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Kariuki, Patrick; Taylor, Jordan – Online Submission, 2018
Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Pictionary and traditional vocabulary strategies on student performance in a 9th grade English Language Arts classroom. The sample consisted of 30 ninth grade honor students who were randomly assigned to an experimental and control group. Data were collected using teacher made tests.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Games, Vocabulary Development
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Ní Chiaráin, Neasa; Ní Chasaide, Ailbhe –, 2018
This paper details the motivation for and the main characteristics of "An Scéalaí" ('The Storyteller'), an intelligent Computer Assisted Language Learning (iCALL) platform for autonomous learning that integrates the four skills; writing, listening, speaking, and reading. A key feature is the incorporation of speech technology. Speech…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Language Acquisition, Independent Study, Assistive Technology
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Pardoel, Bart; Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi; Athanasiou, Androulla –, 2018
This paper contributes to a better understanding of the affordances of gamification in Foreign or Second Language (FL/L2) education, specifically in the context of a secondary school. An Exploratory Research (ER) was conducted, aiming to examine how gamification affects secondary school learners' experience in the FL/L2 classroom. A six-week…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Students, Educational Games, Educational Technology
Cengel, Metin; Alkan, Ayse – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this research is to identify the problems faced by teachers with gifted/talented children. The study was conducted in 2017-2018 academic year and includes the teachers of the children whose children are gifted/intelligent. In addition to the demographic information of the teachers in the study, the perspective of the society as a…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Identification, Teacher Role, Special Education
Cengel, Metin; Alkan, Ayse; Cayir, Esra – Online Submission, 2018
Increasing the quality and effectiveness of education and training, contributing to the social, political and economic structure of the countries is something that educators and educational policy makers are always working on. Increasing the quality of education and training nowadays can be achieved with the development of 21st century skills in…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Coding, Robotics, Computer Science Education
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Prins, Esther; Clymer, Carol; Foreman, Sheri Suarez; Needle, Mark; Raymond, Becky; Toso, Blaire Willson – Grantee Submission, 2018
This paper reports findings from a researcher-practitioner partnership (2015-18) that examined how adult education providers in Chicago, Houston, and Miami are designing and implementing career pathways (CP) programming, particularly for immigrants and adults with limited education. This Institute of Education Sciences-funded study was the first…
Descriptors: Career Development, Adult Learning, Partnerships in Education, Adult Educators
Dreas-Shaikha, Maryann J. – Online Submission, 2018
There is a serious need to reconsider the adult-led, grade-centered parent teacher meetings which are standard school practice. Schools and students would benefit from elevating PTMs with student voice and formative assessment that celebrates students' efforts and motivates them to continue learning. Under a reinvented framework for meetings,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Student Empowerment, Meetings
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Ayhan, Cihan; Ekinci, Nurullah Emir; Yalçin, Ilimdar; Yigit, Sihmehmet – Education Sciences, 2018
The aim of this research was to determine the factors that may prevent high school students from participating in recreational activities and to investigate whether these factors differ within the scope of various variables. This study consisted of 1459 (681 women and 778 men) student volunteers who are educated to high school level. The easy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Leisure Time, Recreational Activities
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Siegel, Harvey – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Is good reasoning in the moral domain different from its counterpart in non-moral domains? What counts as a good moral argument, or a valid moral assertion or claim? What does 'validity' mean in the moral realm? Lots of ink has been spilled on these and related questions in the past few decades, but not much has been settled. In what follows I…
Descriptors: Justice, Ethics, Value Judgment, Persuasive Discourse
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Weiss, H. Anne; Fosnacht, Kevin – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2018
Creating educated and informed citizens for our diverse democracy has long been one of the objectives of the U.S. educational system. Traditionally, service-learning has been the primary tool for colleges and universities to promote civic outcomes; however, other practices, particularly those requiring substantial student investments of time and…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Knowledge Level, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Gary, Kevin – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2018
Sociologist Zygmunt Bauman characterizes this era as a time of "liquid modernity." Rather than settled meanings, categories, and frames of reference, Bauman contends that meaning is always in flux, open-ended rather than closed. This flux is in large part driven and exacerbated by a culture of consumerism. This phenomenology of the…
Descriptors: Presidents, Consumer Economics, Phenomenology, Educational Philosophy
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Merey, Zihni – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to compare the level of allocation of human rights education issues in social studies textbooks in Turkey and the United States. For this aim, six social studies textbooks from both countries were examined. Textbooks were analyzed in terms of their level of "human rights education issues," in accordance with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Social Studies, Textbooks
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Alagözlü, Nuray – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2018
Vocabulary researchers generally point out three strategies that learners apply in order to find out the meanings of unknown words on their own (Graves, 2006; 2007). The use of context, word parts, reference materials ((e.g. dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses, both print and online) in-text definition/explanations, synonyms, examples,…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Reference Materials, Vocabulary Skills, Prediction
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Muslu Kaygisiz, Gülfem; Gürkan, Burcu; Akbas, Ufuk – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
In this study, it is aimed to adapt the Scientific Reasoning Scale (SRS) into Turkish. The translated form has been provided to the students enrolled at different levels together with a form in which they were requested to present what they have understood and the reason of their responses. It was seen that the explanations of students to one item…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Process Skills, Science Tests, Psychometrics
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Wang, Lin; Qian, Jiahe; Lee, Yi-Hsuan – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
Educational assessment data are often collected from a set of test centers across various geographic regions, and therefore the data samples contain clusters. Such cluster-based data may result in clustering effects in variance estimation. However, in many grouped jackknife variance estimation applications, jackknife groups are often formed by a…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Scaling, Equated Scores, Cluster Grouping
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