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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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Jin, Jun – Educational Studies, 2017
Problem-based learning (PBL) has been increasingly employed as a teaching and learning approach in many disciplines in higher education. In English medium of instruction (EMI) universities in Asia, PBL can further enhance knowledge construction as well as development of disciplinary language and communicative skills. It is necessary to explore how…
Descriptors: Interaction, Student Empowerment, Problem Based Learning, Small Group Instruction
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Li, Hui-Chuan; Tsai, Tsung-Lung – Educational Studies, 2017
Research on problem-based learning (PBL) has tended to focus on the graduate level of education, paying less attention to the primary school level and to what is involved for students during the implementation of PBL. In this paper we take a step towards addressing this need for research by reporting findings from a descriptive, explanatory case…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
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Yeoh, Miranda P.; Cazan, Ana-Maria; Ierardi, Enzo; Jacic, Ljubomir A. – Educational Studies, 2017
The aim of the study was to evaluate our practice of self-directed learning (SDL) among pre-university students in Malaysia. Respondents provided data on their previous school learning experiences besides present SDL experiences in college. We carried out exploratory factor analysis based on the school data. We did a confirmatory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Active Learning, Measurement Techniques, Foreign Countries
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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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Sin, Cristina – Educational Studies, 2015
This study argues that student-centred methods in the teaching of physics can be beneficial for students' enculturation into the discipline and into a physicist's profession. Interviews conducted with academics and students from six master degrees in physics in three different European countries suggest that student-driven classroom activities,…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Scientists, Interpersonal Competence, Physics
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Santandreu Calonge, David; Safiullin, Askhat F. – Educational Studies, 2015
Drawing from research in team creativity enhancement, this study focuses on a "Creativity, Innovation and Design Thinking" course for the International Summer Semester at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea. Data were collected among 15 teams of 89 students that participated in the course. Performance of the teams was measured by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Creative Thinking, Design
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Yi, Zeng; LuXi, Zhang – Educational Studies, 2012
In the past few years, many students have begun to lose interest in science and information and engineering technology courses because they find them too boring and hard to learn. To strengthen this field of education and stimulate students' motivation and interest in learning, this study introduces a theoretical pedagogical framework based on…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Learning Problems, Science Interests, Cooperative Learning
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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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Ruys, Ilse; Van Keer, Hilde; Aelterman, Antonia – Educational Studies, 2010
In this study, the actual position of collaborative learning (CL) in teacher education is examined. One hundred and twenty teacher educators and 369 student teachers are surveyed on general educational beliefs, mental models and conceptions related to CL. The self-efficacy and the implementation of CL are also taken under scrutiny. The results…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Teacher Educators, Beliefs
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Conradty, Catherine; Bogner, Franz X. – Educational Studies, 2010
Concept mapping is discussed as a means to promote meaningful learning and in particular progress in reading comprehension skills. Its increasing implementation necessitates the acquisition of adequate knowledge about frequent errors in order to make available an effective introduction to the new learning method. To analyse causes of errors, 283…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Reading Comprehension, Grade 6, Misconceptions
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Saab, Nadira; van Joolingen, Wouter R.; van Hout-Wolters, B. H. A. M. – Educational Studies, 2009
In this study, we investigated the influence of individual learners' motivation on the collaborative discovery learning process. In this we distinguished the motivation of the individual learners and had eye for the composition of groups, which could be homogeneous or heterogeneous in terms of motivation. The study involved 73 dyads of 10th-grade…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Discovery Learning, Cooperative Learning, Secondary School Students
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Newton, Douglas P.; Newton, Lynn D. – Educational Studies, 2009
Primary school teachers generally have to teach several subjects. Their training, however, is often fairly short and it is tempting to force-feed them with everything they need to know to teach these subjects. It is more realistic to accept that a short course cannot do everything. Instead, it would be better to equip these students with skills…
Descriptors: Minicourses, Problem Based Learning, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
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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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