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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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Kwaah, Christopher Yaw; Palojoki, Paivi – Cogent Education, 2018
Entry qualification, academic achievement, and teaching practices of newly qualified teachers (NQTs) qenrolled into the teacher education programme directly from senior high school (DfSHS) were compared with NQTs enrolled through the Untrained Teacher Diploma in Basic Education (UTDBE) programme. Survey data collected from 140 NQTs (84 DfSHS and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Competencies
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Kwarteng, Alexander; Dissou-Arthur, Yarhands; Sylverken, Augustina; Frimpong, Michael; Ahuno Terkper, Samuel; Owusu-Dabo, Ellis – Cogent Education, 2018
Immunology is increasingly becoming a core biomedical discipline in recent times. Students' interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs is essential for better academic performances and outcomes in a University of Science Technology. To this end, we assessed the factors that influence students' interest in immunology…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Epidemiology
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Owusu-Agyeman, Yaw; Larbi-Siaw, Otu – Cogent Education, 2018
The authors discuss the results of a study that was conducted on the factors that enhance effective interaction between students and learning contents in a technology-mediated learning environment in a higher education setting. The results revealed that effective student-content interaction is strongly enhanced by expansive learning through its…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Interaction, College Students
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Salifu, Inusah; Boateng, John Kwame; Kunduzore, Salifu Sandubil – Cogent Education, 2018
This study sought to examine the extent of contribution of school feeding programmes towards the achievement of the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) policy in countries. Based on a purposive sampling of a deprived rural community in northern Ghana, the study utilised the concurrent mixed method design relying mainly on documentary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Educational Policy, Access to Education
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Boateng, Fred Kofi – Cogent Education, 2017
Gender disparities are rife in Ghana and its educational sector. Despite the plethora of research on gender disparities in Ghana's education system, there is no coverage on gender disparities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields in Ghana. The paper's purpose of the article was to examine the experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Gender Bias, STEM Education
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Kwarteng, Alexander; Frimpong, Michael; Sylverken, Augustina Angelina; Arthur, Yarhands D.; Ahuno, Samuel T.; Owusu-Dabo, Ellis – Cogent Education, 2017
Interest and motivation significantly influence achievement; however, interest in immunology remains to be determined. Using a structured questionnaire, the current study assessed for the first time interest in immunology among biomedical graduate students in Ghana after a one-week introduction to immunology course. Our results revealed that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Medical Students, Biomedicine
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Quaigrain, Kennedy; Arhin, Ato Kwamina – Cogent Education, 2017
Item analysis is essential in improving items which will be used again in later tests; it can also be used to eliminate misleading items in a test. The study focused on item and test quality and explored the relationship between difficulty index (p-value) and discrimination index (DI) with distractor efficiency (DE). The study was conducted among…
Descriptors: Item Analysis, Teacher Developed Materials, Test Reliability, Educational Assessment
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Nyarko, Nana Yaa A.; Mate-Kole, C. Charles – Cogent Education, 2016
Efforts of Ghanaian Universities and Colleges of Education in training pre-school teachers have been found inadequate and unable to meet their training needs. As a result, other private and non-governmental organisations have been contributing to the education of early childhood practitioners, although on pilot basis. Currently, most pre-school…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education, Guidelines, Radio
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Owusu-Agyeman, Yaw – Cogent Education, 2016
This study investigates the determinants of adult learners' participation in higher education in a lifelong learning environment. The author argues that the determinants of adult learners' participation in higher education include individual demands, state and institutional policy objectives and industry-driven demands rather than demographic…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries