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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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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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Gwernan-Jones, Ruth; Macmillan, Philip; Norwich, Brahm – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
This paper describes the mixed methodology evaluation of the Own-Voice Intensive Phonics (OVIP) programme with 33 secondary students with persistent literacy difficulties. The evaluation involved a quasi-experimental evaluation in which 33 students in years 7-9 in four schools used OVIP over an 8 week period and were monitored at three times for…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Phonics, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement
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Morris, Tim T.; Davies, Neil M.; Dorling, Danny; Richmond, Rebecca C.; Smith, George Davey – British Educational Research Journal, 2018
Value-added measures of educational progress have been used by education researchers and policy-makers to assess the performance of teachers and schools, contributing to performance-related pay and position in school league tables. They are designed to control for all underlying differences between pupils and should therefore provide unbiased…
Descriptors: Validity, Value Added Models, Genetics, Foreign Countries
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Siddiqui, Nadia; Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat – Educational Research, 2018
Background: Educational interventions are often complex, and their outcomes could be due to factors not focused on in the impact evaluation. Therefore, educational evaluations using a randomised control trial (RCT) design approach need to go beyond obtaining the impact results alone. Purpose: Process evaluation is embedded in the evaluation design…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Educational Research, Disadvantaged, Reading Tests
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Giovanelli, Marcello; Clark, Billy; Macrae, Andrea – English in Education, 2018
This paper reports on the findings from a survey of academics responsible for undergraduate programmes in English and examines the extent to which they were aware of recent reform of A level English and had made, or are making, changes to their courses as a result. Our findings demonstrate that relatively low numbers felt that they had a strong…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Change, English Instruction
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Bodsworth, Hannah; Goodyear, Victoria A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: The influence of technology on children's everyday lives is significant in today's society, with children described as digital natives and/or the iGeneration. There are also a range of digital technologies available for use in education and a number of pedagogical approaches reported to support technology integration and pupil learning…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Physical Education, Influence of Technology, Technology Integration
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Marsh, Chloe – English in Education, 2017
In 2015 the government initiated reforms to English Literature which included a shift from open book to closed book examinations. This change, now being implemented in schools, has been overlooked in research and policy discourse. This study compares government intentions for the reforms with teachers' experiences of teaching poetry, using data…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Tests, Student Evaluation, Exit Examinations
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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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Cale, Lorraine; Harris, Jo; Duncombe, Rebecca – European Physical Education Review, 2016
There are growing expectations on schools to promote health and physical activity and helping schools to effectively do so is considered a priority. This paper reports on selected findings from a research project that was concerned with supporting secondary schools in the effective promotion of physical activity and establishing their needs in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Health Promotion
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Baker, Karen Elizabeth – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2016
The Internet has made sexually explicit media more accessible to young people. Online pornography is diverse, can be very graphic, and a large amount is available free of charge with restrictions varying by country. Many young people are accessing online pornography, intentionally or unintentionally, and there are fears that this could impact on…
Descriptors: Internet, Pornography, Sexuality, Interpersonal Relationship
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Woods, Philip A.; Roberts, Amanda – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2016
This paper reports data from a study investigating distributed leadership (DL) and its relationship to social justice and democratic values. The research comprised a case study of a UK secondary school, which describes itself as having a finely distributed leadership culture, and involved teaching staff, non-teaching staff, senior leaders and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Foreign Countries, Democratic Values, Instructional Leadership
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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
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Sadownik, Alicja R.; Mikiewicz, Piotr – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
After 2005, approximately two million Poles emigrated, choosing mostly Britain as their destination. Quantitative reports paint a picture of the typical Polish immigrant as a person between the ages of 31-39, who, with a vocational (or equivalent) education, is active on the labor market. This paper reports on a qualitative study of six typical…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Catholic Schools, Statistical Analysis, Labor Market
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