Design: Mixed-methods study (semi-structured interviews, quantitative survey). Setting:…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries, Physical Activity Level
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Kalman, Yoram M.; Leng, Paul H. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2007
Online delivery of programmes of Higher Education typically involves a distributed community of students interacting with a single university site, at which the teachers, learning resources and administration of the programme are located. The alternative model, of a fully "Virtual University", which assumes no physical campus, poses…
Descriptors: Virtual Universities, Higher Education, Quality Control, Graduate Students
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Strahan née Brown, Carol; Gibbs, Simon; Reid, Anna – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
The psychological environment of schools is a powerful determinant of staff well-being and educational outcomes for children. The work reported here explored teachers' Collective-Efficacy (CE) and well-being. Staff in a sample of schools completed a survey of their CE. A sub-sample of teachers was interviewed to elicit views about the relationship…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Well Being, Teacher Surveys
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Sellman, Edward – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2009
Student voice and pupil empowerment projects are common in many mainstream schools. However, such initiatives are more challenging to implement in provision for students experiencing (social), emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD). As a consequence, they are less frequently attempted. This article reports one such attempt at an SEBD…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Student Research, Student Empowerment, Emotional Disturbances
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Hill, Michelle A.; Overton, Tina L.; Thompson, Christopher D.; Kitson, Russell R. A.; Coppo, Paolo – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
Employers of chemistry graduates are seeking a range of transferable skills from prospective employees, and academics are increasingly seeking to build employability skill development opportunities into the undergraduate curriculum. However, research suggests that undergraduates do not recognise or value such skill development without prompting.…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Undergraduate Students, Science Process Skills
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Koblizkova, Andrea – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The paper offers insight into pragmatic aspects of English as a lingua franca (ELF) and potential implications for intercultural communication by presenting the results of research into rapport carried among Czech, English and German university students. The three cultural groups were compared in terms of their cultural independence in rapport…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Role, Official Languages
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Klein, Amarolinda Zanela; Freitas, Angilberto; Machado, Lisiane; da Silva Freitas, José Carlos, Jr.; Graziola, Paulo Gaspar; Schlemmer, Eliane – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2014
Frequently, research on management education does not take into account the role of Information Technology as a key resource to support teaching and learning processes. In this article, the authors explore the current applications of Three Dimensional Virtual Worlds (3DVW) for Management education. The authors researched the educational…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Computer Simulation, Technology Uses in Education, Questionnaires
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