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Asakawa, Machiko; Kanamaru, Ayako; Plaza, Taron; Shiramizu, Chie – TESL-EJ, 2016
With the Ministry of Education, Sports, Science and Technology calling for junior and senior high school English classes in Japan to be more communicative and taught in English, teachers need effective tools to help make their classrooms more interactive. Cooperative learning activities have the potential to increase interaction among students and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Shinno, Yusuke – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This paper reports on combining semiotic and discursive approaches to reification in classroom interactions. It focuses on the discursive characteristics and semiotic processes involved in the teaching and learning of square roots in a ninth grade classroom in Japan. The purpose of this study is to characterize the development of mathematical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts
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Charteris, Jennifer – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
Conceptualised from a range of sociological perspectives, and theorised extensively over the last 50 years, human agency is an integral element to lifelong learning. Poststructural theory with its decentred discursive construction of the learner offers a vibrant conception of classroom dynamics. This paper envisions how learner agency can be…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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Juntunen, Marja-Leena – Music Education Research, 2017
In Finland, teachers' have extensive autonomy, that is freedom from control by others over their professional actions in the classroom, and it is considered a strength of Finnish education. At the same time, national assessment of learning outcomes has been constructed to examine the learner's progress and achievements in relation to the criteria…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Autonomy, Teaching Methods, National Competency Tests
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Barlow, Tim; Fleming, Barry – Teaching Science, 2016
"Blended" and "flipped" pedagogies are becoming more common features of classrooms as the technological revolution continues. While the appropriate use of technology in the learning environment can serve to motivate some students, significant problems surrounding student motivation and engagement remain. As such, the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Prodromou, Theodosia – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2012
This article seeks to address a pedagogical theory of introducing the classicist and the frequentist approach to probability, by investigating important elements in 9th grade students' learning process while working with a "TinkerPlots2" combinatorial problem. Results from this research study indicate that, after the students had seen…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Probability, Grade 9, Mathematics Skills
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Bansal, Garima – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
This research investigates various purposes of teacher discourse moves essential to orchestrate dialogic discourse in secondary science classrooms. Data collected includes classroom observations and teacher interviews of two teachers teaching in an Indian school setting, whose classroom practices subscribed to a dialogic framework. A discursive…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Science Teachers
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Mazur, Amber D.; Brown, Barbara; Jacobsen, Michele – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2015
The flipped classroom is an instructional model that leverages technology-enhanced instruction outside of class time in order to maximize student engagement and learning during class time. As part of an action research study, the authors synthesize reflections about how the flipped classroom model can support teaching, learning and assessment…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Franco-Mariscal, Antonio Joaquín – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
This paper presents a project about the chemical elements made by 15-year-old Spanish high school students of Chemistry. It focuses on context-based teaching combined with the advantages of creating a large mural which subsequently is exposed in the school. The project consisted of researching the chemical elements in the different materials that…
Descriptors: Context Effect, High School Students, Science Materials, Structural Analysis (Science)
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Parveen, Qaisara; Batool, Sadia – International Education Studies, 2012
The aim of the study was to explore the effects of cooperative learning on General Science achievement among 9th class students. Based upon previous research literature it was hypothesized that significant difference existed between the mean posttest scores of General Science achievement of experimental group and control group. The pretest…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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Hugerat, Muhamad – Learning Environments Research, 2016
This study involved 458 ninth-grade students from two different Arab middle schools in Israel. Half of the students learned science using project-based learning strategies and the other half learned using traditional methods (non-project-based). The classes were heterogeneous regarding their achievements in the sciences. The adapted questionnaire…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Active Learning, Student Projects, Learning Strategies
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Ceylaner, Sibel Günay; Karakus, Fazilet – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study aims to investigate the effects of the flipped classroom model on ninth grade students' self-directed learning readiness and attitudes towards the English course and identify how the flipped classroom method affects students' self-directed learning readiness and attitudes towards the English course as well as the potential reasons for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homework, Video Technology, Educational Technology
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Nyman, Rimma – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
The study addresses the question of what makes a mathematical task interesting to the 9th year students. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 15 students of purposive selection of the 9th year. The students were asked to recall a task they found interesting and engaging during the past three years. An analysis of the tasks was made…
Descriptors: Mathematics Activities, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Semi Structured Interviews
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Öz, Hüseyin – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2014
This article reports on the findings of a study conducted to investigate teachers' and students' perceptions of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in the English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom and to find out differences of perceptions according to some variables such as gender, level of English proficiency, hours of weekly IWB use, and years…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Bulletin Boards
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Akpinar, Yavuz – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2014
The aim of the studies reported in this paper is to gain classroom based empirical evidence on the learning effectiveness of learning objects used in two types of study settings: Collaborative and individual. A total of 127 seventh and ninth grade students participated in the experiments. They were assigned into one of the study modes and worked…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Grade 9, Resource Units, Cooperative Learning
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