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Young, Julia M.; Shepardson, Daniel P. – Science Education, 2018
Undergraduate students have different attitudes toward the geosciences, but few studies have investigated these attitudes using Q methodology. Q methodology allows the researcher to identify more detailed reasons for students' attitudes toward geology than Likert methodology. Thus this study used Q methodology to investigate the attitudes that 15…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Education, Earth Science, Geology
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Knight, Rachael-Anne; Dipper, Lucy; Cruice, Madeline – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
"Viva voce" exams are used in many disciplines as a test of students' knowledge and skills. Whilst acknowledged as a useful form of assessment, vivas commonly lead to a great deal of anxiety for students. This anxiety is also apparent for vivas in phonetics, where the students must produce and recognise sounds drawn from across the…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Peer Teaching, Mentors, Phonetics
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Sung, Han-Yu; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
Researchers have recognized the potential of educational computer games in improving students' learning engagement and outcomes; however, facilitating effective learning behaviors during the gaming process remains an important and challenging issue. In this paper, a collaborative knowledge construction strategy was incorporated into an educational…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Games, Teaching Methods
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Watson, Joshua C. – Professional School Counseling, 2018
With data collected from 254 middle grade (5-8) students enrolled in a rural, southern school district, this study sought to determine the influence of self-esteem, mattering, and school connectedness on students' overall wellness. Using a two-step hierarchical multiple regression analysis, the author found that school connectedness significantly…
Descriptors: Correlation, Student School Relationship, Multiple Regression Analysis, Self Esteem
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Hayden, Laura; Silva, Meghan Ray; Gould, Kaitlin – Professional School Counseling, 2018
This study reveals school counselors' perspectives on using physical activity and a consultative process with coaches to provide school-based support for youth. Emerging from this exploration are ways that school-based physical activity might be used to help students develop life skills and to remove barriers to systemic integration of…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Physical Activities, Counseling Techniques, Coaching (Performance)
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Aldemar, Segura-Escobar; Alfonso, López-Vega – English Language Teaching, 2018
This article presents the results of a study about the attitudes by the learners from a bachelor in basic education with emphasis on arts, in Colombia, regarding the quality of academic management of this program. The importance of this study appears considers that its results will be useful to contrast the agreement or disagreement between the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Bachelors Degrees, Educational Quality
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Woodcock, Stuart; Jiang, Han – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Claims of the importance of having positive perceptions and expectations of students with learning disabilities (LD) have been repeatedly made over recent years. This article aims to raise awareness of the importance of attributional beliefs in relation to the educational outcomes of students with LD in Australia and China. Australian and Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Hagermoser Sanetti, Lisa M.; Williamson, Kathleen M.; Long, Anna C. J.; Kratochwill, Thomas R. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2018
Numerous evidence-based classroom management strategies to prevent and respond to problem behavior have been identified, but research consistently indicates teachers rarely implement them with sufficient implementation fidelity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of implementation planning, a strategy involving logistical…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Classroom Techniques, Evidence Based Practice, Program Implementation
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Frielink, Noud; Schuengel, Carlo; Embregts, Petri J. C. M. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: Autonomy support in people with intellectual disability (ID) is an important yet understudied topic. Psychometrically sound instruments are lacking. This study tested the factor structure and reliability of an instrument for assessing the extent people with intellectual disability perceive their support staff as autonomy supportive.…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Psychometrics, Factor Structure, Health Services
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Moedjito – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study investigates the effectiveness of Quiz-Demonstration-Practice-Revision (QDPR) in improving EFL learners' pronunciation of English. To achieve the goal, the present researcher conducted a one-group pretest-posttest design. The experimental group was selected using a random sampling technique with consideration of the inclusion criteria.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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Sointu, Erkko; Lambert, Matthew C.; Nordness, Philip D.; Geležiniene, Renata; Epstein, Michael H. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
In schools, screening is an effective method to identify students at-risk for emotional and behavioural disorders. Several intervention programmes such as Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports, Response to Intervention, and Multi-tiered Systems of Supports call for the use of psychometrically sound screening instruments. This study…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, At Risk Students, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Prévot, Anne-Caroline; Clayton, Susan; Mathevet, Raphael – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Education has been proposed as an important way to increase environmental concern. Beyond providing information, education could also encourage a stable sense of oneself as connected to the natural world, or environmental identity (EID), which is a predictor of environmental concern and behavior. This study explored the relative roles of…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Environmental Education, College Students, Questionnaires
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Whitley, Cameron T.; Takahashi, Bruno; Zwickle, Adam; Besley, John C.; Lertpratchya, Alisa P. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
While Value-Belief-Norm (VBN) theory has been widely applied to various populations, it has seldom been tested on college students. This study extends VBN theory to examine what socio-psychological factors influence sustainability behaviors among university students. Undergraduate students are an interesting and novel population, as they are still…
Descriptors: Values, Beliefs, Theories, Sustainability
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Gresham, Gina – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Inservice teachers, participants in a prior study on mathematics anxiety, were revisited to determine whether their levels of mathematics anxiety still existed and/or continued to change after 5 years teaching experience. A 98-item Likert-type survey, informal discussions, informal interviews, and questionnaire-guided narrative interviews were…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Teaching Experience, Likert Scales, Questionnaires
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Bakirci, Hasan; Karisan, Dilek – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Today's life requires individuals to be prepared for complex world environment, to make complex decisions, and to have critical thinking skills related to everyday life issues at hand. STEM education is thought to be the glorious solution to thrive in a global knowledge driven world. Teachers are key elements for successful STEM education. Present…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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