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Vlach, Saba Khan; Taylor, Laura; Mosley Wetzel, Melissa – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2019
Many teacher education programs provide teachers with opportunities to read, write, and discuss critical pedagogy, with the hope that such work will allow them to develop more equitable and just teaching practices. Yet, there often remains a gap between the theoretical discussions of teaching and learning in teacher education classrooms and the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Ethnography, Case Studies, Inservice Teacher Education
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Cleovoulou, Yiola – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2018
This article is based on a yearlong qualitative, multiple case study that explored the pedagogy of elementary school teachers' work through the combining of inquiry-based pedagogy and critical literacy. One case is shared where Zoe, a first-grade teacher, engages students and fosters learning in critical, inquiry-based ways. Two interviews, daily…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Inquiry, Active Learning, Critical Literacy
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Boyd, Maureen P.; Jarmark, Christopher J.; Edmiston, Brian – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2018
Collaborative social practices that people participate in to coauthor, or co-create, support, and sustain, a classroom community are challenging to research and represent because they are fluid and emergent, and interdependent and cumulative, as they develop across time and space, across experiences and relations. In this article, we take a…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Educational Practices, Longitudinal Studies, Classroom Techniques
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Griffin, Shelley M. – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2017
Children's daily, embodied music experiences are integral to how children live and function in the world. Growing out of a line of work focusing on the interplay between elementary children's daily experiences of music, both in- and out-of-school and the impact on elementary music education curriculum, this research is nested within the…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Foreign Countries, Music, Ethnography
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Moses, Lindsey – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2016
This article provides findings about how the construction of literacy practices mediated the positive identity development of first-grade bilinguals in an inquiry-based setting over an academic year. Utilizing a sociocultural approach and a Positive Discourse Analysis lens, the researcher reports findings from an exemplary primary classroom that…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Grade 1, Active Learning, Inquiry
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von Duyke, Katherine; Matusov, Eugene – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2016
In an innovative, progressive school, students were asked to solve a fairly routine mathematical problem using real money in a "real-world" scenario. Even though the school values students' ideas, the reaction of the teacher to one student's alternative modelling of the problem suggests that he was expecting a particular answer to be…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Constructivism (Learning), Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Katz, Laurie; Isik-Ercan, Zeynep – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2015
Grounded in an ethnographic logic of inquiry utilizing the concept of languaculture, this study explores how cultural differences between a field-based team and the university supervisor led to unanticipated challenges and points of conflict in an early childhood teacher education program in Midwestern United States. By examining points of contact…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Cultural Differences, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Kim, Mijung; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2014
Argumentation as a form of introducing children to science has received increasing attention over the past decade. Argumentation tends to be studied and theorized through the lens of individual speakers, who contribute to a conversation by means of opposing statements. M.M. Bakhtin and L.S. Vygotsky independently proposed a very different approach…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Case Studies, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students
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Shanahan, Lynn E.; Flury-Kashmanian, Caroline – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2014
Research and pedagogical information provided to teachers on implementing explicit strategy instruction has primarily focused on teachers' speech, with limited attention to other modes of communication, such as gesture and artefacts. This interpretive case study investigates two teachers' use of different semiotic resources when introducing…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Elementary School Students
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Kontovourki, Stavroula – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2014
This article highlights the complexity of becoming a reader in public school classrooms, by describing the ways students' reading bodies constituted the sites and discursive means for the performance of diverse reader identities. Drawing on sociocultural literacy and post-structural performance theories to suggest the notion of embodied…
Descriptors: Poetry, Learning Theories, Reading, Ethnography
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Luk, Jasmine C. M. – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2013
This article discusses a study on how language use and language development can be promoted through engaging students in different participation roles in board games. Theoretically, the study is grounded in sociocultural perspectives of activity theory and the role of play as a form of human motivation. A group of Grade 4 primary students learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Games