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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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Jackson, Julie K.; Huerta, Margarita; Garza, Tiberio – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This study evaluated the Science and Literacy Instructional Model aimed at helping primarily Hispanic bilingual/English Learners (ELs) and economically disadvantaged fifth grade students with science achievement as measured by high-stakes standardized science achievement scores. The model combined purposeful planning, innovative academic…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Academic Achievement, Models, Science Instruction
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Campbell, Amanda L.; Lassiter, Jill W. – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Physical activity plays an important role in childhood development and is associated with positive health, social, emotional, and academic benefits. Despite this, children are often sedentary for most of their school day and fail to meet daily activity recommendations. Incorporating physical activity breaks into the classroom can achieve many…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Physical Activities, Classroom Techniques, Barriers
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Downs, Jacob D.; Mohr, Kathleen A. J.; Barrett, Tyson S. – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Dyad reading involves a lower level reader paired with a higher level reading partner who models proficient oral reading while providing access to challenging texts. Previous research has reported increased reading fluency and comprehension for participants of dyad reading; however, to date no research has investigated how dyad reading may…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Outcomes of Education
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Hofverberg, Anders; Winberg, Mikael – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
It is often assumed that students' personal achievement goals are most beneficial when they match the goal structures of the classroom, but interaction between achievement goals and goal structures is not well researched. In this study, we aim at providing a nuanced picture of the direct, interaction, and nonlinear effects of achievement goals and…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Educational Objectives, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation
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Dare, Shekinah E.; van Dijk, Wilco W.; van Dijk, Eric; van Dillen, Lotte F.; Gallucci, Marcello; Simonse, Olaf – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
The present study used a Solomon four-group quasi-experimental design to examine the short-term effect of a large-scale national financial education program on children's knowledge and skills in responsible spending and performing transactions effectively. Our study included a representative sample of Dutch pupils in the fifth grade of primary…
Descriptors: Money Management, Program Effectiveness, Knowledge Level, Skill Development
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Hanham, José; McCormick, John; Hendry, Adam – Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This school-based study explored the role of collective and proxy efficacy beliefs in the performances of project-based learning teams comprising friends and acquaintances. Participants were 162 male students in Grade 8 who attended a Catholic high school, located in Sydney, Australia. Students were organized into 20 acquaintance groups and 21…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Males, Catholic Schools
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Alegre, Francisco; Moliner, Lidon; Maroto, Ana; Lorenzo-Valentin, Gil – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study reports the academic benefits of peer tutoring in algebra for middle school students. A total of 380 students enrolled in grades 7th and 8th participated in the study. Two peer tutoring sessions took place during each week (10 weeks). Interactions between peers lasted 20 to 25 minutes for each session. The typology of tutoring was fixed…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Peer Teaching, Middle School Students
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Rodríguez-Negro, Josune; Falese, Lavinia; Yanci, Javier – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study examines the effects of two different 8-week balance intervention programs for students of primary school age. Static and dynamic balance were assessed in 380 students (6-12 years) before and after an 8-week balance intervention program. Students were divided and assigned into a no intervention control group, a direct instructional…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Children, Psychomotor Skills, Intervention
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Torsney, Benjamin M.; Symonds, Jennifer E. – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The Professional Student Program for Educational Resilience (PROSPER) was designed to increase students' ability to stay momentarily engaged in classwork, thus promoting educational resilience. Participants (N = 277, 51% male, 74% Irish) from two low-income schools in Dublin, Ireland (School A n = 158; School B n = 119), were assessed using the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Resilience (Psychology), Low Income, Intervention
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Belland, Brian R.; Gu, Jiangyue; Kim, Nam Ju; Turner, David Jaden; Weiss, David Mark – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors investigated the influence of engaging in a problem-based learning unit on middle school students' epistemic beliefs, and how such students' epistemic beliefs and approaches to argumentation within and outside of their small groups related. Data sources include state science achievement test scores, epistemic beliefs pre- and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Epistemology
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