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Sideridis, Georgios D.; Simos, Panagiotis; Mouzaki, Angeliki; Stamovlasis, Dimitrios; Georgiou, George K. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
The purpose of the present study was to explain the moderating role of rapid automatized naming (RAN) in word reading with a cusp catastrophe model. We hypothesized that increases in RAN performance speed beyond a critical point would be associated with the disruption in word reading, consistent with a "generic shutdown" hypothesis.…
Descriptors: Naming, Reading Difficulties, Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension
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Giannopoulou, Ioanna; Pasalari, Evdokia; Korkoliakou, Panagiota; Douzenis, Athanasios – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
A recent special education legislation reform in Greece puts emphasis on the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs into mainstream schools. The purpose of the present study was to investigate knowledge of ASD among 67 mainstream nursery and primary classroom teachers, and evaluate the effectiveness of a half-day ASD awareness seminar…
Descriptors: Autism, Consciousness Raising, Foreign Countries, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Masadis, Grigorios; Filippou, Filippos; Derri, Vasiliki; Mavridis, Georgios; Rokka, Stella – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate: a. the effect of an interdisciplinary program of Greek traditional dance by the means of the teamwork method of teaching social skills to students. b. whether this effect was similar for boys and girls. The sample of the study constituted of 206 elementary school pupils (4th, 5th, and 6th class). The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Dance
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Rokka, Stella; Kouli, Olga; Bebetsos, Evangelos; Goulimaris, Dimitrios; Mavridis, George – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of a dance aerobic intervention program on intrinsic motivation and perceived motivation climate in 7th grade middle school students. The sample of the study consisted of 160 healthy students, of the first grade of middle school. Of these, 91 students was the experimental group and the…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Intervention, Student Motivation, Grade 7
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Poulou, Maria S.; Reddy, Linda A.; Dudek, Christopher M. – School Psychology International, 2019
Teachers' perceptions of self-efficacy are one of the few individual characteristics that predict teacher practice. There is limited research linking teachers' perceptions of self-efficacy and actual classroom practices. The study examined teacher' perceptions of self-efficacy and actual instructional and behavior management practices using the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes
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Papanthymou, Anastasia; Darra, Maria – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
The present study is a literature review of 37 empirical studies from Greece and internationally of the last decade and aims at investigating the contribution of learner self-assessment to: a. enhancement of learning motivation, b. improvement of academic performance/learning, c. development of self-regulating learning and d. raise of self-esteem.…
Descriptors: Instruction, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Physical Education, Self Esteem
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Alexopoulos, A.; Pavlidou, M.; Cherouvis, S. – Physics Education, 2019
In recent years the realisation that children make decisions and choices about subjects they like in primary school became widely accepted. The role of the primary school teacher as the main ambassador for a subject is therefore crucial in inspiring and enthusing the younger generation towards STEM. However, in most European countries, primary…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Role
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Zagkotas, Vasileios – Education 3-13, 2019
The tremendous impact of comics to young people at the beginning and the middle of the twentieth century drew the attention of educators, thus the debate concerning the use of comics at school began very early. Some studies revealed that Greek pupils think of History as an extremely boring lesson, full of names and dates. Therefore, there is a…
Descriptors: Cartoons, History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Agaliotis, Ioannis; Kalyva, Efrosini – International Education Studies, 2019
This study explores the differences in the motivational profiles of under-achieving gifted students and high-achieving gifted and non-gifted students. In comparison to their high-achieving peers, under-achieving gifted students reported weaker motivational orientations, in both achievement and social goals, as well as in intrinsic motivation.…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Gifted, Comparative Analysis, High Achievement
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Tsigilis, Nikolaos; Gregoriadis, Athanasios; Theodorakis, Nicholas D.; Evaggelinou, Christina – Education 3-13, 2019
The present study was set out to investigate the association between teachers' perception of the quality of their relationships with their students' and teachers' professional self-efficacy. Fifty public school teachers were asked: (a) to assess their perceived levels of efficacy and (b) to randomly select eight students from their classrooms (4…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Correlation, Preadolescents, Early Adolescents
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Lazarinis, Fotis; Karachristos, Christoforos V.; Stavropoulos, Elias C.; Verykios, Vassilios S. – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
In this paper we report our experiences from a University outreach program with primary and secondary education teachers of various specialties. Our goal was to improve the coding abilities of teachers through Scratch activities. The participants can in turn teach their students, multiplying that way the benefitted population. To increase the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Computer Science Education
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Kyriakides, Leonidas; Charalambous, Evi; Creemers, Bert P. M.; Antoniou, Panayiotis; Devine, Dympna; Papastylianou, Dona; Fahie, Declan – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
This paper presents the results of a European study investigating the extent to which the Dynamic Approach to School Improvement (DASI) can help schools situated in socially disadvantaged areas to improve their effectiveness. At the beginning of the school year 2015-2016, a sample of 72 primary schools in four European countries (Cyprus, England,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Change Strategies, Disadvantaged Schools
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Malandrakis, George; Papadopoulou, Penelope; Gavrilakis, Costas; Mogias, Athanasios – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
A scale was developed to assess primary school Teachers' Self-Efficacy on Education for Sustainable Development (TSESESD). It includes four domains of competences: values and ethics, systems thinking, emotions and feelings, and actions. The scale development is consistent with key principles of educational and social psychology research. Nine…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Sustainable Development, Values
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Lemonidis, Charalambos; Kaiafa, Ioanna – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
Research findings in the field of Mathematics Education emphasize that storytelling is an effective instructional tool in the teaching of mathematics, as it provides a meaningful context that attracts students' interest and makes learning a pleasant process. The use of stories and fairy tales in the teaching of mathematics motivates students to…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Mathematics Instruction, Fractions, Instructional Effectiveness
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Andrikopoulou, Evanthia; Koutrouba, Konstantina – Education Sciences, 2019
The present questionnaire-based study examines Greek teachers' views and attitudes towards drama-based activities in primary education classrooms when conducting Environmental Education programs. More specifically, 330 teachers provided information about (i) how the development of drama-based activities in the classroom facilitates the effective…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes
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