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Mohammadi, Fateme Shir – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
Language learners' cognitive engagement with the content in language classes has been advocated in the last few decades (Laufer & Hulstjin, 2001). To this end, the researcher designed authentic problem-based tasks which make use of learners' cognitive and metacognitive skills to solve real-life vocabulary tasks. Nelson vocabulary test was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Retention (Psychology)
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Sabet, Masoud Khalili; Tavakoli, Marjaneh – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
The ability to comprehend and use metaphors in L2 which is referred to as metaphorical competence is an important issue in second language acquisition. Metaphors are so pervasive in our life that we might not realize their presence and simply neglect them even in our first language. Different models of communicative competence have been suggested…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Communicative Competence (Languages), Language Usage, Second Language Learning
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Asmara, Candra Hadi; Anwar, Khoirul; Muhammad, Ribeh Najib – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
The aim of this study was to investigate EFL learners' perception of an outdoor learning program, called English Scout Organization which was developed to strengthen their students' interests in learning English at secondary school. For this purpose, the 20 secondary school students in YPI Darussalam Cerme Gresik, Indonesia, were given…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Outdoor Education, Student Attitudes
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Bijami, Maryam; Pandian, Ambigapathy; Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
Feedback plays a fundamental role in writing development. The present study seeks to investigate the impact of teacher's written feedback on the writing performance of Iranian undergraduates. The subjects were 400 students majoring in the fields of English language translation and English language literature in four universities, namely Shahaid…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Writing Achievement, Performance Based Assessment, Translation
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Sabet, Masoud Khalili; Kiaee, Marjan Mesbah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
With developments in psychology and cognitive sciences in recent years, the significance of individual differences in L2 pedagogy has been highlighted. One of the outcomes of attending to individual differences is the increased attention to the concept of multiple intelligences and its relationship with language learning and different skills…
Descriptors: Correlation, Multiple Intelligences, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning
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Shabani, Mansour; Tahriri, Abdorreza; Ardebili, Samaneh Farzaneh – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
There has always been a debate whether or not the learners' first language (L1) can facilitate the process of learning foreign language. Since foreign language writing (FL) is a complicated process, it seems that the role of the learners' L1 and its effect on FL writing is of great importance in this regard. The present study aimed at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Ability, Second Language Learning, Native Speakers
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Njoku, Joy N. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
Access and quality of higher education are among the major criteria for assessing the product of any institution of higher learning. This paper discusses access and quality in Nigeria's higher education; need for a pragmatic approach for sustainable transformation. It discusses problems of access in the areas of carrying capacity of universities,…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Allison, Caleb; Laxman, Kumar; Lai, Mei – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
Existing research shows that high school students do not possess information literacy skills adequate to function in a high-tech society that relies so heavily on information. If students are taught these skills, they struggle to apply them. This small-scale intervention focused on helping Geography students at a low-socioeconomic high school in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Low Income Students, Geography Instruction
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Dang, Vi Hoang – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
The importance of the relationships between industry and academia is stressed by strategists, politicians, Vocational Education Training (VET) policy makers, and industrial planners. Industry without knowledge surely dies, and knowledge without application of that knowledge is valueless. This paper focuses on the relationships between the VET…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Theory Practice Relationship, School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Rafieyan, Vahid – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
Attitude toward accepting target language culture or maintaining heritage culture referred to as acculturation attitude can determine language learners' pragmatic gains during an educational sojourn. To this end, the current study investigated the relationship between language learners' acculturation attitudes during an educational sojourn and the…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Acculturation, Correlation, Second Language Learning
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Dias, Maria do Rosário; Duque, Alexandra Freches – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
Childhood overweight and obesity have been increasing over recent years and, more than ever, we are being called to act, whether as clinicians, parents or educators. The aim of this empirical research is to assess children's cognitive and emotionally internalized mental representation of a "Preferred" and "Healthy Meal," using…
Descriptors: Food, Children, Child Health, Obesity
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Rafieyan, Vahid – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
Sociolinguistic and sociocultural features of the source language can be ideally transferred to the target language when the translator's cultural background knowledge has a high overlap with the source language culture. This signifies the crucial role of national cultural distance from the source language society in the quality of translation of…
Descriptors: Translation, Cultural Differences, Sociolinguistics, Cultural Background
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Arnold, Josie – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
In this paper I address educational matters that challenge academic and scholarly "givens" so as to enrich knowledge. This acts in two ways to alert educators to the Eurowestern enculturization of knowledge and to propose some useful insights. Firstly, I make a personal scholarly narrative about the situation of the un-named native…
Descriptors: World History, Foreign Policy, Political Issues, Educational Methods
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Njie, Haddy – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
This paper is based on eight months of ethnographic fieldwork in the periphery of Banjul, the capital of The Gambia. It explores relations between the gender roles of women with modest educational achievement and their uses of literacy and numeracy. The paper applied New Literacy Studies theoretical framework of literacy as a "social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Numeracy, Urban Areas
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Manase, Joseph – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
In order for the community to bring meaningful and sustainable environmental conservation and change, it must take action in implementing environmental education values acquired from environmental learning programmes and organizations. This study therefore aimed at assessing factors conditioning community implementation of environmental education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Case Studies, Conservation (Environment)
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