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Miloševic Zupancic, Vesna – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
Research from the field of non-formal education (NFE) in youth work emphasises the central role of experiential learning and learning in groups. The present paper aims to research teaching methods and teaching forms in NFE in youth work. The research sought to answer the following research questions: 'What teaching forms can be found in NFE for…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Teaching Methods, Nonformal Education, Youth
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Haagen-Schutzenhofer, Claudia; Joham, Birgit – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
It is commonly agreed that experiments play a central role in teaching and learning physics. Recently, Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) has been introduced into science teaching in many countries, thus giving another boost for experiments. From a didactical point of view, experiments can serve a number of different goals in teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Physics, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Symeonidis, Vasileios – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
Within the broader landscape of the European Higher Education Area, teacher education receives increasing significance as an academic field that contributes to the quality of the teaching labour force and consequently impacts student learning. This paper aims to explore the European Teacher Education Area (ETEA) by analysing to what extent and how…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Quality
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Gracin, Dubravka Glasnovic; Kuzle, Ana – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
The important role that geometry plays in the mathematics curriculum has been extensively documented. However, the reduction of geometry in school mathematics, and the focus on basic computation and procedures, raises the question of the competencies students acquire and the classroom atmosphere in geometry lessons. The goal of this multiple case…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometry, Qualitative Research
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Eger, Ludvík; Egerová, Dana; Pisonová, Mária – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
There seems to be a gap in the literature on educational management that focuses on school image and its assessment. This paper addresses this issue by reviewing the state of the art regarding school image and communication with the public. School image can be defined as the overall impression and mosaic synthesised from numerous impressions of…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Semantic Differential, Public Relations, School Administration
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Marjanovic-Umek, Ljubica; Fekonja-Peklaj, Urška – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
Child gender has been proved to affect toddlers'/children's language development in several studies, but its effect was not found to be stable across different ages or various aspects of language ability. The effect of gender on toddler's, children's and adolescents' language ability was examined in the present meta-analysis of ten Slovenian…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Meta Analysis, Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition
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Messerschmidt, James W. – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
In this paper the author summarizes several life history case studies of adolescent boys who were identified at school as "wimps" and who eventually engaged in various forms of sexual violence. Such boys rarely are--if at all--discussed in the childhood, education and feminist literatures on sexual violence. The life stories reveal the…
Descriptors: Males, Correlation, Bullying, Masculinity
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McCloughlin, Thomas J. J.; Matthews, Philip S. C. – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
This work discusses repertory grid analysis as a tool for investigating the structures of students' representations of biological concepts. Repertory grid analysis provides the researcher with a variety of techniques that are not associated with standard methods of concept mapping for investigating conceptual structures. It can provide valuable…
Descriptors: Biology, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Concept Mapping
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Virkkula, Esa; Nissilä, Säde-Pirkko – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
One of the current spearhead projects in Finnish education is learning to learn. Learning strategies have been examined from a variety of perspectives. They are policies that either promote or hinder learning. They are any behaviours or thoughts that facilitate encoding in such a way that knowledge integration and retrieval are enhanced.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Memory
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Bauer, Petra; Wiezorek, Christine – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
The term "vulnerable families" refers to familial living situations that are considered problematic, with a particular need for socially responsible, professionally provided support. This means of categorising families is extremely ambivalent, indicating not only a need for society to support forms of family life and family achievements,…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Family (Sociological Unit), Case Studies, Social Work
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Mešl, Nina; Kodele, Tadeja – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
Families facing poverty suffer from many other stresses, with children's school performance being one of the common topics. A life of poverty and the related unfavourable circumstances should not define children's life stories. Ensuring this is not the case is partly the responsibility of professionals working with families. It is important to…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Poverty, Resilience (Psychology), Family Needs
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Duh, Matjaž – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
In the contemporary process of teaching fine arts, children's own creative expression and art appreciation are used to encourage learners towards both perception and reception; consequently, the evaluation and internalization of works of art play an equally important role. In a qualitative empirical research study that takes the form of a case…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Preschool Children, Art Appreciation, Teaching Methods
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Marentic Požarnik, Barica; Lavric, Andreja – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
For too long, the quality of teaching and learning in universities has been undervalued in comparison to research. Current social, economic, ecological and other challenges require that more attention be given to measures to improve the situation. Academic staff should receive incentives, policy support and high-quality pedagogical training to…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Case Studies, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Effectiveness
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Stuckey, Marc; Lippel, Marianne; Eilks, Ingo – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2014
PROFILES is a project of teacher education and curriculum innovation funded by the FP7-programme of the European Union. The aim of PROFILES is implementing innovative science teaching practices incorporating a societal perspective and compassing inquiry-based science learning. The University of Bremen, Germany, as one of the partners, combines…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries, Inquiry
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Ärlemalm-Hagsér, Eva – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2013
Embedded in the notion of sustainability lies a striving for an environmentally sustainable world and respect and care for the non-human world, as well as efforts to establish social, economic and political justice for all people. This paper deals with education for sustainability in Swedish pre-schools from two perspectives: first, the views held…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Preschool Education, Ecology
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