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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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Loy-Ee, Carol Boon Peng; Ng, Patricia Mui Hoon – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Studies have pointed to the benefits of physical activity (PA), yet the level of PA participation among preschoolers is low. This in turn could have resulted in the limited research literature on the PA level or physical education curriculum (PEC) of preschool children. Those reviewed here are mostly from countries in the West, as those from Asia…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries, Physical Activities
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Birney, Lauren; McNamara, Denise – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
This paper explores the issue of social justice through the lens of equitable access to Advanced Placement courses in the City of New York High Schools, with focus on Advanced Placement Environmental Science. A critical component of the Advanced Placement Environmental Science course is the incorporation of environmental fieldwork. The National…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Environmental Education, Employment Opportunities, STEM Education
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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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Emmanuel-Aviña, Glory; Delaney, Harold D. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
In the clinical, therapy context, it has consistently been found that while therapists' value systems are stable, clients' values are less stable and become congruent with their therapists' values over the course of psychotherapy (e.g., Schwehn & Schau, 1999). This phenomenon is termed the Value Assimilation Effect (VAE). This study examined…
Descriptors: Correlation, College Faculty, College Students, Values
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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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Guerrero, Shannon; Crites, Terry; Hovermill, Jeffrey; Beaudrie, Brian – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
This article describes features of NAUTeach, a secondary mathematics teacher preparation program that is modeled on the UTeach program at the University of Texas-Austin. NAUTeach is a research-based STEM program that develops the next generation of mathematics and science teachers by engaging them in rigorous content and methodology coursework…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, STEM Education, Preservice Teachers
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Sekercioglu, Ayse Gül – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
'Program development' is a systematic process which includes steps such as determining general and specific goals of teaching, choosing appropriate program materials, determining teaching methods, evaluation and assessment tools, designing formal outlines for every lesson, testing and finalizing the program, continual monitoring, evaluating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction
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Raunig, Thomas A.; Coggins, Porter E., III – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Collegiate athletics coaches play a vital role in the lives of student-athletes and regularly interact with the members of their teams more than faculty given the nature of athletics practice schedules compared to academic class schedules. Although the primary purpose of university attendance at all universities is pursuit of academic degrees,…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Athletic Coaches, Intercollegiate Cooperation, College Faculty
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Anderson, Neil O.; Hoover, Emily; Longo, Bernadette; Ross, Marjorie – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Written scientific communication, such as laboratory reports, are important components of undergraduate education within the sciences. Since most Horticultural Science majors offer lecture- and lab-based courses, students often write laboratory reports for many courses across the curriculum and these reports comprise a large percentage of the…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Scientific and Technical Information, Grading
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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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Zufiaurre, Benjamin; de Villarreal, Maider Pérez – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Nurses as professionals of health, childhood education teachers, social workers and caregivers, join a group of "feminine professions" which grew through policies of a welfare state in postwar constructive period, or in times of postwar accords (Jones, 1983). These professions are under challenge because of neoliberal policies and…
Descriptors: Nurses, Gender Issues, Sex Stereotypes, Sex Role
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