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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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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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Bouchaib, Benzehaf; Ahmadou, Bouylmani; Abdelkader, Sabil – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
Research into students' attributional causes for success in language acquisition is currently receiving considerable attention. Situated within Weiner's attribution theory (1992), the present study aims to research factors contributing to success in foreign language learning with specific focus on the role of perceived causal attributions. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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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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Page, Michael F. Z.; Escott, Patrick; Silva, Maritza; Barding, Gregory A., Jr. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
This case study demonstrates the ability of high school chemistry students, with varying levels of math preparation, to experience learning-gains on state and district assessments as it relates to chemical reactions, thermodynamics, and kinetics. These advances were predicated on the use of a teaching style rooted in abstract reasoning. The…
Descriptors: High School Students, Chemistry, Case Studies, Thermodynamics
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Basso, A.; Chiorri, C.; Bracco, F.; Carnasciali, M. M.; Alloisio, M.; Grotti, M. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
Improving the interest of high-school students towards chemistry (and science in general) is one of the goals of the Italian Ministry of Education. To this aim, we designed a context-based activity that actively involved students in six different laboratory experiences interconnected by a case study of the murder of Miss Scarlet, from the famous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Chemistry
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Tambunan, Hardi – International Education Studies, 2018
This study aims to identify the most dominant factor of the teacher's role as a motivator that influences students' interest and motivation to perform in mathematics achievement. It is conducted in eighth grade of senior high school with 209 students, consisted of five state schools and two private schools from seven regencies in North Sumatera.…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Objectives
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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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Guaqueta, Cesar A.; Castro-Garces, Angela Yicely – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study explores the use of language learning apps as a didactic tool for vocabulary building in an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context. It was developed through a mixed-methods approach, with a concurrent design in order to collect, analyze and validate qualitative and quantitative data. Although there was controversy on the use of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Rural Areas
Messina, Barbara A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Catholic schools in the United States support the Church's mission to evangelize; in doing so, they have an impact on the future vitality of the Catholic Church. Catholic school cultures make the schools authentically Catholic and distinguish them from other educational institutions. The Church depends on administrators and teachers in the schools…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Role, Institutional Mission, School Culture
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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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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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Kim, Kinam; Kim, Minsung – Journal of Geography, 2018
This study examined the effects of task demand and familiarity on students' perception and processing of spatial information upon viewing visuospatial representations. Participants in South Korea were told that they would travel through an area, either drawing a map or observing the scenery depicted in photographs. The level of familiarity in the…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Student Attitudes, Spatial Ability, Cognitive Processes
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Negari, Giti Mousapour; Azizi, Aliye; Arani, Davood Khedmatkar – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The present study attempted to investigate the effects of audio input enhancement on EFL learners' retention of intensifiers. To this end, two research questions were formulated. In order to address these research questions, this study attempted to reject two null hypotheses. Pretest-posttest control group quasi-experimental design was employed to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Quasiexperimental Design
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