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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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Thoonen, Erik E. J.; Sleegers, Peter J. C.; Peetsma, Thea T. D.; Oort, Frans J. – Educational Studies, 2011
Research on motivation has mainly concentrated on the role of goal orientation and self-evaluation in conducting learning activities. In this paper, we examine the relative importance of teachers' teaching and their efficacy beliefs to explain variation in student motivation. Questionnaires were used to measure the well-being, academic…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation
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Schuitema, Jaap; Veugelers, Wiel – Educational Studies, 2011
One important aim of citizenship education is learning to deal with cultural diversity. To this end, schools organise exchange projects to bring students into contact with different social and cultural groups. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of intergroup contact in educational settings and to understand what the most…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Ethnic Groups, Cultural Pluralism, Interaction
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Krol, Karen; Sleegers, Peter; Veenman, Simon; Voeten, Marinus – Educational Studies, 2008
In this study, the implementation effects of a staff development program on cooperative learning (CL) for Dutch elementary school teachers were studied. A pre-test-post-test non-equivalent control group design was used to investigate program effects on the instructional behaviours of teachers. Based on observations of teacher behaviour during…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Teachers
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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
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Veenman, Simon; Kenter, Brenda; Post, Kiki – Educational Studies, 2000
Examines teachers' use of and students' reactions to cooperative learning, and the quality of the group cooperation from a sample of Dutch primary schools. Reports that students' social skills, on-task behavior, and self-esteem improved, while students reported a positive attitude toward cooperative learning. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries