Mara Alagic

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Reflective systems allow their own structures to be altered from within. In a programming system reflection can occur in two ways: by a program altering its own interpretation or by it changing itself. Reflection has been used to facilitate the production and evolution of data and programs in database and programming language systems. This paper is(More)
March 24th 29th). Using global learning to enhance the preparation of elementary teachers in the teaching of mathematics and science: What we learned. Abstract: Structured reflections and metacognitive thinking of elementary teacher education students provide powerful opportunities for students' self-efficacy growth, and the development of both mathematics(More)
(2003) Global learning technology: Developing pre-service elementary teachers' reflective practice through cross-cultural exchanges. Abstract: This paper reports on the initial implementation of a global learning project. The primary objective of the project was to develop in students a broader, cultural perspective through co-reflection with an e-mate in(More)
—In this paper we deliberate on intercultural and global communication strategies of perspective sharing and perspective taking, and potential perspective transformation. Consideration to these strategies is given within the two instances of third place learning environments: (a) Role-play simulation environment in which learners experiment with strategies(More)
Communication of information between groups of humans has been extended through out history progressing from smoke signals, drum beats, message couriers, post, telegraph, telephone and now the ICT. The time between the utterance of a message and the reception of that message has progressively decreased. We are now able to communicate relatively cheaply,(More)
Forty-eight American preservice elementary teachers took the Metric System Questionnaire as pre-and posttest, designed to assess their perceptions and knowledge about teaching, learning, using and converting to the metric system. As intervention, they were interviewed, reflected on the metric system, and used metric measurements on all occasions. It was(More)
The following faculty have examined the final copy of this thesis for form and content, and recommend that it be accepted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Masters of Education with a major in Curriculum and Instruction. ABSTRACT The purpose of this research was to experience firsthand how the integration of global learning and 21(More)