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Vázquez-Cano, Esteban; Martín-Monje, Elena; Castrillo de Larreta-Azelain, María Dolores – Digital Education Review, 2016
This paper shows some research which analysed the didactic functionality of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and Open Educational Resources (OERs). They were created by students from the Master's Degree in Information and Communication Technologies applied to language teaching and processing, at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, Information Technology, Masters Degrees
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Granados Beltrán, Carlo – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2013
Many of the actions of Colombia's National Programme for the Development of Foreign Languages (Programa Nacional de Desarrollo de Lenguas Extranjeras--PNDLE) have been carried out in elementary and secondary education, but there is not much information about its impact in institutions of higher education. The aim of this article is to present the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Higher Education
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Hurst, Glenn A.; Slootweg, J. Chris; Balu, Alina M.; Climent-Bellido, Maria S.; Gomera, Antonio; Gomez, Paulette; Luque, Rafael; Mammino, Liliana; Spanevello, Rolando A.; Saito, Kei; Ibanez, Jorge G. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Various international perspectives from selected regions where substantial work is being done on green and sustainable chemistry education emphasize a systems thinking framework. Common to most of the perspectives is the inclusion of more global paradigms involving economic, environmental, political, and social aspects as fundamental issues in the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, International Education, Sustainability
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Chaves-Barboza, Eduardo; Solá-Martínez, Tomás; Marín-Marín, José-Antonio; Sanz-Prieto, Mariano – Education Sciences, 2019
This article carries out a comparison of the self-efficacy of teachers in initial training, between the populations of two universities. A questionnaire with two Likert scales is applied in two samples, 836 subjects from the Universidad Nacional (Costa Rica) and 588 from the Universidad de Granada (Spain). The data is reviewed by means of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Universities
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Carvajal-Jiménez, Vivian; Ruiz-Badilla, Silvia – Online Submission, 2016
On the centennial of Escuela Normal de Costa Rica (Normal School of Costa Rica), this paper discusses its role and its legacy in teacher training. It is structured in three parts. First, it presents a brief historical background on the origin and profiles of normal schools in several parts of the world. Second, it describes the development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational History, World History
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Velandia, Deissy Angélica – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
This article reports on an exploratory, mixed methods study aimed at identifying the methodological and epistemological criteria necessary to ensure the quality and a self-revision process of a pilot tutoring program offered to students enrolled in the bed in philology and languages (English and French programs) at Universidad Nacional de…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Sarasa, María Cristina – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
This paper summarizes a narrative inquiry carried out with forty volunteer undergraduate participants attending the course Overall Communication, in the English Teacher Education Program in the School of Humanities of the "Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata," Argentina. It addresses their family/academic identities and personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students
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Gualdron, Evelyn; Castillo, Edna – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This article reports the findings of a qualitative study based on a long-term application of a theater content-based methodology for L2 learning, supported by professionals in theater and in foreign languages, in "The e Theater": an English as a foreign language theater interdisciplinary group at Universidad Nacional de Colombia that has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
Tavarez DaCosta, Pedro; Almanzar Alvarado, Vianelis – Online Submission, 2020
The learning process of English as a Foreign Language is a tricky challenge to face when it comes to deal with Spanish native speakers. Most of the time, people compare the structures and uses of both languages (the native and the target one), which causes an interference in the learning process and may result on failure or poorly achieved…
Descriptors: Spanish, Interference (Language), Universities, Foreign Countries
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Escudero, Isabel; Fuertes, Narcisa; López, Ligia – English Language Teaching, 2019
Reading comprehension in Ecuadorian students has been mostly managed at a literal comprehension level, leaving out inferential and critical comprehension. This is because most of the articles students read require a high level of literacy and a good domain of comprehension strategies. One of these strategies is paraphrasing; therefore, the purpose…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Ramírez Sarmiento, Albeiro Miguel Ángel – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2011
This article aims to establish the effects of masked priming by translation equivalents in Spanish-English bilinguals with a high-intermediate level of proficiency in their second language. Its findings serve as evidence to support the hypothesis that semantic representations mediate the mental association among non-cognates from a speaker's first…
Descriptors: Translation, Priming, Spanish, English
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Pérez Niño, Daniel Fernando – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
This article reports on a study conducted at Universidad Nacional de Colombia in the foreign language extension courses. The author shows how young learners who study English in this program can develop their oral production by making and listening to music. The study took place in the first semester of 2009 and followed the qualitative and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Armijos Monar, Jacqueline Guadalupe; Fuertes Lopez, Blanca Narcisa; Delgado Altamirano, Jorge Edwin; Villa, Vicente Marlón Villa – English Language Teaching, 2018
Even though there has been a significant advancement in human rights, social justice and social practices around the world; some Ecuadorian indigenous students still struggle against many social and linguistic limitations, especially in Chimborazo province. This research was carried out with 30 Ecuadorian indigenous students who studied English as…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes, American Indian Students, American Indian Languages
Johnson, L.; Adams, S.; Cummins, M.; Estrada, V. – New Media Consortium, 2012
The "Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2012-2017" reflects a collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC), the Centro Superior para la Enseñanza Virtual (CSEV), Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica y de Control at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), and the Institute of Electrical…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology
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García-Gutierrez, Juan; Ruiz-Corbella, Marta; Armentia, Araceli del Pozo – Open Praxis, 2017
Higher Education is demanding the need of a greater connection between its academic offer and the necessary civic engagement of the graduates. This has given Spain the opportunity, for just over a decade, to develop the methodology of service-learning, which combines both the theoretical and practical aspect of university learning with the…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Distance Education, Service Learning, Case Studies
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