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Staurseth, Hanne Egenaes; Håland, Anne – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
Graphical representations are frequently used but normally not explicitly taught in social studies. The authors explore how to utilize the often unused potential of disciplinary graphical representations in student writing by offering insight into a Norwegian ninth-grade classroom where students were scaffolded to use such representations. The…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Visual Aids, Social Studies, Writing Skills
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Ye, Jianqiang; Lu, Shanshan; Bi, Hualin – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
This study uses graphs of conductivity measured by a microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) to promote students' macro, micro, and symbolic representations when learning about net ionic reactions (NIR). A total of 54 students, aged 14-15 years old participated in this research, and were randomly divided into an experimental group (N = 27) and a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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Karpuz, Yavuz; Atasoy, Ercan – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In the present study, the aim was to investigate 9th grade students' geometrical figure apprehension. To this end, the Figure Apprehension Cognitive Processes Test (FACPT), constructed by the researchers of the study, was administered to 51 ninth grade students, with whom clinical interviews were also conducted. As a result of the data analysed,…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Geometry, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
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Nurwijayanti, Ani; Budiyono; Fitriana, Laila – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2019
This study aims to develop geometry learning media on curved-solid objects using Ispring Suite 8 with 3D effects supported by Google SketchUp. It also aims to find the effectiveness of the media towards the basic geometry skills and the learning result of 9th -grade students of junior high school. This study is a development study which refers to…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries
Faris, Ahmed – Online Submission, 2019
In the present study the Impact of the dispersive effect of STEM Education on the hierarchical Structure of the Cognitive Domain of Bloom's Taxonomy and its role on enhancing the students' achievement and attitude towards learning sciences were investigated. In QSTSS, STEM lessons followed the "Do-Then-Explain" Model in which the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Taxonomy, Science Achievement, Student Attitudes
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Cheng, Albert – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
I examine the levels of educational emphases that science teachers in Evangelical Protestant (EP) schools place on (i) teaching basic content knowledge, (ii) improving scientific reasoning skills, and (iii) presenting real-world applications of science. Using a nationally representative sample of US ninth-graders, I find differences in these…
Descriptors: Protestants, Science Teachers, STEM Education, Religious Factors
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Mills, Reece; Tomas, Louisa; Lewthwaite, Brian – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
There is a need for research-informed instructional approaches that promote school students' deep conceptual understanding of abstract geological concepts. Given that a type of learner-constructed stop-motion animation, 'slowmation', has been shown to offer affordances for learning in science preservice teacher education, we extended its…
Descriptors: Plate Tectonics, Animation, Middle School Students, Teaching Methods
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Linares, Rebecca E. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
The author explores how one teacher at a newcomer school (a school for recently arrived immigrants) used dialogue journaling and write-alouds as instructional and community-building tools in her work with multilingual ninth-grade students with limited or interrupted formal education in their home countries. The analysis shows how the focal teacher…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Diaries, Teacher Student Relationship, Cultural Differences
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West, Jessica A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
In this article, I share the ways in which New Literacies theory served as an interpretive lens to understand how the Internet as a cultural tool mediates the literacy actions of adolescents in English Language Arts classrooms. Data were drawn from a larger study in which students who were considered "at-risk" because of previous…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Literacy Education, Internet
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Abualrob, Marwan M. A.; Al-Saadi, Said H. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
The study sought to identify the extent to which higher-elementary science teachers utilize the Performance-Based Assessment Approach. It further aimed at investigating the factors that hinder science teachers from using performance-based assessment in Palestine. The study data were collected by questionnaire administrated to 109 science teachers…
Descriptors: Barriers, Performance Based Assessment, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Alterman, Emma; Balu, Rekha; Haider, Zeest – MDRC, 2019
Around the country, high school teachers are being called upon to improve student writing, but they often lack the tools and requisite know-how to make a difference. An ambitious new program called Drive to Write is attempting to change that. This report describes an evaluation of the program's implementation in 11 public high schools in New York…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Coaching (Performance)
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Werner, Sonja; Förtsch, Christian; Boone, William; von Kotzebue, Lena; Neuhaus, Birgit J. – Research in Science Education, 2019
To obtain a general understanding of science, model use as part of National Education Standards is important for instruction. Model use can be characterized by three aspects: (1) the characteristics of the model, (2) the integration of the model into instruction, and (3) the use of models to foster scientific reasoning. However, there were no…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Models, Foreign Countries
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Walkington, Candace; Wang, Min; Nathan, Mitchell J. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Collaborative gestures in the mathematics classroom occur when multiple learners coordinate their bodies in concert to accomplish mathematical goals. Collaborative gestures show how cognition becomes distributed across a system of dynamic agents, allowing for members of groups of students to act and gesture as one. We explore ways high school…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, High School Students, Video Games, Grade 9
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Guncaga, Ján; Žilková, Katarína – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2019
Visualisation is an important part of the cognitive process in mathematics. Pedagogical-psychological theoretical frameworks concerning cognitive processes consider perception and visualisation as basic conditions for the creation of correct mental imagery. This study examined visualisation as a key factor in the development of geometric concepts…
Descriptors: Visualization, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Geometric Concepts
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Van de Guchte, Marrit; Rijlaarsdam, Gert; Braaksma, Martine; Bimmel, Peter – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The present experimental study examined whether a different focus during a pre-task planning observation task affects learners' subsequent oral task performance. Forty-eight ninth-grade students learning German as a foreign language were randomly assigned to two different planning conditions: video observations with a focus on language (FonL) and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Oral Language, Grammar
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