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Chan, Hang – Cogent Education, 2018
Every sound is made up of pitch, intensity and length (P, I and L). These universal parameters work together to give a sound its sensation. This paper presents a case of using P, I and L, and a hypothetical measure, "S[subscript c]" ("Stress Composite"), to appraise the effect of prosodic training. The main question this paper…
Descriptors: Singing, Workshops, Acoustics, Suprasegmentals
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Ebadi, Saman; Vakilifard, Amirreza; Bahramlou, Khosro – Cogent Education, 2018
This study explored the effects of noticing and computerized dynamic assessment on the learning of Persian vocabulary through reading. In this quasi-experimental study, 75 intermediate learners of Persian as a Foreign Language (PFL) were assigned to three equal-sized groups. In the Noticing and Computerized Dynamic Assessment (CDA) groups, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages, Second Language Learning, Attention
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Al-Issa, Ali S. M. – Cogent Education, 2017
There is a growing body of literature about the qualities of professional teacher educators (TEs) and their impact on preparing professional teachers. However, English Language Teaching (ELT) research has fallen behind in this regard, despite the fact that different programs worldwide suffer from different limitations, due to certain aspects…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Potts, Anthony; Maadad, Nina; Yu, Marizon – Cogent Education, 2017
This article provides insights into children's perspectives on schooling experiences following immigration. Albeit focusing on a small cohort of children, the theory and methodology in the article could well be applied to children of immigrants from other cultures. In exploring the primary school experiences of children of Filipino immigrants in…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Student Attitudes, Educational Experience, Foreign Countries
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Chandler, Paul D. – Cogent Education, 2017
This study reports on the responses to a survey of 55 upper primary school teachers, conducted prior to their classes engaging in a substantial unit of work in multimodal composition. The survey was designed to ascertain the extent to which the teachers were already familiar with, and had already embedded in their teaching, a metalanguage of…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teaching Skills, Educational Practices
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Chua, Hui Ping; Khan, R. Nazim; Humphry, Stephen; Hassell, Robert – Cogent Education, 2017
The annual National Assessment Program--Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) measures the literacy and numeracy skills of primary and secondary students in Australia. Under the three Smarter Schools National Partnership, additional funding is provided to the independent schools with the expectation of improving student performance. Using multilevel…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, National Competency Tests, Literacy, Numeracy
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Park, Eunjae; Klieve, Helen; Tsurutani, Chiharu; Harte, Wendy – Cogent Education, 2017
The purpose of the present investigation is to explore the communication challenges caused by accented English along with strategies of international students in the Australian context. A quantitative approach was employed in order to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the linguistic experience of the students. Participants comprised 182…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Pronunciation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Bentley, Brendan; Yates, Gregory C. R. – Cogent Education, 2017
Within mathematics teaching, ways to help students resolve proportional reasoning problems remains a topical issue. This study sought to investigate how a simple innovative procedure could be introduced to enhance skill acquisition. In two classroom-based experiments, 12-year-old students were asked to solve proportional reasoning mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Thinking Skills, Experiments
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Lynch, Timothy; Soukup, Gregory J., Sr. – Cogent Education, 2017
Quality physical education (QPE) in primary school optimises children's well-being. However, international research indicates that the preparation of classroom teachers is impeded by systemic barriers, resulting in low-classroom teacher confidence, competence and subsequent interest. This empirical research investigates school principal…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Administrator Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, Program Implementation
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Sanagavarapu, Prathyusha – Cogent Education, 2017
Children's knowledge of food allergies and their self-management is developmentally based, and is essential for their safe transition to school. Despite a growing number of children with food allergies starting school globally, to date, little is known about young children's knowledge of food allergy or their capacity to manage it, or their…
Descriptors: Food, Allergy, Young Children, Surveys
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Jackson, Glenda M. – Cogent Education, 2016
Self-regulation is a core life quality and human right in democratic societies. The views and experiences of Australian students who had transitioned between home education and conventional schools were sought to explore the similarities and differences between two educationally diverse systems. Through qualitative research using guided interview…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Home Schooling, Self Management, Educational Opportunities
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Winslade, Matthew – Cogent Education, 2016
An emerging focus of teacher education courses within countries such as Australia centres on the development of cultural competency. An international practicum experience or student mobility programme embedded within pre-service teacher education programmes is one way to provide such an opportunity. In subject areas such as Health and Physical…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, Teacher Competencies, Cultural Awareness
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Freestone, Margaret; O'Toole, J. Mitchell – Cogent Education, 2016
An investigation into the recalled reading of 31 environmental educators has uncovered a potential link between early reading and pro-environmental attitudes. The recalled books are not only from the recognised "reminiscence bump" of adolescence and early adulthood, but there also appears to be a spike in recall of books within the…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Reading, Memory, Childhood Attitudes
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Kearney, Sean – Cogent Education, 2016
Although induction programmes are widely held to alleviate the pressures beginning teachers face early in their careers, what happens when beginning teachers do not receive adequate induction? While the research advocates effective and ongoing induction to acculturate new teachers to their careers, there is little research on the effects of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Beginning Teacher Induction, Program Effectiveness, Interviews
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Yuan, Yifeng; Shen, Huizhong – Cogent Education, 2016
This design-based study examines the creation and development of audio-visual Chinese language teaching and learning materials for Australian schools by incorporating users' feedback and content writers' input that emerged in the designing process. Data were collected from workshop feedback of two groups of Chinese-language teachers from primary…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Material Development, Foreign Countries
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