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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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Caicedo Triviño, Paula Andrea – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
Seventh grade teachers at a Colombian public school chose cooperative learning as a strategy to improve student's social performance and as a tool to get learners to enrich their academic level. This article reports on an action research and innovation project focused on the results eight students obtained in their written performance in English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Middle School Students, Adolescents
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Contreras León, Janeth Juliana; Chapetón Castro, Claudia Marcela – HOW, 2016
This article is a report of a pedagogical intervention which was developed with a group of seventh graders during their English as a foreign language class in a public school in Bogotá. It is part of an investigation in which the main purpose was to foster students' classroom interaction through the use of cooperative learning principles from a…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Grade 7
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Dasdemir, Ikramettin – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
The aim of this research is to determine the effect of the different teaching methods, on seventh-grade students' academic achievement and scientific attitudes. The research was carried out using quasi-experimental methods. The research sample consisted of 84 seventh grade students studying in three different classes. One of these classes an…
Descriptors: Teaching Models, Cooperative Learning, Animation, Grade 7
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Sun, Daner; Looi, Chee-Kit; Xie, Wenting – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2017
When inquiry-based learning is designed for a collaborative context, the interactions that arise in the learning environment can become fairly complex. While the learning effectiveness of such learning environments has been reported in the literature, there have been fewer studies on the students' learning processes. To address this, the article…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Secondary School Students, Concept Formation
Baek, Youngkyun; Whitton, Nicola – IGI Global, 2013
In K-12 classrooms, as well as on the college and university level, the incorporation of digital games has played a vital role in the educational system. While introducing teachers to new fields, these digital games have been designed and implemented for the classroom and have shown positive results at a variety of educational levels. Cases on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
Brown, Raymond; Redmond, Trevor – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
This paper explores the construction of classroom contexts facilitative of student engagement in Mathematics. Employing a form of discourse analysis framed within a participation approach to learning, the paper provides insights into the construction of such contexts. The affordances and constraints of constructing such a context are discussed in…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Environment, Context Effect
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Pantaleo, Sylvia – English in Australia, 2014
During a classroom-based study that explored the teaching and learning of visual elements of art and design, Grade 7 students had the opportunity to read four graphic novels. Theoretically, the research was informed by social semiotics, visual literacy, sociocultural theory, and Rosenblatt's transactional theory of reading. The instructional unit…
Descriptors: Novels, Picture Books, Cartoons, Grade 7
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Sun, Daner; Looi, Chee-Kit; Xie, Wenting – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
Though discussion of the teacher factor in ICT-enabled science learning abounds in the literature, the investigation of Teacher Enactments (TEs) of ICT-facilitated lessons through exploring teaching practices is still under-explored and under-recognized. Current studies are still lacking in evidence-based findings of TEs based on the investigation…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Science Instruction
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Seah, Lay Hoon – School Science Review, 2013
This article demonstrates one particular difficulty of interpreting students' use of language in science classrooms: determining whether a student's writing indicates a misconception or a misrepresentation. Students' written assignments from a case study are used to illustrate instances where multiple interpretations are possible. These examples…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Misconceptions, Content Area Writing, Language Usage
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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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Lee, Chien-I – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Peer assessment can expand the cognitive schemas of students, facilitate knowledge construction, and promote discussion and cooperative learning among students and their peers. In recent years, the application of the internet to conduct peer assessment activities has been widely implemented. The advantages of networked peer assessments over…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Cooperative Learning, Feedback (Response), Student Motivation
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Xu, Lihua – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The relationship between teaching and learning is a most central issue in education research, but it is yet to be fully understood. Variation Theory provides an explanatory account for teaching and learning and offers a specific view on what it means to learn: to discriminate and to discern critical aspects of the object of learning. This paper…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Correlation, Case Studies
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Jena, Ananta Kumar – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2012
This study deals with the application of constructivist approach through individual and cooperative modes of spider and hierarchical concept maps to achieve meaningful learning on science concepts (e.g. acids, bases & salts, physical and chemical changes). The main research questions were: Q (1): is there any difference in individual and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Teaching Methods, Scoring, Maps
Gurel, Davut; Çetin, Turhan – Online Submission, 2017
The aim of this study is to determine the secondary school students' views about the intangible cultural heritage (ICH) elements, which are in the social studies curriculum, and to raise awareness of these elements if there is any intangible cultural heritage in their neighbourhood. This study, which is based on the qualitative research method,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 7, Knowledge Level
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