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This 2017 annotated bibliography reviews seven postsecondary peer cooperative learning programs that have been implemented nationally to increase student achievement. An extensive literature search was conducted of published journal articles, newspaper accounts, book chapters, books, ERIC documents, thesis and dissertations, online documents, and unpublished reports. Peer learning programs in this bibliography meet the following characteristics: (a) program must have been implemented at the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Annotated Bibliographies, Academic Achievement, Peer Groups,...
In today's generation of digital natives, students find it unexciting to sit down and read literary texts in its entirety. Thus, students nowadays hardly understand and appreciate literature as a subject. This calls for additional challenge to teachers who had been used to deliver their lessons or any subject matter in traditional ways. This study used descriptive-correlational research design to unveil the most effective viewing teaching techniques that will help develop the viewing...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Literature, Teaching Methods, Comprehension, Films, Video...
A new movement in American higher education aims to transform the teaching of civics. This report is a study of what that movement is, where it came from, and why Americans should be concerned. What we call the "New Civics" redefines civics as progressive political activism. Rooted in the radical program of the 1960s' New Left, the New Civics presents itself as an up-to-date version of volunteerism and good works. Though camouflaged with soft rhetoric, the New Civics, properly...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Universities, Civics, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, College Programs, Case...
This study analyzes "City of Glass," a postmodernist detective novella (or anti-detective) of the "New York Trilogy" by Paul Auster in terms of postmodernist elements and techniques such as metafiction, parody, intertextuality, irony and like. In doing so, some information about Auster's life and the plot of the work are also offered to the reader to make the analysis more concrete. Last but not least, this study is also thought to be useful for students enrolled in English...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Novels, Postmodernism, Authors, Literary Devices, Literature, Second Language...
This study was carried out to investigate Effective Classroom Management and Students' Academic Performance in Secondary schools in Uyo Local Government Area. Four research questions and four null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The survey design was adopted for the study. The population of 2044 Senior Secondary School One (SS1) students with a sample of 200 students selected from 5 public secondary schools in 4 clans within the study area. A researcher -- made questionnaire was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Academic Achievement, Secondary School...
This study, which is an experimental research with pre-test and post-test control groups, aims to determine the effectiveness of the Synectics Instructional Model on foreign language vocabulary teaching. The research was conducted with two experimental and two control groups and 82 students taking part in these groups. The experimental application of the research was carried out during the fall semester of 2016-2017, with a total of 16 class hours in English reading course in English...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Pretests Posttests, Program...
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of using group story-mapping on ESL students with a learning disability in reading comprehension. The researcher focused on a specific graphic organizer in this study, called Group Story-Mapping. This strategy required students with learning disabilities involving reading comprehension to identify the five main areas for recording a narrative story: setting, characters, problem, solution, and opinion. This strategy can also help...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Disabilities, Reading...
This paper deals with the problems of teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) and as a lingua franca (ELF) in the Italian educational system and, in particular, with introducing language variation in the English class. After briefly illustrating how English teaching has changed in the last few decades, an outline is drawn of what happens in the Italian school system today from child care to university as far as English teaching is concerned. The second part of the contribution focuses on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
Our study aimed at finding out the effectiveness of corpus-based vocabulary teaching activities as well as students' attitudes towards concordance-based materials when corpus-based tasks in English vocabulary learning are used. The study was conducted in a preparatory school in a private university. The participants were 28 intermediate level students whose native language was Turkish and they were between the age of 17 and 20. They were placed into two intact groups as experimental and control...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
The responsibility for college success has historically rested with the student, but since the 1980s, educators have taken increasing ownership of this, designing structures that increase the likelihood of learning, success, and retention. These efforts have included a variety of initiatives--first year seminars, learning communities, writing-intensive courses, common intellectual experiences, service-learning, undergraduate research, and senior capstones among others--that have come to be...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, First Year Seminars, Undergraduate...
Imagine you are attending a seminar. The facilitator gives instructions, and you have a vague notion of what you are supposed to do, but you do not want to ask the facilitator to clarify because you are sure you are the only one who has not understood. After the facilitator tells you to start working, you turn to the person next to you and ask, "What are we supposed to do?" That person says, "I'm not sure. I thought you would know." Soon you realize that almost everyone in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Second Language Instruction, Classroom Techniques, Instructional Innovation,...
This research was conducted to find out whether or not using short stories significantly improve the speaking and writing achievements. A quasi-experimental study of non-equivalent pretest-posttest control group design or comparison group design was used in this research. The population of this research was the all first semester undergraduate students of urban and regional planning study program of Indo Global Mandiri University. Forty students were selected as the sample by using purposive...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Quasiexperimental Design, Literary Genres, Pretests Posttests, Control Groups,...
Between 2000 and 2016, the STEM industry reportedly added jobs at the rate of 28% while all jobs were growing at only 6%. However, 48% of bachelor's degree students and 69% of associate's degree students in STEM majors left their program of study between 2003 and 2009. The high attrition rate is often attributed to low student engagement, boredom, alienation, lack of diversity in student population, and faculty attitudes. This exploratory case study demonstrates thick descriptions of student...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Science, STEM Education, Introductory Courses, Case Studies, Educational...
This second volume in this series of papers dedicated to innovative language teaching and learning at university focuses on enhancing employability. Throughout the book, which includes a selection of 14 peer-reviewed and edited short papers, authors share good practices drawing on research; reflect on their experience to promote student engagement, inclusivity, and collaboration; and foster a successful learning environment while developing employability skills. Whatever the language--or the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Instructional Innovation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
This paper highlights legal understanding of quid pro quo sexual harassment in schools. Quid pro quo sexual harassment implies abuse of authority or position to gain something sexual. A duty of care rests on teachers, Schools Governing Bodies and the Department of Education to provide and maintain safe schools that are free from all forms of victimisation and abuse. However, there seems to be an abuse of power by all those who are supposed to protect learners in schools. The paper used an abuse...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sexual Harassment, Guidelines, Bullying, Educational Environment, Victims, Governing...
Given the importance of the phonological and lexical components of the language in L2 learning, this article discusses an innovative, holistic approach to learning these two components of the language based on the existence of "sound symbolism"--the interrelation between sound and meaning--in English. In particular, it describes how and why the study of sound symbolism can be advantageous to EFL learners. This claim is grounded in empirical data gathered from two pilot studies carried...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
Tuning, as a methodology, implies a philosophy of curriculum design, pedagogy, and assignment design. It implies that successful study in a discipline depends on intentional construction of learning experiences for students. Intentional construction of learning experiences requires an understanding of the learning goals set forth by faculty for students, one that is shared by colleagues and with the students themselves. This philosophy foregrounds transparency. It also promotes an intentional...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Curriculum Design, Teaching Methods, Instructional Design, Educational Objectives,...
Today, most of the researchers have agreed on the importance of classroom environment where students responsible of their own learning. It is important to use modern learning methods with technology to reach this aim in courses. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of using Technology in science courses to investigate 7th grade students' opinions about Authentic Learning and using technology in science courses. In order to achieve that, a qualitative study was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Attitudes, Learning Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education,...
This study comprises the outcomes and methods of a one year project using Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) embedded in K-12 classes. The Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) of 42 students enrolled in three 5th grade classes were monitored. The students took the MOOCCLIL class for one year (2015-2016) at the Guldensporencollege (GUSCO), a Belgian secondary school in Kortrijk. In this weekly, two-hour class, the 16-17 year old students were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in...
This study investigates the effects of conceptual metaphors on Turkish EFL learners' acquisition of phrasal verbs. The participants were 120 beginner, elementary, and pre-intermediate level students. The research follows a pre and post-test quasi-experimental research design. The students were assigned to proficiency levels according to their Michigan Placement Test scores. A phrasal verb completion test was used as the measurement instrument of the study. With regard to their proficiency...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Figurative Language, Phrase Structure, Verbs, Language Tests, English (Second...
The study investigated how group-dynamics instruction techniques of adaptable nature can be to the benefit of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners so as to develop and improve their willingness-to-communicate and speaking-ability in the long run. After analyzing the data via ANCOVA and EFA, the researcher selected 108 young Iranian male and female EFL learners in a language school in Tehran by means of convenient sampling technique. This investigation shows how EFL learners reacted to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Group Dynamics, Student...
Today, the perceptions and expectations of university students about the programs they attend are important when the aims of the universities are considered. In this sense, it is necessary for all the universities in Turkey to develop some plans by determining certain priorities which will satisfy university students and also take their expectations into consideration. It is possible to reach a required level of education by focusing on the subjects such as quality, satisfaction and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Student Satisfaction, College Students,...
The purpose of this study is to measure the effects of fostering resilience through art education for students with severe physical disabilities ages 7-21. Recent trends of fostering resilience through art education were explored. Current attitudes towards art education for severely disables individuals were also explored. Of particular interest to the researcher is how efforts to foster resilience in the art classroom can be adopted to provide a more appropriate art pedagogy for working with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Resilience (Psychology), Art Education, Teaching Methods, Severe Disabilities,...
This chapter builds on the outcomes of a blended learning action-research project in its third iteration (academic year 2015-16). The FutureLearn Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) "Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching" was integrated into the curriculum of the Master of Arts (MA) in English Language Teaching (ELT) at Coventry University (UK). The MOOC was designed by the University of Southampton in collaboration with the British Council and many of its topics appeared to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Graduate Students, Blended Learning,...
The EduLab model is a "new" educational model that integrates technologies in educational contexts comprising full equipped classrooms with attractive and easy-to-use technological resources. This model tries to promote a dynamic and more effective teaching and learning process. For this purpose, the model provides teachers training and monitoring in order to encourage innovative pedagogical formats, such as collaborative work, flipped classroom and research-based learning (Pombo,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Foreign...
This paper employs postcolonial framework to discuss the contradictions of promoting western education in Islamic communities in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Prior to colonization, Islamic education was an important socializing process that instilled strong Islamic identity in Islamic communities in SSA. European encounters in SSA and the introduction of western education shifted the socializing process and reconfigured SSA societies and dislocated Islamic communities in the region. I argue that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Guidelines, Islamic Culture, Islam, Foreign Policy, Religious Education,...
Early language learning for children is increasingly common, and the majority of parents and the public do not see it as superfluous or overburdening children. Moreover, teaching a foreign language to very young children has been an increasingly dominant trend in most globalized societies. While there is abundant literature that supports teaching a foreign language at an early age through language immersion programs, little is known about the efficiency of strategies used to explicitly teach...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language...
Ongoing developments in e-learning, improved internet accessibility and increased digital citizenry provide exciting opportunities to integrate effective classroom pedagogies with online educational technologies, creating mixed-mode courses to enhance student engagement and facilitate greater autonomous learning. This research examines pre-service teacher education students' perceptions of the effectiveness of experiential and digitally-mediated tools which take them beyond the constraints of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Education Programs, Electronic Learning, Teaching Methods, Educational...
Textbooks have been used to enhance teaching in mathematics at all levels of schooling for many years. The use of textbooks enables the mathematics content to be presented in a sequenced, coherent and logical way. There are very few studies, however, that explore student thoughts about the use of electronic textbooks (e-texts) in secondary classrooms. This paper reports the results of a study that aimed to develop an understanding of the phenomenon of student experiences of using an e-text...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Mathematics Instruction,...
Despite being competent in their field of work, professional's worldwide struggle due to lack of good public speaking skills. Their assessments and appraisals are often not depictive of their professional competitiveness; therefore, it is important for students to overcome public speaking anxiety before they transit from academic life to professional life. The purpose of this study is to analyze the reasons behind the anxiety level in undergraduate students of a public speaking class and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Public Speaking, Anxiety, Undergraduate Students, Coping, Private...
E-learning is a useful strategy to increase Evidence-based health care (EBHC) knowledge and skills, and when combined with face-to-face learning, to increase EBHC attitude and behaviour. EBHC is decision-making for health care, informed by the best research evidence. Doctors, nurses and allied health professionals need to have the necessary knowledge and skills to apply EBHC. The use of electronic learning (e-learning) for EBHC training is increasing. E-learning, compared to no learning,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Evidence...
At present, there are few studies which explore the learning strategies employed by students of Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL) and even fewer that focus specifically on mobile application use. This study provides insights into how adult learners at varying levels of proficiency employ mobile apps to support their Chinese character learning. Data were collected from a survey completed by 140 learners and semi-structured interviews with eight subjects. The findings demonstrate that most of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Second Language Learning, Second Language...
There is a critical need in the United States to understand how to best prepare preservice teachers for effectively teaching the steadily growing number of PK-12 English learners. The study described in this article, situated in a teacher preparation program in a small, private college in a largely monolingual, monocultural area of the northeastern United States, expands the extant research around this urgent conversation. Specifically, the effects of a set of research-based learning...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, English Language Learners, Preservice Teacher Education,...
The current study explores the challenges faced by English for specific purposes (ESP) program at University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Indonesia. As a part of their commitment to improvement, this university is working to better prepare students for employment so that they may function well in their workplaces. Currently, many English Department graduates apply and are accepted as ESP teachers. However, their pedagogical knowledge of ESP teaching is deemed to be less than adequate for such...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
The French film "Entre Les Murs" ("The Class") is a somewhat unusual film in its portrayal of a Parisian working class school and its protagonist, Mr. Marin, who attempts to teach an unruly class of young and very diverse teenagers. This article explores the ways the author used the film "The Class" as a culminating class project for her largely White, primarily Christian, rural/suburban teacher candidates. It describes how the film offers provocative and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Films, Multimedia Materials, Social Class,...
We examined the beliefs and experiences of three elementary school teachers who, over one school year, participated in bi weekly, guided discussions of attachment and care theories that introduced them to relational pedagogy as a way of supporting students? positive social, emotional, and academic growth. Teachers? beliefs about the aims of education were assessed at the beginning and end of the study and for the duration of the study they each kept a journal to document and reflect on their...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Teaching Experience, Teaching...
This article reviews the existing Chinese language Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and points out three problems in their design: the monism-based teaching method, the non-integration of cultural elements, and the lack of learner-learner interactions. It then presents the design principles of the Introductory Chinese MOOC in an attempt to tackle these problems. [For the complete volume, "Beyond the Language Classroom: Researching MOOCs and Other Innovations," see ED574781.]
Topics: ERIC Archive, Introductory Courses, Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
There has been a concern about the quality of school teachers being prepared at the university especially in pedagogy. The main objective of the study was to investigate the preparation of teacher-trainees in pedagogy in Kenyan universities.The theoretical framework of the study was based on Shulman's concept of pedagogical content knowledge. The study was conducted in public and private universities in Kenya. Purposive, random and stratified sampling techniques were used to select the subjects...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Questionnaires, Interviews, Sample Size,...
In this study, the variables having impact on the student motivation have been analyzed based on the articles, conference papers, master's theses and doctoral dissertations published in the years 2000-2017. A total of 165 research papers were selected for the research material and the data were collected through qualitative research techniques through document review and content analysis. According to the research results, the most important factors affecting student motivation are the fields...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Student Motivation, Literature Reviews,...
Developments in mathematics education tend to emphasize mathematics teaching with the help of activities that will allow the students to create these concepts rather than to make them memorize mathematical rules. The purpose of this study is to analyze the applicability of the application of multiplication with fingers developed by the researcher. In the application, the relation between addition and subtraction is featured in teaching multiple table rather than memorization. Within the scope...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Multiplication, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Visualization, Class...
This paper evaluates the effect and potential of a new educational learning model called Peer to Peer (P2P). The study was focused on Laurea, Hyvinkaa's Finland campus and its response to bridging the gap between traditional educational methods and working reality, where modern technology plays an important role. The study describes and evaluates an undergraduate business management programme. A qualitative methodological approach was used in assessing the students' experience of projects with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Methods, Models, Undergraduate Students, Business Administration...
This paper discusses the rationale and structure of two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) created as part of the EU-funded Move-Me project, which aims to develop two MOOCs and open educational resources for university learners participating in mobility programmes in Europe. The MOOCs are designed to help learners develop the skills necessary to understand, critique and deploy academic discourse in selected disciplines. The article will first briefly present the Move-Me project, its...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Mass...
Tinkering is a longstanding material practice that has gained popularity in recent years as a learning strategy at numerous schools, camps, and makerspaces. This article seeks to establish in composition pedagogy tinkering's playful, exploratory ethos by introducing a practice called "critical-creative tinkering." In critical-creative tinkering, a writer dwells inside a source text by reading and rewriting it, generating an alternative text. Building on the itinerant status of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Introductory Courses, Literature, Writing Instruction, Critical...
The aim of the study is to examine whether classroom teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) on numbers develops in the period from their university education to their active teaching profession. Cross-sectional comparative study method was used in this research in order to examine what kind of development classroom teachers? pedagogical content knowledge exhibited from their university education to the period in which they actively operate within teaching profession. The sample of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers,...
As learning a foreign language poses a number of challenges for the students, it has become indispensable to search for "optimal" conditions to enhance opportunities of engaging in the target language. Within this context, the Mobile-Blended Collaborative Learning model has been integrated in and out of the classroom learning in order to enable language learners to practice English by means of collaborative, authentic language activities based on project-based learning approach. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Blended Learning, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, English...
This document presents the proceedings of the 22nd Annual Research Forum held June 29, 2017, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Included are the following 12 action research papers: (1) Using Captioned Video to Teach Listening Comprehension in a Spanish Classroom (Michelle Allen); (2) Multimodal Instruction: How Film Affects Interpretation of Literature (Ethan Cagle); (3) Cultural Knowledge and Writing Ability in the Secondary Spanish Classroom on the Topic of Pura Vida...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Listening Comprehension, Spanish, Second Language...
The study conducted at Najran University located in Najran city in Saudi Arabia. It aimed for examination the effectiveness of the STSR approach on achievement the course of curriculum foundations and development of the inclinations towards study for students at Najran University. Both questions and hypotheses were formulated in light of the aims and principles of the study. Materials included an achievement test and inclinations towards study exam. The findings of the study revealed that there...
Topics: ERIC Archive, STEM Education, Foreign Countries, College Students, Achievement Tests, Pretests...
Getting students adopt the habits of mind specific to many disciplines can be seen as an anchor that will support them to solve the problems in their daily lives. Starting from this premise, a new subject, featuring the habits of mind and how to use and improve them in educational environments seems to worth thinking on. This article describes an activity designed to integrate the components of algebraic habits of mind into the classroom practice. Data were collected in three weeks and analyzed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Algebra, Cognitive Processes, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Middle School...
Despite increasing diversity in U.S. schools, the topic of teacher effectiveness remains to be dominated by a universal narrative. This study applies critical theory, critical race theory, and culturally responsive pedagogy to position teacher effectiveness as contextual to urban schools and relational to the asset-based view of the learner. This study employs a phenomenological design to gather the shared experiences of nine teacher educators with teaching and service experiences in urban...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Critical Theory, Race,...
In our globalizing and rapidly changing world thanks to the communication technologies, Turkey has a significant strategic position in terms of socio-cultural and economical aspects. Therefore, Turkey has a different commercial and political relationship with many countries comprising various cultures and languages. In order to maintain these relations healthfully, interpreting is of utmost importance. Turkey's membership application for EU shows that Turkey is now an important political power....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Translation, Second Languages, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation,...
Today's society places a lot of pressure on schools, teachers, and students to improve test scores. This paper discusses the possibility of using mathematical manipulatives to improve student test scores and students' attitudes towards mathematics. Forty-three Grade 2 students with age ranges between six and eight from a rural town in Saskatchewan were selected. They were divided randomly into two groups: the treatment group (n = 22) and the control group (n = 21) and their pre- and post-test...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Grade 2, Elementary School Mathematics, Manipulative Materials, Control Groups,...
The ongoing transformation of learning and teaching is one facet of the progressing digitalization of all aspects of life. Gamification's aim is to change learning for the better by making use of the motivating effects of (digital) games and elements typical of games, like experience points, levelling, quests, rankings etc. Especially in the light of the success of Pokémon Go, multiple actors call for gamification of learning and teaching in schools as means for motivating students. From the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Games, Computer Games, Teaching Methods, Learning Motivation, Learning...
Good listening and pronunciation skills lead to successes in foreign language learning. The main purpose of this study was to examine the benefits of adopting the Proprioceptive Method in learning English by Thai local government officials with the help of Facebook. A seventeen-day training course was implemented, comprising two days of face-to-face training, fourteen days of online training via Facebook, and one day of course wrap-ups and evaluation. The crucial training instruments used in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Public Officials, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second...
Many teaching strategies have been postulated over the past years by various scholars in an effort to enhance the education system among students with intellectual disabilities. There is much debate on the application of constructivist and behaviorist perspectives for teaching students with intellectual disabilities as addressed in this paper. Many scholars have advocated for exclusivity with regards to the use of the two approaches. However, this work recommends a combination of principles...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Intellectual Disability, Constructivism (Learning), Behaviorism, Teaching Methods,...
"Writing involves knowledge about the language, the context in which writing happens and skills in using language. Writing development happens by drawing out the learners' potential and providing input to which learners respond" (Badger & White, 2000.) Taking this in to account, the Process Genre Approach in writing classes can be favorable in a modern classroom. This approach combines several key elements of alternative and some more traditional writing approaches, valuing model...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Process Approach (Writing), Writing Instruction, Literary Genres, Teaching Methods,...
In this paper, we discussed major issues of mathematics teaching and learning in Nepal. The issues coming from theories such as social and radical constructivism suggest that teachers are not trained to use such approach in teaching mathematics, and there is a lack of teaching aids and materials and technological tools. The issues related to social aspects are gender issues, language issues, social justice issues, and issues related to the achievement gap. The cultural issues are related to the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Social Influences, Gender Differences,...
A cross-disciplinary team of composition, communication, and library faculty used lesson study to investigate interdisciplinary instructional strategies to improve students' use of quoting in their writing. The team developed a three-class lesson plan to introduce the concept of quoting, practice the concept, and allow students to reflect on their use of quotations in their writing. We collected a pre and post quiz to measure students' understanding before and after the lesson, students'...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Writing...
From a design perspective, the intentionality of students to engage in surface or deep learning is often experienced through prescribed activities and learning tasks. Educators understand that meaningful learning can be furthered through the structural and organizational design of the online environment that motivates the student towards task completion. However, learning engagement is unique for each student. It is dependent on both how students learn and their intentions for learning. Based...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Design, Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Undergraduate Students, Field Experience...
Eighteen Colombian English teachers participated in a course with an emphasis on gender and foreign language teaching in a Master's program in Bogot√°. This text describes the design, implementation, and the learning in this educational experience. The analysis of the course was based on a view of learning as a process of participation rooted in the praxis of English teachers' classrooms. This experience reveals that gender is a relevant category in the frame of English language teacher...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Learning Experience, Gender Differences, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language),...
Employing drama activities in foreign language classes has proved to help language learners improve their skills. Within the context of drama course offered in an English Language Teacher Education program in Turkey, the present study suggests some drama activities based on well-known Nasreddin Hodja jokes. The study aims to find answers to whether Nasreddin Hodja jokes can be exploited in the foreign language classes and integrated in drama activities. It also tries to find out that whether...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Drama, Teaching Methods, Humor, Second Language Instruction,...
America is witnessing a new gilded age. Since the 1970s, inequality in wealth and income has soared within the United States--and globally (Piketty, 2014; Sayer, 2016; Therborn, 2013). Such inequalities affect human flourishing because they allow the privileged class to convert their wealth into different, and unequal, lifestyles and life chances. In addition, such inequalities provide the privileged class with greater opportunity to convert their wealth, income, and social capital into...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Advantaged, Social Class, Educational Philosophy, Ethics, Social Capital, Democracy,...
Collaborative learning is an approach employed by instructors to facilitate learning and improve learner's performance. Mobile learning can accommodate a variety of learning approaches. This study, therefore, investigated the effects of collaborative learning styles on performance of students in a mobile learning environment. The specific purposes of this study are to: examine the difference in the performance of students in mobile learning platform; examine the difference in performance of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology,...
This study investigated the continuous influence of applying formative assessment on EFL (English as a foreign language) learners' anxiety and listening efficacy. The participants, divided into an experimental and a control group, were 60 Iranian EFL learners in an English-language institute. This study thus highlights the pedagogical implications of assessment in EFL classrooms. Therefore, this report investigated the effect of formative testing used by teachers on students' achievement in EFL...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Formative Evaluation, College Students, Anxiety, Experimental Groups, Control Groups,...
This article examines how international organizations promote play-based pedagogical approaches in early childhood settings around the world, and how local educators respond. As a case study, I investigated Sesame Workshop's efforts to introduce play-based approaches in Nigerian classrooms. In addition to producing a Nigerian version of "Sesame Street" (called "Sesame Square"), Sesame Workshop trains educators in play-based approaches and has distributed alphabet flashcards,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Play, Early Childhood Education, Case Studies,...
The study's primary purpose was to evaluate the effectiveness of a widely promoted close reading instructional routine for elementary grades students at risk for reading failure. Close reading is designed to help students read complex text independently and proficiently. Participants were six fourth-grade students receiving supplemental instruction in a rural public school. A single subject alternating treatments design was implemented to compare the close reading instructional routine to a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Grade 4, At Risk Students, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Teaching Methods,...
This paper aims to provide information about teacher corrective feedback that would be helpful for EFL students' writing improvement. It focuses on feedback provided to correct grammatical errors made by student writers as the author finds that this type of errors can obstruct the effectiveness of students' pieces of writing and may result in written miscommunication. Both direct and indirect teacher feedback types are discussed. Some pedagogical suggestions have been made based on the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Feedback (Response), Grammar,...
The purpose of this study was to explore mathematics teachers' perception of social justice in mathematics classrooms. We applied interpretive qualitative method for data collection, analysis, and interpretation through iterative process. We administered in-depth semi-structured interviews to capture the perceptions of three mathematics teachers about social justice in mathematics classroom at three public secondary schools in Kathmandu. We carried out multiple layers of thematic analysis and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Social Justice, Semi Structured Interviews,...
Fostering reflective deliberation in the online classroom ensures that students reach a high level of achievement in virtual courses. Student peer exchanges were evaluated on a collaborative web site structured around interactive weekly discussions offered across an online, face-to-face, and upper- and lower-division political science courses. Findings indicate that despite differences in mode and level of instruction, the 87 students were academically reflective in their peer discussions...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Comparative Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Teaching Methods, Reflection,...
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Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Humor, Incidence, Learning...
This narrative inquiry study looked into four teachers' life stories regarding their teaching practice. The study explored teachers' experiences in pre-while and after stages when being observed by an academic supervisor in a binational but non-profit English center in Bogota, Colombia. By attempting to explore the possible forms of teachers' knowledge, the study took on narrative inquiry as the research approach to explore how teachers approach and navigate personal and fixed epistemologies...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Epistemology, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, English (Second...
This study investigated the effectiveness of blended learning and E-learning modes of instruction on the performance of undergraduates in Kwara State, Nigeria. It also determined if the student performance would vary with gender. Quasi experimental that employs pretest, posttest, control group design was adopted for this study. This involves three groups, two experimental (blended learning, and E-learning) and a control group (traditional teaching method). Educational Materials and Methods...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology,...
The purpose of this inter-university project was to explore pre-service teachers' perceptions of collaboration and use of online technology. Twenty-two undergraduate music education majors from two separate universities participated in an eleven-week collaborative project to develop, teach, and self-assess general music lesson plans via a variety of student-selected online technologies. To determine the participants' perceptions, the researchers administered the quantitative Technology...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Ethics, Legal Problems, Barriers, Computer Mediated...
Middle school mentor teachers who participate in school-university clinical experiences have a unique opportunity to support preservice middle grades teachers' development and improve the schooling of young adolescents. This article investigates an early clinical experience and presents data from a survey of 38 middle school teachers who served as mentor teachers. Findings address how middle grades teachers view their role as mentors, their perceptions of the clinical experience as a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Middle School Teachers, Mentors, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers,...
The purpose of this research study was to explore the dominant leadership styles of online college instructors. Online instructors voluntarily participated in a survey to indicate which of four leadership styles they use in their classes: transformational, situational, democratic, or authoritarian. The surveys indicated that the transformational leadership style was the most common style used by the online instructors. The majority of instructors felt that their leadership style in the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, Success, Online Courses, College...
Reading achievement scores for adolescents with disabilities are markedly lower than the scores of adolescents without disabilities. For example, 62% of students with disabilities read "below" the basic level on the NAEP Reading assessment, compared to 19% of their nondisabled peers. This achievement gap has been a continuing challenge for more than 35 years. In this article, we report on the promise of a comprehensive 2-year reading program called Fusion Reading. Fusion Reading is...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Reading Programs, Reading Achievement, Middle School Students, Learning Disabilities,...