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Benedetti, Allison; Jackson, John; Luo, Lili – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Vignettes, brief descriptions of fictional characters and situations, serve as a tool to study people's lives, perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes about specific situations. Although not widely used in library and information science (LIS) research, vignettes can depersonalize responses to controversial situations or behavioral responses related…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Library Services, Information Literacy, Guidelines
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Ruohotie-Lyhty, Maria; Korppi, Aino; Moate, Josephine; Nyman, Tarja – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Teaching is recognised as an emotional practice. Studies have highlighted the importance of teachers' emotional literacy in the development of pupils' emotional skills, the central position of emotions in teachers' ways of knowing, and in their professional development. This longitudinal study draws on a dialogic understanding of emotion to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Emotional Development
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Schuermann, Hope; Avent Harris, Janeé R.; Lloyd-Hazlett, Jessica – Counselor Education and Supervision, 2018
Gatekeeping in counselor education is an ethical responsibility and professional best practice. The authors examined gatekeeping perceptions of 9 counselor educators, with equal representation of assistant professors, associate/full professors, and adjuncts/instructors/lecturers. The authors analyzed data using consensual qualitative research…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Counselor Educators, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty
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Phan, Nga Thi Tuyet – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This study was designed to extend our knowledge of the differences between EFL teachers' beliefs of effective instruction and their actual classroom practices under the influence of different factors in the Vietnamese context. The paper took a qualitative approach using focus group discussion, journaling, non-participant observation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beliefs, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices
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Celebi, Muberra – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the use of the Social networking site "Facebook" in "recreational leadership course" as an educational tool to facilitate the learning environment for sport management students. In this study qualitative research design and action research approach (emancipating/enhancing/critical…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Media, Recreation, Leadership Training
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Atai, Mahmood Reza; Babaii, Esmat; Lotfi Gaskaree, Behruz – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
The present exploratory study probed Iranian in-service EAP teachers' cognitions on language teacher role identities. Life history narratives and teaching philosophy statements were employed to collect qualitative data from nine Iranian in-service EAP teachers at one of the state universities in Iran. The data included the teachers' descriptions…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Shelton, Chris – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
When university faculty and students use technology, they do so in a specific context and researchers have acknowledged that in order to understand use (or non-use) of technology in higher education they need to account for this. However, although the importance of context is not questioned, there is little consensus over which contexts are…
Descriptors: Ecology, Models, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Lawanto, Oenardi; Minichiello, Angela; Uziak, Jacek; Febrian, Andreas – International Education Studies, 2018
Understanding problems or tasks is a critical step in any problem-solving activity and the heart of self-regulated learning. When encountering a problem, students draw upon information available in the environment, along with knowledge, concepts, and perceptions derived from prior learning experiences, to interpret the demands of the task.…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Problem Solving, Thermodynamics, Task Analysis
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Koohestani, Hamid Reza; Arabshahi, Seyed Kamran Soltani; Ahmadi, Fazlollah – Qualitative Research in Education, 2018
A qualitative study was conducted to explore the perception of healthcare professional students about mobile learning acceptance. Method: The study was performed using a conventional content analysis method. The subjects were the students of medical sciences in Iran University of Medical Science. Sampling was based on a purposeful sampling method.…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Behavior Patterns, Qualitative Research
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Caicedo Pereira, Martin Javier; Lozano Bermúdez, Jhonny Alexander; Vanegas Medina, Luis Alfonso – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This action research study examines the effect of self-evaluation on grammatical range and grammar accuracy on the English speaking performance of 27 foreign language university and pre-university students enrolled in three different language centers, in three different cities in Colombia. Participants were asked to record themselves answering…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Accuracy, Benchmarking, Grammar
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Gómez-Vásquez, Leidy Yisel; Guerrero Nieto, Carmen Helena – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This article reports the results of a study whose purpose was to trace the configuration of professional subjectivities by analyzing the narratives of four Colombian non-native English speaking teachers in the framework of language policies. In this qualitative-narrative study we used written narratives and narrative interviews as instruments to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Johnson, Melissa; Walther, Cheryl; Medley, Kelly J. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2018
Honors programs in higher education are designed to optimize high-achieving students' potential by addressing their particular academic and developmental needs and common characteristics. To better understand the needs of honors students, this study aims to describe the culture of advising high-achieving students through the lens of the academic…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Heron, Marion – Language and Education, 2018
A multi-dimensional conceptualisation of dialogue was used to examine how university tutors valued dialogic interaction in higher education seminars. Values were evidenced in tutors' stimulated recall interviews based on reflections of their seminar practice. As would be expected, the reflective accounts revealed different orientations towards…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Seminars, College Faculty, Values
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Constantinou, Costas S.; Nicolaou, Stella A. – Qualitative Research in Education, 2018
Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is well known for enhancing students' problem solving skills and teamwork, while the role of PBL tutors is to facilitate discussion rather than teach. This study used four focus groups to explore PBL tutors' motivation, challenges and support mechanisms, and the relationship between these. The study found that there…
Descriptors: Tutors, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving
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Bigatel, Paula; Edel-Malizia, Stephanie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Much research on student engagement has recommended a variety of activities and instructor attitudes and behaviors that effectively engage online students such that they are more likely to persist in achieving their educational goals. This study asked online students how often they engaged in research-based effective activities in their courses…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Learner Engagement, Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses
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