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Çer, Erkan; Solak, Ekrem – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
The quality of a teacher plays one of the most important roles in the achievement of an education system. Teacher training is a multi-dimensional process which comprises the selection of teacher candidates, pre-service training, appointment, in-service training and teaching practices. Therefore, this study focuses on teacher training processes in…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Low Achievement, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis
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Kedraka, Katerina; Kourkoutas, Yiannis – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
In this small scale study in higher education, a good educational practice on the teaching of Bioethics based on transformative learning and accomplished by debates is presented. The research was carried out in June 2016 at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece and it includes the assessment of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Ethics, Biology
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Booi, Kwanele; Khuzwayo, Mamsie Ethel – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
A qualitative case study was conducted at six purposively sampled universities; out of a population of approximately 23 universities. This sampling strategy was based on selecting some universities that became Universities of Technology during the process of merging Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) while other universities kept their identity;…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Education, Curriculum Design, Qualitative Research
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Gatumu, Jane Ciumwari; Kathuri, Wilfred Njeru – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
The Life Skills Programme, which is one of the newest programmes in the Kenya Preschool educational system was explored to establish the impact it had on the lives of preschool children in Embu West, Kenya. A primary school that is perceived as having well-disciplined children was purposively selected. The sample consisted of 39 students, 43…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Samsa, Gregory P. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Collaborative biostatistics is the creative application of statistical tools to biomedical problems. The relatively modest literature about the traits of effective collaborative biostatisticians focuses on four core competencies: (a) technical and analytical; (b) substance-matter knowledge; (c) communication; and (d) problem solving and problem…
Descriptors: Statistics, Curriculum Design, Case Studies, Competence
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Bolat, Yaviz – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Social media networks are the most important product of the development of computer and communication technologies that affect social life. Social media networks have become a driving force in social and cultural development, while providing social contact for people. This force has improved its sphere of influence over societies in many fields…
Descriptors: Social Media, Preservice Teachers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Wan Yusoff, Wan Mazwati – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
This research project attempted to investigate the impact of applying philosophical inquiry method of teaching on classroom engagement and reasoning skills of low achievers. Low achievers are those who have the potential to succeed but lagged behind because of several factors that demotivate them to perform at their highest ability. In this study,…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Philosophy, Thinking Skills, Low Achievement
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Metin Aslan, Özge – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
The purpose of this research; a laboratory preschool located in one of the northern states of the United States of America and operating under the Child Development Institute, explains the practices about the Emergent Curriculum and builds a bridge between theory and practice in preschool education. It is thought that bringing good examples of a…
Descriptors: Laboratory Schools, Curriculum Design, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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Ndemo, Zakaria; Zindi, Fred; Mtetwa, David – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
This contribution aimed at developing an understanding of student teachers' conceptions of guided discovery teaching approaches. A cross-sectional survey design involving eleven secondary mathematics teachers who had enrolled for an in-service mathematics education degree was used to address the research question: What are undergraduate student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Student Teachers
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Shi, Xiuquan; Zhou, Yanna; Wang, Haiyan; Wang, Tao; Nie, Chan; Shi, Shangpeng – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
This paper aims to conduct the SD-CBL (study design with the case based learning, SD-CBL) in Epidemiology teaching and evaluate its effect. Students from five classes were recruited, and a combined comprehensive teaching model of SD-CBL was used in the "Injury Epidemiology" chapter, while other chapters in "Epidemiology"…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Epidemiology, Teaching Models, Instructional Effectiveness
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Mugimu, Christopher Byalusaago; Mugisha, Wilson Rwandembo – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
Assessment in health sciences education has become an extremely critical issue in recent years, given the rapidly changing disease patterns and behavioral changes in communities among diverse cultural and economic contexts of patients. Globally, there is increasing demand for highly qualified contemporary healthcare professionals. Subsequently,…
Descriptors: Health Sciences, Case Studies, Clinical Experience, Statistical Analysis
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Hennessey, Eden J. V.; Mueller, Julie; Beckett, Danielle; Fisher, Peter A. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
Given a growing digital economy with complex problems, demands are being made for education to address computational thinking (CT)--an approach to problem solving that draws on the tenets of computer science. We conducted a comprehensive content analysis of the Ontario elementary school curriculum documents for 44 CT-related terms to examine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Curriculum, Statistical Analysis, Thinking Skills
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Naidoo, Devika – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
The Post-school Education and Training (PSET) policy seeks to address the education and training needs of post-school youth not in education, employment nor training (NEET). The problem of youth NEET has been researched from many perspectives. However, there is a dearth of knowledge about the responses, views and actions of post-school youth NEET…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resistance (Psychology), Training, Educational Policy
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Antonetti, Christine M. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
There is a large population of students who enter postsecondary institutions underprepared in the area of writing, which can negatively affect their academic success in various disciplines. Lack of alignment between secondary and postsecondary education writing curricula is a common cause of why students are underprepared in writing. Identifying…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Transitional Programs, Remedial Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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Selvi, Sezgin; Demir, Selçuk Besir – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
This qualitative study was conducted to compare the perceptions of students with gifted intelligence and students with those of normal intelligence about social science and social scientists. The data obtained from 23 gifted intelligent and 23 normal participants within the same age group was analysed using content analysis and results were…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Social Scientists, Gifted, Intelligence
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