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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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Learning and development via network participation : a case study of a peace educator network.

Barnabas, Shireen Rowena. 17 October 2014 (has links)
The recent increase in the number of reported incidents of political, domestic and criminal violence in the media, attests to the escalating violence in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), one of the nine provinces in South Africa. This situation highlights the desperate and urgent need for some sort of peace educational intervention which exposes people to alternative ways and methods of dealing with conflict, in socially acceptable, non-violent ways in an attempt to curb this cycle of violence. The training and development of peace educators is now more critical than ever. However, a review of relevant literature reveals that the field of peace education and peace educator development in the KZN and the broader South African context is marginal and seriously under-researched. This study focuses on the learning and development of peace educators, with a specific interest in how their participation in a network contributes to their learning and development as peace educators. This study is framed by Lave and Wenger's theory of Communities of Practice. It involves different data collection methods, namely document analysis, observation of network activities and in-depth interviews with six facilitators from the Alternatives to Violence Project-KwaZulu-Natal (AVP-KZN). The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) network, which is the unit of analysis for this study, emerged as a space which facilitated opportunities for collaborative social learning where facilitators were able to share information, best practices, experiences, resources as well as the AVP's "organisational culture‟. This research explores the underlying motivations for participation in the AVP-KZN network, experiences encountered through participation in the network and the role of the network in terms of the learning and development of peace educators. In this study, the AVP-KZN network emerges as a rich site for the learning and development of both novice and experienced facilitators and a major contributor to acquisition of effective facilitation skills and techniques. The informal learning in the network appears to have concentrated on the pedagogy (facilitation styles, planning, flexibility, teamwork), self-development and identity development of the peace educator. The findings reveal the network as being a conducive environment for informal, social, experiential and transformative learning which involves the acquisition of increased knowledge and skills, changed practices, opportunities to observe, to be observed, plan, implement, review and write reports. The extent to which the peace educators were actively involved in their learning through their increased participation in a variety of network activities, was also evident in this study. Six distinct components of learning emerged from the analysis of the data: 1) learning from diversity; 2) learning through changes in community; 3) learning through changes in meaning; 4) learning through practice; 5) developing an identity as a peace educator; and 6) learning through the development of self. It is hoped that this study will contribute to the existing knowledge of peace education with a focus on the learning and development of peace educators in a community of practice.
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A study of the learning strategies of metacognition, metamotivation, metamemory, critical thinking, and resource management of nursing students on a regional campus of a large Midwestern university

Myers, Nancy Ann January 1999 (has links)
The research study regarding learning strategies of nursing students incorporated a descriptive correlational action research design. This study examined the differences between associate and baccalaureate degree nursing students regarding each of the learning strategies of metacognition, metamotivation, metamemory, critical thinking, and resource management.Data were collected from 34 associate degree and 19 baccalaureate degree nursing students on a regional campus of a large Midwestern University in the United States. The demographic variables of age, gender, previous college degree, health care experience, other work experience, marital status, type of residence, location of residence, and grade point average were gathered. The demographic data of GPA and age were correlated with the learning strategies of metacognition, metamotivation, metamemory, critical thinking, and resource management as measured by the SKILLS (Self-Knowledge Inventory of Lifelong Learning Strategies) instrument modified with nursing contexts. Finally, an analysis of variance was used among the learning strategies and among the associate and baccalaureate degree student nurses' utilization of the learning strategies.Findings demonstrated that the associate degree students used metamotivation learning strategies more than the baccalaureate degree students did. Those pursuing an associate degree in nursing used the metacognition strategy more than they used either resource management or critical thinking. Finally, baccalaureate degree students used metacognition more than metamotivation, critical thinking, or resource management and memory more than they used the motivation learning strategy.Conclusions regarding less metamotivation of the baccalaureate students versus associate degree students' supported the literature equating intrinsic values with motivation. Another conclusion might be that associate degree students were pursuing a nursing degree to solve an acute problem in their life. The finding that metacognition was used more than the other strategies by the participants supports previous literature regarding the central role metacognition plays in education.Recommendations based on the findings included media campaigns and K- 12 programs addressing altruistic values. Other recommendations included methods that could be utilized by nursing instructors to promote each of the learning strategies. Recommendations for further research included the use of larger samples, longitudinal studies, and a comprehensive qualitative component. / Department of Educational Leadership
113

小学生における学習方略,動機づけ,メタ認知,学業達成の関連

伊藤, 崇達, Ito, Takamichi 26 December 1997 (has links)
国立情報学研究所で電子化したコンテンツを使用している。
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Children as e-designers: how do they understand learning?

McCredie, Nerida Anne January 2007 (has links)
University of Technology, Sydney. Faculty of Education. / This thesis reports an investigation into children's understanding of learning, as they engage with an e-Iearning design challenge. It begins by making a case that children's views of learning are of crucial significance, not only because of their position as pre-eminent learners in families and societies, but also because their learning is at the heart of our culture's aspirations for education. Then, it examines a selection of prior studies of learning in e-design contexts in order to gauge the advantages of seeking the views of children about learning in an e-design context. This consideration revealed the technological and educational potential of e-design, suggesting that such a context would be opportune here. Fortuitously, a large, ARC-funded Linkage Project (GENESIS - Generating e-Iearning Systems in Schools) provided just such an e-design context. In this project, researchers were keen to investigate whether the slowness of schools in appropriating e-Iearning might be offset when students have a sustained opportunity to conceive, design and, as far as possible, build an e-Iearning environment in which they and other students could explore questions they were passionately curious about. As a case study within the GENESIS Project, this study followed Papert's (1973) five-step process of educational research. First, a theory of education (a biologically based generative theory) was selected. Next, the ensuing set of conditions for the intellectual growth of children (the e-Iearning design challenge itself) was laid out. These conditions were then implemented within the context of The GENESIS Project: the children were equipped with the opportunity and resources to design an e-Iearning environment to explore a science-and technology topic of their choice (How and why do we think? How come we're not born with the knowledge we know now?). Of the large set of project data, six accounts were selected as representative of the diversity and commonality of children's learning and their understanding of learning in this study. Findings revealed that these children understand learning as generating, testing and thereby modifying ideas, they appreciate that these events are influenced by each learner's values and they recognise value in undertaking this knowledge gaining activity as part of a learning community. Furthermore, these children explicitly enact opportune learning experiences, particularly technologically, demonstrating their fluency as technological thinkers, capable of having technological ideas about learning.
115

The use of fantasy play and its effect on student performance

Ramirez, Juan J. January 2008 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis PlanB (M.S.)--University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2008. / Includes bibliographical references.
116

An analysis of technology tools used in online courses and their relationship to students' learning styles

Pokorsky, Heather A. January 2008 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis PlanB (M.S.)--University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2008. / Includes bibliographical references.
117

An investigation into the reading motivation and strategy use of more competent and less competent readers of English in form 5 in a Chinese medium of instruction (CMI) school in Hong Kong

Ho, Chun-yip, Ken. January 2007 (has links)
Thesis (M. A.)--University of Hong Kong, 2007. / Title proper from title frame. Also available in printed format.
118

Comparative classroom practices in higher education based on learning style research

Rainey, James R. January 2006 (has links)
Thesis (Th. M.)--Dallas Theological Seminary, 2006. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves [64]-69).
119

Learning styles and emotional intelligence of the adult learner

Johnson, Gia Daneka Kimbrough. Witte, Maria Margarita, January 2008 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Auburn University, 2008. / Abstract. Vita. Includes bibliographical references.
120

Evaluating the impact of animated topographic fly-throughs on students' geographic novelty space during a geology field trip

Hayes, James C. January 2008 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--Bowling Green State University, 2008. / Document formatted into pages; contains ix, 66 p. Includes bibliographical references.

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