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Torsteinson, Helene – Online Submission, 2019
According to the national guidelines for kindergarten teacher education in Norway, university campus-based teaching and practical training in in-service kindergartens are two mutually complementary learning arenas that facilitate student professional learning and development. This paper "gives voice" to first-year students regarding…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Student Experience, Conflict, Foreign Countries
Moe, Randi – Online Submission, 2019
This paper applies a cultural-historical approach to researching the perspective of academic pedagogy teachers on good, campus-based teaching practices in the arena of play following the reform of Norwegian early childhood teacher education. The research material comprises over three world café conversations with a total of 13 pedagogy teachers.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Play, Foreign Countries, Reflection
Ohm, Modgun; Hjelle, Kristine – Online Submission, 2019
This paper investigates an institutional practice of the educational conversation that is a part of the undergraduate kindergarten teacher education program at a Norwegian university. The formal goal connected to this practice is to facilitate students coping with their courses of study. Thus, this paper reconstructs the perspectives of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Undergraduate Study, Kindergarten
Sadownik, Alicja R.; Aasen, Wenche; Jevtic, Adrijana Visnjic – Online Submission, 2019
This article presents Norwegian and Croatian students' perspectives on conditions for their professional growth during undergraduate kindergarten teacher education. The data gathered through focus group interviews are theorized using the cultural-historical wholeness approach that identifies institutional conditions for the development of certain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
Birkeland, Johanna – Online Submission, 2019
Knowledge and skills in observation form part of the qualifications a kindergarten teacher needs to become a professional. In this article, I will focus on the theme of observation in kindergarten teacher education (KTE) in Norway. One of the largest educational institutions in the country is used as reference for this study. By means of document…
Descriptors: Observation, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries
Bakken, Yvonne; Carson, Nina; Ohm, Modgun – Online Submission, 2019
This paper reports on student experiences with an interdisciplinary project entitled "The Difficult Conversation", the aim of which was to develop professional competences linked with parental cooperation in heterogeneous social contexts, ethical reflection, pedagogical tact, and judgment skills. Student experiences with the project were…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Parents
Aasen, Wenche; Sadownik, Alicja R. – Online Submission, 2019
This partly descriptive, partly critically reflective, argumentative article analyses the Norwegian kindergarten teacher education program through the three concepts that are mentioned in its national guidelines: research-based, profession-oriented, and practice-related education. An inseparable correlation between these at the level of higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Teacher Education Programs, Preschool Teachers
McCoy, Leah P., Ed. – Online Submission, 2019
This document presents the proceedings of the 24th Annual Research Forum held June 27, 2019, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Included are the following eleven action research papers: (1) How Does Student Goal Setting Affect Motivation to Learn? (Wendell Dunn); (2) Combatting Confirmation Bias: How Writing from Opposing…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Learning Motivation, Bias, Writing (Composition)
Kloos, Heidi; Sliemers, Stephanie; Cartwright, Macey; Mano, Quintino; Stage, Scott – Online Submission, 2019
Important strides have been made in the science of learning to read. Yet, many students still struggle to attain reading proficiency. This calls for sustained efforts to bridge theoretical insights with applied considerations about ideal pedagogy. The current study was designed to contribute to this conversation, namely by looking at the efficacy…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods, Online Courses
Buslon, Junette Berenguer; Alieto, Ericson Olario – Online Submission, 2019
The empirical investigation enlisted seventy-six (76) third graders with age ranging from 8-10. Out of the total number of respondents, males and females are equally represented. The study employed a descriptive-quantitative-correlational design. Moreover, the gathering of data was realized through the use of survey and comprehension reading…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Semantics
Yaman, Ismail – Online Submission, 2018
English holds a lingua franca status all around the world today and foreign language education in most countries is primarily based on English. As a result of this high popularity of English language, primary school students now take English course as of Grade 2 in state schools in Turkey. Furthermore, private schools mostly offer English course…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Freehand Drawing
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Çevikbas, Gülsüm; Yumurtaci, Nergis; Mede, Enisa – Online Submission, 2018
The aim of this research study was to investigate the impact of using songs in English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms and examine to what extent it contributes to the vocabulary development of the first graders. The participants were 1st grade Turkish EFL learners studying at a private k-12 school in Istanbul, Turkey. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Music, Singing, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)
Cansiz, Nurcan; Cansiz, Mustafa – Online Submission, 2018
In this study, we aimed to investigate the change in third-grade preservice elementary teachers' observation and inference skills. We also aimed to develop their ability to distinguish observation from inference. A total of 27 preservice elementary teachers participated in the study. Participants' preinstruction and postinstruction observation and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science Process Skills, Grade 3
Güngör, Zühre Yilmaz – Online Submission, 2018
The objective of this study is to detect the effect of using cooperative learning for teaching idioms to first grade students, learning French as a foreign language. The study was carried out on two groups -- experimental group and control group -- during the academic year of 2017-2018 in the lesson "Reading in French". The lesson was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Language Patterns, Second Language Learning
Perez, Anna Louisa; Alieto, Ericson – Online Submission, 2018
Significant consequences are results of mere decision on determining the language of instruction specifically in the early years of education. It means that rightful language choice leads to educational success. Contrariwise, an inappropriate selection of a language proves to be detrimental in the taking place of learning. With the recent language…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Correlation