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Egan, Kieran; Crotty, Yvonne – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2020
An Irish Government directive to close colleges amid the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a switch to emergency remote teaching. Many lecturers unused to practicing online began teaching students who were unfamiliar with online learning. Completion of the semester does not necessarily indicate that it is practicable for a more extended period. This…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Change, Online Courses, Undergraduate Students
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McLoughlin, Kevin; Farren, Margaret – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2020
Technical Graphics is one of the technology subjects taught at Junior Certificate level in post- primary schools in Ireland. The Junior Certificate examination is held at the end of the Junior Cycle in post-primary schools, which caters for students aged from 12 to 15 years. As a teacher of Technical Graphics for the past seven years, I have…
Descriptors: Action Research, Secondary School Students, Technology Education, Computer Graphics
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Smith, David; Qayyum, M. Aslm; Hard, Natascha – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2017
Studying via the Internet using information tools is a common activity for students in higher education. With students accessing their subject material via the Internet, studies have shown that students have difficulty understanding the complete purpose of an assessment which leads to poor information search practices. The selection of relevant…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cues, Computer Assisted Testing, Higher Education
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Fitzsimons, Sabrina; Farren, Margaret – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
In its broadest and historical sense, place-based education refers to education that occurs outside of the physical boundaries of a school building (Dewey 1910; Sobel 1996; Theobald 1997; Woodhouse and Knapp 2000). Place-based education, colloquially referred to as the "field trip", is predominantly considered a pedagogic tool of the…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Museums, Field Trips, Teacher Education Programs
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Schaal, Sonja; Schaal, Steffen; Lude, Armin – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
The valuing of biodiversity is considered to be a first step towards its conservation. Therefore, the aim of the BioDiv2Go project is to combine sensuous experiences discovering biodiversity with mobile technology and a game-based learning approach. Following the competence model for environmental education (Roczen et al, 2014), Geogames (location…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Video Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Raith, Andreas – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
In Germany, all-day care and all-day schooling are currently increasing on a large-scale. The extended time children spend in educational institutions could potentially result in limited access to nature experience for children. On the other hand, it could equally create opportunities for informal nature experience if school playgrounds have a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Meta Analysis, Elementary Education, Playgrounds