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Versland, Tena M.; Erickson, Joanne L. – Cogent Education, 2017
Self-efficacy is a perceived judgment that one has the ability to execute a course of action that brings about a desired result. Principal self-efficacy describes a set of beliefs that enable a principal to enact policies and procedures that promote the effectiveness of a school. Principal self-efficacy beliefs are also important because they…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Principals, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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Alkaaf, Fatma – Cogent Education, 2017
This study explores teachers' and learners' views on the impact of the storytelling strategy on developing the story writing skills of Omani seven graders. One hundred and twenty grade seven learners and five teachers participated in this study. The participants completed two questionnaires. The first questionnaire administered to the learners…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Writing Assignments, Middle School Students, Semi Structured Interviews
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Wright-Maley, Cory – Cogent Education, 2016
The theoretical justification for enactivist approaches to learning is just beginning to emerge, and remains largely theoretical. Enactivism conceptualized as play brings us closer to the heart of the question about how play-based social studies might look. Recent research in simulations and games--forms of play--help to reveal some of the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Play, Middle School Teachers, Teaching Experience