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Botzum, Krystalyn; Sparks, Kelly; Smothers, Moriah – Science and Children, 2019
While curriculum designed as project-based learning is not suitable for use with every science standard, this methodology can be used when teaching concepts that naturally contain some flexibility. With small adaptations, teachers can implement these practices into the classroom regardless of the grade level. This article provides a detailed…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Scientific Concepts
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Edmondson, Elizabeth; Navy, Shannon; Maeng, Jennifer; Gonczi, Amanda; Mannarino, Anne – Science and Children, 2019
Problem-based learning (PBL) involves students solving a problem with multiple solutions over time, like scientists in real-world contexts. This fourth-grade PBL unit had students become part of an endeavor to help their state of Virginia become energy independent. It conceptualized energy independence as becoming self-sufficient for energy…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Elementary School Science, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Grumbach, Elizabeth – Science and Children, 2019
This article describes an 8-10 week problem-based learning unit for fifth graders that introduced them to the facts underlying global climate change. This unit was inspired by the lack of awareness in our national population around this clear threat to our global ecosystem and takes on this goal: to provide students (our future advocates and…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Climate
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Margunayasa, I. Gede; Dantes, Nyoman; Marhaeni, A. A. I. N.; Suastra, I. Wayan – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This research was aimed to analyze the effect of interaction between guided inquiry learning and cognitive style on students' science learning achievement. This study was a quasi-experiment with a 2×2 factorial design. The study was done with the fifth grade students in Singaraja City. The sample was selected using multi stage random sampling and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Science Achievement, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Masters, Heidi; Hilgendorf, Chelsey; Stundahl, Lisa; Gresl, Megan; Jentsch, Amber – Science and Children, 2019
To support elementary school students in finding a solution to an engineering problem, the authors developed a series of five lessons using the 5E Instructional Model (Bybee 2014). The lessons align with the "Next Generation Science Standards" and the "Common Core State Standards" and integrate the teaching and learning of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Grade 2, Elementary School Students
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Masadis, Grigorios; Filippou, Filippos; Derri, Vasiliki; Mavridis, Georgios; Rokka, Stella – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate: a. the effect of an interdisciplinary program of Greek traditional dance by the means of the teamwork method of teaching social skills to students. b. whether this effect was similar for boys and girls. The sample of the study constituted of 206 elementary school pupils (4th, 5th, and 6th class). The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Dance
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Mulcahy, Dianne – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
This paper examines the critical contribution that affects as "bodily" capacities to act, engage and connect can make to children's learning in museums and schools. Drawing chiefly on empirical material collected over the course of visits by school children to Museums Victoria, Australia, and bringing a sociomaterial sensibility to bear,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Museums, Instruction
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Güven, Ufuk; Akçay, Ahmet Oguz – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Homework is a common instructional practice that is used to motivate students, develop students' studying skills and habits, inform parents about student learning, and increase student achievement. Homework provides an opportunity for students to revisit daily topics, and improve students' understanding of math concepts and problem-solving skills,…
Descriptors: Homework, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Girmen, Pinar; Kaya, Mehmet Fatih – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The purpose of this research is to enrich the process of developing the basic language skills of 4th grade students with digital story activities and games based on the Flipped Classroom Model (FCM). This study was conducted with 4th grade students in a Turkish course. It was based on action research. The Turkish courses were prepared according to…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Turkish, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Md. Yunus, Aida Suraya; Mohd Ayub, Ahmad Fauzi; Hock, Tan Tong – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Geometry is one of the basic skills to be mastered in Malaysian mathematics education. However, there is not much information on geometry attainment of the elementary school students based on van Hiele's levels. The purpose of this study was to determine the van Hiele's levels of geometric thinking among the elementary school learners. Three…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Thinking Skills, Computer Software, Foreign Countries
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Ismail, Sadiq Abdulwahed Ahmed; Jarrah, Adeeb Mohamed – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The issue of preparing qualified and motivated teachers equipped with all the essential pedagogical and content knowledge and language proficiency has recently become a top priority in many countries, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The main aim of the present study is to investigate the impact of teaching practice on pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Language Proficiency
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Kusmaryono, Imam; Suyitno, Hardi; Dwijanto, Dwijanto; Dwidayati, Nurkaromah – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study applied mixed methods with concurrent triangulation design that combines quantitative and qualitative research method in a balanced manner and convergence. Population in this study was as 188 students of 8th grade in a state junior high school in Semarang City, Indonesia. By using purposive sampling technique, 60 students were selected…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Junior High School Students, Student Characteristics, Mathematics Skills
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Alkhateeb, Mohammad Ahmad – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate the extent of embodying thinking levels in the eighth-grade textbook and teachers' classroom questions and exams. Five teachers who teach eighth grade were chosen from schools that obtained the highest and lowest TIMSS results in Zarqa City, Jordan. Textbook content analysis, teachers' classroom observation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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Garmen, Pablo; Rodríguez, Celestino; García-Redondo, Patricia; San-Pedro-Veledo, Juan-Carlos – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2019
Howard Gardner revolutionized the concept of intelligence with his Multiple Intelligences Theory. His vision was widely supported by the educational community, which considers different forms of learning and accessing knowledge. Despite its impact, there is still a lack of development of tools that can easily, practically and reliably evaluate…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Computer Software, Video Games, Intervention
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Fuadiah, Nyiayu Fahriza; Suryadi, Didi; Turmudi – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study is a series of Didactical Design Research in prospective analysis stage to comprehensively identify some obstacles in learning negative integer in order to capture how the learning process used by teachers and how the impact on students in understanding the concept of negative numbers. This research is a case study administered to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Numbers, Mathematics Instruction
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