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Lodewyk, Ken R.; Bracco, Elizabeth – ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 2018
Two weeks into a new academic school year, a physical education (PE) class of 25 grade nine girls completed a survey relative to their previous PE experiences. Following the completion of a six-lesson territorial games unit using the six-step teaching game for understanding (TGfU) model taught by a guest certified female teacher with TGfU…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Educational Games, Physical Education
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Holmes, Vicki-Lynn; Hwang, Yooyeun – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This mixed-method, longitudinal study investigated the benefits of project-based learning (PBL) on secondary-mathematics students' academic skill development and motivated strategies for learning (i.e., cognitive, social, and motivational). The focus of this study was academic skill development (algebra- and geometry-assessment scores) and other…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Hatami, Ali – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
In this study, the effects of teacher assistants' collaborative learning and learners' self-assessment on self-regulation and academic achievement at high levels have been investigated. Collaborative learning teaching method (Jigsaw and teacher assistant) is used for one group and the other group had also the same as well as learners'…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Metacognition, Geometry, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Al-Rawahi, Nawar M.; Al-Balushi, Sulaiman M. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2015
The current study investigates the effectiveness of grade-ten students' reflective science journal writing on their self-regulated learning strategies. We used a pre-post control group quasi-experimental design. The sample consisted of 62 tenth-grade students (15 years old) in Oman, comprising 32 students in the experimental group and 30 students…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Science Instruction, Grade 10
Reed, Jane Frazier – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Students who actively engage in metacognitive thinking and self-regulation and are self-motivating appear to be more successful than those who take a more passive role in learning. This causal comparative research study explored whether increasing metacognitive awareness through participating in metacognitive surveys outside of class improved…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Student Motivation, Self Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Ibáñez, María-Blanca; Di-Serio, Ángela; Villarán-Molina, Diego; Delgado-Kloos, Carlos – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2015
This paper reports empirical evidence on having students use AR-SaBEr, a simulation tool based on augmented reality (AR), to discover the basic principles of electricity through a series of experiments. AR-SaBEr was enhanced with knowledge-based support and inquiry-based scaffolding mechanisms, which proved useful for discovery learning in…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation, Energy, Science Experiments
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Nigh, Jennifer; Pytash, Kristine E.; Ferdig, Richard E.; Merchant, William – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2015
The massive open online course (MOOC) is a relatively new concept in K-12 teaching and learning environments. Although significant work has been done with MOOCs since 2008, it has only been recently that MOOCs have been studied with K-12 populations. The purpose of this study was to further examine the motivation of K-12 students enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education