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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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Huguet, Alice; Marsh, Julie A.; Farrell, Caitlin C. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2014
Coaching has become a central strategy in district and school efforts to build teacher capacity to interpret and respond to student learning data. Despite their popularity, there is limited research on the implementation of these initiatives. This article begins to addresses this gap by examining the elements of a coach's practice that appear…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Coaching (Performance), Mentors, Data
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Brown, Zeta; Edwards, Tracey; Perkins, Helen – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This study investigated changes made to the Childhood Studies placement journey of one post-1992 University in England. The Childhood Studies degree includes "practitioner options" that requires students to complete 200 h placement experience, including 50 h in year one. In 2014, the participant university responded to this expectation…
Descriptors: Learning Modules, Student Placement, Professional Identity, Professional Development
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Dillon, David – Studying Teacher Education, 2017
This self-study examines a teacher educator's quest to provide an integrated practice-and-theory approach to learning to teach that places the experiences of the teacher candidates at the centre of the curriculum by focussing on their developing questions, challenges and issues through socio-constructivist discussions of their emerging practices.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Downing, Jillian J. – International Journal of Training Research, 2017
This paper reports on a doctoral study that investigated an alternative pedagogical approach in an online VET teacher-education course offered at a mid-sized university in Australia. Students in the course were mature-aged and adding study to their role as in-service VET teachers. Building on previous research, a set of design principles was…
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Educational Principles, Theory Practice Relationship, Doctoral Programs
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Morales, Marie Paz E.; Abulon, Edna Luz R.; Soriano, Portia R.; David, Adonis P.; Hermosisima, Ma. Victoria C.; Gerundio, Maribel G. – Issues in Educational Research, 2016
Action research is viewed as a path towards better student achievement. This track may be attained through the reflective nature instilled in the teacher that sparks initiatives to promote better classroom practices in the aspects of pedagogy, assessment, and parental involvement. This descriptive survey explores Filipino teachers' conceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Niemi, Reetta; Kumpulainen, Kristiina; Lipponen, Lasse – Educational Action Research, 2015
This article is based on a pedagogical action research initiative comprising two research cycles. The study explores what constitutes meaningful experiences in the classroom from the pupils' perspectives and how understanding pupils' perspectives can foster the development of teachers' practical theory and classroom actions. Photography and group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Documentation, Action Research, Student Attitudes
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Belluigi, Dina Zoe – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2018
Criticality is an important means to negotiate uncertainty, which has become a characteristic of teaching and learning conditions in postmodern times. This paper draws from an empirical comparative case study conducted in the uncertain discipline of fine art visual practice, where critical judgement and meta-cognition are important for…
Descriptors: Criticism, Visual Arts, Undergraduate Students, Case Studies
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Beazley, S.; Chilton, H. – Deafness & Education International, 2015
In recent years, there has been increasing research interest in the development of theory of mind (ToM) in deaf children and young people and the conditions which might enable or suppress development of the set of skills involved. However, the views of practitioners working with deaf children have not been widely explored. This paper presents the…
Descriptors: Deafness, Theory of Mind, Fiction, Childrens Literature
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Houghton, Luke; Ruutz, Aaron; Green, Wendy; Hibbins, Ray – Higher Education Research and Development, 2015
There is growing interest in the role Communities of Practice (CoPs) play in continuing professional development of academics. However, very little research has explored how CoP theory is applied in practice in academic settings. Using the concepts of resonance and micro-mobilisation from social movement theory, we explore academic engagement (and…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Professional Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Universities
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Choi, Jaehwa; Kim, HeeKyoung; Pak, Seohong – Journal of Educational Issues, 2018
The recent interests in research in the assessment field have been rapidly shifting from decision-maker-centered assessments to learner-centered assessments (i.e., diagnostic and/or formative assessments). In particular, it is a very important research topic in this field to analyze how these learner-centered assessments are developed more…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Evaluation, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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McGrath, Helen; O'Toole, Thomas – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper applies an action research (AR) design and action learning (AL) approach to network capability development in an entrepreneurial context. Recent research suggests that networks are a viable strategy for the entrepreneurial firm to overcome the liabilities associated with newness and smallness. However, a gap emerges as few, if any,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Entrepreneurship, Action Research
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Commander, Nannette Evans; Ward, Teresa E.; Zabrucky, Karen M. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2012
This article describes an assignment, titled "Learning in the Real World," designed for graduate students in a learning theory course. Students work in small groups to create high quality audio-visual films that present "real learning" through interviews and/or observations of learners. Students select topics relevant to theories we are discussing…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Learning Theories, Interviews
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Cho, Yonjoo; Bong, Hyeon-Cheol; Kim, Hyeong-Sook – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This year marks the 25th anniversary since action learning (AL) was first introduced in 1993 in South Korea. Although AL has greatly contributed to meeting organizational needs so that it would result in its strong presence as an organizational learning tool, there is no single review study on the development of AL practice in Korea. The purpose…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Research and Development
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Tan, Yuen Sze Michelle; Caleon, Imelda Santos – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study marries collaborative problem solving and learning study in understanding the onset of a cycle of teacher professional development process within school-based professional learning communities (PLCs). It aimed to explore how a PLC carried out collaborative problem finding--a key process involved in collaborative problem solving--that…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Problem Solving, Meetings, Teacher Collaboration
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