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Zhen, Zeng – Higher Education Studies, 2019
It's arguable that more involvement of government with centralized policies causes less efficiency on education progresses. The article reviewed documents dedicated to or related to College English (CE), which have been released by Ministry of Education of People's Republic of China (MOE) and other institutions/organizations after 1949. Exploring…
Descriptors: Problems, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sithole, Alec; Chiyaka, Edward T.; McCarthy, Peter; Mupinga, Davison M.; Bucklein, Brian K.; Kibirige, Joachim – Higher Education Studies, 2017
Low student enrollment and high attrition rates in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education are major challenges in higher education. Many STEM entrants end-up switching their majors to non-STEM fields, perform poorly relative to their peers in other programs, and/or drop out of college without earning any academic…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Student Interests, Success
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Chen, Jinshi – Higher Education Studies, 2017
The informationalized knowledge sharing of MOOCs not only promotes the change of teaching concept and the reform of teaching methodology, but also provides a new opportunity for the teaching resource integration and sharing between different universities. The present study has constructed an e-Portfolio-based model for the application and sharing…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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From, Jorgen – Higher Education Studies, 2017
The fact that the education provided by universities and university colleges is becoming ever more digitalized has resulted in new challenges for university teachers in providing high-quality teaching and adapting to the needs of changing student populations. Digitalization has increasingly introduced a new dimension in teachers' pedagogical…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Hamad, Mona M. – Higher Education Studies, 2017
Education system has developed rapidly, technology has invaded our life, everyone has smart phone these days, using WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Telegram, etc. No one can deny that the generation we teach these days, has become addicted to these applications, for social relationship and fun. In 2012 when I started teaching in KSA,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Computer Software, Social Media, English (Second Language)
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Agcam, Reyhan; Babanoglu, Muzaffer Pinar – Higher Education Studies, 2016
Teaching is described as a demanding job that requires in-depth knowledge of subject content, age-specific pedagogy, and many varied skills such as patience, leadership, and creativity. Teaching a foreign language constitutes another challenge for the teachers who are already attached the primary liability in raising generations for contributing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation), Higher Education
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Hoa, Nguy?n Th? T?; Mai, Ph?m Th? Tuy?t – Higher Education Studies, 2016
In recent years, teaching English, especially English for specific purposes at Vietnam universities has received a lot of attention from students, teachers, and relevant authorities because of not high teaching effectiveness. This results in the fact that students after graduation do not meet English requirements of employers, so unemployment…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Kiliç, Didem – Higher Education Studies, 2016
This study focuses on the process of implementing self-, peer- and teacher-assessment in teacher education in order to examine the ways of applying these assessment practices and specifically aims at finding out the level of agreement among pre-service teachers' self-, peer- and teacher-assessments of presentation performances. Pre-service…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Peer Evaluation
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Mohamad, Syamsul Nor Azlan; Embi, Mohamed Amin; Nordin, Norazah Mohd – Higher Education Studies, 2016
This paper presents the instructional design effect on motivation towards the implementation of e-Portfolio with ARCS Motivational design strategies to enhance self-directed learning. The purpose of the study was to examine the learners' motivation level after the implementation of e-Portfolio. Initially, this paper was conducted to study a total…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Portfolios (Background Materials), Higher Education, Instructional Design
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Nasiri, Fuzhan; Mafakheri, Fereshteh – Higher Education Studies, 2015
This article will review the issues surrounding the use of humor as an informal teaching method in higher education lecturing. The impact and usefulness of humor, from both a teacher's and a student's perspective, will be investigated. The aim is to classify the challenges and limitations of using humor in classrooms and to investigate and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, College Students, Teacher Attitudes
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Addo, Akosua Obuo; Castle, Eric E. – Higher Education Studies, 2015
Curricula content and structure that encourages interdisciplinary learning, inter-level organization, cross-institutional study supports innovation and inspires new ideas about curricular design in higher education. The purpose of this article is to discuss a collaborative effort of two classes on different campuses to map play in the culturally…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Ethics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Curriculum Design
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Ghilay, Yaron; Ghilay, Ruth – Higher Education Studies, 2015
The study introduces a new model for higher education called FBL: Feedback Based Learning. It is intended to inform the lecturers regarding the progress of students through online questionnaires covering the whole course curriculum. Using technology, lecturers can make a diagnosis at the end of each main topic to find out if there are difficulties…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Tiruneh, Dawit T.; Verburgh, An; Elen, Jan – Higher Education Studies, 2014
Promoting students' critical thinking (CT) has been an essential goal of higher education. However, despite the various attempts to make CT a primary focus of higher education, there is little agreement regarding the conditions under which instruction could result in greater CT outcomes. In this review, we systematically examined current empirical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Intervention, Literature Reviews
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Quinlan, Andrea; Fogel, Curtis A. – Higher Education Studies, 2014
In 1970, education theorist Paulo Freire (1970) sharply critiqued dominant pedagogy--or what he called the banking model of education--for stripping students of their agency. In the banking model, he wrote, instructors are empowered as narrating subjects as students who become alienated as passive listening objects. In the decades since, research…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Active Learning, Class Size, Teaching Load
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Suzawa, Gilbert S. – Higher Education Studies, 2014
This retrospective essay contains my reflection on the deep concept of ambiguity (uncertainty) and a concomitant epistemological theory that all of our human knowledge is ultimately self-referential in nature. This new epistemological perspective is subsequently utilized as a platform for gaining insights into my experiences in conjunction with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Economics Education, Introductory Courses
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