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Mehrparvar, Frough; Karimnia, Amin – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Effective teaching is considered to be one of the factors that can facilitate learner achievement. The present study investigated the indicators that constituted good teaching from the perspective of higher-education students at Applied Linguistics departments, Iran. To do this, following a substantial review of the literature, the five major…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Applied Linguistics, Teacher Effectiveness
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Hiller, Katharina; Reichhart, Barbara – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
The objective of teacher-training at university for political science is the development of professional competencies that enable teachers-in-training to act proficiently in all aspects of civic education. Although there are some studies that focus on civic education for teachers' professional competencies, most of them relate to general…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Competency Based Teacher Education
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Timoštšuk, Inge – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Integral and deep pedagogical content knowledge can support future primary teachers' ability to follow ideas of education for sustainability in science class. Initial teacher education provides opportunity to learn what and how to teach but still the practical experiences of teaching can reveal uneven development of student teachers'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Science Education, Elementary School Students
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Keinonen, Tuula; Palmberg, Irmeli; Kukkonen, Jari; Yli-Panula, Eija; Persson, Christel; Vilkonis, Rytis – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
This study aims to find higher education students' perceptions about environmental issues and how the perceptions are related to perceptions of media coverage. This study investigates higher education students' perceptions of the seriousness of environmental issues and their relation to perceptions of media coverage. Higher education students…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Conservation (Environment), Pollution
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Williams, Desha L.; Edwards, Belinda; Kuhel, Karen A.; Lim, Woong – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Sustaining teachers in culturally and linguistically diverse schools has been a prominent issue for years. This qualitative study focused on the impact of an enhanced preparation program on the cultural dispositions of five pre-service mathematics teachers. It is postulated that if positive cultural dispositions are developed in teacher…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Valk, John; Tosun, Aybiçe – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Exploring one's worldview requires a journey into one's heart, soul and mind (Knowing Self). But Knowing Self requires Knowing Others, imperative in a global world. To what extent do schools prepare students for participation in that global world, especially when it comes to awareness of its worldview diversity, and no less its religious…
Descriptors: World Views, Religious Education, Knowledge Level, Attitudes
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Strode, Aina – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
Implementation of participatory action research during pedagogical practice facilitates sustainable education because its objective is to understand professional practice, enrich the capacity of involved participants and an opportunity to make inquiries for the improvement of quality. In the research of professional practice, subjects explore…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Professional Identity, Professionalism
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Kardeliene, Laimute; Kardelis, Kestutis; Bakutyte, Rima – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2014
The article discloses the value of academic library. This value is deriving from the university purpose to prepare students to be able to deal with the increasing the flow of information in the society (Owusu-Ansah, 2001). Research was carried out in Utena University of applied science. First-year students (n = 140) made 48,3% of the sample, and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, Competency Based Education, Specialists
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Egne, Robsan Margo – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2014
Ensuring gender equality in higher education system is high on the agenda worldwide particularly in science disciplines. This study explores the problems and prospects of gender equality in public higher education institutions of Ethiopia, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Descriptive survey and analytical research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Higher Education, STEM Education
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Ramzy, Omar; Wahieb, Rasha – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
Due to the scarcity in natural resources and the demand for green labour and economy, education for sustainable development (ESD) gained a great importance in developed countries, let alone developing ones. From this point of view, this paper is studying the possibility of infusing ESD in Egypt after one and a half years since January 2011 youth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Undergraduate Students, College Graduates
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Khalil, Nehal Lotfy – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
Due to the rapidly changing knowledge, teachers are supposed to teach their students ways of thinking and gathering information, not certain contents that would change shortly. In this sense, sustainability, which, in part, means the preparation of an individual who has the ability to practise critical thinking and to find creative solutions to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Psychology, Case Studies, Higher Education
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Biasutti, Michele; Surian, Alessio – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
The paper reports research employing a quantitative approach to investigating the competences of university students about educating for sustainable development (ESD). Participants were 467 bachelor students of the following five areas: social sciences, educational sciences, applied sciences, engineering and health sciences. The Student Survey of…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Kanbar, Nancy – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
The population growth together with the unsustainable consumption pattern is putting increasing stress on the planet's natural resources. The increasing realisation that humans are harming the environment is taking the form of a global movement intended to change behaviour towards sustainability, now recognised as a framework that links humans to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Arabs, Business Administration Education
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Baneviciute, Birute – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2010
The principles of education for sustainable development implemented in Lithuanian education system shifted the perceptions of teachers' roles from disseminating knowledge towards developing students' competencies of responsible, critical and creative thinking and acting. The objective of this research is to find out whether pre-service dance…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competency Testing
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Belousa, Inga; Stakle, Alnis – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2010
Under the influence of processes of globalisation, higher education in the countries of Europe, including Latvia, has been reshaped, restructured, re-evaluated and reoriented towards the establishment of a European higher education area. New issues have emerged at both the content and metacontent level, the most significant of which are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Programs, Media Literacy, Global Education