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ERIC Number: EJ1172394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2014-3591
Perspectives and Practices of Academics and Students of English Language Teaching Post-Graduate Programs within the Mediation Theory
Asmali, Mehmet
International Journal of Educational Psychology, v7 n1 p42-67 Feb 2018
Due to unsatisfactory number of researches investigating ELT post-graduate programs, and perceptions of academics and students in these programs regarding mediation theory of Feuerstein, this study attempted to investigate the aspects of this theory in doctorate and master programs in ELT department of a state university. Methodologically, this study employed a qualitative case study approach and the researcher conducted semi-structured interviews with 4 academics and 2 focus-group interviews with students. The results showed idiosyncrasy of academics' use of mediation theory aspects. 'Significance' and 'purpose beyond the here and now' were important aspects for students in being a guide for them to find research topics. Academics paid special attention to relate the topics and tasks with learners' daily practices. However, in order to maximize student-supervisor relationship and increase students' success, there is a need for a change in the system. Most of the criticisms of the students stemmed from the limited time of the academics. Institutional implications include necessary changes in this post-graduate program. The results of this study allowed academics to know the views of the students in post-graduate programs regarding how, when, and where exactly they could use mediation theory aspects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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