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Fedewa, Alicia L.; Toland, Michael D.; Usher, Ellen L.; Li, Caihong R. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
Objective: Increased action is needed to combat the growing epidemic of pediatric obesity. It is imperative that researchers investigate psychological and demographic variables that may be associated with pediatric obesity in order to formulate and implement more appropriate and effective interventions. The present study examined the univariate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Health Behavior, Beliefs
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Luo, Yi – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
This paper presents a case study examining 3rd, 4th and 5th graders' design fixation and cooperative learning in an engineering design project. A mixed methods instrument, the Cooperative Learning Observation Protocol (CLOP), was adapted to record frequency and class observation on cooperative learning engagement through detailed field notes.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Design, Engineering, Cooperative Learning
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Caldarella, Paul; Gomm, Robert Jeff; Shatzer, Ryan H.; Wall, D. Gary – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2010
While research has been conducted concerning the effects of school-based mentoring on at risk students, limited work has focused on the volunteer mentors. This study examined the motivations of adult volunteers and the benefits of their participation in a six-month, school-based mentoring program. A total of 31 volunteers completed adapted…
Descriptors: Mentors, Volunteers, Motivation, At Risk Students
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Boylan, Colin – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2008
As environmental changes become a significant societal issue, elementary science curricula need to develop students' understanding about the key concepts of energy and climate change. For teachers, developing quality learning experiences involves establishing what their students' prior understanding about energy and climate change are. A survey…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Energy, Climate, Concept Formation