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Pakzadian, Maryam; Tootkaboni, Arezoo Ashoori – Cogent Education, 2018
Gender differences have always been controversial in pragmatics. This article reports on a study that examined the role of gender in the quality of conversational dominance in informal conversation by focusing on Persian EFL learners. To this end, both quantitative and qualitative conversational data from 10 Iranian dyads were analyzed. In this…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Amirjalili, Forough; Jabbari, Ali Akbar – Cogent Education, 2018
Awareness in derivational morphology is the ability to manipulate derived words, recognize relationships between different morphological forms of a word, and produce new derivations of words. The current study attempted to investigate the impact of morphological instruction on awareness in relational, syntactic and distributional aspects of…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Karimi, Somayeh; Dastgoshadeh, Adel – Cogent Education, 2018
This study aimed at investigating the effect of strategy-based instruction on undergraduate students' reading performance and reading autonomy in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) context. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) reading comprehension tests and learner autonomy questionnaire in EAP reading were utilized to collect data.…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Achievement
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Owusu-Agyeman, Yaw; Fourie-Malherbe, Magda – Cogent Education, 2018
The learning conceptions and priorities of adult learners in higher education institutions (HEIs) are essential to explicating the meaning adults make to teaching and learning processes as well as their knowledge and skills development. Through knowledge formulation, comprehension and reflection of what they learn, adult learners develop a mental…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Employment Potential
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Spante, Maria; Hashemi, Sylvana Sofkova; Lundin, Mona; Algers, Anne – Cogent Education, 2018
Digital competence and digital literacy are concepts that are increasingly used in public discourse. However, how the concepts are used and how they are defined remains unclear. This paper presents a systematic review of research where these concepts are used in higher education research. The aim is to establish an understanding of referencing…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Higher Education, Information Literacy, Content Analysis
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Lu, Jinjin; Throssell, Paul – Cogent Education, 2018
Despite the development of English teaching pedagogies in schools and universities, many concerns are raised regarding the tensions between teachers' practices and effectiveness of students' learning have on students' academic achievements. The aim of this study is to explore university students' preferences and experiences in English learning and…
Descriptors: College Students, Preferences, Student Experience, Foreign Countries
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Rahimi, Masoud; Yousoffi, Nouroddin; Moradkhani, Shahab – Cogent Education, 2018
As part of a large-scale project, the present study explores research conception, research engagement (both reading and doing research), the impact of research on professional development, the setbacks for research engagement, and the suggestions for improving the dominant research practice in English language teaching (ELT) higher education. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Vikstøl Olsen, Anne Karin; Spieler, Kristin; Kovac, Velibor Bobo – Cogent Education, 2018
Student grades are traditionally used to evaluate academic achievement in higher education. A review of previous research indicates a relatively clear tendency to adopt either an individual or contextual approach in exploring this subject. The present study represents an attempt to simultaneously examine effects of individual variables and…
Descriptors: Norwegian, Academic Achievement, Individual Characteristics, Grades (Scholastic)
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Nielsen, Tine; Kreiner, Svend – Cogent Education, 2018
Motivated by experience with students' psychological barriers to learning statistics, we modified and extended the Statistical Anxiety Rating Scale (STARS) to develop a contemporary and valid (face, content, criterion and construct) Danish measure of attitudes and relationship towards statistics for use with higher education students taking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistics, Mathematics Anxiety, Test Construction
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Jaafar, Reem; Boumlik, Habiba; Alberts, Ian – Cogent Education, 2018
Writing, a critical pedagogical tool, cultivates student learning and fosters deeper understanding of the material. When frequent, low-stakes (informal) writing activities help students write more freely, engage with the material and thus become active learners. Looking at students who are at opposite ends of a community college spectrum, this…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, First Year Seminars, Curriculum
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Ahmadi, Reza; Hasani, Morteza – Cogent Education, 2018
Over the last decades, attempts at empowering student voice have captured, cross-culturally, the attention of educators as a means for improving educational landscapes. Hence, students have been repositioned as invaluable resources in schooling, research, and reform movements. To this aim, this study is to capture how the Iranian MA TEFL students'…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Liu, Meihua – Cogent Education, 2018
This study investigated the interactive effects of English-speaking anxiety and strategy use on oral English test performance of high- and low-proficient Chinese university EFL learners. In total, 1092 first-year undergraduates answered the English-speaking Anxiety Scale (ESAS), the Oral Communication Strategy Inventory (OCSI) and other…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Speech Communication
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Hole, Torstein Nielsen; Velle, G.; Riese, H.; Raaheim, A.; Simonelli, A. L. – Cogent Education, 2018
This paper reports an investigation of biology students' discussion of knowing in work placements, as accounted in blogs. Twenty-two blogs, containing 78 individual entries, written in conjunction with a work placement course for students in a tertiary level biology program, have been analysed in the study (The blogs are publicly available here:…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Tasdemir, Muhammed Salih; Yalcin Arslan, Fadime – Cogent Education, 2018
This study investigates the preferences of EFL learners for oral corrective feedback in relation to their learning styles in order to determine whether there exists a relationship between the two. The sample consisted of 348 preparatory class students studying English as a Foreign Language at a state university in Turkey. A questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bostanci, Hanife Bensen; Çavusoglu, Çise – Cogent Education, 2018
This study attempted to examine the effectiveness of a writing course designed with the process genre approach and a blended learning approach (BLA) for teacher trainees, who are at the same time English as a foreign language learners. An action research was designed to implement the course content and collect data in relation to the students'…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Blended Learning, Program Effectiveness
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