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In this article, the author focuses on recognizing humor as a powerful resource for newcomers in social settings like museums. The author discusses humor as a tool families use to help themselves feel more comfortable in museums, but also to help merge their everyday agendas with those of the museum. She used exemplars of family humor come from two different research studies conducted in different institutions. The author demonstrates that the humor seen functioned as a way to involve others, to ease the tension of not knowing a new setting, language, practice, or content, as well as to help shift authority from mediator to parent, or from parent to child.
Updated: Feb. 06, 2018
In this article , the authors sought to determine how instructors are actually assessing student participation, or what leads to the decision to grade or not grade students on their classroom participation. The findings suggest that the majority of instructors across disciplines do incorporate a “participation” factor into students’ final course grades. One impetus for the this study was the desire to identify the circumstances in which students are expected to be “active participants” in their undergraduate courses. This was determined by the percentage of instructors who reported including “participation” among the stated requirements on the course syllabus. However, some differences may be observed by discipline. Instructors of Math and Science courses were found to be less likely to grade participation than their colleagues teaching in other disciplines.
Updated: Jun. 07, 2015
The authors present new approaches to describing and understanding user behavior in massive open online courses (MOOCs). They argue that the data from massive open online courses (MOOCs) are not only plentiful and different in kind but require reconceptualization—new educational variables or different interpretations of existing variables.
Updated: Jul. 23, 2014
The authors describe the affordances of a stance of reciprocity, illustrating the contours of the component in recruitment, participation, analysis, and presentation. They ask: How do truth traditions support reciprocity? How do we authentically reciprocate participants’ efforts throughout the research process? And finally, how might qualitative work embrace reciprocity and lead education research to a broader conceptualization of evidence, one that expands the transformative potential of our collective work?
Updated: Jan. 20, 2014
Videotape and participant observation were used to document an American high school teacher workgroup's experience with collaborative teacher inquiry and to monitor changes in practice. Detectable changes in practice were observed, including a substantial improvement for two of the four teachers in fidelity of implementation of an instructional innovation.
Updated: Aug. 01, 2010
Moral Reasoning of Education Students: The Effects of Direct Instruction in Moral Development Theory and Participation in Moral Dilemma Discussion
The purpose of this study was to test an educational intervention designed to advance moral reasoning scores of undergraduate elementary and secondary education students. The study implemented an intervention program to advance moral reasoning in undergraduate elementary and secondary education students. Results indicate that direct instruction in moral development theory and dilemma discussion advanced students’ moral reasoning scores. These results are preliminary and provide only partial information. To address this limitation, suggestions for future research are provided.
Updated: May. 25, 2010
This article challenges the idea that the guarantee for democracy lies in the existence of a properly educated citizenry and argues that we should shift our attention from questions about the conditions of democracy to questions about the nature of political existence. The argument is developed through a critical discussion with the work of Hannah Arendt. The main conclusion of the article is that democratic education should not be seen as the preparation of citizens for their future participation in political life. Rather, it should focus on creating opportunities for political existence inside and outside schools.
Updated: May. 25, 2010
After a description of home education, Lave and Wenger's (1991) theory of legitimate peripheral participation (LPP) is applied to the situation of home educators who join a neighbourhood home education group, a community of practice. This paper is based on an empirical study undertaken in aid of understanding the learning process of parents as they strive to become ‘home educators’. Data comes from thirty-four in-depth interviews of home educating parents who had been home educating for more than three years.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010
Participation, Roles and Processes in a Collaborative Action Research Project: A Reflexive Account of the Facilitator
This article analyses and discusses the roles and participation of those involved in a collaborative action research project to highlight the factors that influenced their content, quality and intensity. Emphasis is given to the reflections of the facilitator, who is the author, on the processes employed to achieve equal participation and roles in the action research. Meetings and interviews with teachers are content-analysed to provide descriptions of the timing, content and type of interactions among the members of the collaborative action research.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010
This article seeks to identify the ways in which participation in school classrooms is similar to and different from those described by Lave and Wenger, which have claimed that legitimate peripheral participation is a universal feature of situated learning. As a means to investigate situated learning as participation, the author focuses on one particular form of learning in school, which can be referred to as usual school mathematics.
Updated: Dec. 15, 2009