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Jaime Osorio, María Fernanda; Caicedo Muñoz, Mabel Catalina; Trujillo Bohórquez, Iván Camilo – HOW, 2019
This article reports on an action-research study which examined the impact of a radio program as a strategy to develop the speaking skills of a mixed course at a private institution in Colombia. Hence, data were collected from 18 students through tests, surveys, field notes, and interviews. The results indicate that there is an important…
Descriptors: Radio, Action Research, Teaching Methods, Program Descriptions
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Bukowski, William M.; Castellanos, Melisa; Commisso, Melissa; Persram, Ryan; Lopez, Luz Stella – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Cultural and socioeconomic differences in children's perceptions of their peers as being typical members of the cis gender group were examined in a cross-sectional sample of 351 girls (N = 164) and boys from 19 fifth- and sixth-grade classrooms (M age = 11.5) in three primary schools in Montréal (N = 156) and two schools in Barranquilla.…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Cultural Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Student Attitudes
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Castellanos, Melisa; Saldarriaga, Lina; Lopez, Luz Stella; Bukowski, William M. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Evidence of cultural comparisons of gender-identity-measurement scales is scarce. The present study aims to assess the scalar invariance of two dimensions of a widely used gender identity scale (Egan and Perry's Multidimensional Gender Identity Inventory) across two cultural contexts. Fourth, sixth, and fifth graders from Barranquilla (Colombia)…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Gender Differences, Peer Relationship, Self Concept
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Mora-González, Carlos Andrés; Anderson, Carl Edlund; Cuesta-Medina, Liliana – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This qualitative study had the objective of analyzing the influence of graphic organizers on the development of written argumentative tasks in a group of sixth-grade Colombian L2 English learners. Learners are increasingly required to analyze information presented in languages other than their first critically to form reasoned opinions and solve…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Persuasive Discourse, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Nayibe Cárdenas Soler, Ruth; Lorenzo Quiles, Oswaldo; Hargreaves, David J. – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study is an evaluative analysis of 13 Music Education programs in Colombia that provide training for secondary school music teachers for 6th to 11th grade in the Colombian education system. The study utilized an analysis matrix from the International Research Project ALFA II-0448-A, which developed a similar study with Latin American and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Music Teachers, Music Education
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Díaz, Anita; Nussbaum, Miguel; Ñopo, Hugo; Maldonado-Carreño, Carolina; Corredor, Javier – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
While investment in technology for use in the classroom is increasing, studies still do not reveal significant improvements in learning. Investigations have shown that aligning the design of learning experiences with students' needs creates synergy in the teaching and learning classroom processes. This can be achieved through orchestration, the…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Pacing
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Diazgranados, Silvia; Noonan, James – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2015
In Colombia, reducing levels of interpersonal and community violence is a key component of the country's approach to citizenship education. In this study, we use data collected during the 2005 Saber test of Citizenship Competencies to examine the relationship of school environments and individual students' supportive attitudes toward violence…
Descriptors: Correlation, School Safety, Violence, Classification
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Dueñas Macías, Fredy Alonso – HOW, 2013
This article reports on an action research study that focused on developing the distinct multiple intelligences of an English class of fifth graders through interest centers at a Colombian school. A multiple intelligences questionnaire, an open-ended observation form, and a student mini-report sheet were used to collect data. Findings revealed…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Elementary School Students, Learning Centers (Classroom), Student Development
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Lizarazo Jara, Omar Yesid – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
Beginner students often have difficulties using adjectives when they write descriptions in English. This article focuses on the procedures used to help my sixth grade students understand and use adjectives in the correct order by using a blog. To achieve the objective of the project I decided to implement an innovation in and out of class…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, English (Second Language)
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HerazoRivera, José David – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
The communicative approach in EFL education has generated a concern for the development of communication in the foreign language classroom within which the promotion of oral interaction is usually paramount. However, what constitutes authentic oral interaction is sometimes not clearly understood and some of the activities that take place in the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Oral Language, Interaction