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Palaigeorgiou, George; Papadopoulou, Anthea – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Studies show that interactive educational video can reduce cognitive overload, guide viewers' attention, and trigger reflection; moreover, tablets can help students to increase self-directed learning, take ownership of the learning process, and collaborate with one another. In this study, we examine whether interactive video together with tablets…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Pretests Posttests
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Ghanaat Pisheh, Etrat AlZahra; NejatyJahromy, Yaser; Gargari, Rahim Badri; Hashemi, Touraj; Fathi-Azar, Eskandar – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
The effect of the implementation of student response systems (SRSs) in teaching on the critical thinking (CT) of young students was investigated. The study benefited from a quasi-experimental design and a pretest/posttest set-up. Subjects consisted of 156 K-8 students in Tehran during 2016-2017, selected through a multistage cluster sampling, and…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Elementary Education
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Ubuz, Behiye; Erdogan, Beril – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
In this study, effects of 2 physical manipulative instructions on students' geometrical knowledge acquisition were compared. Geometry topics' presentation was conducted via using physical manipulative and the practice stage in two different forms: (1) practice consisting of problems supported with explicit metacognitive questions and (2) practice…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Manipulative Materials
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Özgül, Fatih; Atan, Tülin; Kangalgil, Murat – Physical Educator, 2019
This experimental study compared the impact of the command style and inclusion style of physical education lessons on teaching basic volleyball skills to 6th graders during the 2014-2015 academic year. The 100 students in the research group were divided into three groups: control (n = 32), command style (n = 34), and inclusion style (n = 34). A…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Grade 6, Teaching Methods, Team Sports
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Fazal, Minaz; Bryant, Melanie – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2019
Blended learning models can help teachers leverage the power of technology to customize student learning and differentiate instruction for students at varying achievement levels. Research on the effectiveness of blended learning in K-12 education has largely relied on case studies, and findings suggest differences in achievement outcomes based on…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Mathematics, Instructional Effectiveness
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Galperin, Diego; Raviolo, Andrés – Science Education International, 2019
Research related to the teaching and learning of the lunar phases reveals a low level of understanding of this astronomical phenomenon by most students of all educational levels. Therefore, there is a need to develop didactic materials to promote adequate comprehension of this phenomenon and which have been tried out in the classroom. Presented…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Models
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Koc Akran, Sevda; Gurbuzturk, Oguz – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2019
This study mainly aims to determine the effect of layered curriculum on problem solving skills of students in science and technology course. The study group of the research is the 6th grade students of an elementary school in the center of Malatya. The mixed method, which includes quantitative and qualitative research patterns, was used. In the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Elementary School Students, Grade 6
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Zorlu, Fulya; Sezek, Fatih – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the applications of learning together and group investigation methods at different intervals on the features of cooperative learning model. The study sample comprised the sixth, seventh and eighth grade students studying in a public middle school. In the first year of the application,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Grade 6, Grade 7
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de Smedt, Fien; Graham, Steve; Van Keer, Hilde – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors investigated the impact of explicit instruction and peer-assisted writing on students' writing motivation and self-efficacy for writing. Eleven teachers and their 206 fifth- and sixth-grade students participated in a 2 (explicit instruction vs. writing opportunities without explicit instruction) × 2 (peer-assisted writing vs. writing…
Descriptors: Writing Attitudes, Direct Instruction, Self Efficacy, Grade 5
Korucu, Agâh Tugrul; Totan, Havva Nur – Online Submission, 2019
Information technologies literate is an individual who produces information, can use it functionally in life, can solve problems, think critically, has entrepreneurial, stable, communication skills, empathizes, contributes to society and culture etc. The purpose of this research is to examine the effectiveness of "Information Technologies and…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Computer Software, Citizenship, Student Attitudes
Özdemir, Ertugrul; Eryilmaz, Ali – Online Submission, 2019
Comics have an important role in non-formal learning environments. However, how comics may be effective teaching/learning activitities in formal education is an ongoing debate in literature. The purpose of this study is to create and evaluate a series of instructional comics about heat related concepts to be used as teaching/learning activities in…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Scientific Concepts, Heat, Instructional Effectiveness
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Gruhn, Sophie; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
We investigated the efficiency of briefly presenting word forms (visual dictation) over and above word copying in 5 computerized repeated spelling training sessions of Dutch rule-based and loan words in advanced spellers in primary school. Using repeated measures analyses of variance, we compared the effects of 2 spelling feedback conditions in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Haq, Zahoor-ul; Khurram, Bushra Ahmad; Bangash, Arshad Khan – Bulletin of Education and Research, 2019
Foreign language learning may become exciting if students are motivated towards learning. Active learning and teaching methodologies can make a positive difference in students learning especially for second language learners. The current study investigates the outcome of using activity based learning method on the development of reading skills of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Student Motivation, Active Learning
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Orakci, Senol; Gelisli, Yücel – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2019
The study aims to determine the effects of learning activities based on learner autonomy on the English achievements, attitudes, and learner autonomy of 6th grade students by allowing students to choose activities to be conducted in English language teaching. The study was conducted on experimental and control groups. Research data were collected…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Elementary School Students, Learning Activities, Student Attitudes
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Han, Moonhyun; Kim, Heui-baik – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study investigates how elementary students were able to construct a human respiratory system model and, in particular, how the process of reasoning contributed to their model through the use of analogy model activities. For this study, modeling activities that included the use of analogy models were designed and implemented. Over 4 class…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Models, Human Body, Logical Thinking
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