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Konijn, W. S.; Essink, D. R.; de Cock Buning, T.; Zweekhorst, M. B. M. – Educational Media International, 2018
Even though the flipped classroom is an increasingly popular method in education, a literature search shows a gap in research on this method in higher education. This article describes an experiment with two central questions: (1) How do students and lecturers assess the effectiveness of the FC method? And (2) What are crucial design elements? To…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Boonen, Anton J. H.; Reed, Helen C.; Schoonenboom, Judith; Jolles, Jelle – Frontline Learning Research, 2016
Non-routine word problem solving is an essential feature of the mathematical development of elementary school students worldwide. Many students experience difficulties in solving these problems due to erroneous problem comprehension. These difficulties could be alleviated by instructing students how to use visual representations that clarify the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Visual Stimuli
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Looijenga, Annemarie; Klapwijk, Remke; de Vries, Marc J. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2015
Iteration during the design process is an essential element. Engineers optimize their design by iteration. Research on iteration in Primary Design Education is however scarce; possibly teachers believe they do not have enough time for iteration in daily classroom practices. Spontaneous playing behavior of children indicates that iteration fits in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Design, Montessori Schools
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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
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Baas, Diana; Castelijns, Jos; Vermeulen, Marjan; Martens, Rob; Segers, Mien – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: Assessment for Learning (AfL) is believed to create a rich learning environment in which students develop their cognitive and metacognitive strategies. Monitoring student growth and providing scaffolds that shed light on the next step in the learning process are hypothesized to be essential elements of AfL that enhance cognitive and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Cognitive Processes, Metacognition
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Swart, Fenna; Onstenk, Jeroen; Knèzic, Dubravka; de Graaff, Rick – World Journal of Education, 2018
Many studies have suggested that personal practical knowledge is essential for professional development. Recently, there has been growing recognition of the importance of teacher educators' personal practical knowledge of 'language' for student learning development. However, the need for teacher educators to first understand their own…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Classroom Techniques, Intervention, Faculty Development
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van Uum, Martina S. J.; Verhoeff, Roald P.; Peeters, Marieke – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This paper describes a multiple case study on open inquiry-based learning in primary schools. During open inquiry, teachers often experience difficulties in balancing support and transferring responsibility to pupils' own learning. To facilitate teachers in guiding open inquiry, we developed hard and soft scaffolds. The hard scaffolds consisted of…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Instruction, Independent Study, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Vennix, Johanna; den Brok, Perry; Taconis, Ruurd – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
The present study investigated outreach activities, developed by STEM-based companies or universities in co-creation with secondary education with the aim to inform students about and motivate them for a career in STEM by connecting the work-context with school-science. Although many of such activities are being offered, little is known about…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Secondary School Science, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
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Schuitema, Jaap; Radstake, Hester; van de Pol, Janneke; Veugelers, Wiel – Educational Studies, 2018
Classroom discussion is frequently proposes as an essential part of democratic citizenship education. Literature, however, pays little attention to what kind of discussion is most effective and how teachers can facilitate a discussion. This study aims to contribute to the development of a framework for analysing the characteristics of classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Democracy, Citizenship Education
Bourgeois, Ania; Balcon, Marie-Pascale; Riiheläinen, Jari Matti – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2016
Entrepreneurship education is essential not only to shape the mind-sets of young people but also to provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes that are central to developing an entrepreneurial culture. This report captures all the latest developments in this regard in European countries, following earlier Eurydice reports (2006, 2012). It covers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Elementary Secondary Education, Vocational Education
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Faber, Janke M.; Glas, Cees A. W.; Visscher, Adrie J. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
In this study, the relationship between differentiated instruction, as an element of data-based decision making, and student achievement was examined. Classroom observations (n = 144) were used to measure teachers' differentiated instruction practices and to predict the mathematical achievement of 2nd- and 5th-grade students (n = 953). The…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Data, Decision Making, Academic Achievement
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Vrieling, Emmy; Stijnen, Sjef; Bastiaens, Theo – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Many recent studies have stressed the importance of teacher candidates' (TCs) self-regulated learning (SRL) skills for successful learning. Because of the promising consequences of SRL for academic performance, teacher educators (TEs) are encouraged to increase TCs' SRL opportunities in educational programs. Because of the difficulty and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Preservice Teachers, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Lodders, Nanda; Meijers, Frans – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
In post-industrial societies, careers are to a large extent unpredictable. Therefore, individuals are expected to demonstrate more and more self-directedness. Universities in general embrace the idea of developing more self-directedness among their students but mostly fail to create the learning environment needed to foster this. In this article,…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Career Guidance, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Leeman, Yvonne; van Koeven, Erna; Schaafsma, Frank – Educational Action Research, 2018
This article describes an example of inter-professional action research conducted by teachers and university-based researchers/teacher educators in a vocational college in the Netherlands. The research was aimed at the professional learning of the teachers on their pedagogical approach to a new curriculum initiative. Despite a difficult context in…
Descriptors: Action Research, Interprofessional Relationship, Teacher Educators, Teacher Researchers
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van Nassau, Femke; Singh, Amika S.; van Mechelen, Willem; Brug, Johannes; Chin A. Paw, Mai J. M. – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: The school-based Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers (DOiT) program is an evidence-based obesity prevention program. In preparation for dissemination throughout the Netherlands, this study aimed to adapt the initial program and to develop an implementation strategy and materials. Methods: We revisited the Intervention Mapping (IM)…
Descriptors: Obesity, Intervention, Information Dissemination, Program Implementation
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