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Vaden-Kiernan, Michael; Borman, Geoffrey; Caverly, Sarah; Bell, Nance; Sullivan, Kate; Ruiz de Castilla, Veronica; Fleming, Grace; Rodriguez, Debra; Henry, Chad; Long, Tracy; Hughes Jones, Debra – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
This multiyear scale-up effectiveness study of Open Court Reading (OCR) involved approximately 4,500 students and more than 1,000 teachers per year in Grades K-5 from 49 elementary schools in seven districts across the country. Using a school-level cluster randomized trial design, we assessed the implementation and effectiveness of Open Court…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Reading Programs, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Sunardi; Waluyo, Herman J.; Suudi, Astini; Wardani, Nugraheni Eko – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
Teaching and learning speaking skills should be able to engage students in a creative process. Students have to be able to speak in front of the class, create a dialogue, tell a story, and produce the language creatively. The teaching and learning of the speaking skill focusing on story telling ability can work well when supported by the…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Chumdari; Anitah, Sri; Budiyono; Suryani, Nunuk – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This study aimed at investigating the differences between the yields of inquiry-based integrated thematic instruction and thematic instruction model on the character education of primary school students. The population was 253 elementary schools and 63,433 students in Surakarta City, Central Java, Indonesia. Samples were obtained through…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Wu, Po-Han; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Yang, Mei-Ling; Chen, Chih-Hung – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
Augmented reality (AR) offers potential advantages for intensifying environmental context awareness and augmenting students' experiences in real-world environments by dynamically overlapping digital materials with a real-world environment. However, some challenges to AR learning environments have been described, such as participants' cognitive…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation, Elementary School Students
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Saleh, Muhamad; Prahmana, Rully Charitas Indra; Isa, Muhammad; Murni – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2018
By taking the role as a mentor and a facilitator, a teacher in the 4th grade of elementary school needs to look at the condition of the students in the concrete thinking stage. Learning process needs to be adjusted such that the abstract objects in mathematics can be represented through concrete objects as a bridge to enter the knowledge that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 4
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Cai, Su; Chiang, Feng-Kuang; Sun, Yuchen; Lin, Chenglong; Lee, Joey J. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2017
Educators must address several challenges inherent to the instruction of scientific disciplines such as physics -- expensive or insufficient laboratory equipment, equipment error, difficulty in simulating certain experimental conditions. Augmented reality (AR) can be a promising approach to address these challenges. In this paper, we discuss the…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Science Instruction, Physics
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Okyay, Ozlem; Kandir, Adalet – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study aims to review the impact of the interactive story reading method on 48-72 month children's vocabulary based on receptive and expressive language. The study group is 52 children in the 48-72 months age group at the nurseries of primary schools at Ankara province. The research employed a combined pattern analyzing both quantitative and…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Expressive Language, Vocabulary Development, Control Groups
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Liou, Hsin-Hun; Yang, Stephen J. H.; Chen, Sherry Y.; Tarng, Wernhuar – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Virtual reality (VR) learning environments can provide students with concepts of the simulated phenomena, but users are not allowed to interact with real elements. Conversely, augmented reality (AR) learning environments blend real-world environments so AR could enhance the effects of computer simulation and promote students' realistic experience.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment, Teaching Methods
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Vosniadou, Stella; Skopeliti, Irini – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
The present research tested the hypothesis that the reading of science text can create new misconceptions in students with incongruent prior knowledge, and that these new misconceptions will be similar to the fragmented and synthetic conceptions obtained in prior developmental research. Ninety-nine third- and fifth-grade children read and recalled…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Science Instruction, Prior Learning, Elementary School Students
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Kartal, Günizi; Babür, Nalan; Erçetin, Gülcan – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
The main goal of this study was to investigate the effects of an experimental program designed to develop the phonological awareness (PA) skills of beginning readers in Turkish, an orthographically transparent language. We administered pre-, post-, and follow-up tests to assess the PA skills of 113 first graders and kindergartners in 2…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Turkish, Control Groups, Program Effectiveness
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Pilten, Gulhiz – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The purpose of the present research is investigating the effects of reciprocal teaching in comprehending expository texts. The research was designed with mixed method. The quantitative dimension of the present research was designed in accordance with pre-test-post-test control group experiment model. The quantitative dimension of the present…
Descriptors: Reciprocal Teaching, Educational Strategies, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Yang, Kuay-Keng; Lee, Ling; Hong, Zuway-R; Lin, Huann-shyang – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of the creative inquiry-based science teaching on students' creative science thinking and science inquiry performance. A quasi-experimental design consisting one experimental group (N = 20) and one comparison group (N = 24) with pretest and post-test was conducted. The framework of the…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Science Instruction, Science Education, Convergent Thinking
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McQuillin, Samuel D.; Lyons, Michael D. – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2016
This study evaluated the efficacy of an intentionally brief school-based mentoring program. This academic goal-focused mentoring program was developed through a series of iterative randomized controlled trials, and is informed by research in social cognitive theory, cognitive dissonance theory, motivational interviewing, and research in academic…
Descriptors: Mentors, Middle School Students, Randomized Controlled Trials, Self Efficacy
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Kartal, Günizi; Terziyan, Treysi – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
The major goal of this study was to develop a game-like software application for phonological awareness training and to evaluate its role in improving phonological awareness skills at the kindergarten level, with the intention to eventually help reading acquisition in Turkish. The participants of the study came from two kindergarten classrooms in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Phonemes
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Chen, Chih-Ming; Tan, Chia-Chen; Lo, Bey-Jane – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
Oral reading fluency is an indicator of overall reading competence. Many studies have claimed that repeated reading can promote oral reading fluency. Currently, novel Web- or computer-based reading technologies offer interactive digital materials that promote English oral reading fluency using the repeated reading strategy; however, paper-based…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Educational Technology
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