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Varela, Otmar; Mead, Esther – Journal of Education for Business, 2018
Popular teamwork assessments have been strongly criticized on the grounds of poor psychometric properties and their disconnect with conceptual models of teamwork. These issues raise concerns with respect to our ability to evaluate efforts devoted to advancing teamwork in academia. We report the development of a teamwork assessment that builds on…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Evaluation Methods, Test Validity, Psychometrics
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Arshavskaya, Ekaterina – Teaching Education, 2018
To meet the demands of contemporary society, students need to develop the ability to interact effectively with people from different cultures. To advance this goal, a project involving ethnographic interviews was introduced to an intercultural communication course. Participating students' attitudes toward other cultures were measured on a Likert…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Likert Scales, Student Attitudes, Intercultural Communication
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Karatekin, Kadir; Uysal, Cevdet – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
Ecological citizenship is a type of citizenship that encourages individuals, communities and organizations as citizens of the world to consider environmental rights and responsibilities. When the literature is examined, it is seen that there are four most emphasized dimensions of ecological citizenship. These are responsibility, sustainability,…
Descriptors: Ecological Factors, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Citizenship Responsibility
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Karaman, Mehmet A.; Schmit, Michael K.; Ulus, Ihsan C.; Oliver, Marvarene – Journal of International Students, 2018
International counseling students' (ICS) perceptions regarding ethical counseling practice and education in the United States were examined using an online survey. The research sample consisted of ICSs who were enrolled in counseling programs throughout the United States. Findings indicated that even though ICSs came from different cultures with…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Student Attitudes, Counselor Training
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Soto, Christian; Gutierrez de Blume, Antonio P.; Asún, Rodrigo; Jacovina, Matthew; Vásquez, Claudio – Frontline Learning Research, 2018
The purpose of this research endeavor was to develop and validate a new measurement tool predicated on previous research to assess learners' metacomprehension during reading. In two separate studies with Chilean undergraduate students (N = 923), we demonstrate the versatility and utility of our proposed Metacomprehension Inventory (MI). In Study…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Factor Structure, Correlation
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Estrada, Fernando; Jimenez, Paul – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
Latino men, part of the nation's largest and fastest-growing minority group, stand to benefit from new knowledge related to factors that positively influence college persistence. In this study, the investigators examined whether "machismo"--a multidimensional and gendered social construct--was directly and indirectly associated with…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Minority Group Students, Males
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du Preez, Michelle – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Prompted by the poor state of mathematics education in South Africa and the shortage of competent mathematics teachers, this study sought to identify what factors influenced 40 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students at three universities in the Western Cape Province, with Mathematics as a major subject, to choose teaching as a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching (Occupation), Career Choice, Occupational Aspiration
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Musselwhite, Dorothy J.; Wesolowski, Brian C. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric quality (i.e., validity and reliability) of a rating scale to assess pre-service teachers' lesson plan development in the context of secondary-level music performance classrooms. The research questions that guided this study include: (1) What items demonstrate acceptable model fit for the…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Likert Scales, Preservice Teachers, Lesson Plans
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Moedjito – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study investigates the effectiveness of Quiz-Demonstration-Practice-Revision (QDPR) in improving EFL learners' pronunciation of English. To achieve the goal, the present researcher conducted a one-group pretest-posttest design. The experimental group was selected using a random sampling technique with consideration of the inclusion criteria.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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Prévot, Anne-Caroline; Clayton, Susan; Mathevet, Raphael – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Education has been proposed as an important way to increase environmental concern. Beyond providing information, education could also encourage a stable sense of oneself as connected to the natural world, or environmental identity (EID), which is a predictor of environmental concern and behavior. This study explored the relative roles of…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Environmental Education, College Students, Questionnaires
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Whitley, Cameron T.; Takahashi, Bruno; Zwickle, Adam; Besley, John C.; Lertpratchya, Alisa P. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
While Value-Belief-Norm (VBN) theory has been widely applied to various populations, it has seldom been tested on college students. This study extends VBN theory to examine what socio-psychological factors influence sustainability behaviors among university students. Undergraduate students are an interesting and novel population, as they are still…
Descriptors: Values, Beliefs, Theories, Sustainability
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Whittle, Sue R. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Recent studies have indicated that the "sophomore slump" (dissatisfaction and disengagement of second year students in the US) may also be observed in other countries, including the UK. However, no studies have reported on the effects of support interventions on student perceptions. This study used the DREEM-S survey, a modification of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Surveys, Student Satisfaction, Learner Engagement
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Gümüsok, Fatma; Daloglu, Aysegül – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2018
Teachers generally raise sharp criticism about theory with respect to its (lack of) relevance and benefits to practice in both teaching and teacher education. With the purpose of having a deeper understanding of this criticism, this study aims to explore conceptualization of theory by both English as a Foreign Language (EFL) student teachers and…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Knowledge Level
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Yilmaz, Adnan – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
The rapid and continuous developments in computer technologies underscores the need to investigate computers' impact on students' motivation in second/foreign language (L2)reading and writing skills. Given this need, the present empirical study aims to examine the effect of computers on students' motivation in L2 reading and writing skills. 35…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Learning Motivation
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Thomas, Christopher L.; Cassady, Jerrell C.; Finch, W. Holmes – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The purpose of the current examination was to preliminarily suggest severity standards for the recently revised Cognitive Test Anxiety Scale-Second Edition (CTAS-2). Participants responded to the CTAS-2, Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ), and FRIEDBEN Test Anxiety Scale. Using both latent class and cluster analyses, we were…
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, Test Anxiety, Cutting Scores, Multivariate Analysis
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