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Lin, Show-Yu; Lin, Chen-Yung; Hsin, Ming-Chin – Journal of Biological Education, 2019
Visual representations are a familiar element of daily life and particularly beneficial as illustrations in science textbooks. In this case, learners draw on human dimensions such as cognitive style (CS) and prior knowledge (PK) when engaging in visual thinking. This study aimed to compare and explore the relationships among the format aspect…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Visual Learning, Cognitive Style, Illustrations
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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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Kulig, Teresa C.; Cullen, Francis T.; Wilcox, Pamela; Chouhy, Cecilia – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Self-control has provided a useful framework for understanding both offending behavior and victimization risk. As a theory of victimization, research has established that low self-control is directly related to victimization risk beyond a range of other factors. This finding raises the issue of whether other personality traits are associated with…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Victims, Violence, Adolescents
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Mazenod, Anna; Francis, Becky; Archer, Louise; Hodgen, Jeremy; Taylor, Becky; Tereshchenko, Antonina; Pepper, David – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
'Ability' or attainment grouping can introduce an additional label that influences teachers' expectations of students in specific attainment groups. This paper is based on a survey of 597 teachers across 82 schools and 34 teacher interviews in 10 schools undertaken as part of a large-scale mixed-methods study in England. The paper focuses on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary Schools
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Hild, Pitt; Gut, Christoph; Brückmann, Maja – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Several different measures have been proposed to solve persistent validity problems, such as high task-sampling variability, in the assessment of students' expertise in 'doing science'. Such measures include working with a-priori progression models, using standardised item shells and rating manuals, augmenting the number of tasks per…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Science Tests, Science Process Skills, Test Validity
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Irvine, Jeff – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2019
One of the primary goals of teacher education is to aid preservice candidates in formulating a personal philosophy of teaching that is research-based. Teacher candidates should recognize that their philosophy of teaching and learning must be grounded in research-affirmed theory, certain dimensions of which (e.g., motivation) are critical to…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Theories, Models, Preservice Teachers
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Erdogan, Fatma – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: It is assumed that cooperative work and critical thinking skills will come into prominence in 2020. In this context, the aim of this study is to examine the effect of cooperative learning supported by reflective thinking activities on seventh grade students' critical thinking skills during mathematics course. Method: In this study, a…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Reflection, Critical Thinking, Middle School Students
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Terrazas-Arellanes, Fatima E.; Strycker, Lisa A.; Walden, Emily D. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
High-quality professional development is needed to prepare teachers to help students learn how to conduct online academic research and meet Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. This study created and evaluated a Web-based professional development program with five instructional modules designed to prepare middle-school teachers…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Faculty Development, Models, Teaching Methods
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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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Ludicke, Penelope; Muir, Tracey; Swabey, Karen – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
Academic underachievement in young adolescents has been a concern for teachers, schools and systems for some time. In Australian schools, curriculum reforms and middle years programs have been implemented to improve the educational outcomes of young adolescents, and address underachievement, with limited continuity and consistency. This study used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Underachievement, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Oh, Hyerim; Sutherland, Margaret; Stack, Niamh; Badia Martín, Mar; Blumen, Sheyla; Nguyen, Quoc Anh-Thu; Wormald, Catherine; Maakrun, Julie; Ziegler, Albert – Roeper Review, 2019
This study explores how secondary school students perceive high-performing potential classmates. A total of 1,794 seventh- and 10th-grade students from five countries completed a questionnaire measuring their expectations of hypothetical male and female high-performing classmates in three categories: intellectual ability, positive social…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Grade 7, Grade 10, Secondary School Students
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Konur, Kader Birinci – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2019
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effects of chemistry activities applied in summer science camp on secondary school students. Action research was used in the study as the method. The sample of the study consists of 48 7th grade students who study at elementary school in Çayeli district of Rize province, in Turkey. Each week 24 students…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Camps, Science Instruction, Science Activities
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Chen, Ching-Huei; Law, Victor; Huang, Kun – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2019
In a game-based learning (GBL) environment for seventh-grade students, this study investigated the impact of competition, engagement in games, and the relationship between the two on students' in-game performance and flow experience, which, in turn, impacted their science learning outcomes. Structural equation modeling was employed to test a…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Game Based Learning
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Kaufman, Julia H.; Engberg, John; Hamilton, Laura S.; Yuan, Kun; Hill, Heather C. – Educational Assessment, 2019
High-quality measures of instructional practice are essential for research and evaluation of innovative instructional policies and programs. However, existing measures have generally proven inadequate because of cost and validity issues. This paper addresses two potential drawbacks of survey self-report measures: variation in teachers'…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Vignettes, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Evaluation
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Moore, Brooke; Boardman, Alison G.; Smith, Clara; Ferrell, Amy – SAGE Open, 2019
Research indicates the benefits of collaborative learning for supporting academic literacy in content classrooms, especially for diverse and exceptional students such as students with learning disabilities or English learners (ELs) who can become disengaged in content classrooms if they struggle to access complex, content-related texts. Drawing…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Cooperative Learning, Middle School Students, Grade 7
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