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Benny, Naama; Blonder, Ron – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
Regular high-school chemistry teachers view gifted students as one of several types of students in a regular (mixed-ability) classroom. Gifted students have a range of unique abilities that characterize their learning process: mostly they differ in three key learning aspects: their faster learning pace, increased depth of understanding, and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Academically Gifted
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Dubiner, Deborah – ELT Journal, 2017
Vocabulary knowledge is recognized as an essential element for second language acquisition and reading comprehension. One known way to encourage and support vocabulary development amongst second language learners is keeping a vocabulary notebook. The primary purpose of the present study was to document two aspects of student teachers' own…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Lazarowitz, Reuven; Hertz-Lazarowitz, Rachel; Khalil, Mahmood; Ron, Salit – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
The model of the six mirrors of the classroom and its use in teaching biology in a cooperative learning mode were implemented in high school classrooms. In this study we present: a) The model of the six mirrors of the classroom (MSMC). b) Cooperative learning settings: 1. The Group Investigation; 2. The Jigsaw Method; and 3. Peer Tutoring in Small…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Science Instruction, Peer Teaching, Small Group Instruction
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Magen-Nagar, Noga; Steinberger, Pnina – Learning Environments Research, 2017
An innovative learning environment is the current outcome of the constructivist approach, the essence of which is co-construction of knowledge in an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) environment. We examined how Israeli students perceived 10 characteristics of their classroom learning environment--student cohesiveness, teacher…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Elementary School Students
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Avidov-Ungar, Orit; Shamir-Inbal, Tamar – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2017
Aim/Purpose: The aim of the study is to examine what ICT coordinators perceive as the main elements of knowledge needed to implement ICT successfully into school culture. Background: For the past few years, Israel's Ministry of Education has been running a national program of adapting the education system to the 21st century skills. Key teachers…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Coordinators, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Paz-Baruch, Nurit – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
The Actiotope Model of Giftedness focuses on the interactions between the individual and the environment. Developing excellence requires educational and learning capitals that can support the individual in achieving a specific target. This study examined differences in the educational and learning capitals of students graded in three levels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Models, Human Capital
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Goldstein, Olzan – Cogent Education, 2016
This paper describes the impact of the project-based learning (PBL) approach on learning and teaching physics from the perspective of pre-service elementary school teacher education students and an instructor. This approach promoted meaningful learning (mainly in the scope of projects), higher motivation, and active involvement of students in…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Intercultural Communication, Course Content, Teaching Methods
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Yayon, Malka; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Fortus, David – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2012
Chemical bonding knowledge is fundamental and essential to the understanding of almost every topic in chemistry, but it is very difficult to learn. While many studies have characterized some of the central elements of knowledge of this topic, these elements of knowledge have not been systematically organized. We describe the development and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Chemistry, High School Students, Secondary School Science
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Geri, Nitza; Winer, Amir; Zaks, Beni – Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning, 2017
Aim/Purpose: As online video lectures rapidly gain popularity in formal and informal learning environments, one of their main challenges is student retention. This study investigates the influence of adding interactivity to online video lectures on students' attention span. Background: Interactivity is perceived as increasing the attention span of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Data Analysis, Interaction
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Alt, Dorit – Frontline Learning Research, 2014
This study was aimed at mapping features of constructivist activities in higher education settings, constructing and validating a new scale for measuring their presence in lecture face-to-face based environments (LBE), seminars (SM), and distance learning environments (DLE). A mix-method approach was implemented in three phases. The first phase…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Questionnaires, Higher Education, Distance Education
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Hertz-Lazarowitz, Rachel; Zelniker, Tamar; Azaiza, Faisal – Intercultural Education, 2010
This paper describes a long-term research seminar, developed in 2001 by Hertz-Lazarowitz at the University of Haifa (UH). The goal of the seminar was to involve students in a meaningful, experiential and cooperative-interactive learning environment, based on topics relevant to their development as individuals coming from diverse collectives to the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Seminars, Action Research, Student Diversity
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Reychav, Iris; Raban, Daphne Ruth; McHaney, Roger – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2018
The current empirical study examines relationships between network measures and learning performance from a social network analysis perspective. We collected computerized, networking data to analyze how 401 junior high students connected to classroom peers using text- and video-based material on iPads. Following a period of computerized…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Academic Achievement, Computer Uses in Education, Social Media
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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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Leshem, Shosh – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
The paper presents the story of an experimental learning studio in a teacher education programme at a college in Israel. The study investigates what students found significant in the studio and more specifically, the meanings students attributed to the experiences in the studio and how it constituted a site for learning. Open ended questionnaires…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, College Students
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Michalsky, Tova; Schechter, Chen – Teacher Educator, 2018
Teachers' design of a lesson is critical for helping their students develop academically effective forms of self-regulating learning (SRL) in classrooms. Using a quasi-experimental design, the researchers integrated systematic collaborative learning from problematic and successful experiences into teachers' preparatory programs and examined how…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Integrated Activities, Barriers, Success
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