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Sa'd, Seyyed Hatam Tamimi; Rajabi, Fereshte – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
Vocabulary constitutes an essential part of every language-learning endeavour and deserves scholarly attention. The objective of the present study was three-fold: 1) exploring Iranian English language learners' Vocabulary Learning Strategies (VLSs), 2) examining language learners' perceptions of vocabulary learning, and 3) exploring Iranian…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Best Practices
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du Toit, Adri; Gaotlhobogwe, Mike – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
Technology is a school subject that forms part of the compulsory curriculum for high school learners in South Africa, and is a core theme in the subject Design and Technology in Botswana high schools. Knowledge and production skills acquired in the subject are applied to solve real-life problems consistent with the steps of the design process. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Entrepreneurship, Design
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Tsakeni, Maria – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The realisation that education may, in part, have contributed to non-sustainable environmental practices warrants rethinking about what learners experience at school. One approach could involve the promotion of education for sustainable development (ESD). This study analysed the opportunities to integrate ESD presented by the chemistry component…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Sustainable Development, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Pavelescu, Liana Maria; Petric, Bojana – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This study explores the foreign language learning emotions of four EFL adolescent students in Romania and the ways in which their emotions emerge in their sociocultural context. Multiple qualitative methods were employed over a school semester, including a written task, semi-structured interviews with the learners and their teachers, lesson…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Schall-Leckrone, Laura – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
This qualitative research study examined the extent to which novice and student teachers drew upon pre-service preparation to use scaffolding practices identified in the literature as supportive of bilingual learners' (EBs') acquisition of academic content. Data sources included videotaped class observations, lesson plans and teaching materials,…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Qualitative Research, Beginning Teachers, Student Teachers
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Buonviri, Nathan O. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this case study was to examine the instructional approach of a highly successful Advanced Placement Music Theory teacher. I visited the participant's class twice a week for 14 weeks, taking field notes, conducting interviews, and collecting instructional artifacts. Analysis of qualitative data revealed three main themes: classroom…
Descriptors: Music Theory, Music, Music Education, Case Studies
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Akpinar, Yavuz; Sengül, Özlem – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
This study investigated the effect of various combinations of contextualization and teacher support on achievement and critical thinking. Two specially-designed sets of courseware were used to teach a unit on logic, one based on a single context and one based on multiple contexts. The participants were 151 9th graders in two vocational high…
Descriptors: Courseware, Teaching Methods, Statistical Analysis, Achievement Tests
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Ramírez Ortiz, Sandra Milena; Artunduaga Cuéllar, Marco Tulio – HOW, 2018
Attaining oral production is a challenge for most English language teachers because most of the strategies implemented in class do not engage students in speaking activities. Tasks are an optimal alternative to engage learners in communicative exchanges. This article presents the results of a qualitative action research study examining the effects…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Task Analysis, Communicative Competence (Languages), Qualitative Research
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Uzunöz, Abdulkadir – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to identify the conceptual mistakes frequently encountered in teaching geography such as latitude-parallel concepts, and to prepare conceptual change text based on the Scientific Storyline Method, in order to resolve the identified misconceptions. In this study, the special case method, which is one of the qualitative…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Misconceptions, High School Students, Concept Formation
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Gann, Courtney; Carpenter, Dan – Education and Urban Society, 2018
The purpose of this research study was to investigate the teaching and learning strategies used by homeschool parents with high school students. A qualitative case study was used which began with the administration of an open-ended questionnaire to a homeschool community in the southern United States. Twenty-nine parents completed the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, High School Students
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Semerci, Ali – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2018
The aim of this study was to explore high school students' views on the use of tablet computers in education. To achieve this aim, a qualitative research method was employed whereby data was obtained from 16 high school students using one-to-one semi-structured interviews and then, subjected to content analysis. The findings showed that all the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, High School Students, Handheld Devices
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Fuhrmann, Tamar; Schneider, Bertrand; Blikstein, Paulo – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
The Bifocal Modelling Framework (BMF) is an approach for science learning which links students' physical experimentation with computer modelling in real time, focusing on the comparison of the two media. In this paper, we explore how a Bifocal Modelling implementation supported learning outcomes related to both content and metamodeling knowledge,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Instruction, Models, Outcomes of Education
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O'Brien, Amy; Fuller, Richard – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2018
This article describes how there are specific tools and techniques used by teachers in synchronous-live-virtual classroom environments. Those items were investigated in this article. Data was collected from semi-structured, one-on-one interviews conducted with a purposeful sample of twelve identified "highly-qualified" teachers at a…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Synchronous Communication
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Cridland-Hughes, Susan – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2018
This article explores the interaction between popular culture, community-based education, and the establishment of a critically literate debate community, using the case of City Debate as one example of how critical literacy is embedded and taught through curriculum. Debate has historically been conceptualized as a structurally rigid space for…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Critical Literacy, Debate, Qualitative Research
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Mendenhall, Mary; Bartlett, Lesley – Theory Into Practice, 2018
This article examines students' experiences as resettled refugee and asylee students in international schools in New York City. Specifically, it looks at how teachers and school leaders provide critical academic and extracurricular support to facilitate students' adjustment to academic environments that differ markedly from those compared in their…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Refugees, Qualitative Research, Student Adjustment
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