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Khalid, Fatima; Mirza, Sultan Sikandar; Bin-Feng, Chai; Saeed, Nighat – SAGE Open, 2020
The objective of this study is to determine the relationship between learning engagement, academic motivation, and academic performance in undergraduate students and the importance of religion in determining the academic motivation and academic performance. A sample of 840 university students from different regions (provinces) of Pakistan is…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Role of Religion, Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students
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Santokhie, Stefan; Lipps, Garth E. – SAGE Open, 2020
This study developed and validated a measure of Locus of Control in university students. Tertiary academic locus of control is the general expectancy that university students have regarding their ability to change their academic outcomes. Students who have an internal academic locus of control expect that their own efforts, skill, or luck will…
Descriptors: College Students, Locus of Control, Outcomes of Education, Measures (Individuals)
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Priyatni, Endah Tri; Martutik – SAGE Open, 2020
The ability to think critically and creatively is essential for students to help them thrive in the 21st century. Creative and critical thinking can be measured through problem solving because the assessment contains tasks that require students to find problems, analyze and evaluate problems, and work out the solutions. Therefore, this study was…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Reading Tests, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Alegre, Francisco; Moliner, Lidón; Maroto, Ana; Lorenzo-Valentin, Gil – SAGE Open, 2020
Peer tutoring in Mathematics has reported academic benefits across many educational levels, from Preschool to Higher Education. However, recent literature reviews and meta-analysis state that students experience higher gains in Primary or Elementary Education (ages 7-12 years) than in secondary education or middle school and high school (ages…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Peer Teaching, Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement
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Salau, Odunayo; Worlu, Rowland; Osibanjo, Adewale; Adeniji, Anthonia; Falola, Hezekiah; Olokundun, Maxwell; Ibidunni, Stephen; Atolagbe, Tolulope; Dirisu, Joy; Ogueyungbo, Opeyemi – SAGE Open, 2020
Universities, across the globe, are identified as complex and critical engines for sustainable development. Nigerian universities have recorded success stories and breakthroughs, but they have their teething problems of retention and challenges which tend to impede their position on the world education league table. Retention of employees in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Persistence
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Reynolds, Barry Lee; Wu, Wei-Hua; Shih, Ying-Chun – SAGE Open, 2020
An English reading class of 10th graders (N = 50) was asked to self-construct English word cards for unknown vocabulary incidentally encountered when completing textbook readings. The students were assigned this task to determine what linguistic and nonlinguistic elements they would self-select to include on the cards and whether the appearance of…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Derakhshan, Ali; Karimian Shirejini, Roghayeh – SAGE Open, 2020
Inasmuch as the fact that writing is a cognitively demanding task and as a step toward overcoming some of the barriers English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners face during writing performance, this study attempted to investigate Iranian EFL learners' perceptions toward the most common writing difficulties. To this end, 120 Iranian EFL learners…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Writing Difficulties
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Taner Derman, Meral; Sahin Zeteroglu, Elvan; Ergisi Birgül, Arzu – SAGE Open, 2020
There are previous studies in the literature conducted on the effect of play-based math activities on the mathematical skills, language, and cognitive development of preschool children. However, the number of studies conducted to determine the effect of play-based math activities on different areas of development in preschool children was too few.…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Mathematics Activities, Play, Child Development
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Duval, Stéphanie; Bouchard, Caroline; Lemay, Lise; Cantin, Gilles – SAGE Open, 2020
This study aimed to describe the quality of interactions between early childhood educators (ECEs) and children, as observed in childcare centers and as reported by early childhood educators (N = 15) working with 5 year-old children. To assess ECEs' practices related to the quality of these interactions as observed in childcare centers…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Early Childhood Teachers, Child Care Centers, Young Children
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Alali, Reem Abdulaziz – SAGE Open, 2020
This study aimed to measure the effectiveness of a proposed program in developing practices and modifying beliefs of practitioner teachers about the flipped classroom. To this end, the author followed a true experimental design, wherein the experimental group received training through the proposed program, whereas the control group received none,…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Blended Learning, Beliefs, Attitude Change
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Lay, Keith John; Yavuz, Mehmet Ali – SAGE Open, 2020
This study investigates the effect of grammar-focused hands-on in-class data-driven learning (DDL) with a heavily contextualized corpus on the frequency of written errors attributable to common interlingual interference issues in low-intermediate Turkish learners (n = 30) of English. Items representing the most common Turkish-to-English…
Descriptors: Interference (Language), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Interlanguage
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Coskun, Kerem; Kara, Cihan – SAGE Open, 2020
The present research aims to develop a theory on teacher-student interaction in the first year of primary school period. The present research was designed in grounded theory research which is one of the qualitative research traditions. A total of 18 primary school children started the first year of primary school. Data were collected through…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 1
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Makoelle, Tsediso Michael – SAGE Open, 2020
Kazakhstan has adopted a path to implement inclusive education. As in many other countries of the world, transition to an inclusive education system is not easy and sometimes riddled with anomalies, contradictions, and challenges. This qualitative study takes account of inclusive education in Kazakhstani schools, analyzes the current state of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Chua, Wei Chuan; Thien, Lei Mee; Lim, Shun Yi; Tan, Chee Seng; Guan, Teik Ee – SAGE Open, 2020
Professional learning community (PLC) studies in the Asian Chinese nations remain scarce despite the emerging interest in the practice of PLC beyond the Western context. This study attempts to provide an understanding of the practices of PLC and challenges in implementing PLC in a Malaysian Chinese culture-dominated secondary school. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Program Implementation, Secondary Schools
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Al-Bogami, Basmah; Elyas, Tariq – SAGE Open, 2020
The use of iPad and other handheld devices in classrooms is spreading. Their use can empower learners and expose them to a plethora of resources. Yet, when it comes to learning a foreign language, reasonably little has been done to empirically ascertain the influence of iPad apps on facilitating language learning as well as engaging language…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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