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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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Santandreu Calonge, David; Aman Shah, Mariam; Riggs, Karina; Connor, Melissa – Cogent Education, 2019
Access to digital technology has demonstrated the ability to change learning in the workplace with easily available resources and flexibility through often self-paced learning environments, offering employees the ability to take control of their learning experiences. The scarce existing body of research suggests that "specialised" MOOCs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Employer Attitudes, Employee Attitudes
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Brown, Ted; Bonsaksen, Tore – Cogent Education, 2019
It is important for self-report scales and measures used by educators and health care professionals (such as the Physical Self-Description Questionnaire-Short Form [PSDQ-S]) to have documented reliability and validity. The aim of this study is to investigate the structural validity of the full PSDQ-S composite scale and 11 subscales using the…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Physical Characteristics, Self Concept, Item Response Theory
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Dzemidzic Kristiansen, Selma; Burner, Tony; Johnsen, Berit Helene – Cogent Education, 2019
The article presents a review of 34 studies conducted from 1995 to 2017 focusing on face-to-face promotive interaction (FtFPI) factors that may lead to successful cooperative learning (CL) in small groups, as guided by the following research question: "Which FtFPI factors lead to successful CL in small groups?" A manual and citation…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Interaction, Cooperative Learning, Instructional Effectiveness
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Usher, Wayne – Cogent Education, 2019
Objective: Given the increasing importance being placed on levels of youths' physical literacy (PL), physical activity (PA) and sport involvement (SI), it would seem plausible to investigate a common physical activity outcome (PAO) that would go to predict success throughout these domains. The impact of various demographic variables, on physical…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Athletics
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Chan, Hang – Cogent Education, 2018
Every sound is made up of pitch, intensity and length (P, I and L). These universal parameters work together to give a sound its sensation. This paper presents a case of using P, I and L, and a hypothetical measure, "S[subscript c]" ("Stress Composite"), to appraise the effect of prosodic training. The main question this paper…
Descriptors: Singing, Workshops, Acoustics, Suprasegmentals
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Ebadi, Saman; Vakilifard, Amirreza; Bahramlou, Khosro – Cogent Education, 2018
This study explored the effects of noticing and computerized dynamic assessment on the learning of Persian vocabulary through reading. In this quasi-experimental study, 75 intermediate learners of Persian as a Foreign Language (PFL) were assigned to three equal-sized groups. In the Noticing and Computerized Dynamic Assessment (CDA) groups, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages, Second Language Learning, Attention
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Al-Issa, Ali S. M. – Cogent Education, 2017
There is a growing body of literature about the qualities of professional teacher educators (TEs) and their impact on preparing professional teachers. However, English Language Teaching (ELT) research has fallen behind in this regard, despite the fact that different programs worldwide suffer from different limitations, due to certain aspects…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Potts, Anthony; Maadad, Nina; Yu, Marizon – Cogent Education, 2017
This article provides insights into children's perspectives on schooling experiences following immigration. Albeit focusing on a small cohort of children, the theory and methodology in the article could well be applied to children of immigrants from other cultures. In exploring the primary school experiences of children of Filipino immigrants in…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Student Attitudes, Educational Experience, Foreign Countries
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Chandler, Paul D. – Cogent Education, 2017
This study reports on the responses to a survey of 55 upper primary school teachers, conducted prior to their classes engaging in a substantial unit of work in multimodal composition. The survey was designed to ascertain the extent to which the teachers were already familiar with, and had already embedded in their teaching, a metalanguage of…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teaching Skills, Educational Practices
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Chua, Hui Ping; Khan, R. Nazim; Humphry, Stephen; Hassell, Robert – Cogent Education, 2017
The annual National Assessment Program--Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) measures the literacy and numeracy skills of primary and secondary students in Australia. Under the three Smarter Schools National Partnership, additional funding is provided to the independent schools with the expectation of improving student performance. Using multilevel…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, National Competency Tests, Literacy, Numeracy
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Park, Eunjae; Klieve, Helen; Tsurutani, Chiharu; Harte, Wendy – Cogent Education, 2017
The purpose of the present investigation is to explore the communication challenges caused by accented English along with strategies of international students in the Australian context. A quantitative approach was employed in order to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the linguistic experience of the students. Participants comprised 182…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Pronunciation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Bentley, Brendan; Yates, Gregory C. R. – Cogent Education, 2017
Within mathematics teaching, ways to help students resolve proportional reasoning problems remains a topical issue. This study sought to investigate how a simple innovative procedure could be introduced to enhance skill acquisition. In two classroom-based experiments, 12-year-old students were asked to solve proportional reasoning mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Thinking Skills, Experiments
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Lynch, Timothy; Soukup, Gregory J., Sr. – Cogent Education, 2017
Quality physical education (QPE) in primary school optimises children's well-being. However, international research indicates that the preparation of classroom teachers is impeded by systemic barriers, resulting in low-classroom teacher confidence, competence and subsequent interest. This empirical research investigates school principal…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Administrator Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, Program Implementation
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Sanagavarapu, Prathyusha – Cogent Education, 2017
Children's knowledge of food allergies and their self-management is developmentally based, and is essential for their safe transition to school. Despite a growing number of children with food allergies starting school globally, to date, little is known about young children's knowledge of food allergy or their capacity to manage it, or their…
Descriptors: Food, Allergy, Young Children, Surveys
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