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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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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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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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Ahmadi, Reza; Hasani, Morteza – Cogent Education, 2018
Over the last decades, attempts at empowering student voice have captured, cross-culturally, the attention of educators as a means for improving educational landscapes. Hence, students have been repositioned as invaluable resources in schooling, research, and reform movements. To this aim, this study is to capture how the Iranian MA TEFL students'…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Liu, Meihua – Cogent Education, 2018
This study investigated the interactive effects of English-speaking anxiety and strategy use on oral English test performance of high- and low-proficient Chinese university EFL learners. In total, 1092 first-year undergraduates answered the English-speaking Anxiety Scale (ESAS), the Oral Communication Strategy Inventory (OCSI) and other…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Speech Communication
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Tasdemir, Muhammed Salih; Yalcin Arslan, Fadime – Cogent Education, 2018
This study investigates the preferences of EFL learners for oral corrective feedback in relation to their learning styles in order to determine whether there exists a relationship between the two. The sample consisted of 348 preparatory class students studying English as a Foreign Language at a state university in Turkey. A questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ahrari, Ramin; Jamali, Ramineh – Cogent Education, 2018
The present study aimed at investigating the effect of using collaborative translation tasks (CTTs) for teaching figurative language. The study also sought to explore the perceptions of the learners toward the efficacy of CTTs for learning figurative language through conducting interviews. The participants of the study included 60 English as a…
Descriptors: Translation, Cooperative Learning, Figurative Language, English (Second Language)
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Mack, Michelle C.; Allen, Gill – Cogent Education, 2018
Project Chameleon is a school-based educational programme relating to crime, UK law and social moral positioning. Qualitative data were collated from three focus groups with child participants and two focus groups with university psychology student volunteers. The data related directly to the individual experiences of child participants and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experience, Elementary School Students, College Students
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Kavani, Rezvan; Amjadiparvar, Alireza – Cogent Education, 2018
The current study set out to investigate the effect of strategy-based instruction (SBI) on motivation, self-regulated learning, and reading comprehension ability of Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners. To fulfil the purposes of this study, 55 intermediate EFL learners were selected and randomly assigned to two groups including a…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Zulfiqar, Salman; Zhou, Rongting; Asmi, Fahad; Yasin, Affan – Cogent Education, 2018
This study focuses on adoption of simulation system in rapidly changing technology and information flow. Given the prevalent popularity of simulation system, it is important to understand and adopt simulation system to develop future educational plans. This paper addresses how simulation system enhances student collaborative learning and learner…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Computer Simulation, Student Attitudes
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