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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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Majoko, Tawanda – Cogent Education, 2018
Since the attainment of political independence in 1980 coupled with the paradigm shift from exclusion to inclusion in education in Zimbabwe, the number of students with disabilities in higher education is significantly increasing. Entrenched in qualitative research approach, this study draws from a sample of 17 students with disabilities at a…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Student Empowerment, Higher Education, Disabilities
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Kafi, Zeinab; Motallebzadeh, Khalil; Ashraf, Hamid – Cogent Education, 2018
"The field of ethics in teaching as a moral profession is a robust and compelling one. It captures the interest and imagination of scholars, researchers, and practitioners alike because it is so very important and integral to the world of education". For the same purpose, the major aim of the current paper was to come up with a code of…
Descriptors: Ethics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Abedini, Farahnaz; Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh; Sadighi, Firooz – Cogent Education, 2018
To capture the unique nature of collective teacher efficacy as reflected in ELT settings, the current study attempted to develop and validate a context-specific collective efficacy scale and use it in exploring collective efficacy beliefs in different ELT contexts. To achieve this goal, guided by the related literature, the most prominent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Language Teachers
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Ebadi, Saman; Zamani, Gerannaz – Cogent Education, 2018
A rising number of university faculty and students in Iran are falling prey to predatory publishers, that is, publishing academic low-quality and unethical research papers. There are increasing demands on researchers and students from both local and national authorities to publish widely. Because of the increasing pressure put on students and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, English for Academic Purposes, Writing for Publication, Research Reports
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Khan, Muhammad Asif; Kiran, Asma – Cogent Education, 2018
The study aimed to investigate the organizational and task factors as antecedents of teachers' professional development (TPD) and occupational expertise (OE). Positivist paradigm had been used for the study. The data were collected through a structured questionnaire from a convenience sample of 233 faculty members in higher education institutions…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Knowledge Economy, College Faculty, Organizational Culture
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Chang, Yuan-Cheng – Cogent Education, 2018
This study aims to explore how the tourism and hospitality department promotes the influence of teachers' knowledge innovation on students' creativity self-efficacy and innovation behaviors. Taking teachers and students in tourism and hospitality departments of 30 universities and colleges in Taiwan as subjects and analyzed by hierarchical linear…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Tourism, Hospitality Occupations, Self Efficacy
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Farrar, Peter; Zaidi, Ali – Cogent Education, 2018
Ill-health currently keeps a quarter of the UK's working age population out of employment, at a significant social and economic cost to both those individuals and the country as a whole. It is, therefore, essential that healthcare and business professionals have sufficient skills to manage the physical and mental health of their teams and support…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Foreign Countries, Health Services, Health Personnel
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Hornstein, Henry A. – Cogent Education, 2017
Literature is examined to support the contention that student evaluations of teaching (SET) should not be used for summative evaluation of university faculty. Recommendations for alternatives to SET are provided.
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Evaluation Methods, Summative Evaluation
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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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van de Heyde, Valentino; Stoltenkamp, Juliet; Siebrits, André – Cogent Education, 2017
The paper explores critical success factors (CSFs) in relation to the support structure for an online self-coaching pilot project, by the Centre for Innovative Education and Communication Technologies of the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa, in collaboration with UWC's Social Work Department and the University of South Africa…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Social Work, Program Effectiveness, Online Courses
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Al-Issa, Ali S. M.; Al-Bulushi, Ali Hussain; Al-Zadjali, Rima Mansoor – Cogent Education, 2017
Despite the emphasis laid on demonstrating English language proficiency by Non-Native English Speaking Teachers (NNESTs), research has shown that for various reasons English language teachers graduating from a state-owned university in an Arab country for the past 25 years or so have been found lacking communication skills due to reasons pertinent…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Arabs, Student Teachers, Language Proficiency
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Ito, Hiroshi – Cogent Education, 2017
This paper reconsiders active learning (AL) in the context of Japanese higher education. AL encourages students to actively engage with learning, enhancing their generic and employability skills. In Japan, AL has become increasingly popular but lacks a clear definition. AL proponents suggest that it is the use of instructional methods that…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Student Projects
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Sulaimani, Amjjad Osama; Sarhandi, Pir Suhail Ahmed; Buledi, Majid Hussain – Cogent Education, 2017
This study examines the impact of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) in-house professional development trainings based on Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge in-Action (TPACK-In-Action) model on female teachers' pedagogy at a Saudi Arabian university. Data were collected using survey questionnaires to gather participants'…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction
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