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Roman Etxebarrieta, Gorka; Pérez-Izaguirre, Elizabeth; Langarika-Rocafort, Argia – Education Sciences, 2020
The literature reveals the difficulty of teaching minority languages in multiethnic and multilingual regions. Studies about teachers' perceptions when instructing a minority language might help stakeholders to design interventions to overcome this problem. The first aim of this study was to describe teachers' perceptions of type of issues, student…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Languages
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Sáez-López, José Manuel; Cózar-Gutiérrez, Ramón; González-Calero, José Antonio; Gómez Carrasco, Cosme J. – Education Sciences, 2020
One of the emerging technologies that have sparked greater interest in pedagogical contexts is augmented reality. This paper aims to assess the impact, practices and attitudes that are generated from augmented reality in the initial training of future teachers, and the presence of these practices in a university training context. The study was…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Program Effectiveness
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Wolff, Lili-Ann; H. Skarstein, Tuula; Skarstein, Frode – Education Sciences, 2020
During the last century, the human way of life has begun to transgress many of the Earth's biophysical boundaries in an alarming way. The consequences of this are more dramatic and long lasting than ever before. Many researchers even argue that humanity has created a new geological epoch, which they call "Anthropocene". Education, even…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Role of Education, Environmental Education
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Pertegal-Felices, Maria Luisa – Education Sciences, 2020
Multimedia engineers develop digital content in a wide range of fields that require them to acquire skills in the development of web solutions for those fields. In this study, we evaluated the level of didactic knowledge of mathematics that Multimedia Engineering degree students possess. The aim was to determine whether they are prepared to…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, College Students, Mathematics Skills, Multimedia Materials
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Broadhead, Samantha – Education Sciences, 2020
In the United Kingdom, the number of mature students studying in higher education is diminishing. This is also the case within the subject of art and design. This article reports on a project "Mature Students Matter," a study that aims to widen participation in art and design education within a small specialist university. The approach…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Art Education
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Assari, Shervin; Boyce, Shanika; Bazargan, Mohsen; Caldwell, Cleopatra H. – Education Sciences, 2020
The Marginalization-related Diminished Returns (MDR) phenomenon refers to the weaker effects of parental educational attainment for marginalized groups, particularly ethnic minorities. This literature, however, is limited to Blacks and Hispanics; thus, it is not clear if the MDR phenomenon also applies to the educational performance of Asian…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Educational Attainment, Parent Background, Asian Americans
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Skarstein, Frode; Wolff, Lili-Ann – Education Sciences, 2020
The field of geography is important for any sustainability education. The aim of geography education is to enable students to understand the environment, its influence on human activity, and how humans influence the environment. In this article we present a study on how the interplay between the three pillars of sustainability thinking…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Misconceptions
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Martínez-Roget, Fidel; Freire Esparís, Pilar; Vázquez-Rozas, Emilia – Education Sciences, 2020
One of the main objectives of the Undergraduate Dissertation is to evaluate the skills associated with a degree. Student satisfaction with the training and skills acquired can be an indicator of the quality of higher education. This paper aims to analyse student satisfaction with Undergraduate Dissertation at the Faculty of Economics of the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Skill Development, Student Satisfaction, Theses
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Rodrigues, Ernani; Pietrocola, Maurício – Education Sciences, 2020
Classrooms are complex in their real sets. To understand such sets and their emergent patterns, network approach provides useful theoretical and methodological tools. In this work, we used network approach to explore two domains of complexity in a classroom: the interpersonal domain, via social networks; and the representational domain, through…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Semantics, High School Students
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Choi, Naya; Kang, Sujeong; Sheo, Jiyeon – Education Sciences, 2020
In recent years, the ways in which to read English picture books to young children has become diverse in English as a foreign language (EFL) context. The present study examined the effect of parent-child interactions and digital pen use during English picture book reading in the child's interest in learning English. A total of 320 Korean mothers…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Picture Books, Parent Child Relationship
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Valovicová, L'ubomíra; Trníková, Jana; Sollárová, Eva; Katrušín, Boris – Education Sciences, 2020
The paper is focused on the investigation of impact of created experimental natural scientific programme for preschool-age children. Our programme concentrates on physics teaching adapted for preschool age in which children have possibilities to make experiments themselves--empirical cognition. Its innovation with respect to other stimulation…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Intelligence, Cognitive Ability, Physics
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Mwambe, Othmar Othmar; Tan, Phan Xuan; Kamioka, Eiji – Education Sciences, 2020
Adaptive Educational Hypermedia Systems (AEHS) play a crucial role in supporting adaptive learning and immensely outperform learner-control based systems. AEHS' page indexing and hyperspace rely mostly on navigation supports which provide the learners with a user-friendly interactive learning environment. Such AEHS features provide the systems…
Descriptors: Biology, Information Science, Technology Uses in Education, Hypermedia
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Wagner, Steffen; Kok, Karel; Priemer, Burkhard – Education Sciences, 2020
What are the structural characteristics of written scientific explanations that make them good? This is often difficult to measure. One approach to describing and analyzing structures is to employ network theory. With this research, we aim to describe the elementary structure of written explanations, their qualities, and the differences between…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Knowledge Level, Maps, College Students
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Klimova, Blanka; Polakova, Petra – Education Sciences, 2020
Mobile devices have penetrated all spheres of human activities, including education. Previous research has shown that smartphones are becoming widely used in learning as they can improve knowledge retention and increase student engagement. The purpose of this study was to discuss students' perception of the use of a mobile application aimed at…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Electronic Learning
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Butler-Barnes, Sheretta T.; Inniss-Thompson, Misha N. – Education Sciences, 2020
This study examined the impact of perceived teacher discrimination on the school discipline of African-American and Caribbean Black adolescent girls. The findings are drawn from a nationally representative sample of (n = 410) African-American and (n = 193) Caribbean Black adolescent girls age 13 to 17 (M[subscript age] = 15). Results indicate that…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, African American Students, Blacks, Adolescents
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