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Ben-Tov, Shoshana; Romi, Shlomo – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between parents' involvement related to their alertness of what happens in school and their identification with school and their children's attitudes toward school, social adjustment, self-efficacy and academic achievements. Design/methodology/approach: Questionnaires were answered…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Educational Attitudes
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Metzger, Kelsey J.; Smith, Brittany A.; Brown, Ethan; Soneral, Paula A. G. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
This study describes the development and implementation of an iterative diagnostic and intervention routine designed to elicit and quantitatively describe aspects of student metacognition, affect, and study habits in a first-year undergraduate biology course. The Student Metacognition, Affect, and Study Habits (SMASH) inventory is a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Metacognition
Payette, Patricia R.; Brown, Marie Kendall – IDEA Center, Inc., 2018
A valuable supplement to student evaluations of teaching (SETs) is the mid-semester feedback (MSF) technique, an intervention that can facilitate meaningful improvement of the teaching and learning experience. Scheduling time for an MSF enables a systematic, formative evaluation of instruction on a specific student population in a given semester.…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Formative Evaluation, College Faculty, Evaluation Methods
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Hanrahan, Stephanie J.; Pedro, Rachel A. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine students' perceptions of team-building activities within a university Latin dance course. Students (N = 30) completed an evaluation of the team-building activities and wrote reflective essays about their experiences in the course. The course consisted of twenty 90-minute classes. In the third class…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Teamwork, Reflection, Essays
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Keene, Michael A. – Management Teaching Review, 2017
The management of product development teams is a challenging task, especially when success hinges on the ability to guide technical and nontechnical personnel through an effective decision-making process. The "Tale of Two Rocks" exercise illustrates how differing motivations and beliefs about new technologies can affect the decisions…
Descriptors: Program Administration, Productivity, Business Administration Education, Business Administration
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Colantonio, Arturo; Galano, Silvia; Leccia, Silvio; Puddu, Emanuella; Testa, Italo – Physics Education, 2017
In this paper, we present a teaching module about stellar structure, functioning and evolution. Drawing from literature in astronomy education, we designed the activities around three key ideas: spectral analysis, mechanical and thermal equilibrium, energy and nuclear reactions. The module is divided into four phases, in which the key ideas for…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Units of Study, Astronomy, Science Activities
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Hansen, Holly; Alderman, Helen Christine – Science Teacher, 2016
The goal of the Family Science Night (FSN) described in this article was to involve culturally and linguistically diverse families in school life so that students would be more vocal, successful, and interactive in science class. The project would also demonstrate to the students that their teacher valued their input in the classroom. The setting…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Science Activities, Science Curriculum
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Mendez, Linda M. Raffaele; Pelzmann, Catherine A.; Frank, Michael J. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
In this study, we piloted a Tier 2 intervention designed to improve reading skills among struggling early readers using an intervention that included SRA Reading Mastery, listening-while-reading activities, strategies to increase motivation and engagement in reading, and parent involvement in reading homework. The study included 6 students in…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Grade 1
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Zeleeva, Vera P.; Bykova, Svetlana S.; Varbanova, Silvia – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The relevance of the study is due to the importance of psychological and pedagogical support for students in university that would prevent difficulties in learning activities and increase adaptive capacity through the development of relevant personal traits. Therefore, this article is aimed at solving the problem of arranging psychological and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High School Students, Foreign Countries
Ferry, Lisa Marie – Online Submission, 2016
The purpose of this action research study is to help students alleviate their anxiety and stress symptoms using activities based on Olivia Gude's postmodern principles. The activities included are the participants own take-along visual art journal kit and classroom projects. Professional learning outcomes include the knowledge to equip teachers…
Descriptors: Action Research, Anxiety, Stress Management, Postmodernism
Sangangula, Londaka Amasio – Online Submission, 2016
The purpose of this study was to provide views of teachers and pupils on large class size and its effects on teaching and English learning, at "Instituto Médio Politécnico do Namibe", and by showing that the large class scenario at IMP-Namibe may be attributed to various factors of which the most pertinent is the imbalance between the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Class Size, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Crompton, Helen; Rippard, Kelly; Sommerfeldt, Jody – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2016
This rise in the use of social networks presents new ethical, legal, and professional challenges for educators. Pre-service teachers need professional development to be cognizant of the content they are posting to personal social networks. The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to develop professional development guidelines to help…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Networks, Professional Development, Mixed Methods Research
Agosto, Denise E.; Abbas, June – Knowledge Quest, 2016
In thinking about teens and online risks, school librarians need to know researchers generally agree that, despite the popular image of pedophiles and criminals lurking online waiting to harm innocent young people, in reality social media use is only about as risky as most everyday social interactions in the offline world (Agosto and Abbas 2013).…
Descriptors: Social Media, Safety, Adolescents, Internet
Frenette, Alexandre – Strategic National Arts Alumni Project, 2016
The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) is a comprehensive survey administered online to the arts alumni of participating institutions. Completion time for the survey is generally 20 to 30 minutes. Founded in 2008, SNAAP is based at the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research of the School of Education and administered in…
Descriptors: Alumni, Graduate Surveys, Art Education, College Graduates
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Haydon, Rachel; Pace, Stephanie – Primary Science, 2016
Cognitive gains in science content linked to single zoo visits are well evidenced; zoos are unique educational settings. Not only do they foster learning about the natural world, but they also help young people to connect with wildlife (Jensen, 2014; Pearson et al., 2014). Even out-of-classroom experiences of short duration can evoke strong…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Animals
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