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Rolleston, Caine; Schendel, Rebecca; Grijalva Espinosa, Ana M. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
The concept of 'approaches to learning' (Marton, 1976) has long assumed a position of central importance in the analysis of student learning outcomes. However, constructing effective measures of students' approaches to learning is a complex task, and it is an empirical question whether such measures transfer well across contexts. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Learning Strategies, Evaluation Methods
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Bell, Lucy; Lygo-Baker, Simon – Language Learning Journal, 2019
This paper examines student responses to a small-scale pilot of peer learning in undergraduate translation classes. It examines the possible benefits and risks of a learner-centred approach and explores these through feedback from two groups of undergraduate modern language students attending translation classes over a semester at a UK university.…
Descriptors: Translation, Student Centered Learning, Undergraduate Students, Peer Teaching
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Biese, Kevin M.; Pietrosimone, Laura E.; Andrejchak, Morgan; Lynall, Robert C.; Wikstrom, Erik A.; Padua, Darin A. – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2019
Objective: Little is known about cognition's effect on jump-landing movement patterns. Design: Participants completed three baseline cognitive tasks. Then, participants performed three jump-landing trials per condition (dual-task trials (DT)): Stroop Color Word test (SCWT), Symbol Digits Modalities test (SDMT), Brooks Visuospatial task (BVT), and…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Cognitive Processes, Motion, Reaction Time
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George-Williams, Stephen; Carroll, Mary-Rose; Ziebell, Angela; Thompson, Christopher; Overton, Tina – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Variation in marks awarded, alongside quality of feedback, is an issue whenever large-scale assessment is undertaken. In particular, variation between sessional teaching staff has been studied for decades resulting in many recorded efforts to overcome this issue. Attempts to curtail variation range from moderation meetings, extended training…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Undergraduate Students, College Science
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Yeo, Michelle; Boman, Jennifer – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Change in assessment practice in higher education tends to lag behind pedagogical change. Thinking about assessment practice is, in part, related to disciplinary thinking. In this study, 27 faculty members from a broad range of disciplines were interviewed about their conceptions of assessment to help understand the distinctions and priorities of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, College Faculty
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Nelson-Barber, Sharon; Johnson, Zanette – International Review of Education, 2019
Preserving the unique contours of cultural communities is integral to the rich weave of our collective human heritage. However, the postcolonial United States (US) educational paradigm, reflected in curricula and standards based on white middle-class norms, has a flattening effect on the vibrancy of diverse languages and community traditions.…
Descriptors: Standards, Best Practices, Indigenous Populations, Whites
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Giraldo, Frank – HOW, 2019
This study reports the contextual Language Assessment Literacy (LAL) of five Colombian English language teachers. Two semi-structured interviews and reflective journals were used for data collection. The findings show that the teachers used varied traditional and alternative assessment instruments, assessed language and non-language constructs,…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Knowledge Level, Student Evaluation, English (Second Language)
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Margulieux, Lauren; Ketenci, Tuba Ayer; Decker, Adrienne – Computer Science Education, 2019
Background and context: The variables that researchers measure and how they measure them are central in any area of research, including computing education. Which research questions can be asked and how they are answered depends on measurement. Objective: To summarize the commonly used variables and measurements in computing education and to…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Standards, Evaluation Methods, Computer Science Education
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Lane, Rod; Bourke, Terri – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2019
There are more than 700 articles exploring assessment in geography education. However, these papers vary in the degree to which recommendations and conclusions are based on research evidence. Globally, evidence-based practice is being prioritised, making it essential to understand exactly what the empirical research around this topic is saying. A…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Evidence Based Practice, Geography, Student Evaluation
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Maybee, Clarence; Bruce, Christine Susan; Lupton, Mandy; Pang, Ming Fai – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
While higher education teachers are able to use information in sophisticated ways to learn and communicate within their disciplines, they may not be accustomed to teaching their students to use information creatively and reflectively to support their work in a course. This article introduces "informed learning design", a curriculum…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Instructional Design, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods
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Sjöberg, Lena – Education Inquiry, 2019
In 2011, new teacher education programmes were introduced in Sweden. This policy case study examines the outcome of the reform, focusing on the pedagogic discourses in the examination practise of the primary teacher education programme, but also on the possible effects of dividing teacher education for primary teachers into two specialisations:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Elementary Education
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Abualrob, Marwan M. A.; Al-Saadi, Said H. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
The study sought to identify the extent to which higher-elementary science teachers utilize the Performance-Based Assessment Approach. It further aimed at investigating the factors that hinder science teachers from using performance-based assessment in Palestine. The study data were collected by questionnaire administrated to 109 science teachers…
Descriptors: Barriers, Performance Based Assessment, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Soytürk, Mümine – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
It might be of vital importance that teachers, who are the backbones of the education system, should obtain their skills related to educating students who are in harmony with modern life in their process as teacher candidates. Physical education teachers should obtain features of quality teaching and using alternative methods of measurement during…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Team Sports, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Derrington, Mary Lynne; Martinez, James Anthony – NASSP Bulletin, 2019
Teacher perceptions after 5 years of implementing evaluation protocols that were initiated under Race to the Top revealed attitudes about the evaluation instrument used and the nature of their relationship with the evaluator. This study surveyed middle and high school teachers in nine Eastern Tennessee school districts. Data indicated unintended…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Evaluation Methods, Tests, Evaluators
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Sewagegn, Abatihun A. – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Assessment plays a significant role in determining the quality of education. This is particularly so when students are properly assessed using various appropriate methods of assessment. This study investigates teachers' assessment methods and the challenges they encounter in assessing learning in an Ethiopian university. A convergent parallel…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Teaching Experience, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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