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Kortegast, Carrie; McCann, Kristin; Branch, Katie; Latz, Amanda O.; Kelly, Bridget Turner; Linder, Chris – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Incorporating visual methods and representations into research opens possibilities for deeper understandings of how individuals experience institutions of higher education. Written and spoken words and numerical data are necessary in research but may be insufficient in developing new understandings of the social world. Participant-generated visual…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Educational Research
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Gil-Doménech, Dolors; Berbegal-Mirabent, Jasmina – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
It is of utmost importance to innovate in current teaching practices at higher education in order to enhance learners' involvement, comprehension, cooperation and motivation. In non-STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programmes students tend to display a negative attitude towards mathematic-related courses, which usually…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Codina-Espurz, Victòria; Salazar-Campillo, Patricia – English Language Teaching, 2019
Email communication is pervasive in faculty interaction. As there exists status imbalance between students and professors in this type of context, emails are expected to cater for the uneven power relationships by means of using appropriate polite features. Previous research (e.g., Eslami, 2013; Salazar-Campillo & Codina-Espurz, in press) has…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course Content
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Pérez Navío, Eufrasio; Medina Domínguez, María; Cachón Zagalaz, Javier – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2019
This research aims to obtain knowledge of the perception of last year's students in Pre-primary and Primary Education Degrees and Secondary Education, Vocational Education and Languages Education in Teachers University Master (better known as Training Teachers Master or Secondary Education Master) at Jaen University (UJA) and the National Distance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Marín-Díaz, Verónica; Morales-Díaz, Marina; Reche-Urbano, Eloísa – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2019
Education mediated by video games is a way of working that is increasingly more evident. Along this line we present the results obtained from a group of pre-service teachers (N=169), who through a quasi-experimental study and the use a questionnaire with 62 items, with a scale to answer to 5 Likert-type, created from Marín and Martín (2014) and…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Teaching Methods, Video Games, Technology Uses in Education
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Núñez, Juan L.; León, Jaime – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This research has a dual purpose: to translate into Spanish and validate a classroom engagement measure and, over a semester, to analyse the effect of students' perception of autonomy support on the need for autonomy and the effect of autonomy, in turn, on four types of engagement. Data were collected at three time points from 448 undergraduate…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Personal Autonomy, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Mareque, Mercedes; de Prada Creo, Elena; Gonzalez-Sanchez, Maria Beatriz – Education & Training, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to gain insight into the way leisure activities and soft skills relate to creativity in higher education. It determines which activities have a positive impact on the student body's overall education. Previous research evidences the relationship between specific leisure activities and creativity performance in…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Leisure Time, Correlation, Student Attitudes
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Larrondo, Ainara; Rivero, Diana – Gender and Education, 2019
As in other disciplines, 'gender mainstreaming' is becoming an increasingly important principle in Journalism. This implies bringing gender equality into the mainstream of the media industry, by means of an adjustment of the educational issues and the practice related to this profession, which is influential in society. In light of the gap…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Gender Differences, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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Santoveña-Casal, Sonia – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
The main objective of this study was to analyse the influence of social media participation on academic performance. The sample consisted of 1960 students taking one of two courses at undergraduate or postgraduate level, respectively (Faculty of Education, National Distance Education University, Spain), of whom 411 students carried out an activity…
Descriptors: Social Media, Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Martínez-Tenor, Ángel; Cruz-Martín, Ana; Fernández-Madrigal, Juan-Antonio – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
Preparing students for dealing with a world more and more densely populated with physical machines that possess learning capabilities, e.g. intelligent robots, is of the utmost importance in engineering. In this paper, we describe and analyse a design of interactive sessions devoted to the application of some machine learning (ML) methods within a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Robotics, Masters Programs, Reinforcement
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Lertola, Jennifer – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Rapid technological changes have given rise to new methods and opportunities in language learning. In the past two decades, interest has been growing in the integration of Audiovisual Translation (AVT) with a communicative approach to language learning and teaching. AVT indicates the transfer of verbal language in audiovisual media and it is…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Audiovisual Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Baroni, Alice; Dooly, Melinda; García, Pilar Garcés; Guth, Sarah; Hauck, Mirjam; Helm, Francesca; Lewis, Tim; Mueller-Hartmann, Andreas; O'Dowd, Robert; Rienties, Bart; Rogaten, Jekaterina – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Students of initial teacher education need to be prepared for the classrooms of tomorrow. Teachers require the necessary skills and competences to teach in culturally diverse contexts, to collaborate across disciplines, and to use technologies in innovative ways; but the Digital Economy and Society Index reports that only 20-25% of students in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Pinto, Maria; Fernández-Pascual, Rosaura; Marco, Francisco Javier García – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Preference for autonomous versus directed learning for the acquisition of information competencies (ICs) was analyzed among undergraduate social science students according to gender, degree program, belief in importance, and self-efficacy. Data were gathered using the IL-HUMASS (Information Literacy Humanities Social Sciences) online survey from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Social Sciences, Undergraduate Students
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Fraile-Jurado, Pablo; Sánchez-Rodríguez, Esperanza; Leatherman, Stephen B. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
The use of alternative teaching methods to lectures is one of the keys to develop a more participatory and effective education. In the teaching of Geography, greater interaction of students with elements of the landscape through the active use of photography could be one of the ways to achieve this efficiency. This article describes an experiment…
Descriptors: Physical Geography, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Photography
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Alcalá, David Hortigüela; Río, Javier Fernández; Calvo, Gustavo González; Pueyo, Ángel Pérez – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Conflict prevention, respect, tolerance and acceptance of others should be basic outcomes in any educational context. Physical Education (PE) has the potential to be one of the curricular subjects that could help students meet these goals. However, teachers need to use appropriate instructional approaches like Teaching for Personal and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Teaching Methods, Social Responsibility
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