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Mousavi, Seyyed Hossein; Gholami, Javad; Sarkhosh, Mehdi – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The important question of who should teach English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses has been a controversial issue for long. The present study aimed at exploring 300 ESP university students' points of view, 60 English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and field specialist ESP teachers' perceptions towards the most entitled agents to deliver ESP…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Price, Monica Hatfield – Review of Higher Education, 2019
This study expands our understanding of how groups influence the higher education policy process through strategic policy narratives. As the number and diversity of interest groups attempting to influence the policy making process in higher education increases, the importance of considering how those interest groups strategically construct and use…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Educational Strategies
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Borg, Simon; Alshumaimeri, Yousif – Language Teaching Research, 2019
This questionnaire study examined the beliefs, practices and constraints related to learner autonomy reported by 359 teachers (mainly expatriate) working on an English Preparatory Year Programme (PYP) at a university in Saudi Arabia. The teachers associated learner autonomy primarily with notions of independence and control and saw it as the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Personal Autonomy, Teacher Attitudes
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George-Williams, Stephen R.; Karis, Dimitri; Ziebell, Angela L.; Kitson, Russell R. A.; Coppo, Paolo; Schmid, Siegbert; Thompson, Christopher D.; Overton, Tina L. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
How students behave and learn in the teaching laboratory is a topic of great interest in chemical education, partly in order to justify the great expense of teaching laboratories. Much effort has been put into investigating how students think, feel and physically act in these unique learning environments. One such attempt was made through the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Chemistry, Student Attitudes
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Douce, Chris – Open Learning, 2019
This paper describes an Open University eSTEeM project that gathered the experiences of computing and information technology tutors who teach an undergraduate module called "Web Technologies" with the intention of understanding more about how they and their students can be best supported. Twelve distance learning tutors were interviewed…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Distance Education
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Hite, Rebecca; Jones, M. Gail; Childers, Gina; Chesnutt, Katherine; Corin, Elysa; Pereyra, Mariana – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2019
Combined three-dimensional, haptic-enabled, virtual reality (3D HE VR) systems allow students to actively engage and explore various science concepts by leveraging user-friendly and immersive interfaces. Successful implementation of these learning tools in science classrooms hinges upon teachers' perceptions of the technology's potential as a…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Pretests Posttests
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Darragh, Janine J.; Boyd, Ashley S. – Action in Teacher Education, 2019
Using a mixed-methods approach, this article reports survey findings regarding the factors secondary English-language-arts teachers in the United States reported as influential to their text selection and examines how those factors varied by years of teaching experience. Teachers' department was the most cited influence regardless of years'…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Textbook Selection, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Haj-Yahya, Aehsan – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
The study reported here addresses pre-service and in-service teachers' attitudes toward mathematical-geometrical definitions. The goal of the study is to investigate whether understanding the role of definitions as classification and identification criteria will guarantee that participants: (1) accept that there may be more than one equivalent…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Definitions, Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education
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Veliz, Leonardo; Veliz-Campos, Mauricio – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
The present study aims to critically interrogate the role of Critical Thinking (CT) in English language education in Chile through the analysis of teacher educators' and postgraduate students' perceptions and understandings of CT in relation to their academic trajectories through university. Five postgraduate students and five teacher educators…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Coultas, Valerie; Booth, Paul – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This article records and evaluates a student's learning journey in two modules on an MA (Education) English Language Teaching (ELT) programme: an Oracy and ELT Pedagogy module and an Educational Technologies module. The notions of 'exploratory talk' and 'task-based learning' are explored using a single case study with material drawn from the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Romani-Dias, Marcello; Carneiro, Jorge; Barbosa, Aline dos Santos – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to deal with the topic internationalization of higher education institutions (IHEI), in terms of the research they engage in. The main motivation for the study is to understand the role of researchers in the internationalization of the institutions in which they work through the academic activities they…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, College Faculty, Role
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Chipamaunga, Shalote; Prozesky, Detlef – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2019
The merits of integrative learning in promoting better educational outcomes are not questionable. However, there are contentious views on how to implement it. In addition, there is scanty evidence on how students experience it and how they develop the ability to integrate learning. In this paper, students' experiences of integration are explored.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Medical Education, Teacher Attitudes
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White, Allie; LaBelle, Sara – Communication Education, 2019
Drawing on scholarship focused on the concept of emotional labor, this study investigates the communicative role of college instructors in managing their students' mental health. Interviews with instructors (N = 17) focused on their perceived communicative roles in their students' mental health management, the communicative techniques they use to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Role, Mental Disorders, Student Needs
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Butler-Paisley, William; Clemetsen, Bruce – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Existing literature suggests that social connection with peers is beneficial for first-term college students. First-term community college students are less likely to experience social interactions than their counterparts at residential universities. However, recent attention has pointed to the classroom as the main place where social interaction…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Peer Relationship, Two Year College Students, Interaction
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