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Pino, Maria Chiara; Mazza, Monica; Mariano, Melania; Peretti, Sara; Dimitriou, Dagmara; Masedu, Francesco; Valenti, Marco; Franco, Fabia – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
Theory of mind (ToM) is impaired in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The aims of this study were to: (i) examine the developmental trajectories of ToM abilities in two different mentalizing tasks in children with ASD compared to TD children; and (ii) to assess if a ToM simple test known as eyes-test could predict performance on…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children
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Kolodziejczyk, Anna M.; Bosacki, Sandra L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
This study investigated the role of gender plays in the relation between children's theory of mind (ToM) and persuasion. We explored children's use of the belief information of the characters involved within a persuasive situation. In two studies, children (four- to eight-year-olds) performed a comic strip task that described a…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Persuasive Discourse, Gender Differences, Theory of Mind
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Sivaratnam, Carmel S.; Cornish, Kim; Gray, Kylie M.; Howlin, Patricia; Rinehart, Nicole J. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012
This study investigated whether the novel Comic Strip Task (CST) could be used to detect Theory-of-Mind impairments (ToM) in 4- to 8-year-old children with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Twelve children with either high-functioning autism or Asperger's Disorder and 12 typically-developing children completed the 21-item measure.…
Descriptors: Verbal Ability, Autism, Theory of Mind, Psychometrics
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Branca, Mario; Quidacciolu, Rossana G.; Soletta, Isabella – Physics Teacher, 2013
The construction of a voltaic pile (battery) is a simple laboratory activity that commemorates the invention of this important device and is of great help in teaching physics. The voltaic pile is often seen as a scientific toy, with the "pile" being constructed from fruit. These toys use some strips of copper and zinc inserted in a piece…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physics, Equipment, Power Technology
Pack, Alice C., Ed. – 1978
This issue contains five articles dealing with teaching English as a second language. "Distinctive Features of Written English" by L. E. Henrichson discusses the special instruction that is needed if a student is to learn to write well. "In-Class Dynamics in TESL" by J. B. Alter presents a technique for spontaneous oral duscussion on newly…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), Conference Reports
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Sinick, Scott J.; Lynch, John J. – Physics Teacher, 2010
In this work, an inexpensive 10-gallon glass aquarium was used to study wave motion in water. The waves travel at speeds comparable to a person walking ([approximately]1 m/s). The scale of the motion allows for distances to be measured with a meterstick and for times to be measured with a stopwatch. For a wide range of water depths, standing waves…
Descriptors: Physics, Motion, Water, Scientific Principles
Brown, J. D., Ed. – TESOL International Association, 2013
In this revised edition in the popular New Ways Series, teachers have once again been given an opportunity to show how they do assessment in their classrooms on an everyday basis. Often feeling helpless when confronted with large-scale standardized testing practices, teachers here offer classroom testing created with the direct aim of helping…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
English Teachers' Journal (Israel), 1980
This issue of the Journal contains the following articles and features: (1) "Information for English Teachers"; (2) "The Group-Oral Test: An Experiment," by T. Reves; (3) "Finding a New Method for Testing Oral Proficiency," by L. Taharlev; (4) "The Experimental Oral Examination," by Y. Lapushin; (5) "One Vote for the Group Oral Test," by E.…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Educational Media, English (Second Language), Hebrew
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2005
"Chronicle of Higher Education" presents an abundant source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. This January 28, 2005 issue of "Chronicle for Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "Wasting Money: A Failed Fund-Raising Trip Makes a Development Officer…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Educational Finance, Higher Education, Retailing
Greer, Sandra, Ed. – Reading Quarterly, 1973
This summer issue of the "Kansas Reading Quarterly" is devoted to secondary reading. Although the articles were written with the junior and senior high teachers in mind, many of the ideas can be and have been adapted for use in the elementary grades. The articles include "Black and White and Read All Over," which discusses ways to create interest…
Descriptors: Basic Reading, Critical Reading, Reading, Reading Development
Joiner, Elizabeth Garner; Westphal, Patricia Barney, Ed. – 1978
This practical book is designed for the classroom teacher of a second or foreign language at any level. The articles are grouped into two distinct but interdependent sections on general considerations and specific techniques. The contents of the first section are as follows: "Moi Tarzan, Vous Jane?: A Study of Communicative Competence" by P.B.…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Grammar, Instructional Materials, Interaction Process Analysis
Hepburn, Larry; Shin, Masako – 1981
This document, one of eight in a multi-cultural competency-based vocational/technical curricula series, is on combination welding. This program is designed to run 28 weeks and cover 11 instructional areas: operation of oxyacetylene equipment, oxyacetylene track torch, related equipment, Beverly shears for strip steel, portable welding equipment,…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Guides
Pascale, Janet – 1978
To show a variety of careers and how and why each woman chose her field of study, this unit presents the stories of both historical and contemporary Indian women who have excelled in their professions. Although numerous and conflicting stories have been written on the lives of the historical women, the unit provides only one version of each life.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education
Mazurek, Kas, Ed.; Winzer, Margret A., Ed. – 1994
This text presents 26 case studies which examine special education provisions for children in the world today. The reports focus on the current state of special education in selected nations and major issues and controversies in the field of special education within those nations. Each case study addresses the following themes: (1) prevalence of…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Comparative Education, Curriculum, Developed Nations
Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005
General music teachers at all levels--elementary, middle school, and high school--will find ideas, suggestions, and lesson plans for teaching to the National Standards in this new addition to the popular Spotlight series. It includes sections on teaching each of the nine standards, as well as chapters about secondary general music, assessment, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, National Standards, Music, Music Teachers
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