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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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Cutucache, Christine; Boham, Taylor; Luhr, Jamie; Sommers, Amie; Stevenson, Nikolaus; Sointu, Erkko; Mäkitalo-Siegl, Kati; Kärkkäinen, Sirpa; Valtonen, Teemu; Grandgenett, Neal; Tapprich, William – Cogent Education, 2018
Afterschool interventions in STEM are linked to learning gains during the school day. These opportunities engage and excite students about STEM concepts since they observe a more hands-on, project-oriented approach. Often these opportunities for afterschool interventions are infrequent in nature and leave gaps for students in their maturation and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Intervention, After School Programs, Middle School Students
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Crogman, Horace; Trebeau Crogman, Maryam – Cogent Education, 2018
A number of researchers and educators have proposed educational methods over the years designed to improve our focus on students, their quality of learning, and experiences through academic and personal development. With a concern for moving forward, some of the more classical methods have been abandoned for the sake of progress, technology, and…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Cognitive Style, Teacher Role
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Zhai, Keyu; Gao, Xing – Cogent Education, 2018
Corrective feedback (CF) and task complexity are two important pedagogical topics in second language acquisition research in recent years, but there is few research investigating effects of CF on speaking task complexity in China's university classroom settings. This research, through conducting different versions of speaking task experiments…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Chun, Okmyeong; Yang, Heesun; Kang, Seong-Joo – Cogent Education, 2018
For a scientific educational approach toward empathy, this study newly defined empathy in science as "empathy with a problematic situation and other people." In 6 competency frameworks, content related to empathy was extracted, and exploratory factor analysis was conducted through an online survey of 150 teachers. Three factors of…
Descriptors: Empathy, Measures (Individuals), Teacher Surveys, Secondary School Teachers
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Nasr, Mohammadreza; Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh; Sadighi, Firooz; Rassaei, Ehsan – Cogent Education, 2018
Recent trends in formative assessment seek innovations to link assessment, teaching, and learning characterized as assessment for learning. This new assessment stance has rarely been studied in the context of English language teaching. Hence, there is a need for research to shed light on assessment for learning practices. The current study set out…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Namaziandost, Ehsan; Sabzevari, Amir; Hashemifardnia, Arash – Cogent Education, 2018
This study examined the impact of using cultural materials on listening comprehension among male and female Iranian EFL learners. To this end, 96 upper-intermediate male (n = 48) and female (n = 48) EFL learners out of 130, were chosen through administering an Oxford Quick Placement Test (OQPT). The participants of each gender were randomly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, English (Second Language), Listening Comprehension
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Naderifar, Aliasghar – Cogent Education, 2018
The important role of vocabulary has long been established in second language acquisition, and many theories have been proposed for vocabulary teaching and learning. The current study aimed to investigate the effects of concept mapping and notebook keeping on self-regulation in vocabulary learning. To this aim, 90 female language learners in three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Yasmin, Musarat; Sohail, Ayesha – Cogent Education, 2018
Learner autonomy has been a focus of research for last more than three decades. Teachers are considered a potential instrument in bringing change but their role, however, received little space which is observed recently, particularly in developing learner autonomy in language classrooms. This paper examines the beliefs of Pakistani English…
Descriptors: Barriers, Personal Autonomy, Sociocultural Patterns, Foreign Countries
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Bati, Kaan; Yetisir, Mehmet Ikbal; Çaliskan, Ilke; Günes, Gökhan; Gül Saçan, Esma – Cogent Education, 2018
The aim of this research was to develop a STEAM-based program for teaching middle school students the concept of time to enhance their computational thinking skills. The proposed Time Teaching Program (TTP) consists of modules and activities on the definition of time, historical development of time measurement tools, universal time measurement…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Teaching Methods, Computation
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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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Ansyari, Muhammad Fauzan – Cogent Education, 2018
This paper aims to report on the development of a rubric and formative assessment targeting pre-service teacher instructional planning in an English teacher education programme in Indonesia. Ten curriculum components as proposed by Van den Akker were incorporated to develop the rubric. Educational Design Research (EDR) as an approach was employed…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Preservice Teachers, English Teachers, Instructional Development
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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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Rahimi, Masoud; Weisi, Hiwa – Cogent Education, 2018
Although there has been surge of interest in teacher research practice in English language teaching (ELT) context, few research studies seem to have shown the attitudes and perceptions of English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers towards the impact of research practice on professional teaching practice. Adopting a sequential explanatory…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Language Teachers
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Farahian, Majid; Avarzamani, Farnaz – Cogent Education, 2018
The present study seeks to investigate the role of portfolios in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) writers' metacognition as well as their writing skill. Therefore, the participants were assigned to two groups (experimental and control). The students in both groups received a writing test, a researcher-made Metacognitive Writing Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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