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International Journal of Educational Development Vol. 45, No. 1 (November 2015) pp. 42–53
STEM education faces an interesting conundrum. Western countries have implemented constructivist inspired student centred practices which are argued to be more engaging and relevant to student learning than the traditional, didactic approaches....
Computers & Education Vol. 58, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 631–640
There is extensive uptake of ICT in the teaching of science but more evidence is needed on how ICT impacts on the learning practice and the learning outcomes at the classroom level. In this study, a physics website (Getsmart) was developed using the ...
Innovative Leadership by School Principals: Embedding Information Communication and Technology in Kuwaiti Schools
Journal of International Education Research Vol. 8, No. 4 (2012) pp. 425–434
Kuwait is an oil rich country planning for a future that is not dependent on exploiting natural resources. A major policy initiative has been the introduction of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) to schools. However, contextual issues...
Journal of STEM Education Vol. 14, No. 2 (2013) pp. 47–55
The foundations of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education begins in the early years of schooling when students encounter formal learning experiences primarily in mathematics and science. Politicians, economists and...
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology Vol. 4, No. 1 (January 2013) pp. 31–45
The term ‘partnership’ is increasingly used by governments, industry, community organisations and schools in supporting their daily businesses. Similar to the terms ‘ICT’ and ‘learning’, ‘partnerships’ are now ubiquitous in policy discourse. Yet,...
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology Vol. 7, No. 4 (October 2016) pp. 72–84
Internationally, there is a growing body of research on industry-school partnership, particularly regarding the principles that contribute to effective and efficient partnership models that facilitate vocational-industrial education. However, there...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 44, No. 1 (2016) pp. 25–44
Research over a long period of time has continued to demonstrate problems in the teaching of science in school. In addition, declining levels of participation and interest in science and related fields have been reported from many particularly...
Global learning technology: Developing preservice elementary teachers' reflective practice through cross-cultural exchanges
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 2364–2367
This paper reports on the initial implementation of a global learning project. The primary objective of the project was to develop in students a broader, cultural perspectives through co-reflection with an e-mate in sister classes at a collaborating ...
Using Global Learning to Enhance the Preparation of Elementary Teachers in the Teaching of Mathematics and Science: What We Learned
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1433–1436
Guided student-instructor reflections were already a part of an integrated mathematics and science methods class for preservice elementary teachers. A global learning dimension was added to further develop the reflective practice through cross...