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Quennerstedt, Ann – Cogent Education, 2019
This research seeks to increase the knowledge about the role of language in the teaching of human rights. The specific interest is to examine how language use extends and specifies the human rights learning situation. Drawing on John Dewey's arguments for two main constituents of an educative language use--the extension of vocabulary and rendering…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Namaziandost, Ehsan; Neisi, Leila; Kheryadi; Nasri, Mehdi – Cogent Education, 2019
The current study tried to investigate the impact of cooperative learning (CL) on improving Iranian intermediate EFL learners' oral proficiency motivations toward learning English. To fulfil this objective, 90 participants were selected and divided into two equal groups; one experimental and one control group. Then, the sample's speaking skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Akinyemi, Adeola Folasade; Rembe, Symphorosa; Shumba, Jenny; Adewumi, Toyin Mary – Cogent Education, 2019
The purpose of the paper was to investigate how collaboration and mutual support as the processes established by communities of practice to improve continuing professional teachers' development in high schools. This study is essential as it helped teachers to see the importance of working as teams through mutual support given to each other to…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development
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Dufour, Isabelle F.; Richard, Marie-Claude – Cogent Education, 2019
This study aims to compare the analytical processes involved in two theorizing approaches applied to secondary qualitative data. To this end, the two authors individually analyzed the same raw material, one using the grounded theory approach and the other using the general inductive approach. Our comparison of these processes brought out the…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Qualitative Research, Grounded Theory
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Zaky, Hany – Cogent Education, 2019
The most influential element in any educational system is to develop high- quality learners to effectively participate in their community. The body of research ascertains that Experiential Learning (EL) develops the learners' transferrable skills such as communication, responsibility, and social skills. Therefore, there is a push in adult…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Transformative Learning, Experiential Learning, Adult Education
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Abie, Ayetenew – Cogent Education, 2019
Post graduate Diploma in teaching (PGDT) is secondary education teacher training policy reform and program that has been designed by the Ethiopian Ministry of Education (EMoE) in 2009 for delivering pedagogical, professional, foundational, behavioral and practicum courses in consecutive models. This study intended to investigate PGDT's focus on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Graduate Study, Educational Change
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Adewumi, Toyin Mary; Mosito, Cina – Cogent Education, 2019
The implementation of inclusion policy for learners with special education needs has been a matter of interest for South African schools. This study sought to explore pockets of good practice found in the experiences of teachers in implementing inclusion of learners with special education needs (SEN). A qualitative research approach was employed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Experience, Inclusion
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Babaei, Sarah; Izadpanah, Siros – Cogent Education, 2019
Listening is a fundamental and challenging component of second language learning. To decrease its difficulty, Advance Organizer activities (pre-listening supports) can be used leading to more effective listening and better comprehension. This study aimed to investigate the effects of three different Advance Organizers (AOs), i.e. pre-teaching key…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Advance Organizers, Listening Comprehension
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Bansiong, Apler J. – Cogent Education, 2019
Textbooks remain as major learning aids in all levels of education worldwide. Thus, textbooks must constantly be subjected to critical analysis in order to establish their curricular usefulness. This paper analyzed four commercial science textbooks designed for third grade Filipino learners. The four textbooks were analyzed according to…
Descriptors: Readability, Content Analysis, Textbook Content, Science Education
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Bauler, Clara V. – Cogent Education, 2019
Online discussions have emerged as one of the most popular practices of writing in academic contexts in the twenty-first century. Nevertheless, we know little about the rhetorical features and composition strategies employed by multilingual writers in these types of discussions. Using online discussions in the brainstorming phase of the process of…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Multilingualism, Computer Mediated Communication, Essays
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Schoen, Robert C.; LaVenia, Mark – Cogent Education, 2019
Scholars have long argued that individuals' beliefs influence their behaviors and the decisions they make throughout their lives. Focusing on beliefs as a cognitive construct, the purpose of this study was to identify several key beliefs about mathematics teaching and learning held by practicing elementary mathematics teachers. An iterative…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Kurniawan, Jimmy Ellya; Setiawan, Jenny Lukito; Sanjaya, Ersa Lanang; Wardhani, Fransisca Putri Intan; Virlia, Stefani; Dewi, Kuncoro; Kasim, Azilah – Cogent Education, 2019
Business owners, especially successful ones, can be assumed to have eminently developed an entrepreneurial orientation ever since their high school days. However, thus far there is no standardized scale to specifically measure entrepreneurial orientation behavior in high school students. This study analyzes the dimensions of entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Entrepreneurship, Likert Scales
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Soto, Christian; Gutiérrez de Blume, Antonio P.; Jacovina, Mathew; McNamara, Danielle; Benson, Nicholas; Riffo, Bernardo – Cogent Education, 2019
We explored relations between reading comprehension performance and self-reported components of metacognition in middle-school children. Students' self-reported metacognitive strategies in planning and evaluation accounted for significant variance in reading comprehension performance on questions involving inferences. In Study 2, middle school…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Metacognition, Middle School Students, Accuracy
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Mzangwa, Shadrack T. – Cogent Education, 2019
Before 1994, some higher education institutions (HEIs) in South Africa seem not to value social inclusiveness of various groups in higher education, particularly people from disadvantaged backgrounds. As a result, access and widening participation are viewed as problematic and difficult to sustain since they involve students from poor and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Colleges, Social Justice
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Briceño, Germán; Prieto, María Alejandra; Povea, Camilo; Moreno, Zorayda; Céspedes, Jaime – Cogent Education, 2019
This study evaluated changes in energy expenditure in six to eight-year-old children after a two year pedagogical intervention on healthy habits. Methods: This was a longitudinal descriptive observational study in children at a private school in Bogotá. Outcomes: change in the average energy expenditure(Kcal/day) and time dedicated to physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Urban Schools, Private Schools
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