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Duzhin, Fedor; Gustafsson, Anders – Education Sciences, 2018
Course instructors need to assess the efficacy of their teaching methods, but experiments in education are seldom politically, administratively, or ethically feasible. Quasi-experimental tools, on the other hand, are often problematic, as they are typically too complicated to be of widespread use to educators and may suffer from selection bias…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Artificial Intelligence, College Faculty, Instructional Effectiveness
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Soon, Wanmei; Lioe, Luis Tirtasanjaya; McInnes, Brett – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2011
The teaching of mathematics in Singapore continues, in most cases, to follow a traditional model. While this traditional approach has many advantages, it does not always adequately prepare students for University-level mathematics, especially applied mathematics. In particular, it does not cultivate the ability to deal with "non-routine…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students, Mathematical Models, Mathematical Concepts
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Zhang, Dongbo – Modern Language Journal, 2017
This study examined the similarities and differences in the functioning of component processes underlying first language (L1) and second language (L2) word reading in Chinese. Fourth-grade Chinese children in Singapore were divided into L1 and L2 reader groups based on whether they used Mandarin or English as their home language. Both groups were…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, English, Language Usage, Second Language Learning
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Ang, Keng Cheng – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2004
In this paper, we examine the use of an ordinary differential equation in modelling the SARS outbreak in Singapore. The model provides an excellent example of using mathematics in a real life situation. The mathematical concepts involved are accessible to students with A level Mathematics backgrounds. Data for the SARS epidemic in Singapore are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Models, Communicable Diseases