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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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Mavropoulou, Angeliki; Barkoukis, Vassilis; Douka, Styliani; Alexandris, Konstantinos; Hatzimanouil, Dimitris – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Physical education in elementary education usually provides children's first contact with sports. According to the trans-contextual model of motivation, physical education teachers can positively influence children's beliefs toward and actual leisure time physical activity behavior. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of a dance-based…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Student Motivation, Beliefs, Extracurricular Activities
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Kolovelonis, Athanasios – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This study examined associations between students' participation in sport out of school and their calibration of sport performance in physical education. Four hundred twenty nine fifth and sixth grade students reported their sport participation and performed a basketball shooting test after they had estimated their performance in this test. Two…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Athletics, Physical Education, Performance Factors
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Charalampous, Kyriakos; Kokkinos, Constantinos M. – Educational Studies, 2018
Previous studies have offered indications that the way pre-adolescents (fifth and sixth graders) structure their perceptions of their teacher's interaction in terms of Agency and Communion differs from adolescents. The purpose of this study was to delineate previous findings by thoroughly examining the structure of pre-adolescents' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Student Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship
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Kokkinos, Constantinos M.; Kipritsi, Eirini – Educational Psychology, 2018
The present study examined possible interactive links between empathy (cognitive and affective), moral disengagement (MD) and various bullying forms using a mediation model in 301 Greek early adolescents (10-12 years old). Results indicated that both dimensions of empathy were significantly negatively correlated, whereas MD was positively…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Empathy, Preadolescents, Early Adolescents
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Georgios, Lykesas; Ioannis, Giosos; Olga, Theocharidou; Dimitris, Chatzopoulos; Maria, Koutsouba – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Physical exercise is acknowledged to play a highly significant role in human health and life quality. The concept "Quality of Life" (QoL) refers to many parameters, including the individual's physical condition, psychological status, level of independence, social relationships and interaction with the environment. Participating in dance…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Elementary School Students, Physical Health, Mental Health
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Angeloudi, Anastasia; Papageorgiou, George; Markos, Angelos – Science Education International, 2018
The study explored the possibilities to improve students' argumentation ability concerning factors that affect dissolving, through the implementation of two versions of a teaching scheme, with and without particle theory. The participants (age range 10-11, n = 27) belonged to two fifth-grade classes of a primary school in Northern Greece. Data…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Mastrothanais, Konstantinos; Kalianou, Maria; Katsifi, Spiridoula; Zouganali, Anna – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
In the current research, the use of students' metacognitive strategies with and without special learning difficulties was studied as well as any differentiation of this use because of class or gender. The tool which was used was Junior Metacognitive Awareness Inventory, Version B (Jr. MAI) of Sperling et al. (2002) and is based on Brown's…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Learning Problems, Gender Differences
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Aidinopoulou, Vasiliki; Sampson, Demetrios G. – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
The benefits of the flipped classroom (FC) model in students' learning are claimed in many recent studies. These benefits are typically accounted to the pedagogically efficient use of classroom time for engaging students in active learning. Although there are several relevant studies for the deployment of the FC model in Science, Technology,…
Descriptors: Action Research, History Instruction, Thinking Skills, Integrated Learning Systems
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Botsas, George – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2017
The aim of the study was to investigate differences in cognitive and metacognitive strategy use in the reading comprehension of narrative and expository texts among students with learning disabilities (SLD) and without learning disabilities (SWOLD). A total of 122 fifth and sixth graders took part in the study. Half of them (n = 61) were SLD…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Learning Disabilities, Cognitive Processes
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Ioannou, Panagiotis; Rodiou, Evdoxia; Iliou, Theodoros – Research in Pedagogy, 2017
The purpose of the present study was to compare the effects of two different teaching methods on students' comprehension in Mathematics: pictures with concurrent narration versus pictures with on-screen text, during teaching triangles, a lesson in Mathematics. Forty primary school children (boys and girls) selected to participate in this study.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Visual Aids, Narration, Elementary School Mathematics
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Fragouli, Stiliani; Rokka, Aggeliki – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
In this study we introduce an infusion model to "inject" ammonites and ammonite fossils in current subjects of Greek primary curriculum. Paleontology and mainly fossils attract more and more elementary students and teachers, yet in Greece this trend is solely about dinosaurs, despite the fact that the most common Greek fossils are not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Paleontology, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Leptokaridou, Elisavet T.; Vlachopoulos, Symeon P.; Papaioannou, Athanasios G. – Educational Psychology, 2016
The present study examined the efficacy of autonomy-supportive teaching during elementary school physical education (PE) in influencing pupils' enjoyment, fear of failure, boredom and effort. A sample of 54 pupils attending fifth and sixth grades comprised the control group (typical instruction; n = 27) and the experimental group…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Elementary School Students, Student Motivation, Student Participation
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Sideridis, Georgios D.; Simos, Panagiotis; Mouzaki, Angeliki; Stamovlasis, Dimitrios – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2016
The study explored the moderating role of rapid automatized naming (RAN) in reading achievement through a cusp-catastrophe model grounded on nonlinear dynamic systems theory. Data were obtained from a community sample of 496 second through fourth graders who were followed longitudinally over 2 years and split into 2 random subsamples (validation…
Descriptors: Naming, Reading Processes, Reading Achievement, Grade 2
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Chatzistamatiou, Mariza; Dermitzaki, Irini; Efklides, Anastasia; Leondari, Angeliki – Educational Psychology, 2015
The aim of the study was to investigate the relationships between elementary students' reported use of self-regulatory strategies in mathematics and their motivational and affective determinants. Participants of the study were 344 fifth- and sixth-grade Greek students. Students were asked to complete self-reported measures regarding the strategies…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Self Control, Correlation, Elementary School Students
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