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Christensen, Doug – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2009
An inexpensive and equipment free approach to teaching the technical aspects of DNA sequencing. The activity described requires an instructor with a familiarity of DNA sequencing technology but provides a straight forward method of teaching the technical aspects of sequencing in the absence of expensive sequencing equipment. The final sequence…
Descriptors: Simulation, Genetics, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
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Radcliffe, Barbara J. – Voices from the Middle, 2012
In middle school, the focus of writing instruction shifts away from narrative writing to more academic writing. In the process, many students become less engaged as they respond to inauthentic prompts; additionally, their writing becomes stilted and formulaic. This article addresses the role narrative writing plays by acting as a springboard to…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Persuasive Discourse, Expository Writing
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Shernoff, David J.; Sinha, Suparna; Bressler, Denise M.; Ginsburg, Lynda – International Journal of STEM Education, 2017
Background: Given the growing interest in, and relevance of, integrated approaches to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, there is an urgent desire to understand the challenges and obstacles to developing and implementing integrated STEM curricula and instruction. In this article, we present phase 1 of a two-phase…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, STEM Education, Needs Assessment, Elementary School Teachers
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Irby, Decoteau J. – Urban Education, 2015
Throughout this article, I argue that within the mainstream field of urban education, "the urban" is floating face down, lifeless, and devoid of significant meaning. "City" and "urban" function as taken-for-granted variables that stand in the rightful place of rich explanations, based in theory and evidence, of the…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Scholarship, Educational Theories, Social Theories
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West, Andrew B.; Sickel, Aaron J.; Cribbs, Jennifer D. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2015
The Next Generation Science Standards call for the integration of science and engineering. Often, the introduction of engineering activities occurs after instruction in the science content. That is, engineering is used as a way for students to elaborate on science ideas that have already been explored. However, using only this sequence of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Engineering, Learning Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Montgomery, Amanda P.; Hayward, Denyse V.; Dunn, William; Carbonaro, Mike; Amrhein, Carl G. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
The purpose of this ongoing, three-year action research study is to explore the digital challenges of student engagement in higher education within the experimental platform of blended learning. Research questions examine the role of digital innovation in supporting diverse learners, as well as building meaningful connections with technology for…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Learner Engagement, Online Courses, Class Size
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Leahy, Deana; Gray, Emily; Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy; Eames, Chris – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Over the past decade we have witnessed a proliferation and intensification of food pedagogies across a range of sites. This article begins by considering two pedagogical scenes that attempt to address food. They were enacted within educational settings in Australia; one a Year 8 (13 years of age) health education classroom, the other a…
Descriptors: Food, Foods Instruction, Feminism, Transformative Learning
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Norris, Trevor – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2015
What is at stake in high school philosophy education, and why? Why is it a good idea to teach philosophy at this level? This essay seeks to address some issues that arose in revising the Ontario grade 12 philosophy curriculum documents, significant insights from philosophy teacher education, and some early results of recent research funded by the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, High School Students, Grade 12, Curriculum
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Baum, Miri Tashma – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
A better understanding of the multifaceted, dynamic and situated identity of the language learner stands at the center of much current SLA research. One of the main ways in which it is investigated is through the examination of autobiographical language learning histories. In an effort to better understand some of the processes which lead to a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Teachers, Personal Narratives
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Barjesteh, Hamed; Birjandi, Parviz; Maftoon, Parviz – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
This study is a report on the design, development, and validation of a model within the main tenets of critical pedagogy (CP) with a hope to implement in education in general and applied linguistics in particular. To develop a transformative L2 materials preparation (TLMP) model, the researchers drew on Crawford's (1978) principles of CP as a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Transformative Learning, Language Planning, Material Development
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Biancarosa, Gina; Cummings, Kelli D. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2015
The primary objective of this special issue is to synthesize results from recent reading fluency research endeavors, and to link these findings to practical uses of reading curriculum-based measurement (R-CBM) tools. Taken together, the manuscripts presented in this issue discuss measurement work related to new metrics of indexing student reading…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques
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Cabau, Béatrice – Language Learning Journal, 2015
This article examines the various educational paradigms used in the design of a European studies undergraduate programme in Hong Kong to enhance the acquisition of intercultural competences (IC) among students. The intercultural approach is supported by intensive foreign language (FL) learning and is motivated by a compulsory full year academic…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Undergraduate Students, Self Concept, Case Studies
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Mathiasen, Helle – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2015
Studies on the use of digital voting systems in large group teaching situations have often focused on the "non-anonymity" and control and testing functions that the technology provides. There has also been some interest in how students might use their votes tactically to gain "credits". By focusing on an empirical study of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Voting, Educational Technology, Audience Response Systems
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Bebell, Damian; Pedulla, Joseph – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2015
Many parents, educators, and policy makers see great potential for leveraging tools like laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones in the classrooms of the world. Although increasing students' technology access may be associated with increased student achievement, there is little research directly investigating objective measures of student…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Mathematics Achievement
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Britton, Stacey; Tippins, Deborah; Cajigal, Aris; Cox, Melissa; Cole, Gerri; Vazquez, Max; Trejo, Martha Cabrera; Guzman, Amelia – Science Scope, 2010
Using migration as a springboard, students can begin to understand patterns of survival and interdependence that exist within nature, as well as humankind's role in modifying these patterns. This mini-unit involves a series of integrated activities designed to take middle school students (fifth through eighth grades) on a journey of the eastern…
Descriptors: Animals, Marine Biology, Motion, Middle School Students
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