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Khan, Shaista Irshad – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Critical thinking is seen as a highly desirable way of thinking that needs to be encouraged in all areas of higher education. However, it is not easy to conceptualise critical thinking in ways that can help in its development and in its assessment. Recent policy documents in Pakistan have laid emphasis on the development of critical thinking…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Thinking Skills, Foreign Countries
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Esomonu, Nkechi Patricia-Mary; Okeaba, James Uzoma – European Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The study developed and standardized an Inventory for measuring Students' Integration into University Academic Culture named Inventory for Students' Integration into University Academic Culture (ISIUAC). The increase in dropout rates, substance use, cultism and other deviant behaviours in Nigerian universities makes it necessary for one to ask the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Measures (Individuals), Test Construction
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Mubeen, Sarwat; Reid, Norman – European Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Motivation is an inner force that activates and provides direction to our thought, feelings and actions. Two main characteristics of motivation are goal directed behavior and persistence. Motivated people persistently work for the goal until it is achieved. This paper explores the nature of motivation in the context of learning and seeks to relate…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Science Instruction, Self Esteem, Self Efficacy
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Masaiti, Gift; Shen, Hong – European Journal of Educational Research, 2013
This research paper explores the concept of "cost sharing" which became more prominent in Zambia education with the advent of democratic form of governance in 1991. As a way of responding to the ever diminishing tax revenues, government through the education policy of 1996, allowed higher education institutions including public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Costs, State Universities, Governance