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Mayes-Tang, Sarah – PRIMUS, 2018
Practices such as making connections between topics, prioritizing content, and identifying broad themes are essential to learning mathematics. This paper describes a project designed to integrate these synthesizing activities into an abstract algebra class. Students used a classroom wall to record and organize their collective learning and…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Activities, Class Activities
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Hung, Woei; Flom, Elicia; Manu, Jacob; Mahmoud, Enaz – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2015
An effective learning community helps foster positive student learning experiences and outcomes. However, in distance learning environments, the communication barriers inevitably hinder the interaction among the students because of the lower levels of social presence. These barriers present challenges in building learning communities in an online…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Online Courses, Communities of Practice, Teaching Methods
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Jorgenson, Derek A.; Farrell, Laura C.; Fudge, Julie L.; Pritchard, Andrew – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
Connectedness and integration are essential elements of student satisfaction, academic success, and retention. Despite its importance in the lives of college students, research on connectedness has approached the concept from definitional perspectives other than those of students. This multi-study explores connectedness from the student…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Student School Relationship, Learner Engagement
Ehrlich, Stacy B.; Pacchiano, Debra M.; Stein, Amanda G.; Wagner, Maureen R. – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
High-quality, well-implemented early childhood education (ECE) positively affects the learning trajectories of children who start school with lower skills than their peers, according to decades of evidence. Yet studies on ECE programs across the country reveal that too few offer high-quality programming. To date, the ECE field has focused most…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Teacher Surveys
Ananda, Ririn Putra; Arsyad, Safnil; Dharmayana, I Wayan – Online Submission, 2018
An argument in academic writing is an essential element; it is used to convince readers that the writer's opinion or claim can be acceptable. However, this may be problematic for university students or new writers especially when writing in a language other than their first language such as Indonesians who take an international English writing…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Tests, English (Second Language), Persuasive Discourse
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Mahanal, Susriyati; Zubaidah, Siti; Bahri, Arsad; Syahadatud Dinnurriya, Maratusy – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
Previous studies in Malang, Indonesia, showed that there were the failure biology learning caused by not only the low students' prior knowledge, but also biology learning model has not improved the students' critical thinking skills yet, which affected the low of cognitive learning outcomes. The learning model is required to improve students'…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Skill Development, Thinking Skills, Biology
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Gressick, Julia; Langston, Joel B. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
There is a breadth of psychological research that points to potential cognitive benefits of game play. Games engage and motivate learners while promoting mastery of skills and content knowledge. Further, thoughtfully applying gaming elements and structures to classroom environments, an approach called gamification, has the potential to optimize…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Educational Games, Educational Practices, Classroom Techniques
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Dietz-Uhler, Beth; Lanter, Jason R. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2012
To assess the effectiveness of a cooperative learning activity, students were randomly assigned to small groups and asked to lead an online discussion. Responses to a survey administered at the completion of the course suggest that the activity was effective in meeting its goals of promoting student interaction and increasing perceived student…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Cooperative Learning, Interaction, Group Discussion
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Ehrlich, Stacy B.; Pacchiano, Debra M.; Luppescu, Stuart; Stein, Amanda – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
The current study sought to scientifically adapt the existing five essentials teacher survey and develop a new parent survey, and pilot test them for use in early childhood education settings. The adaptation and development of these "Early Education Surveys" occurred in 2014-15, was based strongly on Bryk et al.'s (2010) existing…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Teacher Surveys, Parent Surveys, Early Childhood Education
American Federation of Teachers (NJ), 2010
Diversified small groups in the classroom provide a good opportunity for students to share information and ideas with each other. The research on cooperative small groups points out the benefits of these interactions and describes the process as a powerful forum for developing students' critical thinking and higher-order skills: (1) Cooperative…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Cooperative Learning
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Mentz, Elsa; Van Zyl, Sukie – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
This article reports on an explorative study into the relationship between the implementation of cooperative learning strategies and students' self-directedness in learning. Participants in this study were first-year Computer Applications Technology student teachers. Students completed a self-directed learning questionnaire at the beginning of the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Independent Study, Preservice Teachers, Computer Science Education
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Rappel, Linda – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This paper reviews the literature on workplace and transformational learning to explore how spirituality can be accessed to encourage individual growth through the development of critical awareness while providing a sense of direction in the workplace as part of organisational learning. In communities and societies where organisations may have…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Religious Factors, Transformative Learning, Learner Engagement
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Meng, Ji – English Language Teaching, 2017
This research investigated a comparison between the effect of cooperative learning and lecture teaching on Comprehensive English classes in a Chinese Independent College. An empirical study for two semesters was carried out in the forms of pretest, posttest, questionnaire and interviews. While control class was taught in the conventional way,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Cassels, Alicia; Post, Liz; Nestor, Patrick I. – Journal of Extension, 2015
The club meeting has served as a key delivery method for 4-H programming across the United States throughout its history. A survey of WV 4-H community club members reinforces the body of evidence that the 4-H club meeting is an effective vehicle for delivering positive youth learning opportunities within the umbrella of the Essential Elements of…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Youth Opportunities, Meetings, Youth Clubs
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Hewitt, Donna – Music Educators Journal, 2018
Children often spontaneously yet purposefully sing songs or create rhythms outside the formal classroom setting to reflect the ways in which they naturally engage with music. Researchers have studied these informal music learning practices to incorporate these experiences into the classroom to offer lessons that are engaging and better reflective…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Elementary School Students, Informal Education
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