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ERIC Number: EJ1146958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-905X
Examining the Guidance and Counselling Students' Perceptions about English Language Learning Beliefs
Kaymakamoglu, Sibel Ersel
Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, v12 n2 p47-57 2017
Since contemporary views of learning and teaching place learners in the center of learning process, most of the researchers and practitioners have directed their attention to understanding what goes on in the mind of the learners during the process of learning and teaching. In the area of English language learning and teaching this perspective have also been adopted and for more than three decades one of the main concerns of the researchers and practitioners have been on exploring the factors influencing the language learners in the learning and teaching process. 'Learner beliefs' have been identified as one of the main the sources of learners' actions and decisions in this process. Therefore, in this study the researcher aimed to explore the English language learning beliefs of the students studying in the Guidance and Counseling Department at one of the Universities in Northern Cyprus. It also explored if the participants' perceptions about English language learning showed differences according to gender and age. 132 first year student teachers studying in the Department of Guidance and Counseling Department at a University in North Cyprus were the participants of the study. 65 "female" and 67 "male" student teachers participated in this investigation. In order to collect data about the student teachers' perceptions regarding English language learning "English Language Learning Beliefs Inventory" ("BALLI") version 2 was utilized. The questionnaire consisted of 44 items and the responses were given according to the 5-point Likert Scale. The findings revealed significant differences between the male and female participants' perceptions about English language learning beliefs. The participant student teachers' perceptions about language learning beliefs differed significantly in relation to age.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus
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