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Tay, H. Y.; Kee, K. N. N. – Cogent Education, 2019
There is limited research regarding how Assessment for Learning (AfL) can support mainstream classrooms that have students with special needs. In current literature, it is assumed that AfL functions in similar ways across different contexts. Studies on how AfL practices can accommodate mainstream and special educational students in the same…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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Ahmadi, Saeed; Riasati, Mohammad Javad; Bavali, Mohammad – Cogent Education, 2019
This study aimed at comparing two types of IELTS writing task 1 namely, bar charts and tables of Iranian test takers in terms of four IELTS writing assessment criteria including task achievement, coherence and cohesion, lexical resource, and grammar range and accuracy. The study also sought to identify test takers' strengths and weaknesses in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Tests
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Arko-Achemfuor, Akwasi – Cogent Education, 2019
This article reports on a community engagement project by the University of South Africa's Department of Adult Basic Education to address the challenges faced by new literates in establishing and managing projects and small businesses. The main objective of the article was to assess how capacity and training workshops have been used as tools to…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Small Businesses, Business Administration, Action Research
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Ha, Amy S.; O'Reilly, John; Ng, Johan Y. Y.; Zhang, Joni H. – Cogent Education, 2019
The flipped classroom approach has been gaining substantial momentum and is well received in Asia. Using a qualitative approach, this study examined how the flipped classroom approach affects the teaching and learning experiences of students and teachers in Asian higher education. Five Faculty of Education courses were examined in this study. Five…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teacher Educators, Foreign Countries, Positive Attitudes
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Melese, Solomon – Cogent Education, 2019
The purpose of the study was to explore instructors' knowledge, attitude and practice of differentiated instruction in the case of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences of Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. The study employed a qualitative research approach with case study design. The participants were the dean, department heads and…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teacher Education, Behavioral Sciences, Foreign Countries
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Williamson, Charmaine – Cogent Education, 2019
This paper qualitatively explores PhD candidates' experiences in two Sub-Saharan African countries: Ethiopia and South Africa. While the countries are self-evidently very different, their respective drives to graduate PhDs create a strong point of commonality, prompting the programmed initiative focused on, herein. Drawing from observational data,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Students, International Cooperation
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Bishara, Saied – Cogent Education, 2019
This research examines the connection between orthographical depth of a language and phonological and morphological processing in Arabic-speaking children with learning disabilities. Participants included 40 pupils in third and fourth grade with learning disabilities in reading and reading comprehension studying in a mixed class in regular Arab…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Orthographic Symbols, Semitic Languages, Phonology
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Chiu, Shui Kau – Cogent Education, 2019
General education constitutes a significant portion of undergraduate curriculum. However, students are not always keen on learning general education. Pedagogy of experiential learning is one of the strategies in arousing their learning motivation. Although many previous pieces of research were conducted in the field, attention on how experiential…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students, Learning Motivation
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Geitz, Gerry; de Geus, Jan – Cogent Education, 2019
Societal developments necessitate the continuing development of higher education, as labor markets are in full swing and professions are shifting in orientation or sometimes disappear completely. Therefore, a concomitant goal of higher education should be to help students develop metacognitive skills and domain-specific knowledge and skills. For…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Instructional Design, Self Management
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Debreli, Emre; Ishanova, Inara – Cogent Education, 2019
This study investigates the types of student misbehaviour exhibited in foreign language classrooms and the strategies preferred by foreign language teachers to prevent them. The study additionally explores whether foreign language teachers' preferred strategies correspond with their actual classroom practices. 44 teachers of English at the English…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, English Teachers
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Melese, Solomon; Tadege, Aschale – Cogent Education, 2019
A well-noted scholar in curriculum Joseph Schwab claimed that the field of curriculum in the US was in a state of decline by unexamined and mistaken reliance on theory specially in the 1960s. The main purpose of this paper is to analyze the Ethiopian practical experiences of curriculum development and implementation context with respect to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation
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Luo, Jian Ming; Chau, Ka Yin; Lam, Chi Fung – Cogent Education, 2019
The number of university-industry cooperation programs has increased rapidly over the last few years. Research in this field is spare. This study therefore explores this gap with particular focus on the relationship of student motivation, evaluation of program, students' attitudes and career aspirations in tourism and hospitality…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Program Evaluation, Occupational Aspiration, Student Attitudes
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Gleeson, Anne; Fisher, Greg; Dianati, Saib; Smale, Nicholas – Cogent Education, 2019
This paper explores the choice of math skills learning support by an undergraduate student cohort of Commerce and Business students at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. A survey methodology was used to determine the support students sought for the assumed math skills for a mandatory first-year microeconomics subject. The majority of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Business Administration Education, Mathematics Skills, Foreign Countries
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Mojarrabi Tabrizi, Haleh; Behnam, Biook; Saeidi, Mahnaz – Cogent Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of using hard and soft scaffolding on Iranian EFL learners' reading comprehension ability in two different experimental conditions, i.e. symmetrical and asymmetrical. One hundred and twenty Iranian intermediate EFL learners were recruited from a population of 400 based on their performance on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Nazari, Naghmeh; Nafissi, Zohreh; Estaji, Masoomeh; Marandi, S. Susan – Cogent Education, 2019
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) is a framework which provides a number of opportunities for conducting research in teacher education, teacher professional development, and teacher's use of technology. By applying TPACK framework, this mixed methods study aimed to examine novice and experienced EFL teachers' differences in their…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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