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Efthymiou, Efthymia; Kington, Alison – Cogent Education, 2017
The debate regarding the inclusion of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in mainstream education in the UK partly revolves around what makes the classroom environment inclusive. Through the potential offered by the specific qualitative methodologies employed, this study aimed to explore the development of teachers'…
Descriptors: Mainstreaming, Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Elementary School Students
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Bukoye, Oyegoke Teslim; Shegunshi, Anjali – Cogent Education, 2016
Non-attendance in Higher Education is not a new concept. In recent years with the exponential growth in digital learning, physical attendance has become a more complex issue. Educators are continually advocating an engaging teaching approach for students as a means of enhancing learning. This on-going study focuses on exploring the existing issues…
Descriptors: Teaching Models, Attendance, Qualitative Research, Motivation Techniques
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Monfared, Abbas; Mozaheb, Mohammad Amin; Shahiditabar, Mostafa – Cogent Education, 2016
Drawing on the literature on culture and intercultural communication, current discussions surrounding English as an international language (EIL), and cultural appropriation of ELT books in local communities, this article reports the findings of a qualitative and qualitative research study with English language teachers from Inner (40 American, 36…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Williams, Louise; Nixon, Sarah; Hennessy, Claire; Mahon, Elizabeth; Adams, Gill – Cogent Education, 2016
Following a three-year staff development initiative within one faculty in a UK university, the authors reflected on inspiring teaching and the role that staff development can play in enhancing individual practice. Teaching is a core component of Higher Education and is complex and multi-faceted both theoretically and in practice. Through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics
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Lynch, Timothy – Cogent Education, 2015
It is argued that a learning environment underpinned by a strengths-based collaborative approach between universities and schools offers extended pre-service teacher learning opportunities and subsequently enhanced preparation. The term "hybrid space" describes the ideal environment of shared partnership where knowledge is jointly…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation
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Hramiak, Alison – Cogent Education, 2015
Previous research has shown that beginning teachers are capable of adapting their practice to the needs of ethnically diverse pupils. This paper investigates the possibility that such teachers were developing their practice into what I have termed culturally adaptive teaching. A variety of methods were used to collect qualitative data that focused…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Student Diversity, Ethnic Diversity, Teaching Methods