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Boonekamp, Gwendolijn M. M.; Dierx, John A. J.; Jansen, Erik – European Physical Education Review, 2021
Regular physical activity (PA) contributes to lifelong health and well-being. Adolescents in the Netherlands do not engage in sufficient PA, leading to serious health risks. The purpose of this study is to inform PA-enhancing strategies. This paper offers a unique method for analysing students' perspectives about opportunities for PA in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Physical Activities, Health Promotion
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Leeman, Yvonne; Volman, Monique – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2021
The practice of citizenship education has predominantly been studied in general education. This article details an interview study of citizenship education of teachers in prevocational education in the Netherlands. We investigated whether and how vocational teachers reflected on their goals and teaching practices in citizenship education. Teachers…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Prevocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Circelli, Michelle; Stanwick, John – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2020
This report examines whether a distinction can be made in Australian VET between initial vocational education and training (IVET) and continuing vocational education and training (CVET), as applies in a number of other countries. Assisting students to more effectively identify and undertake courses that will optimise their outcomes from VET is the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Professional Continuing Education, Definitions
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van de Werfhorst, Herman G. – British Educational Research Journal, 2021
In the Dutch stratified secondary educational system, schools vary in how many tracks are offered. While the tendency in the Netherlands is for schools to become smaller, a relevant policy question is whether multi-track school settings promote equality of educational opportunity. Comparing single-track schools at the pre-university and…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Secondary Schools, Prevocational Education, Academic Education
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Hutton, E. A.; Skues, J. L.; Wise, L. Z. – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
This study used Control-Value Theory to examine the extent to which appraisals of control and value predicted students' intentions to complete their studies and whether the effects of these appraisals on completion intentions are mediated by the achievement emotions of enjoyment, frustration, anger and boredom. A sample of 158 Australian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prevocational Education, Academic Achievement, Intention
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Pouwels, J. Loes; Valkenburg, Patti M.; Beyens, Ine; van Driel, Irene I.; Keijsers, Loes – Developmental Psychology, 2021
The formation and maintenance of friendship closeness is an important developmental task in adolescence. To obtain insight in real-time processes that may underlie the development of friendship closeness in middle adolescence, this preregistered experience sampling study [ESM] investigated the effects of social media use on friendship closeness.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Friendship, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Bijsterbosch, Erik; Béneker, Tine; Kuiper, Wilmad; van der Schee, Joop – Curriculum and Teaching, 2020
Teachers' classroom assessment practices tend to encourage rote learning instead of meaningful learning. To enhance teachers' classroom assessment practices, teacher involvement in assessment construction appears necessary. To foster teacher professional growth in relation to this issue, a professional development programme on summative assessment…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Summative Evaluation, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Biemans, Harm; Mariën, Hans; Fleur, Erik; Beliaeva, Tanya; Harbers, Jan – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Continuing learning pathways have been proposed as curriculum design solutions to reduce student drop-out rates and to promote their transitions to successive levels of the educational system. The present study aimed to compare the effects of a specific continuing learning pathway in Dutch VET (the Green Lyceum or GL, which combines a lower…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Prevocational Education, Secondary School Students
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Koustourakis, Gerasimos S. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The aim of this article is to contribute to the development of research tools for the analysis of the special education curriculum. More precisely, using the concepts of classification and framing from the theory of Basil Bernstein, we approach the intended curriculum for students with mild and moderate learning difficulties. To be specific, using…
Descriptors: Special Education, Curriculum, Mild Intellectual Disability, Moderate Intellectual Disability
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Bijsterbosch, Erik; Béneker, Tine; Kuiper, Wilmad; van der Schee, Joop – Teacher Educator, 2019
Teachers should have the necessary assessment knowledge and skills to contribute to students' learning. This study provides insight into how a professional development program for teachers contributed to the achievement of higher mastery levels of assessment literacy. This study used Xu and Brown's TALiP (Teacher Assessment Literacy in Practice)…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Assessment Literacy, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Wouters, Pieter; van der Meulen, Esmee S. – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2020
Adapting learning to the level and preferences of learners and game-based learning have increasingly received much attention. The current study examined whether learning styles based on the Felder-Silverman classification (perception, input, processing and organization of information) influence learning in GBL. Only the input and processing scales…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational Games, Preferences, Mathematics Education
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van Batenburg, Eline S. L.; Oostdam, Ron J.; van Gelderen, Amos J. S.; Fukkink, Ruben G.; de Jong, Nivja H. – Language Teaching Research, 2020
Course materials play a vital role in the foreign language classroom. Relatively little attention has been paid, however, to analyzing the activities that foster oral interactional ability in course materials for English as a foreign language (EFL). For the purpose of this study, a coding scheme was designed that focuses specifically on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbook Content, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Boonekamp, Gwendolijn M. M.; Dierx, John A. J.; Van Hove, Pepijn; Jansen, Erik – Educational Action Research, 2020
Schools are important settings to promote health as they provide a context where children and young people learn to develop competencies to understand and influence their lifestyles and living conditions. This requires a school climate that encourages democratic learning processes and empowers students to become agents in their own lives. This…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Physical Activities, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods
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Cornish, Carlene – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Self-governance and responsibilisation are integral to Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) assessments and Functional Skills qualifications. However, very little is known of its neoliberalist effects and the governance practices of tutors teaching disengaged youth taking Functional Skills as part of the overall employability certificate. Adopting a…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Job Skills, Employment Potential, Neoliberalism
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Luimes, Maike; Karseth, Berit – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This article investigates the composition of the Norwegian lower secondary school curriculum with a special emphasis on pre-vocational education from a contemporary perspective. The data consist of four official national curricula enacted from the 1970s until the present. Despite differences between the curricula, the main structure of school…
Descriptors: Prevocational Education, Social Change, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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