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The impact of MUSIC® model of motivation on academic motivation, educational engagement and mathematic academic performance of Dezfoul secondary school students

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 09:33

The purpose of this study was to investigate how the MUSIC model of motivation affects the internal and external educational motivation, educational engagement (motivational strategies, learning strategies), and academic performance of students in mathematics. The research method was experimental with pre-posttests design and control group. The statistical population consisted of all students in the eighth grade of Dezful city.

Effectiveness of positive education on well-being, character strengths and optimism of students

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 09:24

Positive psychology is the scientific study of human flourishing and a practical approach to optimize the individual’s life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of positive education on well-being, character strengths and optimism of ninth grade students. Participants included 46 female ninth grade public school students. To select the sample, two schools were randomly selected from among the 1st cycle secondary schools of Tehran.

Discriminating between students with high and low academic burnout based on their academic procrastination and loneliness

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 09:15

The aim of this study was to discriminate between students with high and low academic burnout based on their academic procrastination and loneliness. It was s causal-comparative research. The research population consisted of all students studying in Ahar public and private schools in the 2015-2016 academic years. The research sample consisted of 332 students who were selected based on Krejcie and Morgan table, and using cluster sampling method.

Aesthetic-based teaching: An approach to improve students' attitude towards school

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 09:08

The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of aesthetic-based teaching on students' attitude towards school. It was a quasi-experimental study with pretest - posttest and control group design. The research population included 1314 high-school eighth grade male students of Mahābād city in the academic year 2016-2017. The research sample consisted of 52 students who were selected using purposeful sampling method. In the first phase of data collection (pre-test), questionnaire of attitude towards school was distributed among the students of both groups.

The implementation process of looping system at primary schools: Evidence from the city of Mashhad

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 09:01

Looping is an educational practice that a group of students stays with a teacher for two or more years. The purpose of this study was to examine the process of looping system implementation at primary schools in Mashhad. We used Grounded Theory and semi-structured in-depth interview. Data were collected through interview with teachers of looping system. Sampling was done using purposeful and Snowball sampling.

The amount of implementation of the effective math teaching indicators in talented student and public high schools of Isfahān from the viewpoint of students

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 08:51

Private teaching and applying expert and experienced teachers by parents in order to enhance the learning quality of students has had a developing growth to the extent that sometimes it led in reducing the teachers professional commitment and decreasing their teaching quality at schools. The aim of this study was to evaluate the implementation of effective math teaching indicators in talented students and public high schools of Isfahān from the viewpoint of students. It was a descriptive-survey research.

Personal responsibility and emotions about teaching among teachers: the mediating role of academic optimism

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 08:41

The purpose of this study was to investigate the mediating role of academic optimism in relationship between primary school teachers' emotions about teaching and their personal responsibility. 287 teachers were selected from primary school teachers in Tehran 18th educational district using cluster sampling method.

Evaluating the external efficiency of technical and vocational curriculum in the selected fields: The status of male graduates employment

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:53

This research aimed at determining the exterior efficiency of technical and vocational curriculum in the selected fields. So, 400 graduates of electro-technic, industrial electronic, commercial accounting and financial accounting of Tehran province were randomly selected using multistage cluster sampling method. The required data were collected using researcher-made questionnaire and interview and then they were analyzed. It was an evaluative study.

Presenting a conceptual model of the relationship between philosophy for children (with an emphasis on the dimension of caring thinking) and emotional intelligence

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:43

Although some reasearchers have shown the relationship between philosophy for children (P4C) and emotional intelligence (EQ), the quality of this relationship has not been investigated carefully. In this paper, authors seek to present a conceptual model to show the relationship between P4C (focusing on caring thinking) and EQ. The method of study was analytic-descriptive.

The validation of an instrument using the activity theory for the evaluation of the students’ comprehension of virtual manipulatives in mathematics learning

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:33

The advent of new technologies has replaced physical manipulatives—which are physical models of equivalent representation of concepts—by virtual manipulatives which many learners and teachers find useful in the mathematics classroom. In the current study, I investigated students’ motivation to engage with virtual manipulatives as a tool in the mathematics education.