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Grant, James – Cogent Education, 2018
In this piece, I argue that the marginalized status of ugliness in the field of aesthetics, particularly in aesthetic conversations in the broader field of curriculum, is indicative of an as-of-yet unexplored source for understanding our societal values. The fact that we do not talk about the ugly is reason to believe that there is…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Curriculum, Social Attitudes, Emotional Response
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Wang, Yuehong; Li, Wenjie; Cai, Xinjia; Li, Long; Quan, Hongzhi; Tang, Zhangui; Huang, Junhui – Cogent Education, 2018
In 2015, the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued the notice about "Renovating the 7-year MD & Master's degree clinical medical programme into a new '5+3' consecutive program". After that, 10 qualified seven-year dental schools recruited fresh high school graduates into this revolutionized system. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dental Schools, Dentistry, Masters Programs
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Omal, Felix; Akala, Beatrice M'mboga – Cogent Education, 2018
Key drivers of major changes in the post 1994 South African higher education transformation has been due to the increased involvement of university students in the university leadership and governance. However, strife for increased participation has often resulted into tension between the university student organizations and the university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Leadership, Universities
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Hornstein, Henry A. – Cogent Education, 2017
Literature is examined to support the contention that student evaluations of teaching (SET) should not be used for summative evaluation of university faculty. Recommendations for alternatives to SET are provided.
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Evaluation Methods, Summative Evaluation
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Anuruthwong, Usanee – Cogent Education, 2017
Suffering of the underachievers and misdiagnosed cases brought a group of educators at Srinakharinwirot University to start a pilot project in 1980. This project led to the discovery of many issues on identification, programming, and school evaluation among experts. Questions raised from parents and teachers were in need of the right answers.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Talent Identification, Student Rights
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Güçyeter, Sule; Kanli, Esra; Özyaprak, Melodi; Leana-Tascilar, Marilena Z. – Cogent Education, 2017
The aim of this paper is to reveal the current situation of gifted education in Turkey. The talents that are valued and the concepts of giftedness were discussed according to the country's cultural and political perspectives. Studies that had been made to analyze the beliefs of lay people, teachers and parents with respect to gifted students and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Talent Identification, Fundamental Concepts
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Wechsler, Solange Muglia; Fleith, Denise de Souza – Cogent Education, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of gifted education in Brazil. A scenario of the education of the gifted is presented, including the official concept of giftedness as well as programs and services available to emphasize important contributions to the area. Although there are considerable advances regarding policies, practices,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Educational Practices
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Malik, Shoaib Ahmed – Cogent Education, 2017
In this paper I intend to illustrate Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) and then extend the discussion to scaffolding and its relationship with the ZPD. This is then followed by some concerns raised in literature regarding scaffolding as a concept and as a metaphor which involves analysing the arguments for regarding the role of…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Ability, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teacher Student Relationship
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Tha, Na Gya; Wus, Thay – Cogent Education, 2017
In this article, Aa Ah Nak, the authors' methodology presents not only various reflections but also diverse contradictions about the Aa Nii language as well as language revitalization. This article explores language foundation and how the Aa Nii language revitalization is inextricably linked to the genocide and resulting historic trauma pervasive…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Language Maintenance, American Indian History, United States History
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Sims, Margaret – Cogent Education, 2017
Over 30 years ago, Freire warned of the dangers of neoliberalism and Chomsky today sees this as the greatest threat to democracy. Education is particularly targeted by the neoliberal state because potentially, as educators, we can teach children to think critically, and as adults, critical thinkers are positioned as problems, not resources.…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Resistance (Psychology)
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Pentassuglia, Monica – Cogent Education, 2017
A growing interest in the concept of practice within workplace settings has been seen in the last two decades in a variety of fields. Although some authors highlighted the importance of this type of research, there is still a poor scientific understanding of this process. The first serious discussion and analysis of the construction of knowledge…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Dance, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literature Reviews
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Reyhner, Jon – Cogent Education, 2017
With the passage of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, the United States spent millions upon millions of dollars in a largely unsuccessful effort to close the academic achievement gap between American-Indian and some other ethnic minorities and mainstream Americans. NCLB's focus on teacher quality and evidence-based curriculum and…
Descriptors: American Indians, Language Role, Self Concept, American Indian Languages
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Ito, Hiroshi – Cogent Education, 2017
This paper reconsiders active learning (AL) in the context of Japanese higher education. AL encourages students to actively engage with learning, enhancing their generic and employability skills. In Japan, AL has become increasingly popular but lacks a clear definition. AL proponents suggest that it is the use of instructional methods that…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Student Projects
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Grigorenko, Elena L. – Cogent Education, 2017
Multiple recent reviews have compared and contrasted the Russian (post-Soviet) system of identifying and educating gifted and talented students with other systems in the world. Correspondingly, this essay only briefly outlines the main features of this system in Russia and focuses primarily on the questions identified as key by the editors of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Talent Identification, Student Needs
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Volchok, Edward – Cogent Education, 2017
A first-time service-learning instructor explores balancing the obligation to help students achieve approved learning outcomes with ensuring that the service-learning partner receives value from the project. This is a vexing issue because few students deliver professional work. The author recommends that while students must be the instructor's top…
Descriptors: Service Learning, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Business Administration Education
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