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Ghoshal, Raj – Teaching Sociology, 2019
This article presents an in-class exercise that teaches students how to call elected officials about a course-related issue of their choice. The goals are to connect classroom learning with real-life action, to show that contacting elected officials need not be difficult or intimidating, and to help students develop a sense of efficacy that can…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Public Officials, Self Efficacy, Civics
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Chang, Yun; Davidson, Curt; Conklin, Seann; Ewert, Alan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This study examines the effect of short-term adventure-based outdoor programs (AOP) on reducing college students' stress levels. The effects of sex and different outdoor adventure activities in stress reduction are also evaluated. Thirty-three college students participated in selected short-term backpacking, canoeing, and kayaking programs.…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, College Students, Stress Variables
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Smith-Peavler, Emily; Gardner, Grant E.; Otter, Ryan – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
Visual representations of physical and natural phenomena are important components of the teaching and learning of biology. In current undergraduate biology classrooms, visual representations are most often provided to students on PowerPoint slides. This study focuses on the use of, and perceptions about, PowerPoint in undergraduate introductory…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Computer Software, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Brigati, Jennifer; England, Benjamin J.; Schussler, Elisabeth – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
In response to STEM education reform efforts, many instructors have incorporated active learning into their courses. However, the relationship between instructor justification to students about the use of active learning and student perception of why instructors use active learning is largely unknown. To investigate instructor active learning…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, College Science
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McDonald, Kelly K.; Martin, Allison R.; Watters, Cody P.; Landerholm, Thomas E. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
Many studies illustrate the positive influences of undergraduate research experiences on student learning, attitudes, and retention in the sciences. At our institution, over 90% of the biology majors surveyed reported a desire to participate in undergraduate research, but only 3% per year have the opportunity to work in a traditional…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Scientific Research, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories
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Javadi, Javad; Mohammadi, Mohammad – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This contribution was an attempt to study the impact of critical discourse-based instruction on Iranian English major language learners' in-depth reading. To this target, Fairclough's three-dimensional model of critical discourse analysis [CDA], with an emphasis on the 10-question model was used. To this end, all undergraduate foreign language…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This study explored 42 English as a foreign language (EFL) undergraduates' self-regulated learning with and without technology in a university in northwest Taiwan. Based on the conceptual framework on Zimmerman's (Zimmerman, B. J. 2000. "Attaining Self-regulation: A Social Cognitive Perspective." In "Handbook of Self-Regulation:…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Kung, Fan-Wei – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
The past decade has witnessed a plethora of research in teaching second language reading, and how to teach with efficiency has gradually gained ground in the field of Second Language Acquisition. Even though empirical studies have revealed that there is a positive correlation between students' learning motivation and learning outcome for effective…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Salomão Filho, Alfredo; Kamp, Annelies – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
Social capital is a puzzling actor; made "real" by its allies. It has been 'out-there' in the form of scientific publications for decades. Although some characteristics are common to all elaborations of this theory (networks, trust, and norms), there remains confusion in determining a 'coherent concept' of social capital. In this paper,…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Student Mobility, Role, International Education
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Durmusoglu Köse, Gül; Yüksel, Ilknur; Öztürk, Yusuf; Tömen, Musa – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
For academics, foreign language academic literacy is essential in order to read and analyze academic sources in the foreign language effectively as well as to produce and present their own work in that language. In spite of various studies and trainings on English for academic purposes, it is still questioned why academics and graduate students…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Second Language Learning, Academic Discourse, Literacy
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Hembrough, Tara – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Tackling environmental and sustainability issues has grown in popularity in writing courses. Yet, for teachers designing professional and technical writing classes, what are the benefits and drawbacks in asking students to interact with place-based discourses in their digital compositions, including blogs? How does implementing an ecocomposition…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Writing Instruction, Technical Writing
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Ismail, Sadiq Abdulwahed Ahmed; Jarrah, Adeeb Mohamed – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The issue of preparing qualified and motivated teachers equipped with all the essential pedagogical and content knowledge and language proficiency has recently become a top priority in many countries, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The main aim of the present study is to investigate the impact of teaching practice on pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Language Proficiency
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Katmer-Bayrakli, Vildan; Erisen, Yavuz – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study investigates the beliefs of pre-service mathematics teachers (PMTs) regarding mathematics through plotting their cognitive maps. The PMTs' beliefs regarding the nature of mathematics, and teaching and learning mathematics were considered in depth using a phenomenological approach. Participants in the study were seven PMTs in the fourth…
Descriptors: Cognitive Mapping, Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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Santoveña-Casal, Sonia; Bernal-Bravo, César – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2019
Analyzing the influence of social media on the learning process is no longer a novel idea; however, due to its importance for students and consequently for teachers, research continues to explore the pedagogical potential of social media. The main objective of the present study was to analyze the influence of teacher roles (guide or facilitator)…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Parodi, Giovanni; Moreno-de León, Tomás; Julio, Cristóbal; Burdiles, Gina – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2019
It has always been in the public interest to know the reading habits of readers of various ages and levels of schooling, as well as their opinions with regard to the consumption of reading materials. Lately, researchers have given increased attention to digital texts. Although progress on these topics has been made as reported in published…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, College Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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