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Carlson, James R. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
This qualitative study was designed as a single-case study of a small, public, teacher education program in the Midwest. The author conducted a study on the perceived role of a "critical friends group" (CFG) in the development of beginning secondary teacher candidates' understandings and practices of reflective practice. Three main types…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Reflection, Friendship, Teaching Methods
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Ghaith, Ghazi – TESL-EJ, 2019
This study investigates the interrelatedness the English as a foreign language demotivation factors of learning difficulties, threats to self-worth, monotonous teaching, poor student-teacher relationships, and learners' proficiency in critical reading and writing. Eighty (n =80) EFL learners participated in the study. The rationale for the study…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Writing (Composition), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Patkin, Dorit; Plaksin, Olga – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019
In this study, we aim to explore the extent of mathematics pre-service teachers' ability to apply their procedural understanding combined with spatial perception for drawing conceptual conclusions related to angles in a pyramid. The participants are 16 pre-service high school mathematics teachers. They have studied solid geometry during one…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Spatial Ability
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Moser, Kelly M.; Ivy, Jessica; Hopper, Peggy F. – Middle School Journal, 2019
Education for young adolescents must be challenging, relevant, integrative, and exploratory. Integrative teaching (e.g., interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, cross-disciplinary, etc.) benefits middle-level learners as it potentially increases student engagement, motivation, and achievement. It provides learners with the opportunity to synthesize…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Course Content, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learner Engagement
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Jaime Osorio, María Fernanda; Caicedo Muñoz, Mabel Catalina; Trujillo Bohórquez, Iván Camilo – HOW, 2019
This article reports on an action-research study which examined the impact of a radio program as a strategy to develop the speaking skills of a mixed course at a private institution in Colombia. Hence, data were collected from 18 students through tests, surveys, field notes, and interviews. The results indicate that there is an important…
Descriptors: Radio, Action Research, Teaching Methods, Program Descriptions
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Okhremtchouk, Irina S.; Sellu, George Sahr – Teacher Educator, 2019
Arizona is one of six states leading the nation in English language learner (ELL) student enrollments and requiring all teachers to complete coursework in methods of teaching ELLs. This policy requirement has impacted teacher preparation programs and the field of teacher education as a whole. As such, there is a growing need to identify and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Teacher Competencies, Readiness
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AL-Garni, Shorouq Ali; Almuhammadi, Anas Hamed – English Language Teaching, 2019
The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of using communicative language teaching (CLT) activities on EFL students' speaking skills at the English Language Institute (ELI) of the University of Jeddah (UJ). The researcher conducted the current study in two classes of 21 female EFL students each; one class was the experimental group…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Min, Jeeyoung – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
This interpretive case study examines how undergraduate students enact visual literacies, focusing on transmediation from visual-embedded research papers into multimodal brochures, in an entry-level college writing course at a large research university in the U.S. Data sources included students' artifacts, interview transcripts, and field notes. A…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Case Studies, Research Papers (Students)
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Boz-Yaman, Burçak; Yigit Koyunkaya, Melike – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
Learning and teaching function transformation has a significant place since it provides new opportunities for learners to use, reflect and discover knowledge related to the concept of function. This study's main goals related to the importance of learning function transformation are to examine pre-service mathematics teachers' (PMTs) mental…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Transformations (Mathematics)