- Year of publication: 2014
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- Pages: 3-5
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M@IVES research addresses the trajectory of Brazilian graduate students and their attitude to the development of educational technology through a pretestposttest quasi-experimental process with experimental and control groups. It has included the design methodology of research since the establishment of the problem posed by the institutions of graduate work in guidance to course work. It analyzes data gathered in the field of research and in light of Brazilian reality. It enhances the development of a new teaching methodology, supported by educational technology - M@ IVES - for research specialization courses Education Area offered in the city of São Luís. It demonstrates, by building Site M@IVES and study developed, the limits and educational opportunities offered by the new methodology presented.
The authors conducted a survey among graduates of Master’s courses in Teacher Education in Biology to determine their opinions on the importance of biology and environmental education didactics during their pre-graduate studies. Results of the survey indicated some existing deficiencies in pre-graduate teaching of biology and environmental education didactics and raised suggestions for innovation. The survey of 119 respondents was conducted in 2009. Most respondents considered the benefit of their pre-graduate Teacher Education in Biology degree sufficient for their own knowledge in biology, while considering the benefit of a pre-graduate course for their own pedagogic and didactic competencies a small one. The survey proved that most graduates of Teacher Education in Biology studies ranked the subject of biology didactics among the key modules of their pre-graduate degree course and identified several strengths and weaknesses in the teaching of biology didactics. The respondents who were professionally involved in Environmental Education viewed the absence of special didactics of environmental education and limited time allocation for teaching practice as shortcomings of their pregraduate course structure. Based on this research, two educational projects were designed, allowing for the implementation of innovated didactics of biology and environmental education together with specialized teaching practice for biology teacher education students in collaboration with several Czech universities and participating foreign lecturers.
As the whole world is going mobile, application of mobile devices in education, also known as m-learning, is becoming one of the most popular areas of educational research. This paper presents the implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness and students’ attitudes toward an adaptive mobile learning system based on personalized content and mobile web. Personalization of learning materials is based on the Felder-Silverman learning style model and the features of the accessing mobile device were identified using the device library. The results of the study confirm students’ positive attitudes toward mobile learning and the developed adaptive m-learning system. They also prove the effectiveness of the system and m-learning as an additional educational tool in terms of increasing students’ knowledge and scores.
The objective of this research was to find a more effective method for the teaching of history to Chinese students studying in South Korean universities. Questionnaire surveys and interviews were conducted to investigate those students’ level of knowledge and perceptions of Korean history. Then, in history classes, four teaching methods (comparative-historical, audiovisual, history and language, and rote memorization) were applied over two weeks. Before the treatment, Chinese students said that they liked the audiovisual teaching method the most, but after taking the classes, they preferred the teaching method comparing Korean and Chinese histories. Besides the finding that the comparative method was the most popular, the responses also showed that it was the most effective one in teaching history to Chinese students.
Although at first MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) did not use peer reviews, this kind of assessment has increasingly demonstrated the benefits that it can contribute to this type of course by improving the learning process, increasing decisions making abilities, and developing several other academic skills. Other MOOC assessment instruments do not provide students with these opportunities. This paper discusses the results obtained by the most commonly used massive online course platforms, detailing their features and limitations, as well as the experience in the implementation and use of a peer review system for a course of more than 7300 students. This study also comments on how evaluation rubrics are created, along with the final results, and the impact of the inclusion of this type of evaluation in MOOC.
This research aims to study the application of using films in teaching the Arabic language to Korean students. Recently, level based classes and developing communication skills are becoming important goals in foriegn language education. The most effective way to develop the student’s communication skills is to expose them to real life situations and related resources. Films are replicas of real life situations and thus are effective especially in teaching spoken language. This research implies the following things to Arabic education. First, it is best to provide realistic data to students to improve their communication skills. Selecting films that contain conversations and expressions that are used every day, while avoiding violence or contents of too much slang, will allow students to continuously remain interested and focused. Second, a program that connects films to CD-ROM for textbooks needs to be created. Additionally, there is a need to increase the understanding of spoken language through various study programs for Korean teachers. Finally, using interesting films to motivate students will have positive effects and will allow them to approach Arabic through understanding of the language rather than pure memorization.
This study aimed to validate the 25-item School Core Competence Scale (SCCS) of the National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences. Item analysis and exploratory factor analysis were utilized with 368 undergraduates and confirmatory factor analysis with another 384 undergraduates. The SCSS had eight subscales, including Communication and Expression, International Perspective, Humanity, Civics and Morals, Professional Knowledge and Skills, Integrative Learning, Passion and Anti-stress, and Self-discipline. Results indicated that the SCCS is a valid and reliable instrument among undergraduates. Particularly, women scored higher on Communication and Expression, Civics and Morals, Self-discipline as well as the total scale.
The purpose of this article is to present the results of the research on the issues discussed in the educational initiatives undertaken by Polish non-governmental organizations. The results of the scientific explorations presented in the paper are the outcome of the PhD research project Intercultural Non-formal Education in Poland on the Example of Non-governmental organizations activity. The project included surveying 65 leaders of different non-governmental organizations from three cities with different cultural make-ups, i.e. Bialystok, Poznan and Warsaw. The study was conducted in 2010 – 2012 according to the eclectic research approach, which allowed gathering quantitative and qualitative data. Based on the analysis of the empirical material, the author of the article presents: the issues tackled in the initiatives carried out by Polish non-governmental organizations, the structure of their implementation and the types of activities undertaken (in view of the issues analysed). An outline of the research problems precedes the discussion on the research results.
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