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Gutiérrez-Santiuste, Elba; Gallego-Arrufat, María-Jesús – Interactive Learning Environments, 2017
The study analyzes the type and quantity of co-occurrence of social, cognitive, and teaching presence in a Community of Inquiry (CoI). Content analysis of the virtual educational communication shows units of analysis that must be assigned to more than one category. By crossing the categories of the CoI model, we observe that Social Presence is…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Inquiry, Content Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication
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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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Pérez-Jorge, David; Jorge-Estévez, María Dolores; Gutiérrez-Barroso, Josué; de la Rosa-Hormiga, Milagros; Marrero-Morales, María Sandra – International Education Studies, 2016
Education and training in schools are essential elements in the development and socialization process of children from early childhood. The fact of considering health as a complete physical, mental and social wellbeing (World Health Organization (1848), WHO), and not only as the absence of illness, is closely related to the achievement of optimal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, High School Students, Questionnaires
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de Zarobe, Yolanda Ruiz; Zenotz, Victoria – Language Learning Journal, 2015
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is a multifaceted educational approach which has emerged as a major innovation in improving language learning and subject learning in the curriculum. In order to analyse the effect of this approach, a number of studies (Dalton Puffer, C., T. Nikula and U. Smit, eds. 2010. "Language Use and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Strategies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Selthofer, Josipa – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The aim of the research is to analyse and compare visual identity elements of Croatian academic Websites with ones of European countries using Hofstede's model of cultural dimensions. The purpose of the research is to point to the influence a culture has on the design of Websites. Method: Graphical elements of university home pages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Design, Colleges
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Moriña, Anabel; Morgado, Beatriz – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The main topic of this article is architectural barriers and infrastructures as identified by university students with disabilities. The data presented is part of a much wider research project, sponsored by Spain's Ministry of Economy and Competition. A biographical-narrative methodology was used for this study. The results presented have been…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Barriers, Accessibility (for Disabled), College Students
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Cervera, Mercè Gisbert; Cantabrana, José L. Lázaro – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2015
Professional development in ICT for teachers, in addition to being necessary given the dynamic nature of technology, also improves the institutional quality of schools. This work, based on action research, provides evidence that the school itself is capable of organising and designing a training plan as part of a broader process to improve quality…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Computer Literacy, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers
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Ruiz-Gallardo, José-Reyes; Paños, Esther – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: Microorganisms are very important in day-to-day life, but they are inadequately addressed in the Spanish educational system. It is essential that students are well informed about their characteristics and functions. Purpose: The study aims to find out primary school students' perceptions of microorganisms and to analyze whether…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Knowledge Level
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López-Peláez, María Paz; Martínez-Morales, María; Moreno-Montoro, María Isabel; Tirado de la Chica, Ana – Educational Review, 2018
"Historias de mi barrio" is a piece of pedagogic research aimed at highlighting the way art can articulate the relationship between the educational context and a neighbourhood at high risk of social exclusion. The starting point for this study was to ask whether this type of research, centred around the arts, was suitable in complex…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Educational Environment, Social Isolation, Artists
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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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Farias, Gonzalo; Muñoz de la Peña, David; Gómez-Estern, Fabio; De la Torre, Luis; Sánchez, Carlos; Dormido, Sebastián – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
Automatic evaluation is a challenging field that has been addressed by the academic community in order to reduce the assessment workload. In this work we present a new element for the authoring tool Easy Java Simulations (EJS). This element, which is named automatic evaluation element (AEE), provides automatic evaluation to virtual and remote…
Descriptors: Interaction, Laboratories, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Alonso, Patricia Dominguez – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
The working end of Law Degree is called to develop an important role when we consider that the European Higher Education Area is the student manager of his own learning and is considered essential that the student of law, among other skills, to acquire critical thinking skills, investigation techniques, personal development work and use of legal…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Higher Education, Thinking Skills, Bachelors Degrees
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Burgos-Garcia, Antonio – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
This study presents the results from a study funded by the Directorate General of Occupational Health and Safety, an institutional body that pertains to the Employment Council of the Regional Government of Andalusia (Spain) and Ministry of Employment and Labour (Spain). The analysis "focuses" mainly on the teachers who work in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Occupational Safety and Health, Educational Environment, Risk Management
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de Oliveira, Janaina Minelli; Gallardo-Echenique, Eliana E. – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2015
In this paper, we address the guidance of student teachers in initial training in schools as an invaluable opportunity to raise creative learning awareness. The objective of this present research is to develop guidance strategies for guiding the identification of creative practices and for analyzing that moment as a "way of knowing". We…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Student Teachers, Observation, Guidance Programs
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Wright, Susan; Greenwood, Davydd; Boden, Rebecca – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2011
The authors have been investigating universities in their own countries for many years and are now turning their attention to exploring alternatives to current reforms. As part of these investigations, they spent two days of interviews and meetings at Mondragon, a town in Gipuzkoa in the Spanish Basque Country. Mondragon is at the centre of one of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Foreign Countries, Private Colleges, Cooperatives
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