American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews

Early reading skills in English as a foreign language via ICT in Vietnam: Early childhood student teacher’s perceptions

Research article of American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews Early reading skills in English as a foreign language via ICT in Vietnam: Early childhood student teacher's perceptions Truong Thi Hong Thuy Graduate School of Education, Minnan Normal University, P.R. China. Information and communication technology (ICT) is an effective tool which can support young children’s reading skills in English as a foreign language (EFL), while teachers’ perceptions influence their classroom practices; however, there is limited empirical evidence on students’ perceptions on the use of ICT to enhance early reading skills in EFL. This study investigated early childhood student teachers’ perceptions regarding children’s reading skills in EFL via ICT, in Vietnam. A questionnaire was administered to 100 students. Students expressed positive perceptions indicating their willingness-intention to use ICT in teaching reading in EFL to young children. The skills and strategies most reported were that they will use computers high percentage of agreement in their classrooms for the extension of children’s vocabulary and the motivation of children to read and to like reading. Students perceived as major barriers the technical support and the availability of resources. The greater the year of study, the more positive were their perceptions. Implications for early childhood pre-service teacher training and educational policy are discussed. Keywords: English as foreign language (EFL); Information and communication technology (ICT); Reading skills; Student teachers’ perceptions; Vietnam ...

Praxis of Assessment for Learning in Ethiopian Higher Education Institutions: The Case of Dire Dawa University

Research article of American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews Praxis of Assessment for Learning in Ethiopian Higher Education Institutions: The Case of Dire Dawa University Sintayehu Belay1, Ashenafi Tesfaye2 1Bahir Dar University and Dire Dawa University, Ethiopia.2Haramaya University and Dire Dawa University, Ethiopia. Improving the quality of teaching and learning is an ultimate goal of continuous assessment (CA). This study attested that the perceived opportunities of continuous assessment for quality teaching and learning in Dire Dawa University, Ethiopia. To this study purpose survey research design was employed. A sample of 73 instructors and 289 students were involved in this study. The data collected through five-point Likert’s scale questionnaire was analyzed using SPSS 20 and one-sample t-test was used as data analysis method. The reliability of instruments was computed using Cronbach alpha and therefore, all instruments had presumably acceptable liability coefficients. The study found that the instructors and students have acknowledged the opportunities of CA to improve the quality of teaching and learning in HEIs. If CA is to fit for purpose the need to re-balance assessment for grading (summative assessment) and assessment for learning (formative assessment) and to design competency-based assessment rubric was recommended. Keywords: Self-assessment; Formative assessment; Summative assessment; Assessment for learning ...

Analysis of Non-parametric Qualities of Undergraduate Biology Examination Questions in a Nigeria University: Implications for Quality Assurance and Students’ Learning

Research article of American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews Analysis of Non-parametric Qualities of Undergraduate Biology Examination Questions in a Nigeria University: Implications for Quality Assurance and Students’ Learning MUSTAPHA Mohammed Tajordeen Department of Science Education,Faculty of Education,IBB University, Lapai,Nigeria This study employed ex-post facto research design to ascertain non-parametric qualities of past undergraduate biology examinations questions in a Nigeria university. The study covered a period of five years examination sessions from 2012/2013 to 2017/2018 but excluded 2016/2017.One hundred and seven examination question papers with a total One thousand one hundred and ninety eight mainly essay and sub-essay questions were collected for this study. Using descriptive content analysis method, the study analysed the content validity and the cognitive content of the biology examination papers. Descriptive statistics, mainly percentage was used to determine the proportion of the questions set on the content of each course in context of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Abuja, Nigeria, Benchmark for Minimum Academic Standard (BMAS, 2007) and the in-use university academic prospectus undergraduate biology curriculum. The analysis revealed; i.80% of the content of the biology curriculum was tested and ii.(ii) the examination tested more of lower order cognitive abilities; knowledge and comprehensive (76.11%) with deviation +36.11, application/problem solving (1.83%) and cognitive abilities; analytical, creative and evaluative thinking (22.02%); higher order total 23.85% with deviation -36.15 The implications of the findings to quality of students learning were discussed. Appropriate recommendations that could lead to improvement of the content validity of the examinations questions, increasing proportion of problem solving/application and broad range of higher level analytical, creative and evaluative thinking questions were made. It was concluded that the examination question papers could be considered suitable assessment tool that satisfy content validity but low towards the attainment of cognitive objectives of biology of the undergraduate programme. The ...

A study of “Micro STEM” Physics Classroom Teaching

Research article of American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews A study of "Micro STEM" Physics Classroom Teaching Shanchao Guan1,2 1Yangshan Experimental Middle School,Suzhou,Jiangsu,China; 2College of education, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an,Shaanxi,China This paper explores the “Micro STEM” physics classroom teaching from the two aspects of pre-class design ideas and teaching links, and conducts an investigation on the teaching effect of students after class. The study finds that “Micro STEM” classroom enables students to understand and use the target knowledge better than traditional classroom, and students’interest in learning and classroom participation are higher. It is helpful to cultivate students’ability to discover and solve problems and sense of teamwork, and to improve students’ core scientific literacy. Keywords: Micro STEM; Physics classroom; Teaching inquiry; teaching evaluation ...

Dr. Mridul Bose
Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Jadavpur University

Prof. Dr. Ugur DEMIRAY
Anadolu University, Yunusemre Campus 26470-Eskisehir TURKEY

Dr. Suresh Garg
Professor of Physics, School of Sciences, IGNOU

Dr. Mohd. Akhtar Siddiqui
Professor in Education, Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delh

Dr. Adams Otuoze Umoru Onuka 
Institute of Education, University of Ibadan

Dr. Medine BARAN
Assistant Professor, Dicle University, Diyarbakır -Turkey

Dr. Santosh Kumar Behera
Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University

Dr. Naser Jamil Alzaidiyeen
Assistant Professor, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia/ Majmaah University College of Science and Humanities

Assistant Professor In Mathematics, Govt. Degree & PG College, PUTTUR, Chittoor(Dt),Andhra Pradesh,INDIA

Dr.Tahani Mohammed Alabous
Associate professor, World Islamic University

PRINCIPAL, Government Degree College, Rayalaseema University

Dr. M.W. Lumadi
Professor in Curriculum & Instructional Studies, Former Director, School of Postgraduate Studies at NWU and Member of Council

Dr. M. V. Vithanapathirana
Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Colombo

Dr. Laima Kyburienė
Assoc.professor, Kauno kolegija/University of Applied Sciences, Kedainiai Jonusas Radvila Study Center

Dr. Isaac N. Nwankwo
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Educ. Mgt. & Policy, Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University

Dr. G.Sankar
S/o V.Ganesan, Manora Colony, Mallippattinam (Po), Pattukkottai (Tk), Thanjavur – 614 723, TamilNadu.

Dr. Suresh Mani Tripathi
Assistant Professor (Law) Govt. Naveen Law College Bhatapara. Distt- Baloda Bazar-Bhatapara, India

Dr. S.Arivoli
Assistant Professor/EEE, VSB College of Engineering Technical Campus, Coimbatore-642109

Dr. Ionel BONDOC
Associate Professor, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Iasi, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Iasi (ROMANIA), Department of Public Health

Dr. Priyabrat Gochhayat
Sambalpur University, Odisha

Dr. Begum Sertyesilisik
Assoc. Prof. at the Istanbul Technical University

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