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Walker, Zachary; Hale, James B.; Annabel Chen, Shen-Hsing; Poon, Kenneth – Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
The potential of educational neuroscience in teacher training and continuing professional development has been debated extensively, yet knowledge translation is largely absent in this field. Without objective methods for translating and disseminating educational neuroscience evidence, the impact of training on educators and the children they serve…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Neurosciences, Teacher Education, Educational Needs
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Kwok, F. Y.; Ansari, D. – Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This commentary reviews and summarises the strides which neuroscience has made in our present understanding of the development of literacy and numeracy in children. Specifically, it draws attention to key insights from studies which have elucidated the possible neural mechanisms that may account for difficulties in the development of these…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Brain, Literacy, Numeracy
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Jamaludin, Azilawati; Wei Loong, David Hung; Xuan, Lim Pei – Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Learning is a complex phenomenon where a learner constitutes a system operating at neural, physiological, cognitive and social levels, with interactions between and across processes and levels, effecting neural to cognitive to social levels and vice versa. In tracing historical paradigms, theories of learning have been traditionally fragmented in…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Educational Research, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Cognitive Processes
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Rifkin-Graboi, Anne; Khng, Kiat Hui; Cheung, Pierina; Tsotsi, Stella; Sun, He; Kwok, Fuyu; Yu, Yue; Xie, Huichao; Yang, Yang; Chen, Mo; Ng, Chee Chin; Hu, Pei Lin; Tan, Ngiap Chuan – Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
We suggest that prior to school entry, our earliest "teachers" and "learning settings" --that is, our parents, caregivers, and homes--provide signals about our environmental conditions. In turn, our brains may interpret this information as cues indicating the types of environments we will likely face and adapt accordingly. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Experience, Cognitive Development, Brain
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Tan, Michael – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
The STEM movement is a recent phenomenon receiving worldwide attention as the darling educational project for school systems and research centres. This interest has no doubt been fuelled by economic rationales of the supposed necessity of STEM for continued material wealth, and the claims that the future will require a different sort of expertise…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Context Effect, Cultural Influences
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Leber, Jasmin; Renkl, Alexander; Nückles, Matthias; Wäschle, Kristin – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
According to the model of constructive alignment, learners adjust their learning strategies to the announced assessment (backwash effect). Hence, when teaching for understanding, the assessment method should be aligned with this teaching goal to ensure that learners engage in corresponding learning strategies. A quasi-experimental field study with…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Testing Problems, Educational Objectives, Learning Motivation
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Easterday, Matthew W.; Rees Lewis, Daniel G.; Gerber, Elizabeth M. – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Since the first descriptions of design research (DR), there have been calls to better define it to increase its rigour. Yet five uncertainties remain: (1) the processes for conducting DR, (2) how DR differs from other forms of research, (3) how DR differs from design, (4) the products of DR, and (5) why DR can answer certain research questions…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Research, Instructional Design, Definitions
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Svihla, Vanessa; Wester, Michael J.; Linn, Marcia C. – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This study is inspired by laboratory studies demonstrating that distributing study sessions over time better supports learning and retention than clustering sessions. We compare two implementations of a multi-day inquiry science unit: in the clustered instruction condition, students completed an inquiry unit in five consecutive class periods. In…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Tobin, Kenneth – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
I begin with a review of our research on meditation, mindfulness, expressed emotions, and physiological variability while teaching. Then, through the theoretical lenses of polyvagal theory, I examine an event from our ongoing research in which a teacher had very low levels of blood oxygenation. Apparently, her body switched from parasympathetic to…
Descriptors: Role, Metacognition, Life Style, Intervention
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Higgins, Joanna; Eden, Raewyn – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Mindfulness practices are increasingly used in classrooms to enhance the well-being dimensions of learning environments. New Zealand policy documents draw on a bicultural perspective that promotes a holistic framing of well-being. This paper will consider the transformative possibilities of a mindfulness-based breathing intervention in two New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Relaxation Training, Attention Control, Well Being
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King, Donna; Henderson, Senka; Sandhu, Maryam – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Abdominal deep breathing (DB) has been used in conjunction with paying attention on purpose to the present moment as a mindfulness tool to help students develop skills for managing emotions. While studies are emerging that investigate outcomes of mindfulness practices with adolescents, how to implement such practices, and students' reactions to…
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Attention Control, Metacognition, Stress Management
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Khng, Kiat Hui – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Since the formal introduction of mindfulness-based practices (MBPs) into clinical settings in the late 1970s, a growing body of research has demonstrated their benefits in diverse settings, from clinical programmes, business and sports, to education. Along with the development of standardised mindfulness-based programmes in the areas of clinical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Attention
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Powietrzynska, Malgorzata; Noble, Linda – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
In the context of the United States, we provide our rationale for infusing mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) into a graduate-level teacher education course. In our philosophy and pedagogical approach we attempt to counterbalance an individualistic, divisive, oppressive, and often dehumanising nature of education. Adopting Richard Davidson's…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Graduate Students, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Luitel, Bal Chandra – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Exploring ways to develop a transformative curriculum vision for mathematics education that is inclusive to opposing perspectives and ideologies, this mindful inquiry explores "mindless" views embedded in the mathematics curriculum of Nepal; explores narrowly conceived disempowering assumptions within it; engages in dialectical…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Metacognition
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Taylor, Elisabeth (Lily) – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Alienation and moral disengagement have been described in the literature as some of the key factors for making some people more vulnerable to violent extremism. In this paper, I explore how mindfulness training, especially when paired with art therapy strategies, has great potential for supporting targeted educational measures for building…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Art Therapy, Violence, Antisocial Behavior
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