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Cabrera, Paola; Castillo, Luz; González, Paúl; Quiñónez, Ana; Ochoa, César – Teaching English with Technology, 2018
This study examined the use of "Pixton" for enhancing grammar and vocabulary teaching in a public high school in the South region of Ecuador. In this intervention, 163 junior high school learners and 14 pre-service English teachers participated during a period of 4 months. The data for this study was obtained by gathering information…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pretests Posttests
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Bilici, Ömer Faruk; Selçuk, Muzaffer – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
In this study, it was aimed to assess the effects of core training on the vertical jump strength and some motor characteristics of 14-16 aged female volleyball players. Thirty-four female athletes playing volleyball in Van province participated in the study voluntarily. The average age of volleyball players is 15.47, the weight average is 53.66 kg…
Descriptors: Females, Athletes, Team Sports, Psychomotor Skills
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Baran, Medine; Maskan, Abdulkadir; Yasar, Seyma – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The aim of the present study, in which Project and game techniques are used together, is to examine the impact of project-based learning games on students' physics achievement. Participants of the study consist of 34 9th grade students (N = 34). The data were collected using achievement tests and a questionnaire. Throughout the applications, the…
Descriptors: Physics, Active Learning, Student Projects, Science Achievement
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Hennessey, Maeghan N.; Terry, Robert; Martin, James E.; McConnell, Amber E.; Willis, Donna M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
We examined the theoretical factor structure fit and psychometric properties of the "Transition Assessment and Goal Generator" (TAGG). In the first study, 349 transition-aged students with disabilities, their special educators, and family members completed TAGG assessments, and using exploratory factor analysis (EFA)/confirmatory factor…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, Disabilities
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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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Purba, Rodearta – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
The objective of this study is to find out whether discussion starter story significantly improves the achievement on narrative text of the first grade students of Senior High School. This study was conducted by applying Classroom Action Research (CAR). The subject of this study is the first grade students of SMA Negeri 2 Pangururan in academic…
Descriptors: Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Pretests Posttests, Interviews
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Mohammadian, Amir; Saed, Amin; Shahi, Younes – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
With the development of educational technology, the concept of technology-enhanced multimedia instructions is using widely in the educational settings. Technology can be employed in teaching different skills such as listening, reading, speaking and writing. Among these skills, reading comprehension is the skill in which EFL learners have some…
Descriptors: Video Technology, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Jalalian, Farzad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
The inability of English language learners to recall English concepts is a major challenge faced by teachers. This paper aims to determine the effectiveness of video educational games with a linguistic approach in English language education of the 2nd grade high school students. This is an applied and quasi-experimental study conducted in 2016.…
Descriptors: Video Games, Educational Games, Sampling, Control Groups
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Eymur, Guluzar – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
The present study investigated how students' self-efficacy changed after participation in four lab investigations that were designed on the basis of a new laboratory instructional strategy, namely, argument-driven inquiry (ADI). The study was conducted with 64 10th grade students from two intact classes in a public high school in the northeast of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Self Efficacy, Inquiry, Laboratory Training
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Chang, Anna C-S; Hu, Hsueh-chao Marcella – TESL-EJ, 2018
This study investigates 62 EFL young adults' vocabulary learning rates immediately after reading ten graded readers, and their vocabulary decay rates after a three-month period. The participants were divided into two relative levels: higher (n = 31) and lower (n = 31). One hundred target words were semi-randomly selected from the reading texts and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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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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Hefter, Markus H.; Renkl, Alexander; Riess, Werner; Schmid, Sebastian; Fries, Stefan; Berthold, Kirsten – Journal of Experimental Education, 2018
Argumentative thinking requires not only the "skill" to apply argumentative strategies such as supporting theories with evidence but also the "will" to apply these strategies by considering argumentative thinking to be both reasonable and worthwhile. Focusing on direct instruction for the initial acquisition of both skill and…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Intervention, Thinking Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction
Wells, Sandra H. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative descriptive comparative study was to investigate and explore the usage of multimedia instructional tools (MMITs) in an integrated business applications course to determine if there was a statistically significant difference in the gain scores between the pretest and posttest scores of high school students who used…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, High School Students, Business Education, Multimedia Instruction
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Lamb, Richard; Annetta, Leonard; Vallett, David; Firestone, Jonah; Schmitter-Edgecombe, Maureen; Walker, Heather; Deviller, Nicole; Hoston, Douglas – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Attention on P-20 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education has increased tremendously in recent years. Many efforts are underway to promote STEM major and career selection across the nation; specifically, in engineering and computer science. The authors' purpose was to examine an underlying profile combinations of latent…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Individual Development, Performance Factors, Career Choice
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Quinn, Brandy P. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2018
Contemporary research about purpose suggests that adolescents benefit in multiple ways when they develop purpose, and at the same time, that many adolescents are not purposeful. Adolescents in Catholic high schools may receive a unique set of contextual supports that help them develop a sense of purpose and understand what that purpose is. This…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, High School Students, Adolescent Development
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