Search results for: Instructional activities
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In this article, the authors trace learning across the digital video production process through case studies with four youth media arts organizations (YMAOs) across the United States. The authors conclude with implications for teachers and leaders who may be interested in how to support the inclusion of digital production processes into formal instructional spaces.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010
This study is a review of research on the association between student engagement and activity structure. In interpreting the evidence, the authors focus on studies of classroom discourse—particularly studies of dialogic and scaffolding instruction, which illustrate variability in the effects of whole-class instruction on student engagement.The authors find no conclusive evidence of a link between whole-class instruction and disengagement among low-achieving students.
Updated: Mar. 16, 2009
Instructional Interventions Affecting Critical Thinking Skills and Dispositions: A Stage 1 Meta-Analysis
Critical thinking (CT), or the ability to engage in purposeful, self-regulatory judgment, is widely recognized as an important, even essential, skill. This article describes an ongoing meta-analysis that summarizes the available empirical evidence on the impact of instruction on the development and enhancement of critical thinking skills and dispositions. The data suggest a generally positive effect of instruction on students' CT skills.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2009
In this article the author argues for the need to bridge studies of teaching and learning with studies of the subject involved – to establish a conversation between didactics and classroom studies. An analytical design and framework able to bridge the teaching–learning gap needs to be developed. Emerging technologies in video/audio documentation provide one chain of investigations for bridging how different thematic patterns are linked to instructional activities and interaction formats in classrooms.
Updated: Feb. 03, 2008