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El Mortaji, Latifa – International Education Studies, 2019
Research on gender and writing strategies in English as a foreign language (EFL) is scarce. This study investigates whether Moroccan male and female undergraduates use similar or different writing strategies when composing essays in the narrative and expository genres. Using think-aloud as a main research tool, a questionnaire, and retrospective…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kahramanoglu, Recep; Aslan, Emre; Yilmaz, Islim Derya; Odabas, Ceyla; Tekerek, Suleyman; Oflaz, Okkes – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The aim of this study is to identify the target needs of preparatory classes for undergraduate programs which teach in foreign languages, in English. The differences between the target needs and the current level of the students constitute the subject of this study. The discrepancy model has been used as the need identification approach. In the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Engineering Education
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Huang, Qiangru; Yue, Zhihao; Lin, Junqing; Zhang, Yangyi; Yuan, Shuang; Zhuang, Quan; Peng, Cheng – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2019
Undergraduate research (UR) refers to a series of scientific research activities for undergraduates. For the past few years in China, medical colleges and universities have increasingly attached importance on UR, aiming to provide undergraduates with better scientific research conditions, improve their understanding about scientific research and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Scientific Research, Case Studies
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Mohsen, Mohammed Ali; Alshahrani, Abdulaziz – Teaching English with Technology, 2019
Automated Writing Evaluation programs have been used extensively to assist both L2 instructors and learners to get corrective feedback and to score students' final product of writing. Research has found that the AWE programs help in optimizing the writing output. However, little is known about the hybrid mode; use of AWE involving the evaluation…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Keinänen, Meiju Marika; Kairisto-Mertanen, Liisa – Education & Training, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present an example of pedagogical strategy, called innovation pedagogy, and study whether its learning environments (activating teaching and learning methods, working life orientation and research, development and innovation (RDI) integration, multidisciplinary learning environments, flexible curricula,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Entrepreneurship, Undergraduate Students
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Jia, Qian; Wang, Ying; Fengting, Li – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a case study of the establishment and development of a minor program in Sustainable Development in Tongji University, China, and how it contributes to embedding sustainable development into higher education system as an alternative platform for researchers and students to involve in a…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Sayani, Hameedah; Shoaib, Muneeza; Mashood, Neelofer; Kumar, Vijaya – Journal of Education for Business, 2019
Higher education institutions are increasingly employing competitive formats such as case study competitions in business education to enhance students' learning experience. The authors explore students' perceptions and experiences regarding affective, cognitive, and skills development factors and whether these perceptions and experiences determine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Affective Behavior
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Bhatt, Ibrar; MacKenzie, Alison – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
In this paper we examine digital literacy and explicate how it relates to the philosophical study of ignorance. Using data from a study which explores the knowledge producing work of undergraduate students as they wrote course assignments, we argue that a social practice approach to digital literacy can help explain how epistemologies of ignorance…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Epistemology, Knowledge Level
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Brooke, Mark; Monbec, Laetitia; Tilakaratna, Namala – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This paper comprises findings from three parallel case studies within the broad framework of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). These provide results from classroom-based action research conducted over two years working with Semantics, Specialisation and axiological cosmologies from Legitimation Code Theory (LCT). Each author shares how one or…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sheen, Mercedes; Yekani, Hajar Aman Key; Jordan, Timothy R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Recent research compared the use of case studies to online discussion boards to teach about anxiety disorders. The current study extends this research to mood disorders, reports pretest and posttest scores on four learning outcomes, and compares midterm exam scores from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017 when case studies and online discussion boards were…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teaching Methods, Computer Mediated Communication, Case Studies
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Raath, Schalk; Hay, Anette – Journal of Geography, 2019
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is a cross-curricular approach that needs to be accommodated in all subjects in the training of students as recommended by UNESCO. This South African case study of preservice geography students is presented for the purpose of understanding how they experienced systems thinking and a cooperative teaching…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Sustainable Development
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González-Becerra, Iria – Language Learning Journal, 2019
This cross-sectional study provides a language learning motivational profile of undergraduates from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees taking language IWLP courses (language options open to all undergraduates) in a UK institution. Trends were generated through a questionnaire (363 participants) using self-determination…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Second Language Learning, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students
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Abdelgadir, Ehsan Mohammed – English Language Teaching, 2019
The present study carries out to investigate and identify the communication problems that affecting the Teaching/Learning process of ELT. It aims to help teachers and learners to know the cause of these problems and to use and practice (IPA) in English pronunciation. It also sheds light on the most common mistakes of English sounds in relation to…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Communication Problems, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Van Dooren, Elise; Van Dorst, Machiel; Asselbergs, Thijs; Van Merrienboer, Jeroen; Boshuizen, Els – Design and Technology Education, 2019
The purpose of the architectural design studio is that students learn to think and act like designers. However, communication between teachers and students seems to be problematic. Teachers barely seem to explain how designers work, which may be confusing for students. To learn professional reasoning processes and strategies, different teaching…
Descriptors: Design, Architectural Education, Video Technology, Teaching Methods
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Erarslan, Ali – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
Due to its importance in almost all significant fields such as science, technology, education and trade, English language is offered as a compulsory course in all levels of formal education in Turkey. In the higher education context, most universities offer one-year compulsory English preparatory education for students enrolled in departments…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, State Universities, English (Second Language)
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