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Kilmer, Nelson; Krehbiel, Joel D. – Physics Teacher, 2019
Gay-Lussac's law states that the pressure of an ideal gas is directly proportional to its absolute temperature if the volume is constant. Students observe this relationship by taking measurements on the pressure of gas in a flask or metal sphere at different temperatures and then extrapolate the data to estimate absolute zero. In our college…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Teaching Methods
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Rodriguez, Shelly; Allen, Kelli; Harron, Jason; Qadri, Syeda Ayesha – Science Teacher, 2019
Inquiry-based teaching aims to increase student engagement through the development of the hands-on, minds-on skills, such as critical thinking, collaboration, and communication, needed for the 21st century (The Partnership for 21st Century Skills 2015). This approach respects the complexities of the learning process, values the knowledge and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Milton, Jessica H.; Flores, Margaret M.; Moore, Alexcia J.; Taylor, Ja'Lia J.; Burton, Megan E. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2019
To meet increasingly complex mathematics standards in late elementary school, students must conceptually understand and be fluent in the operations of multiplication and division. This includes understanding the operations' inverse relation. The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of alternating concrete-representational-abstract…
Descriptors: Multiplication, Arithmetic, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics
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Yavari, Fereshteh; Shafiee, Sajad – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The present study attempted to explore the effects of employing shadowing and tracking on Iranian EFL learners' speaking fluency. From among 112 intermediate Iranian EFL learners at Jahad Danesheshgahi Language Institute in Isfahan, Iran, 60 were selected in the wake of administering the Preliminary English Test and divided into four groups:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Karimi, Parvin; Lotfi, Ahmad Reza; Biria, Reza – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The present study sought to investigate the effectiveness of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in enhancing Iranian aviation students' attitude and motivation in dealing with the highly specialized features of aviation English. To this end, 40 pilots studying at Mahan air in Tehran were randomly placed in the experimental (n = 20)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aviation Education, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Jelodar, Zahra Yahyazadeh; Farvardin, Mohammad Taghi – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The importance of meaning-based teaching of the writing skill as an end in itself has mostly overlooked due to the common traditional grammar-based approaches used in writing instructions within the English as a foreign language (EFL) context. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the effects of collaborative meaning-focused and grammar-focused…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Grammar, Teaching Methods
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Kusaeri; Aditomo, Anindito – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study aims to (1) measure pre-service teachers' pedagogical belief in the value of teaching Critical Thinking (CT), their preparedness to teach CT, and their preference toward constructivist teaching approaches to develop students' CT skills; and (2) explore the potential links between these pedagogical beliefs and aspects of teacher…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Preservice Teachers, Beliefs
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Karimi, Fatemeh; Chalak, Azizeh; Biria, Reza – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study examined the effects of two types of pre-listening activities: bottom-up and top-down on Iranian elementary EFL learners' listening comprehension performance. By TOFEL (PBT) test, 90 learners were selected as elementary ones for this study. They were randomly assigned to two experimental and one control groups each consisting of 30…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension
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Sharp, Laurie A.; Bonjour, Gay Lynn; Cox, Ernest – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Improving student performance in mathematics is reinforced through the use of effective teaching practices. One such practice, the math workshop approach, is a rigorous, student-centered way to teach mathematics that fosters inquiry among a community of learners. The purpose of the present study was to explore the perspectives of mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Workshops, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Al-Hattami, Abdulghani Ali – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
One of the most effective ways for teachers to ensure that their students have obtained the specified learning outcomes is to provide them with constructive feedback. If students are not given the optimal feedback and are not asked to re-do the work, teachers will not know whether the educational goals have been met. This study aimed to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), College Students
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Dogan-Coskun, Sumeyra – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The purpose of this study is to analyze pre-service elementary teachers' problems in terms of the different meanings of the addition of fractions and to determine the types of errors made in these problems. Data were collected from 83 pre-service elementary teachers in the spring semester of the 2016-2017 academic year by means of a problem posing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Addition, Fractions
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Harahap, Fauziyah; Nasution, Nanda Eska Anugrah; Manurung, Binari – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The purpose of this research was to know the effect of blended learning strategy on learning achievement and science process skills of students in plant tissue culture course in the Universitas Negeri Medan. The research method was quasi experiment. The population of this study was all semester VIII students of biology education program. The study…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Supriyadi, Tedi; Julia, J. – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
To improve the skill in reading the Quran correctly, students need to be given skills in learning to read the Quran quickly and effectively so that they can know the Arabic alphabet well, pronounce it correctly, understand the elocution of reading, and understand its meaning well. The action research report presented in this journal article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Islam, Muslims, Religious Education
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Pazhoman, Hamzeh; Sarkhosh, Mehdi – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The study examined the relationship between English teachers' reflective practices and their self-regulation. It also explored the relationships between self-regulation and teachers' teaching experiences. To achieve the goal of the study, 103 English teachers from different senior and junior high schools were selected through convenience sampling…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metacognition
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Purwadi, I. Made Ari; Sudiarta, I. Gusti Putu; Suparta, I. Nengah – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study aimed at: (1) determining whether the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) strategy has a positive effect on students' mathematical conceptual understanding (MCU) and students' mathematical representation (MR) on fractions; (2) describing how CPA strategy can improve students' MCU and students' MR on fractions. This research used a mixed…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation, Pictorial Stimuli
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