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Short, Rachel A.; Van der Eb, Marina Y.; McKay, Susan R. – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Active teachers noted persistent problems in their classrooms, including low levels of student engagement and gaps in students' use of evidence in forming arguments. Earth Science students provided written responses to two questions using the previously implemented Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) framework. The first question was answered without…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Persuasive Discourse, Earth Science, Instructional Effectiveness
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Rogiers, Amelie; Merchie, Emmelien; Van Keer, Hilde – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This study examined the stability and change in secondary school students' learner profiles after receiving an explicit strategy instruction (ESI) to foster their text-learning strategy use. A randomized quasi-experimental repeated measures design was set up with one experimental condition--receiving an eight-lesson-teacher delivered instructional…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Direct Instruction, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Morris, Joshua; Chi, Michelene T. H. – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
The purpose of this research was to investigate the efficacy of professional development in changing two middle school science teachers' questioning to include more questions that require deeper student responses. The professional development was based on ICAP theory which proposes a framework for identifying cognitive engagement based on what is…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Science Instruction, Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Kulakow, Stefan – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
The significant interplay between self-efficacy, autonomy support and approaches to learning in adolescent students is widely recognized. However, less is known about whether substantial differences exist between early and middle adolescent students from schools with different environments. To close this research gap, this study used latent mean…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Correlation, Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies
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Ling, Meng Kay Daniel; Loh, Sau Cheong – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Cognitive pattern recognition is known to be an important skill for academic subjects such as mathematics, science, languages, or even humanities. In this study, we investigate the relationships between creativity, critical thinking, and pattern recognition among 203 private school students in Singapore. The instruments used include a creativity…
Descriptors: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Pattern Recognition, Correlation
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Wei, Liwei; Firetto, Carla M.; Murphy, P. Karen; Li, Mengyi; Greene, Jeffrey A.; Croninger, Rachel M. V. – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Literacy instruction in the 21st century must bolster students' ability to critically process text and craft well-reasoned written argumentation. The authors investigated changes in fourth-grade students' (N = 28; 15 girls) written argumentation as they used a researcher-developed graphic organizer (i.e., Quality Talk graphic organizer…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition)
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Ogunkola, Babalola; Knight, Carlos – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors investigated the effects of a technical drawing course, video games, gender, and type of school on the spatial ability (spatial visualization and orientation) of secondary school students in Barbados. A total of 420 students (269 boys; 151 girls) from nine government schools within Category 3 and Category 4 were sampled. A four-way…
Descriptors: Drafting, Art Education, Video Games, Secondary Schools
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Piipponen, Oona; Karlsson, Liisa – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Schools need concrete pedagogical tools to promote intercultural learning. The Storycrafting method is used to promote interactions between children that lead to a dynamic, rather than static, experience of culture. Children 9-11 years old exchanged stories told using the Storycrafting method with another class in Finland, Scotland, or an…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, International Schools
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Young, Chase; Durham, Patricia; Miller, Melinda; Rasinski, Timothy Victor; Lane, Forrest – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Although readers theater has traditionally been recommended as a method for improving reading fluency, this 18-week quasi-experimental study examined the effects of a readers theater instructional protocol that updates and expands on traditional approaches by adding specific tasks that engage students in various reading comprehension and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Theater Arts, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Schweder, Sabine; Raufelder, Diana; Kulakow, Stefan; Wulff, Tino – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Research has shown that there are positive associations between students' goals and learning behavior. However, less is known about these associations for adolescent students in competency-based learning compared to adolescent students in teacher-directed learning. The current study was conceptualized with the aim of getting more in-depth…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Goal Orientation, Learning Strategies
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Martin, Nicole M.; Myers, Joy – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors explored elementary students' comprehension of informational text in disciplinary learning. Forty on-grade-level readers in Grades 2-5 participated. A priori and emergent coding was used to analyze 120 verbal protocols and 120 oral recalls. Analyses of variance and correlations showed students' processing and recall of procedural text…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Recall (Psychology), Reading Strategies
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Jutengren, Göran; Medin, Eva – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors, with Swedish elementary school students (N = 201), 9-12 years old, examined the potential significance to self-perceived academic competence of students' cross-ethnic friendship ties and prosocial behavior to better understand education's minority achievement gap. A crossed-lagged panel model was tested to investigate potential…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Friendship, Prosocial Behavior, Student Diversity
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Neitzel, Carin; Drennan, Kelley; Fouts, Hillary N. – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors examined the social practices and outcomes of 23 immigrant and 16 nonimmigrant preschoolers in English only preschool classrooms. In both classrooms, the majority of the children (nearly two thirds) were immigrant, English language learners. The children's social attempts, social strategies, speech functions, and degree of social…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Peer Relationship, English Language Learners, Preschool Children
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Chou, Mu-Hsuan – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Considerable evidence indicates that self-efficacy, task value, anxiety, and the use of language learning strategies are related. However, there is currently an insufficient understanding about their relations in high-stakes testing contexts. The author aimed to investigate how well social factors, test value, anxiety, test performance, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Grade 12, Predictor Variables
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Dare, Lynn; Nowicki, Elizabeth – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
For high-ability students to develop their full potential, they require evidence-based interventions tailored to their exceptional needs. Educational acceleration has proven effective with many high-ability students, but educators sometimes express concerns about social issues, and such concerns may block access to accelerative interventions.…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Inclusion, Barriers, Beliefs
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