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"Writing involves knowledge about the language, the context in which writing happens and skills in using language. Writing development happens by drawing out the learners' potential and providing input to which learners respond" (Badger & White, 2000.) Taking this in to account, the Process Genre Approach in writing classes can be favorable in a modern classroom. This approach combines several key elements of alternative and some more traditional writing approaches, valuing model...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Process Approach (Writing), Writing Instruction, Literary Genres, Teaching Methods,...
A new movement in American higher education aims to transform the teaching of civics. This report is a study of what that movement is, where it came from, and why Americans should be concerned. What we call the "New Civics" redefines civics as progressive political activism. Rooted in the radical program of the 1960s' New Left, the New Civics presents itself as an up-to-date version of volunteerism and good works. Though camouflaged with soft rhetoric, the New Civics, properly...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Universities, Civics, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, College Programs, Case...
The creativity is expressed in all individuals, but it manifests itself in different proportions and it may be carried out at different levels. Development levels of this attribute depend on the teacher's mediation in the process of learning. Creativity can be a challenge for most teachers, since they are unaware of its importance and unwittingly they inhibit by teaching methods that are not aimed at instigating the potential of students. Thus, this article aims to highlight the importance of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Education, Training, Gifted, Creativity, Teaching Methods, Mediation Theory,...
The purpose of this study is to investigate how learner variables, including language proficiency, motivation, effort, and family background affect Iranian language learners' EFL vocabulary strategy use? Subjects in this study were 450 EFL students (N = 450) at Payam e Noor University, Borazjan, Iran. After a placement test, they were grouped into different levels classes for teaching purposes and answered a vocabulary learning questionnaire during their regular English classes. After answering...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Vocabulary Development, Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, English (Second...
Today, the perceptions and expectations of university students about the programs they attend are important when the aims of the universities are considered. In this sense, it is necessary for all the universities in Turkey to develop some plans by determining certain priorities which will satisfy university students and also take their expectations into consideration. It is possible to reach a required level of education by focusing on the subjects such as quality, satisfaction and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Student Satisfaction, College Students,...
General education teachers are encouraged in many teacher education programs to differentiate instruction. The question was if instructors in teacher education programs modeled differentiated instruction (DI) in their teacher education programs. University instructors in teacher education programs were surveyed about their use of DI. DI included different variables related to preassessment for student learning preferences, strengths, and content, use of differing teaching methodologies and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Education Programs, Individualized Instruction, Teacher Educators, Teacher...
During the 2005-2006 academic year, the impact of IRIS Modules on student learning was conducted to examine how factors related to instructor application of the principles of the How People Learn theory (HPL) affect student learning. The module's content pertained to teaching self-regulation strategies to students. In an introductory class at a large state university aimed primarily at general and special education majors, and with multiple sections offered each semester, three instructors...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Students, Learning Modules, Homework, Assignments, Self Management,...
During the 2004-2005 academic year, a study of the learning outcomes associated with the use of an IRIS Module was conducted at a large urban campus with a diverse student body. The module's content pertained to instructional accommodations for students with visual disabilities. In an introductory class aimed primarily at general and special education majors, and with multiple sections offered each quarter, three instructors taught the course one quarter without the IRIS Module, and the next...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Outcomes of Education, Learning Modules, College Students, Urban Schools, Academic...
Vocabulary knowledge is vital for students' success in school and beyond. However, students with disabilities and others who consistently score below their peers on various measures of vocabulary knowledge have difficulties in secondary-level content area courses. Because many students with disabilities are now educated primarily in general education classrooms, their teachers report needing more professional development on instructional strategies to support this population. Using a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Vocabulary Development, Science Instruction, Multimedia Instruction, Faculty...
Purpose: This report explores the notion of signature pedagogies within the field of e-learning for higher education. Methodology: We build on previous work that examined signature pedagogies in education, linking the concepts of signature pedagogies, the profession of education and e-learning as a means to help educators develop their practice and understanding of the profession. Results: We show how signature pedagogies can be applied to both synchronous and asynchronous aspects of e-learning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Online Courses, Synchronous...
As a part of the teacher licensure program at the graduate level at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), the M.Ed. licensure candidate is required to complete an action research project during a 3-semester-hour course that coincides with the 9-semester-hour student teaching experience or with school employment. This course, Education 5900 Culminating Experience, requires the student to implement an action research plan designed through (a) the Education 5010 Methods of Educational...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Education Programs, Masters Programs, Action Research, Student Projects,...
Employing drama activities in foreign language classes has proved to help language learners improve their skills. Within the context of drama course offered in an English Language Teacher Education program in Turkey, the present study suggests some drama activities based on well-known Nasreddin Hodja jokes. The study aims to find answers to whether Nasreddin Hodja jokes can be exploited in the foreign language classes and integrated in drama activities. It also tries to find out that whether...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Drama, Teaching Methods, Humor, Second Language Instruction,...
Our study aimed at finding out the effectiveness of corpus-based vocabulary teaching activities as well as students' attitudes towards concordance-based materials when corpus-based tasks in English vocabulary learning are used. The study was conducted in a preparatory school in a private university. The participants were 28 intermediate level students whose native language was Turkish and they were between the age of 17 and 20. They were placed into two intact groups as experimental and control...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
Many higher education institutions and discipline-specific associations have embraced service-learning as a way to join campuses (and specifically, academic departments across the curriculum) with their communities to positively respond to community challenges and opportunities for collaboration. Hundreds of definitions of service-learning exist internationally, many of which are informed by definitions used by national organizations such as Campus Compact, the Corporation for National Service...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Citizenship Education,...
E-learning is a useful strategy to increase Evidence-based health care (EBHC) knowledge and skills, and when combined with face-to-face learning, to increase EBHC attitude and behaviour. EBHC is decision-making for health care, informed by the best research evidence. Doctors, nurses and allied health professionals need to have the necessary knowledge and skills to apply EBHC. The use of electronic learning (e-learning) for EBHC training is increasing. E-learning, compared to no learning,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Evidence...
Learning a language in a formal context is not the same as learning a language in a natural setting, in that the goal of one of the participants in the communicative events that occur in the classroom, the teacher, is to teach a language. For this reason, the majority of the actions undertaken by the participants are directed at achieving that goal. That is why observing and analyzing interaction in the classroom becomes a key element in understanding how we learn. This chapter sets out ways...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Discourse Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Classroom...
Just as research in language learning is moving beyond the four walls of the classroom, there is a growing awareness that language use (and simultaneous learning) takes place in increasingly complex and interconnected ways, in particular through the use of technology. This chapter summarizes an investigation into multimodal communicative competences in an online telecollaborative environment in which student-teachers (pupils studying to become foreign language teachers) interacted through...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Discourse Analysis, Communicative Competence (Languages), Student Teachers, Second...
The aim of the research described in this article, which is an example of action research, is to contribute to new curricular and professional definitions based on a systematic analysis of the possibilities and limitations that arise when working with the intercultural dimension of foreign language classes for adults. Additional sources for recommended reading are provided. [A Spanish version of this chapter is also included in the book. For the complete volume, "Qualitative Approaches to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Action Research, Teaching Styles, Educational Practices, Intercultural Programs,...
One of the core concerns of the research undertaken by GREIP has been to develop an interdisciplinary approach to plurilingualism that could be useful in education. This approach was established by taking into consideration, the competences that make it possible to acquire the knowledge, orientations and practices that allow effective participation in a variety of everyday interactions in educational and social contexts (Codó, Nussbaum, & Unamuno, 2007; Nussbaum & Unamuno, 2006)....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Multilingualism, Ethnography, Classroom Environment, Teaching Methods, Learning...
The current study investigates the impact of Every Child Ready (ECR), a comprehensive instructional model that includes: "What to teach, how to teach and how to know instruction is effective." The ECR instructional model is designed to provide high quality instruction to children via a play-based, thematic curriculum. Participants include 1,538 three- and four-year-olds attending 18 different public charter schools in high need neighborhood in an urban setting. Analyses were conducted...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Early Childhood Education, Play, Preschool Children, Charter Schools, At Risk...
The responsibility for college success has historically rested with the student, but since the 1980s, educators have taken increasing ownership of this, designing structures that increase the likelihood of learning, success, and retention. These efforts have included a variety of initiatives--first year seminars, learning communities, writing-intensive courses, common intellectual experiences, service-learning, undergraduate research, and senior capstones among others--that have come to be...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, First Year Seminars, Undergraduate...
This study investigates the effects of conceptual metaphors on Turkish EFL learners' acquisition of phrasal verbs. The participants were 120 beginner, elementary, and pre-intermediate level students. The research follows a pre and post-test quasi-experimental research design. The students were assigned to proficiency levels according to their Michigan Placement Test scores. A phrasal verb completion test was used as the measurement instrument of the study. With regard to their proficiency...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Figurative Language, Phrase Structure, Verbs, Language Tests, English (Second...
The purpose of this study was to explore mathematics teachers' perception of social justice in mathematics classrooms. We applied interpretive qualitative method for data collection, analysis, and interpretation through iterative process. We administered in-depth semi-structured interviews to capture the perceptions of three mathematics teachers about social justice in mathematics classroom at three public secondary schools in Kathmandu. We carried out multiple layers of thematic analysis and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Social Justice, Semi Structured Interviews,...
In this paper, we discussed major issues of mathematics teaching and learning in Nepal. The issues coming from theories such as social and radical constructivism suggest that teachers are not trained to use such approach in teaching mathematics, and there is a lack of teaching aids and materials and technological tools. The issues related to social aspects are gender issues, language issues, social justice issues, and issues related to the achievement gap. The cultural issues are related to the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Social Influences, Gender Differences,...
The use of educational games for pedagogical practice can provide new conceptions of teaching-learning in an interactive environment stimulating the acquisition of new knowledge. The so-called serious games are focused on the goal of transmitting educational content or training to the user. In the context of entrepreneurship, serious games appear to have greater importance due to the multidisciplinary of the knowledge needed. Therefore, we propose the adoption of the Entrexplorer game in the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Classroom Techniques, Entrepreneurship, Educational Games, Learning Strategies,...
The ongoing transformation of learning and teaching is one facet of the progressing digitalization of all aspects of life. Gamification's aim is to change learning for the better by making use of the motivating effects of (digital) games and elements typical of games, like experience points, levelling, quests, rankings etc. Especially in the light of the success of Pokémon Go, multiple actors call for gamification of learning and teaching in schools as means for motivating students. From the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Games, Computer Games, Teaching Methods, Learning Motivation, Learning...
The purpose of the study is to identify the classroom mathematical practices developed within a learning environment designed by Realistic Mathematics Education for teaching cone and pyramid to preservice teachers. A teaching experiment including five-week instructional sequence by a hypothetical learning trajectory about the solids of cone and pyramid was conducted to five preservice middle school mathematics teachers. Their learning was examined in this teaching experiment performed based on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Education, Educational Practices, Educational Environment, Experimental...
Getting students adopt the habits of mind specific to many disciplines can be seen as an anchor that will support them to solve the problems in their daily lives. Starting from this premise, a new subject, featuring the habits of mind and how to use and improve them in educational environments seems to worth thinking on. This article describes an activity designed to integrate the components of algebraic habits of mind into the classroom practice. Data were collected in three weeks and analyzed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Algebra, Cognitive Processes, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Middle School...
In this study, the effect of the learning together technique, which is one of the cooperative learning methods, on the development of the listening comprehension and listening skills of the secondary school eighth grade students was investigated. Regarding the purpose of the research, experimental and control groups consisting of 75 students from, Yakutiye district Sair Nef'i Secondary School and Palandöken District, Alparslan Secondary School of Erzurum province were selected. Socio-economic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Listening Skills, Listening Comprehension, Teaching Methods,...
Many children fail to master fraction arithmetic even after years of instruction, a failure that hinders their learning of more advanced mathematics as well as their occupational success. To test hypotheses about why children have so many difficulties in this area, we created a computational model of fraction arithmetic learning and presented it with the problems from a widely used textbook series. The simulation generated many phenomena of children's fraction arithmetic performance through a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Arithmetic, Computation, Models, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods,...
This study analyzes "City of Glass," a postmodernist detective novella (or anti-detective) of the "New York Trilogy" by Paul Auster in terms of postmodernist elements and techniques such as metafiction, parody, intertextuality, irony and like. In doing so, some information about Auster's life and the plot of the work are also offered to the reader to make the analysis more concrete. Last but not least, this study is also thought to be useful for students enrolled in English...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Novels, Postmodernism, Authors, Literary Devices, Literature, Second Language...
Early language learning for children is increasingly common, and the majority of parents and the public do not see it as superfluous or overburdening children. Moreover, teaching a foreign language to very young children has been an increasingly dominant trend in most globalized societies. While there is abundant literature that supports teaching a foreign language at an early age through language immersion programs, little is known about the efficiency of strategies used to explicitly teach...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language...
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Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Humor, Incidence, Learning...
This research was conducted to find out whether or not using short stories significantly improve the speaking and writing achievements. A quasi-experimental study of non-equivalent pretest-posttest control group design or comparison group design was used in this research. The population of this research was the all first semester undergraduate students of urban and regional planning study program of Indo Global Mandiri University. Forty students were selected as the sample by using purposive...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Quasiexperimental Design, Literary Genres, Pretests Posttests, Control Groups,...
The present article drew on a larger interpretivist case study research of the role of teachers' knowledge and beliefs in their teaching practices. It was constructed with the participation of four teachers that studied the same BA in ELT program and worked in the same state university in Mexico. The purpose of this article is to raise awareness of the role of learning and teaching experiences in the development of teachers' knowledge and beliefs and of their implications for language teacher...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Role, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Base for...
In our globalizing and rapidly changing world thanks to the communication technologies, Turkey has a significant strategic position in terms of socio-cultural and economical aspects. Therefore, Turkey has a different commercial and political relationship with many countries comprising various cultures and languages. In order to maintain these relations healthfully, interpreting is of utmost importance. Turkey's membership application for EU shows that Turkey is now an important political power....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Translation, Second Languages, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation,...
The article focuses on defining how background knowledge impacts on second-language acquisition by giving a brief overview of schema theory, the interaction of the basic modes of information processing. A challenge of dealing with culturally specific texts in second language acquisition is also touched upon. Different research-supported views on co-dependence of culture and meaning in learning a language as well as the significance of integrating authentic use of literature into the learning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Prior Learning, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cultural...
The purpose of this study is to identify the sources of harmonizing employers' orders in business and graduates of higher education. According to challenges posed by the economic environment the development of tutor-support system has the great potential to solve the problem. In the paper trends of modern specialists' educational preparation are discussed. New pedagogical position of university instructor in the organization of students' research work is denoted; some historical insight of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Economics Education, Tutoring, Education Work Relationship, Teaching Methods, Student...
The article reviews features of teaching Medical Informatics and Statistics. The course is referred to the disciplines of Mathematical and Natural sciences. The course is provided in all the faculties of I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. For students of Preventive Medicine Department the time frame allotted for studying the course is significantly larger than for similar course provided at other faculties. To improve the teaching methodology of the discipline an analysis of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Information Science Education, Medical Education, Statistics,...
The aim of this paper is to explore the meaning of internationalization using some Latin American experiences of higher education, to identify two views of this activity and pose the need for reflection upon internationalization as a means that should correspond to pedagogical ends in the context of globalization. [For the complete Volume 15 proceedings, see ED574185.]
Topics: ERIC Archive, International Education, Teaching Methods, Global Approach, Higher Education,...
This paper highlights legal understanding of quid pro quo sexual harassment in schools. Quid pro quo sexual harassment implies abuse of authority or position to gain something sexual. A duty of care rests on teachers, Schools Governing Bodies and the Department of Education to provide and maintain safe schools that are free from all forms of victimisation and abuse. However, there seems to be an abuse of power by all those who are supposed to protect learners in schools. The paper used an abuse...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sexual Harassment, Guidelines, Bullying, Educational Environment, Victims, Governing...
This paper employs postcolonial framework to discuss the contradictions of promoting western education in Islamic communities in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Prior to colonization, Islamic education was an important socializing process that instilled strong Islamic identity in Islamic communities in SSA. European encounters in SSA and the introduction of western education shifted the socializing process and reconfigured SSA societies and dislocated Islamic communities in the region. I argue that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Guidelines, Islamic Culture, Islam, Foreign Policy, Religious Education,...
Seven factors related to academic paths of students of the Bachelor of English Language of a public university in Mexico are investigated. With a non-experimental descriptive design, a Likert scale was applied to evaluate the college students' perception of these factors. A comparative analysis between three types of school paths was performed. It was found that students with irregular school paths show higher academic difficulties by internal and external problems, such as difficulties in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second...
The main aim of the paper is to analyze and disclose the methods for teaching drawing of the human head in foreign schools at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries for further application in modern Russian methodology of art education. The relevance of the problem under investigation is due to the structuring and disclosure of the specificity of teaching methods in foreign schools of A. Ažbe and S. Hollósy. The main advantages and disadvantages of these schools are...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Freehand Drawing, Studio Art, Teaching Methods, Educational...
This second volume in this series of papers dedicated to innovative language teaching and learning at university focuses on enhancing employability. Throughout the book, which includes a selection of 14 peer-reviewed and edited short papers, authors share good practices drawing on research; reflect on their experience to promote student engagement, inclusivity, and collaboration; and foster a successful learning environment while developing employability skills. Whatever the language--or the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Instructional Innovation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
This paper explores the unique contribution of content modules towards the development of criticality (Barnett, 1997) and intercultural competence (Byram, 1997) in Modern Languages (ML). It draws upon the findings of a PhD study investigating the implications of the division between language and content, as experienced by German Studies students in two American and two British universities. Findings from this study echo to an extent Brumfit et al. (2005), who found that in language modules...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Learning Modules, Intercultural Programs, Interpersonal...
This case study examines student perceptions of the experiential value of a work placement carried out as part of a languages degree programme. The data for the case study consists of a corpus of 67 reports submitted from 2011 to 2015, reflecting on placements carried out in Europe, Japan, the UK and the US. The data offers a student view of the impact of the placement on their linguistic prowess, character development, employability and career plans. The case study compares these with the soft...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Employment Potential, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Second Language...
Online learning is a very flexible way to build and improve language knowledge alongside other work and/or study commitments whilst at the same time encouraging autonomous learning, time management, self-motivation and other skills relevant to employability. Learning on your own, however, can also be daunting. Therefore, the Languages for All (LfA) team at the University of Essex have incorporated an innovative blend of tutor support with flexible tailored lessons and bespoke assessments in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Employment Potential, Online Courses, College Second Language Programs, Teaching...
This paper outlines the rationale behind L2 process writing and Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) approaches adopted in order to design a course within a modern language degree to bridge the gap between language and culture elements of the programme. This was achieved by creating an environment that replicates that of a researcher and by placing feedback and student enquiry at the centre of the language classroom. The approach adopted allows students to engage with techniques of critical thinking...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Process Approach (Writing), Active Learning, Inquiry, Modern...
The traditional focus of the language elective has been to give students the skills to communicate in the foreign language which has also been their main selling point. However, language graduates need more specific and wide-ranging skills if they are to compete in the current and future job markets. It is now widely accepted that universities have a direct responsibility to prepare students for employment and, in the 21st century, this preparation needs to include digital literacy and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Language Skills, Technological Literacy, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods,...
Assessment is a critical part of teaching and learning so it is important that students are encouraged to engage positively with it. The Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP) at the University of Leeds redesigned its model of assessment for modules at upper-intermediate and advanced levels, broadly equivalent to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR) B2-C1, to enable students to develop and evidence their academic skills--such as research skills, digital skills and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Employment Potential, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Context Effect, Task...
The international research network, "Literature in the Foreign Language Class" ("Litinclass"), was created with a view of exploring and sharing ideas on the numerous skills and benefits that can be derived from language learning through literature. This paper focuses on how literature can have an important role in the development of specific employability skills in the language class, as it relates not only to purely linguistic abilities, but also helps foster other soft...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Employment Potential, Skill Development, Literature, Job Skills, Teaching Methods,...
Oral presentations are a common practice in foreign language classes, often used to assess students' speaking skills. Usually, the presentations are delivered by students in front of the class, often with PowerPoint slides or Prezi as support. However, frequently the audience does not engage with the presentation and thus, the benefits of this format are somewhat limited and imbalanced. In addition, the prospect for the student of spending several weeks just sitting and listening to others'...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Delivery Systems, Teaching Methods, Public Speaking, Visual Aids, Instructional...
The study conducted at Najran University located in Najran city in Saudi Arabia. It aimed for examination the effectiveness of the STSR approach on achievement the course of curriculum foundations and development of the inclinations towards study for students at Najran University. Both questions and hypotheses were formulated in light of the aims and principles of the study. Materials included an achievement test and inclinations towards study exam. The findings of the study revealed that there...
Topics: ERIC Archive, STEM Education, Foreign Countries, College Students, Achievement Tests, Pretests...
The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's (IEA's) Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) can reveal a great deal about national teaching cultures and policies. Changes in instructional practices over more than a decade may be studied from a cross-cultural perspective. Using teacher and student reports on the frequency of seven distinct practices, as assessed by TIMSS in 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007, it is possible to identify a number of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational...
Developments in mathematics education tend to emphasize mathematics teaching with the help of activities that will allow the students to create these concepts rather than to make them memorize mathematical rules. The purpose of this study is to analyze the applicability of the application of multiplication with fingers developed by the researcher. In the application, the relation between addition and subtraction is featured in teaching multiple table rather than memorization. Within the scope...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Multiplication, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Visualization, Class...
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of using group story-mapping on ESL students with a learning disability in reading comprehension. The researcher focused on a specific graphic organizer in this study, called Group Story-Mapping. This strategy required students with learning disabilities involving reading comprehension to identify the five main areas for recording a narrative story: setting, characters, problem, solution, and opinion. This strategy can also help...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Disabilities, Reading...
In this study, mathematical stories written by 50 middle school students were analyzed. The study group consisted of two different student groups who were living in advantageous and disadvantageous regions in Istanbul. At the first stage, the students were presented a mathematical story called "My Fractal Tree", then told about what the mathematical story was and asked to write a mathematical story about any subjects. 43 of the stories have story characteristics. The stories were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Story Telling, Writing Assignments,...
Tuning, as a methodology, implies a philosophy of curriculum design, pedagogy, and assignment design. It implies that successful study in a discipline depends on intentional construction of learning experiences for students. Intentional construction of learning experiences requires an understanding of the learning goals set forth by faculty for students, one that is shared by colleagues and with the students themselves. This philosophy foregrounds transparency. It also promotes an intentional...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Curriculum Design, Teaching Methods, Instructional Design, Educational Objectives,...
The aim of this research is to reveal the results in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the process for learning environments to be designed in compliance with 7E learning cycle model in physics lesson. "Action research", which is a qualitative research pattern, is employed in this research in accordance with the aim of the research. The research was implemented at a public high school in Turkey. The research continued for twelve weeks. Two-hour class periods were included...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Environment, Physics, Models, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities,...
Spatial thinking skills positively relate to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) outcomes, but spatial training is largely absent in elementary school. Elementary school is a time when children develop foundational cognitive skills that will support STEM learning throughout their education. Spatial thinking should be considered a foundational cognitive skill. The present research examined the impact of an embodied spatial training program on elementary students' spatial and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Spatial Ability, Mathematics Instruction, STEM Education,...
In order to be well-educated citizens in the 21st century, children need to learn computing in school. However, implementing computing education in schools faces several practical problems, such as lack of computing teachers and time in an already overloaded curriculum. A solution can be a multidisciplinary approach, integrating computing education within other subjects in the curriculum. The present study proposes an instructional unit for computing education in social studies classes, with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Science Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Studies, Programming,...
The results of tracer studies on the approach of Jelajah Alam Sekitar (JAS) or environment exploring learning has been detected is used in eight provinces in Indonesia and studied in the learning begin primary school to college. Then, how the effectiveness of the implementation of the JAS approach in improving the learning process. This study uses meta-analysis-data in the form of descriptive exploratory qualitative. Data was taken from the various thesis, and research faculty in the last 10...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Meta Analysis, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness,...
This study aims to compare the perceptions and self-efficacy skills of primary school teachers who have taken drama courses to those who have not in terms of the use of drama as a teaching technique. The sample of the study consists of prospective second and third grade teachers enrolled in the Primary School Teaching Department at Ahi Evran University in the 2015-2016 education year spring term. In the Primary School Teaching Department, drama classes are given in the fall term of the third...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education,...
Playground Physics is a technology-based application and accompanying curriculum designed by New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) to support middle school students' science engagement and learning of force, energy, and motion. The program includes professional development, the Playground Physics app, and a curriculum aligned with New York State Learning Standards, Common Core State Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards. The iOS app allows students to record and review videos through...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Middle School Students, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Physics,...
With the rise of the internet and new communication technologies, language learning has moved beyond the classroom walls. This volume presents a range of important studies on innovative ways for learning languages outside the classroom. Chapters discuss MOOCs in the UK, Belgium, China, and Italy for studying a range of languages, research on new apps, flipped classroom modes, and approaches to informal learning in a range of international settings. In these ways, the volume offers a significant...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in...
This case study explored what pre-service teachers learned through authentic experiences of English teaching for primary students, drawing upon the concept of a Community of Practice. A total of 21 pre-service teachers engaged in the training project--including planning, preparing, and teaching lessons--and wrote reflection papers after thinking about their activities. The focal data was the pre-service teachers' written work, which was analyzed with a qualitative approach. Follow-up interviews...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Communities of Practice, Preservice Teachers, Interviews, School...
Over the last few decades the international dimension of higher education has grown significantly as internationalization has become a strategic goal for many governments. Students on the move worldwide reached five million in 2015 and their number is increasing at a rate of 10% each year. Many of these students need to develop proficiency in the language of the host country rapidly, in order to carry out their studies successfully and benefit from their experience abroad, on both personal and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency,...
This paper discusses the rationale and structure of two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) created as part of the EU-funded Move-Me project, which aims to develop two MOOCs and open educational resources for university learners participating in mobility programmes in Europe. The MOOCs are designed to help learners develop the skills necessary to understand, critique and deploy academic discourse in selected disciplines. The article will first briefly present the Move-Me project, its...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Mass...
This study comprises the outcomes and methods of a one year project using Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) embedded in K-12 classes. The Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) of 42 students enrolled in three 5th grade classes were monitored. The students took the MOOCCLIL class for one year (2015-2016) at the Guldensporencollege (GUSCO), a Belgian secondary school in Kortrijk. In this weekly, two-hour class, the 16-17 year old students were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in...
This article reviews the existing Chinese language Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and points out three problems in their design: the monism-based teaching method, the non-integration of cultural elements, and the lack of learner-learner interactions. It then presents the design principles of the Introductory Chinese MOOC in an attempt to tackle these problems. [For the complete volume, "Beyond the Language Classroom: Researching MOOCs and Other Innovations," see ED574781.]
Topics: ERIC Archive, Introductory Courses, Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
At present, there are few studies which explore the learning strategies employed by students of Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL) and even fewer that focus specifically on mobile application use. This study provides insights into how adult learners at varying levels of proficiency employ mobile apps to support their Chinese character learning. Data were collected from a survey completed by 140 learners and semi-structured interviews with eight subjects. The findings demonstrate that most of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Second Language Learning, Second Language...
The purpose of this study is to investigate and compare the informal learning activities which French-speaking higher education students in Brussels engage in while learning English and Dutch. The informal learning of English was investigated in 2012, while the informal learning of Dutch was studied in 2015 and then compared to the informal learning of English. The outcomes of this study highlight the importance of raising students' awareness of their informal learning and of raising teachers'...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Informal Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Indo...
This chapter builds on the outcomes of a blended learning action-research project in its third iteration (academic year 2015-16). The FutureLearn Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) "Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching" was integrated into the curriculum of the Master of Arts (MA) in English Language Teaching (ELT) at Coventry University (UK). The MOOC was designed by the University of Southampton in collaboration with the British Council and many of its topics appeared to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Graduate Students, Blended Learning,...
This 2017 annotated bibliography reviews seven postsecondary peer cooperative learning programs that have been implemented nationally to increase student achievement. An extensive literature search was conducted of published journal articles, newspaper accounts, book chapters, books, ERIC documents, thesis and dissertations, online documents, and unpublished reports. Peer learning programs in this bibliography meet the following characteristics: (a) program must have been implemented at the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Annotated Bibliographies, Academic Achievement, Peer Groups,...