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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
Suh, Jee Kyung – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to identify essential features of Epistemic Orientation toward Teaching Science (EOTS) and to explore the relationships between EOTS and instructional practices. This study proposes a new concept, EOTS: defined as a teacher's set of interrelated beliefs that are developed and used when teaching science, and are shaped…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 5
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Espinosa, Allen A.; Datukan, Janir T.; Butron, Benilda R.; Tameta, Anna Danica C. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
The present study determined the perceptions of pre-service teachers on utilizing productive lesson study as a framework in teaching high school chemistry. Participants of the study were thirty (30) junior pre-service chemistry teachers from a state-funded teacher education institution in Manila, Philippines. Participants were exposed to a…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Cancela, Angeles; Maceiras, Rocio; Sánchez, Angel; Izquierdo, Milagros; Urréjola, Santiago – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
The aim of this paper is to describe the design of chemical engineering laboratory sessions in order to focus them on the learning company approach. This is an activity carried out in the classroom similar to the activities that exist in real companies. This could lead classroom practice to a more cooperative learning and a different style of…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Laboratories, Teaching Methods, Student Projects
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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
Crow, Tracy – Learning Forward, 2017
This paper seeks to chart a course for leveraging a micro-credentialing system to enable more educators to achieve the potential of professional learning. The paper uses the Standards for Professional Learning as a frame to provide guidance to everyone involved in micro-credentials to ensure that learners experience the research-based elements of…
Descriptors: Credentials, Academic Standards, Professional Education, Change Strategies
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Ningsih; Soetjipto, Budi Eko; Sumarmi – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study was: (1) to analyze increasing students' learning activity and learning outcomes. Student activities which were observed include the visual, verbal, listening, writing and mental visual activity; (2) to analyze the improvement of student learning outcomes using "Round Table" and "Rally Coach" Model of…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Student Improvement, Social Sciences, Cooperative Learning
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Gambari, Amosa Isiaka; Yusuf, Mudasiru Olalere – Journal of Peer Learning, 2017
This study investigated the relative effectiveness of computer-supported cooperative learning strategies on the performance, attitudes, and retention of secondary school students in physics. A purposive sampling technique was used to select four senior secondary schools from Minna, Nigeria. The students were allocated to one of four groups:…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Ness, Molly; Kenny, MaryBeth – Reading Teacher, 2016
An essential element in teaching children to effectively comprehend text is the use of teacher-led think alouds. This article presents a three-step model to improve the quality and quantity of think alouds in K-6 classrooms. The article follows elementary teachers who planned, implemented, transcribed, and reflected upon think aloud lessons to…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Protocol Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students
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Schipke, Rae Carrington – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2018
This article discusses how cooperative learning as a socioinstructional approach, relates to both socially-based emerging technologies (i.e. Web 2.0) and to critical thinking with respect to co-cognition. It begins with a discussion of the importance of connecting cooperative learning, Web 2.0, and critical thinking. This is followed by the need…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Web 2.0 Technologies, Teaching Methods
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Franco-Camargo, Lubin Fernando; Camacho-Vásquez, Gonzalo – English Language Teaching, 2018
ICT role in education nowadays is not only important, but also effective; its advancement allows a vast opportunity to be explored by EFL teachers into the EFL classroom. This action-research study envisioned and carried out from our teaching practice basis with English language B1 level students at Weisheit institute. Observation and instruments…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Collaborative Writing, Web Sites
Gross, Trudy Ruth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
By participating within the educational setting in making decisions about their lives that reach beyond choice-making, students with disabilities who acquire the skills of self-determination may express interests and goals through their own authentic voice. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to describe the experiences and…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Student Participation, Individualized Education Programs, High School Students
Jaocbs, George M. – Online Submission, 2016
Cooperative learning involves students in working together with peers to learn, to develop learning skills and to enjoy the learning process. This paper examines ten areas in which the author believes he and other teachers do cooperative learning well. These areas are: (1) keeping group size small, usually four or fewer; (2) encouraging students…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Peer Relationship, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice
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Holzberg, Debra G.; Clark, Kelly A.; Morningstar, Mary E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Transition professional development (PD) has been identified as a way to improve transition services; however, there is a dearth of literature on transition-focused PD. To learn more about the essential features of effective PD, 73 published articles were evaluated in the area of PD in both secondary transition and special education. Articles were…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Transitional Programs, Secondary Education, Special Education
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