Search results for: Active learning
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The purpose of this paper is to reveal ways to provide the opportunity for students to have aesthetically engaged learning experiences. Using John Dewey's ideas from Art as Experience as a framework, the author uses aesthetic theory to show how such ends can be reached. In addition, the author suggests six themes that teachers can draw upon to help students attain engaged learning experiences.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010
This longitudinal study builds on conceptualizations of dialogic inquiry to examine how teachers and students coconstructed a discourse of inquiry in a public magnet school. The authors examine the processes and practices that make up this discourse of inquiry. Furthermore, they also study the function of teacher talk in supporting academic and social learning and agency among students. This discourse of inquiry supports students as active, thoughtful, engaged learners and community members. Furthermore, this discourse underscores the critical role of classroom talk, collaboration, and deliberation in meaningful learning engagements.
Updated: Jul. 20, 2009
In this study, the authors examined 32 teachers' learning in an informal learning environment. The authors analyzed changes in conceptions and behavior regarding students' active and self-regulated learning (ASL), and relations with the teachers' learning activities. Few relations were found between observed changes in behavior and learning activities.
Updated: Jun. 08, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of active learning on preservice teachers’ dignity, energy, self-management, community, and awareness (DESCA) abilities, attitudes toward teaching as well as attitudes toward science. The data for the study were obtained from 77 elementary school preservice teachers from two classes conducted by the same instructor in a public university located in Turkey. .
Updated: May. 13, 2009
A study was conducted to explore how experienced teachers learn informally through classroom teaching activities. Four aspects of activities were studied: behavior, cognition, motivation and emotion. Findings demonstrate that cognitive, affective, motivational and behavioral aspects are interrelated in classroom teaching and that learning from classroom teaching occurs at several levels of awareness. The authors argue that a theory of teacher learning should account for activities involved in the alignment of behaviour to plan and for the role of motivation and emotion.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2008
Innovative Training of In-service Teachers for Active Learning: A Short Teacher Development Course Based on Physics Education Research
The article discusses a short development course for physics teachers, providing them with a tutorial as an active learning strategy. The course was designed as an active learning environment and enabled teachers to experience the entire tutorial sequence of activities. Following the tutorial, teachers reflected on difficulties and experiences, discussing their teaching experiences with their colleagues in small collaborative groups first and the whole class later.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2008