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Mondejar-Jimenez, Juan-Antonio; Cordente-Rodriguez, Maria; Lorenzo-Romero, Carlota; Mondejar-Jimenez, Jose; Vargas-Vargas, Manuel – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
The university has to train students in skills which according to the demanding requirements of the job market and social environment are the basis of their competitiveness: specific skills or generic skills cutting across the different degrees. The convergence framework defined by the European Higher Education Area requires the incorporation of…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Social Sciences, Skill Development, Skill Analysis
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Garcia, Maria-Carmen; Fernandez-Aviles, Gema – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
One of the principles of universities is to include and promote teaching and research in gender equality and non discrimination in all academic fields of training. But this is not easy to measure. This paper proposes a qualitative methodology to measure the problem and applies it to the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain). (Contains 7 tables.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness
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Ferrandiz-Vindel, Isabel-Maria – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
At the High Education European Frame (EEES), we propose the necessity to generate a change in assess procedures and not only at the designs or at the methodology proposals to favour the development of the specific and transversal competences of each degree. The objective of this work is to show how the student receives his/her learning process…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Higher Education
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Sedki, S. Sam – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
Most professors use examinations as an important assessment tool to aid in determining the level of student subject matter comprehension. We also use the feedback from examinations as an indicator of the appropriateness and effectiveness of the teaching methodologies we are utilizing in the classroom. This paper is a follow-up to a 2006-2007 study…
Descriptors: Tests, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Comparative Education
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Yeung, Deniss; Fu, Fred – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
This paper discusses the preferred study methods of Chinese students based on the research findings involving Chinese students studying in the School of Business, Wintec. In order to provide relevant academic delivery, quality education and to maintain sustainability in the international market, New Zealand education institutes have to understand…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Ozturgut, Osman – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
The Chinese have been using standardized testing for centuries. Ancient Greeks have tried it for centuries since 5th and 4th BC. There is no evidence that they have become successful in educating their children through an imperial or elitist system. The impact of standardizing the education on a nation is significant. This is not only true for not…
Descriptors: Testing, Standardized Tests, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Schnurr, Norman V.; Racic, Stanko; Gelo, Tomislav – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
We surveyed Croatian and Turkish business school students, from universities emphasizing globalization, to analyze whether consideration for travel to the USA is affected by attitude toward their own country and the USA. The results from comparing and contrasting differences between these countries and differences between males and females in each…
Descriptors: Travel, Student Attitudes, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Ghabanchi, Zargham; Alavi, Sahar Zahed – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
Using Lautmatti's (1978) framework, this study examines the types of topic progression techniques used in 120 paragraphs written by 40 Iranian undergraduate students. Each student was asked to write three types of paragraphs; namely, those of comparison and contrast, cause-effect, and chronology. The present study investigates the relationship…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Paragraph Composition, Writing Assignments, Foreign Countries
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Vargas-Vargas, Manuel; Mondejar-Jimenez, Jose; Santamaria, Maria-Letica Meseguer; Alfaro-Navarro, Jose-Luis; Fernandez-Aviles, Gema – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
This document sets out a novel teaching methodology as used in subjects with statistical content, traditionally regarded by students as "difficult". In a virtual learning environment, instructional techniques little used in mathematical courses were employed, such as the Jigsaw cooperative learning method, which had to be adapted to the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Teaching Methods, Computer Uses in Education
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