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Guo, Wu Yuan; Yan, Zi – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
This study investigates the relationship between students' attitudes towards formative assessment and summative assessment and aims to enrich the understanding of formative and summative assessment from the students' perspective. A total of 3,019 Hong Kong primary school students responded to a newly developed instrument. Overall, students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
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Ghasemi, Ehsan; Burley, Hansel – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2019
Understanding why women are consistently underrepresented in STEM fields has been a constant puzzle, with a consistent feature of the puzzle being performance in math. This study uses data from TIMSS exams to investigate cross-national gender differences in math-related affect, more precisely liking mathematics, confidence in mathematics, and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Disproportionate Representation, STEM Education, Mathematics
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Vander Heyden, Karin M.; Huizinga, Mariette; Jolles, Jelle – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Children practice their spatial skills when playing with spatial toys, such as construction materials, board games, and puzzles. Sex and SES differences are observed in the engagement in such spatial play activities at home, which relate to individual differences in spatial performance. The current study investigated the effects of explicitly…
Descriptors: Intervention, Play, Games, Puzzles
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Sclafani, Chris; Wickes, Dennis – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
Much research has been conducted on reading levels of elementary school students. Teachers search for learning experiences that lend inclusion to all genders and levels. How does this all lay out for the students? The initial trial of the study looks into the impact and differences of gender and/or reading level on areas such as school enjoyment,…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Student Attitudes, Multivariate Analysis, Educational Practices
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Tunaz, Mehmet – Online Submission, 2017
This research is conducted to examine novice ELT teachers' perspective on the possible motives behind young learners' problem behaviours in English classes. The gender of ELT teachers have been also considered in order to investigate whether there is a difference between the perception of male and female teachers on the leading causes of problem…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Lashley, Lidon – SAGE Open, 2017
This study was undertaken to determine the effects of computer-aided instruction on mathematics performance of pupils at the Grade 4 level in Region 5. This focus was due to the trend of poor performances in mathematics at the National Grade 4 assessments for the past 5 years. Four intact Grade 4 classes in two primary schools were used in this…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Teaching Methods
Kettler, Todd; Bower, Janessa – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
Creativity and giftedness are frequently associated, and schools may use measures of creativity for identifying gifted and talented students. The researchers examined three aspects of elementary student creativity: (a) the relationship between a teacher's rating of student creativity and rubric-scored student writing samples, (b) group differences…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Creativity, Teacher Evaluation, Gender Differences
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Short-Meyerson, Katherine; Sandrin, Susannah; Edwards, Chris – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Gender is a critical social factor influencing how children view the world from very early childhood. Additionally, during the early elementary years, parents can have a significant influence on their child's behaviors and dispositions in fields such as science. This study examined the influence of parent gender and child gender on 2nd- and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Problem Solving, Science Instruction, Grade 2
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Bozdogan, Derya – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
Despite the proclaimed mono-cultural and mono-linguistic profile, in reality, diversity lies at the core of classrooms. This paper outlines the literature on diversity in young learners' classrooms followed by student and teacher reflections on diversity issues in the EFL context. Sixty-two primary school students studying at the 4th and 5th grade…
Descriptors: Reflection, Classroom Environment, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Gommans, Rob; Cillessen, Antonius H. N. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2015
Children's peer relationships are frequently assessed with peer nominations. An important methodological issue is whether to collect unlimited or limited nominations. Some researchers have argued that the psychometric differences between both methods are negligible, while others have claimed that one is superior over the other. The current study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Peer Relationship, Comparative Analysis
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Kopcha, Theodore J.; Otumfuor, Beryl A.; Wang, Lu – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2015
This study examines the effects of spatial ability, gender differences, and pictorial training on fourth grade students' ability to recall landmark locations from memory. Ninety-six students used Google Earth over a 3-week period to locate landmarks (3-D) and mark their location on a 2-D topographical map. Analysis of covariance on posttest scores…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Gender Differences, Memory, Pictorial Stimuli
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Mun, Jiyeong; Mun, Kongju; Kim, Sung-Won – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
This article reports on the study of the components of scientific imagination and describes the scales used to measure scientific imagination in Korean elementary and secondary students. In this study, we developed an inventory, which we call the Scientific Imagination Inventory (SII), in order to examine aspects of scientific imagination. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Imagination, Secondary School Students, Elementary School Students
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Škrbec, Maja; Cadež, Tatjana Hodnik – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
Pierre M. Van Hiele created five levels of geometric thinking. We decided to identify the level of geometric thinking in the students in Slovenia, aged 9 to 11 years. The majority of students (60.7%) are at the transition between the zero (visual) level and the first (descriptive) level of geometric thinking. Nearly a third (31.7%) of students is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geometry, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
Frankel, Susan L.; Olshansky, Beth; Yang, Jiaxiu – Grantee Submission, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of two innovative, art-and-literature-based approaches to teaching writing (Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art and Image-Making Within The Writing Process) on elementary school students' writing, visual literacy, and reading skills. RMC Research Corporation of Portsmouth, New…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Writing Instruction, Literature, Teaching Methods
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Chen, Wiyun; Hypnar, Andrew J.; Mason, Steve A.; Zalmout, Sandy – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the contribution of quality physical education (QPET) in a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) which is intended to promote physical activity (PA) behaviors in and outside of schools. Participants were nine elementary physical education teachers and their fourth- and fifth-grade students…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education, Student Behavior
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