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Mason, Lucia; Zaccoletti, Sonia; Carretti, Barbara; Scrimin, Sara; Diakidoy, Irene-Anna N. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Text is the primary tool to learn disciplinary knowledge in school. Text-based learning is shaped by a complex interplay between the text and reader characteristics. This study examined the role of text structure and inhibition in conceptual learning about energy. Inhibition implies the ability to block dominant but inappropriate responses…
Descriptors: Inhibition, Energy, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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Hong, Huang-Yao; Lin, Pei-Yi – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2019
Effective energy education depends on continuing research designed to identify instructional strategies that will proof effective in particular learning contexts. The aim of this study was to help Taiwanese students learn about energy-saving related concepts through idea-centered, collaborative knowledge-building activities carried out in an…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Cooperative Learning, Grade 5, Teaching Methods
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Akbas, Elif Ertem; Cancan, Murat; Kiliç, Esra – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The present study aimed to examine an effective mathematics teacher's qualifications from the perspectives of secondary school students. The study was a qualitative one carried out with the descriptive model. The study was carried out with 40 students from all the four class grades of a secondary school (10 students from each class grade) in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Sözer, Mehmet Akif – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this research is to determine effective teacher immediacy behaviors based on students' perceptions. The research is designed within descriptive survey model. The sample of this study was formed of via random sampling method, which covers 382 students from 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade from elementary schools. "Teacher Immediacy…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Keles, Pinar Ural; Çepni, Salih – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In this study, it is aimed to evaluate the drama activities conducted in fifth grade science subjects with a developed analytical rubric. The study was conducted using case study. The sample of the study consists of 26 students attending 5th grade in a public school located in the Akçaabat district of Trabzon province. In the study, four groups…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Scoring Rubrics, Drama, Elementary School Students
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Edelen, Daniel; Bush, Sarah B.; Nickels, Megan – Science and Children, 2019
Because students have often been conditioned as passive learners and receivers of knowledge, it can be difficult for them to persevere in solving authentic problems. Nevertheless, teachers must persist in preparing students as problem solvers and critical thinkers. In an urban inner-city neighborhood school in the southeast, students embarked on a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Jurkiewicz, Melissa A.; Kirn, Adam; Crowther, David – Science and Children, 2019
Interactions with forces and energy can range from a toddler dropping toys repeatedly for someone else to pick up to a group of fifth graders playing soccer at recess. In addition, students may have observed the power of water to move physical objects by seeing news footage of rising floodwaters, experimenting with a garden hose, or spending a day…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Water
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Barone, Diane; Barone, Rebecca – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
This year-long qualitative study explored third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade gifted students' participation during inquiry explorations. We discovered that it took considerable time for students to balance the process and final product created. For instance, students focused on the process and planning of the outcome. However, when the outcome…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students
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Ben-Tov, Shoshana; Romi, Shlomo – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between parents' involvement related to their alertness of what happens in school and their identification with school and their children's attitudes toward school, social adjustment, self-efficacy and academic achievements. Design/methodology/approach: Questionnaires were answered…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Educational Attitudes
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Tu, Kelly M.; Spencer, Clayton W.; El-Sheikh, Mona; Erath, Stephen A. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study examined the prospective association between peer victimization and subjective sleep quality among typically developing early adolescents. At Time 1 (T1), participants included 123 youth (50% boys; X-bar age = 12.03 years; 58.5% European American, 35% African American), along with one parent and teacher. Youth, parents, and teachers…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Bullying, Sleep, Correlation
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Garcia, Aileen S.; Takahashi, Shinya; Anderson-Knott, Mindy; Dev, Dipti – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Physical activity (PA) has long been acknowledged to contribute health benefits among children. However, research has consistently shown that PA declines as children grow older. Thus, this study examined the factors which are associated to children's PA in order to identify potential barriers to PA. Methods: Using data from the…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Child Health, Health Behavior, Barriers
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Koopman, Maaike; Thurlings, Marieke; den Brok, Perry – Research Papers in Education, 2019
In this study, we investigated which teacher characteristics influence student proficiency development regarding fractions in Grade 5 of Dutch primary education. At least three domains of research (i.e. perspectives) on effective teaching can be distinguished: studies focusing on teachers' background characteristics, on their knowledge and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Mathematics Skills, Elementary School Students
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Tømte, Cathrine Edelhard – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
We study the implementation of a MOOC initiative which involved two distinct teacher education institutions at HEIs, and where the implementation was led by a governmental body. Our aim was to see in what ways this initiative changed the teacher education involved, in terms of institutional organisation and pedagogics. Based on interviews with…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Mulligan, Gail M.; McCarroll, Jill Carlivati; Flanagan, Kristin Denton; McPhee, Cameron – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011) is the third in a series of longitudinal studies of young children conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. The ECLS-K:2011 collected information about the early…
Descriptors: Children, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Outcomes of Education
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Yu, Fu-Yun – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
In view of contribution-based pedagogy and observational learning theory, students' perceived uses, preferences, usage, and selection considerations with regard to citing peers' work were examined in an online learning environment targeting student-constructed tests. Data were collected from 84 fifth-grade students who participated in online…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Student Developed Materials, Peer Evaluation, Test Items
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