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Masadis, Gregory; Filippou, Filippos; Kouli, Olga; Gargalianos, Dimitris; Rokka, Stella; Bebetsos, Evangelos; Derri, Vasiliki; Damianidou, Sofia; Koupani, Aikaterini; Samara, Eleni; Siarenou, Dafni; Filippou, Dafni-Anastasia – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
The aim of this study was to carry out a preliminary validation of "Motivational Climate in Physical Education Scale" in Greek educational context and specifically in relation to elementary school students. The participants of the research were 184 (101 male and 83 female) students of grades 5th and 6th from four elementary schools, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Gupta, Abha; Lee, Guang-Lea – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
A mixed methods study is used to investigate the effectiveness of a professional development program intended to enhance teacher knowledge and student learning so as to systematically improve student achievement in elementary literacy. In this study, a large urban school district partnered with a local university to provide intervention in a Title…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Elementary School Teachers, Program Effectiveness
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Lykesasa, Georgios; Giossos, Ioannis; Chatzopoulos, Dimitrios; Koutsouba, Maria; Douka, Stella; Nikolaki, Eugenia – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of four warm-up protocols on agility, strength, static and dynamic flexibility in primary school students. The participants were forty-four students of a primary school (19 boys and 25 girls) and the mean age of the children was 11.7±0.47. All of them executed, in four different days, one of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Exercise, Muscular Strength, Physical Fitness
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Stapp, Alicia Cooper; Lambert, Ashley Berry – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2020
With rising pressure and an increase in expected academic performance in schools across the United States, students are experiencing higher levels of stress than ever before. To address this issue, the present study examined the impact of mindfulness-based yoga interventions on fifth-grade students' perceived anxiety and stress levels through a…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Relaxation Training, Metacognition, Intervention
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Sügümlü, Üzeyir; Mutlu, Hasan Hüseyin; Çinpolat, Enes – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the writing motivation levels and written expression skills among secondary school students. The study was carried out using the correlational research model of the quantitative research methods. The study group for this study consisted of 230 students attending three different…
Descriptors: Correlation, Writing Skills, Student Motivation, Writing Evaluation
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Hima, Lina Rihatul; Nusantara, Toto; Hidayanto, Erry; Rahardjo, Swasono – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This article aims to describe the mathematical identity of elementary school students during studying mathematics. When studying mathematics, the students often face difficulties in understanding the concepts which results the decrease in their learning motivation. It will lead to the lack of development of their mathematical identity. The…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Learning Activities, Elementary School Students, Learning Motivation
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Çalikoglu, Burcu Seher – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to broaden theoretical meaning of challenge and attain a place for its practical use in schools. Based on the purpose, a theoretical construct was developed to explain four types of challenge-oriented behavior: (a) creators, (b) choosers, (c) maintainers and (d) avoiders. 634 fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Grade 7, Student Behavior
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Bayaga, Anass; Bossé, Michael J. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
This study begins by connecting semantic elaboration with conceptual understanding and syntactic elaboration with procedural understanding in the context of fractions. Through case studies and discourse analysis, the work and communication of students in fourth through sixth grade is analyzed to determine the extent of their semantic and syntactic…
Descriptors: Semantics, Fractions, Mathematical Concepts, Case Studies
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Bossé, Michael J.; Bayaga, Anass; Fountain, Catherine; Lynch-Davis, Kathleen; Preston, Ron; Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
This study applies the Mathematics Acquisition Framework (MAF) (Bossé, Ringler, Bayaga, Fountain, & Young, 2018) to investigate fifth- through seventh-grade students' comprehension of fractions and decimals and examines how students build understanding of mathematical principles and concepts regarding fractions and decimals. Based on case…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Stapp, Alicia Cooper; Karr, Jenny Kate – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
Recess is an integral part of the school day where children are afforded the opportunity to create and organize games, socialize with their peers, and explore nature. When implemented effectively, recess has the potential to offer significant academic, physical, and social benefits (London, Westrich, Stokes-Guinan, & McGlaughlin, 2015).…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Grade 5, Time on Task, Elementary School Students
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Fragouli, Stiliani; Rokka, Aggeliki – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
In this study we introduce an infusion model to "inject" ammonites and ammonite fossils in current subjects of Greek primary curriculum. Paleontology and mainly fossils attract more and more elementary students and teachers, yet in Greece this trend is solely about dinosaurs, despite the fact that the most common Greek fossils are not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Paleontology, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Mantik, Octavia; Choi, Hee Jun – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine whether or not "Scaffolded Think-Group-Share" learning can have a positive effect on student satisfaction and learning achievement in English classes of an Indonesian elementary school. To achieve this purpose, this study compared the findings from the two dependent variables (i.e., student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods, Student Satisfaction
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Kiziltoprak, Ayhan; Köse, Nilüfer Yavuzsoy – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the development of relational thinking skill, which is an important component of the transition from arithmetic to algebra, of 5th grade students. In the study, the qualitative research method of teaching experiment was used. The research data were collected from six secondary school 5th grade students…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Arithmetic, Grade 5
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Fedewa, Alicia L.; Toland, Michael D.; Usher, Ellen L.; Li, Caihong R. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
Objective: Increased action is needed to combat the growing epidemic of pediatric obesity. It is imperative that researchers investigate psychological and demographic variables that may be associated with pediatric obesity in order to formulate and implement more appropriate and effective interventions. The present study examined the univariate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Health Behavior, Beliefs
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Luo, Yi – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
This paper presents a case study examining 3rd, 4th and 5th graders' design fixation and cooperative learning in an engineering design project. A mixed methods instrument, the Cooperative Learning Observation Protocol (CLOP), was adapted to record frequency and class observation on cooperative learning engagement through detailed field notes.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Design, Engineering, Cooperative Learning
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