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Osana, Helena P.; Przednowek, Katarzyna; Cooperman, Allyson; Adrien, Emmanuelle – Journal of Experimental Education, 2018
The effects of prior encodings of manipulatives (red and blue plastic chips) on children's ability to use them as representations of quantity were tested. First graders (N = 73) were assigned to four conditions in which the encoding of plastic chips was experimentally manipulated. All children then participated in an addition activity that relied…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Manipulative Materials, Cognitive Processes
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Johnston, Lauren E.; Mercer, Sterett H.; Geres-Smith, Rhonda – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
The purpose of this preliminary study was to determine whether incorporating vocabulary instruction in individual reading fluency interventions for English Language Learners (ELLs) would improve reading comprehension. Two vocabulary instructional procedures were contrasted with a fluency-building only condition in an alternating-treatments design…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Nickels, Stefanie; Steinhauer, Karsten – Second Language Research, 2018
The role of prosodic information in sentence processing is not usually addressed in second language (L2) instruction, and neurocognitive studies on prosody-syntax interactions are rare. Here we compare event-related potentials (ERP) of Chinese and German learners of English L2 to those of native English speakers and show how first language (L1)…
Descriptors: Intonation, Syntax, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Monk, Jennifer M.; Newton, Genevieve – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
We investigated whether the implementation of a scaffolded case study assignment could increase student perceptions of their scientific literacy (SL) skills in a third year Nutritional Science course. The change in students' SL perceptions were assessed by the completion of two surveys (administered at the start and end of the semester) consisting…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Nutrition Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Upitis, Rena; Abrami, Philip C.; Brook, Julia; Boese, Karen; King, Matthew – Music Education Research, 2017
The purpose of the present study was to learn about the characteristics of independent music teachers, their beliefs about music teaching, and their studio practices. A self-report survey included questions about the teachers' (a) background experiences, (b) pedagogical approaches, (c) use of digital technologies, and (d) professional development…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Music
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Gutiérrez, Xavier – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2017
The usefulness of explicit knowledge of the second language is a matter of controversy in the field of second language acquisition. In this regard, it has been argued that explicit representations might be useful for some structures but not for others (R. Ellis, 2006; Roehr & Gánem-Gutiérrez, 2009). The goal of this study was to examine…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Verbs
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Lee, Seung Hwan; Sergueeva, Ksenia; Catangui, Mathew; Kandaurova, Maria – Journal of Education for Business, 2017
In the past, researchers have explored virtual reality (VR) as an educational tool primarily for training or therapeutic purposes. In this research, the authors examine the potential for using Google Cardboard VR in business classrooms as a content delivery platform. They specifically investigate how VR (viewing a 3-dimensional, 360° video)…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Business Administration Education, Database Management Systems, Courseware
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Ravenscroft, Brenda; Luhanga, Ulemu; King, Bev – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
Prior research has shown that classroom-based evaluation tools are unable to adequately capture the unique aspects of online courses. To address such challenges, a mid-sized Canadian university with a broad and diverse programme of online offerings adapted a questionnaire designed to assess constructivist-compatible online teaching practices. This…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, Constructivism (Learning)
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Fortier, Alexandra; Lalonde, Gail; Venesoen, Philippe; Legwegoh, Alexander F.; Short, Kathryn H. – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
Schools are an excellent setting through which to promote mental health and well-being, and teachers are well positioned to provide related instruction and support in the classroom. However, teachers often report that they lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver social emotional learning instruction and to support students who…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Literacy, Case Studies, School Districts
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Normandeau, Magdalen; Iyengar, Seshu; Newling, Benedict – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
Concept inventories (CI) are validated, research-based, multiple-choice tests, which are widely used to assess the effectiveness of pedagogical practices in bringing about conceptual change. In order to be a useful diagnostic tool, a CI must reflect only the student understanding of the conceptual material. The Force Concept Inventory (FCI) is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Scientific Concepts, Mechanics (Physics)
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Dunbar, Kristina; Ridha, Aala; Cankaya, Ozlem; Jiménez Lira, Carolina; LeFevre, Jo-Anne – Early Education and Development, 2017
Research Findings: Children who speak English are slower to learn the counting sequence between 11 and 20 compared to children who speak Asian languages. In the present research, we examined whether providing children with spatially relevant information during counting would facilitate their acquisition of the counting sequence. Three-year-olds…
Descriptors: Computation, Young Children, English, Spatial Ability
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Peisachovich, Eva Hava; Nelles, L. J.; Johnson, Samantha; Nicholson, Laura; Gal, Raya; Kerr, Barbara; Celia, Popovic; Epstein, Iris; Da Silva, Celina – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Numerous forecasts suggest that professional-competence development depends on human encounters. Interaction between organizations, tasks, and individual providers influence human behaviour, affect organizations' or systems' performance, and are a key component of professional-competence development. Further, insufficient or ineffective…
Descriptors: Workshops, Experiential Learning, Simulation, Foreign Countries
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Koç, Didem Koban; Koç, Serdar Engin – TESL Canada Journal, 2017
This study examined the role of media on the learning of formulaic sequences (FSs) by advanced English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners (n = 40) enrolled in an English Language Teaching (ELT) program at a government university in Turkey. The learners were divided into experimental and control groups. The instrument involved clips from two…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Pretests Posttests, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Li, Zhi; Volkov, Alex – TESL Canada Journal, 2017
Lexical bundles are worthy of attention in both teaching and testing writing as they function as basic building blocks of discourse. This corpus-based study focuses on the rated writing responses to the email tasks in the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program® General test (CELPIP-General) and explores the extent to which lexical…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Phrase Structure, Language Tests
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Besnard, Thérèse; Letarte, Marie-Josée – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
It is believed children stand to benefit from a greater male teacher presence in early childhood education (ECE) where, internationally, the vast majority of ECE teachers are female. This study (N = 180) examines the relationship between children's social adaptation and the educational practices of 53 ECE teachers, 23 (44%) of which were male.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Student Adjustment
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