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Wang, Sy-Chyi; Chern, Jin-Yuan – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
Despite the growing application of design and development of constructivist teaching and learning strategies in many fields of study, the effort devoted to exploring the role of the constructivist view of teaching methods for computer software learning is still limited. This study experimented with a new teaching strategy for software…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Software, Teaching Methods, Graduate Students
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Boikhutso, Keene – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
In this paper I discuss the extent to Botswana's social studies curriculum is gendered thus more likely to reproduce gender inequalities. The paper locates gender issues within the broader context of male-dominated patriarchal society. It applies content analysis to establish whether or not the Social Studies syllabuses articulate gender issues. I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Gender Issues, Articulation (Education)
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Tsafos, Vassilis – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
The paper presents an alternative practice, a school based curriculum development, less standardised and bureaucratic than the typical, implemented in Second Chance Schools (SCS), focusing on the different role of educators in terms of curriculum development. In this context, it will be presenting the first results of a research ongoing on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices
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Staykova, Milena P. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
Many nurse educators fear involvement in curriculum development because of limited understanding of what it entails. Curricula, as etymological, epistemological, and phenomenological concepts have attracted the attention of educators for decades. Several curriculum models exist to explain curriculum decision-making, and the relationship among…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Stakeholders, Curriculum Development, Models
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Stokes, Anthony; Wright, Sarah – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
This paper explores different approaches for developing skills in economics in schools. It considers the different preferred learning styles of students through the VARK method and applies a contextual learning approach to engage students and develop skills. The key skills that are considered are literacy, numeracy, information and communication…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Skill Development, Cognitive Style, Preferences
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Liston, Beth W.; Wagner, Janet; Miller, Jackie – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
Background: Interprofessional teamwork is a crucial competency in health professions education which improves patient care. However, interprofessional education is not a widespread practice in medical schools. To address this need, we developed an educational pilot utilizing a standardized patient simulation to teach interprofessional…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Collegiality, Teamwork, Team Training
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Dockter, DuWayne L. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
The principle purpose of this article serves a number of purposes. Among them, it provides instructors with a tested financial statement report project. It also helps students to develop higher-level learning skills. In addition, the project provides an opportunity for students to apply their basic accounting knowledge to the analysis and use of…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Financial Services, Financial Audits, Accounting
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Unegbu, Vincent E.; Onuoha, Uloma D. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
The Bible is an important book that represents all courses that human beings engage in. Many professions use it as a textbook for their course, as are listed in this write up. In spite of the rich source of information embedded in it, library and information professions are yet to tap into it. The first two chapters of the Bible are a very good…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Classification, Information Scientists, Library Personnel
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Owtad, Payam; Taichman, Russell; Park, Jae Hyun; Yaibuathes, Sorn; Knapp, John – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
Evidence-based dentistry (EBD) is an approach to oral healthcare requiring systematic assessment of relevant scientific evidence to clinical practice and patients' needs. EBD attempts to globally establish personalized dental care based upon the most recent and highest order scientific evidence. However, some times the EBD does not consider local…
Descriptors: Dentistry, Medical Research, Evidence Based Practice, Dental Health
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Bond, Nathan; Goodwin, Marilyn; Summers, Emily – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
This article describes the conditions for establishing an advanced master's degree program that focuses on teacher leadership. The creation of the model is examined from the perspective of nine administrators from Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas, and Texas State University-San Marcos. These administrators collaborated to design…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Teacher Leadership, Masters Programs, School Districts
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Sandström, Margareta; Nilsson, Lena; Lilja, Johnny – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
The aim of the study was to exemplify pupils' mastering of mathematical literacy. The study is a comparative multiple case study. In pupils' talk of mathematical activities aspects of mathematical literacy are discerned. A distinction is made between pupils: (1) pupils in mathematical difficulties, (2) pupils with another mother tongue than…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Gao, Shang; Coldwell-Neilson, Jo; Goscinski, Andrzej – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
This paper firstly introduces the concept of constructivist learning which advocates that students actively construct knowledge themselves with teachers' assistance. Based on the six important elements of constructivist learning and teaching planning approach, detailed examples of designing the six constructivist elements of situation, groupings,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Information Technology, College Students
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Adiele, E.E.; Abraham, Nath. M. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
The study investigated the achievement of Abraham Maslow's need hierarchy theory among secondary school teachers in Rivers State. A 25-item questionnaire was designed, validated and administered on a sample of 500 teachers drawn from 245 secondary schools in Rivers State. The result revealed that secondary school teachers indicated insignificant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Need Gratification, Achievement
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Yu, Weichieh Wayne; Cheng, Ching-Yu; Lin, Chunfu Charlie; Wang, Jenny – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
This paper reports the development and implementation of a web-based nursing information literacy course aiming to promote informatics competencies of intended nurses. This particular 18-month course in school years 2011-2012 underwent three distinct phases: initial design, pilot-test and modification, and final implementation. Participants were…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Web Based Instruction, Information Literacy
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Terzioglu, Fusun; Tuna, Zahide; Duygulu, Sergul; Boztepe, Handan; Kapucu, Sevgisun; Ozdemir, Leyla; Akdemir, Nuran; Kocoglu, Deniz; Alinier, Guillaume; Festini, Filippo – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
Aim: The aim of this paper is to share the initial experiences on a European Union (EU) Lifelong Learning Programme Leonardo Da Vinci Transfer of Innovation Project related to the use of simulation-based learning with nursing students from Turkey. The project started at the end of the 2010 involving 7 partners from 3 different countries including…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Simulation, Nursing Students, Program Evaluation
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