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Ucus, Sukran; Acar, Ibrahim H. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Creative school environments use creative approaches in their curriculum, content, and teaching and learning. Considering that creativity is fostered by all elements of educational processes such as teachers, classrooms, and school environments, the purpose of the current study was to explore perceptions of Turkish student teachers in an early…
Descriptors: Creativity, Play, Freedom of Speech, Freehand Drawing
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Erturk Kara, H. Gozde – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
The purpose of this research is to understand the role of physical arrangements within the classroom in the development of behavior regulation skill of preschool children. From among the types of action research, the technical/scientific/cooperative action research was employed in the current study. In the selection of the participants, one of the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Behavior, Classroom Environment, Action Research
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Baker, Fiona S. – Childhood Education, 2017
Play and learning in the outdoors have been long-standing features of early years care and education. Unfortunately, children around the world no longer have sufficient opportunities for outdoor play for a variety of reasons. In the United Arab Emirates, climatic constraints limit outdoor play for 6 months of the year. One group of preservice…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Play, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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de Aldama, Carlos; Pozo, Juan Ignacio – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2016
Introduction: Several studies show that one of the essential factors in the way teachers use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in their lessons are the beliefs they hold regarding ICT as tools for teaching and learning. This study analyses the relationship between these beliefs and the way teachers use ICT in the classroom through…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Beliefs, Questionnaires, Technology Uses in Education
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Amollo, Odundo P.; Lilian, Ganira K. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
Value Based Education (VBE) is an essential element that impacts moral, ethical, cultural, social and spiritual ideals necessary for holistic development of children. Providing an education on values at an early age ensures that children are directed by these ideologies throughout life. Research indicates that children who adopt values at an early…
Descriptors: Values Education, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Values
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Hui, Anna N. N.; Chow, Bonnie W. Y.; Chan, Aubrey Y. T.; Chui, Barbie H. T.; Sam, C. T. – Education 3-13, 2015
This article provides research evidence that creativity can be nurtured as abilities and skills both in the general domain as well as in specific domains with methods appropriate to the holistic development of young learners. It reports upon two empirical studies on the enhancement of creativity in children and young people, and connects to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Creativity, Creative Teaching
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Skarakis-Doyle, Elizabeth; Izaryk, Kristen; Campbell, Wenonah; Terry, Alexandra – Discourse Processes: A multidisciplinary journal, 2014
This study examines preschoolers' acquisition of the maxims of the Cooperative Principle and the sociocognitive scaffolds that support this acquisition. In Study 1, 84 children between 3 and 5 years old were required to make passive judgments of violations of the Cooperative Principle. Results showed that children consistently identified…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Cooperation, Communication (Thought Transfer), Age Differences
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Lee, Seung Yeon; Park, Hye Jun; Chun, Eul Jung – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This study aims to expand dialogues on service learning and its applicability in early childhood (EC) teacher education programs. It consists of two parts: 1) self-studies of two courses and 2) students' learning and difficulties from the courses. Each course was situated in different contexts and levels of EC teacher education programs in Seoul,…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Service Learning, Active Learning, Critical Thinking
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Akçay, Nilüfer Okur – Journal of Education and Learning, 2016
In this study, the effectivity of jigsaw method, one of the cooperative learning models, on teaching the concepts related to sense organs and their functions to four-five year-old children in nursery class was analyzed. The study is in the semi-experimental design consisting of experimental and control groups and pretest and posttest. The sample…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Curriculum Implementation, Cooperative Learning, Experimental Groups
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Kirk, Gill; Jay, Jenny – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study examined how teachers support kindergarten children's social and emotional development in everyday contexts. It used an ethnographic qualitative mode of enquiry, employing participant observations and semi-structured and structured interviews to examine the ways teachers optimize opportunities for supporting kindergarten children's…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Erdem, Devrim – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Preschool years constitute a vital developmental period during which foundations of later development are formed. It is during this period that essential developments such as establishing attachment bonds, forming a basic sense of autonomy and sense of self (ego), language acquisition and attaining life and social skills. Studies in developmental…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Recreational Activities, Foreign Countries
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Jensen, Bryant; Pérez Martínez, María Guadalupe; Aguilar Escobar, Angélica – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2016
Educational policy in Mexico and throughout Latin America is shifting focus from school access to school quality. Improving "quality" is often interpreted as enhancing student learning opportunities, but three issues remain unresolved: (a) what constitutes opportunity to learn (OTL) in classrooms; (b) how to assess classroom OTL (COTL);…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Opportunities, Time on Task
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Levy, Rachael – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
This paper presents a historical reflection on gender and literacy, with a view to informing the present teaching of literacy in early childhood. The relationship between gender, literacy and opportunity in the labour market is examined, given that despite girls' achievement in literacy, in comparison with boys', women continue to earn…
Descriptors: Educational History, Early Childhood Education, Literacy Education, Preschool Teachers
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ChanLin, Lih-Juan – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2009
An important facet of effective Web-based instructional design is the consideration of learning activities to stimulate students' learning motivation. In order to create a motivating interaction environment, the design of motivational strategies to foster student interest in learning is essential. The study employed Keller's ARCS Motivational…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Instructional Design, Learning Activities, Learning Motivation
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Hugo, Karen; McNamara, Kelley; Sheldon, Kristin; Moult, Fiona; Lawrence, Kate; Forbes, Cathy; Martin, Natasha; Miller, Melinda G. – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
In early childhood education, a long-standing debate exists around issues related to school readiness and the transition to school. This paper describes an action research project implemented by teachers in an urban Australian preschool which gathered multiple stakeholder perspectives about school transition. The project was initiated to support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Urban Schools
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