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Green, Rhiannon – Online Submission, 2017
The objectives of this article are to critically analyse the impact of formative and summative assessment in an informal secondary school environment. The informality reflects the work of The Anne Frank Trust UK and their practices in evaluating student progress through a two-week workshop programme. The preference for formative assessment is…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Criticism, Curriculum Implementation, Program Design
Butler, Norman L.; Pirog, Renata; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2010
The aims of this paper are to determine: 1. if Polish secondary school learners are studying English so that they can obtain jobs in the UK and Ireland and 2. whether they prefer to learn how to speak English from a native speaker teacher than from a non-native instructor. Eighteen students, who study at ZESPOL SZKOL MECHANICZNYCH NR 2 in Cracow,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Farajimakin, Ibikunle O. – Online Submission, 2010
This study aims to find out the reasons why boys perform better in senior secondary school mathematics examination in Nigeria than girls. It will show the fundamental issues affecting the available facilities for girls in mathematics. The Nigerian society view of girls studying mathematical subjects and taking up careers in mathematics disciplines…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Females, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues
Findlay, Kate – Online Submission, 2010
The paper reports on a research study investigating the professional identity of English teachers in the secondary school in the UK, and the effects of their subject philosophies and their conceptions of learning on their teaching. The various and often competing definitions of the subject have a long history, and a number of factors have been…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Creativity, Literacy, English Teachers
Wang, Jianjun – Online Submission, 2005
In the western literature, mathematics achievement and its related student self-concept are important education outcomes reciprocally linked and mutually reinforcing. The reciprocal relation model is examined in this study to assess its generalization in a cross-cultural setting. Hong Kong is the site of choice because of its exposure to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Gender Differences, Self Concept
Georgiou, Andreas – Online Submission, 2005
This study is part of a larger research agenda, which includes future doctoral study, aiming to investigate the psychological processes of thought experiments. How do thought-experimenters establish relations between their imaginary worlds and the physical one? How does a technique devoid of new sensory input result to new empirical knowledge? In…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Intuition, Physics, Simulation