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i am searching for language teaching and learning theories and adult learning theories
“Learning L2 is often considered as a complex phenomenon. Every learner of the L2 learns a language in different contexts. However, we have a number of theories as mentioned above by others will contribute to L2 learning, Yet we can't be certain that which theories function solely in the process of L2.”
Thank you everyone for your participation in advance, Academic generally involves in the teaching learning activities and researcher involves to investigate new things. Which one do you think more important?
“The relevance of scientific research to the requirements of development in society in the fields of industry, agriculture, services and others is one of the cornerstones of development and progress in our age in which scientific research occupies a great place in different aspects. There is no doubt that the relationship between scientific research in economic and social development and the consequences thereof in raising production rates and improving its quality and introducing modern methods and techniques in productive and administrative activities of developmental institutions leads...” more
In keeping with the national move towards competency-based proficiency based education (to decrease numbers graduating with inadequate numeracy and literacy skills, ability to work both independently and collaboratively, etcare implementing a standards-based system of teaching, learning, tracking and reporting/grading. The goal is to make the series of educational experiences K-12 more purposeful, differentiated, and focused on learning while maintaining teacher choice and the ability to design instruction in ways that meet needs of learners. There is research on student motivation to... more
“I'm not sure about the current research, but I can tell you that my students who were in honors classes were highly motivated by grades, maybe too much so. My students in "regular" classes were motivated by relationships with others (like their teacher), and not at all by grades, overall. The exception was if they gained or lost a privilege or reward at home in response to their grades, in which case they became urgently motivated. So, if a student is going to be grounded for the weekend unless their grades reach a certain standard by Friday, they would do anything to get their grade up to...” more
Reflection in teaching and learning in Islamic Education.
“Thanks for the asnwer, dear Hein Retter and Hamid Gadouri Islam has a rich heritage of critical reflection, and shares with the Abrahamic faiths the prophetic educational teachings that call for continous self-examination so that the fatihful remain balanced in their religious observance. Educator in religious education need to contribute this to policy development, as they can directly challane the indoctrinatory mode of Islamic education that informs the extrimist mind-set, as noted by Prof. Abdullah Sahin from Warwick University.”
Dear Researchers Fellows, I am seeking a post doctoral position in mathematics education working on integrating technology in teaching and learning mathematics or educational measurement. Any suggestion is highly appreciated. Best regards,
“You can also look for Mathematics Education positions at the following websites. https://amte.net/resources/joblistings https://www.mathclassifieds.org/jobseeker/search/results/ All the best with your job search.”
How can ICT be used to improve teaching and learning?
“Because ICT able to create unique user interaction (that sometimes cannot be done in real world) that will help student understand concepts and simulate it in digital world.”
Dear respected colleagues, Cultural dimensions such as power distance, ethnicity, gender, individualism, collectivism, language, religion, beliefs and others are asserted by education experts and culturists as influencing class interaction as well as learning outcomes. Is there any correlation between cultural dimensions and the teaching and learning processes? How can cultural dimensions improve or impede classroom interaction and learning outcomes of students? In what practical ways can instructors cater for cultural appropriation and deal with cultural issues to enhance classroom... more
“The teacher could use social framing strategies to enhance student engagement by students who are less responsive to prepackaged texts.”
Teaching of literature in language classes has became a fashion. Commonly, teachers use literature for the development of the four skills of language as well as for providing knowledge of the world. These days three models are used to teach literature in EFL/ESL classroom as 1. Cultural model--by which student learn about several cultural and ideologies other than their own, 2. language model-- where students learn to use language and vocabulary, etc. 3., personal growth model--where learners learn to engage with the text to enjoy reading pleasure. Now, I'm in search of some effective... more
“literature and cultural competence”
Reflection in teaching and learning.
“Thank you for the knowledge that has been given. I was interested in the theme of Reflective Practice in Islamic Religious Education and became the theme of my thesis. References and information submitted are very helpful. Following is my link project: https://www.researchgate.net/project/Reflective-Practice-in-Islamic-Religious-Education?_sg=TanB9f6wz1FKDNsiQ7uoiDTYdLRcx6AWmZQ6Ia81A-op68MgHPeIjRYxUDeRHdUC_wOqEkWdu3-bJV_o3179Cxb_ixsQRJGpCm91”
Dear All The divorce between Moodle and Blackboard has been announced officially with cross-accusation between the two parties (https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2018/08/01/moodle-and-blackboard-part-ways-amid-shifting-lms-landscape). Actually, for me it was an inevitable divorce because it combined two entities that have two opposite foundations (not in terms of teaching or learning; rather, in terms of business model): open source and proprietary philosophies! But they left a baby whose destiny is not yet known!! Is there someone who has conducted or supervised... more
“The partnership began in 2012 when Blackboard purchased some of the companies working with Moodle . However, since the expected revenues were not actualized during the the past 6 years, people in the Model project decided to break away from Blackboard. However, the business divorce is not going to impact the Moodle and Blackboard based services and they both continue to contribute to education in general and to the open-source community in particular in the future.”
This question was inspired by works in optics of respectable Dr Tatsuo Tabata. We know a parity inversion in physics, e.g., in quantum mechanics., and it is described by the flip in the sign of any one of spatial coordinate. Actually parity transformation in 3D means flip in the sign of all spatial coordinates (a point reflection), an odd isometry. Why, then, when looking in the mirror, we each time see/experience the inversion for only one , say the X coordinate (from left to right, and not Z (vertical) or Y (depth))? In other words: Why we see it in this quantum manner rather (applied... more
“A mirror inverts an image from back to front, not from top to bottom or side to side. With one inversion vector a right hand system looks like a left hand system, but if you try to shake right hands with your image in a mirror it becomes obvious that the image does not extend a right hand.”
E-portfolios can facilitate teaching and learning processes. At the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (Ghent University), we noticed that our students often have difficulties reflecting about their learning in a meaningful way. When faced with more complex tasks, such as a Master thesis or internship, students also lack the ability to use their developed competences in an integrated manner. An e-portfolio can help students gain insight in their learning process in a more holistic way. Through an action research design, we used the platform ‘Pebblepad’ as the medium to... more
“Hi Jo and All I have just surfed the Canvas website but have not been conviced about its "revolutionary" promise. For those who have used it (and preferably have used other platforms), could you please share your opinions? I have also gone through some sites that compare Canvas to other existing platforms (such as Blackboard and Moodle) but they report other people's reviews only!”
We are currently debating about subscribing to JoVE in the categories "Neuroscience" and "Behavior". Could anyone comment on the overlap of both categories or the usefulness of the individual categories or even articles? So far "Behavior" only contains 39 articles. Could it be supposed that JoVE is growing? I have seen some colleagues publishing there, but it still seems to be off the typical pursuit of impact points. Could it be supposed that JoVE will receive an Impact factor in the future? web: http://www.jove.com/
“The current impact factor of the JoVE is 1.184 and its level is Q4. The cost production is as follows: Standard: video by JoVE, the cost is 2400 USD and video by author, the cost is 1200 USD. Open Access: Video by JoVE, the cost is 4200 USD, Video by author, the cost is 3000 USD.”
Forget devices, the future of education technology is all about the cloud and anywhere access,teaching and learning is going to be social. says Matt Britland. What is your opinion?
“Yes,thats correct..try to focus on the principles as well as practicle examples..yoy can manage yr lecture virtually”
in my opinion, story books can help to improve intercultural literacy. do you agree that they can play a significant role in language teaching? how? your ideas are highly appreciated.
“dear Yasser thank you for your authentic views . I could not agree more with your great comments. best regards”
EFL students often state that they find it difficult to use the English they have studied when they are involved in a real communication. They report that English does not have any communicative function in their community. Further, their learning syllabus does not provide them with the skills and strategies they need to be active participants in real communicative events. So how can teachers help students develop their communicative competence in a situation as such?
“hi. how can we enhance our students' communicative competence through the materials not intended to do so? materials design should be in line with pre-determined objectives and goals. best”
in my opinion, language learning and teaching is more political than scientific. Do you agree? provide evidence please.
“Of course, we have an experience in North where the french speaking organization promote the use of the french language in university, despite of our conviction that english should be the first language. Another experience with a cooperation with Germany, the German-Tunisian University was blocked for reasons of political relations”
What is a shape of spherical light wave starting in F from O in moving frame F'. The two different sets of simultaneous events S and S', one starting from O in frame F, and another one starting in S' from moving in F center O' (at the beginning co-positioned in O) seem to me be spherical in F and F', respectively. However, are these two sets of events (S and S') identical, separable or at least do they have a common part?
“A photon in free space spreads out, at long enough range, and the intensity drops. But however far it spreads out, each photon will be detected at one position, with the probability of it being at that position being proportional to its power density there.”
Now a days in all the countries of the world faculty members are very busy with accreditation and quality assurance activities. Institutions are investing large amount on consultation and documentation. Faculty members invest lot of time and energy. Do you agree that accreditation and quality assurance activities will enhance the quality of teaching, learning and assessment?
What are the sources of educational thought?
“there are various sources of educational thoughts . some are outer resources like other scientists' research, books and journals available and conferences. but , in my opinion , the main source is innovative IDEAS of novice or experts needing more investigation. exploring them opens new doors as internal factors affecting scientific thoughts. science needs prodigies who dare to see things differently. they are the origins of new ideas. best”
the interpersonal relationship between the teacher and students has become more horizontal than vertical. In some classrooms, we find teachers who treat students as friends and vice versa. In so doing, they try to disclose themselves to their students by revealing some personal and private pieces of information to them. what do you think of such act? does it contribute, in any sense, to the success of English teaching/learning?
“Some disclosures can be helpful, for instance, sharing a personal anecdote that illustrates a topic of focus. One example would be an American teacher describing to students from a different culture, the cultural norms associated with Thanksgiving dinner in her own family. Disclosures about personal relationships are almost always a no-no, as usually these types of disclosures serve to benefit the teacher and not the students. A basic rule of thumb for a teacher in this situation is: does this disclosure help me in some way? Am I using it to share a part of myself, to get laughs, to...” more
What action do you take if one of your student warns you about a mistake that occurred during your explanation?
“I will openly apologise ....... if he/she is correct...... If not I will reemphasise that I am right....However, we all human beings, capable of being wrong....Especially in this age of technology any student can check what we are telling them in the class. We cannot hide....Same among the scholars....they agree and then disagree, once they agree, new knowledge is created....”
There are those who act as a person in the university within a different character in compare with his character in the community, Where do you put yourself?
“hi. as an scaffolder helping my students approach their potential level of proficiency. as a critical thinker helping them to be empowered by means of higher thinking skills being able to evaluate and criticize education system to change for better. best”
Technical Colleges in Nigeria are using demonstration method for teaching and learning but lately there has been complain on the teaching method due to poor performance of graduates.
In teaching, or as a student in physics, oftentimes a difficulty becomes a motivation for new understanding. In this context, what difficulty do you see in using Lagrangian or Hamiltonian methods in physics, also thinking of avoiding difficulties ahead, for example, in teaching or learning Quantum Mechanics? As a reference, please read the following. "Consider the system of a mass on the end of a spring. We can analyze this, of course, by using F=ma to write down mx'' = −kx. The solutions to this equation are sinusoidal functions, as we well know. We can, however, figure things out by... more
“Hello all, See also in continuation of this thread: 1. https://www.researchgate.net/post/Should_college_students_learn_about_electromagnetism_before_mechanics 2. https://www.researchgate.net/post/Why_is_special_relativity_still_denied_today 3. https://www.researchgate.net/post/Do_we_need_to_abandon_the_Standard_Model_in_Physics 4. https://www.researchgate.net/post/Would_it_be_more_insightful_for_students_to_learn_conservation_of_momentum_laws_before_Newtons_laws and others.”
Do you support joint projects between a number of disciplines, for example, we have a project suitable for work between a number of faculties such as science, medicine, pharmacy, engineering and education in various branches and disciplines. Are you with or against such projects give your opinion?
“It's great project, but need high coordination. I support it.”
What are the pathways to quality teaching and learning in higher education institutions?
“I think the following criteria are critical to advance in teaching field: -Professional preparedness -Self-criticism -Willing to improve -Patience -Experience Yet passion to teach I think can be considered also of paramount importance in pathway to quality teaching.”
Various disruptive technologies have affected teaching learning process. . In view of this , can we contemplate role for teachers, especially in higher education? He/she should be a coach, facilitator, technology savvy etc. What else can we visualize? http://www.slideshare.net/SanjeevDeshmukh/future-roleofateacherfdp
“Imho, teachers are as much necessary as are students. Machine intelligence mostly enhances the interaction. All best wishes.”
If in our inertial frame the total particle energy would be nm, but observed in the same particle inertial frame its total energy would be m and it would be the rest of universe which would gain the energy nM, where M - mass of universe in our "stationary" frame. The above question arises: How is it possible that energy of particle or whole the universe depends on the velocity of inertial observer?
“I would like to defend my last "strange/wild" statement that our belief that energy is "somehow" constant and defined seems to be doubtful (if not even completely irrational), indicating at two other important points: 1) The total energy of our Universe at the moment t=-1 ps was equal to... zero. (Most physicists would, however, say that there was not such a moment, as all "moments" had "begun" exactly with t=0.) 2) It is hypothesis that matter is created out of nothing all the time in random way in whole the volume of universe. (Most physicists would say, however, that it only...” more
Can scholars involved in mindfulness, meditation and yoga explain what's the difference between the three?
what are the key performance indicators of faculty member in technical education? How to measure?
“Possibly an answer here: search for the report at www.rand.org "Improving Teaching Effectiveness: Final Report" by the RAND corporation.”
Imagine that an x researcher did a research on "causes of lack of motivation" and got twenty different responses from students or teachers. Can those responses be reused as a questionnaire by another researcher in another context? If yes, do I need to take permission? Thank you very much indeed!
“the questionnaire should be validated whether it can measure the construct it is going to measure. regarding reliability or internal consistency, Cronbach a is useful .how can u be sure that the items are accurate in measuring the construct? best”
I am currently researching about content curation for the improvement of the teaching-learning process. I would like to know which is the best tool for content curation in teaching work.
“Dear academics thank you all for your relevant answers”
Should research ethics, institutional ethics and professional ethics be taught to UG and PG students as a course in all subjects?
“It is important that students are made aware of acceptable norms in order to function well in a civilized society. Although it is a part of the undergraduate curriculum in most universities , ethics and integrity should be an indirect part of every course.”
I am starting now a research regarding the use of micro-learning for computer programming teaching/learning. Can anyone help with (un)successful experiences regarding micro-learning application for education?
“Thank you Hassan, Very useful article "The Effectiveness of Microlearning to Improve Students’ Learning Ability" Br Srdjan”
With the changes introduced in medical curricula, many schools have reduced or omitted "dissection" and replaced it with other teaching and learning means such as computer-aided programs, 3-D models, plastinated specimen, predissected specimen, anatomy atlases, etc. My question is, do you still have "dissection" as part of the teaching, and learning anatomy or you have replaced "dissection" with other teaching means?
“Great reply Dr Vriend. I agree with what you have observed about learning anatomy. Even “virtual reality“ goggles will not fully replace the real 3-D. A combination of methods, including films, seems best.”
Students often ask the question: How many references I have to include in my Master Thesis?
“The most important is to cite the related research to the topic of your master thesis. However, discipline may make a difference. Some disciplines have more research production in the area, hence you might reach more than 100 citations, some disciplines have lower number of research therefore less citations, hence, you may cite 30 papers. Being concise and focused on citing papers relevant to your topic covering recent and old researches what matters. Good luck.”
Teaching and Learning
“Dear Madam, You have raised a very good question in the field of academics. All most all the university curricula now a days consist of PO, PSO and CSO for every subject. It's a challenging task for academicians to achieve all the mentioned PO, PSO and CSO for a particular syllabus of a subject. There is a huge gap between our curricula and what is the need of industries. So, many times it is not possible to achieve all the outcomes which are framed. Also, many universities are more focused on theoretical aspects and less on practicals. So, this is a big hurdle in achieving it.”
Most of the time when we discuss teaching methods with our colleagues and our students, they say this is an old fashioned and old method. Does this mean that we don't need this method anymore, and use just the non-traditional one?
“Face to face encounters are necessary to facilitate the learning process. The role of the mentor " teacher" is vital in the traditional delivery of instructions.”
Communicative competence has become the main goal of language learning and teaching.When we look at its main components as in Canale and Swain model (1980) and Canale (1983), we find its main components are: Grammatical competence, sociolinguistic competence, discourse competence and strategic competence. This what has been emphasized by many other models. Where is the location of the language four skill? Are they included in CC?? Communicative approach has also focused on two major aims: 1- Developing communicative competence and 2- creating procedures for developing the four language... more
“Thank you Abdullah for your opinion”
In continuation with the previous discussion, it is now clearly evident that the Bohr-Sommerfeld atomic theory is fundamentally wrong. The major demerit is due to the unjustified application of the electrostatic Coulomb law to the non-static orbiting electron in a semi-classical form. It may be of fundamental importance in teaching-learning processes. Can anybody refer to the latest best theory of atomic quantum dynamics? If it is so, is it not needed to relook into the foundation of entire quantum mechanics- both non-relativistic and relativistic counterparts?
If you examine the tables of contents of most eLearning systems/lessons/courses, etc., you find that the underlying educational philosophy is one of Objectivism. This theory holds that the student's mind is an empty slate that the lecturer/teacher/instructor fills up. The systems approach to this kind of eEducation has the creator of that system examine the subject to be taught, divide it up into small bits, sequence the bits in some logical order, and then put all students through the same process of learning the material in that order. For example, eTextbooks (most of eLearning materials... more
“Michael, there is not enough training and courses in modern Pedagogy for teachers (at least in Serbia) so a lot of courses (not only in eLearning) are design very, very poorly”
I am researching about it. I have some problems to need helping. My main research question "what are the stakeholders’ perceptions for quality assurance of teaching and learning at universities?"
How is personality development a part of education? Should formal education include the aspect of character formation?
“Thank you for your contributions Nguyễn, Abdullah, Giulia, Subhi and Karthigeyan. It is good to receive such an unequivocal response to this question. Many observe the need to widen the traditional ambition of an academic institution to include personal development and values. Like you say in your article Giulia, such a widened focus will create "successful learning, self-fulfillment and... positive social impact"”
The effects of a class that is not manage
“Classroom management ensures that students have an equal opportunity for earning education. It is up to the students to capitalize on the opportunity and excel.”
Though both seem similar in many ways, are the terms interchangeable or used in different contexts?
“I think that team teaching applies when each module or component of the course is taught by a different member of the team. While, team teaching applies when more than one person are responsible for the same module and assist each other in meeting the class.”
Education plays a very important role in the prevention and transformation of violent conflicts.
“Education should be the key for positive change in the quality of living for people. It all starts with the attitude of cheerful service to others. When some one becomes less selfish, he becomes more loving and more giving. Let us start a revolution of random acts of kindness.”
I would like to explain the word "Research" to my students and research scholars and history of it. Also I would like to know the first research article.
“Operational research: (I) its origins and development... 1975 by A Stratton www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00107517508210834”
Hi, I am new to Researchgate. Just want to ask you about your experiences with Researchgate? Are you happy with using Researchgate? What is your best and the worst experience in with Researchgate? Regards
“Hi Professor Bakhshi, It is good to have you on Researchgate. ResearchGate is a professional network where scientists and researchers can share and access scientific output, knowledge, and expertise. It is a social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators. According to a study by Nature and an article in Times Higher Education, it is the largest academic social network in terms of active users, although other services have more registered users and more recent data suggests that almost as many academics have Google...” more
I think teaching and learning must be through technology with audio,video aids besides traditional lecture being delivered by the instructor.
“While educators recognize that teaching and learning are complex activities evolving from social and cultural contexts, pressure is mounting to be internationally competitive. This research relates a global and responsive discussion of internationalization in education through comparative analyses of current educational discourse about mathematics, science, and technology in the United States, Mexico, India, and Taiwan. Interestingly, changes in education in countries around the globe seem to be leading to a global curriculum. This research examines that phenomenon in several ways. First,...” more
To give the accoutablity of my question: the article is published by Francis and Taylor. Please check the doi - adress! and change the right name in Research Gate. Thanks. Memorisation methods in science education: tactics to improve the teaching and learning practice Frits F. B. Pals, Jos L. J. Tolboom, Cor J. M. Suhre 📷& Paul L. C. van Geert Pages 227-241 | Received 15 Jun 2017, Accepted 17 Nov 2017, Published online: 29 Nov 2017 https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2017.1407885
There are some publishing houses sent to some colleagues in this plattform to delete the full-text, and claimed to have filed a case on this platform. so far I have not received any email. Some colleagues had to delete their account. Do you think publishers will earn their case and have a wedge to delete accounts As you know we signed copy-rights with a journals. please, give me your opinion?
“If your write-up is copy right by third party, you can't publish it in other place though you are the author I can give you an example i have a book for post gradute students " OSPE review book (ophthalmology) for post graduate book". The 1st edition of the book was publish by me and in google if you write " Dr Md Anisur Rahman OSPE slide share" lots of power point lecture will be there and all the OSPE from my 1st edition but the 2nd edition of the book has published by JP Brothers (India) and I transfer the copy right in favor of JP so I have no right to uploaded in Google or some other...” more
When we talk about sample size, majority of scholar talk about quantitative research, is there any standard way to be considered the sample size of qualitative research.
“Do not jump more than you need, finally you have to fall in the same ground: secret of happiness. Have a great day friends !”
The quality of a nation’s educational system cannot exceed the quality of the nation’s teachers. Evidence from around the world consistently arrives at the same simple conclusion. This implies that teacher quality is a vital key to teaching and learning. For this discussion, please bear in mind that in our case we are considering a post conflict country where majority of the citizens were denied some kind of formal education during the period of the war or conflict. How can teacher quality impact the learning outcome of such students irrespective of their ages?
“From experience, I think teacher quality only have minimal impact on the learning outcome of the students in a post conflict/war country in the short-term.”
What are the ways to teach learning difficulties? I do not know anything and I have nothing more precious and more beautiful than the desire to know and increase science. This energy that is in love with learning must be used properly. Science and the desire to increase knowledge is in itself a great force that increases the more knowledge you may encounter. Unfortunately, many succumb to these difficulties and begin to change his life without achieving anything.
“Good question and useful answers.”
Educational background of a teacher is very important in the aspect of teaching and learning. Will getting a degree in education make one a better teacher in the higher education level. Please, to make it a scientific discourse, anyone with relevant articles or research based work can put them forward for better understanding. Thank you
“Thank you so much dear Drs. Abdullah Noori and John Talbot for sharing your thought on this salient issue of discuss.”
Even though most teachers are IT expect but they could not integrate IT in their teaching and learning.
“The following factors are essential: 1. Access to technology 2 Preparation of teachers for their use 3 Professional motivation status vs. institutional requirements 4 Access of students to these media. Let me point out that there are geographical contexts where access to technology is a real problem.”
Given the plethora of video content readily available on the Web, gradations in quality can be difficult to distinguish. Does your institution have any stated criteria or guidelines for choosing video content for teaching purposes? Your feedback is always appreciated. Many thanks, Debra
“Nope, no restrictions in our institution! Interesting discussion though. I am following.”
Is it always important to use Teaching and Learning Materials in the Classroom ?
“Not exactly. There should be variation in a classroom. Sticking only to the class material may sometimes discourage the learners.”
I am part of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Central Missouri. As Dr. Etter mentioned, we have annual reviews as part of the P&T process, but for professional development purposes I have always thought that there should be separate reviews that are formative rather than summative. Will this be something you will be exploring? I am trying to get a program like that here, but I'm just starting out, so I am very interested in your thoughts.
“In my opinion, assessment should be observed as a medium of representing and setting the stage for effective learning in which the teachers provide students with constructive feedback (formative assessment or assessment for learning). Therefore, assessment for learning is central, in contrast to summative assessment (assessment of learning) in which assessment is viewed as a tool for evaluating learning with the mere purpose of accountability, for instance, for grades, certification, or etc.”
What conditions should be available for learning? There is a difference between teaching and learning, and the teaching process is an external process where the learner is taught everything that is required by specialists. In the learning process, the person learns himself. This process can be practiced either through self-study, or other means and methods.
“Availability of a suitable environment with all the necessary resources, equipment, along with the willingness of the person to learn.”
Teaching and learning in the past how does look ? With time what happened ? More recently what is happening?
“Traditional ways of teaching were more teacher-centered or the teachers were the authoritative figures; however, they seem to be losing their effectiveness because today teachers are faced with teaching Millennials, who have grown up around computers, smartphones, laptops, and internet functioning as a fundamental part of their lives. Millennials do want other to tell them what to do, instead they want to lead their own learning.”
Impact of ICT on teaching and learning
“ICT, mainly, the World Wide Web has presented teachers and learners numerous advantages, possibilities, and massive amounts of materials to improve and make both teaching and learning easy. Now a days teachers are faced with teaching Millennials, who have grown up around ICT, computers, smartphones, laptops, and internet, functioning as a fundamental part of their lives. Thus, a classroom without ICT is not in harmony with the norms of 21st Century learning and teaching.”
For the last year, I have been a member of the Professional Development Expert Group of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, mentoring a pilot group of 'teachers and researchers' exploring the National Forum framework and developing a working approach to PD in HE. <https://www.teachingandlearning.ie/about/professional-development-expert-group/)> Do you consider PD as part of your working life? Are you a participant or mentor of such a group? Are there ways to work PD into our HE discourse?
“Professional Development is an essential part of the academic life of a teacher. I agree with all answers here. All the very best, Litart”
The main functions of any instructor in any educational institution are teaching, research, extracurricular activities and community engagement. In fact, in teaching institutions, teaching is the most important function. In order to create effective teaching, the instructor should focus and concentrate on any factor that helps in improving the teaching methodologies/strategies that would serve to meet this objective. One of the most factors that causes in effective teaching is the technology.
“Teaching and learning could be improved when technology instructions are used. Such instructions include CAI- Computer Aided Instructions, Video Instructions, Intelligent Tutor/Learning, On-line learning etc But Competencies is needed in those areas. The competency could be acquired through training, workshops and seminars.”
I am currently researching play, art, dance, music, and theater and teacher management tools in the classroom. I am in search of current articles. Governmental regulations have removed control of most classroom discipline from the teachers and school administrators. I believe the aforementioned therapies in the classroom could return order and discipline in a passive manner through teachers. I am in search of supporting articles. I have exhausted traditional avenues of research. I am mostly struggling with dance, music, and theater. Thank you.
“Thank you, Jeanne”
In the context of Bangladesh, teachers are doing poor performance in teaching and learning for different reason. They are doing a lot of extra work as: free stipend list for all the students, voter list of mass people, active participate in national immunization, observing national days and other international days, DR list (descriptive role) of class five grade students. For the doing other official work , teachers get tired and they cannot perform better in classroom teaching-learning.
Now a days most of the countries focusing on accreditation and quality assurance reviews, which results in creating, reviewing and editing documents. Many argues that quality assurance is focusing on documentation and ignores the real quality of teaching, learning and research. In this backgound my question is; Is accreditation and quality assurance reviwes are adversly affecting research work?
In England we have developed the term 'dual professional' to cover the identity of a vocational teacher as teacher and as being formed by their occupational expertise (seen in a professional affiliation or in mandatory CPD (rare in England)). We have yet to fully embed what concept means, but it is used to raise awareness of the links to employers/industry and to support the professional identity of vocational teachers, particularly in FE colleges. My question is asking how others may see the identity of a vocational teacher, their professional profile, and their position within a... more
“Thank you, Mustafa. I'm exploring how pedagogy (in terms of methods, tools, assessments and sequencing) relates to vocational learning and therefore what impact (if any) a practitioner's vocational expertise has on that pedagogy.”
I am looking to know how leaders can create an impressive atmosphere for the processes of teaching and learning in higher educations.
“Absolutely Genevieve Wanjala ,the basic School principals along with teacher can play a big role in creating a conductive environment for learning.”
This content is solely for effective teaching of Graphic design in Senior High School level
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art education measures for effective teaching and learning of the creative arts in Basic schools
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Related literature shows that there are numerous organizations, companies and HEIs that have adopted and applied the total quality management (TQM) approach as a way to obtaining an understanding of their performance, the complexity of the teaching and learning processes and, as a way to benchmark their activities and output.
“Regarding the limitations of EFQM: Despite the fact that there were many good applications of TQM or EFQM excellence models in HEIs across America, Europe and Asia, and despite the benefits of TQM in general and the EFQM excellence model in particular in improving the quality in HEIs, the above authors have faced many serious problems in applying the EFQM excellence model in HEIs; some other authors have addressed numerous problems of an implementation type in its critical operating factors and in its structure and components, and have thus argued that the TQM and EFQM excellence models...” more
With the increase in mobile users using mobile technology to increase interaction among peers and encourage expressing views in language learning, especially English, would help learners to overcome apprehensions such as stage fright etc.
“Mobiles have become a great help to increase the participation of students in class. The main reason is that phones reduce the affective filter through the use of social networks and other apps. One of the advantages is that students are not physically exposed to classmates and the teacher so they feel more confident even if they make mistakes. Using a mobile device, give students enough time to think about the ideas and answers they will use when they participate in chats or other activities online. When students are building their ideas they can check and recheck what is being written so...” more
Teaching and learning online (synchronously and asynchronously) can be demanding both in terms of time and engagement. The teacher has to "write" more in designing course materials and the learner has to "read" more (i.e., the various course materials uploaded). But not finding the right balance can cause students to be disengaged. What are some effective strategies that have worked for you to increase interactivity in online courses? Your feedback is much appreciated. Many thanks, Debra
“Using a closed Facebook group and something like https://sociograph.io/my.html for generating and sharing participation analytics has worked really well on the asynchronous side. On the synchronous side, focusing on semi-structured, problem-based, small-group, breakout activities in Adobe Connect has worked really well. I often provide a choice of activities with different levels of structure so as to satisfy both self-directed and responsive learners. I also encourage exploration of a variety of tools and technologies for use during these activities. Finally, offering a mix of weekly...” more
Specifically, I am interested in conceptual, theoretical, methodological and practical issues in research on the contribution of classroom dialogue (or classroom talk) to children's learning and development? What, in your opinion, are understudied elements? What methodological issues still need to be solved (or further developed)? Etc.
“Dealing with students' diverse backgrounds and how to make classroom dialogue effective in this context is one of the immediate challenges with which teachers must grapple. The following sheds light on the issue that I hope will be helpful for you: Workforce Education and Development (WED): Graduate Students... One Style Does Not Fit All: Facilitating Cultural Difference... Best regards, Debra”
While educational research has generated a vast pool of studies and findings, much remains unclear and uncertain due to the complexity of linking learning with specific teacher actions for specific learners. Oftentimes future teachers express they want to be taught how to teach by learning THE best practice for instruction (including for assessment). In the absence of 100% certainty on what is known about teaching and learning, to what degree is it helpful to admit to them such uncertainty (which underscores the need for more research) and, at best, present to them multiple strategies... more
“Hi Andrew. I happen to have a photocopy of the chapter but have no access myself to the book or to the chapter. If you manage to find the electronic file of the chapter, I'd appreciate if you could share it with me. Regards Cecilia”
Do you know models, concepts of sustainability of Teaching & Learning or even tools for measuring the sustainibility of courses in Higher Education? Is it worth to look at them?
“Hi Ivo, I just stumbled across an article that might be of interest for you here: Lambrechts, W. (2015). The contribution of sustainability assessment to policy development in higher education. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 40(6), 801–816. https://doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2015.1040719 Might hold some interesting conceptual and methodological apsects...”
My research is an exploration of effective teaching practice when teaching children with English as an Additional Language (EAL) in the primary classroom. Focusing on the challenges, experiences and continued professional development of teachers, exploring provision and support for students with EAL in the primary classroom.
“Extensive research about your topic is available in English Teaching Forum, a scientifc journal published by the US department of State https://americanenglish.state.gov/past-issues-english-teaching-forum”
For a study about teacher stress (in school and high-school), what tools/methods do you think would be suitable for this research?
“The following work reaches a system of actions that improves the preparation for the self-care of the health of the teachers, knowledge area where there are no updated proposals to carry out the quality jumps that are required, at least in the context that was analyzed. The results presented in the research report have the generic name of: "Preparation for self-care of health: study and intervention in teachers, and is adopted in response to the difference that exists objectively between the whole and the parties. Among other aspects, the issue of stress is worked with special...” more
Emotional competence, along with other competencies, are currently regarded as crucial to the development of relationships and the success of the person in the different dimensions of life. Thus, it becomes important to understand the role of teachers in this domain.
“by these strategies, students can improve emotional feeling and regulate them.”
The advancement in technology has resulted in teaching and learning becoming ubiquitous (anywhere and anytime). One such advancement is the e-book. But how popular is the latter in programmes delivered at your university? Are students demanding these and are your libraries investing in them? What are some of the issues, if any, you are encountering? Your feedback would be much appreciated in learning from your experiences. many thanks, Debra
“Our university, as a part of large consortium, has an agreement with Springer which allows the staff and students to use e-books at no cost. I have been choosing several Springer texts for the courses I teach. Surprisingly, students preferred to purchase paper copies and used them for studying. I also prefer traditional printed textbooks to digital copies, but I did not encourage my students to purchase hard copies!”
what are its advantages and disadvantages when one base on it when evaluates the students
“CASEL defines social and emotional learning as the process by which children and adults acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, identify and achieve positive goals, show empathy with others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions”
As there are ever increasing pressures on schools and teachers to improve test results, have we overlooked the importance of the affective domain in learning? Can a student engage in critical thinking without first being engaged at a social and emotional level?
“certainly we can not specify that a certain domain is the most to be used for evaluation in teaching and learning but what is the best is to have both, we should have a certain system that we can be able to evaluate all the domains, because on their combination we can conclude that the training is effective, and that is one need to have a diverse of knowledge(cognitive domain), must internalizes this knowledge and affects his feelings and attitudes, emotions as well as the way a person is acting on the society(affective domain) and also one must be able to put all he/she gained in the...” more
Generally a college teacher is a professional job devoted for teaching and learning. Many college teacher have higher interest of research but could not do much. I have seen that they have wish to continue their research in spite of having class load. What is your opinion??
When we know how important is education for all, to barbarism, ignorance and inequality prevailing in this wildly globalized world As we explain that the effort is not engaged the attention of the less gifted or benefited by society. Could it be that again, we neglect the great mass, and invest only in subjects that the political system requires, for the few jobs that offer creative quality?
“I can share it's importance which is referred in self written article on quality of life reg.elderly.one can definitely maintain it's value in successful aging.”