Progress in Education. Volume 43


Roberta V. Nata (Editor)

Series: Progress in Education
BISAC: EDU037000

The ongoing Progress in Education series presents substantial results from around the globe in selected areas of educational research. Schools are institutions that sail in the tempest of educational issues, reforms, strategies, data and tools, as well as reflect changes in society. Embedded in all of these are technology, diversity, and innovation – their inevitability has been demonstrated in our schools and communities. The first chapter of this volume explores new research in understanding students’ learning and engagement. Chapter Two focuses on measuring and explaining students’ academic performance enrolled into the public universities in Spain. Chapter Three shows the evolution of K-12 mathematical problem posing. Chapter Four presents some of the current knowledge regarding effects of physical activity and motor skills practice on cognitive function and scholastic performance in children and youth. Chapter Five explores how project-based learning (PBL) can be successfully incorporated into the primary school classroom drawing on existing literature and from research undertaken by the authors. Chapter Six examines the factors that are involved in building a high quality fully online learning community. Chapter Seven presents literature in the field of entrepreneurship education and methods used in teaching/learning entrepreneurship in Europe, and describes the eco-innovation including, its characteristics and necessary competences. Chapter Eight focuses on professional growth through autobiographical reflection.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Understanding Students’ Learning and Engagement: Situating within a Motivational Perspective
Huy P. Phan (Educational Psychology, Teaching & Learning, School of Education, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia)

Chapter 2. Measuring and Explaining Students’ Academic Productivity: Evidence for Spanish Public Universities
Manuel Salas-Velasco (Department of Applied Economics, University of Granada, Granada, Spain)

Chapter 3. Progress in Mathematical Problem Posing: From “The Liberty of the Child” to Computational Experiments
Sergei Abramovich (State University of New York at Potsdam, NY, USA)

Chapter 4. Effects of Physical Activity and Motor Skills Acquisition on Executive Functions and Scholastic Performance: A Review
Ingegerd Ericsson (Department of Sport Sciences, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden)

Chapter 5. Project-Based Learning in the Primary School Classroom
Damian Maher and Joanne Yoo (University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, Australia)

Chapter 6. Critical Play in Fully Online Learning Communities
Wendy Barber (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 7. Fostering Eco-Innovation in Entrepreneurship Education
Ileana Hamburg (Institut Arbeit und Technik – WH Gelsenkirchen, Germany)

Chapter 8. Professional Growth through Guided Autobiographical Reflection: A Case Study from Pre-Service Teacher Education
Joachim Broecher, Janet F. Painter, Joyce H. Davis and Arwed Williams (University of Flensburg, Flensburg, Germany, and others)


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