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Sáez-López, José-Manuel; Miller, John; Vázquez-Cano, Esteban; Domínguez-Garrido, María-Concepción – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
The aim of this study is to assess the use of MinecraftEdu in classroom practice analyzing the outcomes and attitudes of all members of the educational community through a quasi-experimental approach. The research presents three dimensions oriented to assessing the use of this application in a didactic unit "History and Architecture"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Games, Middle Schools, Middle School Students
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Soza Vergara, Ximena; Hartlep, Nicholas Daniel – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2015
In this article we discuss the experience of the Institute Ilíberis, a public high school in a small town in Granada, Spain, that has been engaged in innovative ways of teaching. Located in Atarfe, one of the few rural Spanish municipalities with expanding, rather than shrinking demographics, in the last 2 decades the Institute Ilíberis has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, High School Students, Instructional Innovation
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Torras-Melenchon, Nuria; Grau, M. Dolors; Font-Soldevila, Josep; Freixas, Josep – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2015
This paper presents the experience of an initiative, the EXPLORE courses, designed to bring science and technology closer to secondary school. The EXPLORE courses, organised by "EXPLORATORI: Natural Resources" project, are particularly addressed to secondary school teachers and are conducted at Catalonia (North East of Spain). The main…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Science, STEM Education
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Castañeda Quintero, Linda; Román García, María del Mar; Barlam Aspasch, Ramón – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2015
This article presents a case study with the goal of becoming familiar with and understanding the incorporation of one virtual learning world--Espurnik--in a curricular diversification classroom with students in a situation of educational exclusion or academic failure. This investigation was carried out from an interpretive paradigm with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Simulated Environment, Educational Technology
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Guillamón-Suesta, Francisco; Renau Renau, Maria Luisa – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2015
Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) has emerged in European education as an effective method to enhance and reinforce students' competence in English and skills while covering traditional content areas. This paper presents a research study into CLIL in secondary education in the area of Castellón in the Valencian Community, Spain. Our…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course Content
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Lorenzo, Carlos-Miguel – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2014
This study looked at teachers' role-play and simulations in order to increase teachers' skills in psycho-pedagogical support on educational virtual worlds. We put forward a proposal to encourage the use of 3D scenarios where teachers can improve their skills for situations of cultural and ethical concerns that require a high level…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Teaching Skills
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Milla, Ruth; García Mayo, María Pilar – International Journal of English Studies, 2014
This paper addresses the issue of corrective feedback (CF), a topic widely investigated in the last few decades (Sheen, 2011), and instructional context. We observed and recorded the oral interaction of an intact class of thirty Spanish intermediate-level high-school learners and two teachers in two settings: a traditional form-oriented English as…
Descriptors: Error Correction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teacher Attitudes
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Plo, Ramón; Hornero, Ana; Mur-Dueñas, Pilar – International Journal of English Studies, 2014
Curent national curicula, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and EFL materials highlight the importance of the students' development of oral skils. This study stems from a cros-sectional survey of the teaching of oral skils in Secondary Education in a Spanish local context (Aragón) caried out in 2012 on both teachers and…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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Panadero, Ernesto; Brown, Gavin; Courtney, Matthew – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
The study aimed to explore teachers' beliefs about student self-assessment (SSA) and the reasons for their use of it in their classrooms. A representative sample of 944 Spanish teachers (38.8% primary school sector, 54.0% secondary school sector and 7.2% university or adult education sector) were surveyed about SSA. Data were analysed using…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Teacher Surveys, Elementary School Teachers
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D'Elia, Luis Alberto; Wishart, Diane – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2014
The purpose of this work was to elicit the perceptions of science educators regarding enhancing opportunities to retain disenfranchised students in secondary schools. The article shows selective international perspectives on how teachers, university professors, and researchers in teacher education programs strive to support school completion for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Academic Persistence
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Litzler, Mary Frances – Online Submission, 2014
Many people in Spain are studying English in order to find jobs in this country or to migrate as a result of the economic crisis. Language classes, however, are limited in duration and are often not enough to enable students to progress as much as they would like to. Language learners have to spend a considerable amount of time out of class…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries
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Vazquez-Alonso, Angel; Garcia-Carmona, Antonio; Manassero-Mas, Maria Antonia; Bennassar-Roig, Antoni – Science & Education, 2013
This study analyzes the beliefs about science-technology-society, and other Nature of Science (NOS) themes, of a large sample (613) of Spanish pre- and in-service secondary education teachers through their responses to 30 items of the Questionnaire of Opinions on Science, Technology and Society. The data were processed by means of a multiple…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Scientific Principles
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Hernandez-Torrano, Daniel; Prieto, Maria Dolores; Ferrandiz, Carmen; Bermejo, Rosario; Sainz, Marta – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2013
What are the characteristics leading teachers to nominate gifted students in Spain? To answer this question, several demographic (i.e., gender, grade) and psychological (i.e., multiple intelligences, emotional intelligence, intellectual aptitude, and divergent thinking) characteristics of 563 secondary students nominated as gifted by their…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Stress Management, Emotional Intelligence, Foreign Countries
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Jimenez-Morales, M. Isabel; Lopez-Zafra, Esther – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2013
Introduction: The aim of this study is to analyze the role that Perceived Emotional Intelligence and social competences have on academic performance. Furthermore, we analyze the role of teacher's expectancies on performance in secondary school students. Method: One hundred ninety three students (50.7% male and 49.3 % female) from the first and…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Role, Interpersonal Competence, Academic Achievement
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Chiner, Esther; Cardona, Maria Cristina – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2013
This study examined regular education teachers' perceptions of inclusion in elementary and secondary schools in Spain and how these perceptions may differ depending on teaching experience, skills, and the availability of resources and supports. Stratified random sampling procedures were used to draw a representative sample of 336 general education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion
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