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Medina, Sergio Alonso Lopera – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2015
This article analyzes the various types of information that alternative assessment and traditional assessment practices provided in an English foreign language (FL) reading course for graduate students at a public university in Medellín, Colombia. This study followed the principles of qualitative research, and a case study was used as a research…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Alternative Assessment, English (Second Language)
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Hoadley, Susan; Tickle, Leonie; Wood, Leigh N.; Kyng, Tim – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
Graduates with well-developed capabilities in finance are invaluable to our society and in increasing demand. Universities face the challenge of designing finance programmes to develop these capabilities and the essential knowledge that underpins them. Our research responds to this challenge by identifying threshold concepts that are central to…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Finance Occupations, Online Surveys, Foreign Countries
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Gabriel, Martha A.; Campbell, Barbara; Wiebe, Sean; MacDonald, Ronald J.; McAuley, Alexander – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
A growing literature suggests that there is a disjuncture between the instructional practices of the education system and the student body it is expected to serve, particularly with respect to the roles of digital technologies. Based on surveys and focus group interviews of first-year students at a primarily undergraduate Canadian university and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study, Pilot Projects
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Daniel, Mayra C.; Cowan, John E. – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2012
This article presents results of an investigation that documents teachers' perceptions of the contribution of technology use in classrooms of bilingual learners. Study questions asked how teachers perceive teacher-made digital movies impact learning, and what situational factors delimit technology infusion. Data gathered in focus groups and…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Duffy, John; Barrington, Linda; West, Cheryl; Heredia, Manuel; Barry, Carol – Advances in Engineering Education, 2011
In the fall of 2004 a college began a program to integrate service-learning (S-L) projects into required engineering courses throughout the curriculum, so that students would be exposed to S-L in at least one course in each of eight semesters. The ultimate goal is to graduate better engineers and more engaged citizens and to improve communities,…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Engineering Education, College Students, Qualitative Research
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Kroeger, Janice; Pech, Sandra; Cope, Jennifer – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2009
The work of teacher candidates matters in particular ways to the quality of children's experiences and environments when they teach in preschools. We conducted a mixed-method study with survey, interviews, focus groups, and photographic documentation of classroom spaces, and theorized findings through Bahktin's dialogism and the notion of figured…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Mentors, Focus Groups, Classroom Environment