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Kangas, Marjaana; Kopisto, Kaisa; Löfman, Krista; Salo, Laura; Krokfors, Leena – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This case study examined how the agency of a fifth-grade pupil appeared across different learning environments in the primary school context. In this study, agency is defined as the initiatives taken by an individual in interactive situations. The research question is: how does a pupil's agency manifest and vary through taking initiatives across…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Grade 5, Case Studies, Elementary School Students
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Karsak, H. Gulhan Orhan; Fer, Seval; Orhan, Feza – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
Academic writing, whether individual or cooperative, is an essential skill for today's graduates. However, motivating and helping students to learn to write effectively, either in cooperative or individual scenarios, poses many challenges, many of which can be overcome by technical means. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of using…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Diaries, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
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Ebrahim, Ali – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2012
This study compares the effects of two methods of teaching--teacher-centered and cooperative learning--on students' science achievement and use of social skills. The sample consists of 163 female elementary science students in 8 intact grade 5 classes who were assigned to 2 instructional methods and were taught an identical science unit by 4…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Achievement, Learning Strategies, Pretests Posttests
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Law, Yin-Kum – Journal of Research in Reading, 2011
Research indicates that cooperative learning with teacher-guided instruction is more effective in helping young children to learn than cooperative learning with minimal guidance. In the present study, two different cooperative learning activities (jigsaw and drama) and a control condition (a traditional teacher-led approach) were compared. The…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Learning Activities, Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries
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Al-Shareef, Samar Yahya; Al-Qarni, Reem Ali – English Language Teaching, 2016
The paper highlights the main aspects and characteristic features of teacher-teacher Wikis, which are considered to be the most effective teaching and learning tools. The research studies the effectiveness of using Wikis by teachers during collaborative lesson planning. It also traces the impact of teacher-teacher Wikis on the teachers'…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Collaborative Writing, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Mustakim, Siti Salina; Mustapha, Ramlee; Lebar, Othman – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2014
This study aimed to identify the approaches employed by teachers in teaching Contemporary Children's Literature Program to upper primary school. Using classroom observations and interview as research instruments, this paper evaluates the approaches of five ESL teachers teaching Year 5 students and examines the various challenges faced by them in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Childrens Literature, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Baas, Diana; Castelijns, Jos; Vermeulen, Marjan; Martens, Rob; Segers, Mien – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: Assessment for Learning (AfL) is believed to create a rich learning environment in which students develop their cognitive and metacognitive strategies. Monitoring student growth and providing scaffolds that shed light on the next step in the learning process are hypothesized to be essential elements of AfL that enhance cognitive and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Cognitive Processes, Metacognition
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Díaz, Anita; Nussbaum, Miguel; Ñopo, Hugo; Maldonado-Carreño, Carolina; Corredor, Javier – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
While investment in technology for use in the classroom is increasing, studies still do not reveal significant improvements in learning. Investigations have shown that aligning the design of learning experiences with students' needs creates synergy in the teaching and learning classroom processes. This can be achieved through orchestration, the…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Pacing
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Mohammadjani, Farzad; Tonkaboni, Forouzan – International Education Studies, 2015
The aim of the present research is to investigate a comparison between the effect of cooperative learning teaching method and lecture teaching method on students' learning and satisfaction level. The research population consisted of all the fourth grade elementary school students of educational district 4 in Shiraz. The statistical population…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Questionnaires, Test Reliability
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Mantik, Octavia; Choi, Hee Jun – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine whether or not "Scaffolded Think-Group-Share" learning can have a positive effect on student satisfaction and learning achievement in English classes of an Indonesian elementary school. To achieve this purpose, this study compared the findings from the two dependent variables (i.e., student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods, Student Satisfaction
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Desbiens, Nadia; Levasseur, Caroline; Roy, Normand – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2016
The potential for behaviourally challenged students to negatively impact typically developing students is a concern shared by many parents and teachers. However, deviant peer influence during workgroup activities has not been thoroughly investigated through systematic observation of deviant interactions. This study compares sequences of deviant…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Peer Influence, Group Activities, Group Dynamics
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Jaakkola, T.; Veermans, K. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2015
Contemporary evidence on the effectiveness of concrete and abstract representations in science education is based solely on studies conducted in college context. There it has been found that learning with abstract representations produces predominantly better outcomes than learning with concrete representations and combining the representations…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Computer Simulation
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Nurhaniyah, Binti; Soetjipto, Budi Eko; Hanurawan, Fattah – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The aims of this classroom action research are to describe: (1) the implementation of cooperative learning model "find someone who and flashcard game" to boost students' motivation to learn social studies for the fifth grade students; (2) the response of the fifth grade students at SDN Klanderan, Kediri, East Java on the implementation…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Academic Persistence
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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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Murtono – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The purposes of this research are: (1) description of reading skill the students who join in CIRC learning model, Jigsaw learning model, and STAD learning model; (2) finding out the effective of learning model cooperative toward a reading comprehensions between the students who have high language logic and low language logic; and (3) finding out…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Foreign Countries
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