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Ayala, Ricardo A.; Koch, Tomas F.; Messing, Helga B. – Ethnography and Education, 2019
One of the most fundamental innovations in higher education is the introduction of the method known as problem-based learning (PBL). While literature has largely focused on its learning goals and the transition from lectures to tutorials, little research has problematised why this is a successful methodology and what we consider as students'…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Power Structure
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Beier, Margaret E.; Kim, Michelle H.; Saterbak, Ann; Leautaud, Veronica; Bishnoi, Sandra; Gilberto, Jaqueline M. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Can engaging college students in client-centered projects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) coursework increase interest in STEM professions? The current study explored the effectiveness of project-based learning (PjBL) courses on student attitudes, major choice, and career aspirations in STEM. Framed in expectancy-value…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, STEM Education, Active Learning
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Brezina, Vaclav; Pallotti, Gabriele – Second Language Research, 2019
Morphological complexity (MC) is a relatively new construct in second language acquisition (SLA). After critically discussing existing approaches to calculating MC in first- and second-language acquisition research, this article presents a new operationalization of the construct, the Morphological Complexity Index (MCI). The MCI is applied in two…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Morphology (Languages), Teaching Methods
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Ehret, Katharina; Szmrecsanyi, Benedikt – Second Language Research, 2019
We present a proof-of-concept study that sketches the use of compression algorithms to assess Kolmogorov complexity, which is a text-based, quantitative, holistic, and global measure of structural surface redundancy. Kolmogorov complexity has been used to explore cross-linguistic complexity variation in linguistic typology research, but we are the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Difficulty Level, Contrastive Linguistics, Language Research
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Mizumoto, Atsushi; Sasao, Yosuke; Webb, Stuart A. – Language Testing, 2019
The knowledge about affix plays a vital role in the development of word knowledge and vocabulary acquisition. A test for diagnostic information on the level of affix knowledge would be useful in order to inform the test users of what learners have gained or lacked in this integral component of vocabulary knowledge. This paper reports the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, College Students, English (Second Language)
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Anderson, Bill; Narum, Ashley; Wolf, Jennifer Lynn – Educational Forum, 2019
Dysconscious racism is generally defined as the unquestioned acceptance of culturally dominant norms and privileges, with three categories used to describe college students' reasoning for enduring racial inequity. These range from the historical determinism of slavery to racially exploitive standards inherent in American society. However, few…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Slavery, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Srilaphat, Ekkharin; Jantakoon, Thada – Higher Education Studies, 2019
This research aimed at proposing an ubiquitous flipped classroom instructional model with learning process of scientific to enhance problem-solving skills for higher education (UFC-PS model). The UFC-PS model was developed based on the review of the literature, the expert's interview and evaluated by five experts. The research results were found…
Descriptors: Homework, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Brigati, Jennifer; England, Benjamin J.; Schussler, Elisabeth – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
In response to STEM education reform efforts, many instructors have incorporated active learning into their courses. However, the relationship between instructor justification to students about the use of active learning and student perception of why instructors use active learning is largely unknown. To investigate instructor active learning…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, College Science
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Puspita, Oktaviani Windra; Andayani; Waluyo, Herman J.; Rohmadi, Muhammad – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The study aims to find out the effectiveness of poetry appreciation textbook for the implementation of character education values at the Higher Education institution. It was set in four universities, two of which are located in Central Java, including University of Sebelas Maret Surakarta and University of Muhammadiyah Purworejo meanwhile, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poetry, Textbooks, Values Education
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Kilmer, Nelson; Krehbiel, Joel D. – Physics Teacher, 2019
Gay-Lussac's law states that the pressure of an ideal gas is directly proportional to its absolute temperature if the volume is constant. Students observe this relationship by taking measurements on the pressure of gas in a flask or metal sphere at different temperatures and then extrapolate the data to estimate absolute zero. In our college…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Teaching Methods
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Al-Hattami, Abdulghani Ali – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
One of the most effective ways for teachers to ensure that their students have obtained the specified learning outcomes is to provide them with constructive feedback. If students are not given the optimal feedback and are not asked to re-do the work, teachers will not know whether the educational goals have been met. This study aimed to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), College Students
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Harahap, Fauziyah; Nasution, Nanda Eska Anugrah; Manurung, Binari – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The purpose of this research was to know the effect of blended learning strategy on learning achievement and science process skills of students in plant tissue culture course in the Universitas Negeri Medan. The research method was quasi experiment. The population of this study was all semester VIII students of biology education program. The study…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Lee, Ju Seong; Lee, Kilryoung – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This study examined perceptions of English as an International Language (EIL) by Korean English-major and non-English-major students. It also investigated factors that influenced their perceptions. The EIL Perception Scale was employed to assess two dimensions of EIL (i.e. varieties of English [VE] and strategies for multilingual/multicultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), Nonmajors, English (Second Language)
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Al-Hammouri, Samer – International Education Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of using Prezi on Al Zaytoonah students' performance in French Language reading skill. To achieve the purpose of the study, a pre/post-test was constructed to measure students' performance in French language reading skill. The sample of the study comprised 128 students from Al Zaytoonah…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Control Groups, Pretests Posttests, Reading Skills
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Teng, Mark Feng – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Existing research on learner identity stresses a need to explore how the way one perceives oneself as an EFL learner has impacts on his or her investment in the endeavor to learn English. Likewise, examining the factors that influence identity and investment in EFL learning is also essential. In the present study, data were triangulated to explore…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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