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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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Kuvac, Meltem; Koc, Isil – Educational Studies, 2019
This study attempted to investigate the effect of problem-based learning (PBL) on the environmental attitudes of preservice science teachers. In the study, an experimental design was used with a pre-test and post-test control group. In all, 51 junior preservice science teachers participated in the study. The study was carried out over 10 weeks…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Environmental Education, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Diaconu-Gherasim, Loredana R.; Tepordei, Ana-Maria; Mairean, Cornelia; Rusu, Andrei – Educational Studies, 2019
This study evaluated how gender is related to children's intelligence beliefs, goal orientations and academic achievement and whether there are gender differences in how intelligence beliefs and goal orientations are related to academic achievement. The participants, 362 seventh grade students (55.8% girls; M[subscript age] = 13.20,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Intelligence
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Chen, Ouhao; Manalo, Emmanuel; She, Yan – Educational Studies, 2019
A 2 (learning strategies: diagram vs. summary) × 2 (levels of expertise: low vs. high) experiment was conducted to compare the effectiveness of using diagrams to writing summaries for students given biological information to learn and who possessed different levels of expertise in that topic area. A main effect of learning strategy used on number…
Descriptors: Expertise, Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Yan, Li; Yinghong, Yang; Lui, Siu Man; Whiteside, Mary; Tsey, Komla – Educational Studies, 2019
Globally, universities are increasingly seeking to equip their graduates with specific "soft" skills to complement traditional "hard" skills so they can function in a rapidly changing and dynamic world. While hard skills are relatively straightforward to define and foster the same cannot be said for soft skills, despite the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Skill Development, Feasibility Studies
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Tarabini, Aina; Curran, Marta; Montes, Alejandro; Parcerisa, Lluís – Educational Studies, 2019
There is growing evidence that school engagement, or more specifically disengagement, is a key indicator for predicting Early School Leaving. The aim of this article is to explore the impact of secondary schools in student (dis)engagement and subsequent opportunities to succeed in school. Drawing on data from a qualitative study in five secondary…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Persistence, Foreign Countries, School Holding Power
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Lee, JiHye – Educational Studies, 2019
This study examined changes in the structural relationship among learner-centred classes perceived by Korean junior high school students, attitudes during class and academic achievement. A linear change model was identified as optimal, showing a steady increase over time for each parameter. The higher the initial value for learner-centred classes,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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To, W. M.; Tang, Margaret N. F. – Educational Studies, 2019
This study explored the antecedents of students' intention to participate in computer-based course evaluation. The study proposed an extended Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) that integrated subjective norm and perceived relevance into TAM. Based on the responses from 149 business school students in Macao, the study identified the direct and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Course Evaluation, Computer Attitudes
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Berger, Jean-Louis; Lê Van, Kim – Educational Studies, 2019
Research on teachers' professional identity integrates many constructs that are treated independently in most cases. This study described the associations between components of teacher professional identity and their association with teachers' general pedagogical beliefs. Secondary teachers (n = 236) completed a survey about several components of…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Beliefs, Self Efficacy, Teacher Motivation
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Tiwari, Ashwini – Educational Studies, 2019
This study examines Indian teachers' perceptions of corporal punishment (CP), the reasons why CP still persists despite a ban, and the ways in which CP controversy reflects on social climate of the schools. Drawing from literature on custodial views of pupil control and systems theories, this qualitative study primarily uses observations and…
Descriptors: Punishment, Discipline Policy, Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Techniques
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Wan, Zhi Hong; Cheng, May Hung May – Educational Studies, 2019
Although the relationship between the classroom learning environment and academic achievement has been explored in subject-free and disciplinary subject contexts, research into this relationship is still lacking in the context of interdisciplinary subjects. This study investigated the relationship between the classroom learning environment and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Classroom Environment, Thinking Skills, Academic Achievement
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Atasoy, Volkan; Cakiroglu, Jale – Educational Studies, 2019
This study investigated how preservice teachers develop collective efficacy when preparing lesson plans for a science methods course, and how this collective efficacy changed over time. The data were collected from four preservice science teachers working in a group to fulfil the requirements of the course. Findings revealed that four factors,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy
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Heaysman, Orna; Tubin, Dorit – Educational Studies, 2019
Innovative teaching is sometimes perceived as opposite of traditional teaching, since it is regarded as student-centred and takes on the form of guided construction. This distinguishing feature led to an expectation that traditional teaching practices will be replaced with innovative ones for the purpose of fostering learning. The goal of the…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Teaching Methods, Conventional Instruction, Secondary Education
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Schwab, Susanne – Educational Studies, 2019
Previous research has shown that students with special educational needs (SEN) have fewer friendships than their peers without SEN. In this longitudinal study, 545 students from primary and secondary schools, including 106 students with SEN, were surveyed at the beginning and the end of the school year. The results show that students with SEN…
Descriptors: Friendship, Peer Relationship, Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Tarrasch, Ricardo – Educational Studies, 2019
Students in special education teaching and counselling are exposed to relatively high levels of stress during their studies and their professional career, which are commonly manifested in high occupational burnout. Professional development programmes normally do not address this issue. A practicum course was developed to provide theoretical…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Mental Health, Teacher Burnout, Preservice Teachers
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