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Kim, Kyoungna; Grabowski, Barbara L.; Sharma, Priya – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Only few studies have explicitly attended to the nature of the perceived underlying factors that prompt young adolescents' reflective thinking in association with K-12 learning environment. This paper focuses on an analysis of the factors that are perceived by young students as prompting their reflective thinking and how those factors apply to the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Thinking Skills, Classroom Environment
Muscella, Deborah – 1987
The central theme of this paper is that multimethod, multitrait research is essential to uncover learning beliefs and learning structures. The year-long social-ecological study clearly illustrated the efficacy of such a research process. This was a study of the elements of a kindergarten classroom environment and the beliefs that parents,…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Beliefs, Cognitive Dissonance, Cognitive Style
Harding, R. Frederick; Fletcher, Richard K., Jr. – 1994
Alarming questions are being asked of the teaching methods in present use. Are we maximizing the time on task in the classroom? Students (n=98) in a remedial mathematics course were studied for one semester and students (n=56) from a developmental mathematics course were studied in the second semester, at Tennessee Technological University.…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Algebra, College Students, Cooperative Learning
National Academies Press, 2010
"Report of a Workshop on the Scope and Nature of Computational Thinking" presents a number of perspectives on the definition and applicability of computational thinking. For example, one idea expressed during the workshop is that computational thinking is a fundamental analytical skill that everyone can use to help solve problems, design…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, Design
Lin, Guan-Yu – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
This study articulates the construct of social presence and develops a social presence questionnaire for examining online collaborative learning with tests for reliability and validity. Questionnaire items were developed by revising the social presence questionnaire developed by Picciano in 2002 as well as eviewing research in the literature of…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Online Courses, Graduate Students, Higher Education
Moraes, Euzi Rodrigues – 1986
Based on the hypothesis that the low academic achievement of Brazilian children attending government schools was directly related to a discrepancy between the children's working-class dialect and the school's dialect which is closer to upper class speech, a study was undertaken in literacy classes in one private and one public school where the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Communication, Educational Status Comparison, Elementary Education
Smith, David C., Ed. – 1983
Professional teacher educators recognize that the body of knowledge about teaching and learning is today more substantive, consistent, and authoritative than ever before. It should also be acknowledged, however, that too little of that knowledge is incorporated into the preservice education of teachers. This volume, containing 12 papers presented…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Educational Improvement
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Koszalka, Tiffany A.; Wu, Chun-Ping – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Classic research methods are ineffective in capturing the dynamic relationships among users, technology, and outcomes for technology integration research. Cognitive research attempts to eliminate environmental variability and test for recall and transferability of knowledge representations. Such approaches lead to arguably ineffective measures of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Research Methodology, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
Nelson, Kerry D. – 1985
Rural schools in Utah responded to state and local calls for school reform by implementing Outcome Based Education (OBE) programs beginning in March 1984. Significant improvements in learning have occurred as measured by test scores. Workshops introduced rural educators to OBE which provided a philosophical and operational framework for school…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation
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Lee, Hye-Jung; Yu, Byeong-Min – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
This research is to articulate a learning process in resource-based well-structured instruction in webbased distance learning environment. To explore the learning process, a web resource-based self-learning program, which is highly structured with structuring elements from literature review, was developed as a college level course. Sixty-seven…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Processes, Distance Education, Web Based Instruction
Kinney, James H. – 1989
Black students, other minorities and white students can show significant increases in achievement in biology by using a cooperative learning model. Concentrating on cooperating with group members toward a common goal is the ingredient that makes this cooperative learning model work. This study was designed to investigate the effects of cooperative…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Black Students, Cooperative Learning
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Miller, Anita – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Utilization of technology in secondary schools is varied and depends on the training and interest of the individual instructors. Even though technology has advanced way beyond its utilitarian roots of being viewed solely by educators as a useful machine for teachers to key exams and worksheets on, there are still many secondary educators who still…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Secondary Education, Learning Theories, Educational Technology
Owens, Thomas R.; Crohn, Leslie – 1984
Because vocational researchers and practitioners have not been able to reach a consensus concerning criteria for judging excellence in vocational education and have been unable to agree on exactly which factors lead to successful programs, research in vocational education has had limited impact on improving practice. Two sets of research findings…
Descriptors: Business, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Industrial Training
Laney, James D.; And Others – 1995
This study explores the effects of cooperative and mastery learning methods, alone and in combination, on first and second grade students' learning and retention of basic economic facts. A 2 X 2 (cooperative X mastery) factorial design compared the achievement of 120 students randomly assigned by grade level stratification to one of four treatment…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Early Childhood Education, Economics
Perko, F. Michael – 1984
Seen in its strictest sense, mastery learning is a recent phenomenon. Viewed in terms of its constituent elements, however, it has roots deep in the Western tradition of education. Elements of mastery learning theory can be found in the work of the Sophists; early Jesuit educators; John Amos Comenius, a Moravian pastor; John Locke; Johann Heinrich…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Innovation, Mastery Learning, One Teacher Schools
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