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Kelly, Sean; Zhang, Yuan; Northrop, Laura; VanDerHeide, Jen; Dunn, Mandie; Caughlan, Samantha – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
This article reports results from a study of teacher beliefs among a panel of English and language arts teachers at three universities as the pre-service teachers entered methodological coursework and internships. Using a new assessment tool, the Developmental Instruction Assessment Battery (DIAB), along with a discrete choice task and one-on-one…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Language Arts, English Teachers
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Nilsson, Jonas; Hauff, Jeanette Carlsson – Journal of International Education in Business, 2018
Purpose: Students in the marketing discipline have been reported to struggle with quantitative methods. This paper aims to focus on whether it is possible to increase student confidence and reduce anxiety with quantitative data analysis even when limited teaching resources are available. It reports on two half-day initiatives to teach quantitative…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Anxiety, Coping, Statistical Analysis
Oliver, John; Gordon, Stephen P.; Oliver, Michele L. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2018
This article reports on a study of the value master's students in a principal preparation program placed on a variety of instructional strategies. The aspiring principals completed a survey with fixed-response and open-ended items. The students' most valued class discussions were about how their personal experiences related to the class topic and…
Descriptors: Principals, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Administrator Education
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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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McLean, Stuart; Poulshock, Joseph – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
We compared three methods for increasing reading amount and reading self-efficacy among L2 learners. (1) We required a word-target group to read at least 2,500 words a week outside class. (2) We required a sustained silent reading (SSR) group to do (a) in class SSR for 15 minutes every week, and (b) to read one book per week. (3) We required a…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Reading Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Subbaye, Reshma; Vithal, Renuka – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
While many universities have taken steps to recognise teaching in academic promotions, debate continues on the teaching criteria to be used and their evaluation. This article analyses the 10 criteria that inform the evaluation of teaching and eventual promotion decisions at a South African university: rationale for teaching, teaching methods,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Faculty Promotion
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Gheith, Eman; Aljaberi, Nahil M. – International Education Studies, 2017
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of interactive training programs in developing a set of non-cognitive skills in students at the University of Petra. Furthermore, it sought to examine the impact of the sex, academic year, and university major variables on developing these skills in students who underwent the training program, as…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Empathy, Self Esteem, Teaching Methods
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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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Jang, Eunice Eunhee; Lajoie, Susanne P.; Wagner, Maryam; Xu, Zhenhua; Poitras, Eric; Naismith, Laura – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2017
Technology-rich learning environments (TREs) provide opportunities for learners to engage in complex interactions involving a multitude of cognitive, metacognitive, and affective states. Understanding learners' distinct learning progressions in TREs demand inquiry approaches that employ well-conceived theoretical accounts of these multiple facets.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulation, Patients
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Lin, Shu-Yuan; Xie, Ying – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Group discussions are critical for students constructing new understanding and knowledge in both classroom and distance education. Tagclouds can provide an intuitive overview about the group's collective knowledge and could potentially be used as an anchor for group discussions. The effect of using tagclouds as anchors for group discussions was…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Preservice Teachers, Cooperative Learning, Educational Technology
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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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Hartono, Edy; Wahyudi, Sugeng; Harahap, Pahlawansjah; Yuniawan, Ahyar – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2017
This study aims to analyze the relationship between lecturers' performance and their teaching competence, measured by antecedent variables of organizational learning and need for achievement. It used the Structure Equation Model as data analysis technique, and the random sampling method to collect data from 207 lecturers of private universities in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Culture, Structural Equation Models, College Students
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Jonick, Christine; Schneider, Jennifer; Boylan, Daniel – Accounting Education, 2017
The purpose of the research is to examine the effect of different response formats on student performance on introductory accounting exam questions. The study analyzes 1104 accounting students' responses to quantitative questions presented in two formats: multiple-choice and fill-in. Findings indicate that response format impacts student…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Accounting, Test Format, Multiple Choice Tests
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Mihret, Dessalegn Getie; Abayadeera, Nadana; Watty, Kim; McKay, Jade – Accounting Education, 2017
While teaching auditing using cases is regarded as an effective approach, spatial separation of students and teachers in online contexts can restrict the application of case teaching. This study examines an undergraduate auditing course implemented to address this challenge by integrating case teaching with ePortfolio assessment. Students' written…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Accounting, Financial Audits, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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