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Ceylan, Özge; Topsakal, Ünsal Umdu – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
This research was carried out to reveal the bioethical values that special, talented students have about the socioscientific issues that they may encounter in everyday life. Scanning model was used in the research from quantitative research methods. The study's working group is composed of special talented fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Ethics, Biology, Student Attitudes
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Mazzone, Angela; Camodeca, Marina; Salmivalli, Christina – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
We analyzed developmental changes in outsider behavior, testing whether the likelihood that it turns into bullying or defending over time depends on the individual proneness to feel shame or guilt. Participants were 155 preadolescents (72 boys and 83 girls; [X-bar][subscript age] at T1 = 10.74 years). Bullying, defending, and outsider behaviors…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Bullying, Anxiety, Regression (Statistics)
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Tulis, Maria; Steuer, Gabriele; Dresel, Markus – Educational Psychology, 2018
Research on learning from errors gives reason to assume that errors provide a high potential to facilitate deep learning if students are willing and able to take these learning opportunities. The first aim of this study was to analyse whether beliefs about errors as learning opportunities can be theoretically and empirically distinguished from…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Educational Opportunities, Learning, Student Adjustment
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North, Elizabeth A.; Ryan, Allison M. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This study examines the nature and implications of peer academic reputations in math and science classes for early adolescents' achievement beliefs and behaviors. The sample was 840 students (51% girls; 36% African American, 47% European American, 7% Latino, 6% Asian American, and 3% Other). About half the sample (47%) was from 27 fifth-grade…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Pillay, Jace – Africa Education Review, 2018
This article reports on a study that investigated the problem of hope for the future and literacy achievement in a sample of impoverished South African primary school children. Data was collected through a quantitative survey that was administered to 160 learners from four classes of grades 5 to 7 at a school in Soweto township, Johannesburg,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Martin, Florence; Wang, Chuang; Petty, Teresa; Wang, Weichao; Wilkins, Patti – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Cyber bullying, digital identity, impact of digital footprints, and use of inappropriate social media are topics that are gaining attention in K-12 schools. As more schools and school districts are implementing 1-1 and "bring your own technology" initiatives, attention to these topics is becoming increasingly important. A total of 593…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Social Media, Student Surveys, Bullying
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Špernjak, Andreja; Šorgo, Andrej – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
This paper reports on the contribution to biological knowledge of three different laboratory technologies and also endeavours to discover which technology students prefer the most. To examine differences in knowledge gained and learners' preferences for different technologies in biology laboratory work, we prepared three variants (triplets) of…
Descriptors: Differences, Biology, Foreign Countries, Grade 6
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Fokides, Emmanuel; Mastrokoukou, Aikaterini – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
The paper presents the results from a study which examined whether tablets together with a mobile application with augmented reality features can help students to better understand the functions of the respiratory and the circulatory system. The target group was 75 sixth-grade primary school students, divided into three groups. The first group was…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Human Body, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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Aaron Price, C.; Chiu, A. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
We present results of an experimental study of an urban, museum-based science teacher PD programme. A total of 125 teachers and 1676 of their students in grades 4-8 were tested at the beginning and end of the school year in which the PD programme took place. Teachers and students were assessed on subject content knowledge and attitudes towards…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Museums, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Koul, Rekha B.; Fraser, Barry J.; Maynard, Nicoleta; Tade, Moses – Learning Environments Research, 2018
Because the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education continues to be recognised around the world, we developed and validated an instrument to assess the learning environment and student attitudes in STEM classrooms, with a specific focus on engineering and technology (E&T) activities in primary schools.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Cooperative Learning, Questionnaires, Career Choice
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Georgios, Lykesas; Ioannis, Giosos; Olga, Theocharidou; Dimitris, Chatzopoulos; Maria, Koutsouba – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Physical exercise is acknowledged to play a highly significant role in human health and life quality. The concept "Quality of Life" (QoL) refers to many parameters, including the individual's physical condition, psychological status, level of independence, social relationships and interaction with the environment. Participating in dance…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Elementary School Students, Physical Health, Mental Health
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Emvalotis, Anastassios; Koutsianou, Athina – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: A growing interest in student's perceptions of scientists has been identified in the literature, relying on the argument that stereotypical perceptions of scientists may affect student attitudes towards science and their willingness to pursue a science-related career. Thus, over the past 30 years, many studies have investigated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientists
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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Bowser, John; Larson, James D.; Bellmore, Amy; Olson, Chelsea; Resnik, Felice – Journal of School Nursing, 2018
Given their significance to school violence, this study quantifies the association between bullying victimization and perceptions of safety separately for victimization where the type is not specified versus victimization that is physical in nature. Generalized liner mixed modeling was employed with 5,138 sixth- to eighth-grade students in 24…
Descriptors: Bullying, Middle School Students, School Safety, Correlation
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Lucas-Molina, Beatriz; Giménez-Dasí, Marta; Fonseca-Pedrero, Eduardo; Pérez-Albéniz, Alicia – School Psychology Review, 2018
This study examines the interplay between individual characteristics (social status, provictim attitudes, and family messages about conflict resolution) and classroom descriptive and injunctive norms (peer victimization behaviors and bullying-related beliefs, respectively) in explaining defending behavior. For this purpose, we used a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics
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