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Competency-based approaches to education are becoming increasingly common in higher education. One of the key principles of competency-based education is flexibility, which "allows students to progress as they demonstrate mastery of academic content, regardless of time, place, or pace of learning" (U.S. Department of Education). In some examples of competency-based approaches in collegiate honors education, students may fulfill honors requirements through experiences outside of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Honors Curriculum, Student Attitudes, Required Courses, Global Approach, Second...
The role of higher education is not only to prepare students for a career: it should assist and support them as they begin an adult life, which includes contributing to society and a community, participating in a democracy, forming relationships, clarifying their values and beliefs, and finding meaning and direction in the world. However, as higher education becomes more tightly linked to job and career preparation in both the public imagination and the actual practices of institutions,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Experiential Learning, Honors Curriculum, Student Participation, Social...
Nowadays, contradictory viewpoints are showed when defining disability. On the one hand, there are theoretical frameworks focused on the personal limitations, while, on the other hand, each time it is more extended those ones which highlight the restrictions on the social fabric. It becomes essential to integrate both frameworks considering disability as a social phenomenon besides the collective responsibility that demands further action by society as a whole. Currently, Ecuador is suffering...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education...
Many researchers have explored the relationships between the likelihood of graduating from college and demographic and pre-college factors such as gender, race/ethnicity, high school grade point average (GPA), and standardized test scores. However, additional factors such as a student's college major, home address, or use of learning support in college have been examined to a far lesser degree. This study seeks to add these factors to an integrative persistence model in order to examine their...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Graduation Rate, Predictor Variables, Predictive Measurement, Predictive Validity,...
Teachers who offer undergraduate courses agree widely on the importance of writing assignments to further undergraduate education. And yet, there is a great deal of variance among teachers in their writing assignments; some teachers assign no writing whatsoever. To determine the variables that influence the decisions of teachers about whether to assign writing, we predicted their intentions to assign writing from attitudes, subjective norms, perceived control, and perceived difficulty...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Writing Assignments, Intention, Teacher Attitudes, Prediction, Correlation,...
To improve teaching and advance student learning requires weaving together the curriculum that students engage with every day with the professional learning of teachers. This paper is designed as a resource for system leaders at the district, state, and charter-management organization (CMO) levels looking to improve instructional outcomes for students by improving teacher development in their schools. Part I briefly describes the research base for this argument. Part II examines three cases of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Praxis, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Teaching Skills, Instructional...
Institutions of higher education are struggling to meet the growing demand for online courses and programs, partly because many faculty lack experience teaching online. The eCampus Quality Instruction Program (eQIP) is an online faculty development program developed to train faculty to design and teach fully online courses. The purpose of this article is to describe the eQIP (one institution's multipronged approach to online faculty development), with a specific focus on how the overall success...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Online Courses, Case Studies, Program...
Assessing student learning outcomes and determining achievement of the Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCEP) Core Competency of Values/Ethics in a generic pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BSHS) program is challenging. A course level Student Learning Outcome (SLO) is: "….articulate the impact of personal values and professional ethics in healthcare decision-making". A program level terminal learning outcome is to "….critically discuss the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Health Sciences, Ethics, Values, Scoring Rubrics, Academic Achievement, College...
This case study explored how a principal in a suburban elementary school in the northeastern United States empowered students and used student voice to develop his own leadership. The researchers collected and analyzed data in the form of observations, principal interviews, and student focus groups. Results and discussion describe and explain how the principal engaged with students' perspectives to structure his experiences of school and learning. Also, results indicate that the principal's...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Suburban Schools, Elementary Schools, Student Empowerment, Student...
The purpose of this study was to design a problem based collaborative learning environment supported by dynamic web technologies and to examine students' views about this learning environment. The study was designed as a qualitative research. Some 36 students who took an Object Oriented Programming I-II course at the department of computer programming in a public university participated in the study. The Object Oriented Programming I-II course was designed by incorporating different dynamic web...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Attitudes, Problem Based Learning, Cooperative Learning, Educational...
Since September 2016, "relevant higher education bodies" have been subject under the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to a statutory duty to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. In doing so, they must have particular regard to their existing duties to ensure freedom of speech and consider academic freedom. Further information on how higher education providers should implement the duty is set out in two sets of statutory guidance...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Progress Monitoring, Terrorism, Prevention, Freedom of Speech,...
This paper proposes a new android application for early childhood learning reading. The description includes a design, development, and an evaluation experiment of an educational game for learning reading on android. Before developing the game, Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagrams, interfaces, animation, narrative or audio were designed. Hardware and software requirements were also determined. After designing the game, 2D objects were created according to the interface design. After that,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Early Childhood Education, Educational Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses...
School superintendents who are African American women are understudied. In this study, researchers explored the lived experiences of African American women superintendents in the state of Texas. The purpose of the study was to identify the challenges, supports, and personal background characteristics that participants believed influenced their ascension to superintendent positions. A phenomenological research approach was used, and data were collected through individual interviews with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, African Americans, Females, Women Administrators, Superintendents, Phenomenology,...
The application-oriented development of local institutions has become a trend. Business English, with its "compound and cross-disciplinary" characteristics and the development of local economy have put forward higher requirements for the development of business English teachers in local institutions. This paper surveys and analyzes the current situation and development bottleneck of business English teachers in local institutions of China, and puts forward the development path of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Business English, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching...
This research is designed to explore the importance of tuition centers in the perception of students. It tries to find out the role, supporting methods, environment and good characteristics of tuition centers, their owners and management to support the student to learn effectively and bring good grades in their board examinations. A qualitative research method employed to collect data from the 30 participating students who receive tuition at different centers of Hyderabad district....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured...
This paper reports a series of research studies on the use of automated writing evaluation (awe) in secondary and university settings in China. The secondary school study featured the use of awe in six intact classes of 268 senior high school students for one academic year. The university study group comprised 460 students from five universities across the country. The teaching experiment included the introduction of an awe tool, Writing Roadmap, to the English as a Foreign Language classroom...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of Digital Storytelling (DST) on the (a) academic achievement, (b) attitude towards physics and (c) self efficacy perception of secondary school students. This study consists of an experimental group and a comparison group which are formed by equal number of students. The six-weeks study adopted a pretest and posttest experimental design involving 64 students in two physics classes taught by the same teacher. Digital story telling was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Secondary School Students,...
This study aimed to determine the level of acceptability of the proposed amalgamation of the three Public Higher Education Institutions in Ilocos Sur. It employed the descriptive method of research. The respondents of the study are the 3rd and 4th year AB Political Science and BSE major in Social Science students and the 4th year BEED students of North Luzon Philippine State College. The statistical tools used in the treatment of data in this study are Frequency and Percentage, Weighted Mean...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Universities, Undergraduate Students, Public Colleges, Statistical...
The role of basic emotions in SLA has been underestimated in both research and pedagogy. The present article examines 10 positive emotions ("joy," "gratitude," "serenity," "interest," "hope," "pride," "amusement," "inspiration," "awe," and "love") and 9 negative emotions ("anger," "contempt," "disgust," "embarrassment," "guilt," "hate,"...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Secondary...
In this work, we present a teaching proposal which emphasizes on visualization and physical applications in the study of eigenvectors and eigenvalues. These concepts are introduced using the notion of the moment of inertia of a rigid body and the GeoGebra software. The proposal was motivated after observing students' difficulties when treating eigenvectors and eigenvalues from a geometric point of view. It was designed following a particular sequence of activities with the schema: exploration,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Algebra, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Visual Aids, Mathematical Applications,...
The aims of this study are to analyse sprint reaction and visual reaction times of female athletes of different branches competing in Professional leagues and to show the differences between them. 42 voluntary female athletes from various branches of Professional leagues of Istanbul (volleyball, basketball, handball) were included in the experiment group of this study. Lafeyetta Moart Reaction meter for visual reaction measurements and Fusionsport Pro Photocell meter for sprint reaction test...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Comparative Analysis, Athletes, Reaction Time, Team Sports, Foreign Countries,...
The purpose of this study is to draw attention to the concepts of "formula" and "rule" in mathematics, thereby revealing the views of pre-service teachers relating to these concepts by exploring their knowledge in, and their capacity to exemplify these concepts. The study is important in that it would reveal how pre-service teachers see the concepts of "formula" and "rule", and to what extent they associate these concepts with mathematics, and further...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Opinions,...
This study was conducted to determine self-efficacy levels of English Language teachers in terms of creative drama usage. Thereby the self-efficacy of the language teachers in terms of drama usage was analyzed according to such variables as type of the school they are working, gender, length of service and any course or lesson taken about creative drama. The participants were 156 teachers working within the borders of Siirt Province, a Southeastern town in Turkey in 2015-2016 educational years...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Drama, Teaching...
This engaging partner-reading activity provides students with an opportunity to improve their reading comprehension and text-based discussion skills. The activity, which can be used with intermediate and advanced learners, is ideal for English language learners in content classes and is particularly useful for building foundational knowledge of a new topic. Most applicable when the class is using introductory texts that include overarching content themes, this technique allows students to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Discussion (Teaching...
The present contribution looks into the much discussed issue of student plagiarism, which is conjectured to stem from problems with information searching and exploitation, underdeveloped exposition skills and difficulty in using sources, especially concerning quotations and references. The aim of the study is to determine how effective pre-emptive measures can be if information exploitation and writing from sources are approached as skills that need to be taught. The results show that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Plagiarism, Early Intervention, Prevention, Search Strategies, Teaching Methods,...
The study investigated principals' personal variables and information and communication technology utilization in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) senior secondary schools, Abuja, Nigeria. The study adopted the correlational research design. The study used a sample of 94 senior secondary schools (including public and private) in FCT. Stratified sampling technique was used to select 94 principals in the sampled schools. The data for the study were gathered through a questionnaire, which was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Principals, Secondary Schools, Administrator Characteristics,...
This study aimed at determining the effects of using a computer algebra system (CAS) on undergraduate students' spatial visualization skills in a calculus course. This study used an experimental design. The "one group pretest-posttest design" was the research model. The participants were 41 sophomore students (26 female and 15 male) studying at an undergraduate program in the department of mathematics in the west Anatolia region of Turkey. In order to determine students' spatial...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, College Mathematics, Algebra, Computer...
Writing skills of students in various faculties are competencies that need to be developed in accordance with the vision and purpose for the faculty itself. The Faculty of Education is a faculty which educates and writing skills to students from any department to have a sensitivity and a critical attitude toward education. This research employs qualitative research. It was expected to give inspirations to further research in linear field and also to inspire readers to implement writing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Active Learning, Student Projects, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction, College...
The study is aimed at investigating 1) the level of computer self-efficacy among public senior high school (SHS) teachers in Ghana and 2) the functionality of teachers' age, gender, and computer experiences on their computer self-efficacy. Four hundred and Seven (407) SHS teachers were used for the study. The "Computer Self-Efficacy" (CSE) scale, developed by Teo and Koh (2010) was adapted and used for data collection. Descriptive statistics, "t" tests and univariate...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Computer Literacy, High Schools, Secondary School...
Learning communities have reached the point in their growth that we now need a professional association to allow for more opportunities for participation in advancing learning communities. This is the story of the founding of the new Learning Communities Association.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Communities of Practice, Professional Associations, Educational Opportunities,...
Attaining a professional engineering degree is a dream of many pre-engineering intermediate students in Pakistan. Several students face scarcity of resources to accomplish and enliven their dreams of getting admission into an engineering institute, which results in great hardships and turmoil for them. The literature reveals that quantitative work in this area has been done to some extent, which restricts the comprehension of deeper understanding, profound feelings, perceptions, personal...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Selective...
A large fraction of South African consumers are highly leveraged, inadequately insured, and/or own little to no assets of value, which increases their exposure not only to idiosyncratic risk but also to severe indebtedness and/or default. This scenario can present negative ramifications that lead well beyond the confines of individual households. Thankfully, it can also be remedied by well-tailored legal debt relief mechanisms. This article reflects on the uncertainties surrounding the consumer...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Debt (Financial), Consumer Economics, Legislation, Credit...
The article highlights recent food policies in Chicago with the goal of exploring how higher education institutions can contribute to development of sustainable food resources for residents of North American cities. Thousands of Chicago residents face daily challenges accessing fresh food due to income constraints and/or lack of proximity to food retailers. Concomitantly, the city's high dependency on imported food, often from thousands of miles away, is countered by growing interest in local...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Food Service, Food, Farm Management,...
In this study, it was aimed to investigate the perceptions and competences of prospective science teachers about formative assessment approaches. Qualitative case study methodology was used in the study. Research group consisted of 17 senior students of science education. As a data collection tool, a semi-structured "Formative Assessment Perception Interview Form" was used which was developed by the researcher. The data were collected by conducting a total of ten in-depth interviews,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Student Teacher Evaluation,...
The purpose of this study is to determine the errors in case markers in the texts formed by Syrian students, who learn Turkish as a foreign language. The study group of this research, which is designed as a case study, comprises of a total of 60 Syrian students in A1 and A2 level, studying in the temporary education center of Al-Nassaj, which is affiliated with the district of Antakya, Hatay. The determination of the levels of the students was based on the description of the linguistic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Error Analysis (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
This research aims at revealing (1) the suitability of physics e-scaffolding teaching media with mathematical and image/diagrammatic representation, as well as (2) the effectiveness of the e-scaffolding teaching media with mathematical and image/diagrammatic representation to improve students' problem solving ability and scientific attitude. It is a research and development adapting Borg and Gall model which consists of five stages: (1) preliminary study; (2) planning; (3) product development...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Physics, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Science Instruction, Mathematical...
In a departure from traditional lecture formats, this research examines the effect of using both Facebook and group fieldwork in developing Egyptian pre-service teachers' interdependence, and their awareness of STSE. Group work and fieldwork were found to enhance interdependence/cooperation of participants, as well as strengthen their understanding of STSE issues. Participants found it difficult to find a balance between the different perspectives afforded by STSE studies. A number of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Media, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers, Preservice...
This research aimed to specify the effect of creative drama activities on candidate teachers' self-directed skills. 35 candidate teachers participated in this study in which a mixture of a qualitative and quantitative method was used. The results obtained from the research showed that creative drama activities are effective on candidate teachers' self-directed skills. In this respect, it can be assumed that creative drama activities improved candidate teachers' self-directed learning skills. It...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Creativity, Dramatics, Drama, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Independent...
This paper describes the changes in lifelong learning policy that have taken place since the 1990s in Sweden. Policy documents regarding lifelong learning in Sweden have appeared since 1994. The first of these documents contains general recommendations with regard to lifelong learning, in both a lifelong and a lifewide perspective, concerning pre-school and compulsory school together with adult education and training. Much support for early stages in life can have a tendency to put adult...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Policy Analysis, Foreign...
This study was designed to explore how the electronic learning community (eLC) process at an established state virtual high school (SVHS) supported new and veteran online high school teachers through the communities of practice (CoP) framework. Specifically, this study focused on the institutionally-driven nature of the eLC process, using Wenger's CoP framework to analyze institutional factors that influenced the eLC process. Case study methods, including observation, interviews, and document...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Communities of Practice, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Case Studies,...
As education seeks to mold itself to fit the demands of the 21st century, STEM education will continue to be an important consideration. The integrated and crosscutting nature of STEM is incorporated into the "Next Generation Science Standards" in which engineering design is raised to the same level as scientific inquiry and is expected to be taught in science classrooms. This report analyzes a 2014 Utah survey of science teachers to understand how prepared Utah science teachers are...
Topics: ERIC Archive, STEM Education, Teacher Attitudes, Preferences, Least Squares Statistics, Regression...
This article extends the discussion of critical methodologies in education, arguing that critical work must exhibit both an explicit orientation toward truth and social justice and an engagement with how theoretical considerations of the good connect to material practices. More specifically, we center Colin Koopman's notion of genealogical pragmatism to suggest that critical work must focus on both problematization and reconstruction of the often dire circumstances that characterize our...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Ethics, Social Justice, Critical Theory, Inquiry, Community Involvement, Pragmatics,...
This study was designed to identify the causes of stress and coping strategies adopted among distance education students at the College of Distance Education in the University of Cape Coast. A total of 332 diploma and post-diploma final year students in 2014/2015 academic year were selected from two study centers using random sampling procedure to respond to self-administered questionnaire. The questionnaire which was adapted to suit the study context was pre-tested to ensure that it elicited...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Stress Variables, Stress Management, Coping, Distance Education, Undergraduate...
Even if we can find several PLE models and proposals based on the use of Web 2.0 resources, the problem of what resources to choose and how to organize them has not yet reached a specific or clear solution. During a semester, 18 students of Social Education at the University of Barcelona learnt how to use Web 2.0 resources in Social Education, and were then invited to prepare and use their own Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) with two platforms: Symbaloo and Protopage. An analysis of both...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in...
Exploring the challenges and opportunities associated with the concepts of community and communication in online higher education, this paper reconsiders the intention to replicate face-to-face learning and teaching strategies in online learning environments. Rather than beginning with the assumption that face-to-face education is the prototype for quality, the authors appraise the online learning environment as a unique medium which, by its nature, necessitates unique communication,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Communities of Practice, Higher Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Nonverbal...
Task-based teaching is a popular topic in education field, since there is an increasing numbers of learners trying to learn their second language. However, by using the traditional drill practice, learners can only learn the rules, rather than using the language in the reality. Therefore some scholars have come up with a more communicative and learner-centered approach of teaching. In task-based teaching, students will be given a more realistic situation for them to learn the target language....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second...
Digital media are beneficial for research of complex refugee issues, as they allow refugees to express their personal experiences of complex issues in ways that are not restricted by language barriers or limited in authenticity, while also offering researchers a way to systematically compare refugees' varied experiences. We used a computerised concept mapping task to ask 74 young refugees (teenagers and young adults), from three separately recruited samples, to think about their experiences...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Concept Mapping, Refugees, Adolescents, Young Adults, Barriers, English (Second...
The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between the pre-service teachers' critical thinking disposition, problem-solving skills and self-efficacy beliefs. The participants of the study were 519 pre-service teachers from Afyon Kocatepe University, Education Faculty. Critical Thinking Disposition, Problem Solving Inventory, and Teacher Self-efficacy Scale were used to collect the data. Arithmetic mean, Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient and Multiple Linear Regression...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Critical Thinking, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Problem...
Part I summarizes key topics of federal education policy articulating accountability requirements for state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs, or school districts). In that section we describe major goals of the legislation and which components are the same or changed in the federal law. The findings are grouped into nine topic areas, so that readers may more easily find information on areas of particular interest. We also provide short excerpts from key sections of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Accountability, State Departments of...
Introduction: Even though the current publishing model is based on digital dissemination, it still utilizes some of the basic principles of printed culture. Recently a policy emphasis towards open access has been set for publicly funded research. This paper reports on a study of the practices, business models and values linked with scholarly publishing. Method: Conceptual analysis was conducted, drawing on literature on scholarly publishing policies, practices, values and economies, with an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Scholarship, Writing for Publication, Electronic Publishing, Open Source Technology,...
The author in this study introduces an integrated corrective feedback (CF) loop to schematize the interplay between CF and independent practice in L2 oral English learning among advanced-level adult ESL students. The CF loop integrates insights from the Interaction, Output, and Noticing Hypotheses to show how CF can help or harm L2 learners' English practice routines. This study used a mixed method design, and the data for the CF loop were collected via qualitative open-ended survey questions...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Error Correction, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), Second Language...
The inclusion assistant (IA) is a fairly new position in the education system and is the outcome of current ideological and legislative steps to include students with special needs into the general educational system. The IA's function is to personally accompany students with severe disabilities--autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and mental disorders--in the general class. The IA helps the student cope with the classwork and social environment, relieving the teacher of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Inservice Teacher Education, Special Needs Students,...
This paper provides a history of the standardized testing and accountability movement, the curriculum standards attached to the accountability movement, and the attempted shift to common core. Student poverty and its impact on student achievement are the focus of this paper. Recognizing the impact of poverty on student achievement as measured by standardized tests the authors question the explicit practices of teacher preparation programs in preparing teacher candidates to work with students of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement, Teacher Education Programs, Standardized...
The fact that the education provided by universities and university colleges is becoming ever more digitalized has resulted in new challenges for university teachers in providing high-quality teaching and adapting to the needs of changing student populations. Digitalization has increasingly introduced a new dimension in teachers' pedagogical skills and competences which we have chosen to call Pedagogical Digital Competence (PDC). The purpose of this paper is to discuss and define this new...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy,...
"The future of Australian Apprenticeships" stakeholder forum was hosted by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in conjunction with the Australian Government Department of Education and Training in Canberra on 25 October, 2016. The forum was attended by over 60 key stakeholders from across the vocational education and training (VET) sector, including representation from the business community, industry peak bodies, unions, training providers, government...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Stakeholders, Vocational Education, Educational...
This study explored college students' use of a popular smartphone social networking application, WeChat, in a tandem language learning project. The research questions included (1) How do Chinese-English dyads utilize the WeChat app for weekly language learning?, and (2) What are the perceptions of the Chinese-English dyads on the use of the WeChat app for language learning? In this exploratory study, the participants' conversations were recorded and excerpts were used to illustrate how the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Second Language Learning, Second Language...
Problem solving has been identified as an important approach to learning and teaching mathematics, yet many primary pre-service teachers (PSTs) struggle to implement it during their professional experience. In this paper, we report the experiences of a group of four primary PSTs who, in an additional professional experience placement, formed a learning community for teaching mathematical problem-solving lessons to a composite Year 5/6 class. The PSTs visited the school each fortnight over a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Elementary School...
This study explores ways of using Facebook as a tool to improve the pragmatic competence of students of German as a foreign language in Japan. Nine students of a textbook-based German class (CFER level A2) voluntarily participated in this blended learning approach, in which they were assigned weekly online tasks aimed at eliciting speech acts commonly used in online interaction. The tasks required the students write posts concerning their daily routines onto the timeline of a dedicated Facebook...
Topics: ERIC Archive, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Media, Social...
Classroom size, curriculum, and student attendance are all important factors that affect student outcomes, but these factors cannot compare to the classroom teacher's influence on student academic performance. Unfortunately, highly qualified teachers are not equally effective in different school settings. Findings associated with highly effective teachers have suggested that testing personality characteristics could be a way to identify teacher effectiveness at the time of hire. This...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Effectiveness, Urban Schools, Suburban Schools, Teacher Characteristics,...
Skilled therapy practitioners are required by their governing associations to seek professional development per licensure requirements. These requirements facilitate clinical reasoning and confidence during patient care. There are limited online professional development workshops, especially ones that offer multifactorial training as an educational strategy to increase confidence in applying evidence-based clinical skills. To address this, a six-week online initiative was conducted to train...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Training Methods, Skill Development, Competence, Allied Health Personnel,...
Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) outlines that 49% of EU citizens identified "job creation" and 33% identified "education and skills" as the top priorities for science and technology innovation over the next fifteen years. Both documents justify the needs in Europe for the ICT field especially for the NEET (not in education, employment or training) citizens. On the other hand, Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs (GC4DJ) in Europe identifies: the training and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Technology Integration, Online Courses, Information Technology, Foreign Countries,...
The literature on team-based learning emphasizes the importance of team composition and team design, and it is recommended that instructors organize teams to ensure diversity of team members and optimal team performance. But does the method of team formation actually impact student performance? The goal of the present study was to examine whether different team formation methods would affect individual and team performance outcomes and student attitudes in an undergraduate general education...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teamwork, Cooperative Learning, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Group...
Spatial abilities are used in many aspects of everyday life, thus developing these abilities should be one of the most important goal of Mathematics Education. These abilities should be developed starting with early school years, thus pre-school and primary school teachers have an important role in setting the foundation of these abilities. A teacher can successfully develop students' competencies/abilities if she/he possess those competencies/abilities. Thus evaluating and developing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Spatial Ability, Mathematics...
This present study focused on examining the levels of questions in Indonesia tertiary education. A survey research was conducted in one of the private universities in North Sumatra. The English summative assessment in an undergraduate education was used as target of survey. There were a collection of questions that had been administered by four English lecturers from Faculty of English Education in Universitas Muslim Nusantara (UMN) Al-Washliyah Medan, Indonesia. The sample of research included...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language...
The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation and probable predictive relationship between self-determination skills taught by special education teachers and the academic performance of students with disabilities from junior high schools in Taiwan. The subjects included teachers from resource rooms and self-contained classrooms (n = 106) and students with disabilities in these classes (n = 106). Two measures, the Teaching Self-determination Scale (TSDS) and the Basic Learning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Correlation, Prediction, Self Determination, Academic Achievement, Disabilities,...
In at least ten cities across the country, there are schools that operate under some sort of partnership school model: a "third way" governance strategy that breaks through district-charter divides that could help improve struggling schools or increase the number of quality school options in a neighborhood. Like charter schools, partnership schools enjoy more freedom of action than a traditional district-run school. Partnership schools are legally distinct from charter schools, which...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Partnerships in Education, Governance, Models, School Choice, Educational Quality,...
The question of course rigor is often raised in connection with Concurrent Enrollment courses when compared to their on-campus equivalents. Over one-third of all Utah high school juniors and seniors enroll in at least one concurrent enrollment course, courses in which students earn both high school credit for graduation and college credit corresponding to the first year at a college or university in the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE). This brief compares students who take a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Dual Enrollment, College Students, High...
The purpose of this research is to examine the digital storytelling experiences of preschool pre-service teachers. In the study, an action research from qualitative research designs was used. Furthermore, collaborative action research from the types of action research in the research was used. The research group of the study was formed in the academic year 2014-2015 in the Aegean Region with eight teacher candidates who are studying in the last grade of the Preschool Teacher Education...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Story Telling, Educational Technology, Preschool Teachers,...
This paper scrutinises the challenges facing the implementation of Early Childhood Development and Education policy in Bungoma County, Kenya. The study used a mixed research design and study population comprised of the QASOs, the Head teachers, ECDE teachers and the non-teaching staff in respective ECDCs. The sample size of the study comprised of 9 QUASOs, 27 head teachers, 81 teachers of ECDE and 27 non-teaching staff from selected public primary schools in the study region. The study utilised...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Program...
Since the 2012/13 school year Florida law has required the 100 lowest performing elementary schools in reading to extend the school day by one hour to provide supplemental reading instruction. In 2014 the law was broadened to include the 300 elementary schools with the lowest reading performance. A previous study of the state's first two cohorts of 100 lowest performing schools found that observed growth in school reading performance after one to two years of implementing the extended school...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Program Implementation, Extended School Day, School Policy, Low Achievement,...
Professional development is an ongoing process in which teachers review their teaching practices and learn how to respond to their students' needs. To make the professional development process more effective, we need to define the identity of a teacher correctly and clarify the perspective about teachers' professional development. The purpose of this study is to investigate teachers' metaphoric perceptions about professional development. The study was carried out through qualitative research...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Investigations, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Qualitative Research, Online...
As a higher education professional and soon to be doctoral student, studying to become an urban youth and community guru, it has become increasingly clear that re-educating our inner city youth is key. However, before the re-education of the youth can occur, there must be a time of re-education and better preparation for teaching professionals. Educators have to appeal to the minds of the students. Educators also have to engage the students and make education innovative, creative, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Development, Emotional Development, Motivation, College Readiness, Career...
This Data Point uses data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). IPEDS is an annual data collection of all postsecondary institutions in the United States and outlying territories that participate in Title IV federal student financial aid programs. This Data Point presents IPEDS data for U.S. undergraduate institutions in 2000 and 2014, examining changes in institutions overall and among institutions that offer subbaccalaureate occupational education.
Topics: ERIC Archive, Postsecondary Education, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Proprietary Schools,...
The integration of E-learning has expanded in a variety of directions to a degree that its successful application is of great importance to all sectors of education and training. E-learning can offer unquestionable advantages to everyone involved in both the assessment and the knowledge transfer process (Owens and Floyd 2007; Luchoomun, McLuckie and van Wesel 2010; Damyanov and Tsankov 2016). Some of the challenges of e-learning methods rest in choosing the right platform, and in determining...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Barriers, Second Language Instruction,...
There has been a huge improvement in the education system in Saudi Arabia quantitatively and qualitatively. Nevertheless, many researchers indicated that high school graduates are not ready for higher education. Especially when considering mathematical compensations, high-demanded skills for tertiary academic programs, Saudi students have been found deficient. Lots of them fail--and hence, quit--from the very first year. There have been several approaches that addressed the challenge of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, High School Graduates, College Readiness, Barriers, College...