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Yang, Jia; Yin, Chengxu; Wang, Wei – Language Learning & Technology, 2018
Through an in-depth analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, this article offers a case study of the advantages and challenges in the application of the flipped learning approach in the instruction of Chinese as a foreign language at the beginning level. Data were collected from two first-year Chinese classes (one in traditional and the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Chinese, Second Language Learning
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Caplan, Dennis; Mortenson, Kristian G.; Lester, Marisa – Accounting Education, 2018
Research shows that college students exhibit bias in their forecasts of exam performance. Most students are overconfident in their forecasts, academically weaker students are the most overconfident, and top-performing students are underconfident. The literature identifies negative repercussions of these biases, including inadequate preparation for…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Esteem, Incentives, Grade Prediction
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Uztosun, Mehmet Sercan; Skinner, Nigel; Cadorath, Jill – Educational Action Research, 2018
A major issue in English language teaching in Turkey and other monolingual countries is the teaching of spoken English. This article reports the initial and final stages of an action research study which used student negotiation to enhance student engagement in speaking classes. The research was conducted in the English Language Teaching…
Descriptors: Action Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Xue, Gong; Lingling, Liu – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This paper first based on the theory of cooperative learning research. It analyses the characteristics and advantages of cooperative learning under the multimedia network environment. And then take China Three Gorges University and Taiwan I-Shou University English major students for example, using questionnaires and interviews to investigate the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Cognitive Style, Feedback (Response)
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Yashima, Tomoko; MacIntyre, Peter D.; Ikeda, Maiko – Language Teaching Research, 2018
Recently, situated willingness to communicate (WTC) has received increasing research attention in addition to traditional quantitative studies of trait-like WTC. This article is an addition to the former but unique in two ways. First, it investigates both trait and state WTC in a classroom context and explores ways to combine the two to reach a…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Fang, N.; Tajvidi, M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
This study focuses on the investigation of the effects of computer simulation and animation (CSA) on students' cognitive processes in an undergraduate engineering course. The revised Bloom's taxonomy, which consists of six categories in the cognitive process domain, was employed in this study. Five of the six categories were investigated,…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Animation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Al-Tayib Umar, Abdul Majeed – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study tries to identify the effect of assessment for learning on a group of Sudanese pre-medical students' performance in English for Specific Purposes (ESP). The study also attempts to identify students' perception and attitudes towards this type of assessment. The sample of the study is composed of 53 subjects from the Pre-medical students…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Tests
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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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El Mortaji, Latifa – English Language Teaching, 2018
Research on impact of sustained impromptu speaking on public speaking competency development is scarce and lacking. The researcher investigated Moroccan college students' public speaking competency development through extemporaneous (i.e. carefully prepared and rehearsed) speech performance, after implementation of a teaching strategy involving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Speaking, Goal Orientation, English (Second Language)
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Schaffhauser-Linzatti, Michaela Maria; Ossmann, Stefan F. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Higher education institutions are regarded as forerunners and pioneers of sustainability. However, it is to question whether they actually fulfill their role model function. This paper aims to reveal whether selected universities in Australia and Austria meet the reporting expectations about their activities on sustainability in very…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Annual Reports, Universities
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Lewis, Scott E. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
The Achievement Goal Framework describes students' goal orientations as: task-based, focusing on the successful completion of the task; self-based, evaluating performance relative to one's own past performance; or other-based, evaluating performance relative to the performance of others. Goal orientations have been used to explain student success…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Chemistry, Models, Academic Achievement
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Armijos Monar, Jacqueline Guadalupe; Fuertes Lopez, Blanca Narcisa; Delgado Altamirano, Jorge Edwin; Villa, Vicente Marlón Villa – English Language Teaching, 2018
Even though there has been a significant advancement in human rights, social justice and social practices around the world; some Ecuadorian indigenous students still struggle against many social and linguistic limitations, especially in Chimborazo province. This research was carried out with 30 Ecuadorian indigenous students who studied English as…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes, American Indian Students, American Indian Languages
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Marcotte, Julie; Lévesque, Geneviève – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
Mental health problems among university and college students are a major public health concern and a socioeconomic issue. Our psychoeducation department is not exempt from this reality and has seen an important increase in mental health problems, especially anxiety issues, over the past years. To better understand anxiety in our students, we…
Descriptors: Mental Health, College Students, Anxiety, Identification (Psychology)
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Hillier, Ashleigh; Goldstein, Jody; Murphy, Deirdra; Trietsch, Rhoda; Keeves, Jacqueline; Mendes, Eva; Queenan, Alexa – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Increasing numbers of students with autism spectrum disorder are entering higher education. Their success can be jeopardized by organizational, social/emotional, and academic challenges if appropriate supports are not in place. Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of a support group model for university students with autism spectrum…
Descriptors: College Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Social Support Groups
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