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Boulden, Danielle Cadieux – Knowledge Quest, 2015
Learning analytics has been defined as the measurement, collection, analysis, and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs. The potential use of data and learning analytics in educational contexts has caught the attention of educators and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis, School Libraries
Howard, Jody K. – Knowledge Quest, 2015
In January 2012, a group of four school library professors attending the ALA Midwinter Meeting were having lunch and discussing various issues related to the school library field. These school library professors agreed that one challenge facing the profession is preparing future leaders. As current school library leaders retire, it is difficult to…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Administration, Leadership Role, Leadership Training
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Hanson, Michael Hanchett – Knowledge Quest, 2014
Education has long been a central issue for creativity research, and the integration of creativity and education has remained a goal and controversy. In spite of over sixty years of trying to bring creativity into education, education is often criticized for not teaching creative thinking, while also criticized from other quarters for not meeting…
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Definitions
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Socol, Ira – Knowledge Quest, 2014
In this article Ira Socol explores the pros and cons of Paul Tough's "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character." As Tough told Valerie Strauss, "The book is about two things: first, an emerging body of research that shows the importance of so-called non-cognitive skills in children's…
Descriptors: Library Services, Criticism, Misconceptions, Educational Research
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Todd, Ross J. – Knowledge Quest, 2008
Broadly defined, evidence-based practice (EBP) is fundamentally about professional practice being informed and guided by best available evidence of what works. The EBP movement had its origins in the early 1990s in the United Kingdom in medicine and health care services. Sackett et al. defined evidence-based medicine as the "conscientious,…
Descriptors: Testing, Foreign Countries, Decision Making, Medicine