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de Lima Bastos, Pedro Augusto; Pessoa, Rosane Rocha – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
In this qualitative study, we intend to discuss how adolescent students in a Brazilian public school classroom define their body image and personalize the themes "beauty standards" and "fatness." Grounded on a critical approach to language teaching, these two social themes were problematized in eight lessons of "Ensino…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Human Body
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Mendes-Rodrigues, Clesnan; Ranal, Marli A.; Carvalho, Deise V. P. – World Journal of Education, 2019
Productivity demand of Brazilian Postgraduate Programs has increased as a result of global scientific and technological competitiveness, leading to stresses among researchers and students. Thus, this work was aimed at evaluating the quality of life of students of one Postgraduate Program in Agronomy through the WHOQOL-bref. Of the 36 students…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Quality of Life, Productivity, Competition
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de Carvalho Junior, Giovani Lemos; Robles, Daniel Cebrian; de la Serna, Manuel Cebrian; Rivas, Manuela Raposo – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
According to literature, usability and user satisfaction directly influence learning achievement. However, few studies address those elements in MOOCs (massive open online courses). Relevant questions such as "Are drop-out rates similar between SPOCs (small private open courses) and MOOCs?" and "Are there significant usability and…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Coelho, Francisco Antonio, Jr.; Cortat, Mariane; Flores, Clarissa Leite; Santos, Flávio Augusto Mendes; Alves, Gleidilson Costa; Faiad, Cristiane; Ramos, Wilsa Maria; Rodrigues da Silva, Alan – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2018
Online learning is one of the fastest growing trends in educational uses of technology. In this study, an instrument to measure the social attitudes of the Brazilian students based on distance education was developed and validated. The study population consisted of public administration undergraduate students that has been providing by distance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Attitude Measures, Student Attitudes
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Schneider Grings, Ana Francisca; Hentschke, Liane – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this research was to investigate the causes attributed by undergraduate music students to situations of failure and success in public music performance. Attributional Theory has been used in this research as the theoretical framework to understand how situations of success and failure are interpreted by the person of the activity.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Music Education, Performance, Attribution Theory
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Gericke, Niklas; Carver, Rebecca; Castéra, Jérémy; Evangelista, Neima Alice Menezes; Marre, Claire Coiffard; El-Hani, Charbel N. – Science & Education, 2017
Genetic determinism can be described as the attribution of the formation of traits to genes, where genes are ascribed more causal power than what scientific consensus suggests. Belief in genetic determinism is an educational problem because it contradicts scientific knowledge, and is a societal problem because it has the potential to foster…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Genetics, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy
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Pedrozo, Sueila – Journal of Youth Studies, 2011
Given the importance of material goods consumption to young people and the perception that to be "cool" is fundamental to identity construction, this study investigates consumption in relation to social, economic and cultural inequalities. Qualitative individual interviews took place in November 2005, in Rio de Janeiro, with 14 high…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Private Schools, Public Schools, Poverty