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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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Brandes, Gilad; Ravid, Dorit – First Language, 2017
Prepositional phrases (PPs) are considered an important feature of mature written expression. However, little is known about the development of PPs during the school years. The study examined the use of PPs in 160 narrative and expository texts, written by Hebrew-users in grades 4, 7, and 11, and adults. PPs were identified, counted, and…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Phrase Structure, Form Classes (Languages), Language Acquisition
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Iskenderoglu, Tuba Aydogdu – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
Students have difficulties in solving problems of fractions in almost all levels, and in problem posing. Problem posing skills influence the process of development of the behaviors observed at the level of comprehension. That is why it is very crucial for teachers to develop activities for student to have conceptual comprehension of fractions and…
Descriptors: Subtraction, Fractions, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics
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Maiwa, Jeniffer Chepkoech; Ngeno, Godfrey – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The process of having inclusive education in Kenya has been very slow for children with special needs yet many of these children are still at home and have attained school going age. The purpose of this study was to assess teacher competencies in handling physically challenged pupils in public primary schools in Kericho County. The study was…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Statistical Analysis
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Dönmez, Onur; Odabasi, H. Ferhan; Kabakçi Yurdakul, Isil; Kuzu, Abdullah; Girgin, Ümit – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Children's ever-increasing and autonomous engagement with the internet exposes them to online risks, especially when parental supervision is limited. Furthermore, media coverage highlighting negative online experiences increases adults' risk perceptions, which in turn jeopardize children's sustainable and beneficial engagement with the internet.…
Descriptors: Risk, Measures (Individuals), Preservice Teachers, Computer Mediated Communication
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Gündüz, Yüksel – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The aim of this study is to determine primary school, middle school, high school and university students' levels of conformity to leader in normal and critical situations. Experimental model was used in the research. Study group is comprised of 80 students chosen randomly from Karadeniz Bakir Primary School, Gazi Middle School, Kazim Karabekir…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, College Students
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Lai, Ching-San – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
This study aims to discuss the issues of integrating e-books into science teaching by preservice elementary school teachers. The study adopts both qualitative and quantitative research methods. In total, 24 preservice elementary school teachers participated in this study. The main sources of research data included e-books produced by preservice…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, Technology Integration, Science Instruction
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