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Wiest, Dudley J.; Wong, Eugene H.; Minero, Laura P.; Pumaccahua, Tessy T. – Education, 2014
Working memory has been well documented as a significant predictor of academic outcomes (e.g., reading and math achievement as well as general life outcomes). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of computerized cognitive training to improve both working memory and encoding abilities in a school setting. Thirty students…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Short Term Memory, Intervention, Parochial Schools
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Awwad, Ferial Mohammad Abu; Asha, Intisar Khalil; Jado, Saleh Mohammad Abu – Education, 2014
This study aimed to investigate the impact of Thinking Actively in Social Contexts (TASC Wheel) on developing self-directed learning readiness and academic self efficacy on a sample of seventh graders in Jordan. To achieve this objective, the researchers administered, after investigating their psychometric properties, a self-directed learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Readiness, Grade 7, Psychometrics
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Batur, Zekerya – Education, 2013
In this study it was researched whether visualized proverbs, idioms and epigrams have effect of primary school 3rd, 5th and 7th grade students' speaking skills. The study was executed in spring semester of the academic year of 2010-2011, with 30 students studying at primary school in 3rd, 5th and 7th grade. The students who participated in the…
Descriptors: Speech Skills, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 5
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Korkmaz, Murat; Esen, Binnaz Kiran – Education, 2013
The aim of this study is to design and evaluate a peer-training program about changing students' internet use habits. This study was conducted with students from two different elementary schools in Mersin, Turkey, who were enrolled in 7th or 8th grade in the 2009-2010 academic year. A total of 24 students participated in the program, 12 of whom…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Experimental Colleges
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Durmuscelebi, Mustafa – Education, 2010
The aim of this study is to evaluate the new Turkish education program that has been being implemented since 2005 gradually in light of teacher suggestions. The study has been done in scanning model. In this study which has been conducted with the purpose of evaluating the newly prepared Turkish education programs, the program has been tried to be…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Jones, Karrie A.; Vermette, Paul J.; Jones, Jennifer L. – Education, 2009
Planning engaging and effective lessons for middle and high school learners is one of the fundamental components of successful secondary teaching (Skowron 2001; Butt, 2006). While Wiggins & McTighe (1998) have set forth a framework for "backwards planning" in unit design, this article provides a framework for employing backwards planning in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Middle School Students, Integrated Activities, Cognitive Structures
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Akinoglu, Orhan – Education, 2008
Aim of the study is to assess the project works and application processes in science education of 6th, 7th and 8th grades in primary education upon teachers' perspectives. The research was fulfilled upon the descriptive survey model to collect data. Participants of the research were 90 teachers, having project management experience in science…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Science Projects, Student Projects
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Ajayi, Lasisi – Education, 2006
Efforts at improving fieldwork supervision during internship have largely focused on the role of university supervisors and intern teachers. Thus students' perceptions of the instructional practices are not systematically collected, analyzed and discussed in such a way that insights from students' perceptions can inform fieldwork supervision. This…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Middle Schools, Teaching Methods, Supervisors