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Premo, Joshua; Cavagnetto, Andy; Lamb, Richard – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
A classroom's social environment and student dispositions towards social interaction together exert a substantial influence on academic outcomes. The strength of this effect is highlighted by research showing the positive effect of cooperative learning on student achievement, but can also be seen in the contribution that student social…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Classroom Environment, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics
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Fox-Turnbull, Wendy H. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2016
Classroom conversations are core to establishing successful learning for students. This research explores the nature of conversation in technology education in the primary classroom and the implications for teaching and learning. Over a year, two units of work in technology were taught in two primary classrooms. Most data was gathered in Round 2…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Elementary School Students, Classroom Communication, Units of Study
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Shinno, Yusuke – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This paper reports on combining semiotic and discursive approaches to reification in classroom interactions. It focuses on the discursive characteristics and semiotic processes involved in the teaching and learning of square roots in a ninth grade classroom in Japan. The purpose of this study is to characterize the development of mathematical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts
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Piker, Ruth Alfaro; Kimmel, Michelle – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The purpose of the study is to investigate what early childhood teachers in the United States of America believe are the essential characteristics young children and dual language learners (DLL) require to be ready for school. Participants identified the three top characteristics all young children and DLL need for school success. The findings…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, School Readiness, Communication Skills, Preschool Education
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Audebrand, Luc K.; Camus, Annie; Michaud, Valérie – Journal of Management Education, 2017
Although the paradox perspective is gaining increasing attention among management scholars, most of us continue to struggle with addressing this challenging topic in the classroom, as it seems out of reach for many students. In this article, we describe a potentially beneficial way to approach paradoxical thinking in management education: teaching…
Descriptors: Cooperatives, Business, Logical Thinking, Administrator Education
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Parmer, Sondra M.; Struempler, Barb; Funderburk, Katie; Parmer, Greg – Journal of Extension, 2017
Technology can be an effective vehicle for Extension nutrition education. Body Quest: Food of the Warrior is a childhood obesity prevention initiative of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System that successfully incorporates technology in the classroom. With Body Quest, students learn about healthful eating through blended learning involving both…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Extension Education, Technology Integration, Classroom Techniques
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Vrhovec, Alenka Rot – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
In the Slovenian language syllabus, teachers are recommended to provide a greater share of group work during class. During types of learning such as cooperative learning in smaller groups or pairs, students actively develop communicative competence. The present article presents a survey that attempted to determine whether teachers from the first…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Teacher Surveys
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Zengin, Yilmaz; Tatar, Enver – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
The aim of this study was to evaluate the implementation of the cooperative learning model supported with dynamic mathematics software (DMS), that is a reflection of constructivist learning theory in the classroom environment, in the teaching of mathematics. For this purpose, a workshop was conducted with the volunteer teachers on the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Mathematics Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Educational Technology
Beams, Tara E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
As school districts across the country attempt to comply with federal and state mandates to effectively integrate technology into today's teaching and learning, they must face the challenge of also developing professional development plans which will adequately and successfully prepare teachers for implementing these new resources and these new…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Technology Integration
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Morales, Grace; Sensevy, Gérard; Forest, Dominique – Educational Action Research, 2017
In this article we focus on "cooperative engineering", in which teachers and researchers co-design didactic sequences. In the first part of the article, we present cooperative engineering by describing some of the main principles on which it is grounded. The second part is dedicated to a case study, which enables us to illustrate some…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Cooperative Learning, Cooperation, Engineering
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Buchs, Céline; Filippou, Dimitra; Pulfrey, Caroline; Volpé, Yann – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
Despite the well-established benefits of cooperative learning, implementation remains a challenge. This research aims to document these challenges at the elementary school level, drawing on teachers' beliefs regarding learning as well as the difficulties teachers report. Results indicate that the most frequent instructional strategies reported are…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Barriers, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness
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Gibbons, Karen – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2010
This brief report describes a cooperative classroom art therapy intervention in a public elementary school that provided conflict resolution education, social learning, and group cohesion among sixth-grade students. The organizing framework of a "circle justice" group explored the roles of fictional characters in conflict, including…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Art Therapy, Elementary School Students, Grade 6
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Ferguson-Patrick, Kate – Education 3-13, 2018
Cooperative learning (CL) has a strong research base, but it is underutilised. This can be explained by teachers' reluctance to experiment with pedagogies in an environment increasingly focused on high-stakes testing. Early career teachers (ECTs) need support to be innovative practitioners, particularly with such a complex one as CL. The teacher's…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Cooperative Learning, High Stakes Tests, Teaching Methods
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Fernandez-Rio, Javier; Sanz, Naira; Fernandez-Cando, Judith; Santos, Luis – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Cooperative Learning has been recently defined as a true pedagogical model. Moreover, in a recent review Casey and Goodyear reported that it can help physical education promote the four basic learning outcomes: physical, cognitive, social and affective. Purpose: The main goal was to investigate the impact of a sustained Cooperative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Intervention, Student Motivation
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Zhang, Haiyan; Peng, Wen; Sun, Liuhua – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Cooperative learning is one of the most recognized and fruitful research areas in modern education practice. It has been widely used in many countries as an effective teaching strategy to improve class efficiency and students' comprehensive language ability since the 1990's. This paper takes JA Junior High School, a rural junior high school in…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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