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Chan, Selena – SpringerBriefs in Education, 2021
This book introduces, rationalizes and describes some ways to circumvent the challenges of providing 'hands-on' learning when programmes with practice-based focuses have to be offered via distance learning. It presents a framework to help deconstruct the many aspects of 'learning to become' a professional or practitioner. Then, it demarcates the…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Experiential Learning, Vocational Education, Learning Processes
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Impedovo, Maria Antonietta – SpringerBriefs in Education, 2021
This book addressed teachers' necessity to be able to respond to the new needs and demands caused by an ever-evolving educational system, as recognized in the national and international policy and research literature. The book proposes an analysis of the features that shape the journey of the teacher profession and professionalism, a journey which…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Professional Identity, Professionalism, Teacher Collaboration
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Marin, Lavinia – SpringerBriefs in Education, 2021
This book proposes a philosophical exploration of the educational role that media plays in university study practices, with a focus on the practices of lecturing and academic writing. Are the media employed in university study practices mere accessories, or rather constitutive of these practices? While this seems to be a purely theoretical…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, COVID-19
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Reed, Samantha S.; Mullen, Carol A.; Boyles, Emily T. – SpringerBriefs in Education, 2021
This book addresses Problem-based Learning (PBL) in elementary schools and reveals how this can promote elementary students' development in critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration, and citizenship, also known as the 5 Cs. Through teachers' interviews, the book explores which PBL strategies promote skills and knowledge gains…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Elementary School Students, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking
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Angelini, M. Laura – SpringerBriefs in Education, 2021
This book is written for teacher educators who are looking for strategies to teach a foreign or second language in a more meaningful way whilst applying active methodologies to develop critical thinking skills. The book is designed to guide the readers through a series of simulations that provide challenging learning opportunities, similar to the…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Simulation
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Willis, Linda-Dianne; Povey, Jenny; Hodges, Julie; Carroll, Annemaree – SpringerBriefs in Education, 2021
This book presents and theorises research findings into why and how school principals play a critical role in engaging parents and their school communities to enhance student learning and wellbeing. It highlights the imperative of parent engagement as evidenced by clear, consistent findings from research over the last fifty years and government…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Principals, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Narey, Marilyn J.; Kerry-Moran, Kelli Jo – SpringerBriefs in Education, 2021
This book is a rich, yet highly accessible volume that details an exciting and much-needed inquiry into the notion of literacy: what it is, why it is, and how it might be framed most effectively for 21st century education. The chapters unfold in a creative interplay of practice and theory. Narey's insightful questioning into the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Definitions, Theory Practice Relationship, Empowerment
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Lourie, Megan, Ed.; McPhail, Graham, Ed. – SpringerBriefs in Education, 2021
This book offers new ideas for thinking about how more equitable outcomes might be achieved in New Zealand so that all students are well-equipped to live and work in contemporary society. It addresses a social justice concern about access to the unique affordances of subject knowledge which comprises two forms of knowledge - propositional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Knowledge Level, Theories
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Kennedy, Kerry J. – SpringerBriefs in Education, 2021
This book addresses contemporary issues on civic and citizenship education, challenging not just schools but society as a whole. It highlights emerging social influences on civic engagement and democracy in the third decade of the 21st century and analyzes the interaction between these influences and their impact on society. It demonstrates that…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Social Influences, Citizen Participation, Social Media
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Cheng, Soh Kay, Ed. – SpringerBriefs in Education, 2021
This book is cast in a Singaporean context in which Chinese Language is taught as a second language with an emphasis on communicational skills. It showcases ideas on including cultural teaching to enhance second language learning for more effective outcomes. As a collection of chapters relevant to cultural teaching, the book seeks to enthuse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chinese, Second Language Learning, Cultural Education
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Dahlbeck, Johan – SpringerBriefs in Education, 2021
This book is a philosophical enquiry into the educational consequences of Spinoza's political theory. Spinoza's political theory is of particular interest for educational thought as it brings together the normative aims of his ethical theory with his realistic depiction of human psychology and the ramifications of this for successful political…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Politics, Theories, Ethics
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Westwood, Peter Stuart – SpringerBriefs in Education, 2021
This book provides an introduction to what it means to be numerate, and how numeracy can best be developed and nurtured in children and in adults. It also presents a cohesive coverage of numeracy development from early childhood to adulthood. This book draws on international research and practice to provide a comprehensive overview on the topic.…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Instruction, National Curriculum, Common Core State Standards
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Nixon, Jon – SpringerBriefs in Education, 2020
This book gathers some of Hannah Arendt's core themes and focuses them on the question, 'What is education for?' For Arendt, as for Aristotle, education is the means whereby we achieve personal autonomy through the exercise of independent judgement, attain adulthood through the recognition of others as equal but different, gain a sense of…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Educational Philosophy, Individual Development, Personal Autonomy
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Krille, Claudia – SpringerBriefs in Education, 2020
This book presents a systematic literature review focusing on studies examining teachers' participation in professional development (PD) within Germany, Austria, and Switzerland since 1990. It has identified 81 relevant studies and summarizes the results while answering the following research questions: What are teachers' self-reported reasons…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Barriers
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Yee, Sye Foong – SpringerBriefs in Education, 2019
This book illustrates a practical application of the Case Method as a teaching technique in teacher education, and examines how learning takes place in a teacher professional development activity. It also describes teachers' lived experience of the activity based on Clark Moustakas' 1994 guidelines for organizing and presenting a phenomenological…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Science Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Faculty Development
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