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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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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