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Blackley, Susan; Rahmawati, Yuli; Fitriani, Ella; Sheffield, Rachel; Koul, Rekha – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
This paper examines the learning experiences of 291 Year 5 and 6 Indonesian primary school students, across four schools in North Jakarta, who participated in an integrated STEM project that used a 3-phase "Makerspace" approach: exposure, engagement and experimentation, and evaluation and extension. The Wiggle Bots project involved these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, STEM Education, Teaching Methods
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Wong, Tracy K. Y.; Tao, Xi; Konishi, Chiaki – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
This study explored the extent to which teachers' instrumental (i.e., tangible aid to promote learning) and appraisal support (i.e., teacher feedback) enhanced students' achievement in mathematics. Participants included 13,950 fifteen-year-old Canadian students who participated in the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment. Based on…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Feedback (Response), Regression (Statistics)
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Diogo, Ana Matias; Silva, Pedro; Viana, Joana – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
Children have increasing access, and at younger ages, to ICT. This results from state policy measures, or from families having progressively provided ICT access to their children, or both of these influences. As a critical approach to the impact of technology in the construction of social change, this paper seeks to understand how children's…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Social Differences, Laptop Computers, Qualitative Research
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Hathorn, Conley; Dillon, Anna Marie – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
This paper is concerned with exploring the microsystem of teachers' experiences with education reform within the action research (AR) model for professional development (PD). Within the macrosystem of current major education reform in the UAE, it is timely to explore teachers' experiences of AR as PD to improve pedagogy. The process of engaging in…
Descriptors: Action Research, Faculty Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Takahashi, Tomoharu – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
Since Rwanda decided that from 2009 English will be the sole medium of instruction from upper level primary school onwards, motivation for learning English has become an especially important issue. Therefore this study investigated motivation for Rwandan primary and secondary school students to learn English. The study was carried out in Nyagatare…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, English (Second Language)
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Abadikhah, Shirin; Aliyan, Zahra; Talebi, Seyed Hassan – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
The aim of the present study was to investigate EFL university students' attitude towards self-regulated learning strategies in writing academic papers. A further aim of the study was to compare the attitudes of two groups of university students (third and fourth years) in the employment of self-regulated learning strategies to find out whether…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Young, Kirsty – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
Teacher education is under increasing scrutiny regarding the preparedness of graduates to work in the profession in the early years of their career. To inform a teacher education program on the issues affecting graduates working in the field of special education, 77 special education teachers and principals were surveyed. Findings highlight the…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Attitudes, Special Education Teachers
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Tsakeni, Maria – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
Physical sciences education comes with high expectations for learners to be successfully placed in tertiary institutions in related fields, and developing countries' aspirations to develop advanced and specialised skills to drive economies. However, some of the prevailing instructional strategies in science classrooms work to marginalise learners.…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Access to Education, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Brouskeli, Vasiliki; Kaltsi, Vasiliki; Loumakou, Maria – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
We investigated Greek secondary teachers' resilience and occupational well-being. We aimed to detect the role of participants' demographic characteristics and schools' characteristics, as well as the relationship of teachers' resilience with their occupational well-being. Two hundred and one secondary teachers from fifteen secondary schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Well Being, Secondary School Teachers
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Mah, Dana-Kristin; Ifenthaler, Dirk – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
Students often enter higher education academically unprepared and with unrealistic perceptions and expectations regarding academic competencies for their studies. However, preparedness and realistic perceptions are important factors for student retention. With regard to a proposed model of five academic competencies (time management, learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Academic Ability
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Nhan, Thi Thuy; Nguyen, Huu Cuong – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
Among educational practices in the era of globalisation, developing countries are emerging with diverse representations of transnational collaboration. This paper investigates the operation and regulation of joint programs in Vietnam as a case study of higher education under the impact of profit-driven motives. It first reviews the trends,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Stynes, Martin; Murphy, Timothy; McNamara, Gerry; O'Hara, Joe – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
In this paper, four critical friends meet to discuss qualitative research practices. Together they put one of their own case studies under the knife and deconstruct it to investigate the possibilities that knowledge work is complicated not only by the dynamics of socially constructed enterprises and the actors involved therein, but by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology
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Güven, N. Dilsad; Argün, Ziya – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
Teaching responsive to the needs of students with learning disabilities (LD) can be provided through understanding students' conceptions and their ways of learning. The current research, as a case study based on qualitative design, aimed to investigate the conceptions of students with learning disabilities with regard to the different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Grade 4
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Cagande, Jeffrey Lloyd L.; Jugar, Richard R. – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
Reversing the traditional classroom activities, in the flipped classroom model students view lectures at home and perform activities during class period inside the classroom. This study investigated the effect of a flipped classroom implementation on college physics students' motivation and understanding of kinematics graphs. A Solomon four-group…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Gudyanga, Remeredzayi; Jita, Loyiso C. – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
This article reports on a study investigating physical sciences teachers' stages of concern (SoC) profiles during the implementation of the curriculum and assessment policy statement (CAPS) in South Africa. Throughout reform implementation, it is conceivable that teachers go through different SoC, ranging from giving low priority to the reform…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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