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Thomas, Paul; Skinstad van der Kooij, Kristin – Cogent Education, 2018
This case study examined the questions: How are relations between Hutus and Tutsis portrayed in recent History syllabi in post-genocide Rwanda, and how may the narrative about these relations affect efforts towards educating for peace? The findings were based on a content analysis of four History syllabi for Ordinary and Advanced Levels published…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Intergroup Relations, Death
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Postholm, May Britt – Cogent Education, 2018
This review study includes 43 articles from 2016 and 2017 focusing on teachers' professional development, as guided by the following twofold research question: "What characterizes teachers' professional development in school, and how does this development influence school improvement?" The review indicates that teachers' learning…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Program Content, Educational Improvement, Learning Processes
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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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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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Lam, Wing-Kai; Qu, Yi; Yang, Fan; Ma, Rui-Ya; Liu, Zuo-liang; Yu, Ben-Gang – Cogent Education, 2018
This study examined the inter-day reliability and repeatability of change-of-direction (COD) performance to determine the minimum number of measurement trials required to represent a stable athlete's performance. Twenty-three university basketball players performed seven COD trials. Identical tests were performed two weeks later to evaluate…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Athletes, Measurement, Reliability
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Mesker, Peter; Wassink, Hartger; Akkerman, Sanne; Bakker, Cok – Cogent Education, 2018
A boundary is a metaphor for an experience of discontinuity wherein a socio-cultural difference is perceived as a challenge or obstacle in action or interaction. This case study explores eight student teachers' perceptions of boundaries during an international teaching internship to identify where experiences of professional learning originate. We…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Internship Programs, International Education, Cultural Differences
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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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Loeng, Svein – Cogent Education, 2018
This article deals with the concept of andragogy and the understanding of the same from a historical and professional perspective. It also includes a clarification of the difference between European and North American andragogy. Andragogy concerns adult education and learning in some way or another, but, beyond this, the concept is ambiguous. Many…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Concept Formation, Adult Education, Educational History
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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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Barzegar Rahatlou, Mohammad; Fazilatfar, Ali Mohammad; Allami, Hamid – Cogent Education, 2018
The present research examined the Iranian in-service teachers' attitudes towards some principles of English as a lingua franca (henceforth ELF), particularly intelligibility and acceptability of their accent, the authority of non-native speakers to own the English language, and the legitimacy of English used by them. What makes the present…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Official Languages, Language Attitudes
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Ogunkola, Babalola; Knight, Carlos – Cogent Education, 2018
In this article, we examined whether technical drawing increased the mental rotation ability in 13- to 15-year-old students (N = 201). Students were pretested with the Mental Rotations Test. Later, a group of students was exposed to technical drawing for 10 weeks, which involved specific training with spatial activities and tasks, to increase…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Visualization, Secondary School Students, Engineering
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Barabadi, Elyas; Aftab, Asma; Panahi, Amir – Cogent Education, 2018
Glosses have been assumed to be effective for developing vocabulary. This article discusses a within-subject quasi-experiment which investigated the relative effectiveness of four vocabulary gloss types: L1 gloss, L1 gloss with phonological guidance, L2 gloss, and L2 gloss with phonological guidance. The participants were 63 Iranian undergraduate…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Komulainen, Tiina M.; Sannerud, A. Ronny – Cogent Education, 2018
Efficient teamwork skills, high level of complex process knowledge and a vast set of operational abilities are essential for safe and economical operation in process industries. During the past decade, human factors have emerged as a strong research area in industrial simulator training, where traditionally focus is in the engineering technology.…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Simulation, Industrial Training, Fuels
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Gan, Zhengdong – Cogent Education, 2018
This is a qualitative longitudinal study of the lived experience of four mainland Chinese ESL teachers engaged in their first year of employment in Hong Kong secondary schools. Based on multiple interviews and email contact conducted over the course of one academic year, the research explores the adaptive processes these beginner ESL teachers…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Longitudinal Studies
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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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