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Walkington, Candace; Wang, Min; Nathan, Mitchell J. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Collaborative gestures in the mathematics classroom occur when multiple learners coordinate their bodies in concert to accomplish mathematical goals. Collaborative gestures show how cognition becomes distributed across a system of dynamic agents, allowing for members of groups of students to act and gesture as one. We explore ways high school…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, High School Students, Video Games, Grade 9
Bennison, Anne; Goos, Merrilyn; Bielinski, Dominika – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
Students' post-school options are limited if they have not completed mathematics subjects involving the study of calculus. This paper employs a sociocultural approach to identify institutional practices that might promote sustained engagement with these subjects among students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Drawing on interviews with mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Learner Engagement, Disadvantaged Youth, Background
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Karacan-Ozdemir, Nurten; Yerin Guneri, Oya – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Purpose: Regarded as an important means of career development, preparation, and transition, career adaptability is a lifelong skill that can enable individuals to overcome 21st-century work--life requirements and challenges. This study aims to investigate the factors contributing career adaptability of high-school students, which pose beneficial…
Descriptors: High School Students, Structural Equation Models, Vocational Adjustment, Foreign Countries
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Weaver, Carmen – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
The administration of a high school made the decision to transition to a "school of the 21st century". This transition includes one-to-one mobile computing devices for all faculty and students, ubiquitous Internet access, and the use of open educational resources (OER) to replace textbooks. At the time of this phase in this longitudinal…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Faculty Development, Influence of Technology, Technology Integration
Abdüsselam, Mustafa Serkan; Yildiz, Cemalettin; Göl, Resül – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this qualitative study is to determine middle and secondary school students' approaches related to computers and internet. To achieve this aim a form consisted of 8 open-ended questions was used. The implementation was carried out to 322 middle school and 161 secondary school students in Trabzon and Giresun cities on 2015-2016 school…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level
Walsh, Tanja; Vainio, Teija; Varsaluoma, Jari – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
In the era of mobile devices and services, researchers in the educational domain have been interested in how to support learning with mobile technology in both local and global contexts. Recent human-computer interaction (HCI) research in the educational domain has particularly focused on how to develop mobile learning services and how to evaluate…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Cross Cultural Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries
Schifter, Catherine C.; Cipollone, Maria; Moffat, Frederick – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
This paper describes an exploratory study observing the use of "Minecraft" (a popular sandbox style online video game environment) in a high school English literature classroom. We use Piaget and Inhelder's (1969) constructivist theories about the formal operational stage of development to interpret the concepts of plot and…
Descriptors: Video Games, Computer Games, High Schools, English Literature
Kjartansdóttir, Skúlína Hlíf; Jakobsdóttir, Sólveig – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
In this paper we present the results of an evaluation study of a development project for the introduction and use of tablet computers (iPads) at the lower secondary level in Nordlinga school, a compulsory school in Reykjavík. In the study, we assess the impact of the use of tablet computers on instruction and students' learning in grades 9 to 10,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Computer Uses in Education, Electronic Learning
Linsell, Chris; Tozer, Lynn; Anakin, Megan; Cox, Anna; Jones, Rachel; McAuslan, Eric; Smith, Donna; Turner, Garry – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2012
This paper reports findings from the second year of a two-year study designed to develop approaches to teaching algebra in years 9 and 10. The aim of the research was to explore and develop teaching approaches to assist students to acquire a conceptual understanding of algebra, and to document the impact of these approaches on student outcomes.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Algebra, Mathematical Concepts
Stacey, Kaye; Price, Beth; Steinle, Vicki – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2012
This paper discusses issues arising in the design of questions to use in an on-line computer-based formative assessment system, focussing on how best to identify the stages of a learning hierarchy for reporting to teachers. Data from several hundred students is used to illustrate how design decisions have been made for a test on interpreting line…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Graphs
Pardos, Zachary A.; Heffernan, Neil T. – International Working Group on Educational Data Mining, 2009
Researchers who make tutoring systems would like to know which sequences of educational content lead to the most effective learning by their students. The majority of data collected in many ITS systems consist of answers to a group of questions of a given skill often presented in a random sequence. Following work that identifies which items…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, Statistical Analysis, Problem Sets
Sharp, Kimberlee A. – Online Submission, 2009
This study examined the perspectives of a sample of Appalachian middle and high school social studies teachers regarding the teaching of controversial current events. Specifically, the survey ascertained the teachers' familiarity with school district administrative policies regarding the teaching of controversial current events, their perceptions…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Current Events, Familiarity, Skill Development