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Raffo, Deana M. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2016
TED Talks are short videos of experts talking about a variety of topics. This paper outlines six TED Talks that connect with the leadership literature and topics commonly taught with an explanation of how they enhance teaching about a corresponding leadership topic. The researcher shares how introducing TED talks related to leadership can…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Video Technology, Leadership Training, Critical Thinking
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Nanda, Gaurav; Hicks, Nathan M.; Waller, David R.; Goldwasser, Dan; Douglas, Kerrie A. – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2018
This study proposes a formal multi-step methodology for qualitative assessment of topic modeling results in the context of online learner motivation to purchase Statements of Participation (SoP). We developed Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) based topic models on open-ended responses of three post-course survey questions from 280 open courses…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Certificates, Student Participation, Student Motivation
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Lee, Sunjung; Pulido, Diana – Language Teaching Research, 2017
This study investigated the impact of topic interest, alongside L2 proficiency and gender, on L2 vocabulary acquisition through reading. A repeated-measures design was used with 135 Korean EFL students. Control variables included topic familiarity, prior target-word knowledge, and target-word difficulty (word length, class, and concreteness).…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Korean
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Shoji, Shinichi; Dubinsky, Stanley; Almor, Amit – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2017
When reading sentences with an anaphoric reference to a subject antecedent, repeated-name anaphors result in slower reading times relative to pronouns (the Repeated Name Penalty: RNP), and overt pronouns are read slower than null pronouns (the Overt Pronoun Penalty: OPP). Because in most languages previously tested, the grammatical subject is…
Descriptors: Reading, Form Classes (Languages), Sentences, Semantics
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Wang, Yinying; Bowers, Alex J.; Fikis, David J. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe the underlying topics and the topic evolution in the 50-year history of educational leadership research literature. Method: We used automated text data mining with probabilistic latent topic models to examine the full text of the entire publication history of all 1,539 articles published in…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Educational Research, Leadership
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Singer, Marc G.; Welborn, Cliff A. – Journal of Education for Business, 2014
The authors sought to determine whether topics researched by academicians in the field of operations management were aligned with the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) employers were seeking from potential employees. Twenty-eight research topics were identified in the operations management literature and were compared to the KSAs derived…
Descriptors: Operations Research, Organizational Effectiveness, Management Systems, Employers
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Stambaugh, Laura A.; Dyson, Brian E. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2016
Two journals reflecting the interests and concerns of music educators are "Music Educators Journal (MEJ)" and "Philosophy of Music Education Review (PMER)". The purpose of this study was to explore the interests of P--12 music teachers and university faculty as represented by the topics of articles in "MEJ" and…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Comparative Analysis
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Boyce, B. Ann; Hollibaugh, Casey; Lund, Jackie L.; Napper-Owen, Gloria; Almarode, Danielle – Quest, 2019
The purpose of this article was to examine Kinesiology Doctoral Students' (DS) perspectives on issues related to their dissertation experiences. Using the Kinesiology Doctoral Student (KDS) survey, 121 current and past DS provided information on nine different aspects related to their dissertations. Specifically, these items consisted of measures…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Student Attitudes, Time Perspective
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Liu, Qing-Tang; Liu, Bo-Wei; Lin, Yu-Ren – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The present study investigated the influence of two factors, namely, argumentation approach and students' prior knowledge on the learning of scientific concept and argumentation in descriptive and theoretical scientific concept-based topics. Four 7th grade science classes totalling 138 students participated and were assigned to four groups…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Cooperative Learning, Electronic Learning, Persuasive Discourse
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Strunk, Amber; Gazdovich, Jennifer; Redouté, Oriane; Reverte, Juan Manuel; Shelley, Samantha; Todorova, Vesela – Physics Teacher, 2018
This paper provides a brief introduction to antimatter and how it, along with other modern physics topics, is utilized in positron emission tomography (PET) scans. It further describes a hands-on activity for students to help them gain an understanding of how PET scans assist in detecting cancer. Modern physics topics provide an exciting way to…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Science Activities, Brain
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Powell, Mary Ann; McArthur, Morag; Chalmers, Jenny; Graham, Anne; Moore, Tim; Spriggs, Merle; Taplin, Stephanie – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
While there is broad consensus that involving children in research is critically important for understanding their lives, there is considerable caution around their participation in social research on 'sensitive' issues. Such caution is further amplified by a lack of agreement about what constitutes a 'sensitive topic'. This article draws on data…
Descriptors: Children, Social Science Research, Stakeholders, Parents
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Dogan, Tasin; Yildirim, Sefa – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
With this study, it was aimed at drawing attention to the troubles and problems encountered by the teachers in the presence of various variables regarding the teaching of the history topics in the 7th grade social studies course. At the same time, in order to offer solution suggestions for teaching history topics effectively, we have tried to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Opinions, History Instruction
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Atapattu, Thushari; Falkner, Katrina; Tarmazdi, Hamid – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2016
With a goal of better understanding the online discourse within the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) context, this paper presents an open source visualisation dashboard developed to identify and classify emergent discussion topics (or themes). As an extension to the authors' previous work in identifying key topics from MOOC discussion contents,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Li, Shaopeng; Yang, Lianrui – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
The present study aims to investigate the general characteristics of topicprominent typological interlanguage development of Chinese learners of English in terms of acquiring subject-prominent English structures from a discourse perspective. Topic structures mainly appear in Chinese discourse in the form of topic chains (Wang, 2002; 2004). The…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kizilcik, Hasan Sahin; Yavas, Pervin Ünlü – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The aim of this study is to identify the opinions of pre-service physics teachers about the difficulties in introductory quantum physics topics. In this study conducted with twenty-five pre-service physics teachers, the case study method was used. The participants were interviewed about introductory quantum physics topics. The interviews were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physics, Teacher Attitudes, Science Education
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