Teachers

Examining the personal side of change within a collaborative inquiry group: Adopting Problem-Based Learning in primary/elementary science education (2008)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 2, No. 1, Article 3, 2008

This paper describes the experiences of a university researcher and five teachers from a school district in Newfoundland and Labrador as they planned and implemented a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) science curriculum. In PBL, the teacher acts as a facilitator as students, working individually or in small groups, find workable solutions to problems.

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2014-04-14

The complexities of ethical decision-making: A study of prospective teachers' learning (2008)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 2, No. 1, Article 2, 2008

This research study uses a process of case inquiry to examine the ability of students in an education program at an Ontario university to link abstract theory to the future demands of ethical professional practice.

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2014-04-02

Speaking for Excellence: Language Competencies for Effective Teaching Practice (2013)

This document is housed on the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) server.

This report is part of a long-term project aimed at developing tools to assess the language competencies of internationally educated applicants for teacher certification in Canada.

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2014-03-20

Promoting Skills for Innovation in Higher Education: A Literature Review on the Effectiveness of Problem-based Learning and of Teaching Behaviours (2014)

OECD Working Paper No. 100

This document is housed on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) server.

This report examines the current evidence on the effectiveness of problem-based learning, compared with more traditional approaches in higher education teaching, and explores the extent to which problem-based learning can be an effective way to develop both discipline-specific and transferable skills for innovation.

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2014-02-19

The changing face of content area teaching (2010)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 3, Article 3, 2010

This study looks at changes in instruction methods by content area teachers in the presence of social constructivist theory, which usually encourages collaborative learning and suggests that students use active techniques to build their knowledge.

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2014-01-07

York's Mathematics, Science and Technology Program: A Unique Pre-service Teacher Education Program at Seneca @ York (2001)

The Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) program at the York/Seneca Institute for Science, Technology and Education (YSISTE) in Ontario overcomes barriers to effective MST teaching.

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2013-12-20

Imagine the Challenge: Building Community Capacity Through Developing Teachers' and Students' Information and Communications Technology Skills (2000)

A Showcase Grassroots Project

Participating in Imagine the Challenge helped both students and teachers at four schools develop their information and communications technology (ICT) skills and, at the same time, build a global community.

Between September 1999 and January 2000, a Canadian runner named David Adie ran more than 5,000 kilometres between the east and the west coasts of Australia as part of the international Steps 2 Peace project.

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2013-10-29

Applications of Working and Learning: Making education more relevant by supporting educators - Showing educators how the skills they teach are used in the workplace (2000)

The Applications of Working and Learning (AWAL) Project helps middle and secondary school teachers and student teachers connect the curriculum they teach in the classroom with the application of that knowledge in the workplace.

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2013-09-19

Who Likes Science and Why? Individual, Family and Teacher Effects (2006)

There is worldwide concern that young people seem to be losing interest in science and technology. This report examines the conditions that seem to make science more attractive for students, including fostering children’s natural curiosity, and the presence of positive attitudes towards science and math both at school and at home.

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2013-09-03

What did you do in school today? Transforming Classrooms Through Social, Academic and Intellectual Engagement - First National Report (2009)

This document is part of an initiative, launched in 2007, to identify ways to enhance learning experiences for adolescents in schools and classrooms.

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2013-05-27

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