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Kibwami, Nathan; Wesonga, Racheal; Manga, Musa; Mukasa, Tom – International Education Studies, 2021
Education and training of Quantity Surveyors (QSs) has been a topical subject amongst academics, the industry, and professional institutions, often leading to a discussion about education versus training, in which case, the industry sometimes argues that QSs are often ill-prepared for work. The current study investigated strategies for improving…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Education Work Relationship, Evaluators, Construction Industry
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Shaw, Tammy; Wood, Timothy J.; Touchie, Claire; Pugh, Debra; Humphrey-Murto, Susan M. – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2021
Learner handover (LH), the process of sharing of information about learners between faculty supervisors, allows for longitudinal assessment fundamental in the competency-based education model. However, the potential to bias future assessments has been raised as a concern. The purpose of this study is to determine whether prior performance…
Descriptors: Bias, Prior Learning, Physicians, Student Evaluation
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Rahayuningsih, Sri; Sirajuddin, Sirajuddin; Nasrun, Nasrun – Journal of Research and Advances in Mathematics Education, 2021
In classroom learning, students need mathematical cognitive flexibility to be able to solve mathematical problems with the various ideas they express. To solve the problems, they must be able to grasp the problem, see it from various points of view, and should not be rigid thinking with one solving method. In fact, the students still lack the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Creativity
Russell, Christina A., Ed.; Newhouse, Corey, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2021
"Measure, Use, Improve! Data Use in Out-of-School Time" shares the experience and wisdom from a broad cross-section of out-of-school time professionals, ranging from internal evaluators, to funders, to researchers, to policy advocates. Key themes of the volume include building support for learning and evaluation within out-of-school time…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Capacity Building, Evaluators, Educational Quality
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Edwards, Chad; Edwards, Autumn; Albrehi, Fatima; Spence, Patric – Communication Education, 2021
Extending previous research on the Computers Are Social Actors paradigm and the human-to-human interaction script, this study examines the interpersonal impressions of a social robot evaluator versus a human evaluator in a performance evaluation context. A between-subjects experiment was conducted to measure participants' impressions of the…
Descriptors: Robotics, Man Machine Systems, Performance Based Assessment, Task Analysis
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Gu, Lin; Davis, Larry; Tao, Jacob; Zechner, Klaus – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2021
Recent technology advancements have increased the prospects for automated spoken language technology to provide feedback on speaking performance. In this study we examined user perceptions of using an automated feedback system for preparing for the TOEFL iBT® test. Test takers and language teachers evaluated three types of machine-generated…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Test Preparation, Feedback (Response), Scores
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Ramberg, Ulf; Edgren, Gudrun; Wahlgren, Marie – Teaching in Higher Education, 2021
Capturing progression in students' formal knowledge and employability skills is essential in higher education but evokes questions concerning how to assess and monitor progression. While methods for capturing students' formal knowledge progression have traditionally been at the forefront, methods for capturing employability skills have been less…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Employment Potential, Job Skills, Skill Development
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Choi, Jin Soo – Applied Language Learning, 2021
This study examined the impact of the manipulated task complexity (Robinson 2001a, 2001b, 2007, 2011; Robinson & Gilabert, 2007) on second language (L2) speech comprehensibility. I examined whether manipulated task complexity (a) impacts L2 speech comprehensibility, (b) aligns with L2 speakers' perception of task difficulty (cognitive…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation
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Matthews, Lynnette; Dobbins, Kerry – International Journal for Academic Development, 2021
This study investigates the perceived benefits to academics who assess HEA Fellowship applications in one institution. Results show that the assessors experience similar benefits from engaging with the continuing professional development (CPD) scheme as those reported by applicants. The data also indicate that the scheme nurtures a…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Fellowships, College Applicants, Evaluators
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Wanzer, Dana Linnell – American Journal of Evaluation, 2021
With a lack of consensus of what evaluation is within the field of evaluation, there is a difficulty in communicating to nonevaluators what evaluation is and how evaluation differs from research. To understand how evaluation is defined, both evaluators and researchers were asked how they defined evaluation and, if at all, differentiated evaluation…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Research, Differences, Definitions
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Coetzee, Philna; du Plessis, Annelize – Industry and Higher Education, 2021
Practising internal auditors, including entry-level internal auditors, need face-to-face soft skills to effectively manage the increased complexity of their profession. Although many studies have highlighted the need for soft skills, none has identified the various categories of face-to-face soft skills required by entry-level internal auditors…
Descriptors: Accounting, Audits (Verification), Evaluators, Entry Workers
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Rossin, Emily G.; Bergee, Martin J. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2021
This is the sixth and culminating study in a series whose purpose has been to acquire a conceptual understanding of school band performance and to develop an assessment based on this understanding. With the present study, we cross-validated and applied a rating scale for school band performance. In the cross-validation phase, college students…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Music, Performance
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Çiftçi, Hatime; Akbas, Erdem – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
Our study examines interpersonal functions enacted through a stance marker in spoken ELF academic discourse. We specifically focus on investigating the functions of "I don't know" in an academic speech event by embracing an interpersonal pragmatics and sociolinguistics perspective to figure out how it contributes to the act of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Computational Linguistics
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Miriti, Justine Majau; Kirima, Lucy K.; Nzivo, Mirriam M.; Thuranira, Simon; Budambula, Nancy L. M. – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2021
Human Resource (HR) practices like performance appraisal (PA) training are meant to ensure that employees are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for the attainment of organisational goals. However, gaps still exist on the relationship between PA employees' training and employees' performance. This study aimed to establish the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schools of Education, Personnel Evaluation, Evaluators
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Nakatsuhara, Fumiyo; Inoue, Chihiro; Taylor, Lynda – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2021
This mixed methods study compared IELTS examiners' scores when assessing spoken performances under live and two 'non-live' testing conditions using audio and video recordings. Six IELTS examiners assessed 36 test-takers' performances under the live, audio, and video rating conditions. Scores in the three rating modes were calibrated using the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Audio Equipment, English (Second Language), Language Tests
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