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Hawkins, C. Matthew – Negro Educational Review, 2009
This article responds to Shelby Gilbert's "A Study of Ogbu and Simon's Thesis." The author begins by saying that he thinks that this study of examining Ogbu and Simons' thesis (to investigate school performance of Black immigrant and non-immigrant students in the United States) makes a thought-provoking contribution to overall discussions…
Descriptors: Investigations, International Studies, Academic Achievement, Minority Groups
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Brown, Simon – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2009
Science requires imagination nourished by knowledge, experience and sustained critical thinking. Science teaching has the same requirements, but metacognition is even more important to a teacher than it is to a practitoner of science. Critical thinking is essential to both science and science teaching: in either domain, imagination relies on…
Descriptors: Science Education, Cognitive Development, Critical Thinking, Comprehension
Knight, Simon; Vainre, Maris – Psychology Teaching Review, 2011
Without understanding career options, and pre-requisites around Europe, it is not clear what the implications are of the Bologna Process for the creation of a "European Higher Education Area" for psychology, and more specifically the basis for the Psychology Diploma for practitioner qualification (Lunt, 2005). However, any research into…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Career Education, Foreign Countries, Psychology
Elmore, Richard F., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2011
This book's title, "I Used to Think... And Now I Think...", is borrowed from an exercise often used at the end of teacher professional development sessions, in which participants write down how what they've learned has changed their thinking. The resulting essays model the ongoing process of reflection and growth among those deeply committed to…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Democracy, Unions, Educational Change
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Morsanyi, Kinga; Handley, Simon J.; Serpell, Sylvie – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Background: The equiprobability bias is a tendency for individuals to think of probabilistic events as "equiprobable" by nature, and to judge outcomes that occur with different probabilities as equally likely. The equiprobability bias has been repeatedly found to be related to formal education in statistics, and it is claimed to be based…
Descriptors: Probability, Bias, Training, Cognitive Ability
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Simon, Martin A. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2009
Currently, there are more theories of learning in use in mathematics education research than ever before (Lerman & Tsatsaroni, 2004). Although this is a positive sign for the field, it also has brought with it a set of challenges. In this article, I identify some of these challenges and consider how mathematics education researchers might think…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Mathematics Education, Educational Research, Educational Researchers
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Wildy, Helen; Clarke, Simon – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2009
This paper provides an example of the application of the cognitive interview, a qualitative tool for pre-testing a survey instrument to check its cognitive validity, that is, whether the items mean to respondents what they mean to the item designers. The instrument is the survey used in the final phase of the International Study of Principal…
Descriptors: Interviews, Validity, Pretesting, Surveys
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Lee, Mark J. W.; Pradhan, Sunam; Dalgarno, Barney – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2008
Modern information technology and computer science curricula employ a variety of graphical tools and development environments to facilitate student learning of introductory programming concepts and techniques. While the provision of interactive features and the use of visualization can enhance students' understanding and assist them in grasping…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Software Evaluation, Hypothesis Testing, Visualization
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Harris, Simon; Lewer, Nick – Journal of Peace Education, 2008
In September 2005, adult students from Kilinochchi, located in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)-controlled Wanni region of northern Sri Lanka, were awarded University of Bradford, UK, validated postgraduate certificates or diplomas in conflict resolution and peace preparedness. The diploma is, we think, a landmark in peace education…
Descriptors: Conflict, Adult Students, Peace, Foreign Countries
Casserly, Michael; Lewis, Sharon; Simon, Candace; Uzzell, Renata; Palacios, Moses – Council of the Great City Schools, 2012
In October 2010, the Council of the Great City Schools released a major report on the academic status of African American males, "A Call for Change: The Social and Educational Factors Contributing to the Outcomes of Black Males in Urban Schools." The report was the first phase of the Council's efforts to recommit the energies of the nation's urban…
Descriptors: Talent, Gifted, Academic Achievement, Equal Education
Fox, Joanne; Birol, Gülnur; Han, Andrea; Cassidy, Alice; Nakonechny, Joanne; Berger, Jim; Peacock, Simon; Samuels, Lacey – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
The First Year Seminar in Science (SCIE113) was developed during 2009/2010 academic year through an exemplary collaboration between faculty, administrators and educational support staff in the Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC). SCIE113 reflects the vision and values of the Faculty of Science and UBC by offering an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, First Year Seminars, Educational Experience
Giroux, Henry A., Ed.; Myrsiades, Kostas, Ed. – 2001
The chapters in this collection show how and why the critical functions of democratically informed civic education must become the core of the universitys mission. Part 1, "Higher Education and the Politics of Corporate Culture," contains; (1) "Franchising the University" (Jeffrey J. Williams); (2) "Vocationalizing Higher Education: Schooling and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Corporate Education, Democratic Values
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Bowers, Jill R.; Hillier, Nikki; Sherwood, Mikki – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2021
The pandemic has had a significant impact on the work of many family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals and those in related fields across the world, including college student interns. Across disciplines, it is well established that quality internships can help students enhance their professional development, networking, and multicultural…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Family and Consumer Sciences, College Students
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Morsanyi, Kinga; Primi, Caterina; Chiesi, Francesca; Handley, Simon – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2009
In three studies we looked at two typical misconceptions of probability: the representativeness heuristic, and the equiprobability bias. The literature on statistics education predicts that some typical errors and biases (e.g., the equiprobability bias) increase with education, whereas others decrease. This is in contrast with reasoning theorists'…
Descriptors: Heuristics, Logical Thinking, Psychology, Statistics
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Harmin, Merrill; Simon, Sidney B. – High School Journal, 1972
Article suggests methods of teaching so that the student not only learns how to think, but learns how to think about life itself, especially himself. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Creative Thinking, Personality Development
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