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Öztürk, Gökhan; Gürbüz, Nurdan – Cogent Education, 2017
This study examined the main sources of the participant English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' cognitions, their classroom practices and the impact of institutional context on these practices. The participants included three Turkish EFL instructors working at English preparatory programs at university level. The data were collected through…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Rind, Irfan Ahmed; Kadiwal, Laila – Cogent Education, 2016
This paper examines the institutional influences on the teaching-learning practices within English as Second Language (ESL) programme in the University of Sindh (UoS), Pakistan. The study uses qualitative case study approach, basing its findings on documentary review, observations, and responses of teachers and students. The analysis of the data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Practices, Second Language Instruction
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Rigler, Kenneth L.; Cook-Benjamin, Lorie; Wieland, Regi; Tholstrup, Carrie – Cogent Education, 2016
The purpose of this survey study was to collect faculty perceptions toward changes made to the faculty merit evaluation process in a college of education at a state comprehensive university. The changes in the evaluation occurred over a two-year period, where a formative rubric and faculty self-assessment were incorporated into the merit…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Merit Rating, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Evaluation
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Kendall, Lynne – Cogent Education, 2016
The number of students entering university within the United Kingdom (UK) with disabilities is continuing to increase. This paper draws upon data gathered from a small-scale qualitative study of 13 students with a declared disability within a UK university in the North of England. It sought to elicit the "voice" of students with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Experience, Disabilities
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Potter, Jalene P.; Hollas, Tori; Coyne, Jaime – Cogent Education, 2016
Because a majority of teachers come from public universities, universities play an important role in examining and strengthening their teacher preparation programs to ensure they are graduating quality teachers. Student teaching is typically the culminating experience of the teacher preparation program and is considered to be the most crucial and…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Partnerships in Education, Student Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education
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Loima, Jyrki – Cogent Education, 2016
This qualitative article discussed the collaboration skills and pedagogical solutions of Thai teachers and teacher students as those were presented during the academic year 2014-15. Subsequently, the data were produced by teachers' in-service activities and students' workshops. Discussion adapted the latest research on topic, addressing two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Qualitative Research, Preservice Teacher Education
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Goldstein, Olzan – Cogent Education, 2016
This paper describes the impact of the project-based learning (PBL) approach on learning and teaching physics from the perspective of pre-service elementary school teacher education students and an instructor. This approach promoted meaningful learning (mainly in the scope of projects), higher motivation, and active involvement of students in…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Intercultural Communication, Course Content, Teaching Methods
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Williams, Louise; Nixon, Sarah; Hennessy, Claire; Mahon, Elizabeth; Adams, Gill – Cogent Education, 2016
Following a three-year staff development initiative within one faculty in a UK university, the authors reflected on inspiring teaching and the role that staff development can play in enhancing individual practice. Teaching is a core component of Higher Education and is complex and multi-faceted both theoretically and in practice. Through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics
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Tran, Trang Thi Thu; Moni, Karen – Cogent Education, 2015
This study investigated EFL students' and teachers' perspectives and experiences of managing foreign language anxiety (FLA). Data were obtained from 49 student autobiographies, 18 student interviews, 8 teacher interviews and 351 student responses to an open-ended question. Content analysis was used to analyse the data with the use of NVivo. A…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Almansour, Sana – Cogent Education, 2015
This case study addresses the international collaboration challenges faced by Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University for women in Saudi Arabia. The objectives of this investigation are to define the challenging sources of international program collaboration between Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University and foreign institutions from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Colleges, Womens Education
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Altan, Mustafa Zülküf; Saglamel, Hasan – Cogent Education, 2015
To facilitate student-teachers' transition from internship to permanent positions, they are advised to meticulously learn from real experiences of practicum process as it might form their future teaching practices. To help promote the effectiveness of this process, investigating student-teaching from stakeholder perspectives could be enriching.…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Practicums, Program Effectiveness