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Ningsih; Soetjipto, Budi Eko; Sumarmi – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study was: (1) to analyze increasing students' learning activity and learning outcomes. Student activities which were observed include the visual, verbal, listening, writing and mental visual activity; (2) to analyze the improvement of student learning outcomes using "Round Table" and "Rally Coach" Model of…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Student Improvement, Social Sciences, Cooperative Learning
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Awada, Ghada M.; Faour, Kawthar H. – Teaching English with Technology, 2018
The present study investigated the effectiveness of the Glogster and cooperative learning as differentiation models of English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL) and Science projects. The study employed a mixed method study design whereby questionnaire and openended interview were incorporated to elicit the required data. Eighteen teachers…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Longhurst, Max L.; Jones, Suzanne H.; Campbell, Todd – Teacher Development, 2017
Understanding factors that impact teacher implementation of learning from professional development is critical in order to maximize the educational and financial investment in teacher professional learning. This multi-case qualitative investigation elucidates factors that influence the appropriation of instructional tools associated with…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Social Theories, Communities of Practice, Technology Uses in Education
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Lo, Chung Kwan – Mathematics Teacher, 2017
There is a growing interest in using a flipped classroom format in day-to-day teaching. Direct computer-based individual instruction outside the classroom and interactive group learning activities inside the classroom are the two essential components of the flipped classroom model. By watching instructional videos, students can work through some…
Descriptors: Action Research, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Grade 8
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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
Gonzales, Wilkinson Daniel Wong; Torres, Patrisha Lliane O. – Online Submission, 2016
Departing from Gonzales and Torres' (2015) quantitative quasi-experimental study on the effectiveness of cooperative learning (CL) on Grade 8 students in a private school in Manila, the present study attempts to uncover possible findings in the affective dimension through a 25-item survey questionnaire that quantitatively gauges the Grade 8…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Grade 8, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Capps, Daniel K.; Crawford, Barbara A. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2013
Anecdotal accounts from science educators suggest that few teachers are teaching science as inquiry. However, there is little empirical evidence to support this claim. This study aimed to provide evidence-based documentation of the state-of-use of inquiry-based instruction and explicit instruction about nature of science (NOS). We examined the…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Direct Instruction, Science Instruction
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Alfonso, David Vargas – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2015
Critical thinking skills (CTS) are a group of higher order thinking abilities related with complex processes of learning like contextualization or problem solving. This exploratory research study identified whether critical thinking skills were present in high school humanities classrooms. The study was carried out in a private school in Bogotá,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Private Schools, Qualitative Research
Jacobs, Charlotte E.; Kuriloff, Peter J.; Cox, Amanda B. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2014
If educators want to engage girls in learning, they must align teaching practices with girls' specific needs. In a study modeled after Reichert and Hawley's study of boys, the authors learned that lessons with hands-on learning, elements of creativity, multimodal projects, and class discussions all worked to stimulate girls'…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Differences, Learner Engagement, Student Needs
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Vaughn, Sharon; Martinez, Leticia R.; Wanzek, Jeanne; Roberts, Greg; Swanson, Elizabeth; Fall, Anna-Mária – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Supporting the reading comprehension and content knowledge acquisition of English language learners (ELs) requires instructional practices that continue beyond developing the foundational skills of reading. In particular, the challenges ELs face highlight the importance of teaching reading comprehension practices in the middle grades through…
Descriptors: Course Content, Social Studies, Grade 8, Middle School Teachers
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Lin, Tzung-Jin; Tan, Aik-Ling; Lee, Min-Hsien; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: Researchers have indicated that assessment practices and methods should support learners' construction of meaningful understanding of knowledge. Understanding students' conceptions of assessment will enable us to construct more realistic, valid and fair assessments. Learners' conceptualization of assessment would be imperative to serve…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Grade 8, Foreign Countries
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Caddle, Mary C.; Bautista, Alfredo; Brizuela, Bárbara M.; Sharpe, Sheree T. – REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 2016
While there is widespread agreement that one-size-fits-all professional development (PD) initiatives have limited potential to foster teacher learning, much existing PD is still designed without attention to teachers' motivations and needs. This paper shows that the strengths and weaknesses of middle school mathematics teachers that engage in PD…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development, Teacher Motivation
Andrews van Horne, Katherine Margaret – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research has shown that despite a recent emphasis on issues of race and racism in US society, White teachers struggle to construct adequate learning environments for their students of Color (Epstein, 2009; Martell, 2013; Sleeter, 2017). Further, Milner (2006) posits that when White teachers lose themselves in the "having of good…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Action Research, Grade 8
Robinson, Martha; Ally, Mohamed – Educational Technology, 2010
This article describes a study that examines female Arab students' experiences in a pilot eSchoolbag project. The project used a blended approach which combined face-to-face instruction with e-learning resources and strategies. The study found that educational values, English-language ability, and experience with computers emerged as structural…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Arabs, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience
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Protacio, Maria Selena – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2017
This study investigates the reading engagement of four middle school English learners in their English or English as a Second Language classroom. Students with high levels of reading engagement are those who (a) are motivated to read, (b) use strategies when reading, (c) use reading as a way to construct meaning from texts, and (d) participate in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English Language Learners, Middle School Students, Reading Motivation
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