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Alharbi, Bader – English Language Teaching, 2018
The purpose of this study is to explore the existing effect of gloss conditions on reading comprehension and vocabulary understanding of learners in the context of English as a foreign language. The study composed of 72 male students aged between 19 and 21 years selected from Qassim University in Saudi Arabia. The participants were divided into…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Postsecondary Education, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)
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Winograd, Greta; Verkuilen, Jay; Weingarten, Alison; Walker, Lucy – Learning Assistance Review, 2018
In this study, we examined academic outcomes among students from low-income and academically disadvantaged backgrounds who participated in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at a selective four-year public comprehensive college in the Northeast. We found that provisionally admitted EOP students earned comparable first-semester grades and…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Low Income Groups, Disadvantaged Youth, College Students
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Shimono, Torrin R. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
The progression of silent reading rates and reading comprehension were examined among Japanese university students (N = 55) over one academic semester. Participants were divided into three quasi-experimental groups. The first group practiced a combination of timed reading and repeated oral reading with attention paid to chunking and prosody. The…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lin, Lijia; Lee, Chee Ha; Kalyuga, Slava; Wang, Ying; Guan, Shuchen; Wu, Hao – Journal of Experimental Education, 2017
The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of imagination and learner-generated drawing on comprehension, reading time, cognitive load, and eye movements, and whether prior knowledge moderated the effects of these two strategies. Sixty-three undergraduate students participated in a pretest-posttest between-subjects study with the…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Imagination, Reading Comprehension, Reading Rate
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Yakar, Zeha; Turgut, Duygu – International Education Studies, 2017
Beliefs influence teacher decision in the classroom. Because of this reason, understanding teachers' beliefs is important. It is also critical to study teachers' beliefs who integrate science in the classroom. In this study, the effects of microteaching with lesson study approach on preservice science teachers' beliefs about learning and teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Science Teachers
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Chai, Ching Sing; Tan, Lynde; Deng, Feng; Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Although there is an established body of work arguing that teachers' technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) is necessary for designing ICT-integrated lessons, little is known about the relationships among teachers' beliefs about learning, their design dispositions, learning design practices and TPACK. Critical inquiry in this aspect…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Graduate Students, Instructional Design, Technological Literacy
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Sulaiman, Norazean; Muhammad, Ahmad Mazli; Ganapathy, Nurul Nadiah Dewi Faizul; Khairuddin, Zulaikha; Othman, Salwa – English Language Teaching, 2017
Listening is a very crucial skill to be learnt in second language classroom because it is essential for the development of spoken language proficiency (Hamouda, 2013). The aim of this study is to investigate the significant differences in terms of students' performance when using traditional (audio-only) method and video media method. The data of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Statistical Analysis, Video Technology
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Rungruang, Apichai – English Language Teaching, 2017
Attempts to account for consonant cluster acquisition are always made into two aspects. One is transfer of the first language (L1), and another is markedness effects on the developmental processes in second language acquisition. This study has continued these attempts by finding out how well Thai university students were able to perceive English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phonemes
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Crossman, H. Anthony – Accounting Education, 2017
This research assesses what knowledge upper-level accounting students possess about the distinctions between the public and private branches of accounting, as well as the influence such knowledge might have on their accounting branch choice. Overall, the study concluded that, before they were aware of the pros and cons of each career path,…
Descriptors: Accounting, Career Choice, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Tabari, Mahmoud Abdi – TESL-EJ, 2017
Much research has investigated the role of planning time in second language writing; however, the results show that there are inconsistent findings about the effects of planning time conditions on the complexity of the EFL learners' textual output. The current study attempted to consider the differential effects of planning time conditions in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Persuasive Discourse
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Damnik, Gregor; Proske, Antje; Körndle, Hermann – Interactive Learning Environments, 2017
When teachers or instructors create computer-based learning environments, they often solely consider technical aspects of interactivity. As a consequence, learners' main role is to respond to requests of the learning environment (e.g. by answering multiple-choice questions). This aspect of interactivity is, however, not sufficient to understand…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Constructivism (Learning), Interaction, Perspective Taking
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Wulandari, Tabitha Sri Hartati; Amin, Mohamad; Zubaidah, Siti; IAM, Mimien Henie – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2017
Students' critical thinking skills are very important in the 21st century. Learning strategies can play a role in enhancing students' critical thinking skills in the Nutrition and Health lecture. The results of a survey in 2013 showed that the implementation of learning strategies had not given students the opportunity to practice their critical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Health Education, Nutrition Instruction, Learning Strategies
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Czerwionka, Lori; Cuza, Alejandro – Hispania, 2017
The current study examines English-speaking learners of Spanish and their pragmatic development of request forms during a six-week immersion program in Madrid, Spain. Elicited production and intuition data were analyzed, focusing on personal deictic orientation, directness evidenced by clause type, and the use of "por favor"…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics
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Gutman, Mary – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
Learning By Teaching (LBT) programs for pre-service teachers in two different environments (technological and face-to-face) were compared using 100 pre-service teachers as subjects. Both programs were based on the IMPROVE instructional method which provides explicit metacognitive steps for LBT with a dual perspective (2P): that of the teacher and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Experiential Learning, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods
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Guffey, Sarah Katie; Slater, Timothy F.; Slater, Stephanie J. – Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education, 2017
Geoscience education researchers have considerable need for criterion-referenced, easy-to-administer, easy-to-score, conceptual surveys for undergraduates taking introductory science survey courses in order for faculty to monitor the learning impacts of innovative teaching. In response, this study establishes the reliability and validity of a…
Descriptors: Geology, Scientific Concepts, Science Tests, Undergraduate Students
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