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Deveci, Ozge; Aldan Karademir, Cigdem – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The research was conducted to determine the opinions of students (10-11 years) on their engagement to mathematics course. These students are 5th grade students at a secondary school in Turkey. Qualitative research method was used in the research. At the study, designed as case study, a total of seven secondary school students were participated the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement, Mathematics Education, Grade 5
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Karpuz, Yavuz; Atasoy, Ercan – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In the present study, the aim was to investigate 9th grade students' geometrical figure apprehension. To this end, the Figure Apprehension Cognitive Processes Test (FACPT), constructed by the researchers of the study, was administered to 51 ninth grade students, with whom clinical interviews were also conducted. As a result of the data analysed,…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Geometry, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
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Pascual, Daniel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
Current communication is increasingly computer-mediated, dynamic, dialogic, and global, so students should master new information, communication technologies, and digital genres, as well as acknowledge the global role of the English language. Thus, this paper aims to offer a teaching proposal, to be ideally implemented in the secondary education…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Electronic Publishing, Travel
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Quintero Polo, Álvaro Hernán – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
In this article the author reports on a study of some English language student-teachers' trans-formations of knowledge about language education. The question that guided the study was: How are English language student-teachers' formative pedagogical and research experiences portrayed in a transformative and critical outlook for initial teacher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Teachers
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Hite, Rebecca; Jones, M. Gail; Childers, Gina; Chesnutt, Katherine; Corin, Elysa; Pereyra, Mariana – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2019
Combined three-dimensional, haptic-enabled, virtual reality (3D HE VR) systems allow students to actively engage and explore various science concepts by leveraging user-friendly and immersive interfaces. Successful implementation of these learning tools in science classrooms hinges upon teachers' perceptions of the technology's potential as a…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Pretests Posttests
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Coymak, Ahmet – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2019
There is a growing interest in the use of computer-based learning environments to enhance learning in higher education, but the implications of this on the improvement of metacognition in higher education have yet to be adequately explored. In the current study, 175 students who enrolled in an introductory psychology course were randomly assigned…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Metacognition
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Fandos-Herrera, Carmina; Jiménez-Martínez, Julio; Orús, Carlos; Pina, José Miguel – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Debates can help students to acquire cross-curricular competencies and improve their learning. However, their use in higher education is scarce and students' acceptance is low. Considering the effectiveness of discussants in scientific conferences, this research introduces the discussant role as a teaching tool to revitalise debate in the…
Descriptors: Debate, Outcomes of Education, Student Satisfaction, Student Attitudes
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Uzun, Naim; Gilbertson, Kenneth L.; Keles, Ozgul; Ratinen, Ilkka – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable "Environmental Attitude Scale" (EAS) for secondary school (5th, 8th grade), high school (11th) and undergraduate college students. The reliability and validity studies of the scale were carried out in three different countries (Finland, USA and Turkey). The sampling size was…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, High School Students, Undergraduate Students, Cross Cultural Studies
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Sahin-Topalcengiz, Emine; Yildirim, Bekir – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The purpose of this study was to adapt the Elementary Teachers Efficacy and Attitudes towards STEM Survey (ET-STEM scale; Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, 2012) into Turkish and test the validity and reliability of the instrument. ET-STEM was administered to 313 elementary teachers from different provinces of Turkey. Exploratory and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Likert Scales, Test Construction, Test Validity
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DeBoer, Jennifer; Haney, Casey; Atiq, S. Zahra; Smith, Casey; Cox, David – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2019
A shortcoming of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is the lack of substantive integration of hands-on activities into online classrooms. We conducted a randomised control trial (RCT) in a MOOC where we sent the treatment group at-home lab kits with which they could perform experiments in their own homes. In our intervention research, we found…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Hands on Science, Electronic Learning
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Rønneberg, Vibeke; Torrance, Mark – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
Spelling accuracy and time course was investigated in a sample of 100 Norwegian 6th grade students completing a standardized spelling-to-dictation task. Students responded by keyboard with accurate recordings of response-onset latency (RT) and inter-keypress interval (IKI). We determined effects of a number of child-level cognitive ability…
Descriptors: Spelling, Grade 6, Nonverbal Ability, Short Term Memory
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Chitiyo, Morgan; Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Chitiyo, George; Changara, Darlington M.; Itimu-Phiri, Ambumulire; Haihambo, Cynthy; Taukeni, Simon G.; Dzenga, Chaidamoyo G. – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2019
Many countries are embracing inclusive education. However, one of the main challenges that African countries are facing in this regard is the shortage of qualified teachers with the requisite skills to provide an appropriate education for their children with special needs. This shortage can be addressed through provision of professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Inclusion, Faculty Development
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Gómez Palacio, Claudia; Gómez Vargas, Deisa Enid; Pulgarín Taborda, Hadaluz – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This article reports the results of a study in which coaching was used as a professional development strategy with five foreign language adjunct instructors at a public university in Colombia. A questionnaire, coaching sessions, interviews, and both coaches and coachees' reports were the data collection sources. Results showed that adjunct…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), State Universities, Adjunct Faculty
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Despagne, Colette – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
In Mexican higher education, the spread of English has become a tool in the internationalization process of universities. However, language has been sidelined in the discourses of globalization and internationalization. Hence, this ethnographic case study aims to look at the spread of English in Mexican higher education through two private…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Language Role, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Block, Corrie R. – Critical Questions in Education, 2019
Space has been opened to question heteronormativity and to address the assumption that each student in k-12 schools identifies as heterosexual. Is anything happening in this space? What affective behaviors, attitudes and beliefs do teachers who teach LGBTQ+ topics demonstrate? Conversely, what affective behaviors, attitudes and beliefs prevent…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Homosexuality
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