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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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Moisan, Sabrina; Hirsch, Sivane; Audet, Geneviève – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
Teaching about the Holocaust is mandatory in many societies. This prescription is justified by authorities with many reasons: educating pupils for a better understanding of human rights, peace, war, genocide, critical thinking, historical thinking, racism, etc. The Holocaust can carry a very strong moral and emotional charge. But why do teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Lévesque, Stéphane G.; Zanazanian, Paul – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
This paper looks at the historical consciousness of prospective history teachers in Canada. Using a bilingual online survey instrument inspired by the pan-Canadian research "Canadians and their Pasts" with volunteer participants (N = 233), the study investigates their background knowledge, their perceptions of the trustworthiness of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Preservice Teachers, National Surveys
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Masson, Steve; Foisy, Lorie-Marlène Brault – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
Although a number of papers have already discussed the relevance of brain research for education, the fundamental concepts and discoveries connecting education and the brain have not been systematically reviewed yet. In this paper, four of these concepts are presented and evidence concerning each one is reviewed. First, the concept of…
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, Evidence, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Research
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Grushka, Kathryn Meyer; Bellette, Aaron; Holbrook, Allyson – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This article focuses on the use of Photographic Participatory Inquiry (PPI) in researching the teaching and learning of photography in the e-learning environment. It is an arts-informed method drawing on digital tools to capture collective information as digital artefacts, which can then be accessed and harnessed to build critical and reflective…
Descriptors: Photography, Educational Research, Participatory Research, Inquiry
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Radford, Linda; Aitken, Avril – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This paper discusses pre-service teachers' use of multi-modal tools to produce three-minute films in light of critical moments in their teaching practice. Two cases are considered; each centers on a film, a "little epic" that was produced by a future teacher who attempts to work within an anti-racist framework for social justice.…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Films
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Bangou, Francis – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
The goal of this article is to consider the potential for digital video cameras to produce as part of a research agencement. Our reflection will be guided by the current literature on the use of video recordings in research, as well as by the rhizoanalysis of two vignettes. The first of these vignettes is associated with a short video clip shot by…
Descriptors: Photography, Video Technology, Vignettes, Educational Research
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Carani, George; Carani, José; Strong-Wilson, Teresa – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
"Alphabetização" (literacy) of young children involves a school exclusively devoted to the early years, parental participation, and teachers specialized in early literacy. This is the basis of José Carani's proposal for an "escola familia" in the municipality of Cambé (Brazil). This "Note from the Field," based on our…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Emergent Literacy, Specialization, Program Proposals
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Thomas, Reed; Mady, Callie – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This paper illustrates teaching for transfer across languages by synthesizing key insights from theory and previously published research alongside our case study data from primary-level teachers in core French-second-language (CF) classrooms in Ontario, Canada. Drawing on research that redefines language transfer as a resource, this study drew on…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, French, Interviews, Second Language Learning
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Reis, Giuliano – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
Science educators at all levels continuously struggle to keep pace with the rapidly developing understanding of the causes and potential solutions to current environmental issues while also trying to enthuse a new generation of passionate and knowledgeable scientists. However, how can future science teachers make science education more attractive…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Kukner, Jennifer Mitton – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
The primary focus of this qualitative study is an inquiry into three female teachers' experiences as novice researchers. Over the course of an academic year I maintained a focus upon participants' research experiences and their use of time as they conducted research studies. Delving into the temporal constraints that informed participants'…
Descriptors: Females, Teaching Experience, Teacher Researchers, Novices
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Lynch, Meghan – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This exploratory netnographic study describes how a sample of Ontario kindergarten teachers perceive the new Ontario Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) curriculum. Discussions from teacher message boards, the comment sections of online news articles, and interviews with kindergarten teachers were analyzed and coded using a qualitative approach. Analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, School Schedules, Preschool Teachers
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Wallace, Janice; Wallin, Dawn; Viczko, Melody; Anderson, Heather – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
Our research situates, contextualizes, and analyzes the lived experiences of ten female academics who were among the first women in the academic discipline of educational administration in seven of the ten provinces in Canada. Using institutional ethnography and life history to inform our analysis, this article explores three of the themes that…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Females, Women Faculty, Womens Studies
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Smith, Bryan; Ng-A-Fook, Nicholas; Corrigan, Julie – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This research project explored the nexus between historical literacies, digital literacy and m-learning as a praxis of mobilizing technopolitics. To do this, we developed a mobile application for teacher candidates to study the absence of the Indian Residential School system from history textbooks and other curricular materials. Building on the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Research, Computer Literacy, Electronic Publishing
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