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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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Day, Indira N. Z.; van Blankenstein, F. M.; Westenberg, P. Michiel; Admiraal, W. F. – Educational Studies, 2018
Universities introduce intermediate assessment because it is understood to have positive effects on student behaviour and achievement. Yet, how intermediate assessment is perceived might be conditional for its success. The current study investigates both teachers' and students' perceptions of intermediate assessment. Teachers and students were…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Schuitema, Jaap; Radstake, Hester; van de Pol, Janneke; Veugelers, Wiel – Educational Studies, 2018
Classroom discussion is frequently proposes as an essential part of democratic citizenship education. Literature, however, pays little attention to what kind of discussion is most effective and how teachers can facilitate a discussion. This study aims to contribute to the development of a framework for analysing the characteristics of classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Democracy, Citizenship Education
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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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Tan, Cheng Yong; Hew, Khe Foon – Educational Studies, 2017
The present study examined how access to home and school IT resources impacted student mathematics achievement. Data comprised 144,395 secondary school students from 7,308 schools in 22 developed economies who participated in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012. Results of hierarchical linear modelling showed that after…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Achievement
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van der Worp-van der Kamp, Lidy; Pijl, Sip Jan; Post, Wendy J.; Bijstra, Jan O.; van den Bosch, Els J. – Educational Studies, 2016
This study aims to assess the impact of systematic academic instruction on academic progress and behavioural problems of students with emotional and/or behavioural disorders (EBD) in special education. Earlier studies have noted the importance of a systematic approach as well as the significance of focusing on academic instruction instead of on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Special Education
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van der Vleuten, Maaike; Jaspers, Eva; Maas, Ineke; van der Lippe, Tanja – Educational Studies, 2016
This study aims to explain why boys and girls in secondary education choose different educational tracks. We argue that adolescents internalise gender expectations as to what is "appropriate" male and female behaviour in their gender ideology. Gender ideology can affect educational choices by influencing (1) how adolescents evaluate…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Track System (Education), Longitudinal Studies, Career Choice
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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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Dijkstra, Elma M.; Walraven, Amber; Mooij, Ton; Kirschner, Paul A. – Educational Studies, 2016
This article presents the findings from a teacher intervention in Dutch kindergartens aimed at improving teachers' differentiation practices (DP) to better anticipate student differences. The intervention was designed to improve the match between student levels and curricular activities, in particular for high-ability students and consists of…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Individualized Instruction, Teacher Improvement
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Hsiao, Ya Ping; Brouns, Francis; van Bruggen, Jan; Sloep, Peter B. – Educational Studies, 2015
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of training tutors in content knowledge of a particular domain versus training them in tutoring skills of pedagogical knowledge when tutoring on a complex tutee task. Forty-seven tutor--tutee pairs of fourth-year secondary school students were created and assigned to one of the two treatments.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutor Training, Peer Teaching, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Cornelissen, Frank; van den Berg, Ellen – Educational Studies, 2014
Today, many institutions of higher education support students in conducting practice-oriented research. This research refers to a broad array of approaches geared toward practitioners' practice. The supervision of such research is of crucial importance, but little is known about its nature and characteristics. This study examined what research…
Descriptors: Supervisors, Supervision, Action Research, Student Teacher Supervisors
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van Dinther, Mart; Dochy, Filip; Segers, Mien; Braeken, Johan – Educational Studies, 2014
The purpose of this study was to provide insight into the interplay between student perceptions of competence-based assessment and student self-efficacy, and how this influences student learning outcomes. Results reveal that student perceptions of the form authenticity aspect and the quality feedback aspect of assessment do predict student…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Outcomes of Education, Prediction
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van Velzen, Joke H. – Educational Studies, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore adolescent students' explanations of their knowledge of learning processes. The explanations of 11th-grade high-school and first-year university students were qualitatively analysed to examine the kinds of explanations that were made regarding knowledge of cognitive knowledge ("n"?=?25), knowledge…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Learning Processes, High School Students, Grade 11
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