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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Education 3-13, 2017
The data featured in this article were collected during a classroom-based study with seven- and eight-year-old children in British Columbia, Canada. The multiple purposes of the research included exploring how the development of the students' understanding of elements of visual art and design would affect their subsequent application of these same…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Art, Art Products, Elementary School Students
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Yamac, Ahmet; Ulusoy, Mustafa – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
The aim of this action research was to investigate the effects of digital storytelling in improving the writing skills of third grade students enrolled in rural primary schools. The writing performances of the students were measured before and after the teaching procedures of digital storytelling. Then, the process of narrative writing with…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Grade 3
Irvine, Jeff – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2015
Choice theory identifies five psychological needs: survival, freedom, power, belonging, and fun (Glasser, 1998). There are close parallels with self-determination theory (SDT), which specifies autonomy, competence, and relatedness as essential needs (Deci & Ryan, 2000). This case study examines a very successful example of choice theory…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Classroom Techniques, Case Studies, Educational Theories
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Leavy, Aisling; Hourigan, Mairéad; McMahon, Áine – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2013
Quite a bit of the arithmetic in elementary school contains elements of algebraic reasoning. After researching and testing a number of instructional strategies with Irish third graders, these authors found effective methods for cultivating a relational concept of equality in third-grade students. Understanding equality is fundamental to algebraic…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Arithmetic, Elementary School Mathematics, Algebra
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Toh, Yancy; So, Hyo-Jeong; Seow, Peter; Chen, Wenli; Looi, Chee-Kit – Learning, Media and Technology, 2013
This paper shares the theoretical and methodological frameworks that are deployed in a 3-year study to examine how Singapore primary school students leverage on mobile technology for seamless learning. This notion of seamless learning refers to the integrated and synergistic effects of learning in both formal and informal settings, which is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Inquiry, Cooperation
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Cetin, Pinar Seda; Metin, Duygu; Capkinoglu, Esra; Leblebicioglu, Gulsen – Science Education International, 2016
Providing students with inquiry-oriented learning environments is a major concern in science education. Argumentation discourse can enhance the effectiveness of inquiry-oriented learning environments. This study seeks the trace of argumentation in Turkish Elementary and Secondary Science Curriculum developed by the Turkish Ministry of Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Persuasive Discourse, Elementary School Science
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Kim, Mijung – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Research on young children's reasoning show the complex relationships of knowledge, theories, and evidence in their decision-making and problem solving. Most of the research on children's reasoning skills has been done in individualized and formal research settings, not collective classroom environments where children often engage in learning and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Karacop, Ataman; Diken, Emine Hatun – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of laboratory approach based on jigsaw method with cooperative learning and confirmatory laboratory approach on university students' cognitive process development in Science teaching laboratory applications, and to determine the opinions of the students on applied laboratory methods. The…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Science Teachers, Science Process Skills, Class Activities
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Chang, Yi-Hsing; Lin, Yu-Kai; Fang, Rong-Jyue; Lu, You-Te – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
A situated Chinese cultural festival learning system based on motion sensing is developed in this study. The primary design principle is to create a highly interactive learning environment, allowing learners to interact with Kinect through natural gestures in the designed learning situation to achieve efficient learning. The system has the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asian Culture, Teaching Methods, Motion
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Engen, Bård Ketil; Giæver, Tonje H.; Mifsud, Louise – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2018
In this article, we analysed the collaborative use of tablets (iPads) in a third-grade primary classroom in Norway where the pupils created fairy tales. The pupils worked in groups of five and shared an iPad in their group. We observed and recorded the story's development, which lasted a week, using video recordings and field notes. We explored…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Educational Technology
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Abu-Hamour, Bashir; Mattar, Jihan – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
The proper assessment of math computational skills is essential for monitoring progress, predicting achievement, and identifying students with disabilities. The current study extends previous research on assessment of curriculum-based measurement in mathematics(M-CBM) . The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of the M-CBM…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Based Assessment, Mathematics Skills, Computation
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Friedland, Aaron; Gilman, Michelle; Johnson, Michael; Demeke, Abera – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Although studies on the effects of Reading While Listening (RWL) to audiobooks on students' reading fluency is limited, the available emerging literature consistently demonstrates its favourable contribution to improve reading fluency. Since improving fluency is an important instructional goal of primary schools, understanding the role of RWL to…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Reading Fluency, Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives
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Öman, Anne; Sofkova Hashemi, Sylvana – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2015
Digital technologies are increasingly implemented in Swedish schools, which impact on education in the contemporary classroom. Screen-based practice opens up for new forms and multiplicity of representations, taking into account that language in a globalized society is more than reading and writing skills. This paper presents a case study of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Case Studies, Design
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Lock, Jennifer; Duggleby, Sandra – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
In today's classrooms, learning does not have to be bounded by physical space. By having access to a range of digital communication technologies, students and teachers can synchronously and asynchronously engage in authentic learning opportunities extending beyond the local community. They can be learning and interacting with others from around…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, International Cooperation, Information Technology, Cooperative Learning
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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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