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Costandius, Elmarie – Cogent Education, 2019
Concept development workshops were held at various universities around Cape Town, South Africa since 2017. The aim of the workshops was to develop new concepts using an art-making process. The student protests in South Africa in 2015 and 2016 opened up pertinent social issues, but left many universities in a stagnated place where lecturers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Concept Formation, Workshops, Art Activities
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Li, Yulong – Cogent Education, 2019
Teachers are difficult to change, and this has long been a challenge for many teacher educators because a fundamental maxim of teacher education programs is to promote reflection and change in teachers. Despite the many studies on teacher change, our understanding of teacher change requires further understanding. Based on a narrative inquiry of…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Reflective Teaching, Beliefs, Teaching Methods
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Golpour, Farhad; Ahour, Touran; Ahangari, Saeideh – Cogent Education, 2019
This study aimed to find out the relationship among EFL university teachers' code-based and meaning-based beliefs in writing instruction, classroom writing activities and classroom organization. To this end, 120 university teachers, who were teaching writing to EFL learners at different universities in Iran, participated in the study. For the data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, English (Second Language), Beliefs
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Ouma, Richard – Cogent Education, 2019
This article cross-examines the views of the university staff and selected students on institutional challenges in managing and delivering learner support for in-service teachers engaged in distance education in Uganda. A qualitative approach using in-depth interviews and reflective logs provided the study framework. The results showed several…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Dejene, Wondifraw – Cogent Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to assess the implementation of modularization in Ethiopian higher education institutions with particular reference to the instructional process (active learning and continuous assessment). Mixed research design was employed. Three universities were focus of the study. Three hundred and eight undergraduate students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
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Mohammaditabar, Mohammad; Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh; Yamini, Morteza; Rassaei, Ehsan – Cogent Education, 2019
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to explore EFL teachers' perspectives of qualities of a good language teacher and to examine the possible differences in their perspectives as a function of educational contexts including language institutes, junior/senior high schools, and universities. To this end, 386 Iranian EFL teachers completed a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, High School Teachers
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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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Rahimi, Masoud; Yousoffi, Nouroddin; Moradkhani, Shahab – Cogent Education, 2018
As part of a large-scale project, the present study explores research conception, research engagement (both reading and doing research), the impact of research on professional development, the setbacks for research engagement, and the suggestions for improving the dominant research practice in English language teaching (ELT) higher education. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Majoko, Tawanda – Cogent Education, 2018
Since the attainment of political independence in 1980 coupled with the paradigm shift from exclusion to inclusion in education in Zimbabwe, the number of students with disabilities in higher education is significantly increasing. Entrenched in qualitative research approach, this study draws from a sample of 17 students with disabilities at a…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Student Empowerment, Higher Education, Disabilities
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Kafi, Zeinab; Motallebzadeh, Khalil; Ashraf, Hamid – Cogent Education, 2018
"The field of ethics in teaching as a moral profession is a robust and compelling one. It captures the interest and imagination of scholars, researchers, and practitioners alike because it is so very important and integral to the world of education". For the same purpose, the major aim of the current paper was to come up with a code of…
Descriptors: Ethics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kwarteng, Alexander; Dissou-Arthur, Yarhands; Sylverken, Augustina; Frimpong, Michael; Ahuno Terkper, Samuel; Owusu-Dabo, Ellis – Cogent Education, 2018
Immunology is increasingly becoming a core biomedical discipline in recent times. Students' interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs is essential for better academic performances and outcomes in a University of Science Technology. To this end, we assessed the factors that influence students' interest in immunology…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Epidemiology
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Abedini, Farahnaz; Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh; Sadighi, Firooz – Cogent Education, 2018
To capture the unique nature of collective teacher efficacy as reflected in ELT settings, the current study attempted to develop and validate a context-specific collective efficacy scale and use it in exploring collective efficacy beliefs in different ELT contexts. To achieve this goal, guided by the related literature, the most prominent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Language Teachers
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Ebadi, Saman; Zamani, Gerannaz – Cogent Education, 2018
A rising number of university faculty and students in Iran are falling prey to predatory publishers, that is, publishing academic low-quality and unethical research papers. There are increasing demands on researchers and students from both local and national authorities to publish widely. Because of the increasing pressure put on students and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, English for Academic Purposes, Writing for Publication, Research Reports
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Khan, Muhammad Asif; Kiran, Asma – Cogent Education, 2018
The study aimed to investigate the organizational and task factors as antecedents of teachers' professional development (TPD) and occupational expertise (OE). Positivist paradigm had been used for the study. The data were collected through a structured questionnaire from a convenience sample of 233 faculty members in higher education institutions…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Knowledge Economy, College Faculty, Organizational Culture
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Chang, Yuan-Cheng – Cogent Education, 2018
This study aims to explore how the tourism and hospitality department promotes the influence of teachers' knowledge innovation on students' creativity self-efficacy and innovation behaviors. Taking teachers and students in tourism and hospitality departments of 30 universities and colleges in Taiwan as subjects and analyzed by hierarchical linear…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Tourism, Hospitality Occupations, Self Efficacy
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