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Kato, Fumie – Cogent Education, 2016
The Collaborative Learning Project is a language exchange program in which American and Japanese university students have the opportunity to interact with native speakers over the course of a three-week period. This paper reports the outcomes of the Collaborative Learning Project in terms of its effectiveness in fulfilling student expectations and…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Formative Evaluation, Questionnaires
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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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Rind, Irfan Ahmed; Kadiwal, Laila – Cogent Education, 2016
This paper examines the institutional influences on the teaching-learning practices within English as Second Language (ESL) programme in the University of Sindh (UoS), Pakistan. The study uses qualitative case study approach, basing its findings on documentary review, observations, and responses of teachers and students. The analysis of the data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Practices, Second Language Instruction
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Salerno, April S.; Heny, Natasha A. – Cogent Education, 2016
Though teacher educators nationwide are considering ways to provide urban placements for pre-service teachers (PSTs), little research has examined how PSTs experience placements in schools operated by charter management organizations (CMOs). This study considers CMOs--which often hold particular instructional and classroom management…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English Teachers, Discourse Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Ben-Horin, Oded – Cogent Education, 2016
The aim of this study is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge about strategies and techniques for training primary school education pre-service teachers (PSTs) for Pedagogical Improvisation (PI). Data was collected during two iterations of cross-disciplinary art/science school interventions in Norwegian 3rd-grade classes, which provided…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Elementary School Curriculum, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Strategies
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Rigler, Kenneth L.; Cook-Benjamin, Lorie; Wieland, Regi; Tholstrup, Carrie – Cogent Education, 2016
The purpose of this survey study was to collect faculty perceptions toward changes made to the faculty merit evaluation process in a college of education at a state comprehensive university. The changes in the evaluation occurred over a two-year period, where a formative rubric and faculty self-assessment were incorporated into the merit…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Merit Rating, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Evaluation
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Kendall, Lynne – Cogent Education, 2016
The number of students entering university within the United Kingdom (UK) with disabilities is continuing to increase. This paper draws upon data gathered from a small-scale qualitative study of 13 students with a declared disability within a UK university in the North of England. It sought to elicit the "voice" of students with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Experience, Disabilities
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De Bruyckere, Pedro; Kirschner, Paul A. – Cogent Education, 2016
Authenticity is seen by many as a key for good learning and education. There is talk of authentic instruction, authentic learning, authentic problems, authentic assessment, authentic tools and authentic teachers. The problem is that while authenticity is an often-used adjective describing almost all aspects of teaching and learning, the concept…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Evaluation Criteria, Secondary School Students
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Potter, Jalene P.; Hollas, Tori; Coyne, Jaime – Cogent Education, 2016
Because a majority of teachers come from public universities, universities play an important role in examining and strengthening their teacher preparation programs to ensure they are graduating quality teachers. Student teaching is typically the culminating experience of the teacher preparation program and is considered to be the most crucial and…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Partnerships in Education, Student Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education
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Eshghinejad, Shahrzad – Cogent Education, 2016
Attitude is considered as an essential factor influencing language performance and received considerable attention from both first and second language researchers. Al-Mamun, Rahman, Rahman, and Hossaim argue that attitude is the feeling people have about their own language. Thus, attitude to language is a construct that explains linguistic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Bukoye, Oyegoke Teslim; Shegunshi, Anjali – Cogent Education, 2016
Non-attendance in Higher Education is not a new concept. In recent years with the exponential growth in digital learning, physical attendance has become a more complex issue. Educators are continually advocating an engaging teaching approach for students as a means of enhancing learning. This on-going study focuses on exploring the existing issues…
Descriptors: Teaching Models, Attendance, Qualitative Research, Motivation Techniques
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Mospan, Natalia – Cogent Education, 2016
This paper presents an analysis of labour market outcomes for Ukrainian graduates with higher education in teaching, based on the survey 2015. Besides, the study investigates the issues of the source of tuition fee, transition period and employment sectors in the labour market. The evidence presented in this article indicates that teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Market, College Graduates, Tuition
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Malechwanzi, J. Muthiani; Shen, Hong; Mbeke, Caroline – Cogent Education, 2016
This paper traces the development and current situations of higher education in China and Kenya. This paper calls for rethinking on how to address increasing demand for access and quality through creating a conducive environment for learning and researching for both students and faculties. The paper presents a comparative study where China has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education
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Shoyer, Shirli; Leshem, Shosh – Cogent Education, 2016
It is widely claimed that learners interpret new information and experiences through their existing network of knowledge, experience, and beliefs. Research on professional identities of teachers highlight the impact of biographical factors such as teachers schooling experiences, motivations for entering teacher education programs, their initial…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Psychological Patterns, Occupational Aspiration, Goal Orientation
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Aglarci, Oya; Sariçayir, Hakan; Sahin, Musa – Cogent Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of explicit-reflective nature of science (NOS) instruction on Turkish prospective chemistry teachers' (PCTs) views of NOS. In the research, case study as a qualitative design was used and PCTs' views were examined thoroughly. The participants of the study consisted of 22 senior PCTs. Data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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