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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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Borràs, Eulàlia; Moore, Emilee – English Language Teaching, 2019
This paper explores the interactions of a groupwork team composed of both local and exchange students, with heterogeneous competence in English, in an English-medium CLIL context at a technical university in Catalonia. Plurilingual and multimodal conversation analysis is used to trace how the students jointly complete an academic task. The…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Perera-Rodríguez, Víctor-Hugo; Moriña Díez, Anabel – Exceptionality, 2019
This article is based on a previous Spanish study, which aimed to analyze the existence of barriers and aid for 44 students with disabilities enrolled at University. A qualitative methodology was used to collect data. The results analyze both the support and the obstacles provided by new technologies, the opinion students have of technologies in…
Descriptors: Barriers, College Students, Disabilities, Educational Technology
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Mojarro Aliaño, Ángel; Duarte Hueros, Ana María; Guzmán Franco, María Dolores; Aguaded, Ignacio – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this study is to determine the factors that significantly influence the acceptance and intent to use smartphones and tablets as resources for learning in university contexts, as well as the relationships established between them. For their analysis, we followed a contextualized model of evaluation starting with the methodological…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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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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Grau-Valldosera, Josep; Minguillón, Julià; Blasco-Moreno, Anabel – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
One of online distance learning's positive attributes is its flexibility. However, the possibility of engaging in periods of non-enrollment (breaks) usually ends in students dropping out. In this paper, the intention to continue of those students who have not enrolled in the second semester is analyzed, adopting a long-term program perspective.…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Intention
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Pérez-González, A. Beatriz – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The present study examines university students' perceptions of learning academic terminology and using specialised language, and discusses the consequences of their vision. The aim is to elucidate the relationship between academic culture, academic education and the construction of knowledge in higher education. The fields of meaning and the level…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Academic Discourse, Language Usage
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Mikuláš, Josek; Jitka, Svobodová – Journal of International Students, 2019
This paper examines a large dataset of questionnaire responses (n = 5,321) of international students who have studied abroad (mainly via the Erasmus+ programme). Their acculturation experiences with campus discrimination (an acculturative stressor), academic support (a mediator of acculturation) and academic satisfaction (an outcome of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Acculturation
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Hortigüela Alcalá, David; Palacios Picos, Andrés; López Pastor, Víctor – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
The use of formative and shared or co-assessment has been shown to improve the motivation, involvement and learning of university students. The aim of this study is to analyse the effect that implementing these processes has on university students' perception of their acquisition of transversal competences. The participants in the study were 1021…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Formative Evaluation, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Moratinos-Johnston, Sofía; Ballester Brage, LLuís; Juan-Garau, Maria; Salazar-Noguera, Joana – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Attitudes and motivation seem decisive in successful language learning (Dörnyei, Csizér, and Németh 2006. "Motivation, Language Attitudes and Globalisation: A Hungarian Perspective." Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.). Research in Spanish multilingual contexts analysing the influence of the L1 on attitudes and motivation to learn foreign…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Comajoan, Llorenç – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2019
This study investigates grammar learning strategies and the acquisition of L2 tense-aspect morphology through the retrospective think-aloud processes of a group of L3 learners of Catalan. A total of 18 students of Catalan in a university setting in Catalonia were asked to select one of three tense-aspect forms (preterite, imperfect, and perfect)…
Descriptors: Romance Languages, Grammar, Morphemes, Second Language Learning
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Hortigüela-Alcalá, David; Sánchez-Santamaría, José; Pérez-Pueyo, Ángel; Abella-García, Víctor – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
Social networks have a significant presence in universities. More and more teachers are showing an interest in taking advantage of the possibilities they offer for university learning. An empirical study was carried out. The research hypothesis was: the pedagogical use of Twitter and Instagram improves students' motivation and learning. The sample…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Social Networks, Factor Analysis, Teaching Methods
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Agud, Ingrid; Ion, Georgeta – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
The teaching profession is undergoing significant changes, some of which are imposed by the new paradigm of education. This new context marks the shift from the teachers' position as 'knowledge users' towards the more complex position of 'knowledge creators'. In this new professional culture adapted to a changing society, teaching as a profession…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, College Students, Student Teachers
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Sarceda-Gorgoso, M. Carmen; Caldeiro-Pedreira, Mari-Carmen; Guevara-Betancourt, Sandra – Digital Education Review, 2019
The current state of technology is unquestionably changing our lives and consequently, causing some effects in the educational field; specifically on higher education. Therefore, the objective of this work is to know the perception of higher education Ibero-American students with regard to technology as a learning assessment tool. The sample group…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Students, Preservice Teachers
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Esteve-Faubel, José-María; Martin, Tania Josephine; Esteve-Faubel, Rosa-Pilar – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2019
The question of developing educational policies that involve training people to be capable of critical reflection and skilled in approaching the discussion-debate binomial, with the overall goal of achieving learning which is of a transformative kind, is currently embraced by the transdisciplinary paradigm known as Global Citizenship Education.…
Descriptors: Activism, Singing, Citizenship Education, Reflection