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Environmental Outdoor Education and Exposure to Nature: The Positive Effects on Student Wellness and Academic Achievement
Environmental Outdoor Education and Exposure to Nature: The Positive Effects on Student Wellness and Academic AchievementDownload
The purpose of my final project is to evaluate the research literature that examines how Environmental Outdoor Education (EOE), and similar type activities, can improve student wellness and academic achievement through exposure to nature and the outdoors. This evaluation takes the form of an...
This autobiographical study addresses the question of how/why have I as a principal been able to create a transformational education environment. To uncover how transformation has taken place in my schools, I drew upon 298 pages of reflective papers written over nine courses of my M. Ed. program,...
Recently, a new wave of gaming known as active gaming or exergaming has shown it can be an educationally functional and enjoyable method of learning within areas of the curriculum which highlight dance or other individual activities. This study aimed to better understand the impact dance and...
Dropping out of high school negatively affects individuals and society. In today’s technological world, a high school diploma is often seen as the minimum standard of education an individual is expected to achieve. Thus, governments and educators continue to struggle with developing new...
In Canada’s increasingly global society, learning Japanese is becoming increasingly popular in schools and post-secondary institutions. Many Canadians believe that learning this new language will enhance their understandings of aspects of Japanese life and culture. Often, students of Japanese as...
Alberta is an industrial force within Canada. Nonetheless, it is a travesty that there is still a high percentage of students who fail to complete their high school education. Despite many initiatives to improve student retention and promote high school completion within the province, there...
This study looked at the literature choices of High School English teachers, as well as the reasons for their choices.
Climate change is an important issue and educators have a responsibility to prepare students to face the challenges and future changes that climate change presents. Unfortunately, public uncertainty about the extent and causes of climate change and the interdisciplinary nature of the climate...
In English Language Learning education, there are differences between immigrant and refugee students. Often the former has a background in formal literacy education, while the latter may have experienced significant gaps in their schooling. The problem is compounded for those who arrive as...
Screencasting as a Medium for Communicating Students' Understandings in the High School Mathematics ClassroomDownload
When students are encouraged to reflect on their learning, communicate their reasoning and understandings, and develop their technical vocabulary, many opportunities for feedback and growth arise. Research examining journal writing in the mathematics classroom has supported the notion that...