Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1956

Table of Content: 10 September, 2017; 12(17)

September 2017

Mechanism for promoting motivation, confidence, and autonomy through synchronic communication sessions in virtual learning environments

This study presents a mechanism which explains the effect of synchronous communication on students’ perception of the training process in virtual learning methodology used in a postgraduate programme at the University of Santander. We use System Dynamics to design a mechanism that integrates motivation, confidence, trust, and autonomy in students. The results suggest that this mechanism explains why teachers...

Author(s): Jorge Andrick Parra Valencia, Adriana Rocío Lizcano Dallos and Eliécer Pineda Ballesteros

September 2017

A study on the barriers to participation of females in science, mathematics and technology education in Imo State the way forward

A study was carried out to ascertain the barriers to effective participation of females in surface-mount technology (SMT) in Imo State. Four purposes and four research questions guided the study. The study adopted the survey research design. The population of the study consists of all the female science students and lecturers in six tertiary institutions in Imo state. The simple random sampling technique was adopted...

Author(s): Iwu R. U. and Azoro A. V.

September 2017

Examination of test and item statistics from visual and verbal mathematics questions

The aim of this research is to determine whether students’ test performance and approaches to test questions change based on the type of mathematics questions (visual or verbal) administered to them. This research is based on a mixed-design model. The quantitative data are gathered from 297 seventh grade students, attending seven different middle schools in Cankaya, Ankara. Of all the students who participated in...

Author(s): Cagla Alpayar and H. Deniz Gulleroglu

September 2017

Primary school pre-service teachers' self-assessed competency level of teaching how to read in Turkey

Learning to read is an important step for a child’s academic and social success. Meaningful and fluent reading skills are linked to children’s progress in their thinking and criticizing abilities. The knowledge and skills required for effective reading are initially taught in primary schools. The main responsibility of primary school teachers’ is to teach pupils how to read. The purpose of this study...

Author(s): Aybala Çayır

September 2017

Student perception on group work and group assignments in classroom teaching: The case of Bule Hora university second year biology students, South Ethiopia: An action research

Group learning has become a common practice in schools and tertiary institutions. It provides more comfortable and supportive learning environment than solitary work. It fosters critical thinking skills, develops individual accountability, increases levels of reasoning and positive interdependence, improves problem-solving strategies and internalizes content knowledge. But many factors influence the group relation, such...

Author(s): Tolessa Muleta Daba, Sorale Jilo Ejersa and Sultan Aliyi

September 2017

Teachers and students’ perceptions of communicative competence in English as a foreign language in Indonesia

This article is an attempt to formulate and design a comprehensive rationale in formulating standard of communicative competence of English for Indonesian learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL). The study focuses on the perceptions of teachers and students on what communicative competence means, and how they perceive each component of the communicative competence of English. This research is a quantitative...

Author(s): Hery Yufrizal