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Brodeur, Katherine; Ortmann, Lisa – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
This descriptive case study examines preservice teachers' beliefs about themselves as teachers of reading as they develop identities for teaching through experiences in a Foundations of Literacy course and their tutoring relationships with elementary students during an accompanying practicum. As the preservice teachers learned about foundational…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Reading Instruction, Reading Teachers
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Brady, Michael P.; Miller, Katie M.; McCormick, Jazarae; Heiser, Lawrence A. – Educational Policy, 2018
Educators struggle with "value-added" teacher evaluation models based on high-stakes student assessments. Despite validity and reliability threats, these models evaluate university-based teacher preparation programs (TPPs), and play a role in state and professional accreditation. This study reports a more rational value-added evaluation…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Value Added Models, Grade Point Average, High Stakes Tests
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Cheung, Yannes Tsz-Yan; Chow, Cheuk-Fai; So, Winnie Wing-Mui – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2018
To educate a sustainable future, a train-the-trainer (TTT) approach was adopted to train student teachers (STs) from a teacher education institute to be green ambassadors (GAs) in an environmental education (EE) programme with the aim of promoting plastic waste recycling among primary school pupils. The design of the TTT course for the GAs not…
Descriptors: Recycling, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Tolchard, Barry; Stuhlmiller, Cynthia M. – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Nursing students typically do not undertake clinical training in school settings. However, they are well placed to have a role in providing health screening and education in schools or community health venues under supervision of qualified nurses. This study provides a description and outcomes of a vision and hearing screening programme delivered…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Screening Tests, Hearing Impairments
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Butler, Allison G.; Lenore, Sandra; Nunez, Jenifer – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
An innovative learning partnership took place between undergraduates in an educational psychology course and fifth graders at a local elementary school. The goals for the partnership were: (a) to use videoconferencing to provide educational psychology students with a window into a live classroom, thus allowing opportunities to see theories and…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Educational Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Grade 5
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Mahalingappa, Laura; Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Polat, Nihat – Language and Education, 2018
This quasi-experimental study explores changes in preservice teachers' reported self-efficacy and knowledge of instructional strategies in supporting English language learners (ELLs) after participating in an electronic pen-pal project. Seventy-four preservice teachers (experimental = 35; control = 39) participated in this study. The intervention…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, English Language Learners, Teacher Student Relationship
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Dimec, Darja Skribe; Strgar, Jelka – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
Photosynthesis is the most important biochemical process on Earth. Most living beings depend on it directly or indirectly. Knowledge about photosynthesis enables us to understand how the world functions as an ecosystem and how photosynthesis acts as a bridge between the non-living and living worlds. It is, therefore, understandable that…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Student Teachers, Elementary School Students, Biology
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Florit, Elena; Cain, Kate; Levorato, Maria Chiara – First Language, 2017
This study examined Italian 7- to 9-year-olds' understanding of the connective "but" when used to relate two events in sentences embedded in short stories. Performance was largely accounted for by the cognitive complexity of the sentence that included the connective and the salience of its meaning (confirmed in a second study with…
Descriptors: Semantics, Language Usage, Native Language, Language Acquisition
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Gunderson, Elizabeth A.; Hamdan, Noora; Sorhagen, Nicole S.; D'Esterre, Alexander P. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Individuals' implicit theories of intelligence exist on a spectrum, from believing intelligence is fixed and unchangeable, to believing it is malleable and can be improved with effort. A belief in malleable intelligence leads to adaptive responses to challenge and higher achievement. However, surprisingly little is known about the development of…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Academic Ability, Beliefs, Adults
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Cankoy, Osman; Özder, Hasan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
The aim of this study is to develop a scoring rubric to assess primary school students' problem posing skills. The rubric including five dimensions namely solvability, reasonability, mathematical structure, context and language was used. The raters scored the students' problem posing skills both with and without the scoring rubric to test the…
Descriptors: Generalizability Theory, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Problem Solving
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Kirst, Scott; Flood, Tim – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
The integration of an undergraduate science content course and science methods course into a single combined course for preservice teachers, including a precourse field experience, was undertaken at a small, liberal arts college. The conceptual framework for this new delivery system was grounded in the "Next Generation Science Standards…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Methodology, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Mouza, Chrystalla; Yang, Hui; Pan, Yi-Cheng; Ozden, Sule Yilmaz; Pollock, Lori – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
This study presents the design of an educational technology course for pre-service teachers specific to incorporating computational thinking in K-8 classroom settings. Subsequently, it examines how participation in the course influences pre-service teachers' dispositions and knowledge of computational thinking concepts and the ways in which such…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Hlásná, Pavla; Klímová, Blanka; Poulová, Petra – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The aim of this research study is to explore the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in classes at the first stage of primary schools, specifically in the Czech Republic. Firstly, the authors discuss the current state of this research issue, and secondly, they describe their own research which should clarify how, why and how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Information Technology, Elementary School Students
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Montero, Lidia; Serrano, Raquel; Llanes, Àngels – Language Learning Journal, 2017
This study examines the effects of foreign language learning context (three-month study-abroad; versus "at-home" instruction) and age (10-11-year-old children versus university students) on the development of effective foreign language communication strategies (CS) in monologue production. Participants (N = 95) were all Spanish/Catalan…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Educational Environment, Study Abroad, Teaching Methods
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Cutillas, Laia; Tolchinsky, Liliana – First Language, 2017
Adjectives, like nouns and verbs, are one of the three major classes of lexical words. But, unlike nouns and verbs, they emerge late in acquisition. In Catalan, as in many other languages, their use is closely linked to the literate lexicon learned at school-age. Thus, the use of adjectives can be a good indicator of later language development.…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Romance Languages, Language Acquisition, Spanish
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