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Kumari, Vijaya S. N.; Umashree, D. K. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2017
Anthropocentrism and ecocentrism are two ways of understanding an extension of ethics to nature. In an anthropocentric ethic, nature deserves moral consideration because how nature is treated affects humans. In an ecocentric ethic, nature deserves moral consideration because nature has intrinsic value. Ecocentrism focuses on the biotic community…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Lecture Method, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Hanley, Mary; Khairat, Mariam; Taylor, Korey; Wilson, Rachel; Cole-Fletcher, Rachel; Riby, Deborah M. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Paying attention is a critical first step toward learning. For children in primary school classrooms there can be many things to attend to other than the focus of a lesson, such as visual displays on classroom walls. The aim of this study was to use eye-tracking techniques to explore the impact of visual displays on attention and learning for…
Descriptors: Attention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Eye Movements
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D'souza, Flavia; Kumari S. N, Vijaya – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2018
The fact that the future of a nation lies in the hands of its knowledgeable, technologically skilled, and civilized citizens is irrefutable. Secondary schools are primary centers for acquiring academic excellence as well as essential life skills. With each student being unique in his ability, learning styles, and social background, diverse…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students, Physics, Science Education
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Slater, Eileen; Howitt, Christine – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2018
There is a need to identify young gifted children so that their cognitive and socio-emotional needs may be better met by teachers and schools. This study reports on Australian teachers' perceptions of the benefits and limitations associated with the use of a multiple assessment instrument process for identifying intellectually gifted 6- and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Intelligence Tests, Pilot Projects, Foreign Countries
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Hogenes, Michel; van Oers, Bert; Diekstra, René F. W.; Sklad, Marcin – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The present study aims to contribute to the understanding of the effects of music education, in particular music composition as a classroom activity for fifth- and sixth-graders. The intervention (experimental condition) focused on a three-step-model for music composition, based on the Cultural Historical Activity Theory of education, and has been…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Patel, Nilesh Kumar – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2018
This study aimed at finding out the effect of Integrated feedback on Classroom climate of secondary school teachers. This research is experimental in nature. Non-equivalent control group design suggested by Stanley and Campbell (1963) was used for the experiment. Integrated feedback was treatment and independent variable, Classroom climate was…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Classroom Environment, Secondary School Teachers, Control Groups
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Fernández, Manual; Wegerif, Rupert; Mercer, Neil; Rojas-Drummond, Sylvia – Journal of Classroom Interaction, 2015
The linked concepts of "scaffolding" and the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) were originally applied to the context of asymmetrical teaching and learning with a teacher or adult explicitly supporting a learner, usually a child, to achieve tasks beyond their ability when working alone. In this paper we investigate how these concepts…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Comparative Analysis, Intervention
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Smith, Alastair D.; Kenny, Lorcan; Rudnicka, Anna; Briscoe, Josie; Pellicano, Elizabeth – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
Drawing tasks are frequently used to test competing theories of visuospatial skills in autism. Yet, methodological differences between studies have led to inconsistent findings. To distinguish between accounts based on local bias or global deficit, we present a simple task that has previously revealed dissociable local/global impairments in…
Descriptors: Bias, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Obergriesser, Stefanie; Stoeger, Heidrun – High Ability Studies, 2015
Research has shown that various individual factors play an important role in the underachievement of gifted students. Most often discussed as predictors of underachievement are motivation, learning behavior, and emotions. To examine which specific constructs from these fields simultaneously predict underachievement among gifted fourth graders,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Underachievement, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Webb, Paul; Whitlow, J. W., Jr.; Venter, Danie – Educational Psychology Review, 2017
Research has shown improvements in science, mathematics, and language scores when classroom discussion is employed in school-level science and mathematics classes. Studies have also shown statistically and practically significant gains in children's reasoning abilities as measured by the Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices test when employing…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Thinking Skills, Logical Thinking, Persuasive Discourse
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D' Souza, Dorothy A. C.; Clare, A. C. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2018
Situated Learning takes place in the social and physical context within which it will be used. In this model, the pupil is "situated" in the learning experience and knowledge acquisition becomes a part of their learning activity. From their experiences pupils "construct" their own knowledge in various learning situations. The…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Problem Solving, Context Effect, Experiential Learning
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Koravand, Amineh; Jutras, Benoit – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2013
Purpose: The objective was to assess auditory sequential organization (ASO) ability in children with and without hearing loss. Method: Forty children 9 to 12 years old participated in the study: 12 with sensory hearing loss (HL), 12 with central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), and 16 with normal hearing. They performed an ASO task in which…
Descriptors: Children, Preadolescents, Hearing Impairments, Organization
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Ding, Yi; Liu, Ru-De; McBride, Catherine; Zhang, Dake – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This study examined analytical pinyin (a phonological coding system for teaching pronunciation and lexical tones of Chinese characters) skills in 54 Mandarin-speaking fourth graders by using an invented spelling instrument that tapped into syllable awareness, phoneme awareness, lexical tones, and tone sandhi in Chinese. Pinyin invented spelling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Intelligence Tests
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van Schijndel, Tessa J. P.; Jansen, Brenda R. J.; Raijmakers, Maartje E. J. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
This study investigates how individual differences in 7- to 9-year-olds' curiosity relate to the inquiry-learning process and outcomes in environments differing in structure. The focus on curiosity as individual differences variable was motivated by the importance of curiosity in science education, and uncertainty being central to both the…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Personality Traits, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Colp, S. Mitchell; Nordstokke, David W. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2014
Published by the Canadian Test Centre (CTC), "Insight" represents a group-administered test of cognitive functioning that has been built entirely upon the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) theoretical framework. "Insight" is intended to be administered by educators and screen entire classrooms for students who present learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Intelligence Tests, Profiles
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