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Edossa, Ashenafi Kassahun; Neuenhaus, Nora; Artelt, Cordula; Lingel, Klaus; Schneider, Wolfgang – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
Knowledge about one's own cognitive processes is the basis for the monitoring and regulation of learning processes for effective reading comprehension. Taking verbal cognitive ability into account, the present study aimed to examine the developmental trajectories of reading comprehension and declarative metacognitive knowledge and their…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Secondary School Students, High Achievement
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Salmi, Hannu; Thuneberg, Helena – Learning Environments Research, 2019
The goal of this research was to explore cognitive, self-determined learning and autonomous motivational effects in the context of a mobile science exhibition (N = 256) in Finland. The pupils were sixth-graders with an average age of 12 years 6 months. Autonomy experience, as measured by the Relative Autonomy Index (RAI), had an effect on how the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Grade 6, Personal Autonomy, Student Attitudes
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Scherzinger, Marion; Wettstein, Alexander – Learning Environments Research, 2019
This study used questionnaires and systematic behavioural observations to examine how teachers, students and external observers perceived classroom disruptions, the teacher-student relationship and classroom management in grade 5 and 6 classrooms in Switzerland. The questionnaire showed that the students of a class agreed to a certain extent in…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Behavior, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Bae, Hwa-ok; Choo, Hyekyung; Lim, ChaeYoung – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
This study compared bullying experiences between ethnic minority youth and Korean majority youth in South Korea, and examined whether the student-teacher relationship is associated with their bullying experiences. Participants comprised 148 ethnic minority students and 165 Korean majority students in Grades 4 to 11 in South Korea. Bivariate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Racial Bias, Ethnicity
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Hunuk, Deniz; Tannehill, Deborah; Levent Ince, M. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: In both general education and physical education literature, considerable attention is paid to identifying the effectiveness of communities of practice (CoPs). This literature tends to be more qualitative in nature with less research examining the quantitative nature of interactions in CoPs through direct observation. Purpose: This…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Communities of Practice, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Attitudes
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Wessman-Enzinger, Nicole M. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2019
The article uses vignettes to illustrate a small group of of grade 5 students who worked on different types of temperature problems (Wessman-Enzinger and Tobias 2015). The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) recommends including contexts, such as temperature, paired with the introduction to integers in grade 6 and integer…
Descriptors: Numbers, Mathematics Instruction, Vignettes, Sentences
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Chng, Lena; Lund, Jacalyn – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2019
Formative assessment can raise standards of achievement. In physical education, when formative assessment was incorporated into instruction, students performed better in terms of skills and were more on-task. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of formative assessment on success and response rate of a sixth grade badminton unit.…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Success, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Galperin, Diego; Raviolo, Andrés – Science Education International, 2019
Research related to the teaching and learning of the lunar phases reveals a low level of understanding of this astronomical phenomenon by most students of all educational levels. Therefore, there is a need to develop didactic materials to promote adequate comprehension of this phenomenon and which have been tried out in the classroom. Presented…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Models
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Žanko, Žana; Mladenovic, Monika; Boljat, Ivica – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
There are known misconceptions about variables which are mostly the same since the first studies since more than 30 years ago. Consciousness about the misconceptions in programming can be crucial for teaching and learning programming for novices because, if we are aware of them, maybe we can minimise or even prevent them. Researchers mostly…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Elementary Secondary Education, Programming, Programming Languages
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Wang, Chung-Hsiang; Wu, Ko-Chiu; Tsau, Saiau-Yue – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
The aim of this study was to design a digital game that imparts the concept of urban heat island effects to aid in environmental education. Within the play-time limits, gamers must be alert to signs of warning from the environment and keep the balance between economic growth and the temperature of the environment, so they can safely manage the…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Educational Games, Marketing, Environmental Education
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Clayton, Grant; Clayton, Christina; Carpenter, Dick M., III; Ecks, Gregory B. – Journal of School Choice, 2019
This study uses administrative data to measure the effect of attending a charter school in Denver, Colorado on the achievement of reclassified English as New Language (ENL) students during their monitor period in the mainstream classroom environment. We utilize school choice data from Denver's Common Enrollment System (CES) to control for each…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, English Language Learners, School Choice, Grade 6
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Lewis, Mark A.; Zisselsberger, Margarita Gómez – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
The authors illustrate ways that diverse linguistic repertoires were constrained within a set of classroom book club discussions among sixth-grade students and their teachers in a public school setting. The study took place in a U.S. Mountain West middle school with a majority population of Latinx students, many of whom were emerging bilinguals…
Descriptors: Books, Clubs, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Bilingualism
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Checchi, Daniele; Rettore, Enrico; Girardi, Silvia – Education Economics, 2019
In this paper We present a pilot study providing ICT resources at some Italian junior high schools. In 2009, 156 classes at 6th grade were endowed with additional resources earmarked for purchasing ICT equipment. By selecting an equivalent number of classes in the same schools, we are able to conduct an evaluation of the causal effect of ICT on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Junior High Schools
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Vuorinen, Kaisa; Erikivi, Anne; Uusitalo-Malmivaara, Lotta – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
Positive education aims at making strengths visible in every learner. This paper presents one of the few structured positive education interventions in Finnish inclusive classrooms. Our controlled 16-week intervention in 11 inclusive classes (from 4th to 6th graders, age 10-13 years, N[subscript interv] = 175 including 17 students with SEN having…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Inclusion, Student Participation
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Buncher, Amanda; Hord, Casey; Weaver, Kitiara; Gamel, Zachary – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
The researchers conducted an exploratory, qualitative case study to describe a combination of mathematics teaching strategies for a sixth-grade student with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder as he engaged with sixth-grade level mathematics. The interventions utilised in this study combined the use of visual representations with a variation…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Case Studies, Schemata (Cognition), Mathematics Instruction
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