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Knapp, Andrea; Landers, Racheal; Liang, Senfeng; Jefferson, Vetrece – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2017
The researchers in this study investigated the impact of mathematics-focused parental involvement on Kindergarten to Grade 8 children and parents as well as factors prompting that impact. Qualitative analysis consisting of parent, child, and teacher interviews and 3-year quantitative testing showed significant improvements in students' mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Parent Participation, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary 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
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Chiu, Ming Ming; Chow, Bonnie Wing-Yin; Joh, Sung Wook – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Grouping similar students together within schools ("streaming") or classrooms ("tracking") based on past literacy skills (reported by parents), family socioeconomic status (SES) or reading attitudes might affect their reading achievement. Our multilevel analysis of the reading tests of 208,057 fourth-grade students across 40…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Reading Achievement, Socioeconomic Status, Literacy
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Wang, Pei-Yu; Yang, Hui-Chun – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
This study examined the impact of e-book interactivity design on the learning of Chinese characters by fourth graders (10-year-old children). This study was guided by two main questions: (1) Are there any differences in achievements (Chinese character writing, lexical comprehension, and lexical usage) between groups of young learners who read…
Descriptors: Chinese, Orthographic Symbols, Written Language, Pretests Posttests
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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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Dieser, Olivia; Bogner, Franz X. – Environmental Education Research, 2016
In line with previous studies, where outdoor nature experience was shown to support adolescents' environmental knowledge, our study monitored the influence of a hands-on environmental programme within a National Park on cognitive knowledge achievement. A sample of 4th and 5th graders (n = 289) completed a week-long outreach conservation programme…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Parks, Outdoor Education
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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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Aydogan, Hayri – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
Changes in the national education system in Turkey have negative effects on the development of sports. Because, as classroom teachers teach Physical Education courses themselves, instead Physical Education teachers teach the course. This was because of a recent legislation released by the Ministry of National Education related to 4+4+4 compulsory…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Factor Analysis, Student Attitudes
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Park, Jungho – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2015
Much research has been conducted in educational robotics, a new instructional technology, for K-12 education. However, there are arguments on the effect of robotics and limited empirical evidence to investigate the impact of robotics in science learning. Also most robotics studies were carried in an informal educational setting. This study…
Descriptors: Robotics, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Glina, Monica B. – Democracy & Education, 2015
The problem of bullying in schools cannot be overstated. Researchers have examined the problem of bullying in schools from a variety of perspectives and have found that bullying has serious short-and long-term effects not just for the victim but for the bully as well. A variety of interventions have been implemented, and research shows that the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prosocial Behavior, Victims, Aggression