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Asakereh, Ahmad; Weisi, Hiwa – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2018
This case study reports on critical consciousness development of a female school graduate in a reading comprehension course. Critical pedagogy (CP) principles were adopted in the course during which the participant was encouraged to read a set of passages critically and write critical journals. In addition, after reading each passage, she…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Critical Theory
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Ebadi, Saman; Weisi, Hiwa; Monkaresi, Hamed; Bahramlou, Khosro – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Lexical inferencing has not led to substantial vocabulary gains. In previous studies, the learners were not obliged by design to notice the unfamiliar words and static approaches to assessment were adopted. In this quasi-experimental study, we adopted dynamic assessment (DA) approach and took measures to ensure noticing of the new words. Through…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rahimi, Masoud; Weisi, Hiwa – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
This study examined the relationships among English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' reflective practices, self-efficacy, and research practice. Data were collected from a survey of 150 EFL teachers engaging both with (i.e. through reading) and in (i.e. through doing) research in English language teaching (ELT). The results of multiple…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Reflective Teaching, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning