Focus-Group Research for School Improvement: What Are They

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This approach requires that students not only explore and understand the dynamics of oppression, but also commit to making decisions and changing the system through social action. They have generally considered the learner as an "expert" insofar he or she has a rich body of accessible and usable domain knowledge. The nature of the relations fostered by particular forms of verbal interaction may be utterly unpredictable from the actual intentions and purposes of the agents concerned.

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Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning

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They have identified erroneous prior concepts about statistical phenomena that are widespread among professional psychologists - scientists who use statistics regularly. Yi suggest three methods to foster learning in adult organizations: Problem-Based Learning which seeks to increase problem-solving and critical thinking skills; Cooperative Learning, which builds communication and interpersonal skills; and Situated Learning, which targets specific technical skills that can be directly related to the field of work (Yi, 2005).

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Special Education (General Psychology)

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It is principally through interacting with others that children find out what culture is about and how it conceives of the world. Annamarie Kino-Wylam commissions for the David Fulton list in the areas of early years education, secondary education and education studies. For educators seeking explanations of various theoretical perspectives and current research in experiential learning, this book provides a solid introduction. Vygotsky Theory is about Zone of Proximal development, scaffolding of adults helping children in understanding and gaining knowledge and sociocultural development (Duchesne, McMaugh, Bochner & Krause (2013).... [tags: venn diagram, teaching and learning] The Communication of Exhibition and its Impact on Audience Learning - This paper attempts to discuss the communication of exhibition and its impact on audience learning.

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Tooning In: Essays on Popular Culture and Education

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There is an argument that theories can be complementary, as Ally (2004) demonstrates in his explanation of the implications of various learning theories (behaviorism, constructivism, and others) for distance learning. Experiential Learning Theory - Experiential learning theory describes the cognitive transformation of concrete experience into abstract knowledge through contemplation. In theory testing research, theoretical statements are translated into questions and hypothesis.

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Aging Awakenings: Assisted Living Residents Teach University

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The suggestion that second language teaching that is primarily meaning-focused could be improved with some degree of attention to form has proved controversial among some teachers, and has led to a range of reactions from rejection by wholly communicative teachers to misguided embrace by those who want to return to discrete-point grammar instruction (Doughty & Williams, 1998). Leading thinkers, researchers, and education practitioners discuss learning and human variability via video, audio, and the written word.

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The Good Research Guide: for small-scale social research

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Everyone potentially affects everyone else's experiences as they pass through the different crisis stages. Research on questioning has investigated the incidence and types of questions teachers ask (e.g., Guszak, 1967); the sources of teacher questions (e.g., Shake & Allington, 1985); the effect of teacher questions as compared to other instructional methods (e.g., Gall, Ward, Berliner, Cahen, Winne, Elashoff, & Stanton, 1978); the effects of different types of questions (e.g., Wright & Nuthall, 1970); the effects of waiting for students to respond after asking questions (e.g., Rowe, 1986; see also Tobin, 1987); training teachers to use certain types of questions (e.g., Galassi, Gall, Dunnng, & Banks, 1974); teaching students how to answer questions (e.g., Raphael & Wonnacott; 1985); teaching students to generate their own questions (e.g., Commeyras & Sumner, 1998), and the psychology of question asking and answering (e.g., Graesser & Black, 1985).

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Early Reading Assessment: A Practitioner's Handbook

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The program should therefore not require the user to read while watching an animated display" (1989, as cited in Fahy 1999, 60). The works will have faced potential refutation, and insofar as they have survived, they will be regarded as worthy of further investigation (p. 35). Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 32(3), 213–226. Erikson called an extreme tendency towards the syntonic (first disposition) a 'maladapation', and he identified specific words to represent the maladapation at each stage.

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The University and Its Foreign Alumni: Maintaining Overseas

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He identifies three limitations of these theories: their intrapersonal view of learning; their failure to address the learning that is located within technology and organizations; and their lack of contribution to the value judgments that need to be made in knowledge-rich environments. As many of the major contributors to the field have pointed out, experience has once again become a viable topic of discussion. (Brookfield, 1990; Cross, 1981; Jarvis, 1995; Kemp, 1996; Knowles, 1990, McKeachie, 1994, Peters, 1991)" The full article (plus references*) provides a useful historical overview (placing Kolb in context) with some interesting insights.

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Research Methods in Education

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Focus is on current research, theory, and practice in literature instruction for adolescents. The result of this process is children become more socialized in the dominant culture and it induces cognitive development (Moll, 1994). If such a focus is not adopted, teachers will not be able to understand their students' attempts at literate ways of thinking (Langer, 1991) nor will they be able to provide the learning opportunities to facilitate literacy acquisition for all students. But, we will not be able to predict whether this person will treat other people in a hostile way.

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The Reading Glitch: How the Culture Wars Have Hijacked

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There are also several person-centered reasons SEL can promote academic success. Active engagement occurs when learners interact during the learning process with the content and with one another. These high achieving growth theorist's academic achievements may take no spectacular leaps, but show a steady growth and improvement. Student engagement and the creation of knowledge within a 3D virtual learning environment. Kolb (1984: 9) was his concern for the integration of theory and practice.

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