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Geikina, Laima – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
In Latvia the implementation of the new National Curriculum is oriented towards a competence based approach that focuses on learning by doing and is based on theoretical constructs of constructionism and social constructivism. For the first time since Latvia gained independence in 1990, the new National Curriculum will provide a unique opportunity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, National Curriculum, Competency Based Education
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Alasuutari, Maarit; Karila, Kirsti – Children & Society, 2010
The paper studies the forms that are used in planning for a child's early childhood education and care in Finnish day care from the perspectives of social constructionism and discourse analysis. It asks how childhood is conceptualised in these forms and what are the social functions of early childhood education and care as implied in the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Discourse Analysis, Child Care
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Grenier, Michelle – Quest, 2007
The purpose of this discussion is to explore assumptions that have informed constructions of disability and to challenge these as socially constituted judgments that influence the way teachers think and act in general physical education. A secondary purpose is to introduce social constructionism as a discourse that potentially reshapes…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Disabilities, Teacher Student Relationship, Inclusive Schools
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Novoa, Mauricio – Design and Technology Education, 2018
This article discusses three years' research (2012-2014) on design education towards a 2016 undergraduate industrial design curriculum launch. It contributes a pathway for conservative courses towards design culture transformation and filling gaps between them and leading breakthrough education exemplars. The course proposes a collective knowledge…
Descriptors: Industrial Arts, Design, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
Story, Julie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this qualitative multiple-case study was to explore academic leaders' experiences with the organizational elements of their own high school-college writing center collaborations. Conjoining theories framed this study: collaborative leadership theory, Kenneth Bruffee's notion of social constructionism and collaborative learning…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, High Schools, Colleges
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Afful, Joseph Benjamin Archibald – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2010
In the last two decades, scholars in discourse studies and sociolinguistics have shown considerable interest in how identity is encoded in discourses across various facets of life such as academia, home, politics and workplace. By adopting an ethnographic-style approach, this study shows how students in a Ghanaian university construct their…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Sociolinguistics, Foreign Countries, Sexual Identity
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Griffin, Shelley M.; Beatty, Rodger J. – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2010
As two faculty members in a Canadian post-secondary teacher education context, the authors inquired into their collaborative writing process initiated through an informal faculty mentoring relationship. Situating their writing in the discourses of personal practical knowledge, social constructionism, narrative inquiry, and autobiography grounds…
Descriptors: Mentors, Figurative Language, Collaborative Writing, Writing Processes
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Reynolds, Rebecca – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2016
This paper offers a newly conceptualized modular framework for digital literacy that defines this concept as a task-driven "social constructivist digital literacy," comprising 6 practice domains grounded in Constructionism and social constructivism: Create, Manage, Publish, Socialize, Research, Surf. The framework articulates possible…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Constructivism (Learning), Instructional Design, Educational Games
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Sugimura, Miki – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2015
Educating minority people has been a subject of multicultural education and is still practised in a framework of the nation-state. Multicultural education guarantees opportunities for minority people's education and tries to preserve their culture, but it is often a controversial point between the majority and minority. In a multicultural society,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Role, Multicultural Education, Global Approach
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Ssentamu, Proscovia Namubiru – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
This paper reviews the ideological trends in initial teacher education curricula in East African universities during the post-independent and contemporary times. From the mid-1960s and mid-1980s, initial teacher education curricula were integrated and harmonised with support from the East African Community whose efforts were coordinated by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ideology, Educational Trends, Preservice Teacher Education
Cho, Sung Ran – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Today a significant number of Korean mothers come to the United States (U.S.) with their children for their children's English education, while their husbands stay in Korea. Now these overseas families are called "wild-geese families" in Korea. Although some of these mothers have been attending U.S. adult and postsecondary educational…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Mothers, Mother Attitudes, Females
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Hartung, Paul J. – Journal of Career Assessment, 2011
Emotion permeates human life, yet receives little attention in career theory and intervention. Long seen as a barrier to avoid, recent conceptual and empirical work indicate that emotion benefits human behavior and development. Advances in the interdisciplinary science of emotion support examining the construct across differential, developmental,…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Industrial Psychology, Career Development, Career Choice
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Wallin, Dawn C.; Crippen, Carolyn – Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, 2007
Using a blend of social constructionism, critical feminism, and dialogue theory, the discourse of nine Manitoba superintendents is examined to determine if it illustrates particular gendered assumptions regarding superintendents' leadership style. Qualitative inquiry and analysis methods were utilized to identify emerging themes, or topics of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Classroom Communication, Social Action, Leadership Styles
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Daniela, Linda, Ed.; Lytras, Miltiadis, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
Educational strategies have evolved over the years due to research breakthroughs and the application of technology. By using the latest learning innovations, curriculum and instructional design can be enhanced and strengthened. Also, as learners move away from traditional scholarly media and toward technology-based education, students gain an…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Educational Technology
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Shenk, Elaine – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2011
This article applies social constructionism and groupism theory to discourses on language officialization in Puerto Rico. It examines three argumentative texts presented prior to the passage of Law #4 in 1991 making Spanish the sole official language of the island. Grounded critical discourse theory maintains that language form and content are…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Official Languages, Foreign Countries, Puerto Ricans
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