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Does the Innovation Really Work?: Effectiveness of Self-Organized Learning Environment (SOLE) in the Classroom
Weisblat, Gina Z.; Stiles, Elizabeth A.; McClellan, Jeffrey D. – Childhood Education, 2019
Learners' content knowledge is no longer as valuable as their content navigation skills, and teachers' expertise is no longer beholden to didactic instruction. The self-organized learning environment approach offers a promising pathway through which to engage 21st-century learners.
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Independent Study, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Innovation
Jain, Saurabh – Childhood Education, 2019
Makerspace are collaborative work spaces inside a school, library, or separate facility for making, learning, exploring, and sharing. They provide opportunities for children to practice critical thinking and creative expression.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
Zugelder, Bryan S. – Childhood Education, 2019
To advance education, it is important to also innovate the ways we support the teaching profession. By thinking creatively as we address the challenges of teacher turnover and development, we can improve student achievement.
Descriptors: Teacher Orientation, Innovation, Faculty Mobility, Beginning Teachers
Blumenthal, Howard – Childhood Education, 2019
Kids on Earth is a free online collection of interviews with children and teenagers, 8 years old to 15 years old, living around the world and sharing details about their lives, hopes, dreams, and interests. It is a unique tool for learning about the world and the young people who live in it.
Descriptors: Interviews, Children, Adolescents, Childrens Attitudes
van Oudenhoven, Nico; van Oudenhoven, Rona Jualla – Childhood Education, 2019
As educators around the world pursue the noble goal of supporting students' development as global citizens, we must carefully consider the methods we use to achieve such transformation of education.
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Citizenship Education
Kearney, Randi; Patterson, Katelyn; Wyner, Tressa – Childhood Education, 2019
Some of the most effective innovations in education have allowed fundamental changes to how individual students are being taught and assessed. Personalized learning models tailor learning to individual needs, accommodating students with diverse learning styles.
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Educational Innovation, Emotional Development, Social Development
Delisio, Lauren A.; Dieker, Lisa – Childhood Education, 2019
The number of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in elementary mathematics classrooms today is on the rise and educators around the world are seeking innovative methods for teaching them. The authors of this article describe using an avatar-based program called TeachLivE to help students with ASD develop a graphic organizer strategy to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics
Vaughan-Lee, Cleary – Childhood Education, 2019
Transforming education to best serve our children and societies often means finding creative ways to engage young learners. Taking advantage of modern storytelling techniques can be a powerful way to achieve such engagement.
Descriptors: Story Telling, Transformative Learning, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods
Al-Hassan, Omayya M.; Bani-Hani, Kamal E. – Childhood Education, 2019
Hashemite University, a pioneering higher education institution in Jordan, has established the first academic nursery for children in Jordan. The nursery has a dual purpose, as it offers quality childhood education and care services and provides practical field training opportunities for students specializing in early childhood education.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Models, Educational Quality
Senechal, Diana – Childhood Education, 2019
Creativity is considered the skill of the future. We must be thoughtful, however, about how we innovate to support creativity, ensuring that we do not lose sight of equally important skills and competencies.
Descriptors: Creativity, Foreign Countries, Creative Thinking, Creative Teaching
Lyon, Gabrielle – Childhood Education, 2019
Traditional curriculum does not always resonate with students. If we can find new ways to connect with and inspire young people, we can support powerful outcomes that benefit youth and society as a whole.
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Teacher Attitudes, Outcomes of Education
Physically Active Students Learn Better: Finding New Ways to Implement Movement in the Elementary Classroom
Kreider, Carri – Childhood Education, 2019
While we are seeking new ways to ensure students' academic success, we must ensure that we are not neglecting their need for physical activity. As we innovate to improve academic success, we can also seek ways to overcome the challenges of space, time, and behavior management to reap the benefits of movement, which include increased student…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Movement Education, Elementary School Teachers, Class Activities
Demaertelaere, Yves; Van Acker, Tom – Childhood Education, 2019
How our schools are structured plays an important role in facilitating innovation. Transforming the field to best benefit students depends upon an organizational evolution.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Educational Innovation, Educational Environment
Makokoro, Patrick – Childhood Education, 2019
In Africa, advancements in education will be more likely if barriers that limit participation by small grassroots organizations can be brought down. Increased participation and diverse inclusion in conversations about early childhood development will enhance the understanding of quality early childhood programs and what can be done to promote…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Educational Quality
Reimagining Early Childhood Educator Professional Development: An Online Community Shares Literacy Learning Strategies
Hoffman, Emily Brown – Childhood Education, 2019
Communities serve as a vital resource for educators seeking ideas to advance their practice. Online professional development capitalizes on technological communication to facilitate such sharing.
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Faculty Development, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication