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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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Wallon, Robert C.; Jasti, Chandana; Lauren, Hillary Z. G.; Hug, Barbara – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
Argumentation has been emphasized in recent US science education reform efforts (NGSS Lead States 2013; NRC 2012), and while existing studies have investigated approaches to introducing and supporting argumentation (e.g., McNeill and Krajcik in "Journal of Research in Science Teaching," 45(1), 53-78, 2008; Kang et al. in "Science…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Teaching Methods, Computer Games
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Stannard, Warren B. – Physics Education, 2018
In most high school physics classes, gravity is described as an attractive force between two masses as formulated by Newton over 300 years ago. Einstein's general theory of relativity implies that gravitational effects are instead the result of a "curvature" of space-time. However, explaining why things fall without resorting to Newton's…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Motion, Kinetics
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Brockington, Guilherme; Schivani, Milton; Barscevicius, Cesar; Raquel, Talita; Pietrocola, Maurício – Physics Education, 2018
Research in the field of physics teaching has revealed high school students' difficulties in establishing relations between kinematic equations and real movements. Moreover, there are well-known and significant challenges in their comprehension of graphic language content. Thus, this article explores a didactic activity which utilized robotics in…
Descriptors: Robotics, Kinetics, Physics, High School Students
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Sénécal, Anna-Marie; Mezzaluna, Vanessa; Cardoso, Walcir – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This study explored the effects of learner response systems (clickers) on the development of vocabulary knowledge in English (L2). Sixty-one Grade 8 learners divided in two groups participated in the experiment, which followed a pretest-posttest-delayed posttest research design. While the experimental group received a clicker-based treatment via…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
Kariuki, Patrick; Taylor, Jordan – Online Submission, 2018
Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Pictionary and traditional vocabulary strategies on student performance in a 9th grade English Language Arts classroom. The sample consisted of 30 ninth grade honor students who were randomly assigned to an experimental and control group. Data were collected using teacher made tests.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Games, Vocabulary Development
Bosco, Arlene F. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students with emotional disturbance continue to have the most dismal outcomes when compared to all other groups of students. Addressing their complex and significant academic and therapeutic challenges can be a daunting task for the secondary level general education teachers charged with their instruction. Teachers often report feeling unprepared,…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, At Risk Students, Student Needs, Teacher Competencies
Kessler, Julie; Wentworth, Laura; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2018
Is there a better education model for English learners (ELs) in the United States? The Internationals Network for Public Schools (the Network) now supports 21 schools and six academies in seven states as well as Washington, D.C. They are open only to immigrants who have been living in the United States for less than four years and who score in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Time Management, Cooperative Learning, Time Factors (Learning)
Brisini, Jason – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to ascertain the possible impact of project-based learning on student learning perspective and achievement in a social studies classroom. American schools are in an era of standardized testing based on standards-driven curricula that only teaches basic recall and recognition. School curriculum should be focused on…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
Arroyo, Gracie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The problem that was a study in this research was teachers' attitudes and perceptions towards ESL students. This was a qualitative case study conducted in a small town in Tennessee with seven teachers from middle and high school. The theory used was Critical Pedagogy by Paulo Freire (1970). This research helped in understanding how teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Middle School Teachers
Farren, Patrick – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018
This book examines the beliefs and attitudes of teacher educators, teachers and student-teachers about the impact of language teaching and learning. It draws on three research-based studies carried out by the author in collaboration with colleagues at the National University of Ireland, Galway, King's College London and the Lynch School of…
Descriptors: International Education, Teacher Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Student Teachers
Askew, Karyl; Stevenson, Olivia; Jones, Bridget – Grantee Submission, 2018
"INSPIRE" is an Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant funded by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. "INSPIRE" provides an innovative integrated K-12 STEM pipeline approach focused on STEM course content and instructional redesign. The INSPIRE model was implemented in Cabarrus County…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Standardized Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
Whitney, Kendra – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative quasi-experimental study, which was informed by the social constructivist theory, was to examine how the use of active-learning in high school science classrooms affects classroom content test grades and failure rates. The research questions this study addressed were: (1) what affect does varying percentages of…
Descriptors: Active Learning, High School Students, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
Kizilboga, Remzi – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this intrinsic case study (Stake, 1995) was to investigate secondary teachers' instruction in a suburban Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment examining their pre-class and in-class activities based on their pedagogical practices and instructional design decisions, including planning, designing, teaching, and assessment. The…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Suburban Schools, Computer Uses in Education, Class Activities
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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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