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|Cases on Research-Based Teaching Methods in Science Education
Eugene de Silva.
While the great scientists of the past recognized a need for a multidisciplinary approach, today’s schools often treat math and science as subjects separate from the rest. This not only creates a disinterest among students, but also a potential learning gap once students reach college and then graduate...
Collaborative Models for Librarian and Teacher Partnerships
Kathryn Kennedy, Lucy Santos Green.
Once considered designated storytellers, modern library professionals are emerging as experts in technology integration, information literacy, and curriculum alignment. Though, their collaboration with technology specialists and administrators continues to be a struggle.
Collaborative Models for...
Academic Knowledge Construction and Multimodal Curriculum Development
Douglas J. Loveless, Bryant Griffith, Margaret E. Bérci, Evan Ortlieb, Pamela M. Sullivan.
While incorporating digital technologies into the classroom has offered new ways of teaching and learning into educational processes, it is essential to take a look at how the digital shift impacts teachers, school administration, and curriculum development.
Academic Knowledge Construction and...
Cross-Cultural Considerations in the Education of Young Immigrant Learners
Jared Keengwe, Grace Onchwari.
As the American immigrant population continues to expand, immigrant children and children of immigrants are entering the public school system. To be most effective, new teaching pedagogies must take cultural diversity into account.
Cross-Cultural Considerations in the Education of Young Immigrant...
Promoting Active Learning Through the Flipped Classroom Model
Jared Keengwe, Grace Onchwari, James N. Oigara.
With the integration of technology into education systems, our society has begun to embrace the new approaches we have taken towards transforming traditional learning environments into active learning through questions, collaboration, and discussions.
Promoting Active Learning Through the Flipped...
Cases on Teaching Critical Thinking through Visual Representation Strategies
Leonard J. Shedletsky, Jeffrey S. Beaudry.
One of the most important aspects of a comprehensive education involves teaching students to analyze arguments and form their own opinions based on available information. Visual and graphical mapping strategies are useful in helping students to consider problems from a variety of perspectives.
Andragogical and Pedagogical Methods for Curriculum and Program Development
Victor C. X. Wang, Valerie C. Bryan.
Today’s ever-changing learning environment is characterized by the fast pace of technology that drives our society to move forward, and causes our knowledge to increase at an exponential rate. The need for in-depth research that is bound to generate new knowledge about curriculum and program...
Critical Thinking and Writing Informational Texts in a Grade Three Classroom
Robin M. Bright, Bev Smith.
In this chapter, the authors present a case study that explores grade three students' work with informational text over a month-long unit in order to document the students' developing thinking skills about text structures and features. Students were introduced to informational mentor texts to discover...
Examples of Concept Mapping in a School Setting: A Look at Practical Uses
Cristine G. Goldberg.
Through discussions with colleagues at several different institutions and teachers from all levels in my home state, it became apparent that classroom teachers have little or no exposure to good concept mapping practices. Background information about why concept mapping should be a primary tool in...
Confronting Critical Thinking Challenges “in” the College Classroom
Chigozirim Ifedapo Utah, Alexis Waters.
The goal of this pilot study was to develop a learner-centered teaching tool that would promote meaningful learning and enable higher education instructors to model critical thinking through concept mapping. Learner-centered approaches emphasize not only content, but the context, purpose, and process...
Making Sense of Intercultural Interaction
This chapter presents a visual sense-making activity in the field of intercultural communication. The activity is rooted in the literature that treats learning as a process of constructing meaning. The premise for this activity is that critical thinking depends on learning beyond memorizing discrete...
Self-Inquiry and Group Dynamics: A Multidisciplinary Framework for Critical Thinking
Katia Gonzalez, Rhoda Frumkin, John Montgomery.
In this chapter, the authors discuss ways in which pedagogical considerations involved in using a theoretical framework for self-inquiry and socially constructed knowledge led to the selection and implementation of mapping as a tool to (1) activate prior knowledge and scaffold content and process for...
Teaching Critical Thinking to First-Year Medical Students through Concept Mapping
Helping students learn the basic sciences and demonstrating their importance in the practice of medicine presents a challenge for the majority of medical science educators. A curriculum change of medical biochemistry was implemented to include concept mapping as a visual strategy to enhance the...
The Talmud, as the basic source of Jewish law and thought, continues to receive the attention of scholars and students from a wide age group. Study of the Talmud is complicated by its complex and involved legal arguments. Talmud Diagrams are designed to be easy to read graphical representations of the...
Critical Thinking, Critical Looking: Key Characteristics of an Educated Person
Richard C. Emanuel, Siu Challons-Lipton.
Critical thinking involves the comprehension and expression of the meaning or significance of a wide variety of experiences, situations, data, events, judgments, conventions, beliefs, rules, procedures, and criteria. One important aspect of critical thinking is the analysis, interpretation, and...
Mind Mapping for Critical Thinking
Roxanne M. O'Connell.
Mind mapping is a visual technique that exploits the way we actually think—through synaptic connections and non-linear associations. Because mind mapping gives practitioners, be they professional or student, access to subconscious observations and connections, it is a powerful thinking tool, useful in...
Learning Argumentation Practices in School with a Graphical Synchronous Discussion Tool
Amnon Glassner, Baruch B. Schwarz.
Several computerized representation tools have been developed to enhance collective argumentation in schools. The authors describe Digalo1, a graphical synchronous e-discussion tool (Schwarz & Glassner, 2007). They focus on how Digalo was used in a program (the Kishurim program) dedicated to foster...
Mapping the Doctorate: A Longitudinal Study of PhD Students and their Supervisors
Camille B. Kandiko Howson, Ian Kinchin.
This chapter reports on the results of a four-year longitudinal study of PhD students and their supervisors, from which the evidence gained suggests that the students tend to focus on the PhD in terms of a product to be completed (in terms of writing a thesis and peer-reviewed journals), whilst the...