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Pascal, Michael Joseph; Layne, Todd Estel; Irwin, Carol C. – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a heart rate measurement system on student motivation and parent satisfaction of the information obtained. Participants (n=27) either took a survey as a parent/guardian (n=11) or were interviewed as a student (n=16). The survey was based on a qualitative measure and used to determine the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Parent Attitudes, Satisfaction, Data Collection
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Binfet, John-Tyler; Passmore, Holli-Anne – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2019
The aim of this exploratory study was to examine fourth to eighth graders' conceptualizations of kindness at school (i.e., their definition of kindness, an example of an act of kindness they have done, who they see as the most salient adult agent of kindness, and which location they deem that kindness happens most). To date, kindness research has…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Altruism, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Alexander, Curby; Knezek, Gerald; Christensen, Rhonda; Tyler-Wood, Tandra – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
Declining academic achievement across U.S. schools, particularly in mathematics and science, has prompted several initiatives to increase the quality of teaching in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The National Science Foundation initiated the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program in…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, STEM Education, Teaching Methods
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Köksalan, Bahadir; Zelyurt, Hikmet – Research in Pedagogy, 2019
The study is aimed at developing a valid and reliable measurement instrument intended to identify the perception of the third and fourth grade primary school pupils in relation to their teachers' behaviour throughout their education. The analysis of the related literature and the draft version of the scale were prepared after obtaining expert…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Attitude Measures
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Inal, Murat; Korkmaz, Özgen – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
In this study, the effect of blended learning environment using DynED on student achievement and attitudes towards English course was determined as the aim of this research. Quasi-experimental design with pretest-posttest control group which is defined as a two-factor mixed design was used. Study group of this research consisted of 40 -- 4th grade…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Tärning, Betty; Silvervarg, Annika – Education Sciences, 2019
How should a pedagogical agent in educational software be designed to support student learning? This question is complex seeing as there are many types of pedagogical agents and design features, and the effect on different student groups can vary. In this paper we explore the effects of designing a pedagogical agent's self-efficacy in order to see…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Self Efficacy, Educational Games, Student Attitudes
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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
Tyler, Burr; Britton, Ted; Iveland, Ashley; Nguyen, Kimberly; Hipps, Jerry – WestEd, 2018
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) impact students in substantive ways. These standards move beyond textbooks to emphasize hands-on inquiry focused on real-world phenomena -- making students, rather than teachers, the primary actors in the NGSS science classroom. The six-year NGSS Early Implementers Initiative has supported a group of…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Relevance (Education)
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Burke, Brigid M.; Howard, Eric D. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2017
As a result of a university partnership, elementary students at two midwest Catholic elementary schools have been provided with exploratory world language instruction (FLEX) from pre-service teachers. To investigate students' attitudes and learning of Spanish, researchers interviewed second and fourth graders. The students' parents and pre-service…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, FLES, Elementary School Students
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Shim, Jaekwoun; Kwon, Daiyoung; Lee, Wongyu – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2017
In the past, computer programming was perceived as a task only carried out by computer scientists; in the 21st century, however, computer programming is viewed as a critical and necessary skill that everyone should learn. In order to improve teaching of problem-solving abilities in a computing environment, extensive research is being done on…
Descriptors: Robotics, Educational Games, Programming, Teaching Methods
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Izadpanahi, Parisa; Elkadi, Hisham; Tucker, Richard – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This study aims to determine if primary school children's environmental attitudes can be predicted by whether their school had been designed or adapted for sustainability. A New Ecological Paradigm ("NEP") scale for children was adopted to measure attitudes, with supplementary questions added to align this scale to the Australian context…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Attitude Measures, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Borrero, Noah; Sanchez, Gabriel – Teaching Education, 2017
In an attempt to confront monolithic perceptions of achievement and an educational narrative that defines communities of Color by their supposed deficits, the current study presents asset mapping as an example of culturally relevant pedagogy in action. Asset mapping is a pedagogical tool for students to visually represent personalized stories of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Minority Group Students, Focus Groups
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Dulger, Mehmet; Deniz, Hasan – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to assess the validity of multiple-choice questions in measuring fourth grade students' ability to interpret graphs related to physical science topics such as motion and temperature. We administered a test including 6 multiple-choice questions to 28 fourth grade students. Students were asked to explain their thinking…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Multiple Choice Tests, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Sclafani, Chris; Wickes, Dennis – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
Much research has been conducted on reading levels of elementary school students. Teachers search for learning experiences that lend inclusion to all genders and levels. How does this all lay out for the students? The initial trial of the study looks into the impact and differences of gender and/or reading level on areas such as school enjoyment,…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Student Attitudes, Multivariate Analysis, Educational Practices
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Bouchard, Karen L.; Berg, Derek H. – School Community Journal, 2017
Student belonging to school has been consistently correlated with many significant outcomes, yet there is little research that depicts how this sense is developed. This study explores the factors through which late elementary/middle school students (Grades 4-8) develop a sense of belonging to their school. Individual interviews with teachers and…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
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