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Hunt, Frances – Development Education Research Centre, 2017
Schools for Future Youth (SFYouth) is an EU Erasmus+ funded project running from 2014-2017, which aims to build the skills and capacity of teachers and young people to use global citizenship to improve teaching and learning. The project encourages both curricular engagement with global issues and spaces for young people to actively participate and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Program Effectiveness
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Bugler, Myfanwy; McGeown, Sarah; St. Clair-Thompson, Helen – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study investigated gender- and age-related differences in academic motivation and classroom behaviour in adolescents. Eight hundred and fifty-five students (415 girls and 440 boys) aged 11-16 ("M" age = 13.96, "SD" = 1.47) filled in a questionnaire that examined student academic motivation and teachers completed a…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Age Differences, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation
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Azigwe, John Bosco – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
International surveys of student achievement are becoming increasingly popular with governments around the world, as they try to measure the performance of their country's education system. The main reason for this trend is the shared opinion that countries will need to be able to compete in the "knowledge economy" to assure the economic…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Jauregi, Kristi – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The present paper describes a case study on the effects of telecollaborative games on learners' motivation. 12 learners from a Dutch and a British secondary school participated in the study. Different games, which included gamification elements, were developed on OpenSim. The overall educational goals of the games were to enhance cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Anderson, Nadia; Peart, Sheine – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2016
Underachievement at GCSE level has significant effects on an individual's life chances. Each year, around half of 16-year-olds leave school without having achieved a full level-2 qualification (five GCSEs at A*-C including English and maths). Many of these students enrol on a programme of study at local further education (FE) colleges. Recent…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Learning Motivation, Underachievement, Secondary School Students
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Glover, S. R.; Harrison, T. G.; Shallcross, D. E. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2016
While the effects of outreach with secondary school pupils has been researched the reasons teachers engage or the impacts on the teachers engaging in long-term relationships with a university department have not. Detailed interviews with chemistry teachers associated with outreach at Bristol ChemLabS have revealed many reasons for prolonged…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Chemistry, Partnerships in Education
Pabion, Clémence – National Literacy Trust, 2015
The National Literacy Trust's Premier League Reading Stars programme (PLRS) is a reading intervention for children aged 8 to 13 that captures the motivational power of football to inspire children and young people to read more and to improve their literacy skills. PLRS is delivered by teachers and librarians. The programme delivers statutory…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Children, Early Adolescents
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Payne, Ruth – Educational Review, 2015
The use of systems of rewards and sanctions within behaviour policies has now been adopted formally in UK schools. Such systems potentially represent competing theoretical ideas when considered alongside current approaches to teaching and learning. There is also opportunity for inconsistent use of rewards and sanctions resulting from the absence…
Descriptors: Rewards, Sanctions, Foreign Countries, Student Behavior
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Bugler, Myfanwy; McGeown, Sarah P.; St Clair-Thompson, Helen – Educational Psychology, 2015
The present study investigated gender differences in adolescents' academic motivation and classroom behaviour and gender differences in the extent to which motivation was associated with, and predicted, classroom behaviour. Seven hundred and fifty students (384 boys and 366 girls) aged 11--16 (M age?=?14.0, 1.59 SD) completed a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Motivation, Academic Aspiration, Classroom Environment
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Rosen, Yigal; Tager, Maryam – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2014
Major educational initiatives in the world place great emphasis on fostering rich computer-based environments of assessment that make student thinking and reasoning visible. Using thinking tools engages students in a variety of critical and complex thinking, such as evaluating, analyzing, and decision making. The aim of this study was to explore…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Concept Mapping, Computer Assisted Testing, Foreign Countries
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Higham, Rupert John Edward; Brindley, Sue; Van de Pol, Janneke – Language and Education, 2014
Dialogic theories and practices in education have grown over the last decade; in the United Kingdom, however, most research in the field has been carried out in primary schools. Six leading academic researchers in the field are interviewed to explore the reasons for this primary bias to date, and their perceptions of both the difficulties and the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students, Dialogs (Language), Foreign Countries
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Hampden-Thompson, Gillian; Bennett, Judith – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
The purpose of this analysis is to describe the variation in students' reports of engagement in science across science teaching and learning activities. In addition, this study examines student and school characteristics that may be associated with students' levels of engagement in science. Data are drawn from the Programme for International…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Learning Activities
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Anderson, Claudine; Williams, Ruth – Education in Science, 2013
Connecting schools with cutting edge research and researchers can inspire and motivate young people. There is evidence that bringing contemporary research into the classroom is of key importance, as researchers can act as positive role models for young people and expose students to exciting future study and career options, motivating students to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, Secondary Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Wothers, Peter – Education in Science, 2013
The mission over the past 15 years at Cambridge has been to raise the profile and enjoyment of chemistry amongst students. However, having recently hosted its second annual reception for the very top students who entered this year's Cambridge Chemistry Challenge written paper, one thing was quite striking; despite the wide range of schools and…
Descriptors: Females, Chemistry, Profiles, Foreign Countries
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Vidal Rodeiro, Carmen L.; Emery, Joanne L.; Bell, John F. – Educational Studies, 2012
Trait emotional intelligence (trait EI) covers a wide range of self-perceived skills and personality dispositions such as motivation, confidence, optimism, peer relations and coping with stress. In the last few years, there has been a growing awareness that social and emotional factors play an important part in students' academic success and it…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Emotional Intelligence, Coping
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