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Falvo, David A.; Urban, Michael J.; Suits, Jerry P. – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2011
This mixed-method study investigates the effects of interactivity in animations of a molecular-level process and explores perceptions about the animated learning tool used. Treatments were based on principles of cognitive psychology designed to study the main effects of treatment and spatial ability and their interaction. Results with students (n…
Descriptors: Animation, Interaction, Molecular Structure, Majors (Students)
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Šteh, Barbara; Kalin, Jana – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2011
This paper presents the goals of teacher-parent cooperation, various potential models for establishing mutual cooperation, and the conditions required to achieve quality interactive cooperation. The partnership model is highlighted as an optimal model of interactive cooperation between teachers and parents, as it includes the distribution of…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Interaction, Elementary School Teachers
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Timur, Betül; Tasar, Mehmet Fatih – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2011
Today's computers and related technologies have an important role in enabling visualisations of the workings of various scientific concepts, natural phenomena and mechanisms by creating technology-rich environments (TREs). TREs offer opportunities to science teachers in cases of natural phenomena that might be difficult or impossible to view,…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Teacher Attitudes
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Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2011
Children learn to recognise animals from their earliest years through actual sightings in their own observations of their world, but also through second-hand representations in various forms of media. Young learners begin with a template specimen to which they refer when they see another animal that resembles it, naming the animal accordingly.…
Descriptors: Animals, Children, Visualization, Freehand Drawing
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Rodrigues, Susan; Gvozdenko, Eugene – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2011
It is argued that multimedia technology affords an opportunity to better visualise complex relationships often seen in chemistry. This paper describes the influence of chemistry simulation design facets on user progress through a simulation. Three versions of an acid-base titration simulation were randomly allocated to 36 volunteers to examine…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Chemistry, Computer Simulation
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Jones, Loretta L.; MacArthur, James R.; Akaygün, Sevil – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2011
Elementary teachers are often required to teach inquiry in their classrooms despite having had little exposure to inquiry learning themselves. In a capstone undergraduate science course preservice elementary teachers experience scientific inquiry through the completion of group projects, activities, readings and discussion, in order to develop a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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