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Lu, Andrew; Chan, Sandra; Cai, Yiyu; Huang, Lihui; Nay, Zin Tun; Goei, Sui Lin – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder with different levels of severity. Although the exact causes of ASD is not yet known, nor is there a medical cure for ASD to date, special facilities and schools have been established to help individuals coping better and becoming more independent. With the advancement in Virtual Reality…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Simulated Environment, Educational Technology
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Kovacs, Carolyn; Curran, Mary Carla; Cox, Tara – Science Teacher, 2013
In this article , the authors describe an activity in which students in Savannah, Georgia, use handheld GPS devices to record the sightings of bottlenose dolphins, examine spatial data from five pairs of dolphins in the study, and then form hypotheses about the spatial patterns they observe. In the process, they learn not only about the ecology of…
Descriptors: Animals, Geographic Information Systems, Ecology, Animal Behavior
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Townrow, Carly S.; Laurence, Nick; Blythe, Charlotte; Long, Jenny; Harré, Niki – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
The Maui's Dolphin Challenge was a litter reduction project that was run twice at a secondary school in Aotearoa New Zealand. The project drew on a theoretical framework encompassing four psycho-social principles: values, embodied learning, efficacy, and perceived social norms. It challenged students to reduce the litter at the school by offering…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Program Descriptions, Wildlife, Interviews
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Strayer, Jeremy; Matuszewski, Amber – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
In this article, Strayer and Matuszewski present a six-phase strategy that teachers can use to help students develop a conceptual understanding of inferential hypothesis testing through simulation. As Strayer and Matuszewski discuss the strategy, they describe each phase in general, explain how they implemented the phase while teaching their…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Hypothesis Testing, Simulation
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Thompson, Jessica; Curran, Mary Carla; Cox, Tara – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2016
Animal populations are monitored over time to assess the effects of environmental disaster and disease, as well as the efficacy of laws designed to protect them. Determining the abundance of a species within a defined area is one method of monitoring a population. In "Capture" Me if You Can, middle school students will use data collected…
Descriptors: Animals, Environmental Influences, Natural Resources, Middle School Students
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Peeples, Jennifer; Hall, Bradford J.; Seiter, John S. – Communication Teacher, 2012
Although Western cultures tend to view dolphins as friendly and benevolent, in Japanese fishing communities, "iruka" (dolphins) are often viewed as food or pests. These perspectives have led to intense conflicts between Japanese fishermen and activists from the west. This article presents an exercise that simulates intercultural conflict by asking…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, World Views, Ethnic Groups, Conflict
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Janpol, Henry L.; Dilts, Rachel – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2016
This research explored whether viewing documentary films about the natural or built environment can exert a measurable influence on behaviors and perceptions. Different documentary films were viewed by subjects. One film emphasized the natural environment, while the other focused on the built environment. After viewing a film, a computer game…
Descriptors: Documentaries, Films, Conservation (Environment), Program Effectiveness
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MdYusof, Mohamad Shaifudin Bin; Chia, Noel Kok Hwee – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
Autism is a neuro-developmental syndrome of constitutional origin and whose cause could also be epigenetic, and its onset is usually around first three years of birth, with empathizing deficits that result in a triad of impairments in communication, social interaction, and imagination (or presence of stereotyped behaviors), but may, on the other…
Descriptors: Therapy, Interpersonal Relationship, Animals, Autism
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Leftwich, Kendal M.; Ioup, Juliette W.; Seab, C. Gregory – Physics Teacher, 2019
We report here on an effort to involve high school physics students in research on impacts of oil spills on marine mammals at a local university. We believe that the effort described here might be useful to others who would like to involve physics students in research, especially work of an interdisciplinary nature. The students learn to work…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Physics
Wermer, Maaike – Exceptional Parent, 2008
More than 400 children with a physical and/or mental challenge visit the Curacao Dolphin Therapy and Research Center (CDTC) for dolphin-assisted therapy every year. Dolphin therapy appears to be the right approach for many children. With the help of these special and very social animals, it is easier to make contact with the children. It motivates…
Descriptors: Children, Disabilities, Aquatic Sports, Animals
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Dilts, Rachel; Trompisch, Norbert; Bergquist, Timothy M. – Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 2011
Dolphin-assisted therapy (DAT), as a part of animal-assisted therapy and complementary and alternative medicine, yields several positive results. This study intended to add to DAT effectiveness research while using a standardized assessment. In the Ukraine, a DAT program called DolphinSwim agreed to take part in research with 37 voluntary…
Descriptors: Animals, Rating Scales, Parents, Foreign Countries
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Beyersmann, Elisabeth; Grainger, Jonathan – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2018
Recent research investigating embedded stem priming effects with the masked priming paradigm and pseudoword primes (e.g., "quickify"--"quick") has shown that priming effects can be obtained even when the embedded target word is followed by a non-morphological ending (e.g., "quickald"--"quick"). Here we…
Descriptors: Morphemes, Morphology (Languages), Language Processing, Semantics
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Beaumont, Ellen S.; Mudd, Phillipa; Turner, Ian J.; Barnes, Kate – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
To enable children to develop towards becoming part of the solution to environmental problems, it is essential that they are given the opportunity to become familiar with the natural world from early childhood. Familiarity is required to develop understanding of, care for and, ultimately, action in terms of protecting the natural world. As…
Descriptors: Animals, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Young Children
Terrasi, Renee Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2007
This study examined the effects of Dolphin-Assisted Therapy (DAT) as a reinforcer for verbal operant production in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Three children who attended a dolphin therapy program participated in this single subject research study. Baseline data was collected for each child via a video tape provided by parents and…
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Reinforcement, Verbal Communication
Smith, Eli; Thomasson, Gretchen – Exceptional Parent, 2008
Madison is a four-year-old child who was born with cerebral palsy and cortical vision impairment. As a result, she has limited use of her extremities and is just starting to walk with assistance. She is predominately non-verbal, with the exception of a few words. This article describes how Island Dolphin Care (IDC), a nonprofit agency in Key…
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, Assistive Technology, Therapy, Disabilities
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