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Published on Sep 20, 2019in Frontiers in Education
Sue Oates (Northumbria University)
This article grew from the author’s doctoral study into the development of self-regulated learning (SRL) at the end of the primary school. A brief outline of SRL is included to provide the context for this article. The focus of learning in schools is seen as shifting from a knowledge-based focus to a skills-based curriculum as the role of the teacher adapts to the changing nature of education. Work on collaborative enquiry learning and the inclusion of pupil voice are also factors in this paradi...
Published on Sep 18, 2019in Frontiers in Education
Roswitha Ritter (University of Wuppertal), Antje Wehner (University of Wuppertal)+ 1 AuthorsPhilipp Krämer (University of Wuppertal)
Teacher beliefs are action guiding in the classrooms. Teacher beliefs about inclusive education are thus a crucial pre-requisite for its success. Therefore, those beliefs have to be addressed during the first phase of teacher training. Generally accepted concepts or operationalized definitions would be valuable guidelines for pre-service teachers and their educators. However, neither the ones nor the others are available at present. Therefore, pre-service teachers have to fall back on their own ...
Published on Sep 18, 2019in Frontiers in Education
Martine Peters5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UQO: Université du Québec en Outaouais),
Tessa Boies1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Université du Québec),
Sonia Morin (Université de Sherbrooke)
The habits of university students today have changed drastically thanks to the technological tools at their disposal and the access to an enormous amount of information on the web, which they can copy, use and reference in their assignments. Unfortunately, the line has become blurred about what is and what isn’t permitted by their professors and their universities, sometimes resulting in students committing plagiarism. Research has shown that many students arrive at university unprepared. They l...
Published on Jan 1, 2019in Frontiers in Education
Cam Brooks (UQ: University of Queensland), Yangtao Huang (UQ: University of Queensland)+ 2 AuthorsRochelle Burton (UQ: University of Queensland)
Feedback literature is dominated by claims of large effect sizes (Hattie, 2009) yet, there is remarkable levels of variability in the effects of feedback. The same feedback can be effective for one student but not another, and in one situation but not another. There is a need to better understand how students are receiving feedback and currently there is relatively little research on school students’ perceptions of feedback. This is in contrast to current social constructivist and self-regulator...
Published on 2019in Frontiers in Education
Carmen Tomas6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Nottingham),
Emma Whitt4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Nottingham)
+ 1 AuthorsKatie Severn (University of Nottingham)
Analytic and holistic marking are typically researched as opposites, generating a mixed and inconclusive evidence base. Holistic marking is low on content validity but efficient. Analytic approaches are praised for transparency and detailed feedback. Capturing complex criteria interactions, when deciding marks, is claimed to be better suited to holistic approaches whilst analytic rules are thought to be limited. Both guidance and evidence in this area remain limited to date. Drawing from the kno...
Published on Sep 13, 2019in Frontiers in Education
Peter Mtika5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Aberd.: University of Aberdeen)
This article reports on secondary school students’ perspectives of participating in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related extracurricular activities in six secondary schools in Scotland. The extracurricular activities aimed at supporting students in developing knowledge of STEM subjects and confidence in their preparation for high school examinations, post-secondary schooling and the world of work. The study used a mixed-methods design. This entailed collecting data usi...
Published on Sep 12, 2019in Frontiers in Education
Rosemary M. Caron8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UNH: University of New Hampshire)
The landscape of higher education is dynamic and calls for faculty and academic administrators to not only prepare those entering the workforce with current skills, knowledge, and values but to do so in an environment that is resourceful with the tools and personnel necessary to educate the citizenry. A critical component in achieving this noble mission is the role of the Department Chair, who spans both the academic and administrative environments. The Department Chair, whether at a public or p...
Teachers pursuing National Board Certification complete a rigorous assessment comprised of four components measuring standards of accomplished pedagogical knowledge and practice. One of those components of the assessment, Component 4: Effective and Reflective Practitioner, is a new performance-based portfolio component that centers on the use of assessment data and other sources of information to advance student and teacher growth. Specifically, the component requires teachers to: • gather and u...
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