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Mutlu, Gülçin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2022
The first purpose of this study was to examine the associations between students' motivational characteristics and their language-specific grit for learning English. Second, this study aimed to investigate how students' language-specific grit and motivational characteristics related to their achievement in English. While examining the presence of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Personality Traits, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
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Uysal, Derya; Gökçe, Sevgi – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
This study aims to define the motivational and attitudinal features of EFL learners at the outset of the preparatory program from the Socio-Educational Model perspective. Research was conducted via exploratory mixed methods design. First, the quantitative data of the study were obtained via a questionnaire in Turkish, including 19 five-point…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Valle, Natercia; Antonenko, Pavlo; Wang, Jiahui; Luo, Wenjing – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
Anticipation Guides (AGs) help learners to activate prior knowledge before an instructional unit. As a pre-learning strategy, AGs motivate learners to explore learning materials by challenging, activating, or corroborating their prior knowledge and predictions about a subject. While AGs have mostly been used in reading instruction, in this study,…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods, Attention Control
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Whitehead, Evangelin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
This study investigated the impact of meta-cognitive strategy instruction on the listening comprehension of level III student-teachers. Sixty-eight student participants were selected whose listening proficiency was at the average to below average level. The selected students were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Listening Comprehension, Comparative Analysis, Student Teachers
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Whitehead, Evangelin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
This study investigated the impact of meta-cognitive strategy instruction on the listening comprehension of level III student-teachers. Sixty-eight student participants were selected whose listening proficiency was at the average to below average level. The selected students were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods, Listening Comprehension
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Arulselvi, Evangelin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2017
Mind Mapping is a learning technique which uses a non-linear approach that encourages the learner to think and explore concepts using visual-spatial relationships flowing from a central theme to peripheral branches which can be inter-related. The new millennium is being called the Millennium of the Mind, and Mind Mapping is becoming widely…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Decision Making, Thinking Skills, Brain
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Arulselvi, Evangelin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2016
This study investigated the effectiveness of the Content-based instruction (CBI) method over the conventional method in learning Optional 1 English among College of Education students in the Salem District of the Tamil Nadu state in southern India. A randomized pretest, post-test, control group and experimental group design were employed. Students…
Descriptors: Course Content, Interdisciplinary Approach, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning