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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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Chrysos, Michail – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study aims to present the design and pilot testing procedures of the two specific self-report questionnaires were used to measure the two key aspects of reading motivation, self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation in the field of literary (narrative) reading, and the partial factors that jointly shape them. These instruments were outlined in…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Motivation, Construct Validity, Reliability
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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