Progress in Education. Volume 47

Roberta V. Nata (Editor)

Series: Progress in Education
BISAC: EDU037000

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The ongoing Progress in Education series presents substantial results from around the globe in selected areas of educational research. Schools are institutions that sail in the tempest of educational issues, reforms, strategies, data and tools, as well as reflect changes in society. Embedded in all of these are technology, diversity, and innovation – their inevitability has been demonstrated in our schools and communities. Chapter One presents an investigation on children’s conceptualization of force and brings into discussion fundamental theoretical considerations, which have influenced pedagogical practices for the last decades. Chapter Two discusses some of the issues around instigating an effective PBL (Problem Based Learning) approach to facilitate the learning of Engineering Mathematics. Chapter Three reviews a transdisciplinary digital learning environment for Special Education in the 21st Century. Chapter Four focuses on integrating multicultural curriculum through service learning projects. Chapter Five describes the distance walked by physical education (PE) teachers in PE lessons, measured by step counters and investigates how distance walked by PE teachers is influenced by the methodology and the contents of PE lessons. Chapter Six analyzes differences in the number of steps PE teachers took in PE lessons attending to the age of the students, and analyzes differences attending to the time of day. Chapter Seven deals with the role of proprietary structure in explaining the efficiency of the secondary education industry. Chapter Eight reviews “new” teaching professionalism and the professional development of educators in higher education. Chapter Nine discusses first language use by teachers and students in English as a foreign language classrooms. Chapter Ten presents research on enhancing knowledge flows through knowledge representations in healthcare professional development. Chapter Eleven provides a review on the health professions’ student admission policy. Chapter Twelve focuses on an efficiency assessment of Spanish public universities. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. New Perspectives for Theory Development in Science Education: Rethinking Mental Models of Force in Primary School
Julie Vaiopoulou, Dimitrios Stamovlasis and George Papageorgiou (Department of Primary Education, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, and others)

Chapter 2. Developing a Learning Environment Conducive to a Problem Based Learning Approach in Engineering Mathematics
Michael Peters (Aston University, Birmingham, UK)

Chapter 3. Transdisciplinary Digital Learning Environment for Special Education in the 21st Century
Norman Kee Kiak Nam (Early Childhood & Special Needs Education, National Institute of Education, An Institute of Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Walk, Singapore)

Chapter 4. Integrating Multicultural Curriculum through Service Learning Projects
Anni K. Reinking (Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL, USA)

Chapter 5. The Methodology and Activity Type Influence in the Distance Walked by Physical Education Teachers
Josune Rodríguez-Negro and Javier Yanci (Faculty of Education and Sport, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain)

Chapter 6. The Study of Physical Education Teachers' Walked Distances in Relation to Students’ Ages and the Time of Day
Josune Rodríguez-Negro and Javier Yanci (Faculty of Education and Sport, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain)

Chapter 7. An Exploratory Study Concerning the Productive Efficiency of Andalusian High Schools
Manuel Salas-Velasco (Department of Applied Economics, University of Granada, Spain)

Chapter 8. "New" Teaching Professionalism and the Professional Development of Educators in Higher Education: A Case Study of Studio Instructors at the University of Kansas
Maryam Ashkan, PhD (Vernacular Architecture, Department of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 9. L1 Use by Teachers and Students in EFL Classrooms: A Study of Turkish University Setting
Dogan Yuksel (Associate Professor, and Banu Inan Karagul, Associate Professor, Kocaeli University, ELT Department, Ýzmit, Turkey)

Chapter 10. Enhancing Knowledge Flows through Knowledge Representations in Healthcare Professional Development
Guglielmo Trentin (Institute for Educational Technology, National Research Council, Genoa, Italy)

Chapter 11. Health Professions' Student Admission Policy: How to Link Selection and Performance? A Scoping Review of the Literature
Anna Siri, Hicham Khabbache, Brahim Akdim, Ali Al-Jafar, Mariano Martini, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi (Department of Mathematics (DIMA), University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, and others)

Chapter 12. An Efficiency Assessment of Spanish Public Universities
Manuel Salas-Velasco (Department of Applied Economics, University of Granada, Spain)

Index

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