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Stoten, David William – Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Self-regulated learning (SRL) is a fertile ground for research into learning in higher education. Until now, the dominant research methodology has concentrated on quantitative analyses of separate components within the Zimmerman model with the aim of isolating possible factors in learning trajectories and evaluating their relative importance in…
Descriptors: Reflection, Diaries, Metacognition, Self Management
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Koh, Elizabeth; Lee, Shu-Shing – Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Educational research has been at the forefront of educational transformation by examining how learning occurs and enabling ways of learning notably through designing and implementing learning innovations. However, learning innovations are complex. There are multiple embedded contexts involving classrooms, schools, communities, homes and the wider…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Sustainability, Teacher Attitudes, Stakeholders
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Aljaloud, Abdulaziz; Billingsley, William; Kwan, Paul – Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Smartphone clicker apps are increasingly used in university classrooms to facilitate teacher--student interaction and collaborative learning. This study aimed to identify the factors that influence teachers' decisions to adopt smartphone clicker app technology to enhance teacher--student interactions in university classrooms in Saudi Arabia. A…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Decision Making, Computer Science Education, College Faculty
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Vähäsantanen, Katja; Hämäläinen, Raija – Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This paper reports a study on teachers' professional identity and work in vocational education. The findings showed that vocational teachers' work included vocational teaching within the school, developmental work, technology-enhanced work, professional duties outside the school, and educational duties within the school. Furthermore, the study…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Vocational Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Technology Uses in Education
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Järvenoja, Hanna; Malmberg, Jonna; Järvelä, Sanna; Näykki, Piia; Kontturi, Heikki – Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This study explores fluctuation in students' emotional state and motivational goals during a learning project that requires self-regulation. The research asks the following questions: (1) How do students' emotional state and motivational goal fluctuate between the gStudy learning sessions during a two-month project? (2) How do students with…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Student Motivation, Student Projects, Elementary School Students
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Tan, Michael – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
The STEM movement is a recent phenomenon receiving worldwide attention as the darling educational project for school systems and research centres. This interest has no doubt been fuelled by economic rationales of the supposed necessity of STEM for continued material wealth, and the claims that the future will require a different sort of expertise…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Context Effect, Cultural Influences
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Leber, Jasmin; Renkl, Alexander; Nückles, Matthias; Wäschle, Kristin – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
According to the model of constructive alignment, learners adjust their learning strategies to the announced assessment (backwash effect). Hence, when teaching for understanding, the assessment method should be aligned with this teaching goal to ensure that learners engage in corresponding learning strategies. A quasi-experimental field study with…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Testing Problems, Educational Objectives, Learning Motivation
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Easterday, Matthew W.; Rees Lewis, Daniel G.; Gerber, Elizabeth M. – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Since the first descriptions of design research (DR), there have been calls to better define it to increase its rigour. Yet five uncertainties remain: (1) the processes for conducting DR, (2) how DR differs from other forms of research, (3) how DR differs from design, (4) the products of DR, and (5) why DR can answer certain research questions…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Research, Instructional Design, Definitions
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Svihla, Vanessa; Wester, Michael J.; Linn, Marcia C. – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This study is inspired by laboratory studies demonstrating that distributing study sessions over time better supports learning and retention than clustering sessions. We compare two implementations of a multi-day inquiry science unit: in the clustered instruction condition, students completed an inquiry unit in five consecutive class periods. In…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Tobin, Kenneth – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
I begin with a review of our research on meditation, mindfulness, expressed emotions, and physiological variability while teaching. Then, through the theoretical lenses of polyvagal theory, I examine an event from our ongoing research in which a teacher had very low levels of blood oxygenation. Apparently, her body switched from parasympathetic to…
Descriptors: Role, Metacognition, Life Style, Intervention
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Higgins, Joanna; Eden, Raewyn – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Mindfulness practices are increasingly used in classrooms to enhance the well-being dimensions of learning environments. New Zealand policy documents draw on a bicultural perspective that promotes a holistic framing of well-being. This paper will consider the transformative possibilities of a mindfulness-based breathing intervention in two New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Relaxation Training, Attention Control, Well Being
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King, Donna; Henderson, Senka; Sandhu, Maryam – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Abdominal deep breathing (DB) has been used in conjunction with paying attention on purpose to the present moment as a mindfulness tool to help students develop skills for managing emotions. While studies are emerging that investigate outcomes of mindfulness practices with adolescents, how to implement such practices, and students' reactions to…
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Attention Control, Metacognition, Stress Management
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Khng, Kiat Hui – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Since the formal introduction of mindfulness-based practices (MBPs) into clinical settings in the late 1970s, a growing body of research has demonstrated their benefits in diverse settings, from clinical programmes, business and sports, to education. Along with the development of standardised mindfulness-based programmes in the areas of clinical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Attention
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Powietrzynska, Malgorzata; Noble, Linda – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
In the context of the United States, we provide our rationale for infusing mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) into a graduate-level teacher education course. In our philosophy and pedagogical approach we attempt to counterbalance an individualistic, divisive, oppressive, and often dehumanising nature of education. Adopting Richard Davidson's…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Graduate Students, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Luitel, Bal Chandra – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Exploring ways to develop a transformative curriculum vision for mathematics education that is inclusive to opposing perspectives and ideologies, this mindful inquiry explores "mindless" views embedded in the mathematics curriculum of Nepal; explores narrowly conceived disempowering assumptions within it; engages in dialectical…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Metacognition
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