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Woitkowski, David – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
University professors' views of nature of science play an important role when guiding undergraduate students into the culture of practicing physicists. While these topics have a long-standing tradition in U.S. curricula they are not part of German educational standards or curricula. Additionally professors' views--in contrast to those of their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Scientific Principles, Academic Standards
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Özdemir, Ezgi Çetinkaya; Akyol, Hayati – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Reading comprehension has an important place in lifelong learning. It is an interactive process between the reader and the text. Students need reading comprehension skills at all educational levels and for all school subjects. Determining the level of students' reading comprehension skills is the subject of testing and evaluation. Tests used to…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Test Construction, Grade 4
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Helvaci, Sevcan Candan; Helvaci, Ismail – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In addition to the studies conducted regarding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic), which is a new approach in education and attract attention worldwide, researches also concentrated on the effectiveness of the partnership of this interdisciplinary approach with other disciplines. The aim of this study is to determine the effect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Environmental Education, STEM Education
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Khoshsima, Hooshang; Hashemi Toroujeni, Seyyed Morteza; Thompson, Nathan; Reza Ebrahimi, Mohammad – Teaching English with Technology, 2019
The current study was conducted to investigate whether test scores of Iranian English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners were equivalent across CBT and PBT modes, with 58 intermediate learners studying at a private language academy located in Behshahr city in northern Iran. Moreover, test takers' computer familiarity, attitudes, aversion, and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hanrahan, Fidelma; Hughes, Ed; Banerjee, Robin; Eldridge, Alice; Kiefer, Chris – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
Little is currently known about the possible benefits of using networked technology to enhance ensemble performance. This study explored whether the introduction of specially devised technology -- networked tablets using traditional music notation -- to a primary school orchestra would enhance the experience of ensemble music. Particular emphasis…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Elementary School Students, Music
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Corbalán, Mara; Pérez-Echeverría, M. Puy; Pozo, Juan-Ignacio; Casas-Mas, Amalia – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
Current research on choral practice has studied various aspects of interpretation and different strategies for improving rehearsal. This article considers the amateur choral rehearsal as a setting for teaching and learning music. It analyses choir conductor profiles that may be related to conceptions of teaching and learning and their possible…
Descriptors: Singing, Musicians, Administrators, Music
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Brandl, Rayelynn; Alvarado, Arlene; Peltomaa, Abigail – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
The Clark Fork Watershed Education Program (CFWEP) goals are: (a) increasing students' understanding of the nature of ecological impacts within their watershed as related to historic mining damage; and (b) increasing students' sense of stewardship of newly restored landscapes. Data from 2012 to 2016 were evaluated for student knowledge gains (46…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Student Attitudes, Mining, Conservation (Environment)
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Mazenod, Anna; Francis, Becky; Archer, Louise; Hodgen, Jeremy; Taylor, Becky; Tereshchenko, Antonina; Pepper, David – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
'Ability' or attainment grouping can introduce an additional label that influences teachers' expectations of students in specific attainment groups. This paper is based on a survey of 597 teachers across 82 schools and 34 teacher interviews in 10 schools undertaken as part of a large-scale mixed-methods study in England. The paper focuses on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary Schools
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Harris, Richard; Bilton, Helen – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
This paper examines the potential of outdoor learning for supporting children's understanding of and attitude towards history. A class of primary school children participated in an intensive experiential, residential history programme. A range of data was collected before, during and after the residential programme, and the findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning
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Ronksley-Pavia, Michelle; Grootenboer, Peter; Pendergast, Donna – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
This study presents an exploration of the lived experiences of eight twice-exceptional children through their own voices. The narratives reveal a meta-narrative of stigma where identified contextual factors related to discrimination, perceptions of difference, and stigmatized views of disability, giftedness, and subsequently twice-exceptionality.…
Descriptors: Gifted Disabled, Experience, Personal Narratives, Social Bias
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Hershkovitz, Arnon; Abu Elhija, Mohamed; Zedan, Daher – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2019
Aim/Purpose: To study associations between elementary-, middle- and high-school students' perceptions of classroom environment and student-teacher relationship and their out-of-class communication practices via WhatsApp app. Background: Communication between students and teachers is usually extended beyond the classroom's time and space. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Social Media
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Kent, David – Language Learning & Technology, 2019
Although studies using student response systems (SRSs) within the English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom are relatively rare, there is increasing evidence from a range of disciplines to highlight the potential behind application of these systems for student learning. Consequently, this study contributes to filling this gap by demonstrating…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Biasutti, Michele; Frate, Sara; Concina, Eleonora – Music Education Research, 2019
The study examines the professional development of in-service advanced music teachers as a result of their participation in a three-year collaborative online course. A socio-constructivist theoretical framework was used for designing and implementing the course. Participants were 24 teachers (22 teaching instrumental music and 2 vocal music)…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Faculty Development
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Lalani, Munir; Bhutta, Sadia Muzaffar – Intercultural Education, 2019
This study aims to explore the efficacy of literature relating to Anne Frank to reduce children's attitudes of prejudice and discrimination with respect to specific dimensions, including ethnicity and race, religion and gender. A quasi-experiment was employed with pre-post control design. The sample consisted of 100 students of the upper key-stage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Literature
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Garner, Joanna K.; Kaplan, Avi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Scholars have called for new conceptualisations of teachers' learning that capture the complex, contextualised, and dynamic nature of professional growth. In this article, we describe the Dynamic Systems Model of Role Identity (DSMRI) that portrays teacher learning as inseparable from the complex and dynamic processes by which teachers form their…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Systems Approach, Epistemology, Teacher Attitudes
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