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Kelsen, Brent; Flowers, Simeon – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
Personality traits are believed to affect both learner ability and group dynamics and cohesion. Another central element influencing how individuals perform in group settings stems from their motivation to collaborate. This article explores the relationship between personality traits, motivation for collaboration and participation of university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Student Motivation, Cooperative Learning
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Gorecek Baybars, Meryem; Kucukozer, Huseyin – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The object of this study is to determine the conceptual understanding that prospective Science teachers have relating "de Broglie: Matter waves" and to investigate the effect of the instruction performed, on the conceptual understanding. This study was performed at a state university located in the western part of Turkey, with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Physics, Scientific Concepts
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Yashima, Tomoko; MacIntyre, Peter D.; Ikeda, Maiko – Language Teaching Research, 2018
Recently, situated willingness to communicate (WTC) has received increasing research attention in addition to traditional quantitative studies of trait-like WTC. This article is an addition to the former but unique in two ways. First, it investigates both trait and state WTC in a classroom context and explores ways to combine the two to reach a…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Said, Alison – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The purpose of this study is to develop a deeper understanding of the teaching qualities of effective lecturers that vocational students desire, students assessment preferences and preferred learning environments. This study gives a voice to higher vocational students as it is important for vocational educators to learn what attracts students to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, Vocational Education, Preferences
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Brown, Ken; Lally, Vic – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2018
Some students perceive that online assessment does not provide for a true reflection of their work effort. This article reports on a collaborative international project between two higher education institutions with the aim of researching issues relating to engineering student perceptions with respect to online assessment of mathematics. It…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Mihara, Kei – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Falling asleep in class is a common phenomenon among students in Japanese universities. There are several possible reasons for this: tiredness from daily routine such as commuting, difficulty concentrating in 90-minute classes, or simply a lack of motivation to study. In the English as a foreign language (EFL) classes, university students are…
Descriptors: Sleep, Student Motivation, Focus Groups, College Students
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Övez, Filiz Tuba Dikkartin; Akar, Nazli – Educational Research and Reviews, 2018
The purpose of this study is to analyse the content knowledge on graphs of pre-service elementary mathematics teachers from an anthropological perspective. 112 pre-service elementary mathematics teachers participated in the study. Concentric mixed pattern research method has been used in the study. The data was collected through Graphic Content…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Graphs
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Petek, Elcin – International Education Studies, 2018
As one of the renowned learning and innovation skills of 21st century, critical thinking (hereafter CT) has been studied in various fields of education. Contrary to expectations, the emphasis on the mutual link between CT and language learning in tertiary education is newly flourishing. That being the case, the awareness of English as a Foreign…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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O'Connor, Sinéad – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2018
Internationalisation of higher education in Ireland has been identified as a pathway to economic recovery through encouraging student mobility and attracting highly skilled human capital. International students constitute one element of recent Irish immigration trends, presenting new challenges for a society in which diversity is a relatively…
Descriptors: International Education, Human Capital, Social Capital, Foreign Countries
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Dysterheft, Jennifer; Chaparro, Gioella; Rice, Laura; Rice, Ian – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine whether university students with physical disabilities (SWD) gained similar benefits from recreational physical activity participation as able-bodied (AB) university students as reported in the literature. Researchers designed an inclusive, university-offered aquatic exercise class for SWD. Six SWD…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Inclusion, Aquatic Sports, Exercise
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Lankenau, Greg R. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Environmental thinkers and educators have argued for the importance of celebrating our connectedness to nature, or the perception of being part of, rather than separate from, the natural world. Using pre-and post-test measurements of Nature Relatedness and supplemental interviews, this study addresses the question of whether a particular…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education
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Cankaya, Serkan; Yunkul, Eyup – International Education Studies, 2018
The purpose of this study was to reveal the attitudes and views of university students about the use of Edmodo as a cooperative learning environment. In the research process, the students were divided into groups of 4 or 5 within the scope of a course given in the department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology. For each group,…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Cooperative Learning, Student Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews
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Jafari, Esmaeil; Vajarah, Kourosh Fathi; Arefi, Mahboobeh; Rezaeizadeh, Morteza – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to validate MOOC-based curriculum in higher education in Iran. The research method is mixed and of exploratory type. Method of grounded theory is used in the qualitative section and the Validation Test Pattern among the faculties and PhD students of Tehran's Universities is considered in the quantitative part. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Golightly, Aubrey – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
Problem-based learning can be implemented in South African geography teacher education to foster geography students' self-directed learning skills. The purpose of this longitudinal case study was to determine B.Ed. geography students' (n = 45) perceptions of their self-directedness in learning in integrated problem-based learning experiences over…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Integrated Activities, Influences
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Brown, Samuel D.; Hallam, Pamela R.; Tang, Huili – Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
This study explored the modern environment in Chinese higher education and trust development with faculty and students within the Chinese educational setting. Qualitative methods were used to conduct semi-structured interviews at two large universities in China. Findings showed that Chinese faculty members viewed trust with their students in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Higher Education, Trust (Psychology)
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