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Seifi, Mohammad; Derikvandi, Zahra; Moosavipour, Saeed; Khodabandelou, Rouhollah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2015
The main aim of this research was to investigate the effect of computer games on student' critical thinking disposition and educational achievement. The research method was descriptive, and its type was casual-comparative. The sample included 270 female high school students in Andimeshk town selected by multistage cluster method. Ricketts…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Critical Thinking
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Nimehchisalem, Vahid – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2015
Antony John Kunnan is a language assessment specialist. His research interests are fairness of tests and testing practice, assessment literacy, research methods and statistics, ethics and standards, and language assessment policy. His most recent publications include a four-volume edited collection of 140 chapters titled "The Companion to…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Testing, Specialists, College Faculty
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Bayekolaei, Mehraneh Delaviz; Nor, Norjoharuddeen Bin Mohd; Sohaei, Reza; Berneti, Abdul Karim Maleki; Zerafat, Romina; Saravi, Hanieh Rasouli – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2015
This research aimed to examine the application of two-valued and fuzzy logics teaching in better understanding the precise approximate concepts of chapter 4 of Sixth grade mathematics. Participants of this study were 30 Sixth grade mathematics students from an elementary school in Sari (a city in the north of Iran) in the academic year of…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Questionnaires
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Sepasdar, Mansoreh; Soori, Afshin – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
Since age plays an important role in learning a second or foreign language, the present study investigated how different students in different age groups used language learning strategies. The participants of this study were 94 Iranian EFL students from four educational levels and different age groups as, primary (10-12), guidance (13-15), high…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Age Differences, Cohort Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ghaderi, Marzieh; Mogholi, Marzieh; Soori, Afshin – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
Testing subject has many subsets and connections. One important issue is how to assess or measure students or learners. What would be our tools, what would be our style, what would be our goal and so on. So in this paper the author attended to the style of testing in school and other educational settings. Since the purposes of educational system…
Descriptors: Testing, Testing Programs, Intermode Differences, Computer Assisted Testing
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Sepasdar, Mansoreh; Esmaeeli, Hadiseh; Sherafat, Zahra – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
The current study explored the effect of portfolio assessment on the improvement of the Iranian students' writing. Additionally, students' attitudes towards using portfolio were investigated. Participants of the study were 46 pre-intermediate Iranian male and female university students who were chosen from a larger group of 70 students. They were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, College Students
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Juan, L. I. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
Needs analysis makes it possible that the language course can cater to the needs of learners from different countries, different language levels and different targets. A well-established needs analysis may provide references for the policy making, curriculum design of foreign language teaching. This paper reviews the point of view of some…
Descriptors: Classification, Literature Reviews, Needs, Needs Assessment
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Brown, Angela – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
"The Color Purple" is a work in art. Its dramatic overtone recognizes the essence of African American culture. "The Color Purple" brings to light the cultural heritage of black origin. Its work translates the poetic story of how black women embrace the thrust of the social conditions of our heritage. The spiritual conviction…
Descriptors: African American Culture, Heritage Education, Feminism, Racial Discrimination
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Jahedi, Maryam; Abdullah, Faiz Sathi; Mukundan, Jayakaran – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
This article aims to present detailed accounts of central approaches to Critical Discourse Analysis. It focuses on the work of three prominent scholars such as Fairclough's critical approach, Wodak's discourse-historical approach and Van Dijk's socio-cognitive approach. This study concludes that a combination of these three approaches can be…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Social Cognition, Sociolinguistics, Language Research
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Duvie, Adanma Nnekwu; Modebelu, Melody Ndidi – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
This paper discusses dehumanizing communication reified among undergraduates and lecturers. Dehumanization is the act of degrading people with respect to their best qualities and denial of humanness to others. On the other hand, communication is human interaction and learning. Communication becomes rude when it is deliberately directed resulting…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Interpersonal Communication, Teacher Student Relationship, Peer Relationship
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Moraveji, Behjat; Jafarian, Koorosh – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
The aim of this paper is to provide an introduction of new imputation algorithms for estimating missing values from official statistics in larger data sets of data pre-processing, or outliers. The goal is to propose a new algorithm called IRMI (iterative robust model-based imputation). This algorithm is able to deal with all challenges like…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Computation, Robustness (Statistics), Regression (Statistics)
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Abasi, Maasumeh; Soori, Afshin – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of storytelling in improving English vocabulary learning among children in kindergarten. Twenty Iranian children (9 boys and 11 girls) in a private kindergarten in Kerman, Iran, were the participants of the study. All of the children were five years old and were taught English with the same…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Vocabulary Development, Pretests Posttests, Kindergarten
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Akor, Robert; Bakar, Ab Rahim Bin; Hamzah, Azim B. Hj.; Rashid, Abdullah Bin Mat – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
Nigerian government is making frantic efforts to drive her economy by laying emphasis on technical and vocational education to enable her compete favorably in the global market. Emphasis of government is in Polytechnic education where skills for self-reliant and economic growth are a priority. However, women are not embracing this opportunity by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Womens Education, Womens Studies
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Lawal, O. I.; Onipede, Omoleye; Oketoobo, E. A.; Famiwole, Remigius O. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
This study sought to identify the competency capacity building needs of teachers of agricultural science in the utilization of school farm for skill acquisition among secondary school students in Ondo State, Nigeria). Four research questions guided the study. The study adopted the survey research design. The population used was 422, made up of…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Agricultural Education, Questionnaires, Vocational Education Teachers
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Alonge, Rufus A.; Okunade, Helen F. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
The issue of ethnic conflict in Nigeria has become a burning national issue with its attendant problems. Its current predominance is reflected in the reports of various activities of ethnic militant in the country coupled with the high rising terrorism activities in the northern part of the country from which the traces of ethnicity problem cannot…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Attitude Change, Behavior Change
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