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Santhanam, Elizabeth; Lynch, Bernardine; Jones, Jeffrey – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to report the findings of a study into the automated text analysis of student feedback comments to assist in investigating a high volume of qualitative information at various levels in an Australian university. It includes the drawbacks and advantages of using selected applications and established lexicons. There has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Feedback (Response), Content Analysis
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Serna, Alejandra García; Vega, José Luis Arcos; García, Juan José Sevilla; Ruiz, María Amparo Oliveros – Higher Education Studies, 2018
We present an analysis regarding generic skills on engineering program offered in a public state university in Mexico (UABC). The university implemented a new educational model changing rigid programs to flexible programs based on competencies. The goal is to determine generic skills related to the four pillars of learning: learning to do,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Basic Skills, Educational Change
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Lane, Jennie F.; Ateskan, Armagan; Dulun, Öykü – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
Several studies have investigated teachers' use of local environments. There has been limited research in Turkey about teacher perceptions of facilitators and obstacles. The current study received permission to use a survey conducted in the United States and to administer it to alumni of a teacher education program in Turkey. Compared to other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Natural Resources, Teaching Methods
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Muller, Kristyn; Grabsch, Dustin; Moore, Lori – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
Limited research exists that examines factors influencing student affairs professionals' attainment of the professional competencies that are expected of them. The study described in this article analyzed student affairs professionals' survey responses to determine which demographics, pre-professional experiences, and educational experiences…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Professional Identity, Minimum Competencies, Demography
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Rojas, Joanne P.; Tyler, Kenneth M. – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
Within the investment theory of creativity (Sternberg & Lubart, 1996), creativity is defined as a 2-part process of "buying low" by investing in unusual ideas and then "selling high" by convincing others of the value or usefulness of these new ideas. This process requires both creative ideation and perseverance. The purpose…
Descriptors: Creativity Tests, Behavior Rating Scales, Psychometrics, Creativity
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Gezgin, Deniz Mertkan; Cakir, Ozlem; Yildirim, Soner – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between nomophobia levels of high school students and their Internet Addiction. This study also investigates the factors including duration of smartphone and mobile Internet use that trigger and create this phenomenon. In order to explore the prevalence of nomophobia among high school…
Descriptors: High School Students, Handheld Devices, Addictive Behavior, Internet
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van Kampen, Evelyn; Admiraal, Wilfried; Berry, Amanda – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
In recent years, a surging uptake of content and language integrated learning (CLIL) has permeated the European context. This article presents the outcomes of a study about the self-reported pedagogical practices of CLIL teachers in the Netherlands. To investigate these teachers' pedagogies, a questionnaire was designed, validated and,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Course Content, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Heffernan, Troy; Wilkins, Stephen; Butt, Muhammad Mohsin – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess the extent to which the critical relational variables of university reputation, student trust and student-university identification influence student behaviour towards transnational education partnerships. Design/methodology/approach: Students undertaking British degrees at two transnational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Universities
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Bates, Madeleine; Curtis, Sally; Dismore, Harriet – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
There are arguably many factors that affect the way a student learns. A recent report by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) on student academic experience in the UK states that class size is an important factor in the quality of the student experience and that smaller class sizes provide greater…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Attendance, Medical Students, Learning Strategies
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Yang, Ningxi; Xu, Yayun; Chen, Xinguang; Yu, Bin; Yan, Hong; Li, Shiyue – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objectives: Engaging in sexual risk behaviour can be a maladaptive strategy for international students to deal with stress. This study examined the role of poor mental health in mediating the relationship between acculturative stress and condom-use intention among international students in Beijing, China. Methods: The study used a cross-sectional…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Anxiety, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Foreign Students
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Vizeshfar, Fatemeh; Momennasab, Marzieh; Yektatalab, Shahrzad; Iman, Mohamad Taghi – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a health volunteers' complementary training programme on first aid. Design: Quasi-experimental study. Setting: A comprehensive health centre in the southwest of Iran. Method: The study was conducted in the second half of 2015 with all 25 health volunteers in the Qamar Bani Hashem…
Descriptors: First Aid, Volunteers, Training, Quasiexperimental Design
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Kristina, Susi Ari; Yulianto, Yulianto; Prabandari, Yayi Suryo – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To implement a new health promotion course as part of pharmacy public health practices and to identify pharmacy students' knowledge, perceived role and self-efficacy with respect to what was learned through this. Method: A total of 119 fifth-year pharmacy students undertook a new health promotion course in a pharmacy school in…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Pharmaceutical Education, Pharmacy, Questionnaires
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Bautista, Nazan; Misco, Thomas; Quaye, Stephen John – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
We investigated the characteristics of early childhood education (ECE) preservice teachers (PSTs) who were identified as closed minded and their capacity to deal with controversial issues. We define open-mindedness as the willingness to consider experiences, beliefs, values, and perspectives that differ from one's own. First, we used quantitative…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Vantieghem, Wendelien; Van Houtte, Mieke – Youth & Society, 2018
Despite boys' educational underachievement, gender differences in study motivation have received little research attention. Guided by self-determination theory and the identity-based motivation model, this study investigates differences in study motivation between boys and girls, as well as within each gender. To adequately consider these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation
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Green, Katherine B.; Towson, Jacqueline A.; Head, Cynthia; Janowski, Brittany; Smith, Laura – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Family-centered practices that build caregiver capacity are a central focus of early intervention services for young children with disabilities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of adapting the "Parents Interacting with Infants" (PIWI) facilitated playgroup model to target effective communication strategies for…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Language Skills, Language Impairments, Parent Child Relationship
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