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2014-06-30 08:25:35

Educational institutions brainstorm to look for the positive ways to improve student retention and success rates. Appreciative Advising is the elixir that harnesses the power of the organizational development theory of Appreciative Inquiry and provides a framework for increasing adviser and student success DURHAM, N.C., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Have you ever come across a person in your life who really believed in you and your potential, even at a time when that potential wasn't...

2014-05-06 08:44:21

From Modest Beginnings to Global Leader in Science Education ROSEVILLE, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inching toward its 50(th) anniversary this year, PASCO scientific continues its zest for innovation--the company's hallmark since founder and president Paul Stokstad began developing products for teaching science from the garage of his parents' Lafayette, California home in the summer of 1964. Today, PASCO technologies are central to 21(st) century science education programs...

2013-09-16 23:26:35

Visionary Business Coaching is pleased to announce that Karen will interview 40 successful entrepreneurs on a summit that asks transformational questions to create inspired action (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 The Appreciative Inquiry Telesummit - A Telesummit that asks transformational questions to create inspired action Find out the real-life stories behind 40 successful entrepreneurs who have focused on their strengths to create inspired action and upward spirals in their life and...

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2011-03-10 13:50:00

Children who are taught how to think and act like scientists develop a clearer understanding of the subject, a study has shown. The research project led by The University of Nottingham and The Open University has shown that school children who took the lead in investigating science topics of interest to them gained an understanding of good scientific practice. The study shows that this method of "Ëœpersonal inquiry' could be used to help children develop the skills needed to weigh...

2011-01-10 08:48:00

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ExploreLearning, a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD), announced the renewal and expansion of its partnership with Ontario's Ministry of Education providing access to the company's flagship simulation library, Gizmos, to teachers and students province-wide. Over the past three years, the demand for Gizmos from Ontario's school boards has been strong and usage has grown consistently. Gizmos are now being...

2009-10-28 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Inquiry is a research-based teaching approach that gives students significant, contextual reasons for learning. Because adolescents often need additional motivation and "reasons" to learn, Inquiry is the ideal foundation for Glencoe Literature: Texas Treasures, a comprehensive collection of engaging literature and non-fiction with integrated skill development and targeted differentiated instruction for Texas students in Grades 6-12. Glencoe...

2009-05-27 14:47:00

Experiments based on recommendations from National Research Council BEAVERTON, Ore., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Helping students in high school and college think critically about chemistry experiments, while providing educators with easy-to-use labs, was the goal of authors Donald L. Volz and Ray Smola in Vernier Software & Technology's new 'Investigating Chemistry through Inquiry' lab book. The book takes a unique approach by providing direction for both open inquiry and guided...

2008-08-22 03:00:15

By Thiry, Heather Laursen, Sandra L; Hunter, Anne-Barrie ABSTRACT Involvement of scientists in education is essential to strengthen quality and access to US science education at the K-12 and higher levels. Yet little research evidence exists to help practitioners understand scientists' education and outreach interests, beliefs, and motivations, and the barriers that must be addressed to involve them effectively. The ReSciPE Project (Resources for Scientists in Partnership with Education)...

2007-02-09 12:00:50

By Biesta, Gert ABSTRACT. In this essay, Gert Biesta provides a critical analysis of the idea of evidence-based practice and the ways in which it has been promoted and implemented in the field of education, focusing on the tension between scientific and democratic control over educational practice and research. Biesta examines three key assumptions of evidence-based education: first, the extent to which educational practice can be compared to the practice of medicine, the field in which...


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