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Koskinen, Pekka; Lämsä, Joni; Maunuksela, Jussi; Hämäläinen, Raija; Viiri, Jouni – International Journal of STEM Education, 2018
Background: Productive learning processes and good learning outcomes can be attained by applying the basic elements of active learning. The basic elements include fostering discussions and disputations, facing alternative conceptions, and focusing on conceptual understanding. However, in the face of poor course retention and high dropout rates,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods, Models
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Chen, Chih-Ming – Interactive Learning Environments, 2013
Despite rapid and continued adoption of mobile devices, few learning modes integrate with mobile technologies and libraries' environments as innovative learning modes that emphasize the key roles of libraries in facilitating learning. In addition, some education experts have claimed that transmitting knowledge to learners is not the only…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Books, Electronic Learning, Maps
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Sun, Jerry Chih-Yuan; Hsieh, Pei-Hsun – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
This study combined the gamification element and an interactive response system (IRS) in the development of a gamified IRS, and examined its effects on the intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, engagement, and attention of junior high school students when learning English. The quasi-experimental research method comprised the scales for measuring…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Audience Response Systems, Learning Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Hsieh, Chia-Ying – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
For the past few years, creativity has gradually become an important element in the national cultivation of talent in Taiwan. Although traditionally art education is closely linked with creativity, the academic research on general art education is very insufficient. Therefore, the goal of this research is to investigate how creativity could be…
Descriptors: Design, Creativity, Problem Solving, Art Education
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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
Harlen, Wynne – David Fulton Publishers, 2018
Now in a fully updated seventh edition, "The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools" provides essential information for students, trainee, and practising teachers about the why, what and how of teaching primary science. Paying particular attention to inquiry-based teaching and learning, the book recognises the challenges of teaching…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Seechaliao, Thapanee – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of the study focused on the instructional strategies that support creation of creative and innovative education. The sample for this study consisted of 11 experts in the field of instructional strategies that support innovation of education. Among them, five were specialists in design and development of teaching and learning, three…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Creativity, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries
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Fernández Benavides, Alejandro – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
The emergence of language learning websites has generated changes in intercultural communicative practices. Particularly, these sites use a wide variety of modes of communication (visual, linguistic, spatial) which allow the presence of intercultural elements. This interpretative case study analyzes the semiotic structure of one lesson of the…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication
Alajlan, Sarah Mohammed – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this quantitative study is to describe female graduate students' perceptions about their democratic empowerment in the classroom at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. Their perceptions are compared based on female students' tracks. It also investigates the obstacles for democratic empowerment that female students face in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Females, Student Attitudes
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Ibrahim, Aisha Abdullahi; Kadiri, Goodluck Chinenye – English Language Teaching, 2018
This paper explores the possibilities of using mobile technology in the teaching and learning of the English language. A sample of 50 Sandwich students/teachers of the English language was drawn through a multi-stage sampling technique. The instrument used to collect data for this study is a ten-item questionnaire on integrating mobile phones in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Willis, Ian; Strivens, Janet – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
Academic developers are increasingly involved in international collaborations in learning and teaching. Many factors contribute to successful collaborations; we argue that the personal abilities and aptitudes of academic developers are one key element. Building trust and relationships are central to creating the networks at individual, group, and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, International Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns
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Rattanatumma, Tawachai; Puncreobutr, Vichian – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of teaching methods in improving Mathematics Learning Achievement and Problem solving ability of students at an international college. This is a Quasi-Experimental Research which was done the study with the first year students who have registered to study Mathematics subject at St.…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Ability
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Ahlquist, Sharon – Education 3-13, 2015
In the Storyline approach, a fictive world is created in the classroom, with learners working in small groups, taking on the role of characters in a story. The story develops as they work on a range of tasks which integrate the practical and theoretical content of the curriculum. This article reports on a study based on the syllabus for English,…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
Miao, Zhenzhen; Reynolds, David – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2018
"The Effectiveness of Mathematics Teaching in Primary Schools: Lessons from England and China" provides a unique insight into the mathematics classrooms of these two countries and arrives at a time when the world is eager to know how Chinese learners consistently excel at learning mathematics and other core subjects. Showcasing the kinds…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Cultural Differences
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Yaman, Ismail – Online Submission, 2017
Culture is an indispensable dimension of human life and also foreign language teaching and learning process; and as a part of the current trend, diverse cultural elements are covered in recently published English as a foreign language (EFL) coursebooks. These cultural elements are not limited to the target culture but they cover local and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Humor, Incidence
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