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Unegbu, Vincent E.; Onuoha, Uloma D. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
The Bible is an important book that represents all courses that human beings engage in. Many professions use it as a textbook for their course, as are listed in this write up. In spite of the rich source of information embedded in it, library and information professions are yet to tap into it. The first two chapters of the Bible are a very good…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Classification, Information Scientists, Library Personnel
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Owtad, Payam; Taichman, Russell; Park, Jae Hyun; Yaibuathes, Sorn; Knapp, John – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
Evidence-based dentistry (EBD) is an approach to oral healthcare requiring systematic assessment of relevant scientific evidence to clinical practice and patients' needs. EBD attempts to globally establish personalized dental care based upon the most recent and highest order scientific evidence. However, some times the EBD does not consider local…
Descriptors: Dentistry, Medical Research, Evidence Based Practice, Dental Health
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Bond, Nathan; Goodwin, Marilyn; Summers, Emily – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
This article describes the conditions for establishing an advanced master's degree program that focuses on teacher leadership. The creation of the model is examined from the perspective of nine administrators from Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas, and Texas State University-San Marcos. These administrators collaborated to design…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Teacher Leadership, Masters Programs, School Districts
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Sandström, Margareta; Nilsson, Lena; Lilja, Johnny – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
The aim of the study was to exemplify pupils' mastering of mathematical literacy. The study is a comparative multiple case study. In pupils' talk of mathematical activities aspects of mathematical literacy are discerned. A distinction is made between pupils: (1) pupils in mathematical difficulties, (2) pupils with another mother tongue than…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Gao, Shang; Coldwell-Neilson, Jo; Goscinski, Andrzej – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
This paper firstly introduces the concept of constructivist learning which advocates that students actively construct knowledge themselves with teachers' assistance. Based on the six important elements of constructivist learning and teaching planning approach, detailed examples of designing the six constructivist elements of situation, groupings,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Information Technology, College Students
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Adiele, E.E.; Abraham, Nath. M. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
The study investigated the achievement of Abraham Maslow's need hierarchy theory among secondary school teachers in Rivers State. A 25-item questionnaire was designed, validated and administered on a sample of 500 teachers drawn from 245 secondary schools in Rivers State. The result revealed that secondary school teachers indicated insignificant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Need Gratification, Achievement
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Yu, Weichieh Wayne; Cheng, Ching-Yu; Lin, Chunfu Charlie; Wang, Jenny – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
This paper reports the development and implementation of a web-based nursing information literacy course aiming to promote informatics competencies of intended nurses. This particular 18-month course in school years 2011-2012 underwent three distinct phases: initial design, pilot-test and modification, and final implementation. Participants were…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Web Based Instruction, Information Literacy
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Terzioglu, Fusun; Tuna, Zahide; Duygulu, Sergul; Boztepe, Handan; Kapucu, Sevgisun; Ozdemir, Leyla; Akdemir, Nuran; Kocoglu, Deniz; Alinier, Guillaume; Festini, Filippo – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
Aim: The aim of this paper is to share the initial experiences on a European Union (EU) Lifelong Learning Programme Leonardo Da Vinci Transfer of Innovation Project related to the use of simulation-based learning with nursing students from Turkey. The project started at the end of the 2010 involving 7 partners from 3 different countries including…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Simulation, Nursing Students, Program Evaluation
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Brendefur, Jonathan L.; Thiede, Keith; Strother, Sam; Bunning, Kim; Peck, Duane – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
In the present research, we evaluated the effectiveness of a multi-year professional development program in mathematics for elementary teachers. Each year the program focused on a different domain of mathematics. We found the program increased teachers' knowledge of (a) number and operations, (b) measurement and geometry, and (c) probability and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Thinking Skills, Faculty Development
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Panasuk, Regina M.; Horton, Leslie Bolinger – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
This article describes a part of a large scale study which helped to gain understanding of the high school mathematics teachers' perceptions related to the integration of history of mathematics into instruction. There is obvious lack of correspondence between general perception about possible benefits of students learning the history of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Tsai, Fu-Hsing – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
This study developed a game-based formative assessment, called tic-tac-toe quiz for single-player version (TRIS-Q-SP), in an energy education e-learning system. This assessment game combined tic-tac-toe with online assessment, and revised the rule of tic-tac-toe for stimulating students to use online formative assessment actively. Additionally, to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Formative Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing
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Frasier, Brian; Panasuk, Regina – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
This article describes a part of a large scale study which helped to gain understanding of the high school mathematics teachers' belief about proof. There is obvious disconnect between general beliefs and high school teachers' conceptions about proof as central element of mathematics and mathematics education. A total of 374 mathematics teachers…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Validity, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Mathematics
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Masuda, Avis M.; Ebersole, Michele M. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
This paper presents a 2-year study of pre-service teachers' understandings of and views toward literacy. Data were collected via pre-service teachers' 48-hour literacy log, reflections and lesson plans. Findings indicate that pre-service teachers' perceptions of literacy were initially bound by traditional views toward literacy, focusing solely on…
Descriptors: Literacy, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Practices
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du Preez, Petro; Simmonds, Shan – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery and is often collectively referred to as a human rights violation. However, human trafficking is more complex than this suggests as this article attempts to demonstrate. It begins by describing the landscape of international trends in human trafficking, with particular attention to child…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Crime, Slavery
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Chien, Chih-Feng; Rad, Zahra Moghadsian – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
This article is to report an action research conducted in two sections of a course called Second Language Acquisition and Development during the fall semester of 2011 and the spring semester of 2012. By focusing on a three-way blended learning (BL) environment--face-to-face (F2F), eLearning, and Second Life (SL, a virtual-world environment), this…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Language Acquisition, Technology Integration
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