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Butera, Brett; Esser, Scott – Science Teacher, 2019
Citizen science can provide insightful data to inform decisions, while also serving to enhance ecological awareness and foster environmental stewardship among participants. In this article, high school student citizen scientists investigate how trees respond to changing mountain climate during a field trip to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) to…
Descriptors: Forestry, Science Education, Scientists, Conservation (Environment)
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Bower, Kim – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This article reports part of an empirical research study undertaken in state secondary schools in England in 2012/2013, to investigate the extent to which Content and Integrated Learning (CLIL) promotes pupil motivation in the teaching of modern foreign languages (MFLs). Pupil perspectives of the impact of CLIL on their motivation are presented…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ramdiah, Siti; Abidinsyah; Royani, M.; Husamah – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Higher-order Thinking Skills (HOTS) is significant for students and has to be trained and managed well by teachers. This study aims to describe the preparation of biology teachers in learning, to analyze the understanding of biology teachers about HOTS, and to examine the efforts of biology teachers in developing HOTS for high school students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills, Biology, Science Teachers
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Elam, Mark; Solli, Anne; Mäkitalo, Åsa – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
What are the current challenges and opportunities for bringing actor-network theory (ANT) into issues-based science education? This article discusses experiences gained from introducing an educational version of ANT deploying digital technology into an upper secondary school science class. This teaching innovation, called "controversy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science and Society, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Concept Mapping
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Høvsgaard Maguire, Laura – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
Algorithmic practices are becoming increasingly more central within educational governance. By focusing on the mechanisms of a particular algorithmic testing system in Denmark, this paper highlights how such practices are implicated in the emergence of new accountability infrastructures. It adopts an STS approach drawing specifically upon Michel…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Foreign Countries, Accountability, National Competency Tests
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Gök, Mustafa; Erdogan, Abdulkadir; Erdogan, Emel Özdemir – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
In the historical process, scientific knowledge is constantly changing and developing. Concepts in curricula and textbooks are also affected by these changes and developments. The function concept is a typical example of this situation. The concept of function gained different meanings in different historical contexts although no clear information…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Textbook Content
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Mulcahy, Dianne – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
This paper examines the critical contribution that affects as "bodily" capacities to act, engage and connect can make to children's learning in museums and schools. Drawing chiefly on empirical material collected over the course of visits by school children to Museums Victoria, Australia, and bringing a sociomaterial sensibility to bear,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Museums, Instruction
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Güven, Ufuk; Akçay, Ahmet Oguz – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Homework is a common instructional practice that is used to motivate students, develop students' studying skills and habits, inform parents about student learning, and increase student achievement. Homework provides an opportunity for students to revisit daily topics, and improve students' understanding of math concepts and problem-solving skills,…
Descriptors: Homework, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kusmaryono, Imam; Suyitno, Hardi; Dwijanto, Dwijanto; Dwidayati, Nurkaromah – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study applied mixed methods with concurrent triangulation design that combines quantitative and qualitative research method in a balanced manner and convergence. Population in this study was as 188 students of 8th grade in a state junior high school in Semarang City, Indonesia. By using purposive sampling technique, 60 students were selected…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Junior High School Students, Student Characteristics, Mathematics Skills
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Suarsana, I. Made; Lestari, Ida Ayu Putu Diah; Mertasari, Ni Made Sri – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study aimed to investigate the effect of online problem posing on students' problem-solving ability in mathematics. The study followed a quasi-experimental research with post-test that only controlled group design. The population was all of the 11th grade students in science classes of SMA Negeri 4 Singaraja in the academic year 2017/2018. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Grade 11, Secondary School Mathematics
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Prodjosantoso, Anti Kolonial; Hertina, Artanti Mulia; Irwanto – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The purpose of this research was to understand the misconception level of 10th grade students in Yogyakarta province of Indonesia in understanding the concept of ionic and covalent bonds. The ionic and covalent bonds were chosen based on the need assessment on chemistry teachers. This study was included qualitative descriptive research which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 10, Misconceptions, Chemistry
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Agustin, Eric Datu – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Ethical theories are key principles that determine right decisions and actions in morally problematic situations. Using phenomenological method of data collection, explication, and interpretative, the adolescent interviewees in this study revealed the essential nature, structure, content, and meaning of their personal moral beliefs and other…
Descriptors: Ethics, Moral Values, Heuristics, Adolescents
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Yusuf, Qismullah; Jusoh, Zalina; Yusuf, Yunisrina Qismullah – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The mastery of the writing skills is crucial, not only among the school children, but also to everyone. The use of Cooperative Learning (hereafter, CL) has become increasingly popular in recent years as pedagogy trends worldwide. It has shifted from teacher-centred to learner-centred methods. Among the methods endorsed in teaching writing is the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Skills
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Fauziyah, Nur; Le Lant, Carol; Budayasa, I. Ketut; Juniati, Dwi – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The cognition processes of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in solving mathematical problems is still rarely studied in depth, although the prevalence of the students is increasing. The purpose of this research was to describe the cognition processes of students with ASD in solving mathematical problems. The subjects in this research…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mathematics Skills
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Alkhateeb, Mohammad Ahmad – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate the extent of embodying thinking levels in the eighth-grade textbook and teachers' classroom questions and exams. Five teachers who teach eighth grade were chosen from schools that obtained the highest and lowest TIMSS results in Zarqa City, Jordan. Textbook content analysis, teachers' classroom observation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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