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Kararo, Alex T.; Colvin, Rachel A.; Cooper, Melanie M.; Underwood, Sonia M. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
The relationship between chemical structure and physical and chemical properties is essential to chemistry. Studies have shown that students have difficulty using structural representations to predict properties, which is not surprising because of the sequence of inferences that are required for sense-making. However, obtaining a nuanced model of…
Descriptors: Prediction, Introductory Courses, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Schmeichel, Mardi; Garrett, Jim; Ranschaert, Rachel; McAnulty, Joseph; Thompson, Shannon; Janis, Sonia; Clark, Christopher; Yagata, Stephanie; Bivens, Briana – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
This research reports on data generated through an initial teacher certification program for secondary social studies teachers that introduced a specific and program-spanning focus on news media literacy. Growing out of the urgent need for pedagogies that address and promote critical engagement with the kinds of news media sources upon which civic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Media Literacy, Social Studies, Teacher Education
Cole, Rachel; Hayes, Ben; Jones, Dan; Shah, Sonia – Journal of Loss and Trauma, 2013
There is much literature on crisis support in schools but little on how school staff are affected. This research had two aims: to begin to explore the coping strategies used by school staff after a crisis event, and to investigate measures that might prove valuable for future research. Seven cases are presented using three measures: the WHO (Five)…
Descriptors: Coping, Trauma, Crisis Management, School Personnel
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Boyer, Cherrie B.; Greenberg, Lauren; Korelitz, James; Harper, Gary W.; Stewart-Campbell, Rachel; Straub, Diane; Sanders, Renata; Reid, Lisa-Henry; Futterman, Donna; Lee, Sonia; Ellen, Jonathan M. – Youth & Society, 2019
Few studies have examined sexual partnerships and HIV risk in diverse samples of African American/Black and Hispanic/Latino adolescent and young adult men who have sex with men (YMSM), a group that have a high burden of HIV in the United States. A community-venue recruitment approach was used, which identified significant differences in HIV risk…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Risk, Homosexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Annan, Michael; Chua, Jocelyn; Cole, Rachel; Kennedy, Emma; James, Robert; Markusdottir, Ingibjorg; Monsen, Jeremy; Robertson, Lucy; Shah, Sonia – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
A core component of applied educational and child psychology practice is the skilfulness with which practitioners are able to rigorously structure and conceptualise complex real world human problems. This is done in such a way that when they (with others) jointly work on them, there is an increased likelihood of positive outcomes being achieved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Psychology, Educational Psychology, Problem Solving
Banks, James A., Ed.; Banks, Cherry A. McGee, Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2019
As diversity continues to increase in the United States, ethnic, cultural, social-class, and linguistic gaps are widening between teachers and their students. The rapidly changing educational landscape presents unique challenges and opportunities for addressing diversity both creatively and constructively in schools. "Multicultural…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Student Diversity, Cultural Pluralism
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Velliaris, Donna M., Ed.; Coleman-George, Deb, Ed. – IGI Global, 2016
Millions of students seek short- and long-term study abroad options every year, and this trend is a key illustration of the internationalization of higher education. Because a global perspective has become mandatory in the largely globalized workforce, many institutions look to study abroad programs to prepare their students. This outbound…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Higher Education, Global Approach, Student Mobility
O'Mahony, Catherine, Ed.; Buchanan, Avril, Ed.; O'Rourke, Mary, Ed.; Higgs, Bettie, Ed. – National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, 2014
The 6th Annual Conference of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) and the 4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference was held at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, on June 27-29, 2012. The NAIRTL is a collaborative initiative between University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology, National…
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, Higher Education, College Instruction, Learner Engagement