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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
Tanrikulu, Ibrahim – Online Submission, 2015
This study aimed to examine the interplay between personality traits (online disinhibition, moral disengagement, narcissism and aggression) and cyber bullying perpetration motives (entertainment, revenge, harm and dominance). A structural equation model which was built in accordance with the "Uses and Gratifications Theory" was tested.…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Structural Equation Models
Brown, Scott Torrance – Online Submission, 2014
Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) demonstrate changes in the strategies they use to cope with parenting stress, shifting from problem-focused to emotion-focused coping as their child ages (Gray, 2006). Once parents have resolved their child's diagnosis, they may manage their emotions through sharing social support with…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Parents
Al-Taiar, Hasanen – Online Submission, 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this thesis was to examine the teaching ways I undertook in teaching medical students and to examine the use of a structured teaching plan for the academic and clinical tutors in psychiatry. The teaching plan was developed for use, initially by Oxford University Academic tutors at the Department of Psychiatry. In addition,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychiatry, Mental Disorders, Teaching Methods
Katlianik, Ivan – Online Submission, 2013
Enabling distant individuals to assemble in one virtual environment, synchronous distance learning appeals to researchers and practitioners alike because of its unique educational opportunities. One of the vital components of successful synchronous distance learning is interactivity. In virtual environments, interactivity is limited by the…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research
Carey, Jenna L.; Howard, Cameron C.; Leftwich, Rebecca J. – Online Submission, 2013
The purpose of this action research project report was to increase engagement during independent reading for 32 fourth-grade students and 26 seventh-grade science students. At Site A, data was collected from August 27, 2012 through December 14, 2012. At Site B, data was collected from September 24, 2012 through December 14, 2012. Students'…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
Goodin, Laura M. – Online Submission, 2012
In this action research project report, the teacher researcher focused on the problem of lack of achievement of students in middle school social studies classes. The purpose of the project was to increase motivation and engagement of students by incorporating the use of technology; thereby, increasing achievement. A total of 105 sixth-grade…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Middle School Students, Check Lists, Action Research
Chan, Roy Yew-Hung – Online Submission, 2011
This comparative research examined the effects of student involvement and college environment on students' learning and living experience delivered by two aspiring world-class universities in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Few studies have shown how the levels of student involvement and college environment can benefit students at world-class institution.…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Interaction
Conroy, Michelle; Marchand, Trisha; Webster, Matt – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this action research project is to motivate elementary students in writing, specifically in the areas of creativity, detail, and accuracy. The teacher researchers wanted to develop self-motivated and knowledgeable writers. This project was conducted from September 2nd, 2008 to January 30th, 2009. The targeted students enjoyed…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Student Attitudes, Research Projects, Creative Writing
Piotrowski, Michael – Online Submission, 2009
This dissertation questions the common assumption that e-learning requires a "learning management system" (LMS) such as Moodle or Blackboard. Based on an analysis of the current state of the art in LMSs, we come to the conclusion that the functionality of conventional e-learning platforms consists of basic content management and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Internet, Integrated Learning Systems
Shirley, Doeford G. – Online Submission, 2009
The need for alternative education programs that work is paramount in light of the nation's public education crisis. The problem is that alternative education programs fail to adequately address the issues that At-Risk students bring to, and face in, the alternative and/or the traditional classroom. This study utilized a qualitative and a…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, At Risk Students, Questionnaires, Data Collection
Barnes, Jessica L.; Bramley, Scott A. – Online Submission, 2008
The authors of this action research project report were teacher researchers who found student disengagement during classroom activities to have a negative effect on their classroom environments and on their students' achievement. The purpose of this action research project was to increase student engagement in classroom activities by implementing…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Check Lists, Class Activities, Learning Activities
Ecklund, Britt K.; Lamon, Kathryn M. – Online Submission, 2008
The action research project report began when the teacher researchers determined that students at Sites A and B struggled with reading achievement. The purpose of the project was to improve students' reading achievement through increased motivation, specific skill instruction, and additional practice time. The project involved 26 students: 17…
Descriptors: Intervention, Silent Reading, Student Attitudes, Reading Achievement
Kafyulilo, Ayoub Cherd – Online Submission, 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which overweight and obesity are challenges among primary school children in Kinondoni and Njombe districts. The study sought to investigate those aspects in terms of prevalence, causes and impacts on social, health as well as children learning behaviours and outcomes. Systematic random…
Descriptors: Obesity, Body Composition, Incidence, Focus Groups
Evers, Ann – Online Submission, 2007
Although there are many pedagogical approaches to teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP), most share the objective of preparing second language (L2) learners to engage in academic study. One of these EAP approaches, the Sustained Content-based approach, includes the explicit teaching of critical thinking as part of course design. This study…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), English for Academic Purposes, Teaching Methods, Economics
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