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Woods-McConney, Amanda; Wosnitza, Marold; Sturrock, Keryn L. – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Science education research has recommended cooperative inquiry based science in the primary science context for more than two decades but after more than 20 years, student achievement in science has not substantially improved. This study, through direct observation and analysis, investigated content-related student interactions in an authentic…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Primary Education, Inquiry
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Hilton, Annette; Hilton, Geoff – Teaching Science, 2016
In many scientific contexts, students need to be able to use mathematical knowledge in order to engage in scientific reasoning and problem-solving, and their understanding of scientific concepts relies heavily on their ability to understand and use mathematics in often new or unfamiliar contexts. Not only do science students need high levels of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts, Problem Solving
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Sjoer, Ellen; Meirink, Jacobiene – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
In this study, we examine a professional learning community of primary school teachers developing a joint school-based curriculum for science and technology (S&T) education. Team meetings were observed over the course of one school year and the participating teachers and school head were interviewed. An essential factor in the team's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education, Communities of Practice
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Beserra, Vagner; Nussbaum, Miguel; Oteo, Macarena – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
When performing a task in the classroom, it is essential to place the focus on learning. In the classroom, it is possible to distinguish between time spent by students on-task and off-task. The former is the time in which the student is focused on the learning task; the latter is the remaining time in which they focus on other activities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Grade 2
Güngör, Zühre Yilmaz – Online Submission, 2018
The objective of this study is to detect the effect of using cooperative learning for teaching idioms to first grade students, learning French as a foreign language. The study was carried out on two groups -- experimental group and control group -- during the academic year of 2017-2018 in the lesson "Reading in French". The lesson was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Language Patterns, Second Language Learning
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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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Wu, Shu-Chen – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study investigated Hong Kong and German children's perceptions of play and learning and their relationships. Forty-eight children (24 German and 24 Chinese) playing and learning in the classroom were observed and videotaped for five consecutive days. They were interviewed 3 times about their kindergarten experiences by using free- and…
Descriptors: Play, Student Attitudes, Kindergarten, Asians
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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
One of the purposes of the classroom-based research featured in this article was to explore how the ongoing development of young children's understanding of elements of visual art and design would affect their comprehension, interpretation and analysis of the artwork in a selection of picturebooks. Social semiotics, multimodality, sociocultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Elementary School Students, Primary Education
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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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West-Burns, Nicole; Murray, Karen – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
In classroom spaces on a daily basis, students are encouraged to express who they are as learners and demonstrate their own understanding of their learning. Students' ability to contribute to their own learning is an essential characteristic of an engaging classroom space and supports high academic achievement. The authors' work highlights one…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Power Structure, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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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
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Näkk, Anne-Mai; Timoštšuk, Inge – Education 3-13, 2019
The current study was part of a larger project which examined teachers' classroom practices and relationships with students' learning engagement in primary-school education in Estonia. The focus was the role of autonomy supportive and structured teaching on learning engagement. Two primary-school teachers and their 46 students were selected for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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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
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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Räisänen, Sari; Korkeamäki, Riitta-Liisa – Classroom Discourse, 2015
This study investigated the first author's process of implementing new literacy practices as a teacher in a Finnish first-grade classroom from a poststructuralist perspective by using nexus analysis (NA). We concentrated on two essential concepts in NA, Bourdieu's habitus and Goffman's interaction order, which we linked to Grundy's curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Elementary Education, Grade 1
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