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Luchs, Antje; Fikus, Monika – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
New playground concepts--favouring natural play characteristics--emerge. The aim of our free play study is to explore the relation between newly established natural playgrounds and the widely spread contemporary ones in terms of physical activity levels. The playground features differ in vegetation, topography, size and play equipment. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Playgrounds, Playground Activities
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Primus, Dirk J.; Sonnenburg, Stephan – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
The flow experience can be an important precursor to high levels of creativity and innovation. Prior work has identified and conceptualized the key elements of the flow experience in cocreative activities as individual flow corridor, individual flow feeling, and group flow. Surprisingly, the flow experience is underrepresented in theory and…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Toys, Teaching Methods, Educational Games
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Tytus, Agnieszka Ewa – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
A recent surge of findings on bilingual cognitive advantage has attracted attention from both researchers and the media. An advantage has been demonstrated with regard to, inter alia, inhibiting, switching, monitoring and updating. However, Paap et al. argue that the advantage does not exist or is only limited to executive functioning. Both sides…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Questionnaires, German, Language Usage
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Brachem, Julia-Carolin; Braun, Edith M. P. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
All over the world, universities have to cope with the mission to promote the employability of their graduates, implying that competences should be trained which are relevant for the professional experience. In this context, it is of special interest where graduates work and what they are doing at work. In this study we focus on educational…
Descriptors: Graduate Surveys, Minimum Competencies, Graduation Requirements, Job Skills
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Gandolfi, Enrico – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2018
This article investigates the phenomenon of open and participative development (e.g. beta testing, Kickstarter projects)--i.e. extended prototyping--in digital entertainment as a potential source of insights for instructional interventions. Despite the increasing popularity of this practice and the potential implications for educators and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Instructional Design, Games
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Liefländer, A. K.; Bogner, F. X. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study examines the relationships between the environmental attitudes and environmental knowledge of school children within the framework of an environmental intervention. We employed questions from the 2-MEV model to monitor students' environmental attitudes in terms of the model factors Preservation and Utilisation while concurrently…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Knowledge Level, Intervention, Elementary School Students
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Huber, Christian; Gerullis, Anita; Gebhardt, Markus; Schwab, Susanne – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
This computer-based study evaluates whether teacher feedback can have an effect on the acceptance of children with and without disabilities in inclusive, special and regular schools. The social acceptance of four children shown in photo vignettes (child with Down Syndrome, child in a wheelchair, child with migrant background and child with no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Inclusion, Peer Acceptance
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Krull, Johanna; Wilbert, Jürgen; Hennemann, Thomas – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Social participation of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) is a central topic in the current inclusion debate. Numerous studies have shown that the risk of social exclusion is considerably higher for children with SEN compared to their peers without SEN, especially for pupils with behaviour problems (BP) or learning difficulties (LD).…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Learning Problems, Classroom Environment, Special Needs Students
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Becker, Birgit; Tuppat, Julia – Educational Research, 2018
Background: Ethnic educational inequality is present in almost all Western societies. One possible explanation for the persisting disadvantages of children from immigrant family backgrounds is discrimination. Individual ethnic discrimination has been reported in the form of ethnic bias in school teachers' evaluations and recommendations. Children…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Ethnic Groups, Social Bias, Immigrants
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Mah, Dana-Kristin; Ifenthaler, Dirk – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
Students often enter higher education academically unprepared and with unrealistic perceptions and expectations regarding academic competencies for their studies. However, preparedness and realistic perceptions are important factors for student retention. With regard to a proposed model of five academic competencies (time management, learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Academic Ability
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Lindau, Berit; Topolinski, Sascha – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2018
People prefer words with inward directed consonantal patterns (e.g., MENIKA) compared to outward patterns (KENIMA), because inward (outward) articulation movements resemble positive (negative) mouth actions such as swallowing (spitting). This effect might rely on covert articulation simulations, or subvocalizations, since it occurs also under…
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Psychomotor Skills, Language Patterns, Preferences
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Kim, Sunae; Paulus, Markus; Sodian, Beate; Itakura, Shoji; Ueno, Mika; Senju, Atsushi; Proust, Joëlle – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Despite an increasing number of studies demonstrating that young children selectively learn from others, and a few studies of children's selective teaching, the evidence almost exclusively comes from Western cultures, and cross-cultural comparison in this line of work is very rare. In the present research, we investigated Japanese and German…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Interpersonal Relationship, Teaching Skills, Learning Processes
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Poulain, Tanja; Brauer, Jens – First Language, 2018
This study explores the developmental change of mother-child interactions in order to investigate which aspects of maternal behavior affect children's speech production. To this end, the interactions between 79 German-speaking mothers and their two- or five-year-old children were observed at two time points (12 months apart) and in two interactive…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Role, Parent Child Relationship, Predictor Variables
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Biewen, Martin; Happ, Roland; Schmidt, Susanne; Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga – Higher Education Studies, 2018
In this study we examine the determinants of and the relationship among economic knowledge, epistemological beliefs, and extrinsic and intrinsic motivation over the course of undergraduate studies in a sample of students of business and economics at a university in Germany. We found economic knowledge increased over the course of studies,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Business
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Selthofer, Josipa – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The aim of the research is to analyse and compare visual identity elements of Croatian academic Websites with ones of European countries using Hofstede's model of cultural dimensions. The purpose of the research is to point to the influence a culture has on the design of Websites. Method: Graphical elements of university home pages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Design, Colleges
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