Education - Theses, Dissertations, and other Required Graduate Degree Essays

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Teaching modern Chinese literature to non-Chinese Western readers : a critical review of Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian's novel Soul mountain

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2004
Document type: 
Thesis
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Supervisor(s): 
Gloria Sampson
Department: 
Education
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.A.

I am a music student : I am a musician : the educator/learner partnership

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2004
Document type: 
Thesis
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Supervisor(s): 
Yaroslav Senyshyn
Department: 
Faculty of Education
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.A.

Parrots and butterflies : students as the subjects of socio-ecological education

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No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2004
Document type: 
Thesis
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Supervisor(s): 
Mark Fettes
Department: 
Faculty of Education
Thesis type: 
(Dissertation) Ph.D.

Looking beyond postmodernism : art as a tool for social transformation

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2004
Document type: 
Thesis
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Supervisor(s): 
Stuart Richmond
Department: 
Education: Faculty of Education
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.A.

On the connections between imagination and education : philosophical and pedagogical perspectives

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2004
Document type: 
Thesis
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Supervisor(s): 
Kieran Egan
Department: 
Faculty of Education
Thesis type: 
(Dissertation) Ph.D.

Epistemic styles and mathematics problem solving : examining relations in the context of self-regulated learning

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2004
Document type: 
Thesis
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Supervisor(s): 
Philip Winne
Department: 
Faculty of Education
Thesis type: 
(Dissertation) Ph.D.

Artistic creativity : transforming sorrow into beauty, truth and art

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2004
Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Supervisor(s): 
Stuart Richmond
Department: 
Faculty of Education
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.A.

The immediacy of writing : why literature matters more to students who are creative writers

Author: 
Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2004
Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Supervisor(s): 
Stuart Richmond
Department: 
Faculty of Education
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.A.

"Just because someone is not good at something, doesn't mean you don't get picked" : identity and agency in an elementary classroom

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2004
Document type: 
Thesis
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Supervisor(s): 
Kelleen Toohey
Department: 
Faculty of Education
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.A.

An inquiry into high school students' understanding of logarithms

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2004
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The mathematical concept of logarithms plays a crucial role in many aspects of human existence. This study aimed to analyze and describe the issues involved in high school students' understanding of logarithms and to highlight the most common difficulties students face as they develop their understanding. Two general theoretical ideas guided this investigation: mathematical understanding and obstacles. The adapted version of Confrey's model for students' understanding of exponents was applied to investigate students' understanding of logarithms. As a result, a description of students' difficulties with logarithms, and suggestions of possible explanations of the sources of these difficulties were presented. As for teaching practice, I focused on the initial introduction of the logarithms. In the traditional curriculum, logarithms are introduced as exponents. However, historically logarithms were developed completely independently of exponents. Further research will investigate the feasibility and the benefits of the historical approach for teaching.

Document type: 
Thesis
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Supervisor(s): 
Rina Zazkis
Department: 
Faculty of Education
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.Sc.