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Singh, Antra; Singh, Seema – Higher Education for the Future, 2018
Globalization process and growth of knowledge economy with increasing dependency on innovative information technology necessitated an expansion of higher education institution. With the country counting on its demographic dividend, the increase in number of students seeking university degree is putting pressure on the higher education sector to…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Private Colleges, Educational Development, Barriers
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Vivakaran, Mangala Vadivu; Neelamalar, M. – Higher Education for the Future, 2018
Social media tools are observed to play a vital role in the renovation of the conventional teaching and learning practices across the globe. Though primarily developed for online social communication, social media platforms tend to possess suitable tools that can be used for instructional purposes in order to initiate active learning among…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Media, Technology Uses in Education, Mass Media Use
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Pathare, Shirish; Huli, Saurabhee; Ladage, Savita; Pradhan, H. C. – Physics Education, 2018
The first law of thermodynamics involves several types of energies and many studies have shown that students lack awareness of them. They have difficulties in applying the law to different thermodynamic processes. These observations were confirmed in our pilot studies, carried out with students from undergraduate colleges across the whole of…
Descriptors: Physics, Thermodynamics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Hickman, Richard; Sinha, Pallawi – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
In common conception, art is often confined to a painting, sculpture, architecture or performance; we maintain however that what enables any art or artistic practice to become aesthetic is human experience. Arts and aesthetic practices are integral to the everyday lives of the indigenous Sabar tribes of India, particularly, in ascertaining Sabar…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries, Art, Aesthetics
Sivasubramaniam, Malini, Ed.; Hayhoe, Ruth, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2018
Despite the increased trend towards secularisation in state schooling, issues of religion and spirituality have remained important. Increased pluralism within societies through expanding migration patterns is changing the religious and cultural contours of many countries in Europe and North America, and is creating a need for a deeper…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Religious Cultural Groups
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Pouezevara, Sarah, Ed. – RTI International, 2018
This book responds to growing recognition by international education professionals, policy makers, and funding partners of the need for qualified teachers and interest in the subject of teacher professional development (also referred to as "teacher behavior change"). The book responds to important questions that are fundamental to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Behavior, Behavior Change, Faculty Development
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Sharma, Jyoti; Bagai, Shobha; Tyagi, Pankaj; Biswal, Bibhu – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
In India, parents play an important role in arranging and facilitating educational opportunities for their children, starting with the choice of school, arranging after-school classes, and sending them to various non-academic extracurricular classes. Most parents closely follow the academic performance of their children and willingly spend time…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Parents
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Benito, Agueda; Scott-Milligan, Fionna – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2018
Faculty constitutes one of the most important elements of higher education institutions. Their role is key in curriculum development, in guiding students' learning and driving their engagement, in conducting research, and in the overall success of their institutions. This paper presents the results of a number of faculty interviews and a focus…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Professional Recognition, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Sellars, Maura; Fakirmohammad, Razia; Bui, Linh; Fishetti, John; Niyozov, Sarfaroz; Reynolds, Ruth; Thapliyal, Nisha; Liu-Smith, Yu-Ling; Ali, Nosheen – Education Sciences, 2018
The capacity to successfully, positively engage with the cognitive capacities of critical thinking has become the benchmark of employability for many diverse industries across the globe and is considered critical for the development of informed, decisive global citizenship. Despite this, education systems in several countries have developed…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Evaluative Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development
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Roy, Mamta; Giraldo-García, Regina – School Community Journal, 2018
The purpose of this systematic literature review is to examine global perspectives on the role of parental involvement and social/emotional skills in school-age children's academic success. A multistage filtering analysis process provides relevant information in relation to key issues on the topic of parental involvement in different countries and…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Parent Participation, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Devendiran, G.; Hema, G. – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2018
According to the World Health Organization, mental health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his/ her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his/her community. Even new academic institutions fail to observe students' mental health,…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Undergraduate Students, Gender Differences, Geographic Location
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Cyril, A. Vences; Raj, M. Antony – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2018
The paper emphasis on the teaching learning process by evaluating the Emotional Maturity and Metacognition of high school teachers. Metacognitive strategies are essential for the teachers of 21st century. This may enable teachers to successfully cope with and handle new situations. For this they should be able to regulate their thinking. So, it is…
Descriptors: Maturity (Individuals), Emotional Development, Secondary School Teachers, Metacognition
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Gajghat, Radheshyam H.; Handa, Chandrahas C.; Himte, Rakesh L. – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2018
The previous research shows that there are so many factors like students' personal characteristics, learning habits, previous academic background, family background, college environment etc. which influence directly or indirectly the students' performance in their university examination. In this paper a questionnaire has been designed and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Questionnaires, Test Construction, Academic Achievement
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Zhu, Meina; Bonk, Curtis J.; Sari, Annisa R. – Online Learning, 2018
As massive open online courses (MOOCs) increase, the large scale and heterogeneity of MOOC participants bring myriad significant design challenges. This exploratory mixed methods study explores 143 MOOC instructors' considerations and challenges in designing MOOCs, 12 of whom were interviewed and had their courses analyzed. The survey, interview,…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology
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Roy, Amit; Ikonen, Risto; Kumar, Kuldeep; Keinonen, Tuula – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
A potential health crisis looms large in the Punjab, India where alcohol consumption has risen dramatically. Adolescents are especially vulnerable to the toxic effects of alcohol. This empirical study presents a pedagogical intervention, Children as Agents of Social Change (CASC), which aimed to raise awareness about the effects of alcohol using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescent Attitudes, Drinking, Computer Mediated Communication
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