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Ziegler, Esther; Edelsbrunner, Peter A.; Stern, Elsbeth – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Teacher-directed and self-directed learning have been compared across various contexts. Depending on the settings and the presentation of material, mixed benefits are found; the specific circumstances under which either condition is advantageous are unclear. We combined and reanalyzed data from two experimental studies investigating the effects of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Soncini, Annalisa; Matteucci, Maria Cristina; Butera, Fabrizio – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
The present research investigated the possibility to foster positive classroom climate, achievement emotions, and adaptive beliefs about errors by manipulating teachers' error handling strategies. Through a pre-post experimental design, teachers' error handling strategies were manipulated during a fictitious lesson in the primary school context.…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Error Patterns, Error Correction, Elementary School Teachers
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Hoogendijk, Kirsten; Holland, Judith G.; Tick, Nouchka T.; Hofman, Adriaan W. H.; Severiens, Sabine E.; Vuijk, Patricia; Maras, Athanasios; van Veen, Dolf – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
The teacher-student relationship plays an important role in the academic and behavioral development of primary school children with externalizing problem behavior. However, such problem behavior often threatens the quality of the teacher-student relationship. Teacher-focused coaching intervention Key2Teach aims to improve elements of the…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Teacher Student Relationship, Intervention, Coaching (Performance)
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Kikas, Eve; Tang, Xin – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
This study examined relations between child-reported teacher emotional support, teaching practices, and children's task-persistent learning behaviour. The study was carried out in Estonia, where a students' first teacher advances with his/her students and teaches all primary subjects in the first 3 years of schooling. In total, 660 sixth-grade…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Persistence, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students
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Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Silinskas, Gintautas; Kiuru, Noona; Pakarinen, Eija; Turunen, Tiina; Siekkinen, Martti; Tolvanen, Asko; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
This cross-lagged longitudinal study examines the evocative impact of a child's psychological adjustment on teachers' affective response and instructional support for a child, and the influence this support and response has on the child's subsequent adjustment. A hundred and seventeen Finnish teachers self-rated the instructional support they…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Psychological Patterns, Affective Behavior, Responses
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Suviste, Reelika; Palu, Anu; Kikas, Eve; Kiuru, Noona – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
This study examined the extent to which teaching practices and teaching experience predict mathematics skills of children's in the third through fifth grade by focusing on three cognitive components: (1) knowing facts and procedures, (2) applying this knowledge and (3) using reasoning. This study was longitudinal. The data was collected from 1,810…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Enesco, Ileana; Rodríguez, Purificación; Lago, Mª Oliva; Dopico, Cristina; Escudero, Ana – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
This study addresses the influence of schoolteachers' testimonies on children's conceptions about unconventional correct counts or pseudoerrors. A total of 158 kindergarteners and second graders were individually interviewed: Fifty children participated in the baseline group (to determine their judgments about pseudoerrors without the presence of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Influence, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
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Soodla, Piret; Jõgi, Anna-Liisa; Kikas, Eve – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
The study examined the relationships between teachers' metacognitive knowledge of reading strategies and their students' metacognitive knowledge and reading comprehension. The study was carried out among language art teachers (N = 34) and their students (N = 534) in the last year of primary school (ninth grade) in Estonia. Multilevel modeling was…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Metacognition, Reading Strategies, Correlation
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Cadima, Joana; Peixoto, Carla; Leal, Teresa – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
The observation and assessment of quality of teacher--child interactions in elementary school settings are increasingly recognized as important; however, research is still very limited in European countries. In this study, we examined the quality of the interactions between teacher and children in first-grade classrooms in Portugal and the extent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interaction, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Teachers
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Burusic, Josip; Babarovic, Toni; Seric, Maja – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2012
Elementary schools in many countries record an unequal representation of male and female teachers with female teachers in huge majority. At the same time, numerous studies reveal that girls generally outmatch boys in the majority of school subjects. Consequently, possible effects of teacher-pupil gender interaction are becoming an important topic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Viladot, Laia; Gomez, Isabel; Malagarriga, Teresa – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2010
This work explores the study of interaction through discourse as a means for analysing and understanding the process of teaching and learning music. Over the course of a didactic sequence, we assess classroom conversations dealing with the analysis of a music score constituted as the reference for the process of creating a joint music composition.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers
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Pansu, Pascal; Dubois, Nicole; Dompnier, Benoit – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the socionormative approach of internality in the field of education, and more specifically regarding scholastic judgment. It describes the theoretical development and the main procedures used by researchers to show that internal causal explanations have more value than external ones because they…
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, Social Behavior, Locus of Control, Personality Theories
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Fleury-Roy, Marie-Helene; Bouffard, Therese – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2006
This study addresses the issue of illusion of incompetence among elementary school children. The first objective is to examine whether teachers are able to recognize children with an illusion of incompetence. The second objective is to see whether teachers' appraisal of the behaviours and psychological characteristics of these children differ from…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Psychological Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Grade 4
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Diakidoy, Irene-Anna N.; Iordanou, Kalypso – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2003
The study examined (a) the extent to which teachers and preservice teachers understand the concept of energy and adhere to particular preconceptions associated with it; and (b) their ability to predict pupils' knowledge and understanding of the same concept. Teachers and preservice teachers completed a test by indicating for each item what their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Energy, Scientific Concepts, Grade 6
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Soppe, Herman J. G. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1991
Discusses a study of students' personality judgments of adults presented as teachers. Reports that judgments were factually structured and influenced by (1) the role played by the adults, and (2) the children's ages. Finds that younger children produced more positive judgments with dominant traits being described more positively. Concludes that…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Evaluative Thinking