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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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Vidal, Helena; Hockstein, Lisa; Ahern, Joy; Stein, Karen – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
Museum educators and instructors of English as a Second Language (ESOL) at a community college in New York reflect on their experiences facilitating a program designed to enrich the language, cultural, and visual literacy skills of adult immigrant students. The CALTA21 program brought together three stakeholders, immigrant ESOL students, language…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Museums, Communities of Practice, English (Second Language)
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Taylor, Maurice C.; Atas, Sait; Ghani, Shehzad – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
This exploratory study sought to understand the meaning of cognitive presence for graduate students in a blended learning course. Four research questions guided the investigation, which employed a qualitative instrumental case study approach as the research design. Several data sources were used including: semi structured interviews with graduate…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Blended Learning, Graduate Students, Case Studies
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Berry, Sharla – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2019
In this qualitative case study, the researcher draws on interviews with 13 faculty in an online doctoral program to find out how professional development offerings strengthened distance instructors' technical, pedagogical and content knowledge. Findings suggest that guided practice sessions in the virtual classroom strengthened newer faculty…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Distance Education, Online Courses, Case Studies
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Bajada, Christopher; Kandlbinder, Peter; Trayler, Rowan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Systematic changes to higher education curriculum typically occur within the extended timeframes of formal curriculum review processes. Programmes need to be reviewed periodically for internal and external accountability or to determine whether the curriculum has lost its coherence due to the accumulative effect of continual small-scale changes.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Accountability, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods
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Fischer, Beth A. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
Stories can be employed in a variety of ways in college classrooms--such as in case studies, simulations, and problem-based learning (PBL) activities. Sometimes these stories are historically accurate, while in other instances they are fictional. What might be the benefits and challenges of using fictional narratives? This article draws upon data…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning, College Students
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Tan, Paulo; Thorius, Kathleen King – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
This case study documents a professional learning community (PLC) comprised of urban elementary educators working toward equitable education for students with dis/abilities. We employ an equity-expansive learning frame to evoke and then examine tensions and contradictions that emerged during the PLC and mediated learning as evidenced by…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mathematics Education, Communities of Practice, Urban Schools
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Aktekin, Nafiye Cigdem – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: This study investigated the impact of a Critical Friends Group (CFG), an inquiry-based professional development model, on Turkish EFL teachers. It was acknowledged that short-term workshops did not provide opportunities for teachers to make connections between the theory presented and the implications that it had for classroom teaching.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Faculty Development, Language Teachers
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Nisula, Karoliina; Pekkola, Samuli – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Business education has been criticized for being theoretical and distant from the dynamisms of the business life. To answer to this criticism, different types of experiential learning environments, such as manual role-plays, computer simulations, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, have been used. In this paper, we study how a holistic…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Case Studies, Criticism, Role Playing
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Marshalsey, Lorraine; Sclater, Madeleine – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2019
This article discusses the practical and ethical challenges and benefits of using social media and video-based research methods -- also known as Photovoice -- to investigate contemporary Communication Design education. The two visual research methods discussed include the social media mobile application Snapchat┬« and participant-generated GoPro┬«…
Descriptors: Social Media, Design, Participatory Research, Action Research