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Han, Jisoo – Cogent Education, 2019
This paper aims to analyse the text and images of marriage culture in Korean textbooks used in English-speaking countries to reveal the underlying social values, beliefs and ideology. I will analyse what Korean textbooks select as a "traditional and formal marriage" culture, how they describe it (who is being highlighted or excluded),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Textbook Content, Cultural Awareness
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Banaruee, Hassan; Khoshsima, Hooshang; Zare-Behtash, Esmail; Yarahmadzehi, Nahid – Cogent Education, 2019
Describing the processes of metaphor comprehension has been a hot topic of discussion among researchers throughout the past four decades. One of the major challenges has been to find a mechanism that can describe the processes involved in the comprehension of various kinds of metaphors. This article suggests that different types of metaphors could…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Reading Comprehension, Concept Formation, Abstract Reasoning
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Seema, Riin; Säre, Egle – Cogent Education, 2019
The implications of mindfulness theory, created within a post-positivist tradition, in the context of education and connecting it to a social constructivist methodology are a challenge. We carried out this study using a mixed method approach: questionnaires and semi-structured interviews in a pilot project with a purposeful sample of 27 teachers;…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Preschool Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Namaziandost, Ehsan; Esfahani, Fariba Rahimi; Ahmadi, Sheida – Cogent Education, 2019
In this project, 54 Iranian pre-intermediate EFL learners (16 to 21 years) participated in 15 sessions in which they were asked to read and study books from a structured series of L2 reading materials. Half the students studied with relatively easy materials ('i - 1'), that is, materials rated as being below their competency level. The others…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, English (Second Language), Reading Comprehension, Late Adolescents
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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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Jalil, Rabiya; Warren, Robert; Ma, Irene W. Y. – Cogent Education, 2019
Background: Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly used in primary care. This study seeks to determine the educational needs of primary care physicians. Methods: All primary care practitioners in Calgary, Alberta, on the electronic departmental newsletter distribution list were invited to participate in an online survey. Interests in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Health Care, Physicians, Training
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Alnahdi, Ghaleb H. – Cogent Education, 2019
This study aimed to examine the psychometric characteristics of the Arabic version of the Teacher Efficacy for Inclusive Practices (TEIP) scale. Data were collected from 432 participants in Saudi Arabia--185 in-service and 247 pre-service teachers. A statistical analysis was conducted using the following methods: Confirmatory Factor Analysis…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Teacher Effectiveness, Factor Analysis, Psychometrics
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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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Klingenberg, Oliv G.; Holkesvik, Anne H.; Augestad, Liv Berit – Cogent Education, 2019
The aim of the study was to conduct a systematic review in order to synthesize the evidence-based literature on mathematics education among students with visual impairment (VI). Studies were identified through searches of electronic databases (SCOPUS, PubMed, ERIC, and Web of Science). The authors included articles published between 1 January 2000…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Visual Impairments, Students with Disabilities, Teacher Attitudes
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Hauge, Kåre – Cogent Education, 2019
The aim of the study has been to describe, analyse and discuss the latest research findings on the professional development that is accomplished through collective and cooperative processes among teachers. The research question addressed in this article is: "In which ways do professional development and learning occur in schools, and which…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice
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Tønseth, Christin; Bergsland, Ragnhild – Cogent Education, 2019
Introduction: Rehabilitation through formal education has been a long-term priority in the Norwegian criminal service. The rehabilitative effect of education is meant to result in employment and thereby ensure a successful return to society. Furthermore, education is considered as one of the most important ways to master life after ending…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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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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Belvis, Cyril; Morauda-Gutierrez, Merry Ruth – Cogent Education, 2019
In 2009, the Department of Education of the Philippines released a directive to use the mother tongue as a medium of instruction from kindergarten to third grade. Among Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines pioneered the formal adaption of mother tongue-based multilingual education (MTB-MLE). However, the policy is beset with both structural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Native Language, Early Childhood Education
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