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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
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Zolfaghari, Fatemeh; Ahmadi, Alireza – Cogent Education, 2016
This study aimed at discovering general and specific assessment literacy components from the perspective of Iranian high school teachers. To this end, 32 humanities, science, English language, and non-English language teachers were interviewed. The interviewees referred to teachers' ability to identify the worth assessing contents, familiarity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Evaluation Methods
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Even Zahav, Anat; Shahar, Sigalit; Hazzan, Orit – Cogent Education, 2016
This article presents the "Mission Paradox," shared by two public sector organizations in Israel: the police training system and the post-primary STEM education system. The "Mission Paradox" was identified in data analysis of two doctoral studies, which implemented a qualitative methodology. The study's purpose was to analyze…
Descriptors: Police Education, STEM Education, Science Teachers, Teacher Characteristics
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Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru; Gumus, Emine – Cogent Education, 2016
Professional development for teachers has been a substantial issue in contemporary educational research and policy. Yet, opportunities for professional development activities have been very limited in Turkey. In this study, we examined Turkish teachers' involvement in professional development activities by comparing their participation with the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Moloney, Robyn; Xu, HuiLing – Cogent Education, 2015
With the economic rise of China, there is global demand for effective teaching and learning of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL). There has been limited sustained success in Chinese language learning in Australian schools, however, and this has been attributed, amongst other factors, to pedagogy employed by teachers. Today, it is commonplace to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chinese, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies