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Peker, Ramazan; Ceylan, Salih – Journal of Educational Issues, 2020
This study aims to identify environmental perceptions of primary school fourth grade students. The population of this study, which is designed as a descriptive survey model, consists of 97 male and 142 female 239 fourth grade students who are attending public primary schools in Kocaeli Province in the second term of 2018-2019 academic year. Data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Student Attitudes
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Melander Bowden, Helen; Aarsand, Pål – Learning, Media and Technology, 2020
This study explores situated practices of game design critique in a Swedish 4th grade classroom. The analyses are based on video recordings of peer feedback activities within the context of a project on computational thinking using the software "Scratch." Drawing on ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, the interactional and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Design, Educational Games, Technological Literacy
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Tataroglu, Eylem – Educational Research and Reviews, 2019
Turkey's Ministry of National Education aims to identify and develop valuable characteristics to prepare the nation's young for their professional life as adults. The Ministry has been conducting an extensive and comprehensive review of the educational system since the beginning of 2000. Educational system was implemented in time for the 2012/2013…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Visual Arts, National Curriculum
Thompson, Tara Lyn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Across one school year, in which I coached a fourth-grade teacher, she and I took an inquiry stance investigating how we could come to understand the reading identities kids held relative to Stephens' (2013) list of characteristics of effective and efficient readers. We also sought to understand how we could help kids develop, sustain, or extend…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Reading Attitudes, Longitudinal Studies
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Lysaker, Judith T.; Nie, Alice Ying – Journal of Literacy Research, 2017
In this article, we present one fourth grader's unaided and illustration-aided retellings of "The Other Side." Using a qualitative clinical case study approach, we examine comprehending activity in these retellings using microethnographic discourse analysis in conjunction with dialogic self theory and a transactional model of reading.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Picture Books, Story Telling
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Beck, Paula D. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
The current study by Beck (2014) investigated whether any relationship exists between a cross-section of 48 fourth-grade elementary-school students and their artistic judgments regarding the seven elements of art: color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value. Each of these elements of art affects our senses and might offer a better…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Art, Student Diversity
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Steckel, Barbara; Shinas, Valerie Harlow; Van Vaerenewyck, Leah – Reading Teacher, 2015
The purpose of this article is to inform teachers about the ways technology can be integrated to add value to literacy instruction. Artistic technology-integrated literacy and disciplinary instruction in preK through grade 4 classrooms is described through the stories of five teachers who were identified as both strong teachers of literacy and…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Elementary Education
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Hong, Zuway-R.; Lin, Huann-Shyang; Chen, Hsiang-Ting; Wang, Hsin-Hui; Lin, Chia-Jung – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of aesthetic science activities on improving elementary school at-risk families' children's positive thinking, attitudes toward science, and decreasing their anxiety about learning science. Thirty-six 4th-grade children from at-risk families volunteered to participate in a 12-week intervention…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Activities, Aesthetics, Elementary School Students
Khieu, Tema Leah – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to provide an in-depth exploration and describe the nature of fourth graders' responses to nonfiction text in the context of small, peer-led literature discussion groups. This study took place in the teacher researcher's daily, forty-five minute, pull-out intervention time. The participants for this study consisted of…
Descriptors: Nonfiction, Reader Response, Discussion Groups, Grade 4
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Hoffman, A. Robin – Children's Literature in Education, 2010
Situated at the intersections of ethnography, childhood studies, literary studies, and education research, this reception study seeks to access real children's responses to a particular text, and to offer empirical description of actual reading experiences. Survey data is generated by taking advantage of an online resource: an archive of…
Descriptors: Fantasy, Reader Response, Ethnography, Book Reviews
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Soter, Anna O.; Wilkinson, Ian A. G.; Connors, Sean P.; Murphy, P. Karen; Shen, Vincent Fu-Yuan – English Education, 2010
Through their study of classroom talk about and around literary text, the authors discovered that their application of Rosenblatt's (1938/1995, 1978) "aesthetic" stance to elementary (primarily Grades 4-6) students' affective responses to literary text uniformly lacked the simultaneous articulation of "the real impact between the…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Classroom Communication, Reader Text Relationship, Grade 4
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Paul, Phyllis M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2009
This study, which is a replication and extension of earlier research by Paul, examines the correspondence of perceived aesthetic experiences between musicians, in the present investigation, and children, from Paul's previous experiment. As did fourth-grade students (N = 60) in Paul's earlier study, 56 adult musicians listened to Rachmaninoff's…
Descriptors: Musicians, Correlation, Music Education, Aesthetics
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Riddett-Moore, Karinna – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2009
This paper demonstrates how aesthetic engagement can encourage empathy and caring in the art classroom. As artful inquiry, this hybrid form of arts-based educational research and teacher research examines my own classroom practice and pedagogy exploring how aesthetics can become a philosophy of care. Part 1 outlines the "Living Compositions…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Empathy, Caring, Studio Art
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Swaggerty, Elizabeth – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2009
What happens when children come across texts that push the boundaries of what they expect to encounter when they pick up a picture book? There exists a genre of nontraditional picture books, commonly referred to as "postmodern picture books," which is characterized by a variety of alternative literary and illustrative devices. Given that…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Picture Books, Postmodernism
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Parsons, Linda T. – Language Arts, 2006
This study involved fourth grade children as co-researchers of their engaged, aesthetic reading experience. As members of the "Readers as Researchers Club," they documented their engagement with text--how they create, enter, and sustain the story world. The children, who self-identified as avid readers, explored the activities central to their…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Reader Response, Reader Text Relationship, Individualized Reading