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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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West-Burns, Nicole; Murray, Karen – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
In classroom spaces on a daily basis, students are encouraged to express who they are as learners and demonstrate their own understanding of their learning. Students' ability to contribute to their own learning is an essential characteristic of an engaging classroom space and supports high academic achievement. The authors' work highlights one…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Power Structure, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Sulaymani, Omar; Fleer, Marilyn; Chapman, Denise – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Even though studies of the accessibility of digital technologies in educational contexts have become progressively more extensive, understanding children's motive for play or for learning is essential for identifying the way they relate to touch technology. This research paper seeks to understand the relation between the motive for play and the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Kiili, Kristian; Ketamo, Harri; Koivisto, Antti; Finn, Enda – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2014
This paper presents the first findings from Math Elements user experience (UX) studies. Math Elements is a game that makes the whole Finnish maths K-2 curriculum (kindergarten and primary school grades 1 and 2) available for players all over the world. The game is based on teachable agent approach, which means that in the game players can teach…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Games, Teaching Methods, Handheld Devices
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Räisänen, Sari; Korkeamäki, Riitta-Liisa – Classroom Discourse, 2015
This study investigated the first author's process of implementing new literacy practices as a teacher in a Finnish first-grade classroom from a poststructuralist perspective by using nexus analysis (NA). We concentrated on two essential concepts in NA, Bourdieu's habitus and Goffman's interaction order, which we linked to Grundy's curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Elementary Education, Grade 1
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Gellert, Anna S.; Elbro, Carsten – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2017
The present study examined the construct and predictive validity of a dynamic test of decoding. In theory, a dynamic test provides a direct measure of potential for learning. In this study, children were taught 3 novel letters and how to blend the sounds of those into new words, then they were tested on different words comprising the 3 letters.…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Kindergarten, Reading Difficulties, Grade 1
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Saddhono, Kundharu; Rohmadi, Muhammad – International Education Studies, 2014
This study aims at describing the use of language at primary schools grade 1, 2, and 3 in Surakarta. The study belongs to descriptive qualitative research. It emphasizes in a note which depict real situation to support data presentation. Content analysis is used as research methodology. It analyzes the research result of the observed speech event.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indonesian Languages, Language of Instruction, Elementary Schools
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Sandberg, Gunilla – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
This article reports and discusses findings from an ethnographic case study, aiming to gain a deeper understanding of how different children perceive their learning environment in the first grade of primary school, with regard to social as well as academic aspects. The theoretical framework is based on an interactional perspective, where…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Educational Environment, Ethnography, Inclusion
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Lisanza, Esther Mukewa – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2014
This paper reports on an ethnographic case study which was carried out in a Kenyan first-grade classroom. The classroom had 89 students with their 2 teachers who taught at different times. The classroom was very crowded and had a high paucity of literacy materials. The study was guided by sociocultural and dialogic frameworks which maintain that…
Descriptors: African Languages, Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Case Studies
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Techaraungrong, Piyaporn; Suksakulchai, Surachai; Kaewprapan, Wacheerapan; Murphy, Elizabeth – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The purpose of the study reported on in this paper was to design and test multimedia for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) learners. The study focused on counting, addition and subtraction with grade one (age 7) DHH learners in Thailand. The multimedia created for the study was informed by design considerations for DHH learners of arithmetic and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Elementary School Students
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Räisänen, Sari; Korkeamäki, Riitta-Liisa; Dreher, Mariam Jean – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2016
We investigated how a teacher implemented principles of literacy teaching and learning set forth in the Finnish core curriculum in a first-grade classroom, focusing on two aspects of the curriculum: (1) "a community-oriented view of language," which can be understood from a socio-cultural perspective; and (2) "a broad conception of…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Grade 1
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Al Mosawi, Athraa; Wali, Esra Ahmed – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2015
Mobile devices have integrated themselves in society where they are used naturally and invisibly by individuals. Despite the fact that these devices are available to teachers and learners, the traditional style of classes is still the dominant style. This research explores the utilization of mobile applications in traditional classroom settings,…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Learner Engagement, Elementary School Students
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Nazari, Hossein; Jafari, Ebrahim Mirshah; Nasr, Ahmad Reza; Marandi, Seyed Mohammad – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2017
This study aimed to evaluate the current physical education curriculum of elementary schools (first and second grades) in Iran. This is an applied study conducted using grounded theory and the research method is qualitative. The research population consisted of all professors in Iran in the field of physical education, of whom, 15 people were…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews
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Ampuero, David; Miranda, Christian E.; Delgado, Luisa E.; Goyen, Samantha; Weaver, Sean – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
The present study explores the outcomes of teaching empathy and critical thinking to solve environmental problems. This investigation was done throughout the duration of an environmental education course within a primary school located in central Chile. A community-based research methodology was used to understand the formation of empathy and…
Descriptors: Empathy, Critical Thinking, Elementary School Students, Environmental Education
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Norén, Eva – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2015
This paper draws on data from a first grade multilingual mathematics classroom in Sweden. I explore how students' agency is pronounced in the classroom that actually can be a site where mathematics reform-oriented pedagogy thrives and how the emphasis on language support in such classrooms can support reform-oriented pedagogy. I argue that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 1, Multilingualism, Elementary School Mathematics
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