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Golightly, Aubrey – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
Problem-based learning can be implemented in South African geography teacher education to foster geography students' self-directed learning skills. The purpose of this longitudinal case study was to determine B.Ed. geography students' (n = 45) perceptions of their self-directedness in learning in integrated problem-based learning experiences over…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Integrated Activities, Influences
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Lwin, Thawdar; Aslam, Sarfraz; Mukhale, Phoebe Naliaka – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
This study was an investigation of the international students' perceptions of their learning environment in graduate programs at one normal university in China. The study used both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The sample comprised 91 international students, 51 Master and 40 doctoral from three schools: Education, Life Sciences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes
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Nafissi, Zohreh; Rezaeipanah, Fariba; Monsefi, Roya – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
Iran's education system is exam-based and to gain admission to universities at undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels, candidates have to sit a competitive examination. For this reason, developing an EAP course which prepares the candidates for these examinations is of crucial importance. The present study attempted to develop an EAP…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Pretests Posttests, Needs Assessment, Student Evaluation
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Bai, Lifang; Hu, Guangwei – Educational Psychology, 2017
Automated writing evaluation (AWE) systems can provide immediate computer-generated quantitative assessments and qualitative diagnostic feedback on an enormous number of submitted essays. However, limited research attention has been paid to locally designed AWE systems used in English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom contexts. This study…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Writing Evaluation, Automation, Essay Tests
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Gökçe, Semirhan; Yenmez, Arzu Aydogan; Özpinar, Ilknur – International Education Studies, 2017
Recent developments in technology have changed the learner's profile and the learning outcomes. Today, with the emergence of higher-order thinking skills and computer literacy skills, teaching through traditional methods is likely to fail to achieve the learning outcomes. That is why; teachers and teacher candidates are expected to have computer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Varunki, Maaret; Katajavuori, Nina; Postareff, Liisa – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Research shows that a surface approach to learning is more common among students in the natural sciences, while students representing the "soft" sciences are more likely to apply a deep approach. However, findings conflict concerning the stability of approaches to learning in general. This study explores the variation in students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Pharmacy, Learning Processes
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Ahmad, Syed Zamberi; Buchanan, Frederick Robert – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Transnational education is becoming a popular way for students to earn an attractive credential from a foreign university in emerging education hubs in Asia. In an era where students are staying closer to home for their education, this paper offers insights into the motivations or choice criteria used by students currently enrolled at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Student Educational Objectives, College Choice
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Karaferye, Figen; Agaoglu, Esmahan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study aims to analyze how the middle management at university handle with the order versus freedom dilemma--bureaucratic discipline, professional expertise; coordination, communication; managerial planning and individual initiative by giving a university case. A survey was applied on two different sample groups. 607 middle managers and…
Descriptors: Middle Management, College Administration, Discipline, Expertise
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Jiang, Dayu; Renandya, Willy A.; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
Using the cognitive theory of multimedia learning, this study aimed to evaluate the design of one multimedia courseware used for teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in China and to compare the attitudinal differences in the teachers' and students' evaluation of the courseware. A questionnaire was developed and validated. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Multimedia Instruction
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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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Okay, Aysegül; Balçikanli, Cem – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2017
This study investigates whether there is a relationship between anxiety levels and belief patterns of Turkish EFL students in relation to level of instruction. A total number of 207 students voluntarily participated in the study. To gather quantitative data, adapted Turkish versions of Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory (BALLI) and Foreign…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Measures (Individuals)
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Kasule, George Wilson; Wesselink, Renate; Mulder, Martin – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2016
A study was conducted to determine general professional development activities perceived to be important in enhancing university teaching staff's job performance, and the extent to which teaching staff participate in these activities in Uganda. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with faculty deans and department heads (n = 20),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Colleges, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Royo-Vela, Marcelo; Hünermund, Ute – Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 2016
A context of increased competition between higher education institutions (HEIs) for attracting potential national and international students has led universities to implement marketing communication strategies. Those strategies which are used to some extent include, among others, interactive inbound marketing. The purpose of the present…
Descriptors: Marketing, Semi Structured Interviews, Graduate Students, Decision Making
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Yan, Zi; Sendall, Patricia – Journal of International Students, 2016
While many American colleges and universities are providing a First Year Experience (FYE) course or program for their first year students, those programs are not often customized to take into account international students' (IS) unique challenges. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, this study evaluated a FYE course that was customized for…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Foreign Students, Student Surveys, College Students
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Özdemir, Esin; Arslan, Ali – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
This study aims to determine the effect of self-regulated jigsaw IV upon university students' learning a new grammar structure within EFL learning process and also their attitudes towards the English course. The research was carried out with 40 students studying in two different prep classes at Bulent Ecevit University Foreign Languages College in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Grammar, Text Structure
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