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Wu, Peng; Yu, Shulin; Zhang, Limin – Educational Studies, 2019
While pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) has been studied across a wide range of research areas, including science, language teaching and mathematics, there is limited research on the role of PCK in business English (BE) teaching, an important teaching area of English for Specific Purposes. Informed by the conceptual framework of the PCK model…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, English Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Tas, Yasemin; Subasi, Münevver; Yerdelen, Sündüs – Educational Studies, 2019
This study aimed to investigate the relationships among the middle school students' perceptions of science teacher support, students' motivation and students' engagement in learning science. Student motivation was addressed with task value and academic self-concept while student engagement included aspects of agentic, behavioural, emotional and…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Middle School Students, Learner Engagement, Correlation
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Reichenberg, Olof – Educational Studies, 2018
Student behavioural disengagement is a problem in many schools. This paper aims to explain why students' behavioural disengagement occurs and reoccurs in Swedish classrooms in terms of two mechanisms. Mechanisms that explain student disengagement are tested quantitatively and illustrated qualitatively with primary data consisting of 74…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Behavior, Peer Influence, Case Studies
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Johnston, Olivia; Wildy, Helen – Educational Studies, 2018
Streaming in secondary schools is not beneficial for improving student outcomes of education with vast amounts of educational research indicating that it does not improve academic results and increases inequity. Yet teachers often prefer working in streamed classes, and research shows that teachers mediate the effects of streaming on students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Nghia, Tran Le Huu – Educational Studies, 2018
Contributing to a lack of studies related to generic skills (GS) assessment, especially in non-Western university contexts, this article reports a study that explored practices and challenges of assessing students' GS in the Business Administration programmes in six Vietnamese universities. Content analysis of interviews with 41 teachers of skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Skills, Business Administration Education
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Wang, Yan; Yu, Shulin; Shao, Yanju – Educational Studies, 2018
While research on English-medium instruction (EMI) has proliferated in the past decades, little research has examined how students from a monolingual background actually experience EMI, or the learning processes involved in such experiences. Drawing upon in-depth interviews and student reflection journals, this study examines the experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Learning Processes
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Tárraga García, Verónica; García Fernández, Beatriz; Ruiz-Gallardo, José Reyes – Educational Studies, 2018
Does home-based family involvement influence academic performance? To answer this question, a case study research was carried out with 96 children from all six levels of primary education at a public school, and their families. Data regarding home-based family involvement were collected using a questionnaire. Academic achievement was measured from…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Employed Parents
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Jin, Jun – Educational Studies, 2017
Problem-based learning (PBL) has been increasingly employed as a teaching and learning approach in many disciplines in higher education. In English medium of instruction (EMI) universities in Asia, PBL can further enhance knowledge construction as well as development of disciplinary language and communicative skills. It is necessary to explore how…
Descriptors: Interaction, Student Empowerment, Problem Based Learning, Small Group Instruction
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Li, Hui-Chuan; Tsai, Tsung-Lung – Educational Studies, 2017
Research on problem-based learning (PBL) has tended to focus on the graduate level of education, paying less attention to the primary school level and to what is involved for students during the implementation of PBL. In this paper we take a step towards addressing this need for research by reporting findings from a descriptive, explanatory case…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
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Soysal, Y.; Radmard, S. – Educational Studies, 2017
This study explored Turkish teachers' attributional reasoning regarding the barriers they face when they attempted to undertake learner-centred teaching, which is a core requirement of educational reform-based initiations in Turkey. To achieve this aim, a naturalistic inquiry was conducted in order to capture the clarifications of the barriers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods
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Ai, Bin – Educational Studies, 2017
Chinese students are now the largest group of international students in the Australian higher education sector. The patterns of Chinese communication and education affect the ways that Chinese students engage with their lecturers and manage their learning relationships. A case study of these patterns provides a small window through which to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, College Students, Communication Strategies
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van de Pol, Janneke; Brindley, Sue; Higham, Rupert John Edward – Educational Studies, 2017
Dialogic Teaching (DT) is effective in fostering student learning; yet, it is hard to implement. Little research focused on secondary teachers' learning of DT and on the link between teachers' understanding and practices, although these two are usually strongly intertwined. Using a wide range of evidence, this case study systematically…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Secondary School Teachers, History Instruction, Dialogs (Language)
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Bair, Mary Antony – Educational Studies, 2016
While there are numerous calls to enhance the professionalism of teachers, there is little empirical research in the United States that examines educators' understanding of the concept. This comparative case study compared the conceptualisation of professionalism by faculty and students in a college of education vis-à-vis the conceptualisation of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Case Studies, Professionalism, Schools of Education
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Verberg, Christel P. M.; Tigelaar, Dineke E. H.; van Veen, Klaas; Verloop, Nico – Educational Studies, 2016
Teachers' agency has an effect on their own learning process at the workplace. In this study we explored the extent to which teachers participating in a formative teacher assessment procedure developed a sense of agency. We investigated not only whether teachers participating in a such an assessment procedure experienced agency and thus felt in…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
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Bahçivan, Eralp – Educational Studies, 2016
The present case study explored the teaching belief systems of pre-service science teachers (PSTs), including epistemological beliefs, self-efficacy beliefs, conceptions of science learning and teaching and pedagogical content knowledge. Based on their epistemological scores, three PSTs who were categorised as exhibiting naïve, moderately…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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