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Tuncel, Ibrahim – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
It can be said that effective development of intercultural sensitivity depends on the regulations and practices in the curriculum. Integrated program implementations are seen as one of the ways of regulation. In the study, a nested integration model was used in a single discipline. In this context, scientific research methods are considered as a…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Scientific Research
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McGinnis, J. Randy; Ketelhut, Diane Jass; Mills, Kelly; Hestness, Emily; Jeong, Hannoori; Cabrera, Lautaro – Grantee Submission, 2019
In this study, we described a curricular module on computational thinking (CT) integrated within an undergraduate, senior level elementary science methods course, and developed insights on elementary preservice science teachers' (PSTs) thoughts, feelings, and actions about CT integration. Our research question was: "Following participation in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Computation, Thinking Skills
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Nader, Alison – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP) modules are a popular option for international students at the University of Reading. Student feedback and module results show that some of these students face particular challenges in relation to their peers. In this paper, we describe how a team teaching Beginners French -- Common European Framework of…
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Di Maio, Fabrizio – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This paper illustrates the use of two language-teaching and learning methods (process drama and theatre) in a class of Italian. Process drama is based on improvisation, over-identification, and dramatisation from a short set of coordinates that students can read just a few minutes before the activity that will be later performed in class (see…
Descriptors: Drama, Theater Arts, Italian, Second Language Learning
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Simion, Mindora Otilia; Genova, Teodora – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2019
This paper aims at analyzing and comparing the approach of Task-based language teaching (TBLT) to bachelor students taking classes of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) at two universities in Bulgaria and Romania. The outcomes of the research show that both Bulgarian and Romanian students express their favorable preferences towards using this…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Teaching Methods, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Xie, Tao; Jacobs, Lynette; Müller, Marguerite – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2019
The involvement of East Asia, and in particular China, in the global markets has rapidly increased over the last few decades, and universities in English-speaking countries, including South Africa are increasingly accepting students from that region into their programmes. This requires the students to not only move to a locality where foreign…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Dickinson, Paul – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Writing is an essential literacy skill that is crucial to meeting various social demands. It is also extremely difficult to master, especially for learners of an additional language who face significant barriers to learning. Universal Design for Learning (UDL), is an instructional framework promoted as an effective means of removing such barriers.…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Access to Education
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Thompson, Andrew; Gallacher, Andrew; Howarth, Mark – Research-publishing.net, 2018
The aim of this research project was to examine the impact of chatbots as conversation partners. First and second year Japanese university students (n=120) from a private university in Southwest Japan were randomly assigned to either conduct a speaking task with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot or human partner. Preliminary analysis of the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Undergraduate Students
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Vurdien, Ruby; Puranen, Pasi – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This reflective practice will examine and report on students' experiences of three different bilingual (English-Spanish) task-based telecollaborative projects. The observations indicate that throughout these different projects the students were able to develop their intercultural awareness and their critical thinking skills via different online…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Cultural Awareness, Bilingualism
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Kaplan-Rakowski, Regina; Wojdynski, Tomasz – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This pilot study delivers a preliminary report on students' attitudes toward Virtual Reality Assisted Language Learning (VRALL). Learners (N=22) participated in a VRALL lesson and then completed a post-experience survey. Virtual Reality (VR) technology allows for learning experiences that increasingly remove geographic limitations to foreign…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gallacher, Andrew; Thompson, Andrew; Howarth, Mark – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Japanese university students (N=253) conversed with human and Artificially intelligent (AI) chatbot partners then recorded their perceptions of these interactions via open-ended written feedback. This data was qualitatively analyzed to gain a better understanding of the merits and demerits of using chatbots for English study from the students'…
Descriptors: Robotics, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Liakin, Denis; Cardoso, Walcir; Waddington, David; Liakina, Natallia – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This study explores the pedagogical use of "Astronautes Français Langue Seconde (Astronautes FLS)", a cooperative digital game, in second/foreign language (L2) French teaching. It has two goals: (1) to introduce "Astronautes FLS" and its conceptualization, and (2) to report the results of a feasibility study in which we…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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Ozgul, Fatih; Kangalgil, Murat; Diker, Gurkan; Yamen, Erturk – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aim of this research is to evaluate the constructivist learning environments of physical education and sport teacher candidates. For this purpose, 928 students (523 male, 405 female) selected by the appropriate sampling method from the Physical Education and Sport Teaching Department of 17 universities consisted the sample of the research. In…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Scores, Constructivism (Learning)
Patahuddin, Sitti; Logan, Tracy; Ramful, Ajay – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
This paper attempted to make explicit some of the underlying characteristics of spatial visualisation using the concept of area of composite shapes. By engaging students with metric-free tasks, we identify the type of perceptual and visual/spatial manoeuvres that they deploy in such situations. Interview data collected from three students in Grade…
Descriptors: Visualization, Spatial Ability, Task Analysis, Grade 7
Axelsen, Taryn; Galligan, Linda; Woolcott, Geoff – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
Reflective practice in mathematical teaching improves teaching skills and confidence. This paper investigates affect-based critical moments as a reflective practice for pre-service teaching. An embedded case study is presented by one regional university as a discovery into the "reflective" phase of the Enhancement-Learning-Reflection…
Descriptors: Reflection, Psychological Patterns, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries
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