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Chatila, Hanadi; Al Husseiny, Fatima – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
Recent research findings have shown that cooperative learning improves students' thinking skills as it allows them to communicate actively with each other (Johnson, Johnson and Smith, 2014). Therefore, cooperative learning has been proposed by many educators to be implemented in classrooms to produce lifelong learners and critical thinkers…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Biology, Skill Development, Science Process Skills
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Hennessey, Angela; Dionigi, Rylee A. – Issues in Educational Research, 2013
To implement cooperative learning successfully in practice, teachers require knowledge of cooperative learning, its features and terms, and how it functions in classrooms. This qualitative study examined 12 Australian generalist primary teachers', understandings of cooperative learning and perceived factors affecting its implementation. Using…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Professional Development
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Chen, Ouhao; Kalyuga, Slava; Sweller, John – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2016
Studying worked examples providing problem solutions to learners usually leads to better test performance than solving the equivalent problems without guidance, demonstrating the worked-example effect. The generation effect occurs when learners who generate answers without guidance learn better than those who read answers that provide guidance.…
Descriptors: Geometry, Problem Solving, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Veloo, Arsaythamby; Md-Ali, Ruzlan; Chairany, Sitie – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2016
Purpose: This paper was part of a larger study which looked into the effect of implementing Cooperative Teams-Games-Tournament (TGT) on understanding of and communication in mathematics. The study had identified the main and interaction effect of using Cooperative TGT for learning mathematics in religious secondary school classrooms. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, Games
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Genç, Murat – Research in Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of cooperative learning on the science lessons achievement of primary school students and to designate their views on cooperative learning process. 135 sixth-grade students attending the same school took part in the study. The model of this study was the Solomon four-group model. In the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Grade 6
Barnett, W. Steven; Weisenfeld, G. G.; Brown, Kirsty; Squires, Jim; Horowitz, Michelle – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2016
This report explores the extent to which states (and several large cities) are positioned to provide high quality preschool education on a large scale. States and cities that are already doing so or that could do so with modest improvements offer opportunities for advocacy to advance access to high quality early education as well as for rigorous…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy
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Alanson, Erik R.; Robles, Richard A. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2016
The following study utilizes an ePortfolio platform to examine desirable employment competencies during an introductory level professional development course for cooperative education students at a large, research intensive institution. The researchers created course activities allowing students to demonstrate essential learning outcomes derived…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Undergraduate Students, Portfolio Assessment
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Sharan, Yael – Education 3-13, 2015
Meaningful learning is based on more than what teachers transmit; it promotes the construction of knowledge out of learners' experience, feelings and exchanges with other learners. This educational view is based on the constructivist approach to learning and the co-operative learning approach. Researchers and practitioners in various…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Cooperative Learning, Student Diversity
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Pedro, Neuza – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
The concepts of future classrooms, multimedia labs or active learning space has recently gained prominence in educational research. Evidence-based research has found that well-designed primary school classrooms can boost students' learning. Also, schools' principals, teachers and students are requesting for more flexible, reconfigurable and modern…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Johnson, David W.; Johnson, Roger T.; Smith, Karl A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
Cooperative learning is an example of how theory validated by research may be applied to instructional practice. The major theoretical base for cooperative learning is social interdependence theory. It provides clear definitions of cooperative, competitive, and individualistic learning. Hundreds of research studies have validated its basic…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Instructional Improvement, College Instruction, Theory Practice Relationship
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Bennett, Mark – Childhood Education, 2015
The key elements of learning in a classroom remain largely invisible. Teachers cannot expect every student to learn to their fullest capacity; yet they can augment learning within a classroom through inquiry-based learning. In this article, the author describes inquiry-based learning and how to begin this process in the classroom.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods
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La Paro, Karen M.; Van Schagen, Amy; King, Elizabeth; Lippard, Christine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
High quality early childhood teachers have a wealth of knowledge and use a range of skills in their daily classroom practices, and research has consistently demonstrated the positive influence effective early childhood teachers have on children's development and long-term outcomes. Given the importance of practicum experiences in the development…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Child Development
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McGee, Christy – Gifted Child Today, 2018
Tomlinson's explanation of Artful Teaching and her 2017 expansion of this concept The Five Key Elements of Differentiation provide the theoretical framework of this examination of the need for science investigations in elementary schools. The Artful Teaching framework uses an equilateral triangle with vertices labeled The Teacher, The Student, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Elementary School Students
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Ye, S. -H.; Hsiao, T. -Y.; Sun, C. -T. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
Based on the flipped-classroom model and the potential motivational and instructional benefits of digital games, we describe a flipped game-based learning (FGBL) strategy focused on preclass and overall learning outcomes. A secondary goal is to determine the effects, if any, of the classroom aspects of the FGBL strategy on learning efficiency. Our…
Descriptors: Video Games, Blended Learning, Learning Processes, Scientific Concepts
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Rinke, Carol R.; Gimbel, Steven J.; Haskell, Sophie – Research in Science Education, 2013
Although classroom inquiry is the primary pedagogy of science education, it has often been difficult to implement within conventional classroom cultures. This study turned to the alternatively structured Montessori learning environment to better understand the ways in which it fosters the essential elements of classroom inquiry, as defined by…
Descriptors: Science Education, Montessori Method, Elementary School Science, Inquiry
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