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Dague, Christopher T.; Abela, Janelle K. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
The authors delineate issues in the teaching and learning of social studies in both the United States and Canada, providing examples of how implementing discussion pedagogy can foster democratic citizenship among diverse students.
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, Democracy, Social Studies
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Tienken, Christopher H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
The author examines select excerpts from John Dewey's writings on democracy, discusses the role of education in a democracy, and offers ideas on how to provide students with a democratic education.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Democratic Values, Teaching Methods, Role of Education
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Neoh, Jia Ying; Saifulloh, Ahmad – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
The authors examine two Southeast Asian democratic countries and discuss how culture influences democratic participation and citizenship education.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Democratic Values, Cultural Influences
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Westheimer, Joel – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
The author discusses what it means to be a "good" citizen in a democracy, whether schools are teaching children to be good citizens, and ways to implement citizenship education in schools.
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Democratic Values, School Role
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Putman, S. Michael; Byker, Erik J. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
By integrating the model presented here into instruction, teachers can help students develop the knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary to become effective global citizens. The model is called Global Citizenship 1-2-3, and it is based on a three-step approach to educate students (citizens) who (1) learn, (2) think, and (3) act in globally…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Skill Development, 21st Century Skills, Elementary Education
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Howard, Adam; Maxwell, Claire – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
The authors explore global citizenship education at a boarding school in Jordan that aims to prepare democratically minded leaders for the Middle East.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Boarding Schools
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Burgard, Karen L. B. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
For students to understand the narratives of heritage sites, teachers must equip them with the skills to question the public curriculum, engage with it, create meaning from it, and when needed, challenge it.
Descriptors: Museums, Field Trips, Curriculum Evaluation, Historic Sites
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Amidon, Joel; Monroe, Ann; Rock, David; Cook, Candies – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
How can teachers encourage productive struggle in mathematics and yet minimize the exposure to shame often associated with struggle? In this article, the authors offer constructive ways to position struggle in the classroom to minimize shame and promote doers of mathematics.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Student Attitudes, Self Concept, Student Behavior
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Silva Mangiante, Elaine; Carpenter, Elizabeth; Robichaud, Hayley – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
Get an inside look at the discourse interactions of third- and fourth-grade students as they consider various design proposals to solve an engineering problem and negotiate a group decision. The authors present possible factors that impact student teamwork and provide recommendations for teachers to develop students' skills for group engineering…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Engineering
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Ribeiro, Angélica; Jiang, Wei – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
The authors recommend ways to engage learners in interactions in the classroom to promote second language development and boost learners' self-confidence in using English in real-life situations.
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning, Self Efficacy
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Meier, Barbara S.; Rossi, Kirstin A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
The instructional barrier matrix can support teachers in identifying student's diverse needs. Combined with Universal Design for Learning, the matrix gives all students access to engaged learning, and the planning process for teachers becomes proactive, time-saving, and effective.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Needs, Barriers, Access to Education
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Hament, Blake – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
The author introduces the Passive Dynamic Walker robot, which is constructed with LEGOs and operates without any electronics. Building this robot offers an excellent platform for investigating center of mass and other important physics and engineering concepts.
Descriptors: Robotics, Teaching Methods, Manipulative Materials, Science Instruction
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Byker, Erik Jon; Putman, Michael; Reddy, Chris; LeGrange, Lesley – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Two South African professors and two U.S. professors investigate the need for environmental education in preparing U.S.-based preservice teachers for a South African study abroad trip.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators, College Faculty
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Riley, Jacqueline; Garza-Reyna, Gina; Muñoz, Ava; Lawrence, Gabriella; Shelton, Mary; Rojas-Paz, Angelica – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
The authors describe four projects using video-conferencing, with practical recommendations for implementation, to help students develop an understanding about the world beyond their own community.
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Global Education, Teaching Methods, Cross Cultural Training
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Jensen, Bryant; Jacobo-Suárez, Mónica – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
With the recommendations provided here, educators can better meet the needs of transnational students, particularly those U.S.-born children returning with their families to Mexico.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Needs, Mexican Americans, Migration
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