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Elbanowska-Ciemuchowska, Stefania; Giembicka, Magdalena Anna – Online Submission, 2011
Teaching nuclear physics in secondary schools offers us a unique possibility to increase our students' awareness of the influence that modern science and its achievements have on the everyday life of contemporary people. Students gain an opportunity to learn in what ways the outcome of laboratory research is put to use in such fields as medicine,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Nuclear Physics, Science Instruction
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Schools that give students access to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies are accomplishing several objectives: introducing students to higher-level academic and career studies, expanding project-based learning in the curriculum, enticing students to remain in school until graduation, and preparing students for…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), High Schools, Course Content, STEM Education
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Schroter, Daniela C.; Coryn, Chris L. S.; Montrosse, Bianca E. – Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 2008
Peer review is an umbrella term that refers to a class of selection and oversight practices, including the familiar mechanisms of the review of proposals submitted for funding, of manuscripts for scholarly publications, and of personnel qualifications and portfolios for selection and promotion. Peer review has long been a cornerstone of modern…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Graduate Students, Scientific Methodology, Program Proposals
Peters, William H. – 2000
To gain insights into preservice teachers' growing capacity to be exploring, reflective practitioners, portfolio assessment is being adopted in some teacher education programs. The teacher as reflective practitioner and portfolio assessment became the foundations of one Carnegie-I research university's four-phase secondary education program.…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Inquiry
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Borthwick, Kate, Ed.; Corradini, Erika, Ed.; Dickens, Alison, Ed. –, 2015
This e-book is a celebration of and reflection on 10 years of the LLAS elearning symposium, an event which is run by the Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS) based at the University of Southampton, UK. Over the past ten years, the symposium has followed the innovations brought about in the digital realm and has offered a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Languages, Linguistics
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McEldowney, Malachy; Gaffikin, Frank; Perry, David C. – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2009
This article studies major structural changes in both the urban context and the internal objectives of universities in Europe. While they enjoy expanded student demand and an elevated role in their city-region economy as significant creators and repositories of knowledge, they simultaneously confront a funding gap in accommodating these higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Universities, Democracy, Interviews
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Sankar, Yassin – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2004
Modern education is in a state of global crisis partially because of the absence of a value-based design of its strategic functions. Education affects the whole spectrum of human values, namely, creative, experiential, aesthetic, material, instrumental, ethical, social, and spiritual values. A student whose educational experience involves this…
Descriptors: Values, Success, Educational Experience, Personality
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Ricardo-Osorio, Jose G. – Foreign Language Annals, 2008
This article reports on findings obtained from an online survey answered by 97 foreign language department chairs. The Web survey was pilot tested for validity and reliability and obtained a Cronbach's reliability coefficient of .80. The results suggest that student learning outcomes assessment in American undergraduate foreign language education…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Second Languages, National Standards, Second Language Learning
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Inelmen, Erol – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2003
Whether we are conscious or not, technology has made an important impact in our daily life. Like in all other areas, education has been transformed and more active learning methods are now being implemented. This paper is attempting to describe a novel approach for using modern technology. This approach expects that learners prepare their own…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Technological Advancement, Active Learning
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Nystrand, Martin; Graff, Nelson – Elementary School Journal, 2001
Draws on classroom observations, interviews, and writing portfolios to contend that competing demands in modern classrooms can lead to environments that sabotage the teaching of argumentative and persuasive writing. Concludes that the epistemology fostered by classroom talk and other activities was inimical to the complex rhetoric the teacher was…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Classroom Environment, Creative Writing, Educational Environment
Badger, Elizabeth – College Board Review, 1996
Describes the College Board's Pacesetter Program, high school courses developed using principles of ongoing performance testing and portfolios, standards, and curriculum. The model is illustrated in a description of the Voices of Modern Culture language arts course. Argues that this assessment process has systemic validity and is more relevant to…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Courses, Curriculum Based Assessment, Educational Change
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Prince, Christopher; Beaver, Graham – Industry and Higher Education, 2004
Commercial and corporate activities and the income they generate are of increasing importance to all UK higher education institutions. For new or modern university business schools in particular, the falling unit of resource attaching to undergraduate student teaching income and the virtual disappearance of research revenues as a result of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Business Administration, Administrator Education
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Martyniuk, Waldemar – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2012
The Council of Europe's "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" is rapidly becoming a powerful instrument for shaping language education policies in Europe and beyond. The task of relating language policies, language curricula, teacher education and training, textbook and course design and content, examinations and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Academic Standards, Languages, Regional Cooperation
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Liskin-Gasparro, Judith E. – ADFL Bulletin, 1995
Discusses specific instruments and procedures that university-level foreign languages and literatures departments can use in outcomes-assessment of their undergraduate majors, including standardized tests, oral assessments, questionnaires, and portfolios. Case studies of outcomes-assessment programs in language departments at the University of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Outcomes Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Hamp-Lyons, Liz – Assessing Writing, 2002
Attempts to put the field of writing assessment into a historical, linguistic, and geographical/cultural context, in order to stimulate work in writing assessment from across as broad a set of perspectives as possible. Presents a history of writing assessment, looks at writing assessment in the modern period, and considers the future of writing…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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