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Jones, Janie S.; Rice, Margaret L. – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2017
Many of today's adolescents are constantly engaging with information through texting, watching videos, listening to music, and even writing papers. Learning to interact properly with information through writing presents a challenge for the students because they are employing all of these applications at once and believe that they are multitasking…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction, Writing Improvement
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Sicherl Kafol, Barbara; Kordeš, Urban; Holcar Brunauer, Ada – Music Education Research, 2017
This qualitative study used action research to provide an insight into how pupils experience and perceive assessment in music education. In collaboration with pupils we constructed an assessment for learning model aimed at involving pupils in the co-development of assessment criteria and in the processes of self and peer assessment. In addition we…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Teaching Methods
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Akin, Sibel; Calik, Basak; Engin-Demir, Cennet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Promoting active citizenship is seen as invaluable for educational practices in schools particularly in existing social, political, economic, and cultural context of Turkish society. The present study is part of a European Union project that aimed to help students develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to actively participate in…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Citizenship, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Lavalle, Pamela I.; Briesmaster, Mark – i.e.: inquiry in education, 2017
Teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) encourage students to take a more active role in the oral activities in the classroom through different strategies. This study examines the use of picture descriptions as a strategy to develop and enhance communication skills among the eighth-grade students attending a private English school in…
Descriptors: Pictorial Stimuli, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kharade, Kalpana; Ha, Huong; Ubale, Amol – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
Disaster risk management (DRM) education to visually impaired (VI) students has posed a great challenge to worldwide educators. International aid agencies report that people with disabilities have often been excluded from several educational interventions to manage disaster risks. It is, therefore, imperative to ensure that people with…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Risk Management, Visual Impairments, Foreign Countries
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George, Meredith L.; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of middle school pupils' acculturation on their readings of and expectations for physical education. Participants were 94 pupils attending one public middle school. Data were collected using five qualitative techniques. They were analysed by employing analytic induction and constant…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Acculturation, Physical Education, Student Attitudes
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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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Jacobson, Michael J.; Taylor, Charlotte E.; Richards, Deborah – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
In this paper, we propose computational scientific inquiry (CSI) as an innovative model for learning important scientific knowledge and new practices for "doing" science. This approach involves the use of a "game-like" virtual world for students to experience virtual biological fieldwork in conjunction with using an agent-based…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Research, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Freire, Sofia; Baptista, Mónica; Freire, Ana – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Raising awareness about sustainability is an urgent need and as such education for sustainability has gained relevancy for the last decades. It is acknowledged that science education can work as an important context for educating for sustainability. The goal of the present paper is to describe a role-playing activity about the construction of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Sustainability, Science Education
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Meyer, Kimberly; Wurdinger, Scott – Journal of Educational Issues, 2016
This research aimed to examine students' perceptions of their life skills while attending project-based learning (PBL) schools. The study focused on three questions including: (1) What are students' perceptions of their development of life skills in project-based learning schools?; (2) In what ways, if any, do students perceive an increase in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Daily Living Skills, Student Projects, Skill Development
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Yilmaz, Defne – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
Considering all areas of development in education is a key to fulfill the needs of gifted students. This study which was based on qualitative methods aimed to find out the emotional and social needs of the adolescents who attended the Antalya Science and Arts Center (Bilim ve Sanat Egitim Merkezi-BILSEM) to develop new ways to help these students.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Adolescents, Emotional Development, Social Development
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2014
Close reading is an instructional practice that has gained attention of late. It involves reading a complex text, annotation, and repeatedly reading to answer text-dependent questions. Although there are a number of recommendations for the use of close reading, there has not been a systematic analysis of student or teacher perceptions of this…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reader Text Relationship, Questioning Techniques
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Ellerbrock, Cheryl R.; Abbas, Bridget; DiCicco, Michael – Journal of Research in Education, 2014
In this year-long qualitative multi-site case study, researchers identified how eighth and ninth-grade teacher practices may support students' basic and developmental needs across the middle-to-high-school transition. Data were collected throughout 2009, including individual interviews, focus group interviews, observations, and artifact data of 23…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Practices, Qualitative Research, Middle School Students
Diaz-Zamora, Jennifer – Online Submission, 2014
There is a sizable number of English Language Learners (ELL) that are not succeeding in schools and are academically "falling through the cracks." The purpose of this thesis is to gather information that identifies reasons why students are not succeeding academically and which strategies individual teachers can implement to help these…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Middle School Teachers
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Sad, Suleyman Nihat; Ozhan, Ugur – Computers & Education, 2012
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the views of primary students about interactive whiteboard [IWB] use in their classes from attitudinal and pedagogical perspectives. Research was designed as an empirical approach to "phenomenology." Data was collected from fifty primary students (fourth to eighth) through focus group interviews.…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Needs
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