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Lu, Jinjin – Ethnography and Education, 2019
Confucianism has had a profound influence on Chinese learners' academic achievements, moral education and education for citizenship. It is often suggested that the influence of Confucianism leads to educational success. Situating the Confucian ideology in a Western educational setting in so far as how those involved in teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Learning Experience, Academic Achievement, Ethical Instruction
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Coles, Alf; Sinclair, Nathalie – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2019
In this paper, we propose a way of thinking about ritual that is new to mathematics education research and that challenges the more common approaches to ritual that dichotomise thinking and acting. We argue for a material, monist conceptualisation of ritual, which we refer to as ritualisation. In the context of early number work, we show that…
Descriptors: Repetition, Rote Learning, Mathematics Education, Numbers
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Badr, Haytham M.; Abu-Ayyash, Emad A. S. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
The present paper aimed to compare the influence of two vocabulary teaching strategies on students' vocabulary retention--roughly used in this paper to refer to the process of acquisition and memorisation. In particular, the strategies of semantic mapping and rote memorisation were compared and contrasted within a trail of evidence-based data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semantics, Rote Learning, Memorization
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Bagheri, Mehdi; Hadian, Bahram; Vaez-Dalili, Mehdi – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The present study intended to examine the effectiveness of the Vaughan method for the development of EFL learners' speaking skill. The Vaughan method was compared with two other methods, namely the Audiolingual method and communicative language teaching with regard to the development of learners' speaking skill. In a quasi-experimental design,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Peterson, Sean P.; Rodriguez, Nicole M.; Pawich, Tamara L. – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2019
Despite its advantages, discrete-trial instruction (DTI) has been criticized for producing rote responding. Although there is little research supporting this claim, if true, this may be problematic given the propensity of children with autism to engage in restricted and repetitive behavior. One feature that is common in DTI that may contribute to…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Comparative Analysis, Children, Stimuli
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Tan, Charlene – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2019
This article examines a Confucian conception of competence and its corresponding response to the competencies agenda that underpins international large-scale assessments such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). It is argued that standardised transnational assessments are undergirded by a technical rationality that…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Measurement, Confucianism, Adults
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Rahman, Md. Mehadi; Sarker, Taposhi Rani – Online Submission, 2019
The present qualitative study investigates teachers' classroom practice to develop primary level students English writing skills in Bangladesh, India. Five-government primary school and five teachers were chosen conveniently from each school in Dhaka. Randomly three English classes of each teacher were chosen to observe their teaching learning…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Simanowski, Stefanie; Krajewski, Kristin – Child Development, 2019
This study assessed the extent to which executive functions (EF), according to their factor structure in 5-year-olds (N = 244), influenced early quantity-number competencies, arithmetic fluency, and mathematics school achievement throughout first and second grades. A confirmatory factor analysis resulted in updating as a first, and inhibition and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Executive Function, Mathematics Skills, Cognitive Processes
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Hussin, Nur Hanani; Tamuri, Ab Halim – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the process of embedding values implemented by excellent teachers in teaching Islamic education in the multi-cultural society. Design/methodology/approach: This study was a qualitative study, which used a combination of in-depth interviews, observation and document analysis for data collection.…
Descriptors: Islam, Cultural Pluralism, Moral Values, Religious Education
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Indelicato, Maria Elena; Pražic, Ivana – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2019
In this article, we delve into the characterisation of international students as "Confucian Heritage" learners. To appreciate the implications of such iterative interpellation, we develop a genealogy of Sinology, which is here approached as the discursive effect of a colonial epistemic division of the world into free and democratic West…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Educational History, Asian Culture, Foreign Countries
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Xu, Jinqi – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
This paper investigates the learning experience of Chinese students' learning experience in the business Faculty of an Australian university. Chinese students are often characterized as "rote learners" or stereotyped as "reduced Other". Areas of concern are limited to addressing the differences in learning styles, language, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, College Students, Business Administration Education
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Palacios Mena, Nancy – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
The objective of this article is to analyse the teaching of three topics that are decisive in the contemporary history of Colombia: violence, drug trafficking and armed conflict. It is of fundamental interest to define the incorporation of the development of historical thought in the classrooms through the analysis of textbooks, the material most…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Violence, Weapons, Information Management
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Gurcay, Deniz; Gulbas, Etna – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The purpose of this research is to investigate the relationships between high school students' learning approaches and logical thinking abilities and their understandings of heat, temperature and internal energy concepts. Learning Approach Questionnaire, Test of Logical Thinking and Three-Tier Heat, Temperature and Internal Energy Test were used…
Descriptors: Energy, Heat, Scientific Concepts, Logical Thinking
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Zohar, Anat; Alboher Agmon, Vered – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Purpose: This study investigates how senior science teachers viewed the effects of a Raising Test Scores policy and its implementation on instruction of higher order thinking (HOT), and on teaching thinking to students with low academic achievements. Background: The study was conducted in the context of three concurrent policies advocating: (a)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Junior High Schools
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Li, Mang; Zheng, Chunping; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Zhang, Yun; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This study explored the structural relationships among secondary school students' conceptions, self-regulation, and strategies of learning science in mainland China. Three questionnaires, namely conceptions of learning science (COLS), self-regulation of learning science (SROLS), and strategies of learning science (SLS) were developed for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes
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