Studies in Teaching: 2011 Research Digest. Research Projects Presented at Annual Research Forum Winston-Salem, North Carolina, June 15, 2011Report as inadecuate

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This document presents the proceedings of 16th Annual Research Forum held June 15, 2011, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Included herein are the following 25 action research papers: (1) The Effects of Prompted Math Journaling on Algebra 1 Students' Achievement and Attitudes (Heidi I. Arnold); (2) Group Work and Attitude (Greg Bartley); (3) Assessing How Current Events Contribute to Student Learning Outcomes in a Civics and Economics Course (LaShunda Faison); (4) What is the Impact of Inquiry-Based Instruction in a Group Setting? (Jennifer Foreman); (5) Developing Oral Language Ability in the High School Spanish Classroom (Eleanor Fuller); (6) "There's an App for That:" A Study Using Apple iPads in a United States History Classroom (Emily R. Garcia); (7) Increasing Parent Involvement: Using Newsletters to Expand School-Home Communication (Meredith Horton); (8) Guided Discovery Learning with Collaborative Discourse (Chloe Johnson); (9) Multiple Types of Assessment and Learning Styles (Jill Klinepeter); (10) Recognizing and Understanding Irony (Cederick Moore); (11) The Use of Contextualized Listening Activities to Develop Listening Comprehension in the High School Spanish Classroom (John A. Mundell); (12) The Effects of Photograph Analysis on Students' Historical Thinking Skills (Anna Newman); (13) Effective Approaches for Teaching Irony in the High School English Classroom(Carmen Peek); (14) Inspiring Instrumental Genesis through Guided Reflection (Jacob Steven Perry); (15) Global Citizenship Education in Secondary Social Studies: Utilizing Global Newspapers to Help Students Identify Global Perspectives and Bias (Andrew R. Petrilli); (16) The Use of Authentic Materials in Developing Oral and Written Language Ability in the Secondary Spanish Classroom (Amy Plyler); (17) Teaching "Habits of Mind": Impact on Students' Mathematical Thinking and Problem Solving Self-Efficacy (Cayce Poindexter); (18) The Impact of Feedback on Student Confidence, Self-Efficacy, and Attitudes Toward Mathematics (Lauren Redman); (19) Understanding Students' Ability to Recognize Irony (Grace Rishel ); (20) Improving Student Achievement through Error Analysis (Lauren Schnepper); (21) Using Homework to Improve Students' Abilities to Self-Regulate (Brian A. Smith); (22) The Use of Food as a Context to Develop Cultural Awareness in the High School Spanish Classroom (Silvia Timmerding); (23) Teaching High School Students to Identify Irony and its Effects (Sarah Vroom); (24) Recasts, Elicitation, and Praise: Tools for Oral Language Production in the High School Spanish Class (Kenneth L. Wallace, Jr.); and (25) Music and Culture in the High School Spanish Classroom (Rachel Will). (Individual papers contain references.) [Abstract revised to meet ERIC guidelines.]

Descriptors: United States History, Listening Comprehension, Photography, Current Events, Action Research, Research Projects, Educational Research, Mathematics Achievement, Journal Writing, Teamwork, Outcomes of Education, Active Learning, Inquiry, Oral Language, Spanish, Technology Uses in Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Discovery Learning, Cognitive Style, Evaluation Methods, Figurative Language, Learning Activities, Historical Interpretation, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Reflection, Global Education, Self Efficacy, Error Analysis (Language), Homework, Self Management, Cultural Awareness, Food, Music, Cultural Education, Prompting, Conference Papers

Author: McCoy, Leah P., Ed.


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