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Dewi, Ratna Sari; Kultsum, Ummi; Armadi, Ari – English Language Teaching, 2017
The aims of the study are to know whether communicative games have an impact on teaching speaking skill and describe how communicative games give an influence on speaking skills of students at junior high schools in Jakarta, Indonesia. Classroom Action Research (CAR) was implemented based on Kurt. L model. The procedures used were planning,…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Speech Skills, Educational Games, Junior High School Students
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Renshaw, Tyler L. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2017
Research validating mindfulness-based interventions with youths and in schools is growing, yet research validating measures of youths' mindfulness in schools has received far less empirical attention. The present study makes the case for and reports on the preliminary development and validation of a new, 15-item, multidimensional, self-report…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Questionnaires, Metacognition
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Atabey, Nejla; Topçu, Mustafa Sami – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2017
In this study, we aimed at developing "Human and Environment" unit around SSI based instruction. We followed action research methodology in development and implementation of the unit. The participants of this study were 24 seventh graders students and the instruction was extended to eight and a half weeks, taking four hours in a week.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Middle School Students, Science Curriculum, Units of Study
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Ali Rahman, Ernna Sukinnah; Shahrill, Masitah; Abbas, Nor Arifahwati; Tan, Abby – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2017
This small-scale action research study examines the students' ability in using their mathematical skills when performing order of operations in numerical expressions. In this study, the "hierarchy-of-operators triangle" by Ameis (2011) was introduced as an alternative BODMAS approach to help students in gaining a better understanding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Secondary School Mathematics
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Snyder, Catherine; Besozzi, David; Paska, Lawrence; Oppenlander, Jane – American Secondary Education, 2016
This action research case study evaluates the effectiveness of using "flipped" instruction in a secondary social studies classroom. The researchers used mixed methods data to determine if flipping the instruction in a social studies class through the use of screencasting increased student learning as measured by pre- and post-unit…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Tutorial Programs
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Samawiyah, Zuhrotun; Saifuddin, Muhammad – Dinamika Ilmu, 2016
Phonetic symbols present linguistics feature to how the words are pronounced or spelled and they offer a way to easily identify and recognize the words. Phonetic symbols were applied in this research to give the students clear input and a comprehension toward English words. Moreover, these phonetic symbols were applied within audio-lingual method…
Descriptors: Phonetics, Action Research, Audiolingual Methods, Teaching Methods
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Peppers, Denise S.; Wan, Anna; Phillips, Hope E. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2014
In this article, one teacher describes her action research with eighth-grade prealgebra students who are working on a conceptual understanding of fractions. Examining her middle school students' standardized test scores for the previous five years, Denise S. Peppers discovered that student performance on fractions was consistently the lowest…
Descriptors: Algebra, Number Concepts, Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students
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Olander, Mona Holmqvist; Olteanu, Constanta – Journal of Education and Learning, 2013
The aim of this study is to study learning the positional ten base notation by the increase of students' test scores during the learning study process. Five teachers, one researcher and 53 students participated. Three research lessons in three different groups of students were conducted. The improvement in the third lesson (C) correlates with the…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Methods, Action Research, Scores
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Sumarsih, M. Pd.; Sanjaya, Dedi – English Language Teaching, 2013
Students' achievement in writing descriptive text is very low, in this study Think Pair Share (TPS) is applied to solve the problem. Action research is conducted for the result. Additionally, qualitative and quantitative techniques are applied in this research. The subject of this research is grade VIII in Junior High School in Indonesia. From…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Achievement, Writing Tests, Learning Strategies