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Akcay, Hakan – Education, 2017
The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate science teaching and assessing what is learned via using concept maps. Concept mapping is a technique for visually representing the structure of information. Concept mapping allows students to understand the relationships between concepts of science by creating a visual map of the connections. Concept…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Parish, Thomas S.; Mahoney, Shay – Education, 2006
Our nations' classrooms appear to be in trouble, with many students complaining that they feel alienated and many teachers saying that they are overwhelmed. Hence, these classrooms seem to be more like "battlegrounds," than "connecting places." Since it may be very counterproductive to maintain this type of an atmosphere within our classrooms, the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Student Motivation
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Petress, Kenneth C. – Education, 2004
Group study in and out of the classroom is strongly advocated in this article. Group study improves students intellectually; when done effectively, it stimulates interest and increases confidence; effective group dynamics also improve classroom management strategies. Group study is typically resisted by students until they are exposed to,…
Descriptors: Time Management, Group Dynamics, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning