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Kanuni, Muge – Education, 2017
This article deals with giving a perspective of mathematics to students whose majors are not related to mathematics. A course named "Mathematical View" was specifically designed and implemented for this purpose. The course was given to students majoring in the Turkish Language and Literature Department at Duzce University who opted to…
Descriptors: Literature, Critical Thinking, Mathematical Aptitude, Nonmajors
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Akcay, Hakan – Education, 2017
The purpose of this article is to provide an example of using real world issues as tools for science teaching and learning. Using real world issues provides students with experiences in learning in problem-based environments and encourages them to apply their content knowledge to solving current and local problems.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Science Instruction, Relevance (Education), Problem Based Learning
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Looney, Lisa; Perry, David; Steck, Andy – Education, 2017
Teachers' beliefs about mathematics can play a role in their teaching effectiveness (Bandura, 1993). Negative attitudes toward math (e.g., math anxiety) or low self-efficacy beliefs for teaching math can act as barriers to the teaching process, impacting the achievement and math beliefs of students (Beilock, Gunderson, Ramirez, & Levine, 2010;…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Beliefs, Student Attitudes
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Karkouti, Ibrahim Mohamad – Education, 2016
This paper examines the effects of negligence toward diversity issues on campus racial climate, describes how exclusionary practices affect minority students' (i.e., Asian American, Hispanic, Black, and Native American) educational experiences, and addresses faculty issues relevant to diversity. In addition, the paper identifies the factors that…
Descriptors: Synthesis, Higher Education, Organizational Culture, College Faculty
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Lei, Simon A. – Education, 2015
Field trips are an important component of upper undergraduate and graduate-level science courses, especially in the fields of biology, geoscience, and environmental science. Field trips can provide a new perspective to a course's content and quality. Science field trips can facilitate active student learning, yet often can be constrained by time,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Field Trips, Teaching Methods
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Chiatula, Victoria Oliaku – Education, 2015
This guide outlines teacher preparation, professional association, and Common Core State Standards aligned to an "interdisciplinary collaborative mathematics" approach using Junior Achievement educational programs within a Math Methods course to train pre-service elementary teachers to teach math.
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Cooperative Learning, Standards, Correlation
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Çakir, Rahman – Education, 2015
The purpose of this study is that to evaluate nine educational management plans between the years 1963-2013 and one plan in the process of implementation educational management. Document analysis technique from the qualitative research methods was used in this research. Data was analyzed as three stages: description, analysis and interpretation.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Data Analysis, Data Interpretation, Educational Administration
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Coskun, Abdullah; Arslan, Abdullah – Education, 2014
This paper aims to emphasize the importance of using Moodle in foreign language learning and teaching by reviewing relevant literature and introducing a Moodle-based environment aiming to help English learners to practice their English by themselves. Firstly, the use of Moodle in education and more specifically in English Language Teaching is…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Second Language Instruction, Large Group Instruction, Distance Education
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Karkouti, Ibrahim Mohamad – Education, 2014
This paper provides an overview of Erikson's psychosocial identity development theory, identifies prominent theorists who extended his work, examines the limitations of the theory and explains how this theory can be applied to student affairs practices. Furthermore, two different studies that clarify the relationship between psychosocial factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Teaching Methods
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Everhart, Brett; Everhart, Kim; McHugh, Heather; Newman, Chelsea Dimon; Hershey, Kacie; Lorenzi, David – Education, 2013
This study was intended to provide a description of teaching and learning patterns seen in the lessons taught by experts and novices in Adapted Physical Education. Two experts who had won previous state teaching awards and served in leadership positions in state associations were filmed and their lessons were analyzed first to develop a systematic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education Teachers, Adapted Physical Education, Video Technology
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GüvendIr, Emre – Education, 2013
Considering the significance of taking student preferences into account while organizing teaching practices, the current study explores which teaching method prospective foreign language teachers mostly prefer their teacher to use in the language acquisition course. A teaching methods evaluation form that includes six commonly used teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Brannon, Diana; Fiene, Judy – Education, 2013
Many pre-service teachers express a lack of confidence and preparedness to face the challenges of teaching reading in today's classrooms. The current study looks at whether Structured Participation Experiences (SPE) in reading increase pre-service teachers' preparedness to teach reading compared to more traditional unstructured field experiences.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Harris, Charles M.; Zha, Shenghua – Education, 2013
Concept mapping, graphically depicting the structure of abstract concepts, is based on the observation that pictures and line drawings are often more easily comprehended than the words that represent an abstract concept. The efficacy of concept mapping for facilitating critical thinking was assessed in four sections of an introductory psychology…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Critical Thinking, Introductory Courses, Psychology
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Keels, Megan; Lee, Zoey; Knox, David; Wilson, Ken – Education, 2013
Four-hundred and ninety eight female undergraduate students at a large southeastern university participated in a study to assess how lecture versus DVD format affected attitude change towards female masturbation. All groups were given a pre and post test to assess masturbatory attitudes. Group 1 experienced a masturbation lecture. Group 2…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis
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McCandless, Bart – Education, 2012
Research indicates that the use of metaphors to organize and frame questions concerning the teaching/learning process can be an effective tool. More problematic, however, has been the use of metaphor in framing policy questions, especially those metaphors employed to frame national education reform ideas. This article explores several research…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Teaching Methods, Figurative Language, Educational Change
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