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Mintrom, Michael – Cogent Education, 2014
Research findings on effective support for learning, the development of expertise, and the psychology of success suggest that the pursuit of excellence is teachable. Within the emerging field of research and practice termed "the scholarship of teaching and learning," considerable effort has been made to document the practices of teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Research, Outcomes of Education, Graduate Students
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Tan, Chee Lay – Cogent Education, 2014
In Singapore's unique and complex linguistic environment, it is common to have Chinese-language learners from many different backgrounds in the same school classroom, which is why Singapore is nicknamed as a "language laboratory." In this paper, I hope to examine our linguistic environment and response strategies from different angles,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chinese, Second Language Instruction, Educational Methods
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Melville, Wayne; Hardy, Ian; Weinburgh, Molly; Bartley, Anthony – Cogent Education, 2014
This article considers the roles of school leaders, a departmental-level leader and a teacher in implementing a reform within a school, and the nature of the relations between the groups and individuals that attended this process. Drawing upon Bourdieu's "thinking tools", the article analyses the nature of the leadership practices…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Role, Leadership Styles, Secondary Schools
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Cowley, Benjamin; Ravaja, Niklas – Cogent Education, 2014
Motivated by the link between play and learning, proposed in literature to have a neurobiological basis, we study the electroencephalogram and associated psychophysiology of "learning game" players. Forty-five players were tested for topic comprehension by a questionnaire administered before and after solo playing of the game Peacemaker…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Questionnaires, Games, Classification
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Sim, Joong Hiong; Daniel, Esther Gnanamalar Sarojini – Cogent Education, 2014
Representational competence is defined as "skills in interpreting and using representations". This study attempted to compare students' of high, medium, and low levels of understanding of (1) basic chemical concepts, and (2) chemical representations, in their representational competence. A total of 411 Form 4 science students (mean age =…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Comprehension
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