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Talafha, Feras – International Education Studies, 2015
This study examines the level of psychographic attributes among the preparatory year students enrolled at the University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The study sample consists of 209 students chosen with the help of random sampling and questionnaire survey was employed for data collection. Based on the findings, the entire study variables, which are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Models, Learning
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Shareef, Mohammad Abrar; Dweik, Loai M.; Abudan, Zainab; Gazal, Abdalla M.; Abu-Dawas, Reema B.; Chamseddin, Ranim A.; Albali, Nawaf H.; Ali, Alaa A.; Khan, Tehreem A.; AlAmodi, Abdulhadi A. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2015
Student contributions to research have been shown to effectively reflect on their communication and critical thinking skills. Short-term research courses offer opportunities for medical students to advance their research experience in subsequent high-demanding long-term research opportunities. The purpose of the present study was to describe the…
Descriptors: Medical Research, Medical Students, Biomedicine, Undergraduate Students
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Unruh, Susan; Obeidat, Fayiz – College Quarterly, 2015
In this qualitative study, Saudi engineering students talk openly of their experiences learning English in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and as university students in the United States (US). These students reported that they learned only the basics of vocabulary and grammar in KSA. Consequently, they came to the US with few English skills. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Student Needs, Student Experience
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Barnawi, Osman Z.; Phan, Le Ha – Critical Studies in Education, 2015
This article is located in the debates concerning the continued problems underlying the cultural politics of English-speaking Western countries' Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programmes and "Western" pedagogies. It examines two Saudi TESOL teachers' pedagogical enactments in their home teaching contexts after…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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AbuSa'aleek, Atef Odeh – Teaching English with Technology, 2015
Social Networking Sites (SNS) such as Facebook (FB) are currently highly used by students because technology has the potential to become a valuable resource to support their educational communications and collaborations. This paper attempts to present a comprehensive picture of what has been investigated in terms of the use of Facebook as an…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Social Media, Social Networks, English (Second Language)
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Fageeh, Abdulaziz I. – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
This study explored EFL students and faculty's perceptions of and attitudes towards the use of online assessment and practice. A descriptive method was used, employing quantitative data collection and analyses from a sample of 400 students of different age categories and educational levels and another sample of 25 teachers in the English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Instruction
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Gashan, Amani K. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2015
The current study aimed to investigate Saudi pre-service teachers' knowledge about the general concepts of critical thinking, as well as its skills. In addition, the study explored their perceptions about critical thinking and its teaching in classrooms with an aim to develop learning and teaching process. The study was conducted with twenty-nine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Statistical Analysis
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Dewaele, Jean-Marc; Al-Saraj, Taghreed M. – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
The present study focuses on the link between psychological, sociobiographical and linguistic variables and Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety of 348 Arabic learners of English (250 females, 98 males). Data were collected using the Arabic Foreign Language Anxiety Questionnaire (AFLAQ; Al-Saraj, 2011, 2014) and an Arabic version of the…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Classroom Environment, Arabs, English (Second Language)
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Maguire, Richard K.; Corbin, Thomas Philip, Jr. – Journal of International Education and Leadership, 2015
The natural symbiotic relationship between intrinsic and extrinsic factors and how they contribute to student success is undeniable. A plethora of work including self-determination, attribution, and social cognitive theories speak about academic achievement by students having a reciprocity relationship between the extrinsic factors that underline…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Academic Achievement
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Bawazeer, Khadijah – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
This article aims to contribute to the ongoing discussion about women's education. Conflicting discourses, regarding the positions of women as student learners, create an educational challenge that faces the GCC countries in the 21st century. This study explores the prevalent feminist positions in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and presents the findings…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Females
Szilagyi, Annamaria – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
This paper presents findings from a qualitative study that investigated seven female Saudi Arabian students of the University of Liverpool's online Masters programmes. Qualitative, first-person research methods and hermeneutic phenomenology were chosen for the analysis and interpretation of transcripts (Langeveld, 1983; van Manen, 1997; Creswell,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Masters Programs, Electronic Learning
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Al-Ahdal, Arif Ahmed Mohammed Hassan; Al-Ma'amari, Ahmed Ali Hassan – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
Socio-psychological research and findings into learner differences led to the emergence of learner strategies research in the last century. With major contributions from the emerging field of Linguistics in the mid 1970s, language learning strategies began to receive considerable attention. It is worth noting that the primary concern of most of…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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