Download Encouraging and Supporting Student Inquiry PDF by Harriet S. Selverstone Full Free and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2007 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Integrating Inquiry Across the Curriculum PDF by Richard H. Audet Full Free and published by Corwin Press. This book was released on 2005-04-13 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inquiry is the fundamental first step in the learning process, and oftentimes the least understood. This finely edited volume enables educators to visualize inquiry as the unifying knowledge base to guide students through all major subject areas. It's a must-have guide for exploring ways to integrate concepts across different content areas.
Download Cultivating Inquiry-Driven Learners PDF by Clifton Conrad Full Free and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2012-08-01 with total page 159 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inquiry-driven learners anticipate, embrace, and adapt to disruptive change. Clifton Conrad and Laura Dunek advance a transformative purpose of a college education. They invite stakeholders from across higher education to engage in vigorous dialogue about the aims of a college educationâ€”and how to realize those aims. Increasingly influenced by market forces, many universities employ a default purpose of a college education: preparing students for entry into the workforce. As a result, students remain unprepared for a world in which much of the knowledge they acquire will have a shelf life of only a few years. Cultivating Inquiry-Driven Learners charts a new way forward. It proposes that a college education prepare students to be innovative and adaptable by developing four signature capabilities: core qualities of mind, critical thinking skills, expertise in divergent modes of inquiry, and the capacity to express and communicate ideas. In concert, these capabilities empower students to explore and foster ideas that will prepare them to successfully navigate constant change, capitalize on career opportunities, enrich their personal lives, and thoughtfully engage in public life. This innovative book also explores a wide range of initiatives and practices for educating inquiry-driven learners. Examples illustrate possibilities for developing inquiry-driven learners across the curriculum and are drawn from institutions with remarkably different missions and identitiesâ€”from research universities to liberal arts colleges.
Author : Bob Perry
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2012-09-11
ISBN 10 : 9789460919701
Pages : 378 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (46 users)
Download Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2008–2011 PDF by Bob Perry Full Free and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-09-11 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the eighth edition of the four-yearly review of mathematics education research in Australasia. Commissioned by the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA), this review critiques the most current Australasian research in mathematics education in the four years from 2008-2011. The main objective of this review is to celebrate and recognise significant findings; highlight relationships between research; identify themes; and forecast further research directions. This theme-based review has produced a comprehensive analysis of Australasian research in a politically challenging time—producing a manuscript with implications for a wider, international, audience. As the 2009 Felix Klein medal winner Gilah Leder states: A substantial body of research is captured in the chapters of this review. It encompasses the labours of a community of active researchers, with varied interests and diverse theoretical perspectives. Some of the issues explored in the period covered by this volume clearly resonate with questions and concerns particularly pertinent to the changing educational environment; others are more aptly described as continuing or renewed explorations of areas of long standing concern.
Download Quality Teaching in Primary Science Education PDF by Mark W. Hackling Full Free and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-10-24 with total page 327 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited volume explores how primary school teachers create rich opportunities for science learning, higher order thinking and reasoning, and how the teaching of science in Australia, Germany and Taiwan is culturally framed. It draws from the international and cross-cultural science education study EQUALPRIME: Exploring quality primary education in different cultures: A cross-national study of teaching and learning in primary science classrooms. Video cases of Year 4 science teaching were gathered by research teams based at Edith Cowan University, Deakin University, the Freie Universität Berlin, the National Taiwan Normal University and the National Taipei University of Education. Meetings of these research teams over a five year period at which data were shared, analysed and interpreted have revealed significant new insights into the social and cultural framing of primary science teaching, the complexities of conducting cross-cultural video-based research studies, and the strategies and semiotic resources employed by teachers to engage students in reasoning and meaning making. The book’s purpose is to disseminate the new insights into quality science teaching and how it is framed in different cultures; methodological advancements in the field of video-based classroom research in cross-cultural settings; and, implications for practice, teacher education and research. “The chapters (of this book) address issues of contemporary relevance and theoretical significance: embodiment, discursive moves, the social unit of learning and instruction, inquiry, and reasoning through representations. Through all of these, the EQUALPRIME team manages to connect the multiple cultural perspectives that characterise this research study. The ‘meta-reflection’ chapters offer a different form of connection, linking cultural and theoretical perspectives on reasoning, quality teaching and video-based research methodologies. The final two chapters offer connective links to implications for practice in teacher education and in cross-cultural comparative research into teaching and learning. These multiple and extensive connections constitute one of the books most significant accomplishments. The EQUALPRIME project, as reported in this book, provides an important empirical base that must be considered by any system seeking to promote sophisticated science learning and instructional practices in primary school classrooms. By exploring the classroom realisation of aspirational science pedagogies, the EQUALPRIME project also speaks to those involved in teacher education and to teachers. I commend this book to the reader. It offers important insights, together with a model of effective, collegial, collaborative inter-cultural research. It will help us to move forward in important ways”. Professor David Clarke, Melbourne University
Author : Tijen Akşit
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date : 2018-11-12
ISBN 10 : 9781527521438
Pages : 162 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (527 users)
Download Bridging Teaching, Learning and Assessment in the English Language Classroom PDF by Tijen Akşit Full Free and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2018-11-12 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Learning English as a foreign language in any formal education context requires opportunities for learners and teachers to give and receive feedback on the teaching learning process as it is happening. These opportunities could be created via various in-class activities specifically designed for this purpose. Teachers who create and use these diagnostic opportunities effectively detect what learners need in a timely fashion, and provide remedial teaching in the right time and mode, so that chances can be created for learners to improve their learning. There is no one universally accepted way of how to do this, however, with various approaches for collecting, analyzing and reviewing data for this purpose. This book encapsulates the unbreakable relationship between teaching, learning and assessment through a range of articles which scrutinize assessment from a wide spectrum, ranging from the role of assessment in language learning to ELT teacher assessment literacy, from the use of technology in classroom-based assessment to practicing teachers’ reflections on their teacher classroom action research, and from the role of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to empirical data analysis.
Author : Onchwari, Grace
Publisher : IGI Global
Release Date : 2019-04-26
ISBN 10 : 9781522582847
Pages : 480 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (522 users)
Download Handbook of Research on Engaging Immigrant Families and Promoting Academic Success for English Language Learners PDF by Onchwari, Grace Full Free and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2019-04-26 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the past few years, there has been an influx of immigrant children into the school system, many with a limited understanding of English. Successfully teaching these students requires educators to understand their characteristics and to learn how to engage immigrant families to support their children’s academic achievements. The Handbook of Research on Engaging Immigrant Families and Promoting Academic Success for English Language Learners is a collection of innovative research that utilizes teacher professional development models, assessment practices, teaching strategies, and parental involvement strategies to develop ways for communities and educators to create social and academic conditions that promote the academic success of immigrant and English language learners. While highlighting topics including bilingual learners, family engagement, and teacher development, this book is ideally designed for early childhood, elementary, middle, K-12, and secondary school teachers; school administrators; faculty; academicians; and researchers.
Download Technology Supported Active Learning PDF by Carlos Vaz de Carvalho Full Free and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-07-14 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book promotes student-centered approaches to the learning process, allowing students to develop skills and competences that traditional, passive learning methods cannot foster. In turn, supporting active learning with digital technology tools creates new possibilities in terms of pedagogical design and implementation. This book addresses the latest research and practice in the use of technology to promote active learning. As such, on the one hand, it focuses on active pedagogical methodologies like problem-based learning, design thinking and agile approaches; on the other, it presents best practice cases on the use of digital environments to support these methodologies. Readers will come to understand and learn to apply active learning methodologies, either by replicating the best practices presented here, or by creating their own methods.
Download Inspiring Student Empowerment PDF by Patti Drapeau Full Free and published by Free Spirit Publishing. This book was released on 2021-06-14 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A practical, comprehensive guide to help educators go beyond student engagement and differentiation to achieve student empowerment. Student engagement continues to be an important goal for teachers, but it shouldn’t end there. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to teaching anymore. School districts that have begun to shift their focus from student engagement to student empowerment, and from differentiation to personalized learning, have seen a rise in test scores, motivation, attention, and self-confidence. When students have voice and choice, they gain control over their learning and their actions and feel empowered to work harder and achieve more. Through sample lessons, strategies, and applications, educators will learn how to shift from engagement to student empowerment, from differentiation to personalized learning, and practical ways to make these strategies work in the classroom. Move from engagement to student empowerment with: A comprehensive guide to engaged learning A comprehensive guide to empowerment Research-based best practices to promote empowerment Move from differentiation to personalized learning with: A comprehensive guide to refining differentiation practices A comprehensive guide to personalized learning Practical ways to use voice and choice, instructional design, and classroom climate to promote student empowerment An entire chapter dedicated to the social and emotional learning side of personalized learning Digital content includes reproducible forms and a PDF presentation for professional development.
Download Promoting Equity in Schools PDF by Jess Harris Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-08 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Around the world, countries are searching for ways of making their schools more effective for all children and young people. This book offers a new way of thinking about how to address this challenge. It sees improvement as requiring a collective effort that involves contributions from all members of a school community. Crucial to this is the idea of ethical leadership. Promoting Equity in Schools is written by a team of academic researchers who had a most unusual opportunity to work with a network of schools over three years, experimenting to find more effective ways of including hard to reach learners. Bringing together practitioner knowledge and ideas from research carried out from a variety of perspectives, the authors provide rich accounts of what happened when the schools attempted to become more inclusive and fairer. In so doing, they throw light on the challenges this presents for school leaders. The accounts presented in the book are located in Queensland, Australia, where the school system faces significant difficulties in relation to equity that resonate with similar difficulties around the world. These difficulties relate to policies that emphasize high-stakes testing and school choice, which tend to promote increased segregation, to the particular disadvantage of young people from low income and minority backgrounds. The arguments presented suggest that even where worrying policies are in place, with leadership driven by a commitment to equity, schools can still find space to develop more equitable ways of working.
Download Teaching on Target PDF by Daniel C. Elliott Full Free and published by Corwin Press. This book was released on 2005-03-17 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This easy-to-use guide introduces many proven models, strategies, examples, and methods to new generations of educators, emphasizing the essentials of good teaching.
Download Doing History PDF by Linda S. Levstik Full Free and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-09-06 with total page 301 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now in its sixth edition, Doing History offers a unique perspective on teaching and learning history in the elementary and middle grades. Through case studies of teachers and students in diverse classrooms and from diverse backgrounds, it shows children engaging in authentic historical investigations, often in the context of an integrated social studies curriculum. The book is grounded in the view that children can engage in valid forms of historical inquiry—asking questions, collecting and analyzing evidence, examining the varied perspectives and experiences of people in the past, and creating evidence-based historical accounts and interpretations. Grounded in contemporary sociocultural theory and research, the text features vignettes in each chapter showing communities of teachers and students doing history in environments rich in literature, art, writing, and discussion. The authors explain how these classrooms reflect contemporary principles of teaching and learning, and thus, the descriptions not only provide specific examples of successful activities but also place them in a context that allows teachers to adapt and apply them in a wide range of settings. Doing History emphasizes diversity in two ways: Readers encounter students from a variety of backgrounds and see how their diverse experiences can form the foundation for learning, and they also see examples of how teachers can engage students with diverse experiences and perspectives in the past, including those that led to conflict and oppression. The book also discusses principles for working with English learners and newcomers, and it provides guidance in using multiple forms of assessment to evaluate the specifically historical aspects of children’s learning. Updates to this edition include updated historical and instructional examples to ensure currency, new suggestions for children’s literature to support good teaching, expanded attention to teaching about oppressed groups in history, and greater attention to when historical perspective taking is and is not appropriate.
Author : Luppicini, Rocci
Publisher : IGI Global
Release Date : 2008-01-31
ISBN 10 : 9781599045993
Pages : 508 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (599 users)
Download Handbook of Conversation Design for Instructional Applications PDF by Luppicini, Rocci Full Free and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2008-01-31 with total page 508 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Given the rapid growth of computer-mediated communication, there is an ever-broadening range of social interactions. With conversation as the bedrock on which social interactions are built, there is growing recognition of the important role conversation has in instruction, particularly in the design and development of technologically advanced educational environments. The Handbook of Conversation Design for Instructional Applications presents key perspectives on the evolving area of conversation design, bringing together a multidisciplinary body of work focused on the study of conversation and conversation design practices to inform instructional applications. Offering multimodal instructional designers and developers authoritative content on the cutting-edge issues and challenges in conversation design, this book is a must-have for reference library collections worldwide.
Download The Digital Principal PDF by Hughes, Janette Full Free and published by Pembroke Publishers Limited. This book was released on 2014-04-21 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although educational leaders do not have to be digital experts, they play an important role in supporting learning communities that embrace technological innovation and promote systemic change. The Digital Principal shows administrators how to apply their leadership skills to a learning environment rich in technology, and provide opportunities for both students and teachers to work and learn within the digital world. From the basics of digital literacy to connecting to the digital community, this timely book establishes an effective framework for integrating technology into instruction and learning.
Author : Van Deur, Penny
Publisher : IGI Global
Release Date : 2017-06-19
ISBN 10 : 9781522526148
Pages : 147 pages
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Download Managing Self-Directed Learning in Primary School Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities PDF by Van Deur, Penny Full Free and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2017-06-19 with total page 147 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Students taking control of their own learning is an upcoming trend in education. With the novelty of this method, there is still room for further improvements to be made on the application of this strategy. Managing Self-Directed Learning in Primary School Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference source on the examination, role, and function of independent learning at the elementary level. Featuring extensive coverage on a relevant range of topics and perspectives such as learning assessment, constructivism, and student factors, this publication is ideal for researchers and educators seeking the latest research on student learning and instructional design.
Download Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases PDF by Videodiscovery, Inc Full Free and published by . This book was released on 1999 with total page 97 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains a supplemental science program that introduces students to major concepts related to infectious diseases and their control as well as exploring the relationship between biomedical research and improvements in personal and public health.
Author : Denise Summers
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2016-08-20
ISBN 10 : 9781137519115
Pages : 298 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (137 users)
Download Education for Sustainable Development in Further Education PDF by Denise Summers Full Free and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-08-20 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book will enable teachers and managers in the post-compulsory sector to consider a range of approaches to embed Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in their practice in the post-compulsory sector. There will be the opportunity to consider key debates, useful links and suggested reading to encourage further investigation and development of practice. Fundamentally, this book aims to empower teachers to critically analyse ESD through their own subject specialisms, engage in the debate and learn with their students. Democratic and participative approaches introduced will help readers to question traditional transmissive styles of teaching and learning and move on to the radical and transformative approaches required to embrace ESD. Therefore this book, whilst including illustrative examples, will encourage the reader to look at their own subject specialisms, practice, interests and those of their students to co-construct a curriculum that embeds ESD.