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Logsdon, Patti; Samudre, Mark; Kleinert, Harold – Human Development Institute, 2018
Research shows that making friends can be especially hard for students with significant disabilities. Peer support arrangements and peer networks are evidence-based interventions that involve identifying and equipping a group of peers to provide ongoing support to individual students with significant disabilities in or outside of the classroom.…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Peer Groups, Networks, Intervention
Bozkirli, Kürsad Çagri; Er, Onur; Alyilmaz, Semra – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the problems of Turkish instruction offered to the Syrians in line with teacher opinions. A semi-structured interview form developed by the researchers has been utilized in order to determine the opinions of teachers, managers and assistant personnel engaged in teaching Turkish to the Syrians related to the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Turkish
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Reed, Malcolm – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
What is the practical pedagogic value of the zone of proximal development? How might we draw from the writings of Vygotsky and Leont'ev with regard to understanding the process of children and young people's development as socialised intellectual beings? This article applies cultural-historical theory to classroom activity in order to reveal the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Interaction, Class Activities, Child Development
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Reichenberg, Olof – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aim of this article is to identify the mechanisms behind the occurrence of teaching practices of seatwork and recitation across lessons. The study is based on an analysis of 74 video recorded lessons from 4 school classes in Swedish comprehensive schools during 2013. Firstly, the results suggest that teaching practices such as seatwork…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Regression (Statistics), Video Technology
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Wingate, Ursula – Language Learning Journal, 2018
The number of pupils learning modern foreign languages (MFLs) beyond the age of 14 has fallen substantially over the last decade. Among other reasons, shortcomings in teaching methodology have been blamed for this situation. The methodology has been accused of applying the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) approach in a selective way and not…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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van de Oudeweetering, Karmijn; Voogt, Joke – Curriculum Journal, 2018
Despite the advocated importance of twenty-first century competences in education, it appears that they are not systematically integrated in national curricula, school curricula and classroom activities. Potential explanations can be found in the current ambiguity of definitions for twenty-first century competences and the absence of educational…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Competence, Skill Development, Curriculum Development
Beatty, Alexandra; Schweingruber, Heidi – National Academies Press, 2017
Science educators in the United States are adapting to a new vision of how students learn science. Children are natural explorers and their observations and intuitions about the world around them are the foundation for science learning. Unfortunately, the way science has been taught in the United States has not always taken advantage of those…
Descriptors: Science Education, Student Evaluation, Science Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
Cullinane, Carl; Montacute, Rebecca – Sutton Trust, 2017
Essential life skills such as confidence, motivation, resilience and communication are associated with better academic outcomes and better prospects in the workplace, and there is an increasing emphasis on their value, given labour market trends towards automation. While 'character' has traditionally been at the centre of British private school…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Skill Development, Self Control, Self Esteem
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Rigby, Ken – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
Students' perceptions of the nature and prevalence of bullying and how the problem was being addressed were investigated in a convenience sample of 1688 students in years 5-10 attending Australian government schools. Comparisons were made between students who reported that they had been bullied during the previous 12 months and others. Rankings of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Student Attitudes, Incidence
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McKenzie, Emily; Symonds, Matthew L.; Fink, Kevin; Tapps, Tyler – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2017
The purpose of this article is to share three challenge-based lesson plans that can be implemented by physical educators in their classroom. Each of the lesson examples addresses the three learning domains: psychomotor, cognitive and affective. Additionally, each lesson is aligned with SHAPE America's National Standards for K-12 Physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Outcomes of Education, Physical Education Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
Kriegel, Otis – ASCD, 2016
Packed with ideas for both new and veteran teachers of K-8 students, this book touches on a variety of topics that are especially relevant to the first week of school. The author provides critical information that includes arranging and navigating the classroom, setting basic expectations, communicating routines, and understanding your students'…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Marklund, Björn Berg; Taylor, Anna-Sofia Alklind – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2016
The task of integrating games into an educational setting is a demanding one, and integrating games as a harmonious part of a bigger ecosystem of learning requires teachers to orchestrate a myriad of complex organizational resources. Historically, research on digital game-based learning has focused heavily on the coupling between game designs,…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Learner Engagement, Case Studies, Preschool Teachers
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Lendvay, Gregory – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
How can a teacher make learning vocabulary and academic content meaningful to students from diverse cultural backgrounds? The author shares strategies for incorporating dynamic participatory processes into the classroom.
Descriptors: Drama, Story Telling, Vocabulary Development, Student Diversity
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Andersson, Annika; Wiklund, Matilda; Hatakka, Mathias – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2016
In this article, the authors explored how laptops used in 1:1 classrooms affect cooperation and collaboration practices. Based on an observational time study, the authors found that the most common activity in 1:1 classrooms is group work using the computer. They also found that, despite what the concept 1:1 alludes to about one student working…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Access to Computers, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education
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Dennen, Vanessa P. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2016
Digital learning environments are spaces in which data are shared, generated, and recorded. At the end of an online course, a rich collection of digital artifacts are left behind by the instructor and learners. Some artifacts are intentionally created learning materials and assignments, some are the products of class interaction in discussion…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Learning
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