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Postigo, Yolanda; López-Manjón, Asunción – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
This paper analyses the extent to which textbook images are designed using the Instructional Criteria for Image Analysis (ICIA) model in textbooks. The ICIA proposed that learning through images involves interaction between the learner, the image, and the activities with images proposed to the student. Images from the main text and activity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Illustrations, Biology, Criteria
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Díez-Gutiérrez, Enrique; Díaz-Nafría, José-María – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
The aim of this research is to identify and analyse the ubiquitous learning acquired through blending education settings devoted to the "lifelong training of trainers" and how these contribute to the development of a conscious, critic and engaged citizenship. Through active exploration of the learning process, the study analyses the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Lifelong Learning
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Callado, Carlos Velázquez – Qualitative Research in Education, 2012
Our research was oriented to test the effects of a structured program of cooperative learning in Physical Education classes with students in grades 5 and 6 of primary school, with and without previous experience with this methodology. In a second phase we sought to determine how students perceived the received classes for a time later. We analysed…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Cooperative Learning, Physical Education, Elementary Education
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Maceiras, Rocio; Cancela, Angeles; Urrejola, Santiago; Sanchez, Angel – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2011
The objective of this work is to share the authors' experience towards a different mode of teaching/learning method. Cooperative learning (Jigsaw) was employed on the University of Vigo's fourth-year engineering students. The results of the experience show that cooperative learning is quite a viable alternative to the classical way of lecturing at…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Cooperative Learning, Engineering, Teaching Methods
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Burset, Silvia; Bosch, Emma; Pujolà, Joan-Tomàs – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This study analyses some published interactive materials for the learning of Spanish as a f?irst language and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) commonly used in primary and secondary education in Spain. The present investigation looks into the relationships between text and image on the interface of Interactive Digital Material (IDM) to develop…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Spanish
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Rejón-Guardia, Francisco; Sánchez-Fernández, Juan; Muñoz-Leiva, Francisco – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2013
Microblogging social networks (µBSNs) provide the opportunity to communicate worldwide while using a small number of characters; this is an apparent limitation that forces users to share only essential information when linking to the world with which they interact. These platforms can serve to motivate students by narrowing the physical and…
Descriptors: Models, Learning Processes, Electronic Publishing, Social Networks
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Cruz, Francisco José Fernández; Gálvez, Inmaculada Egido; Santaolalla, Rafael Carballo – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2016
Purpose: Quality management systems are being used more frequently in educational institutions, although their application has generated a certain amount of disagreement among education experts, who have at times questioned their suitability and usefulness for improving schools. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to this discussion by…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Educational Quality
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Bemposta-Rosende, Sergio; García-García, María José; Escribano-Otero, Juan José – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2011
In recent years, learning management systems (LMS) have become very popular in almost all traditional universities, generating a new learning strategy approach, mixing elements from both traditional and online learning: the blended learning or b-learning. How these new environments influence teaching activities and learning processes are the main…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning
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Marín, Cristina; Pérez-Echeverría, María-Puy; Scheuer, Nora – Research Papers in Education, 2014
The way in which students and teachers conceive the nature of knowledge and its acquisition has been deeply investigated in recent decades since these conceptions underlie teaching and learning processes themselves. In this study, we analysed how woodwind students from different levels of expertise conceive the process of learning a musical piece.…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Muñoz González, Juan Manuel; Rubio García, Sebastián; Cruz Pichardo, Ivanovna M. – Digital Education Review, 2015
At the present time, the use of video games goes beyond mere amusement or entertainment due to its potential for developing capacities, dexterity and skills. Thus, video games have extended to environments like that of education, serving as didactic resources within dynamics that respond to the interests and necessities of the 21st century…
Descriptors: Video Games, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning
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Murillo, Eva; Capilla, Almudena – Journal of Child Language, 2016
Gestures and vocal elements interact from the early stages of language development, but the role of this interaction in the language learning process is not yet completely understood. The aim of this study is to explore gestural accompaniment's influence on the acoustic properties of vocalizations in the transition to first words. Eleven Spanish…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Child Language, Infants, Spanish
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Eizagirre Sagardia, Ana; Imaz Bengoetxea, Jose Inazio; Rekalde Rodríguez, Itziar – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This paper presents the most important results of a research project aimed at gathering empirical evidence on current efforts to foster and develop cross-curricular competences (CCC) in Vocational Education and Training (VET) Centres located in the Basque Country (Spain). The case study research method was used, with data being gathered by means…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Competency Based Education, Vocational Education, Case Studies
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Villarroel, José Domingo – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
This study examines the drawings that elementary grade school children make on the subject of plant life. More specifically, the pictorial elements drawn by children are analysed together with their colour choices and the size of coloured surfaces. Furthermore, the results are put into perspective with the age of the children in the sample. The…
Descriptors: Young Children, Elementary School Students, Freehand Drawing, Plants (Botany)
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Moore, Emilee – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2016
In striving for internationalisation, government and university policies in Catalonia promote the use of English in classrooms in two ways that often overlap: (1) as a lingua franca aiding the participation of international students and (2) through immersion approaches targeting local students. However, as the findings presented in this article…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Higher Education, Educational Policy, International Education
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Martín, Estefanía; Roldán-Alvarez, David; Haya, Pablo A.; Fernández-Gaullés, Cristina; Guzmán, Cristian; Quintanar, Hermelinda – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
The adoption of Information and Communication Technologies in early childhood education is crucial for adapting traditional classrooms to the digital era. Over time, young children are increasingly using touch screen technologies such as tablets at home and in early childhood settings. However, the literature shows that there is a significant gap…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Learning Processes
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