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Gulliksen, Marte S. – Cogent Education, 2017
New knowledge on cognition and learning generated in the various fields of neuroscience is now being incorporated into the learning sciences. This development might have broad significance for the theoretical development of the field of education, in particular leading to a renewed and more nuanced understanding of learning as an embodied process.…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Art Activities, Aesthetic Education
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Hornstein, Henry A. – Cogent Education, 2017
Literature is examined to support the contention that student evaluations of teaching (SET) should not be used for summative evaluation of university faculty. Recommendations for alternatives to SET are provided.
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Evaluation Methods, Summative Evaluation
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Stacy, Ivan; Bennett, Cathryn B. – Cogent Education, 2017
The rationale for the study is the developing state of Bhutanese higher education, and Bhutanese students' current tendency to employ reproductive learning strategies. This research therefore aims to determine whether using non-linear, semi-autonomous learning activities encourages Bhutanese students to adopt constructivist attitudes towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Student Attitudes, Writing Assignments
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Sahrakhiz, Sarah – Cogent Education, 2017
This case study examines authentic speech acts by a German primary school teacher in the classroom context and the outdoor learning location of a forest. The study will compare the degree of linguistic immediacy or distance in these two contexts, respectively. Once a week, the class is doing "outdoor school" ["Draußenschule"]…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Speech Acts, Elementary School Teachers, Discourse Analysis
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Anuruthwong, Usanee – Cogent Education, 2017
Suffering of the underachievers and misdiagnosed cases brought a group of educators at Srinakharinwirot University to start a pilot project in 1980. This project led to the discovery of many issues on identification, programming, and school evaluation among experts. Questions raised from parents and teachers were in need of the right answers.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Talent Identification, Student Rights
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Güçyeter, Sule; Kanli, Esra; Özyaprak, Melodi; Leana-Tascilar, Marilena Z. – Cogent Education, 2017
The aim of this paper is to reveal the current situation of gifted education in Turkey. The talents that are valued and the concepts of giftedness were discussed according to the country's cultural and political perspectives. Studies that had been made to analyze the beliefs of lay people, teachers and parents with respect to gifted students and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Talent Identification, Fundamental Concepts
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Ho, New Fei; Zhou, Jonathan; Fung, Daniel Shuen Sheng; Kua, Phek Hui Jade – Cogent Education, 2017
This study examined whether a three-month equine-assisted learning program improved measures of character skills in two independent cohorts of Year 1 youths, in a specialized secondary school for youths with difficulties coping with mainstream curriculum. In 2013, 75 students underwent intervention while 82 students did not. In 2014, 58 students…
Descriptors: Horses, Secondary School Students, At Risk Students, Intervention
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Timothy, Vedastus L.; Nkwama, Skeeter – Cogent Education, 2017
Despite the widespread prevalence, teacher moonlighting is one of the under-researched areas. Using data from 313 public primary school teachers in Ilala District, this study examined the determinants of teacher moonlighting. The findings show that 39.4% of teachers had a secondary income generating activity. Sex and age of the teacher were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Urban Schools
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Ullrich, Dieter; Ullrich, Katja; Marten, Magret – Cogent Education, 2017
Speech-/language-impaired (SL)-children face problems in school and later life. The significance of "non-cognitive, social-emotional skills" (NCSES) in these children is often underestimated. Aim: Present study of affected SL-children was assessed to analyse the influence of NCSES for long-term school education. Methods: Nineteen…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Language Impairments, Intelligence Quotient, Social Development
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Turgut, Yildiz – Cogent Education, 2017
Many teacher education institutes (TEI) are expected to provide preservice teachers (PTs) with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to teach with information and communication technology (ICT). To address this challenge, many TEIs have included introductory ICT courses in their curriculum to develop technological knowledge and skills.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Technological Literacy
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Hancock, Cheryl; Rowland, Barbara – Cogent Education, 2017
We completed a qualitative study focusing on our students' use of Discussion Roles in our general and entry level online classes and presented the information at a Brown Bag presentation for University of Phoenix instructors and staff in October 2016. The following contains the results of the study including: (1) ways to use Discussion Roles in…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Asynchronous Communication, Group Discussion, College Freshmen
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Littlebear, Richard E. – Cogent Education, 2017
In 1995, the Montana Office of Public Instruction supported the Class 7 Indian language and culture specialist license to allow experts in Indigenous languages/cultures identified and certified by their respective tribal nations, to teach in K-12 public schools. This article uses the example of a Class 7 certification process on the Northern…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Expertise, Specialists
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Real Bird, Lanny – Cogent Education, 2017
The purpose of this essay is to introduce nativist expression, historic practices, and perceptions in describing an important approach to exercising language revitalization based on traditional fundamentals and operational ownership in Native organizations of these reflections. Information is presented to enhance the understanding of how Native…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Indigenous Knowledge, Native Language, American Indian Languages
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Antaramian, Susan – Cogent Education, 2017
This study investigated whether very high levels of life satisfaction were associated with academic success at the college level. Three-hundred fifty-seven university students reported on their life satisfaction and various indicators of educational functioning. Participants with very high life satisfaction (top 10%) were compared to those with…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Student Satisfaction, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
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Wechsler, Solange Muglia; Fleith, Denise de Souza – Cogent Education, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of gifted education in Brazil. A scenario of the education of the gifted is presented, including the official concept of giftedness as well as programs and services available to emphasize important contributions to the area. Although there are considerable advances regarding policies, practices,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Educational Practices
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