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Curinga, Matthew X. – Educational Theory, 2016
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) take university lectures and other educational materials and make them available for free as online "courses." Liberal and neoliberal MOOC supporters laud these courses for opening up education to the world while incorporating market dynamics to improve quality and drive down costs. Skeptics claim…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Large Group Instruction, College Instruction
Mohammad, Esam Sohail – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In the second decade of the new century, America's public higher education institutions (PHEIs) face several key challenges: rising demands of accountability, a steady drop in public funding, and competition from virtual and for-profit entities. Limited research had been conducted on the applicability of social enterprise theory to these…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Case Studies, Questionnaires, Entrepreneurship
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Mooney Simmie, Geraldine; Lang, Manfred – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study uses boundary crossing in activity theory as one normative framework for opening a deliberative inquiry in new discursive spaces to elicit "gender awareness" in teachers' practices. We illustrate this framework by drawing from data in one European teacher education project. Seven case studies were conducted and data were…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Gender Issues, Case Studies, Teacher Educators
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Brajkovic, Lucia – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
This qualitative study relies on document analysis and in-depth, open-ended interviews with university leaders and government officials in a post-socialist and a recent European Union entrant country, Croatia. The study seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of the Croatian academic sector, as well as to unpack the top academic officials'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis, Higher Education
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Abrams, Sandra Schamroth; Lammers, Jayne C. – Teachers College Record, 2017
Background: Focusing on ways a common endeavor brings people together, Gee offered the concept of affinity spaces, which suggests that open participation without exclusion or membership is possible. This theory contrasts with Lave and Wenger's communities of practice, which called attention to situated, hierarchical participatory practices.…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Video Games, Interpersonal Attraction, Communities of Practice
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Chawinga, Winner Dominic; Zozie, Paxton Andrew – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
Slowly but surely, open and distance learning (ODL) programmes are being regarded as one of the most practical ways that universities across the world are increasingly adopting in order to increase access to university education. Likewise, Mzuzu University (MZUNI) set up the Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) to oversee the running of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Open Universities, Distance Education
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Gonzales, Melissa – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
A once organized, effective and, creative school teacher goes from "Teacher of the Year" candidate to an employee in need of improvement, without any notice of decline. The discouraged teacher begins to struggle with working relationships, schedules, and communication with students, parents, and colleagues. Why did the teacher never ask…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Employees, Teacher Behavior, Communication Strategies
Evans, Tina Lynn – Peter Lang New York, 2012
"Occupy Education" is motivated by the sustainability crisis and energized by the drive for social justice that inspired the Occupy movement. Situated within the struggle for sustainability taking place amid looming resource shortages, climate change, economic instability, and ecological breakdown, the book is a timely contribution to community…
Descriptors: Climate, Social Justice, Community Education, Environmental Education
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Knox, Jeremy – Teaching in Higher Education, 2013
This paper will review existing literature on Open Educational Resources (OER). It is intended to examine and critique the theories which underpin the promotion of OER in higher education, not provide guidance on their implementation. (1) I will introduce the concepts of positive and negative liberty to suggest an under-theorisation of the term…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Literature Reviews, Higher Education, Concept Teaching
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Jwaifell, Mustafa; Gasaymeh, Al-Mothana – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2013
This study aimed to explain the use of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) by English female teachers in Modern Systems School in Jordan. Viewed from the lens of Rogers' Diffusion of Innovation Theory, the study examined and reported teachers' use of IWB and its features that have impact on their decisions to adopt it in Modern Systems School . The…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Workshops, Second Language Learning
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Harteis, Christian; Billett, Stephen – Educational Research Review, 2013
Intuition has been long seen as an element of effective human performance in demanding tasks (i.e. expertise). But its form, constitutive elements and development remain subject to diverse explanations. This paper discusses these elements and explores theories and empirical evidence about what constitutes intuitive expertise, and offers an account…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Socialization, Novices, Intuition
Nelson, Kesha Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
African-American baccalaureate nursing students have a limited persistence to graduation. This constructivist grounded theory study was designed to generate a substantive theory, emerged from these data, that explained and provided insight the African-American academic nurse leader's role in the persistence to graduation of African-American…
Descriptors: African American Students, Nursing Students, Undergraduate Students, Academic Persistence
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Patton, Wendy – Australian Journal of Career Development, 2007
The Systems Theory Framework (STF) facilitates the inclusion of relevant aspects of multiple existing theories within an integrated framework, wherein relevance and meaning is decided upon by each individual. Patton and McMahon emphasise that the application of the Systems Theory Framework in integrating theory and practice is located within the…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Social Theories, Cognitive Structures, Industrial Psychology
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Mevawalla, Zinnia – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
As an ideology, the concept of social justice has long been a worthy, if slightly volatile, companion of early childhood theorists and researchers. Whilst the majority of the literature has valorised social justice, discontented questions regarding "what" the construct entails and "how" it might be tamed to work still remain.…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Early Childhood Education, Participation, Inclusion
Kling, Martin – 1966
This study was designed to extend the generality of the Substrata-Factor Theory by two methods of investigation: (1) theoretically, to est"blish the validity of the hypothesis that an isomorphic relationship exists between the Substrata-Factor Theory and the General Open Systems Theory, and (2) experimentally, to disc"ver through a…
Descriptors: Models, Reading, Reading Processes, Systems Analysis
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