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Coates, Janine K.; Pimlott-Wilson, Helena – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
Children's outdoor play is declining, despite clear links between play, learning and development. Alternative learning initiatives which provide children with a diversity of play opportunities, including the chance to play outdoors, are therefore needed. One such programme, Forest School, is increasing in popularity in the UK and internationally,…
Descriptors: Play, Forestry, Outdoor Education, Phenomenology
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Meissner, Henrique; Timmers, Renee – Music Education Research, 2019
Twenty-nine pupils (aged 8-15) took part in an improvisation test and an experimental vs. control group teaching session. The aim of the improvisation test was to explore whether participants had knowledge about the use of expressive cues to convey basic emotions in improvisations. Assessments of the improvisations by four adjudicators indicated…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Musicians
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Kucirkova, Natalia – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
This article critically reviews the personalization logic embedded in reading recommendation systems developed for 2- to 11-year-old children and its (dis)alignment with Papert's constructionist and socio-constructionist theories of learning. It is argued that the current design fails to incorporate the computer culture that Papert envisioned for…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Children, Reading Skills, Elementary School Students
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Dobson, Tom; Stephenson, Lisa – Literacy, 2019
Set against the backdrop of children being 'alienated' from their writing, this paper is taken from a United Kingdom Literacy Association sponsored project where primary school teachers were trained to use process drama in order to give children more agency in their writing across the curriculum. Here, we use discourse analysis to think about the…
Descriptors: Drama, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Literacy
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Everley, Suzanne; Everley, Keith – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In the UK, nearly one-third of children aged 2-15 years are failing to engage in sufficient physical activity (PA). Associated interventions are historically rationalized from adult perspectives. This study aimed to empower children as participants in the research process and experts of their own experience in an endeavour to inform activity…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Experience, Physical Activity Level, Student Participation
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Rohde, Luis Augusto; Campani, Fausto; Oliveira, José Renato Gonçalves; Rohde, Catarina W.; Rocha, Thiago; Ramal, Andrea – Journal of School Choice, 2019
The quantitative literature on parental reasons of school choice for their elementary school children was systematically reviewed using all major databases. The quality of the studies was assessed through a modified version of the Newcastle-Ottawa scale. Among 3982 references reviewed, 26 studies were included from 14 countries. Although large…
Descriptors: School Choice, Parent Attitudes, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students
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Chambers, Gary – Language Learning Journal, 2019
Modern foreign languages (MFL) are now established on the timetable of English primary schools. This study accesses the views of the pupils on the experience of learning this relatively new subject and of making the transition to secondary school languages classes. By means of semi-structured interviews with the same sample of 18 pupils in Year 6…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Hessel, Annina K.; Murphy, Victoria A. – Journal of Child Language, 2019
We explored the vocabulary and metaphor comprehension of learners of English as an additional language (EAL) in the first two years of UK primary school. EAL vocabulary knowledge is believed to be a crucial predictor of (reading) comprehension and educational attainment (Murphy, 2018). The vocabulary of five- to seven-year-old children with EAL…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Dowker, Ann; Cheriton, Olivia; Horton, Rachel; Mark, Winifred – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2019
Most studies of children's attitudes to mathematics have dealt with children in second grade or later, and have suggested that attitudes deteriorate, and anxiety increases with age. The present study investigated attitudes to mathematics in 67 English and 49 Chinese children at the end of their first year of school. The participants were given…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mathematics Anxiety, Cross Cultural Studies, Pictorial Stimuli
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Morley, David; Van Rossum, Thomas; Richardson, David; Foweather, Lawrence – European Physical Education Review, 2019
A child's early school years provide a crucial platform for them to develop fundamental movement skills (FMS), yet it has been acknowledged that there is a shortage of suitable FMS assessment tools for teachers to use within schools. To begin to address this shortfall, the purpose of this study was to elicit expert recommendations for the design…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Psychomotor Skills, Elementary School Teachers, Student Evaluation
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Griffiths, Lisa A.; Griffiths, Mark A. – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Public health professionals advocate school-based and community physical activity (PA) interventions as an effective method to increase PA levels and improve physical fitness. Purpose: This evaluation independently assessed a school-community linked PA intervention by exploring the provision, process, and impact of the program and its…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, Physical Activities, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Paquette-Smith, Melissa; Buckler, Helen; White, Katherine S.; Choi, Jiyoun; Johnson, Elizabeth K. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Language and accent strongly influence the formation of social groups. By five years of age, children already show strong social preferences for peers who speak their native language with a familiar accent (Kinzler, Shutts, DeJesus, & Spelke, 2009). However, little is known about the factors that modulate the strength and direction of…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Sociolinguistics, Preferences, Second Language Learning
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Russell, Abigail Emma; Tay, Marianne; Ford, Tamsin; Russell, Ginny; Moore, Darren – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
There is little research exploring educational practitioners' experiences of working with children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The current study aimed to understand educational practitioners' beliefs concerning the home lives of children with ADHD, and how they perceive that home lives affect children's behaviour in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teaching Experience, Family Environment
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Rutter, Sophie; Clough, Paul D.; Toms, Elaine G. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: This study provides insights into the talk (defined here as any verbal utterances issued during a search activity) that children (ages 10 and 11) engage in when finding information on the Internet for two teacher-assigned tasks with different search goals: a specific item task where the goal is to find particular information, and a…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Search Strategies, Online Searching, Internet
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Scoffham, Stephen – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2019
How children piece together their ideas about other nations, peoples and cultures is an important but under-researched area of geography education. This article reviews findings conducted in Western industrialised countries relating to primary school children's global awareness and the factors which influence their understanding. Differences…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Knowledge Level, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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