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Ballantyne, Roy; Witney, Eve; Tulip, David – International Journal of Environmental Education and Information, 1998
Environmental education is often characterized by a concern with developing attitudes and behavior rather than developing environmental knowledge and concepts. Students may thus unknowingly hold and later teach environmental misconceptions. Discusses the use of interactive worksheets to provide a time-effective means of developing students'…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Critical Thinking, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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Cyr, Andrée-Ann; Anderson, Nicole D. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2015
The memorial costs and benefits of trial-and-error learning have clear pedagogical implications for students, and increasing evidence shows that generating errors during episodic learning can improve memory among younger adults. Conversely, the aging literature has found that errors impair memory among healthy older adults and has advocated for…
Descriptors: Error Patterns, Memory, Learning Processes, Young Adults
Reifenrath, Gloria; Rowch, Nancy – 1983
Written to assist the classroom teacher of limited or non-English speaking students, this manual suggests ways to teach the four components of language--listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Each component is handled in a separate section that provides theoretical background followed by suggestions for instruction that can be adapted for…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education
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Paulston, Christina Bratt; Selekman, Howard R. – Foreign Language Annals, 1976
A report is made on the use of foreign language for spontaneous communication in an elementary language class. Four correction-free, peer communicative/interaction activities are outlined according to procedures, objectives, and evaluations. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communication Skills, Hebrew, Interaction
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Quemart, Pauline; Casalis, Severine; Cole, Pascale – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2011
Three visual priming experiments using three different prime durations (60 ms in Experiment 1, 250 ms in Experiment 2, and 800 ms in Experiment 3) were conducted to examine which properties of morphemes (form and/or meaning) drive developing readers' processing of written morphology. French third, fifth, and seventh graders and adults (the latter…
Descriptors: Priming, Control Groups, Reading Comprehension, Semantics
O'Farrell, Brigid – 1970
The Holland Day Care Center in Michigan serves a diverse community of Anglo children of Dutch ancestry and children of former migrant workers of Chicano, Black, Puerto Rican and Cuban origins who have settled in the area. Located in two churches which are about three blocks apart, the program divides children by ability and age into five…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bus Transportation, Career Opportunities, Community Involvement
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Dikker, Suzanne; Pylkkanen, Liina – Brain and Language, 2011
There exists an increasing body of research demonstrating that language processing is aided by context-based predictions. Recent findings suggest that the brain generates estimates about the likely physical appearance of upcoming words based on syntactic predictions: words that do not physically look like the expected syntactic category show…
Descriptors: Stimulation, Semantics, Form Classes (Languages), Prediction
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Dolbear, Anne L. – Reading Teacher, 1989
Describes how students enjoy poetry by writing cinquain poems. Provides an example lesson leading to a completed cinquain poem about tulips. (MM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Writing, Elementary Education, Poetry
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Bassok, Miriam; Pedigo, Samuel F.; Oskarsson, An T. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2008
Results from 2 relational-priming experiments suggest the existence of an automatic analogical coordination between semantic and arithmetic relations. Word pairs denoting object sets served as primes in a task that elicits "obligatory" activation of addition facts (5 + 3 activates 8; J. LeFevre, J. Bisanz, & L. Mrkonjic, 1988). Semantic relations…
Descriptors: Semantics, Mental Computation, Arithmetic, Semiotics
Oliver, Phillip – Library Journal, 2004
Exotic, captivating, and seductive, orchids have long fascinated plant lovers. They first attracted the attention of Westerners in the 17th century, when explorers brought back samples from South America and Asia. By the mid-1800s, orchid collecting had reached a fever pitch, not unlike that of the Dutch tulip craze of the 1630s, with rich (and…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Public Libraries, Library Materials, Plants (Botany)
National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. – 2002
Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park is important because of its diversity of life on the surface and underground. Some of the plants in the park include trees such as oaks, hickories, tulip poplars, sycamores, and many types of bushes. The animal population is also very diverse and includes bats, squirrels, deer, raccoons, opossums, chipmunks,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Geology, Heritage Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
Poland, Jean – 2000
In a university environment, the library can benefit from interest in the digital future on the part of other concerned groups. Computer science departments are natural partners in the development of digital libraries. Professional societies, for-profit companies, and foundations are also potential sources of support. Cornell University Library…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Electronic Libraries, Higher Education
Caldwell, Jean; Clark, James; Herscher, Walter – 1996
This book opens with an exploration of the first economic revolution, which set the stage for the dramatic unfolding of the role economics has played in world history. The lessons focus on two topics: (1) why some economies grew and prospered while others remained stagnant or declined; and (2) what causes people to make choices that help or hinder…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship, Consumer Education
Steinberg, Danny D. – 1969
The findings reported in this paper are the result of an experiment to determine the empirical validity of such semantic concepts as analytic, synthetic, and contradictory. Twenty-eight university students were presented with 156 sentences to assign to one of four semantic categories: (1) synthetic ("The dog is a poodle"), (2) analytic…
Descriptors: Distinctive Features (Language), Logic, Semantics, Structural Analysis
Wells, Judith A.; And Others – 1990
These student and instructor materials for a one-semester course intended for high school juniors and seniors teach the following 24 lessons: (1) the scope and development of greenhouse production; (2) the economic importance of greenhouse crops; (3) careers in greenhouse operation and management; (4) greenhouse parts, structures, and coverings;…
Descriptors: Administration, Business Skills, Climate Control, Competency Based Education
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