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Burton, Bill; Ogden, Kate; Walker, Becky; Bledsoe, Leslie; Hardage, Lauren – Science and Children, 2018
For the last several years, the authors have implemented an integrated Mars Colony project for their third-grade classes. Students explored several considerations related to colonizing and inhabiting a new world, including food sources, types of citizens, transportation, and housing design. Nearly everything about the project was open-ended, full…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Space Sciences, Elementary School Science, Science Activities
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Harmon, Ronda Cole; Hospelhorn, Maryann; Gutierrez, Esti; Velarde, Camille; Fetrow, Matthew; Svihla, Vanessa – International Journal of Designs for Learning, 2021
For years, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in New Mexico has led an outreach effort called "Mission to Mars" to engage fifth grade students in applying science and mathematics concepts related to building a colony on Mars. Many organizations across the US canceled similar events due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Astronomy, Grade 5
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Moya, Sofia; Camacho, Mar – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2021
Numerous studies show positive cognitive and affective results regarding the adoption of mobile learning; however, adoption levels are low, and when mobile learning occurs, it is not always based on innovative pedagogies. The main objective of this study is to identify and analyse key design principles to develop a model for the adoption of mobile…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Sebastian, Mar Florence DC. – Online Submission, 2020
The aim of this study is to improve and regain the interest of Grade 8 students of Alexis G. Santos National High School, a public school in Bustos, Bulacan, Central Luzon, Philippines in studying literature especially in dealing with poetry and narratives. This research utilized the descriptive type of design, particularly, the quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poetry, Literature Appreciation, Teaching Methods
Mar-Molinero, Clare, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2020
This book contributes to understanding research approaches for studying multilingualism in the context of contemporary superdiversity, in environments that are being dramatically transformed by transnational migration and movement of peoples. It explores language in urban contexts: the city as a site for experimentation and creativity in language…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Attitude Change, Creativity, Language Usage
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Gutiérrez-Colón, Mar; Somsivilay, Phetsavanh – International Journal of Instruction, 2021
This paper examines factors relating to teaching English at a public university in LAO PDR in order to, firstly, ascertain those issues that inhibit the development of proficiency in English and, secondly, to identify possible solutions. The following research question was posed: What factors are needed in Lao PDR to improve English language…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Instructional Improvement
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Moya, Sofia; Camacho, Mar – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2019
This study investigates the interaction among factors affecting the effectiveness and consistency of frameworks for adoption and sustainable use of mobile learning. The research was designed according to a mixed-methods paradigm, including a literature review and a systematic review. A total of 362 factors were identified in the literature review…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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del Mar Sánchez Ramos, María – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2020
Developing the appropriate linguistic and documentation skills in specialised domains is one of the greatest challenges in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses. Among other tools, corpora are intended as efficient resources students can use to improve and develop their thematic, terminological, and phraseological knowledge (Sánchez Ramos,…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Computational Linguistics, Phrase Structure, Translation
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Mar, Raymond A. – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2018
Stories have long been theorized to influence how we perceive our social world and our peers. Empirical research on this topic has begun to grow, with many studies exploring how stories and social cognition relate, across a range of different approaches. In order to structure past work and guide future investigations, this article presents a…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Guidelines, Interpersonal Relationship, Theory of Mind
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Sanchez, Joje Mar P. – Science Education International, 2018
Understanding chemistry requires the interplay of several modes of representations which can be observed in the translational skills of students. This paper investigated the extent of the translational skills of students exposed to conventional lecture method (CLM) and the integrated macro-micro-symbolic approach (IMMSA). Individual interviews…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Lecture Method, Teaching Methods
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Christensen, Rhonda; Knezek, Gerald – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2020
Using innovative technologies to study Mars and the sun and other stars is one way to engage learners in learning more about our solar system and how it impacts us on a daily basis. The focus of this paper is to highlight several innovative technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality that are easily accessible by educators and…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Technology Uses in Education, Learner Engagement, Instructional Innovation
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Ndegwa, Alicia; Gutiérrez-Colón, Mar – African Educational Research Journal, 2019
Kenya has traditionally adopted a teacher-centred teaching methodology and is now aiming to make improvements by replacing this approach with an education system that is more child focused. The purpose of this study is to examine the Kenyan teaching system. It is an exploratory pilot study, which tries to establish whether governmental directions…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Pilot Projects, Student Attitudes
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Awada, Ghada; Gutiérrez-Colón, Mar – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
This study investigated the effect of cooperative learning and blog instruction in a culturally mixed group on decreasing intercultural communication apprehension. The study was implemented in classrooms that include Lebanese and non-Lebanese participants at two universities in Lebanon. The study used a pretest-posttest experimental design,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Intercultural Communication, Anxiety, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Manegre, Marni; Gutiérrez-Colón, Mar – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This study presents the results of an experiment designed to determine whether knowledge building can facilitate foreign language acquisition. We examined how groups of Catalan students in secondary schools worked together on collaborative writing tasks in English, their foreign language. The students were participating in the Knowledge Building…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Bernabeu, Melania; Moreno, Mar; Llinares, Salvador – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2021
The goal of this study was to characterise how third-grade primary school students understand the concept of polygon as well as relationships between polygons. Following a teaching experiment, students answered a questionnaire on the recognition of polygons and relationships between polygons, providing information about how a polygon was…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Knowledge Level, Geometric Concepts, Grade 3
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