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Sun-Lin, Hong-Zheng; Chiou, Guey-Fa – Educational Technology & Society, 2019
This study examined effects of gamified comparison on sixth graders' performance of algebra word problem solving and attitude toward algebra learning. Seventy-two sixth graders were invited to participate in a four-week experimental instruction and assigned to three groups: gamified comparison, comparison, and control. The results showed (1) a…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Algebra, Educational Games, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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van Krieken Robson, Jennifer – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Practitioners working with young children in the provision of early childhood education (ECE) are often directed by state governments to mediate specific values through their pedagogical practice. This paper reports the findings from a small scale empirical research study exploring the pedagogy applied by ECE practitioners in this context. I argue…
Descriptors: Values Education, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Young Children
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Delacruz, Stacy – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2019
Students deepen their content knowledge and collaborative skills as they interact with others across the globe. In order to deepen early childhood students' awareness and understanding of the world, teachers worked with their classes to develop and share school-based virtual field trips. The researcher sought to (a) identify the steps to create a…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation
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Kim, Hyung Won – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2018
Research demonstrates a disjuncture between the practices encouraged by teacher education programs and what teachers actually do in the classroom. It also informs us that the cognitive and social characteristics of individual teachers such as their attitudes, beliefs and knowledge contribute to their classroom practices. This qualitative study…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Professional Identity
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Follows, Mike – Physics Education, 2018
The 1969 version of "The Italian Job" is used as context for teaching turning forces and introducing or enhancing the understanding of equilibrium and Newton's Third Law of Motion. A Harrington Legionnaire coach is used as the getaway vehicle for a gold heist and the film ends on a genuine cliffhanger, with the rear half of the coach…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Scientific Principles
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Lafferty, George – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
This paper explores the potential of feature film to encourage more inclusive, participatory and open learning in the area of employment relations. Evaluations of student responses in a single postgraduate course over a five-year period revealed how feature film could encourage participatory learning processes in which students reexamined their…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Films, Graduate Study, Graduate Students
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Ho, Tracy Kwei-Liang; Lin, Huann-shyang; Chen, Ching-Kong; Tsai, Jih-Long – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Traditional methods of teaching music are largely subjective, with the lack of objectivity being particularly challenging for violin students learning vibrato because of the existence of conflicting theories. By using a computer-based analysis method, this study found that maintaining temporal coincidence between the intensity peak and the target…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Flynn, Alison B. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
Organic chemistry is a traditionally difficult subject with high failure & withdrawal rates and many areas of conceptual difficulty for students. To promote student learning and success, four undergraduate organic chemistry and spectroscopy courses at the first to third year level (17-420 students) were "flipped" in 2013-2014. In the…
Descriptors: Spectroscopy, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Course Evaluation
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de Oliveira Souza, Leandro; Lopes, Celi Espasandin; Pfannkuch, Maxine – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2015
The recent introduction of statistics into the Brazilian curriculum has presented a multi-problematic situation for teacher professional development. Drawing on research in the areas of teacher development and statistical inquiry, we propose a Teacher Professional Development Cycle (TPDC) model. This paper focuses on two teachers who planned a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistics, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies