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Cummins, Phyllis A.; Yamashita, Takashi; Millar, Roberto J.; Sahoo, Shalini – Grantee Submission, 2019
Automation and advanced technologies have increased the need for a better understanding of the skills necessary to have a globally competitive workforce. This study used data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies to compare problem solving skills in technology rich environments among adults in South Korea,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Employment Qualifications, Problem Solving
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Kwon, Kyungbin; Song, Donggil; Sari, Annisa R.; Khikmatillaeva, Umida – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the types of problem-solving behaviors and their effects on solution quality in an online collaborative learning context. A total of 12 preservice teachers enrolled in a computer education course participated in the study. Students in pairs, randomly assigned by the instructor, carried out a…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving, Electronic Learning, Preservice Teachers
Zimmermann, Laura; Foster, Lindsey; Golinkoff, Roberta Michnick; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy – American Educator, 2019
The last 15 years have witnessed a quiet revolution in the understanding of spatial skills, and the authors are finding that these all-important science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competencies are rooted in spatial knowledge. Spatial skills are the tools use to visualize and navigate the world. Spatial skills allows people to…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, STEM Education, Play, Toys
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Yong, Su Ting; Gates, Peter; Chan, Andy Tak-Yee – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2019
This article explores the potential use metacognitive skills learned in computer games to teach mathematics. This study explored the similarities and differences in the learning of metacognitive skills between computer games and mathematics education. A mixed-methods approach was employed in which a quantitative survey (students, n=174) and a…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Computer Games
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Sasso, Simone; Ritzen, Jo – Education Economics, 2019
We focus on human capital measured by skills and analyse its relationship with R&D investments and productivity across 12 OECD economies and 17 industries. We compute a measure of sectoral human capital defined as the average cognitive skills of the workforce in each country-sector combination. The variation in labour productivity that can be…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Research and Development, Productivity, Cross Cultural Studies
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2019
Employers across a wide variety of industries say the so-called "soft" skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication and collaboration have grown in importance as rapid advancements in technology have transformed their operations. According to a survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, problem…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Employment Qualifications, Problem Solving
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Lennarz, Hannah K.; Hollenstein, Tom; Lichtwarck-Aschoff, Anna; Kuntsche, Emmanuel; Granic, Isabela – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Successful emotion regulation (ER) is a central aspect of psychosocial functioning and mental health and is thought to improve and be refined in adolescence. Past research on ER has mainly focused on one-time measurements of habitual ER. Linking regulatory strategies to emotions in daily lives is key to understanding adolescents' emotional lives.…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Middle School Students
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Zeytinoglu, Selin; Calkins, Susan D.; Leerkes, Esther M. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Cognitive flexibility is a sophisticated form of executive functions that predicts a range of adaptive outcomes; however, little is known about which caregiving behaviors predict the rapid improvements in children's cognitive flexibility during early childhood. This study examined whether ordinary variations in mothers' provision of emotional and…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Early Childhood Education, Mothers, Cognitive Ability
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Freeman, Niecea D.; Townsend, Dianna; Templeton, Shane – Reading Teacher, 2019
The authors detail word-learning strategies from a small-scale early reading intervention for first graders (N = 3) focused on Greek and Latin roots in science-based informational texts. Educators can provide explicit instruction to support student awareness of word structures in content-specific vocabulary, and this instruction can be adapted to…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Morphemes, Morphology (Languages)
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Srilaphat, Ekkharin; Jantakoon, Thada – Higher Education Studies, 2019
This research aimed at proposing an ubiquitous flipped classroom instructional model with learning process of scientific to enhance problem-solving skills for higher education (UFC-PS model). The UFC-PS model was developed based on the review of the literature, the expert's interview and evaluated by five experts. The research results were found…
Descriptors: Homework, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Farah, Kimberly S.; Montepare, Joann M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
Our population is aging, calling for communities to be more age friendly and younger individuals to be more aware of aging issues that will impact their personal and professional lives. However, colleges provide few opportunities for students to prepare themselves for a more age-diverse world. Drawing on a new general education core curriculum…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Aging (Individuals)
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Hartigan, Campbell; Hademenos, George – Physics Teacher, 2019
One way that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) initiatives are being utilized is to encourage schools and teachers to integrate key science-based concepts into daily instruction. The reason is simple: it is more than just an instructional improvement or curricular enhancement; it is a research-based strategy that addresses the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, STEM Education, Robotics
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Masters, Heidi; Hilgendorf, Chelsey; Stundahl, Lisa; Gresl, Megan; Jentsch, Amber – Science and Children, 2019
To support elementary school students in finding a solution to an engineering problem, the authors developed a series of five lessons using the 5E Instructional Model (Bybee 2014). The lessons align with the "Next Generation Science Standards" and the "Common Core State Standards" and integrate the teaching and learning of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Grade 2, Elementary School Students
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Kusmaryono, Imam; Suyitno, Hardi; Dwijanto, Dwijanto; Dwidayati, Nurkaromah – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study applied mixed methods with concurrent triangulation design that combines quantitative and qualitative research method in a balanced manner and convergence. Population in this study was as 188 students of 8th grade in a state junior high school in Semarang City, Indonesia. By using purposive sampling technique, 60 students were selected…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Junior High School Students, Student Characteristics, Mathematics Skills
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Suarsana, I. Made; Lestari, Ida Ayu Putu Diah; Mertasari, Ni Made Sri – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study aimed to investigate the effect of online problem posing on students' problem-solving ability in mathematics. The study followed a quasi-experimental research with post-test that only controlled group design. The population was all of the 11th grade students in science classes of SMA Negeri 4 Singaraja in the academic year 2017/2018. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Grade 11, Secondary School Mathematics
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