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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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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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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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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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Gandolfi, Enrico – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2018
This article investigates the phenomenon of open and participative development (e.g. beta testing, Kickstarter projects)--i.e. extended prototyping--in digital entertainment as a potential source of insights for instructional interventions. Despite the increasing popularity of this practice and the potential implications for educators and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Instructional Design, Games
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Mitits, Lydia – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2018
The purpose of the study was to investigate the views held by teachers in Thrace, Greece with respect to their multilingual students and the teaching practices. A questionnaire (De Angelis, 2011) was used to assess teachers' beliefs about the role of prior linguistic knowledge, the teacher, the school and the family in the education of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Multilingualism, Teaching Methods
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Niemeyer, Emily D.; Zewail-Foote, Maha – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
The use of electronic response pads or "clickers" is a popular way to engage students and create an active-learning environment, especially within large chemistry courses. We examined students' perceptions of how the clicker affected their learning, participation, and engagement in the classroom, as well as their overall experience…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Audience Response Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Abu-Tineh, Abdullah M.; Sadiq, Hissa M. – Professional Development in Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of effective professional development and effective models of professional development as perceived by school teachers in the State of Qatar. This study is quantitative in nature and was conducted using a survey methodology. Means, standard deviations, t-test, and one-way analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes
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Al-Houti, Shorouq K.; Aldaihani, Sultan M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Learning idioms is an uphill battle for many language learners. Thus, this quantitative study aims to shed light on English as Foreign Language (EFL) college students' attitudes towards idiom learning. Specifically, the study is interested in revealing their attitudes towards (1) the importance of idiom learning, (2) the difficulties of idiom…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Figurative Language
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