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Cai, Su; Liu, Enrui; Yang, Yang; Liang, Jyh-Chong – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Most studies of Augmented Reality (AR) in education have considered students' learning outcomes and motivation. Previous studies have revealed that AR has the potential to help students learn abstract conceptions in mathematics. In this paper, a series of statistics and probability lessons using AR installed on tablets was designed and developed…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Handheld Devices, Computer Assisted Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Denham, André R. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Currently there are few pedagogical models available for mathematics teachers who are interested in digital game-based learning. The Play Curricular-activity Reflection and Discussion (PCaRD) model attempts to address this, but lacks the needed exploratory research on its implementation within formal mathematics classrooms. Through the use of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Computer Games
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Piro, Jody S.; O'Callaghan, Catherine – Action in Teacher Education, 2019
Unlike the situated learning within traditional clinical placements, mixed-reality simulations support a laboratory learning environment where preservice teachers practice their instruction with low risk to the preservice teachers and human students. Simulation experiences can be used in teacher education programs to prepare candidates for the…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Virtual Classrooms, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers
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Liu, Qing-Tang; Liu, Bo-Wei; Lin, Yu-Ren – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The present study investigated the influence of two factors, namely, argumentation approach and students' prior knowledge on the learning of scientific concept and argumentation in descriptive and theoretical scientific concept-based topics. Four 7th grade science classes totalling 138 students participated and were assigned to four groups…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Cooperative Learning, Electronic Learning, Persuasive Discourse
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Fair, Ginni; Florell, Dan – Middle School Journal, 2019
Despite the use of various anti-bullying programs, bullying continues to plague middle schools. However, there is an approach to bullying that complements other programs and can be easily integrated into course curriculum. This approach uses young adult novels to encourage adolescents to use perspective taking and empathy building through…
Descriptors: Bullying, Audiences, Prosocial Behavior, Young Adults
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Hart Barnett, Juliet E.; Fisher, Kim W.; O'Connell, Natasha; Franco, Kimberlee – Middle School Journal, 2019
There is growing national awareness of the negative and long-term consequences associated with bullying. The impact of childhood bullying can be substantial and include lowered self-esteem, heightened anxiety, greater levels of depression, fear, school refusal, isolation, and even suicide. While there is growing research on programs to address…
Descriptors: Bullying, Middle School Students, Student Behavior, Intervention
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Solomon, Suzanne; Schaefer, Mary Beth – Middle School Journal, 2019
Providing authentic college experiences for students in the middle grades through a partnership with a local college can improve college readiness skills and leave students with a positive view of post-secondary possibilities and opportunities. This article describes a college immersion program--a weeklong college experience provided to all…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, College Bound Students, College School Cooperation, Experiential Learning
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Sanchez, Jafeth E.; Usinger, Janet; Thornton, Bill – Middle School Journal, 2019
The culture of a school is a critical component of school improvement efforts. However, changing the culture of a school is no easy feat. In this qualitative, single case study, we describe the perceptions held and strategies employed by one female principal newly assigned to a middle school in an urban setting. We examined the principal's…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Administrator Attitudes, Principals, Discipline
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Osmanoglu, Devrim Erginsoy – World Journal of Education, 2019
Abuse refers to any form of physical, emotional, sexual and economic maltreatment that actually damages the child's health, life, development and / or dignity. The prevention of abuse will be possible through the recognition of abuse and abuser by the child and strengthening of the "active strategies" used by the child to act against…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Coping, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Köse, Akif – World Journal of Education, 2019
This research aims to explore the relationship between career decision regret, job satisfaction and life satisfaction as well as determining whether career decision regret significantly predicts job satisfaction and life satisfaction. Having a descriptive research design, the research has employed relational survey model. The population of the…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Job Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction, Predictor Variables
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Wind, Stefanie A.; Alemdar, Meltem; Lingle, Jeremy A.; Moore, Roxanne; Asilkalkan, Abdullah – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Typical approaches to assessing students' understanding of the engineering design process (EDP) include performance assessments that are time-consuming to score. It is also possible to use multiple-choice (MC) items to assess the EDP, but researchers and practitioners often view the diagnostic value of this assessment format as limited. However,…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Design, Grade 7, Academic Achievement
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Trout, Joseph Jude; Murphy, Casey; Vukicevich, Morgan – Physics Teacher, 2019
Active learning techniques are generally considered to be any classroom activities in which students become an active participant in learning, instead of a passive listener to a lecture. Service learning activities are generally experiential (real life) and reflective problem-based learning activities in which students enrolled in an academic…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Service Learning, Physics, Calculus
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Okcu, Betül; Sozbilir, Mustafa – Physics Teacher, 2019
The aim of this study was to provide an effective teaching of the transformation of electrical energy into light energy to eighth-grade middle school students with visual impairment. The needs of these students were identified prior to designing the material. Their general and special needs were also taken into account. A case study approach was…
Descriptors: Electronics, Visual Impairments, Energy, Electronic Equipment
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Waber, Deborah P.; Boiselle, Ellen C.; Forbes, Peter W.; Girard, Jonathan M.; Sideridis, Georgios D. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Learning problems (LP) can have wider implications than the academic deficits per se. The goal of the present series of studies was to develop a reliable and valid quality-of-life measure targeted to children and adolescents with LP. In Study 1, using a 35-item questionnaire, we surveyed 151 parents/guardians of children referred for assessment of…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Children, Adolescents, Learning Problems
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Vaughn, Sharon; Fall, Anna-Mária; Roberts, Greg; Wanzek, Jeanne; Swanson, Elizabeth; Martinez, Leticia R. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
We examined the efficacy of a content acquisition and reading comprehension intervention implemented in eighth-grade social studies classrooms. Using a within-teacher randomized control design, 18 eighth-grade teachers' social studies classes were randomly assigned to a treatment or comparison condition. Teachers taught all their classes…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Grade 8, Social Studies
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