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Buabeng-Andoh, Charles; Yaokumah, Winfred; Tarhini, Ali – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
In the technology acceptance studies, both the theory of reasoned action and the technology acceptance model have been widely adopted to study the factors that influence users' technology usage intentions. While these frameworks have been mostly tested in Western nations, there has been a little effort to apply these frameworks in non-Western…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Intention, Developing Nations, Structural Equation Models
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Tratnik, Alenka; Urh, Marko; Jereb, Eva – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
Over the last decade, online learning has grown to become an important part of higher education. However, despite the considerable volume of research in this area, many educators are still concerned about how online learning can be used in an effective way. This paper presents the results of research which set out to evaluate the efficacy of an…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Electronic Learning, Synchronous Communication, Business English
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Benitez-Correa, Carmen; Gonzalez-Torres, Paul; Vargas-Saritama, Alba – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study had the purpose of testing two methods for teaching grammar in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) class: the deductive and inductive approaches in terms of effectiveness and rapport. This research was conducted in a public high school in Ecuador. Seventy students enrolled in the second year of senior high school participated. One…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Pretests Posttests, Teaching Methods, Grammar
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Burdina, Gulnara M.; Krapotkina, Irina E.; Nasyrova, Liliya G. – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
When new advanced technologies showed up in the market, teacher's role in distance learning step further in its path to change. Teachers often fail to find what their purpose of acting among technologies is and what the method for teaching elementary school students online would be right. Considering student's need in communication with a teacher…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Elementary School Students, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship
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Shin, Namsoo; Choi, Sung-Youn; Stevens, Shawn Y.; Krajcik, Joseph S. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
A coherent curriculum that clearly defines sets of ideas that build upon one another to meet desired learning goals can successfully support the development of meaningful understanding across time. This study explores the influence of a coherent curriculum as a systematic approach to aligning and sequencing specific ideas to support students in…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Instructional Materials, Student Attitudes
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Berger, Margot – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This paper explores different ways in which mathematics students read a section of a prescribed mathematics textbook. In this case, the students are mathematics teachers learning new mathematics in a self-study calculus course. Two students were video-taped, while they studied a prescribed portion of the textbook. The reading styles of these two…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Mathematics Instruction, Prior Learning, Textbooks
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Jin, Hui; Shin, Hyo Jeong; Hokayem, Hayat; Qureshi, Farah; Jenkins, Thomas – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study describes how we developed a learning progression (LP) for systems thinking in ecosystems and collected preliminary validity evidence for the LP. In particular, the LP focuses on how middle and high school students use discipline-specific systems thinking concepts (e.g. feedback loops and energy pyramid) to analyze and explain the…
Descriptors: Ecology, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Item Response Theory
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Guzmán-Alcón, Irene – English Language Teaching, 2019
It is widely accepted that the learning of a new language, among other advantages, promotes respect and interest of the students towards other cultures and languages. The question is how learning languages can be promoted in educational settings. The aim of the present study is to explore the principles of communicative language teaching in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Eymur, Guluzar – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of the explicit nature of science instruction embedded in the Argument-Driven Inquiry method compared with an implicit inquiry method on eleventh grade students' conceptions of NOS. The study used a pre-/post-test control group design to investigate the influence of the explicit nature…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Persuasive Discourse, High School Students
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Arthurs, Leilani A. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Discipline-based education research (DBER) conducted by faculty within geoscience departments can address identified needs in undergraduate geoscience education. This study explores the evolution of undergraduate geoscience education research (GER) from 1985 to 2016, primarily in terms of the types of published research and secondarily in terms of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Science Education, Earth Science, Intellectual Disciplines
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Engzell, Per – Sociology of Education, 2019
Why is it that children of immigrants often outdo their ethnic majority peers in educational aspirations yet struggle to keep pace with their achievements? This article advances the explanation that many immigrant communities, while positively selected on education, still have moderate absolute levels of schooling. Therefore, parents' education…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Academic Aspiration, Academic Achievement, Parent Background
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Polesel, John; Leahy, Mary – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
The links between tracked secondary schooling and social selection form part of a complex narrative regarding educational inequality in European schools. The relative contribution of family and school to unequal educational outcomes has dominated educational debates across the continent for more than 50 years. This article contributes to this…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Outcomes of Education
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Reich, Norbert; Wang, Yuedong – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2019
We investigate the effectiveness of an active learning curriculum designed for an upper division Biochemistry series at a large, public research university. The goal was to determine how effective this format was when compared to a parallel conventional course, and to see if the active learning series can be run with limited resources (one…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Biochemistry, Active Learning, Curriculum Design
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Psouni, Elia; Falck, Andreas; Boström, Leni; Persson, Martin; Sidén, Lisa; Wallin, Maria – Child Development, 2019
Effects of "joint attention" were addressed on 3- to 4-year-olds' performance in a verbal false-Belief Test (FBT), featuring the experimenter as co-watcher rather than narrator. In two experiments, children (N = 183) watched a filmed-FBT jointly with a test leader, disjointed from a test leader, or alone. Children attending jointly with…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Young Children, Beliefs, Comparative Analysis
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Gampe, Anja; Wermelinger, Stephanie; Daum, Moritz M. – Child Development, 2019
We explored the ability of children to adapt their communication to the needs of their communication partner. Monolingual and bilingual 3-year-old children (N = 110) observed two puppets looking for puzzle pieces. One puppet showed its appreciation of the children's help, the other puppet wanted to solve the puzzle on its own. The children's…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Interpersonal Communication, Toddlers, Puppetry
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