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Livingstone, Nicola; Naismith, Nicola – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The role of an academic mentor is typically diverse, discipline specific and institutionally heterogeneous. Mentoring relationships are commonplace, yet the experience and delivery of mentoring in universities reflect a broad spectrum of approaches and execution. This article reflects on the pedagogic evolution of mentoring, examining the student…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Mentors, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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Külekçi, Gülsah – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
This paper reports on a study of prospective English language teachers' perceptions concerning teaching behaviors and attitudes that contribute to effective foreign language teaching and learning. It was designed to identify teacher effectiveness factors according to the perceptions of prospective English language teachers at a university in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wanphet, Phalangchok; Tantawy, Nesrin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
This study aims to explore the perceptions of university students and instructors regarding English as the medium of instruction for teaching science courses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). One hundred English as a Foreign Language students from several science courses participated in the current study. They completed a self-assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, College Faculty
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Ghenghesh, Pauline – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Personal tutoring is considered to be an important support mechanism for students in higher education. However, the existing personal tutoring system at the British University in Egypt has needed for quite some time to be reviewed and improved as anecdotal evidence suggests that it is ineffective. This article therefore aims to identify the…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Tutors, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Rojas-Barreto, Lisseth S.; Artunduaga-Cuellar, Marco T. – English Language Teaching, 2018
This article is the product of a diagnostic research study conducted by two professors from the APRENAP research group at Universidad Surcolombiana from Neiva, Huila, Colombia. The study aimed at looking into the causes for the English courses repetition phenomenon which was evident among many students especially in the advanced semesters at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, College Faculty
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Cheung, Derek – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Individual interest in school science lessons can be defined as a relatively stable and enduring personal emotion comprising affective and behavioural reactions to events in the regular science lessons at school. Little research has compared the importance of different factors affecting students' individual interest in school science lessons. The…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, Self Concept, Parent Attitudes
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Alsairi, Meshari A. – English Language Teaching, 2018
Various studies have been carried out in order to find out the suitable age for foreign language acquisition. Every research study has had a different Critical Period (CP) and most of them have not been really close together in terms of years. Critical Period refers to the actual time frame during which foreign language acquisition should take…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Acquisition
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Byrne, Richard; Devine, Dympna – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
The role of faith-based schools is increasingly debated within a context of school reform, rights and plurality in multi-ethnic societies. The Catholic schooling system in the Irish Republic (always referred to as Ireland in the text) represents an interesting case internationally because of the extent to which Catholic education is structurally…
Descriptors: Role, Religious Education, Social Justice, Models
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Taysi, Eda; Basaran, Süleyman – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2018
The aim of this study is to investigate Turkish EFL students' and their instructors' perceptions of using a learning management system (MyELT) in a blended learning context. The study was conducted at a state university with 129 preparatory class students, and 4 instructors of English. In order to collect data, a close-ended questionnaire was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Correlation
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Fichten, Catherine; Jorgensen, Mary; Havel, Alice; King, Laura; Lussier, Alex; Asuncion, Jennison; Budd, Jillian; Nguyen, Mai Nhu; Amsel, Rhonda – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
We explored students' perspectives about their professors' use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and compared these to the views of professors deemed by their students to be excellent in their use of ICTs. 311 students completed an online questionnaire and nominated up to three of their professors who used technology in a way…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Student Attitudes, College Students, College Faculty
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Saouma, Dahlia; Bahous, Rima; Natout, Mahmoud; Nabhani, Mona – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: This study investigates the role of figures of speech in the process of conceptual change in the physics classroom. Purpose: Its objectives are to examine what teachers and students perceive to be the advantages in using figures of speech in teaching physics concepts, what they perceive to be the challenges in using them, and how…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Physics, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Mostert, Linda Ann; Townsend, Rodwell – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
This paper lends support to the argument that students require a variety of teaching strategies to help them improve their academic writing. The study described here took place in 2014 in the context of embedding the teaching of academic writing into anthropology modules. The strategies implemented were microthemes, peer feedback, annotated…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Anthropology, Lecture Method, Teaching Methods
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Sun, Peijian; Yuan, Rui – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
This study explored the congruence and disparities among three groups of foreign language (Chinese, French, and German) students' and teachers' perceptions of collaborative/cooperative language learning (CLL) strategies in novice-level classroom contexts. A total of 168 participants from a university in the USA took part in this mixed-method…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Mixed Methods Research
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Ualesi, Yvonne; Ward, Gillian – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Concern has been raised globally that a lack of interest by teachers towards teaching science has a negative impact on the children they teach. While attention has been paid to the teacher as a contributing factor to students' attitudes, less has been written about the attitudes of teachers. To bridge this gap, the current study examines six Year…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Atamturk, Nurdan; Atamturk, Hakan; Dimililer, Celen – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Addressing the perceptions and the preferences of the upper-secondary school students, teachers, parents and administrators of the native speaking (NS) and non-native speaking (NNS) English teachers as well as investigating the variables affecting these preferences and perceptions, this study explores whether or not the native speaker myth is…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Preferences, Stakeholders, Secondary School Students
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