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Premo, Joshua; Cavagnetto, Andy; Honke, Garrett; Kurtz, Kenneth J. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
The idea that characteristics acquired by an organism during its lifetime can be inherited by offspring and result in evolution is a substantial impediment to student understanding of evolution. In the current study, we performed a preliminary examination of how acquiring physical changes in a question prompt may differentially cue intuitive and…
Descriptors: Evolution, Genetics, Concept Formation, Science Instruction
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Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Mac Iver, Douglas J. – Urban Education, 2019
This article reports findings from a quasi-experimental study of the impact of a summer robotics program for urban middle-grade students. The study focuses on student engagement, measured by school attendance rate the year following the program. Program students, who were nearly all low-income minority students, were matched to comparison students…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Robotics, Attendance, Attendance Patterns
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Balenzano, Caterina; Moro, Giuseppe; Cassibba, Rosalinda – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: The article describes an evaluation study to test the effectiveness of "Storie in gioco" project (Stories in Play, Storie in gioco [SIG]), a dropout prevention intervention aimed to prevent early school leaving (ESL) in at risk students. Method: The research used a mixed-method approach: in the quantitative phase, a two-group…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Intervention, Dropouts, At Risk Students
Hébert, Thomas P. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
The development of leadership talent in a gifted individual was the focus of this 15-year longitudinal case study. Four major themes explained the development of his leadership talent. Crucial family factors and support served as a foundation for his psychosocial development and contributed significantly to his talents as a leader. Emotional…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Leadership Training, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Qualities
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Ding, Haiyong; Chen, Ang – European Physical Education Review, 2019
There are substantial differences between the Chinese and US education systems. One difference is in the design and use of assessment due to differences in educational policies. This study described the differences in student learning outcomes, instructional approaches, and learner motivation in physical education as consequences of the policies…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Tsai, Meng-Jung; Wang, Ching-Yeh; Hsu, Po-Fen – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
Computer programming has been gradually emphasized in recent computer literacy education and regarded as a requirement for all middle school students in some countries. To understand young students' perceptions about their own learning in computer programming, this study aimed to develop an instrument, Computer Programming Self-Efficacy Scale…
Descriptors: Programming, Computer Literacy, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
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Song, Yi; Sparks, Jesse R. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
This project aimed to develop an engaging formative assessment that simulates the social and dialogic processes that are often missing in traditional instruction and assessment of argumentation. In this article, we describe the design of an argumentative reasoning task within a scenario-based assessment enhanced with game elements…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Educational Games, Thinking Skills, Middle School Students
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Teng, Zhaojun; Nie, Qian; Guo, Cheng; Zhang, Qian; Liu, Yanling; Bushman, Brad J. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Although adolescents around the world play video games, little is known about their longitudinal effects on adolescents from Eastern countries. This large longitudinal violent video game study has 4 strengths. First, it is the first longitudinal study conducted with Chinese adolescents. Second, it examines moral disengagement as a possible…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Video Games, Violence
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Lin, Show-Yu; Lin, Chen-Yung; Hsin, Ming-Chin – Journal of Biological Education, 2019
Visual representations are a familiar element of daily life and particularly beneficial as illustrations in science textbooks. In this case, learners draw on human dimensions such as cognitive style (CS) and prior knowledge (PK) when engaging in visual thinking. This study aimed to compare and explore the relationships among the format aspect…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Visual Learning, Cognitive Style, Illustrations
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Mellizo, Jennifer M. – General Music Today, 2019
Over the past several decades, music education scholars have put forth a variety of convincing rationales for world music education. Yet the gap between theory and practice in this area persists. In theoretical ways, practicing music educators acknowledge the value of world music learning experiences, but many remain reluctant to fully embrace and…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Hazar, Zekihan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The purpose of this research is to review the level of children's digital game playing addiction and to evaluate their opinions on the parents playing digital games. In the 2017-2018 academic year, the students of the Sehit Ramazan Konus secondary school affiliated to the Nigde Provincial Directorate of National Education constitute the universe…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Parents, Video Games, Computer Games
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Bølling, Mads; Hartmeyer, Rikke; Bentsen, Peter – Education 3-13, 2019
In this study, we explored how teachers can take advantage of a 'place' in urban environments outside the school and thereby stimulate pupils' situational interest in science teaching. Drawing on the Sophos research method, we conducted a single case study including film-elicited interviews. The data consisted of transcribed interviews with 4…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Place Based Education
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Buttaro, Anthony, Jr.; Catsambis, Sophia – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background: Ability grouping has resurged in U.S. schools despite long-standing debates over its consequences for educational equity. Proponents argue that it is the best response to variation in academic skills because it allows teachers to customize the content and pace of instruction to students' diverse needs. Critics answer that this practice…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Equal Education, Reading Instruction, Primary Education
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Pae, Tae-Il – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
This study examines relations between the first language (L1) and second language (L2) in reading and writing for 211 upper middle school Korean students learning English as a foreign language. Results using path analysis suggest that L1 ability is a significant independent predictor of L2 ability in both reading and writing, providing evidence of…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Transfer of Training, English (Second Language)
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Lennarz, Hannah K.; Hollenstein, Tom; Lichtwarck-Aschoff, Anna; Kuntsche, Emmanuel; Granic, Isabela – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Successful emotion regulation (ER) is a central aspect of psychosocial functioning and mental health and is thought to improve and be refined in adolescence. Past research on ER has mainly focused on one-time measurements of habitual ER. Linking regulatory strategies to emotions in daily lives is key to understanding adolescents' emotional lives.…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Middle School Students
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