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Auyuanet, Adriana; Modzelewski, Helena; Loureiro, Silvia; Alessandrini, Daniel; Míguez, Marina – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
This paper presents and analyses the results obtained by applying Active Learning techniques in overcrowded Physics lectures at the University of the Republic, Uruguay. The course referred to is Physics 1, the first Physics course that all students of the Faculty of Engineering take in their first semester for all the Engineering-related careers.…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Learning Strategies, Engineering Education, Lecture Method
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Cheung, Yin Ling – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
While the last decade has witnessed a growing body of research on student motivation in second language acquisition, research about the impact of writing instructors' motivational strategies on student motivation has remained underexplored. In order to fill this important gap, this study, guided by motivational strategy framework, investigates the…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Teachers, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students
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Gürleyik, Sinan; Akdemir, Elif – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Developing curriculum to enhance student learning is the primer purpose of all curricular activities. Availability of recent tools supporting to teach various skills including reading, listening, speaking and writing has opened a new avenue for curricular activities in technology-enhanced learning environments. Understanding the perceptions of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Icel, Mustafa; Davis, Matthew – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
The purpose of this study is to evaluate how the high school-college partnership reflects on "senioritis" and students' STEM curiosity. The term "senioritis" described in this paper refers to high school senior students who have completed most of their graduation requirement courses in their third year of studies. During the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, High Schools
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Gravett, Emily O. – College Teaching, 2018
The benefits of in-class discussion, a form of active learning, are well-documented; in particular, discussions allow students the opportunity to learn from their peers. Yet students often treat discussions as 'down' or 'free' time. If students are not taking notes during discussion and reviewing those notes later on, they may not be learning much…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Notetaking, Peer Teaching, Teaching Methods
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McIntyre, Timothy; Wegener, Margaret; McGrath, Dominic – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
We have developed and demonstrated the effectiveness of a set of online interactive learning modules to accompany physics courses at first- and second-year university levels. Students access the modules prior to attending lectures to familiarize themselves with content which is then discussed and reaffirmed in class. Student surveys and access…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Units of Study, Lecture Method, Physics
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Nagle, Charles – Modern Language Journal, 2018
This study examined relationships between language learning motivation and the longitudinal development of second language (L2) pronunciation. Twenty-six English-speaking learners of Spanish recorded a simplified picture description task 5 times over a year-long period spanning their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th semesters of Spanish language instruction.…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation
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Altunkaya, Hatice – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The objective of the present study was to examine the effect of the activity-based oral expression course on the speech self-efficacy of psychological counseling and guidance students. The study group included 80 freshmen students in the Psychological Counseling and Guidance Department in the Faculty of Education of a university located in western…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Speech Communication, Self Efficacy, Counselor Training
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Obando Guerrero, Gabriel Vicente; Sánchez Solarte, Ana Clara – HOW, 2018
This article reports the results of a descriptive research project whose goal was to identify the degree of satisfaction of students enrolled in two teacher education programs at a public Colombian university. As satisfaction and quality are prevalent terms in curriculum evaluation, and are encouraged by accreditation and government regulations,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Learning, Curriculum Evaluation, College Second Language Programs
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Wagener, Bastien – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
While the number of postgraduate students is increasing, the writing of a master's dissertation still poses numerous challenges to them. The outcome of this work depends just as much on technical and methodological skills as on affects, self-regulation, and the relationship to the supervisor. In order to test a comprehensive model including all…
Descriptors: Masters Theses, Self Management, Graduate Students, Questionnaires
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Clark, Joe C.; Johnstone, Jennifer – College & Research Libraries, 2018
This article examines the mindset and process of undergraduate music majors conducting research in their discipline. While working with students in a writing-intensive music history class, the authors conducted several surveys, focus groups, and task-based assessments. Results indicated that most were overconfident in their research abilities,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Music Education, Information Seeking, Writing Exercises
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LeLoup, Jean W.; Schmidt-Rinehart, Barbara C. – Hispania, 2018
This current study reports the findings of sociolinguistic research investigating the place of the "voseo" in the Spanish language curriculum in the United States. The study describes the results of questionnaire responses from 177 US Spanish teachers and survey responses from 560 US college students of Spanish. Both instruments sought…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Questionnaires
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Soler, Inmaculada Gómez; Tecedor, Marta – Hispania, 2018
This study explores current practices of teaching assistant (TA) training in doctoral-granting institutions and expands on previous studies by exploring the views of both faculty and graduate students involved in the process. Our overall goal is to determine whether training practices and goals have changed and, if so, to what extent, in order to…
Descriptors: Trainees, Trainers, Teaching Assistants, Doctoral Programs
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Mullen, Carol A.; Eadens, Daniel W. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2018
This empirical study contributes to the dialogue about quality leadership and national trends involving standards-based program review. It is the first to utilize the 2016 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards for graduate programs and separately from accreditation and sponsorship. The literature on quality…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Program Effectiveness, Satisfaction, Ethics
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Lieser, Ping; Taf, Steven D.; Murphy-Hagan, Anne – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2018
This paper describes a three-stage process of developing a webinar integration tool to enhance the interaction of teaching and learning in blended environments. In the context of medical education, we emphasize three factors of effective webinar integration in blended learning: fostering better solutions for faculty and students to interact…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Medical Education
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