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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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Nabors, Martha L.; Edwards, Linda Carol; Decker, Suzanne – Science and Children, 2010
The first-grade classroom was like a natural history museum. Bird nests of every shape and size lay on top of bookshelves that lined two walls. Methods students, who were visiting the classroom in preparation for the science lessons they would teach there, were immediately inspired by the collection. They used the collection as a springboard for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses, Natural Sciences, Animals
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Moore, Virginia J.; Chessin, Debby A.; Theobald, Becky – Science and Children, 2010
Insects are fascinating creatures--especially when you and your students get up close and personal with them! To that end, the authors facilitated an inquiry-based investigation with an emphasis on identification of the different types of insects found in the school yard, their characteristics, their habitat, and what they eat, while engaging the…
Descriptors: Entomology, Investigations, Inquiry, Problem Solving
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Peslak, Alan R. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2010
One of the most important topics for today's information technology professional is the study of legal and regulatory issues as they relate to privacy and security of personal and business data and identification. This manuscript describes the topics and approach taken by the instructors that focuses on independent research of source documents and…
Descriptors: Privacy, Information Security, Computer Security, Electronic Publishing
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Knapp, Thyra E. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2012
This article examines the importance of visual culture with regard to its pedagogical applications in the German language classroom. I begin by outlining the benefits and concerns associated with making visual art a part of the curriculum. Next, practical ideas are presented for using paintings in beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Holm, Daniel – Reading Improvement, 2012
Adults and children around the world are actively engaged in making the environment a better place. Their efforts include recycling, adopting whales and acres of the rain forest, as well as, cleaning up after oil spills and revitalizing eco-systems. This caring for the environment is what is defined in this article as "environmental empathy in…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Caring, Empathy, Environmental Education
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Foeman, Anita K. – Journal of Negro Education, 2012
While important goals of the Civil Rights Movement were fulfilled with the election of Barack Obama, ongoing demands to build a just and inclusive multiracial society require that one constantly looks for new ways to extend the discussion of difference. The goal of this article is to present a project designed for students in intercultural…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Race, Genetics, Reflection
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Spearman, Mindy; Eckhoff, Angela – Childhood Education, 2012
Sustainability is a core 21st-century movement that stresses keeping interrelationships among the environment, human cultures, and economic systems healthy now--and for future generations--across local, regional, national, and global levels. The ideal sustainable community is able to maintain this balance among the social, environmental, and…
Descriptors: Ecology, Childrens Literature, Sustainability, Educational Resources
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Baxter, Kristin – Art Education, 2012
Studying images of families in works of art and in snapshots is compelling, and the author wondered if looking at both types of images side by side might help students understand both kinds of images more fully. Snapshots often prompt detailed and vivid stories among family members and friends. Therefore, she wondered if dialogue about snapshots…
Descriptors: Art History, Fine Arts, Art, Teaching Methods
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Kenney, Jacqueline L. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2012
This paper presents an example of constructive alignment in practice. Integrated technology supports were deployed to increase the consistency between learning objectives, activities and assessment and to foster student-centred, higher-order learning processes in the unit. Modifications took place over nine iterations of a second-year Marketing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Technology Integration, Learning Processes
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Cleland, Deborah; Dray, Anne; Perez, Pascal; Cruz-Trinidad, Annabelle; Geronimo, Rollan – Simulation & Gaming, 2012
REEFGAME is a computer-assisted role-playing game that explores the interactions among management strategies, livelihood options, and ecological degradation in subsistence fishing communities. The tool has been successfully used in the Philippines and a variety of student workshops. In the field, REEFGAME operated as a two-way learning tool,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Marine Biology, Marine Education, Sustainable Development
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Goldberg, Abbie E.; Kuvalanka, Katherine A. – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2012
The debate over whether same-sex couples should be allowed to enter into civil marriages continues in the United States. Forty-nine adolescents and emerging adults (ages 14-29) with lesbian, gay, and bisexual parents were interviewed for the current exploratory study, which examined how individuals perceived themselves and their families as being…
Descriptors: Marriage, Adolescents, Homosexuality, Young Adults
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