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Carmichael, Colin; Callingham, Rosemary; Watt, Helen M. G. – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
Interest has long been regarded as an important motivational construct in the learning of mathematics. It has been contended that the development of interest is directed by two control systems: an emotional and a cognitive. Under the former, students are attracted to activities that are enjoyable, whereas under the latter they consciously engage…
Descriptors: Environmental Influences, Student Interests, Mathematics Instruction, Motivation
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Lauermann, Fani; Eccles, Jacquelynne S.; Pekrun, Reinhard – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
Children's worrying about their academic performance has profound implications for their learning and wellbeing in school. Understanding the contextual and psychological antecedents of students' worry thus represents an important area of research. Drawing on Eccles and colleagues' expectancy-value theory and Pekrun's control-value theory and using…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Jao, Limin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
For pre-service teachers (PSTs) who have been exposed to traditional approaches, teacher education courses can be a revelatory experience in their development as educators. This study explores if Canadian upper elementary/lower secondary (grades 4-10) PSTs change their beliefs about mathematics teaching as a result of taking a mathematics methods…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Student Attitudes
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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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Human-Vogel, Salomé; Morkel, Jorina – Educational Studies, 2017
In the present study, we examine the personal belief in a just world (PBJW) for teachers and learners in predominantly Afrikaans-speaking South African schools, and the relationship between teachers' PBJW and their perception of problem behaviour in the classroom. The study is informed by national debates of school violence in South African…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Grade 4
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Larson, Anne; Galvan, Christine; Hsu, Yun; Giron, Kim – Physical Educator, 2017
The purpose of this research was to contribute to the childhood obesity mitigation literature by determining the PA preferences of obese/overweight (o/o) elementary students who participated in Club Fit!, a school-based PA program designed to engage the students in developmentally appropriate, moderate-vigorous PA and enhance their regard for PA…
Descriptors: Obesity, Child Health, Elementary School Students, Physical Fitness
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Özbek, Ahmet Bilal; Girli, Alev – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of a tablet computer-aided intervention program for improving reading fluency. It also investigates the opinions of students and parents about this intervention by using skill- and performance-based techniques, which have been investigated qualitatively. Three students with a learning…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Prince, Johanna – CATESOL Journal, 2017
English language learners (ELLs) experience linguistic, cultural, and cognitive shifts that can be challenging and at times lead to isolation for ELLs. While education technology may be an instructional resource and engage learners, devices alone do not shift instructional practices or lead to student gains. This case study was performed at an…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, English Language Learners, Case Studies
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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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Tsai, Pei-Shan; Chai, Ching Sing; Hong, Huang-Yao; Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling – Interactive Learning Environments, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships among students' conceptions of knowledge building, approaches to knowledge building, knowledge-building behaviors and learning outcomes. A total of 48 primary school students (from grades 3 and 4) who had experienced knowledge-building activities participated in the present study. After…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Student Attitudes
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Messenger, Mallory; Common, Eric Alan; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Menzies, Holly Mariah; Cantwell, Emily D.; Ennis, Robin Parks – Behavioral Disorders, 2017
Increasing students' opportunities to respond (OTR) is a low-intensity strategy effective in increasing engagement. Building on the work of Haydon and colleagues, we compared two types of OTR, choral and mixed (70% choral, 30% individual), to examine the utility of these strategies in increasing active student responding and accuracy during…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Learner Engagement
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Jozwik, Sara L.; Douglas, Karen H. – Reading Horizons, 2017
This study integrated technology tools into a reading comprehension intervention that used explicit instruction to teach strategies (i.e., asking questions, making connections, and coding the text to monitor for meaning) to mixed-ability small groups, which included four English Learners with learning disabilities in a fourth-grade general…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Reading Comprehension, Learning Disabilities
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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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Markovits, Zvia; Forgasz, Helen – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2017
The aim of this study was to explore the beliefs of elementary school students about mathematics and about themselves as mathematics learners. The participants, Israeli grade 4 and grade 6 students, completed questionnaires. Using an "animal metaphor" to tap beliefs, some students perceived mathematics as difficult and complicated, while…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
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