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Davis, Amanda; Gray, Ron – Science Teacher, 2018
December 26, 2004 was one of the deadliest days in modern history, when a 9.3 magnitude earthquake--the third largest ever recorded--struck off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia (National Centers for Environmental Information 2014). The massive quake lasted at least 10 minutes and devastated the Indian Ocean. The quake displaced an estimated…
Descriptors: Seismology, Foreign Countries, Natural Disasters, High School Students
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McIntyre, Timothy; Wegener, Margaret; McGrath, Dominic – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
We have developed and demonstrated the effectiveness of a set of online interactive learning modules to accompany physics courses at first- and second-year university levels. Students access the modules prior to attending lectures to familiarize themselves with content which is then discussed and reaffirmed in class. Student surveys and access…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Units of Study, Lecture Method, Physics
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Beemer, Joshua; Spoon, Kelly; Fan, Juanjuan; Stronach, Jeanne; Frazee, James P.; Bohonak, Andrew J.; Levine, Richard A. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2018
Estimating the efficacy of different instructional modalities, techniques, and interventions is challenging because teaching style covaries with instructor, and the typical student only takes a course once. We introduce the individualized treatment effect (ITE) from analyses of personalized medicine as a means to quantify individual student…
Descriptors: Learning Modalities, Academic Achievement, Intervention, Educational Research
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Hwang, Wu-Yuin; Chen, Hong-Ren; Chen, Nian-Shing; Lin, Li-Kai; Chen, Jin-Wen – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Education research has shown that reflective study can efficiently enhance learning, and the acquisition of knowledge and skills from real-life situations has become a focus of interest for scholars. The knowledge-learning model based on verbal instruction, used in traditional classrooms, does not make use of real-life situations that encourage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Processes, Context Effect, Reflection
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Attard, Catherine – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2018
The low levels of student engagement with mathematics has been of significant concern in Australia for some time (Attard, 2013). This is a particularly important issue in mathematics education given the current attention to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to ensure "the continued prosperity of Australia on…
Descriptors: Money Management, Learner Engagement, Elementary School Mathematics, Case Studies
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Crawford, Renée; Jenkins, Louise E. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
In an era of accountability government and industry bodies are mandating that teacher education programs provide evidence of their impact. This paper provides an example of evidence-based practice, exploring how a team teaching and blended learning approach influenced the development of pre-service teachers (PSTs) competency skills and knowledge.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Team Teaching, Blended Learning, Units of Study
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Olsen, Allison Wynhoff; VanDerHeide, Jennifer; Goff, Brenton; Dunn, Mandie B. – Written Communication, 2018
Writing studies scholarship has long understood the need for context-based studies of student writing. Few studies, however, have closely examined how students use intertextual relationships in the context of learning to compose argumentative essays. Drawing on a 17-day argumentative writing unit in a ninth-grade humanities classroom, this article…
Descriptors: Written Language, Essays, Persuasive Discourse, Grade 9
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McGee, Christy – Gifted Child Today, 2018
Tomlinson's explanation of Artful Teaching and her 2017 expansion of this concept The Five Key Elements of Differentiation provide the theoretical framework of this examination of the need for science investigations in elementary schools. The Artful Teaching framework uses an equilateral triangle with vertices labeled The Teacher, The Student, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Elementary School Students
Kolluri, Suneal – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Recent scholarship on civic education has introduced some useful ways to engage students in learning about controversial topics, debating them, and participating in democratic life. However, while those are valuable tools for active citizenship, they're not sufficient. Democratic education should focus on issues that matter intensely to students'…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teaching Methods, Justice, Citizenship
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Del Nero, Jennifer Renner – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2018
This case study explores the understandings that seventh graders constructed with Gothic texts in a reading unit designed by the researcher. Gothic is a fictional genre defined by horror and mystery. The stories' protagonists are often marginalized individuals. The genre was selected due to its popularity with adolescents. Qualitative data were…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Literary Genres, Units of Study
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Akpinar, Yavuz; Sengül, Özlem – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
This study investigated the effect of various combinations of contextualization and teacher support on achievement and critical thinking. Two specially-designed sets of courseware were used to teach a unit on logic, one based on a single context and one based on multiple contexts. The participants were 151 9th graders in two vocational high…
Descriptors: Courseware, Teaching Methods, Statistical Analysis, Achievement Tests
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Lott, Kimberly; Lott, Alan; Ence, Hannah – Science and Children, 2018
Inquiry-based active learning in science is helpful to all students but especially to those who have a hearing loss. For many deaf or hard of hearing students, the English language may be their second language, with American Sign Language (ASL) being their primary language. Therefore, many of the accommodations for the deaf are similar to those…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Units of Study, Acoustics
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Witherspoon, Eben B.; Schunn, Christian D.; Higashi, Ross M.; Shoop, Robin – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
Educational robotics programs offer an engaging opportunity to potentially teach core computer science concepts and practices in K-12 classrooms. Here, we test the effects of units with different programming content within a virtual robotics context on both learning gains and motivational changes in middle school (6th-8th grade) robotics…
Descriptors: Robotics, Computer Science Education, Programming, Units of Study
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Chng, Lena; Gurvitch, Rachel – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
Written tests are one of the most common assessment tools classroom teachers use today. Despite its popularity, administering written tests or surveys, especially in health and physical education settings, is time consuming. In addition to the time taken to type and print out the tests or surveys, health and physical education teachers must grade…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, Cost Effectiveness, Physical Education Teachers
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Julien, Heidi; Gross, Melissa; Latham, Don – College & Research Libraries, 2018
An online survey sent to the community of professional librarians in the United States who provide information literacy instruction in academic libraries provided insights into their practices and the challenges they face. Data include current pedagogical methods, client groups of focus, assessment and evaluation, marketing, instructional…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Libraries, Library Research, Library Instruction
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