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Falk, John H.; Pattison, Scott; Meier, David; Bibas, David; Livingston, Kathleen – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2018
This preliminary study examined the effect that five major sources of public science education--schools, science centers, broadcast media, print media, and the Internet--had on adults' science interest "values" and "cognitive predispositions." Over 3,000 adults were sampled in three U.S. metropolitan areas: Los Angeles,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Teaching Centers, News Reporting, Broadcast Industry
Heller, Rafael – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Since 2003, nonprofit organization Common Sense Media has studied the ways in which kids are growing up in the digital age. In this interview, research director Michael Robb shares recent findings about the media habits of young children, tweens, and teens. While the news coverage of these issues tends to be hyperbolic and alarming, Robb explains,…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Preadolescents, Computer Use
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Wright, Julie A.; Whiteley, Jessica A.; Watson, Bonnie L.; Sheinfeld Gorin, Sherri N.; Hayman, Laura L. – Health Education Research, 2018
Recommendations for the prevention of childhood obesity encourage providers to counsel parents and their children on healthy diet and activity behaviors. This study evaluated the feasibility of a theory-based, tailored communication intervention for obesity prevention ("Team Up for Health") delivered during a well-child visit. A…
Descriptors: Prevention, Child Health, Obesity, Intervention
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Stiller, Anja; Schwendemann, Hanna; Bleckmann, Paula; Bitzer, Eva-Maria; Mößle, Thomas – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to introduce MEDIA PROTECT, a multi-modal intervention for parents and teachers with six components preventing problematic, and in the long run addictive, use of screen media by children; second, to present results of a formative evaluation of the teacher training, an important component of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Formative Evaluation, Faculty Development, Training
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Law, James; Rush, Robert; King, Tom; Westrupp, Elizabeth; Reilly, Sheena – Child Development, 2018
Oral language development is a key outcome of elementary school, and it is important to identify factors that predict it most effectively. Commonly researchers use ordinary least squares regression with conclusions restricted to average performance conditional on relevant covariates. Quantile regression offers a more sophisticated alternative.…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Family Environment, Intervention, Television Viewing
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Cadoret, Geneviève; Bigras, Nathalie; Lemay, Lise; Lehrer, Joanne; Lemire, Julie – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The objective of this longitudinal study was to examine the relationship between screen time (ST) and children's motor proficiency. The amount of time 113 children spent watching television, using a computer, and playing video games as reported by parents at ages 4, 5, and 7 was measured and children's motor skills were evaluated at age 7 with the…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Television Viewing, Computer Use, Video Games
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Hoffman, Beth L.; Hoffman, Robert; Wessel, Charles B.; Shensa, Ariel; Woods, Michelle S.; Primack, Brian A. – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2018
While medical television programs are popular among health profession trainees, it is not clear to what extent these programs affect their knowledge, perceptions, and/or behaviors. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review of research evaluating associations between program exposure and outcomes. We conducted systematic literature searches in…
Descriptors: Television, Programming (Broadcast), Medical Education, Nursing Education
Orhon, Yelda – Online Submission, 2018
The area of language teaching and learning is constantly changing due to emerging educational, technological and social trends or innovations all around the world, so there is no universally correct way to learn a language for everyone. That's why it is not possible for a classroom context to address everyone's needs sufficiently during the class…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Independent Study
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Mourgela, Vasiliki; Pacurar, Ecaterina – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2018
This work, situated in the Greek sociocultural context, attempts to analyze the time spent by primary school students on digital and traditional extracurricular activities and the impact of these activities on the educational outcome. The first objective was to determine, by means of a quantitative survey, if the children as "digital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Extracurricular Activities, Technological Literacy
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Kara, Hatice Gözde Ertürk – World Journal of Education, 2018
The current study aims to direct children to alternative activities within a week period by applying the project of screen free week to voluntary families. The ultimate aim of the study is to reduce children's screen time. The instrumental case study method; one of the qualitative research methods, was employed. Five children attending the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Computer Use
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Young, Laura D.; Carranza Ko, Ñusta; Perrin, Michael – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
Despite the known benefits of long-term, game-based simulations they remain underutilized in Political Science classrooms. Simulations used are typically designed to reinforce a concept and are short-lived, lasting one or two class sessions; rarely are entire courses designed around a single simulation. Creating real-world conditions in which…
Descriptors: International Relations, Political Science, Simulation, Role Playing
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McCarthy, Elizabeth; Tiu, Michelle; Li, Linlin – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2018
This paper presents two studies of transmedia interventions in the classroom. The two studies address how narrative-based transmedia curricular resources can support student learning in early mathematics. The studies were designed to identify the affordances (features and advantages) of transmedia-based learning in preschool and first grade…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Multimedia Instruction, Preschool Children
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Conroy, Mark Andrew – Language Learning Journal, 2018
This study explored the experiences and language gains of Chinese-background English language learners living in homestays during a short-term study abroad (SA) programme in Australia. Forty-one learners took part in listening dictation pre- and post-tests to assess their acquisition of idiomatic phrasal verbs, and also completed weekly journals…
Descriptors: Chinese, Verbs, Phrase Structure, Diaries
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Boz, Hayat – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
Old age is a period when the social environment of the elderly person shrinks due to reasons such as loss of social role, health, decline of income and empty nest situation. This research was carried out in order to determine, how elderly people use the social relationship networks and communication with their environment, to satisfy the needs for…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Social Networks, Interpersonal Relationship, Interpersonal Communication
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Demir, Sezgin – International Education Studies, 2018
Although language is a communicational system which is based on two fundamental language skills; internal and external, it is one of the external/productive language skills together with speaking that requires a certain civilization level for a society. Writing is a tool that transfers every kind of message, dialogue, emotion, desire to stones,…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Self Efficacy, Knowledge Level, Secondary School Students
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