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Valarie L. Akerson; Claire Cesljarev; Conghui Liu; Judith Lederman; Norman Lederman; Nader El Ahmadie – International Journal of Science Education, 2024
Understanding the nature of scientific inquiry is considered a critical component of scientific literacy [Michaels, S., Shouse, A. W., & Schweingruber, H. A. (2008). "Ready, set, science!: Putting research to work in K-8 classrooms." National Academies Press]. What do elementary students already know about scientific inquiry? Using…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Scientific Methodology, Science Education
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Alison K. Mercier – Research in Science Education, 2024
Understanding teachers' experiences as they lived them and as they told them is important for conceptualizing a well-rounded view of the state of science education and the role teachers play in it. Journey mapping, a way of visualizing one's processes and experiences as they progress towards a goal, is a tool with the potential to capture…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Engineering Education, Teaching Experience
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Ethem Gürhan; Sabahattin Çitfçi – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2023
Examining the sense of belonging among Roma elementary school pupils is the goal of this study. 121 fourth-grade Roma kids and 44 parents made up the study's participants. One of the mixed-method designs, the convergent mixed design, was chosen for the investigation. Quantitative and qualitative data are gathered concurrently in this design.…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Parents, Sense of Community, Student School Relationship
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Jessie Leigh Nielsen; Rikke Vang Christensen; Mads Poulsen – Journal of Research in Reading, 2024
Background: Studies of syntactic comprehension and reading comprehension use a wide range of syntactic comprehension tests that vary considerably in format. The goal of this study was to examine to which extent different formats of syntactic comprehension tests measure the same construct. Methods: Sixty-nine Grade 4 students completed multiple…
Descriptors: Syntax, Reading Comprehension, Comparative Analysis, Reading Tests
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Sreehari Ravindranath; Annie Jacob; Vishal Talreja; Suchetha Bhat – Journal of Education, 2024
The present study examines the effectiveness of an After-School Life Skills (ASLS) intervention to improve the life skills of 110 students from socially disadvantaged backgrounds at public schools of urban Bangalore in south India. These students completed ASLS intervention from 2014 to 2018 during which the life skills were assessed on a yearly…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Disadvantaged Youth, Public Schools, Foreign Countries
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Hitomi Kambara; Yu-Cheng Lin – Journal of Educational Research, 2023
There is an absence of cross-cultural qualitative research exploring sociocultural factors affecting reading motivation. To address the gap, the present study adopted the Bronfenbrenner's bioecological model of human development to investigate factors impacting reading motivation across American and Japanese fourth grade students. Additionally, we…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Sociocultural Patterns, Child Development, Foreign Countries
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Sofie van der Meij; Myrte Gosen; Annerose Willemsen – Classroom Discourse, 2024
Data from whole-class discussions in Dutch upper primary school show that teachers occasionally explicitly take downgraded epistemic stances through epistemic disclaimers such as 'ik weet het niet' (English: "I don't know (it)"), which contrasts with their institutionally assigned epistemic authority. In the current study, we have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship
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Sahin Idil; Orkun Kocak – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2024
Climate change and its effects are impacting our world more and more with each passing day. For this reason, we must ensure that our children, as the society of the future, grow up as individuals with high environmental awareness, being aware of climate change and its effects. The aim of this study is to inform students about the subject of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Climate, Educational Games, Computer Games
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Nicolas Masson; Valérie Dormal; Martine Stephany; Christine Schiltz – Developmental Science, 2024
Adults shift their attention to the right or to the left along a spatial continuum when solving additions and subtractions, respectively. Studies suggest that these shifts not only support the exact computation of the results but also anticipatively narrow down the range of plausible answers when processing the operands. However, little is known…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Attention, Addition, Subtraction
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Elena C. Papanastasiou; Michalis P. Michaelides – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2024
Test-taking behavior is a potential source of construct irrelevant variance for test scores in international large-scale assessments where test-taking effort, motivation, and behaviors in general tend to be confounded with test scores. In an attempt to disentangle this relationship and gain further insight into examinees' test-taking processes,…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Testing, Student Behavior, Test Wiseness
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Aydogdu Iskenderoglu, Tuba; Yurtbakan, Ergün – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2023
The purpose of this study was to compare the problem posing skills of gifted and non-gifted primary school students. In this study, the case study method was used. The participants who were selected by convenient sampling consisted of 24 gifted and 24 non-gifted students attending from the East of Black Sea region of Turkey. The data in the study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students
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Uzuner, Fatma Gül; Ekiz, Durmus – International Online Journal of Primary Education, 2023
Orienteering is an enjoyable sporting activity, which is believed to contribute to its participants' problem-solving skills. People who are engaged in orienteering is expected to hold a map correctly, find their exact place on the map, read the map, make a plan and carry it out to reach the checkpoint, as well as checking the accuracy of the…
Descriptors: Navigation, Athletics, Problem Solving, Mathematics Education
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Kelly, Katie; Siekman, Madison; Mahan, Reilly – Reading Teacher, 2023
During recess a conflict occurred between two fourth graders. A peer attempted to mediate unsuccessfully. Frustrated, the student protested, "[Teachers] never listen to us!" The student felt unheard and sought to play a more active role in conflict resolution. This article explores the use of literature to facilitate restorative…
Descriptors: Literature, Restorative Practices, Conflict Resolution, Student Empowerment
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S. Hélène Deacon; Erin K. Robertson; Alexandra Ryken; Kyle Levesque – Journal of Research in Reading, 2024
Background: Oral language has long been acknowledged as a prominent influence on children's reading development. Here, we examine the intersecting contribution of two prominent aspects of oral language - phonology and morphology. We explore this interface by examining contributions from the two dimensions of phonology - phonemic and prosodic - of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Alexandra Affranti; Valentina Tobia; Stephanie Bellocchi; Paola Bonifacci – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2024
Many studies have explored how Language-Minority Bilingual Children (LMBC) read and comprehend, while the way they learn to spell and write has received less attention. This study aimed to assess a comprehensive profile of spelling and writing skills in LMBC, comparing performances of 4th and 5th grade bilingual (n = 74) and monolingual (n = 131)…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Spelling, Writing Ability, Grade 4
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