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Retzlaff-F├╝rst, Carolin – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Children and adolescents spend a large part of their day at school. Physical and mental problems result from physical inactivity, sitting positions at work and "indoor lifestyle" (WHO 2004). Therefore, health education is a major topic in school. Biology classes (scholastic) can make an important contribution in this context. Health as a…
Descriptors: Gardening, Well Being, Health Education, Teaching Methods
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Munn, Maureen; Knuth, Randy; Van Horne, Katie; Shouse, Andrew W.; Levias, Sheldon – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
This study examines how two kinds of authentic research experiences related to smoking behavior--genotyping human DNA (wet lab) and using a database to test hypotheses about factors that affect smoking behavior (dry lab)--influence students' perceptions and understanding of scientific research and related science concepts. The study used pre and…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Smoking, Genetics, Hypothesis Testing
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Soen, Dan – Journal of International Education Research, 2015
Civic studies in Israel and elsewhere are unlike any other school subject. This course of study has a higher purpose--to transform students into good citizens. In contrast to other core subjects, civics, in essence, strives to realize ethical goals. While other subjects perceive the instilling of values as a secondary outcome, in civics the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Ethics, Civics
Sands, Michelle M.; Heilbronner, Nancy N. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2014
A mixed-methods study grounded in Renzulli's Operation Houndstooth Intervention Theory examined the impact of different types of volunteer experiences on the six co-cognitive factors (Optimism, Courage, Romance With a Topic/Discipline, Sensitivity to Human Concerns, Physical/Mental Energy, and Vision/Sense of Destiny) associated with the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Social Capital, Volunteers, Gifted
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Siko, Jason Paul – International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 2014
In this study, the perceptions of parents (n = 14) and students (n = 47) enrolled in a blended learning course, the first of its kind at their school, were examined. Student performance in the blended and in the traditional portion of the course was examined, and the Educational Success Prediction Instrument (ESPRI) was administered to predict…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Distance Education, Electronic Learning
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Zhang, Ping; Ding, Lin – Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 2013
This paper reports a cross-grade comparative study of Chinese precollege students' epistemological beliefs about physics by using the Colorado Learning Attitudes Survey about Sciences (CLASS). Our students of interest are middle and high schoolers taking traditional lecture-based physics as a mandatory science course each year from the 8th grade…
Descriptors: Physics, Epistemology, Scientific Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Barnett, Lisa; Cliff, Ken; Morgan, Philip; van Beurden, Eric – European Physical Education Review, 2013
Movement skill competence is important to organised youth physical activity participation, but it is unclear how adolescents view this relationship. The primary aim of this study was to explore adolescents' perception of the relationship between movement skills, physical activity and sport, and whether their perceptions differed according to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Attitude Measures, Student Attitudes
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Johnson, Amy M.; Ozogul, Gamze; DiDonato, Matt D.; Reisslein, Martin – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
Computer-based multimedia presentations employing animated agents (avatars) can positively impact perceptions about engineering; the current research advances our understanding of this effect to pre-college populations, the main target for engineering outreach. The study examines the effectiveness of a brief computer-based intervention with…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, Computer Simulation
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Doumas, Kyriaki – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Students' experiences and perceptions of good teaching and understanding in literature and physics during one school year were investigated through in-depth interviews with students in eight Greek high school classes in the first, second and third grade. The pedagogical quality of in-depth teaching and understanding of subject matter, as described…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Physics, Teaching Methods, Interviews
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Laurent, Jeff; Harbke, Colin R.; Blake, Dawn; Catanzaro, Salvatore J. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
Alcohol expectancies and drinking motives were compared for regular education students (n = 159) and students with emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD) receiving special education services (n = 51). Differences existed between groups with respect to expected negative social consequences and emotional and physical outcomes associated with drinking.…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Drinking, Special Education
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Booth, Margaret Zoller; Gerard, Jean M. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
Utilizing mixed methodology, this paper investigates the relationship between self-esteem and academic achievement for young adolescents within two Western cultural contexts: the United States and England. Quantitative and qualitative data from 86 North American and 86 British adolescents were utilized to examine the links between self-esteem and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
Lawanto, Oenardi – National Center for Engineering and Technology Education, 2011
The objective of this study was to describe the task interpretation of students engaged in a design activity and determine the extent to which students translate their understanding of their design task to their planning and cognitive strategies. Twenty-nine students at one Colorado high school participated in this study. Students worked…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Engineering, Instructional Design, Building Design
Torabi, Mohammad R.; Jun, Mi Kyung; Nowicke, Carole; de Martinez, Barbara Seitz; Gassman, Ruth – American Journal of Health Education, 2010
For the four leading causes of death in the United States (heart disease, cancer, stroke and chronic respiratory disease), tobacco use is a common risk factor. Tobacco use is responsible for almost 450,000 deaths per year and impacts the health of every member of our society. Tobacco is a gateway drug for substance abuse. That role is critical to…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Smoking, At Risk Persons, Health Behavior
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LeBel, Teresa J.; Kilgus, Stephen P.; Briesch, Amy M.; Chafouleas, Sandra – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of three levels of training (direct, indirect, and none) on teachers' ability to accurately rate video of student behavior. Direct and indirect training groups received instructional sessions on direct behavior ratings (DBRs), with the direct training group receiving opportunities for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Behavior, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment