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Dyson, Michael; Plunkett, Margaret – Journal of Classroom Interaction, 2012
This paper outlines a study of an alternate approach to educating Year 9 students in a residential setting. The School for Student Leadership (SSL) in Victoria, Australia, provides a nine-week program focusing on leadership, relationship-building and self-awareness. The philosophy of the school, which has continually evolved since its inception in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Educational Experience, Secondary School Students
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Ma, Vania J.; Ma, Xin – International Journal of STEM Education, 2014
Background: As an effort to account for disparities in mathematics performance between American and East Asian middle school students, the present research aims to compare the relationship between learning styles (competitive and cooperative) and mathematics performance among middle school students between the USA and the three top-performing East…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
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Murphy, Daniel – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
This study is a literature review to investigate the effects of implementing technology into a high school mathematics classroom. Mathematics has a hierarchical structure in learning and it is essential that students get a firm understanding of mathematics early in education. Some students that miss beginning concepts may continue to struggle with…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Literature Reviews, Mathematics
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Nagao, Akiko – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
Since the Communities of Practice (CoP) concept has been adopted in various learning environments, visualizing its development in English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms is complicated. Thus, based on the CoP concept, this study investigates the changes in learners' degrees of participation and CoP elements in EFL writing/reading classes…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, English (Second Language), Undergraduate Students, Statistical Analysis
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Kangas, Marjaana; Kopisto, Kaisa; Löfman, Krista; Salo, Laura; Krokfors, Leena – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This case study examined how the agency of a fifth-grade pupil appeared across different learning environments in the primary school context. In this study, agency is defined as the initiatives taken by an individual in interactive situations. The research question is: how does a pupil's agency manifest and vary through taking initiatives across…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Grade 5, Case Studies, Elementary School Students
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Roberts, Daniel M.; Brown, Alisha M. B.; Edwards, Laura – Educational Action Research, 2015
Access to primary and secondary education in Tanzania has drastically expanded in the past two decades. In response to this success, its ministry is now targeting improvements in educational quality through additional reform. Yet teacher absenteeism, physical abuse, overcrowding, lecture-based pedagogy and a system of accountability based…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Teaching Methods, After School Programs
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Boonen, Anton J. H.; Reed, Helen C.; Schoonenboom, Judith; Jolles, Jelle – Frontline Learning Research, 2016
Non-routine word problem solving is an essential feature of the mathematical development of elementary school students worldwide. Many students experience difficulties in solving these problems due to erroneous problem comprehension. These difficulties could be alleviated by instructing students how to use visual representations that clarify the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Visual Stimuli
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Miles, Carol A.; Fogget, Keith – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The past few years have seen a rapid increase in the integration of flipped and blended modes of learning in the Australian university classroom. Flipped and blended learning incorporates both online and face-to-face interaction. This changing nature of delivery has created the need for students to adopt study patterns that incorporate learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Homework
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Beck, Katharina; Witteck, Torsten; Eilks, Ingo – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2010
Presented is a case study on the implementation of open and inquiry-type experimentation in early German secondary chemistry education. The teaching strategy discussed follows the learning company approach. Originally adopted from vocational education, the learning company method is used to redirect lab-oriented classroom practice towards a more…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Science Experiments
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Ruiz-Gallardo, José-Reyes; López-Cirugeda, Isabel; Moreno-Rubio, Consuelo – Higher Education Studies, 2012
The aim of this study is to assess the self-perception of pre-service teachers on leadership after getting involved into a Cooperative Learning approach. For that purpose, a pre/post-test has been applied to 57 undergraduate students enrolled in a unit course on Natural and Social Science Education, compulsory in the curriculum of a degree in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Case Studies, Cooperative Learning
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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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Looijenga, Annemarie; Klapwijk, Remke; de Vries, Marc J. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2015
Iteration during the design process is an essential element. Engineers optimize their design by iteration. Research on iteration in Primary Design Education is however scarce; possibly teachers believe they do not have enough time for iteration in daily classroom practices. Spontaneous playing behavior of children indicates that iteration fits in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Design, Montessori Schools
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Bay, Darlene; Pacharn, Parunchana – Accounting Education, 2017
Cooperative learning techniques have been found to be quite successful in a variety of learning environments. However, in university-level accounting courses, investigations of the efficacy of cooperative learning pedagogical methods have produced mixed results at best. To continue the search for a cooperative learning method that is effective in…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Group Testing, Accounting, Advanced Courses
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Xu, Bo – English Language Teaching, 2018
New media is widely used in English teaching and learning, special education, in particular. In the new settings, hearing impaired students' learning features are individualized learning style, visual-based learning mode, weakness in understanding and laziness in learning. It is easy for hearing impaired students to learn English via micro course…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Karsak, H. Gulhan Orhan; Fer, Seval; Orhan, Feza – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
Academic writing, whether individual or cooperative, is an essential skill for today's graduates. However, motivating and helping students to learn to write effectively, either in cooperative or individual scenarios, poses many challenges, many of which can be overcome by technical means. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of using…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Diaries, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
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