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Sügümlü, Üzeyir; Mutlu, Hasan Hüseyin; Çinpolat, Enes – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the writing motivation levels and written expression skills among secondary school students. The study was carried out using the correlational research model of the quantitative research methods. The study group for this study consisted of 230 students attending three different…
Descriptors: Correlation, Writing Skills, Student Motivation, Writing Evaluation
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Bossé, Michael J.; Bayaga, Anass; Fountain, Catherine; Lynch-Davis, Kathleen; Preston, Ron; Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
This study applies the Mathematics Acquisition Framework (MAF) (Bossé, Ringler, Bayaga, Fountain, & Young, 2018) to investigate fifth- through seventh-grade students' comprehension of fractions and decimals and examines how students build understanding of mathematical principles and concepts regarding fractions and decimals. Based on case…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Özdemir, Ertugrul – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
Comic strips on newspapers, magazines and Internet are one of the most accessible materials that may be used in science classroom as instructional tool. However, it is sometimes difficult to find and adapt appropriate comic strips useful for instructional purposes, because most of them are irrelevant. The purpose of this study is to develop and…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Acoustics
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Demirci, Filiz; Özyürek, Cengiz – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The objective of this study is to research the effects of using concept cartoons in the "Solar System and Beyond" unit, which is included in seventh grade science lessons, on students' critical thinking skills. The study group consisted of 58 students, selected using an appropriate sampling method, who were students in a state secondary…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Astronomy
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Coogan, Theresa A. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
Within the education field, international partnerships to address career development have been successful around the world (Brown, Bim Rose, & Hughes, 2005; Nazali, 2007; Prideaux, Patton, & Creed, 2002; Repetto, 2001). Career development programming impacts the educational development for children and adolescents (Gottfredson, 1981;…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Foreign Countries, Career Development, Partnerships in Education
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Dasdemir, Ikramettin – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
The aim of this research is to determine the effect of the different teaching methods, on seventh-grade students' academic achievement and scientific attitudes. The research was carried out using quasi-experimental methods. The research sample consisted of 84 seventh grade students studying in three different classes. One of these classes an…
Descriptors: Teaching Models, Cooperative Learning, Animation, Grade 7
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Özyürek, Cengiz; Aydin, Güliz – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of computer-animated concept cartoons and outdoor science activities on creating awareness among seventh graders about light pollution. It also aims to identify the views of the students on the activities that were carried out. This study used one group pre-test/post-test experimental design…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Light, Pollution, Animation
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Aydin, Güliz – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
The purpose of this study is to create an awareness of light pollution on seventh grade students via computer aided concept cartoon applications and outdoor science activities and to help them develop solutions; and to determine student opinions on the practices carried out. The study was carried out at a middle school in Mugla province of Aegean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Student Attitudes, Cartoons
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Karatas, Ilhan; Baki, Adnan – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
Problem solving is recognized as an important life skill involving a range of processes including analyzing, interpreting, reasoning, predicting, evaluating and reflecting. For that reason educating students as efficient problem solvers is an important role of mathematics education. Problem solving skill is the centre of mathematics curriculum.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Curriculum
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Anggoro, Florencia K.; Stein, Nancy L.; Jee, Benjamin D. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2012
The present study examined the cognitive factors that influence children's physical science learning from a multimedia instruction. Using a causally coherent text and visual models, we taught 4th- and 7th-grade children about the observable and molecular properties of the three states of water. We manipulated whether the text was read by a tutor…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Cognitive Ability, Physical Sciences, Grade 4
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Habók, Anita – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2012
The PISA 2000 study found large differences between countries in terms of quality of learning. In some countries, students prefer rote learning to meaningful learning. However, such memorisation of the material does not lead to recallable and usable knowledge in the long run. Ausubel's (1968) well-known theory serves as a basis for several…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Concept Mapping, Science Instruction, Definitions
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Demir, Semra; Kilinc, Mehmet; Dogan, Ali – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2012
Purpose of this study is to examine the effect of "Development of Efficient Studying Skills Curriculum" on academic achievements and studying skills of 7th grade primary school students. In this study, pre-test post-test from experiment models and semi-experimental model with control group were preferred. The reason for the preference is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Skills, Curriculum Development, Academic Achievement
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Griffin, Thomas D.; Wiley, Jennifer; Britt, M. Anne; Salas, Carlos R. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2012
The main goal for the current study was to investigate whether individual differences in domain-general thinking dispositions might affect learning from multiple-document inquiry tasks in science. Middle school students were given a set of documents and were tasked with understanding how and why recent patterns in global temperature might be…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Logical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Science Process Skills
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Solheim, Oddny Judith; Uppstad, Per Henning – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
The present paper addresses the continuous need for methodological reflection on how to validate inferences made on the basis of test scores. Validation is a process that requires many lines of evidence. In this article we discuss the potential of eye tracking methodology in process-oriented reading test validation. Methodological considerations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Elementary School Students, Reading Tests
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Joong, Peter; Xiong, Ying; Li, Lin; Pan, Chun Jian – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2009
The objective of this study was to examine how and to what extent Grades 7 and 8 teachers have implemented educational reforms in China that have had a direct impact on students, teachers, and parents. Major sources of data for this study were separate anonymous surveys for teachers, students, and parents. The study concluded that teachers and…
Descriptors: Investigations, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Student Attitudes