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David Whitebread Yu Song An investigation of the relationships between thinking style, participation in classroom dialogue and learning outcomes - a study based in Mainland China.

Christine Howe Pablo Torres Nunez The culturally adaptive functionality of self-regulation: Ros McLellan and David Whitebread Mohini Verma Temporal patterns of co-occurrence between children's self-regulatory behaviour and their private and social speech. Michael Evans Caroline Creaby A study of the relationship between professional development strategies and teacher professional identities David Frost Beatrice Balfour Memory, gender and early childhood education: Experimental evidence from India Anna Vignoles James Biddulph The diverse diversities of creative learning at home: The case of educational peace building inside UN Higher Education.

A case study of educators' professional knowledge and practices Ian Frowe David Neale Early signs of self-regulation: A narrative inquiry Ruth Kershner and Paul Andrews Shi Pu Critical thinking and literature review writing in different cultural contexts: Exploring students' mobile learning experiences, perceptions and motivational needs and developing learning capacity through mobile learning Elaine Wilson Eve Tandoi Reading metafiction: Exploring children's literary competence when reading hybrid novels in the primary classroom.

Gabrielle Cliff Hodges Megan Walberg An exploration of the relationship between academic achievement and psychotic experiences Ros McLellan Ji Yu Learning space and student learning in higher education: Assessment for learning and the development of autonomy in Key Stage 2 Sue Swaffield Lisha O'Sullivan Preschool children's social pretend play: A multiple case study of the identity constructions of mainland Chinese students at one Hong Kong university Diane Reay Stephen Yip Other learning experiences OLE in the new senior secondary curriculum: Barriers and pathways in school learning Nidhi Singal Christina Chinas Mediation of teachers' learning through talk within a professional learning community: An investigation of multilingual Malaysian undergraduates' print-based and computer-mediated reading experiences Gabrielle Cliff-Hodges Ivana Cosic Introduction of standardised assessment in Croatia: A multiple case study in Cypriot primary school classrooms Andreas Stylianides Anne Devlin Nurses' constructions of learning in work: Examining change in teacher thinking and practice Pamela Burnard Hui-Chuan Li A problem-based learning approach to developing fifth grade students' fraction sense in Taiwan: Keith Taber Susan Tan Between times: Growing into future's history in young adult dystopian literature Maria Nikolajeva Derron Wallace Ethnic expectations: Christianity and spirituality in nineteenth-and twentieth-century girls' books Maria Nikolajeva Sarah Winfield Education for international understanding: British secondary schools, educational travel and cultural exchange, Philip Gardner Chalermchai Wongrak Heteroglossia and identity negotiation: An exploration of 6- and 8-year old children's self-regulatory behaviours during musical play sessions at Cypriot primary schools David Whitebread Manzoorul Abedin Malfeasance, absence, silence: Puritan origins of North America's first university.

Kenneth Ruthven Daniela Jadue Roa Young children's development of a sense of learning agency through their transition between kindergarten and first grade in Chile. A US case study. Diane Reay Rabea Malik Exits, voices and social inequality: Christopher Colclough Mona Nosrati Touching the intangible: Gabrielle Cliff-Hodges Laura Vuillier Relationships between emotion regulation and inhibitory control. Developmental differences using neural and behavioural markers David Whitebread and Denes Szucs Philip Anding Facets, common frameworks and central variable of advanced-level students' understanding of D.

Keith Taber Clementine Beauvais From authoritative adult to mighty child: Maria Nikolajeva Sue Bingham The expression and regulation of emotion by young children in classrooms: David Whitebread Pamela Black Genetics education, science-talk and dialogic pedagogy: Kenneth Ruthven Ozgur Bolat A non-positional teacher leadership approach to school improvement: Diane Reay Rush Cosgrove Improving teaching and learning of critical thinking across the curriculum: Neil Mercer Linli Jin Motivation for, barriers against and theory-based prediction of Chinese students' decisions of studying abroad.

Dave Pedder Ailbhe Kenny 'Communities of musical practice': Ian Cross and Pamela Burnard Garth Stahl White working-class boys' negotiations of school experience and engagement. Jo-Anne Dillabough Natthapoj Trakulphadetkrai An exploratory mixed-method study of Thai teachers' beliefs concerning mathematical knowledge, its learning and teaching. Paul Andrews Danae Tsapikidou The effects of isolated and integrated form-focused instruction in the English-as-a-foreign-language primary classroom: Neil Mercer John Verney Entrainment in 5-year-old children: Usha Goswami Sophie Wee 'Beating the odds'?

A Bourdieusian reading of working-class educational success. Diane Reay Oakleigh Welply Constructing identities in culturally diverse classrooms: Edith Esch Yang Yang Higher education and the transformation of cultural capital: Rob Moore Foivi Antoniou Children creating and responding to children's art. Richard Hickman Maia Chankseliani Mixed-methods study of higher education access in Georgia: Chris Colclough Huei-Chun Cheng A life history study of Taiwanese female teachers' identities from a post-structural feminist perspective.

Diane Reay Tyler Denmead Beautiful little moments: Richard Hickman Jose Diego-Mantecon Clarifying the field of student mathematics-related beliefs: Paul Andrews Rose Dolan A step away from where you used to be: Mike Younger Calvin Dorion An exploration of how a drama-based pedagogy can promote understanding of chemical concepts in year old science students. Keith Taber Pete Dudley Lessons for learning: Dave Pedder Nitu Duggal Investigation of effectiveness of approaches to teaching reading comprehension.

Dominic Wyse Elizabeth Duignan 'A major yet under-estimated task': Sue Brindley Chun Lok Fung Group work and the learning of critical thinking in liberal studies in Hong Kong secondary schools.

Madeleine Arnot Rachel Hawkes Learning to talk and talking to learn: Michael Evans Philip Kirkman Secondary music students' compositional development with computer-mediated environments in classroom communities. Morag Styles Thabo Msibi 'We are what you think we are not'. A study of black South African male teachers who engage in same-sex relations.

Pam Burnard Joanne Waterhouse School leadership in context: Michael Evans Donna Bryce Metacognitive skills and executive functions: David Whitebread Alejandro Carrasco-Rozas A case-study of the Chilean policy agenda for disadvantaged primary schools: Diane Reay Jessica Gerrard Emancipation, education and the working class: Michael Evans Michael Hast Explicit versus tacit knowledge in early science education: Denes Szucs Yuhong Jiang Reflection, change and reconstruction in the context of educational reform and innovation in China: Nigel Kettley He Li Educational trajectories of rural students in an elite university: English learning experience and beyond.

Diane Reay Fibian Lukalo Educating daughters, educating sons: Madeleine Arnot Maria Mama Exploring primary teachers' beliefs and practices with technology in Cyprus. Sara Henessy Intan Mohd Ariff Albakri Teacher cognition in the context of content-based instruction in English as a second language: Michael Evans Lee Nordstrum Beyond the doors of learning: Michael Evans Benson Soong Improving secondary students' revision of physics concepts through computer-mediated peer discussion and prescriptive tutoring.

Neil Mercer Sue Swaffield Headteachers' views of external support, challenge and critical friendship. David Pedder Carole Waugh An exploration into how teachers use student consultation strategies to inform the development of their classroom assessment practices. Dave Pedder Constantinos Xenofontos Problem solving in primary mathematics: Paul Andrews Huajing Zhao Gender construction and its negotiation in the course of second language learning: Linda Hargreaves Andri Christodoulidou An exploration of the relationship between children's global emotion understanding and the quality of friendship.

Linda Hargreaves Barbie Clarke The digital world of early adolescents: Diane Reay Therese Dooley The construction of mathematical insight by pupils in whole-class conversation. Tim Rowland Paula Guardia Gutierrez The effect of linguistic, phonetic and lexical factors on phonological skills and reading acquisition in Spanish: Usha Goswami Caroline Hart Aspirations re-examined: Neill and Susan Isaacs through the related contexts of intentionality.

Phil Gardner Chris Ingate The journey of headship along the road to continual school improvement. David Frost Sarah Kuppen Basic auditory processing skills and phonological awareness in low IQ good and poor readers and typically-developing controls. Usha Goswami Andrew Parry Making men: Phil Gardner Juexi Ruan Transitions from schooling to higher education and careers: John Beck Claire Sangster The role of self-regulation in motor learning: David Whitebread Mihika Shah Home reading programmes: Dominic Wyse Tianrui Shen Mental abacus and innate non-verbal numerical representations.

Denes Szucs Lucie Shuker 'It'll look good on your personal statement': Rob Moore Benson Soong Improving secondary students' revision of physics concepts through computer-mediated peer discussion and prescriptive tutoring.

Neil Mercer Jenny Symonds Constructing stage-environment fit: Linda Hargreaves Tayyaba Tamim Capability development: Michael Evans Fay Turner Using the knowledge quartet to develop early career primary teachers mathematical content knowledge: Tim Rowland Sonia White The development of number processing skills in years 1,2 and 3: Martyn Rouse Karen Ashton Comparing proficiency levels in an assessment context: Pam Hirsch Dolores Corcoran Developing mathematical knowledge for teaching: Tim Rowland Demetra Demetriou Interrelationships in children's socio-cognitive development: David Whitebread Kristen Eglinton Making selves, making worlds: Kenneth Ruthven Valeska Grau Self-regulated learning and conceptual development in biology: David Whitebread Christina Hajisoteriou Inching towards interculturalism: Kenneth Ruthven Susan Kiragu Exploring young people's sexuality in a poor community in Kenya: Edith Esch Christoforos Mamas Getting along with peers in mainstream primary schools: Robin Alexander Marilena Petrou Cypriot preservice teachers' content knowledge and its relationship to their teaching.

Tim Rowland Fatin Aliah Phang binti Abdullah The pattern of physics problem-solving from the perspective of metacognition. Keith Taber Cleonice Puggian Between streets and schools: John Gray Julia Rafal Inclusive education: Darleen Opfer Xiaoming Sheng A study of parental involvement in children's higher education choice in China: Diane Reay Arathi Sriprakash Child-centred primary pedagogies: Madeleine Arnot Liz Taylor The negotiation of distant place: Kenneth Ruthven Antonina Tereshchenko Citizenship identity and belonging: Madeleine Arnot Xi Wang Using critical discourse analysis in exploring the nature of communication among school participants: John MacBeath Jane Webb-Williams Self-efficacy beliefs and social comparison processes in the context of transfer from primary to secondary school.

Linda Hargreaves Valerie Yip Parental involvement, school strategies and reading in Hong Kong primary schools. John Gray Qais Almeqdad Self-explanation in children with learning difficulties.

David Whitebread Robin Bevan From black boxes to glass boxes: Dave Pedder Maria Eracleous The pathway of the heart: John Gray Maria Gaiyabu Ekereri in the lives of teachers, parents and pupils: John MacBeath Jiro Hasumi A critical examination of the aims of political education as a constituent part of citizenship education: Linda Hargreaves Laura Khein A phenomenological approach to understanding students' psychological adjustment and integration into the social and academic systems of higher education.

Colleen McLaughlin Zsolt Lavicza A comparative analysis of academic mathematicians' conceptions and professional use of computer algebra systems in university mathematics. Madeleine Arnot Rachael Levy Becoming a reader in a digital age: David Whitebread George Teoh Exploring the role of distance learners' emotional intelligence: David Whitebread Angeliki Triantafyllaki Instrumental music teachers' identity and practice in a Greek University music department and a conservatoire workplace.

Pam Burnard Carlos Alves Learning science through work experience: Phil Gardner Brian Barrett A city of good neighbours: Rob Moore Yvonne Birch The sustainability of schools with a history of failure: John Gray Anne Bowker The role of organisational structures in high-performing schools developing as learning communities.

Lani Florian Andrew Brown Implementing performance management in primary schools. Robin Alexander Cristina Devecchi Teachers and teaching assistants working together: Martyn Rouse Yael Golan Kinder-egg children: Diane Reay Janet Halpin Students' perspectives on the ecumenical dimension of training for Christian ministry: Peter Mitchell Stephen Jull Exploring the utility of student behaviour self-monitoring in mainstream schools: Madeleine Arnot Chae Young Kim Investigating educational policy responses to children's work: Martyn Rouse Caroline Lanskey Student autonomy in schools: Colleen McLaughlin Chara Makriyianni History, museums and national identity in a divided country: Peter Cunningham Bethan Morgan Consulting pupils about classroom teaching and learning: Madeleine Arnot Chris Tooley An ethics of self-determination.

Deborah Youdell Sylvia Wolfe Teaching and learning through dialogue in primary classrooms in England. Linda Hargreaves Ming Zhang An exploratory study of the association between school absenteeism and parental prosecution in England. Colleen McLaughlin Anies Al-Hroub Identifying and programming mathematically gifted chldren with learning difficullties.

David Whitebread Daniel Faas Negotiating political identities: David Whitebread Miyako Matsumoto The informal education in democracy of Japanese women through broadcasting during the Occupation Phil Gardner Sanjana Mehta Moral development in middle childhood: David Frost Louise Bamfield The role of schools in combating political disengagement: Bowers Harriet Marshall The sociology of global education: Siraj-Blatchford Eng Tek Ong The character of 'smart science teaching' in Malaysian schools and its effects on student attitudes, process skills and achievement.

Kenneth Ruthven Mark Payne Researching foreign language planning within the context of the multilingual school and community: Michael Evans Alison Phipps Women in science, engineering and technology: Madeleine Arnot Philip Raymont An analysis of the significance of halls of residence in the British university during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Phil Gardner Maha Shuayb A study of pedagogical care in fourteen secondary schools in Lebanon. Lesley Dee Kenneth Tangie A study of teachers' feedback practice and its relation to student learning in the context of three secondary schools in English-speaking Cameroon.

Edith Esch Leila Walker Practitioner thinking about the successful use of resource-media on the lower secondary science classroom. Connect with us Twitter Facebook Youtube Instagram. Study at Cambridge Undergraduate Graduate International students Continuing education Executive and professional education Courses in education. About research at Cambridge. Poetry for young people and cultural imbalances: Teacher collaboration for professional learning: Making sense of making sense: Teacher practices in primary schools with high value-added scores and engaging lessons in disadvantaged communities in Rural Mexico.

Finding meaning in mathematics through its philosophy: The influence of a teaching school alliance on classroom staff's professional development.

Secondary education in BBC broadcast A socio-cultural study exploring Greek and English year-old children's responses to wordless picturebooks. Academic life under occupation: Examiner feedback and learning: How do ethnic minority students represent geographical knowledge? Indigenous children in urban schools in Jalisco, Mexico: The education of economists: Family language policy and practice as parental mediation of habitus, capital ad field: An investigation of the relationships between thinking style, participation in classroom dialogue and learning outcomes - a study based in Mainland China.

The culturally adaptive functionality of self-regulation: Ros McLellan and David Whitebread. Temporal patterns of co-occurrence between children's self-regulatory behaviour and their private and social speech. A study of the relationship between professional development strategies and teacher professional identities. Memory, gender and early childhood education: Adolescent experiences of severe learning difficulties: Do financial education interventions for women from poor households impact their financial behaviours?

Experimental evidence from India. The diverse diversities of creative learning at home: Pamela Burnard and Mandy Swann. Assessment for learning in Malay language classrooms: Enabling Year 2 pupils to pursue self-directed empirical social research for school improvement: The relationships of parental self-efficacy, perceived parenting behaviours, adolescents' self-efficacy beliefs and developmental outcomes: A multiple case study.

Emerging market undergraduates in the United States: Teaching human rights in Mexico: A case study of educators' professional knowledge and practices.

Early signs of self-regulation: Towards a better understanding of 'mathematics anxiety': Critical thinking and literature review writing in different cultural contexts: Using self-regulated learning strategies to enhance educational outcomes for students with learning difficulties in Hong Kong and Macau: A progressive case for liberal subject-based education based on a case study of the English Literature syllabus.

Emergent education in the homogenised world. The significance of integrating indigenous skills, places, asthetic practices, culture and community towards future education in India. Cathy Burke and Richard Hickman. Using mobile technology empowers learners? Exploring students' mobile learning experiences, perceptions and motivational needs and developing learning capacity through mobile learning. An exploration of the relationship between academic achievement and psychotic experiences.

Learning space and student learning in higher education: Cathy Burke and Jan Vermunt. Self-repair in EFL learners' speech in two contrasting institutional school settings in China: Relationships between parental scaffolding, children's needs satisfaction, and self-regulated learning in Chinese preschool children. Measuring how the world learns: Creative writers in the making: Cross-linguistic transfer of foreign language writing strategies: NGOs construction s of disability and education and its impact on the lives of people with disabilities in Pakistan.

Writing motivation in the context of peer collaboration in second language process writing. Exploring the challenges and possibilities of using learner-centred pedagogy to teach literacy in one secondary school in Uganda: Consider general special education issues like a specific disorder or disability.

Before writing, research how the "No Child Left Behind" act affects the inclusion classroom and children with special needs. In this topic, you might cover how children with autism, mental or emotional disorders function in the general classroom as compared to placement in a separate special needs classroom. Interview teachers who work with these children receiving special education services in inclusion and special ed settings.

Within a thesis focusing on special education, another option is discuss and analyze the Individualized Education Plan IEP process and service delivery of special education services within a school or district.

Further research options in the special education thesis topic area include looking more closely at inclusion, mainstreaming and self-contained classroom placements.

Teaching methods vary from state to state and district to district. Assessments, best practices, cooperative learning techniques and inclusion policies are as diversified as the various schools. Write a paper on how these methods can be used in the classroom, how they differ from campus to campus, or how these differences might affect students who relocate often during a school year. Educational psychology concerns how people learn and the differences in learning by those with disabilities or gifted learners.

Specific methods of teaching are required for these different learning styles. A thesis paper could delve into the aspect of instructional design, multiple intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning Domains and organized learning. Any of these topics can be turned into an interesting thesis paper. Alternative settings for education can include charter schools, independent schools, and home-based learning.

Topic ideas include how these alternatives are accomplished, how students can benefit from the smaller-based classrooms as compared to more personal instructional support, or how students fare in different environments.

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Your education thesis topic may not be original, but it should be manageable and rich in available literature. Below you’ll find a list of educational topics broken up by major knowledge sections; such as education administration, classroom management, curriculum development, philosophy of education, theories of education, and education of children with special needs.

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Thesis Topics for Elementary Education Education is a large field, and topic ideas for a Master's thesis can be hard to narrow. Choose a topic related to your specialized interest or area of education.

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Top 5 Education Thesis Topics. Writing your thesis is a big job for any field of study. In education, it is no different, and you must be prepared for it. Although it’s a long, often difficult endeavor, everyone who has found success with their thesis will tell you it is worth it sticking through to the end. Elementary Education Dissertation Topics. In the United Kingdom and other developed regions of the world, elementary education is the first level of compulsory education that children between the ages of 6 and 13 years obtain to achieve basic numeracy and literacy.