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Nicol, Robbie; Rae, Ann; Murray, Rosa; Higgins, Peter; Smith, Heidi – Scottish Educational Review, 2019
The concept of "Super-wicked" problems is attracting increasing attention and scrutiny through research and publication in wide-ranging interdisciplinary areas. The concept is being lionised in the literature to draw attention to the urgency that is required to act immediately on problems such as climate change and sustainability.…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, World Problems, Teacher Education, Educational Policy
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Gray, Donald; Colucci-Gray, Laura; Donald, Robert; Kyriacou, Aristea; Wodah, Daniel – Scottish Educational Review, 2019
Profound socio-environmental changes taking place at a planetary scale are threatening food security (Godfray et al., 2011), with food production located at a critical nexus between land-use, reduced availability of fossil fuels and the urgent need to reduce emissions (Harvey & Pilgrim, 2011). While debates on food security and energy…
Descriptors: Gardening, Sustainability, Food, Land Use
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Day, Stephen P.; Scott-McKie, Louise; Killen, Andrew – Scottish Educational Review, 2019
Sustainability is a complex, ill-defined concept that has been the subject of much debate over the last two decades (Wals and Jickling, 2002). The ill-defined nature of sustainability manifests itself within socio-scientific issues where conflicting reality constructions, values, norms, and interests interact. Initial teacher education as part of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Science and Society, Sustainability
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Smith, Joseph – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This paper proposes the concept of 'Curricular Epistemic Socialisation' as a process through which the school curriculum shapes the disciplinary epistemologies and identities of high school (11-18) teachers. Drawing on a survey of history teachers in Scotland (n=101), a cohort comparison is made between those trained since the introduction in 2010…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Epistemology, Secondary School Teachers, Excellence in Education
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Shapira, Marina; Priestley, Mark – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This paper forms the first part of research into the phenomenon of curriculum narrowing within Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). It presents findings from a preliminary analysis of publicly available data -- Scottish Qualifications and school leavers' attainment data, aggregated by local authorities. Our findings show that the senior…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Trend Analysis, Educational Attainment, Excellence in Education
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Dai, Kun; Lingard, Bob; Reyes, Vicente – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
Set against globalization and as an expression of it, transnational higher education (TNHE) has become an important part of the Chinese educational higher education (HE) system. Research has widely investigated macro topics, for example, policy and developmental history of Chinese HE. However, limited studies have explored Chinese students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Experience, College Students
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Mizzi, Emanuel – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
Differentiated instruction for diverse learners has been generally applied to compulsory education. However, the challenge of learner diversity is faced by other educational institutions. In Malta, most children attend evening classes twice a week in Christian formation at the centres of the Society of Christian Doctrine. The aim of this study was…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Informal Education, Christianity, Student Diversity
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O'Donnell, Patrick; Smith, Kyle; McGuigan, Aileen – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
The global trend towards the expansion of student participation in higher education study has resulted in unprecedented challenges to the sector as it seeks to respond to greater diversity in the student body and increased demand for academic support and flexibility in entry pathways. Unsurprisingly, this trend has been accompanied by a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Adult Education, College Freshmen
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Bain, Yvonne; Gray, Donald – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This paper explores the professional learning needs identified by teacher educators in Higher Education Institutions in Scotland, with a particular focus on their "researcherly dispositions" (Tack & Vanderlinde, 2016), and identifies some of the implications for the professional learning of teacher educators more broadly. The…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Needs, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes
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Torrance, Deirdre; Forde, Christine – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
Leadership has been identified in contemporary policy as a critical factor in taking forward school improvement and enhancing outcomes for pupils (Pontz, Nusche and Moorman, 2008) in many educational systems including Scottish education. A second policy driver in Scottish education currently is focused on "closing the gap" (Scottish…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Case Studies
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Meharg, Debbie; Craighill, Stephanie; Varey, Alison; Cairncross, Sandra – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
This paper applies Whitchurch's (2008) concept of the "third space" to the emergent territory occupied by further education college students as they "cross the boundary" to continue their studies at the university. Findings reveal that these transitioning students face barriers to success, feelings of being isolated and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Bound Students, Transitional Programs, Student Adjustment
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Rees, Kirstie; Tully, Scott; Ferguson, Kirstin – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
This paper details the development, implementation and evaluation of the South Lanarkshire Framework for Supporting Children with Severe and Profound Learning Needs ("The Framework"). The document assists Scottish schools in taking forward the Curriculum for Excellence for this group of learners and in building capacity amongst staff.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Severe Disabilities, Curriculum Implementation, Outcomes of Education
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Humes, Walter – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
This paper examines the 2016 manifestos of the main political parties seeking election to the Scottish Parliament, with particular reference to their educational commitments on issues of equality and inclusion. The policy context is described and related to academic accounts of the policy-making process. Use is made of discourse analysis as a…
Descriptors: Elections, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Parliamentary Procedures
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Robinson, Daniel Bruce; Foran, Andrew – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
This paper reports on results from a recently completed research study conducted with pre-service teachers from Nova Scotia, Canada who completed their final student teacher practicum in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. With our attention directed towards a primary research question related to pre-service teachers' own development, data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Practicums, Student Development
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Mifsud, Denise – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
A central issue in system improvement is the propagation of a common sense of purpose where individual institutions can simultaneously bond with the wider system while exercising autonomy in context--hence the centrality of networks and collaboration (Hopkins 2007). The Maltese state education system responded to this concomitant move towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Public Education
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