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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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Habók, Anita; Magyar, Andrea – Cogent Education, 2019
Reading strategy use among learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) is one of the most important areas of foreign language (FL) strategy research. Students who actively use their reading comprehension strategies can understand and recall more information from what they read and acquire higher-level language proficiency. The focus of our…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Reading Instruction
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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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Mamolo, Leo A. – Cogent Education, 2019
Supporting the 21st-century learners' instructional needs is a trend of today's educational system. This educational design research aimed to develop a Digital Interactive Math Comics (DIMaC) as an instructional material envisioned to meet these learners' needs to a better understanding of Mathematics concepts. This employed the ADDIE framework…
Descriptors: High School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Cartoons
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Marc Jackman, W.; Morrain-Webb, Judith – Cogent Education, 2019
The superior performance of females over males at high school and other levels appears to be a growing international phenomenon. This is notwithstanding the fact that a recent and significant comprehensive global meta-analysis that examined male-female performance at all levels revealed that girls have always outperformed boys in school. This…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Tavakoli, Hossein; Lotfi, Ahmad Reza; Biria, Reza – Cogent Education, 2019
Task-based language teaching (TBLT) has been drawing researchers' and practitioners' interest since its early onset in the 1980s. In a task-based approach, students learn language by doing interesting, relevant, and hands-on pedagogic tasks that raise their interest and keep their involvement. The rich and still developing literature on TBLT is…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Instruction
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Rind, Irfan Ahmed; Mari, Mumtaz Ali – Cogent Education, 2019
This study assesses the influence of public examination on teaching and learning in higher-secondary education. The focus is on the subject of English, taught and assessed at grades 10 and 12 in Pakistan. Using the case of the BISE Sukkur, this study attempts to evaluate the English examination papers from the last 10 years in the first phase.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Motlaq, Mohamad Djavad Akbari; Mahadi, Tengku Sepora Binti Tengku – Cogent Education, 2019
In this investigation, we have chosen to quantify the key components of ability in the field of translation studies in light of Vygotsky's sociocultural theory and Bronfenbrenner's nested eco-system model. The estimation of key components which have effect on willingness to translate (WTT), will be valuable for the translator instructors to wind…
Descriptors: Translation, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries, Protocol Analysis
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Mart, Çagri Tugrul – Cogent Education, 2019
It is rare for learners to reach high level of communicative ability from engaging in entirely language form either implicitly or explicitly. Likewise, focusing primarily on content may be a hindrance to embrace target language features. The integration of form-focused instruction in content-based classrooms has been effective because such an…
Descriptors: Grammar, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Akbarnezhad, Shima; Sadighi, Firooz; Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh – Cogent Education, 2019
Acquisition of verbs and their syntactic and semantic properties can act as the core of any sentence across languages. EFL learners encounter learnability problems in the perception of English verbs' argument structures manifested by different verbs. The current study aimed at investigating and diagnosing the problems Iranian EFL learners face…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Ataeifar, Farideh; Sadighi, Firooz; Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh; Behjat, Fatemeh – Cogent Education, 2019
The study aimed at investigating the impacts of mobile-assisted instruction on improving Iranian female EFL learners' speaking skill and exploring their perceptions of the experience. Random sampling was applied to select 90 female students at the Zand Higher Education Institute in Shiraz, Iran. Their ages ranged from 18 to 24. They were randomly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Student Attitudes, Speech Skills
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Zarei, Leila; Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh; Sadighi, Firooz – Cogent Education, 2019
Establishing high standards for educational accountability and informing those not already familiar with the basic components of a strong accountability system is a fresh avenue in EFL context, particularly in Iran, where the perceived shortcomings of English learning in the public sector are evident. The present mixed methods study used…
Descriptors: Accountability, Standards, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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