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Erbil, Deniz Gökçe; Kocabas, Ayfer – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
In this study, the effects of applying the cooperative learning method on the students' attitude toward democracy in an elementary 3rd-grade life studies course was examined. Over the course of 8 weeks, the cooperative learning method was applied with an experimental group, and traditional methods of teaching life studies in 2009, which was still…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Democracy, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Bissoonauth, Anu – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
This paper investigated linguistic practices and choices of Australian children of Indian descent, an under-researched group, who are studying Hindi in primary education. Data was collected using a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews with sixty participants across 3 primary schools in the Sydney area. The findings revealed, as expected,…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Immigrants, Indians, Indo European Languages
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Polotskaia, Elena; Savard, Annie – Research in Mathematics Education, 2018
Pupils' difficulties in solving word problems continue to attract attention: while researchers highlight the importance of relational reasoning and modelling, school curricula typically use short word problems to develop pupils' knowledge of arithmetic operations and calculation strategies. The Relational Paradigm attributes the leading role in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Grade 2, Experimental Groups
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Repnik, Robert; Ambrožic, Milan – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
The concept of the centre of mass of a rigid body as a virtual point where the weight force acts is not easy to understand without a number of supporting school experiments. In school practice, however, experiments on this topic are often limited to a few of the simplest cases in which a simple flat body, such as a triangle or rectangle, is hung…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Science Experiments, Elementary School Science, Group Activities
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Ruiz-Gallardo, José-Reyes; Paños, Esther – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: Microorganisms are very important in day-to-day life, but they are inadequately addressed in the Spanish educational system. It is essential that students are well informed about their characteristics and functions. Purpose: The study aims to find out primary school students' perceptions of microorganisms and to analyze whether…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Knowledge Level
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Muijselaar, Marloes M. L. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2018
We investigated the dimensionality of inference making in samples of 4- to 9-year-olds (Ns = 416-783) to determine if local and global coherence inferences could be distinguished. In addition, we examined the validity of our experimenter-developed inference measure by comparing with three additional measures of listening comprehension. Multitrait,…
Descriptors: Inferences, Thinking Skills, Young Children, Listening Comprehension
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Korhonen, Johan; Nyroos, Mikaela; Jonsson, Bert; Eklöf, Hanna – Educational Psychology, 2018
The aim of this study was to investigate the interplay between test anxiety and working memory (WM) on mathematics performance in younger children. A sample of 624 grade 3 students completed a test battery consisting of a test anxiety scale, WM tasks and the Swedish national examination in mathematics for grade 3. The main effects of test anxiety…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Short Term Memory, Test Anxiety, Mathematics Tests
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Orkin, Melissa; Pott, Martha; Wolf, Maryanne; May, Sidney; Brand, Elyssa – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
The current pilot study assessed the impact of a motivational intervention on the task-avoidant behaviors, task-engagement behaviors, and skill growth of elementary-age readers attending a remedial summer reading program. We randomly assigned students (ages 7-10) either to an experimental condition (n = 24) that integrated strategies emphasizing…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Improvement, Reading Motivation, Reading Difficulties
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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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Hajar, Anas – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
While quantitative research on the nature and extent of private tutoring in England is increasingly available, very limited evidence exists regarding pupils' voices in evaluating their participation in private tutoring. Thus, the present qualitative study seeks to investigate the perceptions of 14 Year 6 pupils from three primary schools in East…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Student Attitudes, Parent Aspiration, Focus Groups
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Madrid-Fernández, Daniel; Katz, Susan Roberta – Intercultural Education, 2018
This paper aims to study the perception of 208 students [37 "gitanos" (gypsies), 138 "payos" (non-gypsies), 22 mixed ethnicity ("gitano-payo"), and 8 other ethnicities] in areas and schools with gitano populations in the City and Province of Granada, Spain, considering nine factors related to the segregation,…
Descriptors: School Surveys, Likert Scales, Student Attitudes, Minority Group Students
Rubrica, Richard Dean B. – Online Submission, 2018
Project-Based Learning has been the leading strategy used by most of the top educational systems in the world. Authentic learning that addresses the 21st century skills is what PBL offers. However, little research has been done to explore its potential in improving the quality of education in the country and what framework to be used to be able to…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Grade 6, Elementary School Students
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Artvinli, Eyup; Demir, Zulfiye Melis – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
The aim of this research is to develop an instrument that measures environmental attitudes of third grade students. The study was completed in six stages: creating scale items, content validity study, item total and remaining item correlation study, determining item discrimination, determining construct validity study and examining the internal…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Content Validity, Correlation
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de Groot-Reuvekamp, Marjan; Ros, Anje; van Boxtel, Carla – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2018
The teaching of historical time is an important aspect in elementary school curricula. This study focuses on the effects of a curriculum intervention with "Timewise," a teaching approach developed to improve students' understanding of historical time using timelines as a basis with which students can develop their understanding of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, History, History Instruction, Teaching Methods
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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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