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Demir, Ozden; Kartal, Metin; Kaya, Halil Ibrahim – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
In Turkey, as in other countries, candidate teachers are expected to achieve the teaching qualifications and competencies outlined by the ministries of education. In Turkey's case, the Ministry of National Education of Turkey (MoNE) (Yüksek ögretim Kurulu (YÖK), 1998; MoNE, 2006) has developed the general competencies for the teaching profession…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Teacher Education Programs, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Competencies
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Briggs, Susan – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
Two key ethical principles of research in the secondary school classroom are "voluntary participation" and "informed consent." Voluntary participation is the principle that participants should be able to freely choose whether or not they participate in the research, in any way, big or small (Mutch, 2005). Informed consent is…
Descriptors: Ethics, Informed Consent, Secondary School Students, Classroom Research
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Zhu, Yiyi; Edwards, Frances – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
Teacher questioning is a very important aspect of teacher-student interaction in classrooms around the world. However, expectations of the purposes and types of these interactions can be variable, particularly across cultural contexts. This qualitative study considers the way teacher questioning is used in a mathematics class in a Chinese primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Mathematics
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Murphy, Carol; Abu-Tineh, Abdullah; Calder, Nigel; Mansour, Nasser – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
Several studies have identified stress factors that teachers might experience in changing from a traditional approach to a more student-centred inquiry-based learning (IBL) approach. In this study, we report on teachers' perceptions following professional development (PD) that introduced WebQuests as a didactic tool alongside ongoing classroom…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Stress Variables, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Mills, Judith – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
The term numeracy is used widely in schools today and brings with it the expectation that students will be taught both how to do the mathematics, alongside an understanding of the concepts associated with the procedural application. One issue, which has arisen with the terminology 'numeracy classroom', is how to best support teachers to enhance…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Teaching Methods
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Bas, Gökhan; Sentürk, Cihad – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teachers' educational beliefs and curriculum design orientation preferences. In this research, prediction research design, one of the correlation models, was employed. The study group consisted of teachers (n = 182) working in public primary, elementary and high schools in Bilecik…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Design, Public Schools
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Kelly-Ware, Janette – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
Teaching is a highly complex and political endeavour, and as teachers, we need to be courageous as we support children to make sense of the increasingly complex and diverse societies that we live in. My doctoral research highlighted a number of issues related to teachers and curriculum. Te Whariki, the Aotearoa New Zealand early childhood…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Reflective Teaching
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Coleman, Claire; Davies, Kelly – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
Conducted within a Masters in Teaching and Learning, this article details an inquiry which sought to offer meaningful purpose to learning within a fictional frame to engage students in level two mathematics. After considering various ideas for a suitable theme we settled on a pirate adventure. Enticing students with a mysterious treasure map and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching, Mathematics Instruction, Learner Engagement
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Lee, Sherrie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
Research on international students for whom English is an additional language (EAL) tend to focus on their lack of language proficiency and active participation in the classroom. However, examining their informal learning practices such as brokering provides an opportunity to understand how international EAL students respond to academic demands on…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Academic Achievement, Translation
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Perger, Pamela; Major, Karen; Trinick, Robyn – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
This article explores the curriculum integration of two learning areas: mathematics and music. We review the literature around effective integration and describe what integration might look like within a primary classroom. Integrating learning areas provide students with the opportunity to encounter key ideas/concepts in a variety of contexts.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Music Education, Music Activities, Mathematics Activities
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Perger, Pamela; Major, Karen – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
Learning to count is a significant achievement. Counting requires the learner to co-ordinate a number of key principles to make sense of the various contexts in which counting is used. Learning to count takes time to master. Children need a range of opportunities to hear the language associated with counting and engage in everyday activities to…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Numeracy, Teaching Methods
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Kung, Susie; Giles, David; Rogers, Bev – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
This article reports on phenomenological research which explored meanings and understandings that were taken for granted within teachers self-selected best teaching experiences. The research occurred within a pre-service Early Childhood Education teacher education course. This research was designed to understand teacher's perceptions of their best…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Preservice Teachers
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Clarke, Caitlin; Park, Doo Jae; Haugen, Matthew; Sydnor, Synthia – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
This article describes major but common pitfalls in teaching undergraduate students to engage in critical analysis of sport through two separate large-scale online sport sociology courses (KIN 142 and KIN 249) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Three instructors at varying stages in their careers as graduate students, and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Sociology, Athletics
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Murphy, Carol; Abu-Tineh, Abdullah; Calder, Nigel; Mansour, Nasser – Teachers and Curriculum, 2018
In relation to an international concern to encourage inquiry-based pedagogies in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and the issues of transfer in teacher professional development (PD), we report on the aspirations and perceived challenges of teachers in Qatar as they embark on PD to introduce inquiry-based learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Active Learning, Faculty Development
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O'Neill, John – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
O'Neill argues that the standard social democratic narrative of state schooling as a consensual, whole-of-society commitment to reduce educational inequalities across the system as a whole, for the collective well being of all, has been displaced by marketplace or commodity progressivism. He takes the position that reducing educational…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Public Service
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