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Bakx, Anouke; Van Houtert, Ton; van de Brand, Maartje; Hornstra, Lisette – Educational Studies, 2019
High-ability pupils in primary schools often do not achieve up to their full potential and teachers seem to face difficulties to motivate these pupils. In this study 891 primary school pupils (463 high-ability pupils) were asked about their views on desired characteristics of good teachers by means of an open teacher-spider-questionnaire. The…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Competencies
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Huijgen, Tim; Holthuis, Paul; van Boxtel, Carla; van de Grift, Wim – Educational Studies, 2019
The aim of this observational study is to explore how history teachers promote historical contextualisation in their lessons. Historical contextualisation is the ability to situate phenomena and individuals' actions in the context of time, historical location, long-term developments, or specific events to give meaning to these phenomena and…
Descriptors: History, History Instruction, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Uiterwijk-Luijk, Lisette; Krüger, Meta; Zijlstra, Bonne; Volman, Monique – Educational Studies, 2017
Inquiry-based working by teachers includes working with an inquiry habit of mind, being data literate, contributing to a culture of inquiry at the school level, and creating a culture of inquiry at the classroom level. Inquiry-based working has been found to contribute to educational improvements and the professionalisation of teachers. This study…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Active Learning, Inquiry, Primary Education
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De Hei, Miranda S. A.; Sjoer, Ellen; Admiraal, Wilfried; Strijbos, Jan-Willem – Educational Studies, 2016
The aim of this study was to describe how teacher educators design and implement group learning activities (GLAs). We used the Group Learning Activities Instructional Design (GLAID) framework to analyse their descriptions. The GLAID framework includes eight components: (1) interaction, (2) learning objectives and outcomes, (3) assessment, (4) task…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Education, Learning Activities
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van den Berg, M.; Harskamp, E. G.; Suhre, C. J. M. – Educational Studies, 2016
In the last two decades Dutch primary school students scored below expectation in international mathematics tests. An explanation for this may be that teachers fail to adequately assess their students' understanding of learning goals and provide timely feedback. To improve the teachers' formative assessment practice, researchers, curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Scores, Mathematics Achievement
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van den Bergh, Linda; Ros, Anje; Beijaard, Douwe – Educational Studies, 2013
Giving feedback during active learning is an important, though difficult, task for teachers. In the present study, the problems elementary school teachers perceive and the beliefs they hold regarding this task were investigated. It appeared that teachers believe conditional teacher skills, especially time management, hinder them most from giving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Feedback (Response), Elementary School Teachers
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Moolenaar, Nienke M.; Sleegers, Peter J. C.; Karsten, Sjoerd; Daly, Alan J. – Educational Studies, 2012
While researchers are currently studying various forms of social network interaction among teachers for their impact on educational policy implementation and practice, knowledge on how various types of networks are interrelated is limited. The goal of this study is to understand the dimensionality that may underlie various types of social networks…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Interpersonal Relationship, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration
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de Boer, Anke; Pijl, Sip Jan; Post, Wendy; Minnaert, Alexander – Educational Studies, 2012
While there is an increased interest in describing attitudes of teachers, parents and peers towards students with special educational needs in regular education, there is a lack of knowledge about various variables relating to the attitudes of these three groups. The aims of this study are: (1) to examine which variables relate to the attitudes of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Schildkamp, Kim; Visscher, Adrie – Educational Studies, 2010
School quality care has become important in many Western countries. Expectations are high, but little is known about the nature and extent of the use of self-evaluation instruments within schools. From this longitudinal study into the use of a Dutch school self-evaluation instrument, it became clear that schools vary in the extent to which they…
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Educational Quality
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Denessen, Eddie; Hornstra, Lisette; van den Bergh, Linda – Educational Studies, 2010
In the present study it has been examined how children's creative writing tasks may contribute to teachers' understanding of children's values. Writings of 300 elementary school children about what they would do if they were the boss of The Netherlands were obtained and seemed to reflect different types of values. Most children were concerned with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Creative Writing, Socialization
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Oortwijn, Michiel Bastiaan; Boekaerts, Monique; Vedder, Paul – Educational Studies, 2008
This study examined whether stimulation of immigrant and national pupils' use of high-quality helping behaviour (experimental condition) during cooperative learning (CL) in classrooms boosts their maths-related talk more than in an educational situation in which such stimulation is largely absent (control condition). A total of 59 elementary-age…
Descriptors: Stimulation, Cooperative Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Immigrants