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Nadri, Mahsa; Baghaei, Purya; Zohoorian, Zahra – Cogent Education, 2019
The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between a number of cognitive abilities (auditory/visual attention, processing speed, and fluid intelligence) and listening comprehension. A total of 97 undergraduate EFL students participated in the study. Tests of auditory and visual attention, processing speed, verbal and nonverbal fluid…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Language Proficiency, Listening Comprehension, English (Second Language)
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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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Khorvash, Fariba; Lotfi, Ahmad Reza – Cogent Education, 2019
Linguistically and cognitively speaking, functional (extended) projections are more abstract and structurally more complicated than lexical projections. Acquiring functional projections could be problematic for second language learners and thus a crucial issue to be considered by language instructors and curriculum developers. The present study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grammar, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language)
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Moon, Seungho; Ryan, Ann Marie; Pigott, Terri – Cogent Education, 2019
This paper is about Catholic subjectivity and teacher education. We explore multiple notions of Catholic subjectivity drawing from their Korean, Irish American, and Filipino-Polish heritages. Lived religion and memory writing are conceptual and methodological foundations of this paper. We examine multiple meanings of Catholic subjectivity via…
Descriptors: Catholics, Religious Factors, Teacher Education Programs, Religion
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Goldberg, Jochem M.; Clarke, Aleisha M.; Klooster, Peter M. ten; Schreurs, Karlein M. G.; Bohlmeijer, Ernst T. – Cogent Education, 2019
In the Netherlands, all schools are required to develop a wellbeing and social safeness policy. Despite this legislation, there is currently no adequate instrument available to measure the wellbeing and social safeness. Therefore, the present study investigates the psychometric properties of the Wellbeing and Social Safeness Questionnaire (WSSQ).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, School Safety, Questionnaires
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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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Sund, Louise; Quennerstedt, Mikael; Öhman, Marie – Cogent Education, 2019
Social studies have often been explored as dis-embodied which results in a limited view of what happens in the classroom. Based in Dewey's transactional view of embodied relationality, Todd's discussion on the liminality of pedagogical relationships and recent theoretical contributions into embodied learning and body pedagogics, the purpose is to…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Human Body, Secondary School Teachers
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Alibakhshi, Goudarz; Nezakatgoo, Behzad – Cogent Education, 2019
During the last few decades, motivation to learn English has become an interesting research area. However, the studies on EFL teachers' motivations for choosing teaching as their career, to the present date, are scanty. The present study was an attempt to construct and validate a teaching motivation scale for EFL teachers. In the qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Vakili, Shokoufeh; Ebadi, Saman – Cogent Education, 2019
Theoretically emerged from Vygotsky's sociocultural theory of mind (SCT), Dynamic Assessment (DA) highlights the notions of mediation and reciprocity as the dynamics of learners' progress toward independent functioning. As a qualitative inquiry into the nature of Iranian EFL learners' development in DA based academic writing courses, this study…
Descriptors: Context Effect, English (Second Language), Academic Language, Foreign Countries
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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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Chiu, Pit Ho Patrio; Corrigan, Paul – Cogent Education, 2019
Graduate teaching assistant (GTA) pre-service training programs proliferated in the past two decades as universities realized the importance of training GTAs to provide high quality teaching. It was assumed that GTAs were prepared to take on face-to-face teaching duties after completing their pre-service training. However, there has been little…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hossain, Syed Far Abid; Nurunnabi, Mohammad; Hussain, Khalid; Saha, Swapan Kumar – Cogent Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of variety-seeking (VS) intention arising from mobile phone usage on students' academic performance (AP). The study identified how students are affected by mobile phone usage, revealing in particular an increased social networking-usage tendency among younger students and how students are…
Descriptors: Intention, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, College Students
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Aldahmash, Abdulwali H.; Alamri, Naem, M.; Aljallal, Mohammed A. – Cogent Education, 2019
For the advancement of current and future economic and overall well-being to occur, STEM professionals are highly needed. STEM education is an approach that integrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula into one interdisciplinary curriculum. In the context of STEM education, learners acquire deep and critical thinking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, STEM Education
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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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Guillén-Gámez, Francisco D.; Lugones, Ana; Mayorga-Fernández, M. José – Cogent Education, 2019
In the area of foreign languages, it is necessary to develop the digital competence of future teachers in order to improve the teaching-learning process that they will carry out with their students. However, different intrinsic variables of teachers can influence their use of information and communication technologies (ICT). The main objective of…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers
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