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Flores, Ingrid M. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2015
Pedagogical competence and teaching efficacy significantly influence the quality of classroom science learning. Without applying pedagogical learning in realistic classroom environments, there is slight possibility that prospective teachers will increase their teaching confidence or develop understanding of how learners acquire and construct…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mentors, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy
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Tsao, Yea-Ling; Pan, Ting-Rung – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2013
The purpose of this study is to investigate teachers' understanding and knowledge of computational estimation, and teaching practice toward to computational estimation. There are six fifth-grade elementary teachers who participated in this study; three teachers with mathematics/ science major and three teachers with non-mathematics/science major.…
Descriptors: Computation, Elementary School Teachers, Knowledge Level, Teaching Methods
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Dubé, France; Dorval, Catherine; Bessette, Lyne – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2013
The objective of this collaborative research is to evaluate the impact of a pedagogical intervention that combines flexible grouping and explicit instruction of reading comprehension strategies. The development of competencies is spread over a two years interval. However, despite this quite long implementation period, several Quebec students still…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Taylor, Joanna; Bilbrey, Jerry – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
This research analyzed the teacher-directed instruction against the effectiveness of inquiry-based instruction at a subject school in Alabama for 5th grade science and mathematics. The Alabama school changed the science and mathematics curriculum for a period of 3 years and in the process became an Alabama Math, Science and Technology (AMSTI)…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Grade 5
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Chen, Pin-Hwa; Wu, Jen-Rung – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2010
In recent years, many Taiwanese elementary schools have implemented extensive reading activities in their respective campuses. In order to motivate pupils to read, teachers and parents would offer pupils contingent rewards. As we know, the use of rewards in educational settings as a way to improve motivation is a controversial issue. Previous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Reading Motivation, Rewards