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Hunuk, Deniz; Tannehill, Deborah; Levent Ince, M. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: In both general education and physical education literature, considerable attention is paid to identifying the effectiveness of communities of practice (CoPs). This literature tends to be more qualitative in nature with less research examining the quantitative nature of interactions in┬áCoPs through direct observation. Purpose: This…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Communities of Practice, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Attitudes
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Wiener, Gerfried J.; Schmeling, Sascha M.; Hopf, Martin – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This paper describes the second in a series of studies exploring the acceptance of the subatomic structure of matter by 12-year-olds. The studies focus on a novel learning unit introducing an atomic model from electrons down to quarks, which is aimed to be used at an early stage in the physics curriculum. Three features are fundamental to the…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Preadolescents, Nuclear Physics, Instructional Effectiveness
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Pennisi, Aline; Argentin, Gianluca; Abbiati, Giovanni; Caputo, Andrea – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This work summarizes the results of two randomized control trails (RCTs) aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of a professional development program for lower secondary school math teachers. The program, called M@t.abel, was financed by the Ministry of Education in Southern Italy with EU funds. It lasts a full school year and it is based on formal…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers
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Harvey, Shane T.; Evans, Ian M.; Hill, Rhys V. J.; Henricksen, Annette; Bimler, David – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2016
Emotional skills underpin what teachers do. However, relatively few studies have investigated whether these skills can be formally learnt by teachers and the benefits enhancing teachers' social-emotional skills may have on students. The current research aimed to develop an intervention to improve teachers' social-emotional skills in the classroom…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Classroom Environment, Intervention, Social Development
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Iizuka, Christina A.; Barrett, Paula M.; Gillies, Robyn; Cook, Clayton R.; Marinovic, Welber – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the FRIENDS for Life program on students' and teachers' emotional outcomes in a school serving a high-poverty population. The focus of the intervention was to train/coach teachers with strategies to develop social and emotional skills for students. A single group, pre/post-test design was used…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, At Risk Students, Anxiety, Resilience (Psychology)
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Suurtamm, Christine; Koch, Martha J. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2014
Current thinking encourages teachers to incorporate a range of assessment practices that are responsive to student thinking and promote student learning. At the same time, teachers are situated in a landscape of accountability, where they are often seen as technicians who implement prescribed curriculum, policies, and procedures with success…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Student Evaluation, Communities of Practice
Sampson, Demetrios G., Ed.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed.; Ifenthaler, Dirk, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
These proceedings contain the papers of the 11th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2014), October 25-27, 2014, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) and endorsed by the Japanese Society for Information and Systems in…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in Education
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Alkharusi, Hussain; Aldhafri, Said; Alnabhani, Hilal; Alkalbani, Muna – Journal of Education and Learning, 2012
Educational assessment can be a powerful tool in enhancing classroom instruction and student performance. Yet, its effectiveness relies on the beliefs and knowledge of those who apply it on a daily classroom basis. This study explored attitudes, competence, knowledge, and practices of teachers about educational assessment. Participants were 165…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 5
McDonald, Sue – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2010
A challenge for educational employing authorities is the provision of high-quality, sustainable professional development opportunities that will lead to positive growth in teachers' pedagogical practices. The study reported here sought to devise and implement a model of teacher professional development that would result in such growth by…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Methods, Educational Opportunities