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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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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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Razzaque, Anjum – SAGE Open, 2020
The education sector is transforming from e-learning to m-learning due to its motivation capabilities that drive students toward self-motivated learning. However, this requires online participation through quality knowledge sharing (KS) of the social capital (SC) of resources. Past-reported low student participation calls for confirming whether…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Social Capital, Student Motivation
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Zheng, Yao; Zhong, Qiting; Yu, Shulin; Li, Xiaohui – SAGE Open, 2020
This case study investigated students' response to feedback in the lens of student engagement with teacher feedback on their translation work. Drawing upon data from multiple sources, including students' translation assignments, classroom observations, semi-structured interviews, stimulated recalls, and other documents, it explored how three…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Translation, Learner Engagement
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Lee, Wing Shing – SAGE Open, 2020
To achieve a more effective teaching method, an experimental study using a learning-from-mistakes approach was investigated. A novel approach was adopted from organizational learning literature involving two steps. A first step established the psychological safety notion in students, and the second step called for a student discussion of mistakes…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Security (Psychology), Constructivism (Learning), Instructional Effectiveness
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Adil, Mohammad – SAGE Open, 2020
This study aims to investigate the perception of language teachers and their experience regarding the use of translation as a language teaching approach in Saudi Arabia. The study adopted a cross-sectional qualitative design to investigate the role of translation as a communicative approach in language teaching. Data were collected through a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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King, Sarah B.; Kaczynski, Andrew T.; Knight Wilt, Jacqueline; Stowe, Ellen W. – SAGE Open, 2020
The aim of this study is to evaluate objective and perceived campus walkability as an environmental support for physical activity within a large Southeastern university. Ten university routes were evaluated twice for 24 key walkability characteristics. Eighty-three campus member surveys (62 students, 21 faculty/staff) were administered and…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Campuses, College Environment, College Students
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Rahimi, Soheil; Ahmadian, Moussa; Amerian, Majid; Dowlatabadi, Hamid Reza – SAGE Open, 2020
This study investigated the effects of input flood tasks, as focused tasks, and Jigsaw tasks, as unfocused tasks, on promoting Iranian English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners' recognition of regular past tense /-ed/ in terms of accuracy and durability. Accordingly, using a quasi-experimental study, two intact university classes including 62…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Morphemes
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Yasar, Hikmet; Sagsan, Mustafa – SAGE Open, 2020
This research was designed to investigate whether organizational stress had an intermediary role in the effect of Hofstede cultural dimensions on time management. Near East University from Cyprus, which represents the individual culture, and Hakkari University from Turkey representing the collectivist culture were selected for the research…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Stress Variables, Time Management, Universities
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Tong, Fuhui; Wang, Zhuoying; Min, Yue; Tang, Shifang – SAGE Open, 2020
In this three-phase, systematic review, we comprehensively synthesize research on bilingual education in higher education institutions over a 19-year period, starting from the initiation of this top-down educational provision across mainland China. In this context, although English has no official status, it is highly regarded and widely used as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Higher Education, Educational Trends
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Zhao, Bin; Xudong, Hu; Gao, Diankui; Xu, Lizhi – SAGE Open, 2020
Engineering talent training quality is important for the development of engineering education in China, and the excellence engineer program is an important measure for talent training, and the reform of engineering specialty can be also carried out depending on it; therefore, the construction and evaluation of talent training mode of engineering…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Educational Quality, Talent Development
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Tillmann, Teresa; Weiß, Sabine; Scharfenberg, Jonas; Kiel, Ewald; Keller-Schneider, Manuela; Hellsten, Meeri – SAGE Open, 2020
The present study compares student teachers' career choice motives and their relationship with stress-inducing thoughts across five European countries. A previously established factorial structure for career choice motives embedded within self-determination theory was supported. The factors consist of intrinsic motives, such as interest in…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Correlation, Career Choice, Stress Variables
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