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Woitkowski, David – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
University professors' views of nature of science play an important role when guiding undergraduate students into the culture of practicing physicists. While these topics have a long-standing tradition in U.S. curricula they are not part of German educational standards or curricula. Additionally professors' views--in contrast to those of their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Scientific Principles, Academic Standards
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Moylett, Sinéad; Regan, Daniel; Walsh, Chloe; MacNeela, Pádraig; Hughes, Brian M. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2019
The aim was to examine the theoretical constructs and psychometric structure of the Protective Behavioural Strategies Scale (PBSS). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis (EFA, CFA) were conducted on data from two studies. Only data from registered university students (18-25 years) were included. EFA supported a two-factor solution for the…
Descriptors: Drinking, Measures (Individuals), Likert Scales, Psychometrics
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Alibak, Morteza; Talebi, Hooshang; Neshat-Doost, Hamid-Taher – Journal of Educators Online, 2019
Test anxiety is a serious problem for many college students. This study examines the development and validation of the Online Test Anxiety Inventory (OTAI) to evaluate test anxiety among online students. In this study, the OTAI is developed and administered to a sample of 157 postgraduate online students: 77 males and 80 females, aged 22 to 51…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Likert Scales, Test Anxiety, College Students
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Matosas-López, Luis; Leguey-Galán, Santiago; Doncel-Pedrera, Luis Miguel – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Likert scales traditionally used in student evaluations of teaching (SET) suffer from several shortcomings, including psychometric deficiencies or ambiguity problems in the interpretation of the results. Assessment instruments with Behavioral Anchored Rating Scales (BARS) offer an alternative to Likert-type questionnaires. This paper describes the…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Behavior Rating Scales, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness
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Noguchi, Tomoka – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
The purpose of this study is to explore how students' anxiety about learning English and their perception of their English communicative competence change through participating in a five-day English camp. Eighteen first-year university students majoring in English language and cultures participated in the camp. The participants were randomly…
Descriptors: Intensive Language Courses, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Elyas, Tariq; Al-Zahrani, Budor S. – Higher Education Studies, 2019
This research aimed to explore students' views towards the use of a critical thinking pedagogical model for vocabulary instruction. From this end, a questionnaire was utilized to collect both quantitative and qualitative data to investigate the students' opinions about such an educational experience. Data analysis revealed that the meaningful and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Critical Thinking, Student Motivation, Vocabulary Development
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Enderson, Mary C.; Mann, Manveer – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2018
This article describes how for many college students the transition to college-level mathematics courses presents new challenges beyond those that were part of the high school experience. In this interdisciplinary study forty-four non-mathematics and non-science majors, enrolled in a retail-buying course, were studied to examine student confidence…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, College Students, Nonmajors, College Mathematics
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Hadullo, Kennedy; Oboko, Robert; Omwenga, Elijah – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
There is a substantial increase in the use of learning management systems (LMSs) to support e-learning in higher education institutions, particularly in developing countries. This has been done with some measures of success and failure as well. There is evidence from literature that the provision of e-learning faces several quality issues relating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Quality, Case Studies
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Costley, Jamie; Lange, Christopher – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Semi-formal learning is used to describe learning that is directed towards the goals of a formal learning institution but outside of the learning structure of a specific class. Students studying online may form semi-formal groups to increase their knowledge of the content by interacting with other learners taking the same class. This study of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Students
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Cheung, Yin Ling – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
While the last decade has witnessed a growing body of research on student motivation in second language acquisition, research about the impact of writing instructors' motivational strategies on student motivation has remained underexplored. In order to fill this important gap, this study, guided by motivational strategy framework, investigates the…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Teachers, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students
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Al-Mekhlafi, Abdo Mohammed – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
Reading, a literacy skill, is of great importance to all educational systems. Even in tertiary education, many EFL learners have trouble in reading academic texts in English, as they are often found to be using ineffective reading strategies. A review of relevant literature provides insights into a range of issues relating to the teaching of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Önalan, Okan – English Language Teaching, 2018
Research on teacher cognition, which mainly focuses on identifying what teachers think, know and believe, is essential to understanding teachers' cognitive framework as it relates to the instructional choices they make. The aim of this study is to find out the beliefs of non-native speaker teachers of English on grammar instruction and to explain…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Critchfield, Meredith – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
Rapid demographic shifts are occurring around the country. United States' public schools are more diverse than any time in history. To help prepare pre-service teachers for these shifts, this small-scale qualitative case study explored the impact of a required social justice course for pre-service educators at a large private Christian university…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teachers, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Slaten, Christopher D.; Elison, Zachary M.; Deemer, Eric D.; Hughes, Hayley A.; Shemwell, Daniel A. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2018
Although belonging in K-12 school settings has been abundantly researched and clearly defined, at the university level the research and construct definition is still in its infancy (Tovar & Simon, 2010). The present study sought to develop and validate an instrument measuring university belonging--the University Belonging Questionnaire (UBQ).…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Test Construction, Construct Validity
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Fernandez, Simon – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
Mobile phones are one of the fastest growing technologies in this century all over the world and these devices are extremely influencing the adolescents. The present study was sought to establish students' views on cell phones usage in university classrooms in an educational district in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The study employed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Likert Scales
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