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Chatila, Hanadi; Al Husseiny, Fatima – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
Recent research findings have shown that cooperative learning improves students' thinking skills as it allows them to communicate actively with each other (Johnson, Johnson and Smith, 2014). Therefore, cooperative learning has been proposed by many educators to be implemented in classrooms to produce lifelong learners and critical thinkers…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Biology, Skill Development, Science Process Skills
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Hilton, Annette; Hilton, Geoff – Teaching Science, 2016
In many scientific contexts, students need to be able to use mathematical knowledge in order to engage in scientific reasoning and problem-solving, and their understanding of scientific concepts relies heavily on their ability to understand and use mathematics in often new or unfamiliar contexts. Not only do science students need high levels of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts, Problem Solving
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Demitra; Sarjoko – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
Indigenous people of Dayak tribe in Kalimantan, Indonesia have traditionally relied on a system of mutual cooperation called "handep." The cultural context has an influence on students mathematics learning. The "handep" system might be suitable for modern learning situations to develop mathematical problem-solving skill. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Cooperative Learning
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Wolfensberger, Balz; Canella, Claudia – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2015
This paper reports a predominantly qualitative classroom study on cooperative learning about nature of science (NOS) using a case from the history of science. The purpose of the research was to gain insight into how students worked with the historical case study during cooperative group work, how students and teachers assessed the teaching unit,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Cooperative Learning, Case Studies
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Evin, Agathe; Sève, Carole; Saury, Jacques – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Introduction: One of the aims of physical education (PE) is to develop social skills such as cooperation, teamwork, and mutual helping among students. Cooperation is a broad research topic, implicating several disciplines in the human sciences (e.g. psychology, sociology, linguistics, philosophy). It is also an important topic in various domains…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Cooperation, Trust (Psychology)
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Pui, Winnie Sin Wai – Support for Learning, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore special educational curriculum design at senior secondary school level and whether this helps to enhance the academic attainment and self-confidence of students with learning difficulties. An in-depth discussion focuses on lesson planning for the individual needs and group needs of students by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, Curriculum Design, Student Needs
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Goodyear, Victoria A; Casey, Ashley; Kirk, David – Sport, Education and Society, 2014
Research suggests that girls are disengaged in physical education due to the "traditional" way that it is taught, i.e. teacher-centred approaches with a primary focus on motor performance. In contrast, Cooperative Learning, a student-centred pedagogy focusing on learning in multiple domains, has had success in engaging girls in physical…
Descriptors: Social Development, Cooperative Learning, Females, Physical Education
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Hadi, Rizali – International Education Studies, 2015
Character education is currently an international issue and schools are deeply involved in its dissemination. In Indonesia, teachers have been introduced to various methods and techniques of how to integrate character values with subject-matter content during teaching-learning processes. Since teaching character values together with subject matter…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Economics Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Yayon, Malka; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Fortus, David – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2012
Chemical bonding knowledge is fundamental and essential to the understanding of almost every topic in chemistry, but it is very difficult to learn. While many studies have characterized some of the central elements of knowledge of this topic, these elements of knowledge have not been systematically organized. We describe the development and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Chemistry, High School Students, Secondary School Science
Boz, Burçak; Erbilgin, Evrim – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2015
When teaching transformations of functions, teachers typically have students vary the coefficients of equations and examine the resulting changes in the graph. This approach, however, may lead students to memorise rules related to transformations. Students need opportunities to think deeply about transformations beyond superficial observations…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Morais, Teresa; Silva, Helena; Lopes, José; Dominguez, Caroline – Curriculum Journal, 2017
The use of argumentative strategies that promote the defense of well-grounded personal arguments contributes to the development of a critical, ethical and political thought that leads to responsible and socially committed people. Based on the quality of the produced arguments in philosophical essays, this work evaluates the potential application…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Skill Development, Essays, Philosophy
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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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Ruokonen, Inkeri – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
This is a case study of a one-year arts educational project 'I -- from dreams to reality' in which artists worked at school with teachers and learning at the school was planned through arts-based, co-operative teamwork during one extra school year of 10th grade students in Finnish basic education. The theme of the year was 'I', and so the project…
Descriptors: Art Education, Self Efficacy, Interpersonal Competence, Grade 10
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Alivernini, Fabio; Manganelli, Sara; Lucidi, Fabio – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
This study examines the factor structures of Personal and Classroom Achievement Goals and the relationships between them. Multilevel structural equation modeling was used to examine data from a sample of 3,544 Italian 10th-grade students (184 classrooms) who completed the Patterns of Adaptive Learning Scales (PALS). Findings about the factor…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Mastery Learning, Immigrants
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Chang, Kuo-En; Lan, Yu-Ju; Chang, Chien-Mei; Sung, Yao-Ting – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2010
The work described in this paper explores the feasibility of using of a wireless handheld system (WHS) that supports the individual and co-operative reading activities of students and helps teachers implement reading strategy instruction in Chinese language classes. The experimental findings demonstrate that the WHS benefits students applying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction
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