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Luo, Yi – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
This paper presents a case study examining 3rd, 4th and 5th graders' design fixation and cooperative learning in an engineering design project. A mixed methods instrument, the Cooperative Learning Observation Protocol (CLOP), was adapted to record frequency and class observation on cooperative learning engagement through detailed field notes.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Design, Engineering, Cooperative Learning
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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
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Woods-McConney, Amanda; Wosnitza, Marold; Sturrock, Keryn L. – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Science education research has recommended cooperative inquiry based science in the primary science context for more than two decades but after more than 20 years, student achievement in science has not substantially improved. This study, through direct observation and analysis, investigated content-related student interactions in an authentic…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Primary Education, Inquiry
Ormiston, Meg; Hatlen, Beth; Hopkins, Kristy; McGinnis, Kirstin; Blake, Lissa; Ring, Nicole – Solution Tree, 2017
Developed specifically for grades K-2, this resource presents classroom-ready lessons that support the ISTE Standards for Students. Use the lessons, which focus on four essential skills--communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity--to take instruction and learning to the next level through the use of technology. Each chapter…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Electronic Learning, Communication Skills
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Young, Teresa; Morgan, Ashley – Reading Teacher, 2015
Early childhood teachers promote literacy learning through intentional instructional practices and the establishment of classroom environments that encourage and support the work, interest, and curiosity of young learners. They provide opportunities for children to engage with their teacher and peers and consider this an important component of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Student Projects, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction
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Manyak, Patrick C.; Baumann, James F.; Manyak, Ann-Margaret – Reading Teacher, 2018
The authors address instruction in morphological analysis, a vocabulary-learning approach that involves teaching students the meanings of affixes (prefixes and suffixes) and word roots and a strategy for using knowledge of these morphemic elements to infer the meanings of unfamiliar words. The authors discuss their development of a list of affixes…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Morphology (Languages), Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
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Hilton, Annette; Hilton, Geoff – Teaching Science, 2016
In many scientific contexts, students need to be able to use mathematical knowledge in order to engage in scientific reasoning and problem-solving, and their understanding of scientific concepts relies heavily on their ability to understand and use mathematics in often new or unfamiliar contexts. Not only do science students need high levels of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts, Problem Solving
Haystead, Mark W. – Marzano Research, 2016
Over several years, Clark Pleasant Community School Corporation (CPCSC) schools have dedicated significant professional development hours and time to develop Essential Learnings (ELs) along with proficiency scales that could guide the content of classroom assessments used to determine student mastery. This report presents findings from statistical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Sjoer, Ellen; Meirink, Jacobiene – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
In this study, we examine a professional learning community of primary school teachers developing a joint school-based curriculum for science and technology (S&T) education. Team meetings were observed over the course of one school year and the participating teachers and school head were interviewed. An essential factor in the team's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education, Communities of Practice
Holloway, Jennifer – Geography Teacher, 2015
In this article the author describes how she teaches third and sixth grade classes about the six essential elements of geography at the beginning of each school year. The six elements organize the eighteen national standards and include: the world in spatial terms, places and regions, physical systems, human systems, environment and society, and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Grade 3, Grade 6
Haystead, Mark W. – Marzano Research, 2016
Over several years, Clark Pleasant Community School Corporation (CPCSC) schools have dedicated significant professional development hours and time to develop Essential Learnings (ELs) along with proficiency scales that could guide the content of classroom assessments used to determine student mastery. This executive summary highlights key findings…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 3, Grade 4
Ormiston, Meg; DeCarlo, Sheri; Raymond, Sonya; Kowalski, Grace; Gonzalez, Justin – Solution Tree, 2017
Developed specifically for grades 3-5, this resource presents classroom-ready lessons that support the ISTE Standards for Students. Use the lessons, which focus on four essential skills-- communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity--to take instruction and learning to the next level through the use of technology. Each chapter…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Technology Uses in Education, Skill Development, Communication Skills
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Laroche, Gaetano A. – Art Education, 2015
In this article, the author provides a brief synopsis of a study he conducted about the nature of children's drawing among first and second grade students. Laroche noticed that when first and second grade students sat at a table of four or had their individual desks grouped in fours, frequently the drawings from that group of students had similar…
Descriptors: Socialization, Freehand Drawing, Childrens Art, Imitation
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Beserra, Vagner; Nussbaum, Miguel; Oteo, Macarena – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
When performing a task in the classroom, it is essential to place the focus on learning. In the classroom, it is possible to distinguish between time spent by students on-task and off-task. The former is the time in which the student is focused on the learning task; the latter is the remaining time in which they focus on other activities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Grade 2
Güngör, Zühre Yilmaz – Online Submission, 2018
The objective of this study is to detect the effect of using cooperative learning for teaching idioms to first grade students, learning French as a foreign language. The study was carried out on two groups -- experimental group and control group -- during the academic year of 2017-2018 in the lesson "Reading in French". The lesson was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Language Patterns, Second Language Learning
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