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Ceylan, Özge; Topsakal, Ünsal Umdu – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
This research was carried out to reveal the bioethical values that special, talented students have about the socioscientific issues that they may encounter in everyday life. Scanning model was used in the research from quantitative research methods. The study's working group is composed of special talented fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Ethics, Biology, Student Attitudes
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Laninga-Wijnen, Lydia; Ryan, Allison M.; Harakeh, Zeena; Shin, Huiyoung; Vollebergh, Wilma A. M. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
This research investigated whether classroom-based peer norms for achievement goals moderate friendship selection, maintenance and influence processes related to academic achievement in 46 Grade 5 and Grade 6 classrooms (N = 901, 58.7% Grade 5 students, 48.5% boys). A distinction was made between peer norms for mastery (i.e., developing…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Social Networks, Network Analysis
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Tulis, Maria; Steuer, Gabriele; Dresel, Markus – Educational Psychology, 2018
Research on learning from errors gives reason to assume that errors provide a high potential to facilitate deep learning if students are willing and able to take these learning opportunities. The first aim of this study was to analyse whether beliefs about errors as learning opportunities can be theoretically and empirically distinguished from…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Educational Opportunities, Learning, Student Adjustment
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Knight, George P.; Mazza, Gina L.; Carlo, Gustavo – Developmental Psychology, 2018
We examined how the development of familism values from 5th to 10th grade relates to 12th-grade prosocial tendencies (after controlling for 10th-grade prosocial tendencies) using a stratified random sample of 749 Mexican American adolescents (M = 10.42 years of age at 5th grade; 48.9% girls) from 35 culturally and economically diverse…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Mexican Americans, Adolescents, Prosocial Behavior
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Sierksma, Jellie; Lansu, Tessa A. M.; Karremans, Johan C.; Bijlstra, Gijsbert – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Two studies examined when and why children (10-13 years) help ethnic in-group and out-group peers. In Study 1 (n = 163) children could help an out-group or in-group peer with a word-guessing game by entering codes into a computer. While children evaluated the out-group more negatively than the in-group, they helped out-group peers "more"…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Early Adolescents, Ethnicity, Helping Relationship
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Zhu, Mingjing; Urhahne, Detlef; Rubie-Davies, Christine M. – Educational Psychology, 2018
The self-fulfilling prophecy model of Brophy and Good was applied to the area of teacher judgement in order to disclose the processes of how teacher judgement of student achievement influences students' future academic outcomes. It was assumed that achievement and achievement motivation might be affected through the mediating processes of…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Teacher Response, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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North, Elizabeth A.; Ryan, Allison M. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This study examines the nature and implications of peer academic reputations in math and science classes for early adolescents' achievement beliefs and behaviors. The sample was 840 students (51% girls; 36% African American, 47% European American, 7% Latino, 6% Asian American, and 3% Other). About half the sample (47%) was from 27 fifth-grade…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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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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Wilkins, Jesse L. M.; Norton, Anderson – International Journal of STEM Education, 2018
Background: Fractions continue to pose a critical challenge for students and their teachers alike. Mathematics education research indicates that the challenge with fractions may stem from the limitations of part-whole concepts of fractions, which is the central focus of fractions curriculum and instruction in the USA. Students' development of more…
Descriptors: Fractions, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation
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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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Costa, Conceição; Tyner, Kathleen; Henriques, Sara; Sousa, Carla – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
This article presents the preliminary findings of GamiLearning (2015-2018), a research project that aims to promote critical and participative dimensions of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in children through the creation of digital games. The project presents an innovative approach by arguing that MIL can be promoted through the process of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Video Games
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Kruit, P. M.; Oostdam, R. J.; van den Berg, E.; Schuitema, J. A. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
In most primary science classes, students are taught science inquiry skills by way of learning by doing. Research shows that explicit instruction may be more effective. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of explicit instruction on the acquisition of inquiry skills. Participants included 705 Dutch fifth and sixth graders. Students…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students
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Groth, Randall E. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2019
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics have a widespread impact on children's statistical learning opportunities. The Grade 6 standards are particularly ambitious in the goals they set. In this critique, experiences helping children work toward the Grade 6 Common Core statistics expectations are used in conjunction with previous research…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Önder, Emine; Uyar, Seyma – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study aims to determine students' characteristics that predict their academic success. The study group consisted of 4,229 students studying at middle schools in Burdur. The data were collected using a questionnaire in the 2014-2015 academic year and analyzed using CHAID (Chi-squared Automatic Interaction Detection) analysis, a type of…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Middle School Students
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