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Wong, Simpson W. L.; Cheng, Rebecca Wing-yi; Chow, Bonnie Wing-Yin; Chung, Sandrine Man-Chi – AERA Open, 2019
Learning to read two scripts at a young age is a demanding task. This study aims to develop games for building fundamental code-related emergent literacy skills among biscriptal preschoolers. We developed five games and tested them on a sample of 102 Chinese kindergarteners. The participants were aged 4 to 5 years and were learning English as a…
Descriptors: Chinese, English (Second Language), Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children
ElAdl, Adel M.; Saad, Mourad Ali Eissa – Online Submission, 2019
This study aims to investigate the effect of a brain-based learning program on working memory and academic motivation among tenth grade Omanis students. The sample was selected from students in the tenth grade in basic education in the Sultanate of Oman. The participants in this study were 75 preparatory school students. Experimental group (EG)…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Teaching Methods, Short Term Memory, Student Motivation
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Layes, Smail; Lalonde, Robert; Rebai, Mohamed – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
We examined the effects of an adaptive phonological training program on the enhancement of 3 processing abilities--namely, phonological awareness, rapid automatized naming, and phonological short-term memory--as well as word and pseudoword reading in Arabic-speaking children with dyslexia. We compared an experimental group (n = 20; mean age =…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Semitic Languages, Reading Skills, Phonology
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Pirrone, Concetta; Tienken, Christopher H.; Pagano, Tatiana; Di Nuovo, Santo – Educational Forum, 2018
In an experimental study to explain the effect of structured Building Block Play with LEGO™ bricks on 6-year-old student mathematics achievement and in the areas of logical thinking, divergent thinking, nonverbal reasoning, and mental imagery, students in the experimental group scored significantly higher (p = 0.05) in mathematics achievement and…
Descriptors: Toys, Play, Mathematics Skills, Imagery
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D'souza, Flavia; Kumari S. N, Vijaya – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2018
The fact that the future of a nation lies in the hands of its knowledgeable, technologically skilled, and civilized citizens is irrefutable. Secondary schools are primary centers for acquiring academic excellence as well as essential life skills. With each student being unique in his ability, learning styles, and social background, diverse…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students, Physics, Science Education
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D' Souza, Dorothy A. C.; Clare, A. C. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2018
Situated Learning takes place in the social and physical context within which it will be used. In this model, the pupil is "situated" in the learning experience and knowledge acquisition becomes a part of their learning activity. From their experiences pupils "construct" their own knowledge in various learning situations. The…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Problem Solving, Context Effect, Experiential Learning
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van Rijk, Yvonne; de Mey, Langha; de Haan, Dorian; van Oers, Bert; Volman, Monique – Research Papers in Education, 2017
Content-oriented reading interventions that focus on the integration of motivational enhancement and strategy instruction have been found to have positive effects. Developmental education (DE) in the Netherlands is an innovative content-oriented approach in which reading is an integral part of an inquiry-oriented curriculum. Reading for meaning is…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Teaching Methods
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Bosma, Tirza; Stevenson, Claire E.; Resing, Wilma C. M. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
In this paper we investigated the contribution of a dynamic testing procedure, including multiple graduated prompts protocols, in identifying differences in need for instruction of second grade children (N = 120) with arithmetic difficulties. The training was adaptive and prompts were provided according to one of six protocols, each focusing on a…
Descriptors: Prompting, Grade 2, Arithmetic, Problem Solving
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Vogelaar, Bart; Bakker, Merel; Hoogeveen, Lianne; Resing, Wilma C. M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
In this study, dynamic testing principles were applied to examine progression of analogy problem solving, the roles that cognitive flexibility and metacognition play in children's progression as well as training benefits, and instructional needs of 7- to 8-year-old gifted and average-ability children. Utilizing a pretest training posttest control…
Descriptors: Gifted, Problem Solving, Figurative Language, Educational Practices
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Ip, Horace H. S.; Lai, Candy Hoi-Yan; Wong, Simpson W. L.; Tsui, Jenny K. Y.; Li, Richard Chen; Lau, Kate Shuk-Ying; Chan, Dorothy F. Y. – Cogent Education, 2017
Previous research has illustrated the unique benefits of three-dimensional (3-D) Virtual Reality (VR) technology in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) children. This study examined the use of 3-D VR technology as an assessment tool in ASD children, and further compared its use to two-dimensional (2-D) tasks. Additionally, we aimed to examine…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Simulated Environment, Educational Technology
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Jukes, Matthew C. H.; Turner, Elizabeth L.; Dubeck, Margaret M.; Halliday, Katherine E.; Inyega, Hellen N.; Wolf, Sharon; Zuilkowski, Stephanie Simmons; Brooker, Simon J. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
We evaluated a program to improve literacy instruction on the Kenyan coast using training workshops, semiscripted lesson plans, and weekly text-message support for teachers to understand its impact on students' literacy outcomes and on the classroom practices leading to those outcomes. The evaluation ran from the beginning of Grade 1 to the end of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement
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Walsh, Rosalind; Bowes, Jennifer; Sweller, Naomi – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
Research into the effect of questions asked during storybook reading in preschool settings has rarely investigated questions that elicit higher order thinking. In the current study, Blank et al.'s Four Levels of Abstraction were used to code teacher questions and child responses from 177 individual storybook reading sessions with eight…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Story Reading, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods
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Rajotte, Thomas; Marcotte, Christine; Bureau-Levasseur, Lisa – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
In recent decades, the dropout rate in Abitibi-Témiscamingue is a worrying phenomenon. An analysis of ministerial examination results identifies that students in Abitibi-Témiscamingue have specific difficulties with mathematical problem solving tasks. Among the activities that develop those skills, the daily routines in mathematics seem to be a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropout Rate, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction
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Hogenes, Michel; van Oers, Bert; Diekstra, René F. W.; Sklad, Marcin – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The present study aims to contribute to the understanding of the effects of music education, in particular music composition as a classroom activity for fifth- and sixth-graders. The intervention (experimental condition) focused on a three-step-model for music composition, based on the Cultural Historical Activity Theory of education, and has been…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Veraksa, Aleksander; Veraksa, Nikolay – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2016
This article defines the concepts related to symbolic and sign representations, cognition and learning in the early years. The first study experiment of teaching 33 preschool children (19 boys and 14 girls; M = 68, 5 months) the notion of rainbow phenomenon proved the equal effectiveness of the use of both sign and symbolic tools. The second study…
Descriptors: Nouns, Language Acquisition, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students
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