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Benek, Ibrahim; Akcay, Behiye – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2019
The aim of this study is to develop a valid and reliable attitude scale that could measure secondary school students' attitudes towards the Science-Technology-Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This study was conducted in 2017-2018 academic year with 2500 secondary school students studying in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades from fifteen (15)…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Test Reliability
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Binfet, John-Tyler; Passmore, Holli-Anne – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2019
The aim of this exploratory study was to examine fourth to eighth graders' conceptualizations of kindness at school (i.e., their definition of kindness, an example of an act of kindness they have done, who they see as the most salient adult agent of kindness, and which location they deem that kindness happens most). To date, kindness research has…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Altruism, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Vorotnykova, Iryna – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
The article defines the organizational, psychological and pedagogical conditions for the use of e-books and e-textbooks at school. The difference between e-books and e-textbooks is distinguished on the basis of systematization and comparison of scientific positions. Content analysis is made to determine the organizational and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Electronic Learning
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Bouchard, Karen L.; Berg, Derek H. – School Community Journal, 2017
Student belonging to school has been consistently correlated with many significant outcomes, yet there is little research that depicts how this sense is developed. This study explores the factors through which late elementary/middle school students (Grades 4-8) develop a sense of belonging to their school. Individual interviews with teachers and…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
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White, Julie; Rae, Tina – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
The person-centred review (PCR) is a model for the review of a student's special educational needs (SEN) which places the young person and their family at the centre of the process. This mixed-methods, exploratory study investigated the views of 16 students with SEN aged between 10-11 years (Year 6) and 13-14 years (Year 9), and their…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Mixed Methods Research
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Schock, Robin E.; Lee, Elizabeth A. – Exceptionality Education International, 2016
Rarely are the views of children with learning disabilities elicited. In this study, we used focus groups involving eight students with learning disabilities to explore their self-perceptions as learners and writers using assistive technology (AT). Three groups of two to three Grade 4-8 students and their parents participated in the qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups, Self Concept
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Mun, Jiyeong; Mun, Kongju; Kim, Sung-Won – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
This article reports on the study of the components of scientific imagination and describes the scales used to measure scientific imagination in Korean elementary and secondary students. In this study, we developed an inventory, which we call the Scientific Imagination Inventory (SII), in order to examine aspects of scientific imagination. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Imagination, Secondary School Students, Elementary School Students
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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; McClay, Jill – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This article reports comprehensive findings from a national study of the teaching and assessment of writing in classrooms across ten Canadian provinces and two of three territories. Through interviews with 216 grade 4-8 teachers and observations and interviews in 22 classrooms (1 to 3 classrooms in each province), we gathered information about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2013
With just a few materials, building a paper model of the International Space Station (ISS) can become an excellent group, troop, or class project. This publication contains a brief overview of the ISS, its parts, the science that occurs on board, instructions, and extensions for an interdisciplinary technology experience. Discover more about the…
Descriptors: Space Sciences, Space Exploration, Science Instruction, Simulation
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Merchie, Emmelien; Van Keer, Hilde – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2013
From the age of 11-13, children start to spend increasingly more time on learning from texts. The need arises to support them in dealing with this text information and engaging them in self-regulated learning (SRL). This study is embedded within the cognitive component of SRL and focuses on mind mapping as a promising organizational learning…
Descriptors: Cognitive Mapping, Grade 5, Grade 6, Middle School Students
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Ali, Asma Amanat; Reid, Norman – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Mathematics is well known as a subject area where there can be problems in terms of understanding as well as retaining positive attitudes. In a large study involving 813 school students (ages approximately 10-12) drawn from two different school systems in Pakistan, the effect of limited working memory capacity on performance in mathematics was…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preadolescents, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
Xu, Wenbin; Stephens, Max; Zhang, Qinqiong – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2012
This study investigates how 217 students in Years 5, 6 and 7 from three schools in Nanjing, China, link number and algebra (called relational thinking in this study). It categorizes their performances in terms of five levels, and uses these levels to create profiles of algebraic thinking across Years 5, 6, and 7. The study examines the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7