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Cabrera, Paola; Castillo, Luz; González, Paúl; Quiñónez, Ana; Ochoa, César – Teaching English with Technology, 2018
This study examined the use of "Pixton" for enhancing grammar and vocabulary teaching in a public high school in the South region of Ecuador. In this intervention, 163 junior high school learners and 14 pre-service English teachers participated during a period of 4 months. The data for this study was obtained by gathering information…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pretests Posttests
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Asiri, Abdulaziz Aboud Mohammed; Aly, Hasan Shawky – World Journal of Education, 2018
The present study aimed to identify the reality of E-Learning systems and tools use (Blackboard) by faculty members and students in teaching and learning courses at the college of education at Najran University. To achieve this aim, two questionnaires for both faculty members and students were developed. A sample of (60) faculty members and (120)…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Integrated Learning Systems
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Gómez-Rey, Pilar; Barbera, Elena; Fernández-Navarro, Francisco – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
The topic of online instructors' roles has been of interest to the educational community since the late twentieth century. In previous studies, the identification of online instructors' roles was done using a top-down (deductive) approach. This study applied a bottom-up (inductive) procedure to examine not only the roles of online instructors from…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Adair, Desmond; Jaeger, Martin; Price, Owen M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The use of a portfolio curriculum approach, when teaching a university introductory statistics and probability course to engineering students, is developed and evaluated. The portfolio curriculum approach, so called, as the students need to keep extensive records both as hard copies and digitally of reading materials, interactions with faculty,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Introductory Courses, Statistics, Probability
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Amos, Nathaniel; Heckler, Andrew F. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
In the context of introductory physics, we study student conceptual understanding of differentials, differential products, and integrals and possible pathways to understanding these quantities. We developed a multiple choice conceptual assessment employing a variety of physical contexts probing physical understanding of these three quantities and…
Descriptors: Physics, Introductory Courses, Science Instruction, Scores
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Lai Yuanxing; Aksornjarung, Prachamon – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
This study examined EFL learners' attitudes and motivation towards learning English through content-based instruction (CBI) at a university in Thailand. Seventy-one (71) university students, the majority sophomores, answered a 6-point Likert scale questionnaire on attitudes and motivation together with six open-ended questions regarding learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
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Muijselaar, Marloes M. L. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2018
We investigated the dimensionality of inference making in samples of 4- to 9-year-olds (Ns = 416-783) to determine if local and global coherence inferences could be distinguished. In addition, we examined the validity of our experimenter-developed inference measure by comparing with three additional measures of listening comprehension. Multitrait,…
Descriptors: Inferences, Thinking Skills, Young Children, Listening Comprehension
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Venkadasalam, Vaunam P.; Ganea, Patricia A. – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2018
This study examined whether children 4- and 5-years-old (N = 156) can revise a physical science misconception from different types of picture books. A realistic fiction book and informational book with identical images matched in word count and reading difficulty level were compared to a control book about plants. In the pretest and posttest,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Misconceptions, Scientific Concepts, Comparative Analysis
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Suskind, Dana L.; Leung, Christy Y. Y.; Webber, Robert J.; Hundertmark, Alison C.; Leffel, Kristin R.; Suskind, Elizabeth; Hernandez, Marc W.; Graf, Eileen – First Language, 2018
This study reported the development and initial validation of the Survey of Parent/Provider Expectations and Knowledge (SPEAK), a self-administered questionnaire assessing expectations and knowledge about early childhood cognitive and language development. Development of the SPEAK was guided by the theory emphasizing the role of language input…
Descriptors: Parent Surveys, Linguistic Input, Interviews, Cognitive Development
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Brekke Stangeland, Elisabeth; Lundetrae, Kjersti; Reikerås, Elin – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
A body of studies, which are mostly based on parental reports, have documented gender differences in early language proficiency, and girls tend to outperform boys in both language production and language comprehension. In this study, staff in Norwegian Early Childhood Education and Care institutions observed language comprehension, word…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Parent Attitudes, Gender Differences, Language Proficiency
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Lin, Su-Fei – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of group work (GW) in EFL vocabulary learning by second year, non-English major, university students in Taiwan, in comparison with working individually (IW). The students (N = 44) worked in mixed ability groups of 3-4 or in IW to complete vocabulary exercises following reading activities. The classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Cooperative Learning, Vocabulary Development
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Steegen, An; Hasendonckx, Femke; De Cock, Mieke – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2018
It is well-known that misconceptions exist on a range of topics. The origin of these misconceptions can be very different, but some of them can be understood by students struggling with the application of physics concepts in real life situations or in the context of another school subject, e.g. geography. In this paper, different strategies to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Yalçinkaya, Elvan; Çetin, Oguz – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2018
The purpose of this study is to determine the environmental attitudes of secondary school students and their opinions about environmental education (EE). It also aims to make recommendations in order to give more importance to studies on this subject in Turkey based on the findings obtained. The research problem is 'What are the opinions and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Semi Structured Interviews, Environment, Environmental Education
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Payakachat, Nalin; Hadden, Kristie B.; Hanner, Jeremy; Ragland, Denise – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study explored maternal knowledge of pertussis and Tdap vaccine and the use of a Tdap Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) to improve that knowledge. Design: Prospective cohort study. Setting: Two outpatient obstetric clinics at a US academic medical centre. Methods: An electronic survey was administered to pregnant women who…
Descriptors: Diseases, Immunization Programs, Health, Literacy
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Yau, Jia-ling Charlene; Lee, Pi-yu – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2018
This study has two aims: one is to examine whether or not there are individual differences in motivation to read English as a Foreign Language (EFL) among Taiwanese adolescents, and the other is to scrutinize whether or not a gender gap exists among those readers. A total of 252 adolescents, half of them female and the other half male,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Motivation, Reading Achievement, Gender Differences
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