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Averianova, Irina – Research-publishing.net, 2015
Language competence in various communicative activities in L2 largely depends on the learners' size of vocabulary. The target vocabulary of adult L2 learners should be between 2,000 high frequency words (a critical threshold) and 10,000 word families (for comprehension of university texts). For a TOEIC test, the threshold is estimated to be…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
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Chen, Chia-Chen; Huang, Tien-Chi – Computers & Education, 2012
Context-awareness techniques can support learners in learning without time or location constraints by using mobile devices and associated learning activities in a real learning environment. Enrichment of context-aware technologies has enabled students to learn in an environment that integrates learning resources from both the real world and the…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Museums, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment
Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas – ASCD, 2011
One of the best ways to make sure the spirit of accountability is reflected in your teaching practice is to make sure everything you do in the classroom relates to a specific learning outcome. ASCD best-selling authors Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey explain exactly how to do that and take you through all the steps of making sure every lesson plan has…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
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Bennett, Scott – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2011
What specific learning behaviors are important to students and faculty members? Does the campus provide spaces that foster these behaviors? Where are those spaces? Asking these three questions at six colleges and universities reveals notable differences in the ways students and faculty members answer them. Student and faculty member answers also…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, College Students
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Bourgeois, Michelle; Hunt, Bud – Journal of Staff Development, 2011
A Colorado district develops a two-year program that gives teacher teams an opportunity to learn how to use digital tools in the classroom. Called the Digital Learning Collaborative, it is built on three things about professional learning: (1) Learning takes time; (2) Learning is a social process; and (3) Learning about technology should be…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Intentional Learning, Teaching Methods, Teamwork
Sigette, Tyson – Online Submission, 2009
This paper addresses many theories of learning and human development which are very similar with regards as to how they suggest learning occurs. The differences in most of the theories exist in how they treat the development of the learner compared to methods of teaching. Most of the major learning theories taught to educators today are based on…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Multiple Intelligences, Educational Psychology, Psychologists