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Fong, Chan Suet; DeWitt, Dorothy; Leng, Chin Hai – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
Language cannot be taught outside the culture of the society. A foreign language learner needs to learn the context and the cultural elements to avoid conflicts and misunderstanding arising from differing values, beliefs, and customs. Hence, foreign language instruction needs to emphasise intercultural communicative competence and include cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, Public Colleges, Second Language Instruction
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Amiri, Fatemeh; Puteh, Marlia – English Language Teaching, 2018
Communication apprehension has been identified as a major factor which inhibits an individual's willingness to communicate and his/her ability to develop effective communication skills. While many prior studies have investigated oral communication apprehension among undergraduate students, there has been little research exploring this phenomenon…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, English (Second Language)
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Alhirtani, Nahla A. K. – International Education Studies, 2018
The most important in Islamic Legal Sciences is Arabic Language, because of its necessity for Muslims to understand the Islamic Legal Provisions in Qur'an and Hadith which are in Arabic and informed by Arabs, thus, to understand these sciences it is a must to learn Arabic to discern the meanings and benefits of Islamic Texts and Provisions. So…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Islam
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Shafaei, Azadeh; Nejati, Mehran; Abd Razak, Nordin – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This study investigates the influence of length of stay in a foreign country on international students' adjustment and attachment attitude and examines the relationship between such acculturation attitude with psychological and sociocultural adaptations in a host country. Moreover, it investigates whether psychological and sociocultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Adjustment, Attachment Behavior, Student Attitudes
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Ismail, Annafatmawaty B. T.; Sawang, Sukanlaya; Zolin, Roxanne – Education & Training, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to answer the research question: "Do different pedagogies used in teaching entrepreneurship education influence individual skill development, which then in turn translates into a likelihood of entrepreneurial implementation intention?" Design/methodology/approach: The number of total participants for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Entrepreneurship, Teaching Methods
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Braun, Tina; Cottrell, Richard; Dierkes, Paul – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study employs a uniquely multi-factorial, large-scale design to investigate baseline differences and the effects of a singular outdoor educational program on environmental attitudes, knowledge and behavior among primary and secondary school students educated in four different countries. Statistical modelling approaches employed country of…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Environmental Education, Comparative Analysis, Quasiexperimental Design
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Tai, Mei Kin; Kareem, Omar Abdul; Nordin, Mohamad Sahari; Khuan, Wai Bing – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
This study investigates the relationship between "Principal Change Leadership Competencies," "Teacher Change Beliefs" and "Teacher Attitudes toward Change." A total of 936 teachers from 47 High Performing Secondary Schools in Malaysia completed the survey. Structural equation modelling was applied to test the models.…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Qualifications, Leadership Qualities, Secondary Schools
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Zeynivandnezhad, Fereshteh; Bates, Rachel – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
The importance of developing students' mathematical thinking is frequently highlighted in literature regarding the teaching and learning of mathematics. Despite this importance, most curricula and instructional activities for undergraduate mathematics fail to bring the learner beyond the mathematics. The purpose of this study was to enhance…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Equations (Mathematics), Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Kumar, Vijay; Stracke, Elke – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
Doctoral examiners judge the quality of a thesis and give the student assessment feedback if the student fails to reach certain goals. This paper investigates if and how examiners take on the evaluator or teaching role. We analysed doctoral examination reports from three disciplines. Most examiners provided assessment and feedback, but this often…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Feedback (Response), Evaluators, Summative Evaluation
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Wong, Seng Yue; Ghavifekr, Simin – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
User experience (UX) and user interface design of an educational game are important in enhancing and sustaining the utilisation of Game Based Learning (GBL) in learning history. Thus, this article provides a detailed literature review on history learning problems, as well as previous studies on user experience in game design. Future studies on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Games, Video Games, History Instruction
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Azmuddin, Ruhil Amal; Nor, Nor Fariza Mohd; Hamat, Afendi – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2018
This article describes how with the growth of online learning, reading hypertext materials requires both online reading and navigational strategies. This article was conducted as part of a pilot study on qualitative data collection into reading of Science and Technology hypertexts that focuses on reading and navigational strategies of five…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Undergraduate Students
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Ghadirian, Hajar; Salehi, Keyvan; Ayub, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd – International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 2018
Peer moderation has been used as a beneficial strategy in asynchronous online discussions to assist student learning performance. However, most studies in peer-moderated asynchronous online discussions (PMAOD) have focused only on learning effectiveness and perceptions of students rather than on students' knowledge dimensions and cognitive…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Cognitive Processes, Behavior Patterns, Computer Mediated Communication
Jamiat, Nurullizam – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of the nine-step problem design process (Hung, 2009) to design a problem based learning course. I applied a descriptive case study approach to conduct design and development research (Richey & Klein, 2007). The study was conducted in the Malaysian teacher education setting. In this study, I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Preservice Teachers, Instructional Design
Meyers, Coby, Ed.; Darwin, Marlene, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2018
This book advances discussion and disseminates knowledge and global perspectives on what school leadership looks like, how it is enacted and under what circumstances, and when or where lessons might be portable. This book has wide appeal for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners considering school leadership and how to support it…
Descriptors: School Administration, Instructional Leadership, School Effectiveness, Leadership Effectiveness
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Kayode, Bakare Kazeem – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Rapid development of communication tools has brought about contentious issues in communication management in distance learning (DL) programs. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships between communication management indicators, namely, communication practices, communication tools, and students' cognitive engagement in distance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Distance Education, Learner Engagement
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