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János, Gordon Gyori – European Journal of Education, 2019
It would be difficult to find any pedagogical story that is comparable to that of "jugyou kenkyuu" (or lesson study in English) that has been practised for over a century in Japan in isolation and became a method that was used worldwide in less than 10 years. Because of its uniqueness and its history, it is an irrefutable challenge to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans, Educational History, Learning Activities
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Elliott, John – European Journal of Education, 2019
This article addresses the conceptual question "what is lesson study?" as an issue that arises in the context of the globalisation of lesson study as a method for improving teaching and learning beyond its presumed origins in the Japanese education system. To what extent can adaptations of the method in different national settings be…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans, Comparative Education
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Sarkar Arani, Mohammad Reza; Lander, Bruce; Shibata, Yoshiaki; Kim-Eng Lee, Christine; Kuno, Hiroyuki; Lau, Andrew – European Journal of Education, 2019
This study analyses the teaching scripts and structure of lesson practices of a Singaporean English teacher at two different levels of class through a comparative analysis. Specifically, it aims to clarify how his view of teaching as tacit knowledge determines the structure of the lessons. The emphasis here is on the examination of a Singaporean's…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans, English (Second Language)
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Joris, Margot; Agirdag, Orhan – European Journal of Education, 2019
In the last two decades, calls to place citizenship education (CE) at the top of national and European educational policy and research agendas have been gaining in prominence. Large-scale comparative studies, such as the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS), are often considered the main evidence base for setting these…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Policy, Comparative Education, Teaching Methods
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Serrano, Dolores R.; Dea-Ayuela, Maria Auxiliadora; Gonzalez-Burgos, Elena; Serrano-Gil, Alfonso; Lalatsa, Aikaterini – European Journal of Education, 2019
Blended learning has risen in popularity in the last two decades as it has been shown to be an effective approach for accommodating an increasingly diverse student population in higher education and enriching the learning environment by incorporating online teaching resources. Blending significant elements of the learning environment such as…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Online Courses
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Hauptman Komotar, Maruša – European Journal of Education, 2019
Global university rankings are a worldwide trend that emerged in times of the globalisation and internationalisation of higher education. Universities worldwide are now striving to become "world-class" institutions and are constantly aiming to improve their ranking position. Global rankings of universities are thus perceived by many as…
Descriptors: Universities, Global Approach, Reputation, International Education
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Chen, Xiangming; Zhang, Yurong – European Journal of Education, 2019
As countries worldwide aim to reform their education systems and improve teaching and learning, lesson study (LS), which originated in East Asia, has recently attracted great attention. In order for international educators and policy makers to better understand the history and the state of the art of LS in East Asia, this article introduces three…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods, Instructional Improvement, Learning Processes
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Pavlin, Samo – European Journal of Education, 2019
The "employability" paradigm is beginning to be publicly regarded as one of the key developmental paths and "modernisation" principles of higher education institutions. In this context, the article first overviews the existing practices for tracking graduates' early careers in Europe. Next, it identifies and discusses relevant…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Potential, Higher Education, Careers
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Mewald, Claudia; Mürwald-Scheifinger, Elisabeth – European Journal of Education, 2019
This article describes how lesson study creates a process of teacher learning whilst developing student learning through collaborative planning, guided observation and reflection. It presents a framework for conducting lesson study in a teacher development programme in Lower Austria. The role of knowledgeable others in the development of ownership…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Faculty Development
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Runesson Kempe, Ulla – European Journal of Education, 2019
Taking as its point of departure the discussion about the disconnection between research and practice, this article presents learning study as a research approach to overcoming this gap. Learning study has commonalities with design research and lesson study, but is a teacher-researcher collaboration where both have a common object of research.…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Lesson Plans, Learning Processes, Interpersonal Relationship
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Dudley, Peter; Xu, Haiyan; Vermunt, Jan D.; Lang, Jean – European Journal of Education, 2019
In this article we review the evidence of the impact of lesson study on student learning, teacher development, teaching materials, curriculum, professional learning and system enhancement. We argue for lesson study to be treated holistically as a vehicle for development and improvement at classroom, school and system levels rather than as a…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Instructional Materials, Learning
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Olaskoaga-Larrauri, Jon; González-Laskibar, Xabier; Barrenetxea-Ayesta, Miren; Díaz-De-Basurto-Uraga, Pablo – European Journal of Education, 2019
This article describes the ramifications that recent organisational changes in the Spanish higher education sector have had on levels of job satisfaction among teaching staff. The research gathered their opinions on recent changes affecting their teaching duties, using job satisfaction scales in different areas of their academic work. The results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Change, College Faculty
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Desjardins, Richard – European Journal of Education, 2019
Active ageing has become a policy concept that serves as an important response to the ageing of many societies, primarily because it is thought to lead to positive outcomes such as increased employment, productivity, health and other well-being into older ages. This article presents results of an analysis of the relationship between attaining…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Age Differences, Employment, Health
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Calero, Jorge; Murillo Huertas, Inés P.; Raymond Bara, Josep Lluís – European Journal of Education, 2019
The main aim of this article is to analyse the change of adult skills, as captured by cognitive skills assessed in PIAAC, across age cohorts, taking into account that the quality of schooling may change from one cohort to another. We estimate a model that relates numeracy and literacy skills to age, schooling, gender and variables related to both…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Numeracy, Literacy, Adult Learning
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Midtsundstad, Tove – European Journal of Education, 2019
Because of rising life expectancy and declining birth rates, reducing early retirement and prolonging employees' working lives have become major goals on social policy agendas. In this context, ensuring the adaptability and employability of the existing workforce has become an important issue. The aim of this article is to conduct a review of the…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Public Policy, Retirement, Labor Force
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