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Salehi, Mohammad; Neysani, Aydin – Cogent Education, 2017
Azerbaijani and Turkish are two closely-related languages from Oguz branch of Turkic languages, which are said to be mutually intelligible. Regarding this background, we designed an experiment within the framework of receptive multilingualism to investigate the role of linguistic factors in intelligibility of the Turkish language to Iranian…
Descriptors: Turkish, Turkic Languages, Receptive Language, Multilingualism
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Ben-Horin, Oded; Chappell, Kerry A.; Halstead, Jill; Espeland, Magne – Cogent Education, 2017
The goal of this qualitative study is to provide theoretical knowledge and design principles for a creative educational environment characterized by simultaneous study and exploration of science or math, and the arts: Write a Science Opera (WASO). To do so, we used a theory of creativity in education which links collaborative co-creation in…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Instruction, Music Education, Creative Activities
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Roy, Debopriyo – Cogent Education, 2017
Task-based language learning (TBLL) has heavily influenced syllabus design, classroom teaching, and learner assessment in a foreign or second language teaching context. In this English as foreign language (EFL) learning environment, the paper discussed an innovative language learning pedagogy based on design education and technical writing. In…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Design
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Brailas, Alexios; Koskinas, Konstantinos; Alexias, George – Cogent Education, 2017
This paper focuses on the conceptual model of an academic course inspired by complexity theory. In the proposed conceptual model, the aim of teaching is to form a learning organization: a knowledge community with emergent properties that cannot be reduced to any linear combination of the properties of its parts. In this approach, the learning of…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Class Activities, Models, Teaching Methods
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Gharaibeh, Besher; Hweidi, Issa; Al-Smadi, Ahmed – Cogent Education, 2017
Background: Simulation can produce highly qualified professionals, however, it can also be perceived as stressful and frustrating by the nursing students. Purposes: This study was to identify the attitudes and perceptions of Jordanian nursing students toward simulation as an educational strategy, to investigate whether certain students'…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Undergraduate Students
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Siekmann, Sabine; Webster, Joan Parker; Samson, Sally Angass'aq; Moses, Catherine Keggutailnguq – Cogent Education, 2017
Culturally Responsive Education has been widely proposed as a mechanism to improve the academic achievement of minority and Indigenous populations. Instruction in heritage languages has been shown to produce desirable outcomes both on linguistic and academic measures. However, culturally responsive and immersion instruction faces a number of…
Descriptors: Material Development, Culturally Relevant Education, Academic Achievement, Heritage Education
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Ebadi, Saman; Asakereh, Ahmad – Cogent Education, 2017
Dynamic assessment (DA), having its theoretical base in Vygotskyan Sociocultural theory of mind, is a newly developed classroom assessment through which learners are helped to perform beyond their current ability. Drawing upon the theoretical aspect of DA, the present study explored the impact of DA on the development of speaking skills. To this…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns
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Gaines, Trudi; Barnes, Marsha – Cogent Education, 2017
Kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms is almost exclusively inclusive instructional settings. Supports for the regular education teachers vary as time and budgets permit, placing increased responsibility for providing instruction to children with disabilities on these teachers. Professional development targeted at teachers' self-efficacy with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Attitude Measures, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Ciuffetelli Parker, Darlene – Cogent Education, 2017
The study examines the impact of professional development on the topic of poverty in one high poverty school community located in a small city in southern Ontario, Canada. It considers narrative-based experiences of teachers' collaborative inquiry on literacy practices after a significant amount of professional development was provided to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Poverty, Social Justice, Literacy
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Coskun, Kerem; Çikrikci, Özkan; Topkaya, Yavuz – Cogent Education, 2017
This article seeks to develop a theory about the importance of peer relationship among the oldest of the youngest children who have finished preschool education and already started primary school. In the study, observation was employed to collect data from 22 children. The data were analysed through the grounded theory approach, in which data are…
Descriptors: Birth Order, Peer Relationship, Grounded Theory, Coding
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Boone, William J.; Noltemeyer, Amity – Cogent Education, 2017
In order to progress as a field, school psychology research must be informed by effective measurement techniques. One approach to address the need for careful measurement is Rasch analysis. This technique can (a) facilitate the development of instruments that provide useful data, (b) provide data that can be used confidently for both descriptive…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, School Psychology, School Psychologists, Educational Research
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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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Öman, Anne – Cogent Education, 2017
Today, teachers orchestrate computer-based tasks in software applications in Swedish primary schools. Meaning is made through various modes, and multimodal perspectives on literacy have the basic assumption that meaning is made through many representational and communicational resources. The case study presented in this paper has analysed pupils'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Case Studies, Computer Software, Films
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Hales, Patrick D. – Cogent Education, 2017
Student voice is a difficult concept to capture in research. This study attempts to provide a vehicle for understanding student perceptions about writing and writing instruction through a case study supported by discourse analysis of student talk. The high school students in this study participated in interviews and focus groups about their…
Descriptors: High School Students, Writing Attitudes, Discourse Analysis, Case Studies
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Azimbayeva, Gulzhan – Cogent Education, 2017
This paper argues that during the "perestroika" period the institutionalised context of the Soviet higher education governance was transformed dramatically, and has attempted to explain the outcomes for higher education from the "perestroika" period and proposed the theory of "institutional dis/continuities". The…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Comparative Education, Governance, Social Change
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