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Atalay, Nurhan; Boyaci, S. Dilek Belet – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
The objective of the present study is to determine the effect of the process of designing a slowmation (SMA) on the development of 21st century skills of "learning and innovation" in 4th grade science class "Light and Sound" and "Planet Earth" units. Study group included 44 students attending 4th grade in two private…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, 21st Century Skills, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Design
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Özbey, Saide; Köycegiz, Mehlika – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This study was carried out in order to determine the effects of Social Skills Training Program applied to 16 children between 48 and 60 months old children's motivation levels. The social skills program included behaviors such as cooperation, social interaction, empathy, sharing, and management of feelings and social maladaptation. A personal…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Empathy, Interpersonal Competence, Program Effectiveness
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Allen-Lyall, Barbara – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
Attaining automaticity with multiplication facts during the elementary school years provides students with a strong foundation for understanding the interrelationship of rational numbers and strengthening mathematics computation throughout schooling. Automaticity also supports the development of number sense and ongoing mathematics learning due to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Multiplication
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Kourmousi, Ntina; Markogiannakis, Georgios; Tzavara, Chara; Kounenou, Kalliope; Mandrikas, Achilleas; Christopoulou, Efstathia; Koutras, Vasilios – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
Significant research has been conducted on skills' enhancement school programs, since their importance has been well established. The presented study evaluates "Steps for life", a Greek, universal, annual, teacher-taught programme, designed to improve personal and social skills in young elementary students by the use of questions,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Student Empowerment, Elementary School Students
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Hlásná, Pavla; Klímová, Blanka; Poulová, Petra – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The aim of this research study is to explore the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in classes at the first stage of primary schools, specifically in the Czech Republic. Firstly, the authors discuss the current state of this research issue, and secondly, they describe their own research which should clarify how, why and how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Information Technology, Elementary School Students
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Kaya, Deniz – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is developing a valid and reliable scale intended to determine the irrational beliefs of students in mathematics. The study was conducted with a study group consisting of 700 students in 2015-2016 academic year. Expert opinions were received for the content and face validity of the scale, and the Exploratory Factor…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Beliefs, Content Validity, Factor Analysis
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Mantik, Octavia; Choi, Hee Jun – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine whether or not "Scaffolded Think-Group-Share" learning can have a positive effect on student satisfaction and learning achievement in English classes of an Indonesian elementary school. To achieve this purpose, this study compared the findings from the two dependent variables (i.e., student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods, Student Satisfaction
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La Porte, Angela Maria – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
The aim of this participant observation was to understand the efficacy of a modified International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program for fourth-graders at a public school with a large percentage of language and socioeconomically disadvantaged students. Data collection over a five-month period concentrated on teaching interactions including…
Descriptors: Participant Observation, Advanced Placement Programs, Grade 4, Elementary Education
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Hatlenes, Linda Teikari; Eikeseth, Svein – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
Employing a randomized control group design, this study compared the efficacy of staff training using theory training, hands-on supervision and a self-instructional teaching manual. Participants were 12 undergraduate, health or social-work students. Initially, participants were given a three-hour lecture, and as a result, staff-participants…
Descriptors: Supervision, Control Groups, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Skills
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Miramontez, Shane K. H.; Schwartz, Ilene S. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of adult-directed physical activities conducted during circle time on the on-task behavior of students during a journal-writing activity held immediately after circle. The participants of the study were three male students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who attended a full day inclusive…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Student Behavior, Time on Task
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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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Dejonckheere, Peter J. N.; De Wit, Nele; Van de Keere, Kristof; Vervaet, Stephanie – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
This study tested and integrated the effects of an inquiry-based didactic method for preschool science in a real practical classroom setting. Four preschool classrooms participated in the experiment (N= 57) and the children were 4-6 years old. In order to assess children's attention for causal events and their understanding at the level of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Bayat, Seher – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
This study aims to develop a creative writing instruction program based on speaking activities and to investigate its effect on fourth-grade primary school students' creative writing achievements and writing attitudes. The experimental method based on the pre-test/post-test model was used in this research. The research was conducted with 42…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Writing Achievement
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Dagdelen, Orhan; Kosterelioglu, Ilker – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
This study aimed to investigate the effects of conceptual change texts in teaching concepts in the "People and Management" Unit of a Social Studies Course. The working group of the study was composed of 4th graders in a primary school in Çorum, assigned as control (n = 23) and experimental (n = 23) groups. Non-equivalent control group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Bedir, Gülay – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
This research aims to identify how teaching efficacy is perceived by teachers working at state schools. Having a survey model design, this study hosts a total of 678 primary and secondary school teachers--401 females and 277 males--working in the province of Tokat during the academic year of 2013 and 2014. Research data has been collected through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, State Schools, Elementary School Teachers
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