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Kasapoglu, Koray; Didin, Melek – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
This study aims to investigate the relationship between pre-service pre-school teachers' life skills and psychological well-being and to determine whether or not various variables related to pre-service pre-school teachers (gender, age, grade level, type of instruction, cumulated grade point average, status of taking course about life skills) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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Fondo, Marta; Jacobetty, Pedro; Erdocia, Iker – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Videoconferences are a perfect scenario for autonomous Foreign Language (FL) and intercultural speaking practices. However, it is also a threatening context as learners communicate in an FL, often with a stranger and about personal information and experiences. That may lead to increase Foreign Language Anxiety (FLA) among participants, affecting…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety
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Fondo, Marta; Erdocia, Iker – Research-publishing.net, 2018
The emergence of videoconferencing tools in the 1990s provided language learners with opportunities to carry out speaking practice anytime and anywhere. However, the presence of Foreign Language Anxiety (FLA) in this interactional setting can hinder such ubiquitous benefits as FLA inhibits learning and communication in the Foreign Language (FL)…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Alagözlü, Nuray – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2018
Vocabulary researchers generally point out three strategies that learners apply in order to find out the meanings of unknown words on their own (Graves, 2006; 2007). The use of context, word parts, reference materials ((e.g. dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses, both print and online) in-text definition/explanations, synonyms, examples,…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Reference Materials, Vocabulary Skills, Prediction
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Angelovska, Tanja – Language Awareness, 2018
This study is concerned with finding out how L3 (third language) learners recognize and make conscious use of cross-linguistic similarities and differences and whether their metalinguistic reflections are in correlation with their proficiency. Written text productions of thirteen L3 learners of English, aged 20-25, at different L3 levels (A2, B1,…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Correlation, Reflection, Foreign Countries
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Castellanos, Jennifer – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
Within college, students deal with a multitude of stressors. More than 19 million students are enrolled in college in the United States (US Census, 2015). College stress has been linked to negatively affecting a student's life in a variety of ways causing burnout syndrome, a prevalent issue concerning students within higher education. Burnout…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, College Students, Stress Variables, Burnout
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Stankovska, Gordana; Dimitrovski, Dimitar; Angelkoska, Slagana; Ibraimi, Zebide; Uka, Valbona – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2018
In today's highly competitive world, students face various academic problems including exam stress, anxiety during the test, problems with homework assignments, expectations about academic success or inability to understand the subjects. Rapid changes in the education sector gave rise to stern testing procedures for evaluating students' knowledge.…
Descriptors: College Students, Stress Variables, Test Anxiety, Emotional Intelligence
Norton, Stephen – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
This paper examines the mathematics content knowledge of graduate entry middle school mathematics pre-service teachers at the beginning (n=105; 80%) and end of a mathematics curriculum course. It was found that mathematics content knowledge at the commencement of the course was not strong. An intervention was designed to take account of content…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Margolin, Jonathan B.; Borman, Trisha; Garland, Marshall; Rapaport, Amie – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
This study sought to identify factors that predict positive STEM-related postsecondary outcomes for Hispanic students in Texas. The research team linked K-12 student academic data to college enrollment data for public high school students who enrolled in colleges and universities in Texas from the 2004/05 to 2010/11 (seven cohorts). Regression…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Hispanic American Students, Academic Achievement, STEM Education
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Chen, Weiyu; Joe-Wong, Carlee; Brinton, Christopher G.; Zheng, Liang; Cao, Da – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2018
Adaptive online courses are designed to automatically customize material for different users, typically based on data captured during the course. Assessing the quality of these adaptive courses, however, can be difficult. Traditional assessment methods for (machine) learning algorithms, such as comparison against a ground truth, are often…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Comparative Analysis, Statistics, Correlation
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Pytlarz, Ian; Pu, Shi; Patel, Monal; Prabhu, Rajini – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2018
Identifying at-risk students at an early stage is a challenging task for colleges and universities. In this paper, we use students' oncampus network traffic volume to construct several useful features in predicting their first semester GPA. In particular, we build proxies for their attendance, class engagement, and out-of-class study hours based…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Grade Point Average, At Risk Students, Academic Achievement
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Hayashi, Yugo; Takeuchi, Yugo – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2018
This study investigated the factors underlying the estimation of learner self-confidence during explanations with a conversational agent in an online explanation task. Based on reviews of previous studies, we focused on how factors such as the learner's task activities and personal characteristics can be predictors. To examine these points, we…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Task Analysis, Cognitive Processes, Individual Characteristics
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Winchell, Adam; Mozer, Michael; Lan, Andrew; Grimaldi, Phillip; Pashler, Harold – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2018
When engaging with a textbook, students are inclined to highlight key content. Although students believe that highlighting and subsequent review of the highlights will further their educational goals, the psychological literature provides no evidence of benefits. Nonetheless, a student's choice of text for highlighting may serve as a window into…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Biology, Documentation, Science Instruction
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Bagceli Kahraman, Pinar; Onur Sezer, Gonul – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Purpose: This research aims to determine the relationship between the perceptions of teacher candidates towards the cultural effect of globalization and their attitudes towards multicultural education. Research Methods: The sample group consisted of 213 teacher candidates. In the study's personal information form, the scale of attitude towards…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Influences, Global Approach, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Leutwyler, Bruno; Popov, Nikolay; Wolhuter, Charl – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2017
This is a comparative study focused on the internationalization of teacher education in three countries--Bulgaria, Switzerland, and South Africa. The authors stress on the fact that on the one hand, teacher education is exposed to the increasing imperative to internationalize but on the other hand, teacher education is traditionally to a very…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Context Effect, Global Approach
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