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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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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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Wiebe, Sean; Smith, Claire Caseley – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
In this article, we summarize research on Prince Edward Island where a Prince Edward Island teacher, identifying as an a/r/tographer, designed a digital and multiliteracies unit, as part of a directed studies course in her Master of Education program. Small in scope, this single participant case study was designed to give a fuller picture to three…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Multiple Literacies, Masters Programs, Educational Theories
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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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Kim, Eun-Ji Amy – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
Motivated by the striking under-representation of Indigenous students in the field of science and technology, the Ontario Ministry of Education has attempted to integrate Aboriginal perspectives into their official curricula in hopes of making a more culturally relevant curriculum for Indigenous students. Using hermeneutic content analysis (HCA),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Canada Natives, Culturally Relevant Education
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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; McClay, Jill – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This article reports comprehensive findings from a national study of the teaching and assessment of writing in classrooms across ten Canadian provinces and two of three territories. Through interviews with 216 grade 4-8 teachers and observations and interviews in 22 classrooms (1 to 3 classrooms in each province), we gathered information about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Munroe, Elizabeth Ann; Lunney-Borden, Lisa; Murray-Orr, Anne; Toney, Denise; Meader, Jane – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
Concerned by the need to decolonize education for Aboriginal students, the authors explore philosophies of Indigenous ways of knowing and those of the 21st century learning movement. In their efforts to propose a way forward with Aboriginal education, the authors inquire into harmonies between Aboriginal knowledges and tenets of 21st century…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Foreign Policy, Indigenous Knowledge
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Provencal, Johanne – McGill Journal of Education, 2008
The author brings together Paulo Freire and Jurgen Habermas to ask whether dialogue is possible in the classroom or whether, in a culture of rational debate, the classroom becomes more oppressive than democratic? In a voice and style that attempts to invite the skeletons out of the classroom closet, the author asks scholarly readers to lend an…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Democratic Values, Classroom Environment, Theory Practice Relationship