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Bailey, Janelle M.; Lombardi, Doug; Cordova, Jacqueline R.; Sinatra, Gale M. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2017
Two motivational factors--self-efficacy and interest--may be especially relevant to deepening students' understanding of astronomy. We examined the relationship between students' self-efficacy for, interest in learning about, and changes in their knowledge of stars, as measured by the Star Properties Concept Inventory (SPCI). Approximately 700…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Self Efficacy, Science Instruction, Student Interests
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Dincer, Ali; Yesilyurt, Savas – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2017
Based on a modern motivation theory of learning, self-determination theory (SDT), this study aimed to investigate the relationships between English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' motivation to speak, autonomous regulation, autonomy support from teachers, and classroom engagement, with both quantitative and qualitative approaches. The…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Self Determination
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Feldman-Maggor, Yael; Rom, Amira; Tuvi-Arad, Inbal – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2016
This study examines chemistry lecturers' considerations for using open educational resources (OER) in their teaching. Recent technological developments provide innovative approaches for teaching chemistry and visualizing chemical phenomena. End users' improved ability to upload information online enables integration of various pedagogical models…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Open Education, Educational Resources
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Hurn, Karl M. – Industry and Higher Education, 2016
The aim of this paper is to provide educators and potential industrial partners with an insight into students' perceptions of working with industry during their undergraduate studies, and to highlight, through comments from academic staff, the effect on their design outcomes. The paper focuses on a collaborative design activity conducted with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Business Relationship, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
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Ozfidan, Burhan; Burlbaw, Lynn; Kuo, Li-Jen – International Education Studies, 2016
Bilingual education is globally an important aspect within the educational community in recent years. The purpose of the study is to explore perceptions towards a bilingual education program and investigate factors that may affect the development of a bilingual education program in Turkey. This study also identifies the benefits of bilingualism in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingualism, Conflict, Intergroup Relations
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Mehran, Parisa; Alizadeh, Mehrasa – Research-publishing.net, 2015
Iranian universities have recently displayed a growing interest in integrating Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) into teaching/learning English. The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) context, however, is not keeping pace with the current changes since EAP courses are strictly text-based and exam-oriented, and little research has thus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Mena, Irene B.; Schmitz, Sven; McLaughlin, Dennis – Advances in Engineering Education, 2015
This paper describes the implementation and assessment of an aerospace engineering course in which undergraduate students worked on research projects with graduate research mentors. The course was created using the principles from cooperative learning and project-based learning, and consisted of students working in small groups on a complex,…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Engineering Education, Aerospace Education, Mentors
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Ahmad, Syed Zamberi – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2015
The aim of this research is to present the determinants of students' perceptions of quality and experience of study at international branch campuses in Malaysia, a country that is set to become an academic hub in Asia. This study used a multi-method approach for data collection. The respondents comprised 245 students (both undergraduate and…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Student Attitudes, Reputation, Academic Advising
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Seremet, Mehmet; Chalkley, Brian – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2015
In an era when graduate employability is a key concern, the teaching of geographical information systems (GIS) has become a subject of considerable interest. This paper reports on a study of the GIS student learning experience using student survey data from six UK geography undergraduate programmes. The findings show that although students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Information Systems, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study
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Villar, Alícia; Hernàndez, Francesc Jesús – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
Based on the results of the authors' research using a case study of a Spanish university, the sociological component of gender is an important factor in building transitions at university. When the authors refer to university transitions they are talking about two periods. Firstly, they refer to the transition of undergraduate students from upper…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Undergraduate Students, Secondary School Students, College Admission