ERIC Number: EJ941531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
What Middle School Students Have to Say about Strategy Use in Social Studies
Martin, Leisa A.
Theory and Research in Social Education, v35 n4 p631-645 Fall 2007
The following study describes how eighth grade social studies students used strategies to learn material in their social studies class. Using case study methodology, the researcher explored the strategies that students used to learn information, the frequency of their strategic usage, and the students' methods for acquiring strategies. Students preferred rehearsing information over and over again, tended to use strategies when they saw a need such as preparing for an exam, and learned their strategies on their own, from a family member, or from a teacher. For middle school students, having the knowledge of strategies gave them varied tools for learning information and skills in their social studies classroom.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Learning Strategies, Case Studies, Rote Learning, Skill Development, Study Habits
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
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