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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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van der Slik, Frans; Hout, Roeland van; Schepens, Job – Second Language Research, 2019
Applied linguistics may benefit from a morphological complexity measure to get a better grip on language learning problems and to better understand what kind of typological differences between languages are more important than others in facilitating or impeding adult learning of an additional language. Using speaking proficiency scores of 9,000…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Morphology (Languages), Applied Linguistics, Language Classification
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Versteeg, Marjolein; Wijnen-Meijer, Marjo; Steendijk, Paul – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
Misconceptions about physiology are a major threat to accurate scientific and clinical reasoning in medical education. Awareness is often mentioned as a prerequisite to achieve conceptual understanding; however, students are frequently unaware of their incorrect understanding. We explored the multitier approach as a tool to obtain insight into…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Metabolism, Heart Disorders, Student Attitudes
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Hoogerheide, Vincent; Renkl, Alexander; Fiorella, Logan; Paas, Fred; van Gog, Tamara – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Recent findings show that after studying a text, teaching the learned content on video to a fictitious peer student improves learning more than restudying the content. This benefit may be in part due to increased arousal associated with the teaching activity. The present experiment investigated whether teaching on video is also effective for…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Problem Solving, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level
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Donina, Davide; Hasanefendic, Sandra – Higher Education Quarterly, 2019
This paper addresses the homogeneous/heterogeneous dilemma regarding formal arrangements of university central governance structures. Most topical studies argue that these structures are becoming homogeneous across countries and prove it by adopting purposive sampling techniques. Yet, other scholars stress heterogeneity within countries. This…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Policy
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Baltaretu, Adriana; Krahmer, Emiel; Maes, Alfons – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2019
Although communicative purposes are an important element in language production, few studies investigate the extent to which they might affect referential choices. In this study we contrast two tasks with different purposes: identification and route directions giving. In Experiment 1 speakers referred to a target building nearby or further away so…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Countries, Identification, Expressive Language
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van den Hurk, Anniek; Meelissen, Martina; van Langen, Annemarie – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The so-called leaking STEM pipeline (dropout in STEM education) has been the subject of many studies. The large interest of scholars in plausible causes of this leakage has resulted in a number of meta-reviews describing factors at system, school and student level related to interest and persistence in STEM education. The STEM pipeline discussion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, STEM Education, Dropout Prevention
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Testers, Laurent; Gegenfurtner, Andreas; van Geel, Rolf; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia – Frontline Learning Research, 2019
An important goal of educational designers is to achieve long-term transfer of learning that is the learner's application of newly acquired competencies. Extensive research during more than a century shows that especially in formal educational settings this fundamental aspect of education often occurs poorly or not at all, leading to what is…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Transfer of Training, College Students, Adult Students
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Brauch, Nicola; Leone, Giovanna; Sarrica, Mauro – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
This study analysed questionnaire responses from 309 history teachers who come from nine European countries and Israel. The open-ended questions explored their experiences of teaching Sensitive historical Issues (SI) from joint social psychological and history didactics perspectives. First data was analysed hermeneutically, it was then interpreted…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods
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Brouwer, Jasperina; Jansen, Ellen – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
The ability to share knowledge is an important attribute that students develop in learning communities (LCs), enabling them to succeed in their education and careers. Insufficient research addresses the development of such knowledge sharing in LCs though, including whether it aligns with students' success (i.e., grades). To address this gap, the…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Trust (Psychology), Communities of Practice, Cooperative Learning
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Leeferink, Han; Koopman, Maaike; Beijaard, Douwe; Schellings, Gonny, L. M. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study reports on how student teachers learn in the workplace. Data from 10 student teachers were collected by means of digital logs and in-depth interviews. By reconstructing data into stories and unravelling these stories, it became clear that the learning process of each student teacher was dominated by one specific theme, such as…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Student Teachers, Workplace Learning, Learning Processes
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Griffioen, Didi M. E. – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
The main aim of vocationally oriented higher education is to train students to become future professionals in their chosen field. Therefore, the effectiveness of research education depends on students' intention to use their research competencies in their future professional practice. This survey study describes the relationships between…
Descriptors: Influences, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Student Attitudes
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Marquis, Elizabeth; Guitman, Rachel; Black, Christine; Healey, Mick; Matthews, Kelly E.; Dvorakova, Lucie Sam – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
This article explores the perceptions of participants following the first International Summer Institute (SI) on students as partners in higher education, a four-day professional development experience designed to foster student-staff partnerships. Approximately 9 months after the Institute, 10 participants were interviewed to understand their…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Communities of Practice, Teacher Student Relationship, Higher Education
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Welbers, Kasper; Konijn, Elly A.; Burgers, Christian; de Vaate, Anna Bij; Eden, Allison; Brugman, Britta C. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
In this paper, we reflect on the implementation of a gamified application for helping students learn important facts about their study program. We focus on two design features, of which different configurations were tested in a field experiment among Dutch university students (N = 101). The first feature is feedback, which is expected to increase…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Educational Games, Computer Oriented Programs
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Siebers, Hans – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Following Gellner, citizenship education has often been framed in terms of nationalism. This framing is supported by methodological nationalism that legitimizes nationalism as either functional (civic nationalism) or natural (ethnic nationalism). Based on a triangulation of qualitative and quantitative data, this study of the dynamics in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nationalism, Citizenship Education, College Students
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