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MacIntyre, Peter D.; Mercer, Sarah – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
Positive psychology is a rapidly expanding subfield in psychology that has important implications for the field of second language acquisition (SLA). This paper introduces positive psychology to the study of language by describing its key tenets. The potential contributions of positive psychology are contextualized with reference to prior work,…
Descriptors: Psychology, Well Being, Second Language Learning, Language Acquisition
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Burgess, Claudia R. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2014
Designed for a broad audience, including educators, camp directors, afterschool coordinators, and preservice teachers, this investigation aims to help individuals experience mathematics in unconventional and exciting ways by engaging them in the physical activity of building geometric shapes using ropes. Through this engagement, the author…
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Geometric Concepts
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Poupore, Glen – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2014
This study investigates the influence of content-related conditions on adult second language learners' task motivation during interactive tasks. It also aims to identify what is referred to as interestingness conditions within task content, that is, elements that are intrinsically interesting to most individuals. The investigation was conducted…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Task Analysis, Student Motivation, Adult Students
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Hyatt, Charles – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Parents of gifted children are often faced with challenges as to how to process images, labels, and stereotypes of youth with special abilities. Just as books can provide healing for the troubled soul by reflecting on the stories of people experiencing similar challenges, cinema and video can help examine one's strengths and weaknesses while…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Mass Media Effects, Films, Television
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Ecclestone, Kathryn; Goodley, Daniel – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
Contemporary discourses of social justice in education, disability, mental health, social policy and feminist studies are refracted increasingly through concerns about psychological and structural vulnerabilities created by the crises of late capitalism. Focusing on developments in British social policy generally and educational research…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Educational Research, Social Justice, Humanism
Corbin, Sue Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to begin the work of closing the current research-to-practice gap for evidence-based practices (EBP) for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study looked at the professional wisdom side of the EBPs for ASD through the eyes of the professionals in the field of education. It provides more insight into how the EBPs are…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Evidence Based Practice, Research and Development
Harter, Christi – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2011
In order to improve the quality of technology instruction, the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Business Department in the Spokane Public School district has aligned its Computer Applications (CA) course to the district's ninth-grade Springboard (Language Arts) curriculum, Algebra I curriculum, and the Culminating Project (senior project)…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, State Standards, Educational Change, Vocational Education
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Nagayama Hall, Gordon C. – Journal of College Counseling, 2011
The author presents a commentary on a special issue of the "Journal of College Counseling". The articles included in the issue describe the mental health needs and counseling center utilization patterns of the diverse population of college students. The establishment of the Center for Collegiate Mental Health has created the opportunity to study…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, College Students, Health Needs, Mental Health
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Mtika, Peter; Gates, Peter – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2011
This interview-based qualitative study is concerned with the recruitment of secondary teachers in Malawi. This study shows a range of perspectives for pursuing a teacher training course: failure to follow a desired career, springboard to other careers, to upgrade, and teaching out of vocation. It shows that trainee teachers held a range of images…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Trainees, Preservice Teacher Education
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Shorter, Angela; Segers, Marcia – Science and Children, 2016
How can an engineer design a bird feeder that attracts many birds? This question resulted from kindergarten students' observations of the bird feeders in their school's bird sanctuary. The challenging question is the heart of project-based learning (PBL), a teaching strategy in which students tackle real-world problems and design projects to solve…
Descriptors: Ornithology, Recreational Activities, Science Activities, Science Education
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Breuch, Lee-Ann Kastman; Bakke, Abigail; Thomas-Pollei, Kimberly; Mackey, L. Elizabeth; Weinert, Craig – Written Communication, 2016
This article explores rhetorical implications of extending the audience of written physician notes in hospital settings to include patients and/or family members (the OpenNotes program). Interviews of participating hospital patients and family members (n = 16) underscored the need for more complex understandings of audience beyond…
Descriptors: Physician Patient Relationship, Physicians, Patients, Content Analysis
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Marchant, Teresa; Wallace, Michelle – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2016
Gender implications of nationally competitive teaching awards were examined to determine whether women receive sufficient accolades, given their dominant position in university teaching. Quantitative methods and secondary data provided objective analysis of teaching awards for Australian universities, for an 18-year data set with 2046 units of…
Descriptors: Awards, Recognition (Achievement), Gender Differences, Evidence
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Kemple, Kristen M.; Lee, Rang, II.; Harris, Michelle – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Many have called for re-examination of the "colorblind" philosophy to which some early educators have, tacitly or explicitly, adhered (e.g. Boutte et al. 2011; Derman-Sparks and Edwards 2010; Husband 2012). It has been argued that, while colorblind approaches may appear to be politically neutral, they actually exacerbate racial…
Descriptors: Physical Characteristics, Racial Bias, Preschool Children, Self Concept
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McCabe, Declan J.; Knight, Evelyn J. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2016
Since being introduced by Connor and Simberloff in response to Diamond's assembly rules, null model analysis has been a controversial tool in community ecology. Despite being commonly used in the primary literature, null model analysis has not featured prominently in general textbooks. Complexity of approaches along with difficulty in interpreting…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Computer Software
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Arnold, Nike – Foreign Language Annals, 2013
The ability to make effective use of technology is becoming increasingly important for prospective language teachers. As a result, many teacher preparation programs include some form of training in computer assisted language learning (CALL). This study focuses on one component of such training, the textbooks used in methods courses, and employs…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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