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Cardinot, Adriana; Fairfield, Jessamyn A. – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2019
In this research article, the authors developed a novel astronomy board game and examined how this approach could facilitate the learning and teaching of astronomy topics covered in the new Irish Science Syllabus. A total of 119 post-primary students took part in the pilot trial across Ireland. Data was collected via feedback questionnaires,…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Learner Engagement, Physics, Astronomy
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Meissner, Henrique; Timmers, Renee – Music Education Research, 2019
Twenty-nine pupils (aged 8-15) took part in an improvisation test and an experimental vs. control group teaching session. The aim of the improvisation test was to explore whether participants had knowledge about the use of expressive cues to convey basic emotions in improvisations. Assessments of the improvisations by four adjudicators indicated…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Musicians
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Rautalin, Marjaana; Alasuutari, Pertti; Vento, Eetu – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
The paper examines the role of PISA in the globalisation of education policies. It approaches the question by assessing the effects of PISA on the ways in which new legislation was debated in national contexts in the period 1994-2013. The study asks: Has there been an increase in the number of references to the international community in debates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Taylor, Yvette; Cuthbert, Karen – Educational Review, 2019
Queer youth are positioned as "at risk", and queer youth in religious settings and communities are seen as especially vulnerable due to the anti-LGBT sentiment assumed to inhere there. Governmental funding has recently been directed towards challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in English faith schools specifically, as the…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Youth, LGBTQ People, Religious Education
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Kang, Jingoo; Keinonen, Tuula; Simon, Shirley; Rannikmäe, Miia; Soobard, Regina; Direito, Inês – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Context-based learning (CBL) approaches have been recommended and expanded in science education to make science more relevant to students by connecting science content with students' daily life. Subsequently, in order to implement CBL at school, a group of scenarios has been produced by several stakeholders. However, there is a lack of resources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Context Effect, Problem Based Learning, Science Education
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Sentance, Sue; Waite, Jane; Kallia, Maria – Computer Science Education, 2019
Background and Context: Vygotsky's sociocultural theory emphasises the importance of language, mediation, and the transfer of skills and knowledge from the social into the cognitive plane. This perspective has influenced the development of PRIMM (Predict, Run, Investigate, Modify, Make), a structured approach to teaching programming. Objective:…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis, Programming
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Chambers, Gary – Language Learning Journal, 2019
Modern foreign languages (MFL) are now established on the timetable of English primary schools. This study accesses the views of the pupils on the experience of learning this relatively new subject and of making the transition to secondary school languages classes. By means of semi-structured interviews with the same sample of 18 pupils in Year 6…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Francis, Leslie J.; Astley, Jeff; McKenna, Ursula – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
This study drew on data provided by 11,809 13- to 15-year-old students drawn from the four nations of the UK to explore the level of agreement with the view that science disproves the biblical account odf creation, and to explore the power of five sets of variables to predict individual differences in responses to that opinion. The five sets of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conflict, Religion, Sciences
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Tahirsylaj, Armend – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
The primary objective of the study was to empirically test theoretical claims made about differences between Didaktik and curriculum traditions concerning teacher autonomy (TA) and teacher responsibility (TR). It tests the hypothesis that TA and TR are higher among Didaktik than curriculum countries. The second objective was to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Responsibility, Comparative Education
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Salinger, Rachel – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
Mental health influences several major life outcomes. School-based treatment for mental health issues is the most effective intervention to support individuals with these problems. However, treatment availability and perceptions of mental health vary widely by country and their effects on the delivery and effectiveness of school-based mental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, School Health Services, Cultural Differences
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Daniels, Harry; Tse, Hau Ming; Stables, Andrew; Cox, Sarah – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
This paper explores the influences of design on the perceptions and actions of students and teachers at four UK secondary schools. Typical post occupancy evaluations focus on environmental issues such as acoustics, lighting and temperature, using predominantly quantitative methods that often fail to explore how different environmental and social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Russell, Abigail Emma; Tay, Marianne; Ford, Tamsin; Russell, Ginny; Moore, Darren – British Journal of Special Education, 2019
There is little research exploring educational practitioners' experiences of working with children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The current study aimed to understand educational practitioners' beliefs concerning the home lives of children with ADHD, and how they perceive that home lives affect children's behaviour in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teaching Experience, Family Environment
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Baye, Ariane; Inns, Amanda; Lake, Cynthia; Slavin, Robert E. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
Recent initiatives in the United States and United Kingdom have added greatly to the amount and quality of research on the effectiveness of secondary reading programs, especially programs for struggling readers. In this review of the experimental research on secondary reading programs, the authors focused on 69 studies that used random assignment…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Small Group Instruction
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Jerome, Lee; Elwick, Alex – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
School responses to the Prevent agenda have tended to focus primarily on 'safeguarding' approaches, which essentially perceive some young people as being 'at risk' and potentially as presenting a risk to others. In this article, we consider evidence from secondary school students who experienced a curriculum project on terrorism, extremism and…
Descriptors: Terrorism, National Security, Antisocial Behavior, At Risk Persons
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Messiou, Kyriaki – Educational Action Research, 2019
This paper explores the ways in which collaborative action research can facilitate the development of inclusive practices and thinking in schools. The paper uses examples from a study that involved three countries and eight secondary schools to illustrate how the process of collaborative action research promoted inclusive thinking and practices.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Cooperation, Inclusion, Secondary Schools
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