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Chan, Hang – Cogent Education, 2018
Every sound is made up of pitch, intensity and length (P, I and L). These universal parameters work together to give a sound its sensation. This paper presents a case of using P, I and L, and a hypothetical measure, "S[subscript c]" ("Stress Composite"), to appraise the effect of prosodic training. The main question this paper…
Descriptors: Singing, Workshops, Acoustics, Suprasegmentals
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Liu, Meihua – Cogent Education, 2018
This study examined Chinese university learners' anxiety in German language classrooms in at-home and study-abroad contexts. About 138 learners from a university in Beijing (at-home context) and 91 learners from a university in Germany (study-abroad (SA) context) participated in the present study. The participants answered a Background Information…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Countries, German, Second Language Learning
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Baglibel, Murat; Samancioglu, Mustafa; Crow, Gary M. – Cogent Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to determine factors affecting the sustainability of educational changes. With this purpose in mind, exploratory sequential mixed methods design was used. During the first phase of the study, 18 teachers and school administrators were interviewed. In the second phase, a questionnaire was administered to 398 teachers and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers
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Dejene, Wondifraw; Bishaw, Alemayehu; Dagnew, Asrat – Cogent Education, 2018
This study was intended to explore preservice teachers' entry characteristics, that is, approaches to learning and their teaching approach preference when joining teacher education programs. Descriptive survey method was employed. A total of 293 (293) randomly selected secondary preservice teachers enrolled in two Universities for Post Graduate…
Descriptors: Preferences, Secondary Education, Teacher Education Programs, Constructivism (Learning)
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Nielsen, Tine – Cogent Education, 2018
The study is a first validity study investigating the psychometric properties of the Danish translation of the intrinsic and extrinsic motivation subscales of the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire in a higher education context. Rasch family measurement models were employed emphasizing unidimensionality, local independence of items,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Incentives, Questionnaires, Learning Strategies
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Ganji, Mansoor; Ketabi, Saeed; Shahnazari, Mohammadtaghi – Cogent Education, 2018
This article presents an overall exploratory comparison of the English teacher training courses (TTCs) held in Iranian private language institutes and Certificate in Teaching English to Adults (CELTA). Data were gathered through Iranian institutes' websites; interviews with Iranian English teachers, English teachers holding CELTA certificate, and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Ebadi, Saman; Vakilifard, Amirreza; Bahramlou, Khosro – Cogent Education, 2018
This study explored the effects of noticing and computerized dynamic assessment on the learning of Persian vocabulary through reading. In this quasi-experimental study, 75 intermediate learners of Persian as a Foreign Language (PFL) were assigned to three equal-sized groups. In the Noticing and Computerized Dynamic Assessment (CDA) groups, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages, Second Language Learning, Attention
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Gregory, Jess L.; Noto, Lori A. – Cogent Education, 2018
Despite their entree into the physical space of general education classrooms and the expected instruction of the core academic standards, students with disabilities may still be excluded. Successful inclusion requires a commitment at district, school and classroom level. The attitude of the general education teacher toward the inclusion of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, General Education
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Green, Kieran – Cogent Education, 2018
This work presents the case for using native-like language and learning networks in the classroom-based teaching of foreign languages and suggests how this might be done for EFL lessons. Networks in both syntax and syntax learning are discussed. Language and learning networks are then identified using principles from Evolutionary Linguistics and…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Syntax, Teaching Methods
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Smets, Wouter; Struyven, Katrien – Cogent Education, 2018
Learning styles theory has been fiercely criticized, however, many educationalists continue to use learning style typologies. This study gives an argument as to why a hermeneutical perspective in the learning styles debate is needed. A critical discourse analysis (CDA) is presented on four critical texts that aim to discourage the use of learning…
Descriptors: Scientific and Technical Information, Technical Writing, Discourse Analysis, Cognitive Style
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Turner, Patrick E.; Johnston, Elizabeth; Kebritchi, Mansureh; Evans, Sally; Heflich, David A. – Cogent Education, 2018
Technological advances have provided educational institutions the capability to explore various online teaching strategies such as digital games in the classroom. Though games can be used to engage various learning styles and behaviors, the platform is mainly practiced at the secondary educational grade level with traditional-aged students. Little…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Influence of Technology, Academic Achievement, Nontraditional Students
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Heidari-Shahreza, Mohammad Ali – Cogent Education, 2018
Although research on second language (L2) humor and language play is burgeoning, most previous studies have addressed language learners. Thus, L2 teachers in general and EFL teachers in particular have comparatively received much less attention in the literature. The present research, to my knowledge, is the first study in the Iranian context and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kaufmann, Esther; Wittmann, Werner W. – Cogent Education, 2018
So far, no study has used ability profiles to evaluate the "science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM) potential" (i.e. the capacity to engage in STEM professions) of Swiss students at the end of their compulsory education. In the current study, we use the proportion of high achieving students with a math-tilted ability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Bonsaksen, Tore – Cogent Education, 2018
Background: Students' preferences for teaching have been associated with their own approaches to studying. However, whether teaching preferences are associated with a set of student characteristics is yet unknown. Aim: To investigate whether sociodemographic, education-related and personal factors were associated with preferences for teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, College Students
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Quain, Bill; Bokunewicz, Jane F.; Criscione-Naylor, Noel M. – Cogent Education, 2018
Instructors are constantly challenged to compete for student attention. The authors of this article discuss how they are stimulating their students using reality TV shows to teach management theories and strategies. Using reality TV shows has helped to captivate students and has resulted in higher levels of learning according to Bloom's Revised…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Teaching Methods, Television Viewing, Taxonomy
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