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Jenkins, Toby S. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2016
Through the article, I share the theoretical foundations, structure, knowledge acquisition, and outcomes of a cultural leadership course. The process for course development integrates several theories and research methods into practice: L. Dee Fink's Taxonomy of Significant Learning, Feminist Theory, Critical Race Theory, and…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Theories, Feminism, Critical Theory
Lin, Chun-Yi – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to develop an instructional theory for using a class wiki to support collaborative learning in higher education. Although wikis have been identified in theory as one of the most powerful emerging technologies to support collaborative learning, challenges have been revealed in a number of studies regarding student…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cooperative Learning, Web Sites, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Taylor, Alison – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2014
This paper explores the potential of cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT), to provide new insights into community service-learning (CSL) in higher education. While CSL literature acknowledges the influences of John Dewey and Paolo Freire, discussion of the potential contribution of cultural-historical activity theory, rooted in the work of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Service Learning, Social Psychology, Cultural Context
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Hammersley, Martyn – Higher Education Research and Development, 2012
The article begins by examining the variety of meanings that can be given to the word "theory", the different attitudes that may be taken towards theories of these various types and some of the problems associated with them. The second half of the article focuses on one of these types, explanatory theory, and the question of what is required if…
Descriptors: Theories, Definitions, Case Studies, Educational Research
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Sancho-Gil, Juana M.; Sánchez-Valero, Joan-Anton; Domingo-Coscollola, Maria – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This paper builds on two research projects on initial and in-service education of teachers, their professional experience, and the pathways they travelled to become teachers. The policy documents analysed and the teachers' professional histories, the micro-ethnographies and the discussion groups developed, allowed us to draw a broad picture of the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teacher Education, Social Change, Foreign Countries
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Gielen, Pascal – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 2013
Referring to the work of Richard Sennett, this article puts forth the proposition that art production is possible only when there is a correct relation between theory and artistic practice. An effective artistic praxis can only be realized by incorporating theory in artistic practices. Based on empirical research, the author elaborates on the…
Descriptors: Art, Theory Practice Relationship, Praxis, Artists
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Lampi, Jodi P.; Dimino, Renee K.; Taylor, Judi Salsburg – Journal of Developmental Education, 2015
The authors write here that they fundamentally believe that developmental education is about social justice. Professionals in this field are not only responsible to implement evidence-based best practices but also to ensure access to higher education. To meet this need, it is imperative that practitioners turn, as a supportive team, to…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Professional Development, Models, Theory Practice Relationship
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Avery, Helen; Nordén, Birgitta – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The paper aims to provide a conceptual map of how to mediate between sustainability theory and practice in higher education and how disciplinary divides can be bridged. It further looks at issues linked to knowledge views and drivers for institutional change that affect opportunities for whole institution development promoting action…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Interdisciplinary Approach, Higher Education, Sustainability
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West, Chad – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
Reflective teachers are always searching for ways to improve their teaching. When this reflection becomes intentional and systematic, they are engaging in teacher research. This type of research, sometimes called "action research", can help bridge the gap between theory and practice by addressing topics that are relevant to practicing teachers.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Action Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Faculty Development
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Matthews, Kelly E.; Cook-Sather, Alison; Acai, Anita; Dvorakova, Sam Lucie; Felten, Peter; Marquis, Elizabeth; Mercer-Mapstone, Lucy – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
A body of literature on students as partners (SaP) in higher education has emerged over the last decade that documents, shares, and evaluates SaP approaches. As is typical in emerging fields of inquiry, scholars differ regarding how they see the relationship between the developments in SaP practices and the theoretical explanations that guide,…
Descriptors: Praxis, Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Lee, Eunbae; Hannafin, Michael J. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2016
Student-centered learning (SCL) identifies students as the owners of their learning. While SCL is increasingly discussed in K-12 and higher education, researchers and practitioners lack current and comprehensive framework to design, develop, and implement SCL. We examine the implications of theory and research-based evidence to inform those who…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Learner Engagement, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Appleby, Yvon; Hillier, Yvonne – Studies in Continuing Education, 2012
This paper discusses the contribution that practice-research networks can make to support critical professional development in the Learning and Skills sector in England. By practice-research networks we mean groups or networks which maintain a connection between research and professional practice. These networks stem from the philosophy of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Action Research, Adult Education, Foreign Countries
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Qin, Zhou – English Language Teaching, 2018
With the globalization and the increase of the foreign-oriented affairs, the oral English teaching and learning in higher vocational colleges has got a wide attention from all walks of life, especially, the educational circle. It has become an important task to explore how to improve the oral English teaching and strengthen students' practical and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Amador, Filomena; Martinho, Ana Paula; Bacelar-Nicolau, Paula; Caeiro, Sandra; Oliveira, Carla Padrel – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2015
Universities are an important part of the process of change taking place in society. However, this is often overshadowed by these institutions giving priority to technocratic models in the relationship between science and society. In this context, according to Habermas, theories can serve to clarify practical questions and guide praxis into the…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Sustainable Development, Science and Society, Higher Education
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Jones, Sandra; Harvey, Marina; Lefoe, Geraldine; Ryland, Kevin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
Changes facing higher education from increased government, student and community demands are resulting in a greater focus on leadership within universities. Attempts to adapt to higher education theory that underpins leadership in other sectors have been criticised for failing to recognise its unique role in the development of creative and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries
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