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Namaziandost, Ehsan; Nasri, Mehdi; Rahimi Esfahani, Fariba; Keshmirshekan, Mohammad Hossein – Cogent Education, 2019
This study intended to investigate the effect of spaced and massed distribution instruction on vocabulary learning. To fulfil this objective, 68 Iranian pre-intermediate EFL learners (14-16 years) participated in 16 sessions. The participants were randomly divided in to two experimental groups; spaced distribution group (n = 34) and massed…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Usher, Wayne – Cogent Education, 2019
Objective: Given the increasing importance being placed on levels of youths' physical literacy (PL), physical activity (PA) and sport involvement (SI), it would seem plausible to investigate a common physical activity outcome (PAO) that would go to predict success throughout these domains. The impact of various demographic variables, on physical…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Athletics
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Hamel, Christine; Viau-Guay, Anabelle – Cogent Education, 2019
Given the effort invested in workplace professional development programs, professional learning, as it takes place in context, should be examined closely to help inform the design of training mechanisms that will truly contribute to professional development. In particular, given the interest and growth in the use of video for the development of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Reflective Teaching, Faculty Development, Training Methods
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Trung, Tran; Tien-Trung, Nguyen; Thao, Trinh Thi Phuong; Hien, Le Thi Thu – Cogent Education, 2019
Based on a uniquely matched firm-worker panel dataset for 2013 and 2015, this study is the first to consider the effect of education on employee benefits in terms of wages and quality of employment. We find that only college or university education has a positive influence on employee wages when taking into account worker characteristics alone but…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Employees, Quality of Working Life
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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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Owusu-Kumih, Eric O.; Boateng, Fred; Loglo, Frank – Cogent Education, 2019
Transnational Education (TNE) has often been used as a measure to support the economic sustainability of the institution of higher learning involved. But in recent times, TNE has become one of the important avenues for Higher Education Institutions (HEI) to improve their International Students Portfolios without bringing the students to the HEI…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Sustainability, Higher Education
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Vattøy, Kim-Daniel; Gamlem, Siv M. – Cogent Education, 2019
Systematic observation in educational research highlights a wide diversity of aspects of classroom interactions, yet frequency of score cycles is crucial when analysing dimensions of classroom teaching. The aim of this study is to focus on differences in quality of teaching and loss of instructional time using Classroom Assessment Scoring…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Observation, Secondary School Teachers, Time on Task
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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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Shirazizadeh, Mohsen; Karimpour, Mahboubeh – Cogent Education, 2019
The present study was aimed at investigating the relationships among perfectionism, reflection and burnout among Iranian EFL teachers. To this end, 156 Iranian EFL teachers completed a battery of questionnaires, namely Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale, Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educators Survey and English Language Teaching Reflection…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English (Second Language), Personality Traits, Reflection
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Aliakbari, Mohammad; Tabatabaei, Fatemeh Sadat – Cogent Education, 2019
This cross-sectional study employed a mixed method design to examine perspectives of EFL student teachers at Iranian teacher universities on their future teaching abilities in terms of California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) that are stated in Commission on Teacher Credentialing. In the current study, 223 (109 female and 114 male)…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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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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Hosseini, Mohammad Baqerzadeh; Pourghasemian, Hossein – Cogent Education, 2019
The present paper explored how plays could contribute to pragmatic development when employed as a medium of implicit or explicit instruction. 80 undergraduate English-major students were divided into four experimental groups two of which were literary and two nonliterary. Implicit Literary, as one of the literary groups was exposed to…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Language Tests, Speech Acts
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Kafi, Zahra; Motallebzadeh, Khalil; Khodabakhshzadeh, Hossein; Zeraatpisheh, Mitra – Cogent Education, 2019
This study aims to develop and glocalize a set of quality indices that can enhance the English language teaching learning output at Iranian private institutions. CIPP (Context, Input, Process, and Product) Model with a progressive/humanist approach was opted by the researchers as the main pattern of thought. This study used concurrent-mix method…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Test Construction
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Bijani, Houman – Cogent Education, 2019
An Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) may be evaluated either during the interview procedure (direct-method) or from a tape-made oral interaction (semi-direct method). Such variety in methods of assessment can influence test takers' scores extensively. However, it is not conclusive whether such differences are due to test format or something else.…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Oral Language, Language Proficiency, Language Tests
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Shah, Muhammad Athar; Elyas, Tariq – Cogent Education, 2019
This article reports on a mixed-method research into the representation of source culture in an English language textbook series used at a major university in the Arabian Gulf. The current study utilized Ideology Critique Methodology and was framed within the Critical Research Paradigm. The research used a structured questionnaire, followed by…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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