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Kroneman, Marieke; Admiraal, Wilfried; Ketelaars, Mieke – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Not many interventions are available to improve the school climate for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth in prevocational secondary education. In four schools with different student populations, this study examined the impact of a newly designed peer-educator intervention on attitudes towards lesbian women and gay men and on the class climate…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Intervention, Females, Student Needs
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Admiraal, Wilfried; Kester, Liesbeth; Janssen, Caressa; de Jonge, Mario; Louws, Monika; Post, Lysanne; Lockhorst, Ditte – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
Personalizing learning with technology in secondary schools might be a way to diffuse innovations in both technology and education at the same time. In the current study, personalizing learning with technology is studied from three perspectives: teacher, learner and technology. Data about the implementation and evaluation of the interventions in…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Secondary Education
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van de Kamp, Marie-Thérèse; Admiraal, Wilfried; Rijlaarsdam, Gert – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2016
Visual arts education focuses on creating original visual art products. A means to improve originality is enhancement of divergent thinking, indicated by fluency, flexibility and originality of ideas. In regular arts lessons, divergent thinking is mostly promoted through brainstorming. In a previous study, we found positive effects of an explicit…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Creative Activities, Creative Thinking, Intervention
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van de Kamp, Marie-Thérèse; Admiraal, Wilfried; van Drie, Jannet; Rijlaarsdam, Gert – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: The main purposes of visual arts education concern the enhancement of students' creative processes and the originality of their art products. Divergent thinking is crucial for finding original ideas in the initial phase of a creative process that aims to result in an original product. Aims: This study aims to examine the effects…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Visual Arts, Art Education, Direct Instruction
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Geboers, Ellen; Geijsel, Femke; Admiraal, Wilfried; ten Dam, Geert – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
Despite widespread attention to citizenship in educational practice, knowledge of the citizenship of students is still fragmented. We therefore present a comprehensive framework to integrate empirical data and theoretical insights into the citizenship of young people today. To develop and validate the framework, we conducted exploratory and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Primary Education, Secondary School Students
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Kragten, Marco; Admiraal, Wilfried; Rijlaarsdam, Gert – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Process diagrams describe how a system functions (e.g. photosynthesis) and are an important type of representation in Biology education. In the present study, we examined students' learning activities while studying process diagrams, related to their resulting comprehension of these diagrams. Each student completed three learning tasks. Verbal…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Biology, Science Activities, Visual Aids
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Admiraal, Wilfried – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
Although adolescents are currently the most frequent users of the Internet, many youngsters still have difficulties with a critical, reflective, and responsible use of the Internet. A study was carried out on teaching with a digital role-play game to increase students' reflective Internet skills. In this game, students had to promote a fictional…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Pretests Posttests, Reflection, Internet
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Geboers, Ellen; Geijsel, Femke; Admiraal, Wilfried; ten Dam, Geert – European Journal of Education, 2014
Most of the empirical frameworks and theories concerned with the development of citizenship today are quite complex and only provide some guidance for what citizenship education should attend to; they do not provide insight into the actual citizenship of students. We constructed a typology of student citizenship, on the basis of data collected…
Descriptors: Classification, Citizenship, Individual Characteristics, Citizenship Education
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Admiraal, Wilfried; Huizenga, Jantina; Heemskerk, Irma; Kuiper, Els; Volman, Monique; ten Dam, Geert – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
Boys show a stronger preference for digital entertainment games than girls. For this reason, it may be that game-based learning is more acceptable to boys than to girls. Yet game-based learning might improve the performance of both boys and girls, depending upon the instructional design. In a quasi-experimental study with a secret-trail game,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Quasiexperimental Design
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Buijs, Maartje; Admiraal, Wilfried – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
Secondary school teachers often complain that their students show a disengaged attitude in class. Students do not prepare for lessons, they show a passive attitude towards classroom activities and they have a limited awareness of their own learning process. Based on a pilot study, four homework assignments were designed, implemented, and evaluated…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Homework, Assignments, History Instruction
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Geboers, Ellen; Geijsel, Femke; Admiraal, Wilfried; ten Dam, Geert – Educational Research Review, 2013
Based on the assumption that schools can play a significant role in the citizenship development of students, in most contemporary modern societies schools are obligated to provide citizenship education. However, the effectiveness of different forms of citizenship education is still unclear. From the empirical literature on citizenship over the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education, Secondary School Students, Classroom Environment
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Heemskerk, Irma; Volman, Monique; Admiraal, Wilfried; ten Dam, Geert – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2012
This paper presents the results of a study on students' appreciation of information and communication technology (ICT) applications in schools for general secondary education. We investigate to what extent students from different gender and ethnic backgrounds appreciate various characteristics of ICT tools. The research question is, "How are…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Admiraal, Wilfried; Lockhorst, Ditte – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2012
Purpose: Teacher communities might create excellent conditions for teacher learning in schools, such as a teacher dialogue. The way teachers perceive and interpret these conditions seems to be crucial for their effects on learning. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to develop and test the Sense of Community in School Scale (SCSS).…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Collegiality, Measures (Individuals), Individual Differences
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Akkerman, Sanne; Admiraal, Wilfried; Huizenga, Jantina – Computers & Education, 2009
A mobile and multimedia game designed for History education was analyzed in terms of how it is designed and how it was applied as a narrative learning environment. In History education, narrative can be argued to be very useful to overcome fragmentation of the knowledge of historical characters and events, by relating these with meaningful…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Story Telling