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Arko-Achemfuor, Akwasi – Cogent Education, 2019
This article reports on a community engagement project by the University of South Africa's Department of Adult Basic Education to address the challenges faced by new literates in establishing and managing projects and small businesses. The main objective of the article was to assess how capacity and training workshops have been used as tools to…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Small Businesses, Business Administration, Action Research
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Ha, Amy S.; O'Reilly, John; Ng, Johan Y. Y.; Zhang, Joni H. – Cogent Education, 2019
The flipped classroom approach has been gaining substantial momentum and is well received in Asia. Using a qualitative approach, this study examined how the flipped classroom approach affects the teaching and learning experiences of students and teachers in Asian higher education. Five Faculty of Education courses were examined in this study. Five…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teacher Educators, Foreign Countries, Positive Attitudes
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Melese, Solomon – Cogent Education, 2019
The purpose of the study was to explore instructors' knowledge, attitude and practice of differentiated instruction in the case of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences of Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. The study employed a qualitative research approach with case study design. The participants were the dean, department heads and…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teacher Education, Behavioral Sciences, Foreign Countries
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Williamson, Charmaine – Cogent Education, 2019
This paper qualitatively explores PhD candidates' experiences in two Sub-Saharan African countries: Ethiopia and South Africa. While the countries are self-evidently very different, their respective drives to graduate PhDs create a strong point of commonality, prompting the programmed initiative focused on, herein. Drawing from observational data,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Students, International Cooperation
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Chiu, Shui Kau – Cogent Education, 2019
General education constitutes a significant portion of undergraduate curriculum. However, students are not always keen on learning general education. Pedagogy of experiential learning is one of the strategies in arousing their learning motivation. Although many previous pieces of research were conducted in the field, attention on how experiential…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students, Learning Motivation
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Geitz, Gerry; de Geus, Jan – Cogent Education, 2019
Societal developments necessitate the continuing development of higher education, as labor markets are in full swing and professions are shifting in orientation or sometimes disappear completely. Therefore, a concomitant goal of higher education should be to help students develop metacognitive skills and domain-specific knowledge and skills. For…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Instructional Design, Self Management
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Debreli, Emre; Ishanova, Inara – Cogent Education, 2019
This study investigates the types of student misbehaviour exhibited in foreign language classrooms and the strategies preferred by foreign language teachers to prevent them. The study additionally explores whether foreign language teachers' preferred strategies correspond with their actual classroom practices. 44 teachers of English at the English…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, English Teachers
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Luo, Jian Ming; Chau, Ka Yin; Lam, Chi Fung – Cogent Education, 2019
The number of university-industry cooperation programs has increased rapidly over the last few years. Research in this field is spare. This study therefore explores this gap with particular focus on the relationship of student motivation, evaluation of program, students' attitudes and career aspirations in tourism and hospitality…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Program Evaluation, Occupational Aspiration, Student Attitudes
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Gleeson, Anne; Fisher, Greg; Dianati, Saib; Smale, Nicholas – Cogent Education, 2019
This paper explores the choice of math skills learning support by an undergraduate student cohort of Commerce and Business students at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. A survey methodology was used to determine the support students sought for the assumed math skills for a mandatory first-year microeconomics subject. The majority of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Business Administration Education, Mathematics Skills, Foreign Countries
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Van Woezik, Tamara; Reuzel, Rob; Koksma, Jur – Cogent Education, 2019
Higher education tries to comply with a societal need for lifelong, self-directed learners, for which suitable learning formats are needed. Here, we consider Open Space Technology (OST) as a format for self-directed learning in medical education. It involves a voluntary meeting in which students explore topics of their own interest, related to the…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Higher Education, Medical Education, Personal Autonomy
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de la Puente Pacheco, Mario Alberto; Guerra, Dick; de Oro Aguado, Carlos Mario; Alexander McGarry, Callum – Cogent Education, 2019
Differentiated geographical and institutional contexts imply the need to examine the effectiveness of non-conventional approach learning methods in contrast to generalist assumptions. One way is to examine the perceptions of undergraduates of a teaching method applied to specific individuals, geographical contexts, and their relationship to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Asakereh, Ahmad; Yousofi, Nouroddin; Weisi, Hiwa – Cogent Education, 2019
The present study was aimed at exploring English teacher trainers' and pre-service and in-service English teachers' attitudes toward English as a lingua franca (ELF) in the Iranian education system. To amass the data, 68 pre-service and 118 in-service English teachers and 21 teacher trainers filled out an adapted ELF questionnaire and sat…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Darabi Bazvand, Ali – Cogent Education, 2019
The present study examined the effect of L1 domain-relevant knowledge on L2 reading comprehension texts among student teachers of ELT (N = 90), drawn from a population of 270 student teachers studying at an undergraduate program in some state universities in Iran. A proficiency test was applied to control language proficiency of students. Among…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Daaif, Jabran; Zerraf, Soufiane; Tridane, Malika; Benmokhtar, Said; Belaaouad, Said – Cogent Education, 2019
Technological innovation in science provides complementary tools for exploring new teaching strategies within a pedagogical framework that promotes interaction between the teacher and the learner. This work is based on the implementation of a computer application modeling crystallographic material structures, in order to identify and study the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Computer Uses in Education
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Alhassan, Awad – Cogent Education, 2019
Student writing in university contexts, especially in the area of business, has relatively been under-researched in the English for academic purposes (EAP) literature. Many previous studies have only labelled the types of student writing in the academe. Although labeling is essential as a starting point to map out and understand student writing at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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