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Tas, Halil; Kiroglu, Kasim – Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 2019
The aim of this study is to define the effect of Mesnevî Supported Values Education on the attitudes of 4th grade students in primary school towards the values such as Hospitality, Philanthropy, Patriotism, Giving Importance to the Family Unity and Tolerance. The experimental method including pretest and posttest experimental and control groups…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Pretests Posttests
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Banse, Holland; Palacios, Natalia – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Students' academic achievement is the result of the interplay between person-level and contextual factors (R. R: Greene, 2014; D. E. Hunt, 1975). Students perform better when classroom characteristics support their characteristics. The authors examine whether student perceptions of two classroom characteristics (care and control) fit with two…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Personality Traits, Resilience (Psychology), Student Attitudes
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Rosário, Pedro; Högemann, Julia; Núñez, José Carlos; Vallejo, Guillermo; Cunha, Jennifer; Oliveira, Vera; Fuentes, Sonia; Rodrigues, Celestino – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
Students' writing problems are a global educational concern and is in need of particular attention. This study aims to examine the impact of providing extra writing opportunities (i.e., writing journals) on the quality of writing compositions. A longitudinal cluster-randomized controlled design using a multilevel modeling analysis with 182 fourth…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Self Efficacy, Journal Writing
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Ulu Kalin, Özlem – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Student workbook is an education material including components that support learning, help ensuring knowledge and ability to students in line with the acquisitions stated in teaching programs. Students have different learning styles and necessities. Their needs should be satisfied by benefiting from some additional materials in order to make their…
Descriptors: Workbooks, Social Studies, Elementary School Students, Computer Uses in Education
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Al-Rabaani, Ahmed Hamed; Al-AAmri, Intisar Hamed – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2017
The study aimed at investigating the effect of using cartoons on developing grade four students' awareness of water issues. It also aimed at examining their attitudes towards using cartoons in social studies lessons. An experimental design was used with pre-posttest. The experimental group consisted of (33) male and female students while the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Kaf, Ozlem; Yilmaz, Ozge Uygungul – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of creative drama as a teaching method on academic achievement and retention in social studies, students' attitude towards social studies of 4th grade. The research is designed according to quasiexperimental model. The research was conducted with 4th year students in a public school in Adana…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drama, Teaching Methods, Creativity
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Liou, Hsin-Hun; Yang, Stephen J. H.; Chen, Sherry Y.; Tarng, Wernhuar – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Virtual reality (VR) learning environments can provide students with concepts of the simulated phenomena, but users are not allowed to interact with real elements. Conversely, augmented reality (AR) learning environments blend real-world environments so AR could enhance the effects of computer simulation and promote students' realistic experience.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment, Teaching Methods
Chand O'Neal, Ivonne – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Integration of art into school curricula has the potential to increase multiple abilities in student populations. However, the process through which cognition and behavior are affected is not well understood. The current study is among the first large-scale, longitudinal examinations of arts integration on improving student creativity and…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Integrated Curriculum
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Musawi, Ali Al; Ambusaidi, Abdullah; Al-Balushi, Sulaiman; Al-Sinani, Mohamed; Al-Balushi, Kholoud – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
This paper aims to measure the effectiveness of the 3DL on Omani students' acquisition of practical abilities and skills. It examines the effectiveness of the 3D-lab in science education and scientific thinking acquisition as part of a national project funded by The Research Council. Four research tools in a Pre-Post Test Control Group Design,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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O'Neill, James M.; Clark, Jeffrey K.; Jones, James A. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: In elementary grades, comprehensive health education curricula have demonstrated effectiveness in addressing singular health issues. The Michigan Model for Health (MMH) was implemented and evaluated to determine its impact on nutrition, physical fitness, and safety knowledge and skills. Methods: Schools (N = 52) were randomly assigned…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Health Promotion, Physical Fitness, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Karakis, Hilal; Karamete, Aysen; Okçu, Aydin – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016
This study examined the effects that computer-assisted instruction had on students' attitudes toward a mathematics lesson and toward learning mathematics with computer-assisted instruction. The computer software we used was based on the ASSURE Instructional Systems Design and the ARCS Model of Motivation, and the software was designed to teach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Instructional Design, Models
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Smith, Diane K.; Mandal, Bidisha; Wallace, Michael L.; Riddle, Lee Anne; Kerr, Susan; Atterberry, Kelly Ann; Miles, Carol – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2016
Purpose/Objectives: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 includes pulses as a required component of the school lunch menu standard. Pulses are nutritionally important staple food crops, and include dry beans, dry peas, garbanzo beans, and lentils. This current study examined the short-term effectiveness of a Science, Technology, Engineering,…
Descriptors: Child Health, Hunger, Lunch Programs, Food
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Hsu, Chung-Yuan; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Wang, Hung-Yuan – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the impacts of embedding collaboration into a game with a self-explanation design for supporting the acquisition of light and shadow concepts. The participants were 184 fourth graders who were randomly assigned to three conditions: a solitary mode of the game with self-explanation, a collaborative mode with…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Cooperative Learning, Grade 4
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Chang, Rong-Chi; Chung, Liang-Yi; Huang, Yong-Ming – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
The learning of plants has garnered considerable attention in recent years, but students often lack the motivation to learn about the process of plant growth. Also, students are not able to apply what they have learned in class in the form of observation, since plant growth takes a long time. In this study, we use augmented reality (AR) technology…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Teaching Methods, Student Motivation, Simulated Environment
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Bayat, Seher – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
This study aims to develop a creative writing instruction program based on speaking activities and to investigate its effect on fourth-grade primary school students' creative writing achievements and writing attitudes. The experimental method based on the pre-test/post-test model was used in this research. The research was conducted with 42…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Writing Achievement
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