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Gyllencreutz, Lina; Rolfsman, Ewa; Frånberg, Gun-Marie; Saveman, Britt-Inger – Education 3-13, 2020
Approximately 36,000 Swedish children seek medical care annually because of injuries during school time. The purpose of this field study is to investigate risky outdoor play at the school yard and to describe teachers' perceptions of risk and safety in relation to learning and development. The study includes observations of children (6-12 years…
Descriptors: Injuries, Risk, Play, Outdoor Education
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Zagkotas, Vasileios; Niaoustas, Georgios – Education 3-13, 2020
This article aims to discuss the use of postage stamps in everyday teaching. The first part presents a brief clarification of the basic philatelic terms found in the text. The second part presents the ways in which philatelic collections can be used in the teaching of specific subject matters. Part 3 contains five teaching suggestions as small…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Letters (Correspondence), Instructional Materials, Student Projects
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Murray, Jane; Cousens, David – Education 3-13, 2020
This article focuses on the beliefs of primary school children aged 7-11 years in England concerning the impact of adult-led after-school extended provision (EP) on their development of non-cognitive skills (NCS). In responses to a questionnaire survey and focus group interviews, children were more positive than parents, teachers and school…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Emotional Intelligence, Student Attitudes
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Faria, C.; Boaventura, D.; Guilherme, E. – Education 3-13, 2020
This study aims to analyse the potentialities of using Personal Meaning Maps to assess school children's learning in a visit to a Planetarium. A total of 123 primary students were involved. They were asked to create a PMM, and a drawing, before and after the visit. The results suggest that the visit enhanced the degree to which students generate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Concept Mapping, Student Evaluation, Scientific Literacy
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Inui, Miki – Education 3-13, 2020
In Lao People's Democratic Republic, two streams exist in pre-primary education, the standard three-year and a one-year preparatory class called 'Grade Zero system'. This research aims to investigate the introduction of the Grade 0 system, one-year pre-primary class, and its impact on ethnic minority children in rural villages of Lao PDR. The…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Preschool Children
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Moloney, Mary; Pope, Jennifer – Education 3-13, 2020
The social pedagogic tradition has been integral to the culture of early childhood education including School Age Childcare (SAC) in Denmark for decades. Drawing upon interviews with multiple stakeholders: lecturers, representatives of an Education Research Institute, union activists an SAC provider and a policy maker, in Copenhagen, Denmark, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Educational Change, Unions
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Hargreaves, Eleanore; Elhawary, Dalia; Mahgoub, Mohamed – Education 3-13, 2020
This paper explores learning from the perspective of primary pupils in Egypt. The article explores models of learning and teaching and how pupils respond to traditional models and to changes within those. Qualitative data was collected from 57 interviews with 81 primary pupils in Alexandria, Egypt. Our research approach was interpretivist and our…
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Elementary School Students, Children, Foreign Countries
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Sagirli, Muhittin – Education 3-13, 2020
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between two teaching methods used to teach reading and writing and reading comprehension skills and successes of fifth-grade students. The main difference between the two methods in our research; teaching of the first literacy in the sentence method, determined and sentences with various…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Correlation, Teaching Methods
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Towers, Emma; Taylor, Becky; Tereshchenko, Antonina; Mazenod, Anna – Education 3-13, 2020
Grouping pupils by attainment is frequently practised in primary schools yet is associated with detrimental effects for middle- and lower-attaining children. Drawing on a mixed methods study, we find that attainment grouping practices at key stage 2 in primary schools are seldom straightforward. Although grouping by attainment appears to be the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Ability Grouping
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Rainer, Paul; Jarvis, Stuart – Education 3-13, 2020
The aims of this study were to investigate levels of fundamental movement skills (FMS) proficiency and their relationship with measures of health-related physical fitness of primary school children prior to their transition to high school in Wales. The results demonstrated that overall levels of FMS proficiency with these children were low with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Movement Education, Health Related Fitness, Elementary School Students
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Everley, Suzanne – Education 3-13, 2020
Much gender research in education reinforces dichotomised expectations. However, it is possible that research itself has limited the way we may explore children's gender because of binaried approaches This study focussed on two concerns: gender in embodied experiences of physical activity of primary school children, and research methods that…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Gender Differences, Physical Activities, Elementary School Students
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Boyd, Diane – Education 3-13, 2020
The aim and focus of the early childhood intergenerational sustainable skill café was to highlight the potential of the lost arts and traditions of our cultural heritage. Kuttner (2015, 70, Educating for Cultural Citizenship: Reframing the Goals for Art Education. "Curriculum Inquiry" 45 (1): 69-92) argues for education to provide…
Descriptors: Handicrafts, Intergenerational Programs, Art Education, Early Childhood Education
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Jarrah, Hani Yousef – Education 3-13, 2020
This study aims at identifying the nature of the practice of primary school teachers in Abu Dhabi for some educational-learning strategies. The sample of the study consisted of (200) teachers who were selected based on simple random sampling according to the study variables. The results of the study showed that the reality of practicing primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Practices, Learning Strategies
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Zaragas, Harilaos K.; Pliogou, Vassiliki – Education 3-13, 2020
The purpose of this study was to observe record and evaluate the psychomotor development and its relationship to children's gender and age on attending public and private kindergartens in Greece. The sample consisted of 898 children (487 boys' 54% and 411 girls 46%) aged 64 ± 9 months from 64 kindergarten schools. A set of 18 MOT tests Zimmer and…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Kindergarten, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries
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Randall, Vicky – Education 3-13, 2020
Previous studies have reported that generalist primary teachers lack the confidence and competence to teach Physical Education (PE). In response, schools have outsourced PE to external providers. This paper examines data from an online survey of 175 pre-service teachers (PSTs) in England and their perceived confidence to teach primary PE. Findings…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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