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Short, Rachel A.; Van der Eb, Marina Y.; McKay, Susan R. – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Active teachers noted persistent problems in their classrooms, including low levels of student engagement and gaps in students' use of evidence in forming arguments. Earth Science students provided written responses to two questions using the previously implemented Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) framework. The first question was answered without…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Persuasive Discourse, Earth Science, Instructional Effectiveness
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Schweder, Sabine; Raufelder, Diana; Kulakow, Stefan; Wulff, Tino – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Research has shown that there are positive associations between students' goals and learning behavior. However, less is known about these associations for adolescent students in competency-based learning compared to adolescent students in teacher-directed learning. The current study was conceptualized with the aim of getting more in-depth…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Goal Orientation, Learning Strategies
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Prata, Maria José; de Sousa, Bruno; Festas, Isabel; Oliveira, Albertina L. – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors analyze the efficacy of a cooperative method associated with self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) for argumentative writing compared with a SRSD single approach. Seven teachers and 230 ninth-grade students from three middle schools participated in the present study in which teachers were part of a practice-based professional…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 9, Cooperative Learning, Persuasive Discourse
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Cirino, Paul T.; Tolar, Tammy D.; Fuchs, Lynn S. – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Algebra I is a crucial course for middle and high school students for successful STEM-related coursework. A key issue is whether students should take Algebra I in Grade 8 versus Grade 9. Large-scale policy studies show conflicting results, and there are few (particularly longitudinal) individual difference studies. In the study, 53 students were…
Descriptors: Algebra, Prediction, Grade 8, Grade 9