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Hauseman, David Cameron – Cogent Education, 2016
This article reports findings from qualitative case studies of three youth-led community arts hubs, a program that is rooted in, and utilizes a self-determined learning approach. Qualitative case studies of three program sites sought to generate meaningful data that could lead to rapid ongoing program development and inform the development and…
Descriptors: Out of School Youth, Youth Programs, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Murray, Jeffrey W. – Cogent Education, 2016
At the 2015 CIDER conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, professors Abelson and Nelson discussed their intense and inspiring level of instructor-student collaboration, describing how they collaborate with their first-year students in the design of particular assignments and even overall course design at the unit level. This essay seeks to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Cooperative Learning, Educational Practices
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Tay, Hui Yong – Cogent Education, 2016
Proponents of a blended course paint an ideal picture of participants leisurely learning and reflecting on how they can apply their new knowledge. The reality is of course much more complex, especially in the lives of working adults. This study sought to understand the complexity better through analysing the experience of 123 participants enrolled…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Learner Engagement, Mixed Methods Research, Foreign Countries
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Gheisari, Nouzar; Yousofi, Nouroldin – Cogent Education, 2016
The effectiveness of different teaching methods of collocational expressions in ESL/EFL contexts of education has been a point of debate for more than two decades, with some believing in explicit and the others in implicit instruction of collocations. In this regard, the present study aimed at finding about which kind of instruction is more…
Descriptors: Retention (Psychology), Pretests Posttests, Multiple Choice Tests, Phrase Structure
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Govers, Elly – Cogent Education, 2016
Systems of monitoring and control have left many educators and organisations in the field of post-compulsory education struggling to find ways to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society. Education is complex. Many educators would agree that it is influenced by many, often contradictory, voices and power structures. Based on the findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Case Studies, Systems Approach
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Yilmaz, Fatih – Cogent Education, 2016
The main purpose of the research was to determine the multiculturalism and multicultural education perceptions of teacher candidates. The research was designed as qualitative within this context and was patterned as a case study. The research data were obtained from the semi-structured interviews performed with 12 teacher candidates. In this…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, Case Studies, Preservice Teachers
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Hajhosseini, Mansoureh; Zandi, Saeid; Hosseini Shabanan, Sediqeh; Madani, Yaser – Cogent Education, 2016
Following the failures in traditional methods of teaching, theorists have recently emphasized students' active role in education in which the teacher is no longer a mere transmitter of knowledge. Discussion-based teaching has been regarded as a route to improving students' active role. The current study intended to discover the benefits of using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
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Goldstein, Olzan – Cogent Education, 2016
This paper describes the impact of the project-based learning (PBL) approach on learning and teaching physics from the perspective of pre-service elementary school teacher education students and an instructor. This approach promoted meaningful learning (mainly in the scope of projects), higher motivation, and active involvement of students in…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Intercultural Communication, Course Content, Teaching Methods
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Tay, Hui Yong – Cogent Education, 2016
iPads are so ubiquitous now that one sometimes forgets that they came onto the scene and into schools only very recently in 2010. Hence, there is relatively little empirical data of their impact on teaching and learning. This paper presents the findings of a 3-year study undertaken in an all-girls' secondary school that piloted the use of the iPad…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Handheld Devices, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Eyo, Mfon – Cogent Education, 2016
The study investigated teachers' digital competencies in the use of Social Networking Sites (SNSs) in the teaching-learning process. It had five research questions and two hypotheses. Adopting a survey design, it used a sample of 250 teachers from 10 out of 16 secondary schools in Calabar Municipal Local Government. A researcher-developed…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods, Guidance
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Cheung, C. K. – Cogent Education, 2016
Business education has come a long way, from its roots in vocational education; and is now becoming an essential part of the school curriculum. As its significance continues to be recognised, business education needs to respond to dynamic changes and to be future oriented. This paper first discusses the relationship between business education and…
Descriptors: Business Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Correlation
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Polat, Hüseyin; Ünisen, Ali – Cogent Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to analyze the news about teachers in daily newspapers circulated in Turkey. To this end, the newspapers of Zaman, Posta, Hurriyet, Sabah, and Cumhuriyet were selected and scanned for the teacher news between the dates of 01 January 2014 and 31 December 2014. Document analysis technique was used for the scanned news.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, News Reporting, Printed Materials, Newspapers
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Woods, E. Hayet J.; Martin, Barbara N. – Cogent Education, 2016
Examined through the lens of leadership, were the behaviors of a principal as perceived by stakeholders. The following themes emerged: (1) Educating the Whole Child, with the subthemes: (a) providing basic needs; (b) academic interventions based on achievement data; (c) an emphasis on reading; (d) extended academic time; and (e) relationships; and…
Descriptors: Principals, Elementary Schools, Poverty, High Achievement
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Rashidi, Naser; Meihami, Hussein – Cogent Education, 2016
Despite the great body of work examining the cultural content of the international and local ELT textbooks, the cultural content and elements of the ELT textbooks in the inner, outer, and expanding circle countries have seldom been reported. That said, the purpose of this study was twofold: first, it was aimed to investigate the cultural content…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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Banerjee, Pallavi Amitava – Cogent Education, 2016
Socio-economic hardships put children in an underprivileged position. This systematic review was conducted to identify factors linked to underachievement of disadvantaged pupils in school science and maths. What could be done as evidence-based practice to make the lives of these young people better? The protocol from preferred reporting items for…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Low Achievement
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