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Lueger, Günter; Wurzrainer, Andreas – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2020
Potential-Focused Learning is based on constructivist concepts and concentrates on the 'patterns of construction of learning relevant realities' and the 'self-organisation' of individuals and systems. On the basis of constructivism we will present in this article a new dynamic concept of potentials and 'positive differences' that expand the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Learning Strategies
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Slušniene, Giedre – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2019
This article deals with systematization of the categories of emotional intelligence, emotional potential and a relationship between emotions and feelings, and emphasizes the importance of a sustainably developed personality in the context of sustainable education (Jovaiša, 2007, 2011). The inward consistency is perceived as an internal human…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Correlation, Personality, Teaching Methods
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Özsoy, Emrah; Uslu, Osman – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of faculty culture perceptions of students on their academic achievement. Within the scope of the study, academic achievement was measured only with the Grade Point Average (GPA). Cultural perceptions were measured through organizational structure, commitment, symbols, power distance, and…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Academic Achievement, Sustainability, Foreign Countries
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Pajari, Kati; Harmoinen, Sari – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2019
Operating in today's markets is challenging due to information overload and an expanding choice of products. Children also encounter these complex markets at an early age. Providing consumer education in schools is an excellent opportunity to enhance their ability to think critically and increase their awareness. However, it would be a mistake to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Consumer Education, Elementary School Teachers, Children
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Buchanan, Michael T. – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
The number of people applying for school based religious education leadership positions is scarce in most regions throughout Australia as well as other geographical regions. Drawing on the insights from key stakeholders associated with religious education leadership in schools this qualitative study aimed to identify factors which militated…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Catholic Educators, Teacher Attitudes
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Copsey, Olivia – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Several high-level strategies devote special priority to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Given the seriousness of the ESD agenda in SIDS, it is vital that ESD programmes perform at a level where potential positive impacts on schools and communities can be realised. Contemporary literature on…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Transformative Learning, Holistic Approach
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Zhukova, Olena – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Quality teaching, being a key factor in shaping students' academic and personal growth, has been at the centre of scientific debate for many years. Sustainable professional development of novice teachers has recently been recognized worldwide as one of the key areas for improving the quality of teaching and learning in schools. Given that the…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Theory Practice Relationship