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Martínez-Adrián, María; Gallardo-del-Puerto, Francisco; Basterrechea, María – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The use of communication strategies (CSs) in oral and written second language (L2) production has been widely investigated (e.g. Muñoz, 2007). As for content and language integrated learning (CLIL) settings, learners seem to resort to the first language (L1) less often than in traditional foreign language instruction (e.g. Celaya & Ruiz de…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communication Strategies, English (Second Language)
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Fielden, Laura V.; Rico, Mercedes – English Language Teaching, 2018
One of the overlooked motivational areas for VET hospitality students learning English is attribution theories, students' beliefs about why they fail or succeed. Weiner identified four basic attributions that people tend to have in achievement situations (2010; 1984): ability, effort, task difficulty, and luck, which contribute to students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attribution Theory, Vocational English (Second Language), Adult Vocational Education
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Brown, Eleanor J. – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2018
This article engages with debates about transformative learning and social change, exploring practitioner perspectives on non-formal education activities run by non-governmental organisations. The research looked at how global citizenship education practitioners met their organisation's goals of change for social justice through educational…
Descriptors: Social Change, Citizenship Education, Global Education, Nonformal Education
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Cação, Rosário – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2017
We describe a study on the motivation of trainees in e-learning-based professional training and on the effect of their motivation upon the perceptions they build about the quality of the courses. We propose the concepts of "perceived motivational gap" and "real motivational gap" as indicators of e-learning quality, which…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes
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O'Rourke, Bernadette; DePalma, Renée – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2017
In this article, we examine the experiences of 18 Galician language learners who participated in what Garland [(2008). "The minority language and the cosmopolitan speaker: Ideologies of Irish language learners" (Unpublished PhD thesis). University of California, Santa Barbara] refers to as a "language-learning holiday" in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation, Language Minorities
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Fullana, Judit; Pallisera, Maria; Colomer, Jordi; Fernández Peña, Rosario; Pérez-Burriel, Marc – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
This article presents the results of a study aimed at determining the perceptions of students participating in reflective learning (RL) experiences at the University of Girona (Spain), specifically regarding the benefits and challenges of this methodology. Four focus groups were organized with students who had participated in RL experiences on…
Descriptors: Reflection, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Puranen, Pasi; Vurdien, Ruby –, 2016
In language learning today, students from different geographical locations are able to interact online in a more authentic environment, share their views with their partners, create profiles as well as build online communities enjoying common interests. With this in mind, this paper examines and reports on a study about how students from two…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Profiles, Communities of Practice, Videoconferencing
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Almeida, Paula Morales; Bermúdez, María Olga Escandell; Sánchez, José Juan Castro – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
This study presents the results of an investigation carried out with teachers and students of adult centres of the Canary Islands, Spain. The main goal of the investigation was to determine the opinions and the formation of both teachers and students about information and communication technologies (ICT) and whether they use these technologies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Adult Education, Adult Educators
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Gonzalez, Antonio; Ramirez, M. Paz; Viadel, Vicente – Educational Gerontology, 2012
Learning and using new technologies by the older people is seen as a demand for their integration in society and as a factor related to active aging. The goal of this article is to understand the attitudes of the elderly towards information and communication technologies in the context of a training course about the utilization of a digital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Training, Computer Attitudes, Internet
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Villar, Luis M.; Alegre, Olga M. – ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 2007
This article evaluates the role of the Online Faculty Development and Assessment System (OFDAS), created at universities in the Canary Islands, Spain, in staff development. The evaluation indicates that the system helped staff in learning to teach curriculum and teaching capacities. The tasks, online resources and opportunities for discussions…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Faculty, Program Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes
Maria i Serrano, Josep F. – European Journal of Vocational Training, 2006
In-company training undertaken by vocational students can be a very good opportunity to acquire skills; but it is also a very delicate process. The author, who examined the traineeships of students in formal vocational training in Catalonia as part of his doctoral thesis in economics, understands skills acquisition as an interactive process…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Adult Vocational Education, School Business Relationship, On the Job Training