Elementary education

Examining the personal side of change within a collaborative inquiry group: Adopting Problem-Based Learning in primary/elementary science education (2008)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 2, No. 1, Article 3, 2008

This paper describes the experiences of a university researcher and five teachers from a school district in Newfoundland and Labrador as they planned and implemented a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) science curriculum. In PBL, the teacher acts as a facilitator as students, working individually or in small groups, find workable solutions to problems.

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2014-04-14

Perceived Success and Enjoyment in Elementary Physical Education (2007)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 1, No. 2, Article 1, 2007

This study investigated children’s feelings of success and enjoyment in elementary physical education (PE) activities, and examined the factors to which the children attribute those feelings.

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2014-03-21

Speaking for Excellence: Language Competencies for Effective Teaching Practice (2013)

This document is housed on the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) server.

This report is part of a long-term project aimed at developing tools to assess the language competencies of internationally educated applicants for teacher certification in Canada.

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2014-03-20

‘Rithmetic and readiness: Exploring meaningful professional development for three elementary mathematics teachers (2010)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 3, Article 8, 2010

This study describes how the authors helped three elementary mathematics teachers overcome barriers to professional development.

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2014-02-03

This is Nova Scotia – From Individuals Out: Promoting the Use of Information and Communications Technology at Home, School, Work and in the Community (2001)

A Showcase Grassroots Project

With help from Industry Canada’s GrassRoots program, teachers and students at Atlantic View Elementary School, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, are developing their information and communications technology (ICT) skills.

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2013-12-18

La Boîte à Jeux: Building Connections Between High School and Elementary School Students Through Information and Communications Technology (2001)

A Showcase Grassroots Project

Since 1998, students and teachers from a high school in Nicolet, Quebec, have partnered with local elementary school students and teachers to produce Internet-based, interactive platforms for their stories, games and puzzles.

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2013-11-05

French-Immersion education in Canada (2007)

Lessons in Learning – May 17, 2007

In Canada, French-English bilingualism carries economic and cultural benefits. As well, studies have shown that bilingualism offers cognitive benefits.

French immersion is one of several French as a Second Language (FSL) program options available in elementary and secondary schools across Canada. Immersion programs vary according to the age of first French instruction, and the intensity of French instruction.

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2013-01-31

Promising practices in primary mathematics instruction (2009)

Lessons in Learning – June 10, 2009

Despite Canada’s strong performance on international assessments of mathematical skill among 15-year-olds, many Canadian students have weak math skills and struggle in their math classes. It has been suggested that classroom strategies fostering exploration and discovery, and guiding students to construct their own learning and knowledge, can be effective in ensuring that all students acquire strong mathematical skills.

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2012-04-03

Abracadabra: A study in the development, implementation, and effectiveness of a web-based literacy resource (2009)

This report describes research designed to explore the effectiveness of the ABRACADABRA (ABRA) web-based literacy system. The project involved more than 400 students in kindergarten to Grade 2 in classrooms in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

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2012-02-21

Lesson 7: Elementary Teacher Assistant (2005)

Plan a class field trip

This two-part lesson plan teaches Elementary Teacher Assistants or Early Childcare workers how to plan a class field trip. The first lesson introduces the criteria and details involved in planning a class trip. In the second lesson, the learners use community resources, Internet, library, information centres etc. to complete an outline of a field trip. The lesson was prepared by ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers.

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2009-12-23

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