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Saura, Geo; Muñoz-Moreno, José-Luis; Luengo-Navas, Julián; Martos, José-Manuel – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2017
The use of social networks for protest purposes has been an essential element in recent global protests against the economic measures of privatization of public services. Social networks are changing political communication, mobilization and organization of collective protests. Taking into account the relationship between collective protests and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Activism, Citizenship
Castaño, Carlos; Maiz, Inmaculada; Garay, Urtza – Online Submission, 2015
MOOCs are seen as the latest evolution in online learning and, since their launch in 2008, they have become an integral part of university course curricula. Despite the social success of these courses, the learning design and efficacy of their results have been questioned. Most current research has focused more on discussing their potential to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Waddington, Julie; Coto Bernal, Sandra; Siqués Jofré, Carina – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
Despite the growing tendency to introduce a foreign language in early years settings, little guidance is provided for practitioners in government steering documents or in the published literature. This article aims to bridge this gap by presenting a study which considers the importance of deploying the holistic approaches used in early years…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Correlation
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Franco-Mariscal, Antonio Joaquín; Oliva-Martínez, Jose´ María; Gil, M. L. Almoraima – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
The study reported here was conducted to investigate the perceptions of high school students on the use of educational games as a tool for teaching the periodic table of elements in a chemistry class in Spain. The 127 students who participated in this study came from six different classes in grade 10 (15-16 years old). The students' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Student Attitudes
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Cenoz, Jasone – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2015
This article looks at the characteristics of Content-Based Instruction (CBI) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in order to examine their similarities and differences. The analysis shows that CBI/CLIL programmes share the same essential properties and are not pedagogically different from each other. In fact, the use of an L2 as…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Course Content, Spanish, Native Speakers
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Fondo, Marta; Erdocia, Iker – Research-publishing.net, 2018
The emergence of videoconferencing tools in the 1990s provided language learners with opportunities to carry out speaking practice anytime and anywhere. However, the presence of Foreign Language Anxiety (FLA) in this interactional setting can hinder such ubiquitous benefits as FLA inhibits learning and communication in the Foreign Language (FL)…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Cadima, Rita; Ojeda, Jordi; Monguet, Josep M. – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
Social networks play an essential role in learning environments as a key channel for knowledge sharing and students' support. In distributed learning communities, knowledge sharing does not occur as spontaneously as when a working group shares the same physical space; knowledge sharing depends even more on student informal connections. In this…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Structure, Correlation, Social Capital
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Borrachero, Ana Belén; Brígido, María; Mellado, Lucía; Costillo, Emilio; Mellado, Vicente – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2014
Background: Until recently, the affective components of education had long been undervalued. Today, one finds ever more studies on cognitive and affective interrelationships that are lending support to the idea that affect and cognition are best understood when viewed as independent and complementary mental functions. Purpose: The present work…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Emotional Response, Science Instruction, Gender Differences
OECD Publishing, 2017
Educational quality is defined and shaped by the classroom practices implemented by teachers in our schools. The Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)-PISA link presents a unique opportunity to explore what takes place in the classroom by listening to the voices of teachers and students. Teachers, with their professional training and…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Teacher Surveys
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Pastor, Jose Manuel; Perez, Francisco; de Guevara, Juan Fernandez – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2013
The contribution of universities to society is due to the effects generated both in the supply and in the demand side, the latter being associated with the injection of demand as a result of the activities these institutions carry out. This paper focuses on the impact of the demand side by designing a methodology based on Monte Carlo simulations…
Descriptors: Economic Impact, Labor Force Development, Universities, Correlation
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Doerr, Neriko Musha – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2015
This article investigates different kinds of learner subjects that study-abroad programs produce. It is based on discourse analysis and ethnographic fieldwork in May-September 2011, involving three students from a US college studying abroad short term in Europe. The discourse of immersion in study abroad valorizes a learning-by-doing, individual,…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Discourse Analysis, Experiential Learning, Critical Theory
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Martín Babarro, Javier; Díaz-Aguado, María José; Martínez Arias, Rosario; Steglich, Christian – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
This study addresses the interacting effects of classroom cohesion and hierarchy on the relationships between victimization and aggression with peer acceptance and rejection. Classroom cohesion and hierarchy were constructed from friendship nominations. Multilevel analysis conducted in a sample of seventh- and eighth-grade students from the…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Peer Relationship, Peer Acceptance, Victims
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Sidera, Francesc; Serrat, Elisabet; Serrano, Jèssica; Rostan, Charles; Caño, Agnès; Amadó, Anna – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Previous research has found a link between theory of mind and cooperation. The aim of this study is to deepen into this relationship, to identify which theory of mind skills are more related to the cooperative ability on a referential communication task. A total of 50 children from first and fifth grade completed a battery of theory of mind tasks,…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Cooperative Learning, Theory of Mind, Elementary School Students
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Gràcia, Marta; Vega, Fàtima; Galván-Bovaira, Maria José – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2015
Broadly speaking, the teaching of spoken language in Spanish schools has not been approached in a systematic way. Changes in school practices are needed in order to allow all children to become competent speakers and to understand and construct oral texts that are appropriate in different contexts and for different audiences both inside and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Oral Language, Observation, Measures (Individuals)
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Moreno-León, Jesús; Robles, Gregorio; Román-González, Marcos – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2016
The introduction of computer programming in K-12 has become mainstream in the last years, as countries around the world are making coding part of their curriculum. Nevertheless, there is a lack of empirical studies that investigate how learning to program at an early age affects other school subjects. In this regard, this paper compares three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Programming, Computer Science Education, Introductory Courses
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