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Piker, Ruth Alfaro; Kimmel, Michelle – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The purpose of the study is to investigate what early childhood teachers in the United States of America believe are the essential characteristics young children and dual language learners (DLL) require to be ready for school. Participants identified the three top characteristics all young children and DLL need for school success. The findings…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, School Readiness, Communication Skills, Preschool Education
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Fox-Turnbull, Wendy H. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2016
Classroom conversations are core to establishing successful learning for students. This research explores the nature of conversation in technology education in the primary classroom and the implications for teaching and learning. Over a year, two units of work in technology were taught in two primary classrooms. Most data was gathered in Round 2…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Elementary School Students, Classroom Communication, Units of Study
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Parmer, Sondra M.; Struempler, Barb; Funderburk, Katie; Parmer, Greg – Journal of Extension, 2017
Technology can be an effective vehicle for Extension nutrition education. Body Quest: Food of the Warrior is a childhood obesity prevention initiative of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System that successfully incorporates technology in the classroom. With Body Quest, students learn about healthful eating through blended learning involving both…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Extension Education, Technology Integration, Classroom Techniques
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Zengin, Yilmaz; Tatar, Enver – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
The aim of this study was to evaluate the implementation of the cooperative learning model supported with dynamic mathematics software (DMS), that is a reflection of constructivist learning theory in the classroom environment, in the teaching of mathematics. For this purpose, a workshop was conducted with the volunteer teachers on the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Mathematics Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Educational Technology
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Price, Jamie; Govett, Aimee; Davis, Misty; Ivester, Robyn; Howard, Teresa; Messimer, Lisa – Teaching Science, 2019
Project-based learning (PBL) is centred on a challenging, yet meaningful, driving question and culminates in a product that students create or do to showcase their learning to a public audience. Other essential elements of a true PBL experience include: sustained inquiry, authentic tasks, opportunities for students to make decisions about their…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Integrated Activities, Units of Study
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Vrhovec, Alenka Rot – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
In the Slovenian language syllabus, teachers are recommended to provide a greater share of group work during class. During types of learning such as cooperative learning in smaller groups or pairs, students actively develop communicative competence. The present article presents a survey that attempted to determine whether teachers from the first…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Teacher Surveys
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Morales, Grace; Sensevy, Gérard; Forest, Dominique – Educational Action Research, 2017
In this article we focus on "cooperative engineering", in which teachers and researchers co-design didactic sequences. In the first part of the article, we present cooperative engineering by describing some of the main principles on which it is grounded. The second part is dedicated to a case study, which enables us to illustrate some…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Cooperative Learning, Cooperation, Engineering
Beams, Tara E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
As school districts across the country attempt to comply with federal and state mandates to effectively integrate technology into today's teaching and learning, they must face the challenge of also developing professional development plans which will adequately and successfully prepare teachers for implementing these new resources and these new…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Technology Integration
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Buchs, Céline; Filippou, Dimitra; Pulfrey, Caroline; Volpé, Yann – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
Despite the well-established benefits of cooperative learning, implementation remains a challenge. This research aims to document these challenges at the elementary school level, drawing on teachers' beliefs regarding learning as well as the difficulties teachers report. Results indicate that the most frequent instructional strategies reported are…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Barriers, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness
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Ferguson-Patrick, Kate – Education 3-13, 2018
Cooperative learning (CL) has a strong research base, but it is underutilised. This can be explained by teachers' reluctance to experiment with pedagogies in an environment increasingly focused on high-stakes testing. Early career teachers (ECTs) need support to be innovative practitioners, particularly with such a complex one as CL. The teacher's…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Cooperative Learning, High Stakes Tests, Teaching Methods
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Fernandez-Rio, Javier; Sanz, Naira; Fernandez-Cando, Judith; Santos, Luis – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Cooperative Learning has been recently defined as a true pedagogical model. Moreover, in a recent review Casey and Goodyear reported that it can help physical education promote the four basic learning outcomes: physical, cognitive, social and affective. Purpose: The main goal was to investigate the impact of a sustained Cooperative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Intervention, Student Motivation
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Zhang, Haiyan; Peng, Wen; Sun, Liuhua – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Cooperative learning is one of the most recognized and fruitful research areas in modern education practice. It has been widely used in many countries as an effective teaching strategy to improve class efficiency and students' comprehensive language ability since the 1990's. This paper takes JA Junior High School, a rural junior high school in…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Mayes-Tang, Sarah – PRIMUS, 2018
Practices such as making connections between topics, prioritizing content, and identifying broad themes are essential to learning mathematics. This paper describes a project designed to integrate these synthesizing activities into an abstract algebra class. Students used a classroom wall to record and organize their collective learning and…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Activities, Class Activities
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Nadera, Boukhatem – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
Language and culture are two inseparable entities. Therefore, learning a language is at once learning the culture of the people using it.One's mastery of the linguistic elements of a language does not guarantee a person can communicate through it. Cultural understanding is obligatory. This paper discusses the various finding and ideas on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Jorgenson, Derek A.; Farrell, Laura C.; Fudge, Julie L.; Pritchard, Andrew – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
Connectedness and integration are essential elements of student satisfaction, academic success, and retention. Despite its importance in the lives of college students, research on connectedness has approached the concept from definitional perspectives other than those of students. This multi-study explores connectedness from the student…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Student School Relationship, Learner Engagement
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