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Palmer, Shekeila D.; Hutson, James; White, Laurence; Mattys, Sven L. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2019
The hypothesis that known words can serve as anchors for discovering new words in connected speech has computational and empirical support. However, evidence for how the bootstrapping effect of known words interacts with other mechanisms of lexical acquisition, such as statistical learning, is incomplete. In 3 experiments, we investigated the…
Descriptors: Suprasegmentals, Vocabulary Development, Lexicology, Word Recognition
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Moloney, Jennifer; Walshe, Margaret – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: There is increasing recognition that dysphagia has significant implications for a person's psychological well-being, social participation and quality of life (QOL). However, a paucity of research exists regarding the clinical management of this area. To inform future research and the development of appropriate and beneficial resources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Disabilities, Quality of Life, Allied Health Personnel
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Pilkington, Ruth – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
In 2015, over 40% of UK higher education (HE) institutions employed oral assessment when assessing and awarding fellowship on HE Academy-accredited schemes using the UK Professional Standards Framework. This article develops research on assessed 'professional dialogues' for this purpose. Data collected at four UK institutions, in which 12 assessed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Fellowships, Standards
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Dommett, Eleanor J. – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
The aim of this study was to better understand how students use online forums and Twitter in undergraduate learning. Students completed an anonymous online survey (N = 50, 54% completion rate) to assess their general approach to these tools, the types of interaction experienced and specific uses. Students were also asked to relate their use to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Higher Education
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Curtis, Fiona; Gillen, Julia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Students' development of professionalism is vital within medical education, while social media communications can blur professional and personal boundaries. In the UK advice for medical practitioners and students has been developed, advocating care in the projection of a professional identity online as offline. This study takes an academic…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Attitudes, Professional Identity, Social Media
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Jackson, Louise H.; Price, Caitríona – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
Formal peer mentoring schemes are often viewed as supportive mechanisms enabling individuals to engage with role models to scaffold the acquisition of social capital that aids successful transition between different educational or professional environments and to inspire and motivate decision-making processes. This study explores the findings of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Mentors
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Smith, Emma; White, Patrick – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
Problems with the supply of highly skilled science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workers have been reported by employers and governments for many decades, in the UK, the USA, and elsewhere. This paper presents some key findings from a project funded by the Nuffield Foundation that examined patterns of education and employment…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Higher Education, Labor Market, Foreign Countries
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George-Williams, Stephen R.; Karis, Dimitri; Ziebell, Angela L.; Kitson, Russell R. A.; Coppo, Paolo; Schmid, Siegbert; Thompson, Christopher D.; Overton, Tina L. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
How students behave and learn in the teaching laboratory is a topic of great interest in chemical education, partly in order to justify the great expense of teaching laboratories. Much effort has been put into investigating how students think, feel and physically act in these unique learning environments. One such attempt was made through the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Chemistry, Student Attitudes
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Sallabank, Julia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
The Bailiwick of Guernsey is a small, semi-autonomous archipelago in the English Channel. Although it is a British Crown dependency and part of the British Isles, it has its own parliament and does not belong to the United Kingdom or the European Union. This unusual geopolitical situation means that the nation-state has little relevance. It is…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Language Attitudes, Language Fluency, Foreign Countries
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Denmark, Tanya; Atkinson, Joanna; Campbell, Ruth; Swettenham, John – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This study examined facial expressions produced during a British Sign Language (BSL) narrative task (Herman et al., International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders 49(3):343-353, 2014) by typically developing deaf children and deaf children with autism spectrum disorder. The children produced BSL versions of a video story in which…
Descriptors: Deafness, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Sign Language
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Calvert, Carol; Hilliam, Rachel – Open Learning, 2019
Across the Higher Education (HE) sector student feedback is used to feed into university processes and guide decision making. In this study, data gathered allowed the authors to investigate a hitherto neglected, but important, cohort of successful students -- those who succeeded when all the odds were stacked against them. The identified group of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), School Holding Power, Undergraduate Students
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Walker, Steve; Olney, Tom; Wood, Carlton; Clarke, Anactoria; Dunworth, Moira – Open Learning, 2019
Despite widespread enthusiasm, evidence of the effectiveness of learning analytics remains mixed. One possible explanation for this is that insufficient attention has been paid to the contexts in which it is introduced. We report here on a small-scale study into the prior use of data and communications technologies by tutors, who comprise a key…
Descriptors: Tutors, Information Utilization, Open Universities, Foreign Countries
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Lane, Andy – Open Learning, 2019
The context and tools used to create diagrams may hinder or help students in learning how to represent a situation and how to learn about diagramming and the situation at the same time. These equally provide opportunities and challenges to tutors in teaching, assessing and providing feedback on these diagrams, particularly for students studying at…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses
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Douce, Chris – Open Learning, 2019
This paper describes an Open University eSTEeM project that gathered the experiences of computing and information technology tutors who teach an undergraduate module called "Web Technologies" with the intention of understanding more about how they and their students can be best supported. Twelve distance learning tutors were interviewed…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Distance Education
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Alexopoulos, A.; Pavlidou, M.; Cherouvis, S. – Physics Education, 2019
In recent years the realisation that children make decisions and choices about subjects they like in primary school became widely accepted. The role of the primary school teacher as the main ambassador for a subject is therefore crucial in inspiring and enthusing the younger generation towards STEM. However, in most European countries, primary…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Role
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