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Hunter, Jeffrey C.; Behrendt, M. E.; Breithaupt, B. H.; Scotchmoor, J. G. – Education, 2018
The use of fossils as a tool in the classroom provide the medium in which students enthusiastically and directly engage in scientific exploration and thinking, enhancing their interest in future science curricula, and provide an avenue to develop scientific literacy. The National Research Council stated that students should have authentic…
Descriptors: Paleontology, Learner Engagement, Student Interests, Student Participation
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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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House, J. Daniel; Telese, James A. – Education, 2017
Findings from assessments of fourth-grade science have indicated that students in Korea scored higher than international averages. Research results have also shown that attitudes toward science were related to achievement outcomes for Korean students. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between confidence in science and…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Science Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Grade 4
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Akcay, Hakan – Education, 2017
The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate science teaching and assessing what is learned via using concept maps. Concept mapping is a technique for visually representing the structure of information. Concept mapping allows students to understand the relationships between concepts of science by creating a visual map of the connections. Concept…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Ainsa, Trisha – Education, 2017
Research, reflection, and evaluation of online classes indicated a need for graduated scaffolding for first time students experiencing distance learning. In order to promote student engagement in the online learning process, I designed SOS for beginning online students. Sixty-three online students were offered an opportunity to participate in a…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Distance Education, Online Courses, Undergraduate Students
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Awwad, Ferial Mohammad Abu; Asha, Intisar Khalil; Jado, Saleh Mohammad Abu – Education, 2014
This study aimed to investigate the impact of Thinking Actively in Social Contexts (TASC Wheel) on developing self-directed learning readiness and academic self efficacy on a sample of seventh graders in Jordan. To achieve this objective, the researchers administered, after investigating their psychometric properties, a self-directed learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Readiness, Grade 7, Psychometrics
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Battle, Ann A.; Looney, Lisa – Education, 2014
Researchers examining teacher retention often focus on reasons why teachers exit the profession. In this study we argue for the inclusion of a psychological theoretical framework for understanding teacher retention. To this end, we used Eccles' et al., (1983) expectancy-value theory to explore 46 in-service teachers' valuing of teaching and…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Theories, Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Derosier, Sharline; Soslau, Elizabeth – Education, 2014
Research shows that teachers' efficacy relates to pupil achievement. Strong efficacy, or a self-belief that one can positively impact pupil learning, is risked when teachers develop concerns related to pupil learning. This study explored the perceived concerns of teacher candidates (N = 3) throughout an eight-week clinical field experience.…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers
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Hoaglund, Amy E.; Birkenfeld, Karen; Box, Jean Ann – Education, 2014
According to Richard DuFour (2004), "To create a professional learning community, focus on learning rather than teaching, work collaboratively and hold yourself accountable for results." Professional learning communities provide the structure that must exist within a school in order to become effective. However, to truly prepare…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Undergraduate Students
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Burns, Shari; Merchant, Christine; Appelt, Erin – Education, 2013
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) provides an opportunity for clinician faculty to learn, share, and execute research studies aimed at improving teaching and learning. Knowledge of faculty knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding SoTL provide a framework to advance SoTL on health science campuses. However, clinicians generally…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, College Instruction
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Gökçe, Asiye Toker – Education, 2013
This study inquires ethical evaluation of teachers, investigating their moral reasoning to ethical decision making, in Turkey. Specifically three hypotheses were tested: Overall ethical awareness of teachers is high; Teachers will identify reasons for ethical evaluation related to philosophical values such as justice, deontology, utilitarianism,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Decision Making, Teacher Behavior
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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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Erginer, Ergin; Yar, Veda – Education, 2013
One of the four basic language skills of children, writing, is central to expressing themselves and to developing high level thinking capabilities. Competence in writing is a rather complex learning structure in which cognitive and, especially, psycho-motor learning processes are intensively employed and it further needs to be fed by perceptive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Skills, English (Second Language), Cognitive Processes
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Gotshall, Christine; Stefanou, Candice – Education, 2011
Current "best practice" suggests inclusion for teaching children with disabilities. This requires teachers to be well-trained in accommodating instruction to meet the needs of children with disabilities. As more schools move to embrace Response to Intervention as a framework for addressing the educational needs of all children, teachers…
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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Halawah, Ibtesam – Education, 2011
Motivating college students' learning is an essential goal for teachers and educators in higher education institutions. Motivation is an important key for effective and successful learning. However, this task is not straight forward nor easy as there are many factors affecting students learning which is only a part of their academic and social…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Foreign Countries
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