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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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Walsh, Barbara; Dinning, Track; Money, Julie; Money, Sophie; Maher, Anthony – Cogent Education, 2018
This study sets out to investigate physical education (PE) teachers' perceptions of the use of an online professional development resource to support making reasonable adjustment for learners with disability. The Equality Act (2010) called on all UK schools to ensure access to PE was equitable for all learners. This means schools have to adopt…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Teacher Attitudes
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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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Jabbari, Ali Akbar; Achard-Bayle, Guy; Ablali, Driss – Cogent Education, 2018
This study attempts to tease apart the effect of dominant languages of communication on the acquisition of syntactic properties of L3 French in order to test the current L3 generative theories. Three groups of bilinguals took part in this study: L1 Persian/L2 English, with French as the dominant language of communication, L1 Persian/L2 English,…
Descriptors: French, Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Native Language
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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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Letrud, Kåre; Hernes, Sigbjørn – Cogent Education, 2018
The family of cognitive models sometimes referred to as the "Learning Pyramid" enjoys a considerable level of authority within several areas of educational studies, despite that nobody knows how they originated or whether they were supported by any empirical evidence. This article investigates the early history of these models. Through…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Cognitive Style, Misconceptions, Neurosciences
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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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Riasati, Mohammad Javad; Rahimi, Forough – Cogent Education, 2018
The present study is an attempt to investigate Iranian EFL learners' willingness to speak English in language classrooms, and the situational and individual factors that influence their willingness to speak. The study adopts a primarily quantitative approach, followed by qualitative data aimed at expanding and elaborating on the quantitative data.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Shyness, English (Second Language)
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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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Alizadeh, Iman – Cogent Education, 2018
This study aimed to explore the effectiveness of an English Language Teaching (ELT) program at a language institute in Iran from learners' perspective. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected using a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews. The analysis of the quantitative data showed that the learners found the reading, writing,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Ma'azi, Halaleh; Janfeshan, Kamran – Cogent Education, 2018
The primary purpose of this study was to explore the effect of Edmodo social learning network on Iranian learners' writing skill. It also attempted to find out students' attitudes toward Edmodo. Forty participants were randomly divided into two experimental and control groups. For both groups, at first a test of writing as a pre-test was run to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Social Media, Computer Uses in Education
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Molin, Lisa; Godhe, Anna-Lena; Lantz-Andersson, Annika – Cogent Education, 2018
This study explores what opportunities for critical literacy work that can be distinguished in the practices of an emerging digitalised classroom and how teachers and students make use of these. Observations were conducted over the course of one semester in three subjects in a Swedish class of 13-14-year olds using individual tablets. The findings…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices
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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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