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Rondone, Atria – Online Submission, 2014
Student-centered learning has an important place in education because it fosters student engagement and allows the traditional micromanaging teacher to transform into a guide. The current education model emphasizes teacher control and curriculum based on standardized testing, which stunts students' natural learning processes. This study…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Elementary School Curriculum, Outcomes of Education, Mixed Methods Research
Al-Taiar, Hasanen – Online Submission, 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this thesis was to examine the teaching ways I undertook in teaching medical students and to examine the use of a structured teaching plan for the academic and clinical tutors in psychiatry. The teaching plan was developed for use, initially by Oxford University Academic tutors at the Department of Psychiatry. In addition,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychiatry, Mental Disorders, Teaching Methods
Balkam, Brittany E.; Nellessen, Jenny A.; Ronney, Heather M. – Online Submission, 2013
Throughout this action research project report, the teacher-researchers explored the problem of test anxiety among students. The purpose of this project was to alleviate test anxiety among students with various interventions in grades five through seven in the subject areas of social studies, science, and language arts. There were 66 student…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Researchers, Test Anxiety, Elementary School Students
Shulman, Marc D. – Online Submission, 2013
This action research project report was conducted because students' lack of sportsmanship skills in elementary school physical education was negatively affecting the physical activity level of many students. The teacher was spending classroom time giving attention to conflicts dealing with negative sportsmanship issues and therefore losing…
Descriptors: Violence, Action Research, Teacher Researchers, Physical Activity Level
Martin, Merissa R.; Pickett, Matt T. – Online Submission, 2013
The purpose of this action research project report was to increase student motivation and engagement. There seemed to be an increasing disconnect between student potential and performance, especially among gifted math and beginning music students. Two teacher researchers carried out this research with 25 fifth-grade students at two different sites…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Individualized Instruction
Godzicki, Linda; Godzicki, Nicole; Krofel, Mary; Michaels, Rachel – Online Submission, 2013
This action research project report was conducted in order to increase motivation and engagement in elementary and middle school students through technology-supported learning environments. The study was conducted from August 27, 2012, through December 14, 2012 with 116 participating students in first-, fourth-, fifth- and eighth-grade classes. To…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Homework, Educational Technology, Student Motivation
Goughnour, Martha Jean – Online Submission, 2013
The action research project report was created to remedy a lack of multicultural literature within the regular level sophomore English class and to assist regular level sophomore students' connection to their reading. The teacher-researcher also examined her students' own ethnic backgrounds, cultures, religions, economic status, gender, and/or…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Researchers, Literature, Cultural Relevance
Berg, Kate; Lyke, Catherine – Online Submission, 2012
The purpose of this action research project report was to increase reading fluency for 38 third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students. The teacher researches collected data from a Parent Survey (n=26), Student Survey (n=38), Teacher Survey (n=12), and Teacher Interviews (n=4) for a total of 80 participants. Data was collected from September 8, 2011…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Feedback (Response)
Freese, Maegan; Fultz, Andrew – Online Submission, 2012
The researchers wanted to continue in their university's previous study of nature awareness and science achievement, specifically examining the effects of nature in the achievement of seventh-grade students. This further study offered valuable insight to the inconclusive findings of previous researchers of nature awareness and science achievement.…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Standardized Tests, Science Tests, Raw Scores
Lusta, Amel F. – Online Submission, 2012
This study aims to investigate the vocabulary problems in the academic writing of MA ELT Libyan students in Nottingham Trent University. For this purpose, two research questions were posed and the answers to these questions were provided and discussed. The data for the study were collected via two questionnaires (preliminary and main…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Vocabulary Skills, Foreign Countries
Baker, Melissa; Paver, Jacquelyn; Zabelin, Richard – Online Submission, 2011
The purpose of this action research project report was to improve students' respectful behavior. A total of 80 students of the teacher researchers participated. The included 26 Fashion & Apparel 1 students, 45 Childcare & Development 1 students, and 9 World History high school students. Teacher Researchers A and B ran their study from August 23rd,…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Recognition (Achievement), Role Playing, Action Research
Jacob, Margo A. – Online Submission, 2011
This action research project report began when the teacher researcher determined that students exhibited physical fitness levels below that of the state and national norms, and also displayed negative attitudes about physical education. The purpose of this action research project was to increase physical fitness and fitness attitudes through…
Descriptors: High School Students, Physical Education, Exercise, Intervention
Chan, Roy Yew-Hung – Online Submission, 2011
This comparative research examined the effects of student involvement and college environment on students' learning and living experience delivered by two aspiring world-class universities in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Few studies have shown how the levels of student involvement and college environment can benefit students at world-class institution.…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Interaction
Flaherty, Sue; Hackler, Rhonda – Online Submission, 2010
Researchers implemented classroom interventions to improve the intrinsic motivational behaviors of 4th and 6th grade elementary students and to strengthen teacher/student and student/student relationships in a positive supportive learning environment. The problem of low intrinsic motivational behaviors was documented through classroom observation…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Motivation, Cooperative Learning, Individualized Instruction
Fenner, Dorraine; Mansour, Sueha Kayyal; Sydor, Natalie – Online Submission, 2010
This report described how implementation of differentiated assignments provided documentation of how students' motivation increased. The volunteers that participated in this study were 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Students struggle academically to meet the expectations of their instructors. These struggles impact how students learn academically,…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Multiple Intelligences, Student Surveys, Student Motivation