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Murphy, Carol; Abu-Tineh, Abdullah; Calder, Nigel; Mansour, Nasser – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
Several studies have identified stress factors that teachers might experience in changing from a traditional approach to a more student-centred inquiry-based learning (IBL) approach. In this study, we report on teachers' perceptions following professional development (PD) that introduced WebQuests as a didactic tool alongside ongoing classroom…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Stress Variables, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Murphy, Carol; Abu-Tineh, Abdullah; Calder, Nigel; Mansour, Nasser – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
In relation to an international concern to encourage inquiry-based pedagogies in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and the issues of transfer in teacher professional development (PD), we report on the aspirations and perceived challenges of teachers in Qatar as they embark on PD to introduce inquiry-based learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Active Learning, Faculty Development
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Willacy, Helen; West, Amie; Murphy, Carol; Calder, Nigel – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Personalised learning is generally understood to be of benefit to students' learning. In addition, the flexible nature of mobile technologies (MTs) and the variety of available apps are seen to respond to the needs of individual students, and hence have the potential to support personalised learning. This paper reports on an aspect of a larger…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Oriented Programs
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Calder, Nigel – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
This paper examines how mathematical understandings might be facilitated through student-centred inquiry. Data is drawn from a research project on student-centred inquiry learning that situated mathematics within authentic problem-solving contexts and involved students in a collaboratively constructed curriculum. A contemporary interpretive frame…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Inquiry, Problem Solving