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Çer, Erkan; Solak, Ekrem – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
The quality of a teacher plays one of the most important roles in the achievement of an education system. Teacher training is a multi-dimensional process which comprises the selection of teacher candidates, pre-service training, appointment, in-service training and teaching practices. Therefore, this study focuses on teacher training processes in…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Low Achievement, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis
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Kedraka, Katerina; Kourkoutas, Yiannis – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
In this small scale study in higher education, a good educational practice on the teaching of Bioethics based on transformative learning and accomplished by debates is presented. The research was carried out in June 2016 at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece and it includes the assessment of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Ethics, Biology
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Booi, Kwanele; Khuzwayo, Mamsie Ethel – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
A qualitative case study was conducted at six purposively sampled universities; out of a population of approximately 23 universities. This sampling strategy was based on selecting some universities that became Universities of Technology during the process of merging Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) while other universities kept their identity;…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Education, Curriculum Design, Qualitative Research
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Loy-Ee, Carol Boon Peng; Ng, Patricia Mui Hoon – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Studies have pointed to the benefits of physical activity (PA), yet the level of PA participation among preschoolers is low. This in turn could have resulted in the limited research literature on the PA level or physical education curriculum (PEC) of preschool children. Those reviewed here are mostly from countries in the West, as those from Asia…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries, Physical Activities
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Birney, Lauren; McNamara, Denise – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
This paper explores the issue of social justice through the lens of equitable access to Advanced Placement courses in the City of New York High Schools, with focus on Advanced Placement Environmental Science. A critical component of the Advanced Placement Environmental Science course is the incorporation of environmental fieldwork. The National…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Environmental Education, Employment Opportunities, STEM Education
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Gatumu, Jane Ciumwari; Kathuri, Wilfred Njeru – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
The Life Skills Programme, which is one of the newest programmes in the Kenya Preschool educational system was explored to establish the impact it had on the lives of preschool children in Embu West, Kenya. A primary school that is perceived as having well-disciplined children was purposively selected. The sample consisted of 39 students, 43…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Samsa, Gregory P. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Collaborative biostatistics is the creative application of statistical tools to biomedical problems. The relatively modest literature about the traits of effective collaborative biostatisticians focuses on four core competencies: (a) technical and analytical; (b) substance-matter knowledge; (c) communication; and (d) problem solving and problem…
Descriptors: Statistics, Curriculum Design, Case Studies, Competence
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Yang, Jing; Huang, Si-min; Lu, Chun-ting; Feng, Lie – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
To explore an efficient training program based on an analysis in organizing seven sessions for the National Clinical Skills Competition in China. Each year, 6-12 excellent medical students of our university are selected as an observation team. Comparisons of the teaching characteristics were performed in this study. An optimal curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Students, Competition, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions)
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Hsiao, Cheng-hua – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Teacher identity has been an important issue in teacher education because teacher identity influences teachers' professional development. However, little has been explored in preservice teachers' identity formation within the EFL context of language teaching. In this study, the early influence on EFL student teachers' identity formation in…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Practicums, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ndemo, Zakaria; Zindi, Fred; Mtetwa, David – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
This contribution aimed at developing an understanding of student teachers' conceptions of guided discovery teaching approaches. A cross-sectional survey design involving eleven secondary mathematics teachers who had enrolled for an in-service mathematics education degree was used to address the research question: What are undergraduate student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Student Teachers
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Birney, Lauren B.; Kong, Joyce; Evans, Brian R.; Danker, Macey; Grieser, Kathleen – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential impacts of microteaching on experienced teachers participating in the Community Enterprise for Restoration Science (CCERS) Teaching Fellowship at Pace University as part of a National Science Foundation-funded research project on the education model known as the Curriculum and Community…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, Case Studies, Middle School Teachers
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Shi, Xiuquan; Zhou, Yanna; Wang, Haiyan; Wang, Tao; Nie, Chan; Shi, Shangpeng – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
This paper aims to conduct the SD-CBL (study design with the case based learning, SD-CBL) in Epidemiology teaching and evaluate its effect. Students from five classes were recruited, and a combined comprehensive teaching model of SD-CBL was used in the "Injury Epidemiology" chapter, while other chapters in "Epidemiology"…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Epidemiology, Teaching Models, Instructional Effectiveness
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Al-Assaf, Jamal Abd Al-Fattah – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
The study aimed at finding out the relationship between teaching habits of mind and positive behavior among the teachers of social studies in the lower basic stage in the university district in the capital governorate (Amman). The sample of this study was composed of (60) teachers, both males and females, who were chosen by the Stratified Random…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Teacher Behavior, Thinking Skills
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Mchenry, Nadine; Borger, Laurie; Liable-Sands, Louise – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
The current study was constructed based on the recommendations of a previous study (McHenry & Borger, 2013). Though inquiry-based teaching has long been touted as an effective pedagogy, its application by middle school science teachers has been problematic. Using tools developed from the previous study in conjunction with professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Science, Science Teachers
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Thawabieh, Ahmad M. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
This study aimed to compare between the students' self-assessment and teachers' assessment. The study sample consisted of 71 students at Tafila Technical University studying Introduction to Psychology course. The researcher used 2 students' self-assessment tools and 2 tests. The results indicated that students can assess themselves accurately if…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Psychology
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