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Shore, Margaret – Childhood Education, 2021
Up to 250 children of different ages can be seen when entering Sekolahku-MySchool (SMS) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, integrated and happily engaged, indoors or outdoors, in sustainable activities as part of their everyday learning. With ages ranging from 16 months to 13 years, the children engage in learning typical academic skills and techniques…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Preschool Education, Elementary Education
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Okatch, Dorothy – Childhood Education, 2021
Young people in East and Southern Africa need greater access to reliable information about health and education in order to make informed decisions on health matters--focusing on HIV and teenage pregnancy--and to increase basic education outcomes. Young 1ove organization, established in March 2014 in Gaborone, Botswana, is a grassroots, youth-led,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Health Promotion, Peer Teaching
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Savina, Elena – Childhood Education, 2020
Journey Around the World is an innovative elementary school curriculum that bridges global and prosocial education. The goal of the Journey is to teach children to be open to cultural diversity, have knowledge and understanding of other cultures, and accept others' views in a non-defensive and curious manner. It further focuses on educating young…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Diversity, Cultural Differences
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Takriti, Rachel; Wright, Elaine; Alhosani, Najwa; Schofield, Lindsay – Childhood Education, 2020
The Forest School approach has become very popular in recent years, with many schools offering this educational experience as part of the regular school day. Forest School provides children with the opportunity to engage with the outdoor environment as part of learning, increasing the amount of time children spend outside in the natural world. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Natural Resources, Private Schools
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McLorg, Devon – Childhood Education, 2019
Around the world, dedicated professionals are implementing innovative programs to improve access to quality education for children living in poverty and otherwise marginalized communities. This article provides an overview of the work being conducted by BRAC, an international development organization based in Bangladesh that is working to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Poverty, At Risk Persons
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Solis, Jamie – Childhood Education, 2019
Exploring the potential of nontraditional content for educational activities can help engage students' interests, while leading to numerous academic and social-emotional benefits. Right now, there is the opportunity to amend children's perspective of music learning using new DJ technology. A disc jockey, more commonly abbreviated as DJ, is a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Popular Culture, Constructivism (Learning), Listening
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Martens, Sherry; Crawford, Kathryn – Childhood Education, 2019
An important aspect of bringing innovation to education is supporting children's own innovative thinking. Teachers are finding that escape room activities can provoke children's wonder and determination to pursue their curiosity, which builds a foundation for innovators of the future.
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Learning Activities, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Wang, Lindsey – Childhood Education, 2018
Play is a traditional activity of children. Yet in order to ensure we are giving children time to play and opportunities to gain from the physical, cognitive, and emotional benefits of play, we need to find innovative ways to use play to ensure that all children are learning and meeting their potential.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Lifelong Learning, Reentry Students
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Graham, Mark; Moore, Stephen – Childhood Education, 2018
Innovation and learning come together in a vibrant manner during dynamic arts education classes led by teachers who understand the importance of collaboration and student improvisation.
Descriptors: Art Education, Creative Activities, Elementary Education, Innovation
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Ahrens, Maurice R. – Childhood Education, 2017
In this article, Maurice Ahrens, having interviewed teachers, principals, and supervisors presents a discussion of why some innovative changes in education failed and others succeeded. The purpose was to identify and discuss the reasons. [Excerpts from this article are reprinted from "Childhood Education" v49 n4 1973 in celebration of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education
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Routhier-Martin, Kayli; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Blanch, Norine – Childhood Education, 2017
Mindfulness and meditation programs, and their associated benefits for education, can be examined within three related disciplines: psychology, elementary education, and exceptional education. A review of psychology research provides evidence that meditation and mindfulness work to balance the often negative effects of students' social-emotional…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Relaxation Training
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Gordon, Jenny; Postlewhite, Kerry – Childhood Education, 2017
Africa has more people younger than 20 years old than anywhere in the world, and the continent's population is set to double to two billion by 2050. Asking whether that is a challenge or an opportunity isn't really the right question because it is both. For Mwabu, an education technology company born and bred in Zambia, the more important question…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Kirkwood, Donna; Shulsky, Debra; Willis, Jana – Childhood Education, 2014
The advent of technology and access to the internet through the World Wide Web have stretched the traditional ways of teaching social studies beyond classroom boundaries. This article explores how teachers can create authentic and contextualized cultural studies experiences for young children by integrating social studies and technology. To…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Information Technology, Global Education
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Morgan, Hani – Childhood Education, 2014
The growth of Twitter and similar sites has influenced many institutions. Many employers, for example, currently value digital literacy and look to hire employees who are skilled in social media. Since corporations increasingly value this type of literacy, researchers such as Greenhow and Gleason (2012) argue that educators need to respond by…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Social Networks, Technology Uses in Education
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Batey, Jacqueline J. – Childhood Education, 2014
One of the ways that researchers have found to expand and inform global thinking about the impact of education is through international teaching experiences for students preparing to become teachers. "People have always been curious about the ways that societies acquire and use knowledge, the way that knowledge is translated into skills, the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, Internship Programs, Teaching Experience
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