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Di Martino, Pietro; Gregorio, Francesca – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Tertiary transition in mathematics appears to be an insurmountable struggle for many students, including for high achievers in secondary school. The high dropout rates in many Western Countries represent a big issue from an individual and social point of view. It appears particularly significant to analyse this phenomenon in the context of the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Students, College Students, Mathematics Achievement
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Sansone, Nadia; Cesareni, Donatella; Bortolotti, Ilaria; Buglass, Sarah – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2019
In a knowledge-driven society, secondary education should let students develop appropriate and meaningful skills to live, think and work. To attain this aim, teachers require specific knowledge and competences about technology-mediated collaborative learning strategies while overcoming preconceptions and a general sense of inadequacy towards these…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Students, Learning Strategies
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Damiani, Valeria – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
The implementation of global citizenship education (GCE) represents a challenge for the school system in Italy in terms of curriculum planning, teaching methods and contents. After a thorough overview of the Italian educational scenario on GCE, this article aims to present a learning unit on GCE related issues implemented in an Italian 8th-grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Citizenship Education, Global Approach
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Galano, Silvia; Colantonio, Arturo; Leccia, Silvio; Marzoli, Irene; Puddu, Emanuella; Testa, Italo – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
[This paper is part of the Focused Collection on Astronomy Education Research.] Several decades of research have contributed to our understanding of students' reasoning about astronomical phenomena. Some authors have pointed out the difficulty in reading and interpreting images used in school textbooks as factors that may justify the persistence…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Misconceptions, Secondary School Students
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Baiutti, Mattia – Intercultural Education, 2018
The present study explores the internationalisation of secondary schools. It focuses on the assessment of the intercultural competence (IC) of returnees who participated in an annual study-abroad programme offered by the Italian educational association Intercultura (a non-profit organisation). The precise aim of this research is to find possible…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Secondary School Students, Cultural Awareness
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Marucci, Eleonora; Oldenburg, Beau; Barrera, Davide – School Psychology International, 2018
Using survey data from 457 Italian sixth grade secondary school students (M age = 11.9, SD = 0.7, 46% girls) and 58 of their teachers (M age = 45.7, SD = 9.4, 92.8% female) this study examined the extent to which secondary school teachers were attuned to their students. More specifically, we investigated the extent to which teachers were aware of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Barzanò, Giovanna; Cortiana, Paola; Jamison, Ian; Lissoni, Maria; Raffio, Lorenzo – Multicultural Education Review, 2017
In today's multicultural world, digital tools may become a powerful means to building a culture of dialogue that supports "culturally responsive" teaching within imaginative multicultural learning environments. Students can develop global competencies, learning more about others' and their own culture as part of their personal…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Cultural Awareness
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Musso, Pasquale; Inguglia, Cristiano; Lo Coco, Alida – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
Framed from an integrative approach, the current article examined the associations between ethnic identity exploration (EIE), ethnic identity commitment (EIC), and acculturative stress by investigating the mediating role of ethnic attitudes (i.e., in-group favoritism and out-group derogation) in these relationships. Additionally, the moderating…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Self Concept, Adolescents, Acculturation
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Gallagher, Fiona; Colohan, Gerry – Language Learning Journal, 2017
This article describes a small in-class study which sought to explore the effectiveness (or not) of using the emerging bilingual skills of the students as a teaching and learning tool in a geography through English Content-Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) classroom in Northern Italy. In particular, the study sought to examine whether and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Students, Teaching Methods, Native Language
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Berti, Chiara; Mameli, Consuelo; Speltini, Giuseppina; Molinari, Luisa – Issues in Educational Research, 2016
In this study we explore teacher justice and parent support in learning motivation and visions of a just world. The study sample was 509 Italian secondary school students, 163 males and 346 females. Regression analyses investigated the impact of teacher justice, parental involvement and factors of school choice (one's interests and parental…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Predictor Variables, Parent Participation, Justice
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Tasquier, Giulia; Levrini, Olivia; Dillon, Justin – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
The scientific community has been debating climate change for over two decades. In the light of certain arguments put forward by the aforesaid community, the EU has recommended a set of innovative reforms to science teaching such as incorporating environmental issues into the scientific curriculum, thereby helping to make schools a place of civic…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Role, Barriers, Student Attitudes
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Caviglia, Francesco; Delfino, Manuela – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2016
Active participation in the information society requires the ability to find some order in the chaotic nature of the Web and not to get lost within the endemic presence of inaccurate, misleading, biased and false information. This article presents an approach to Information Problem Solving (IPS)--that is, finding, understanding and assessing…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Basic Skills, Information Skills, Information Literacy
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Danzak, Robin L. – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2015
This article describes and evaluates an 8-week photography workshop, FotoLab, conducted in Italy at an afterschool-tutoring program for students acquiring Italian as an additional language. Seventeen students, age 8-17 and originating from 9 countries, participated. Co-facilitated by three international educator-researchers, FotoLab's purpose was…
Descriptors: Photography, Workshops, Self Concept, Cultural Pluralism
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Lázár, Ildikó – Language Learning Journal, 2015
This article is based on an analysis of a small sample of data from an international web collaboration project between four classes of English as a foreign language (EFL) learners guided by their English teachers in four different countries in Europe. As few studies have been published about intercultural communication in blended learning EFL…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Nardi, Bernardo; Lucarelli, Chiara; Talamonti, Marta; Arimatea, Emidio; Fiori, Valentina; Moltedo-Perfetti, Andrès – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2015
An observational study of young Italian NEETs (not in education, employment or training) and their EET peers (in education, employment or training) was conducted in the framework of a European Union (EU) project. Main characteristics and behaviours were compared to gain insights into the NEET condition in Italy. The sample included 111 NEETs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Observation, Demography, Socioeconomic Background
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