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Bridging the Digital Divide: Using Video Games to Enhance Science Learning
(Vanderbilt University. Peabody College, 2014-07-15)
This paper explores the affordances of digital video games in the learning of science amid a changing learner demographic. Current research in this area is largely focused on motivational aspects of video games. It is ...
Service Learning Curriculum Unit
(Vanderbilt University. Peabody College, 2011-06-15)
This paper details the theoretical underpinnings of the curriculum unit designed. The basic structure and components of successful service learning inform the unit, which is designed in response to features of the ...
What Do Urban Residential Schools Afford Us?
(Vanderbilt University. Peabody College, 2015-06-15)
Children in urban neighborhoods all over the country struggle with challenges in their communities. For some time, the solution has been wrap-around services and increased support for communities who need it most. In ...
Confronting Bias in Teachers' Mathematical Mindsets
(Vanderbilt University. Peabody College, 2017-07-19)
Mathematic ability has long been considered a “gatekeeper” to advanced education, better jobs, and higher status in society. People who are considered successful in mathematics are often selected by a teacher at a young ...
Designing for play in an informal arts environment
(Vanderbilt University. Peabody College, 2015-07-29)
The ArtQuest gallery is a space at the intersection of informal learning and arts education, built for all ages, but especially for young children. At first glance, it appears to be highly successful at achieving some of ...
The Potential of Service-Learning as an Effective Instructional Strategy in Middle School Social Studies Classrooms
(Vanderbilt University. Peabody College, 2014-03-31)
This paper examines the current research and theories concerning service-learning and its potential as an effective instructional strategy in middle school social studies classrooms. Traditional social studies classrooms ...
Can Art Integration Transform Social Studies for English Language Learners?
(Vanderbilt University. Peabody College, 2015)
This paper explores the potential outcomes and benefits for English Language Learners in secondary social studies classrooms with the integration of art as part of instruction. It discusses the needs and characteristics ...
Interactive Read-Alouds and Cross-Curricular Learning: Bridging an Implementation Gap in Today’s Classrooms
(Vanderbilt University. Peabody College, 2014-06-13)
Despite the multitude of benefits, interactive read-alouds are being implemented less frequently and without best practices due to the current state of education, in which time and data are overpowering teachers’ ability ...
Teaching & Learning Electromagnetism through Agent-Based Modeling
(Vanderbilt University. Peabody College, 2016-03-01)
The Maker Movement: Lessons for Educators
(Vanderbilt University. Peabody College, 2014)
As we have moved from an industrial to an information economy, there has been interest in fostering different kinds of skills in American schools. These “twenty-first century” competencies include creativity, innovation, ...