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Adams, Jonathon; Chin, Tan Ying; Tan, Poh Hiang – Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This paper was part of a larger study to examine one primary and one secondary teacher's classroom. The study analysed the classroom discourse to describe the types of interaction and illustrate how the teachers used talk moves to mediate talk for learning science around visual representations (VRs). The study employed ethnographic approaches to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Classroom Communication
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Yeo, Jennifer; Wong, Wai Lit; Tan, Daniel K. C.; Ong, Yann Shiou; Delserieys Pedregosa, Alice – Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
Science teachers often use visual images to help students visualise the abstract concepts of science. Yet, they may not support students in making sense of these visual representations, wrongly assuming that the students can intuitively do it on their own. Pre- and in-service teacher professional development programmes also seldom explicitly teach…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation, Teaching Methods
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Heikonen, Lauri; Pietarinen, Janne; Toom, Auli; Soini, Tiina; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
Teacher education needs to facilitate the development of student teachers' capacity for active and skilful learning in classroom interaction, referred to as sense of professional agency in the classroom. It consists of motivation to learn, self-efficacy beliefs about learning, and strategies promoting one's own and pupils' learning in the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Empowerment, Preservice Teacher Education, Learning Motivation
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Abdul Kader, Hajera Bibi – Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
In many Singapore schools, there are large class sizes comprising about thirty to forty students in each class. In such large classes, the opportunities for interactions between teachers and their students and among students can be limited, especially when teacher-centred, didactic teaching practices are adopted. This small-scale research project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Blended Learning, Homework
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Tham, Rachel; Walker, Zachary; Tan, Shi Hui Desiree; Low, Li Tong; Annabel Chen, Shen-Hsing – Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Translating Neuroscience to education involves providing accurate and simplified information about neuroscience to teachers. The aim of this research was to understand if providing translated abstracts from neuroscientific articles helped teachers understand content more thoroughly. Surveys, experimental manipulation, and focus group discussions…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Foreign Countries, Scientific Research, Documentation
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Tay, Lee Yong; Melwani, Mohamed; Ong, Jemuel Liangyu; Ng, Ken Renjie – Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This case study presents how teachers from an elementary school in Singapore design learning for their students, leveraging on the use of information and communications technology (ICT). The school in this case study is one of the eight future schools in Singapore under the FutureSchools@Singapore programme. The school provides one-to-one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Instructional Design, Information Technology
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Pietarinen, Janne; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Soini, Tiina – Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The study aims to gain a better understanding of the complexity of teacher learning by exploring the elements of teachers' sense of professional agency in the two primary contexts of teachers' work: the professional community and the classroom. Moreover, the relationship with agentic learning in these contexts is studied. A total of 2310 primary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Individual Power, Professional Autonomy
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Lee, Shu-Shing; Hung, David – Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper addresses how twenty-first century learning cultures can be enabled and spread in the Singapore school system by enacting curricular innovations and developing teachers' capacity for adaptivity. We appropriate understandings of adaptivity, including adaptive expertise, and contextualize it to the Singapore school system at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Adjustment (to Environment), Expertise