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Dennis, Danielle V.; Gelfuso, Andrea; Sweeney, Sherridon – Education 3-13, 2018
In Democracy and Education, Dewey aligns trying and undergoing as experience. Undergoing the consequences of trying by reflecting entails noticing and naming the details of the connections between the activity and the consequences. In this paper, we explore two novice teacher educators' first attempts at guiding pre-service teachers (PSTs)…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Reflection
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Higham, Rupert; Biddulph, James – Education 3-13, 2018
This article provides the transcript of Dr. Rupert Higham (University College London, Institute of Education) in conversation with Dr. James Biddulph (Headteacher of the University of Cambridge Primary School). Among the topics discussed are: What the University of Cambridge Primary School (UCPS) motto, "Releasing the Imagination: Celebrating…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Role, Educational Theories
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Boyles, Deron – Education 3-13, 2018
This paper uses John Dewey's ([1916]. "Democracy and Education." New York: The Free Press) to explore the difference between teaching as transmission and teaching as transaction. Proceeding in three sections, the paper clarifies what Dewey understood to be the problems and promises of teaching, as well as the potential of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Teacher Role, Educational Objectives
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Diniz, Telma Franco – Education 3-13, 2018
As suggested by its title, this article reports on a Think Aloud in Group (TAG) practice in which a group of Y5 children thought aloud the poem "The Blue Boy", written in Portuguese by Cecília Meireles and translated into English by Sarah Rebecca Kersley. As a dialogical and collaborative literacy practice, TAG aims to transform the…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Teaching Methods, Poetry, Literacy Education
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Winstanley, Carrie – Education 3-13, 2018
Museum and gallery educators have become increasingly adept at creating environments that foster constructivist thinking, invite interaction and encourage activity. Leading museum educator, Hein, for example, directly attributes Dewey's influence, describing his ideas about experiences, as a 'crucial lesson for museum educators: engagement with…
Descriptors: Museums, Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy, Teacher Collaboration
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Hopkins, Neil – Education 3-13, 2018
This paper will investigate Dewey's "Democracy and Education" in relation to the curriculum. There are two overarching themes to the paper: the concept of the democratic curriculum and the academic/vocational divide. Dewey is seen as a pivotal thinker in relation to collaborative learning and the child as a vital voice in any learning…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Democracy, Curriculum
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Gray, John Scott – Education 3-13, 2018
The last 10 years has seen a dramatic increase in the number of parents in the United States choosing to homeschool their children instead of sending them to public school. One report had the number increasing by 61.8% from 2003 to 2012, with the total number of homeschooled children reaching nearly 2 million (Snyder, T. D., and S. A. Dillow.…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Home Schooling, Religious Factors, Democracy
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Ring, Emer; O'Sullivan, Lisha – Education 3-13, 2018
High quality early years' education is associated with providing a child-centred curriculum based on a knowledge of how young children learn. The global 'schoolification epidemic' has led to an increasing focus on prescribed curricula and presents as a serious threat to the quality of children's early years' experiences. Findings from research in…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Luff, Paulette – Education 3-13, 2018
In this article, the work of John Dewey is recontextualised and proposed as a basis for contemporary early childhood education for sustainability (ECEfS). Five key themes are explored: experiential learning; curiosity and critical thinking; children's experiences in nature; democracy and participation and classroom as community. In each case,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Experiential Learning, Sustainability, Educational Philosophy
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Meager, Nigel – Education 3-13, 2018
Dewey's philosophy of experience has aesthetic experience at its core as he melds artificial dualities between thinking and experiencing [Dewey, J. 1934. "Art as Experience." In "John Dewey the Later Works," 1925-1953, Vol. 10. 1988, edited by J. Boydston, 1-352. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press]. This deeply…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Art Education, Childrens Art, Educational Philosophy
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Davies, Ruth; Hamilton, Paula – Education 3-13, 2018
The benefit the outdoor environment has for young children's development is widely documented. However, there is less literature outlining practitioners' experiences of assessing learning in the outdoors and factors which impact the level and quality of assessments undertaken. This study, based on a pragmatic mixed methods approach, undertaken in…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Student Evaluation
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Education 3-13, 2018
Language teachers can uncover new understanding of the teaching and learning process through reflecting on critical incidents [Richard, J.C., and T.S.C. Farrell. 2005. "Professional Development for Language Teachers." New York, NY: Cambridge University Press]. Based on the data analysis of workshop handouts, observation notes, and…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Critical Incidents Method, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Dunhill, Ally – Education 3-13, 2018
The purpose of the article is to demonstrate how the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Rights Respecting Schools Award makes positive contributions to children's lives and experiences at school. Within the overall context of education as a right, the Award supports children to learn about their rights and the rights…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Citizenship Education, Student Experience, Elementary School Students
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Hodkinson, Alan; Ghajarieh, Amir; Salami, Ali – Education 3-13, 2018
The paper details the findings of a study which focused on the analysis of the cultural representation of disability in school textbooks in Iran and England. The paper argues that whilst inclusive education could facilitate the incorporating of disabled pupils into mainstream schools, there needs to be deeper examination as to how this transition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Disabilities, Textbook Content
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Fletcher, Jo; Nicholas, Karen – Education 3-13, 2018
ABSTRACT In New Zealand schools, the focus continues to be on improving the reading achievement of all students situated across a range of socio-economic groups. This is particularly so for our young adolescent students, where research investigations have indicated some concerning trends which influence reading development for this age group. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Early Adolescents, Case Studies
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