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Fahsl, Allison Jane; Hope, Jennifer Michelle Gauble – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
This paper presents the model and preliminary results of an investigation into the effects of professional development for teachers in the area of early childhood mathematics. The purpose of this two-year project is to improve the confidence, knowledge, and skills of rural early childhood educators to provide effective and ongoing instruction to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Early Childhood Education, Rural Schools, Preschool Teachers
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Johnson, Elizabeth Lee – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
This article investigates the potential of utilizing technology to apply Lesh's representations for teaching mathematical concepts. Lesh's model includes written symbols, verbal symbols, real life situations, pictorial representations, and concrete representations. The author suggests that, with the wealth of technological applications, teachers…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Prodan, Angelica – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2017
After discussing some of the drawbacks of using Skype for long distance music lessons, Angelica Prodan describes three different types of Artificial Reality (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed or Merged Reality). She goes on to describe the beneficial applications of technology, with results otherwise impossible to achieve in areas such…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Musical Instruments
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Levitt, Roberta – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2017
The enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act (2002) and the subsequent succession of legislative acts have had a profound impact on educational policy. An increased emphasis on teacher accountability and effectiveness led to the use of standardized test results to determine tangible rewards or punishments. In response, a culture of teaching to…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Common Core State Standards, Educational Policy
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Wilson, Priscilla G. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2017
The term microaggression is defined and demonstrated from the viewpoint of graduate-level students. Using a classroom assignment, the students describe their personal experiences of being the recipient of a microaggression. The students describe the type of microaggression, theme, psychological dilemma, and recall how they reacted to the…
Descriptors: Aggression, Graduate Students, Class Activities, Psychological Needs
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Kropp, Jerri J.; Shupp, Mikaela M. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2017
Research findings on the presence of a therapy dog in the classroom are summarized. The authors reviewed 30 articles, book chapters, and other sources on the topic of the various uses of dogs in classrooms, published between 2001 and 2017. Ages studied ranged from 3 years to adolescence (high school). In our analysis, three categories of…
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Teaching Methods, Reading Programs
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Hannam, Fraser Douglas – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2015
Story telling in its most basic form is a means by which a culture passes onto the next generation what they have found to be useful, to be of value, or to be good. Curriculum can be understood as a certain way of telling a story about the world. By contextualising units of work within a narrative, lessons become more meaningful, dynamic and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Delivery Systems, Curriculum
Yang, Shu Nu – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2013
As an educator, it is always interesting to learn and employ new and creative ways of thinking and methods in teaching. However, the application of these new ideas in our classrooms needs more examination for better ways of implementation. Since the postmodernist theory and approaches have been practiced in education in the past few decades, the…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Postmodernism, Creative Thinking, Teaching Methods
Roemischer, John – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2013
The process of enculturation, initially a mimetic matter, was raised to the level of 'the art of teaching' when methodology made its first appearance. As R. G. Collingwood noted in his 1933 "An Essay on Philosophical Method," it was Aristotle who first proclaimed that "Socrates was essentially the inventor of method." Socrates'…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy, Educational Quality, Imagination
Brand, Susan Trostle; Dalton, Elizabeth M. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
Addressing the unique needs of children of all ages and abilities, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is gaining momentum in schools and preschools around the nation and the globe. This article explores Universal Design for Learning and its promising applications to a variety of reading and language arts experiences in the Early Childhood…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Reading Instruction
Abrahamson, Craig E. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2011
This paper focuses on the premise that within the instruction process of higher education, the classroom context needs to create an atmosphere of motivational learning that is founded in part on a relationship between the students and professor that is formatted on the concept of mutual sharing of personal experiences, values, beliefs, and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Course Content, Learning Motivation, Student Motivation
Fox-Wolfgramm, Susan J. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
This paper presentation will focus on the application of self leadership and strategic management concepts to help make sense of the current global financial crisis and its critical connection with our future business professionals' perceptions of ethical behavior. The author will explore ideas that lead to the strengthening of business students'…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Student Attitudes, Ethics, Business Skills
Zucker, Gloria H. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Students with special needs require unique intervention strategies as they enter infant care and preschool environments. The techniques and materials discussed in this paper are designed especially for the child's unique abilities and disabilities. This paper will also focus on the skills needed for infants who have been identified as requiring…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Preschool Children
Wigfall, Patricia Moss; Hall, Paula Quick – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
This paper focuses on the role of gender in faculty choice of teaching methodologies at colleges and universities in North Carolina. We replicate research conducted by Hartlaub and Lancaster who examined pedagogical preference among a national sample of political science instructors. In revisiting that inquiry, published in 2008, we have explored…
Descriptors: Political Science, Research Methodology, Public Administration, Public Policy
Olesen, Mogens Noergaard – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
In the history of mankind three important philosophical and scientific revolutions have taken place. The first of these revolutions was the mathematical-axiomatic revolution in ancient Greece, when the philosophers from Thales of Miletus to Archimedes built up the abstract deductive method used in pure mathematics. The second took place in the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Scientific Research, Educational Principles, Educational Change
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