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    • Education theory

    • Education theory seeks to know, understand and prescribe educational policy and practice. Education theory includes many topics, such as pedagogy, andragogy, curriculum, learning, and education policy, organization and leadership. Educational thought is informed by many disciplines, such as history, philosophy, sociolo ... Read »


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    • 3S Understanding

    • 3S Understanding is a curriculum structure that was created by James G. Henderson. 3S Understanding is a mixture of three components that can be diagrammed as a triangle. The three Ss are Subject Matter, Self-learning, and Social Learning. Henderson and Gornik’s Reflective Teaching: Professional Artistry Through ... Read »


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    • 70/20/10 Model


    • Age of Interruption

    • The Age of Interruption refers to a seeming increase in fractured attention due to media tools and virtual multitasking. The term was popularized by Thomas Friedman in a 2006 New York Times opinion editorial. Friedman deemed the age the "malady of modernity", and characterized is as reflecting information overload ... Read »


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    • Anarchism and education

    • Anarchism has had a special interest on the issue of education from the works of William Godwin and Max Stirner onwards. A wide diversity of issues related to education have gained the attention of anarchist theorists and activists. They have included the role of education in social control and socialization, the righ ... Read »


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    • Michael Apple

    • Michael W. Apple (born August 20, 1942) is an educational theorist specialized on education and power, cultural politics, curriculum theory and research, critical teaching, and the development of democratic schools. He is currently the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, ... Read »


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    • Big Writing

    • Big Writing is an approach to teaching writing developed by Ros Wilson and marketed by Andrell Education. The aim of Big Writing is to advise schools on how to raise attainment level in speaking, listening and writing. The method is currently used by numerous schools, primarily in the UK but also overseas. The target a ... Read »


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    • Bloom's 2 Sigma Problem


    • Boyer's model of scholarship


    • Derek Cabrera

    • Derek Cabrera

      Derek Cabrera (born 1970) is a systems theorist and cognitive scientist who applies systems-based concepts to the development of models in human development and learning (education), organizational learning design, management and leadership, organizational change. Models he has formulated include DSRP, MAC (for learnin ... Read »


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    • Code-mixing

    • Code-mixing is the mixing of two or more languages or language varieties in speech. Some scholars use the terms "code-mixing" and "code-switching" interchangeably, especially in studies of syntax, morphology, and other formal aspects of language. Others assume more specific definitions of code-mixing, but these specif ... Read »


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    • Conference of the Americas on International Education

    • The Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE) is an international conference that takes place once every 18 months within the Americas. It is organized by the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education, which has its headquarters in Montreal, Canada, and the CAIE General Secretariat is located ... Read »


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    • Confucius

    • Confucius

      Confucius (/kənˈfjuːʃəs/; September 28, 551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sinceri ... Read »


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    • Connected learning

    • Connected learning is a type of learning that integrates personal interest, peer relationships, and achievement in academic, civic, or career-relevant areas. In addition, connected learning is an approach to educational reform keyed to the abundance of information and social connection brought about by networked and di ... Read »


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    • Critical understanding

    • Critical understanding is a term used commonly in education to define a mode of thinking, described as, ‘an essential tool for participating in democratic processes, at whatever level.’ It is a defensible position reached through the examination of ideas, issues or sources. It is achieved through reflecting u ... Read »


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    • Curriculum theory

    • Curriculum theory (CT) is an academic discipline devoted to examining and shaping educational curricula. There are many interpretations of CT, being as narrow as the dynamics of the learning process of one child in a classroom to the lifelong learning path an individual takes. CT can be approached from the educational, ... Read »


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    • Democratic education

    • Democratic education is an educational ideal in which democracy is both a goal and a method of instruction. It brings democratic values to education and can include self-determination within a community of equals, as well as such values as justice, respect and trust. Democratic education is often specifically emancipat ... Read »


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    • John Dewey

    • John Dewey

      John Dewey (/ˈduːi/; October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey is one of the primary figures associated with the philosophy of pragmatism and is considered one of the fathers of ... Read »


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    • Dual language

    • Dual language is a form of education in which students are taught literacy and content in two languages. The majority of dual language programs in the United States teach in English and Spanish, although increasing numbers of programs use a partner language other than Spanish, such as Arabic, Chinese, French, Hawaiian, ... Read »


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    • Educational behaviourism

    • Educational behaviourism is an educational philosophy built around the premise that environment determines behaviour, and regulating the environment of students to influence their behaviour in positive ways. ... Read »


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    • Educational neuroscience

    • Educational neuroscience (or neuroeducation, a component of Mind Brain and Education) is an emerging scientific field that brings together researchers in cognitive neuroscience, developmental cognitive neuroscience, educational psychology, educational technology, education theory and other related disciplines to explor ... Read »


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    • Edupunk

    • Edupunk is a do it yourself (DIY) attitude to teaching and learning practices. Tom Kuntz described edupunk as "an approach to teaching that avoids mainstream tools like PowerPoint and Blackboard, and instead aims to bring the rebellious attitude and DIY ethos of ’70s bands like The Clash to the classroom." Many in ... Read »


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    • Experiential learning

    • Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as "learning through reflection on doing".Hands-on learning is a form of experiential learning but does not necessarily involve students reflecting on their product. Experiential learning is distinct from rote or didac ... Read »


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    • The False Principle of our Education

    • The False Principle of Our Education: Or, Humanism and Realism (German: Das unwahre Prinzip unserer Erziehung, oder: Humanismus und Realismus) is an article written by Max Stirner and published in the Rheinische Zeitung in April 1842. Stirner begins by stressing the importance of education: "the school question is a l ... Read »


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    • Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development

    • The Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development (FWL) was established in 1966, as one of the 20 original Regional Educational Laboratories funded by the United States Congress and charged with "bridging the gap between research and practice." Between 1966 and 1976, FWL developed teacher "minicourses" ... Read »


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    • First Principles of Instruction

    • First Principles of Instruction, created by M. David Merrill, Professor Emeritus at Utah State University, is an instructional theory based on a broad review of many instructional models and theories. First Principles of Instruction are created with the goal of establishing a set of principles upon which all instructio ... Read »


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    • Flexible seating classrooms

    • A flexible seating classroom is one in which traditional seating chart are replaced with seating arrangements that allow the students to seat where they choose. One of its principal objectives is to reduce the number/duration of sedentary periods of time, which research has identified as a danger to health. The Albemar ... Read »


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    • High-probability request sequence

    • "High-probability request sequence" is a term used to describe one of several strategies which are used by educators and others to promote and maintain appropriate behaviors in children and in adults with developmental disabilities. A "high-probability request" is a request to which the learner complies willingly unde ... Read »


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    • History of the English language (education)

    • In English-language education, History of the English language (HEL) is a commonly required class for students in English studies and Education, though in the nineteenth and early twentieth century it was often required of all US college students. Since HEL is often the only linguistics class required of English m ... Read »


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    • In Schools We Trust

    • In Schools We Trust

      In Schools We Trust is a book written by Deborah Meier and published on August 1, 2002. Meier uses her experiences as the founding principal of the Mission Hill School in Boston, and previous experiences leading the Central Park East schools in New York, to illustrate her vision for school reform in America. The book i ... Read »


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    • Instructional theory

    • An instructional theory is "a theory that offers explicit guidance on how to better help people learn and develop." Instructional theories focus on how to structure material for promoting the education of human beings, particularly youth. Originating in the United States in the late 1970s, instructional theory is influ ... Read »


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    • Internationalization of Higher Education

    • Internationalization of higher education in theory is "the process of integrating an international, intercultural, or global dimension into the purpose, functions or delivery of postsecondary education." Internationalization of higher education in practice is "the process of commercializing research and postsecondary ... Read »


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    • Invitational education

    • Invitational Education (IE) is an educational theory of practice introduced by co-founders Dr. William Watson Purkey and Dr. Betty Siegel of the International Alliance for Invitational Education (IAIE). Purkey is professor emeritus of counselor education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and writes prol ... Read »


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    • Keller Plan

    • The Keller Plan, also called the Personalized System of Instruction (PSI), was developed by Fred S. Keller with J. Gilmour Sherman, Carolina Bori, and Rodolpho Azzi in the middle 1960s as an innovative method of instruction for the then-new University of Brasília. PSI was conceived of as an application of Skinner's ... Read »


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    • Knowledge-Centered Support

    • Knowledge-centered service (KCS) is a service delivery method that focuses on knowledge as a key asset of the organization implementing it. Development began in 1992 by the Consortium for Service Innovation, a non-profit alliance of support organizations. Its methodology is to integrate use of a knowledge base into the ... Read »


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    • Learning theory (education)

    • Learning theory may refer to: ... Read »


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    • Living educational theory

    • Living educational theory (LET) is a research method in educational research. The idea of action research as a living practice entered the mainstream of action research from the book, "Action Research as a Living Practice" by Terrance Carson and Dennis Sumara in 1997. Carson and Sumara transformed the concept of t ... Read »


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    • Mantle of the expert

    • Mantle of the Expert is an education approach that uses imaginary contexts to generate purposeful and engaging activities for learning. Within the fiction the students are cast as a team of experts working for a client on a commission. The commission is designed by the teacher to generate tasks and activities that fulf ... Read »


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    • Mastery learning

    • Mastery learning (or, as it was initially called, "learning for mastery") is an instructional strategy and educational philosophy, first formally proposed by Benjamin Bloom in 1968. Mastery learning maintains that students must achieve a level of mastery (e.g., 90% on a knowledge test) in prerequisite knowledge before ... Read »


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    • Deborah Meier

    • Deborah Meier (born April 6, 1931) is an American educator often considered the founder of the modern small schools movement. After spending several years as a kindergarten teacher in Chicago, Philadelphia and then New York City, in 1974 Meier became the founder and director of the alternative Central Park East school, ... Read »


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    • Multicultural education

    • Multicultural education is a set of strategies and materials in education that were developed to assist teachers when responding to the many issues created by the rapidly changing demographics of their students. It provides students with knowledge about the histories, cultures, and contributions of diverse groups; it a ... Read »


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    • Precision teaching

    • Precision teaching is a precise and systematic method of evaluating instructional tactics and curricula. It is one of the few quantitative analyses of behavior forms of applied behavior analysis. It comes from a very strong quantitative scientific basis and was pioneered by Ogden Lindsley in the 1960s based largely on ... Read »


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    • Progressive education

    • Progressive education is a pedagogical movement that began in the late nineteenth century; it has persisted in various forms to the present. The term progressive was engaged to distinguish this education from the traditional Euro-American curricula of the 19th century, which was rooted in classical preparation for the ... Read »


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    • Reflective practice

    • Reflective practice is the ability to reflect on one's actions so as to engage in a process of continuous learning. According to one definition it involves "paying critical attention to the practical values and theories which inform everyday actions, by examining practice reflectively and reflexively. This leads to dev ... Read »


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    • Retroactive learning

    • Within theories of education, retroactive learning is a delay in understanding an experience, or review of learning experiences when resources become available. Often, it is not possible to learn while an event is occurring because the agent lacks the specific information or resources that it needs to learn. For examp ... Read »


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    • Robots and Avatars

    • Robots and Avatars was a programme of events and educational activities which explores how young people will work and play with new representational forms of virtual and physical life in 10–15 years time. It was produced by body>data>space with support from NESTA. between 2009 and 2012. The project examined multi ... Read »


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    • Small group learning

    • Small group learning is an educational approach. The group work has to be carefully planned and frequently requires a facilitator to ensure group progress. In addition the group function and the learning that takes place needs to be assessed and evaluated. The material learned is just as important as the group's abilit ... Read »


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    • Small schools movement

    • The small schools movement, also known as the Small Schools Initiative, in the United States of America holds that many high schools are too large and should be reorganized into smaller, autonomous schools of no more than 400 students, and optimally under 200. Many private schools of under 200 share design features whi ... Read »


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    • Brian Street

    • Brian Vincent Street (October 1943 – 21 June 2017) was a professor emeritus of language education at King's College London and visiting professor at the Graduate School of Education in University of Pennsylvania. During his career, he mainly worked on literacy in both theoretical and applied perspectives, and is p ... Read »


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    • Student approaches to learning

    • Student Approaches to Learning is a theory that students will take a different approach to how they study, depending upon the perceived objectives of the course they are studying. The theory was developed from the clinical studies of two educational psychologists, Ference Marton and Roger Säljö, who found that s ... Read »


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    • Student engagement

    • Student engagement occurs when "students make a psychological investment in learning. They try hard to learn what school offers. They take pride not simply in earning the formal indicators of success (grades), but in understanding the material and incorporating or internalizing it in their lives." Since the U.S. colleg ... Read »


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    • Synchronous learning

    • Synchronous learning refers to a learning event in which a group of students are engaging in learning at the same time. Before learning technology allowed for synchronous learning environments, most online education took place through asynchronous learning methods. Since synchronous tools that can be used for education ... Read »


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    • Teaching philosophy

    • Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
      Teach. Philos. Discipline Philosophy, education Language English Edited by Michael Cholbi Publication details Publisher
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      1975–present Frequency Quarterly Indexing ISSN 0145-5788 (print)
      2153-6619 (web)
      LCCN 76-649637 OCLC no.
    • Teaching Philosophy  

      Teaching Philosophy is a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the practical and theoretical discussion of teaching and learning philosophy, that is philosophy education. Established by Arnold Wilson in 1975, it has published over 2,500 articles and reviews in this field. Notable contributors include Norman Bowie, ... Read »


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    • Thematic coherence

    • Thematic coherence is a term that can be used both in linguistics as a literary technique or in developmental psychology; in the last case, it's said to be an organization of a set of meanings in and through an event. In education, for example, the thematic coherence happens when a child during a classroom session unde ... Read »


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    • Thematic learning

    • Thematic learning (often synonymous with thematic instruction) is an instructional method of teaching in which emphasis is given on choosing a specific theme for teaching one or many concepts. Thematic learning takes place when different disciplines are all centred towards one definite concept. This is a creative and e ... Read »


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    • Theory of multiple intelligences

    • The theory of multiple intelligences differentiates intelligence into specific 'modalities', rather than seeing intelligence as dominated by a single general ability. Howard Gardner proposed this model in his 1983 book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. According to Gardner, an intelligence must fulf ... Read »


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    • Thinking Maps

    • Thinking Maps are a set of graphic organizer techniques used in primary and secondary education ("K-12"). There are eight diagram types that are intended to correspond with eight different fundamental thinking processes. They are supposed to provide a common visual language to information structure, often employed when ... Read »


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    • Transactionalism

    • Transactionalism is a set of philosophical tools, or a method, employed to address the complexities of human social exchange or transactions. It refers to an approach rather than encouraging the philosophical position one should adopt in life. As a method of inquiry, it has been studied and applied to various disciplin ... Read »


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    • Video-based reflection

    • Video-based reflection is a reflective practice technique popular in the field of education in which video, rather than one's own memory, is used as a basis for reflection and professional growth. Individual teachers can practice video-based reflection, but it is more commonly done when teachers are a part of vide ... Read »


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    • WAC Clearinghouse

    • The WAC Clearinghouse publishes open-access journals, books, and other resources for teachers. Writing-across-the-curriculum (WAC) refers to a formal programmatic approach within contemporary secondary and higher education composition studies that promotes the importance of writing in classes outside of composition. W ... Read »


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    • WestEd

    • WestEd

      730 Harrison Street WestEd is a San Francisco-based nonpartisan, nonprofit, mission-focused organization. The organization's mission states, "WestEd, a research, development, and services agency, works with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, ... Read »


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    • Writing Across the Curriculum

    • Writing across the curriculum (WAC) is a movement within contemporary composition studies that concerns itself with writing in classes outside of composition, literature, and other English courses. According to a comprehensive survey performed in 2006–2007, approximately half of American institutes of higher learn ... Read »


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