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Martínez-Adrián, María; Gallardo-del-Puerto, Francisco; Basterrechea, María – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The use of communication strategies (CSs) in oral and written second language (L2) production has been widely investigated (e.g. Muñoz, 2007). As for content and language integrated learning (CLIL) settings, learners seem to resort to the first language (L1) less often than in traditional foreign language instruction (e.g. Celaya & Ruiz de…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communication Strategies, English (Second Language)
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Chorro, Estefanía Gomis; Fernández, María Ángela Morales; Corbí, Raquel Gilar – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The objective of this research is twofold: first intending to assess the level at which students prioritize happiness; and second discerning how the experience of happiness affects the formation of their identity and their relationship with their environment, taking into account the values deduced from their perceptions, and understanding from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Fernández-Río, Javier; Suarez, Carlos – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Adventure education is an instructional model where students participate in adventurous activities to acquire physical, cognitive, and affective skills. It also has strong connections with cooperative learning. Parkour is a fast-growing sport practiced by thousands of youngsters all over the world. The media does not portray it as an…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Adventure Education
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Nieto Moreno de Diezmas, Esther; Dondarza Manzano, Pablo – Digital Education Review, 2016
In this paper the experience of learners during the first phase of the PIPLEP project is explored. PIPLEP is aimed at promoting digital literacy and independent learning with the creation of personal learning environments (PLEs) as the final product. The participants were a group of 17 students enrolled in year 5 of primary school, and the main…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Technological Literacy, Independent Study, Student Attitudes
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Núñez, José Carlos; Suárez, Natalia; Rosário, Pedro; Vallejo, Guillermo; Cerezo, Rebeca; Valle, António – Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The authors intended to (a) identify the association between gender or grade level and teachers' homework (HW) feedback and (b) examine the relationship between teachers' HW feedback, HW-related behaviors (e.g., amount of HW completed), and academic achievement. Four hundred fifty-four students (Grades 5-12) participated in this study. The results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homework, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences
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Arriaga Sanz, Cristina; Madariaga Orbea, José-María – Music Education Research, 2014
This paper contains research on the relationship between factors that explain the pupils' perception of music and musical education and their motivation rates to study the subject of music based on motivational explanatory models of cognitive orientation. One hundred and sixteen, sixth-year primary education students belonging to four schools in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Music Education, Student Motivation, Elementary School Students
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Prieto, Nuria Joglar; Sordo Juanena, José María; Star, Jon R. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2014
The information and communication technologies of Web 2.0 are arriving in our schools, allowing the design and implementation of new learning environments with great educational potential. This article proposes a pedagogical model based on a new geometry technology-integrated learning environment, called "Geometry 2.0," which was tested…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics
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Susinos, Teresa; Haya, Ignacio – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2014
This article describes a case study that is part of a broader research project in which schools set up processes of school improvement inspired by the proposals put forward by students. The project furthers the initiatives of the student voice movement and seeks to implement more participative pedagogical models. This as a whole represents a novel…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Participation
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Muñoz, Carmen – Language Awareness, 2014
The present study explores young learners' awareness of foreign language learning and of their learning conditions. The participants were 76 Catalan-Spanish children who were learning English at primary school. Both cross-sectional and longitudinal data were collected by means of two different interviews that contained questions related to pupils'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metalinguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Callado, Carlos Velázquez – Qualitative Research in Education, 2012
Our research was oriented to test the effects of a structured program of cooperative learning in Physical Education classes with students in grades 5 and 6 of primary school, with and without previous experience with this methodology. In a second phase we sought to determine how students perceived the received classes for a time later. We analysed…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Cooperative Learning, Physical Education, Elementary Education
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Garcia-Mila, Merce; Andersen, Christopher; Rojo, Nubia E. – International Journal of Science Education, 2011
The present study examines the mutual interaction between students' writing and scientific reasoning among sixth-grade students (age 11-12 years) engaged in scientific inquiry. The experimental task was designed to promote spontaneous record keeping compared to previous task designs by increasing the saliency of task requirements, with the design…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Inquiry, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science
Novotna, Jarmila, Ed.; Moraova, Hana, Ed.; Kratka, Magdalena, Ed.; Stehlikova, Nad'a, Ed. – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2006
This document contains the second volume of the proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Conference presentations are centered around the theme "Mathematics at the Centre." This volume features 60 research reports by presenters with last names beginning between Abr…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Middle Schools, Textbooks
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Garcia, Jesus N.; de Caso, Ana Maria – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2006
This study aimed at verifying whether a specific program on writing self-efficacy, designed to train the four sources of self-efficacy suggested by Bandura (1997), could improve not only productivity and quality of writing composition in students with LD and their processes of writing, but also their writing self-efficacy beliefs and other…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Writing (Composition), Self Efficacy, Learning Disabilities
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Garcia-Sanchez, Jesus-Nicasio; de Caso-Fuertes, Ana-Maria – International Journal of Educational Research, 2005
This study aimed to investigate the importance of self-efficacy and attitudes to wards writing in writing training. It was also necessary to establish whether these constructs could be more enhanced through a specific intervention as part of the motivational factors, than through training which coaches other writing components such as cognitive…
Descriptors: Writing Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Learning Disabilities, Intervention