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Birney, Lauren B.; Evans, Brian R.; Kong, Joyce; Solanki, Vibhakumari; Mojica, Elmer-Rico; Kondapuram, Gaurav; Kaoutzanis, Dimitrios – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2021
Student research in STEM education is an important learning component for both undergraduate and graduate students. It is not sufficient for students to learn passively in lecture-based classrooms without engaging and immersing themselves in the educational process through real-world research learning. Experiential learning for STEM students can…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Student Research, College Faculty
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Chen, Rain; Wang, Min – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2021
This study was to investigate if three attributes of color, have a positive effect on improving the memorization of English vocabulary. Experimental design was adopted in the study, and there were 126 adults participating in the experiment. Among the participants, 26.2% were males and 73.8% were females, and the average age was 21 years old. In…
Descriptors: Color, Visual Perception, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)
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Erdogan, Polat; Gürol, Mehmet – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2021
Many factors affect providing high-quality English education and rendering it sustainable. One of these factors is undoubtedly ensuring the professional development of the English language instructors. An important way to guarantee professional development is through needs analysis. Needs analysis is of utmost significance in determining the…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Samsa, Gregory – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2021
Objective: Our master's program in biostatistics requires a qualifying examination (QE). A curriculum review led us to question whether to replace a closed-book format with an open-book one. Our goal was to improve the QE. Methods: This is a case study and commentary, where we describe the evolution of the QE, both in its goals and its content.…
Descriptors: Testing, Cooperative Learning, Evaluation Methods, Test Format
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Troy, Jesse D.; Neely, Megan L.; Grambow, Steven C.; Samsa, Gregory P. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2021
Biostatisticians apply statistical methods to solve problems in the biological sciences. Successful practioners of biostatistics have advanced technical knowledge, are skilled communicators, and can seamlesslessly integrate with interdisciplinary scientific teams. Despite the breadth of skills required for success in this field, most biostatistics…
Descriptors: Biomedicine, Medical Research, Medical Education, Statistics
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Huang, Simin; Yang, Jing; Wang, Feifei; Guo, Jun; Liu, Shengming – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2021
Clinical reasoning ability is an important competence for a clinician to have. Undergraduate study is a crucial period to strengthen medical students' clinical reasoning skills. The aim of this study was to explore an effective method for guiding students to improve clinical reasoning skills via a step-by-step presentation of case information. The…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Medical Students, Thinking Skills, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions)
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He, Yaqin; Zhang, Weiran; Yan, Jiaolan – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2021
A scientific curriculum system is of vital importance for an institution's professional accreditation. This paper seeks to improve the previous College English curriculum by resolving certain recalcitrant problems impeding both teaching and learning; furthermore, it takes into account the demands of international society. By embracing an…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, College Curriculum, English, Engineering Education
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Okrah, Abraham Kwadwo; Ampadu, Ernest; Yeboah, Rita – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2020
The mass unemployment of the youth toady has mostly been attributed to the irrelevance of the school curriculum. However, the skills in the curriculum have not been subjected to critical analysis to empirically prove their relevance or otherwise. The purpose of the study was therefore to identify the skills embedded in the curriculum, those skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Curriculum, Relevance (Education)
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Aseeri, Mohammed Moferh Yahya – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2020
The present study aimed to identify the stage of thinking of practicum students at Najran University in light of Piaget's theory and its relationship to their academic achievement in the scientific disciplines they were studying at the college of science, mainly mathematics, physics and chemistry disciplines. The sample consisted of (50) female…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Abstract Reasoning, Thinking Skills
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Mahboobin, Arash; Clark, Renee M. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2020
Through reflection, learning experiences that students most-frequently valued during open-ended, scaffolded problem solving in a bioengineering two-course sequence were identified in this study. Reflective knowledge of this type can inform instructors in orchestrating experiences to scaffold problem solving of this kind and were useful in directly…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Engineering Education, Learning Experience
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Akanbi, Balogun Thomas; Ndidi, Kezie-Osuagwu Clementina – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2020
It cannot be overemphasised that French language is a foreign language in Nigeria and that its teaching and learning cannot take the same process as acquiring/learning the mother tongue or a second language. Foreign language learning requires some strategic applications in order to be able to interact with the native speakers in real life day to…
Descriptors: French, Speech Skills, Language Proficiency, Foreign Countries
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Divrik, Ramazan; Tas, Ayse Mentis; Pilten, Pusat – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2020
This paper aims to reveal teachers' views on the problem-solving & problem-posing tasks of primary school mathematics textbooks. The study utilized the single-case embedded design. We examined the mathematics textbooks used in the Turkish public schools in the 2017-2018 academic year. Also, we interviewed twelve class teachers, who were…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Problem Solving, Elementary School Curriculum, Textbook Content
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Hos, Rabia; Kaplan-Wolff, Beth – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2020
English Learners (ELs) make up 9.6% of the total student population in the U.S. (National Center for Education Statistics, 2019). Students with interrupted formal education (SIFE) are a subgroup of ELs who have had at least two fewer years of schooling than their peers, and function at least two years below grade level in reading and mathematics…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Refugees, Educational Background, High Stakes Tests
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Buabeng, Isaac; Ntow, Forster Danso; Otami, Charles Deodat – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2020
This article focuses on teacher education in Ghana. It examines a number of reforms involving curricular changes and restructuring of teacher education institutions tasked with the responsibility of preparing teachers for the basic school level. The article highlights the structure and changes in Ghana's teacher development policies and practices…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Teacher Effectiveness
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Young, Kirsty – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2020
Global criticism on the quality of initial teacher education has led to calls for reform. One initiative that emerged in Australia was the establishment of Hub School partnerships, which facilitate collaborations between schools and universities to explore how initial teacher education could be improved. This paper reports one such partnership,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Educational Innovation
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