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Wilkinson, Clare – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The principle that research should demonstrate impact is now a central driver in UK research policy, with some describing the UK as having undergone a 'culture change' in regards to evidencing the value and contribution of academic research (Watermeyer, R. 2012. "From Engagement to Impact? Articulating the Public Value of Academic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Transfer of Training, Research Skills
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Brezina, Vaclav; Pallotti, Gabriele – Second Language Research, 2019
Morphological complexity (MC) is a relatively new construct in second language acquisition (SLA). After critically discussing existing approaches to calculating MC in first- and second-language acquisition research, this article presents a new operationalization of the construct, the Morphological Complexity Index (MCI). The MCI is applied in two…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Morphology (Languages), Teaching Methods
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Caldas, Blanca; Palmer, Deborah; Schwedhelm, María – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This case study examines the pedagogical measures taken for Spanish development for a group of bilingual preservice teachers in a university-based teacher education program in Texas. Classroom language policies were developed collaboratively and deliberately throughout the semester, which included discussion and negotiation between instructor and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Bilingual Teachers, Code Switching (Language), Spanish
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Musa, Matovu – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
In a university, research is used to generate new knowledge and also increases the visibility of the university. The quality of research undertaken by the university is important in defining the nature of the university and its ranking nationally, regionally, and internationally. In universities, for research to be vibrant and quality-oriented, it…
Descriptors: Universities, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Foreign Countries
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El Mortaji, Latifa – International Education Studies, 2019
Research on gender and writing strategies in English as a foreign language (EFL) is scarce. This study investigates whether Moroccan male and female undergraduates use similar or different writing strategies when composing essays in the narrative and expository genres. Using think-aloud as a main research tool, a questionnaire, and retrospective…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ucus, Sukran; Acar, Ibrahim H. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Creative school environments use creative approaches in their curriculum, content, and teaching and learning. Considering that creativity is fostered by all elements of educational processes such as teachers, classrooms, and school environments, the purpose of the current study was to explore perceptions of Turkish student teachers in an early…
Descriptors: Creativity, Play, Freedom of Speech, Freehand Drawing
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Teng, Mark Feng – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Existing research on learner identity stresses a need to explore how the way one perceives oneself as an EFL learner has impacts on his or her investment in the endeavor to learn English. Likewise, examining the factors that influence identity and investment in EFL learning is also essential. In the present study, data were triangulated to explore…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Raji, Brinitha – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Due to the ever increasing demands for highly skilled workforce in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the government has focused on promoting vocational education for inculcating technical and professional skills in the young Emiratis. Currently, the UAE provides a lot of educational services to its young citizens from kindergarten to higher…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Quality, Vocational Education
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Salloum, Said A.; Al-Emran, Mostafa; Shaalan, Khaled; Tarhini, Ali – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
The main objective of this article is to study the factors that affect university students' acceptance of E-learning systems. To achieve this objective, we have proposed a new model that aims to investigate the impact of innovativeness, quality, trust, and knowledge sharing on E-learning acceptance. Data collection has taken place through an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Electronic Learning, Case Studies
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Kahramanoglu, Recep; Aslan, Emre; Yilmaz, Islim Derya; Odabas, Ceyla; Tekerek, Suleyman; Oflaz, Okkes – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The aim of this study is to identify the target needs of preparatory classes for undergraduate programs which teach in foreign languages, in English. The differences between the target needs and the current level of the students constitute the subject of this study. The discrepancy model has been used as the need identification approach. In the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Engineering Education
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Yilmaz, Nihal Yildiz – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The aim of this research is to examine the effects of the General Geography lessons, which are taught by using place, based teaching activities, on the science process skills for classroom teacher candidates. A nested pattern, which is one of the mix method research patterns, is used for this research. The quasi-experimental design with pre-test…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Pretests Posttests, Science Process Skills
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Roberts, Lindsay; Welsh, Megan E.; Dudek, Brittany – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Studies of transfer student success abound in higher education, yet few studies examine the role that academic libraries play in students' transitions. This study explores the academic library services offered to transfer students in Colorado through a survey of librarians. What are barriers to offering these services? How do library professionals…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Students, Transfer Students, Library Services
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Huang, Qiangru; Yue, Zhihao; Lin, Junqing; Zhang, Yangyi; Yuan, Shuang; Zhuang, Quan; Peng, Cheng – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2019
Undergraduate research (UR) refers to a series of scientific research activities for undergraduates. For the past few years in China, medical colleges and universities have increasingly attached importance on UR, aiming to provide undergraduates with better scientific research conditions, improve their understanding about scientific research and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Scientific Research, Case Studies
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Trinh, Anh Ngoc; Conner, Lindsey – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2019
Internationalization in higher education has shifted to focus on home initiatives that engage and benefit all students rather than cross-border mobility activities. The qualitative case study reported in this article employed Kahu's model of student engagement (SE) to investigate SE in internationalization of the curriculum (IoC) from the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, International Education, Student Mobility, Vietnamese People
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González Gómez, Sara – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2019
The transformation of the model of university organization, with the passage of the traditional system of chairs to departmental, began in Spain in the mid-sixties. The educational policy of the regime, taking as reference foreign models such as the German or Anglo-Saxon, introduces via regulations, which are not real and operative, the bases of…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Foreign Countries, Administrative Organization, Universities
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