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Lin, Grace Hui Chin; Chien, Paul Shih Chieh; Jarvie, Douglas S.; Purcell, John Anthony; Perkins, Lawrence Larry – Online Submission, 2012
This paper argues that all research should be based on humanistic pedagogies with educational functions. While conducting research associated with issues of teaching English as a foreign language (EFL), researchers should pay attention to whether the samples have also been well educated. This study emphasizes that when focusing on significances of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Humanism, Ethics
Moreira Rocha, Aurora Maria; Coutinho, Clara Pereira – Online Submission, 2011
In this article, we present an experiment carried out in an 11th grade class in the curricular subject of DG (descriptive geometry). In a context where failure is more in the national exam, as well as in the discipline's attendance, the main objectives that motivated the implementation of this educational experience, were, on the one hand, to…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Multimedia Materials, Foreign Countries
Reynolds, Helen – International Association of School Librarianship, 2010
Queensland Academy for Health Sciences (QAHS) is a senior secondary high school offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP). As part of the Diploma, students are required to complete a referenced research essay of four thousand words. For most, this will be their first experience of such a challenging undertaking.…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, School Libraries, Information Literacy, Sciences
Loong, Esther Yook-Kin – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2010
This paper presents the results of a survey conducted with students (N=97) whose teachers have used the Web in their mathematics classes. The survey looked at students' attitudes towards learning mathematics and their responses to the use of the Internet for learning mathematics. Factor analyses were used to determine the constructs that underlie…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Internet
Singh, Michael; Li, Bingyi; Harreveld, Bobby – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
This paper situates school-to-work transitional purpose of VETiS in Queensland by comparison of young adults who complete Year 12 for their different groups such as gender, geographic location, indigenous and socio-economic status. The literature indicates that students' educational outcomes are related to their social environment and culture, an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Secondary Education
Wairia, Dennis; Pinder, Patrice Juliet – Online Submission, 2008
This activity discusses a unit exercise in which a physics practical was implemented during a laboratory session. The lab practical design was centered on Newton's Second Law. The practical was implemented in a high school setting. Further, through the administration of both a pre and post test we were able to assess the effectiveness of the lab…
Descriptors: Physics, Misconceptions, High School Students, Urban Education
Ebenezer, Jazlin; Kaya, Osman Nafiz – Online Submission, 2007
This initial study focused on high school students' experiences about their understanding of, and abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, two foci emphasized by the National Science Education Standards in the strand on "science as inquiry". The research method consisted of Likert-scale survey with space provided for students' comments about…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Science Education, High School Students, Student Experience
Sloan, James E. – Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation, 2006
The purpose of this study was to determine what, or part of what, makes academic success probable or improbable for a student. The core research question was, Which practices, characteristics, and circumstances of students, families, schools, school districts, and communities tend to give Maine students a higher probability of meeting state…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Probability, Academic Standards, State Standards
Radford, Luis; Demers, Serge; Guzman, Jose; Cerulli, Michele – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2004
In this paper we deal with the problem of the genetic relationship between the sensual and the conceptual in knowledge formation. Transcript and videotape analyses of two small groups of a regular Grade 11 mathematics class shed some light on the dialectics between semiotic activity and artefact-mediated kinesthetic actions. The analyses point to…
Descriptors: Grade 11, Semiotics, Mathematics Education, Concept Formation
Reading, Chris; Lawrie, Christine – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2004
The increased use of group work in teaching and learning has seen an increased need for knowledge about assessment of group work. This report considers exploratory research where the SOLO Taxonomy, previously used to analyse the quality of individual responses, is applied to group responses. The responses were created as part of an activity…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Group Activities, Responses, Classification
Radford, Luis; Demers, Serge; Guzman, Jose; Cerulli, Michele – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
In this paper we report an analysis of a teaching sequence in which Grade 11 students were asked to produce some graphs corresponding to the relationship between time and distance of a cylinder moving up and down an inclined plane. The students were also asked to carry out the experience using a TI 83+ graphic calculator equipped with a sensor,…
Descriptors: Graphs, Calculators, Grade 11, Mathematics Instruction
Nisbet, Steven – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
This paper explores the role of organising data in representing numerical data in an organised way--a skill which does not come naturally to most students. Grade 6 children were given a series of lessons on organising data and then representing the data graphically. It was found that after instruction, more students were able to reorganise the…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, World Affairs, Grade 6, Foreign Countries