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Chesnais, Aurelie; Horoks, Julie; Robert, Aline; Rogalski, Janine – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
In this article, we analyze moments of teacher telling (MTT) involving the exposition of new knowledge to students. We first specify the theoretical framework used for our analyses and describe our global methodology, focusing on teacher telling moments as taking part in the students' mathematics learning. Then, we review the literature on this…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Grade 10, Foreign Countries, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Buzza, Dawn; Fitzgerald, Carolyn; Avitzur, Yoad – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
This study examines how one teacher supported low-achieving students' self-regulated learning (SRL) in the context of a secondary mathematics class. The teacher's scaffolding provided students with multiple opportunities to use feedback and adapt learning and study strategies. Data compared pre- and post-measures of metacognitive skills,…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Lessard, Anne; Lopez, Amanda; Diallo, Thierno – McGill Journal of Education, 2022
The purpose of this study is to explore the psychometric properties of the French version of the Student Engagement Instrument in order to perform a cross-cultural validation of its factorial structure, based on a sample of 919 French Canadian high school students. Results confirm the reliability of the instrument with good internal consistency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, French, French Canadians
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Gilham, Christopher Matthew; Wei, Yifeng; Kutcher, Stanley; MacIntyre, Catherine; MacCuspic, Sharon; Fougere, Wanda – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
This research investigated whether a mental health literacy resource could increase Grade 12 students' mental health literacy. Bachelor of Education students (N = 8) from a university in rural Atlantic Canada created a board game and mental health seminar based on the resource. They applied the resource through the board game and seminar to Grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Multiple Literacies, Undergraduate Students
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Falkenberg, Thomas; Ukasoanya, Grace; Krepski, Heather – McGill Journal of Education, 2021
What does it mean for students to flourish (to be well) in school, what school ecology would this require, and what capabilities to live a flourishing life should schools help students develop? In this article, we report on a study that inquired into these three questions from the perspective of the students themselves, which is a perspective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Well Being, Self Concept
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Lipset, Michael – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
The author examines a federally funded internship program he organized while serving as the director of the High School for Recording Arts Los Angeles program. The school paid students to operate their own record label. Under the American Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, approved organizations provide paid, for-credit internships to young…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Internship Programs, Partnerships in Education, Music
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Howard, Patrick; Ryan, Chris; Fogarty, Ian – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
This paper presents the results of an inquiry into a creative, whole-school integrative learning project that started with posing a 'big question'. Data were generated to deepen understanding regarding the effects of implementing creative project-based learning Hi on student lived experience and student attitudes toward learning. Research on…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Student Experience, Student Attitudes
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Elsherief, Heba – McGill Journal of Education, 2020
This short story illustrates an occasion of culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogical practices in relation to the canonical texts which are often used in urban classrooms. In it, a lesson on Jane Eyre's childhood point of view and mode of introspectiveness delves into a tale of dancing and Otherness. The story shows that in spaces where…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), Minority Group Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
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Liu, Joey Yung-Jun – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
This piece is an auto-biographical reflection on my year-long experience creating a new course called Oral Interpretations and Expressions. Teaching the course allowed me to find an authenticity and identity in my work, which had been eluding me as I conformed to administrative norms in education. Through the practice of story-telling in spoken…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Story Telling, High School Teachers, Metacognition
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Arnott, Stephanie – McGill Journal of Education, 2019
This article explores student motivation to learn French as a second language (FSL) in school. Ontario Grade 9 students (N = 63) were surveyed on their intention to (dis)continue studying French in the Core French (CF) program in Grade 10 when FSL becomes optional. Survey participants shared their reasoning, and a subset (n = 7) took part in a…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Second Language Learning, French, Adolescents
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Segedin, Lauren – McGill Journal of Education, 2018
The Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) program has been implemented in Ontario as a way to increase secondary graduation rates. This study's aim was to understand how the implementation of the SHSM program impacts student outcomes. The conceptual framework consists of an amended version of Fullan's (2007) critical factors that affect policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, High School Students, Program Implementation
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St-Amand, Jerome; Girard, Stéphanie; Hiroux, Marie-Hélène; Smith, Jonathan – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
This article outlines a strategy that we, as high school teachers, used in the academic year 2012-2013 to improve a student's school engagement. Extracurricular activities such as sports have proven useful (among other strategies) to counter school disengagement, specifically in enhancing positive social relations among the teachers and students…
Descriptors: Athletics, Extracurricular Activities, Learner Engagement, Student School Relationship
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Richardson, John M. – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
Over the years that I have taken secondary school students to the theatre, the the digital revolution has moved through schools, classrooms, and even theatres, calling into question my goal of contributing positively to students' identity formation through exposure to live plays. Responding to calls to examine the ways in which young people's…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Secondary School Students, Theaters, Popular Culture
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Weisseno, Georg; Landwehr, Barbara – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
This study investigates the effectiveness of political science classes in Germany. It analyzes whether or not 1,071 students in the 9th and 10th grade showed increases in knowledge after participating in the lesson series. This analysis focuses on the competence dimension "subject-specific content knowledge" as well as on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Science, European History, Knowledge Level
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Van Nieuwenhuyse, Karel; Wils, Kaat; Clarebout, Geraldine; Verschaffel, Lieven – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
The present plays an important part in history education, in particular in efforts to make the study of the past relevant for today. This contribution examines how the relationship between past and present is dealt with in current Flemish secondary history education by analyzing 190 written history exams for the 11th and 12th grade. Ten percent of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Secondary Education, Tests
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