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Agcam, Reyhan; Babanoglu, Muzaffer Pinar – Higher Education Studies, 2016
Teaching is described as a demanding job that requires in-depth knowledge of subject content, age-specific pedagogy, and many varied skills such as patience, leadership, and creativity. Teaching a foreign language constitutes another challenge for the teachers who are already attached the primary liability in raising generations for contributing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation), Higher Education
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Tawalbeh, Tha'er Issa; AlAsmari, AbdulRahman Awad – Higher Education Studies, 2015
The present paper aims to examine the instructors' perceptions of learner-centered instruction and possible barriers to implementing this instructional method in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) at the university level in the Saudi Arabian context. To do this, four questions were posed. The first question investigates instructors'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Centered Curriculum
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Suprihatin, Krebet; Bin Mohamad Yusof, Hj. Abdul Raheem – Higher Education Studies, 2015
This study aims to evaluate the practice of academic quality assurance in design model based on seven aspects of quality are: curriculum design, teaching and learning, student assessment, student selection, support services, learning resources, and continuous improvement. The design study was conducted in two stages. The first stage is to obtain…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Models, Questionnaires
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Blomster, Jaanika; Venn, Stephen; Virtanen, Viivi – Higher Education Studies, 2014
This study aims to determine whether bioscience teachers and researchers in a research-intensive university have consistent views on research-based teaching, and to evaluate whether teachers' conceptions and views on practical teaching methods are aligned. Fifty-eight teachers completed a questionnaire concerning conceptions and practices of…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Science Teachers, Research Universities, Teacher Attitudes
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Ali, Holi Ibrahim Holi; Al-Adawi, Hamed Ahmed – Higher Education Studies, 2013
Feedback on school practicum is of utmost importance for student teachers to help them to develop their pedagogical and teaching skills. This paper attempts to collect data from both student teachers and their mentors in an ELT teacher training programme in Oman to answer the questions which are raised by this study: 1) What kind of feedback do…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wahid, Akma Hidayu Dol Abdu; Abu, Nor Asyiqin; Latif, Wannoraini Abdul; Smith, Malcolm – Higher Education Studies, 2013
This study was conducted to examine the perception of academics towards intellectual capital (IC) and governance practice at two Malaysian universities: University A (a Public University) and University B (a Private University). It also examines the factors which contribute to the retention of qualified academics and the relationship between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Human Capital, Public Colleges