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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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Schukajlow, Stanislaw; Achmetli, Kay; Rakoczy, Katrin – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2019
The development of multiple solutions for a given problem is important for learning mathematics. In the present intervention study, we analyzed whether prompting students to construct multiple solutions (more precisely: prompting them to apply multiple mathematical procedures to real-world problems) and prior self-efficacy influenced students'…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Olivier, Jako – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Writing involves a number of skills and being self-directed in the process would contribute to greater effectivity. The concept of autonomography, or being self-directed in terms of writing, draws from the literature on self-directed learning and specifically self-directed writing, where concepts such as self-regulation and learner autonomy are…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Language Variation, Indo European Languages, Problem Solving
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Das, Saswati; Nandi, Kajal; Baruah, Priyanki; Sarkar, Sajib K.; Goswami, Binita; Koner, Bidhan C. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2019
Team based learning (TBL) is a time tested teaching-learning (T-L) tool involving collaborative learning but has hardly been tested for teaching clinical biochemistry to undergraduate medical students. The present study was designed to (a) compare problem solving skills of first year MBBS students after attending a TBL session on 'organ function…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Biochemistry, Science Instruction, College Science
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Ceuppens, Stijn; Bollen, Laurens; Deprez, Johan; Dehaene, Wim; De Cock, Mieke – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
We design, validate, and administer a 24-item test to study student understanding of linear functions in 1D kinematics [x(t)] and mathematics [y(x)] in the 9th grade. The items assess identification and comparison of initial position and velocity in 1D kinematics and of the y intercept and slope in mathematics using a graph or an algebraic…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Problem Solving, Student Attitudes, Mechanics (Physics)
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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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Tican, Canses; Deniz, Sabahattin – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The purpose of the current study is to determine pre-service teachers' opinions about 21st century learner and teacher skills. The study group of the current research is comprised of 391 senior students from an education faculty. As the data collection tool, the 21st century Learner Skills Use Questionnaire and 21st Century Teacher Skills Use…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teaching Skills, Thinking Skills
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Karpuz, Yavuz; Atasoy, Ercan – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In the present study, the aim was to investigate 9th grade students' geometrical figure apprehension. To this end, the Figure Apprehension Cognitive Processes Test (FACPT), constructed by the researchers of the study, was administered to 51 ninth grade students, with whom clinical interviews were also conducted. As a result of the data analysed,…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Geometry, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
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Pongsakdi, Nonmanut; Laakkonen, Eero; Laine, Teija; Veermans, Koen; Hannula-Sormunen, Minna M.; Lehtinen, Erno – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
A Word Problem Enrichment programme (WPE) has been found to increase student word problem solving performance when facing non-routine and application problems. However, it is unknown if the WPE has an impact on student beliefs about word problem solving and how the WPE works for students with different motivation in learning mathematics. This…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Program Effectiveness
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Hira, Avneet; Hynes, Morgan M. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2019
This paper presents a design-based research project undertaken to test and implement an interest-based engineering challenges framework for pre-college students. This work is motivated by the need for innovative engineering education practices in pre-college settings, and making engineering more inclusive for people from diverse backgrounds. The…
Descriptors: Research Design, Engineering Education, Student Attitudes, Problem Solving
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Hughes, Janette; Morrison, Laura; Mamolo, Ami; Laffier, Jennifer; de Castell, Suzanne – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This paper explores how maker pedagogies helped middle school students develop transferable competencies, such as creativity, problem solving, self-directed learning and citizenship skills. We offer an in-depth look at how purposeful or critical making related to bullying awareness can help struggling students develop positive attitudes related to…
Descriptors: Bullying, Middle School Students, Student Behavior, Creativity
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Thibodeaux, Tilisa; Harapnuik, Dwayne; Cummings, Cynthia – International Journal on E-Learning, 2019
This study examined perceptions of the influence of the COVA learning approach on authentic projects and the learning environment by Digital Learning and Leading students in an online graduate program. Related literature points to an array of learner-centered pedagogies and learning environments that offer choice, ownership, voice, and authentic…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Ownership, Student Participation
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Ulusoy, Fadime; Argun, Ziya – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2019
This paper aimed to investigate secondary school students' representations for solving geometric word problems in different clinical interviewing processes. More specifically, the focus was to understand the changes/developments in students' representations through think-aloud interviews (TAIs) and open-ended prompting interviews (OEPIs). Three…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Geometry, Geometric Concepts
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van der Meer, Jacques; Skalicky, Jane; Speed, Harriet – Journal of Leadership Education, 2019
Increasingly, universities are involved in providing leadership development opportunities that support students' academic endeavours and their personal and professional development, including employability and citizenship skills. Leadership experiences are beneficial not only for students, but also for universities, the wider community, and future…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Leadership Training, Student Leadership, Educational Benefits
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Akcaoglu, Mete; Green, Lucy Santos – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2019
In this mixed-methods study, we examined if students benefitted from a game design course offered during an enrichment hour in terms of gains in their system analysis and design skills. Students at a rural middle school in Southeast US (n = 19) attended a 1-hour game design course offered weekly during an academic enrichment class period, for the…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Computer Games, Design, Rural Schools
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